Exclusive: The Daily Mail Causes Cancer

April 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Bad Science, Media) (, , , , , )


In March, JQH wrote four posts about the Mail’s reporting of the HPV vaccine, and his subesquent complaints to the Mail and the PCC. Link. I wrote about their coverage here. This afternoon, I spotted a link on the Holford Watch miniblog to a new Daily Mail article headlined “How safe is the cervical cancer jab? Five teenagers reveal their alarming stories”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail Up For A New Vaccine Hoax

March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Having played a major role in what Ben Goldacre calls the Media’s MMR hoax, the Daily Fail first went for Andrew Wakefield, calling him “the doctor who sparked a worldwide health scare over the MMR jab”. They then went after, um, their own readers. The Fail called parents who had (partly thanks to the Fail itself) refused to vaccinate their children with MMR morons and middle-class twits. Having perpetuated the MMR scare, the Mail then blamed a lone scientist for beginning the scare and its readers for having fallen for it, taking zero responsibility for their own, significant, role in the whole debacle. That was the Mail’s MMR Hoax. Now they’re going for a new target – the cervical cancer vaccine. Read the rest of this entry »

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