WDDTY: McTaggart, McCartney and HPV Vaccination

October 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

After the What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine’s October issue was published, Margaret McCartney, a GP, had an article in the BMJ criticising it. Some of the criticism related to Lynne McTaggart’s commentary on the HPV vaccines (something I wrote about here). McCartney took issue with the comments regarding deaths following HPV vaccination, stating that “to suggest that it has led to death is alarmist and does not reflect or explain the evidence collated by the Food and Drug Administration”. McTaggart has now responded to McCartney’s article in a blog post. Read the rest of this entry »

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PCC Judgement On Daily Mail HPV Article

February 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm (Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Back in November last year, I complained about a Daily Mail article on the HPV vaccine. Another individual also complained (about the Mail and other newspapers) and the PCC decided that theirs would be the main complaint, with mine being considered alongside it. It’s taken over three months, but the PCC have now made an adjudication. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail On HPV Vaccine

November 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , )

The Daily Mail have published an article about the HPV vaccine. You won’t be surprised to learn that the tone of the article is scaremongering – with the very real benefits of the vaccine downplayed and a focus on the hypothetical risks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Halvorsen: The Truth About Vaccines

October 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Books, Richard Halvorsen) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Introduction: Liking & Similarity, a Form of the ‘Sceptic’ Gambit, and Spin

This is my first post about Richard Halvorsen’s book. There may be further posts if I can maintain my enthusiasm for writing about Dr Halvorsen’s view of vaccination as I continue to read about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dangerous Nonsense In The Sunday Express

October 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Richard Halvorsen) (, , , , , , , , , )

Following the Daily Express’s spectacularly misleadingly-headlined article on the death of Natalie Morton (PARENTS’ REVOLT AFTER GIRL DIES IN CANCER JAB HORROR – a headline written, believe it or not, after it became apparent from a preliminary post mortem that Natalie Morton had actually suffered from an underlying health problem), the Sunday Express have surpassed themselves by writing a new article on the HPV vaccine. This article, despite being written after further facts on the sad death of Natalie Morton were made available, is headlined JAB ‘AS DEADLY AS THE CANCER’.* Read the rest of this entry »

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Exclusive: The Daily Mail Causes Cancer

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

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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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3-in-1 PCC Complaint

April 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm (Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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This is probably a waste of my time*. Nevertheless, I have decided to complain to the PCC about the failure of the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph to respond to my criticism of their pieces on red meat and blindness (or the Mail’s piece on the brain’s God spot). Reproduced below is the letter: 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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