Numberwang! Child Health Safety On Measles

November 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , )

Here, Child Health Safety tackles the fascinating topic of measles incidence and mortality. CHS refers to “grossly false claims by the US Centers for Disease Control [‘CDC’] – vastly exaggerating the threat measles as a disease poses” and accuses them in the title of lying.

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Measles in Pakistan: Anti-Vaccine Websites Go Cherry-picking

June 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In this post, Child Health Safety uncritically repeats a report from NSNBC based on a comment made by Dr. Tabish Hazir in the Tribune.

Dr Hazir stated that more than 50% of the 550 patients with measles seen at a children’s hospital in Islamabad had previously been vaccinated (though he did not state whether they had received the recommended two doses or just one). NSNBC, quite unjustifiably, turned this into the headline “More than 50 % of those Diagnosed with Measles in Pakistan had been Vaccinated”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Arrogance of Ignorance: Anti-Vaccine Website Blunders Again

May 10, 2013 at 11:27 am (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , )

Misnamed anti-vaccine website Child Health Safety posted a blog recently in which a number of surprising claims were made with great certainty. I thought these claims sounded very dubious and it turned out that they were. It’s taken me a few days to get round to posting this debunking partly because, unlike Child Health Safety, I like to check my facts before I publish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anti-Vaccine Fail

June 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , )

The website Child Health Safety (something of a misnomer, given their strong antipathy to vaccination) carries a graph of measles deaths that suggests that measles is no longer a danger. The author of the graph seems unwilling to update it to reflect the deaths from measles that have occurred since 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

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