Anti-vaccinationists: Competing Interests and Conspiracy Theories

April 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , )

I’ve written before about the anti-vaccination lobbyists and their obsession with competing interests. John Stone’s big discovery was apparently that Dr Evan Harris’s father was once on a committee. Competing interests by proxy are hardly notable, but anti-vaxxers have sometimes failed harder than that in their conspiracy theorising. 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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The BMJ: Rabid Responses and Competing Interests

May 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Conspiracy, Nutritionism, Patrick Holford, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A recent article in the BMJ attracted comment from the drearily ubiquitous John Stone (known to some as “the Pope of Jabs”). This comment on competing interests reminded me of Patrick Holford’s foray into the rabid responses section. Read the rest of this entry »

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