‘Unprecedented’ rise in measles

January 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Bad Science, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The BBC has reported that “there were 1,217 cases of measles from January to November 2008, the highest figure for over a decade.” Report. The HPA press release is here and includes Read the rest of this entry »

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Justice, Awareness and Basic Support. Or: JABS Forum – Vile and Abusive

September 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Very brief post, just to say that I’ve been following the JABS reaction to the new study replicating Wakefield’s original study and showing that the MMR jab is not linked to autism. Their reaction is to call people ‘prick’ and ‘puff’. Very grown-up, very sensitive and not at all homophobic or intolerant. Read the rest of this entry »

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More on the Media’s MMR Hoax

September 4, 2008 at 10:31 am (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , )

Actually there’s no point me telling you any more about the media’s MMR hoax, as the definitive account has already been written – it’s in Ben Goldacre’s book and you can read an edited extract here: badscience.net. What I am going to point you to is a new study Read the rest of this entry »

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MMR Scare – Will We Learn From It?

July 25, 2008 at 8:57 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Bad Science, Big Pharma, government, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Measles is endemic, Wakefield is up before the GMC and the media are walking away nonchalantly, pretending they were never involved. Read the rest of this entry »

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