Having blogged about the introduction to Richard Halvorsen‘s book The Truth About Vaccines, and the early chapters on Vaccines and Autism and Mercury in Vaccines, I will now jump to the end of the book for my next post on Halvorsen. Read the rest of this entry »
Following my posts about the introduction to The Truth About Vaccines and the first chapter of the book, on vaccines and autism, here is a post about Dr Richard Halvorsen’s chapter on mercury in vaccines.
Part two of my series of posts on Dr Richard Halvorsen’s book focuses on the chapter on vaccines and autism (subtitled “Autism, Allergy, and Auto-immune Diseases“). Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
The Daily Mail were involved in scaremongering about the MMR vaccine, but later characterised parents who failed to vaccinate their children as morons and blamed Andrew Wakefield for starting the scare. At one point, the paper was publishing articles in England bashing the HPV vaccine while at the same time running a campaign in Ireland for the vaccine to be made available. They have also written articles scaremongering about hepatitis B vaccination and the vaccine for H1N1 (swine flu).
Here is an article on swine flu and vaccination written for The Times by guest contributor Dr Richard Halvorsen. Background: Halvorsen runs a clinic that offers single vaccines for measles and rubella (at a cost of £95 each), and he has also contributed to prolonging the media’s MMR hoax by writing pieces such as this one (an extract from his book “The Truth About Vaccines” in which he recommended that it may “be worth vaccinating against measles with a single vaccine”). Read the rest of this entry »
It really is starting to look like the Daily Mail are actively campaigning against vaccination. This piece, written by Beezy Marsh and Jo McFarlane*, is the first time I’ve heard of these new vaccination fears. Perhaps because (unlike Beezy, I would guess) I don’t call Richard Halvorsen and JABS every time there is a discussion about vaccination. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, MMR seems to have been quite a hot topic. Ben Goldacre of the badscience.net blog wrote about Jeni Barnett’s LBC broadcast (which contained an incredible amount of misinformation). As have many other bloggers – most (or perhaps all) of whom are listed at Holford Watch. Holford Watch also have a post up listing some rebuttals to Jeni Barnett’s canards. Meanwhile, Sensibly Common has updated the graph of measles cases in the UK (the original is here) and the post including the updated graph ties in quite well with a news story on the BBC website Read the rest of this entry »