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Jenny McCarthy infects Chicago

October 22, 2012 | By

Splash, a style magazine in Chicago, is reporting that they’ve hired Jenny McCarthy to be their new daily blogger. Yes, you read that right. But it gets better. And by better, I mean worse. Besides a daily blog, she’s being given a weekly advice column called "Ask Jenny", where, among other things, she will "tackle […]

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Stop antivaxxers. Now.

December 29, 2011 | By

There are times when reality is so obvious, so clear, so rock-solid 100% amazingly in-your-face incontrovertible, that it is beyond belief that anyone could deny it. And yet, antivaccination groups exist. Let me be very, very clear: they are wrong. Vaccines save lives. Vaccines save millions of lives. And not just directly, like they did […]

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We are (temporarily) vaccinated against Jenny McCarthy

July 31, 2011 | By

A couple of years back, Oprah Winfrey offered notorious antivaxxer Jenny McCarthy her own show on Oprah’s health network. Needless to say, a lot of people were unhappy about this, including me. Ms. McCarthy’s ideas about health and medicine are not only demonstrably wrong, they are what I consider to be a public health threat. […]

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Indexed takes on antivaxxers

February 28, 2011 | By

Jessica Hagy has a terrific website called Indexed, where she uses simple, hand-drawn charts and Venn diagrams to make some pithy point in a funny way. She’s tackles all kinds of topics, and recently, to my heart’s delight, made a very simple point about vaccines: Yup. Hard to be any more succinct than that. [Speaking […]

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Doonesbury tackles McCarthyism

February 20, 2011 | By

The long-running comic strip Doonesbury does a lot of political humor of course, so it was no surprise he went after J. McCarthy today. After all, McCarthy used an environment of fear to terrify people into behaving contrary to their own best interests, ramping up an imaginary problem into a national concern, and putting thousands […]

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Getting sick of Jenny McCarthy

February 14, 2011 | By

How do you define irony? People getting sick at a fund raiser for Jenny McCarthy’s antivax organization. I’ll note that all the press for this has talked about how it was at the Playboy mansion, but missed the connection with McCarthy. Coincidence, surely, and seriously, my sympathies to the victims and I hope everyone recovers […]

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Bill Gates lays it on the line about vaccines

February 7, 2011 | By

Geez, a ton of vaccination related news came in the past few days: 1) The big story folks are talking about is Bill Gates’ very outspoken comments on the antivaxxers and Andrew Wakefield: Dr. Wakefield has been shown to have used absolutely fraudulent data. He had a financial interest in some lawsuits, he created a […]

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More on Wakefield's descent: money, money, money!

January 12, 2011 | By

Last week, I wrote about how the martyr of the modern antivax movement, Andrew Wakefield, is being openly accused of fraud by journalist Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal — with tons of evidence, I’ll add. Seeing as how Wakefield has been promoting the outright dangerous and potentially deadly antireality antivax idea for years, […]

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Some vax facts

January 11, 2011 | By

Just a quickie: 1) Today is the birthday of actress Amanda Peet, who is a pro-health hero of mine. Here’s why: 2) Jenny McCarthy is still spouting dangerous nonsense about vaccinations, autism, and health, this time on that notorious font of anti-reality, The Huffington Post. Orac takes her down as does Mike on his weekly […]

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BREAKING: BMJ calls Andrew Wakefield a fraud

January 5, 2011 | By

This is HUGE: The BMJ, an online medical journal, has accused Andrew Wakefield — the hero of the modern antivaccination movement — of being "a fraud". The skeptic and medical community have been hammering Wakefield for years; his study linking vaccines and autism was shaky from the start, and he suffered a series of humiliating […]

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