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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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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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The AVN falsehoods keep on a-comin'

August 4, 2010 | By

Meryl Dorey, head of the flailing Australian Vaccination Network — an organization dedicated to twisting the truth about vaccines and saying anything at all to scare people into an antivax stance — has once again put fingers to keyboard, and as usual the truth eludes her. She wrote a lengthy essay about her dealings with […]

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AVN now routinely getting publicly humiliated

July 28, 2010 | By

The Australian Vaccination Network, an antivax organization fronted by Meryl Dorey, has long been an antiscience group devoted to spreading any kind of nonsensical rhetoric they can. The good news? Now they’re being called out on it. As The Sceptic’s Book of Poo-Poo extensively documents, the media used to be pretty easy on the AVN, […]

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Breaking: Australian antivax group slammed for "misleading and inaccurate information"

July 12, 2010 | By

We can celebrate another victory for skeptics and reality! The antivax group Australian Vaccination Network has been found to give "misleading and inaccurate information" to its followers, according to an Australian government investigation. The investigation also concluded that despite their many denials, the AVN is in fact an antivaccination group and must make that clear […]

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Whooping cough now an epidemic in California

June 23, 2010 | By

According to a statement just released by the California Department of Public Health, pertussis — whooping cough — is now officially an epidemic in California. That’s right: an almost completely preventable disease is coming back with a roar in California. There have been well over 900 cases of pertussis in that state this year, over […]

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Dana McCaffery

February 4, 2010 | By

Today would have been Dana McCaffery‘s first birthday. It is in her memory that we must all stand up to unreason. It is in her memory that we must never tire, and never fail. [Updated to add: By coincidence, there is an outbreak of pertussis in British Columbia right now; 19 confirmed cases in an […]

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Antivaxxer movement leader found to have acted unethically

January 28, 2010 | By

Continuing a month of skeptical victories, the UK’s General Medical Council has found that Andrew Wakefield — the founder of the modern antivaccination movement — acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" when doing the research that led him to conclude that vaccinations were linked with autism. This is being reported everywhere, including the BBC, Sky News, the […]

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Alt-med purveyors show their true colors

January 25, 2010 | By

At some level, I understand the motivations of people who promote "alternative medicine". They may very well be altrustic, seeing what they perceive as a massive failing of so-called Western medicine, and feeling strongly that they know how to fix the situation, if only people would seek alternatives. I know that when I feel strongly […]

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I have arrived as a skeptic, part 2

January 8, 2010 | By

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s funny, informative, goofy, but most importantly goes right to the heart of a lot of issues important to the critical thinker. I’ve done a lot of interviews with them, and sometimes they call me at the last minute when there’s some breaking […]

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