Category Archives: Vaccines

Katie Couric promotes dangerous fear mongering with show on the HPV vaccine.

Category: Public health, The Panic Virus, Vaccine safety, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , | 221 Comments

Crosby’s labyrinth, or why I couldn’t stop myself from replying to the vaccine conspiracy theorist to end all conspiracy theorists.

Category: Autism, Comments, Quacks, The Panic Virus, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

A PSA to journalists writing about vaccines: Thimerosal was never used in the MMR vaccine

Category: Journalism, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

A Jenny McCarthy reader, Pt. 4: The real dangers in following Jenny’s advice

Category: Alternative treatments, Autism, Ethics, excerpt, Journalism, Public health, Quacks, The Panic Virus, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

A Jenny McCarthy reader, Pt. 3: Jenny legitimizes the scientific fringe

Category: Alternative treatments, Autism, excerpt, Journalism, Public health, Quacks, The Panic Virus, Vaccines | 9 Comments

A Jenny McCarthy Reader, Pt. 2: Jenny brings her anti-vaccine views to Oprah

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A Jenny McCarthy Reader, Pt. 1: The birth of a star and an embrace of “Crystal Children”

Category: Alternative treatments, excerpt, Journalism, Public health, Quacks, The Panic Virus, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

We interrupt this extended absence: Tonight only, The Panic Virus at Skeptics in the Pub, Harvard Square

Category: Appearances, The Panic Virus, Vaccines | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The whole cell pertussis vaccine, media malpractice, and the long-term effects of avoiding difficult conversations

Category: Health care, Media, pertussis, Public health, The Panic Virus, Vaccine safety, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

Twitter awesomeness: I get schooled in genetic sequencing

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