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

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

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TLC disappears comments, edits its turd of an anti-vaccine piece. It still stinks.

Category: Autism, Quacks, Vaccine safety, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Taking stupid to a whole new level: TLC’s entry for the “Worst piece written about vaccines”

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SciWriteLabs #6: BMJ editor Fiona Godlee on the Wakefield-MMR fiasco, the problems with peer review, and research oversight boards

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SciWriteLabs #5.2: Bhattacharya returns! The MMR debacle and why peer review is no substitute for penetrative reporting

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SciWriteLabs #5.1: Nature’s Ananyo Bhattacharya on “Bad Science,” inverted pyramids, and information webs

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SciWriteLabs #4, in which Alistair Dove argues that bad science inevitably gets “overwritten” by good science…and I point out on all the harm that can happen in the meantime

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So does that mean cancer patients should be suing cows?

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Why you (hopefully) won’t hear claims that the MMR vaccine protects against autism

Category: Autism, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments