The shameless and lamentable decision on the part of ABC to hire Jenny McCarthy as one of its co-hosts for the daytime talk show The View has, once again, brought the topic of vaccines and autism
Crosby’s labyrinth, or why I couldn’t stop myself from replying to the vaccine conspiracy theorist to end all conspiracy theorists.
Earlier today, Jake Crosby posted this comment on one of my recent posts about Jenny McCarthy. (For those of you lucky enough not to know who Jake Crosby is, here’s his entry in the Encyclopedia
As discussed yesterday, the folks over at TLC seem to have buried their heads in the sand when it comes to vaccines. Apparently, though, their love of misinformation hasn’t quite overwhelmed their desire not to
I try not to be surprised by the level of stupid displayed by people working in the information industries — print, television, radio, etc. — which should give you some indication of what level of
SciWriteLabs #6: BMJ editor Fiona Godlee on the Wakefield-MMR fiasco, the problems with peer review, and research oversight boards
Yesterday, the British Medical Journal called for “a parliamentary inquiry into research which claimed that the MMR vaccine causes autism and bowel disease, following extraordinary new disclosures about what it calls the ‘elaborate fraud’ behind
SciWriteLabs #5.2: Bhattacharya returns! The MMR debacle and why peer review is no substitute for penetrative reporting
This is the second of a multi-part #SciWriteLabs discussion with Ananyo Bhattacharya, the chief online editor of Nature. For those just tuning in, part one of the discussion with Ananyo is here, previous installments of the #SciWriteLabs
SciWriteLabs #5.1: Nature’s Ananyo Bhattacharya on “Bad Science,” inverted pyramids, and information webs
This is the first of a multi-part #SciWriteLabs discussion with Ananyo Bhattacharya, the chief online editor of Nature. For those just tuning in, previous installments of the #SciWriteLabs series can be found here and a
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
Note: This installment of #SciWriteLabs was initially going to be a three-way conversation between me, Nature‘s Ananyo Bhattacharya, and Alistair (not TWiV co-host and #SciWriteLabs 3 vet Alan) Dove, a scientist at the Atlanta Aquarium.
I’m currently working on what is meant to be a short piece about the “science” of autism — i.e., what we think we know and why we think we know it. I say meant to
Matt Carey made the following point in a comment in this post about the CDC’s recent report on national vaccination rates; I thought it was worth highlighting: Despite being the state with the second lowest