Index of articles by Prof. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA) – is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her…

CDC director Thomas Frieden resigns – time for a Trump appointment

CDC director Thomas Frieden has announced his resignation from his position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency's main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability across the world. And our favorite anti-science president-elect, Donald Trump, will…

Vaxxed – a guide to Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent film

This is the 7th out of 13 most popular articles on Skeptical Raptor for the 2016 Year in Review. It's all about the fraudumentary, Vaxxed. This week, the Tribeca Film Festival, a New York City based film festival that focuses on independent films and documentaries, is highlighting one documentary, Mr. Andy Wakefield's fraudulent anti-vaccination…

Italian MMR Autism Decision Overturned

This article reviews a recent ruling from an Italian Court of Appeals that overturns a widely ridiculed decision by a Provincial Court in 2012 that claimed that the MMR vaccine (for measles, mumps and rubella) causes autism. Apparently, that court rejected all other science, and only accepted the fraudulent work of Mr. Andy Wakefield to validate the claims about the vaccine and autism.…

Anti-vaccine research – another retracted article being promoted

Anti-vaccine scientific "research" is rife with poorly designed studies, bad statistical analysis, and numerous retracted papers. Even the core of the modern anti-vaccine research is a retracted article by Mr. Andrew Wakefield which attempted to connect the MMR vaccine to autism spectrum disorder. Of course, real science published in real journals have conclusively shown that…
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