Gardasil safety and efficacy – debunking the HPV vaccine myths

There was an article published in Pediatrics that described how educating either teenagers or their parents about HPV vaccinations had little effect on the overall vaccination rate for the vaccine. Essentially, the researchers found that it was a 50:50 probability that any teen would get the vaccine, regardless of their knowledge of…

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…

“False balanced” reporting of autism-vaccine manufactroversy

In the real world of science-based medicine, the link between autism and vaccines (particularly, the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella) has been thoroughly debunked, quashed, and discredited. In the delusional world of the vaccine denialists, the link between autism and vaccines is based on Mr. Andy Wakefield‘s paper alleging a…