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Robert F. Kennedy Jr had a brain-eating worm – that makes sense

Recent revelations about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s health during a 2010 memory loss and mental fogginess diagnosis have surfaced, indicating a pork tapeworm larva as the potential cause, rather than a brain tumor. This unexpected diagnosis was based on scans that showed a likely dead parasite cyst, thought to be from ingesting undercooked pork. Despite his anti-vaccine stance possibly seeming less incongruent with his acknowledgment of climate change science, the irony deepens as Kennedy maintains he is healthier than his presidential contenders, despite having other health conditions like atrial fibrillation.

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Refuting a list of anti-vaccine claims and tropes once again

Anti-vaccine claims continue to circulate despite clear refutation with evidence and legal facts. Vaccination programs offer a clear route to compensation for rare adverse events, and vaccines, including the hepatitis B vaccine, remain critical for preventing serious diseases. Ingredients in vaccines are present in safe, low doses, and the rigorous testing standards, such as double-blind placebo studies, ensure vaccine safety and effectiveness. Herd immunity protects against disease spread, which is wrongly attributed to the presence of unvaccinated individuals. Mandatory vaccinations in many countries confirm the global acceptance of vaccines’ health benefits, contrasting with unfounded anti-vaccine allegations.

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Debunking RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 4

In the final part of a series, Dr. Frank Han debunks myths from “Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak,” addressing false links between vaccines and diseases like IBD, autism, and intussusception. He exposes the authors’ cherry-picking and incorrect conclusions, while highlighting science’s commitment to truth, citing extensive studies showing no evidence supporting these claimed associations.

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Debunking RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 3

Part 3 of Frank Han’s series critiques “Vax-Unvax” focusing on Thimerosal, a vaccine preservative. Debunking claims of its adverse effects, Han explains its historical use, the lack of evidence linking it to autism, and its subsequent removal from vaccines except for the multi-dose flu vaccine, which has a preservative-free option. Han emphasizes the scientific illiteracy of the authors and the increasing autism diagnoses following Thimerosal’s removal.

Debunking RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 2

Dr. Frank Han critiques part 2 of “Vax-Unvax,” highlighting flawed studies and statistical errors in the book’s arguments against vaccination. He emphasizes the inadequacy of research methods used in the cited studies and the misrepresentation of facts by anti-vaccination advocates. The article underlines the importance of adhering to scientific standards and the benefits of vaccinations as evidenced by established medical research.

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Debunking of RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 1

In part 1 of his series, pediatric cardiologist Frank Han refutes allegations from the anti-vax book “Vax-Unvax.” Han criticizes the book for fearmongering and recycling discredited arguments without genuine interest in vaccine safety. He reveals that numerous studies already demonstrate vaccine safety and efficacy, contrary to the book’s claims. He also dissects the book’s misuse of statistical fallacies and highlights the danger of decreased vaccination rates through outbreaks of preventable diseases. Moreover, Han emphasizes that vaccines have been rigorously tested and proven not to cause autism or other conditions as claimed by anti-vax proponents.

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How to Ignore Science and Risk Your Health – Anti-Vaxxer Guide

This satirical article mocks anti-vax attitudes, presenting a “guide” for rejecting vaccines by dismissing scientific consensus, ignoring evidence, discrediting experts, and spreading misinformation. It sarcastically lists supposed “benefits” of anti-vaxx beliefs, like getting sick from preventable diseases and facing social ostracism, ultimately aiming to expose the flaws in anti-vaccine logic.

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Steve Kirsch wants a vaccine debate — science doesn’t debate

The author declines a debate with tech bro Steve Kirsch on vaccine safety, arguing science isn’t subject to debate, and Kirsch lacks evidence to support his anti-vaccine claims. The writer emphasizes that thousands of experts in relevant scientific disciplines have solid evidence regarding vaccine safety. They denounce Kirsch’s usage of virulent misinformation and pseudoscience and view the proposed debate as a futile exercise, not needing or wanting any part in this pseudo-debate.