People seem to embrace the unscientific anti-vaccines opinions pushed by people like Robert F Kennedy Jr. I list out reasons why.
Despite the false claims from Robert F Kennedy Jr and other anti-vaxxers, the scientific facts is vaccines do not cause autism.
Anti-vaccine activist Steve Kirsch is trying to resurrect debunked vaccine tropes from the garbage dump of history.
There have been 164 peer-reviewed, published science articles that show there is no link between vaccines and autism.
Anti-vaccine activists always want a “debate” about vaccine safety and effectiveness, but it is already settled science based on evidence.
I used the ChatGPT artificial intelligence bot to find out if vaccines cause autism. The AI’s answer shows that it’s not anti-vaccine.
A recent paper has been published that shows that rates of autism have tripled over the past 20 years, but it is not related to vaccines.
There was a measles outbreak in Ohio. Of course, almost all of these children did not get their MMR vaccine to prevent it.
Jenny McCarthy was once the MTV drunk college dating game hostess and former “journalist” on The View. I remember when she joined The View – there was widespread condemnation of her hiring from scientists, journalists, and yours truly because of her annoying anti-vaccine rhetoric. Clearly, no one of any note supported her being hired on the View, except for websites like the Age of Pushing Nonsense To Harm Children.Read More »Jenny McCarthy, with help from Oprah, misinforms about vaccines
I don’t usually do this, but I wanted to post the transcript from the outstanding Brandy Zadrozny podcast about how the anti-vaccine movement treated Tiffany Dover who fainted after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine 18 months ago. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss wrote an in-depth article about Dover soon after it happened, and we have updated it as we have gotten more information. Not to give away a spoiler, but she’s still alive.
I have posted the full transcript of episode 4 because it gives you a history of the anti-vaccine movement and the various “truthers” who pass fall information about it. I’m not going to edit the transcript, but I will add in my commentary here and there (it’ll be in bold type) and links for more information, something you can’t get from a podcast. This is very long, but it’s filled with great information. I have made minor edits to spelling and punctuation to make it more readable.
I’m someone who prefers reading content to listening to podcasts or watching YouTube because I like clicking on links or researching more. If you’re like me, then you’ll love this.Read More »Examining the anti-vaccine movement — a podcast from Brandy Zadrozny