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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.
The old anti-vaccine trope that the polio vaccines caused millions of cases of cancer is debunked once again.
Despite the false claims from Robert F Kennedy Jr and other anti-vaxxers, the scientific facts is vaccines do not cause autism.
Anti-vaccine zealots get everything wrong in their attempt to convince the public that there is a debate about vaccine safety.
Anti-vaccine activist Steve Kirsch is trying to resurrect debunked vaccine tropes from the garbage dump of history.
This article debunks the claims that anti-vaxxers make about vaccine clinical trials, including the myth that they do not include placebos.
Dorit Rubinstein Reiss reviews new false claims from Steve Kirsch about vaccine law and risks, along with California.
NFL football player Damar Hamlin suffers a cardiac arrest on the field. Anti-vaxxers try to blame the COVID-19 vaccines, and they are wrong.
This article about misleading claims from anti-vaccine activist Steve Kirsch was written by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA), who is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines, medical issues, social policy, and the law.
Professor Reiss writes extensively in law journals about vaccination’s social and legal policies. Additionally, Reiss is also a member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable diseases. She is also a member of the Vaccines Working Group on Ethics and Policy.
I have not previously discussed posts by Mr. Steve Kirsch, of the new generation of antivaccine activists, because they are not generally related to law or regulation, and they have been well debunked by those that are in the field, such are Dr. Jeffrey Morris, Dr. David Gorski, and others more suited to address his statistical errors.
But his recent post, “Silenced healthcare workers speak out publicly for the first time,” is sufficiently jarring that I would like to address it. Mr. Kirsch’s claims have been getting increasingly more extreme, and this post is a good example of some of the problems with his views that you do not need an extensive background in statistics to address. (I do not link to anti-vaccine posts, but with the title and author they should be easy to find, should anyone wish to).Read More »The misleading claims of anti-vaccine Steve Kirsch — a review