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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

Rasmussen Reports eagerly plumbs Steve Kirsch-levels of antivax stupid

Rasmussen Reports is, ostensibly, a polling organization. Why does its most recent poll look like something an antivaxxer like Steve Kirsch dreamed up? Because it’s not legit. It’s propaganda.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science

COVID-19 vaccine “skeptics” are just antivax now

Dr. Pierre Kory and the pseudonymous Substacker known as A Midwestern Doctor provide two more examples of how “anti-COVID” antivax has now become just antivax.

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Bad science Medicine Skepticism/critical thinking

The New York Times goes all in on “lab leak”

Earlier this week, the New York Times op-ed page ran an article by Alina Chan, Queen of lab leak conspiracy theories. How is it wrong? Let me count the ways…

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Bad science Medicine

Quack tycoon Joe Mercola abandons an old antivax friend

Antivax Grande Dame Barbara Loe Fisher is lamenting how without warning her old friend, quack tycoon Joe Mercola, cut off his regular financial support of her antivax org. What’s going on here?

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Antivaccine nonsense Skepticism/critical thinking

Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute goes full Alex Jones antivax conspiracy theorist

I’ve long argued that antivax beliefs, indeed all science denial, is conspiracy theory. Leave it to the Brownstone Institute’s Jeffery Tucker to make my point better for me than I ever could. Of course, Brownstone was always going to “go there.”