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Donald Trump and the return of the antivax “monster shot”

Donald Trump called Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to try to gain his support. During the call, he repeated antivax tropes that he’s been repeating since 2007. A second Trump administration would be a public health disaster.

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From DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) to DNA alteration by vaccines

Apparently Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) icon Jeff Bradstreet was claiming DNA was “permanently altering” your DNA long before COVID vaccines. Or was he? This could just be a case of mixing and matching conspiracy theories, like Garanimals.

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Dr. Pierre Kory has gone all-in on anti-statin quackery

COVID contrarian turned antivax crank Dr. Pierre Kory has now embraced statin denial quackery. His evolution from COVID contrarian to all-purpose quack is now complete.

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The mechanism for menstrual irregularities after COVID vaccination? Not really.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s running mate Nicole Shanahan posted a link to a bad study “explaining” menstrual issues caused by COVID vaccines. It’s an in vitro study that explains almost nothing. It’s basically the scientific equivalent of clickbait.

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John Ioannidis attacks The BMJ as “biased” about COVID-19 in a preprint. Irony meters everywhere explode

Kasper Kepp and John Ioannidis have published a preprint accusing The BMJ of “COVID advocacy” bias in its publications. Although The BMJ has been bad on COVID-19 and vaccines, in this case the “bias” is the rejection of COVID-19 minimization and “natural herd immunity.”