Categories
Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics Popular culture Science

Jeffrey Tucker: The antivaccine movement and the far right

Jeffery Tucker, founder of the Brownstone Institute, is a far right wing Neo-Confederate hack. What does this say about the confluence of the far right and antivax?

Categories
Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Religion

Jane Ruby: The Mike Adams of nursing and health economics

We met “Dr.” Jane Ruby last week attacking Novavax, but she’s so much more antivaccine than just ranting about “moth DNA” in Novavax. Truly, she reaches Mike Adams level of bonkers.

Categories
Computers and social media Medicine Politics Popular culture Science Skepticism/critical thinking

John Ioannidis and Vinay Prasad team up to lecture social media about “obsessive criticism”

Formerly respectable academics John Ioannidis and Vinay Prasad published a complaint about “obsessive criticism” on social media. Hilarity ensued, and many irony meters were reduced to sparking, smoking, sputtering ruin.

Categories
Clinical trials Medicine Science

Pulse oximetry: Racial disparities pop up in unpredictable places

Evidence increasingly suggests that pulse oximetry overestimates the blood oxygenation in Black patients. It’s a problem that’s been discussed a long time that took a pandemic to bring to public consciousness. How can SBM decrease or eliminate such healthcare disparities?

Categories
Antivaccine nonsense Medicine

Novavax and “moth cells”: The latest antivax fear mongering

Recently, Novavax, an “old school” recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine, was granted emergency use authorization. Now antivaxxers are fear mongering about its use of “moth cells” and “tree bark.” That’s because to antivaxxers, it’s about the vaccines, not any specific technology.

%d bloggers like this: