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Battling misinformed consent: How should we respond to the anti-vaccine movement?

Antivaxers frequently claim that they are champions of “informed consent.” In reality, their version of informed consent is a parody of consent that I like to refer to as “misinformed consent.”

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Medicine

What does it mean to be “anti-vaccine”?

What does “anti-vaccine” really mean? Orac attempts to explain.

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Medicine Quackery

The anti-vaccine movement versus the truth

My alma mater has let me down. As many of you know, I went to the University of Michigan for both my undergraduate degree and for medical school. I still have a fairly strong attachment to the school, which is why I can still be disappointed when its faculty let me down. Unfortunately, it’s happened, […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Medicine

CBS News’ resident anti-vaccine propagandist Sharyl Attkisson abuses the Hannah Poling case again

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from CBS News’ resident anti-vaccine propagandist Sharyl Attkisson. When last we saw her, she was sucking up to the man whose discredited pseudoscience started the modern anti-vaccine movement, Andrew Wakefield, a man who went on to have his medical license ignominiously taken away. Prior to that, she had […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Too much vaccine/autism monkey business for me to be involved in–but apparently not Laura Hewitson

Ever since I somehow stumbled into a niche in the blogosphere where I seem to be one of a handful of go-to bloggers for issues having to do with vaccines and the anti-vaccine movement, like Spider-Man I realize that with great power comes great responsibility. Wait a minute. That beginning was too pompous and pretentious […]

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