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Antivaccine activists bully high school filmmakers over a student documentary about vaccines

There’s a certain category of posts that I like to call (to myself, anyway) “taking care of business” posts. Usually, it’s a post about something that I missed the first time around but has, for some reason, reappeared on my radar screen or something that I wish I had written about when it first showed […]

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Andrew Wakefield: Attracting antivaccine cranks like moths to a flame since 1998

If there’s a story I neglected to mention last week that I should have, it’s that Andrew Wakefield is being a bully again, trying to use legal intimidation to silence his critics, namely Forbes.com blogger Emily Willingham. Of course, Wakefield has done this so many times that the fact that he’s done it once again […]

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How “they” view “us” (2014 edition)

A week ago or so, I was perusing my Google Alerts, along with various blogs and news websites, looking for something to blog about, when I noticed a disturbance in the pseudoscience Force. It’s a phenomenon I’ve noticed many times before from a wide variety of cranks and quacks, but it all boils down to […]

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A Michigan doctor reveals plan to stop autism…hilarity ensues

Yesterday, the CDC held a Twitter party for National Infant Immunization Week, which is, conveniently enough, this week. Our old “friend” Ginger Taylor tried to call in her squadron of flying antivaccine monkeys to fling poo at what should have been a celebration of the success of vaccines; so I sent up the Bat Signal, […]

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The Bat Signal goes up! Antivaccinationists planning on crashing the CDC's Twitter party for National Infant Immunization Week

Bat Signal time! Here’s a quickie that I can’t resist publicizing. Antivaccinationists appear to be planning on crashing the CDC’s Twitter party for National Infant Immunization Week, which will take place at 1 PM EDT today. Here’s our “friend” Ginger Taylor promoting the hashtag #CDCvax to her Twitter followers: Learn About National Infant Immunization Week […]