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“Bullying” over vaccines?

There’s been a post over at the antivaccine crank blog Age of Autism that I had meant to address when it first broke its head through the surface of the stupid to spew more stupid. Fortunately, nothing much was going on in the blogosphere that compelled me; so this was a good time to revisit […]

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The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services screws up big time

NOTE: There is a followup to this post here. Last night, I had a function related to my department to attend, which means that I didn’t get home until after 9 PM. However, two blog posts have come to my attention that demand a response from me because they involve an old “friend” of the […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Quoth Sayer Ji: Modern medicine is “cannibalism”

Over the years, I’ve not infrequently noted that there is a serious disconnect between what most people would think of as “natural” and what is considered “natural” in the world of “complementary and alternative medicine,” or, as I like to call it, CAMworld. I started thinking about this again after yesterday’s post about Jessica Ainscough’s […]

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The antivaccine movement and its quest for legitimacy thwarted

If there’s one thing that the antivaccine fringe wants above all else, it’s legitimacy. They crave it almost above all else. They want to be taken seriously from a scientific standpoint. Unfortunately, what they fail to realize is that to be taken seriously from a scientific standpoint you really need to demonstrate that you actually […]

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Naturopaths and vaccines

It’s rare to find a naturopath who isn’t antivaccine. Sadly, even naturopaths who proclaim their fealty to vaccines as safe and effective disease prevention often betray antivaccine beliefs.