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The CDC whistleblower William W. Thompson: Final (for now) roundup and epilogue

It is as I had feared. I must do one more post on a story that I’ve been blogging about for one solid week now. Hopefully after this, I will be able to move on to other topics last week, but after spending this whole week writing just about this, I figured, “What the heck? […]

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The CDC “whistleblower” manufactroversy: Twitter parties and another “bombshell” e-mail

Remember yesterday how, I referenced the ever-awesome bit about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and how after pulling the pin you must count to three, no more, no less, before lobbing the grenade at thine enemies? The implication was, of course, that I was on my third […]

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Hey, where is everybody? The “CDC whistleblower” manufactroversy continues apace

Here it is, Tuesday already, and the antivaccine underground is still on full mental jacket alert over the biggest story the antivaccine movement has seen in a while. Fortunately, it’s a story that’s been largely ignored by the mainstream media, which tells me that maybe, just maybe, the mainstream media has figured out that it […]

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The central conspiracy theory of the antivaccine movement

Occasionally, there are issues that come to my attention that need more than just one blog post to cover. One such issue popped up last week, and it’s one that’s kept you all very engaged, with the comment count on the original post rapidly approaching 200. I’m referring, of course, to the alleged CDC “whistleblower” […]

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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 […]