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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Pseudoscience

Thacker the hack keeps Thacking and hacking

I know I’ve written about Paul Thacker’s attacks on young physician Dr. Allison Neitzel three times now, but he just keeps going lower and demanding more not-so-Respectful Insolence. Orac is happy to oblige.

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Skepticism/critical thinking

Quoth Dr. Prasad: “It would not be difficult” to do an impossible VAERS study

Dr. Vinay Prasad recently attacked an epidemiological study published in JAMA Open Network reporting that people in red states are more likely to report vaccine injuries, claiming that it “would not be difficult” to do a much more rigorous study.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Pseudoscience

Denis Rancourt on COVID-19: No virus, just psychological stress

It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century there are still those who are “not convinced that viruses exist.” Virus denial and antivax go together and always have. Denis Rancourt, while far from the first or more vociferous virus denier, is an excellent example.

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Antivaccine nonsense Cancer Medicine Quackery

Kate Middleton announced that she is being treated for cancer. Guess what happened next? (Hint: Antivaxxers)

Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, announced this week that she has undergone surgery and is now receiving chemotherapy for cancer. It took no time at all before antivaxxers started claiming that she is a victim of “turbo cancer,” because of course. They’re antivaxxers.

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

The Brownstone Institute embraces old antivax lies about measles

The Brownstone Institute long ago went full anti-COVID-19 vaccination. Now it’s embracing old antivax tropes about the measles vaccine. This was inevitable.