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Antivaccine nonsense Cancer Medicine

Epidemiologist Harvey Risch promotes the false narrative of “turbo cancer”

Last week, I discussed Dr. William Makis’ false claims of “turbo cancers” due to COVID-19 vaccines. Now it’s hydroxychloroquine-promoting epidemiologist Harvey Risch’s turn.

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

Dr. Joseph Ladapo: Busted lying with statistics about COVID-19 vaccines

Surprise! Surprise! Politico has busted Dr. Joseph Ladapo for having altered a Florida Department of Health study to lie with statistics and make COVID-19 vaccines look more dangerous than COVID-19 for men under 40.

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

Lying with statistics in Florida, COVID-19 vaccine edition

Remember that Florida Department of Health study that suggested that COVID-19 vaccines were more dangerous to young men than COVID? Surprise! It turns out that important results were left out, all to lie with statistics and make the vaccines look worse.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Medicine Politics Skepticism/critical thinking

Florida makes its antivax disinformation “official”

This month Florida State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo released a non-peer-reviewed “study” that recommends against males aged 18 to 39 receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines based on bad epidemiology and science. This is the first time that we’ve seen a state government weaponize bad science to spread antivaccine disinformation as official policy, a dangerous new escalation in antivaccine propaganda.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Medicine Skepticism/critical thinking

Toby Rogers knows statistics but not vaccines

Toby Rogers is an economist. He knows multivariate statistics. He doesn’t know epidemiology and pharmacovigilance. Does that stop him from fear mongering about vaccines? You know the answer!