Tech bro turned antivaxxer Steve Kirsch emailed the director of Te Whatu Ora a threat to release names from a stolen New Zealand Ministry of Health database. It did not go well
Steve Kirsch recently gave a talk about “record-level data” from New Zealand that supposedly demonstrates that COVID-19 vaccines have killed more than 10 million people worldwide. His “analysis” of illegally obtained data from a “whistleblower” was so ridden with false assumptions and rookie errors that even some antivaxxers couldn’t accept it.
The antivax idea of “purebloods” is back and endangering a child’s life. Same as it ever was, unfortunately.
Recently, I came across a news story describing two cancer patients treated by naturopaths in New Zealand. Both died, one almost certainly unnecessarily, the other after enduring more suffering than she likely had to. These tragic cases and others reminded me of why it is so appalling that so many physicians are “integrating” naturopathy into “integrative medicine.” In reality, they are integrating quackery into medicine.