In their eagerness to disprove the necessity of vaccination as an aid to public health, the writers of Natural News seem to have gone from misunderstanding and misinterpreting statistics to plain old making stuff up. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘MMR’
[BPSDB]Jeni Barnett LBC recently broadcast a phone-in on LBC in which she made her own attempt to ressurect the MMR zombie. Ben Goldacre recently posted it in his blog and fisked it. You won’t be able to read it now though because LBC’s lawyers got heavy and threatened him with breach of copyright. They may be technically correct (I am not a lawyer) but I didn’t notice any Jeni Barnett CDs when I was shoppingthis morning so Ben’s posting was not costing them any money. I suspect the real reason was that LBC are not happy with Ben’s criticism of their irresponsible behaviour. (more…)
Are the arrogant, selfish, middle-class ignorami who would rather believe the ravings of JABS than the knowledge of qualified medical practitioners finally getting the message?
Andrew Wakefield, Jackie Fletcher and the wilfully ignorant JABS nutters, the pig-ignorant journalists and all the rest of the merry crew who perpetrated the MMR hoax – are they proud of their achievement? (more…)
The satirical magazine Private Eye includes a regular column entitled “Street of Shame” covering the bed-swapping, political infighting and boozing that goes on amongst Fleet Street’s finest. You would have thought, then, that the departure of Roger Alton - editor of the Observer - after a series of “discussions” with Alan Rusbridger - editor of the Guardian would be grist to their mill. (more…)
Dear Mrs Chattering-Class
I am sorry to hear that there was no MMR vaccine at your GP’s surgery when you took little Jocasta on Monday afternoon and yes I am aware that there is a measles epidemic, everyone in the PCT is aware of it.
When I investigated your complaint, your GP informed me that Jocasta is five years old and that you have consistantly refused to have her vaccinated until now. I understand that in the past you have accused Dr Smith and all her staff of being part of a Big Pharma/Government conspiracy to suppress the truth about MMR and autism.
While I am relieved that you have finally seen sense and realised that, being unvaccinated, Jocasta is much more likely to catch measles than her vaccinated friends I feel that I should point out that it is the selfish behaviour of people like you that has caused this epidemic in the first place by not having your children vaccinated.
You are not the only over-vocal, undereducated parent who has suddenly realised the danger in which your wilful ignorance has placed your child, consequently there has been a sudden upsurge in demand for vaccinations, hence the shortage at your GP’s surgery.
You are reaping what you have sown.