Archive for the ‘MMR’ Category

More Measles Nonsense From Natural News

May 8, 2012

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…)

MMR Yet Again

October 4, 2011

The Daily Mail will not let go of the mythical MMR-autism link. Their writer Sally Beck claims that:-

New American research shows that there could be a link between the controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

This is complete bollocks, to use a technical term. (more…)

Flu Vaccines Quackery

January 23, 2011

[BPSDB]Mike Adams of Natural News is still banging on about the UK seasonal flu vaccine shortage. He makes his case by completely misunderstanding UK health care provision and invoking Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent research. (more…)

A Third Year of Steam

December 28, 2010

[BPSDB]It is almost New Year so I thought I would conduct a review of the major themes of 2010 as covered in this blog. (more…)

Yet Another MMR Scare

October 29, 2010

[BPSDB]It never ends. Now the What Doctors Don’t Tell You website is trying to revive the MMR hoax with this scare story saying that 40 UK children have been killed by MMR. (more…)

Hanging On to St. Wakefield

March 14, 2010

[BPSDB]It will probably surprise absolutely nobody to learn that NaturalNews are Wakefield defenders, although in this item by Aaron Turpen we can see a few goalposts being shifted. (more…)

The ‘Health Ranger’ Fails Statistics 101

February 14, 2010

[BPSDB] Mike ‘Health DRanger’ Adams is at it again – this time claiming that being vaccinated increases ones chances of catching the disease. All he demonstrates is that he does not understand simple statistics. (more…)

A Second Year of Steam

January 17, 2010

Having completed a second full year of blogging, I thought I’d do as I did in 2008 and post an overview of the year. It’s a bit late as I’ve just returned from South Africa and most of the time was a fair distance from an internet connection. Enough excuses. (more…)

The Press and Public Health

September 5, 2009

What is driving the relentless antivax stance of Britain’s dead tree media and its onlone off-shoots? I ask because it seems to me that Fleet Street is becoming a menace to public health and I am assuming that spreading disease, misery and death does not appear on the mission statement of any newspaper. Although if it does they are complying with it brilliantly. (more…)

Does Paul Dacre Read the Daily Mail?

May 14, 2009

[BPSDB]You might think that this is one of those rhetorical “Do bears shit in the woods?” style questions but I’m a little puzzled by his evidence to the seventh session of the Culture Media and Sport Parliamentary Select Committee’s inquiry into Press Standards, Privacy and Libel. (more…)