Posts Tagged ‘MMR’

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…)

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…)

The Daily Mail’s Renewed Assault on Vaccination

March 9, 2009

[BPSDB]Anybody who thought the Daily Mail was going to rest on its laurels after helping engineer a measles epidemic via the MMR hoax is, unfortunately, mistaken. Take a look at their take on the cervical cancer vaccine. (more…)

Jeni Barnett Does Not Get It

February 8, 2009

[BPSDB]Jeni Barnett is excusing herself on her blog. She still does not seem to see the problem irresponsible media types like her present to public health. (more…)

Jeni Barnett, Antivaxxer

February 7, 2009

[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…)

Getting the Measles Message

April 8, 2008

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?


Are They Proud of Themselves?

March 18, 2008

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…)

JABS and Public Health

February 1, 2008

If you look here you will find the mission statement of the pressure group JABS. (more…)

The Uncharacteristic Silence of Private Eye

October 30, 2007

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…)

A Letter That Should be Sent

September 26, 2007

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.

Yours sincerely

Dr Woo-Bitchslapper