Tag Archives: anti-vaccine

What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies

This story was updated Nov. 27, 2016 to add results of new survey of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children  [The following news analysis and commentary was first published Dec. 31, 2015] A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed […]

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“Is HuffPo under Big Pharma’s tent?”–Lance Simmens

Surprising accusations of “censorship” against popular online website from prominent liberal author, activist and longtime contributor Lance Simmens has written approximately 180 articles for The Huffington Post. But his prolific career as a HuffPo blogger came to an abrupt halt on April 15 when he wrote on a subject that turned out to be Kryptonite. […]

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U.S. Health Officials: Vaccine Brain Injuries Top 2,000; Relatively Very Rare

A top federal health official recently acknowledged a difficult reality: vaccines may rarely trigger autism in susceptible children. Quantifying how often that happens is a challenge. Clues can be found among vaccine brain injuries. While very rare, claims of vaccine-induced brain damage, such as encephalitis and seizure disorder, continue to build. A small percentage of […]

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Fact Check: Slate.com Vaccines-Autism Claims

A recent Slate.com article took on Google’s decision to develop new search engine algorithms to filter out what it views as “inaccurate” websites. The authors are David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center, and Dan Gillmor of  Arizona State University and author of Mediactive. The authors chose to begin their article using the example of the vaccine-autism controversy. […]

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Fact Check: False Reports Claiming Calif. Measles Outbreak “Killed Children”

Recent reporting has implied or stated that the California measles outbreak resulted in many deaths. Further, many reports and blogs have implied there have been many U.S. measles deaths in recent years. One notable example is an article published in Examiner.com by Paul Hamaker who is described as a “chemist and mathematician” (and also is referred […]

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19 More Cases of Whooping Cough in Vaccinated Kids

New reports of 19 more cases of kids with whooping cough–all had been vaccinated. It’s time to stop falling for the propaganda and examine what’s really wrong–as well as what’s right–with some vaccines. It isn’t logical to talk about vaccines as if they are monolithic: all good or all bad. Some are more effective than […]

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Fact Check: Anne Schuchat’s Claim That Vaccines Can’t Cause Brain Damage

[Above image: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization, Centers for Disease Control] Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass): “Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause profound mental disorders?” Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC: “No.”                   –Testimony before Senate Committee, Feb. 10, 2015 The top vaccine official at the […]

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The 2015 U.S. Measles Outbreak: Facts at Your Fingertips

[Above image: an infant who is too young to be vaccinated and infected with measles rash] A total of 141 people in the U.S.– almost all of them in California — have caught a highly contagious case of measles since January 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Measles is nothing to sneeze at. It often comes […]

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