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Cashing In On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears – Science-Based Medicine | Circa July 30, 2009

John Snyder on July 30, 2009 Dr. Sears is a popular pediatrician who has written a dangerous and deceptive book on vaccination. I generally know what’s coming next when a parent asks about altering their child’s vaccine schedule: “I was reading Dr. Sears….” Dr. Sears is a genius. No, not in an Albert Einstein or Pablo Picasso […]

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Fauci Blames ‘Anti-Science Bias’ for People Not Following COVID-19 Rules

Leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that a pervasive “anti-science bias” may be leading many Americans to disregard the advice of public health experts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci made the remarks during a Wednesday interview on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Learning Curve podcast. The doctor called the reasoning involved […]

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The “CDC whistleblower saga”: Updates, backlash, and (I hope) a wrap-up – Science-Based Medicine | Circa September 14, 2014

David Gorski on September 1, 2014 Given that this is a holiday weekend here in the US and that I’m having a bit of a staycation right now, I had thought of simply not posting today or of rerunning a “classic” (if you want to call it that) blast from the past. But the topic I wrote […]

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J.B. Handley of the anti-vaccine group Generation Rescue: Misogynistic attacks on journalists who champion science – Science-Based Medicine | Circa April 23, 2009

David Gorski on April 23, 2009 There’s been something I’ve been meaning to write about all week, but only just got around to it. There were lots of other things going on at my other online locale, and this topic is such old hat for so many that I really wasn’t sure if it was worth bothering […]

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J.B. Handley versus vaccine science. Again. Not surprisingly, J.B. loses. – Science-Based Medicine | Circa August 13, 2018

by David Gorski  Our old friend anti antivaccine activist J. B. Handley invokes the “vaccines didn’t save us” gambit. It doesn’t go well for him. Regular readers of my not-so-secret other blog are probably aware that a week and a half ago I went undercover, into the belly of the beast so to speak, to an antivaccine […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa October 29, 2010

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comFri, Oct 29, 2010, 9:29 PM News 10 new results for autism Respect and awareness towards those with autismBraintree ForumBy Kevin O’Sullivan Autism has become one of the most prevalent and most noteworthy topics in our society. For this reason we, as a people, …See all stories on […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa June 25, 2010

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comJun 25, 2010, 9:29 PM Google News Alert for: autism San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Autism: skipping vaccines? Beware of Whooping CoughSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)I think we’ll all feel a lot better when and if we find out what causes autism, and how it can be prevented. This past Wednesday,state […]