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Steven Higgs: Another antivaccine reporter like Dan Olmsted in the making? – Science-Based Medicine | Circa April 12, 2010

 
David Gorski on April 12, 2010

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and as of today April is nearly half over. Do you notice anything different compared to the last couple of years? I do. Can you guess what it is?

The anti-vaccine movement’s usual suspects haven’t been all over the mainstream media, as they usually are this time every year, often as early as April 1 or even March 31. In fact, over the last couple of years I had come to dread April 1, not because it’s April Fools’ Day (although the things that made me dread that particular day were often indistinguishable from an April Fools’ Day prank, so full of idiocy were they), but rather the expected carpet bombing of the media by the likes of Jenny McCarthy, J. B. Handley, and their ilk, some or all of whom would show up on various talk shows to spread their propaganda that vaccines cause autism. …

Source: Steven Higgs: Another antivaccine reporter like Dan Olmsted in the making? – Science-Based Medicine


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