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J.B. Handley and the anti-vaccine movement: Gloating over the decline in confidence in vaccines among parents – Science-Based Medicine | Circa 2011

… Among these groups, Generation Rescue has supplanted the former most influential anti-vaccine group, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). It has achieved this largely through somehow attracting a scientifically ignorant washed-up model, actress, and comedienne named Jenny McCarthy who, most recently before having a son diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum had been promoting “Indigo Child” woo on […]

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Advocates & Activists Aging & Disability BS & The Quackery Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Government Actions against DAN! Doctors

  Government Actions against DAN! Doctors Stephen Barrett, M.D. Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) was a project of the Autism Research Institute (ARI) that began in 1995 and ended in 2010. From about 2001 through 2011, ARI’s Web site published a Clinical Registry that listed the names of doctors who had attended DAN! conferences. In July […]

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AutismOne throws their support behind the Geiers in “Autism Science Digest” | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa June 2011

When news came out about the legal troubles Mark and David Geier are facing, there was some hope expressed that maybe, just maybe, some of the groups that have supported the father/son team would take the chance to distance themselves. The Generation Rescue/Autism One conference was at that time still in the future, and the […]

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Autism One Conference: Skeptics will be Prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law – Skepchick | Circa 2011

When I learned that AutismOne, an organization that subscribes heavily to the belief that vaccines are a cause of autism, had its annual conference every year in the Chicago suburbs, I knew I had to go. Although the conference is about autism, it also tends to have a focus on vaccines and brings in many of […]

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Anti-vaxxers stand in way of Pakistan’s final fight against polio | Asia | Al Jazeera

Vaccine refused because of misinformation and after fake vaccination campaign by CIA in 2011 to find Osama bin Laden. Source: Anti-vaxxers stand in way of Pakistan’s final fight against polio | Asia | Al Jazeera

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Huffpost Friday’s Daily Brief | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Big Carbon’s Sock Puppets Declare War on America and the Planet | Circa Nov 25, 2011

BLOG POSTS Leigh Vinocur, M.D.: 5 Tips for Reducing Black Friday Shopping StressRemember, if your stress is related to debt be strong before you hit the computer for those pre-Black Friday deals or set your alarm for 3 a.m. to be there when the doors open. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Big Carbon’s Sock Puppets Declare War on America […]

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HuffPost Friday’s Daily Brief | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: The Fracking Industry’s War On The New York Times — And The Truth | Circa Oct 21, 2011

BLOG POSTS Eve Ensler: Ambiguous UpSparkles From The Heart Of The Park: Mic Check/Occupy Wall Street (Part 2)What I heard in each person I spoke to in Zuccotti Park was a much deeper vision and hunger, not for fixing or reform but for something new, something they would have a hand in, something radical, from […]