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A look back at the so called “CDC Whistleblower” story and how Vaxxed is misleading | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa February 10, 2017

A short while ago I was asked to speak on a conference call for Voices for Vaccines. The topic was the events that are behind (and misrepresented in) the movie Vaxxed. With Wakefield trying to bring his movie to Europe, and the fact that President Trump spoke with Robert Kennedy on vaccines and autism, I […]

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In which antivaccine activist J. B. Handley thinks attacking Andrew Wakefield’s movie “backfired” | ScienceBlogs | Circa April 8, 2016

Nearly two weeks ago, a story that I had been blogging about almost nonstop for a week reached its conclusion when Robert De Niro decided to pull the antivaccine movie Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe from the Tribeca Film Festival, of which he was one of the co-founders. Source: In which antivaccine activist J. B. […]

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15 Myths About Anti-Vaxxers, Debunked – Part 3 | Circa March 2015

Fact: Many charlatans spread misinformation about vaccines, and parents may be encountering any of them, all of them or even just their bad information. No doubt, Wakefield deserves all the blame one can heap on him for breathing life into a new chapter in the anti-vaccine history book. And yes, McCarthy played her part too. […]

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Inside the Radicalization-Engine of AutismOne, the Largest Anti-Vaccine Conference in America

It seemed virtually inevitable that I would be thrown out of AutismOne, a yearly conference that has been accused of being a hive of anti-vaccine sentiments, bad science, scaremongering and worthless products. The conference has, after all, ejected several science bloggers who have previously attended, as well as a Chicago Tribune journalist, a filmmaker, and […]

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Brian Hooker proves Andrew Wakefield wrong about vaccines and autism | ScienceBlogs | Circa August 22, 2014

Here we go again. If there’s anything that ignites the fevered brains (such as they are) of antivaccine activists, it’s a good seeming conspiracy. Indeed, as we’ve seen before, if they can’t find a legitimate one, they’ll either exaggerate one or make one up out of whole cloth. This week, an “alleged” conspiracy has been […]