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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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Autism Gene Found | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa July 7, 2005

UCLA geneticist Rita Cantor has found an autism gene according to Discover (via American Journal of Human Genetics). Thats pretty big news on various levels. Firstly, it going to be something of a blow to JB Handley and Generation Rescue who says that autism is nothing but mercury poisoning. I look forward to seeing his retraction. It’ll also be a […]

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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’s unthinking person’s guide to the COVID-19 pandemic – Science-Based Medicine

J.B. Handley was the founder of the antivaccine group Generation Rescue. Unfortunately, in the era of COVID-19 he’s started peddling pseudoscience related to the pandemic. Some things never change.   One of the more bizarre things that have happened related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the way that antivaccine activists have formed an unholy alliance with COVID-19 […]

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Andrew Wakefield: paid $316k to administer $80k in grants by the Strategic Autism Inititiative | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa November 7, 2014

When Andrew Wakefield left Thoughtful House (which has since changed it’s name and removed all mention of him from their website), he announced a new effort: the Strategic Autism Initiative. He was going to manage research into the causes of autism. That was in 2010. Now he bills himself as a video director of the […]

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Snapshot | Medical News Today News Alert | Circa May 25, 2010

Medical News Today News Alertgoogle alertsx Medical News Today newsalerts@medicalnewstoday.comTue, May 25, 2010, 11:34 PM Dear Subscriber,Welcome to today’s Medical News Today News Alert containing today’s medical news headlines for your chosen categories. You will only receive these alerts when new news is available for your chosen categories.To unsubscribe from our news alerts, or to […]

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RFK Jr – Attack on sense | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa June 20, 2007

You can always tell when the mercury militia are hurting – they wheel out their biggest gun. The biggest gun they have in their armoury is RFK Jr, a man who seems to live on the reputation of his dead family members and not a lot else. Last time he dropped the biggest, steamingest, drippiest turd on […]