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The number of dead in the wake of the substandard medicines disaster in Pakistan continues to rise with approximately 140 patients killed. Another 50 are not expected to survive. The product involved was isosorbide mononitrate tablets, commonly used in heart failure and angina, which was provided free by the Punjab Institute for Cardiology to patients [...]
George Monbiot’s principled stand on nuclear power after the Fukushima incident, and the resultant green backlash he harvested was an interesting moment this year. After a prominent green, Helen Caldicott, went critical on him he had an epiphany. Over the past fortnight I’ve made a deeply troubling discovery. The anti-nuclear movement to which I once [...]
In the US the H1N1 vaccine has been the subject of some debate. Here is some footage from Fox News, were you can seen several incredibly dumb people discussing vaccines, including Deirdre Imus: Imus asks: “If it’s so safe, why doesn’t President Obama have his children vaccinated on TV in front of us.” Ron Paul, [...]
The issue of compulsory vaccination has been raised again. A former chairman of the British Medical Association is calling for the MMR jab to be made compulsory. Public health expert Sir Sandy Macara believes children should not be able to go to school unless they have first been vaccinated. I have mixed feelings on this. [...]
Gives space to Andrew Wakefield, suggests a conspiracy to brain wash children, and allows the regular JABS anti-vaccine crew to vent off. Lay Scientist lays into them.
Do you turn from a scientist who publishes an important paper on cell membranes that is cited by thousands of other papers into a man standing in front of an “Expose the 9/11 Cover-Up” poster talking about vaccine conspiracies?
In another sign of the reactionary nature of the UK’s anti-vaccine movement, it appears that they are not beyond making snide comments about people’s sexuality. After the revelations by Brian Deer that Wakefield changed and misreported results in his research and the damning judgments of the quack science the anti-vaccine is based upon in the [...]
In response to the comment by John Stone, here is a comment left at Left Brain Right Brain by Brian Deer: There’s so much in what’s going on at the moment to disturb right-thinking people. (1) It has become clear in recent days that networks of anti-MMR “campaigners” now quote each other’s website falsehoods, so [...]
Following the legal threats against Ben Goldcare, bloggers have seen the threat as an attack on them all and banded together in common cause. Click on that last link and you will find a massive deluge of blog posts about the LBC threat. There is even a Facebook group “Defend Ben Goldacre from LBC”. Many [...]