Sunday, February 14, 2010

Anti-Vaccine Movement Discredited, Ridiculed

The anti-vaccine movement recently suffered a double shot to the stomach. Ouch!

1) Original study linking autism and vaccinations retracted

From the Globe and Mail:
The Lancet issued a formal retraction denouncing a 1998 study led by British gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield that linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination with the onset of symptoms associated with autism.

“It's very clear that many statements in that paper are either dishonest or utterly misleading and so we were really very pleased we could retract the paper now,” Lancet editor Richard Horton said...

2) Desiree Jennings Tomfoolery Exposed

Anti-vaccination celebrities and spokespeople are feeling buyer's remorse after focusing national media attention on Desiree Jennings, only to have her exposed as a monkeyshiner. In this new video, she's now claiming the flu vaccine gave her an Australian accent.

What nonsense! Childhood diseases once mostly eradicated are making a comeback. And children are dying.


Anonymous said...

Loved the accent part of this post! m

bulletproofcourier said...

The most important part is point #1 ;)