Oct 17, 2021
The Great Barrington Declaration Strikes Back
About a year ago, three scientists wrote and issued the Great Barrington Declaration. When I wrote about it at the time, I characterized the Declaration as “magnified...
Sep 21, 2021
Doctors Who Should Know Better Dumpster Dive in VAERS
I’ve been writing about how antivaxxers misuse the Vaccine Adverse Events Recording System (VAERS) database dating back to very early in my history as a blogger. VAERS, for...
Sep 14, 2021
The Republican Party Is Now the Antivaccine Party
So it’s finally happened. During my partial hiatus from this blog last week, President Biden laid out his plans going forward to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Prominent in his...
Sep 5, 2021
Tom Chivers and 'Reasonable' Apologia for Science Denial
Earlier this week, I discussed the prevalence of what I called “reasonable” apologists for the antivaccine movement. This description also applied to the same sort of...
Aug 15, 2021
Bogus Statistic About Medical Errors Rears Its Ugly Head
There are certain claims, certain statistics, that I like to refer to as “slasher statistics” or “slasher stats” (although sometimes I also call them...
Jun 8, 2021
'Lab Leak' Hypothesis Becoming a Conspiracy Theory
If, as I have, you’ve been paying attention to these things for a number of years, you know that, whenever there is a major outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic of infectious...
Mar 28, 2021
The "Disinformation Dozen" vs. Public Health
Those of us who’ve countered the antivaccine movement for a long time (and I’ve been at this for nearly two decades) know that, not only is there nothing new under the...
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