Monthly Archives: January 2011

MMR and Autism: The end of the OAP

The Office of Special Masters, which rules on cases in the Vaccine Court in the US, has issued an update in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings. The Omnibus Autism Proceedings are officially over. The Petitioners’ Steering Committee, which was set up … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness

Repost – ZionWorx: Open Source Freeware for churches

(This was originally posted at http://africanjungle.iblog.co.za/2010/09/07/zionworx-open-source-freeware-for-churches/ on 7 September, 2010) I recently heard of an Open Source program named ZionWorx. On Sunday, I sat next to someone in church, watched her use it and learnt how to use it. A projector was … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Software

Repost – MMR and Autism: Robert Fletcher

(This was originally posted at http://africanjungle.iblog.co.za/2010/09/03/mmr-and-autism-robert-fletcher/ on 3 September, 2010) This week, a man in Britain named Robert Fletcher won a settlement from the UK’s Vaccine Damage Payment Unit. Two members of a three-member panel concluded that the MMR vaccine he was … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Background Data

A retraction, and sympathy for Craig Willoughby

I am blogging about two things today. Firstly, in 2005 Robert F. Kennedy Jr, son of assassinated senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of assassinated president John F. Kennedy wrote an article named “Deadly Immunity”, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness

Repost – MMR and Autism: Cedillo Appeal Refused

(This was originally posted on  http://africanjungle.iblog.co.za/2010/08/30/mmr-and-autism-cedillo-appeal-refused/ on 30 August, 2010.) In my earlier posting about the Omnibus Autism Proceedings, I mentioned that the family of Michelle Cedillo was appealing the verdict that the MMR vaccine did not cause her autism, and … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Background Data

Repost – Left Brain Right Brain is on Facebook

(This was originally posted at http://africanjungle.iblog.co.za/2010/08/24/left-brain-right-brain-is-on-facebook/ on 24 August, 2010.) When I first heard of Andrew Wakefield in January of this year I was curious and wanted to learn more. To that end I went on to Google and Googled his … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Awareness, Background Data

Repost – The Changeling: a dangerous identity myth

A few centuries ago, it was believed that magical creatures (elves, fairies, goblins and trolls) would often steal a human baby and leave one of their own children in the stolen baby’s place. The magical child was often either very beautiful or … Continue reading

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