Category Archives: Anti-antivaccination

Countering the lies of anti-vaxxers.

Religious exemptions and a Measles outbreak in Gauteng

There has been an outbreak of Measles in Gauteng. According to the front page of The Saturday Star dated April 6, the outbreak is centred around a family that refused vaccination for “religious reasons”. Refusing vaccination for “religious reasons” is … Continue reading

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Measles, measles everywhere

Several Measles outbreaks are currently underway. In Romania, a major outbreak there has already killed over 20 people. The number of cases is heading to 5,000. In Italy, over 1,600 cases of Measles┬áhave been reported since the start of the … Continue reading

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Barden Lanka Case overturned on appeal

The heading of the article by Pepijn van Erp says it perfectly. Disappointing outcome of Bardens vs. Lanka: measles proven to exist, but anti-vaxxer Lanka keeps his money I’ve blogged about this before. Antivaxxer Stefan Lanka offered a 100,000 Euro … Continue reading

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A few last words, and goodbye

Earlier this year, I put up a page for antivaccine P.R.A.T.T.s (Points Refuted A Thousand Times). A few minutes ago, I added two more (the “Amish Anomaly” and the “Susceptible Subgroup”). This is almost certain to be the last time … Continue reading

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That’s all. I’m out.

This is my Farewell Post. I’m done. In January 2010, I read a news report while googling news stories about autism and autistics. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct for a case study he’d done … Continue reading

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SSPE claims another young life

I learnt this very sad news from the “Just the Vaxx” website. Aliana, a child suffering from SSPE, passed away last month. Aliana was born in 2010 and caught Measles at just six months old. She appeared to recover fully, … Continue reading

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Not done yet, but…

I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up. Blogging, I mean. In a few days, I turn 40. All that talk about staying “forever young” is naive bullshit. Even if you live an exceptionally healthy life, as … Continue reading

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