Tag Archives: Andrew Wakefield

Qui custodiet ipsos custodites, power, and corruption

Yesterday, I saw the news that Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for sexually assaulting a minor has been voided. The Catholic Church has been embroiled in scandal for a very long time. Years ago it was revealed that priests … 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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Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, has died

I’m a member of the Facebook group Boycott Autism Speaks. Yesterday, I learnt from the group that Suzanne Wright, one of Autism Speaks’ cofounders, died on Friday of pancreatic cancer. As you’ve probably guessed by the fact that I’m a … Continue reading

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Feeding an evil narrative

Sorry I haven’t posted for over a month. Life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes. I learnt about this noxious video from Orac and Matt. I’ve been having problems with embedding, so here’s a direct link to … Continue reading

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On Autism Awareness Month and Vaxxed

Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. I did not “light it up blue”. Instead, I had what for me was a typical Saturday. I did my laundry and went shopping for groceries. Life doesn’t stop just because there’s an advocacy/awareness day. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Robert De Niro misguidedly gives a podium to Andrew Wakefield

UPDATE Tribeca has taken “Vaxxed” off the schedule. The following statement was released yesterday: My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But … Continue reading

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Vaccines do not cause autism. This should not be up for discussion.

Although I didn’t watch the most recent Republican Primary debate, I read of it afterwards. “Depressing” doesn’t even start to cover it. Donald Trump has shown just how clueless he is on autism. He raised the false claim about an … Continue reading

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Italy agrees – the MMR Vaccine does not cause autism

Some two and a half years ago, one of the most egregious verdicts in history was returned by a lower court in Rimini, Italy. The court ruled that the MMR vaccine caused autism. I wrote about it then. To reach … Continue reading

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April update

Time for a quick roundup. The CDC released the new autism rates right before April. The rate appears to be 1:68. Predictably, antivaxx groups are in a tizzy and arguing that this is proof that vaccines cause autism, never mind … Continue reading

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Problems with MMR storage and transport

I’m reading page 9 of the March 10th final edition of The Star. South Africa has a large problem with MMR. According to the report, vaccines are being stored and transported at incorrect temperatures – either too hot or too … Continue reading

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