Tag Archives: Court Cases

Smug antivaccine cow sent to jail for Contempt of Court

So this week a woman was sent to jail for not getting her son vaccinated in defiance of a Court Order. On Wednesday October 4th, Rebecca Bredow was sentenced by Judge Karen McDonald to one week for contempt of court. … 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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From the news

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End. With those three tweets, the death of fantasy author and … 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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On Court Cases and a successful vaccine programme

This week was a good week. In 2009, South Africa introduced vaccination against pneumococcal diseases. Here are the money quotes: “The vaccine has been so successful it has reduced cases of pneumococcal disease in adults who were not immunised, due … Continue reading

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You used Wakefield’s study to prove the MMR causes Autism?!

A few weeks ago, a court in Italy ruled that vaccines cause autism and used Andrew Wakefield’s retracted and fraudulent study in its verdict. When I first heard about this story, I dismissed it as antivaccination propaganda or wishful thinking. … Continue reading

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