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Chili’s cancels benefit for anti-vaccine group

April 7th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Kudos

Tweet   A spokesperson for Chili’s Grill and Bar announced Sunday that Monday’s Give Back Event which would have benefited an anti-vaccine group has been cancelled. Below is the statement from Brinker International, the restaurant’s parent corporation. Statement from Chili’s Grill & Bar “Chili’s Grill & Bar is committed to giving back to the communities […]

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Evan’s grandmother performs this
Friday for CSU autism program

January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Kudos, Narrative

Tweet You might recognize Joyce Bulifant for her character Marie Slaughter, Murray’s wife, on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Or you might know her as grandmother to Evan Asher,  Jenny McCarthy’s 11-year-old son. Bulifant and her husband, actor Roger Perry, also advocate for autism research and education. On Friday, Jan. 17, the couple will perform […]

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AAP opposes worldwide ban on thimerosal

December 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · AAP, Kudos

Tweet In a series of articles released today, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines its opposition to a proposed UN treaty which, if approved, would ban the preservative thimerosal from vaccines worldwide. The ban is also opposed by the World Health Organization and the US Public Health Service. It is estimated that multidose vaccines with […]

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IOM vaccine report receives wide coverage

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Kudos

Tweet In yet another setback for Jenny McCarthy and her angry mob, the Institute of Medicine reports that vaccines are very safe, that they prevent diseases, and that they don’t cause autism or diabetes. The IOM’s conclusion, which is based on 1,000 published studies, will help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

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New research method finds autism
more common than previously estimated

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Kudos, Research

Tweet New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows a 1:38 autism prevalence in South Korea – more than twice what was found in a much quoted but less rigorous 2006 CDC study. Two-thirds of the Korean children diagnosed with an ASD had no previous diagnosis, and were attending mainstream schools with […]

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AAP asks CBS to pull anti-vaccine ad

April 13th, 2011 · 172 Comments · Kudos

Tweet The American Academy of Pediatrics has asked CBS Outdoor to pull an anti-vaccine video from the Times Square jumbotron. The 20-second ad is sponsored by the deceptively-named National Vaccine Information Center, and quack-medicine vendor Mercola.com.  According to NVIC, “the message is shown every hour for 18 hours a day on the 20 by 26-foot […]

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But everywhere I turn my eyes
Some B-list actor’s spreading lies

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Kudos, Narrative

Tweet Last week Doonesbury. Now YouTube. I really wanna immunize so frickin’ bad Protect you from those germs you’ve never had Don’t want you to catch the mumps–meningitis too Pertussis, hepatitis or the flu. But everywhere I turn my eyes, The internet is spreading lies. So many parents scared by fairy tales and hate I […]

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Offit on The Colbert Report

February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Kudos

Tweet The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Paul Offit www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive If there was any doubt that America’s anti-vaccine movement is immune to satire, it was laid to rest on Comedy Central last night. For just as life imitates The Onion, vaccine […]

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Salon retracts 2005 RFK, Jr. article

January 16th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Kudos

Tweet In the holy trinity of anti-vaccine publications, Robert F. Kennedy’s 2005 Rolling Stone article, “Deadly Immunity”, is the Holy Ghost. Its rare combination of political star power, conspiracy mongering, and junk science helped define the cultural zeitgeist of the anti-vaccine movement in ways few other press accounts have. Now Salon.com. which co-published Kennedy’s article, […]

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Best. Lead. Ever.

November 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Kudos

Tweet From Tom Henderson at Parent Dish: You hear the rooster crow. You see the sun come up. The cause-and-effect relationship here is obvious. All hail the chicken god! This is the problem with observations and anecdotal evidence. They’re not very scientific. Neither, say actual scientists, are Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey. Henderson is writing […]

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