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Public health school says Geier never a site preceptor, was only “in the room”

October 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet Mark Geier was never a site preceptor for a graduate student at the George Washington University School of Public Health, as reported on this website last week. An SPHHS spokesperson said the faculty member who made that claim via an email to AutismNewsBeat was in error. According to the spokesperson, “This particular student’s project […]

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Subversive thinking sneaks into AutismOne

May 29th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Critical thinking, Serious overreach

Tweet Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the scion of political liberalism cum environmental activist cum anti-vaccine warrior told an AutismOne audience last Friday that living with autism is the same as life in a Nazi death camp. This is how Dan “Clinic for Special Children” Olmsted reports Kennedy’s remarks: Each of us will have our highlights […]

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Dan Burton is only trying to help

November 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Serious overreach

Tweet We have learned that Rep. Dan Burton (R-Pompous) has been given the go-ahead to hold hearings on vaccines and autism before the House Oversight Committee. Congressional attention, even from someone as unhinged as Burton, gives anti-vaccine groups the vapors. One group, SAFEMINDS, sent out a press release in August claiming “Congressman Darrell Issa, Chair […]

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Donald Trump’s monster shot

April 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · anecdotes, Serious overreach

Tweet Just in time for World Autism Awareness Day, but too late for April Fools Day, Donald Trump tells us what he knows about vaccines and autism. Speaking by telephone from his underground hair bunker, Donald Trump told the Fox and Friends couch potatoes this morning: “I have a theory, and it’s a theory that […]

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Autism Speaks and the epidemic of self interest

March 30th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet One out of every 88 children in the US meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. Two years ago the figure was 1:110. Two years before that 1:150. It’s reasonable to ask what these numbers mean. Are more persons being affected by autism than before, or […]

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Contagion, the movie

September 9th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Narrative, Serious overreach

Tweet In Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s dark medical thriller about a viral pandemic, Jude Law plays Alan Krumwiede, a hyperventilating, overexposed anti-science blogger who convinces his 12 million “unique visitors” not to vaccinate. He also makes millions pushing a quack homeopathic remedy, and stalks a CDC scientist, tape recorder in hand. Sound familiar? To those us who […]

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Castration doctor still licensed in five states

August 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet Mark Geier, MD, the Maryland man who chemically castrates disabled children, is still licensed to practice medicine in Hawaii, Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois. He also has an out-of-state “telemedicine license” in Texas, which expires in November, 2012. California is the latest state to suspend Geier’s medical license. His New Jersey license expired June […]

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Expelled 2.0

May 29th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Miseducation, Serious overreach

Tweet   After sitting through two very boring presentations at this year’s Autism One conference, it was apparent to my colleague and I that writing about the annual anti-vaccine trade fair would be a challenge bordering on pointlessness. What could we say that hasn’t been said before? An hour later we were standing in the […]

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She smears

April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet America’s oldest anti-vaccine group has fired back at the AAP following its criticism of an anti-vaccine ad placement on the Times Square jumbotron. The misleadingly-named National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) accuses the AAP of “bullying parents instead of being partners in preventing vaccine reactions.” The group was responding to an April 13 letter the […]

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Racial harassment alleged during
arrest of young autistic man

June 22nd, 2010 · 20 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet The disturbing case of Reginald Cornelius Latson, the autistic young man arrested in Virginia last month, has taken a more disturbing turn. His mother, Lisa Alexander, told an internet-based radio audience Sunday night that Stafford County deputies used racist slurs against her son when they stopped and arrested him May 24. Reginald, whom his […]

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