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Entries from September 2009

Press not likely to fall for latest anti-vaccine ruse

September 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Careless sourcing

Tweet The fallout from NBC Dateline’s report about a disgraced UK physician continues. One of the anti-vaccine groups to feel the pain was the National Autism Association, whose major asset is its legitimate sounding name. Don’t let that fool you. One week after the episode appeared, the NAA issued a press release claiming that Dr. […]

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Wakefield on NBC Dateline

September 1st, 2009 · 26 Comments · Critical thinking, Narrative

Tweet If disgraced UK gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield is displeased by his recent star turn on NBC Dateline, he only has himself to blame. After all, Wakefield asked for it. Literally. Last Winter, Dr. Nancy Snyderman told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that Wakefield is “a fraud”. She also had sharp words for Wakefield in […]

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