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Entries from September 2011

A video dramatization
of the Wakefield scandal

September 13th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Narrative

Tweet Much has been written about Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent Lancet study.¬† This is the first video dramatization I’ve seen. In two parts, from Vaccines: Getting to the Point, by FAIR Media, 2011. Disclosure: I was interviewed for the video, but alas, my face didn’t make the final cut.  

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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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