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Posts tagged ‘Measles’

What Would Jesus Do About Measles?

On February 10, 2015, The New York Times published an Op-Ed piece by Dr. Paul Offit titled “What Would Jesus Do About Measles?”. The thrust of the article holds that allowing parents to choose not to vaccinate their children against measles on the basis of religious belief would be akin to child abuse, and thus would be something Jesus…

Another Backward Epidemiological Cohort Study

Alright, let’s take a look at this awesome new study that’s all the rage with the media—the one reassuring us again that there’s positively no link between the MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccine and autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A consulting firm called The Lewin Group, based in Falls Church, VA looked at the records of 95,727 children over an 11-year period, and it determined that the kids who had received one or two doses of MMR did not show any greater risk of developing…

The Mythical ‘Debunking’ of Andrew Wakefield

One of the greatest national security and public health threats to the United States of America is a poorly trained, apathetic, and gullible media. Because in such a world not only does there cease to be a watchdog against government, industry, and general hucksterism, the media itself becomes prone to manipulation, deception, coercion, and…

The Myth of Measles Eradication

There’s a popular refrain that goes like this: “Measles was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, but it has recently made a comeback because of declining vaccination rates.” Now, just how do we know that measles was eradicated in 2000? Well, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says so, of course. Here’s exactly what the…

Measles, Merck, and Fraud

The measles outbreak in the United States has fueled fear within the public and among legislators throughout the country intent on eliminating or severely restricting the right to informed consent by people who have questions about the efficacy, safety, and scheduling of certain vaccines. Get a grip. It’s measles, not Ebola. Referring to the…

The Measles Hysteria

The hysteria being fueled by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pharmaceutical industry insiders like Dr. Paul Offit, and the media over the current measles “epidemic” in the United States is akin to the hysteria about ISIS. Every day, stories in the newspapers and magazines, and on TV and radio programs, give the impression that ISIS and…