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Actually it’s about ethics in vaccine journalism – my letter to The Star’s public editor about the paper’s Gardasil reporting

  In my last post I gave a brief overview of the controversy The Toronto Star created with its publication of an article about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Since then, there have been some interesting additional items published which are well worth your time: On Twitter, Dr. Ben Goldacre tore a strip off both The Star […]

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The HPV vaccine – a virus speaks

Last Thursday, February 5th, The Toronto Star published an “investigative report” on one of the HPV vaccines, Gardasil. I read it through and thought it was awful, irresponsible, bad reporting. I immediately tweeted Dr. Jen Gunter to ask if she had seen it. She replied that she was already drafting a post. I have followed Dr. Gunter’s blog for […]

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Truth and lies: Five ways to get the former and protect yourself from the latter

On Friday, the autism blog Left Brain Right Brain, highlighted an article that appeared in The Atlantic, titled The 15-Year FalloutFrom One Man’s Lie About Vaccines. The Atlantic article was actually a precis of several of the points Sam Harris outlined in his book, Lying, but the article’s title focused on one point Harris made […]

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The Art of Vaccinations

I was reading earlier this week that the National Archives in the UK has digitized and shared with Wikimedia Commons a large selection of its war art collection dating from the Second World War. Looking through the pictures I was struck in particular by the poster below, encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against diptheria: […]

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