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If You Know Anyone Afraid of the Flu Shot, Show Them This!

Internet memes are constant reminders of how unstructured information sharing is. I see memes through the prism of scientific skepticism and critical thinking and the most frustrating aspect is how they can be used to disseminate dangerous ideology and disinformation. There … Continue reading

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Vaccines, and Mercury

I recently received a copy of Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, Junior’s new book, titled Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak (Skyhorse Publishing, 2015), which is dramatically subtitled The evidence supporting the immediate removal of mercury—a known neurotoxin—from vaccines. My first impression was one of … Continue reading

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New Published Study Verifies Andrew Wakefield’s Research on Autism – Except It Doesn’t

It is interesting to see the way information spreads on the internet, especially when it comes to fringe beliefs. I saw the headline about the vaccine court confirming autism come around my social media circles the last couple of days … Continue reading

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MercolaWatch: Misrepresentation of dental amalgams

Joe Mercola just published another of his articles which presents dental amalgams (silver fillings) as all bad and also calls out “dental review boards” for revoking licensure of dentists who remove amalgams. While ideally we would release no mercury into … Continue reading

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