How antivaxxers weaponize vaccine safety studies to falsely portray vaccines as dangerous, part 2: The children

A few months ago, I wrote about how antivaxxers misrepresent vaccine safety studies to portray vaccines as dangerous, using a large study of outcomes in adults as an example.. They're doing it again, but this time it's a large study of COVID-19 vaccines in children.

/ June 17, 2024

I’ve Been Silenced, Censored, and Cancelled. The Reason Why Matters.

When conference organizers told me not to make my talk "political", they were really saying there were certain people and ideas I wasn't allowed to criticize. I didn't get it at the time. I get it now.

/ June 16, 2024

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: “An Infection Is A Severe Problem For Older Populations, and Also For People Who Have Certain Chronic Conditions. For Younger Populations Under 70, It’s Much Milder.”

A doctor who actually treated COVID patients said at the start of the pandemic, "Just because they are young doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable."

/ June 14, 2024
By Niklas Bildhauer (who also is User gerolsteiner91. - originally posted to Flickr as folder, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4209887

“Fauci Files” and Florida’s Grand Jury Investigations Fail to Deliver

Although multiple antivaccine investigations have failed to deliver any substantive evidence of alleged crimes, the latest antivax flops won't flip anyone.

/ June 13, 2024

Ultraprocessed Foods

What are “ultraprocessed foods” and are they a health risk? One would think there is reason for concern, given all the hyped headlines, but as is often the case the data is somewhat complicated. The complexity begins with the fact that there is no agreed-upon operational definition of “ultraprocessed food” (UPF). Processed food generally refers to food products that are already prepared...

/ June 12, 2024
Cancer cells

Forget “turbo cancers” caused by COVID-19 vaccines. Does COVID itself cause cancer?

The Washington Post recently published an article asking if COVID-19 infection can cause cancer. Probably not, but cancer caused by a virus is more more plausible than "turbo cancer" caused by the vaccine.

/ June 10, 2024
WIV lab leak

The New York Times promotes “lab leak” conspiracy theories

Last week, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Alina Chan, Queen of lab leak conspiracy theories and then gave it a prominent place in its Sunday Magazine this weekend. How is it wrong? Let me count the ways.

/ June 10, 2024

“This Thing Has Killed Less Than Or About As Many As Flu Would Kill In A Normal Year In Kids, I Say Hardly Any” & “80-Year-Olds, Their Time To Death In General Is Not That Long.”

If were are supposed to be indifferent to the deaths of young people because "hardly any" died, and we are supposed to be indifferent to the deaths of older people because "their time to death in general is not that long," which of the 1.1 million COVID deaths should we care about?

/ June 9, 2024

Pertussis Cases are Rising Sharply in 2024

As the pandemic "winds down", cases of whooping cough are on the rise in dramatic fashion.

/ June 7, 2024
Collagen

Collagen Supplementation: Hype and Hope

Collagen is an expensive protein supplement - nothing more.

/ June 6, 2024