Tag: vaccines

Rubber Duck quack

Why are physicians threatened by efforts to report doctors to their state medical board for COVID-19 misinformation?

It's not "cancel culture" to delicense physicians promoting dangerous misinformation about COVID-19. It's quality control. Why do so many physicians think it is?

/ January 17, 2022

A Modest Proposal: Schools Must Open With Untested, Unmasked, Unvaccinated Children

Kids don’t need Covid-19 vaccines to return to school and the downsides of masking young students are real.

/ January 14, 2022
Substack

Substack: Where quacks and antivaxxers all go now

With social media companies like Twitter and Facebook/Meta deplatforming those spreading misinformation, COVID-19 quacks, antivaxxers, and conspiracy theorists are flocking to Substack, where they can monetize their misinformation while Substack profits.

/ January 10, 2022

Everything old is new again

Since the pandemic hit, I've frequently said things like, "Everything old is new again", referring to the antivaccine movement in the age of COVID-19. As 2022 dawned, I thought I'd expand a bit on what I mean. Is there a term for déjà vu, but what I'm seeing now is amplified a thousand-fold? Proponents of science-based medicine have been warning us for...

/ January 3, 2022

The Great Barrington Declaration Was Silenced. So Why are They Silencing Me?

The head of the NIH owed the authors of the GBD a series of public discussions and dialogues. The authors of the GDB owe me a series of public discussions and dialogues.

/ December 31, 2021

I Disagree With an Article Called “Vaccines Save Lives”

For contrarian doctors anchored to their ideas and sheltered from their consequences, it’s easier to erase 1,000 dead children, ignore overwhelmed pediatricians, and disparage an effective vaccine than to consider they could have been wrong. How sad.

/ December 23, 2021
VAERS database

As 2021 shambles to a close, the misuse of VAERS by antivaxxers continues apace

Misuse of the VAERS database to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt about vaccines has been a favorite technique of antivaxxers for decades. Unfortunately, 2021 was the year when this particular antivax trope was turbocharged, and public health messaging seemed powerless to counter it.

/ December 20, 2021

Why It’s Worthwhile to Debunk Shivambu

Richard Feynman famously said, "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool". This is the most important lesson skepticism has to offer.

/ December 17, 2021

Treating the Unvaccinated

Should vaccination status be used to triage care for critically ill patients during a crisis?

/ December 8, 2021