Yeah, I didn’t know either. I wish there’d been a bit more of a PR campaign. Anyway, there was an open letter published today signed by a long list of institutions, doctors, nurses, and other individuals. Give it a read and sign it for yourself. I’ve reproduced the letter after the jump.
Posts Tagged ‘vaccines’
There’s more vaccine idiocy floating around the internet. I promise to branch out into some more diverse topics eventually, but I couldn’t let this pass. A quack and conspiracy theory friendly website released an article entitled ‘Ten Things You’re Not Supposed to Know About the Swine Flu Vaccine.’ I found this drivel reposted on five different blogs in less than two minutes without searching for the article directly. This was disturbing on many levels. The intellectual dishonesty and laziness displayed in this ‘article’ is staggering. We’ll take the points one by one.
There’s no way to dissect all of the reasons the anti-vac (anti-vacc?) proponents are wrong, dishonest, lazy, and dangerous in a single blog post. To borrow a phrase I’ve seen used extensively by Mike the Mad Biologist, it takes a lot to deal with the thermonuclear-level stupid that this group spews out on a regular basis.
Surprising myself, my opening salvo against the ‘Mercury Militia’ will not be directed at Jenny McCarthy. My contempt for her is essentially limitless. However, my target today is Dan Olmsted, the current editor of the Age of Autism website.