Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 1, 2007

How low will Wakefield supporters go?

How low will Andrew Wakefield supporters go in protecting the discredited and disgraced doctor whose shoddy and biased research sparked an antivaccination hysteria that led to falling vaccination rates in the U.K. and the subsequent return of measles and mumps? This low. Yes, it’s a Wakefield apologist website. It misrepresents the science; whines about the…

Using religion to avoid vaccination

Mike, Mike, Mike, why did you have to show me this story? Don’t you know that stories like this drive me crazy? Basically, the story from Boston Now reports on how more and more parents in are claiming religious exemptions to vaccination in Massachusetts: