Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 20, 2009

Doubtbreak 2009

Somehow I missed this when it first aired last week, but…take that, Bill Maher: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

While I’m back on the topic of vaccines….

…be sure to check out Dr. John Snyder’s article on vaccines on the official blog of the NYC Skeptics. As a pediatrician practicing in areas with high levels of resistance to vaccines, he’s on the front lines.

Many have been the times over the last five years that I’ve called out bad journalism about medicine in general and vaccines in particular, especially the coverage of the discredited notion that vaccines or mercury in vaccines somehow was responsible for the “autism epidemic.” That’s why I feel a special responsibility to highlight good reporting…