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The myth of mild measles by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 Oct 2008 6:15pm 1 Comment One of the common arguments from vaccine rejectionists is “These diseases aren’t really that bad”. Often this includes graphs of death rates over time, with the suggestion that the diseases were already going away by themselves when the vaccination program started. It boggles the mind that intelligent people can make that claim, but they do. ... Read on »
Cochrane Reports: Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children (Review) by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 1:15am The Cochrane collaboration has put out an updated report on the MMR vaccine. Online discussions (for example, here ) are (a) focused on the abstract only so far and (b) centered on two lines from the abstract: Exposure to the MMR vaccine was unlikely to be associated with autism, asthma, leukaemia, hay fever, type 1 diabetes, ... Read on »
Transcripts from the GMC hearings by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 5:35pm With the defamation suit by Mr. Wakefield filed in Texas there is the strong possibility that the discussions will ensue again about what actually happened during Mr. Wakefield’s research at the Royal Free hospital. The one record of this is in the transcripts for the GMC hearings. These can be found online in a few places ( casewatch and S ... Read on »
Studies on the autism-vaccine hypothesis by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 8:41pm Below is a collection of studies which the American Academy of Pediatrics put together on the autism/vaccine question. Why bring this up now? Because with the indictment of Poul Thorsen, I’ve read a number of comments where people are claiming that he worked on the study that debunked the connection. Hardly. Going through these quickly, I ... Read on »
Timeline of MMR scare by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 5:30pm From Brian Deer’s latest article in the BMJ “: Timeline of MMR scare October 1988: The three in one measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is introduced to the UK after successful use in the US since 1971. Previously, single measles and rubella vaccines were used, and there was no licensed mumps vaccine September 1992: The UK D ... Read on »
The shame of the autism community by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 4:20am Sully wrote a post yesterday about how the so-called autism community that Safe Minds alleges it is part of is running blatantly antivax adverts in cinemas whilst ignoring autism related stories. As counterpoint to that, I came across two stories in the online version of the Daily Mail yesterday with two supremely differing outcomes. ... Read on »
Russ Roberts hosts: Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 6:00pm I keep thinking I’ve blogged the last on this. But, I do think there is some interesting information here for some. In Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud , Brian Deer goes through the history of his investigation—how/why he got started, what tipped him off that something was amiss with Mr. Wakefield’s research, the mistakes Mr ... Read on »
Three more cases of measles diagnosed in B.C.; What is measles? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 12:00am KELOWNA, B.C. — Three cases of measles have been confirmed in the B.C. interior on the heels of a outbreak last month in the Metro Vancouver area. The Interior Health Authority says the three cases are in Vernon, Lillooet and Williams Lake. One has been traced back to overseas exposure but health officials say the other two people ha ... Read on »
Another appeal heard in the Autism Omnibus by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 2:53pm Part of the United States Court of Federal Claims includes the “vaccine court”, where claims against the government are heard regarding vaccine injuries. Probably the most well known activity of the vaccine court, especially to readers of LeftBrainRightBrain, is the “ Omnibus Autism Proceeding “. The Omnibus compri ... Read on »
Vaccine Debate by Tricia Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:18am This is a GREAT summary of the very heated "To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate" debate: DEBATE RAGES OVER NEED FOR VACCINES ByLisa Greene, Times Staff Writer In print: Sunday, November 23, 2008 http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/article912639.ece One is a former Playboy Playmate of the Year. The other was once voted one of People maga ... Read on »