We know from experience with SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, and Zika that the dangers and impact of these threats are often very exaggerated. Indeed, during the swine flu / H1N1 outbreak of 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that one third of Americans would contract the disease. As a result of the … [Read more...]
Spinning the Measles (AKA Blaming Dr. Wakefield)
For the past couple of months headlines decrying the measles outbreak of 1,000 cases in Britain have been plastered across the globe: from Britain to the US, to Viet Nam, Australia, and the Middle East. It has been so widely covered it surely must make one stop and consider whether this is not … [Read more...]
MMR and Autism: Does the media tell the whole story?
Recently we have discussed the manner in which the mainstream media spins facts, research, dates, omits information, etc. to influence public perception. In this post, we share the experience of a mother whose perspective you are not likely to see on the nightly news. Isabella Thomas, the mother of … [Read more...]