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Oprah’s ‘Truth’ and Its Potentially Deadly Consequences – WSJ

She gave Jenny McCarthy a platform to promote the discredited idea that vaccines cause autism. Source: Oprah’s ‘Truth’ and Its Potentially Deadly Consequences – WSJ

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No, Your Dog Can’t Get Autism From a Vaccine – The New York Times

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Book review of Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information by Paul Offit – The Washington Post

Paul Offit explains why scientists must lead in dispensing public health information. Source: Book review of Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information by Paul Offit – The Washington Post

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Debate over vaccinating children still a heated one in Colorado – Denver7 TheDenverChannel.com

There’s no question we all want to do the right thing as parents. But, when it comes to vaccinating our children, the debate gets heated. Source: Debate over vaccinating children still a heated one in Colorado – Denver7 TheDenverChannel.com

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St. Charles autism center tied to Jenny McCarthy in limbo | abc7chicago.com

The general contractor for this building project says the offices of Generation Rescue were supposed to open this month, but work on the project has stopped. Source: St. Charles autism center tied to Jenny McCarthy in limbo | abc7chicago.com

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Six times celebrities pushed dangerously bad science | Salon.com

n our post-truth era, scientific illiteracy has morphed into science denialism. Today, people simply declare their own truths. As a consequence, science is losing its platform as a source of truth. Meanwhile, a pervasive celebrity culture — in which celebrities are considered trusted “experts” solely because of their fame — has poisoned the idea of […]

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How the British doctor struck off for linking autism to a measles jab exported his dangerous ideas | Daily Mail Online

Andrew Wakefield was struck off for linking autism to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab, but the now boyfriend of Elle Macpherson has found fame and fortune across Europe and the US. Source: How the British doctor struck off for linking autism to a measles jab exported his dangerous ideas | Daily Mail Online