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Bill Gates to Anti-Vaxxers: ‘How Else Can You Get Out of a Tragic Pandemic?’

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has questioned the position of anti-vaxxers amid the COVID-19 crisis.   Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has questioned the position of anti-vaxxers amid the COVID-19 crisis, asking “how else can you get out of a tragic pandemic?” Gates, whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed […]

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‘Fortnite’ app removal threatens social lifeline for young gamers

  NEW YORK/BENGALURU – A YouTube alert interrupted Jack Erricker’s schoolwork on Friday morning as he and kids all over the world woke up to the news that their favorite game, Fortnite, had been taken down from Apple’s Store and Google Play store. “It’s basically the only game I play,” said Erricker, an 11-year-old in Bengaluru, India, an avid […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Launch $11M Lawsuit Against Canada Over Pandemic Response

An Ontario-based anti-vaccination organization has filed an $11 million lawsuit against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the CBC reported Thursday. The Vaccine Choice Canada and seven individuals are suing the Canadian and Ontario governments, the City of Toronto, a number of politicians and health authorities, as well as the CBC over their response to the coronavirus pandemic including business closures, mask mandates […]

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The Anti-Vaxxer: A label we are not as immune from as we might think – The Oxford Student

In the storm that is coronavirus the promise of a vaccine is the life-raft we’re clinging to. As the worldwide death toll rises to more than 700,000 the urgency behind the need for a vaccine skyrockets. The UK government has already ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford University vaccine and in the United States, […]

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Paul Offit causes a stir | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa April 1, 2008

On 31st March, Dr Paul Offit wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times entitled Inoculated Against Facts in which he discussed the recent Poling situation. In response to this, David Kirby wrote a blistering response entitled Lies My New York Times Told Me (Or, Why Trust a Doctor Who Says 10,000 Shots Are Safe?). Offit says: […]

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Autistic Comorbidities: Irlen Syndrome | Fierce Autie

 What is Irlen Syndrome? Irlen syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. There is nothing wrong with the eyes. This syndrome is due to the brain’s ability to process visual data.  It is not identifiable by educational, psychological, optometric or medical tests. Irlen syndrome can be different for many different people. There is no treatment and […]

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Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally) | Fierce Autie

There are two major tablets that have been advertised on different social media outlets that claim to improve behavior and make the parents life easier. After receiving a message about them, I decided to look more into it. Goally “Goally is the only standalone device designed by leading behavior therapists, child psychologist and learning experts. […]