What the anti-vaxxers are getting dangerously wrong | Circa February 2015

Kavita Patel and Rio Hart discuss the recent measles outbreak, how herd immunity works and the controversy surrounding anti-vaxxers.   Much of the anti-vaccine debate surrounds the link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism. A 1998 study in the Lancet by Dr. Andrew Wakefield concluded that the MMR could be linked to autism, …

Archived: Celebs, stop taking poisonous shots at vaccines | Circa Sept 2008

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 SALLY C. PIPESEARLIER THIS MONTH, RESEARCHERS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONCLUDED THAT THE MEASLES-MUMPS-RUBELLA VACCINE DOESN'T RAISE A CHILD'S RISK FOR AUTISM. IT WAS THE MOST RIGOROUS LOOK AT THE ISSUE TO DATE. SINCE 1998, MORE THAN 20 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES HAVE REACHED THE SAME CONCLUSION. Earlier this month, researchers at Columbia University concluded that …

Archived: e-Speaks: Spotlight on Needs of Adults; New PSAs Star Golfer Ernie Els; Collaboration with National Children’s Study | Circa April 2009

Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Apr 16, 2009, 10:45 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || April 17, 2009Autism Speaks Puts Spotlight on the Needs of Adults with AutismApril is Autism Awareness Month and because of the growing concern families have for the futures of their loved ones with autism, Autism Speaks is shining a spotlight on adults with autism. We are proud to announce two new programs launched this week that will …

List : Prophets, Leaders and Queens of the #antivaxxer, #bleachcult ( aka Quack Cure Grifters ) | #QuackHack !

Prophets, leaders and queens of the #antivaxxer #bleachcult and quack cures, or have been affiliated strongly in the past (and are now staying quiet with the outbreaks and backlash.) : These are the people who push toxic cures on vulnerable and disabled children and people. These are the people who are pushing the conspiracy theories …

Oprah’s best and worst health advice: vaccines, meditation, diet – Insider | W/Note Added From Eve Reiland

Note: Does Oprah have ANY understanding of what her shows with Jenny McCarthy, Katie Wright and every other parent of Autistics that pushed the tragedy narrative and biomedical treatments for 'healing and recovering' your Autistic child did to Autistic people? Does she know how she's contributed to the harm of Autistic children around the world …

#QuackWatch | Open Letter To ABC30 | Report On Real Autistic Community Issues & Stop Promoting Quackery As Treatment | Eve Reiland

We’ve got an issue here in Fresno, California with quackery posing as real healthcare for Autistic and other vulnerable people. Last year, a news piece about new alternative therapy for Autistic children was aired on ABC30. The piece introduced a four-year-old Autistic boy and his mom, presumably non-Autistic, and then it went on to describe …

Archived | Jenny McCarthy on Healing Her Son’s Autism and Discovering Her Life’s Mission | Circa Oct 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

By Allison Kugel, Senior Editor - October 09, 2007   Jenny McCarthy From Playboy model to brazenly fearless comedienne to New York Times best selling author of tell-it-like-it-is “mommy” books; it’s a career path that even surprised Jenny McCarthy… until now.After a heart wrenching battle to get her son Evan properly diagnosed after he fell …