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Doctors Give Flu Shots to Pregnant Women Despite Evidence of Harm to Fetus

Doctors Give Flu Shots to Pregnant Women Despite Evidence of Harm to Fetus

Every year, during flu season, pregnant women in the United States are encouraged to get a flu shot. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Flu shots are a safe way to protect the mother and her unborn child from serious illness and complications of flu.” The CDC reassures that the flu vaccine is safe. It says…

The Fallacy of False Balance

The Fallacy of False Balance

As you probably know, thousands of Australians marched in every capital city in Australia on June 21st to protest against the Abbott government’s planned “No Jab, No Pay” legislation. The only reason you would know this is because you read about it on Facebook, or on this blog or another website since NONE of the Australian media actually…

CDC Foundation Ties to Industry Raise Conflict of Interest Concerns

CDC Foundation Ties to Industry Raise Conflict of Interest Concerns

Earlier this year, an article published in the British Medical Journal by the associate editor, Jeanne Lenzer, revealed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accepts funding from industy. Lenzer highlights that pharmaceuticals and other types of companies have the ability to fund CDC projects via the CDC Foundation.

Jeffrey Sachs’ Quaint Destruction of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

No, Jeffrey Sachs did not destroy the anti-vaccine movement in under two minutes. That’s just part of the catchy title given to a flashy new video produced by Emma Fierberg for the online publication Business Insider. In the video, renowned economist and director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University Jeffrey Sachs attempts to explain why the people of…

Book Review | Brave New World

Book Review | Brave New World

Published in 1932, arguably at the advent of the technological age, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World seems at least as relevant in the 21st century as it was at the time. Long a staple of high school and college literature classes, the story is set in the year 2540 AD—or rather, 632 AF (“After Ford,” a nod to the introduction of the Model T car and the technology…

California A Step Closer to Medical Tyranny

In 2012, then California Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)1 assured Californians that a bill he sponsored (AB2107) to increase child vaccination rates in the state would not remove parental rights to make vaccine choices for their children. Now a state Senator, he’s singing a different tune. This year he worked with attorney Senator Ben Allen […]

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