Read and weep for the children that happen to be born to criminally deluded or gullible parents…

Andrew Wakefield, the author of the highly discredited paper linking autism to the MMR vaccine; the guy that started the whole MMR vaccine scaremongering and led to significant drop to vaccination rates; the guy that failed to adhere to strict ethical requirements for clinical research in children;

This is getting a bit repetitive but further evidence on the complete absence of any link between the MMR vaccine and autism have been presented in a Polish study lead by Dr. Dorota Mrozek-Budzyn

I was surprised last week to see a number of media reports on the apparent safety of the MMR vaccine and that, no, it doesn’t cause autism after all… Loads of evidence have been gathered over the last decade that conclusively show that MMR has nothing to do with autism whatsoever, yet even nowadays some still argue about this!

Long time no see. The “Stuff from the Science Blogosphere” series returns for the new season, after a longer than average break. And this time we have the usual alternative medicine crap, ranging from homeopathy (our favorite) to Chinese herbs and natural remedies. University courses that really should be more in touch with reality. And some antivaccinationist propaganda to close off this instalment a bit more seriously. Here we go…

From Phil Plait I learned that Australia is also hit by the antivaccination movement, and, suddenly, infection rates have risen and now even deaths from totally preventable diseases have started to appear…

Brent council had to start an awareness campaign to motivate parents to start vaccinating their children again! Thanks to some idiots who *still* promote the idea that vaccines cause autism, measles have been on the rise again and people are now facing the consequences. So here is my question: what is the problem of the anti-vaccination lunatics? Vote now!

A few days ago I received this comical comment on my post “This is what happens with the lying anti-vaccination campaigns“. This is a perfect demonstration of what I have been saying all along: that those who promote the anti-vaccination propaganda are usually stupid!