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"Sola dosis facit venenum (only dose makes the poison)."
-Paracelsus, the father of modern toxicology

"What Is an Antivaxer?" by Steven Novella

Eight characteristics of anti-vaccinationists:
1. Claiming to be “pro-safe vaccine” while being unrelentingly critical about vaccines
2. The “vaccines don’t work” gambit
3. The “vaccines are dangerous” gambit
4. Preferring anecdotes over science and epidemiology
5. Cherry picking and misrepresenting the evidence
6. The copious use of logical fallacies in arguing
7. Conspiracy mongering
8. Trying to silence criticism, rather than responding to it


Contrary to what anti-vaccinationists believe, the sky isn't falling.
In the last 100 years the human lifespan has increased by over 35 years. 100 years ago the average lifespan was only 45 years. Now it's almost 80. And that number is increasing every year. If it keeps increasing at that same rate, the average lifespan of a child born in 2008 will be 98 years old.
Teen pregnancy, smoke, and drug use have all decreased significantly since the 1990s.
Rates of cancer have decreased steadily in the U.S. for 20 years and it's not just because people aren't smoking as much, though that's certainly part of it. It's also because new screening techniques that can detect pre-cancerous lesions in the colon and also because of the HPV vaccine which prevents the virus that causes cervical cancer.
Small Pox once killed millions of people per year; now it has been completely eradicated. It literally does not exist anymore.
Since 1990, global poverty rates have decreased by more than 30%. And they're on-track to have decreas 40% by 2015.
Divorce rates are much lower than people assume, and have consistently dropped since the 1970's in America. Only 20% of people who got married in the 1980s got divorced.
Violent crime rates dropped 5% between 2007 and 2008. And violent crime rates have been dropping consistently every year since 1993
The Red Cross collects 15 million blood donations per year. No one is compensated for those donations, except with cookies and juice. People just like helping other people.
In 1970 there were only 400 breeding pairs of Bald Eagles left in America, but the Endangered Species t effectively saved the species. There are now more than 10,000 breeding pairs. During the same time Whooping Cranes returned from a much more serious 50 birds total in the entire world. There are now over 500.
"5 Complaints About Modern Life (That Are Statistically B.S.)" By Mark M., M. Asher Cantrell






USEFUL & REPUTABLE SOURCES:

"Get Vaccinated… It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. www.flu.gov">Get Vaccinated… It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. www.flu.gov
Dr. Ari Brown’s page on the vaccine controversy (pdf)
Science-Based Medicine Reference page on vaccines & autism.
CDC - Vaccines
CDC - Vaccine Ingredient Chart (pdf)
World Health Organization - Vaccines
PubMed
CDC - Emerging Infectious Diseases
"The History of Vaccines"
"The History of Vaccines Blog"
Skeptoid podcast - Vaccine Ingredients
"The media’s MMR hoax" by Ben Goldacre
Hug Me I'm Vaccinated
Every Child By Two
Immunize For Good
Autism Science Foundation
flu.gov
www.antivaxxers.com
Vaccinate Your Baby
AntiAntiVax - "The Truth About The Evils Of Vaccination"
Introducing The Vaccine Times
CDC Ingredients of Vaccines - Fact Sheet
Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition
CDC info. on Mercury and Vaccines (Thimerosal)
CDC info. on Vaccines and Autism
American Academy of Family Physicians "Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism?"
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Vaccines & Thimerosal
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Autism
Special Report: "Hot Shots - Vaccines Under The Gun"
The Skeptics Dictionary: Anti-Vaccination Movement
"The Truth About The Evils Of Vaccination"
Sounds of Pertussis
whyichoose.org/ - Personal stories from people about why they chose to get vaccinated
stopjenny.com
Jenny McCarthy Body Count
GiveVaccines.org will donate toward vaccinations for every trivia question you answer correctly. In a few minutes I was up to 30 correct answers.
Vaccines for Children (VFC) program
"My Child Has Autism and I Vaccinate" by Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Facts Not Fantasy
Vaccination Awareness and Information Service
CDC - August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) on Thimerosal in Vaccines
Australian Government publication - Understanding Childhood Immunisation Booklet
Australian Government's website - Frequently asked Questions About Immunisation
Australian Government’s Handbook - "Immunisation Myths and Realities, Responding to Arguments about Immunisation"
More vaccine myths debunked on Australian blog, Podblack Cat
American Academy of Pediatrics - healthychildren.org
The Guardian - Special site from The Guardian in association with the NHS providing clear information about the MMR vaccine
Rethinking Autism
Vaccine Central
shotbyshot.org
hugmeimvaccinated.org
Skeptic's Dictionary - "anti-vaccination movement (AVM)"
Vaccine Central
Measles Initiative
Wikipedia - "Vaccine controversy"
Unprotected People Reports
Just The Vax
Shot of Prevention
Voices of Meningitis
"Deadly Choices about vaccination"/a> by David Gorski
World Health Organization - Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
Rethinking Autism

Watchdog groups:
- www.quackwatch.org
- www.autism-watch.org
- www.chelationwatch.org
- www.quackcast.com
- www.ncahf.org
- www.sram.org
- http://autismdiva.blogspot.com
- http://scienceblogs.com/insolence
- http://www.srmhp.org/online-articles.html
- http://www.srmhp.org/0401/media-watch.html
-http://wakefieldwatch.blogspot.com/
-http://www.stopmeryldorey.com/

Infographics and tracts:
Do Skeptics Really Make That Much Of A Difference (NVIC Anti-Vaccine Ad On NYE)? by Kylie Sturgess

"An open letter to my dad on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings" by Tara C. Smith

Why People Don't Take Vaccine Denialists Seriously:

Livescience - "Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994" By Bahar Gholipour
Slate - "So Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain..." By Laura Helmuth
"Let's just debunk every flu-vaccine myth in one fell swoop, shall we?" by ROBERT T. GONZALEZ
"What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?" by David Gorski
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines" By Erin Biba
Ten rules to being a true anti-vaxer
Seattle Times - "Thorough study likely won't put vaccine worries to rest" By Carol M. Ostrom
The Vaccine Times - Trivia
"All anti-vaccination rhetoric is conspiracy theory. Yes, you too."
vaxfax.me - REFUTING VACCINE MYTHS WITH SCIENCE
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
CBS News - "10 deadly myths about childhood vaccines"
Science-Based Parenting - "Vaccines"
"How vaccines saved millions of lives"
New Scientist - "Irrationality vs vaccines: Fighting for reality" BY Chris Mooney
The Guardian - "Why fear of vaccination is spelling disaster in the developing world" by Vivienne Parry
"One Vaccine, One Ingredient and Anti-Vax Talking Points" by Steven Novella
pervasive myths held about vaccines
"THE ANTI-VACCINE DISEASE: RANT OR REASON?" By Jasmeen Bains
"Yes, But. The Annotated Atlantic." By Mark Crislip
"Journal Club Debunks Anti-Vaccine Myths" by Harriet Hall
"Or: I’m not anti-vaccination, I just don’t recommend it."
AntiAntiVax - "The Truth About The Evils Of Vaccination"
Statistics showing the number of people who die from seat belts (for comparison)
"THE ANTI-VACCINE DISEASE: RANT OR REASON?" By Jasmeen Bains
"Responding to Anti-vaccine Misinformation: Understanding the Issues"
The Millenium Project database
"The Anti-Vaccine Environmentalist" By Steven Novella
"Vaccines: The Reality Behind the Debate" By Kelley King Heyworth
How much do autism parents really buy into the vaccine causation idea? Not so much.
"The Media's Interest in the Anti-Vaccine Movement"
"Antivaccine movement's bad PR hits critical mass" by Michael Rosch
"Our vaccines are clean" by Abbie Smith
"Anti-vaccinationists quote-mine the NY Times"
"Nine Questions, Nine Answers." by Mark Crislip
Quackcast episode 44 - "Nine Questions, Nine Answers."
Quackcast episode 45 - "The Vaccine Pseudo Controversy"
Celebrities Endorsing Stupid Things: (like) The Anti-Vaccination Movement
Nine differences between “us and them,” nine straw men burning by David Gorski
Australian Dept. of Health and Aging - The Australian Immunisation Handbook - "Comparison of the Effects of Diseases and the Side Effects of Vaccines"
"NIH funded research includes search for possible vaccine-autism link"
"The genetics of autism" by David Gorski
"Medical Voices: Always in Error, Never in Doubt" by Mark Crislip
CNN - "No vaccine-autism link: Get kids shots" By Rahul K. Parikh
"The 6 Most Misguided Causes Ever Made Famous by Celebrities" (See: #1) By Will Kriegshauser
Washington Post - "Study Finds No Autism Link in Vaccine" By Shankar Vedantam
NY Times Magazine - "The False Prophets of Autism" By LISA BELKIN
Wired Magazine - "The Brain Eating Vaccine Conspiracy" By Jonah Lehrer
"The anti-vacc movement; an Australian perspective."
How A Wired Magazine Story Morphed Into “Brain Eating Vaccine” In 3 Easy Steps
"Vaccines Make Kids, Communities Safe" By Ayako Mie
Compare the logic of anti-vaxxers to that of this REAL anti-seat belt conspiracy theorist
Parenting Magazine - "14 Common Vaccination Questions Answered" By Michele Bender
NJ Herald - "N.J. immunization rate among nation’s lowest" (Keep in mind, NJ has among the highest rates of autism) By SUSAN K. LIVIO
"A Simple Selection Bias Model Explains Generation Rescue's Survey Results"
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon
"Do You Believe In Vaccines? (Part I: Emotion)"
"Do You Believe in Vaccines: (Part II: Evidence)"
"Do You Believe in Vaccines? (Part III: Experience)"
"Lamenting Deadly Choices that endanger children" by Orac
"Bill Gates, Vaccines, and All of Us." by Brian Trent
Point of Inquiry podcast - The Irrationality Vaccine - Seth Mnookin
"Anti-vax press conference"
"Dr. Jay and argumentum ad bradi bunchium" by Orac
"The Conspiracy Meme" by Ted Goertzel
“Motivated reasoning,” alternative medicine, and the anti-vaccine movement by David Gorski
"How To Argue With An Anti-Vaxer"
"Expelled!, anti-vaccine style, 2011 edition (continued)" by Orac
"Russell Blaylock MD - The new Wakefield?" by by Leart Shaka
"Another Anti-Vaccine Book" by Harriet Hall
"Anti-vaccine propaganda in The Baltimore Sun" by David Gorski
The luxury of anti-vaccinationism "Part I: HPV", "Part II: Measles", "Part III: More Measles"
Video of doctors discussing vaccine safety
LA Times - "Dear Parents: Why vaccines are vital" By Steve Dudley
"Why you (hopefully) won’t hear claims that the MMR vaccine protects against autism" by Seth Mnookin
"A Vaccine Eliminated A Deadly Killer Of Infants. So Why Do Some People Fear It?" by Matthew Herper
"6 Things to Say When Faced With Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric" by Dr Rachael Dunlop

PBS Frontline - "The Vaccine War"


Seth Berkley: HIV and flu -- the vaccine strategy:


Penn Point - Anti Vaccination is BULLSHIT:


Michael Specter: The danger of science denial:


New Jersey Network - "Decoding Autism" (1-hour special)
Dr. Steven Salzberg lecture - Autism & Vaccines: How Bad Science Confuses the Press & Harms the Public
60 Minutes - "Gates Foundation: Giving A Fortune Away" (discusses dangers of not vaccinating)

Questions for those who claim to not be anti-vaccine but are just "anti-toxin":
1. You say you want safer vaccines. OK then, please, define "safe enough. What rate of complications for specific vaccines would be "safe enough"? What rates of various infectious diseases against which these vaccines protect would be acceptable in order to balance the risk-benefit ratios?
2. You castigate vaccines for having "toxins." ...what "toxins" would you remove? Be specific, and provide evidence that these "toxins" actually cause harm at the levels used in vaccines.
3. What specific evidence would it take for you to accept that vaccines are safe relative to the risk of disease and to vaccinate your children and urge your friends to vaccinate theirs?
4. What specific scientific evidence do you have to support your claim that the current vaccine schedule is unsafe? 5. What specific scientific evidence do you have to support your claim that vaccines cause autism? 6. What specific scientific evidence do you have to support your claim that vaccines cause asthma and all the other problems that you attribute to them?

HOW VIRUSES WORK:
Understanding Viruses:



Abbie Smith talks about viruses, evolution, and vaccines:


"Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body" by Robert Krulwich

Autism & Vaccines: How Bad Science Confuses the Press & Harms the Public:


NPR's "On The Media":


Taking Our Medicine
October 09, 2009

As people get the H1N1 vaccine, there will inevitably be cases of seizures, heart attacks, strokes and miscarriages -- all unrelated to the vaccine itself. Centers for Disease Control media relations director Glen Nowak says his agency is reminding reporters about the difference between correlation and causation.



Shot of Fear
October 09, 2009

A 14-year-old British girl named Natalie Morton died last week after receiving a vaccine for cervical cancer. Her tragic death was a result of a tumor near her heart but the media coverage stoked the nation's fear about vaccines. Physician and Guardian columnist Ben Goldacre says the media often exacerbate vaccine phobia.



"Scientists Seek New Ways To Produce Flu Vaccine"

"Vaccines: What You Don't Really Need To Know"

Radio Times - "The history of and hysteria around vaccines"


Medical Coding Career Guide
Created by: Medical Coding Career Guide

What's the harm?




"Anti-vaccine movement is giving diseases a 2nd life" by Yamiche Alcindor
The Los Angeles Times - "The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic" By Michael Hiltzik
Video testimonials from Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases' YouTube account
Unprotected People Reports
What's the harm in vaccine denial?
"Vaccine Preventable Suffering - Kailis Smith" by Leart Shaka
danamccaffery.com Website dedicated to Dana Elizabeth McCaffery who died at the age of 4 weeks from Whooping cough (Pertussis), a totally vaccine preventable disease
"Tributes for 14-day-old whooping cough victim Kristian James Reade"
"Vaccine Preventable Death – Gavin Norton" by Leart Shaka
"A Gift for Baby Shawn" By Frankie Milley
"Baby dies of whooping cough in Victoria"
"Measles kills 70 children in Zim"
"11-year-old girl dies from flu, parents feared vaccine" by Sharon Hill
"Rachel's Story" by Leart Shaka
"More than 700 cases of measles in Quebec"
"Report: HPV rates remain high because parents won’t vaccinate" BY KATIE MCDONOUGH
"Flu season has Boston declaring health emergency" By BOB SALSBERG
"Flu Outbreak In 2013 Earliest, One Of The Worst In A Decade; At Least 18 Children Already Dead"
"Vaccine Preventable Suffering – Mahi Abdallah" by Leart Shaka
"Flu kills 602 Britons in 2010" by Leart Shaka
"Meningitis and measles kill 41 in Nigeria" by Leart Shaka
MSNBC - "New swine flu strain infects two more children"
"US on track for most measles cases in a decade" By MIKE STOBB
"Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child" by By Serena Gordon
The Guardian - "Why fear of vaccination is spelling disaster in the developing world" by Vivienne Parry
"Number of influenza victims in Georgia hits 40 people"
"Vaccine Preventable Suffering"
"Number of flu victims in the UK more than doubles in one week, reaches 254" by Leart Shaka
"Westchester Boy Dies of Flu Complications" By ARUN KRISTIAN DAS
"Vaccine Preventable Suffering"
CNN - "Where vaccine doubt persists" By Madison Park
WHO - "Measles death in the United Kingdom"
"Measles outbreaks, 2011" by David Gorski
Minnesota Dept. of Health - about nine confirmed cases of measles reported in Minnesota
"10th California infant dies of whooping cough"
"Vaccination rates drop, putting more kids at risk" By Robin Nixon
Reuters - "300 people hospitalized in Britain's ICUs with flu" By Kate Kelland
"Vaccine Times: Vaccine Preventable Death - Lana Ameen"
"Ho! How did I miss this?"
"Deadly Choices about vaccination" by David Gorski
"This is what happens when we don't vaccinate" by Maggie Koerth-Baker
"Mothering magazine: Peddling dangerous health misinformation to new mothers" by David Gorski
"Vaccination vs. Disease: Which is worse?" by Greg Laden
Chicago Tribune - "Experts stress prevention with rise in whooping cough" By Terri Yablonsky Stat
"Measles warning issued in Brisbane "
"Doctor whose three-year-old daughter died of swine flu calls for all children to be vaccinated" By Stephen Adams
"Shamed into Action" By Byran N. Dai
Reuters - "Some vaccines tied to lower kids' leukemia risk" By Genevra Pittman
"Flu-stricken boy recovers after months of therapy" By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA
"Duval County leads Florida in resurgent whooping cough" By Jeremy Cox
"Vaccine Preventable Death - Saleem Akintoye" by Leart Shaka
"WHO reports measles outbreaks in European countries"
"Europe, especially France, hit by measles outbreak" By JOHN HEILPRIN
"Utah measles cases linked to one person" By LYNN DEBRUIN
"Consequences" by Steven Novella
"CDC: 90 percent of children who died from flu not vaccinated"
"Over 1,100 children killed by measles in Congo"
Wired - "What Vaccine Refusal Really Costs: Measles in Arizona" By Maryn McKenna
"Unvaccinated behind largest U.S. measles outbreak in years" By Steven Reinberg
"Pox packages," child abuse, and the violation of federal law by Orac
"Thanks, antivaccinationists. Thanks again for the measles." by Orac
Whooping Cough Dangers (The Doctors)
"Whooping cough still a big danger" by VANESSA ALMOND
"£500,000 for boy left fighting for life after being used as MMR guinea pig" By RACHEL ELLIS
"38-Day-Old Baby Dies After Persisting Cough" By LARA SALAHI
Associated Press - "Whooping cough epidemic in California"
"Whooping cough now an epidemic in California" by Phil Plait
USA Today - Missed vaccines weaken 'herd immunity' in children By Liz Szabo
"The Worst Ideas of the Decade: Vaccine scares" by Clive Thompson
"Improving Our Response to Anti-Vaccine Sentiment" by Scott Gavura
"A Pox on You: My son has cancer. He can't go into day care because of unvaccinated children." By Stephanie Tatel
"The price of anti-vaccine fanaticism: Case histories" by David Gorski
"Hundreds may have gotten measles exposure in Tarrytown, Greenburgh" By Danielle De Souza
"Herd Immunity" by Mark Crislip
"Where’s the outrage?" by John Snyder
"The price of anti-vaccine fanaticism, part 3" by Orac
"On H1N1 anniversary, a mother lives daily with regret" By Madison Park
Curiosity Aroused podcast episode 5 - "To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?"
KQED Radio - Whooping Cough Epidemic
"Reminder: Whooping cough is serious business" by PalMD
"Vaccine Preventable Deaths – 6 Californian babies"
"The Miracle of Vaccines" by Melinda Gates
"Seven measles cases reported in Florida" by Paul Tinder
"A deadly reason to vaccinate" by CLAIRE O'CONNELL
"This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the crap out of you" by Robert T. Gonzalez
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=320
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26291109/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15210587/
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm57e501a1.htm
"Pockets of Vaccine Noncompliance in California" by Steve Novella
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/07/thanks_andrew_wakefield.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26333787/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/07/thanks_jenny_mccarthy.php
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/NEWS07/810060395/1009/NEWS07
http://getbetterhealth.com/warning-influenza-can-be-fatal-to-children/2008.10.20#more-2211 http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/anti_vaccination_anti_feminist/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/01/24/an-unvaccinated-child-has-died-from-a-preventable-disease/
California schools' risks rise as vaccinations drop
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2008/11/measles-mmr-vaccine.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026853.800-children-go-unvaccinated-as-insurers-refuse-to-pay.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/168/12/1389
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-a-offit-md/dont-risk-going-unvaccina_b_160018.html
Jenny McCarthy calls millions of potential measles casualties acceptable losses in her crusade
"Who Doesn’t Vaccinate?" by Chris Mooney
In Wales: "Measles outbreak 'worst in years'
Study: "Parental Refusal of Pertussis Vaccination Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection in Children"
Guardian: "MMR jab should be compulsory for all children starting school, expert says" by Jessica Shepherd
"MEASLES: A dangerous illness" by Roald Dahl (Yes, that Roald Dahl)
"Rare Hib disease increases in Minnesota: Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?" by Erin Carlyle
"The Power of Words: A Commentary on the Delayed Vaccine Schedule" by Steve Perry
New Zealand measles rate 7-times higher in 2009 because of low immunization rates
"Refusing vaccines puts kids at risk: autism expert"
The Guardian - "Half of all pregnant women will refuse swine flu jab, poll reveals" by Sarah Boseley
What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
"CDC: 76 children dead of swine flu as cases rise" By MIKE STOBBE
"U. researchers discover another genetic link to autism"
"Measles outbreak in Dublin, 2000"
"Pertussis returns in states with lax vaccination laws" by Orac
"Blood Mercury Concentrations in CHARGE Study Children with and without Autism"
Wired Magazine - "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All" By Amy Wallace
"Old-fashioned mumps make comeback in Borough Park; 57 confirmed cases" BY Helen Kennedy
"Autism proceedings: End of Story" By Jonathan Rabinovitz
Science News - "From the infectious diseases meeting: What's with the vaccine-o-phobia?" By Nathan Seppa
"IACC Statement on Autism Research" By Steven Novella
"Measles" by Mark Crislip
"Mumps cases reach 152 in Monsey area as part of large U.S. outbreak" By Jane Lerner
"More evidence that anti-vaccine beliefs kill" By Orac
How Anti-Vaccine ‘Science’ Holds Back Credible Research
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos
"Measles outbreak in German caused by anti-vaccinationists" by Kristjan Wager
"Measles Resurgence Tied To Parents' Vaccine Fears" by Richard Knox
"Religious antivax sect implicated in deaths of 100 children" by Phil Plait
"British Boy Dies After Chelation Therapy for Autism" By Katrina Woznicki
"Outbreaks" by Mark Crislip
NY Times - "A Campaign Shows Signs of Progress Against Polio"
"Whooping Cough Outbreak in California Kills Two" By VICKY NGUYEN
"The Vaccine War?" by Orac
"Outbreak Of Paralysis Points To Polio's Return" By Richard Knox
LA Times - "East Coast mumps outbreak may be spreading to L.A." By Rong-Gong Lin II
Measles making ‘rapid comeback’ By FRANK JORDANS
"Child vaccination rates plunge" by ANGELA POWNALL
"Vaccine refusal is putting everyone in danger" by Pamela Nguyen
"Mumps" by Mark Crislip
"Amputee, 21, Fights for Law Requiring College Vaccinations"
"AMA boss slams anti-vaccination groups"
New Scientist - "Stop uncontrolled experiments on autistic children"
CDC - "Update: Mumps Outbreak --- New York and New Jersey, June 2009--January 2010"
Forbes - "Unlocking The Genetic Secrets Of Autism" by Henry I. Miller and Elizabeth Whelan
"Fear of vaccines puts New Jersey kids at risk" By David Bendich
LA Times - "San Diego County baby dies of whooping cough" by Molly Hennessy-Fiske
"Cases of whooping cough rise in Tuolumne County" by Walt Cook
"12 Duggar Kids Got Chickenpox At Same Time – Do They Vaccinate Their Kids?"
"Whooping Cough Makes Whopping Comeback" By Christopher Wanjek
"A pox on your bank account: failure to vaccinate and its legal consequences" by Jann Bellamy
"Fears of measles epidemic" by Steve Spinks
ABC - "Whooping cough fears as kids start school" by Denise Dador
"Vaccine Preventable Death – Landon Carter Dube"
"Why Anti-Vaccination Proponents Annoy Me"
"Contagious measles concern grows in Townsville"
"Pertussis claims a ninth infant in California" by Phil Plait
"Why Are Babies So At Risk For Whooping Cough"
"Beyond Anti-Vax: The Pertussis Problem (A Dragon*Con tale)"
"PHD encourages pertussis immunization"
"Whooping Cough Epidemic: Blame The Anti-Vaccination Movement" by Steven Salzberg
"Face-off with the bestselling vaccine guru" By Rahul K. Parikh, M.D.
"Measles is back, and it's because your kids aren't vaccinated" By David Biello
"To jab or not to jab: the case for vaccination"
"Studying Anti-Vaccination Activists on the World Wide Web"
"Whooping cough outbreak in Queensland as parents snub vaccination" by Jane Hansen
"Measles outbreak hits Geneva"
"Measles case leads to mass vaccinations" By Stephen Smith
"Haiti cholera epidemic could have been blunted with use of mobile stockpile of oral vaccine"
"Smallpox and Pseudomedicine" by Kimball Atwood
"Whooping Cough Prevented If Kids' Caretakers Are Vaccinated: Report" by Sheila Ring
LA Times - "The anti-vaccination peril"
CDC - "Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths --- United States, September 2010--August 2011"


RESEARCH DISPROVING VACCINE/AUTISM HYPOTHESIS:
"Studies on the autism-vaccine hypothesis"
Autism Science Foundation - Literature and Research debunking vaccine-autism link
American Academy of Pediatrics - "Vaccine Studies: Examine the Evidence"
"The Truth About 9 Anti-Vaccine Studies" By Adam Hadhazy
"Dravet Syndrome - An Alternative Explanation for Vaccine Encephalopathy" By Vincent Iannelli, M.D.
Seattle Times - "Thorough study likely won't put vaccine worries to rest" By Carol M. Ostrom
"IOM: Vaccines cause very few side effects" By Maureen Martino
"Why you (hopefully) won’t hear claims that the MMR vaccine protects against autism" by Seth Mnookin
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop
"Picking up one's marbles and going home" by Orac
"Five dangerous myths about vaccines"
"Study of 1.3 Million Kids Reveals Vaccines Aren't Associated with Autism" by Jason G. Goldman

Thimerosal Studies:

1. "Safety of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: A Two-Phased Study of Computerized Health Maintance Organization Database"
Pediatrics, Thomas Verstraeten, MD (November 2003)
2. "Thimerosal and the Occurrence of Autism: Negative Ecological Evidence from Danish Population-Based Data"
Pediatrics, Kreesten M. Madsen, MD (September 2003)
3. "Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California's Developmental Services System"
Archives of General Psychiatry, Robert Schechter, MD (January 2008)
Article relating to Jan. 2008 study "Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California’s Developmental Services System: Mercury in Retrograde":
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=14
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22542677/
4. "Neuropsychological Performance 10 Years After Immunization in Infancy With Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines"
Pediatrics, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi, Patrizia Bisiacchi (February 2009)
"Nearly 70% of the invited subjects participated in the neuropsychological assessment (N = 1403). Among the 24 neuropsychological outcomes that were evaluated, only 2 were significantly associated with thimerosal exposure. "
Articles related to thimerosal study above:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090126/ap_on_he_me/med_vaccine_safety
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=466#more-466
5. "Autism and Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: Lack of Consistent Evidence for an Association"
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Paul Stehr-Green, DrPh, MPH (August 2003)
6. "Thimerosal Exposure in Infants and Developmental Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study in the United Kingdom Does Not Support a Causal Association"
Pediatrics, John Heron and Nick Andrews, PhD (September 2004)
7. "Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcomes at 7 to 10 Years"
New England Journal of Medicine, Thompson WW et al. (September 27, 2007)
"Our study does not support a causal association between early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines and immune globulins and deficits in neuropsychological functioning at the age of 7 to 10 years."
Articles related to thimerosal study above:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2007/09/a_bad_day_for_antivaccinationists.php
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=17
NY Times - "Vaccine Compound Is Harmless, Study Says, as Autism Debate Rages " by GARDINER HARRIS
8. "Association Between Thimerosal-Containing Vaccine and Autism"
Journal of the American Medical Association, Anders Hviid, MSc (October 2003)
9. "Mercury concentrations and metabolism in infants receiving vaccines containing thiomersal: A descriptive study"
The Lancet, Michael Pichichero, MD (November 2002)
10. "Thimerosal and Autism?"
Pediatrics, Karen Nelson, MD (March 2003)
11. "Lack of Association Between Rh Status, Rh Immune Globulin in Pregnancy and Autism"
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Judith H. Miles and T. Nicole Takahashi (May 2007)
12. The Rise in Autism and the Role of Age at Diagnosis
"Autism incidence in California shows no sign yet of plateauing." (Despite the purge of thimerosal in most vaccines seven years earlier)
Articles related to this study:
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=454
13. "Blood Mercury Concentrations in CHARGE Study Children with and without Autism"
Environmental Health Perspectives, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Peter G. Green, Lora Delwiche, Robin Hansen, Cheryl Walker, and Isaac N. Pessah (October 2009)
Articles related to this study:
"Another Study Showing Lack of Correlation Between Mercury and Autism" by Steven Novella
14. "Prenatal and Infant Exposure to Thimerosal From Vaccines and Immunoglobulins and Risk of Autism"
Pediatrics, Cristofer S. Price, William W. Thompson, Barbara Goodson, Eric S. Weintraub, et al. (Published online September 13, 2010) "Conclusions In our study of MCO members, prenatal and early-life exposure to ethylmercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines and immunoglobulin preparations was not related to increased risk of ASDs."
Articles related to this study:
"The final nail in the mercury-autism hypothesis?" by David Gorski
WebMD - "CDC Study Shows No Vaccine, Autism Link" By Salynn Boyles
LA Times - "Once more, no link found between vaccine preservative and autism"

MMR Studies:
1. "Lack of Association Between Measles Virus Vaccine and Autism with Enteropathy: A Case-Control Study"
PLoS One, Mady Hornig, Thomas Briese T, et al. (September 2008)
"This study provides strong evidence against association of autism with persistent MV RNA in the GI tract or MMR exposure. Autism with GI disturbances is associated with elevated rates of regression in language or other skills and may represent an endophenotype distinct from other ASD."

Articles related to MMR study above:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/09/yet_another_really_bad_day_for_antivacci_1.php
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=372
2. "MMR Vaccination and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: A Case-Control Study"
The Lancet, Liam Smeeth, MRCGP, Eric Fombonne, MD (September 11, 2004)
3. "Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Prevalence and Links With Immunizations"
Pediatrics, Eric Fombonne, MD (July 2006)
4. "No Evidence for a New Variant of Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Induced Autism"
Pediatrics, Eric Fombonne, FRCPsych (October 2001)
5. "No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total population study"
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Hideo Honda, Michael Rutter
6. "Measles Vaccination and Antibody Response in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Gillian Baird (February 2008)
7. "Neurologic Disorders After Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination"
Pediatrics, Annamari Makela, MD (November 2002)
8. "Association of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine"
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Eric Fombonne, FRCPsych (July 2003)
9. "Lack of Association Between Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Autism in Children: A Case-Control Study"
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Mrozek-Budzyn, Dorota PhD; Kieltyka, Agnieszka PhD; Majewska, Renata MSc (Dec. 2009)
Articles related to MMR study above:
"Yet another nail in the coffin of the myth that the MMR vaccine causes autism" by David Gorski
10. Reuters - "Another study finds no MMR-autism link"
SOURCE: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, May 2010.
11. "A Population-Based Study of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism"
SOURCE: N Engl J Med 2002; 347:1477-1482, Kreesten Meldgaard Madsen, M.D., Anders Hviid, M.Sc., Mogens Vestergaard, M.D., Diana Schendel, Ph.D., Jan Wohlfahrt, M.Sc., Poul Thorsen, M.D., Jørn Olsen, M.D., and Mads Melbye, M.D.

Other Vaccine Studies:
1. "On-time Vaccine Receipt in the First Year Does Not Adversely Affect Neuropsychological Outcomes"
Pediatrics, Michael J. Smith, MD, MSCE, Charles R. Woods, MD, MS (Published online May 24, 2010)
Articles related to MMR study above:
"Study: Early Childhood Vaccines Don't Damage Kids' Development" By Nancy Shute

"Journal Club Debunks Anti-Vaccine Myths" by Harriet Hall

PLoS Biology - "A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars" by Liza Gross

Absence of Preferential Looking to the Eyes of Approaching Adults Predicts Level of Social Disability in 2-Year-Old Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Related articles:
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=387

Article relating to comprehensive review of the MMR vaccine:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/fishman/2005/mmr.html

"Is autism an autoimmune disease?"
Autoimmun Rev. 2004 Nov;3(7-8):557-62. by Ashwood P, Van de Water J.

You can find most of those studies and other examples of relevant medical literature by going to Pubmed and just copying and pasting any of the following number sets into the search bar:
12949291; 18180424; 19171612; 12880876; 17898097; 14519711; 12480426; 17508426; 18769550; 15364187; 16818529; 11581466; 15877763; 18252754; 12415036; 12860782; 19128068; 17168158; 19015994; 18172138; 18482737; 18180423; 8699562; 16885548

And you can find a refutation of some of the criticisms denialists cite to dismiss the above studies here and here and here and here and here and here.
And you can find responses to JB Handley's response to one of those refutations here and here.
Aluminum hydroxide in vaccines study:
1. "The Common Vaccine Adjuvant Aluminum Hydroxide Up-Regulates Accessory Properties of Human Monocytes via an Interleukin-4-Dependent Mechanism"
Infect Immun. 2001 February; 69(2): 1151–1159. doi: 10.1128/IAI.69.2.1151-1159.2001., Marina Ulanova,1* Andrej Tarkowski,2 Mirjana Hahn-Zoric,1 and Lars ?. Hanson

Autism prevalence study:
1. "Prevalence of Parent-Reported Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children in the US, 2007"
PEDIATRICS; Michael D. Kogan, PhDa, Stephen J. Blumberg, PhDb, Laura A. Schieve, PhDc, Coleen A. Boyle, PhDc, James M. Perrin, MDd, Reem M. Ghandour, DrPHa, Gopal K. Singh, PhDa, Bonnie B. Strickland, PhDa, Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPHc and Peter C. van Dyck, MD, MPHa (October, 2009)
Article relating to study "Autism Prevalence" by Steven Novella

2. "The Contribution of Diagnostic Substitution to the Growing Administrative Prevalence of Autism in US Special Education"
PEDIATRICS Vol. 117 No. 4 April 2006, pp. 1028-1037 (doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1516), Paul T. Shattuck, PhD.


"A Simple Selection Bias Model Explains Generation Rescue's Survey Results"

Social influence on autism study:
1. "Social Influence and the Autism Epidemic"
American Journal of Sociology; Ka-Yuet Liu, Marissa King, and Peter S. Bearman (ajs Volume 115 Number 5 (March 2010): 1387–434)
Article relating to study "Social Factors in Autism Diagnosis" by Steven Novella

Genetic basis for autism sutdy:
"More evidence for a genetic basis for autism" by Orac

Study - "Current epidemiology of pertussis in Japan."
Kimura M, Kuno-Sakai H., Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1990 Oct;9(10):705-9.

"Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination against childhood diarrhoea in El Salvador: case-control study."
BMJ. 2010 Jun 15;340:c2825. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2825. de Palma O, Cruz L, Ramos H, de Baires A, Villatoro N, Pastor D, de Oliveira LH, Kerin T, Bowen M, Gentsch J, Esposito DH, Parashar U, Tate J, Patel M.

New England Journal of Medicine - "Safety of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in Postmarketing Surveillance in China"
"No pattern of adverse events that would be of concern was observed after the administration of influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, nor was there evidence of an increased risk of the Guillain–Barré syndrome."
Sample Size: 89.6 million doses

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated study:
"Vaccination Status and Health in Children and Adolescents: Findings of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)"
Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108(7): 99-104 - Schmitz, R; Poethko-Müller, C; Reiter, S; Schlaud, M
Articles relating to study For the anti-vaccinationists out there: The results of a real "vaxed versus unvaxed" study by Orac
"Vaccination News on the German Study" by Leart Shaka


Now compare those to the studies anti-vaccinationists find so compelling:
Another weak study “proves” vaccines cause autism
"Monkey business in autism research, part II" by David Gorski
"New autism study: science or nonsense?" by PalMD
When right wing loons try to "do" science involving vaccines or HIV/AIDS... by Orac
"Too much vaccine/autism monkey business for me to be involved in--but apparently not Laura Hewitson" by Orac
"Terrible Anti-Vaccine Study, Terrible Reporting" by Steven Novella
"Prof. DeSoto discusses mercury and autism"
"Mercury, Autism, and a Note on Scientific Honesty"
"Epi Wonk’s Intro to Data Analysis"
"Vaccines and infant mortality rates: A false relationship promoted by the anti-vaccine movement" by David Gorski
"Vaccines and auto deaths: a.k.a I can play with Excel too" by Leart Shaka
"Another swing for the fences and a miss by the anti-vaccine movement" by Orac
"Anti-vaccine warriors vs. research ethics, revisited" by Orac
"A canary in the coal mine? Or a bird pining for the fjords?" by Orac
"More bad science in the service of the discredited idea that vaccines cause autism" by Orac
"Another worthless autism-vaccine study" by Larian LeQuella
"A survey administered by a German anti-vaccine homeopath backfires spectacularly" by Orac


Published studies proving vaccine safety


Autism Omnibus Trials & other related legal cases:
U.S. Court of Federal Appeals - "Autism Decisions and Background Information"
Transcripts and Special Masters' Decisions for 1st three Autism Omnibus Test Cases
"Is the end of the Omnibus Autism Proceeding near?"
NY Times - "3 Rulings Find No Link to Vaccines and Autism" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit decision in Hazlehurst v. Secretary of Health and Human Services (pdf)
"Autism Omnibus Hearings – Part II" By Steven Novella
"Official legal decision for The Coalition For Mercury-Free Drugs, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al." (.pdf)
Judge's decision regarding Fisher's libel suit against Amy Wallace & Paul Offit
"A pox on your bank account: failure to vaccinate and its legal consequences" by Jann Bellamy
Point of Law - "Federal Circuit again rejects vaccine-autism junk science claims"
"Omnibus Court Rules against Autism-Vaccine Link" by Stephen Barrett
"No link between vaccines and autism, appeals court rules" By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
"Appeals Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Link" By Steven Novella
OFFICE OF SPECIAL MASTERS - Filed: September 29, 2010?
Supreme Court Decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth 6-2 (.pdf)
"The Supreme Court rules on Bruesewitz v. Wyeth and vaccine injury cases" by Orac
Scientific American - "The impossibility of responsible nuance in the vaccine discussion" By Seth Mnookin
"Supreme Court Decision on Vaccine Injury" By Steven Novella
"Supreme Court decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth"
"Supreme Court Saves Nation’s Immunization Program" by John Snyder
"Anti-vax press conference"
"David Kirby’s back, and this time his anti-vaccine fear mongering induces…ennui" by Orac


COMMON ANTI-VACCINATIONIST TACTICS:

Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines" By Erin Biba
"Tactics and tropes of the antivaccine movement" by Orac

The Big Pharma Shill Gambit aka ad hominem attacks (also see Scientology):
"We, Pharma Shills"
The “pharma shill” gambit by David Gorski
"Andrew Wakefield: In it for the money all along?" by Orac
LA Times - "Childhood vaccines, autism and the dangers of group think" By JAMES RAINEY
"The AMA today issued a warning about anti-vaccination groups reminding parents that vaccines save lives and it is important for parents to immunise their children.”
"Barack Obama: A pro-vaccine pharma shill who doesn't care about autistic children?" by Orac
"The Jenny and Jim antivaccine propaganda tour has begun" by David Gorski
"Paul Offit on Dateline NBC: The $29 Million Vaccine Man?" by the shameless anti-vaccinationists themselves
"Brian Deer Interviewed by Matt Lauer on Dateline NBC Dr. Wakefield Program" by the shameless anti-vaccinationists themselves
"When critics disagree with me, I'm a Pharma Shill. When critics disagree with a woman, it gets sexual." By Abel Pharmboy
"Autism's False Prophets: Finally, science pushes back against antivaccine lunacy" By Orac
"The anti-vaccine movement strikes back using misogyny" By Orac
"The effective wordsmithing of Amy Wallace" by David J Kroll
NPR: All Things Considered - "Journalist's Vaccine Article Draws Hate Mail"
"J.B. Handley, Generation Rescue, and attacks on critics" by David Gorski
Demonizing “Big Pharma” by Steven Novella
"Oh, the Irony!" by Dana Commandatore
"Your doctor's only in it for the money. Right?” by PalMD
"What Do You Expect From Your Pharmacy?" by Scott Gavura
"A nonsensical attack on Stephen Barrett” by Orac
"Covering Vaccines: Science, policy and politics in the minefield” By Amy Wallace
Using attacks on science by the anti-vaccine movement as a “teachable moment” by David Gorski
"Deer Criticizes Doctors for Defending Wakefield" by Steven Novella
"Heroin and ad hominem attacks” by Seth Mnookin
"Conflicts of Interest” by Harriet Hall
"Do we suspect Age of Autism doesn’t care for Dr. Paul Offit?"

Multiple bloggers address the same example of The Big Pharma Shill Gambit:
"Stupid, stupid burning bright" by PalMD
"Conspiracy Mongering at Age of Autism" by Steven Novella
"A crazy mixed up kid comes up with a crazy mixed up conspiracy theory about a crazy mixed up blog collective" by Orac

Long list of examples of anti-vaccine blog "Age of Autism" using vitriolic ad hominem attacks and dishonest reporting:
Attack on Autism Critic’s “Secret” Father Doesn’t Stand Up to Scrutiny By Jim Edwards
"Age of Projectionism"
"Strike 2 for Jake Crosby"
"Age of Autism vs. Francis Collins & Jon Stewart"
"J.B. Handley: Master Projectionist"
"When critics disagree with me, I'm a Pharma Shill. When critics disagree with a woman, it gets sexual." by Abel Pharmboy
"Anti-vaccinationist J.B. Handley and the pot calling the kettle black"
"Anti-vaccinationist J.B. Handley flings more feces at Alison Singer"
Age of Autism writer posting on Huffington Post - "Dr. Paul Offit: Pope Of The Church Of The Immaculate Vaccination" by Kim Stagliano
Did Age of Autism ‘jump the shark’?
"Age of Autism can’t go a day without hurling insults"
Age of Autism - "Chris Mooney’s Pharmaceutical Influence" By Jake Crosby
"A crazy mixed up kid comes up with a crazy mixed up conspiracy theory about a crazy mixed up blog collective" by Orac
"Counting Offit’s Millions: More on How Merck’s Rotateq Vaccine Made Paul Offit Wealthy" by the shameless anti-vaccinationists themselves
J.B. Handley: The New Lie: 65% of Our Kids Have the "Autism Gene." by the shameless anti-vaccinationists themselves
"Jake Crosby is a one-trick pony"
In which Dr. Gorski once again finds himself a target of the “pharma shill” gambit by David Gorski
"It appears Mr. Stone doesn't even know what a corresponding author is" by Orac
"David Gorski’s Financial Pharma Ties: What He Didn’t Tell You" By Jake Crosby
"The price of opposing medical pseudoscience" by David Gorski
"What’s Behind Ben Goldacre?"
"Dr. Nancy Snyderman: Using Fear & Prejudice to Attack Vaccine Exemptions? "
"Age of Autism Witch Hunt" by Steven Novella
"Oh brother, Jake Crosby is the walking embodiment of Poe’s Law"
"J.B. Handley is a libelous douchebag"
"Have you no sense of decency, Ginger Taylor, at long last?"
"Alison Singer: Autism Mom, Pharma Wife" by Jake Crosby
"Jake Crosby is a shill for Big Kevin Bacon" by Michael Rosch
"Jake Crosby once again unintentionally convicts himself of having a conflict of interest" by Michael Rosch

CDC "Whistleblower" Claims:
Hey, where is everybody? The “CDC whistleblower” manufactroversy continues apace by Orac
The exploiting the legal system to censor the opposition Gambit:
"Dangerous Legal Games" By John Snyder

The “science was wrong before” Gambit, Galileo Gambit & other anti-intellectualism:
"While Galileo was a rebel, not all rebels are Galileo."
-Norman Levitt

The appeal to “science was wrong before”
"Science has been wrong before" by John Jackson
"The Galileo Gambit" by Orac
"Anti-vaccinationists have their own award, called surprisingly enough (not really) The Galileo Award by anti-vaccinationists
"Andrew Wakefield: The Galileo Gambit writ large in The Observer" by Orac
"Anti-vaccine activists try out a new metaphor" by Orac
"The Galileo Principle and Scientific Consensus" By The Quixotic Man
Mark Hyman deceives about "science research deception" by Orac
"The Nature of Consensus" by Steven Novella
And because this often takes the form of citing the alleged Vioxx scandal: "5 Big News Stories That Left Out the Most Important Part" #4 by Chris Radomile

The "we have a list of doctors who agree with us" gambit:
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip
"The clueless cite the ignorant to argue against vaccines" by Orac

The Science is Religion Gambit:
"Science is Just Another Religion!"
"Is Science Just Another Religion?"
"Crank magnetism strikes again" by Orac
"A friendly word of advice to Ginger Taylor and Age of Autism's Kim Stagliano" by Orac
"The genetics of autism" by David Gorski
"I know you are, but what am I?: Medical Voices' woo-ful anti-vaccine whine" by Orac

The Arrogance of Ignorance Gambit:
"The Arrogance of Ignorance"
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies? (revisited)" by Orac
"Why antivaccinationists will never be convinced that vaccines don't cause autism" by Orac
Nine differences between “us and them,” nine straw men burning by David Gorski
"Anti-vaccine activists try out a new metaphor" by Orac

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool."
-Richard P. Feynman

The Annecdotal Evidence trumps carefully controlled Studies (or Correlation equals causation or the "Coincidence??!") Gambit:
Why We Need Science: “I saw it with my own eyes” Is Not Enough by Harriet Hall
"Evidence in Medicine: Correlation and Causation" by Steven Novella
"Causation and Hill’s Criteria" by Mark Crislip
"A tale of two news stories: The HPV and flu vaccines and why it's so easy to confuse correlation with causation" by Orac
"Faulty logic: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc" By Barry Leiba
"5 Mind Blowing Ways Your Memory Plays Tricks On You" By Matt Moore
"Freeways, autism, and correlation versus causation" by David Gorski
"Deaths from vaccines in Japan?" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio (conclusion)" by Orac


The "Autism is a rising epidemic" Gambit:
"Three Reasons Not to Believe in an Autism Epidemic" (.pdf) by Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Michelle Dawson, and H. Hill Goldsmith
Reuters - "Autism epidemic" challenged by UK research By Frederik Joelving
Medical News Today - "No Autism Epidemic"
The Rise in Autism and the Role of Age at Diagnosis
"Autism incidence in California shows no sign yet of plateauing." (Despite the purge of thimerosal in most vaccines seven years earlier)
Articles related to this study:
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=454
"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has declared a crank-off!" by Orac
"More Evidence for Vaccine Safety" by Steven Novella
"Autism Prevalence" by Steven Novella
"Autism Prevalence" (same title as above but different article) by Steven Novella
"More On Autism Prevalence" by Steven Novella
"Disparities in Autism Diagnosis" by Steven Novella
"Autism Prevalence Higher than Thought" by Steven Novella

Morbidity and Mortality Rates:


"Childhood mortality and vaccines"
Mortality (Deaths) Vs Morbidity (Cases)
WHO - "Child mortality"
Jenny McCarthy Body Count
CDC - "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)"
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip
"Vaccines and infant mortality rates" by Orac
When antivaxxers insist rare individual harms from vaccines, ask them to consider how many die from car crashes and if they think we should ban all cars

Toxins in vaccines Gambit:
"Triskaidekaphobia times two." by Mark Crislip
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies?" by Orac
Debunking alleged toxins in vaccines
"The Infection Schedule versus the Vaccination Schedule" by Mark Crislip
"Toxic myths about vaccines" by David Gorski
"Hab rachmones! Anti-vax inanity in my email!" by PalMD
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies? (revisited)" by Orac
"Cashing In On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears" by John Snyder
"The 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award (a.k.a Bill Maher): Antivaccine lunatic and quackery supporter" by Orac
"The New Plague" by John Snyder
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
"Common Anti-Vaccination Myths and Misconceptions"
“Toxins”: the new evil humours by Amy Tuteur, MD
Celebrities Endorsing Stupid Things: (like) The Anti-Vaccination Movement
"Many Supplements Said to Contain Toxins, Make False Health Claims"
"The anti-vacc movement; an Australian perspective."
"The NVIC Vaccine Ingredient Calculator: A disingenuous deceptive instrument of vaccine fear mongering” by Orac
"What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?" by David Gorski
"Precious bodily fluids" PZ Myers
"Fashionably toxic" by David Gorski
"Detoxifying fashionably" by Orac
"Oh, no, there's protein and salt in my food!" by Orac
"When anti-vaccine loons make videos..." by Orac
"What’s in that vaccine?"
"IOM: Vaccines cause very few side effects" By Maureen Martino
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop
The "toxin gambit" on steroids by Orac
"Five dangerous myths about vaccines"

Vaccines ethylmercury content:

THE MERCURY IN VACCINES GAMBIT:
Timeline: Thimerosal in Vaccines (1999-2008)
The following is a brief timeline of key events and published articles on thimerosal and vaccines from 1999 to 2008.
1999
A congressionally-mandated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of mercury in drugs and food was completed, which included a recommendation for the reassessment of thimerosal use in vaccines.
(July 7) A joint statement about thimerosal was issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Public Health Service (PHS). A separate but comparable statement about thimerosal was released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

(October 20) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed information about thimerosal in vaccines and received updates from CDC's National Immunization Program and several vaccine manufacturers on the current and anticipated availability of vaccines that do not contain thimerosal as a preservative.

(November 5) MMWR was published that stated "given the widely acknowledged value of reducing exposure to mercury, vaccine manufacturers, FDA, and other PHS agencies are collaborating to reduce the thimerosal content of vaccines or to replace them with formulations that do not contain thimerosal as a preservative as soon as possible without causing unnecessary disruptions in the vaccination system. FDA will expedite review of supplements to manufacturers' product license applications that present formulations for eliminating or reducing the mercury content of vaccines."

CDC launched a study by Verstaeten et al. to assess safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines.
2001
All vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and under in the U.S. were produced without thimerosal as a preservative, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine.

(May 5) A comprehensive risk assessment of thimerosal use in childhood vaccines was conducted by Ball et al. and published in Pediatrics. This assessment found no evidence of harm from the use of thimerosal as a vaccine preservative, other than local hypersensitivity reactions. The review also stated that some infants may be exposed to cumulative levels of mercury during the first 6 months of life that exceed EPA recommendations, and that exposure of infants to mercury in vaccines can be reduced or eliminated by using products formulated without thimerosal as a preservative.

(October 1) Institute of Medicine (IOM) Immunization Safety Review Committee issued a report, based on a review of available data, concluding that the evidence was inadequate to either accept or reject a causal relationship between thimerosal exposure from childhood vaccines and the neurodevelopmental disorders of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and speech or language delay.
2002
(September 3) A CDC and Danish Medical Research Council cohort study, A Population-Based Study of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study followed more than 500,000 children in Denmark over 7 years and found no association between the MMR vaccination and autism.
2003
(January) Last lots of thimerosal-preservative containing pediatric vaccines expire.

(August) Stehr-Green, et al. ecological cohort study, Autism and Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: Lack of Consistent Evidence for an Association, American Journal of Preventive Medicine - This study assessed autism incidence and the use of thimerosal-containing vaccines. Data did not support an association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism in Denmark and Sweden where exposure to thimerosal was eliminated in 1992 and where autism rates continued to increase.

(November) Verstraeten et al., Safety of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: A Two-Phased Study of Computerized Health Maintenance Organization Databases, Pediatrics - In this study, the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) was used to screen for possible associations between exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines and a variety of renal, neurologic and developmental problems. No consistent significant associations were found between thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
2004
(May 17) IOM issued a follow-up to their 2001 report. This report, based on further epidemiological studies, concluded that these studies consistently provided evidence of no association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism. The report further stated that while the committee strongly supported targeted research that focused on better understanding the disease of autism, from a public health perspective the committee did not consider a significant investment of studies of the theoretical vaccine-autism connection to be useful at the time of the report's publication. In addition, the committee encouraged that research on autism focus more broadly on the disorders causes of and treatments for autism. Further, the committee did not recommend a policy review of the schedule and recommendations for routine childhood vaccine administration based on hypotheses regarding thimerosal and autism.

(May 28) ACIP recommended the inactivated influenza vaccine for routine use in children 6 to 23 months of age. This recommendation did not include a preference for thimerosal-free influenza vaccine for this group and stated that the benefits of influenza vaccination outweigh the theoretical risk, if any, for thimerosal exposure through vaccination.
2006
(September 26) In a statement prepared for the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD), FDA concludes that the evidence reviewed by IOM in 2004 does not support an association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.
2007
(July 7) CDC releases official statement on Autism and Thimerosal. Excerpt: some people believe increased exposure to thimerosal (from the addition of important new vaccines recommended for children) explains the higher prevalence in recent years. However, evidence from several studies examining trends in vaccine use and changes in autism frequency does not support such an association. Furthermore, a scientific review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that "the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism." CDC supports the IOM conclusion. Full text of the statement is available at http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/iso/concerns/thimerosal.htm.

(September 27) Thompson et al., Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcomes at 7 to 10 Years, New England Journal of Medicine - This study more rigorously examined the hypotheses that increasing exposure to thimerosal is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. Findings did not support a causal association between early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines and immune globulins and deficits in neuropsychological functioning at the age of 7 to 10 years.
2008
(January 8) Schechter et al., Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California’s Developmental Services System: Mercury in Retrograde, Archives of General Psychiatry - The study examined the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children 3 years of age and older reported to the California Developmental Services System using client reports for the years 1989 through March, 2007. Data found that the prevalence of children with autism born from 1989 through 2003 increased each year (and for each age up to 10 years). This was true whether the data were examined by year of birth or age group. Specifically, the prevalence at ages 3 to 5 years increased for each birth year since 1999, during the period when exposure to thimerosal preservative in vaccines began to be reduced.

CDC is currently conducting a thimerosal-autism case control study to determine if there is an association between the diagnosis of an autistic disorder and the level of mercury exposure from vaccines and immunoglobulins, and to determine if there an association between the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder and level of mercury exposure from vaccines and immunoglobulins.

A study is being completed in Italy to compare the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders among DTaP vaccine trial participants exposed to different quantities of thimerosal during infancy in randomized, controlled trials of accellular pertussis vaccines. The study evaluated the children using a standardized battery of neuropsychological tests. The Immunization Safety Review Committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) specifically recommended such a study in 2001.

A thimerosal and autism case-control study in three U.S. MCOs was conducted and is scheduled for publication in 2008. Children with autism were evaluated by certified specialists using state of the art, standardized diagnostic assessments. Vaccination histories and information on other potential confounding factors were ascertained for both cases and matched controls by review of medical records and standardized interviews of the children’s parents.


And you can find a timeline on the vaccine/autism scare here and here and here and here.


Dr. Janet Stemwedel & Dr. Peter Lipson (They start talking about the vaccine/autism myth just a little past the 33 minute mark):



"From time to time, rumors circulate that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative once used in several vaccines (and still used in some flu vaccine), could contribute to ASDs. However, valid scientific studies have shown there is no link. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the CDC, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) agree that science does not support a link between thimerosal in vaccines and autism." -American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/Immunizations.cfm)

"The author concludes that recent studies have found no association between MMR vaccination and autism. The frequent embryologic neuroanatomic abnormalities found in children with autism lessen the likelihood that MMR immunization is a major risk factor. The Immunization Safety Review Committee of the Institute of Medicine and a special American Academy of Pediatrics panel have concluded that evidence does not support MMR immunization as a risk factor for autism." -RICHARD SADOVSKY, M.D., American Academy of Family Physicians (http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020301/tips/14.html)

"On May 18th, 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its eighth and final report from its Immunization Safety Review Committee. Based on a thorough review of clinical and epidemiological studies, neither the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal nor the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine are associated with autism, says the new report. Furthermore, the hypotheses regarding how the MMR vaccine and thimerosal could trigger autism lack supporting evidence and are theoretical only. Further research to find the cause of autism should be directed toward other lines of inquiry that are supported by current knowledge and evidence and offer more promise for providing an answer, said the committee that wrote the report. The American Medical Association (AMA) lauds the process that went into the creation of this scientific report and applauds the IOM and the CDC for their strong efforts in continuing to ensure the safety of the vaccines that are administered in the United States through post-market surveillance and studies such as this." -American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13703.html"

"Prior to its introduction in the 1930's, data were available in several animal species and humans providing evidence for its safety and effectiveness as a preservative (Powell and Jamieson 1931). Since then, thimerosal has been the subject of several studies (see Bibliography) and has a long record of safe and effective use preventing bacterial and fungal contamination of vaccines, with no ill effects established other than minor local reactions at the site of injection." -U.S. Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm#saf)

“Some people believe increased exposure to thimerosal (from the addition of important new vaccines recommended for children) explains the higher prevalence in recent years. However, evidence from several studies examining trends in vaccine use and changes in autism frequency does not support such an association. Furthermore, a scientific review* by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that "the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism." CDC supports the IOM conclusion.” –Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal.htm)

"There is much debate regarding the correlation of childhood vaccines and the occurrence of autism in children. The weight of currently available scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. We recognize there is considerable public interest in this issue." -U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Resources (http://www.hhs.gov/autism/)

"The committee concludes that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. The committee also concludes that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism. The committee further finds that potential biological mechanisms for vaccine-induced autism that have been generated to date are theoretical only." -Institute of Medicine (2004) (http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3793/4705/20155.aspx)


CDC - "CDC Statement on Autism and Thimerosal"
Forbes - "Anti-Vaccine Ads at the Movies" by Steven Salzberg
"Fear Mongering the Flu Vaccine" by Steven Novella
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"Reading Age of Autism Part 1 – An Unhidden Agenda"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 2 – Mercury still not good for you"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 3 – Building the case"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 4 – Stretching the truth"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 5 – hodge podge of ideas"
"Is there a point to blogging Age of Autism – the book?"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 6 – everything old is new again"
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - "THIMEROSAL IN VACCINES"m
WebMD - "Thimerosal Down but Autism Rising" By Daniel J. DeNoon
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - "Thimerosal in Vaccines"
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - "What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish"
Science Daily - "Autism: Removing Thimerosal From Vaccines Did Not Reduce Autism Cases In California, Report Finds"
"More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism"
"Can Eating Fish Be Dangerous? The Facts about Methylmercury" By Diana Zuckerman, PhD, Anne Gallo, MS, and Madeleine Levin, MPH
"Risk Lies in Tuna Surprise" By Jae Hong Lee
American Academy of Pediatrics - "Methylmercury and ethylmercury: Different sources, properties and concerns" By Michael W. Shannon
"One Vaccine, One Ingredient and Anti-Vax Talking Points" by Steven Novella
Cyanide in apple seeds (relevant only to put in perspective)
Arsenic in potatoes (relevant only to put in perspective)
PBS - "Mercury in Fish"
Facts about Methylmercury in fish
"State lifts limit on mercury preservative in swine-flu shots" By Sandi Doughton
"Study: Autism Prevalence Still Up After Thimerosal Removed From Vaccines"
"Thimerosal in vaccines did not cause an autism epidemic"
"The mercury militia parties like it's 2005" by Orac
"Donald Triplett – Autism’s Patient Zero"
"The Age of Autism before thimerosal"
"Dammit! Where's my thimerosal?" by Orac
"More Notes on the Anti-Amalgam Movement" by Robert S. Baratz, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Spyridon Condos - Mercury and Dental Fillings: Safer than You Think
"Anti-vaccine propaganda in The Baltimore Sun" by David Gorski
"IOM: Vaccines cause very few side effects" By Maureen Martino
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop

Formaldehyde in vaccines Gambit:



Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - "Hot Topics: Formaldehyde"
National Toxicology Program - Fact Sheet - Formaldehyde (pdf)
National Toxicology Program report on Formaldehyde (pdf)
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies?" by Orac
"Dr. Jay Gordon: No vaccines needed, just quit eating cheese and ice cream" by Orac
"Cashing In On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears" by John Snyder
When right wing loons try to "do" science involving vaccines or HIV/AIDS... by Orac
"Precious bodily fluids" PZ Myers
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip
"Oh, no, there's protein and salt in my food!" by Orac
"Fear Mongering the Flu Vaccine" by Steven Novella

The antifreeze in vaccines Gambit:
"There is no antifreeze in vaccines"
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies?" by Orac

The ether in vaccines Gambit:
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies?" by Orac

Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines Gambit:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - "Hot Topics: Aluminum"
"Nine Questions, Nine Answers." by Mark Crislip
National Network for Immunization Information - "Vaccine Components: Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines"
Study - "The Common Vaccine Adjuvant Aluminum Hydroxide Up-Regulates Accessory Properties of Human Monocytes via an Interleukin-4-Dependent Mechanism"
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
"The NVIC Vaccine Ingredient Calculator: A disingenuous deceptive instrument of vaccine fear mongering” by Orac
"Face-off with the bestselling vaccine guru" By Rahul K. Parikh, M.D.

Aborted fetal tissue in vaccines Gambit:
"The resident anti-vaccine reporter at CBS News strikes again" by Orac
"Thermonuclear stupid about vaccines from someone other than Jenny McCarthy" by Orac
When right wing loons try to "do" science involving vaccines or HIV/AIDS... by Orac
"The Other Anti-Vaccinationists" by Steven Novella
"The NVIC Vaccine Ingredient Calculator: A disingenuous deceptive instrument of vaccine fear mongering” by Orac
"Joe Mercola plays the religion card against vaccines" by Orac
"Oh, no! There's DNA in my Gardasil! Or is there?" by Orac

The "Squalene/adjuvants in vaccines are bad" Gambit:
A Defense of Childhood Influenza Vaccination and Squalene-Containing Adjuvants; Joseph Mercola’s “Dirty Little Secret” by Joseph Albietz
"Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering" by Harriet Hall
"Swine flu vaccines, adjuvants, equity, safety" by revere
"Swine flu vaccines, adjuvants, equity, safety: more discussion" by revere
"Playing catch up on flu rumors" by PalMD
"One Vaccine, One Ingredient and Anti-Vax Talking Points" by Steven Novella
Reuters - "Did U.S. make mistake in skipping vaccine additive?" by Maggie Fox
Quackcast podcast episode 35 - "Flu vaccine efficacy. Plus 18 taradiddles"

Study - "Enhancement of an analytical method for the determination of squalene in anthrax vaccine adsorbed formulations."
Spanggord RJ, Sun M, Lim P, Ellis WY. - J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2006 Oct 11;42(4):494-9. Epub 2006 Jun 9.
PMID: 16762524 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Study - "Antibodies to squalene in US Navy Persian Gulf War veterans with chronic multisymptom illness."
Phillips CJ, Matyas GR, Hansen CJ, Alving CR, Smith TC, Ryan MA. - Vaccine. 2009 Jun 12;27(29):3921-6. Epub 2009 May 3.
PMID: 19379786 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The "polysorbate-80" in vaccines" gambit:
"Germ theory denialism and antivaccination myths on Medscape" by Orac
When "gut feelings" about science attack, or: Oh, no! Histidine and polysorbate-80 are going to destroy our girls! by Orac

The pork in vaccines gambit:
"David Kirby's Osama bin Laden vaccine gambit, revisited" by Orac

The DNA or RNA in vaccines gambit:
"Oh, no! There's DNA in my Gardasil! Or is there?" by Orac

The Potassium Chloride in vaccines gambit:
The "toxin gambit" on steroids by Orac

The Phenol in vaccines gambit:
The "toxin gambit" on steroids by Orac

The Triton X-100 in vaccines gambit:
Study - "A TritonX-100-split Virion Influenza Vaccine is Safe and Fulfills the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) Recommendations for the European Community for Immunogenicity, in Children, Adults and the Elderly"
"Fear Mongering the Flu Vaccine" by Steven Novella

The Green Our Vaccines or "Too Much Too Soon" Gambit:
USA Today - "Vaccine schedule safe for kids, panel says" by Liz Szabo
Institute of Medicine report - "Immunization Safety Review: Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction"
"Naturopaths and the anti-vaccine movement: Hijacking the law in service of pseudoscience" by David Gorski
"Dumbest comment ever?" by Orac (shows numerical values of amount of "toxins" in child vaccines)
Celebrity antivaccinationist ignoramuses on parade. Or: I didn't know that Dumb & Dumber was a documentary by Orac
"The Infection Schedule versus the Vaccination Schedule" by Mark Crislip
Testimony of NEAL A. HALSEY M.D. BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM - SAFETY AND EFFICACY ISSUES
"The New Plague" by John Snyder
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
"Infant immune system is stronger than many parents think"
"New vaccine-scheduling study deals blow to safety fears" By John Timmer
"Too many too soon?" by PalMD
"Vaccines – Too Few, Too Late" by Steven Novella
When “Too many, too soon” becomes “Too few, too late.”
"What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?" by David Gorski
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon
BBC - Toddlers to get 'six in one' jabs
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip
"Tell both sides" strikes again in vaccine reporting by Orac
"Misconceptions about Vaccines"
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop
The gambit explained by the actual anti-vaccinationists:
The “Green Our Vaccines” Initiative for Autism by Kent Heckenlively
The “Green Vaccines” Initiative by Kent Heckenlively
A Quick Guide to the “Green Vaccines” Initiative by Kent Heckenlively

The 36 vaccines gambit:
"Anti-vaccine propaganda in The Baltimore Sun" by David Gorski
Comment from science blogger, Prometheus
National Vaccine Information Center even claims it's 48 vaccines

The alternative vaccine schedule gambit:
"The Infection Schedule versus the Vaccination Schedule" by Mark Crislip
"Alternative Vaccination Schedules" by Mark Crislip
"Five Downsides Of Spacing Out Your Child’s Vaccines" By Carey Goldberg

The "Potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and sodium chloride in vaccines" Gambit:
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies? (revisited)" by Orac

The "vaccines ingredients cause cancer and death" Gambit:
"Cries the antivaccinationist: Why are we injecting TOXINS into our babies? (revisited)" by Orac

The not vaccinating MY child won't hurt YOUR child gambit (see: herd immunity is a myth gambit):
Immunizations: "If your children have been vaccinated against xyz disease, why would you care if others are NOT vaccinated" by Abbie Smith
"Five dangerous myths about vaccines"
"How Do We Know That Herd Immunity Exists?"
"Tell both sides" strikes again in vaccine reporting by Orac
LA Times - "Vaccination questions answered" By Amanda Mascarelli

The "Why do you hate mothers?" Gambit:
"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has declared a crank-off!" by Orac
Parenting Magazine - "Vaccines Fact and Fiction"
"Mom: I know for a fact that my son's autism was not caused by vaccines"

The “Hygiene and Better Nutrition Are Responsible for the Reduction in Disease Rates, Not Vaccination” Gamibt:
"Misconceptions about Vaccines"

The Misrepresenting VAERS gambit:
"The Incredible Hulk Vaccine Side Effect: Or, Understanding VAERS" by Karen Ernst
"Has Desiree Jennings' VAERS report been found?" by Orac

The vaccines weaken "natural immune system" gambit:
"Misconceptions about Vaccines"
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"Vaccine Questions" by Steven Novella

The Mandatory Vaccination (or "informed Consent" or "Health Freedom") Gambit:
CRS Report for Congress - "Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws"
"Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering" by Harriet Hall
"Health care workers and mandatory flu vaccines" by PalMD
"A confluence of the anti-vaccine and "health freedom" movements at AutismOne in Chicago" By Orac
"Why Health Freedom and Anti-Vaccine don’t mix" By The Quixotic Man
"Barbara Loe Fisher versus the flu vaccine" by Orac
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch
"Turning the informed consent tables on the anti-vaccine movement" by Orac
The Free Speech About Science Act (H.R. 1364), “health freedom,” and misinformed consent by David Gorski
"Another Anti-Vaccine Book" by Harriet Hall
"Battling misinformed consent: How should we respond to the anti-vaccine movement?" By Orac
Chicago Tribune - "Oak Park voters want more data on vaccine ingredients” By Julie Deardorff and Jim Jaworski
"Misinformed consent" rears its ugly head in Pediatrics by Orac
CBS News - "10 deadly myths about childhood vaccines"



The Guillian Barre Syndrome Gambit:
Wired Magazine - "No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Paralyzing Disorder" By Nathan Seppa
New England Journal of Medicine - "Safety of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in Postmarketing Surveillance in China"
"Refutation of vaccine dangers like Guillian Barre Syndrome" by Steve Novella
"Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering" by Harriet Hall
"The HPV Vaccine (Gardasil) Safety Revisited" by Joseph Albietz
Fears of Vaccines – The Problem of “Just Enough” Information by The Quixotic Man
"Dangerous flu misinformation from HuffPo----again" by PalMD
"Pandemic flu vaccine and Guillain Barre" by PalMD
"H1N1 Vaccine and GBS" by Steven Novella
"Swine flu vax didnt cause Guillain-Barre syndrome"

The No Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Studies Gambit:
For the anti-vaccinationists out there: The results of a real "vaxed versus unvaxed" study By Orac
The “No vaccinated vs unnvaccinated study” gambit by Leart Shaka
"Vaccination News on the German Study" by Leart Shaka
"A Simple Selection Bias Model Explains Generation Rescue's Survey Results"
"Too many too soon?" by PalMD
"The perils and pitfalls of doing a “vaccinated versus unvaccinated” study” by David Gorski
Large Danish study of link between MMR vaccine and autism
"More Evidence for Vaccine Safety" by Steven Novella
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 4 (End of 2010 edition) By Orac
"How we know anti-vaxers don't care about science" by Leart Shaka

The Amish don't vaccinate & don't have autism Gambit:
"Anecdotal Amish-don’t-vaccinate claims disproved by fact-based study" By Seth Mnookin
International Meeting for Autism Research: Prevalence Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among the Old Order Amish
"Autism and the Amish"
"Do The Amish Vaccinate? Indeed They Do, AND Their Autism Rates May be Lower" By Lisa Jo Rudy
"Rare Disease in Amish Children Sheds Light on Common Neurological Disorders"
"Autism Among the Amish: A Vaccination Myth Deconstructed" by Stacy Herlihy

The "We're not anti-vaccine" Gambit:
Annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 1 By Orac
Yet another one in the annals of inadvertently revealing anti-vaccine views By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 3 By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 4 (End of 2010 edition) By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 5 (argumentum ad Nazium edition, 2011) By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 6 By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 7 (argumentum ad Nazium edition #2, 2011) By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 8 (argumentum ad Nazium edition #3, 2011) By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 9 (The first volley of 2012) By Orac
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 10: Titanic, Oklahoma City, or the Holocaust? By Orac
Andrew Wakefield’s “do not re-vaccinate” letter
"Or: I’m not anti-vaccination, I just don’t recommend it."
"The Jenny and Jim antivaccine propaganda tour has begun" by David Gorski
A classic example of how "not anti-vaccine" Age of Autism is "Dr. Bob Sears: Stealth anti-vaccinationist?" by Orac
"Anti-vaccine activism, not autism activism" by Orac
"Anti-vaccine activism, not autism activism, part 2" By Orac
"A confluence of the anti-vaccine and "health freedom" movements at AutismOne in Chicago" By Orac
Age of Autism and Gardasil: What's that again about not being "anti-vaccine"? By Orac
"The Refusers: Proving Orac's corollary to Poe's Law" By Orac
"Destroying the vaccine program in order to save it" By Orac
"Age of Autism and vaccination against meningococcus: What's that again about not being "anti-vaccine"?" By Orac
Meryl Dorey: "I'm sorry if I've misinformed you"
"Do Children Get Too Many Immunizations? The Answer is No." by Mark Crislip, M.D. & Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Yet another one in the annals of inadvertently revealing anti-vaccine views" by Orac
"What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?" by David Gorski
"Battling misinformed consent: How should we respond to the anti-vaccine movement?" By Orac
"Gloating About Vaccine Fears" by Steven Novella
"Yet more evidence that Andrew Wakefield is anti-vaccine" by Orac
"More evidence that Andrew Wakefield is still anti-vaccine" by Orac
"Dr. Suzanne Humphries and the International Medical Council on Vaccination: Antivaccine to the core" by Orac
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 1 by Michael Rosch
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch
"A canary in the coal mine? Or a bird pining for the fjords?" by Orac
"Another Anti-Vaccine Book" by Harriet Hall
"SmartVax": The Orwellian repackaging of old anti-vaccine tropes by Orac

The Teach The Controversy (aka Tell Both Sides aka Manufactroversy) Gambit:
"A Dose of Controversy": More like a dose of equivocation by Orac
"Run, don't walk, away from these Doctors” by Orac
"Vaccines and the Media: No Room for Balance" by John Snyder
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
"Science Denial on the Rise" by Steven Newton
"Falling for one manufactroversy” by Orac

The 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Gambit:
CDC - "Reflections on the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccination Program"
"Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering" by Harriet Hall
"Dangerous flu misinformation from HuffPo----again" by PalMD

The equating vaccination with Nazis gambit (aka Godwin's Law):
"My Day at an Anti-Vaccination Rally" by Hemant Mehta
'Health Freedom' rally participants suffer from Nazi Tourrettes:

AntiVax Rally- May 26 2010-Vaccine Gestapo from Bruce Critelli on Vimeo.



The Vaccines Are Just For Profit Gambit:
"We, Pharma Shills"
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"Vaccine Suit to be Heard by Supreme Court" by Steven Novella
National Center for Policy Analysis - "Vaccinations, Costs and Profits: Most Immunizations Not Profitable For Doctors or Companies" by Stacy Herlihy
"A Not-So-Split Decision" by John Snyder
Passage from "Chemical and biological warfare: a reference handbook" By Albert J. Mauroni
"Vaccine Liability: Congress Should Give Vaccines a Shot in the Arm" by Randolph W. Pate, J.D., MPH
CNN - "Health care providers say insurers don't reimburse them enough for essential vaccinations, so they're not offering them"
The Seattle Times - "State lifts limit on mercury preservative in swine-flu shots" By Sandi Doughton
"Your doctor's only in it for the money. Right?” by PalMD
"Health food store advice not scientific: study"
The annals of "I'm not anti-vaccine," part 4 (End of 2010 edition) By Orac
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip
"The story behind the world’s first cancer vaccine" By Keith Veronese

Dr. Paul Offit is an industry spokesperson or profiteer and other Offit accusations gambit:
"Paul Offit responds to the press release by NAA (and carried by AoA)" (About how much Dr. Paul Offit made off RotaTeq)
"The National Autism Association’s embarrassing spitefulness" (About how much Dr. Paul Offit made off RotaTeq)
"Paul Offit's Mythical Millions (v. 2)" by David N. Brown
"Paul Offit explains the money side of the rotavirus vaccine he worked on "
"Meryl Dorey: Seven Assertions. One is Factual. Six Are False.”
"Did Paul Offit MD Publish A Study Proving The "100,000 Vaccines At Once" Claim?"
"Does Paul Offit MD Oppose All Vaccine Exemptions?”
"Has Paul Offit MD "Set Himself Up" as An Expert on Vaccines?”
"Is Paul Offit MD Continuing to Derive Revenue from The Vaccine He Developed?”
"Did Paul Offit MD "Sit on the FDA Committee" That Approved His RotaTeq Vaccine?"
"Meryl Dorey lying about Dr Paul Offit"
"Do we suspect Age of Autism doesn’t care for Dr. Paul Offit?"

Government vaccine courts prove a conspiracy Gambit:
Wikipedia - "Vaccine court"
Supreme Court Decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth 6-2 (.pdf)
"The Supreme Court rules on Bruesewitz v. Wyeth and vaccine injury cases" by Orac
"Supreme Court decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth"
Liable to Infection Flu vaccine in short supply partly because of trial lawyers and 'tort tax' by Jim Copland
Nine differences between “us and them,” nine straw men burning by David Gorski
FindLaw - Pharmaceutical Drug Liability
"Vaccine injury and compensation" by Orac
FindLaw - "Vaccine Court Rules Against Thimerosal Autism Link" By Tanya Roth
ABA Journal - "Vaccine Court Finds No Thimerosal-Autism LInk" By Sarah Randag
Wall Street Journal - "Vaccines Win Again"
"We are all part of the spectrum" by Elizabeth McBreen
NY Times - "Supreme Court to Consider Vaccine Case" By BARRY MEIER
"Oh brother, Jake Crosby is the walking embodiment of Poe’s Law"
"Supreme Court decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth"
"Supreme Court Decision on Vaccine Injury" By Steven Novella
"Supreme Court Saves Nation’s Immunization Program" by John Snyder

Manufactured Legitimacy Gambit:
"Jack's Fourth Show: How anti-vaccine groups rebrand themselves as legitimate autism charities" by Orac
Crank “scientific” conferences: A parody of science-based medicine that can deceive even reputable scientists and institutions by David Gorski
"“Medical Voices” on vaccines: Brave, brave Sir Robin…" by David Gorski

The "Fight Flu With Vitamins Instead Of Vaccines" Gambit:
"Swine flu: what you can and can't do" by PalMD
"Dangerous flu misinformation from HuffPo----again" by PalMD
"More dangerous naturopathic nonsense" by PalMD

The "Tamiflu And Relenza Are Useless" Gambit:
"Does Tamiflu resistant swine flu virus really spread less well?" by revere
"Tamiflu resistance puzzle" by revere

The "Conflict of Interest" or "Reject any study out of hand because it was funded by a group with an agenda") Gambit:
"More Vaccine-Autism Nonsense" by Steven Novella
"Monkey business in autism research, part II" by David Gorski
All types of paranoid cranks use this tactic
"When you dismiss every scientific study, you open the door to believing anything" by Orac
Nine differences between “us and them,” nine straw men burning by David Gorski
"It appears Mr. Stone doesn't even know what a corresponding author is" by Orac
"The genetics of autism" by David Gorski
"Oh brother, Jake Crosby is the walking embodiment of Poe’s Law"
"Conflicts of Interest” by Harriet Hall

The "36,000 annual flu death denial" Gambit:
"CDC"

The "vaccine doesn't work" Gambit:
"Vaccine Awareness Week begins: Raymond Obomsawin is still spreading the same misinformation" by Orac
"Outbreaks" by Mark Crislip
“Vaccines didn’t save us” (a.k.a. “vaccines don’t work”): Intellectual dishonesty at its most naked by David Gorski
USA Today - "Vaccine has nearly eliminated chickenpox deaths in children" By Liz Szabo
"Idiotic comment of the week" by Orac (shows mortality statistics over hundreds of years)
"Flu Vaccine Efficacy" by Mark Crislip
CDC - "Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Questions and Answers for Health Professionals" "Antivaxxers take note: vaccines stop polio outbreak in Tajikistan" by Phil Plait
NY Times - "A Campaign Shows Signs of Progress Against Polio"
Study - "Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in the Community-Dwelling Elderly"
"Yes, But. The Annotated Atlantic." by Steven Novella
Curiosity Aroused podcast episode 5 - "To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?"
NY Times - "Flu Shots in Children Can Help Community" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Google Scholar search - "vaccine efficacy evidence"
New Scientist - "First cancer vaccine approved for use in people"
"Who doesn't hate smallpox?" by PalMD
"Vaccine efficacy – Pneumococcal"
Celebrities Endorsing Stupid Things: (like) The Anti-Vaccination Movement
"Cancer vaccine field gets shot of optimism from positive results" by Vicki Brower
NY Times - "Doubts Grow Over Flu Vaccine in Elderly" By BRENDA GOODMAN (Anti-vaxxers insist this somehow proves no vaccine works at all)
"6 People You've Never Heard of Who Probably Saved Your Life" by By Jacopo della Quercia
"Meryl Dorey and the Fallacy of the Excluded Middle"
"Mumps" by Mark Crislip
"Uganda wipes out measles" By Francis Kagolo
"Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax) Confirmed Safe" by Steven Novella
"Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study"
Unicef - "Polio: stories from West Java"
"Vaccines work" by Phil Plait
"Vaccines Save Lives: Here's Proof" by Sarah Lovinger
National Cancer Institute - "Vaccine Protects Against Virus Linked to Half of All Cervical Cancers"
"Some Flu Vaccine Updates" by Steven Novella
NY Times - "Rinderpest Virus Deadly in Livestock Is No More, U.N. Declares" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
"What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?" by David Gorski
"Germ Theory Denial" by Steven Novella
"Whole Populations To Be Vaccinated In Emergency Response To Polio Outbreak"
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon
WedMD - "Shingles Vaccine Cuts Disease Risk 55%" By Kathleen Doheny
Collaboration in Nigeria
Remarkable success in India
Science Daily - "Vaccine For Ear Infections: Pediatricians Reduce Ear Infections By Vaccinating Children"
"Measles case leads to mass vaccinations" By Stephen Smith
Science Daily - "New Vaccine Technology Protects Mice from Hepatitis C Virus"
Pediatric Supersite - "Hospitalizations, deaths keep declining after rotavirus vaccine introduction"
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
ABC News - "Innovation Saves Children from Meningitis"
"Doctors Without Borders embark on massive vaccination campaign in Zambia" by Leart Shaka
"Whooping Cough Prevented If Kids' Caretakers Are Vaccinated: Report" by Sheila Ring
"More evidence for the effectiveness of vaccines" by Orac
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop
"Mike Adams vs. the flu vaccine" by Orac
"Random Flu Thoughts" by Mark Crislip
"Flu Vaccine Safety and Efficacy" by Steven Novella
"Five dangerous myths about vaccines"

The "vaccine is untested" Gambit:
Science 2.0 - "Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric: When Pro-Safe Is Pro-Misinformation" By Kim Wombles
"How are new vaccines tested before public use?" by Mark Crislip
"Playing catch up on flu rumors" by PalMD
"The anti-vacc movement; an Australian perspective."
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop

The "Vaccines Cause Diabetes" Gambit:
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"

The "Vaccines Are Unnecessary" Gambit:
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon

The "Appeal to Fear" Gambit:
Shine - "Why I feel duped by the anti-vaccine movement" by Annette Cardwell

The "U.S. has high infant mortality therefore it's the vaccines that kill babies" Gambit:
CDC - "QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates* for 10 Leading Causes of Infant Death --- United States, 2005"

The "Vaccine manufacturer whistleblowers have denounced the vaccine" Gambit:
"No shame: antivaccine ghouls defame the dead, and elevate the disgraced" by PalMD

The "I'm not getting a flu shot because I never get the flu" Gambit (or "hot hand" or "reverse gambler's" fallacy):
"I'm not getting a flu shot because I never get the flu" by PalMD

The "Medical science uses a one-size-fits-all approach" Gambit:
"Dangerous flu misinformation from HuffPo----again" by PalMD
CBS News - "10 deadly myths about childhood vaccines"

The diseases the vaccines prevent against aren't dangerous Gambit:
"You didn’t die from it 30 years ago and you’re not going to die from it today.”
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases YouTube channel
"Some facts for the anti vaccination crowd" (internet forum discussion)
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop

The vaccine is dangerous for pregnant women gambit:
"Flu shots safe for pregnant women, study finds" By Amy Norton
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"Medical News Today: Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Woman’s Baby And Does Not Cause Miscarriage"

The Vaccines can have side effects gambit:
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth

The You’re safe if everyone else is vaccinated gambit:
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth

CRANK MAGNETISM:
"Crank Magnetism" by Mark Hoofnagle
The "vindication of all kooks" corollary to the principle of crank magnetism by Orac
"Crank magnetism strikes again" by Orac
Crank magnetism at a young age: Anti-vaccine "resistance" and 9/11 Truth by Orac
"Straw men and projection: Tools of quacks and conspiracy theorists to deflect critical thinking" by Orac

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorder linked to autism Gambit:
Pediatrics - "Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals With ASDs: A Consensus Report"
NY Times - "Evidence Lacking for Special Diets in Autism"
"No Evidence for Autism Associated GI Disorder" by Steven Novella
"Gut disorders and autism: A new consensus statement" by Orac

The high hospital death rate gambit:
"Epiphany” by Mark Crislip

Vaccines Cause Infertility/Miscarrages Gambit:
"Mercola appears to lie about vaccines and fertility (#vaxfax)" by PalMD
"H1N1 Vaccine and Miscarriages – More Fear Mongering" by Steven Novella

Vaccines Cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Gambit:
CDC - "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Vaccines"
Institute of Medicine report - "Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy"
Dept. of Health and Human Services - Testimony on Hepatitis B Vaccine by Harold S. Margolis, M.D.
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch

Vaccines Cause Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Gambit:
The vilest antivaccine lie that won't die: Shaken baby syndrome as "vaccine injury" by Orac

The Vaccine Isn't 100% Safe Gambit:
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon

The "virus is mutating therefore vaccines are useless" gambit:
The "virus is mutating therefore vaccines are useless" gambit by Leart Shaka

The Vaccines cause narcolepsy gambit:
"Follow up on Pandemrix and Narcolepsy" by Steven Novella

The Schopenhauer Gambit or "our faith will be vindicated one day" gambit:
"We shall overcome," sings the anti-vaccine movement by Orac
"A proposal: An anti-Schopenhauer response to anti-vaccine cranks" by Orac

The doctors don't get vaccinated because they know vaccines are harmful gambit:
"Vaccine Council of Vaccination" by Mark Crislip

The Bill Gates called autism advocacy groups "child killers" or Bill Gates is a eugenicist gambit:
Outraged Child Killers to Protest Against Bill Gates For Calling Them "Child Killers"
"Microsoft, Merck, and Bill Gates: Eugenicists?" by Orac

The vaccines as eugenics plot gambit:
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch
"Deaths from vaccines in Japan?" by Orac
"Microsoft, Merck, and Bill Gates: Eugenicists?" by Orac

The vaccines killed 4 in Japan gambit:
"Japan Expert Panel: Don't Believe Deaths Connected To Vaccines"
Reuters - "Japan panel finds no link to vaccines, deaths: report"
"Deaths from vaccines in Japan?" by Orac

The health officials deny vaccnes can cause any harm gambit:
"Deaths from vaccines in Japan?" by Orac

The Samali community in Minneapolis prove vaccines cause autism gambit:
"Somali community start to fight back against Andrew Wakefield and Generation Rescue"

The Poul Thorsen is corrupt gambit:
"The curious case of Poul Thorsen, fraud and embezzlement, and the Danish vaccine-autism studies" by David Gorski
"Danish investigator Poul Thorsen: Custom-made for the anti-vaccine movement to distract from inconvenient science" by Orac
"The use of Poul Thorsen to distract from inconvenient facts about vaccine safety continues apace" by Orac
"Danish researcher indicted for financial fraud" by Leart Shaka
"Chuck Norris outdoes Jenny McCarthy on vaccines" by Orac

The there's no risk to not getting vaccinated gambit:
CBS News - "10 deadly myths about childhood vaccines"

The there's no harm in delaying vaccines gambit:
CBS News - "10 deadly myths about childhood vaccines"

The nations with highest vaccination have highest infant mortality gambit:
"Vaccines and infant mortality rates" by Orac

The revisionist history gambit:
"SmartVax": The Orwellian repackaging of old anti-vaccine tropes by Orac

The "disappeared diseases" gambit:
"Misconceptions about Vaccines"

The “More Vaccinated Than Unvaccinated People Get Sick” Gamibt:
"Misconceptions about Vaccines"

Vaccines cause or spread the diseases they are supposed to prevent gambit:
"9 vaccination myths busted. With science!" by Dr Rachael Dunlop

CHELATION AND OTHER BOGUS AUTISM REMEDIES:
www.chelationwatch.org MSNBC - "FDA to 8 companies: stop marketing miracle cures" By MATTHEW PERRONE
"Chelation Fraud" by Steven Novella
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation.html
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=164#more-164
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8087928&dopt=AbstractPlus
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos
"Pumping autistic children full of an industrial chelator (revisited)" by Orac
"British Boy Dies After Chelation Therapy for Autism" By Katrina Woznicki
"Plumbing the depth of quackery at HuffPo" by PalMD
"Marketing Drugs as Food to Kids with Autism" by Steven Novella
"Boyd Haley Ordered to Stop Illegal Marketing of OSR#1" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Why Doctor's Data Is Trying to Shut Me Up" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Post-Chelator Challenge Urinary Metal Testing" by Nathan Charlton, MD and Kevin L. Wallace, MD FACMT
"Chelation: Compounding Pharmacy’s Problems" by Scott Gavura
"Brain Balance" by Steven Novella
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos
"Stem cell quackery for autism, revisited" By Orac


Hannah Poling case:
"Has the Government Conceded Vaccines Cause Autism?"
"Sharyl Attkisson blogs the Hannah Poling settlement"
"The Appalling Poling Saga"
"CBS News' resident anti-vaccine propagandist Sharyl Attkisson abuses the Hannah Poling case again" by Orac
"Hannah Poling awarded 1.5 million in vaccine injury case"
"Muddied waters: setting the record straight about MMR vaccinations and autism" by Rachael Dunlop
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23519029/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/03/the_hannah_poling_case_and_the_rebrandin.php
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=341
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/20/2089

Mitochondrial Mutations hypothesis Debunked:
"The revenge of the return of the resurrection of the "autism as mitochondrial disorder" notion" by Orac
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/08/why_the_whole_mitochondrial_disease_plus.php
http://photoninthedarkness.com/?p=149

Bailey Banks case:
"The incredible shrinking vaccine-autism hypothesis shrinks some more" by David Gorski

How Alt. Med. Practitioners/quacks operate:
http://photoninthedarkness.com/?p=150
http://photoninthedarkness.com/?p=151
"Springtime for Charlatans" by Steven Novella
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/10/framing_vaccines_again.php#more
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2006/08/the_galileo_gambit_1.php
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2006/09/the_pharma_shill_gambit_1.php
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=343
"Martin Gardner’s Signs of a Crank" by Brian Dunning
"Cranks, quacks, and peer review" by David Gorski
"Compare and Contrast" by Mark Crislip
"How To Spot a Guru” by Steven Novella
"Andrew Wakefield: The Galileo Gambit writ large in The Observer" by Orac
"Alt med ghouls" by Phil Plait
"Boost Your Immune System?" by Mark Crislip
"When you dismiss every scientific study, you open the door to believing anything" by Orac
How To Generate Scientific Controversy
How To Monetize Scientific Controversy
"Evidence in Medicine: Correlation and Causation" by Steven Novella
"Naturopaths and the anti-vaccine movement: Hijacking the law in service of pseudoscience" by David Gorski
"When testimonials are used in medical advertising" by Orac
“Toxins”: the new evil humours by Amy Tuteur, MD
The “pharma shill” gambit by David Gorski
"Science Denial on the Rise" by Steven Newton
"The Three Musketeers of Woo attack science-based medicine" by Orac
"East meets West over potentially cancer fighting fungus" by Page
"The One True Cause of All Disease" by Harriet Hall
Demonizing “Big Pharma” by Steven Novella
Quackwatch - "Doctor's Data Facing Multiple Lawsuits” by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Bogus Diagnostic Tests" by Kimball Atwood
Gary Null – Hoist with his Own Petard” by Steven Novella
"Your doctor's only in it for the money. Right?” by PalMD
"You pulled that out of where?” by PalMD
"Lying Liars and their Lying Lies" by Mark Crislip
"No Education? No Training? No License? No Problem!" by Jann Bellamy
"Experts Agree: Your Experts Are Morons” By The Quixotic Man
"Health food store advice not scientific: study"
"The genetics of autism" by David Gorski
"Plumbing the depth of quackery at HuffPo" by PalMD
"CFI’s Skeptics Get Naturopaths to Disown Homeopathy, Reiki & Energy Therapy on TV" by Justin B. Trottier
"Boyd Haley Ordered to Stop Illegal Marketing of OSR#1" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Why Doctor's Data Is Trying to Shut Me Up" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Quack Miranda Warning" by PalMD
"A nonsensical attack on Stephen Barrett” by Orac
Business Week - "Old-Time Sales Tricks on the Net" By David E. Gumpert
"Your disease, your fault" by Peter Lipson
"Stem cell quackery for autism, revisited” by Orac
"A proposal: An anti-Schopenhauer response to anti-vaccine cranks" by Orac
"I Can Fly" by Steven Novella
The Free Speech About Science Act (H.R. 1364), “health freedom,” and misinformed consent by David Gorski
"A Skeptic in Oz" by Steven Novella
"Straw men and projection: Tools of quacks and conspiracy theorists to deflect critical thinking" by Orac
"Fashionably toxic" by David Gorski
"CBC Program on Homeopathy" by Steven Novella
"Pragmatic Studies – More Bait and Switch" by Steven Novella
"Detoxifying fashionably" by Orac

Good vs. Bad Medical procedures:
"Compare and Contrast" by Mark Crislip
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=how-anecdotal-evidence-can-undermine-scientific-results
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=388
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=342

The myth that vaccines are responsible for causing autism has in recent years become the Young Earth Creationism of the medical world. This page is intended to provide information to counteract the propaganda being perpetuated in the popular media about this issue but we encourage everyone who wishes to learn more to consult with a proper medical professional.

"Autism & Vaccines: How Bad Science Confuses the Press & Harms the Public" Lecture by Dr. Steven Salzberg

Why We Immunize






MMR VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:

Wikipedia - MMR Vaccine
WHO - "Measles"
"Rachel's Story" by Leart Shaka
"Vaccine Preventable Suffering – Mahi Abdallah" by Leart Shaka
"Meningitis and measles kill 41 in Nigeria" by Leart Shaka
Measles Initiative
"More than 700 cases of measles in Quebec"
"Over 1,100 children killed by measles in Congo"
"Measles kills 70 children in Zim"
"Vaccines work" by Phil Plait
"A Not-So-Split Decision" by John Snyder
pervasive myths held about vaccines
"Ho! How did I miss this?"
The Guardian - Special site from The Guardian in association with the NHS providing clear information about the MMR vaccine
Quackcast podcast - ep. 46 - Mumps
CDC - "Update: Mumps Outbreak --- New York and New Jersey, June 2009--January 2010"
"Measles outbreaks, 2011" by David Gorski
"Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child" by By Serena Gordon
"£500,000 for boy left fighting for life after being used as MMR guinea pig" By RACHEL ELLIS
"Hundreds may have gotten measles exposure in Tarrytown, Greenburgh" By Danielle De Souza
"Measles warning issued in Brisbane"
What's the harm in vaccine denial?
"A deadly history" by Emily Willingham
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2008/11/measles-mmr-vaccine.html
In Wales: "Measles outbreak 'worst in years'
Guardian: "MMR jab should be compulsory for all children starting school, expert says" by Jessica Shepherd
"MEASLES: A dangerous illness" by Roald Dahl (Yes, that Roald Dahl)
New Zealand measles rate 7-times higher in 2009 because of low immunization rates
"Measles outbreak in Dublin, 2000"
Minnesota Dept. of Health - about nine confirmed cases of measles reported in Minnesota
"Old-fashioned mumps make comeback in Borough Park; 57 confirmed cases" BY Helen Kennedy
"Measles" by Mark Crislip
"Mumps cases reach 152 in Monsey area as part of large U.S. outbreak" By Jane Lerner
"Measles outbreak in German caused by anti-vaccinationists" by Kristjan Wager
"Measles Resurgence Tied To Parents' Vaccine Fears" by Richard Knox
Measles making ‘rapid comeback’ By FRANK JORDANS
"Mumps" by Mark Crislip
"Unvaccinated behind largest U.S. measles outbreak in years" By Steven Reinberg
CDC - "Update: Mumps Outbreak --- New York and New Jersey, June 2009--January 2010"
"Moving towards a world free of measles" by Madeleine Brindley
"Fears of measles epidemic" by Steve Spinks
"Dorey Pleads: Give Children The Chance To Die"
"Contagious measles concern grows in Townsville"
"Vaccination Rates Decline: How Many Children at Risk?" by Caroline Black
"Face-off with the bestselling vaccine guru" By Rahul K. Parikh, M.D.
"Measles is back, and it's because your kids aren't vaccinated" By David Biello
WHO - "Global measles deaths drop by 78%, but resurgence likely"
WHO - "Measles death in the United Kingdom"
"5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths" By Robin Nixon
Science Daily - "Inhalable Measles Vaccine Tested"
"Measles outbreak hits Geneva"
"Measles case leads to mass vaccinations" By Stephen Smith
"Dr. Jay and argumentum ad bradi bunchium" by Orac
"WHO reports measles outbreaks in European countries"
"Utah measles cases linked to one person" By LYNN DEBRUIN
"Consequences" by Steven Novella
Wired - "What Vaccine Refusal Really Costs: Measles in Arizona" By Maryn McKenna
"US on track for most measles cases in a decade" By MIKE STOBB
"Seven measles cases reported in Florida" by Paul Tinder
The luxury of anti-vaccinationism "Part II: Measles" & "Part III: More Measles"
"Why you (hopefully) won’t hear claims that the MMR vaccine protects against autism" by Seth Mnookin
"Muddied waters: setting the record straight about MMR vaccinations and autism" by Rachael Dunlop
"A deadly reason to vaccinate" by CLAIRE O'CONNELL
"Thanks, antivaccinationists. Thanks again for the measles." by Orac

SEASONAL FLU VACCINES:
CDC - "Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot!"
"Lest We Forget: Influenza Can Be Devastating" by Harriet Hall
"Flu-stricken boy recovers after months of therapy" By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA
CDC - "Misconceptions about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccines Q&A"
Flu vaccine package insert (pdf)
"Number of flu victims in the UK more than doubles in one week, reaches 254" by Leart Shaka
"Westchester Boy Dies of Flu Complications" By ARUN KRISTIAN DAS
"Short Attention Span SBM" by Mark Crislip
"Flu Vaccine Efficacy" by Mark Crislip
"Random Flu Thoughts" by Mark Crislip
"Some Flu Vaccine Updates" by Steven Novella
CDC - "Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Questions and Answers for Health Professionals" Study - "Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in the Community-Dwelling Elderly"
NY Times - "For the Herd’s Sake, Vaccinate" By STEVEN L. WEINREB
NY Times - "Flu Shots in Children Can Help Community" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
NY Times - "Doubts Grow Over Flu Vaccine in Elderly" By BRENDA GOODMAN (Anti-vaxxers insist this somehow proves no vaccine works at all)
"Barbara Loe Fisher versus the flu vaccine" by Orac
"Mercola appears to lie about vaccines and fertility (#vaxfax)" by PalMD
"High Dose Flu Vaccine for the Elderly" by Harriet Hall
"Journalists sink in The Atlantic article on vaccines" by revere
"New Pfizer unit to take on autism"
"Moving Closer to a Universal Influenza Vaccine"
"Influenza Vaccine Mandates" by Mark Crislip
"Flu Update" by PalMD
"Flu Shot Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk" By Amy Norton
"Flu shots safe for pregnant women, study finds" By Amy Norton
"Flu Outbreak In 2013 Earliest, One Of The Worst In A Decade; At Least 18 Children Already Dead"
Science Daily - "Faster Flu Vaccine: Researchers Apply DNA Biology to Vaccination Technique"
Wired Magazine - "No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Paralyzing Disorder" By Nathan Seppa
"Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains" by Alok Jha
"What percentage of people who got the flu vaccine got the flu anyway?" by Leart Shaka
"Flu kills 602 Britons in 2010" by Leart Shaka
"Anti-Vaxers and the Need for Clarity" by Steven Novella
CDC - "Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths --- United States, September 2010--August 2011"
"Fear Mongering the Flu Vaccine" by Steven Novella
"Medical News Today: Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Woman’s Baby And Does Not Cause Miscarriage"
"Mike Adams vs. the flu vaccine" by Orac
"Vaccine Questions" by Steven Novella
"Flu Vaccine Safety and Efficacy" by Steven Novella
"Flu season has Boston declaring health emergency" By BOB SALSBERG
"Get Your Damn Flu Shot" by Kent Sepkowitz

H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccine and other flu vaccine myths debunked:
New England Journal of Medicine - "Safety of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in Postmarketing Surveillance in China"
"Vaccine Times: Vaccine Preventable Death - Lana Ameen"
"Doctor whose three-year-old daughter died of swine flu calls for all children to be vaccinated" By Stephen Adams
"On H1N1 anniversary, a mother lives daily with regret" By Madison Park
"H1N1 Update" by Steven Novella
"2009 H1N1 toll in the United States"
"Number of influenza victims in Georgia hits 40 people"
"Swine flu is back: Virus has killed 10 in the last six weeks and its spreading to Europe" By Rob Cooper
MSNBC - "New swine flu strain infects two more children"
"WHO, H1N1, and Conflicts of Interest" by Steven Novella
Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast - "Special Report: H1N1 Flu Pandemic Update"
Quackcast podcast episode 35 - "Flu vaccine efficacy. Plus 18 taradiddles"
Quackcast podcast episode 34 - "Flu Woo for You"
"9 Reasons to Completely Ignore Joseph Mercola" by Joseph Albietz
"Why I am getting both seasonal and swine flu vaccines and why you should, too" by revere
Reuters - "300 people hospitalized in Britain's ICUs with flu" By Kate Kelland
"Prevention: you keep using that word..." by PalMD
"Playing catch up on flu rumors" by PalMD
Discovery News - "Swine Flu Vaccine Fears Debunked" by Emily Sohn
"Swine Flu Vaccine Fearmongering" by Harriet Hall
"H1N1 Vaccine and GBS" by Steven Novella
A Defense of Childhood Influenza Vaccination and Squalene-Containing Adjuvants; Joseph Mercola’s “Dirty Little Secret” by Joseph Albietz
CDC - "Reflections on the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccination Program"
"H1N1 Flu Is Still a Threat" by Steven Novella
"More Flu Woo For You, Boo Boo" by Mark Crislip
CDC - "Top 10 frequently asked questions on use of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines (2009 H1N1 vaccines): Practical considerations for immunization programs and providers"
LA Times - "Swine flu's tendency to strike the young is causing confusion" By Karen Kaplan
"Novel H1N1 Vaccine and Autism: What You Need to Know"
"Cold Flusion?" by Mark Crislip
"Homeopaths Are Anti-Vaccine" by Steve Novella
"A tale of two news stories: The HPV and flu vaccines and why it's so easy to confuse correlation with causation" by Orac
Fears of Vaccines – The Problem of “Just Enough” Information by The Quixotic Man
"Hab rachmones! Anti-vax inanity in my email!" by PalMD
"Petit canard, grand canard" by Peter Lipson
"Swine flu: what you can and can't do" by PalMD
"Does Tamiflu resistant swine flu virus really spread less well?" by revere
"Tamiflu resistance puzzle" by revere
"Swine flu vaccines, adjuvants, equity, safety" by revere
"Swine flu vaccines, adjuvants, equity, safety: more discussion" by revere
"Dumbest comment ever?" by Orac (shows numerical values of amount of "toxins" in child vaccines)
ABC News - "As Seen on GMA: Swine Flu Myths"
NY Times - "Nothing to Fear but the Flu Itself" by PAUL A. OFFIT
Public radio show On The Media - "Taking Our Medicine"
Public radio show On The Media - "Shot of Fear" (interview w/ Ben Goldacre)
Media Matters - "Beck, Limbaugh fomenting fear about H1N1 vaccine"
"H1N1 Update" by Steven Novella
"More Nonsense from Dr. Jay Gordon" by Steven Novella
"Oh Canada." by Mark Crislip
"H1N1 Influenza Virus, H1N1 Vaccine and Mitochondrial Disease" By Bruce Cohen, M.D.
New Scientist - "Is the swine flu vaccine safe?" by Debora MacKenzie
US Deaths From Swine Flu Surpass 1,000 By PHILIP ELLIOTT
"CDC: 76 children dead of swine flu as cases rise" By MIKE STOBBE
"CDC: 28 Pregnant Women Dead From H1N1"
Facebook Group - "H1N1 Vaccine - Get the Facts"
"H1N1 Vaccination Hysteria Part 1: Is the Swine Flu Vaccine Safe?"
CDC - "General Questions and Answers on 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Safety"
USA Today - H1N1 flu 'pushing hospitals to their limit' By Steve Sternberg
"Swine flu prompts hundreds of schools to close" By DON BABWIN
H1N1 Flu News
CDC - 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine - Questions & Answers
CDC - H1N1 Vaccine Administration Billing Q & A's
PBS - "Experts Answered Your Questions on the H1N1 Flu Vaccine"
WebMD - "H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine FAQ" By Daniel J. DeNoon
NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services - "H1N1 Resource Center"
60 Minutes - "Inside Look At H1N1 Vaccine Production"
"Swine flu is killing a different set of folks---young folks" by PalMD
Wall Street Journal - "Home Flu Cures: Bad Medicine?" By MELINDA BECK
"Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu" By Philip Alcabes
"Dangerous flu misinformation from HuffPo----again" by PalMD
"An Influenza Recap: The End of the Second Wave" by Joseph Albietz
"Swine flu---unequal killer" by PalMD
"Measles" by Mark Crislip
Factcheck.org - "Whoppers of 2009: We review the choicest falsehoods from a year that kept us busy." by Lori Robertson, Brooks Jackson and Jess Henig
"Debunking Common Swine Flu Myths"
Graphic: How flu vaccines get to you (.pdf)
"European Medicines Agency finds no link between swine flu vaccine and narcolepsy"
If they get confused over the word “pandemic” how much can you really trust their advice?
"Improving Our Response to Anti-Vaccine Sentiment" by Scott Gavura
NPR - "Why The Controversy? Vaccines Save Lives" by Adam J. Ruben
"Follow up on Pandemrix and Narcolepsy" by Steven Novella
Wired Magazine - "No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Paralyzing Disorder" By Nathan Seppa
"Swine flu vax didnt cause Guillain-Barre syndrome"

Myths surrounding allegedly vaccine-injured cheerleader Desiree Jennings:
"Desiree Jennings on 20/20" by Stephen Novella
"The Desiree Jennings Case, a Win for Skepticism" by Page
"The Dystonia Flu-Shot Case" by Stephen Novella
"Dystonia Case Follow Up" by Stephen Novella
"It’s All In Your Head" by Stephen Novella
"Has Desiree Jennings' VAERS report been found?" by Orac
"Well That Didn’t Take Long – Another Dystonia Case Follow Up" by Stephen Novella
Desiree Jennings "cured" of her "vaccine-induced dystonia"? by Orac

H1N1 VACCINE INFORMATION:
FDA - "Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Package insert (CSL Limited)"
FDA - "Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Package insert (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited)
FDA - "Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Package insert (Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)
FDA - "Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Package insert (MedImmune LLC)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib):
CNN - "Where vaccine doubt persists" By Madison Park

GARDASIL/HPV VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
Gardasil For Guys:
Transcript for some of above video here


CDC - "What is HPV?"
"The U.S. Could Prevent A Lot Of Cancers If We Really Used The HPV Vaccine" by Alissa Scheller
NY Times - "HPV Vaccine Is Credited in Fall of Teenagers’ Infection Rate" by By SABRINA TAVERNISE
"Report: HPV rates remain high because parents won’t vaccinate" BY KATIE MCDONOUGH
"The Truth About HPV Vaccination"
"How Safe is the HPV vaccine?"
"How Safe is the HPV vaccine? V 2.0"
"HPV Vaccine for Boys" by Harriet Hall
"Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine"
CDC - "Cervical Cancer: The Preventable Gynecologic Cancer"
CDC - "Reports of Health Concerns Following HPV Vaccination"
CDC - "Summary of HPV Adverse Event Reports Published in JAMA"
"CDC - TGenital HPV Infection - Fact Sheet"
"CDC - "Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine"
"Why is the HPV Vaccine Still Controversial?" by Mindy Townsend
"Report: HPV rates remain high because parents won’t vaccinate" BY KATIE MCDONOUGH
"Mayo Clinic - "HPV infection"
"AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS STATEMENT ON HPV VACCINE" (pdf)
Pubmed - "Rocks along the road to the control of HBV and HCC."
National Cancer Institute - "Vaccine Protects Against Virus Linked to Half of All Cervical Cancers"
Skeptically Speaking podcast - Episode #122
"On Gardasil and Goalposts"
"Gardasil vaccine OK to prevent anal cancer, FDA says" By JoNel Aleccia
"The HPV Vaccine (Gardasil) Safety Revisited" by Joseph Albietz
"HPV vaccination misinformation and bias in Medscape" by David Gorski
"How We Got the Controversial HPV Vaccine" by Emily Saarman
"Mainstream scaremongering over Gardasil" by Phil Plait
CNN - "FDA panel urges HPV vaccine be given to boys"
"Why, Medscape, why? Or: Gardasil is hunky-dory except when antivaccinationists say it's not." by Orac
"The HPV Vaccine" by Steven Novella
Forbes - "Four Ways Katie Couric Stacked The Deck Against Gardasil" by Matthew Herper
"Furthering the Conversation on the HPV Vaccine" by Katie Couric
"A tale of two news stories: The HPV and flu vaccines and why it's so easy to confuse correlation with causation" by Orac
"Gardasil is a good idea" by PalMD
"Sit right down and we'll speak the unspeakable" by PalMD
"DrPal, tell us more about HPV and cancer" by PalMD
"HPV vaccinination---this is real, people" by PalMD
"Mercola, Gardasil, and Toyota?" by Joseph Albietz
HPV: Vaccine>'Natural' Infection by SAbbie Smith
"Gardasil for Guys: a good idea, sort of" by PalMD
"Excuse Me, But Your Opinions are Putting Everyone at Risk" by Orin Levine & Toy McGee
"To jab or not to jab: the case for vaccination"
"The naked stupidity of vaccine rejectionists" Amy Tuteur, MD
"12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines" By Tammy Worth
"The luxury of anti-vaccinationism Part I: HPV"
Better late than never: The Dunning-Kruger effect meets an incompetent anti-vaccine "analysis" by Orac
"Oh, no! There's DNA in my Gardasil! Or is there?" by Orac
USA Today - "Q&A on HPV vaccine risks" by By Liz Szabo
Bachmann: ‘I have no idea’ if HPV vaccine causes mental retardation By Chris Moody
HPV vaccine attack could harm 'innocent' girls By Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
"Oh, no! There's DNA in my Gardasil! Or is there?" by Orac
"The story behind the world’s first cancer vaccine" By Keith Veronese

HEP B VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
vaccineinformation.org - Facts about Hep B. Vaccine
"Hepatitis B – Why vaccinate if it is a sexually transmitted disease?"
"Some monkey business in autism research, 2009 edition" by Orac
"More Vaccine-Autism Nonsense" by Steven Novella
Another weak study “proves” vaccines cause autism
"Why Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination Isn’t Quite Universal" by Joseph Albietz
"Why I vaccinated my babies against hepatitis B" by Jennifer Gunter
Reuters - "Some vaccines tied to lower kids' leukemia risk" By Genevra Pittman
Dept. of Health and Human Services - Testimony on Hepatitis B Vaccine by Harold S. Margolis, M.D.
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch
"Another worthless autism-vaccine study" by Larian LeQuella

HEP A VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
CDC’s Pink Book Hepatitis A chapter
vaccineinformation.org - Hep A vaccine Questions & Answers
"Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study"

SHINGLES VACCINE (ZOSTAVAX) MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax) Confirmed Safe" by Steven Novella
WedMD - "Shingles Vaccine Cuts Disease Risk 55%" By Kathleen Doheny

POLIO VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
Wikipedia - "Coxsackievirus"
NY Times - "A Campaign Shows Signs of Progress Against Polio"
Unicef - "Polio: stories from West Java"
"India announces decline in polio cases"
"Antivaxxers take note: vaccines stop polio outbreak in Tajikistan" by Phil Plait
"New vaccine promises polio eradication" By Meredith Griffiths
"Whole Populations To Be Vaccinated In Emergency Response To Polio Outbreak"
"Why haven’t we cured it yet?" by PalMD
"A deadly history" by Emily Willingham
Collaboration in Nigeria
Remarkable success in India
"Vaccines Save Lives" by Bill Gates
Reuters - "Some vaccines tied to lower kids' leukemia risk" By Genevra Pittman
NY Times - "Can Polio Be Eradicated? A Skeptic Now Thinks So" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
"Myanmar mass inoculation plan after polio case: UN"
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio (conclusion)" by Orac
The End of Polio

DIPTHERIA, TETANUS, PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) VACCINE (DTaP Vaccine) MYTHS DEBUNKED:

"Vaccine Preventable Suffering - Kailis Smith" by Leart Shaka
New South Wales Dept. of Health - "Whooping Cough"
danamccaffery.com Website dedicated to Dana Elizabeth McCaffery who died at the age of 4 weeks from Whooping cough (Pertussis), a totally vaccine preventable disease
"Vaccine Preventable Death – Gavin Norton" by Leart Shaka
"Tributes for 14-day-old whooping cough victim Kristian James Reade"
"A deadly history" by Emily Willingham
Chicago Tribune - "Experts stress prevention with rise in whooping cough" By Terri Yablonsky Stat
"Baby dies of whooping cough in Victoria"
"Whooping Cough Prevented If Kids' Caretakers Are Vaccinated: Report" by Sheila Ring
Whooping Cough Dangers (The Doctors)
"38-Day-Old Baby Dies After Persisting Cough" By LARA SALAHI
WebMD - "CDC Committee: To Stop Deadly Infant Whooping Cough, Give Vaccine Late in Pregnancy" By Daniel J. DeNoon
Associated Press - "Whooping cough epidemic in California"
"10th California infant dies of whooping cough"
"Pertussis claims a ninth infant in California" by Phil Plait
"Whooping cough now an epidemic in California" by Phil Plait
KQED Radio - Whooping Cough Epidemic
"Duval County leads Florida in resurgent whooping cough" By Jeremy Cox
Study: "Parental Refusal of Pertussis Vaccination Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection in Children"
"Pertussis returns in states with lax vaccination laws" by Orac
"Blood Mercury Concentrations in CHARGE Study Children with and without Autism"
"Whooping Cough Outbreak in California Kills Two" By VICKY NGUYEN
"Reminder: Whooping cough is serious business" by PalMD
"Whooping cough vaccine not linked to seizures" By Frederik Joelving
California Dept. of Public Health - "CDPH BROADENS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VACCINATING AGAINST PERTUSSIS: IMMUNIZATION KEY TO CONTROLLING WHOOPING COUGH "
"Vaccine Preventable Deaths – 6 Californian babies"
"Cases of whooping cough rise in Tuolumne County" by Walt Cook
Study - "Current epidemiology of pertussis in Japan."
Kimura M, Kuno-Sakai H., Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1990 Oct;9(10):705-9.
Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign
"Pertussis Epidemic 2010" by Steven Novella
"Whooping Cough Makes Whopping Comeback" By Christopher Wanjek
ABC - "Whooping cough fears as kids start school" by Denise Dador
Study - "Routine vaccination against pertussis and the risk of childhood asthma: a population-based cohort study."
Spycher BD, Silverman M, Egger M, Zwahlen M, Kuehni CE., Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;123(3):944-50.
"Whooping cough epidemic gains pace" by Amelia Bentley
"Vaccine Preventable Death – Landon Carter Dube"
Pertussis Report - 9/7/2010 (.pdf)
"Why Are Babies So At Risk For Whooping Cough"
"Calif. whooping cough outbreak may be largest in 55 years" By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
"Beyond Anti-Vax: The Pertussis Problem (A Dragon*Con tale)"
"Christiane Northrup: more bad medicine"/a> by Peter Lipson
"Whooping cough still a big danger" by VANESSA ALMOND
"PHD encourages pertussis immunization"
WebMD - "Unraveling the Whooping Cough Epidemic" By Kathleen Doheny
"A Gift for Baby Shawn" By Frankie Milley
"A Shot in the Dark Revisited" by Steven Novella
"Whooping cough outbreak in Queensland as parents snub vaccination" by Jane Hansen
"Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations" By Jenifer Goodwin
"Duval County leads Florida in resurgent whooping cough" By Jeremy Cox

CHICKEN POX VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
USA Today - "Vaccine has nearly eliminated chickenpox deaths in children" By Liz Szabo
"The Chicken Pox Story" by Steven Novella
"More evidence for the effectiveness of vaccines" by Orac
"Pox packages," child abuse, and the violation of federal law by Orac

ROTAVIRUS VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination against childhood diarrhoea in El Salvador: case-control study."
BMJ. 2010 Jun 15;340:c2825. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2825. de Palma O, Cruz L, Ramos H, de Baires A, Villatoro N, Pastor D, de Oliveira LH, Kerin T, Bowen M, Gentsch J, Esposito DH, Parashar U, Tate J, Patel M.
"Canadian Immunization Conference: Children’s rotavirus vaccine all but wipes out U.S. cases" by ANDRÉ PICARD
"Study: Rotavirus vaccine reduces hospitalizations by 82% with no adverse effects" by Leart Shaka
"Paul Offit responds to the press release by NAA (and carried by AoA)" (About how much Dr. Paul Offit made off RotaTeq)
Pediatric Supersite - "Hospitalizations, deaths keep declining after rotavirus vaccine introduction"

MENINGITIS VACCINE MYTHS:
"Shamed into Action" By Byran N. Dai
"Meningitis took man's limbs but not his spirit"
"Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations" By Jenifer Goodwin
"Vaccine Preventable Death - Saleem Akintoye" by Leart Shaka
ABC News - "Innovation Saves Children from Meningitis"
"Meningitis and measles kill 41 in Nigeria" by Leart Shaka
"Wilson County Child Contracted More Deadly Form Of Meningitis" by Alan Frio
"A New Meningitis Vaccine on the Horizon" By Tara Thean

SMALL POX VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
A View of Smallpox Progression
"Smallpox and Pseudomedicine" by Kimball Atwood

PNEUMONIA VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"The Miracle of Vaccines" by Melinda Gates
"A Vaccine Eliminated A Deadly Killer Of Infants. So Why Do Some People Fear It?" by Matthew Herper
Reuter - "Pneumonia vaccine said to reduce U.S. hospitalizations" By Gene Emery

MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"Meningococcal: Stalker of our young." by Dorit Reiss

CANCER VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"Cancer vaccine success: Implant-based cancer vaccine is first to eliminate tumors in mice" By Steve Bradt

MALARIA VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
"Malaria Vaccine" By Steven Novella

EAR INFECTION VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED:
Science Daily - "Vaccine For Ear Infections: Pediatricians Reduce Ear Infections By Vaccinating Children"

PODCASTS:
Dr. Paul Offit interviewed on Dr Ginger Campbell of Brain Science podcast
QuackCast: "Let's kill the children or a defense of vaccines"
Episode #198 of the SGU: Interview with Dr. Rachael Dunlop of mostly about anti-vaccinationist tactics About 32 minutes into podcast
Skeptic Check podcast: "Playing Doctor"
Chicagoist Podcast 5/25/09 - "Skepticism and Self-Discovery of Sorts"
Quackcast podcast episode 35 - "Flu vaccine efficacy. Plus 18 taradiddles"
Quackcast podcast episode 34 - "Flu Woo for You"




REPUTABLE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES:


VACCINE INFORMATION:
The anti-vaxxer crowd has no idea how dangerous the misinformation they spread is. This note is basically a list to help people understand what vaccines are and how they work.

How Vaccines Work:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLoHIks6NtU&feature=PlayList&p=1A039716AD1B031D&index=33

History of Vaccines and Vaccine Prevented Illnesses:
http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/24/3/611
http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/pdfs/timeline.pdf
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/immunizations/a/408_vac_history.htm

The Dangers of Not Being Vaccinated:
http://rainbowofchaos.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/the-dangers-of-not-vaccinating-your-child/

CDC - Ingredients of Vaccines - Fact Sheet
http://www.vaccineinformation.org/
The Facts about Using Vaccine Information Statements (pdf)
WebMD - "12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines" By Pamela Babcock
"2011 recommended vaccine schedule released" by Leart Shaka
http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/2008-schedule-0-6.htm
http://www.immunize.org/express/issue649.asp
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=186
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm
http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/microsite/microsite.jsp?id=75918
http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/Immunizations.cfm
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1808438,00.html
http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/18852679.html
http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/wm946.cfm
New Scientist - "Universal vaccine could put an end to all flu" by Debora MacKenzie
Science Daily -"Tobacco Plants Yield First Vaccine For Dreaded 'Cruise Ship Virus'"
"An Influenza Primer" by Joseph Albietz
vaccineinformation.org - Facts about Hep B. Vaccine
"Seasonal flu: Why I got vaccinated" by revere
"Benefit and Doubt in Vaccine Additive" By ANDREW POLLACK
FDA - Thimerosal in Vaccines
What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
"For First Time, AIDS Vaccine Shows Some Success " By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
"Cocaine Vaccine Nullifies the Effect, Helps Abusers Quit" By Susannah F. Locke
American Lung Association - "Flu: Debunking the Myths"
"Flu Vaccine Efficacy" by Mark Crislip
World Health Organization - Influenza (Seasonal) fact sheet
AntiAntiVax - "The Truth About The Evils Of Vaccination"
Nautre - "Deadliest animal disease on the brink of eradication" by Natasha Gilbert
"HIV vaccine regimen demonstrates modest preventive effect in Thailand clinical study"
The Guardian - Special site from The Guardian in association with the NHS providing clear information about the MMR vaccine
"Who doesn't hate smallpox?" by PalMD
"Green our vaccines!" by Abbie Smith
"Moving Closer to a Universal Influenza Vaccine"
"Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promising Results"
"Live-Blogging The Telethon Institution Lecture On ‘Vaccination. The Experts. The Facts.’" by Kylie Sturgress
Parenting Magazine - "14 Common Vaccination Questions Answered" By Michele Bender
"F*cking Vaccines, How Do They Work" By Simon Menanteau
Science Daily - "Painless Needles? Self-Adminstered Skin Patches for Vaccines Under Development"
BBC - Toddlers to get 'six in one' jabs
Science Daily - "Vaccine Boosts Immune System, Helps Prevent Chronic Inflammation"
"Vaccines are a pain: What to do about it" by Scott Gavura
"Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice"
"Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains" by Alok Jha
MIT News - "Nano-sized vaccines"
"New vaccine method could jumpstart newborns' immune systems" By: Michael Price


AUTISM INFORMATION:


WebMD - "History of Autism"
eMedTV - "Autism Statistics"
"New checklist could detect autism by age 1" By Liz Szabo
Catholic Charities Diocese of Madison - "Autism Fact Sheet" (pdf)
Blue Cross Blue Shield - "Autism"
revolutionhealth.com - "Autism"
Hamad Medical Corporation - "Autism: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment"
http://autism.about.com/od/earlysignsofautism/a/firstsigns.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080926143751.htm
Science Daily - "Children With Autism Show Slower Pupil Responses, Study Finds"
"Early Intervention for Autism" by Steven Novella
ABC News - "Baby Face -- Harvard Experts Hope Facial Recognition Studies Benefit Autism Research" By LAUREN COX
Time Magazine - "New Research on Autism" By ALICE PARK
Science Daily - "How the Autistic Brain Distinguishes Oneself from Others"
CDC study - "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders --- Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, United States, 2006"
Science Daily - "Rate of Autism Disorders Climbs to One Percent Among 8-Year-Olds"
Science Daily - "Uniform Method to Interpret Autism Spectrum Disorders"
"Cartoon trains teach autistic children about emotions" by BRIDIE SMITH
"Clustered datapoints indicate non-environmental causes of autism" by Page
"Research adds to evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder"
Science Daily - "Brain Imaging May Help Diagnose Autism"
"Vanderbilt autism study looks at kids' routines, sleep links" By Suzanne Normand Blackwood
"Delay in Response to Sound Could Signal Autism" by Brendon Nafziger
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos
"More accurate picture of the autistic brain"
"Study provides new insights into the implications of autism onset patterns"
"How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes" By Jenifer Goodwin
"Yale's Autism Seminar"
New Scientist - "The advantages of autism" by David Wolman
NY Times - "Promise Seen in Drug for Retardation Syndrome" By GARDINER HARRIS
"Special Diets Do Not Work for Autism" by Steven Novella
"Blinking could detect autism, group says" by Virginia Hughes
"Mount Sinai identifies first drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism"
"New finding could yield urine test for autism"
"Identifying and Avoiding Autism Cults" by Shannon Des Roches Rosa
"The Cult of Autism" by Rod Clark
The Telegraph - Autism test could make the condition 'preventable' By Richard Alleyne
The Guardian - "Strict diets may not help children with autism"
"Doctors find way to reverse autism effects"
Science Daily - "IVF Linked to Autism"
New Scientist - "Desperate measures: The lure of an autism cure" by Jim Giles
Science Daily - "Autism-Related Study Discovers How Drug Interferes With Neuronal Cell Function"
"Autism: Why One Mom Hates It" by Cynthia Dermody
"Equine therapy and autism: Horsing around brings out the best" By Philip Womack
"Study: Autism Can Be Diagnosed With 15-Minute Brain Scan" By Kristen Hallam
"Babies as young as 1 month may show signs of autism."
Science Daily - "Autism Linked to Multisensory Integration"
Medical News - "Scientists Measure Gene Mutation Rate In Autism And Schizophrenia"
Science Daily - "Infant's Gaze May Be an Early, but Subtle, Marker for Autism Risk"
"Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study" By Jenifer Goodwin
"Study Finds That Cognitive Skills In Children With Autism Vary And Improve"
"Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI"
Scientific American - "Alternative Biomedical Treatments for Autism: How Good Is the Evidence?" By Nancy Shute
Science Daily - "IQ Scores Fail to Predict Academic Performance in Children With Autism"
Science Daily - "Study Finds Evidence of Gender Bias Toward Diagnosing Boys With Autism"
"Testosterone in womb linked to autism risk" by Debbie Guest
"Disparities in Autism Diagnosis" by Steven Novella
"Autism Prevalence Higher than Thought" by Steven Novella

Autcom 2011: Rethinking Autism:


How good science is done:
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=262#more-262
Why We Need Science: “I saw it with my own eyes” Is Not Enough by Harriet Hall

Science-Based Medicine 101:
"Science-Based Medicine 101: How To Establish A Source’s Credibility" by Val Jones
"Science-Based Medicine 101: Reproducibility" by Val Jones

Evidence autism is the result of genetic and other natural factors:
CNN - "New study suggests autism starts in the womb"
Science Daily - "Gene Variants in Autism Linked to Brain Development"
Science Daily - "Brain Scans Detect Autism's Signature"
"Will all babies get tested for autism in the womb?" By Charlie Jane Anders
Medical News Today - "Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified"
"Genome-wide study of autism published in Nature"
Science Daily - "Possible Link Between Autism And Oxytocin Gene Via Non-DNA Sequence Mutation"
Science Daily - "Nature-Nurture Gene Link Sheds New Light On Autism"
"Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells"
ABC News: "Research Points to Genetic Link in Autism"
"New Clues to Autism's Cause" by Claudia Wallis
Enlarged Amygdala: The Cause of Autism?
"UT Southwestern researchers uncover Fragile X syndrome gene's role in shaping brain"
Science Daily - "Modeling Autism in a Lab Dish: Researchers Create Autistic Neuron Model"
"The Genetics of Autism" by Steven Novella
"More Evidence that Autism is Genetic" by Steven Novella
Telegraph - "New hope for autism treatments from gene finds" By Roger Highfield
NY Times - "Focus Narrows in Search for Autism's Cause" By SANDRA BLAKESLEE
Science Daily - "New Insights Into Autism, Obsessive Behavior: Decreased Levels Of Binding Gene Affect Memory And Behavior"
"The real agony of autism" by Kent Miller
"Early Diagnosis of Autism – Implications for the Vaccine Hypothesis" by Steven Novella
"Genetic explanation for why autism (apparently) affects more males than females"
"New findings released on the genetic basis of autism"
Time Magazine: "Researchers Find First Signs of Autism Even in Infancy" by Claudia Wallis
Time Magazine: "A Genetic Clue to Why Autism Affects Boys More" by Alice Park
"Parents of two autistic sons vaccinated one but not the other" By Robin Hausman Morris
"Researchers: minor genetic flaws may combine to cause autism" By John Timmer
"Experts Summarize State of the Science in Autism Disorders"
New Scientist - "Autism and schizophrenia could be genetic opposites" by Bob Holmes
Time Magazine - "New Research on Autism" By ALICE PARK
"Genes implicated in twins' autism" By Kelly Brewington
"New study of autism reveals a 'DNA tag' (methylation) amenable to treatment"
"For far too long, autism research has been side-tracked by the cranky notion that it's caused by the MMR vaccine," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "Studies like this, which define genetic and epigenetic changes in discrete subgroups of the autism spectrum, offer real hope that effective treatments and accurate diagnosis are closer at hand."
Scientific American - "Schizophrenia shares genetic links with autism, genome study shows" By Katherine Harmon
"It's not the vaccine"
"IntegraGen Announces The Publication Of The Results Of A Study Assessing The Impact Of A Combined Analysis Of Four Genetic Variants On Autism Risk"
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Research points to new causes of autism" By Marie McCullough
"Genetic Map of Autism Comes Into Focus" by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
Medical News Today - "New Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified"
Science Daily - "World's Largest DNA Scan Reveals Rare Variants That Disrupt Gene Activity in Autistic Children"
"Autism and the search for simple, direct answers" by PZ Myers
"More evidence for a genetic basis for autism" by Orac
WebMD - "New Autism Research: More Proof It’s in the Genes" by Ari Brown, MD
"The genetics of autism" by David Gorski
"Cellceutix Autism Research Demonstrates Increase In Serotonin Levels In Three Areas Of The Brain"
"Canadian Study Uncovers DNA Changes In People With Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Science Daily - "Gene Variant Associated With Both Autism And Gastrointestinal Dysfunction"
"A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism" by Kenneth J. Aitken
Forbes - "Unlocking The Genetic Secrets Of Autism" by Henry I. Miller and Elizabeth Whelan
"Babies as young as 1 month may show signs of autism."
Medical News Today - "Researchers Connect APC Protein To Autism And Mental Retardation"
Science Daily - "Autism Linked to Multisensory Integration"
"Gene scan finds link across array of childhood brain disorders"
Science Daily - "Misfolded Neural Proteins Linked to Autism Disorders"
"Autism in some boys linked to missing DNA" By Sheryl Ubelacker
Science Daily - "Link to Autism in Boys Found in Missing DNA"
"Social Demographic Change and Autism: part 2"
"Neonatal Jaundice Linked to Autism" By Nancy Walsh
LA Times - "Siblings of autistic children may have some autism-related traits, study says" by Eryn Brown
"New checklist could detect autism by age 1" By Liz Szabo


Debunking the Andrew Wakefield and The Wakefield Study:
"A List of 28 Studies from Around the World that Support Dr. Wakefield’s Research" by Liz Ditz
UK General Medical Council's official decision striking Wakefield off the meidcal register (pdf)
"Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent" by Brian Deer
BMJ 2011; 342:c7452 doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7452 (Published 5 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011; 342:c7452
"Secrets of the MMR scare: How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money" by Brian Deer
BMJ 2011; 342:c5258 doi: 10.1136/bmj.c5258 (Published 11 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011; 342:c5258
ABC News - "Report Linking Vaccine to Autism 'Fraudulent,' Says British Medical Journal" By LARA SALAHI
NY Times - "Vaccine-Autism Study Was Fraud"
CNN - "Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds"
"Andrew Wakefield’s many statements that MMR causes autism"
"Piltdown" medicine: Andrew Wakefield's scientific fraud was worse than previously thought by Orac
Brian Deer strikes again: More evidence of the worthlessness of Andrew Wakefield's "research" by Orac
"BMJ Slams Wakefield" by Steven Novella
"Law Firm Faces Legal Action Over Handling Of MMR Vaccine Case"
"Andrew Wakefield: In it for the money all along?" by Orac
"Wakefield: from disgraced MD to GDMFL"
USA Today - Report linking vaccine to autism 'an elaborate fraud' By Liz Szabo
"Fact checking the Age of Autism’s defense of Andrew Wakefield"
"Secrets of the MMR scare: How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money"
"Independent" the Wakefield way (really something for the fail blog) (5 studies repeating his research debunked)
Andrew Wakefield’s “do not re-vaccinate” letter
"Nailed: Dr Andrew Wakefield and the MMR - autism fraud" by Brian Deer
"British science accused in the wake of the MMR scare" by Orac
"Research Fraud for Dummies"
"MMR doctor given legal aid thousands" by Brian Deer
"Brian Deer: the Wakefield factor"
Revealed: the first Wakefield MMR patent claim describes "safer measles vaccine" by Brian Deer (actual copy of Wakefield's patent)
Wakefield’s "autistic enterocolitis" under the microscope by Brian Deer
"Weeping wounds of the MMR scare" by Brian Deer
"The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield"
"The race to flee Andrew Wakefield" by Orac
"Not-a-doctor Wakefield still a threat to childrens’ health"
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/02/why_am_i_not_surprised_it_looks_as_thoug.php#more
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=200
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wakefield
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2007/06/the_autism_omnibus_the_difference_betwee.php
Brian Deer responds to Andrew Wakefield
"No one can shoot himself in the foot like anti-vaccine hero Andrew Wakefield" by Orac
"Autism-Vaccine Link Researcher Andrew Wakefield Accused of Faking His Data" by Steven Novella
"Yet another really bad day for antivaccinationists: No link between MMR and autism--again" by Orac
"The Autism Omnibus: The difference between real scientists and crank scientists" by Orac
"Why am I not surprised? It looks as though Andrew Wakefield probably falsified his data" by Orac
"A Dose of Controversy": More like a dose of equivocation by Orac
"Vaccines and the Media: No Room for Balance" by John Snyder
"More Vaccine-Autism Nonsense" by Steven Novella
"A Not-So-Split Decision" by John Snyder
"No Evidence for Autism Associated GI Disorder" by Steven Novella
"Someone didn't nail the coffin shut: Andrew Wakefield returns to the public eye" by Orac
"Why You Should Ignore Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy's Autism Delusions" By Jim Edwards
"Andrew Wakefield dives into even more disrepute" by Orac
"GI Problems and Autism Link? Experts Say No" By LARA SALAHI
How Andrew Wakefield invented "autistic enterocolitis" by Orac
"MMR scare doctor planned rival vaccine" by Brian Deer
Did Andrew Wakefield plan to develop “vaccine alternatives”?
"Dateline and Dr. Wakefield’s patent activities"
Skeptic's Dictionary - "The Wakefield Propaganda Machine"
"MMR doctor struck from register" By Nick Triggle
"Andrew Wakefield Fights Back" by Harriet Hall
Dateline - "A Dose of Contraversy"
"Andrew Wakefield: Another one bites the dust..." by Orac
"Sorry Andy, but settlement does not equal concession" by Michael Rosch
"The Rouse letter: how Wakefield was almost caught in 1998"
"Recruitment of Wakefield’s study subjects…part 1"
"Yet more evidence that Andrew Wakefield is anti-vaccine" by Orac
"More evidence that Andrew Wakefield is still anti-vaccine" by Orac
"Andrew Wakefield is a fraud!"
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 4 by Michael Rosch
NY Times Magazine - "By SUSAN DOMINUS" By SUSAN DOMINUS
"Another manufactured controversy"
"5 Ridiculous Lies That Fooled the Whole World" (See: #1) By Lillian Marx
"Wakefield dodges debate – again"

Debunking David Kirby’s claims:
"David Kirby, King Of Denial"
"David Kirby and the government "concession that vaccines cause autism": The incredible shrinking causation claim"
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/10/david_kirby_admits_that_mercury_in_vacci.php#more
http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=21538
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=341
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=017254414699180528062%3Auyrcvn__yd0&q=david+kirby+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fscienceblogs.com%2Finsolence%2F&sa=Search
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=83
http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=22473
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/02/david_kirbys_logic_the_hepatitis_b_vacci.php#more
"The incredible shrinking vaccine-autism hypothesis shrinks some more" by David Gorski
"More Backpeddaling from David Kirby" by Steven Novella
Another weak study “proves” vaccines cause autism
"The resurrection of David Kirby as an anti-vaccine propagandist" by Orac
"David Kirby's Osama bin Laden vaccine gambit, revisited" by Orac
"David Kirby’s back, and this time his anti-vaccine fear mongering induces…ennui" by Orac


Debunking Robert Kennedy Jr.
Slate - "So Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain..." By Laura Helmuth
Slate - "Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer" By Phil Plait
Slate - "Follow-Up: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Vaccines" By Phil Plait
"It’s the Best of Times to Scare Yourself to Death" By Keith Kloor
"Why won’t you call me, RFK, Jr.? Let’s talk about vaccines!" by Orac
"Robert F. Kennedy Junior’s completely dishonest thimerosal article"
Salon - "Correcting our record" By Kerry Lauerman
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/06/lies_damn_lies_.html
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/11/say_it_aint_so_barack_say_you_aint_serio.php
"Salon mag pulls dangerous and fallacious antivax article" by Phil Plait
"The incredible shrinking vaccine-autism hypothesis shrinks some more" by David Gorski
"Russkies - don't trust 'em" by Autism Diva
"Interview with the founders of the Dobro autism association in Moscow"
"Climategate or Deniergate?"
"The incredible shrinking vaccine-autism hypothesis shrinks some more" by David Gorski
"Rolling Stone re-posts RFK Jr. story lauding chemically castrating autism researchers" By Seth Mnookin
Washington Post - "Robert Kennedy Jr.’s belief in autism-vaccine connection, and its political peril" By Keith Kloor
"Don’t Feel Sorry for Robert F. Kennedy Jr." By Laura Helmuth


Debunking Jay Gordon
"Dr. Jay Gordon: No vaccines needed, just quit eating cheese and ice cream"
"Dr. Jay Gordon's profound misunderstanding of science" by Orac
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=301
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/12/run_dont_walk_from_these_doctors.php#more
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/02/dr_jay_gordon_will_you_please_stop_claiming.php#more
"Orac gets comments: Dr. Jay tries the "pharma shill" gambit on him yet again" by Orac
"More Nonsense from Dr. Jay Gordon" by Steven Novella
"When you dismiss every scientific study, you open the door to believing anything" by Orac
"Dr. Jay Gordon: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" by Joseph Albietz
"Dr. Jay and argumentum ad bradi bunchium" by Orac
"Alternative Vaccination Schedules" by Mark Crislip

Debunking Robert Sears
USA Today - "Vaccine schedule safe for kids, panel says" by Liz Szabo
"Cashing In On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears" by John Snyder
"Face-off with the bestselling vaccine guru" By Rahul K. Parikh, M.D.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/123/1/e164
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=333
"After all this time, Dr. Bob Sears finally tips his hand on vaccines" by Orac
"Dr. Bob Sears: Stealth anti-vaccinationist?" by Orac
"The Power of Words: A Commentary on the Delayed Vaccine Schedule" by Steve Perry
"Dr. Bob Sears: Stealth anti-vaccinationist? (revisited)" by Orac
"After all this time, Dr. Bob Sears finally tips his hand on vaccines, part III" by Orac
"Dr. Bob Sears Gets it Wrong Again"
"Dr. Bob Sears and Fox Friends"
"Ho! How did I miss this?"
"Precious bodily fluids" PZ Myers
"Alternative Vaccination Schedules" by Mark Crislip

Debunking Dan Olmsted and the claim that there's no autism in unvaccinated children:
"Autism and the Amish"
International Meeting for Autism Research: Prevalence Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among the Old Order Amish
"Anecdotal Amish-don’t-vaccinate claims disproved by fact-based study" By Seth Mnookin
"Dan Olmsted obliterates yet another irony circuit"
"Do The Amish Vaccinate? Indeed They Do, AND Their Autism Rates May be Lower" By Lisa Jo Rudy
Large Danish study of link between MMR vaccine and autism
"Rare Disease in Amish Children Sheds Light on Common Neurological Disorders"
"Autism Among the Amish: A Vaccination Myth Deconstructed" by Stacy Herlihy
"Reading Age of Autism Part 1 – An Unhidden Agenda"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 2 – Mercury still not good for you"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 3 – Building the case"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 4 – Stretching the truth"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 5 – hodge podge of ideas"
"Is there a point to blogging Age of Autism – the book?"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 6 – everything old is new again"
Blaming failure to promote anti-vaccine views on "progressivism" by Orac
Blaming failure to promote anti-vaccine views on "progressivism," briefly revisited by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio (conclusion)" by Orac

Debunking Meryl Dorey & the Australian Vaccination Network:
Wikipedia - "Australian Vaccination Network”
Vaccination as “rape”: Meryl Dorey and the Australian Vaccination Network by Rachael Dunlop
"Meryl Dorey's Trouble with the Truth part 1” (pdf) by Ken McLeod
HCCC’s AVN Final Report (PDF)
Sydney Morning Herald - "Anti-vaccination group loses status” by Julian Drape
Meryl Dorey, AVN & "what's that gurgling sound is the sound?"
"HCCC Reports On AVN’s Website Health Warning FAIL (Help Support Cosmos Magazine And #StopAVN!)”
"Anti-vaccine group accused of harassing parents” By Steve Cannane
Formal Complaint against them for violating the law (pdf)
"Australian Vaccination Network linked to Scientology?"
The truth behind the AVN claims
"Vaccination group investigation" by Mel Mcmillan
"It was recently revealed that the AVN was allegedly knocked back from putting paid advertising into a publication for mums and babies."
"Meryl, please lrn2internet”
"The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Immunology” (See Heb. B section above to expose Dorey's lies)
"Meryl Dorey’s Fear Factor: Hypocrisy in print.”
"How to Win Members and Exploit the Vulnerable”
"Meryl Dorey and the Fallacy of the Excluded Middle"
Meryl Dorey: "I'm sorry if I've misinformed you"
"You didn’t die from it 30 years ago and you’re not going to die from it today.”
"So, apparently, 99.2% is the same as 0%”
"Meryl: Failing Infectious Disease 101”
Meryl Dorey interviewed on radio show - "Immunization: getting the right advice"
"Anti-vaccine group a threat” by KATE BENSON
"The AMA today issued a warning about anti-vaccination groups reminding parents that vaccines save lives and it is important for parents to immunise their children.”
"Harassment 101”
"Anti-science 100%”
"AVN facing new probe into affairs” by Ava Benny-Morrison
"The anti-vacc movement; an Australian perspective."
"The 5 Worst Quacks Around Today" (#5 on the list)
"Meryl Dorey, AVN: Letter to editor”
"Meryl Dorey, AVN & Damned Statistics Pt II”
"Copyright breaches land group in trouble” by Kate Benson
"Whooping cough epidemic gains pace" by Amelia Bentley
"Meryl Dorey, meet Orac” by Orac
If they get confused over the word “pandemic” how much can you really trust their advice?
"To Vaccinate or Not” (radio interview)
"Does the anti-vaccination movement threaten us all? Why, yes. Yes it does.”
"On Gardasil and Goalposts"
"Vaccination akin to child rape claim”
"Copyright breaches land group in trouble” by Kate Benson
"Meryl Dorey, the Australian VaccinationNetwork, and the Church of Scientology: CultMagnetism.”
"Meryl Dorey: Seven Assertions. One is Factual. Six Are False.”
"Did Paul Offit MD Publish A Study Proving The "100,000 Vaccines At Once" Claim?"
"Does Paul Offit MD Oppose All Vaccine Exemptions?”
"Has Paul Offit MD "Set Himself Up" as An Expert on Vaccines?”
"Is Paul Offit MD Continuing to Derive Revenue from The Vaccine He Developed?”
"Did Paul Offit MD "Sit on the FDA Committee" That Approved His RotaTeq Vaccine?"
"Meryl Dorey lying about Dr Paul Offit"

Debunking Barbara Loe Fisher & the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC):
Skeptic's Dictionary - "Barbara Loe Fisher"
Barbara Loe Fisher: “Not a person to be believed”
Judge's decision regarding Fisher's libel suit against Amy Wallace & Paul Offit
"The NVIC Vaccine Ingredient Calculator: A disingenuous deceptive instrument of vaccine fear mongering” by Orac
"Barbara Loe Fisher discusses her failed lawsuit against Paul Offit and Amy Wallace”
"Barbara Loe Fisher versus the flu vaccine" by Orac
"A Shot in the Dark Revisited" by Steven Novella
"Would you like some whine with that cheese, Ms. Fisher?" by Orac
Anti-vaccine grande dame Barbara Loe Fisher cries "intimidation" by Orac

Debunking JB Handley and Generation Rescue:
JB Handley - Poorly Informed or Outright Liar?
One Handley Turd I Left Out
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos
"Generation Rescue in transition?" By Orac
"The Two J.B. Handleys"
"J.B. Handley: Attacking the AAP over vaccines...again" By Orac
"A Simple Selection Bias Model Explains Generation Rescue's Survey Results"
"Autism Onset and the Vaccine Schedule – Revisited” by Steven Novella
"J.B. Handley is a deranged psycho (I have proof)"
"Jenny McCarthy's autism fight grows more misguided" by Mary Elizabeth Williams
"J.B. Handley is a libelous douchebag"
"J. B. Handley and the unkept promise" by Leart Shaka
"Tell both sides" strikes again in vaccine reporting by Orac

Debunking Mark Blaxill and Age of Autism:
"Age of Autism takes a sledge hammer to all decency"
Quoth Mark Blaxill: "Science is funny" when it comes to mercury in vaccines and autism by Orac
"A sense of civil discourse"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 1 – An Unhidden Agenda"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 2 – Mercury still not good for you"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 3 – Building the case"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 4 – Stretching the truth"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 5 – hodge podge of ideas"
"Is there a point to blogging Age of Autism – the book?"
"Reading Age of Autism Part 6 – everything old is new again"
"The anti-vaccine movement versus the truth" by Orac
"The strange science and ethics of the anti-vaccine movement" by Orac
"J.B. Handley is a deranged psycho (I have proof)"
"Fact checking the Age of Autism’s defense of Andrew Wakefield"
"J.B. Handley is a libelous douchebag"
"Have you no sense of decency, Ginger Taylor, at long last?"
Better late than never: The Dunning-Kruger effect meets an incompetent anti-vaccine "analysis" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio" by Orac
"Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio (conclusion)" by Orac

Debunking Jerry Kartzinel:
Jerry Kartzinel and lying about the nature of autism

Debunking Jenny McCarthy:
Time Magazine - "That Moment When You Must Have a Word With Jenny McCarthy" by Jeffrey Kluger
"Frontline - Jenny McCarthy Changes her Story Again"
Jenny's complete hypocrisy: "I wonder what the "toxins" brigade of anti-vaccine loons will think of this" by Orac
"Reader e-mail: Why are you picking on Jenny McCarthy over vaccines and autism?" by Orac
"Don’t Listen to Jenny McCarthy" By Daniel O'Brien
"Why is Oprah Winfrey promoting vaccine skeptic Jenny McCarthy?" By Arthur Allen
"Anti-vaccine activism, not autism activism, part 2" By Orac
"Is Jenny McCarthy Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?" By Iris Erlingsdottir "Why You Should Ignore Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy's Autism Delusions" By Jim Edwards
"The Vaccine War: Telling it (mostly) like it is about the anti-vaccine movement" By Orac
"Jenny McCarthy leads 'dangerous' anti-vaccination movement " By Tracey Spicer
"…but how do we recover from Jenny McCarthy?" By Phil Plait
"The 5 Worst Quacks Around Today"
"This week in crazy: Jenny McCarthy" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Salon - 2010 Year in Crazy: The Top 10 (#9)
"Jenny McCarthy's autism fight grows more misguided" by Mary Elizabeth Williams
"Jenny McCarthy weighs in about Andrew Wakefield--with predictable results" by Orac
"Mom: I know for a fact that my son's autism was not caused by vaccines"

This one just speaks for itself. Jenny McCarthy giving a chemistry lesson. [Warning: This video contains epic stupidity and may cause brain damage.]
But brief refutations to some of the bogus claims in the video linked to above can be found here and here.
And for more debunking of Jenny McCarthy's claims, click here and here.

Debunking SafeMinds:
"Battling misinformed consent: How should we respond to the anti-vaccine movement?" By Orac
Forbes - "Anti-Vaccine Ads at the Movies" by Steven Salzberg
"SmartVax": The Orwellian repackaging of old anti-vaccine tropes by Orac

Debunking Theresa Deisher & the aborted fetuses claim:
"Thermonuclear stupid about vaccines from someone other than Jenny McCarthy" by Orac

Debunking Jock Doubleday and his bogus challange:
Ratbags debunking site
"I Volunteered for Jock Doubleday's Bogus Vaccine Challenge"
"Jock Doubleday’s $75,000 vaccine offer"

Debunking Joseph Mercola:
<"9 Reasons to Completely Ignore Joseph Mercola" by Joseph Albietz
"Why it’s safe to completely ignore Dr. Mercola"
A Defense of Childhood Influenza Vaccination and Squalene-Containing Adjuvants; Joseph Mercola’s “Dirty Little Secret” by Joseph Albietz
"Death By Medicine" by Harriet Hall
"Mercola sells the delusion of homeopathy" by Orac
"Mercola, Gardasil, and Toyota?" by Joseph Albietz
Chicago Tribune - "Questioning Dr. Oz" By Trine Tsouderos
Forbes - "Making Money Promoting Anti-Vaccine Myths" by Steven Salzberg
"The Pill and altmed idiocy" by PalMD
"Worthless Alzheimer's Advice On the Internet" by Steven Salzberg
"Not just stupid, but dangerous" by PalMD
"Joe Mercola and raw milk faddism invade HuffPo" by Orac
"Mercola appears to lie about vaccines and fertility (#vaxfax)" by PalMD
"Joseph Mercola – Misinformation and Fear Mongering About Vaccines" by Steven Novella
"Dr Mercola Angers Fans by Announcing Plans to Sell Infant Formula" By Lisa Russell

"Joe Mercola plays the religion card against vaccines" by Orac
"Would you like some whine with that cheese, Ms. Fisher?" by Orac
"More Breast Cancer Awareness Month pseudoscience from (who else?) Joe Mercola" by David Gorski
"The return of the Medical Hypotheses anti-vaccine howler" by Orac
"Joe Mercola: Proof positive that quackery sells" by Orac

MIKE ADAMS & NATURALNEWS:
"Gloating About Vaccine Fears" by Steven Novella
"Homeopathy Overdose Befuddles Homeopaths" by Steven Novella
"The ghoul returns again to feast on the flesh of celebrities" by Orac
"How can so much stupidity about medicine be packed into one article?" by Orac
Other articles on Mike Adams by Orac
"A tale of two news stories: The HPV and flu vaccines and why it's so easy to confuse correlation with causation" by Orac
"Mike Adams evaporates yet another of my irony meters, this time about Dr. Andrew Weil" by Orac
"Mike Adams' 10 biggest lies about health care" by Orac
"Debunking Mike Adams’ 10 Biggest Lies About Healthcare in America"
Encyclopedia of American Loons - "Mike Adams"
"NaturalNews.com slimes breast cancer research again" by Orac
"Confusing workplace safety with patient safety and drug efficacy: Mike Adams brings the stupid home again" by Orac
"Mike Adams on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s colon polyps: “Spontaneous” disease?" by Orac
"Quoth über-quack Mike Adams: Beware Lady Gaga. She worships...death!" by Orac
“What's in a placebo? Mike Adams certainly doesn't know." by Orac
"Another despicable abuse of a dead celebrity" by Orac
"Mike Adams fails again: astrology edition" by Phil Plait
"How astrology works" by PZ Myers
"Mike Adams sinks to a new low" by Orac
Jared Lee Loughner a "Manchurian candidate"? Adams goes further down the rabbit hole by Orac
The "decline" of science? Not so much by Orac
"The Supreme Court rules on Bruesewitz v. Wyeth and vaccine injury cases" by Orac
"Deaths from vaccines in Japan?" by Orac
"Straw men and projection: Tools of quacks and conspiracy theorists to deflect critical thinking" by Orac
"Oh, no, there's protein and salt in my food!" by Orac
"Mike Adams and Reading Comprehension: Not the Best of Friends."
"Mike Adams vs. the flu vaccine" by Orac
"Consumer warnings" about Adya Clarity: Has Mike Adams had a sudden attack of conscience? by Orac
"How To Spot a Guru” by Steven Novella

Debunking Ginger Taylor:
"In which Orac defends Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum...” by Orac

Debunking Medical Voices Vaccine Information Center:
"Medical Voices: Always in Error, Never in Doubt" by Mark Crislip
Don't listen to these "medical voices," or: How did I miss this loony antivaccine site before? by Orac
Quackcast podcast - ep. 46 - Mumps
"Nine Questions, Nine Answers." by Mark Crislip
Quackcast episode 44 - "Nine Questions, Nine Answers."
"I know you are, but what am I?: Medical Voices' woo-ful anti-vaccine whine" by Orac

Debunking Mark & David Geier:
48-page court order stripping Mark Geier of his medical license (.pdf)
Maryland Authorities Charge "Lupron Protocol" Promoters With Unprofessional Conduct, Unlicensed Practice of Medicine · 2011-05-19 09:00
"O'Malley ousts David Geier from autism commission"
Casewatch - "Dr. Mark Geier Severely Criticized" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Do the Geiers hate autistic children?" by PalMD
"Skeptical Battlegrounds: Part IV – Anti-Vaccine Hysteria" by Steven Novella
Why not just castrate them? The Geiers' "Lupron protocol" metastasizes by Orac
"Mark Geier’s License Suspended" by Steven Novella
Why not just castrate them? (Part 6): The State of Maryland finally takes "emergency action" against Mark Geier and his Lupron protocol for autism by Orac
"Why not just castrate them? (Part 7): The fallout from the suspension of Mark Geier's medical license" by Orac
"Why not just castrate them? (Part 8): The State of Maryland moves against David Geier" by Orac
"Chemical castration of autistic children leads to the downfall of Dr. Mark Geier" by David Gorski
"Mark Geier: vaccine lover"

Debunking Russell Blaylock:
"What do we need most during a flu pandemic? Zombie quacks!" by PalMD
"Russell Blaylock MD - The new Wakefield?" by by Leart Shaka

Debunking Sheri Tenpenny:
"Damned lies and idiots" By PalMD
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 4 by Michael Rosch

Debunking Christine Northrup:
"Christiane Northrup: more bad medicine"/a> by Peter Lipson

Debunking Bernadine Healy:
"The Bernadine Healy Card"/a>

Debunking Rashid Buttar:
NC Medical Board Dr. Rashid A. Buttar Transcript - This is the full transcript of the NC Medical Board hearing that concluded by issuing 3 restrictions to Rashid Buttar's medical license: (1) that he cease the use of hydrogen peroxide. (2) that he does not treat any cancer patients whether they had cancer in the past, or cancer currently, or they're diagnosed with cancer once he starts treatment; and (3) that he does not treat children less than 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately the only copy of this transcript I found was from Buttar's own website where he tries to defend himself (poorly) by insisting the board is corrupt and out to get him. It is recommended that you ignore his excuses and merely stick to the court transcripts, then decide for yourself.
Respectful Insolence articles on Rashid Buttar by Orac
Casewatch - "Rashid Buttar Charged with Unprofessional Conduct" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Skeptics Dictionary - "Manipulating the Media to Promote Quackery"
http://glsuite.ncmedboard.org/DataTier/Documents/Repository/0/0/5/9/df8fd9ba-c3da-4f0f-9338-0291be76dd7e.pdf
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=105
http://oracknows.blogspot.com/2005/11/dr-buttar-has-new-protocol.html
http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/?p=234
http://neurodiversity.com/weblog/article/138
http://www.wcnc.com/6newsextra/investigators/stories/wcnc-0714-ad-autism.a7fa1a7b.html
http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/?p=783
http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/?p=383
"Beware, North Carolina. Beware. Dr. Rashid Buttar is free to practice medicine." by Orac
MSNBC - "FDA to 8 companies: stop marketing miracle cures" By MATTHEW PERRONE

Debunking Steven Higgs:
"The Anti-Vaccine Environmentalist" By Steven Novella

Debunking Mehmet Oz:
Chicago Tribune - "Questioning Dr. Oz" By Trine Tsouderos

Debunking Richard Moore:
"Richard Moore: Swallowing antivaccine lies, hook, line, and sinker" By Orac

Debunking Boyd Haley:
LA Times - FDA: Autism 'Therapy' Illegal By Trine Tsouderos
"Boyd Haley Ordered to Stop Illegal Marketing of OSR#1" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
"Pumping autistic children full of an industrial chelator (revisited again)" by Orac
"The Tribune notices that Haley's yanked OSR#1 from the market” by Orac

Debunking Sharyl Attkisson:
"Sharyl Attkisson didn’t get the memo"
"Sharyl Attkisson blogs the Hannah Poling settlement"
"The resident anti-vaccine reporter at CBS News strikes again" by Orac
"CBS News' resident anti-vaccine propagandist Sharyl Attkisson abuses the Hannah Poling case again" by Orac
"US vaccine payout provokes confusion - September 11, 2010"
"Anti-vaccine propaganda from Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News" by David Gorski
"The resident anti-vaccine reporter at CBS News strikes again" by Orac
"Two Part Criticism of Sharyl Attkisson's Lack of Journalistic Ethics"

Debunking Sarah Myhill:
"Autism anti-vaccine doctor banned for a year"

Debunking Luc Montagnier:
"Luc Montagnier: The Nobel disease strikes again" by Orac

Debunking Nimrod Weiner:
"Or: I’m not anti-vaccination, I just don’t recommend it."
Radio National - Myths & lies spread by chiropractor Nimrod Weiner re vaccines refuted
"Call to probe rant on vaccines" by Adam Cresswell

Debunking Suzanne Humphries and the International Medical Council on Vaccination:
"Dr. Suzanne Humphries and the International Medical Council on Vaccination: Antivaccine to the core" by Orac

Debunking Andrew Moulden:
Vaccines cause "microvascular strokes" that cause autism? by Orac

Debunking other anti-vaccine quacks:
"Other Dr. Deaths: Rebecca Carley" (and others)
"The World of Dr. Deagle"
Chicago Tribune - "OSR#1: Industrial chemical or autism treatment?" By Trine Tsouderos

Debunking DAN! doctors:
"Identifying and Avoiding Autism Cults" by Shannon Des Roches Rosa
"The Cult of Autism" by Rod Clark
"Suing DAN! practitioners for malpractice: It's about time" by Orac
http://skepticalsurfer.blogspot.com/2007/09/terminology-aggressive-vs-conservative.html

Debunking the authors of "Vaccine Epidemic" including Louise Habakus, Mary Holland, Vera Sharav, Michael Belkin, Bob Krakow, Gay Tate, Lisa Marks Smith, Sherri Tenpenny, Andrew Wakefield, and Annemarie Colbin:
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 1 by Michael Rosch
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 2 by Michael Rosch
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 3 by Michael Rosch
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 4 by Michael Rosch

Debunking Neil Z. Miller:
"Vaccines and infant mortality rates" by Orac
"Another Anti-Vaccine Book" by Harriet Hall

Debunking Mayer Eisenstein:
"When anti-vaccine loons make videos..." by Orac

Debunking the film "The Greater Good":
NY Times - "By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS" By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
"The Greater Good: Pure, unadulterated anti-vaccine propaganda masquerading as a “balanced” documentary" by Orac

Debunking Mehmet Oz:
"Has Dr. Oz become antivaccine? The answer would appear to be yes." by Orac

Debunking the anti-vaccine claims of Bill Maher:
"Is Bill Maher really that ignorant?" by Orac
"Bill Maher gets the Richard Dawkins Award? That's like Jenny McCarthy getting an award for public health" by Orac
“Oh, come on, Superman!”: Bill Maher versus “Western medicine” by David Gorski
“Is Bill Maher really that ignorant? (part IV): Bill loves him some cancer quackery” by Orac
“Bill Maher endorses cancer quackery” by David Gorski
“Ask Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins some questions at the AAI Conference this weekend!” by Orac
The 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award (a.k.a Bill Maher) "doesn't believe in" vaccines or "Western medicine" by Orac
"An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations" by Michael Shermer
"The 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award (a.k.a Bill Maher): Antivaccine lunatic and quackery supporter" by Orac
“Oh, come on, Superman!” (Part II): Bill Maher meets Kryptonite over vaccines and “Western medicine” by David Gorski
"Hyped Health Risks, Vaccines and Bill Mahr [sic]" by Page
"Some Muddled Thinking from Bill Maher" by Steven Novella
"Bill Maher flames out in a pyre of stupidity over vaccines--again" by Orac


Laws:
"Court Sides With Father: Vaccination in Best Interests of Child" by John Richards
http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A10942&sh=t
"Shouting Fire" by Scott Hurst

Anti-vaccinationists' lame excuses from the horses' mouths:
http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/09/is-autism-speak.html
http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/09/olmsted-on-auti.html#more

General articles:
Forbes - "Congress Holds An Anti-Vaccination Hearing" by Steven Salzberg
"Congress Promotes Dangerous Anti-vaccine Quackery" By Phil Plait
Autism Timeline
"Why So Many Parents Are Delaying or Skipping Vaccines" by SETH MNOOKIN
"Ask Surly Elyse: Vax or GTFO"
Forbes - "With Vaccines, Bill Gates Changes The World Again" by Matthew Herper
"Behind the vaccine panic" By Kerry Lauerman
"Make anti-vaccine parents pay higher premiums" By Rahul Parikh
"2009: Shaping up to be a really bad year for antivaccinationists" by David Gorski
Court rules vaccines not linked to autism
Steven Novella on the case linked to directly above
"VACCINES & AUTISM: Myths and Misconceptions" by Steven Novella
"VACCINES & AUTISM: Myths and Misconceptions" by Richard G. Judelsohn
"Vaccines & Autism: A Deadly Manufactroversy" by Harriet Hall
"Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On?" by Chris Mooney
"Inside the vaccine-and-autism scare" by Rahul K. Parikh, M.D.
"Some Questions about Vaccines" by Steven Novella
Wired Magazine - "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All" By Amy Wallace
blog: "Memo to McCain: Vaccines Not Linked to Autism"
"The Vaccine-Autism Urban Myth" by Kristina Chew, PhD
blog: "Popular Delusions VIII: Anti-Vaccine Hysteria"
Quackwatch: "Misconceptions about Immunization"
"Drinking the Anti-Vaccine Kool-Aid" by Steven Novella
"David Kirby and the government "concession that vaccines cause autism": The incredible shrinking causation claim"
"Celebrity Smackdown: Amanda Peet vs Jenny McCarthy" by Steven Novella
"Dr. Jay Gordon: No vaccines needed, just quit eating cheese and ice cream"
"Dan Olmsted obliterates yet another irony circuit"
"What we're up against: Aluminum as the new mercury and end of expertise"
"Mercury in vaccines as a cause of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): A failed hypothesis" by David Gorski
Ethylmercury vs. Methylmercury - "Mercury in Vaccines Leaves Blood Fast" by Daniel J. DeNoon
"5 Ways People Are Trying to Save the World (That Don't Work)" by Son Tran (See #4)
http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm
http://www.hhs.gov/autism/
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal.htm
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/q_a_thimerosal-eng.php#2
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=220
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/10/vaccines_cause_microvascular_strokes_that_cause_autism.php
http://scienceblogs.com/bookclub/2008/10/finally_science_pushes_back_ag.php
http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/?p=412
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27225500/
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/10/dr_jay_gordon_pediatrician_warrior.php
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=9
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=256#more-256
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/10/the_huffington_post_adds_another_antivac.php#more
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g84gg3A_3CfzpN-HFg6R7lXO1SQQD94PNA4O0
http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/microsite/microsite.jsp?id=75918
http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=444
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/health/13auti.html?_r=1
http://healspiel.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-tough-to-hear-your-results-dont.html
http://healspiel.blogspot.com/2009/01/response-to-anti-vaccination-parent.html
http://www.princetonol.com/family/columns/pedgroup55.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/david_aaronovitch/article5696902.ece
"The incredible shrinking vaccine-autism hypothesis shrinks some more" by David Gorski
Georgia Representative John Linder addresses vaccine concerns
Measles, Mumps, Rubella--or autism
Vaccine Denial = Scientific Illiteracy by Jacob Dickerman
"How anti-vaccination hysteria is about sex, accidentally helping Big Pharma---anything but science"
"The Jenny and Jim antivaccine propaganda tour has begun" by David Gorski
New Phase Autism?
High prevalence of autism in adults
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20040106-000005.html
One mother discusses the vaccine schedule
"The Truth About The "Evils" Of Vaccination"
"Generation Rescue: a dishonest autism charity?"
Reader's Digest: "The Trouble With Celebrity Science" By Anne Underwood
"Shouting Fire" by Scott Hurst
"Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video" by Val Jones
Newsweek: "Live Your Best Life Ever!" by Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert (discusses Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, HPV myths, among other topics)
"Will This Doctor Hurt Your Baby?"
"Shouting Fire" by Scott Hurst
"Cracking the Autism Riddle: "Vaccine Theory" Fades as a New Idea Emerges" by Harvey Karp
"Cracking The Autism Riddle: Common Sense About Vaccines And Autism" by Harvey Karp
"Cracking the Autism Riddle: Toxic Chemicals, A Serious Suspect in the Autism Outbreak" by Harvey Karp
"NAAR Founder Eric London Resigns from Autism Speaks citing Disagreement over Vaccine Research"
"Immunizations are best defense against diseases; have no correlation to autism" by Douglas Pope
Interview with Alison Singer from the Autism Science Foundation
"Dr. Bob Sears: Stealth anti-vaccinationist?" by Orac
"The Power of Words: A Commentary on the Delayed Vaccine Schedule" by Steve Perry
"Autism group softens stance on vaccines" By Mark Roth
"Soylent Vaccine is babies! We’ve gotta stop them somehow!"
"Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On?" by Chris Mooney
"To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate" By Joel Stein
NY Times - "Don’t Blame Flu Shots for All Ills, Officials Say" By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
"Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer Speaks"
"The New Plague" by John Snyder
Wired Magazine - "How to Win an Argument About Vaccines"
Wired Magazine - "The Misinformants: Prominent Voices in the Anti-Vaccine Crusade"
"Vaccine Denial = Scientific Illiteracy" by Jacob Dickerman
"Why Do Anti-Vaccinationists Believe?" by Jacob Dickerman
Science Daily - "Scientists Discover Influenza's Achilles Heel: Antioxidants"
NPR - "Refusing Flu Shots? Maybe You're A 'Denialist'"
"Identifying and Avoiding Autism Cults" by Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Chicago Tribune - "Science hijacked to support alternative therapies" By Trine Tsouderos and Patricia Callahan
"Naturopaths and the anti-vaccine movement: Hijacking the law in service of pseudoscience" by David Gorski
"Antivaccine movement’s bad PR hits critical mass " by Michael Rosch
Rational Alchemy podcast - 04/24/2010
Rational Alchemy podcast - 05/01/2010
Parenting Magazine - "The End of the Autism/Vaccine Debate?" By Kate Rope
CNN - "The end of the autism/vaccine debate?" By Kate Rope
“History” Makes Headlines with Launch of New Website by Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
NY Times - "Why Parents Fear the Needle" By MICHAEL WILLRICH
"The worst misconceptions parents of some unvaccinated children hold"
LA Times - "Vaccination questions answered" By Amanda Mascarelli
"Lara’s Story: Growing Up Anti-Vaccine" by Christine Vara
by Phil Plait
"Leaving the Anti-Vaccine Movement"


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