Blog Posts - Autism's False Prophets



Barbara Loe Fisher discusses her failed lawsuit against Paul Offit and Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace wrote an article on the vaccine/autism discussion entitled An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All. In it she quotes both Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Barbara Loe Fi...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Sep 21, 2010

Paul Offit honored by American Academy of Pediatrics

Paul Offit has been honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for Outstanding Service. Here is the press release: WASHINGTON, DC – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will present Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, with the President’s C...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 23, 2009

Autism/vaccine activists likened to AIDS denialists

One of my big worries is that the public will someday turn against the autism community. We, and all segments of the disability community, all rely heavily on the public’s good will. One way we could lose that is if epidemics of infectious di...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on May 28, 2009

Autism/vaccine activists likened to AIDS denialists

One of my big worries is that the public will someday turn against the autism community. We, and all segments of the disability community, all rely heavily on the public’s good will. One way we could lose that is if epidemics of infectious di...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on May 28, 2009

Autism Science Foundation

There’s a new autism research organisation in town – the Autism Science Foundation. The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations co...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Apr 20, 2009

Bernadine Healy gets it wrong

Following Bernadine Healy’s April 14th post in USNews, Orac dealt her a dollop of respectful insolence which is a very good read, as are the comments. However, I wanted to do a kind of accounting on Healy’s post, to see just how firm a...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Apr 16, 2009

Fitzpatrick on the recent Wakefield news

Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick has written the article I wish I could have done— The MMR scare: from foolishness to fraud? For anyone looking to understand the timeline and the important questions raised by the Brian Deer investigations, this is a m.
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Feb 11, 2009

Paul Offit in the New York Times

Paul Offit is in the NYT today talking about his book: A new book defending vaccines, written by a doctor infuriated at the claim that they cause autism, is galvanizing a backlash against the antivaccine movement in the United States. which is tr...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Jan 13, 2009

Age of Autism claim ‘hundreds of case reports’ of recovered children

A post on the Age of Autism about an interview with the New York Times describes how the interviewee believes that: ....none of our health authorities have any explanation of cause or cure [of autism], we have a whole community of…...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Dec 16, 2008


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