Monday, March 16, 2009

Stupid New York Times health coverage

Unbelievably, this article about high autism rates in Somali communities in the US manages to present a full description of the viewpoint of the anti-vaccine advocates without noting that the science is settled against them. The article says that the vaccine "theory" has "weaknesses" - but doesn't list any, only citing the case of one child who had seizures before being immunized.

Here's a theory - Donald G. McNeil, Jr. is deliberately misleading his readers. This theory has a weakness - Bob Somerby probably says he's just an idiot.

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