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How COVID deniers are taking pages out of the anti-vaccine movement's playbook

How COVID deniers are taking pages out of the anti-vaccine movement’s playbook

Genetic Literacy Project | 
One of the most notable things about the COVID-19 pandemic has been how fast two science denialist movements made common cause ...
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Stem cell therapy for autism? The darker side of ‘quackademic medicine’

Respectful Insolence | 
As bad as the embrace of naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and even reiki and homeopathy by some institutions that would ...

Viewpoint: Great Barrington Declaration arguing for herd immunity ‘takes page from denialist propaganda playbook’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
When you’ve been examining pseudoscientific and quack claims for over two decades, you start to recognize patterns in the strategies ...

Chinese coronavirus quackery: Authoritarian government forces use of Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM – to treat COVID

Respectful Insolence | 
The government in China’s far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking ...
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She’s baaaack! ‘Plandemic’ anti-vaccine disinformation ‘star’ Judy Mikovits now warning glyphosate, GMOs boost COVID-19 risk

Respectful Insolence | 
[In early May], I wrote about Plandemic, a viral video featuring disgraced scientist turned antivaxxer turned COVID-19 “Fire Fauci” conspiracy ...

‘Nothingburger of a paper’ and why we still don’t know if anti-malarial drugs work against the coronavirus

Science Based Medicine | 
Last week, I wrote about an experimental treatment for COVID-19 that repurposes old drugs. One version of the treatment uses ...
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Vaccines, glyphosate weedkiller cause obesity? Dr. David Gorski debunks new round of ‘bogus’ health claims

Science Based Medicine | 
Those of us who have been following the antivaccine movement and the sorts of claims that its members [make] are ...

Viewpoint: ‘Denouncing’ HBO, Bill Maher for helping Dr. Jay Gordon spread vaccine misinformation

Science Based Medicine | 
Dr. Jay Gordon (who usually likes to be called “Dr. Jay”) and I go back a long time, ever since I ...
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Restorative stem cell treatments? William Shatner pitching stem cell therapies’ that evidence shows don’t work

Respectful Insolence | 
Shatner has not been known, especially on Twitter, for his reflective nature or critical thinking abilities.  ... Star Trek star ...

Viewpoint: ‘Indigenous Ways of Knowing’ fad threatens to undermine rigorous medical science

Science Based Medicine | 
[There is one form of] special pleading that is gaining some currency, and that’s basically carving out an exception to ...
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David Gorski: Rigvir ‘virotherapy’ another unproven alternative medicine cancer therapy

Science Based Medicine | 
[Editor's note: Dr. David Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.] [Cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Can yoga ‘reprogram’ our DNA? Don’t bet on it

One of the most persistent narratives latched on to by advocates of “integrative medicine” is that the “mind” can somehow ...
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Viewpoint: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop has gone from amusing pseudoscience to dangerous quackery

Science Based Medicine | 
Gwyneth Paltrow’s beauty/health/wellness website and online store [has been] in the news a fair amount [recently]. The reason is that...every ...
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Medical marijuana miracle? It’s unlikely cannabis oil saved boy with 2 cancers

Science Based Medicine | 
[Editor's note: David Gorski, a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute responds to claims in a forthcoming ...
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Google delists Natural News, founder Mike Adams calls it ‘modern day book burning’

Blog | 
[Editor’s note: Read the GLP’s profile on Natural News founder Mike Adams. Also: FBI turns up heat on Mike Adams ...
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Natural News’ Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-Based Medicine’s David Gorski

Science Based Medicine | 
The "Health Ranger" is known for his attacks against science advocates, even encouraging they be killed for supporting vaccinations. Now ...
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Zika not to blame for microcephaly? George Takei takes conspiracy bait

Blog | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Some people are just ...
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Science, public will miss Kevin Folta’s public outreach on GMO literacy

Blog | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When a science advocate’s ...
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‘Quack science’ NaturalNews website blames glyphosate for Beau Biden’s cancer death

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Yes, glioblastomas (and other forms of brain cancer) are nasty tumors. They’re one of the kinds of tumors that, admittedly, ...
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David Gorski: Dr. Oz joins Natural News’ Mike Adams in quackery hall of fame–and he’s “despicable” too

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Dr. Oz has officially become Mike Adams, the looniest of quack loons and conspiracy theorists, whose massively unhinged attacks on ...
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Dr. Oz complaint letter may backfire, undermining efforts to expose his ‘fear mongering’

Blog | 
Recently I wrote about a letter sent to Lee Goldman, MD, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine ...

Is cancer a byproduct of modernity?

Blog | 
If there’s one claim that irritates me that various proponents of alternative medicine like to make, it’s that cancer is ...

Bogus claim glyphosate, used with GMOs, causes autism races through cyberspace

Blog | 
She’s baa-aack. Remember Stephanie Seneff? When last Orac discussed her, she had been caught dumpster diving into the VAERS database ...

Similarities between anti-GMO and anti-vaccine activists

Blog | 
If there’s one characteristic that nearly all cranks share it’s an intolerance of criticism and a tendency to want to ...

Bad science about GE foods: It reminds me of the antivaccine movement (revisited)

National Geographic | 
The following is an edited excerpt. I never used to write much about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) before. I still ...

Oh, no! GMOs are going to kill your babies and permanently change your gene expression!

Science Blog | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Heidi Stevenson amuses me. I know, I know, I’ve started a previous post with exactly ...

When hysteria about GMOs takes root

Blog | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A homeopath (which means that she’s reality-challenged to begin with), [Heidi Stevenson has] produced ...
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