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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Actual News Story on Vaccines

Isn't it sad when a media outlet that most Americans would have a visceral revulsion to actually carries news that is much more factually correct, and doesn't give in to the false "both sides" fallacy when it comes to vaccines?  There is a reason that whenever the anit-vax pro-disease nutters have one of their "experts" on, they are generally either not an actual doctor, or they are discredited because of their non-reality based practices.

With apologies to Tim Minchin: You know what you call alternative medicine that works? Medicine!

2 comments:

  1. Good documentary.

    Speaking of fallacies, surely you jest that "most Americans" would be viscerally revolted by Al Jazeera?

    If that's true, you haven't a hope of getting any reality-based public health policy (or anything else).

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  2. Sadly, in the United States, we have a media personification of anything associated with the Middle East, or muslims in general that are quite negative. Remember the kerfuffle about putting a "mosque" near ground zero in New York? I think the recent Discovery Channel show "Muslim in America" may help a little, but all in all, Americans seem to have an incredibly negative view of anything even remotely connected to muslims. It's a sad prejudice. The only group Americans hate more than muslims are atheists...

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