Medicare and Vaccination

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long operated using a number of “core measures” to determine the quality of care provided by hospitals. This year, CMS is launching a new program through which hospitals will be rewarded according to how well they score on these core measures. Beginning October 2012, one percent … Continue reading

Arguing for a Police State: Slate Suggests Google Censor Vaccine Safety Advocates

A recent article at Slate.com suggests that search engines such as Google have a responsibility to police online content, specifically that which questions, among other things, vaccine effectiveness. In the author’s opinion, websites that suggest that vaccines may be less than 100% safe should be marked with a banner or some such thing that advises … Continue reading

West Virginians Have No Right to Decide What Is Injected Into Their Children

Yesterday’s post highlighted the way in which our right to informed consent is under threat by the very people we depend upon to protect it. This video shows how in West Virginia, this right has already been taken away. Please watch it and share with your friends and family — it’s important that more people … Continue reading

Does the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics Comprehend the Ethics of Informed Consent?

The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Virtual Mentor, has devoted its January 2012 issue to the question of vaccine ethics. Unsurprisingly, none of the articles deal with the very real problems that taint vaccine trials and present a false view of vaccine safety. Apparently, using reactive placebos that hide the true rate of serious … Continue reading

Does the HPV Vaccine Really Fight Cancer?

A new paper published in the Annals of Medicine argues that, as we have said for some time now, the HPV vaccine may not be as effective as health authorities claim. The paper begins by summarizing one of the key points in the vaccine safety debate: since vaccines are given to healthy people to guard … Continue reading

Greater Good Movie Playing in NYC on Friday

We’ve been talking about the new documentary on vaccine safety, The Greater Good, on this blog for some time. This Friday, the movie will be playing at the International Film Center. After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Leslie Manookian, who wrote and produced the film, as well as Barbara Loe Fisher, … Continue reading

Pro-Pharma Groups Boycott Delta For Airing Ad on Vaccine Safety

The National Vaccine Information Center has been airing an ad promoting awareness of vaccine safety issues on Delta Airlines’ inflight video service. The ad is fairly innocuous: Unsurprisingly, however, certain pro-pharma groups are mounting a boycott to suppress this message. We cannot tolerate threats and the suppression of this information by corporate interests – we … Continue reading

Contagion: Nothing More Than Propaganda

        A month or so ago we wrote here about the movie Contagion and the way in which it seemed to be nothing more than a marketing vehicle for vaccines. We were unsurprised, therefore, when we saw that this week, the American Public Health Association featured the movie in one of their … Continue reading