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The FDA’s emergency use authorization of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Dangerous politics, not science

Yesterday, the FDA issued emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroqine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19. Politics, not science, is why.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Politics Popular culture Skepticism/critical thinking

The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 30: Kevin Tuttle “drops the mic” at ACIP

An antivaxxer named Kevin Tuttle thinks he “dropped the mic” at the meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. He didn’t Instead, he demonstrated just how antivaccine he is.

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics Skepticism/critical thinking

No, eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine mandates will not endanger immunosuppressed children

Liz Rovegno claims that eliminating the religious exemption to school vaccine mandates in New Jersey will kill her son Keanu. It won’t.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Medicine Politics Pseudoscience

Confusion reigns over implementation of SB 276 and SB 714. Is Gov. Newsom to blame?

Last year, California passed SB 276 and SB 714 to crack down on bogus medical exemptions to school vaccine mandates by quacks. Now, confusion reigns over implementation and Gov. Newsom’s wife is playing footsie with antivaxxers.

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Homeopathy Medicine Politics Pseudoscience Quackery

L’Ordre des Médecins suspends the French medical license of a member of fake médecine for speaking out against homeopathy

fake médecine is a French doctors’ group that issued an open letter opposing government funding for homeopathy. French homeopaths complained to l’Ordre des Médecins, which this week suspended its president’s medical license for three months.