Measles has arrived in the form of an outbreak on Oakland County, MI. That's too close for comfort to Orac. Way, way too close for comfort.
The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) writes a "sttaement of principles" guideline for naturopathic oncology. How can you write a statement of principles for quackery? More importantly, why would a real oncology journal publish it?
Harassment of its opponents is a feature, not a bug, of the antivaccine movement, even if the victims are grieving mothers. The idea is to harass and intimidate their opponents into silence.
Connecticut Rep. Josh Elliott set up a legislative forum with four scientists and physicians and antivaccine crank Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. This is false balance at its worst and exactly how you don't do it. [Note ADDENDUM]
Naturopathy is a form of pseudomedicine rooted in vitalism. However, naturopaths delude themselves into thinking they're science-based. Hilarity always ensues when they make that argument.
It's ba-ack. In response to efforts to make personal belief exemptions harder to obtain, an old and particularly vile antivax trope is back: Vaccine mandates as rape, with a new #metoo-inspired twist, namely "vaccine injured" children as victims of sexual assault whose assaulters are trying to silence them.
Orac encounters a study of chiropractice manipulation under anesthesia for infant torticollis. Iit takes a lot to horrify Orac any more, but subjecting infants to unnecessary anesthesia and radiation to crack their necks did it.
Over the last two weeks, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms started to crackdown on the spread of antivaccine misinformation on their services. Will it be enough?
Dr. Gary Kohls is an antivaccine doctor who writes for The Duluth Reader. After Orac criticized him, he decided to strike bacik. It did not go well. Let's just say that Dr. Kohls is good at hypocrisy and projection.