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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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Dr. Lawrence Palevsky: An antivaccine pediatrician who’s an endless font of misinformation

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is an antivaccine pediatrician. His recent testimony before the Connecticut legislature, which is being touted on antivaccine websites, shows just how antivax he is.

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James Lyons-Weiler and Paul Thomas: Incompetently demonizing aluminum vaccine adjuvants

James Lyons-Weiler has published an analysis claiming that Paul Thomas’ “Vaccine-Friendly Plan” is safer than the current CDC-recommended vaccine schedule because contains less aluminum. Unsurprisingly, The modeling behind the analysis is risibly incompetent. Same as it ever was.

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Gayle DeLong responds to the retraction of her dumpster fire of a study on HPV vaccination and fertility

Gayle DeLong finally responds to the retraction of her incompetent paper linking HPV vaccination to lowered fertility in women in—of course—the antivaccine propaganda blog Age of Autism. It doesn’t go well.

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Sherri Tenpenny and James Grundig: Desperately denying that measles kills

Sherri Tenpenny and James Grundig contort logic into pretzels to deny that low vaccine uptake is responsible for measles outbreaks in Samoa and Congo.