Friday, 9 January 2009

Why Shit Journalism Can Be Bad For Your Health

BBC news reports an 'unprecedented' rise in measles cases in the UK.

The number of MMR vaccinations dropped sharply from about 2002 onwards because of persistent media stories that there was a causal link between the vaccine and autism in children. A totally unproven link. In fact, a totally fictitious link.

That's what happens when ignorant journalist write on scientific matters and consequently allow unqualified media-grandstanders publicity.

And the grandstanding is still not over. Read Ben Goldacre

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