Vaccines: Blind faith at the Washington Post on Paul Offit’s Bad Faith

After the New York Times eviscerated Paul Offit’s new book, Bad Faith: How Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine, the world of journalism was on notice that something was seriously amiss with Offit’s faith-based case for vaccination — at the very least that his word could not be taken as Gospel. “Offit’s book is more a […]

Q: Who exactly is recommending a third MMR dose?

A: Public health authorities near you During a recent Twitter exchange, Andre Picard, the Globe and Mail’s health columnist, asked me “who exactly is recommending a third MMR dose” after I referred to increasing interest in extra shots. One answer: Public Health Agency of Canada. On its website, it now states: “Prevention of infection by […]

Three misses at the Toronto Star

Canada’s largest circulation newspaper, the Toronto Star, let its readers down yesterday, three times off the mark in describing vaccine issues. All three let-downs appeared in a story covering recommendations by the C.D. Howe, an economic think tank, that Ontario should establish a vaccine registry. The first miss in “Ontario failing to meet national vaccination targets,” […]