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 […]

New York Times eviscerates Paul Offit

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In his review of Paul Offit’s new book, “Bad Faith,” New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer slams Offit’s reasoning and scholarship, likening the book to “a fervent attack job [that] is thinly sourced and poorly researched, seeming at times as if he began with a conclusion and then went in search of evidence.” Oppenheimer describes […]

Offit made erroneous HPV claims, too

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In yesterday’s post on Dr. Paul Offit’s article in USA Today, Voices: Our children are at risk and here’s why, we saw how he overstated the number of measles deaths that existed in the pre-vaccine era by almost 100% and made a scientifically unsubstantiated claim about the efficacy of the vaccine. Offit’s unsubstantiations didn’t end […]

Welcome to the Launch of VaccineFactCheck!

If you’ve been wondering about the accuracy of the commentary on vaccines in the media,  this site is for you.  The media has lost its objectivity on the vaccine issue, failing to provide balanced coverage by shutting out views that dissent from those of the government’s public health authorities.  With critics — skeptical scientists, physicians, […]

Paul Offit’s exaggerations in USA Today

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Paul Offit is perhaps America’s fiercest advocate for mass vaccinations. In this inaugural edition of VaccineFactCheck, we will examine an article by Offit in yesterday’s USA Today that demonstrates much that is wrong in the vaccine controversy. Too often in their zeal to make their case, advocates rely on factual errors, unsubstantiated claims, exaggerations, distortions […]