Tag: antivax

Book review medicine

Brian Deer’s book on Andrew Wakefield: “The Doctor Who Fooled the World”

My review of the new book by Brian Deer about what became the biggest medical scandal in recent history: Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent research on MMR vaccines and his antivax campaigning which continues even today.

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Frontiers: a danger for public health?

Frontiers is a somewhat unconventional open access publisher, which likes to have it both ways: playing scientific elite while accepting almost anything from paying customers. My regular contributor Smut Clyde will tell you below how some anti-vaccine scare-mongers managed to sneak in some rather dangerous works thanks to Frontiers’ unofficial “we don’t judge, we just charge” quasi-policy.