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Trump-Pence would be disastrous for U.S. public health.

September 14, 2016

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  Joseph Lachman, 9/13/2016 The Trump-Pence ticket is a threat to the health to everyone living in the U.S., and perhaps the world. Their policy proposals and stances regarding crucial public health issues are at best naive, and at worst, completely wrong. We’re not going to waste time here arguing about a lot of the […]

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Turning an anti-vaccine argument on its head: How the Rubella vaccine helps prevent autism

November 4, 2014

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By Joseph Lachman, Published 11/4/2014 Here is an interesting argument to present to opponents of vaccines: Preventing rubella (also known as German Measles) in pregnant women has saved thousands of children from contracting congenital rubella, which can cause autism. All too often, scientists and medical experts find themselves having to correct misleading or incorrect statements […]

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Do you remember Jim Carrey’s 2009 anti-vaccine writing in the Huffington Post?

September 30, 2014

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In 2009, Jim Carrey was featured on Huffington Post’s blog with his piece, “The Judgment on Vaccines is in???” (See the piece here.) In his writing, he made scientific and medical claims that require investigation. First, he referenced two legal cases regarding vaccines and autism. 1. We have the case of Hannah Poling (he misspelled […]

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