Past and current columns by Sandy Gottstein
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10-16-13 - Risky Business
10-03-13 - Let there be sunlight! Is sunscreen implicated in the development and rise in the incidence of autism?
06-20-13 - HPV Vaccine – What Will It Take?
04/16/13 - Vaccine Injury Anecdotes Are No Joke
04/09/13 - Autism and Alzheimer’s: Matching bookends?
04/01/13 - Gladness Reigns in Autism-Land
09/21/11 - The Attempted Hijacking of “Science” by the Ultra Pro-Vaccine Crowd
07/22/11 - Ghostwriting in the sky?
03/21/11 - The Boy W.H.O. Cried Wolf
03/16/11 - Has Thimerosal Been Absolved of Causing Vaccine Harm?
03/09/11 - Who’s On First? The Sometimes Zany World of Twitter
02/23/11 - Can and Should We Try and Eliminate Disease? Part 1 – Can we?
01/24/11 - Evidence-based medicine: What’s not to like?
01/19/11 - Does Vaccination Play a Role in the Incidence and Apparent Rise of Epilepsy?
01/18/11 - And They Wonder Why We Don't Trust Them
01/12/11 - VAERS - I'm Not Laughing
06/17/10 - Forced Vaccinations: Musings on what the road to Hell is paved with - update
04/12/10 - Friendly Fire in the "War on Disease" - Blog at Age of Autism
04/08/10 - Breast-feeding: When Mother Nature Really Does Know Best
03/09/10 - VAERS - Is the Joke On Us?
03/05/10 - Sleepwalking Through Vaccine-Land
02/08/10 - Political Science and You!
02/02/10 - The GMC Scores a Victory! “Religion” 1, Science 0!
04/11/08 - Is Changing The Vaccine Schedule Enough?
03/11/08 - The Shots Heard 'Round the World
02/18/08 - On cheating "the other guy"
02/11/08 - The Power of Fear
11/26/07 - A Half-Truth In The Vaccination Era - Serious Measles and the Role the Measles Vaccine Plays in Preventing It
11/21/07 - Forced Vaccinations - Musings on what the road to Hell is paved with
11/19/07 - Flashback - Reasonable People Can Disagree: The rationale for allowing philosophical exemptions to vaccinations - POSITION PAPER ON MANDATORY VACCINATIONS
11/17/07 - An Uncommon Cold and Global Warming - Ties That Blind?
11/15/07 - Should we believe the latest CDC vaccine study?
04/15/06 - Is the recent mumps outbreak really such a mystery?
04/10/06 - Introducing the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new “Two Wrongs Make a Right” policy!
04/05/06 - Are vaccines involved in Gulf War Syndrome, autism and other chronic diseases?
02/06/06 - Ethylmercury Shmethylmercury
12/23/05 - The Perfect Business Plan
10/31/04 - Warning: Vaccine Sacred Cows May Endanger Your Health
10/22/04 - Has Dan Rather Once Again Failed To Responsibly Investigate An Important Issue?
Note: This column and all future columns will be dedicated in loving memory to Nicholas Regush, my mentor, my adviser, my inspiration, but most of all, my friend.
02/17/04 - The Irresponsible Media Coverage of the Institute of Medicine Meeting on Autism and Vaccines
02/05/04 - Concern About Bird Flu But Indifference to Using Avian Cell Cultures To Create Vaccines, Including Flu Vaccine
01/07/04 - Another Unnecessary Vaccine? Here Comes the Hype for a New Meningitis Vaccine
01/02/04 - On "mad cows" and sick monkeys: From the people who brought you SV40 in vaccines....
12/22/03 - Senator Frist Frivolously Dismisses Vaccine Damage
12/2/03 - Is Rubella Vaccination Playing A Role In The Rise In Autism?
09/12/03 - Shoot First, Don't Ask Questions Later
09/05/03 - Adding Insult to Injustice to Injury Redux
06/27/03 - BMJ Tackles Conflict of Interest
05/23/03 - Something Rotten In The State Of Research - The Twisted Tale Of Pneumonia Vaccine For Adults
04/25/03 - Whose job is it, anyway?
04/04/03 - Advice Worth Following - Be Wary of "Experts"
03/14/03 - Adding insult to INJUSTICE to injury - Senator Frist is at it again
03/07/03 - "But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last." - Thomas Moore - update and "flashback")
02/28/03 - Death By Lethal Injection - From The Heart Of One Mother to Another ("flashback")
02/14/03 - Avoidance Of Vaccine Truth But Not Consequences - Are We "Knee Deep in the Big Muddy"?
02/07/03 - "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw - Musings on the heavy burden that taking responsibility
01/31/03 - Vaccine Effectiveness - An ineffective argument
01/17/03 - Vaccinations - Garbage In/Less Than All The Garbage Out?
01/03/03 - Prescription For Disaster - Is Vaccine Policy A "House of Cards"?
12/13/02 - Run, Don't Walk
12/06/02 - No Better Friend - A Special Thanks to Congressman Dan Burton
11/29/02 - The Homeland Security Act - The Aftermath
11/22/02 - The Homeland Security Bill - Is It Being Used As An Excuse To Federalize the Model (State) Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA)?
11/15/02 - Why We Won't Take No* For An Answer (*No relationship between MMR and autism)
11/01/02 - Changing Disease Epidemiology Via Vaccines - Are We "Robbing Peter To Pay Paul"?
10/25/02 - The Institute of Medicine Review Of SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer
10/18/02 - Vaccine-related infant deaths - When is enough, enough?
10/11/02 - "Too much medicine? Almost certainly " ("Flashback")
10/04/02 - Vaccine Shortages: It's hard to know what to believe
09/27/02 - Thank You, Congressman Shays
09/20/02 - For No Good Reason: The Utterly Misguided Universal Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination Policy
09/13/02 - Measles In The Vaccination Age: Is It Now Deadlier?
09/06/02 - Don't Worry, Be Happy
08/30/02 - Tiptoeing Through The Minefield of Possible Vaccine Reactions - Mainstream Media's Sins Of Omission
08/23/02 - Look Who's Paying OR Why the Insurance Companies Might Want to Consider Investing in Vaccine Safety Research
08/16/02 - More Hepatitis B Vaccine Reactions Among Children Reported Than Cases Of the Disease - NVIC ("Flashback")
08/09/02 - Contemporary Legends - How To Lie With Statistics I
08/02/02 - Stop the Frist Bill
07/26/02 - Whooping cough vs. whooping cough vaccine-associated infant deaths
07/19/02 - Does rubella vaccination prevent congenital rubella syndrome?
07/12/02 - The real scandal of the MMR debate - by Walter Spitzer, Ph.D. ("Flashback")
07/05/02 - Is the theory of "herd immunity" flawed?
06/28/02 - Are wolves in sheep's clothing trying to pull the wool over our eyes?
06/21/02 - Important and Timely 1962 Congressional Testimony concerning Health Freedom ("Flashback")
06/14/02 - Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
06/07/02 - Playing With Fire - It's Not EASY To Fool Mother Nature
05/31/02 - "Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that
which is not true." (John Locke) /"Appearances often are deceiving." (Aesop)
05/24/02 - "But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last." - Thomas Moore
05/17/02 - On Falsely Reassuring The Public - Safe Minds' Response to the AAP Press Release Concerning the IOM Report on Thimerosal in Vaccines
05/10/02 - When is an oops not really an oops? When you get to solve the problems you cause, and make money doing both!
05/03/02 - The Ivory Tower: Not So Lily White
04/19/02 - “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.” - Andrew Lang - More confusing disease stats
04/12/02 - How much anecdotal evidence does it take to change a.......make a light bulb go on? "Why are my five children autistic?" - Mary Robinson's story
04/05/02 - Wanted: Dead or Alive? Is IPV really safer than OPV?
03/29/02 - The CDC and “The New Math”, where 1 + 1 does not equal 2
3/22/02 - "There are no secrets that time does not reveal" (Jean Racine) - What time and the legal system are beginning to reveal about what vaccine
manufacturers and the CDC know
03/15/02 - The Thimerosal/SV40 Connection - Public Health's Ongoing Scandal
03/08/02 - The more things change, the more they stay the same - School Nurse Congressional Testimony on Hepatitis B Vaccine ("Flashback")
3/01/02 - “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
02/22/02 - Infant Vaccine Deaths - But Who's Counting? (No news is NOT good news.)
02/15/02 - A Scandal of Epidemic Proportions: The media and government on autism - asleep at the wheel or in bed with the drug companies?
02/08/02 - MSEHPA - Why Government and Medicine Shouldn't Mix
02/01/02 - What Is Wrong With This Picture?
01/25/02 - What Do We Really Know About Polio and the Polio Vaccine? and Pediatrics Peddling Vaccines
*All columns, with the exception of certain "flashbacks", by Sandy Gottstein