Tagged: IAS

Immunisation Awareness Society followers – what the new page rules show - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 14, 2013

On the rare occasions that I have written about vaccine ‘concern’ groups, my interests have been with the accuracy of their claims and how readers who are uncertain about the science can recognise inaccurate claims. A related element is if the source is trustworthy. Sometimes this is easier to deal with as you don’t … Read More

The Hypocrisy of the Immunisation "Awareness" Society - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Dec 20, 2012

Earlier this year, another sciblogger Darcy Cowan was successful in getting the tax exempt status of the Immunisation Awareness Society revoked based on the fact that they don’t fulfil the requirements of charity (see here). One of the things that bothered me about the IAS at the time is that although they claim on their website to “To debate vaccination issues … Read More

A vaccine discussion forum - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 17, 2012

Introducing the New Zealand Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) forum. Some time ago while mulling over what science writing (blogging) groups might offer parents with questions about vaccinations, Thoughts on, and for, those trying to choose to vaccinate or not, I came to thinking[1] that in the absence of discussion forums set up by those with … Read More

IAS talks about vaccination - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 24, 2012

[Update: those looking for a breakdown of the IAS article, it’s in the Appendix.] The suggestions they make are appalling. I was tempted to add to the title ’, does this really help anyone?’ Seriously: is encouraging people to be defensive in a tit-for-tat fashion using potted answers really helpful? … Read More

TOSP Episode 6: October 17th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 17, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring yetis, flashing bacteria, space!, brownian motion twists, That’s What She Said, better traffic control (hint: drive slower), nanotech _helping_ cell growth, wired petri dishes, vaccination, whale fall, NZ’s freshwater, and various fabulous eventry! This week, aimee and Elf could happily have talked for hours, [...] … Read More