Bill Norwood wrote: > Would it help to know that I as a lay person have invested about 200 hours learning about vaccines > as I: 1) Wrote the 66-page hyperlinked transcript for a documentary > (Search < autism: made in the USA, transcript, Norwood >
Bill you transcribed a series of youtube videos by Gary Null. This would not usually be considered "learning about vaccines".
Gary Null is described like this:
Gary Michael Null (born January 6, 1945) is an American talk radio host and author who advocates pseudoscientific alternative medicine and produces a line of questionable dietary supplements.
Null is hostile to evidence-based medicine and has accused the medical community of being in a cabal with the pharmaceutical industry to suppress novel treatments for economic gains. He has promoted a range of pseudo-scientific and ineffective alternative treatments, including ones for cancer.
He is a HIV/AIDS denialist who believes nutritional deficiencies are the causative agents of all illnesses, and has accordingly promoted fringe, diet-based treatment regimes for curing AIDS and other illnesses. Null holds strong anti-vaccination views and rejects the scientific consensus on topics such as water fluoridation, genetically modified organisms, and electromagnetic fields.
Reactions in the scholarly community to Null's claims have been generally negative, and Null along with his publications have been frequently criticized for disseminating misleading information which can negatively affect the public's understanding of health issues.Ref :
- 1) Butler, Kurt (1992). A Consumer's Guide to "alternative Medicine": A Close Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-healing, and Other Unconventional Treatments. Prometheus Books. pp. 42–48. ISBN 9780879757335.
- 2) Kurth, Peter (May 21, 2002). "Quack record". Salon. Archived from the original on October 2, 2002. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
- 3) Hall, Harriet. "Swine flu vaccine fearmongering." Skeptic [Altadena, CA], vol. 15, no. 3, 2010, p. 16+. Gale In Context: Biography. Accessed 19 Nov. 2019.
- 4) ^ Jump up to: a b c Park, Alice; Jeffrey Kluger (May 17, 1999). "The New Mister Natural". Time. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
- 5) Fumento, Michael. (1996) Science Under Siege: How the Environmental Misinformation Campaign is Affecting Our Laws, Taxes, and Our Daily Lives, W. Morrow, p. 285. ISBN 9780688147662.
- 6) ^ Jump up to: a b Gorski, David (May 14, 2018). "The Null hypothesis: Gary Null attacks science-based medicine". SBM. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
Bill, your last memorable contribution was also in response to a Covid thread: "How about we neglect the hype and get back to what this website was designed for." [Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:17:15 -0400 Phys-L- archive
I heartily agree!Brian