Dr. Paul Offit Is Having A Busy October Misleading the Public
From Churches to Podcasts, I've Spent a Week Discussing Offit's Misinformation and Getting Into His Head with the Informed
First, it was a Churchgoer who asked Dr. Offit to describe any corruption or conflicts of interest he has seen during COVID-19 related to vaccine manufacturers, advertisers, and others.
Next thing you know, he’s misrepresenting the CDC’s association study on the link between aluminum and persistent asthma.
Then, he utterly misleads a pair of podcasters into thinking that ASSOCIATION ANALYSIS retrospective studies conducted with data from VSD is the only type of study that can test causality.
For those of you who do not have time to listen and keep up with the torrent of misleading statements from Offit, my fellow podcasters and I at Bad Science Theater have analyzed and assessed his claims, behavior, and statements.
Offit has tendencies to upweight anecdotes in favor of his particular biased preferences while downweighting those that disfavor his desired positions. He also upweights retrospective studies that find what he wants to find, and downweights the same types of studies that happen to find an association between vaccines and bad health outcomes, even if the study is done to his misleading specifications of adjusting for potential (unproven) covariates. All the while, he fails to inform the public that association analyzes cannot fully test causality.
Bad Science Theater - Paul Offit’s Meltdowns
Bad Science Theater with Wayne Rhode, Sofia Karstens, Jessica Rose, Louis Conte Mathew Crawford and James Lyons-Weiler. In this episode, we evaluate Paul Offit's emotion-filled dodge of a public question about corruption and conflicts of interest related to COVID-19 vaccines. We also analyze his statements in a podcast in which he seems think that VAERS is useless, measles has 100% mortality, and that we should only trust the people with exclusive password to the Vaccine Safety Datalink! We take a walk down memory lane on the origins of Vaccine Risk, Injury & Death Denialism, and get inside Offit's messy head on his vaccine risk, injury and death denialism. You don't want to miss this one!
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