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Health

Bill Maher & Vaccine Phobia

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorOctober 12, 2009 10:30 PM

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When George Will writes one of his ridiculous columns on global warming, greens and liberal science bloggers practically fall over themselves in condemnation. But when a popular comedian advises against getting the swine flu vaccine--or any vaccine, for that matter--the silence is deafening. Holy junk science, where is the outrage against Bill Maher? This is serious stuff--lots of supposedly smart people are already irrationally fearful of vaccines. Mooney, Zimmer, you have built-in audiences and prominent platforms, where are you? This quackery by Maher is dangerous, especially now as we head into peak swine flu season.

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