The dangers of vaccine by press release

The recent AstraZeneca offers a cautionary tale.

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  • AstraZeneca's press release about its recent vaccine trials was filled with erroneous data.
  • A manufacturing error meant that some participants only received half of the intended dosage.
  • In the rush to produce a vaccine, science by press release is of growing concern.
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How the media helped fuel the anti-vaxx movement

Andrew Wakefield turned away from science and to the tabloids to spread his fabricated data.

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  • Investigative journalist Brian Deer has published a new book on anti-vaxx ringleader, Andrew Wakefield.
  • Discredited in the science community, Wakefield turned to the media to share his anti-vaxx propaganda.
  • The disbarred doctor fabricated results and filed for his own vaccine patents, Deer reports.
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