Democracy Has Prevailed.

April 14, 2022

NOT A DOCTOR Wendy Bell Spreads Medical Misinformation. Again.

I heard that faced a little broadcasting issue yesterday.

Looks like they got bounced off of Twitch for pushing some medical misinformation.

Wendy's assistant Brock read the email from Twitch which mentions drinking bleach and the like - a charge The Angel of Death disputes.

Ok, fine. Let's let them have the denial of the bleach drinking.

But on the other hand, this was yesterday's bullshit board:

The minute you see Wendy "quoting" the CDC VAERS data you know she's pushing medical misinformation. 

Let's follow the trail of evidence.

Apparently, Wendy is getting her "information" from sources like this one:

The National Vaccine Information Center is anti-vax and has been for a long long time.

Among Vaccine Roulettes’ disciples was Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, which has spent decades trying to convince parents that vaccines are far more dangerous than the alternative, preventable diseases.

Anyway, see that red link in the image? It leads here - to the CDC disclaimer regarding the VAERS numbers:

VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to the system. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind. [Emphasis added.]

The thing is, you have to click on a "I have read and understood the disclaimer" box before getting to the CDC's VAERS numbers.

You do not have to do that to get to the data at the National Vaccine Information Center's website.

How many people at that anti-vax site even bother with the disclaimer?

That's a rhetorical question. We all know the answer. 

Does Wendy Bell ever mention anything from the disclaimer? For example this part:

VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness.

Another rhetorical question for which we already have an answer. Take a look at the BS board if you're unconvinced.

Rule: Whenever Wendy Bell (and/or her trusty sidekick Brock) mentions the VAERS data without emphasizing the CDC's disclaimer, she's pushing medical misinformation.

Plain and simple.