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Oct 15, 2019, 6:52 PM
Medical Group Criticizes Prof. Shoenfeld’s Anti-Vaccine Action
On September 24, 2019 Israel’s Association of Public Health Physicians criticized Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld’s “severe lapse of judgment” in publishing a book review of an anti-vaccine pamphlet by two non-experts, and called for his resignation as editor-in-chief of the...
Sep 2, 2018, 9:22 AM
Israeli Law Proposal to Increase Vaccines Rates
In the past year, an abnormally large number of measles cases, most in the unvaccinated, drew attention to the problem of non-vaccinating in Israel. An especially visible incident occurred when an unvaccinated three-year-old with measles exposed over 80 child cancer...
Jun 13, 2014, 4:10 AM
Anti-Vaccine Claims, Mainstream Media, and Children
I recently came across an op-ed in a local paper in California which was very full of anti-vaccine tropes, some of them extremely problematic. This is my response. The starting point is that my belief in free speech does not...
Jan 14, 2014, 4:03 AM
Facebook’s policy, banning and anti-vaccine tactics
This is a follow up to a previous post, Abusing the Algorithm: Using Facebook Reporting to Censor Debate. To remind you, starting in late December, persons connected with the anti-vaccine organization the Australian Vaccination Network falsely reported innocuous comments from...
Dec 24, 2013, 7:03 AM
Abusing the Algorithm: Using Facebook Reporting to Censor Debate
It seems obvious, but apparently it’s not: getting someone banned from Facebook for posting polite, factual comments you disagree with is a problematic tactic. If that’s what you have to resort to, it means that you have no credible...
Oct 16, 2013, 7:14 PM
Handling Debate by Threatening Legal Action: Anti-Vaccination Activists in Israel
Anti-vaccination activists in Israel have recently resorted to threatening critics with defamation suits over comments in online social-media discussions. This is not a new tactic: In several countries, anti-vaccination activists have brought lawsuits against critics, with very little success...
Sep 1, 2013, 2:42 PM
Suzanne Humphries’ bad advice on the Polio vaccine
Suzanne Humphries' claims about the dangers of vaccination -- and her grasp of Jewish law -- are off the mark...way off
Dorit teaches law in UC Hastings, is a mom, and a member of the Parents Advisory Board at UC Hastings. She was born in Israel and still has a large family there.