Last year, the anti-vaccine community introduced what they called “Vaccine Danger Awareness Week,” (VDAW) where they devoted a whole week to doing what they do all the time anyway, churn out loads of propaganda for their minions to spread around. Well the good news is that this year VDAW passed almost without notice. In fact, I only heard about it a few days ago and I follow this issue much more closely than most. Age of Autism doesn’t even seem to be involved. As far as I know, this event is only being represented on Facebook.
But that being said, I found it very fitting that this week saw Bill Gates popping up on The Daily Show and now CNN discussing the importance of vaccination. And in the latter, he directly called out the vaccine-autism hypothesis as an “absolute lie.”
Of course Age of Autism responded in their usual way, by making outrageous libelous accusations against Gates, as Orac discusses here, but here’s the full CNN clip in all it’s glory:
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- Bill Gates Says Link Between Autism And Vaccines Is “An Absolute Lie That Has Killed Thousands Of Kids” (blogs.forbes.com)
- Bill Gates steps in it in a good way, declares vaccine-autism link an “absolute lie” (scienceblogs.com)
- Bill Gates Says Anti-Vaccine Effort Kills Children (science.slashdot.org)
- Bill Gates on the anti-vaccine movement and its connection to autism (leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk)