CBC’s Marketplace, an investigative consumer program in Canada, ran a wonderful (and disturbing) report on what homeopaths are telling parents to do in lieu of vaccinating their children. We know what they said because Marketplace had mothers visit these homeopaths with a hidden camera in tow.
Turns out the “doctors” are spreading Jenny McCarthy-style misinformation (like telling them that measles is virtually harmless for children over the age of one) and telling parents to give their infants sugar pills as an alternative to vaccines.
One of the graphics in the segment even made clear how much of an active ingredient was in those sugar pills:
You’ll have to watch the full segment here, but it’s worth it, just to see the sort of nonsense the pro-science side is up against.
(via Sean McGuire)