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The Power of Coincidence and How it Can Lead Us Astray

Posted on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Katie Couric did a segment on her talk show on December 4th about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. The promo for that show had one graphic that said ‘HPV Vaccine Controversy’ and another that said ‘Potentially Dangerous’. I’ll leave the broader critiques to others (see Matthew Herper and Seth Mnookin for two good ones). Couric’s show was a biased view of the HPV vaccine that hysterically exaggerated the vaccine’s risks and gave very little time to more reasoned and balanced viewpoints.


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