Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stay Tuned for Another Dull and Smug Post from Gorski and his Mumbling Meatheads

This is a short post today. Using my oracular powers, I predict a smug and self satisfied post from Dorkski within the next few days concerning a study released today that supposedly “exonerates” the mercury/autism hypothesis (it doesn’t).

I’ll reserve my comments for his misrepresentations, except to say that he will blindly and most assuredly praise the poor science represented within this study as “legitimate" and “sound.”

Stay tuned…


  1. Yes, I noticed that study. Looked really really amazingly bad to me.

    So the good doctor will probably adore it.

  2. I haven't been able to find a full download of the study, so I am unable to give it a complete review. One thing that did strike me, though, was the age of the cohorts and how long it was that the tests were done post-vaccination.

    This study does absolutely nothing to take into account neurological changes caused by thiomersal. Another thing; notice how it says that thiomersal doesn't cross the BBB? I thought that Burbacher had established that it does.

    Execrable study from what I can see. But, knowing Gorski and his brainless buffoons, they will credulously lap this up like manna from heaven.

  3. Seems as though the vaccine defense studies are getting sloppier. Since the news outlets just post a summary of the press release and never ask any critical questions, why do real science?

  4. No, Burbacher did not establish that thimerosal crosses the BBB.

  5. Ken Opined:
    "No, Burbacher did not establish that thimerosal crosses the BBB."

    You sure about that?

    "The initial and terminal half-life of Hg in blood after thimerosal exposure was 2.1 and 8.6 days, respectively, which are significantly shorter than the elimination half-life of Hg after MeHg exposure at 21.5 days. Brain concentrations of total Hg were significantly lower by approximately 3-fold for the thimerosal-exposed monkeys when compared with the MeHg infants, whereas the average brain-to-blood concentration ratio was slightly higher for the thimerosal-exposed monkeys (3.5 +/- 0.5 vs. 2.5 +/- 0.3). A higher percentage of the total Hg in the brain was in the form of inorganic Hg for the thimerosal-exposed monkeys (34% vs. 7%). The results indicate that MeHg is not a suitable reference for risk assessment from exposure to thimerosal-derived Hg. Knowledge of the toxicokinetics and developmental toxicity of thimerosal is needed to afford a meaningful assessment of the developmental effects of thimerosal-containing vaccines."

  6. No no...not THAT Blood Brain was the OTHER blood brain barrier...that one doesn't count *nods*