This article by Frank Wong is an important illustration of the implied legitimacy that can result from publications appearing in open access journals that feature pseudoscientific claims. Open access is not, of itself, problematic and there are some excellent open access journals. The problem is that there are hundreds of others publishing poorly-vetted, and potentially fraudulent work, every day. Wong also calls out media voices in the anti-vaccination movement, such as Jenny McCarthy and Michelle Bachmann, for the damage they have caused by their anti-science activism. There is a body count resulting from their statements, and it is criminal.
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