Joe on Radio – MMR Wars (Arts Attack 13/02/09)

Jeni Barnett - Not A Medical ExpertThis week’s feature for ‘Arts Attack’ has nothing to do with TV but instead looks at the world of radio and a broadcast by Jeni Barnett on London station LBC during which she declares the MMR vaccine an unnecessary evil. I explore the dangerous effects of poor research and inaccurate health reporting as well as the fallout of this particular case of bad science broadcasting – including LBC’s attempts to sue Ben Goldacre.

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