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Clifford Miller and John Stone

Posted in Vaccination by rantymcrant on June 22, 2010

Clifford G Miller and John D Stone are a couple of anti-vaccine cranks. While Clifford Miller accuses others of running “parent bashing websites”, he and Stone run the baby-killing website misnamed Child Health Safety. I won’t link to it, because I don’t want to give that pair of cockends any more Google juice than they already have.

You can find out more about John Stone (AKA John D Stone, or Pluralist) by visiting either the site I have just linked to, or by clicking on the following link: John D Stone is a troll.

Here’s a post on the insight and intelligence of John D Stone: John Stone – clueless.

Here’s a quote from a comment on the Guardian website that sums up Clifford Miller and his grasp of statistics:

But Clifford back to your scant grasp of statistics and lines of best fit, what was it less than 1 in 55m risk of measles Clifford ?? Yes but of course you do realise don’t you Clifford that this is in a reasonably well vaccinated population, guess what happens when the vaccination frequency drops (well don’t guess have a look instead at what happened in Wales & Holland & Switzerland & whereever else there are vaccine refusniks)

So Clifford have a look at measles deaths in the UK before the first vaccine was introduced, sorry its not 10-15 / yr Clifford, it was 100 plus in a bad year plus probably 10-20 times that number of kids left with serious sequelae post measles.

Now Clifford you really ought to have learnt some statistical analysis in your BSc (Hons) Physics degree, can I suggest you look up the technique called “Interrupted time course analysis” its a very powerful, & standard, technique for checking the impact of altering a parameter unlike your line of best fit (was it calculated or by your jaundiced eye Clifford ?) blithely plotted through 100 plus years of data ignoring events, like a couple of world wars and the introduction of mass measles vaccination. Seriously Clifford 100+ kids were dying every year in the UK from measles in the 15-20 years prior to the introduction of the first vaccine, you claim to be intelligent try looking at the data with a little more critical intelligence.

I don’t want to spend time going into great detail in describing the activities of this duo, but suffice to say that they never properly answer a single point put to them, they rely on bullshit graphs they’ve produced and published themselves (without ever owning to the fact that they are doing so), and Miller specifically expressed boredom when told of deaths from measles.

Pair of cunts.

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