Note: This article should be required reading for every vaccine injury denialist in the world. Science is nothing more than an industry, like coal or oil. Profits come first, second and third, with health outcomes far down the list. If a product doesn't work, Pharma can pay for fake science, pay off Editors and pretend to stroke preening academics who feel important in their ivory towers. It's a travesty in all sectors of health care. It's a downright sin when it comes to vaccination, because parents TRUST their children's very lives to pediatricians.
Scientific publishing is totally broken.
12 APR 2018
It's no secret that scientists can be corrupted - in the past, researchers have purposefully hidden data on climate change, and the dangers of sugar, just to name a few.
But while people can be bought, the scientific method itself - the idea that a hypothesis must be observed, tested, replicated, and the results then published in a peer-reviewed journal - has always remained a beacon of objectivity, assumedly free of bias by its very nature.
Unfortunately, in recent years scientific publishing has been running into serious trouble.
Through predatory journals, publication bias, and a publish-or-perish mentality, the way we practice the scientific method has been corrupted right under our noses - we're at a point now where some studies can't even be reproduced.
More recently, it's become clear that the system for publishing results on evidence-based medicine is broken, too.
On paper, evidence-based medicine is a good thing. It's how we get life-saving treatments and medication, and it's the requirement for any new drugs to be based on solid, peer-reviewed research.
But this assumes that peer-reviewed research will be unbiased, and that's not always the case.