BREAKING: AI Demands Daily Beast Retract Paul Offit Post on Vaccine-Miscarriage Study

Paul Offit has written a post for The Daily Beast arguing that a CDC study of miscarriage and influenza vaccination should have never been published. He bases his argument on his own misrepresentations of the study’s results. Read Autism Investigated’s below letter to The Daily Beast’s editorial team demanding they retract Offit’s post.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Paul Offit’s Article Misrepresents Study Findings, Should be
From: <>
Date: Sun, September 24, 2017 3:33 pm

Dear Daily Beast,

Your contributor Paul Offit’s latest article “The Pregnancy Vaccine Scare That Should Have Never Been” makes multiple misrepresentations of a recent CDC study on influenza vaccination and miscarriage. Since these misrepresentations form the basis of his central argument that the study should never have been published, Offit’s article is fatally flawed and should be retracted by your publication.

Offit states about a recent study of miscarriage and flu vaccination that the study authors found no overall association with miscarriage and flu vaccination when they had:

“The CDC’s question prior to this study was “Does influenza vaccine cause spontaneous abortions?” The answer to that question was no. It was only after investigators sub-stratified their data to include those who had or hadn’t received a vaccine the previous year that they could find statistical significance.”

This is directly from the study, contradicting Offit’s claim:

“The overall adjusted odds ratio (aOR) was 2.0 (95% CI, 1.1–3.6)”

As someone who holds a degree in epidemiology (unlike Offit) and has analyzed the database used in this study (also unlike Offit), I can assure you that that is a significant association. The “95% CI” (confidence interval) excludes the number 1.0. Therefore, the answer to their study question would point in the “yes” direction.

This also demolishes his next point about the study, that the association was based on small numbers:

“After the CDC researchers had finished sub-stratifying their data, the numbers were small”, concluding the results due to “the curse of small numbers gleaned from a large database.” But even before the authors had computed their next association from a smaller sample, the association from their full study sample was already significant. But because Offit misrepresented the association as being insignificant, his point about the study’s findings being based solely on small numbers is also wrong.

His very first point was also wrong, too:

“Researchers had studied two influenza-vaccine seasons: 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. The problem of first-trimester spontaneous abortions occurred during the first season but not the second.”

The study itself makes clear this happened in both seasons: “This effect modification was observed in each season”

Because the majority of Offit’s points are based on his own misrepresentations – including all those that discussed the study findings directly – simple corrections are too mild. The entire post should be retracted by The Daily Beast, especially since the purpose of the post was to make the case for why the study should have never been published. In reality, The Daily Beast should have never posted this fatally flawed article by Paul Offit and should now retract it.


Jake Crosby, MPH

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6 Thoughts on “BREAKING: AI Demands Daily Beast Retract Paul Offit Post on Vaccine-Miscarriage Study

  1. White Rose on September 25, 2017 at 8:38 am said:

    I would go further Jake ,
    Paul Offit himself is fatally flawed and HE should be retracted .

    Great work Jake . Genius at work .

  2. White Rose on September 25, 2017 at 8:49 am said:

    Speaking about the findings, Donahue claims that there is “no biological basis” for their shocking discovery that women who got the flu vaccine were twice as likely to have a miscarriage. While you’d think a man with Donahue’s numerous titles would at least have a passing awareness of how hazardous mercury (and thimerosal) can be to the human body (let alone a developing fetus), apparently you’d be wrong. It seems the pharmaceutical industry’s dogmatic approach to thimerosal runs so strong in the mainstream scientific community, even common sense about known toxic compounds escapes them.

  3. Hans Litten on September 25, 2017 at 11:28 am said:

    Paul Offits friends :

    “Let’s just get rid of the whites in the United States” – Carol J. Baker, M.D. & Professor.

  4. cHERRY MISRA on September 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm said:

    Thankyou for a good analysis and a well-expressed reason given to Daily Beast, for retraction. I have to wonder, Is there no one at Daily Beast, old enough to recall the Thalidomide disaster, . My children were born not so many years after that disaster, and in those days the rule was – NO MEDICATION NO TREATMENT OF ANY KIND DURING PREGNANCY- ESPECIALLY THE FIRST 3 MONTHS.
    My suspicion is that the pharmaceutical industry wants the flu vaccine given during the first three months for these reasons:
    1. People have always accepted miscarriages during the first three months as being sort of “natural” – The body’s way of throwing out a fetus that may not be normal. If the flu vaccine is given during the second trimester, TOO MANY misscarried babies will be born alive and go into the NICU’s, leading doctors to say “Why do we have so many more babies in the NICU’s?
    2. If you can give a vaccine early in the pregnancy, that leaves you room to add on more vaccines in the second and third trimester.

  5. Hans Litten on September 26, 2017 at 9:58 am said:

    Its interesting , the possible purpose of so many potentially conflicting theories about Autism.

    1. The Geiers say its the mercury (Occams razor)
    2. S.Seneff says its the glyphosate and an synergistic exponential poisoning
    3. Dr. Theresa Deisher says its the fetal cell lines
    4. Gardasil suggests its the 750mcg aluminium payload
    5. R.Blaylock suggests its a cumulative multiple poisoning with a tipping point
    6. Many talk about the lack of ability to detoxify MTHFR

    Is this all a deliberate strategy to fragment the message because there is only one cause of the Autism Pandemic . And that is the lie they call VACCINATION .

    NO vaccines , No Autism . Simple (that is a rule or law that will work 99.9% of the time)

  6. Bayareamom on September 27, 2017 at 5:37 pm said:

    “NO vaccines , No Autism . Simple (that is a rule or law that will work 99.9% of the time)…”

    AGREED. So simple, yet true.

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