The Infectious Myth On “The Infectious Myth” host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

May 21, 2019  
Jeff Deskovic spent 16 years in jail for a horrific crime…that he did not commit. After being released, with part of a financial settlement he received, he started the Deskovic Foundation, dedicated to the exonerations of others, and went back to school, culminating in graduating with a law degree just before this interview. Jeff is a passionate advocate for the wrongfuly convicted, and talks about how he was convicted on the basis of a false confession, how DNA evidence and a true confession finally exonerated him. He also describes some of the reasons for false convictions, both in general, and by reference to some of the cases his foundation is currently involved with.
To learn more about Jeff’s work, to volunteer, or to donate, see:
May 16, 2019  
Tim Noakes is a professor of medicine and sports who ran into a spot of trouble because he promoted a high fat, low carb diet, while many of his colleagues were still welded to the low fat dietary fad. In the discussion Tim describes how he was always athletic, but ended up with diabetes anyway. He researched diet, became convinced that high carb diets were the culprit, and transitioned to a high fat, low carb diet, leaving diabetes behind him. We discuss his history, the rise and (almost) fall of the low fat, high carb diet, and also how he managed to avoid losing his medical license when challenged by his peers.
Now that he is retired, he spends his time at his foundation, promoting his dietary ideas.. You can learn more about it, and support it financially here:
May 7, 2019  
David discusses the conflict between lesbians and those male-born transgender activists who assert their right to be a woman just by saying so, and who want to be classed as lesbians despite their male genitalia. Amy asserts the right of lesbian to restrict their sexual attraction to people without penises, if that is what they feel, without being accused of transphobia. Whereas the non-violent objections of lesbians (and other categories often include in the insult ‘TERF’ - Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminist) are often described as violence, the violent rhetoric, art and sometimes actions of transgender activists and their allies, are excused as a legitimate response to transphobia.
You can find Amy on Medium at:
April 30, 2019  
It is natural for a parent to want to comfort a child, and for a child with a fever, this used to mean giving them aspirin. When this was discovered to sometimes cause the deadly brain and liver swelling known as Reyes Syndrome, recommendations were changed to Acetaminophen, marketed under many names, most famously, Tylenol. Duke University surgeon William Parker believes that this is not as safe as widely believed, and can cause ADHD and Autism. David discusses the evidence for this theory with William, and they also discuss alternatives to drugs in the case of fevers.
An informal article by Dr. Parker on this issue is here:
A scientific paper on the same subject is here:
April 16, 2019  
David discusses his dark secret - his love for trains. He was stimulated to talk about high speed rail when someone proposed that maglev was a practical and better option, putting in front of him a technical paper that was actually thinly disguised advertising for a bankrupt (literally) maglev proposal. His opinion, you will find, is that we need high speed rail, and the best way to get it is to ignore the unproven, exotic technologies, and goes withh what works. It would be a massive upgrade to North American inter-city transportation systems.
David also discusses the attacks on former guest Chris Exley and his research on Aluminum, most controversially in vaccine adjuvants. A very biased article in The Sunday Times can be read here:
April 2, 2019  
David talks with Meghan Murphy, a Vancouver based feminist, about the defunding by city council of Vancouver Rape Relief, the oldest and biggest organization to assist women affected by domestic violence. The organization provides a shelter only for biological women, which is justification given for removing city funding. This was caused by Morgane Oger, a transgender woman, who also has a position with the governing political party in British Columbia. To answer the seemingly obvious question of “what is a woman?”, David and Meghan wander into the area of sports, where the presence of intersex athletes and transgender women has raised controversies in the past, and in the present day.
Still banned from twitter, Meghan can be found online at:
For more information on Vancouver Rape Relief, see:
March 26, 2019  
Judy Wilyman received a PhD with a thesis on the Australian vaccination schedule from a major Australian university. She was heavily criticized because, people said, it was awarded by the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, and not medicine or hard core science. But she actually studied in science faculties, and it was just decided that a policy critique belonged in the humanities. Her thesis is very scholarly and probably ran into trouble merely because it is so critical of the government’s approach to vaccines, their lack of evidence for many claims they make, and the blatant conflicts of interest up to the highest levels of the government. 
To read Judy’s thesis or find out more about her research, ideas and work, see:
March 12, 2019  
David has been investigating measles. He cannot solve the mystery of who is behind the strenuous effort to turn measles from a benign childhood illness into a deadly killer, but he can guess that it has dollar signs attached to it. What David can do is discuss some of the facts about measles statistics, which are quite surprising. Which is that 97% of the death rate from measles disappeared by 1962, the last year without a vaccine. Until recently even David didn’t know that Canada simply stopped counting measles cases in the late 1950s, presumably because it was considered so insignificant, and didn’t start again until 1968, the year when the measles vaccine still in use today, was first used. He ends with the mystery of the mystery man trying to remain anonymous behind the @VaccineUK account. 
For more information, and to see the historical graphs David was able to find, see
February 26, 2019  
Keith Findley is a law professor from the University of Wisconsin who has spent many years fighting injustices in the US justice system. One of them is convictions based on the Shaken Baby Syndrome hypothesis, sometimes treated as a dogma, now often called Abusive Head Trauma. Responding to an article in a pediatric journal, Findley and colleagues made a couple of major points in their responding paper. First, that the controversy over SBS/AHT is alive and well. In fact, a recent Swedish government panel reviewed the evidence and found that there’s no good evidence that the so called triad of internal symptoms in a baby are convincing evidence of abuse. Secondly, they assert that doctors are really going beyond a diagnosis of brain injury, and claiming that they can determine the cause of the damage, which is a legal finding (and often simply poor differential diagnosis, as many possible causes of the symptoms are ignored). David and Keith discuss these points, and also the biomechanical evidence which does not support the SBS theory, how those who testify as experts against SBS are treated (such as former guest Waney Squier), and some of the situations where convictions have been overturned after some people have spent years in jail. Even the godfather of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Dr. Norman Guthkelch, has spoken against the misuse of his tentative theory, that he proposed in 1971, so the times, they are a changing.
The article by Findley and colleagues is freely available here:
February 19, 2019  
David Mivasair is a Canadian rabbi who is part of a petition to remove charitable status from the Jewish National Fund, a major landowner in Israel that has a mission to provide land to Jews, but not to people of our groups, such as Palestinians, a bias that even the Israeli state is not allowed to enforce. Reasons for the complaint is that the JNF has never identified purpose, supports the Israeli military (clearly illegal for a Canadian charity), is discriminatory and has assisted the Israeli state in annexing occupied terrority. This discussion of the JNF is within the context of the historical Israeli-Palestinian conflict, so the two David’s also take a historical journey back before the first major conflict of 1948. 
You can learn about the petition to end charitable status for the JNF in Canada, and sign it if you wish here:

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