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

January 29, 2019  
David discusses medical integrity with David Healy, a psychiatric researcher who is not afraid to speak his mind, such as in his books, “Let them eat Prozac” and “Pharmageddon”. They discuss the dismissal of Peter Gotzsche from the Cochrane Institute, that he helped found. This dismissal was partly due to Gotzsche’s insistence that meta-analyses of drugs, vaccines or other interventions, take all clinical trials into account, including the negative ones that pharmaceutical companies would rather were forgotten. The removal of Gotzsche was triggered when he criticized an HPV vaccine meta-analysis that included only about half the available data, and that concluded there were no problems with the vaccine.
 
You can find out more about David Healy and his work at http://davidhealy.org 
 
He is also involved with medical side effect reporting at http://rxisk.org and reports of antidepressant nightmares at http://ssristories.org
January 22, 2019  
Jenn Smith is a transgender person, born into a male body, but often living with his feminine side. And yes, Jenn does not deny his biological maleness, and prefers the pronoun ‘he’, even when all glammed up. Jenn has a more nuanced view between the dogmatism of transgender activists, who object to statements, such as that a man can never fully become a woman, and feminists like previous guest Meghan Murphy who are concerned with the encroachment of people claiming to be women, but are still biologically male, into previously women-only spaces.
 
January 15, 2019  
Cynthia Garrett is a lawyer in California who is involved with the organization FACE, Families Advocating for Campus Equality. She discusses with David the problems with the existing Title IX procedures to investigate allegations of sexual assault by students at US colleges and universities, such as the use of a single investigator, pressure on colleges to increase the rate of sanctions, lack of access to evidence, and lack of cross-examination. They also how misunderstandings between young people, and misunderstandings of sexual consent can stimulate investigations when nobody is really at fault. The impact of campus sanctions on students and their families is also discussed. Garrett’s knowledge is derived from the 1500 cases that FACE has been involved with.
 
You can find more out at their website: https://www.facecampusequality.org
 
January 8, 2019  

David discusses conspiracy theories with Kurtis Hagen, a former professor, who has written papers, books, and now a pamphlet, on the subject. He believes in “particularism”, that simply states that every theory that is tarred as a “conspiracy theory” needs to be evaluated individually on its merits, it’s logically absurd to a priori assume that all conspiracy theories are false, especially since we know that some (such as Watergate and absence of WMDs in Iraq) were belittled as conspiracy theories before being shown to be true.

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