Anne Bordon King, Emma Dalmayne, In The Media, Melissa Eaton

Column: Why did Trump push disinfectant as a cure for the coronavirus? He listens to quacks

Column: Why did Trump push disinfectant as a cure for the coronavirus? He listens to quacks Bleach is for laundry and household cleaning — not for ingesting. (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg News) By ROBIN ABCARIANCOLUMNIST  APRIL 28, 2020 2:30 PM It was one of those jaw-dropping moments we’ve come to expect from the president: “I see the… Continue reading Column: Why did Trump push disinfectant as a cure for the coronavirus? He listens to quacks

Anne Bordon King, Emma Dalmayne, In The Media, Melissa Eaton

Trump Suggested ‘Injecting’ Disinfectant to Cure Coronavirus? We’re Not Surprised

False “bleach cures” have been touted for autism, cancer — and now Covid-19. By Melissa Eaton, Anne Borden King, Emma Dalmayne and Amanda Seigler The authors are mothers of autistic children who have been working to prevent medical misinformation. April 26, 2020 At a news conference on Thursday, President Trump surprised nearly everyone when he suggested using powerful cleaning agents,… Continue reading Trump Suggested ‘Injecting’ Disinfectant to Cure Coronavirus? We’re Not Surprised

Anne Bordon King, Emma Dalmayne, In The Media, Melissa Eaton

Autism Policy Blog: Autism, COVID-19, and Misinformation

Sunday, April 26, 2020 Autism, COVID-19, and Misinformation In The Politics of Autism, I discuss autism quackery.  One particularly dangerous "cure" involves bleach.  Lately, the quacks hawking a bleach solution have rebranded it as a cure for coronavirus. Some autism parents are fighting back. Melissa Eaton, Anne Borden King, Emma Dalmayne and Amanda Seigler write at The New York Times: For the past five… Continue reading Autism Policy Blog: Autism, COVID-19, and Misinformation

Ableism Rebuttals

The FDA is Indifferent to Autistic Kids but Is Quick to Act When Typical People Are At Risk

Most people know that myself, Emma Dalmayne, Melissa Eaton and many others have been campaigning against the use of quackery, especially MMS for years. At least 6 years. There have been numerous phone calls, emails, and comments that take ours of work. We spoke to four office of criminal investigation agents, director of fraud, the… Continue reading The FDA is Indifferent to Autistic Kids but Is Quick to Act When Typical People Are At Risk

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Essential Oils

What are essential oils? They are compounds extracted from plants. They are obtained through distillation with steam or water or mechanical methods like cold pressing. Essential oils are often used in perfumes, cosmetics, air fresheners, and flavorings. The essential oil is mixed with a carrier oil to make a product that is ready for use.… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Essential Oils

In The Media, Melissa Eaton

A Disgraced Ex-Doctor Says He's Behind the Use of Ketamine to 'Cure' a Child with Autism

    A Disgraced Ex-Doctor Says He's Behind the Use of Ketamine to 'Cure' a Child with Autism FDA Warning Letter       Roby Mitchell claims that ketamine can cure autism symptoms—and has been boasting on social media that he's persuaded a family to try it on their six-year-old. By Anna Merlan April 9, 2020, 10:00am… Continue reading A Disgraced Ex-Doctor Says He's Behind the Use of Ketamine to 'Cure' a Child with Autism