POLITICAL SCIENCE: MedPundit Sydney Smith writes in TechCentralStation that — from The Lancet to the American Public Health Association — it’s getting more common for physicians and scientists to distort results in service of a political agenda. She’s absolutely right. It seems to me that the CDC’s junk science in favor of gun control — which has spread that disease throughout the Public Health community — was the opening wedge for a lot of slanted research. The result is that people don’t trust them as much as they used to, which is causing a lot of trouble where important issues like vaccination are concerned.

Heck, these guys can’t even talk straight on the Atkins diet.