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Woman can run but not walk (Dystonia)

This is some weird shit. This young woman recently got a rare neurological disorder, dystonia, which prevents here from speaking properly and walking without severe spasms. However, she can run normally, and talk meanwhile. She can also walk backwards normally. Still, horrible disorder.

Sadly, this case is being linked with the flu shot that she received ten days earlier. A spurious correlation is the only connection between the two, and yet it is enough for the media to scare people away from vaccines.

Important update:
News about the women now being mostly fine on Pharyngula.

1 comment:

  1. And this is why the public, and especially the media, should understand the scientific method and how to avoid plaguing everyone with logical fallacies like that. Although, it's in too many people's best interests NOT to engage in proper rational thinking, sadly...


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