First, sorry about yet another ‘gate’. This was not my idea. Blame Jo – it just caught on and who am I to shun the trend, hmm?
So, first, an update from Rhys on his rise to skeptical fame and how everything is going so far.
Alice wrote a great piece with a bit of vital chemistry.
Next up we have Ashley‘s contribution, a witty and terse look at the story from the point of view of someone who also suffers from chronic illnesses.
Also there’s James with a succinct summary of the story so far (went off on an s-alliteration spree there again, whoops).
Liz Ditz has her own list of links relating to the course of events here, being one of the people who started sharing the MMS FDA warning.
Wonderful people in the Twittersphere have shared some interesting links too; @morungos posted this article explaining that Canada banned MMS back in May due to severe (one life-threatening) reactions.
Edit: from @hywel, scary ‘MMS studies’ website showing how dangerous Humble really is. Conning people out of money, promotion of seminars in developing countries, further miracle cure claims, and even their own church (via @lizditz). Unbelievable.
This is amazing [emphasis mine]:
Do you understand the power that a church has that hasn’t given up its power? Look at the Catholics. Their priests have been molesting women and children for centuries and the governments have not been able to stop it. If handled properly a church can protect us from vaccinations that we don’t want, from forced insurance, and from many things that a government might want to use to oppress us.
Hey, if religion can let you get away with sexual assault scott-free, great! Let’s get some of that action and screw the MAN. It’s so tragic it’s almost funny, almost. Apart from all the impoverished people drinking $20/bottle bleach.
Bleachgate (writing it still causes a small shudder…) also gets a mention in The Hand & Mouse as an interesting bit of content from the past week!
More links as they come.
Edit: from Rhys, Professor Majeed‘s short article about the ups and downs of patient access to information online.
Rhys also pointed out that if you google ‘bleachgate’, my avatar comes up It’s an Avatar! Geddit? Fnarfnar. *Stands in the corner*
Yes, it is (or was) me. Yes I did it in photoshop; it took about 6 hours. Yes, it was a slow day.
No, I won’t make one for you.