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Who is Toby Rogers?

Toby Rogers believes that “the autism epidemic is thalidomide, The Big Short, & Spotlight all in one. The biggest medical mistake in history, driven by profit, covered up by ppl we trust.”

Toby Rogers blocks anyone who calls him out for pushing misinformation about vaccines and autism.
Toby Rogers blocks anyone who calls him out for pushing misinformation about vaccines and autism.

At least that’s what you see on his Twitter profile if you aren’t blocked, like I am…

Who is Toby Rogers?

Even with all of those initials after his name (his PhD is in economics), it is easy to dismiss his claims once you see what they are.

The mortality rate from COVID-19 is much, much higher than 0.1%. And the person in the COVID-19 vaccine trial already had MS, it was not caused by the vaccine.
The mortality rate from COVID-19 is much, much higher than 0.1%. And the person in the COVID-19 vaccine trial already had MS, it was not caused by the vaccine.

For example, take a look at his recent “numbers needed to treat” thread on Twitter.

He uses a comparison between the COVID-19 mortality rate and vaccine injury rate for COVID-19 vaccines that are being developed, trying to say the risks will outweigh the benefits of the vaccine.

This is the modern anti-vaccine movement - pushing misinformation about vaccines during a global pandemic that is killing millions of people.
This is the modern anti-vaccine movement – pushing misinformation about vaccines during a global pandemic that is killing millions of people.

Do you notice a problem with his math?

Toby Rogers deleted his tweet after folks pointed out to him that he has never actually done any real research on vaccines, autism, or epidemiology.
Toby Rogers deleted his tweet after folks pointed out to him that he has never actually done any real research on vaccines, autism, or epidemiology.

The 2.6% to 6% range numbers he has made up are really about mild side effects, like fever and pain. They are not for severe adverse reactions and are certainly not for vaccine deaths, which are extremely rare.

The Folks Listening to Toby Rogers

While it would be easy to dismiss someone like Toby Rogers as just another psuedo-expert pushing misinformation and propaganda that vaccines are associated with autism, there is a problem with that strategy.

“Bogdan also broached the subject with one of her patients, Joyce Brooks, a black woman who heads the education committee of the Colorado NAACP. Brooks helped arrange a presentation for the Denver chapter’s leadership by Colorado anti-vaccination activist Phil Silberman and Toby Rogers, an economist who frequently attacks the safety of vaccines on social media and has done work in the past for Kennedy’s Children’s Health Defense nonprofit group.”

Anti-vaccination leaders fuel black mistrust of medical establishment as covid-19 kills people of color

Sometimes these folks convince other people to listen to their misinformation and propaganda about vaccines…

“Toby Rogers and the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences, for awarding Rogers a doctorate on the basis of his PhD thesis The Political Economy of Autism, which uncritically cites junk science to support the conspiracy theory that a capital conquest of science and medicine has caused a global autism epidemic through exposure to environmental toxicants such as pesticides, antidepressants and vaccines.”

Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Nominations

Don’t.

Know who you are getting your vaccine information and advice from.

Do your own research and get information from the experts, not someone you met through your chiropractor

And you will quickly see that vaccines are safe, with few risks, and are very necessary.

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1 thought on “Who is Toby Rogers?”

  1. Truth Teller Harry

    All vaccines ate very very very evil indeed, and someone should go round Big Pharma and give them a taste of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. FOR SURE.

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