Homeopathy claim wins piffle award

A homeopathy advocate whose claims about whooping cough vaccines were investigated by Australia’s competition watchdog has been “honoured” by the Australian Skeptics.

Fran Sheffield, of Homeopathy Plus, was the hands-down winner” of the organisation’s Bent Spoon award, Australian Skeptics executive officer Tim Mendham said.

The award is given out each year for “the most preposterous piece of paranormal or