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Anti Vaccinators

Breaking the Silence on Autism and Vaccines

Utibe Effiong | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Utibe Effiong

As a parent, I can understand the visceral fear of possibly placing your child in harm's way. But the reality is, you can potentially cause them more harm by not vaccinating. There are many who still see a link between vaccines and autism, but for me and most public health scientists, the jury is out: vaccines are innocent in this matter.

Here's An 'Anti-Vaxx Success Story' That Makes Total Sense

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy

The parents in this spoof of anti-vaccine advocates have the perfect solution to keep their baby healthy. Sure, it's a tad unusual, and mom and dad...

Lynne Peeples

Anti-Vaccine Haven Digs In As Measles Outbreak Hands Science Crusaders An Edge | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. -- Since arriving from Puerto Rico a year ago, Pedro Alvarez says he has learned a lot about healthy living from other people on ...

5 Reasons I Won't Educate My Kids

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I've made what some say is a controversial choice. I refuse to force-educate my kids. I will not subject my children to dangerous schoolyards and suspect curriculum just because some expert or some government entity says I have to. Because I am a mom that means that the choice I've made is the right one for my kids.

Measles, Hobby Lobby and the Real Problem with Vaccinations

Steven Conn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

What do the measles outbreak, Islamic fanatics in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court's execrable Hobby Lobby decision all have in common? Answer: all three are examples of how society suffers when people's religious beliefs are put ahead of the greater good.

How to Cause a Measles Epidemic in 5 Easy Steps

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

How shameful it is that we allow "personal beliefs" to trump science!

This Depression-Era Cartoon Of Anti-Vaxxers Says Everything About The Current Movement

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts

Need proof that the anti-vaccination movement is hardly a new phenomenon? Behold: (Photo: Imgur) The comic above was posted to Reddit today wi...

Carolyn Gregoire

People Who Trust The Government Are More Willing To Vaccinate Their Children | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science

Vaccines are both safe and effective. So what's behind the anti-vaccination movement of recent years? The issue took center stage this week followi...

Anti-Vaxxers, Like Drunk Drivers, Are a Danger to Us All

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sanjeev K. Sriram

These infants were counting on us, their herd, to provide them with community immunity until they were old enough to get vaccinated. It is not science's fault that these children, our fellow Americans, caught the measles. It is not their parents' fault. It is the fault of the anti-vaxxers.

A Grandmother on "Watch the Needle and Just Say Ouch"

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Sullivan

Vaccinations work. The development of safe effective vaccines for such once common diseases as measles, tetanus, mumps, whooping cough, chicken pox, polio and many others topped off by the worldwide eradication of smallpox is one of the major successes of medicine. Ever.

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/23/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.25.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out the State of the News with our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Sneezy won't be making his usual appearan...

Deniers Of Science: The Anti-Vaccination And Anti-Abortion Movements

David A. Grimes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Grimes

As noted by the Los Angeles Times, "the anti-vaccination movement is a corner of the United States that is backsliding into medieval ignorance." The same holds true for the science deniers of safe, legal abortion.

Shadee Ashtari

Drop In Vaccinations Linked To Spikes In Preventable Diseases Around The World | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.27.2014 | Health News

A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to erad...

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

Chili's Cancels Plan To Fundraise For Anti-Vaccination Autism Group

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business

UPDATE: 5:15 P.M. EST -- Chili's has canceled the event after negative feedback from customers. “While we remain committed to supporting the chil...

Vaccination Rates At Some NYC Schools Will Shock You

Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents

Despite stringent state rules that make it difficult for parents to exempt children from immunization, an alarming number of New York City private sch...

I'm Coming Out... as Pro-Vaccine

JJ Keith | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
JJ Keith

This tendency for vaccinating parents to stay out of the discussion is what's causing vaccination to lose its bandwagon appeal. Anti-vaxers are loud. The rest of us need to be loud too, because there's nothing crunchy about a resurgence of polio.

Science Guy Sees Upside To Anti-Vaxer's New TV Gig

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

Jenny McCarthy says she's "beyond thrilled" to have been named new co-host of "The View," ABC's popular daytime show. But given the former Playboy mod...

T-Cell Party Patriots

Ken Reibel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ken Reibel

Is the anti-vaccine movement looking to Sarah Palin's Tea Party Nation for inspiration? It seems that way, given that Jenny McCarthy's angry mob is calling for "An American Rally for Personal Rights."

Waking Up From the Wakefield Nightmare

Tim Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ellis

Yesterday, February 2nd 2010, respected medical journal The Lancet came to the long-overdue conclusion that a "study" which included a sample size far...

A Question of Harm -- The Legacy of Vaccination

Tim Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ellis

The anti-vaccination movement has picked up steam in the past few years, and authorities now believe that pockets of unvaccinated children are forming. This is beginning to have deadly results.

Swine Flu Shots Revive a Debate About Vaccines | JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

People who do not believe in vaccinating children have never had much sway over Leslie Wygant Arndt. She has studied the vaccine debate, she said, and...