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Anti Vaccine Movement

Here's The Truth About Vaccines And Herd Immunity

Natalia Reagan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Natalia Reagan

This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.

How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation Could Exacerbate An International Health Emergency

Deena Zeplowitz | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Deena Zeplowitz

We may think the great danger in this crisis is Zika. But global health organizations like the CDC and WHO need to be mindful of more insidious threats in their midst. It is one thing to fight a virus. It is another to fight misinformation.

Memo to the GOP: Anti-Science Rhetoric Is Ignorant, Not Conservative

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science
Vishal Khetpal

Donald Trump is waging a war on science. After facing universal condemnation by the scientifically literate for linking childhood vaccinations to the onset of autism, Trump appeared on conservative Hugh Hewitt's radio show to discuss environmental policy.

Yujia Pan

Here's What Low-Income Families Think About Mandatory Vaccination | Yujia Pan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

From the Twitterverse to the Golden Gate Bridge, California's strict new law requiring childhood vaccination generated very public blowback last week....

Jim Carrey Apologizes For Tweeting Photo Of Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment

Jim Carrey spent Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning tweeting about his anti-vaccination views, and on Thursday night he apologized for including a ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/3/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.03.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for the Greek chorus to chime in on the Eurozone's future, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.

Picking Comedic Targets

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

To me, evil is defined as someone out to cause harm, and with that in mind I made fun of the anti-vaccination movement. I feel that if you are willingly allowing preventable disease to exist on this planet, then you deserve to be made fun of.

Social Distancing and the Unvaccinated

The New England Journal of Medicine | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
The New England Journal of Medicine

Though social distancing may represent a key public health measure, such infringement of individual rights should be minimized and undertaken only when necessary to protect the public's health.

An Anthropological Approach To California's Vaccination Problem

Pacific Standard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

As we were reminded during California's recent measles outbreak, a surprising number of well-educated people decide each year not to have their childr...

Mandatory Vaccine Bill Passes In California Senate

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

A bill that would make vaccines mandatory for nearly every child in California passed the state Senate on Thursday morning. The controversial bill ...

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Why Is That Even a Question?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Parents who argue, "My child doesn't need to be vaccinated because of herd immunity," lack foresight. Some patients are too young to be immunized for certain diseases.

California Vaccine Bill Passes Major Hurdle

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

California's mandatory vaccine bill, inspired by the state's recent measles outbreak, passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the bi...

Measles: A Rising Public Health Threat

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

The Disneyland case illustrates both the fast spread of this virus and the urgent need for public health policies that can help boost vaccination rates and eradicate this disease once and for all.

Anti-Vax Mom Changes Her Tune After Her 7 Children Come Down With Whooping Cough

The Washington Post | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In the ongoing skirmishes between public health officials and vaccine skeptics, I'm scoring this one for the pro-immunization forces. A Canadian woman...

Why Target Vaccines?

Bruce Y. Lee | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Y. Lee

Anti-vaccination campaigners have reached the forefront of the news. When a public health issue has reached the Jimmy Kimmel show, you know that it ha...

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...

Vaccines and the F Bomb

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

You've likely seen the Jimmy Kimmel "Public Service Announcement" on vaccines. Nearly four million other people have viewed it on YouTube. Thing is, I didn't like the "PSA" video.

Jimmy Kimmel Gathers Doctors For A Must-Hear Vaccination PSA

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents

On Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the talk show host joined the masses of celebrities, politicians, and parent bloggers who have weighed in ...

What the Anti-vax Movement Tells Us About Corruption

Brian Boyko | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

The anti-vax movement does show that even when the government isn't corrupt, when it appears to be, it has dire consequences.

Got Science? Vaccinating Ourselves Against Misinformation

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To prevent our children from being sickened and threatened with death by preventable disease, we need to ensure that they get vaccinated. But, to make our vaccination program successful, we also need to find better ways to inoculate ourselves against misinformation. A good place to start is to arm ourselves with the facts.

Lydia O'Connor

Do Not Bring Your Kids To 'Measles Parties,' Doctors Warn | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

California health officials and doctors are strongly urging parents not to intentionally expose their kids to infectious diseases after news broke tha...

8 Eye-Opening Facts About Vaccines

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

In 2000, measles was eradicated in the United States, but has recently re-emerged and infected over 100 people in at least 14 states. Many doctors point to parents not vaccinating their children as the reason the virus is now spreading in the United States.

Shifting the Old Debate over Vaccines

Theresa MacPhail | Posted 04.11.2015 | Science
Theresa MacPhail

Why aren't the scientific facts about the effectiveness and safety of current vaccines for dangerous diseases like whooping cough and measles enough to change anti-vaccinationists' minds?

Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST. A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caret...

Love Thy Neighbor: Vaccinate

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives,...