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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?

Next in Ukraine and Budget? Again, Obama Decides While GOP Just Complains

Mark Green | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Frum and Reagan debate the growing Ukrainian civil war and Obama's 2015 budget in a growing economy. What happens if sanctions and arms don't stop Russian-backed separatists? Can the GOP credibly complain about a wealth/income gap they created, but then oppose tax reform that reduces it?

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,...

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!

9 Funny Someecards To End Your Week On A High Note

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy

Week one of February -- check! We did it, people. We made it through some wildly depressing Super Bowl commercials, listened to even more anti-vaxx...

A Plague From Last Century Speaks Loudly in the Present

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

My grandmother, who lived well into her 90s, contracted tuberculosis as a young mother. She spent several lonely years in Saranac Lake, New York while...

#VaccinesWork: Open Letter to Parents & Families From Faith Leaders

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

A disease wiped out has returned because of choices that put the nation's health in jeopardy. More responsible choices are demanded.

If You Are Not Vaccinating Your Children, You Are Selfish

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kiara Imani Williams

Yes, I said it. Selfish. I thought of ways to sugarcoat that statement, but I ultimately decided against it. You may hate me for saying that, and that's fair. But someone had to say it. Want to know why? Keep reading.

Don't Politicize Vaccinations

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Rosalynn Carter

Some parents today are being swayed by misinformation that has caused them to delay or decline vaccinating their children, jeopardizing the health of many others. I want all people to know that immunizations are safe, and that they work.

Back to the Future

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Relearning The Horrors Of Measles

Seema Yasmin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Seema Yasmin

The rapid rise of measles of this year has highlighted the importance of vaccines. They are heralded as one of the top 10 successes of public health in the 20th century. So why do some people -- even some health care workers -- choose not to use them?

Anti-Vaxxers Have Neil deGrasse Tyson Worried

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't one to mince words. In recent weeks the celebrated astrophysicist has offered up strong opinions on everything from the ...

Mo Brooks, Ben Carson Share False Narrative On Measles Outbreak | Dave Levitan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Rep. Mo Brooks and potential presidential hopeful Ben Carson both suggested a connection be...

5 Babies Diagnosed With Measles At Chicago-Area Daycare Center

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

(Updates with doctor's quote, KinderCare comment, background on U.S. measles cases) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Feb 5 (...

California Bill Would Make It Harder For Parents To Say No To Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

Two California lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday morning that would eliminate parents' ability to opt out of school-mandated vaccines because of p...

Advocates Use Facts, Not Fury, To Combat Anti-Vaxxers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Amid a heated vaccine debate, even-keeled advocates are laying out cold-hard facts, instead of getting into cat fights with those who oppose immunizat...

From Measles to the Metric System: Progress Is Not a Communist Plot

Nick Desai | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

The root our ignorance is the false notion that real patriotism requires blind allegiance to the notion that everything American is better just because it is American. This lie, proselytized by the right, allows the uninformed to bathe in feeling than they are better rather than take on any burden to actually be better

Erin Burnett Gives Passionate Speech About Importance Of Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media

In an impassioned speech scolding parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, CNN's Erin Burnett revealed she is vaccinating her own son. "Look...

(Anti-Vaccination) Ignorance Is the New Black

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

It is now "cool" to be willfully ignorant. Any sentence which begins with "I'm not a scientist," but ends with public policy suggestions regarding it, highlights the point. Ignorance has become a homeowner in America's discourse. It has a seat at the "grown folks" table and is asked its opinion. How in the hell did we get here?

Tracking Immunizations One Fingerprint at a Time

XPRIZE | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science

Immunizations given to children at an early age have been instrumental in helping curb vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, but keeping track of those immunizations over the long term can be challenging in the best of circumstances.

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...

Hillary Clinton Says #GrandmothersKnowBest When It Comes To Vaccinating Kids

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dove into the Great Vaccine Debate this week with a tweet that left no doubt about where she stands. Clin...

Congressman Speculates 'Illegal Aliens' Could Be To Blame For Measles Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Immigration hardliner Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said Tuesday that "illegal aliens" may be to blame for the recent measles outbreak that began in Califor...

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Vaccine Comments Are Just The Latest Chapter In 136-Year-Old Debate | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Republicans have learned to dodge questions about climate change by saying, “I’m not a scientist.” When Rand Paul started getting questions abou...