Froma Harrop: Anti-vaxxers spread plague of ignorance (Gazette Opinion) | Columnists | wvgazettemail.com

An outbreak of measles four years ago at Disneyland focused attention on a growing health menace — the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The threat has gone international. The World Health Organization has just named the anti-vaccination movement among the 10 biggest global health crises.Italy is ground zero, thanks to a law pushed …

Anti-Vaxxers Declared One of the Top 10 Threats to Public Health in 2019 as a Measles Outbreak Spreads Across Vancouver, Wash. – Willamette Week

The Oregon Health Authority found that the number of kindergarteners seeking a non-medical vaccine exemption rose to 7.5 percent in 2018, the highest since new laws were passed to make obtaining the non-medical waivers more difficult in 2015.Source: Anti-Vaxxers Declared One of the Top 10 Threats to Public Health in 2019 as a Measles Outbreak …

Anti-Vaxxer Parents Just Got Slammed By the New York Times – Blogtown – Portland Mercury

 Measles is a highly contagious disease that, on average, kills 10,000 people a year—mostly under the age of five. And while vaccines came close to eradicating the disease, outbreaks live on thanks to dangerous misinformation spread by anti-vaxxers (who were recently declared a global threat by the World Health Organization). As of today there are 21 22 confirmed (and fourthree …