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Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization

Measles, a highly contagious disease once thought all but eradicated in the developed world, is making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to anti-immunization efforts in recent years, says a recent report from the World Health Organization which says a record number of measles cases were reported in Europe in 2018, due in part to […]

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Can Kids of Anti-vaxxers Secretly Consent to Vaccines?

Children online are asking how to get vaccinated after dozens of youngsters became sick with measles this year. Source: Can Kids of Anti-vaxxers Secretly Consent to Vaccines?

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Anti-Vaxxers Protested WA Lawmakers for the Right to Harm Their Kids | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

These people don’t understand they’re responsible for the state’s measles outbreak. Source: Anti-Vaxxers Protested WA Lawmakers for the Right to Harm Their Kids | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

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Study: Does social media fuel anti-vaxxers or boost vaccination rates?

A group of researchers with Oak Ridge Associated Universities is looking at the impact of social media on vaccination rates — and whether it could be turned into a booster. Source: Study: Does social media fuel anti-vaxxers or boost vaccination rates?

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Vaccination Rates Have Risen Almost 500 Percent In County Facing Measles Outbreak | IFLScience

Clark County, Washington, is facing a measles outbreak and as a result, demand for vaccinations have increased almost fivefold – primarily from anti-vaxxer Source: Vaccination Rates Have Risen Almost 500 Percent In County Facing Measles Outbreak | IFLScience

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Washington Measles Outbreak Anti-Vaccine Rally Spurs Twitter Reactions

’Vaccinate your damn kids,’ people tell anti-vax protestors during Washington state’s measles outbreak. Source: Washington Measles Outbreak Anti-Vaccine Rally Spurs Twitter Reactions

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Measles vaccination: Anti-vaxxer movement fuelling global resurgence

The rise of the anti-vaxxer movement is being blamed for an alarming resurgence in deadly measles outbreaks across world, prompting an urgent warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the need for immediate action. Source: Measles vaccination: Anti-vaxxer movement fuelling global resurgence