The current measles outbreaks puts a spotlight on old diseases making a comeback, sometimes because of a failure to vaccinate. Source: Measles, mumps, tuberculosis outbreaks: Are anti-vaxxers to blame?
Anti-Vaxxers are crying religious persecution and comparing the New York Ban of unvaccinated children in public places to the Holocaust. Source: Anti-Vaxxers Compare New York Ban to the Holocaust | Katie Joy
Social media posts promoting false information about the danger of vaccinations are set to be banned in the UK amid concern they are contributing to a rise in preventable diseases, as New York county declares a ‘state of emergency’ over a measles outbreak. Source: Anti-vaccine posts could be banned on social media after measles outbreak … Continue reading Anti-vaccine posts could be banned on social media after measles outbreak – The Scotsman
The measles outbreak in New York is an entirely predictable emergency, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes Source: Forget Trump – anti-vaxxers are the clear and present danger | Emma Brockes | Opinion | The Guardian
When new statistics came out showing continued rises in teen mental illness in the US. Psychologists say it's a social issue, but lawyer and anti-vaxxer Kennedy Jr blamed the shot on Twitter. Source: Notorious anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr blames teen mental illness on HPV vaccine | Daily Mail Online
In November, 2017, we published an Editorial on measles vaccination, calling for stronginterventions to curb preventable diseases. 18 months later, how have things changed?As reported in a news story in this issue, 229 000 cases of measles were reportedin 2018, and 98 countries reported an increase in cases compared with 2017. Measlesis a global health … Continue reading Trust issues – The Lancet Infectious Diseases
CHILDHOOD vaccination rates in Scotland are dropping amid concerns about the spread of “antivaxxer” misinformation over the safety of jabs. Source: Anti-vaxxer scare stories blames for drop in Scotland's jab rates | UK | News | Express.co.uk