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New York State Senators Launch Ad Campaign Against Anti-Vaxxers

The anti-vaccination movement is having a devastating impact on New Yorkers, with 359 confirmed cases of measles since Friday, according to the New York Daily News. To deal with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, New York State senators from the Democratic side of the aisle are launching a campaign they hope will change […]

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Anti-vaxxers’ pseudo-science poses danger to public health – Alex Cole-Hamilton – Edinburgh Evening News

A chance encounter on a train brought Alex Cole-Hamilton face-to-face with one of the conspiracy theorists putting lives at risk Source: Anti-vaxxers’ pseudo-science poses danger to public health – Alex Cole-Hamilton – Edinburgh Evening News

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Anit-Vaxxer Movement Cites Distrust of Pharma Industry as Big Reason to Skip Shots | BioSpace

Over the past few years there seems to be a growing number of people in the United States who, for a myriad of reasons, opt out of vaccinating their children against common pathogens that often have deadly effects – like the measles. Source: Anit-Vaxxer Movement Cites Distrust of Pharma Industry as Big Reason to Skip […]

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Celebrating #WorldImmunizationWeek – Vaccinations, how and why they work. – Speaking of Research

by Jeremy D. Bailoo, PhD In light of #WorldImmunizationWeek we are doing a series of posts which highlight facts pertaining to vaccine production, and how safety and efficacy is assessed (part 1). … Source: Celebrating #WorldImmunizationWeek – Vaccinations, how and why they work. – Speaking of Research

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This Was Supposed to Be a Story About a Bizarre Anti-Vaccine Rally and a Sedated Bear. Then It Got Weird.

This world is full of surprises, some of them involving anti-vaccine activists, sedated bears, and the small-scale production of literal fake news. A couple of weeks ago, I thought I was working on a quick, weird story about an anti-vaccine activist in Florida who was attempting to hold a rally in her hometown featuring a […]

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Measles outbreak, vaccinations: Distrust in Big Pharma plays a role

As distrust of the pharmaceutical industry grows, so too has the anti-vaccination movement. And that is a critical issue as measles cases balloon. Source: Measles outbreak, vaccinations: Distrust in Big Pharma plays a role

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Kate Swenson Co-Opts PTSD Now? FFS | Video

Because it’s just not enough to be just Kate Swenson, parent of an Autistic. kid.