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Inside Baltimore’s Orthodox Jewish community, battle pits leaders vs. anti-vaxxers in fight against measles – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore’s Jewish Orthodox community had been fighting for four years to mitigate anti-vaxxers’ influence on the community. Now there’s added urgency. Source: Inside Baltimore’s Orthodox Jewish community, battle pits leaders vs. anti-vaxxers in fight against measles – Baltimore Sun

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My 12 Week Old Baby Shouldn’t Be at Risk of Measles. Anti-vax Stories Mean She Is | Opinion

Anti-vax and vaccine hesitant communities have launched powerful narrative appeals to counter scientific fact—and it doesn’t take much for them to put us all at risk. Source: My 12 Week Old Baby Shouldn’t Be at Risk of Measles. Anti-vax Stories Mean She Is | Opinion

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No more autism awareness

Instead of “normalizing” autistic people, and instead of spreading awareness of autism as if it’s a life-threatening disease like cancer, let’s focus on the imperative of acceptance. Source: No more autism awareness

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As Seen On Twitter | We need to do away with functioning labels once & for all, they are harmful & misinforming. | @AIMAutistic

A.I.M – Autistic Inclusive Meets@AIMautistic 5:56 AM · May 13, 2019 · We need to do away with functioning labels once & for all, they are harmful & misinforming. Parents are struggling to get ECHP’s for their autistic children, because t ‘high functioning’ is being put in the forms. This gives a false impression of […]

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A measles outbreak where you live? Study ranks US places at highest risk | East Idaho News

(CNN) – A new study ranks the US counties at highest risk of a measles outbreak, with the areas surrounding Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami topping the list. The authors say places like these should be kept under close surveillance because they “could serve as the fulcrum of continuous importation of the measles virus into […]

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Parents can no longer claim personal, philosophical exemption for measles vaccine in Wash. | KUTV

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 […]

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This doctor posted online in favor of immunization. Then vaccine opponents targeted her – The Boston Globe

Fictitious patient reviews are just one tactic; vaccine opponents have also deluged the Facebook and Instagram accounts of doctors and practices. Source: This doctor posted online in favor of immunization. Then vaccine opponents targeted her – The Boston Globe