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What happens when vaccine scepticism takes over? Look to the Philippines | WIRED UK

After a widely-used vaccine was drawn into question, trust in immunisations plummeted. Now the Philippines is in the grip of multiple severe outbreaks Source: What happens when vaccine scepticism takes over? Look to the Philippines | WIRED UK

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‘Anti-Vaxxers Put My Life At Risk’: Chemo Patient Tells James O’Brien – LBC

A caller told James O’Brien that people who consistently refuse to have their kids vaccinated should be sent to jail to protect vulnerable people such as himself. Source: ‘Anti-Vaxxers Put My Life At Risk’: Chemo Patient Tells James O’Brien – LBC

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National TV show ‘Live PD’ calls on public to help find missing Glendale teenager | 12news.com

Alicia Navarro reportedly left her Glendale home on the morning of Sept. 15. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Source: National TV show ‘Live PD’ calls on public to help find missing Glendale teenager | 12news.com

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Autistic child reported to child protection department for kissing and hugging classmates, mom says – The Washington Post

An autistic kindergartner in Tennessee could be in trouble for alleged inappropriate behavior. His family says his autism makes it hard for him to understand, and researchers agree. Source: Autistic child reported to child protection department for kissing and hugging classmates, mom says – The Washington Post

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Their Babies Died. The Anti-Vaxx Movement Used Them

They contact ‘parents who have lost children, giving them false information and false hope’ ..   (NEWSER) – As Catelin Clobes frantically spoke to a 911 dispatcher the morning of March 1, one thing she said was, “This can’t be real. This is because she was sleeping with me.” She had woken up to find her […]

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Dr. Roach: People with autism need understanding, not destructive ‘cure’

There is no “cure” for autism, so when you hear a professed “cure,” you should be deeply suspicious ..   ++++++++++++++++++++++   Dear Dr. Roach: A friend took her autistic son to a clinic in Mexico where he was fed a bleach solution that was supposed to cure his autism, but instead it made him very […]

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FOX 4 KC report: Hey, maybe it’s OK to pour bleach down your kids’ throats

Not parody: Fox 4 KC has a real story that somehow has not yet been removed about One Local Mom who thinks drinking industrial bleach helps with her kids’ autism. Far from being framed as a tragic story about a confused mother poisoning her children, this piece (headline: “Better thanks to bleach? Lenexa mom says chemical mix significantly improved […]