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BBC documentary reveals the UK exports anti-vaxx myths to the rest of the world | Daily Mail Online

Conspiracy Files: Vaccine Wars will air tonight at 9pm on BBC Two and explores how the effects of now-discredited research from the 1970s and 90s in Britain still has effects around the world. Source: BBC documentary reveals the UK exports anti-vaxx myths to the rest of the world | Daily Mail Online

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The New American Experiment

Last Tuesday, Facebook announced plans to establish an independent “Oversight Board” by early 2020. The committee will handle matters related to content-moderation, taking CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hand off the big red button that decides which posts get taken down and which stay up. This new governing body, which has been likened to Facebook’s version of […]

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Westchester County Exec Signs Bill On Vaccine-Preventable Diseases | WAMC

The Westchester County executive has signed a bill to strengthen the county Health Department’s ability to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable Source: Westchester County Exec Signs Bill On Vaccine-Preventable Diseases | WAMC

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The Times view on declining use of MMR and other vaccines: Beating Anti‑Vaxxers | Comment | The Times

The world owes much to Edward Jenner, the Gloucestershire physician who invented vaccinations in 1796. Having noticed that dairy maids were immune to smallpox because they had previously contracted cowpox, he injected a local eight-year-old with a strain of the latter disease. It worked. After the jab, the boy proved immune to smallpox, and Mr […]

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Measles warning as London sees worst fall in MMR vaccination rates for children | London Evening Standard

A fresh alert over measles was sparked today when London was revealed to be the area worst hit by a nationwide fall in the uptake of the MMR vaccine. The proportion of children to receive the vaccine Source: Measles warning as London sees worst fall in MMR vaccination rates for children | London Evening Standard

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Conspiracy Files: Vaccine Wars, review: an utterly chilling example of cranks gone mainstream

There may be no force on earth more powerful than the protective instincts of a parent. Source: Conspiracy Files: Vaccine Wars, review: an utterly chilling example of cranks gone mainstream

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Kansas mother makes two autistic sons drink toxic bleach saying they ‘deserve relief’ from their torturous disorder | MEAWW

Lauren Austin has insisted that MMS, or Miracle Mineral Solution, which falls in the family of bleach has worked wonders for her two autistic sons Source: Kansas mother makes two autistic sons drink toxic bleach saying they ‘deserve relief’ from their torturous disorder | MEAWW