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Major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products – Laredo Morning Times

  But over the past decade a single donor has contributed more than $2.9 million to the National Vaccine Information Center, accounting for about 40 percent of the organization’s funding, according to the most recent available tax records. That donor, osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola, has amassed a fortune selling natural health products, court records show, […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Cheer as New Jersey Delays Vote to End Religious Exemptions | David Gee | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

The pro-disease crowd won for now, but the battle isn’t over. Source: Anti-Vaxxers Cheer as New Jersey Delays Vote to End Religious Exemptions | David Gee | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

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Death toll from measles in Samoa reaches 79 | RNZ News

Another baby has died in Samoa from measles as the epidemic claims its 79th life. Source: Death toll from measles in Samoa reaches 79 | RNZ News

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J.K. Rowling is a TERF! | Spectator USA

What does a cis woman like Rowling know about being a woman in any case? She has no idea of the struggles we trans women go through … Source: J.K. Rowling is a TERF! | Spectator USA

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

The Autism Resource Exchange (ARGE) is a open gene bank with a large collection of DNA samples from families with more than one autistic child.  There is data from over 2000 families. Standardization, collaboration and data sharing are the three key guiding principles of AGRE. It is focused on the rapid accumulation of high quality […]

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Autism Speaks, Remember When? | e-Speaks newsletter circa Jun 5, 2008, 11:29 PM | From The Archives of Eve Reiland

Shall we play a game of Autism Speaks, Remember When? To think the Autism Speaks board had all the say in the direction of science they funded. This is a board that gave antivaxxers a powerful platform to enact legislation on Autistic healthcare, and did so without Autistic people’s involvement. Sooo ….. Let’s hit the […]

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When My Faith Was Strong – Jake Allen Sharp

Seems like everyone I know is feeling stress beyond measure When did the worries of this world take away our pleasure Not enough money, and too much to do There is sickness, sadness and anxiety too If you take it all away, there is a beating heart And a longing in your soul for a […]