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Barring nonmedical exemptions increases vaccination rates, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News

The first rigorously controlled study of a 2016 California law that aimed to increase childhood vaccination rates by eliminating nonmedical exemptions has found the law worked as intended, although the researchers noted a small increase in the number of medical exemptions. The study provides definitive evidence on the success of the California law, as policymakers […]

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Joe Mercola’s Maze Of Vaccine Denying Organizations | Science 2.0

¬† The anti-vaccine movement tries to portray itself as scrappy grassroots outsiders standing up to Big Pharma and Big Government, but it’s nothing of the kind, finds a recent Washington Post expos√©. The National Vaccine Information Center, which claims to be the largest “awareness” non-profit opposing vaccines, actually gets almost half of its funding from corporations. And their […]

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How Math Can Help Prevent Outbreaks of Measles and Other Diseases

The measles vaccine is incredibly effective, yet recurrences and outbreaks abound. Source: How Math Can Help Prevent Outbreaks of Measles and Other Diseases