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10 celebrities who are against vaccination | Circa March 2015

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made headlines on Monday when he spoke out against mandatory vaccinations. The activist and nephew of John F. Kennedy joined people who oppose school-attendance vaccination requirements in New Jersey, reports the AP. He said,“All of the studies show the primary reason people don’t vaccinate — the primary reason — is mistrust […]

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How Instagram’s anti-vaxxers fuel coronavirus conspiracy theories | Engadget

  Instagram’s efforts to curb health misinformation have done little to stem the flow of conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines. The app continues to be a hotbed of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, which often spread without the promised fact-checks and are further fueled by Instagram’s search and recommendation algorithms. The problem has only escalated during […]

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FDA: Scammers Continue to Sell Unproven Products for COVID-19 – Pulmonology Advisor

  The Glutagenic Virus Protection Kit is being promoted with unapproved claims to prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure COVID-19. (Credit: FDA.) The Food and Drug Administration provided an update on its efforts to combat the sale of fraudulent products during the COVID-19 pandemic.   he Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update on its […]

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Chew On This, Anti-Vaxxers: America Has Wiped Out Rubella | Circa May 2015

And it was done with vaccines, duh. …   Meanwhile, MMR is the vaccine that anti-vaxxers like Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, Kristin Cavallari, Holly Robinson Peete, Aidan Quinn and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. publicly rail against, claiming it causes autism even though the research by an English physician who first linked the two has been shown to be a deliberate fraud, and numerous subsequent […]

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Robert De Niro’s Move on Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Film Is a Win for the Science Side | Circa March 2016

The events surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival and a documentary called Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe may provide a glimmer of hope that facts and science can still win.   The festival, co-founded by legendary actor Robert De Niro, came under fire when it revealed last week that it would be screening Vaxxed in April. The documentary, […]

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What the anti-vaxxers are getting dangerously wrong | Circa February 2015

Kavita Patel and Rio Hart discuss the recent measles outbreak, how herd immunity works and the controversy surrounding anti-vaxxers.   Much of the anti-vaccine debate surrounds the link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism. A 1998 study in the Lancet by Dr. Andrew Wakefield concluded that the MMR could be linked to autism, […]

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Archived: Celebs, stop taking poisonous shots at vaccines | Circa Sept 2008

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 SALLY C. PIPESEARLIER THIS MONTH, RESEARCHERS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONCLUDED THAT THE MEASLES-MUMPS-RUBELLA VACCINE DOESN’T RAISE A CHILD’S RISK FOR AUTISM. IT WAS THE MOST RIGOROUS LOOK AT THE ISSUE TO DATE. SINCE 1998, MORE THAN 20 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES HAVE REACHED THE SAME CONCLUSION. Earlier this month, researchers at Columbia University concluded that […]