Two Groups Finance Over Half Of Facebook’s Anti-Vax Ads – SkyStatement

The anti-vax movement has done a lot to derail one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine: vaccinations. Measles, a potentially lethal disease that is easily prevented with the MMR vaccine, has seen a global resurgence this year, with 1,261 cases reported in the US alone. In 2016, that figure was just 86. Parents opting… … Continue reading Two Groups Finance Over Half Of Facebook’s Anti-Vax Ads – SkyStatement

US states saw drop in vaccine rates for children as anti-vaxx theories spread – SkyStatement

Scientists say in many cases rates have fallen below 95% target Study finds decline in take-up rates as anti-vaxx theories spread The authors analyzed CDC data covering the vaccination rates for kindergartners for the most common vaccines including MMR, polio, hepatitis B and varicella. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA More than half the states in America have… … Continue reading US states saw drop in vaccine rates for children as anti-vaxx theories spread – SkyStatement