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Parents in Samoa are burying their children, who have died from measles. Please vaccinate your kids. | Editorials | lancasteronline.com

THE ISSUE   THE ISSUE An outbreak of measles in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa has gotten so severe that its government will shut down Thursday and Friday so that government officials can assist with a mass vaccination effort. As The Washington Post reported Monday, the outbreak has killed 53 people — 48 of […]

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Mumps on the rise as people share discredited research online

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been ‘utterly discredited’ yet people are sharing it. Source: Mumps on the rise as people share discredited research online

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Changing hearts and minds | The BMJ

The UK is no longer measles free, and other vaccine preventable childhood illnesses are on the rise. What is the best way to counter the claims of the antivaccination movement? Not with papers, peer reviewed studies, or symposiums, say Kathryn Perera and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.l6447). “Don’t bring a fact to a narrative fight,” they advise. The […]

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Vaxxed Threaten To Sue Autistic Advocate For Petition – Autisticate Dalmayne | Circa 2016

When Andrew Wakefield was disbarred and his paper claiming the MMR vaccine causes autism were disproven that should technically have been the last we heard from him. It wasn’t. Andrew has found a welcoming and desperate community, the parents of autistic children. Source: Vaxxed Threaten To Sue Autistic Advocate For Petition – Autisticate Dalmayne

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A Cinema In London Has Pulled A Documentary By A Disgraced Anti-Vaccine Activist | Circa 2017

Vaxxed, directed by the struck-off doctor Andrew Wakefield and already pulled from a US film festival, was to be premiered – with a Q&A featuring Wakefield – at the Curzon cinema in Soho. Source: A Cinema In London Has Pulled A Documentary By A Disgraced Anti-Vaccine Activist

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Disgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in London

A private university has been criticised after Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor who sparked one of the biggest public health controversies in British medical history, was invited to speak, it emerged on Thursday. Source: Disgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in London During a question-and-answer session Mr Wakefield was asked about […]

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US film studio threatens to sue Cork autism-rights advocate

A US film studio has threatened to sue an Irish autism-rights advocate if she continues to speak out against its controversial anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. Source: US film studio threatens to sue Cork autism-rights advocate