‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted Samoa

The deadly measles outbreak in Samoa is a sign of the expansion of an increasingly predatory anti-vaccination movement, medical experts have warned.While the measles outbreak is believed to have originated in New Zealand and swept across the Pacific, Samoa has been the hardest hit due to its low vaccination rates.That’s sparked heated debate about the …

We The Future: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability Justice Advocate | Âûtistic News Feed

Âûtistic News Feed Published by John Greally · 6 hrs ·  Lydia X. Z. Brown, Age 25, Autistic, Disability Justice Advocate – Bazelon Center " ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ " Lydia is a disability justice advocate, organiser, and writer, and their 'Autistic Hoya' site is universally referenced and loved! Their work has largely focused on violence …

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… …