Facebook let anti-vaxxers run rampant with misinformation ads, because money | Daily Stock Dish

Facebook let anti-vaxxers run rampant with misinformation ads, because money Earlier this year Facebook said it would crack down on ads from groups peddling misinformation about vaccines. The announcement was heralded by medical professionals and pundits as a capstone in their efforts to fight the pro-disease movement. However, in the time since the announcement, Facebook‘s … Continue reading Facebook let anti-vaxxers run rampant with misinformation ads, because money | Daily Stock Dish

Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands More | KRCU

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: A measles epidemic has killed more than 40 people, most of them children, in the Pacific island nation of Samoa. The country is under a state of emergency. Schools are closed, and vaccinations are now mandatory. The World Health Organization is blaming the high death toll on vaccine fears that have left … Continue reading Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands More | KRCU

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

Marianas Variety – All eyes on Samoa as measles epidemic worsens

APIA (Samoa Observer/Pacnews) — As the measles epidemic claims 53 lives and infects over 3500, the world’s attention is on the heart of the Pacific in Samoa. While measles has broken out across the world, nowhere has it claimed as many lives relative to Samoa, raising the urgent question of why. Here in Samoa, several international … Continue reading Marianas Variety – All eyes on Samoa as measles epidemic worsens