At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill. First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits […]
State legislators across the country are moving to tighten limits on vaccine exemptions for children amid one of the worst outbreaks of preventable diseases in recent history. Source: Fight over vaccine exemptions hits state legislatures | TheHill
I was disappointed to see the Thursday Dispatch article “Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 120 others at Statehouse blast vaccinations.” The article failed to mention that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an environmental lawyer, not a health care professional. He has no training in medicine, public health or vaccines. There is no debate among the medical […]
Flagging vaccination rates have led to outbreaks across the U.S. in recent years, including in southwest Washington and Portland. Source: A Wealthy Manhattan Couple Helped Spread Anti-Vaxx Fears Across the U.S. and in Oregon – Willamette Week
The year 2019 is notable for the dramatic return of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease, to the United States. Baylor College of Medicine has taken a multidimensional approach to combat this emerging public health crisis. Source: Measles Response | Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, Texas
To insist it is distorts our view of public health. Source: Anti-vaxxers aren’t the main driver of the measles epidemic.
Robert Kennedy Jr. joined anti-vaxxers in Albany Tuesday railing against the proposed strengthening of New York’s vaccination law amid the worst measles outbreak in decades. Source: Robert Kennedy Jr. supports anti-vaxxers amid measles surge Activism International