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EDITORIAL: No vaccine, no school | Local-Perspectives | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

On Friday, the Pacific islands of Samoa invoked emergency powers, closing all schools and declaring plans to make measles vaccinations mandatory. The dramatic response came as a lethal measles … Source: EDITORIAL: No vaccine, no school | Local-Perspectives | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

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Robert Kennedy Jr. supports anti-vaxxers amid measles surge

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

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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Dec 22, 2009

Tue, Dec 22, 2009, 8:30 PM | Google News Alert for: autism About 1% of US Children Have Autism Spectrum DisorderCitizens ReportAbout 1% of kids in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, a classification that includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental …See all stories on this topic New York Times (blog)Raising IQ in Toddlers With AutismNew York Times (blog)By TARA PARKER-POPE […]

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Vaccinations skyrocket in ‘anti-vaxxer’ county amid measles outbreak – BGR

Since the beginning of the year, things have been looking increasingly grim in parts of Oregon and Washington due to a measles outbreak that has affected dozens of people. The disease, which has sp… Source: Vaccinations skyrocket in ‘anti-vaxxer’ county amid measles outbreak – BGR

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Autism and Vaccinations: A Celebrity Smackdown – Reality Base : Reality Base | Circa July 11, 2008

By Melissa Lafsky | July 11, 2008 12:58 pm We’ve written at length about autism at DISCOVER, including the scientificdebunking of the myth that vaccines are behind the disorder. But thanks to growing celebrity support, the vaccine-autism movement has been spreading misinformation and gaining converts in Hollywood and beyond at an alarming rate. Media attention on the issue skyrocketed last month, […]

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Bernard Rimland | Circa 1928 – 2006

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to search Bernard Rimland Bernard Rimland (second from right) in front of the Autism Research Institute (ARI) Born November 15, 1928Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Died November 21, 2006 (aged 78)San Diego, California, U.S. Residence USA Citizenship American Alma mater San Diego State University (Bachelor’s)Pennsylvania State University (PhD) Known for Autism: researched causes, epidemic, the thiomersal theory, and biomedicaltreatment. Scientific career Fields Psychology Institutions […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa Feb 2, 2011

Wed, Feb 2, 2011, 8:29 PM | Google Alert – autism News10 new results for autism VA House passes bill mandating insurance for autismWashington PostBy Fredrick Kunkle The Virginia’s Republican-led House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would require insurers to include coverage for autism, …See all stories on this topic » Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others’ IntentionsU.S. […]