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Are You “Vaccine Hesitant”? You Might Be In A Cult

The World Health Organization recently declared that “vaccine hesitancy” was one of the top 10 threats to global health. This is just the latest harmful consequence of the anti-vax movement. Source: Are You “Vaccine Hesitant”? You Might Be In A Cult

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Barring nonmedical exemptions increases vaccination rates, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News

The first rigorously controlled study of a 2016 California law that aimed to increase childhood vaccination rates by eliminating nonmedical exemptions has found the law worked as intended, although the researchers noted a small increase in the number of medical exemptions. The study provides definitive evidence on the success of the California law, as policymakers […]

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Britain loses W.H.O measles free status – The Moorlander

Britain has lost its World Health Organization (WHO) status as a ‘measles free’ country with 231 confirmed cases during the first quarter of 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on a visit to the West Country this week, called on health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure that 95% of the British people are vaccinated […]

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′Dangerous′ number of vaccines missed, UN report warns | News | DW | 15.07.2019

Almost 20 million children worldwide missed their vaccinations in 2018, the report said. Misinformation led to many parents avoiding the vaccines as the “anti-vaxx” movement soured public perception. Source: ′Dangerous′ number of vaccines missed, UN report warns | News | DW | 15.07.2019

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The sly ways anti-vaxxers are spreading misinformation online – National | Globalnews.ca

Vaccine hesitancy was named one of the top health threats by the World Health Organization for 2019 — and it’s a movement that has largely mobilized online. Source: The sly ways anti-vaxxers are spreading misinformation online – National | Globalnews.ca

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KYW Medical Report: Anti-vaxxers contribute to threats to global health, says World Health Organization | KYW

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor Source: KYW Medical Report: Anti-vaxxers contribute to threats to global health, says World Health Organization | KYW

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Measles vaccination campaign in Madagascar, Cases climb to 69,000 – Outbreak News Today

The measles outbreak in Madagascar has grown to a total of 68,912 cases since October, including 926 deaths, the World Health Organization in Madagascar reports (computer translated). This has prompted health officials to stage a planned three-phase vaccine response that targets more than 5 million children from 6 months to 9 years of age. After the first […]