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Time to publicly shame people who are STILL anti-vaccination?

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This is something that most of us already knew. Vaccines are safe, effective, and do not cause autism. Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously. – CNN.com. Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period. That’s what a review of more than 20,000 scientific studies on childhood vaccines concludes this week. The review appears…

AVN labeled source of unreliable information by health care commission

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Australian health commission take strong public stand against the organization formerly known as the Australian Vaccinations Network. They have since changed their name to the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network which is just another in a long line of acts that show how truly mischievous and devious they are. Health regulator issues public warning about Australian Vaccination-skeptics…

Colorado having issues with vaccination denials

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In the U.S. states are cracking down on parents who ask for a vaccination excemption for their children without good cause. Colorado May Become The Latest State To Crack Down On Vaccine Denialism | ThinkProgress. Colorado officials are considering tightening the rules for vaccinations, and may make it more difficult for parents to claim religious…

CDC releases statement about measles in the U.S.

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When will we see a world without measles? It COULD have happened, if only… Measles Still Threatens Health Security | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC. Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine against measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, the virus still poses a threat to domestic…

Vaccines: The reason we have 103 million FEWER cases of disease

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We often get comments from anti-vaxxers who completely disregard the incredible benefit of vaccinations and instead hype up misinformation on alleged dangers. Well, suck it, antivaxxers! Why we vaccinate–103 million cases of diseases averted since 1924. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Willem G. van Panhuis, MD,…

Are you a “loser” for being anti-vax?

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Some people have decent intentions and just blow that all to pieces. Mom says nurse called her baby a ‘loser’ | WWLP.com. A South Carolina mother is outraged after a nurse at a children’s hospital left a nasty note she says is about her baby. The mom says the note referred to the sick child…

Measles expected to be “very bad”, “horrible”

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Congratulations anti-vaxxers, you SUCK! I pull no punches when it comes to this. You have no excuse for your ignorance. Listen to doctors instead of celebrities for your medical advice. U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years – CNN.com. This year is on track to be the worst for measles in…

Dear AVN: Get lost

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An interesting development against the Australian (anti)Vaccination Network: disband, you are harming kids. Australian Vaccine Network under pressure to cease operation | News.com.au. The controversial anti-immunisation Australian Vaccine Network should “immediately disband”, the Senate voted yesterday. Greens health spokesperson Senator Richard Di Natale won the support of all major parties for the motion Tuesday and…

Parents taking advantage of vaccine exemptions

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Excemptions are contributing to the rise in pertussus. Vaccine exemptions rising, tied to whooping cough | Reuters. The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. What’s more, researchers found counties with high religious…

More health issues surface in Pakistan. Quack medicine abounds.

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Pakistan is experiencing serious health issues these days. Anti-vaccination sentiment, measles, gastroenteritis and quack treatments. Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Five die of measles as another epidemic breaks out. While the country’s largest province struggles to cope with measles, another threat has emerged, endangering the lives of the citizens, particularly children.…

A harsh lesson in Community Immunity

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Western PA school district gets tough with kids who lack varicella vaccination. Norwin High School students to miss prom over chickenpox vaccination | Westmoreland Co. News – WTAE Home. It’s the time for senior prom, the countdown to the last day of school and for graduation. But at Norwin High School, 33 students were told…

The Wakefield effect: Whooping cough kills baby in Florida

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This can pretty much directly be traced to Andrew Wakefield’s flawed study about the MMR vaccine and the disinformation for years after that made parents fear that vaccines are dangerous. This is clear proof that NOT getting vaccinated is what is truly dangerous and parents have been irresponsible. Baby dies from whooping cough in Orange…

My hair dresser said her sister’s baby got sick from vaccines…

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How Social Networks Influence Parents’ Decision to Vaccinate With so much confusing and even misleading information about vaccine safety available on the Internet, it’s no surprise that parents are influenced by their friends’ attitudes when it comes to immunizing their kids. At her son’s preschool near Seattle, Robin Haight is a foot soldier in the…

The Independent (U.K.) gives Andrew Wakefield front page during measles outbreak

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Just a few days ago, Andrew Wakefield made a statement (on the horrendous Age of Autism org site) that claims “British Government is entirely culpable for measles outbreak” because they did not allow for single vaccines. And, he goes on to say that the [combination] “MMR Vaccine Can Cause Autism” (completely false) thus leaving parents…

Parents think they are so smart

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‘Einstein parents’ say no to kids’ vaccination | News.com.au. Experts say the “baby Einstein” demographic – parents who take an intensive interest in their children’s education and health, eat organic food and use alternative medicines – is responsible. The World Health Organisation says immunisation rates for measles must be above 93 per cent to prevent…

Oregon court rules anti-vaccination views are no excuse

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Marion County parents lose latest battle to not immunize their 8 kids. Marion County parents who lost custody of their eight young children last year also lost their fight Wednesday to prevent the state from immunizing the children. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the parents — identified only as S.M. and R.M. in…

Legacy of mistrust over MMR vaccine may be ending in U.K.

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This story suggests an interesting turnabout where a spectacular medical success fostered conditions for the emergence of skepticism. Wales measles: Parents ‘overcome MMR mistrust legacy’ Take-up for the MMR vaccine in the area dropped significantly in the late 1990s when research – which has since been discredited – raised concerns over the jab. Saturday has…