Tag Archive for Vaccination

State Farm is there – dropping anti-vax spokesperson Schneider

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An insurance company should not support nonsensical medical claims. State Farm drops ad starring Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views | PR Week. State Farm has pulled an ad featuring anti-vaccine activist Rob Schneider after a social media campaign urged the insurance company to end its affiliation with the actor. Social media pages Food Hunk, Science…

Vaccine sabotage suspected in childrens’ deaths in Syria (UPDATE: Not Sabotage)

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A devastating setback to the fight against the measles epidemic in Syria. At least 34 Syrian children die from contaminated measles vaccine |  The Guardian. At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebel government said on Tuesday, warning that the deaths might be caused by…

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…

Measles on a roll thanks to the unvaccinated

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No one has yet died but why would you NOT want to avoid getting sick and possibly getting health complications from a perfectly preventable illness? A parent would take away even a sore throat or tummy ache if they could, let alone a serious infection. The CDC has released numbers on measles. And we see the…

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…

Thanks anti-vaxxers for putting babies in the hospital

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It’s time to brutally honest and spread the word. Mumps, pertussis and measles outbreaks are making kids sick. Very sick. This is almost entirely preventable. Get your children vaccinated or YOU are contributing to their suffering, even death. Mumps outbreak has sickened 153, including 9-month-old baby The number of Ohioans sickened in a mumps outbreak…

Let’s go have a drink at Chili’s! CHEERS

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When informed consumers go at your company, it’s advisable to pay attention. Is this latest skirmish between anti-vax promoters and a major restaurant chain a turning point in vaccination awareness? We covered this story in leftovers yesterday but it has hit the mainstream press today. I think that’s a VERY good thing. The autism org…

Polio workers’ vans hit with roadside bombs in Pakistan

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New setbacks for the beleaguered polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. Attack targets polio workers in Pakistan, kills 11 – CNN.com. Eleven people were killed Saturday when two vans carrying a polio vaccination team were hit by a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Agency, authorities said. A militant group, which has connections to the Pakistani…

Anti-vax and psychic claims lead to worst story you will read in a while

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I feel it was outrageously irresponsible for this media outlet to run this story. Not only are they allowing misrepresentation of vaccines, they present psychic information as valid, and one questionable medical opinion as trumping the entire body of vaccine safety. There is zero mention of the safeguards in place and the overall efficacy of…

Measles outbreak in Phillipines kills 21

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Measles is a preventable death thanks to vaccination. DOH declares measles outbreaks in 5 Metro Manila cities | News | GMA News Online. The Department of Health declared measles outbreaks in five cities in Metro Manila Saturday as the number of patients infected by the viral disease continues to rise. According to a report aired…

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,…

Anti-vaxxer appointed to FDA vaccine advisory committee

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Why would the FDA appoint a known anti-vaxxer to their committee? FDA appoints anti-vaxxer to Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee | SkewedDistribution. [T]he Food and Drug Administration has seen fit to appoint an anti-vaccine advocate, Dr. Stephanie Christner, as the Consumer Representative for the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). Dr.…

Parents afraid of nonexistent “toxins” forego newborn vitamin shot

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Another example of a preventable condition caused from misinformation about vaccinations. Infants develop rare bleeding disorder after parents refuse vitamin K shots, CDC reports | The Verge. Four infants in Tennessee developed an exceedingly rare bleeding disorder, after their parents turned down the administration of standard vitamin K injections. The cluster of illness, reported this…

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…