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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill for Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations

The new law will require one of the strictest vaccination regimes in the country, and California is now one of only three states that does not permit nonmedical exemptions.

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE



Major Study Finds No Link Between Feared Vaccine and Autism

A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children.

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 READ MORE


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Playing Politics With Measles—That’s Pretty Sick

Scientific evidence be damned: Some Republican presidential candidates are trying to turn the outbreak into votes.

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: The Politics of Vaccines, Unrest in the Ukraine

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the loss of public trust in government reflected in the widespread response to the measles outbreak, the 2 million jobs added over the last three months and, as the leaders of Germany and France prepare to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prospects for progress on Ukraine.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 READ MORE


How to Avoid Killing and Maiming Children

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Vaccination Debate: Autism, Parental Choice and Public Health

As the number of confirmed cases of measles in the U.S. rises above 100, “Democracy Now!” speaks to a doctor, a law professor, and a legal scholar who believes her child developed autism as a result of vaccination.

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Roald Dahl: Please Vaccinate Your Children

As scores of Americans contracted measles in the first weeks of 2015, many readers discovered a 1988 open letter from British author Roald Dahl about his 7-year-old daughter’s death from the disease a quarter-century before.

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 READ MORE



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The Religious Right Is Resuscitating Dead Diseases

Thanks to certain communities’ fear of vaccines, illnesses such as the measles, which had been wiped out for decades in America, have come back into existence. This resurgence of diseases is dangerous for a number of reasons, the first being that a lot of doctors and nurses are no longer trained to treat or look out for them.

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