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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



L.A.’s Elite ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Bringing Whooping Cough, Measles Back

Spurred by their shared concern that vaccinating their children will do more harm than good, parents in Los Angeles who have taken an anti-vaccination stance—“anti-vaxxers,” as those among their ranks are called—could be putting more than their own kids’ health at risk.

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 READ MORE


Did CIA’s Fake Polio Vaccination Program in Pakistan Help Fuel a Global Health Emergency?

The increase of polio in Pakistan is being linked to a secret CIA effort to hunt Osama bin Laden, in which the agency set up fake vaccination clinics in the city of Abbottabad in order to get DNA from the bin Laden family. The Taliban subsequently banned immunization efforts and carried out deadly attacks on medical workers.

Posted on May 12, 2014 READ MORE



WHO Declares Polio ‘Public Health Emergency’

The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has re-emerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries such as Syria and Pakistan.

Posted on May 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Why We Still Fear Vaccines

Writing in Harper’s Magazine, author and mother Eula Biss places the common American fear of vaccination within a history of religion and midwifery, the anxieties of social class, “debates over the integrity of science” and the decision whether to vaccinate her own son.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE


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