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Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving

Following an investigative report by the Atlantic on the prevalence of misinformation on Instagram, the company appears to be scrubbing its platform of some popular anti-vaxxer content.Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Conspiracy Theories, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Social Media, Facebook


Kentucky Family Sues Local Health Department Over School Ban of Unvaccinated Children

A Kentucky teen and his family are suing their local health department over its attempt to protect the public from the chickenpox virus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Chickenpox


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic "Autism Cures"

Amazon has pulled two books peddling pseudoscientific “autism cures” that promote giving children potentially toxic chemical baths and medication for mercury poisoning.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Autism, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science, Dont Feed Your Children Bleach, Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic Autism Cures


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccine, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


I Love Vaccines. Which Ones Can I Get as an Adult?

The anti-vaccination movement has more than earned its latest round of bad press. The U.S. is currently dealing with several outbreaks of measles, a disease effectively wiped out by routine childhood vaccination in the country two decades ago. And just this week, Oregon doctors reported that a six-year-old boy had to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis, Flu, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Tetanus, Shingles


It Took Two Months and Nearly a Million Dollars to Save an Unvaccinated 6-Year-Old From Tetanus

A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday starkly highlights the costs of not vaccinating children. It details a unvaccinated 6-year-old boy’s encounter with tetanus—and the hugely expensive, two-month-long effort it took to save his life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Antivaxxers, Tetanus


UK Health Service Chief Says 'Fake News' on Social Media Contributes to Increase in Measles Cases

NHS England chief Simon Stevens is among the many officials publicly addressing the wave of social media campaigns spreading dangerous misinformation about vaccinations amid ongoing preventable outbreaks.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Anti Vaccination, Social Media Contributes


Amazon Appears to Yank Anti-Vaxxer Documentaries From Prime Video Streaming

Following an open letter from Representative Adam Schiff calling on Jeff Bezos to curb the promotion of anti-vaccination content and videos on Amazon, it appears his website has done just that.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Vaccinations, Jeff Bezos, Vaccines, Adam Schiff, Measles, Antivaxxers, Amazon Appears


Texas Lawmaker Completely Unconcerned About Measles Outbreak Because of 'Antibiotics'

Some lawmakers in Texas are apparently very unworried about the growing number of epidemics across the country involving diseases once nearly eradicated by vaccines, including a five-county one in their state. A few of them are even pushing a bill that would make it even easier to opt out of vaccinations, the Texas…Read more...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Medicine, Outbreak, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Measles, Antivaxxers


YouTube Pulls Ads From Anti-Vaccination Videos That Violate Its Ad Policies

YouTube has removed ads from videos that promoted anti-vaccination rhetoric and violated its ad policies, BuzzFeed News reported Friday. The site reported that at least seven advertisers were unaware that their brands were being attached to this kind of content and despite the fact that YouTube’s ad policies aren’t…
Tags: Science, Youtube, Vaccines, BuzzFeed News, Antivaxxers


Pinterest Quietly Blocks All Vaccine-Related Searches, Which Is One Solution, I Guess

The anti-vaccination movement has become so widespread that the World Health Organization added it to its list of the top threats to global health in 2019. Social media companies are drawing criticism for not doing more to prevent the spread of misinformation about vaccines and Pinterest has come up with a novel…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, World Health Organization, Vaccinations, Antivaxxers, Content Moderation In Moderation


Facebook Swears It's Going to Do a Better Job at Not Spreading Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Content

Facebook is considering ways it could prevent the spread of dangerous anti-vaccination content on the platform.Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Vaccines, Antivaxxers


Hmm, This Anti-Vaccination Rally Amid a Major Measles Outbreak Is a Little Too on the Nose

Amid a measles outbreak in Washington state that officials have confirmed has spread to at least 51 people and suspect to have spread to over a dozen others, hundreds of people showed up to a rally on Friday to demand the right to keep exposing their kids to the possibility of contracting easily prevented, potentially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Vaccinate Your Children, Mmr Vaccine, Anti Vaccination Rally Amid


Ebola, HIV, Antivaxxers: The World Health Organization Names 2019's Global Health Threats

The World Health Organization has firmly set its sights on the anti-vaccination movement. In a post this week, WHO listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top health threats to combat in 2019, right alongside other major problems like HIV, Ebola, and climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Public Health, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The World Health Organization, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science


New York Is Dealing With an Old Enemy—Measles

New York is in the midst of an outbreak of measles, a childhood disease that shouldn’t really exist in the U.S. any longer. On Tuesday, NBC News reported, New York health officials said the state has seen more than 100 cases of the vaccine-preventable disease since last September—a tally not seen in decades. The…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Nbc News, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers


Vaccines Don't Give Dogs Autism, Veterinarians Shout Into the Void

The debunked idea that vaccines cause autism is one that, judging by my inbox alone, continues to endure. But veterinarians in the UK and elsewhere are now being forced to contend with antivaxxers going to the dogs.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Autism, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science, Doing Me A Concern


An Australian Tourist Breathed Measles Virus All Over New York City Last Week

Measles has just visited the Big Apple, and public health officials are warning the city’s small unvaccinated population to be on guard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccines, Big Apple, Measles, Antivaxxers, New York City Last Week


Scientists Shocked—Shocked!—to Learn Anti-Vaxxers Tend to Believe Other Conspiracies, Too

Spend time talking to someone who considers themselves an anti-vaxxer—or more generously, a vaccine skeptic—and something becomes apparent pretty soon: The conspiracy well usually runs deep. There’s no shortage of anti-vaxxers who also believe in other iffy things, like “natural” cancer treatments and a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccines, Duh, Antivaxxers


Maybe Leave Dogs Out of This Anti-Vaccine Nonsense

Vaccines are good. Dogs are good—in fact, very very good, aren’t you girl?Read more...
Tags: Science, NYC, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Veterinarians, Antivaxxers, Good Dogs Bad Owners


Mumps Outbreak Spreads Across the Nation

Back in January, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it was getting involved with a large outbreak of mumps in Washington state. At the time, it was uncertain if the problem was isolated to the region. It’s now becoming clear that the uptick of infections is occurring across the United…
Tags: Science, Cdc, Washington, MMR, Vaccination, Increase, Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mumps, Antivaxxers, Infections And Vaccinations, Mumps Outbreak Spreads Across the Nation


Congressional Leaders Just Took a Stand Against Anti-Vaxxers

With Donald Trump in the White House, the fringe anti-vaccine movement has seen more support in Washington than ever before. The president has not only met with leaders of this dangerous movement, but entertained appointing an anti-vaxxer to a committee charged with investigating ‘vaccine safety.’Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, White House, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Antivaxxers


No, We Don't Need a Bullshit Vaccine 'Safety Challenge'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the vaccine critic that Donald Trump is reportedly considering to chair a committee on vaccine safety, wants vaccine advocates to “prove” they’re safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert De Niro, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Antivaxxers