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What anti-vaxxers are actually afraid of (it's not all about autism)

University of Pittsburgh researchers identified four major trends fueling the anti-vaxx movement. Using comments originating from a Facebook video, they documented 197 profiles as the basis of their paper. Every major medical institution agrees that vaccines are safe and effective, but the movement persists thanks to false information spread online. None Andrew Wakefield's infamous 1998 study connecting autism with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine raised skeptical eyebrows shortly ...
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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


What Is Tetanus, Anyway? 

Rusty nails are famously associated with tetanus, but the disease is actually caused by bacteria, and doesn’t have anything specifically to do with rust. Here’s your primer on what tetanus is, and how to avoid it (spoiler: there’s a vaccine).Read more...
Tags: Tetanus, Vaccines, Health, Disease, Explainers


GoFundMe says anti-vaccine fundraising campaigns violate terms of service, will be taken down

Online fundraising service GoFundMe says any campaigns created on the platform that promote misinformation about vaccines automatically violate its terms of service, and will be removed. Anti-vax grifters have reportedly raised over $170,000 for their bogus anti-science message on GoFundMe, and the dangerous message they spread can lead to human deaths. “Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and will be removed from the platform,” ...
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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


Antivax GOP Kentucky governor exposed his kids to chickenpox on purpose so they'd get sick

Kentucky's antivax Republican Governor Matt Bevin said in a radio interview today that he exposed his children to chickenpox intentionally so they would catch the highly contagious disease, and become immune.  Bevin was on Bowling Green radio station WKCT earlier today, and revealed that his kids were "miserable for a few days" after they got chickenpox, and "they all turned out fine." Bevin and wife Glenna have nine children, four of whom are adopted. Governor Bevin said parents who fear thei...
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KY Gov. Bevin Exposed His 9 Kids To Chickenpox Rather Than Vaccinating

Kentucky’s governor said in an interview Tuesday that rather than vaccinating his children against chickenpox, he exposed them to someone with the disease instead. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin told WKCT, as quoted by The Hill and the Courier-Journal. “They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it, and they got it. They had it as children. They were miserable for a few da...
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Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News


Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

Man, it would be great if tech CEOs would maybe not appear as guests for podcasts during which they smoke blunts or engage in casual conversation with anti-vaxxers. And yet here we are.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Autism, Never Tweet, Vaccines, Jack Dorsey


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 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


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


Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan

The Big Apple is staring down a problem it hasn’t seen in roughly eight years: rabid raccoons in Manhattan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pets, New York City, Manhattan, Vaccines, Raccoons, Rabies, Rabid Raccoons


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


Facebook shoots down Pages, ads sharing vaccine misinformation

Facebook will penalize Pages and Groups that share vaccine hoaxes on the platform, the company said Thursday, which will reduce the posts' reach. The network is also working to prevent the information from entering ads. The post Facebook shoots down Pages, ads sharing vaccine misinformation appeared first on Digital Trends.
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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


Cassidy To Paul: Anti-Vaxxers Shouldn’t Be Allowed To ‘Infect Other People’

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a physician before he began his career in politics, tore into so-called anti-vaxxers on Tuesday during a hearing on vaccines and public health. “Let me give some color to what Sen. Paul said,” Cassidy said at the start of his remarks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the beginning of a fiery response to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) The hearing, “Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” featured pub...
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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


Amazon won’t sell porn, but will sell anti-vaxxer books

Tech companies like Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube have all recently moved to ban, demonetize or otherwise moderate content related to anti-vaccination causes.Amazon, which currently sells documentaries, books and merchandise created by anti-vaxxers, has offered no plans to do the same.How much responsibility private companies should take when it comes to keeping potentially dangerous information from the public remains an open question. None Amazon has no stated plans to moderate or remove ant...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Internet, Youtube, Government, Society, Cnn, Innovation, Philosophy, Philadelphia, Vaccines, Calif, Adam Schiff, Children s Hospital


Small number of Facebook Pages did 46% of top 10,000 posts for or against vaccines

“WHILE FACEBOOK’s scale might as well be infinite, the actual universe of people arguing about vaccinations is limited and knowable,” writes Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic in a piece that examines data about Facebook Pages and related Facebook Posts on the topic of vaccines. Excerpt: Using the web-monitoring tool CrowdTangle, I analyzed the most popular posts since 2016 that contain the word vaccine. I found that a relatively small network of pages creates most of the anti-vaccine content t...
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What if you were immune to chronic pain? Vaccines could make it happen.

Alzheimer's disease and unintentional deaths (like opioid overdoses and suicides) have been driving down U.S. longevity statistics for three consecutive years – a trend not seen since the Spanish flu pandemic. Our current approach to treating chronic pain is drug-based, but a vaccine-based approach can cut addiction out of the equation. You can vaccinate against pain! Scientists are developing vaccines for migraines and sciatica, which will lower the need for opioids, be cheaper, and make dr...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Future, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Addiction, Alzheimer's, Mind, Vaccines, Narcotics


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


Arizona House Panel Votes to Expand Vaccine Exemptions Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreak

As the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest continues to worsen, an Arizona House panel has reportedly approved multiple bills to expand vaccine exemptions in the state, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Arizona, MMR, Vaccines, Pacific Northwest, Arizona House, Arizona Republic, Outbreaks, Measles, Arizona House Panel Votes


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


How to Make Sure Your Friends Don't Become Anti-Vaxxers

When it comes to misinformation, what a person believes is less about what they’ve read and more about whom they trust. If that someone in your life is preparing to become a parent, you can help stop them from falling down the anti-vaxxer rabbit hole.Read more...
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Bio Roundup: NASH News, Merck Strikes, Digital Tokens & More

The growing epidemic of the fatty liver disease known as NASH, which has no FDA-approved treatment, has led to a frenzied race among drug companies. This week, one company, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, solidified its lead. But how much will being first to the finish line mean when all is said and done?Intercept (NASDAQ: ICPT) reported interim data from a Phase 3 study showing its drug, obeticholic acid (OCA), reduced liver scarring in NASH patients. The results should be enough to support an appr...
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136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official Says

Thousands of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that has been linked to the deaths of 136 people, according to the Philippine health secretary on Monday. The Associated Press reported that most of those who died were young children, with roughly half between the ages of 1 and 4.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Oregon, Philippines, Associated Press, Vaccines, Measles, Philippines Linked


Washington Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Vaccine Exemptions for Personal Reasons Amid Measles Outbreak

A measles outbreak in Washington state has prompted outcry over exemptions that allow residents to opt out of vaccinations for personal or philosophical reasons.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Vaccines, Pacific Northwest, Measles, Measles Outbreak