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  • Since when did childhood vaccinations become a partisan issue?

    Since when did childhood vaccinations become a partisan issue?
    Is support for childhood vaccinations a partisan issue? Polls indicate that it isn't, yet Republicans appear to be getting stung by this needle more than Democrats are. The question has come up after Republican presidential hopefuls Chris Christie and...
  • Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others

    Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others
    On Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that that 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia have come down with measles this year. At this rate, the number of cases will surpass 2014's 644 cases, which were the most since measles was...
  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County

    California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County
    The California-centered measles outbreak has spread to Solano County, as the number of cases rose to at least 123 in 11 California counties, seven other states and Mexico. The California Department of Public Health reported Monday that there are now 107...
  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....
  • Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination

    Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination
    After the worst month for measles in more than two decades, public health officials gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Monday to talk about ways to prevent 2015 from becoming the worst year for the disease. Local, state and federal officials...
  • 5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician

    5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician
    More than 140 people in 14 states, including Pennsylvania, have contracted measles so far this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 644 people in the United States were reported as having measles, the greatest...
  • Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US

    Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US
    The United States has been shocked by a surge in measles cases with more than 100 incidents in January alone. This, however, is much less worrisome than a current outbreak in Germany. While authorities there had hoped to completely eliminate the...
  • 'Idiocracy' won't take 500 years at this rate

    'Idiocracy' won't take 500 years at this rate
    Director/writer Mike Judge is best known for his cult classic, "Office Space," a brilliant commentary on the soul-draining nature of many workplaces. One of his less-familiar creations was "Idiocracy," whose premise was that natural selection began to...
  • State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver

    State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver
    With a spotlight on vaccine exemptions and a widening measles outbreak nationally, lawmakers want to ensure that Connecticut's waivers are not being misused. The concern is whether a waiver meant for genuine religious objections is being used by...
  • Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines

    Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines
    Amateurs and hucksters are not the only people telling parents not to vaccinate their children. Unfortunately some doctors — men and women sworn to the Hippocratic Oath — are purveying junk science. They say that vaccines cause autism, as in...