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  • Randy Blaser: The choice not to vaccinate is a false one

    I never got the measles vaccine. But that wasn't by choice. Unlike the growing number of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are harmful or will cause autism, my parents had no say in the matter. There was no...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

    Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory
    The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn't the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio's Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and...
  • Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must

    Despite naysayers, measles vaccinations a must
    Many of us thought measles had been eradicated, a disease of yesteryear that no longer poses a public health threat. Many of us were wrong. More than 100 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with measles since January, most stemming from an...
  • An outbreak of misinformation from Christie and Paul on vaccines

    An outbreak of misinformation from Christie and Paul on vaccines
    Dr. Chris Christie weighed in Monday on America's measles outbreak, saying parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated deserve "a measure of choice." Wait, what? OK, Christie isn't a doctor. He is New Jersey's governor and a 2016 Republican...
  • Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert

    Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert
    A measles outbreak spreading across the country is fueling the debate over vaccinations and causing alarm among parents, pediatricians and public health officials in the Chicago area. Doctors are fielding calls from anxious parents — some who are...
  • Anti-Vaxxers Infected By Viral Ignorance

    Anti-Vaxxers Infected By Viral Ignorance
    A New Yorker cartoon shows a boy covered in spots being examined by a doctor. "If you connect the measles," the doctor says, "it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" Or, to put it politely, dangerously misinformed. The irony is that many of the...
  • Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative

    Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative
    A Baltimore 12-month-old with a suspected case of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, does not have the virus, city health officials said Thursday. The child was taken to two area hospital emergency departments on Jan. 21 with symptoms...
  • Officials concerned about measles in U.S.

    Officials concerned about measles in U.S.
    Federal officials encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated against measles and update their own vaccination, expressing concern over the increasing number of measles cases across the nation during a news briefing on Thursday. So far this...
  • Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance

    Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance
    Another day, another irresponsible comment about measles vaccinations. This time the outbreak of stupidity infected the field of Republicans running for president with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggesting there should be "some measure of choice"...
  • Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High

    Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High
    HARTFORD — Untouched by a measles outbreak affecting seven states and stirring debate about immunizations, Connecticut's vaccination rate for school children remains sky-high — although the number of exempt children has been creeping upward...
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....