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  • Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors

    Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors
    Articles on the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and declining immunization rates tend to draw passionate responses both from people dismayed that generations of progress fighting deadly infections may be reversed and parents reluctant to inoculate their children.
  • NOVA addresses vaccine controversy

    For sheer survival, we live with acceptable risks. We eat knowing we might choke. We go down steps realizing we could break our necks. We drive fully aware of the 36,000 traffic fatalities each year. That leads to the risk of vaccines. Science is...

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...

    Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk

    Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk
    To the editor: As a school nurse, I read this article on the high rates of vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren based on parents' personal beliefs with dismay but not surprise. ("Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials," Sept....

    In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk

    In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk
    Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law? Yes. A parent worries. You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...