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  • Gunmen kill driver, wound polio worker in northwest Pakistan

    Gunmen killed a driver and wounded a polio worker Saturday in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan as another vaccination team went missing ahead of a nationwide vaccination drive, authorities said. The shooting happened in Pakistan's Khyber tribal...
  • Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates

    Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates
    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 reports that almost 100 percent of its students are vaccinated against various illnesses in the district of about 5,000 students. But more students have cited religious reasons for not being vaccinated this year...
  • Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

    They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Mailbag: The time before widespread vaccinations was devastating

    Re. "Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness," (Feb. 6): Being older, I can share living-proof knowledge. In the 1950s I was in grammar and high school. I will never forget the two people I knew who had polio. One was a close friend...
  • Vaccine experts: It's time to 'nudge' hesitant parents

    A growing measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park has spurred action in Washington state and elsewhere to crack down hard on parents who don't vaccinate their children. But experts who've studied the contentious issue worry such efforts...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Post-Standard of Syracuse on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the city's infrastructure problems. Feb. 10 "Fix your own pipes." That's what Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Syracuse last week during a visit to the Syracuse Media Group editorial board....
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons

    Hundreds of parents may be flouting state law designed to protect everyone from crippling and deadly diseases. Lawmakers are right to investigate whether the system is misused. In Connecticut, children must be immunized against diphtheria, whooping cough,...
  • 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...
  • New surgeon general sounds measles alarm during West Palm stop

    WEST PALM BEACH — The nation's new top doctor made a stop in West Palm Beach on Friday, reaching out to parents who stubbornly refuse to vaccinate their children amid the re-emergence of the highly contagious — and sometimes deadly —...