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  • No Debate-Vaccinate!

    No Debate-Vaccinate!
    The proponents of the anti-vaccination movement are being called hysterical loons and worse. The fact is, they are a threat to the health of the entire community, particularly to their fellow travelers, those without vaccination protection. Although the...
  • Seeking a vaccine for ignorance

    Seeking a vaccine for ignorance
    Flashback: Galileo is under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun. We find this historical anecdote preposterous today, but people were...
  • No, it's untrue that Obama 'pandered to anti-vaxxers' in 2008

    No, it's untrue that Obama 'pandered to anti-vaxxers' in 2008
    Participating in the extended game of "Telephone" that is the Internet, the news site Vox has unearthed a report of a public appearance by then-Sen. Barack Obama to suggest that he "pandered" to anti-vaccination groups by acknowledging a vaccine-autism...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Disney measles outbreak could have been prevented

    http://www.kidsdr.com At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases." But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park,...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak could have been avoided

    At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases!" But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park, where many visitors...
  • The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated

    The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated
    To the editor: I was born in 1946. There were smallpox and polio vaccines in the 1950s, but I can't remember any others. I lived in the English countryside, with fresh air and loving parents. ("As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students...
  • Can't we all just follow the science?

    Politics is a funny business. And totally unpredictable. Just when it looks like some politician is riding high, you never know what unexpected event might trip them up. Look at Chris Christie and Rand Paul. They were riding high on their way to 2016 this...
  • Vaccinations: The debate over such programs should be over

    We are having trouble believing that, in this day and age, Americans are actively debating the value of childhood vaccinations. Even more astounding is the fact that an odd coalition of Republican political leaders and liberal skeptics find themselves...
  • Vaccination saves lives

    Vaccination saves lives
    The bedrock of children's medical care is prevention, and chief among the advances in child health over the past century has been the careful development, testing and inception of immunizations against preventable childhood disease ("Vaccines: No immunity...
  • Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says

    Measles outbreak: Vaccinate kids or find new doctor, pediatrician says
    Amid a California-centered measles outbreak, a Los Angeles pediatrician has told the parents of young unvaccinated patients: Get them vaccinated, or find a new doctor. The Northridge office of Dr. Charles Goodman will not accept new patients whose...
  • 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...