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  • Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters

    Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters
    Guns at our fingertips Every morning I start my day with the local Central Florida television news. Lately, it seems that all the lead stories are centered on the same theme: the most recent shootings. If you get into a fight, grab a gun. If you...
  • 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...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid

    Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid
    Know how to identify a smallpox rash? No? Me either. Can you recognize the pending signs of polio, the disease that killed thousands of American children and paralyzed a generation with fear of it? What's cholera, anyway? Sure it killed thousands of...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • Measles cases turn attention to bounty of childhood vaccines

    CHICAGO (AP) — Measles is in the news, but it's just one of more than a dozen preventable — and sometimes forgotten — diseases targeted by vaccines for children. Most immunizations start in infancy and some include multiple doses...
  • Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness

    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to more than 100 cases across several states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall...
  • DP Buzz: Vaccinations

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine

    GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine
    Thanks to a thoughtless equivocation by an American governor visiting Britain, the measles vaccine has become the first important controversy of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. As with other long-settled issues that unexpectedly pop up to bite...
  • Immunizations effective in controlling diseases

    Immunizations effective in controlling diseases
    The current debate about vaccines shouldn't even be a debate. I suppose you had to grow up as a child in the 1950s, during the polio epidemic, to appreciate the value of vaccinations. I still remember when our neighborhood was affected when two young...
  • 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....