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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...
  • 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...
  • Happy birthday to President Roosevelt

     
    After President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, his Jan. 30th birthday became a nation wide celebration - and fund raising effort to fight polio....
  • If only there were a vaccine for ignorance

    Flashback: Galileo is sitting under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun, which, contrary to Scripture, was at the center of what we now call 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...