The source of much of the misinformation about vaccines comes from Russia’s propaganda apparatus, which aims to exploit Americans’ fears to hurt the country.
The measles vaccine is far, far safer than actually getting measles, despite what you may have heard from skeptics. And it’s unkind to expose babies to a horrific illness by not getting yourself and your kids vaccinated.
Mainstream Christians can learn from Christian Science’s rise and steep decline, and see its new incarnation in ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.’
For vaccine opponents, a 0.000001 percent chance of severe reactions is too high to justify vaccinations, while a 0.0002 percent chance of death is too low to justify vaccinations.
In times of crisis, like with the measles outbreak in Washington, we should think about ways to increase vaccine accessibility and knowledge.
Some parents are choosing not to immunize their children. By avoiding vaccination, they are not only endangering the health of their children, but also the health of their communities.
A ‘landmark’ clinical trial finds parents could reduce by 80 percent a susceptible child’s risk of later developing a peanut allergy if they introduce peanut butter to their babies early.
A cover story for The Atlantic considers our national flight into Fantasyland, and the political thought of ‘American barbarians.’
The number of recommended vaccines has increased from 10 doses in 1983 to almost 30 doses in 2015—each with an individual monetary and time cost for parents.
State health departments and legislators who sneer at parental concerns and call for vaccination mandates erode parents’ trust.
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