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.
In times of crisis, like with the measles outbreak in Washington, we should think about ways to increase vaccine accessibility and knowledge.
A measles outbreak–and enclaves of Californians opposed to vaccines–are spun into an attack on Republicans. This time the bias threatens public health.
We’ve had mandatory vaccine policies in the U.S. since before the Emancipation Proclamation. Why are they controversial now?
Bullying and hiding information decreases trust in government, and has many effects, including more parents hurting everyone by refusing vaccines.
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