Anti-vaccination views now affect household pets

Not only are anti-vaccination views affecting humans, pet owners are deciding not to immunize their dogs and cats. According to The New York Post, pet owners in Brooklyn are forgoing vaccinations of their canines and felines for fear they could catch autism. One veterinarian who was interviewed said that she has at least one pet…

Aussie parents of deceased baby harassed by anti-vaxxers

Not more than a month after Western Australia couple Catherine and Greg Hughes gave birth to their baby Riley did their daughter tragically die from whooping cough. The parents elected not to immunize their baby as doctors recommended, and, according to 7 News, upon their baby’s passing, the couple decided to go public urging parents…

Epidemiology professor addresses anti-vaccination statements

In the below interview conducted three years ago, professor of epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health Dr. Tara Smith addresses statements made by people who oppose the widespread use of vaccines. In a recent article published in Oxford Press’ Open Forum Infectious Diseases a few days ago, she calls upon her colleagues…

John Oliver answers vaccine concerns

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations. As to Oliver’s accusations against President Trump, his FDA appointment, Scott Gottlieb, belittled vaccine conspiracy theories. This indicates that the President is pro, not anti, vaccine.

Vaccines – Calling the shots

Citing a recent measles outbreak and the spread of anti-scientific theories, Italy has just made 12 vaccines mandatory for students to attend the country’s schools. Back in 2014, recent PBS show on the vaccine controversy. It does a very good job of showing the debate between the pro and con sides of the issue, but…

How Muslim immigration assists green jihad

Minnesota is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in 27 years, in which New Scientist reports that 44 people have been identified as having the illness. Out of the 44, 42 are unvaccinated and 38 of the 42 are Somalian. The group deemed responsible for this epidemic are anti-vaccine groups. One Hennepin County health official is…

John Stossel on vaccine fears

The recent measles outbreaks in Minnesota and Italy have been the result of anti-vaccination activist campaigning. Many fear the vaccine causes autism or is not safe due to the chemicals put in them. These are two of many talking points furthered by anti-vaccine groups. In this video, John Stossel reports about the controversy surrounding vaccines…