New Mom Scolds Anti-Vaxx Friend For Endangering Her Baby

A Portland, Oregon mother posted a scathing rebuke on Facebook of a friend of hers named Emma who attempted to expose her baby to Emma’s unvaccinated children. According to Scary Mommy, Emma posted on Facebook complaining about the censorship of information about vaccines (i.e. vaccine misinformation) and that it maybe time to move to another…

Pediatrician: Vaccines Didn’t Cause My Daughter’s Autism

Late last year, The Texas Observer published an article profiling National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston dean Dr. Peter Hotez. What is unique about Dr. Hotez is not just his background as a medical scientist and pediatrician but also that his, now 25 year old, daughter, Rachel, is autistic.…

Backlash Against Anti-Vaccine Groups Resulting From Measles Outbreaks

Recent measles outbreaks has resulted in a backlash against critics of vaccines. According to The New York Times, not only are states, like Washington, moving forward with measures that would bar parents from using personal or philosophical exemptions to avoid immunizing their school-aged children, social media companies (such as Pinterest and Facebook) are removing pages…

Kids Are Defying Anti-Vaxxer Parents, Getting Immunized

Teenagers are disobeying their parents who are hostile to vaccines and seeking to be immunized. The Washington Post reports of three teenagers who sought information on how to get vaccinated from chat-oriented forums, like Reddit. One such individual is 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger from Norwalk, Ohio. According to WaPo, upon getting information on Reddit on where…

Report: YouTube, Facebook Algorithms Promote Anti-vaccine Content

On Friday, The Guardian reported that that YouTube and Facebook‘s algorithms are promoting anti-vaccine content on their platforms. A search on Facebook for vaccination reveals that many of the top autofill suggestions are for anti-vaccination, vaccine re-education, or the Vaccine Information Network (VIN). Groups, like the VIN, have thousands of members and spreads false and…