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…

Study: Measles vaccine protects against other illnesses

During February of last year, a study was published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health showing that the measles vaccine has beneficial effects beyond direct prevention of the disease itself. Researchers tested nearly 40,000 children in Ghana, West Africa who were administered the measles vaccine and concluded that the all-cause mortality is dramatically lower…

Measles Outbreak in Europe

A measles outbreak has occurred in Europe and it is being attributed largely to the influence of information spread by the anti-vaccine movement. Sadly, the information the anti-vaccine movement is spreading is proving influential that it is even causing deaths in the United States as well. Never forget that the anti-vaccine movement is an environmentalist…

Measles Cases in Europe Hit Record High

The World Health Organization states Europe is experiencing a measles outbreak with the number of reported cases more than twice than last year. The Times of London reports 41,000 cases were reported in the first six months of this year alone. Unfortunately, there have been measles outbreaks in the United States and it is attributed…

15 U.S. Cities Identified as Anti-Vaccine “Hotspots”

A new study published in the Public Library of Science Journal suggests more children are vulnerable to contagious diseases resulting from a number of metro areas nationwide that have large amounts of non-medical exemptions for vaccination. According to USA Today, 15 metropolitan areas in 12 to eighteen states (like Arizona, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah)…