A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products

By Neena Satija and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post The nation’s oldest anti-vaccine advocacy group often emphasizes that it is supported primarily by small donations and concerned parents, describing its founder as the leader of a “national, grass roots movement.” But over the past decade a single donor has contributed more than $2.9 million… Read More A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products

New Jersey Scuttles Closing Vaccine Exemption Loopholes … For Now

The New Jersey legislature came very close to enacting a law, S. 2173, that would end religious or philosophical exemptions parents use to opt-out of vaccinating their children who attend state schools. Unfortunately, according to The New York Times, shortly after S. 2173 was passed by the State Assembly, it stumbled in the New Jersey… Read More New Jersey Scuttles Closing Vaccine Exemption Loopholes … For Now

CrazyMothers Pleads to Stop Being Called “Anti-Vaxxers” Because It’s “Offensive”

By Mia De Graff – Daily Mail An anti-vaccine group called CrazyMothers has issued a plea to retire the term ‘anti-vaxxers’ because ‘derogatory’. In social media posts on Sunday, the group said it is ‘dismissivemy [sic] simplistic, highly offensive and largely false’ to call them ‘anti-vaxxers’ despite the fact that their members oppose vaccinations. The… Read More CrazyMothers Pleads to Stop Being Called “Anti-Vaxxers” Because It’s “Offensive”

Majority of anti-vaccine ads on Facebook were funded by two groups

By Lena H. Sun, November 15, 2019, The Washington Post The majority of Facebook advertisements spreading misinformation about vaccines were funded by two anti-vaccine groups, including one led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to a study published this week. The World Mercury Project, headed by Kennedy, and a California-based organization called Stop Mandatory Vaccination… Read More Majority of anti-vaccine ads on Facebook were funded by two groups

California’s Dangerous, Bipartisan Anti-Vaccine Movement

By Bethany Mandel, September 24, 2019, National Review Activists left and right are protesting an effort to close loopholes in a state law mandating vaccination for schoolchildren. Here’s why they’re wrong. There aren’t many policy proposals or causes that unite Left and Right these days, but in California, one has emerged: opposition to Senate Bill… Read More California’s Dangerous, Bipartisan Anti-Vaccine Movement

How a vaccinated woman’s death exposes the threat of anti-vaxxers

Jessica Glenza, The Guardian Catherine Montantes was a 28-year-old college student, training to become a border patrol agent, and recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. When she stepped into the Lower Elwha tribal health clinic in Port Angeles, Washington, she had no idea she arrived just an hour after a 52-year-old infected with measles. The… Read More How a vaccinated woman’s death exposes the threat of anti-vaxxers

Everything I Learned While Getting Kicked out of America’s Biggest Anti-Vaccine Conference

Anna Merlan, 06/20/2019, JEZEBEL It seemed virtually inevitable that I would be thrown out of AutismOne, a yearly conference that has been accused of being a hive of anti-vaccine sentiments, bad science, scaremongering and worthless products. The conference has, after all, ejected several science bloggers who have previously attended, as well as a Chicago Tribune… Read More Everything I Learned While Getting Kicked out of America’s Biggest Anti-Vaccine Conference