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…

Anti-Vaxxers Vitriolic After New York Ends Exemptions

By Bernadette Hogan and Chris Perez June 13, 2019 | New York Post “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.…

Vaccine Opponents Storm Albany to Save Religious Exemptions

By JONATHAN LAPOOK CBS NEWS May 14, 2019, 6:39 PM Opponents of vaccinations staged a protest at the New York state capitol on Tuesday. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations, but protestors are trying to kill the bill. Most of the measles cases in New York have occurred in…

Why the Anti-Vaccination Movement is Wrong

Two years ago, BBC Newsnight hosted a discussion panel on vaccines, the influence of anti-vaccination groups, why they are wrong and why few people vaccinate themselves. One interesting observation made by one panelist isn’t just that the spread of misinformation is a cause of people forgoing immunizations, but that vaccines may be a victim of…

Former Anti-Vaxx Mom Reveals Why She Changed Her Mind

By Tamar Lapin May 8, 2019 | 9:58pm – The New York Post A Pennsylvania mom who grew up unvaccinated has turned into a pro-inoculation preacher. Abbey Clint recently wrote on Facebook about choosing not to follow in her anti-vaxxer mom’s footsteps and getting her babies their much-needed shots. “I grew up unvaccinated before it…