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…

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…

House Educates Mom on Vaccinations

The television show House M.D. had a segment during one of its episodes when the program’s main character, Dr. Gregory House, treats a baby whose mother refuses to vaccinate her child. Known for his unconventional investigation style and bluntness, House uses sarcasm to educate her on the dangers of not vaccinating her baby.

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…