Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism

Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has…

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…

North Carolina County Experiences Chicken Pox Epidemic

Buncombe County, North Carolina experienced the state’s worst outbreak of Chickenpox in twenty years. According to the Los Angeles Times, cases of the sickness have been growing in Asheville Waldorf School in which the amount of children located in the county who went without vaccines quadrupled in the county since 2001. Even though the school…

Anti-vaccine Nurse Fired for Posting Patient Information Online

A Nurse employed at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston was fired after she posted information about a young patient who contracted measles on Facebook. What was also of concern to public health officials was her expressing anti-vaccine views. The anti-vaccine movement is an outgrowth of the environmentalist movement who seeks to kill off humans by…

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…

Kat Von D Slammed (Again) For Anti-Vaccination Stance

On Saturday Tattoo artist, makeup entrepreneur and mom-to-be Kat Von D posted a demonstration of her tattoo-themed eye liner. According to Yahoo News, some of her followers also used the occasion to blast Von D for her anti-vaccination views. Some of the more colorful remarks made were: Omg, love the eye makeup. Whats the name…