The Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement, Explained

Despite the massive evidence, the anti-vaccination movement is gaining strength. Scientists are concerned measles could return even though it was eliminated in the U.S. 20 years ago. Note the footage of politician and environmentalist Joseph Kennedy included in the video. It isn’t paranoia when environmentalists really are trying to kill you.

The Truth About the Top 10 Falsehoods About Vaccines

The Federalist has published a very good article by Ian Haworth that tackles the 10 most articulated points made by critics or opponents of vaccines by answering them with facts. In the beginning of his essay Haworth correctly points out: People who reject vaccinations for preventable, deadly diseases are driving a new and dangerous wave…

Police Raid AZ Anti-Vaxx Parent’s Home to Save Toddler

During late February, a Chandler, Arizona couple had their house raided by police after they refused to take their 2-year old, unvaccinated son, Heber, to a local hospital for examination due to their physician suspecting the toddler had meningitis. According to The New York Times, Brooks Bryce and Sarah Beck took their son to a…

New Mom Scolds Anti-Vaxx Friend For Endangering Her Baby

A Portland, Oregon mother posted a scathing rebuke on Facebook of a friend of hers named Emma who attempted to expose her baby to Emma’s unvaccinated children. According to Scary Mommy, Emma posted on Facebook complaining about the censorship of information about vaccines (i.e. vaccine misinformation) and that it maybe time to move to another…

Pediatrician: Vaccines Didn’t Cause My Daughter’s Autism

Late last year, The Texas Observer published an article profiling National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston dean Dr. Peter Hotez. What is unique about Dr. Hotez is not just his background as a medical scientist and pediatrician but also that his, now 25 year old, daughter, Rachel, is autistic.…

Backlash Against Anti-Vaccine Groups Resulting From Measles Outbreaks

Recent measles outbreaks has resulted in a backlash against critics of vaccines. According to The New York Times, not only are states, like Washington, moving forward with measures that would bar parents from using personal or philosophical exemptions to avoid immunizing their school-aged children, social media companies (such as Pinterest and Facebook) are removing pages…

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…