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…

Anti-Vaccine Group Attempts to Hold Up Lyme Disease Vaccine

Later this year, the French company Valneva SE will begin Phase 2 clinical trials of a lyme disease vaccine the company is developing underwent successful Phase 1 tests beginning in March. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, David Lawrence, says it will be at least five years before their vaccine…

How an Anti-Vaccine Group Undermined A Lyme Disease Vaccine

The United States isn’t just at risk for outbreaks of measles, mumps, rubella, smallpox, chickenpox, polio and other deadly diseases, it is also at risk for an outbreak of another deadly illness: lyme disease. Forbes published a very interesting article today that reveals why the US does not have a lyme disease vaccine. Radio and…