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Countering FUD about vaccination while not fudging the issues
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9-10 years old girls urged to get HPV shots

9-10 years old girls urged to get HPV shots | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
THE Department of Health (DOH) is urging girls aged nine to 10 years old to avail of the free vaccination versus the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in the nearest health centers to them.

In a press briefing, Health Secretary Janette Garin said they are similarly urging parents or guardians of qualified girls to bring them to health centers to help them prevent cervical-related diseases in the future.
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Making vaccines work better in developing countries

Making vaccines work better in developing countries | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Rotavirus vaccine doesn't work as well in Bangladesh, India, and other developing countries as it does elsewhere. Scientists are exploring why.
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Silicon Valley Daycares Still Have Big Vaccination Problems

Silicon Valley Daycares Still Have Big Vaccination Problems | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
This year's public health data shows subpar vaccination rates at daycares used by employees of Google, Genentech, and IBM.
anarchic_teapot's insight:
The law that resulted from SB277 doesn't come into force until this summer, and many daycare centres that should know better are still accepting unnecessarily unvaccinated children, putting many more at risk.
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Is a Gardasil researcher really against the vaccine?

Is a Gardasil researcher really against the vaccine? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

Gardasil researcher Dr. Diane Harper makes confusing and unsupported statements about the Merck HPV vaccine. Myths debunked and refuted.

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Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations

Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

Viral disease rare in developed countries thanks to routine pet vaccinations, but kills about 69,000 people every year, mostly in poor and rural parts of Africa and Asia

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World's first dengue vaccine has been approved in three countries

World's first dengue vaccine has been approved in three countries | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

Every year, mosquito bites cause up to 400 million dengue infections, which in turn lead to about 22,000 deaths. Until recently, health officials had no way to prevent or even treat the disease,...

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A Fair Shot

A Fair Shot | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Doctors Without Borders needs you to #AskPharma to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine to $5/child for all developing countries and humanitarian organizations.
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Top doctor blames anti-vaccination activists for Perth school's mumps outbreak - WA today

Top doctor blames anti-vaccination activists for Perth school's mumps outbreak - WA today | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Western Australia's top doctor says anti-vaccination activists are to blame for an outbreak of the mumps at one of Perth's most prestigious private schools.
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Words not being minced here.

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WHO Announces Africa Is Close to Eliminating Meningitis Thanks to Vaccine - Atlanta Black Star

WHO Announces Africa Is Close to Eliminating Meningitis Thanks to Vaccine - Atlanta Black Star | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that 90 per cent of individuals vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine costing less than 50 cents a dose had protective antibodies in their system 5 years later, bringing Africa close to elimination of the “highly feared’...
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Low HPV Vaccine Coverage Among Boys

Although doctors and public health officials strongly recommend the HPV vaccine for adolescent boys and girls, boys are far less likely to be immunized.
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For once, this is not a US-specific vaccine problem. Parental prudery is stopping a lot of youngsters getting this anti-cancer vaccine.

 

Sadly, you don't need the accent or the yellow school bus to tell you this is set in the US: I have never seen so many overweight schoolkids in my life.

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There are not two sides to the vaccination debate

There are not two sides to the vaccination debate | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
TASHA David, head of the mostly-ridiculed and increasingly ignored Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network, was today given a bizarre amount of oxygen in the Daily Mail to imply that vaccines caused a bunch of problems, including autism and ADHD, in her six eldest children.
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Once Again, A Study Found No Link Between Vaccines And Autism. The Only Difference This Time Is Who Funded The Study.

Once Again, A Study Found No Link Between Vaccines And Autism. The Only Difference This Time Is Who Funded The Study. | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Sweet schadenfreude.

 

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that there is absolutely no link between vaccinations and the onset of autism.

That in and of itself isn't very shocking because there have been dozens of studies that have come to the same conclusion. What makes this study noteworthy is who paid for it: anti-vaccination groups.

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A failed vaccine clinical trial – it happens

A failed vaccine clinical trial – it happens | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.
There is a trope that Big Pharma has an open door to push whatever drug they want onto the unwitting public, whenever they want, irrespective of any safety and effectiveness data.
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Mike Adams explains how to “naturally detox” from mandatory vaccines. It backfires.

Mike Adams explains how to “naturally detox” from mandatory vaccines. It backfires. | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
One of the most pernicious lies promoted by the antivaccine movement is a trope that I’ve labeled the “toxins gambit.” Basically, it’s the lie, oft repeated in hysterical terms, that there are all sorts of horrible toxic chemicals in vaccines, and...
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A little light relief as Scienblogs demolishes the antivax dogma that "vaccines are full of toxins" and therefore dangerous.
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Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study

Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too
anarchic_teapot's insight:
Anti-vax activists will tell you otherwise, but somehow they never produce any evidence other than "vaccines aren't perfect".

Yes, we know this. That's why we need to vaccinate as many people as possible.
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Immune System: Diseases, Disorders & Function

Immune System: Diseases, Disorders & Function | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The job of the immune system is to protect against disease. Description of the human immune system.
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Anti-vaxxers (and, let's face it, many pro-vaccine folk) don't know how the immune system works. This may help.
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White, wealthy and unvaccinated - CNN.com

White, wealthy and unvaccinated - CNN.com | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

The percentage of California's kindergarteners with personal belief vaccine exemptions doubled from 2007 to 2013. Who are they?

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A late contender for Dick Of The Year, in the category Why Is This Fuckwit A Doctor:

Dr. Jack Wolfson, an Arizona cardiologist, told CNN  he did not vaccinate his two sons and that he could live with himself if his unvaccinated child got another child gravely ill.

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Flu vaccine ingredients – not so scary using simple math

Flu vaccine ingredients – not so scary using simple math | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

Simple math shows us that those scary flu vaccine ingredients are not in levels that would ever be dangerous to anyone.

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Third whooping cough baby death in Spain sparks vaccination review

Third whooping cough baby death in Spain sparks vaccination review | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
With the death of three babies from whooping cough within a month, Spanish health authorities are revising immunization policies.
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California vaccination exemptions tend to cluster in white, affluent communities - Stanford Medical Center Report

California vaccination exemptions tend to cluster in white, affluent communities - Stanford Medical Center Report | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A new study may help public health officials come up with strategies for reaching out to parents who may be the most likely to avoid vaccinating their children.
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Alberta whooping cough outbreaks partly due to vaccine problems: health officials - CBC.ca

Alberta whooping cough outbreaks partly due to vaccine problems: health officials - CBC.ca | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Alberta health officials say vaccine problems could be partly to blame for two long-standing outbreaks of whooping cough in the province.
anarchic_teapot's insight:

"Vaccine problems" meaning:

- not everyone is up to date with their vaccines

- the vaccine could be more effective

- and this vaccine is better than getting the disease, which can kill.

 

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California's new vaccination law serves as a national model for children's health, Stanford scholars say

California's new vaccination law serves as a national model for children's health, Stanford scholars say | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Stanford legal experts say that California's controversial new vaccination law – one of the strictest in the nation – may serve as a model for other states at a time when vaccination rates are low by historical standards.
anarchic_teapot's insight:

I'm going to use this space to express my annoyance that, once again, journalists use a photo showing a huge syringe of the sort that is definitely NOT used to vaccinate anyone.

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Momsense: Why I vaccinated my daughter for HPV - Florida Today

Momsense: Why I vaccinated my daughter for HPV - Florida Today | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
If I can protect my kids from HPV, you'd better believe I will, writes Momsense columnist Sara Paulson.
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Avoiding the flu shot means you’re risking a lot more than you think

Avoiding the flu shot means you’re risking a lot more than you think | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Not getting vaccinated won't just increase your chances of getting sick; it could hurt those around you.
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This has to be hammered into the public consciousness every year. 

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Opinion – anti-vaccination cult hates autistic children

Opinion – anti-vaccination cult hates autistic children | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.
Updated with more evidence of the anti-vaccination cult hatred.
anarchic_teapot's insight:

As usual, fear, hate and ignorance go hand in hand. It's just that the anti-vaccine crowd  are on the extreme right of the 'phobe (xenophobe, homophobe, gynophobe etc) spectrum.

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