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“Facing Meningitis” video reveals devastation of disease | MedBlog | a Chron.com blog

“Facing Meningitis” video reveals devastation of disease | MedBlog | a Chron.com blog | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
“Facing Meningitis” video reveals devastation of disease ("Facing #Meningitis" video show disease's impact as new TX law requires vaccine for collegians | in HouChron's MedBlog http://t.co/NPGOAr27...)...
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Chlamydia rates remain high - Voxy

Chlamydia rates remain high - Voxy | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Chlamydia rates remain high
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"The reduction in genital warts cases since 2009, notably in young women between 15 to 19 years, is highly likely to reflect the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine in 2008 in New Zealand", Dr Coughlan says.
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More education about prophylaxis needed, then. Encouragingly, this rise isn't happened for potentially cancer-causing genital warts. Something to do with vaccination reducing the risk of getting HPV, perhaps?

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Polio vaccination drive in Pakistan hampered due to lack of co-ordination - TheHealthSite

Polio vaccination drive in Pakistan hampered due to lack of co-ordination - TheHealthSite | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
TheHealthSite Polio vaccination drive in Pakistan hampered due to lack of co-ordination TheHealthSite vaccination Lack of staff and proper co-ordination between the health department and the administration in Pakistan's North Waziristan region is...
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How can governemnts and drug companies this inept possibly be successfully concealing a vast conspiracy to (allegedly) poison us all with vaccines?

 

Anti-vax loons' claims don't stand up to a picosecond's scrutiny.

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Pap smear: Cervical screening remains taboo in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News

Pap smear: Cervical screening remains taboo in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Pap smear: Cervical screening remains taboo in Turkey Hurriyet Daily News I have been fortunate enough (also thanks to an attentive and supportive GP) to benefit from the Australian government's initiative to offer the Gardasil...
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This is what happens when sexism is rife.

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How to talk with parents about vaccines - KevinMD.com

How to talk with parents about vaccines - KevinMD.com | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The medical community has lost a lot of ground on communicating the necessity of vaccines. For years, we told our patients “now it's time for the shots” and our patients signed consent forms and stuffed vaccine information ...
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Useful advice on establishing a dialogue.

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Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism? - Forbes

Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism? - Forbes | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?
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The answer, as the Law of Sensationalist Headlines requires (there's a reference to this in the article), is of course: no.

 

It's a good article, by EDmily Willingham. Please read it.

 

The comment are, of course, full of whackjobbery from the Usual Suspects. I'll let you enjoy spotting them, and the elegant smackdowns delivered by Emily Willingham and Dorit Reiss

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Warning to parents following confirmed case of measles in Torbay

Warning to parents following confirmed case of measles in Torbay | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
PARENTS have been advised to ensure their children are adequately immunised following a confirmed case of measles in Torbay.
Public Health England (PHE) confirmed it was working with Torbay Council...
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Even if you're only going to the seaside for your holidays, get yer jabs in.

 

The children really won't appreciate spending most of the hols feeling really ill in bed - if they're lucky. The unlucky ones.... well, have you noticed how few children wear glasses and/or hearing aids these days?

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Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria

Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to an estimated 100,000 Syrian children in the northeastern province of Raqqa, United Nations aid agencies said (Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern...
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Great. And it was already an emergency vaccination campaign.

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Demand for flu vaccine climbs as season's death toll rises - Palo Alto Online

NBC Bay Area Demand for flu vaccine climbs as season's death toll rises Palo Alto Online With flu season in full swing and more than a dozen flu-related deaths reported in the Bay Area as of today, many residents are getting vaccinated, and flu...
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There are quite a few similar stories of a huge increase in demand for the flu vaccine, as this saeson's strain proves to be one of the really nasty ones.

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This Monday, polio in India will go on a lifelong holiday - Hindustan Times

This Monday, polio in India will go on a lifelong holiday - Hindustan Times | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
India will be officially declared “polio-free” on January 13 by the World Health Organisation. There hasn’t been a new case of polio in three years, but the threat of re-infection from across the border looms large.
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And of course, if it wasn't for anti-vaxers, this would have happened sonner.

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Woman Who Was Never Vaccinated: I've Had Measles, Mumps, Meningitis - Jezebel

Woman Who Was Never Vaccinated: I've Had Measles, Mumps, Meningitis - Jezebel | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Woman Who Was Never Vaccinated: I've Had Measles, Mumps, Meningitis Jezebel On Friday morning, the Australian website Mamamia republished an article originally written for the parent-led non-profit Voices for Vaccines by Amy Parker, an English...
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"As healthy as my lifestyle seemed, I contracted measles, mumps, rubella, a type of viral meningitis, scarlatina, whooping cough, yearly tonsillitis, and chickenpox, some of which are vaccine preventable. In my twenties I got precancerous HPV and spent 6 months of my life wondering how I was going to tell my two children under the age of 7 that mummy might have cancer before it was safely removed."

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HlN1 PANDEMIC CONSPIRACY

HlN1 PANDEMIC CONSPIRACY | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
                                                                  HlN1 - FLU PANDEMIC CULPRITS  CABIRI, Consumer Advocacy Business Industry Research and Investigations decided to release some very ...
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"H1N1 is not just floating out in the air, yes people catch the flu never a pandemic"

 

This, alas, is the sort of borderline conspiralunacy that gets posted, reposted and re-reposted on Internet and reaches a far wider audience than it deserves.

 

Unremitting speculation, disinformation and balls-out Stupid.

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Pregnant nurse: I was fired for refusing flu vaccine - CNN

Pregnant nurse: I was fired for refusing flu vaccine - CNN | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
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Pregnant nurse: I was fired for refusing flu vaccine
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(CNN) -- A pregnant nurse tells CNN she was fired from her job after she refused to get a flu shot for fear of miscarrying. "I'm a healthy person.
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Bloody idiot. The flu vaccine would reduce risk of miscarriage, not increase it.

 

As for "not enough studies on pregnant women", Ob-Gyns disagree. There's sufficient evidence to consider that the flu jab is safe and even disirable for pregnant women.

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Polio in WDDTY - WWDDTYDTY

Polio in WDDTY - WWDDTYDTY | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
According to WDDTY, polio isn't that dangerous, it's mainly caused by the oral polio vaccine, the vaccine doesn't work and it causes other things besides just polio including AIDS, M.E. and autism.
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The kind of misinformation and outright lying regularly encountered in the anti-vax whackosphere, taken to task on a regular basis on this site.

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MMR jab unlikely to harm young babies - Health News - NHS Choices

MMR jab unlikely to harm young babies - Health News - NHS Choices | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A young couple's baby was given the MMR jab by mistake (MMR risks overhyped by misleading and sensationalist @Telegraph coverage - full story here: http://t.co/iuXGWN5rp4)...
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Sensationalist headlines completely mislead the reader. Lies sell better than cold fact. But you knew that.

 

Here's the science. Not at all scary-thrills-ish.

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Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network, Australian Vaccination Network, (AVN) - Vaccinations - Do They Really Save Lives (25 May 2014)

Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), Australian
Vaccination-Skeptics Network (AVSN)
- transcript of presentation, Vaccinations - Do They Really Save Lives, by Meryl Dorey at the Healthy
Lifestyle (You Can Heal Yourself) Expo, Caloundra, Queensland, 25 May 2014
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"unfortunately nobody from the other side could be found to defend the vaccination issue "

 

Because there is no issue. The AVN tells lies about vaccines, their criminal callousness going as far as harrassing the parents of an infant who died of whooping-cough and defending child murderers because "it was really the vaccines that dunnit".

 

May they rot.

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Marvelous measles media and menacing measles myths | Diplomatic Immunity

Marvelous measles media and menacing measles myths | Diplomatic Immunity | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Marvelous measles media and menacing measles myths | Diplomatic Immunity http://t.co/W0e67mZWcN #vaxfax
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Understanding Statistics For Dummies. Useful.

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I Hate the Term Anti-Vax, It’s So Negative | Political Humor

I Hate the Term Anti-Vax, It’s So Negative | Political Humor | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
I Hate the Term Anti-Vax, It's So Negative (I Hate the Term Anti-Vax, It's So Negative -> http://t.co/VWofK0xG1v)
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Yeah. That's it, basically.

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Exploding livers and autism “treatments”

Exploding livers and autism “treatments” | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Any anti-vaccine activists worth their weight in salt will tell you that thimerosal is ultimate evil because it contains mercury. Never mind that it is metabolized into ethyl mercury, not methyl mercury.
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No, those ads illustrating the scoop aren't a mistake. It's real 100% moron advocating feeding bleach to children.

 

You reallly should be following this blog. "Reuben" knows his stuff.

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The Soap Box: 10 reasons why the Anti-GMO and the Anti-vaccination movement are a lot alike.

The Soap Box: 10 reasons why the Anti-GMO and the Anti-vaccination movement are a lot alike. | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
10 common features of the anti #GMO and anti #vaccine movements from SoapBox: http://t.co/uTZvqQix3N
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Sums it crank magnetism quite nicely, without actually using the term.

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Clerics recruited into Pakistan's polio vaccination effort - The National

Clerics recruited into Pakistan's polio vaccination effort - The National | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The News on Sunday Clerics recruited into Pakistan's polio vaccination effort The National The strategy is part of renewed efforts to push back against anti-vaccination propaganda and Taliban violence targeting polio workers in the predominantly...
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One can only bemoan the criminally negligent stupidity of the fuckwits in the CIA who started all this by creating a fake vaccination campaign in order to find Bin Laden.

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Polio vaccine is not the threat, its opponents are - Hindustan Times

Polio vaccine is not the threat, its opponents are - Hindustan Times | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Unidentified gunmen killed one vaccinator and two policemen in two separate attacks on polio vaccination teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday.
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An important read: the dangers of polio, the evils of antiscience fanaticism.

 

In Pakistan, saving lives can get you assassinated..

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Severe H1N1 flu cases reported at Michigan hospitals; doctors urge people to ... - Detroit Free Press

Severe H1N1 flu cases reported at Michigan hospitals; doctors urge people to ... - Detroit Free Press | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
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Severe H1N1 flu cases reported at Michigan hospitals; doctors urge people to ...
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This season's flu is a bastard. Get vaccinated.

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6 things to say when faced with anti vaccination myths.

6 things to say when faced with anti vaccination myths. | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Immunisation affects everyone in our community - that's why it's important to dispel anti vaccination myths. Here are 6 myth busters from Dr Dunlop.
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Dr Rachel Dunlop tells it like it is. Some useful, easily understood debunkings of commen anti-vax - no, not myths - lies that you can use to encourage others to vaccinate.

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Abusing the Algorithm: Using Facebook Reporting to Censor Debate

Abusing the Algorithm: Using Facebook Reporting to Censor Debate | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

It seems obvious, but apparently it’s not: getting someone banned from Facebook for posting polite, factual comments you disagree with is a problematic tactic. If that’s what you have to resort to, it means that you have no credible arguments. It is also reflects badly on your debating ethics.

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Dorit Reiss, bless her and shield her from the vicious personal attacks the AVN fanatics dish out, once again exposes their vile and dishonest tactics.

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The Most Important Playground Conversation: How to Persuade a Friend to Vaccinate

The Most Important Playground Conversation: How to Persuade a Friend to Vaccinate | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
by Colin McRoberts A while back a friend asked me to help with a difficult conversation. Someone she cared about was expecting her first child, and had decided not to vaccinate her baby. My friend ...
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Word of mouth is a powerful weapon. It's how anti-vax campaigners and snake-oil merchants instill their poisons into naïve and unsuspecting brains.

 

This well-written carefully thought out post explains how everyone can work to counteract the lies by talking to friends and family.

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