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Rising measles outbreaks threaten vaccine-averse

Rising measles outbreaks threaten vaccine-averse | Virology News | Scoop.it

Seven confirmed cases of measles in Toronto, Ontario, so far this year, for a total of 12 in Canada to date, are prompting public health officials to remind doctors that the once-common childhood illness risks establishing a foothold again.

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And why?  Because risk-averse parents aren't vaccinating their children against the things THEY were vaccinated against, which means we're back in the 1950s again as far as morbidity / mortality figures are concerned.

 

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An open letter to my dad on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings

An open letter to my dad on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings | Virology News | Scoop.it
Dear Pa, I know you care deeply about many issues, especially social justice.
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Thanks Chris Upton for originally posting this!  Great post; very thoughtful.  JUST the thing to give to denialist family members....

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A pox on both your parents

A pox on both your parents | Virology News | Scoop.it
Kids' lives are at risk as science is ignored on immunisation.
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Why oh why does anti-vaccination propaganda have such an effect??  Undoing decades of progress because of bullshit.  Aaaaarrrrgh!!

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Infographic: Measles cases in England and Wales

Infographic: Measles cases in England and Wales | Virology News | Scoop.it
In light of the recent outbreak of measles in Wales, I have put together an infographic on measles cases in ...
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It's shameful that there should be ANY!

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