Americans -- so desperate to end the need for masks, social distancing, and limited access to restaurants, salons, concerts, and schools -- will surely be clamoring for a vaccine as soon as it’s available. Or will they? Recent polls suggest that only about 40% of Americans would take the vaccine. It is vital that this number be increased. But how? Let's explore this issue.
Facebook says it jettisoned this screwball for violating its policies, citing the spread of misleading or inaccurate information. But this doesn't fly. Because Adams, who runs the psychotic Natural News website, has been spewing medical and scientific nonsense for many years. The ban wasn't about inaccurate info; Adams just made a crazier-than-usual claim that happened to be more offensive than usual. As for Facebook, it took this get-tough step to save face.
Even the worst imaginable practices by any company in the pharmaceutical the industry pale by comparison to the reprehensible actions of some dietary supplements companies. Those lowlifes are trying to earn a buck from the exploitation of the unfounded vaccination fears of parents. These companies are claiming that their supplements will protect kids from the perils of vaccines. Nonsense and more nonsense.
Following one of its doctor's pseudoscientific ramblings last year, as well as him promoting anti-vaccine propaganda, the Cleveland Clinic now has this bombshell to deal with. USA Today discovered that a surgeon was accused of "anally raping" two patients, then covered it up.
The Disneyland measles outbreak in January 2015 prompted several states to tighten their vaccine exemption laws. As for Michigan, the latest CDC data shows that, for the 2015-16 school year, the exemption rate among its kindergartners fell significantly, from 5.3 percent to 3.6 percent. Here's two reasons why the state's new policy is apparently working.
The outbreak began with a Michigan parent who was diagnosed with shingles last October. Despite acquiring first-hand knowledge of the pain and discomfort of shingles, the parent apparently took no significant action to protect his or her 5 kids. Within a month, one by one each came down with chickenpox. And then it spread outside the family home.
Since there are already quite enough problems that prevent people from getting the correct information on vaccinations, the last thing needed was another reason for people to oppose them. But, it happened anyhow.
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), there have been nearly 3,500 cases of pertussis whooping cough reported in the state since January 2014. Why are we not surprised??
A big shout out to Brandon Bisceglia on Science 2.0 writing about Dr. Paul Offit and the anti-vaccine movement
Although he is still a still a journalism student at the University of New Haven, Brandon Bisceglia s op-ed on the Science 2.0 website is dead on, and well worth the read. He begins, Philadelphia was under attack through the winter and spring of 1991.The name of the enemy? Measles. The Philadelphia outbreak the city s first since 1954 - began in October 1990, and quickly spread throughout the unvaccinated population. Within six months, 938 cases of the highly contagious disease had been reported to the city's health department.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that once burdened an average 53,000 people in the United States. As of 2000, officials