Winston Churchill once described Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Today, Russia is far less complicated but still perplexing.
The MMR vaccine protects against three viral diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella, hence it's name.
The anti-vaccine movement is not limited just to the United States. Anti-vaxxers are influential in Europe, and the results have been entirely predictable: Europe is in the grip of a measles outbreak.
Science writers have long suspected that the anti-GMO movement is linked to the anti-vaccine movement. Indeed, both are predicated upon one of the biggest myths in modern society: "Natural is better."1
It's impossible to keep up with every "alternative fact" or crazy conspiracy theory on the Internet. By the time a lie has circled the globe, the Truth has just put its shoes on1.
When a measles outbreak occurred at Disneyland roughly two years ago, anti-vaccine activists mocked it.
Recently, Bill Maher instructed America on the importance of knowledge.
If there is any group that could take the fun out of Halloween, it's chiropractors.*
The international protest "March Against Monsanto" (MAM) was never based on truth. The movement perpetuated myths about GMOs to demonize a company that has a really bad PR department.
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