Follow-up on two of our recent, important Dispatch items. California s Assembly has cleared the next-to-last legislative hurdle toward removing the state s non-medical exemptions for children s vaccinations. And an FDA panel has approved overwhelmingly a new type of cholesterol-lowering medication.
California seems to get all the attention when it comes to the anti-vaxx movement, but the epidemic of non-medical exemptions exists in other states too, and in many cases it s worse. In fact according to data from 2012, Cali
Tomorrow (April 24th) begins World Immunization Week, a campaign started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to increase worldwide efforts to immunize children against a variety of life threatening
Hundreds of people, reportedly standing in line for hours, showed up in Sacramento to voice their baseless fears over the bill, which if passed will force many to either submit to protecting their kids or home school them. The committee listened to a spattering of
After a four-hour hearing, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 277, which prevents most exemptions (opting out) for parents trying to avoid vaccinating their children due to personal beliefs. The bill was proposed in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak that began in December. The final vote on the bill was 6-2. However, it must pass through several more hearings before a possible Senate floor vote, and then go through the state Assembly, and then to Gov. Jerry Brown (whose vaccine beliefs are
Earlier this month, we covered a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland, where nine cases of the disease were confirmed. Now, the outbreak is continuing to spread across California, as 59 cases of measles have been
According to the California Department of Public Health, the state s recent pertussis outbreak is the worst in the past 70 years. From January 1st November 26th, 2014, 9,935 cases of pertussis were reported: an incidence of 26 cases per 100,000, over ten percent higher than the epidemic in 2010.
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Dr. Norman Borlaug is praised by President Obama, and in a letter to Norman s granddaughter, POTUS sings the praises as well of agricultural biotechnology GMOs to keep on with Borlaug s fight to feed a hungry world.
Few regions of California have escaped the malign influence of the months-old droughts. Lake of the Woods, a small mountain town,
A weekend retail therapy session turned into an ACSH topic when Director of Video Production Ana Simovska came across a California-made wallet with a Proposition 65 warning. Dr. Josh Bloom debunks the junk in the above video.