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PBS 100 measles deaths

Disneyland’s measles outbreak killed more than 100

Or so said PBS’s Gwen Ifill yesterday, in its flagship PBS Newshour show. “State lawmakers in California moved today to impose one of the nation’s strictest vaccination laws,” she reported. “The state assembly voted to require that nearly all public schoolchildren get their shots, or be … [Read More...]

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Reuters, Wall Street Journal, report on Merck’s mumps fraud case

“Merck accused of stonewalling in mumps vaccine antitrust lawsuit,” a Reuters article by Brendan Pierson published Thursday, appears to be the first time a mainstream media outlet has covered explosive accusations that Merck falsified test results on its mumps vaccine. Today, the Wall Street Journal … [Read More...]

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Europe turning against vaccines

“Europeans are turning away from vaccines, amid rising distrust of immunization for infectious diseases,” begins an article earlier this year in EurActiv, the journal of record for the European Community, published in over a dozen languages and widely read by journalists as a go-to-source for … [Read More...]

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Today’s Parent is misleading parents on vaccine schedules

In “Are alternative vaccine schedules safe?” an article in this month's issue of Today’s Parent, freelance writer Dory Cerny tells readers that “vaccination experts agree that tinkering with a schedule that has been painstakingly developed and proven over decades to be both safe and effective is … [Read More...]

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Mainstream media vigorously debates vaccine safety — in France

In the US, Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world, questioning vaccine safety is a taboo … [Read More...]

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Childless Americans have no concerns about vaccinating children

87.5% of Americans who have no children don’t “have any concerns regarding vaccinations for … [Read More...]

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Kiwanis Clubs ensnared in Third World vaccine sterilization scandal

Kiwanis Clubs throughout North America are campaigning to raise funds for Unicef’s Eliminate … [Read More...]

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Measles vaccine kills six, Pakistan’s press reports

“Measles vaccine kills 3 more kids,” reports The Nation, a leading Pakistani daily, bringing the … [Read More...]

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Sell vaccines like Coca-Cola: World Health Organization

To overcome worldwide resistance to vaccines, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) enlisted the … [Read More...]

Newborn deaths lead France to reconsider two vaccines

L’Express, Agence France Presse and other media in France report that two oral vaccines now … [Read More...]

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North Carolina becomes 3rd state to reject stricter mandatory vaccination laws

North Carolina joined Oregon and Washington State yesterday in dumping proposed legislation that … [Read More...]

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One-quarter of Utah’s autistic children don’t speak

“One in 54 Utah kids has autism — the second highest prevalence in the nation — and 1 in 4 cannot or … [Read More...]

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Los Alamos scientists shun vaccinations

To the chagrin of New Mexico’s public health authorities, the rate at which parents are seeking … [Read More...]

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Vatican: UNICEF and WHO are sterilizing girls through vaccines

Vatican Radio last week charged that United Nations organizations promoting population control are … [Read More...]

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You Asked Us

Q: How much does it cost to fully vaccinate a child?

A: In 2013, the minimum cost of fully vaccinating a child in the U.S. was $1,723. This compares to $370 in 2000, and just $70 in 1990. The increase stems partly from increased costs associated with individual vaccines and mostly from the many new vaccines now being universally recommended. These are minimum costs because some […]

Q: Are vaccines available or being developed for MRSA? Those infections hurt and kill vastly more people than the measles.

A: No vaccine for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) yet exists for this bacterium, once thought to spread only among hospital inpatients, but several pharmaceutical companies have launched research programs. One promising development comes from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which discovered that the NDV-3 vaccine can reduce this super bug’s severity […]

Q: Why is HCG [found in the tetanus vaccine] used for infertility if it allegedly has sterilizing powers?”

A: There is no contradiction. Depending on its use, HCG can enable, or thwart, pregnancy In a Twitter exchange yesterday over the Vatican’s explosive charge that UNICEF and the World Health Organization are sterilizing Kenyan girls and women by lacing the tetanus vaccine with HCG, Genna Buck, Maclean’s Magazine’s health reporter, asked me for references […]

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