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Anti-vaxxers plan to subvert changes to vaccination laws

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Feb 11, 2019 3:30 PM 2+ mon ago

Anti-vaxxers undermine tougher vaccination laws as measles outbreaks roar

Enlarge / This child, who had been ill with measles, exhibited the characteristic rash on the fourth day of its evolution. Measles can cause hearing loss and brain damage, and it can be fatal in young children.

Lawmakers in Oregon and Washington state are scrambling to pass new vaccination laws as a swiftly spreading measles outbreak rages in Washington's Clark County, a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment just north of Portland, Oregon.

Since California banned non-medical vaccine waivers three years ago, the number of children with medical exemptions in the state has tripled. The medical exemption rate rose from 0.2 percent to 0.7 percent statewide. While California's overall vaccination level increased two percent, there are still small pockets where vaccination rates are low. The boom in medical exemptions has left some counties' vaccinations rates below the threshold necessary to keep diseases, such as measles, ...

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Anti-vaxxers keep dragging health officials to court as US measles cases soar

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arstechnica.com     1+ mon ago

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With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the US, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine misinformation fu...

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arstechnica.com     1+ mon ago

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Bogus medical exemptions sought by anti-vaxxers may get revoked in Calif.

arstechnica.com     3+ week ago

Dr. Robert Sears examines 2-mo-old twins. Sears is among the doctors who have been found to have issued fraudulent medical vaccination exemptions. California state lawmakers this ...

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arstechnica.com     1+ week ago

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak, mandates vaccinations Officials say anti-vaxxers are fueling the outbreak by spreading "fake science." by Beth Mole - Apr 9, 2019 5:...

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Anti-vaxxers sue city over mandatory measles vaccination

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brooklyneagle.com     4+ day ago

An anti-vaxxer organization representing the parents of five unvaccinated children in Williamsburg filed a lawsuit against the city on Monday, asking a judge to vacate a mandate pu...

Measles Outbreaks Are Increasing. Experts Think It s Because of Anti-Vaxxers on Facebook.

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Anti-vaxxers fuel global measles spike

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infowars.com     2+ mon ago

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Utah In Jackson County, Missouri, which includes Kansas City, there were 412 non-medical exemptions, or NMEs, for vaccines in the 2016-17 school year. "The high numbers of NMEs in these densely popula...

Republican lawmakers reject strengthening vaccination laws as measles outbreak spreads

Republican lawmakers reject strengthening vaccination laws as measles outbreak spreads

rawstory.com     4+ day ago

Judge rules against notorious Florida Republican over allegations he `secretly financed a ringer candidate': report `What part of illegal don't you understand?': Republican analys...

Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

reuters.com     2+ mon ago

(Reuters) - A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predomin...

Anti-Vaxxers Son Who Got Measles Speaks Out

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webmd.com     1+ mon ago

A Chicago man who got the measles three years ago because he wasn't vaccinated as a child says parents have no excuse for not getting their children vaccinated. Joshua Nerius, a 3...

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hindustantimes.com     5+ mon ago

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines an outbreak as at least five cases reported from an area.(HT/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION) The civic body has recorded 31 outbreaks of measles this year. Las...

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washingtontimes.com     2+ mon ago

Decades of progress in eliminating measles are slowly being erased as vaccination rates against the disease decline across the country, threatening communities with potentially dea...

Anti-vax movement fuels measles outbreaks, expert says

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cbsnews.com     2+ mon ago

A growing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest has sickened dozens and is spreading fears among many parents. The outbreak has infected at least 36 people in Oregon and Washin...

EDITORIAL: Anti-vaxxers, take note of measles in Madagascar

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thechronicleherald.ca     1+ mon ago

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Mumbai: Measles vaccination coverage at 95%, yet 31 outbreaks reported this year

timesofindia.indiatimes.com     5+ mon ago

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Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot

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nbcnews.com     2+ mon ago

Measles outbreak in southwestern Washington rises to 50 cases State health officials are urging vaccinations and discouraging the us...

Williamsburg anti-vaxxers prompt city to declare a measles emergency

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freewilliamsburg.com     1+ week ago

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WATCH:  Measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccination movement

WATCH: Measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccination movement

abcnews.go.com     2+ mon ago

There are 23 confirmed cases of measles in the Pacific Northwest, and most of the cases are unvaccinated children 10 or younger. a measles outbreak in the pacific northwest. There...

Anti-vaxxers keep dragging health officials to court as US measles cases soar

Anti-vaxxers keep dragging health officials to court as US measles cases soar

arstechnica.com     4+ day ago

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nypost.com     2+ day ago

The city Health Department issued its first summonses Thursday targeting anti-vaxxers amid a measles outbreak, slapping three Williamsburg families with violations -- while also closing four more scho...

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usatoday.com     5+ mon ago

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foxnews.com     2+ mon ago

Weeks after a hotspot for anti-vaxxers turned into a hotspot for measles infections, vaccination rates have surged in the area, according to news reports. Last month, following 50...

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Measles Outbreak Spurs Vaccination Surge in Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot

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theguardian.com     8+ mon ago

The rapid spread of measles across Europe is an inevitable consequence of lower uptakes of the MMR vaccine globally. Photograph: Dimitris Legakis/D Legakis Photo/Athena Pictures...

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