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‘No Jab, No Pay,’ not here

Australia has a blunt way of getting parents to vaccinate their children called ““No Jab, No Pay.”

As the name suggests, parents don’t receive welfare payments, tax benefits, and child-care rebates if they don’t vaccinate their children. 505 more words

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Vaccination -right or wrong? - Part 1

Vaccine in simpler terms is a biological substance used to provide active immunity to the body. The first vaccine dates years back, in 1796 when Edward Jenner discovered the idea of vaccination after realizing that exposing the body to cowpox virus could actually prevent smallpox. 872 more words

Kat von D!!

Hello, and welcome to the hardest ethical makeup review I’ve had to so far on ‘Pretty with Principles?’. Kat von D was actually the company, and person, who made me realise how difficult this process could be. 1,130 more words

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The anti-vaccination movement goes back more than 150 years: its history holds lessons for today

To be clear: when there’s a new vaccine, I’m the first in line, with my sleeve already rolled up. I’ve had a lot of diseases I wish I had been vaccinated for: measles, mumps, rubella (or German measles), chickenpox, influenza H1N1 (just before the vaccine was available), and pertussis (childhood vaccine must have worn off). 1,217 more words

These Are the Riskiest Cities and Counties For Infectious Disease Epidemics

Eighteen states allow parents to opt their children out of immunizations for non-medical reasons. And in those states, the high exemption rate is putting kids at risk for contracting and spreading vaccine-preventable pediatric diseases including whooping cough and measles. 337 more words

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Here's what naturopaths and chiropractors shouldn't be advising you about

Chiropractors and naturopaths shouldn’t be telling you not to vaccinate your children. Or advocating unscientific therapies, like CEASE therapy, that was theoretically supposed to treat autism. 682 more words

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Bombay, India

             There is always a bittersweet feeling leaving a country you just spent a significant amount of time travelling in. On one hand you want to keep exploring the world, and are ready for that new adventure and on the other, you realize how much of the previous country you didn’t get to see, and wish you could stay longer. 1,232 more words