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Is it Common for Doctors to Dismiss Patients Who Refuse Vaccines?

A new study published in Pediatrics examines the characteristics of doctors who dismiss families for refusing vaccines for their children.

While almost all of the 534 pediatricians and family physicians who were surveyed for the study have encountered parents who refuse vaccines, the survey also indicated that vaccine refusal is generally rare… 729 more words

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Jeremy R. Hammond, Foreign Policy Journal: A Measles Death, Vaccines, and the Media’s Failure to Inform

Re-posted from Passive Aggressive Raven, The Truth About Vaccines!

Original source: Foreign Policy Journal, July 5, 2015, by Jeremy R. Hammond

Informative and expansive article on the measles vaccine, vaccines in general, the recent Disneyland outbreak, the concept of herd immunity, and the suppressed truth behind vaccine injuries, vaccine failure, and how media and the CDC protect the vaccine-manufacturing pharmaceutical industry to the detriment of the public. 574 more words


California Vaccine Law: Science Versus The Anti-Vaxxers

California just banned parents from letting their kids go to school without being vaccinated. But the state is also the heart of the anti-vaccination movement. If vaccines have saved so many lives, why are some people so upset about this rule?


1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington State

(CBS SF) — For the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.

A woman in Washington State was determined to have died from measles this spring following an autopsy, … 242 more words


Ep1: Connected By The Air We Breathe

Late in 2014, news outlets were abuzz with reports of a measles outbreak originating in California’s Disneyland theme park, with the disease ultimately infecting hundreds of people and spreading to several states. 328 more words

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Take Action: Ask Governor Brown to Sign Bill To Protect School Children from Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Today California lawmakers passed SB 277, a bill that will eliminate exemptions (other than for medical reasons) from mandated vaccinations for school children.  California will be the largest state to join ranks with West Virginia and Mississippi, who have declined non-medical exemptions from school vaccine mandates for many years. 545 more words

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Legislators Must Hear From Public in Support of Strong Vaccine Policies

2015 promises to be a big year for vaccine policy.  

Back in January and February the United States saw a rise in measles cases as a result of an  1,089 more words

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