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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?

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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

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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. 329 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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Media scapegoating. We have a voice, but who is listening?

Look at this man, look how stressed he is. In the nineties he wrote a paper outing is concerns about the combined MMR vaccine. I remember researching and hearing stories about this one article that was totally ridiculous and all the media hype.(you know there is always one on any subject, usually the one hardest to get hold of). 104 more words

Proposed Law To Require Vaccination For Schoolchildren Faces Long Slog Through Legislature

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — California lawmakers will take another vote this week on a controversial bill that would force most children in the state to get recommended vaccinations before they are allowed to attend public schools. 205 more words

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