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As measles returns, Indiegogo joins other tech platforms in banning Anti-Vaccine campaigns

The last year has been the worst on record in the US for measles outbreaks since the disease was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000. Even though vaccination rates across the country are still high, (according to the CDC) there remains some communities where disinformation campaigns which claim that ‘vaccines are dangerous’ (often called ‘anti-vaxx’ campaigns) have ...

UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content

Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning health secretary Matt Hancock said he will meet with representatives from social media platforms on Monday to pressure them into doing more to prevent false information about the safety of vaccinations from ...

Entitled anti-vaxxers weasel around California law to dangerously enroll their kids in school

Unsurprisingly it sounds like public charter schools are big anti-vaxx magnets.

Tonic:

At two public charter schools in the Sonoma wine country town of Sebastopol, more than half the kindergartners received medical exemptions from state-required vaccines last school year. The cities of Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Nevada City, Arcata, and Sausalito all had schools in which more ...

Facebook will downrank anti-vax content on News Feed and hide it on Instagram

After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize the spread of vaccination misinformation and to point users away from inaccurate anti-vaccination propaganda and toward “authoritative ...

Pacific Northwest measles outbreak: “like taking a pail of gasoline and throwing a lighted match into it”

Failure to vaccinate can cause death. Maybe not killing your own child, tho it is not unlikely, the awful decision to not vaccinate puts at risk all the people who for good reasons can not get the shot.

Snohomish County rocks.

MyNorthWest:

“It’s like taking a pail of gasoline and throwing a lighted match into it. I ...

Arizona kills vaccine education program to placate the ignorant

A small coalition of folks who think vaccines are evil have managed to eliminate Arizona's vaccination education program. The parents were afraid their children may be forced learn that vaccines are a good thing.

Via AZ Central:

The state of Arizona has canceled a vaccine education program after receiving complaints from parents who don't immunize their ...

Mumps Symptoms Guide

06.09.2009 · Posted in Health Articles

The word "mumps" is an old term for lumps or bumps contained on the cheeks. Mumps in minor and adult males may also result in the progress of orchitis, a swelling of the testicles. Generally, one ******** becomes enlarged and aching about 7 to 10 days after the parotids have enlarged. ...

The Symptoms Of Rubella

06.09.2009 · Posted in Health Articles

Rubella is a transmittable disease; but, it is not as severe as measles that is why it is also known as three day measles. Another name of Rubella is German measles as in both diseases (Rubella and Measles) distinctive red spots appear on patient's body but these red spots last for only three days. Virus ...

The Indications of Measles

05.23.2009 · Posted in Health Articles

Measles can influence offspring in addition to adults, although they are most regularly known for occurring in the infancy. Measles have different kinds, and therefore have different symptoms. There are two foremost types of measles. One is the red measles and the other German measles. The Red measles are more ruthless as compared to German ...