anti-vaccine movement

Texas Doc: Anti-Vaxxers Risk ‘Measles Time Bombs’ in 2018

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of Texas Children’s Hospital and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, foresees a dangerous measles epidemic erupting the Lone Star State by 2018 driven by plummeting vaccination rates while propelled by an anti-vaccination movement.

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School Flu Shot Campaign Pricks Texas Anti-Vaxxers

The wording of a back-to-school flu shot consent form sent home with students got under the skin of some central Texas parents, escalating to the point where an anti-vaccination group teamed up with a lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter.


Jimmy Kimmel Goes After Anti-Vaccination Movement

ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to enter the anti-vaccination debate last week by sharing his opinion that “anti-vaxxers” are both misinformed and creating a dangerous environment for other children. This week he is standing his ground.

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Trump: Vaccine Dosage Linked to Autism

Real estate mogul and “Apprentice” host Donald Trump talked vaccines, tax returns, Common Core, illegal immigration, and Israel in a wide-ranging interview set to air on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Trump said that while he is a “total believer” in


Maher: Science Defends Climate Change, But Not Vaccines

On his weekly Friday night panel discussion during his show Real Time, Bill Maher wasted no time jumping into the vaccination debate. Maher suggested that vaccines are preventable if people would simply eat better, attacked genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and defended climate change to make his own argument that inconsistencies within the medical profession are all the more reason not to trust vaccines.

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More Texas Parents Say ‘No’ to Measles Vaccine Despite Nationwide Outbreak

The nationwide measles outbreak has swept 14 states, most predominantly in California, but the Lone Star state has been lucky so far, spared from the virulent virus. Yet amid this eruption, more Texas parents are saying “no” to inoculating their children from many childhood diseases including the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.


Maher Makes Fun of Christie and Rand, Defends Vaccine Skepticism

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher opened his show by making fun of Chris Christie and Rand Paul for their positions on vaccine mandates, then defended vaccine skepticism on Friday. Maher stated in his open that “Rand Paul, you saw this,


Jindal: Public Officials Shouldn’t ‘Undermine’ Vaccines, Blasts Media

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) declared “I don’t think our elected leaders, I don’t think political leaders, should be undermining people’s confidence in their doctors and what’s settled science” while criticizing the media for not reporting on vaccine comments made


Hillary Biographer: Hillary ‘Backtracking’ on Vaccines

Amie Parnes, Senior White House Correspondent for the Hill and co-author of the Hillary Clinton biography “HRC” declared that Hillary Clinton was “backtracking” from her earlier position on the link between vaccines and autism on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” “She was

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about her new book "Hard Choices" on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

George Will: Many Attacking GOP War on Science Probably Afraid of GMOs

Columnist George Will reacted to a clip of Joy Behar attacking “neanderthal thinking on the right” by pointing out that many of her fellow leftists believe pseudoscience about fracking and GMOs on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.


NBC’s Lauer Calls Out ‘Liberal’ NY Times on GOP Anti-Vaccine Claim

Tuesday on NBC’s the “Today” show host Matt Lauer called out the “liberal New York Times”  for attempting to claim the anti vaccine movement is conservative when actually the movement is most popular among “liberal affluent America.” Lauer said, “It


Daily Show Flashback: Anti-Vaxxers Are Anti Science Nutjobs of the Left

In a flashback from June 2014, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” show regular Samantha Bee exposed the anti-vaxxer movement’s “outbreak of f*cking misinformation” mostly in “wealthy white liberal enclaves.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN


FNC’s Smith: Science Denying Anti-Vaxxers Are Hurting Kids

Monday, Fox News Channel host Shepard Smith slammed “science denier” parents who do not vaccinate their children. Smith said, “Hello, science. A lot of you want to talk about science deniers, that’s what you are. You measles no people! You


Chris Christie Advocates ‘Balanced’ Approach to Vaccinating Children

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s outreach to the anti-vaccination crowd is one of the strangest things anyone has done during the 2016 shadow primary season. In the midst of a significant outbreak of preventable, communicable diseases among children, Christie decided to throw anti-vaxxers a bone, making President Obama look enormously sensible by comparison.

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