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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.

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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

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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.

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)

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

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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

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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.