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CDC, HHS Issue Statements on Measles Outbreak – ‘Deeply Troubling’ 

As the number of measles cases reported reaches the highest number since the highly contagious disease was eliminated in the United States in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are speaking out about the need for people to use the safe and effective vaccine to end the outbreak.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Shakeithia Roberts holds her son, Jermaine Roberts , as pediatrician Amanda Porro M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on May 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that cases of measles …

Report: Measles Strikes Google Headquarters

One case of measles has struck Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, adding to the overall increase of measles outbreaks being reported since the beginning of 2019. So far, there have been more reports of measles in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018, despite the disease having been officially eradicated in the United States in 2000.

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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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More Texas Parents Said ‘No’ to School Vaccines Last Year

More Texas parents said “no” to vaccinating their children in the 2015-2016 school year based on reasons of conscience, according to the Annual Report of Immunization Status from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Slate Misrepresents Carly Fiorina’s Words in Absurd Vaccine Story

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has been winning over new fans with her no-nonsense, straightforward way of answering questions. So to attack her, the liberal website Slate included only part of a quote and ignored the context, attempting to paint Fiorina as an anti-vaccine nut.

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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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