Tag: Vaccinations

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Ebola Case Surfaces in Sierra Leone, Resetting Countdown Clock

The government of Sierra Leone received a mere six-day respite from fighting Ebola, as a new case announced today resets the countdown clock to declaring the nation Ebola-free. The body of a 67-year-old woman in remote Kambia district has tested positive for the virus.

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Watered Down Vaccination Bill Appeases Personal Belief Exemptions

If an amended bill allowing some schoolchildren to temporarily avoid getting vaccinations for “personal belief exemptions,” clears legislation, thousands of non vaccinated children who have already entered first grade will be able to remain in school.

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Rick Perry Defends Signing Texas Vaccination Law

Former Texas Gov. and potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Rick Perry took some heat over a Texas law on vaccination this week. Perry used an interview with the New Hampshire Journal to elaborate on his thinking in that regard.

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Rush: Vax Controversy Created to Distract from Obama Lax Border Policy

At the top of his Monday radio program, Rush Limbaugh criticized those promoting the so-called vaccination controversy in the media, which he deemed to be a “phony debate” intended to harm Republicans by replicating the 2012 “war on women” meme.

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Santa Monica High School Baseball Coach Benched for Measles

Friday another Southern California case of measles surfaced at Santa Monica High School. The school in west Los Angeles County notified parents of all students that a freshman baseball coach had contracted the disease.