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The anti-vaxx movement is fueling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting communities most affected by the disease
Hundreds of people, mostly ultra-Othodox Jews, gathered at a rally in New York last week to listen as speakers ticked off false claims about vaccines.
A paper published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases identifies Cook County, Illinois, as the most at risk, followed by Los Angeles County.
77% of Americans believe kids should be vaccinated against measles even if their parents object, poll shows
The news comes amid what public health experts call a "completely avoidable" outbreak of 764 measles cases recorded in the United States this year.
Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise
Germany and New York recently introduced bills to fine people who fail to vaccinate. But policies that let people forgo vaccinations may be on the rise.
If you’re an anti-vaxxer, you have ‘blood on your hands,’ according to the UK’s healthcare secretary
UK health secretary Matt Hancock told The Times that anti-vaxxers "have blood on their hands" and that he won't rule out compulsory vaccinations.
A theater full of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ viewers in California may have been exposed to measles on opening night
Officials said a patient with measles went to a midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" in Fullerton, California, before realizing she was sick.
A Church of Scientology cruise ship is quarantined in the Caribbean over a possible measles outbreak onboard
The coast guard in St. Lucia said the ship is called the Freewinds, the same name as a vessel operated in the Caribbean by the Church of Scientology.
The measles vaccine was licensed in the US in 1963, but the virus is making a comeback. Early symptoms are like the flu, then a bumpy rash breaks out.
Jenny McCarthy is one of the most well-known voices of the anti-vaxx movement, which uses false claims and junk science to argue against vaccines.
While Facebook introduced a policy aimed at combatting vaccine misinformation on its platforms, anti-vax memes continue to thrive on Instagram.