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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vaccines’

Reminder: Facebook Doesn’t Owe You Free Speech

If you said something really controversial, or created an incredibly offensive page on Facebook, what’s the worst that could happen? In other words, what is Facebook’s recourse? It could block your content. It could remove your page. It could suspend your account. Facebook can’t throw you in jail. Facebook cannot violate your First Amendment rights to free speech because Facebook …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula Biss, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014. And in his recommendation, Zuckerberg has …

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Chris Christie: Parenting Trumps Being A Public Official

Chris Christie did his best to avoid getting himself into a sticky wicket during a trip to London on Monday, sidestepping questions about his disagreement with President Obama on vaccination measures in the U.S. However, he did say that his own children are vaccinated. After a sudden outbreak of the measles in 14 states, Obama warned citizens to get their …

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Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and developing the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He went to New York University School of Medicine, where he is said …

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Whooping Cough Cases Worry Maine Residents

Whooping cough cases are on the rise in Kennebunk, Maine. Superintendent Andrew Dolloff wants parents to take precautions at home before sending their children to school. Parents have been asked to not only vaccinate their children against whooping cough, but to be vaccinated themselves. Said Dolloff, “We don’t want to create hysteria, but it is important to share when there …

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Flu Vaccines Cut Risks For Children, Shows Study

The backlash in the U.S. against vaccines seen over the past decade seems to be dying down. Incidents such as the recent Mumps outbreak at Ohio State University have demonstrated just how dangerous anti-vaccination views are, though anti-vaccine fear mongering is still prevalent in the popular culture. Despite criticism, the science behind vaccines is still marching forward. This week a …

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Mumps Outbreak Spreads Outside OSU Campus

The recent mumps outbreak on The Ohio State University’s campus has officially spilled into the general Franklin County area. Twenty-eight cases of mumps were documented in Columbus since the beginning of February, but had previously been limited to OSU students and faculty, ages 18 to 48. As of the time of Columbus Public Health’s press release updating the public on …

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Jenny McCarthy Responds To Twitter Bashing Over Views On Vaccination

Jenny McCarthy has definitely rubbed a substantial number of Twitter users the wrong way over the past few days. A number of users have even taken the time to express their disdain. It all started on Thursday, Mar. 13 when McCarthy tweeted a harmless question for her 1.13 million Twitter followers. She asked, “What is the most important personality trait you look for …

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Jenny McCarthy Thanks Haters On Twitter

Jenny McCarthy walked right into a Twitter hate-fest last week when she posted a question to her followers: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” The actress and former model was promptly slammed on social media as word spread about her post and people took the opportunity to bring up her anti-vaccination stance. I …

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Jenny McCarthy Twitter Slammed Over Anti-Vaccine Beliefs

Jenny McCarthy was slammed hard on Twitter because of her strong crusade against childhood vaccines. The cohost of The View has an 11-year-old son named Evan who she believes developed autism as a result of having his childhood vaccines. This past Thursday she took to Twitter in hopes of gaining positive feedback but instead received lots of unkind remarks. McCarthy …

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New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles?

It’s not an easy thing to own up to, but a lot of people are afraid of needles. The dreaded “shot” has kept many an adult out of the doctor’s office. Even as we tell sobbing little kids that it’s important to get flu vaccinations to prevent illness, how many have passed on the opportunity themselves? Now it’s finally looking …

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Study Suggests Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China

A new study from a combined team of American and Chinese scientists is suggesting that China implement a new national flu vaccine strategy. The paper, published today in the journal PLOS Medicine, states that China should use a staggered flu vaccination procedure for different regions of the country. “This research suggests the need for staggered timing of vaccination in three …

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