9 thoughts on “Making a comeback

  1. Cassandra says:

    FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the US is approaching a tipping point on vaccines https://futurism.com/fda-anti-vaxxers-cause-epidemic If current trends continue, “it’s not going to be a gradual evolution towards the resurgence of certain diseases that were once vanquished,” he said. “It’s going to be all of a sudden, we’re going to see epidemics and maybe worse than that.”

  2. Doc says:

    “Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. However, an analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a Pittsburgh pediatric practice reveals that the movement isn’t “all about autism.” Instead, the research from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health finds that anti-vaccination arguments center on four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.
    The research, published today in the journal Vaccine, suggests a framework that pediatricians can use to open a conversation with parents who are hesitant to immunize their children, while also “inoculating” those parents with skills to resist anti-vaccination messages on social media.” https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uop-aaf031519.php

  3. p/s says:

    Jerusalem Post: “Two million Israelis unvaccinated or partially vaccinated for measles” https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-million-Israelis-unvaccinated-Health-Ministry-helpless-587065
    See also ” NYC mayor declares emergency after Haredi measles outbreak in Brooklyn
    New York yeshivas have violated Department of Health orders to keep out infected students multiple times since the outbreak began.” https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-mayor-declares-mandatory-measles-vaccinations-in-health-emergency-586273

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