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The Sciences

More antivax hammering

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitApril 11, 2010 5:01 PM

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The antivaxxers are getting more media attention, and it's not good for them. NPR has a story about measles being on the rise in Vancouver, and make it clear that it's due to antivax fear-mongering. Money quote:

CDC officials are watching the Vancouver outbreak closely, as neighboring Washington state has sizable populations of vaccine refusers. "If measles crossed the border into those populations, there's a potential for a sizable outbreak," says Dr. Jane Seward of the CDC.

The antivaxxers are nothing if not ironic: they say they want to protect our health, and yet put it at grave risk, and the fear they monger about vaccines is the exact opposite of what we really should be afraid of: outbreaks of preventable and potentially fatal diseases. Tip o' the syringe to Evan Wilson for the NPR story.

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