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Recently, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, including a measles outbreak in British Columbia, have ignited a firestorm of public debate about childhood vaccination and what should be done about current under-vaccination. The overwhelming scientific evidence proves the safety and efficacy of vaccination to control, and even eradicate, certain diseases. Yet Canada is not meeting its childhood-vaccination targets, with almost the lowest covera…
05.04.2019 · From The_Conversation_Canada
Scientific evidence is clear: Vaccination is good for people and society. Online discussions are increasingly reflecting that reality. As measles outbreaks spread across the U.S., our new look at how information about vaccine safety and reliability spreads online suggests that the tide may be turning against the anti-vaccination movement. Between Jan. 1 and March 28, 387 people contracted measles in 15 U.S. states. Mumps is also coming back, with 151 infections in just the first two months of 2019. Both of these dangerous and deadly diseases can be prevented by ...
02.04.2019 · From The_Conversation_USA
Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities of the state and of individuals when it comes to public health. Measles virus is spread by people coughing and spluttering on each other. The vaccine, which is highly effective, has been given with mumps and rubella vaccines since the 1970s as part of the MMR injection. The global incidence of ...
29.03.2019 · From The_Conversation_UK
Listening to people's concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for 2019. Last week, the wife of an NRL footballer made national headlines after posting on Instagram that the couple did not plan to vaccinate their children. Indeed, there’s rarely a time vaccination isn’t a hot topic of public debate. What’s important to note is that anyone can ...
19.02.2019 · From The_Conversation_Australia