No Shit: Disneyland Measles Outbreak Linked to Anti-Vaxxers

Disneyland has spent the last few months battling a measles outbreak, which scientists have now linked to—wait for it—low vaccination rates. Huh. It's almost as if diseases that we essentially eradicated will return if children aren't goddamn vaccinated. » 3/16/15 2:50pm 3/16/15 2:50pm

'Nothing Short of Attempted Murder': A Brief History of Anti-Vaxxers

There are virtually no photographs of twenty-first century American children covered with measles. The disease, as well as the sight of it, is something we have banished to the past: the stuff of medical archives and undeveloped foreign countries. Consequently, the photos and stock images that illustrate the news… » 2/10/15 12:30pm 2/10/15 12:30pm

Crazy Parents Still Refusing to Vaccinate Their Children 

The Disneyland measles outbreak has now spread to 14 states, with 98 confirmed cases. Health officials in Arizona have warned that 1,000 people could have been exposed and urged them to stay away from Super Bowl events. The White House suggested that everyone listen to scientists and vaccinate their children. And now,… » 1/31/15 11:25am 1/31/15 11:25am

Get Excited to Relive the Past, With America's Measles Outbreak! 

Oregon Trail fans, rejoice! Get pumped, reenactors! The past is back and it's badder than ever, in the form of a real-deal measles outbreak. The American West is your own, all-too-real colonial Williamsburg! » 1/29/15 7:10pm 1/29/15 7:10pm

Dammit, Stop Using the Amish as an Excuse Not to Vaccinate Your Kids 

Against all logic, reason and every shred of credible scientific evidence, the "don't vaccinate your kids" brigade is still at it. (Thanks for the resurgence of whooping cough and polio, guys!) The latest pawn in their apparent bid to kill everyone from easily preventable diseases: the Amish, courtesty of yet another… » 1/06/15 12:00pm 1/06/15 12:00pm