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You Did It, Jim Carrey: US Confirms First Measles Death In Over a Decade

Fans of Jim Carrey, his ex Jenny McCarthy, and any other anti-vaxxer out there will be pleased to learn that their efforts to keep children safe has paid off. While these fearless warriors were out there protesting California’s mandatory vaccination law, a woman quietly died of measles. But you know, it was probably… »7/03/15 12:30pm7/03/15 12:30pm

Chris Christie Says Vaccinating Your Kids Should Be a Choice

In remarks that may be too much even for the political party that consistently denies the existence of climate change, Chris Christie says that it's important to strike a "balance" when it comes to vaccinations. Damn, I knew Republicans like to harken back to the 1950s, but bringing back measles as a rite of passage… »2/02/15 9:50am2/02/15 9:50am

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 11:25am1/31/15 11:25am

There's a Major Measles Outbreak in NYC, Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers

Back in 2000, measles was considered to be "eliminated" in the United States. But today—thanks largely to the efforts of anti-vaccination campaigns (for your health!)—the highly contagious disease is popping up all over the place. Oh, cool! Nothing like resurrecting a killer of children in the name of protecting… »3/14/14 6:00pm3/14/14 6:00pm

When It Comes to Vaccinations, Some Moms Would Rather Listen to Their Pilates Instructors than Their Doctors

Despite thorough debunkings of the purported links between vaccinations and autism, plenty of parents are still conflicted about whether or not to adhere to the CDC's guidelines. In the county where I live—King County, in Washington state—vaccination rates are below the national average, and, not-so-coincidentally,… »4/15/13 6:30pm4/15/13 6:30pm

We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012

Dude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious.… »8/28/12 5:00pm8/28/12 5:00pm