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California Weighs Crackdown On Anti-Vaccine Parents Gaming The System

The California lawmaker who led the charge against personal belief exemptions for state vaccine requirements proposed an update to the law on Tuesday in light of doctors helping anti-vaccine parents game the current system.  The legislation from state Sen. Richard Pan (D), a practicing pediatrician, would require the California Department of Public Health to evaluate […]

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Pediatricians Urge Social Networks To Stop The Spread Of Anti-Vaccine Lies

The American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that includes more than 66,000 pediatricians nationwide, has called upon Facebook, Google and Pinterest to help stop the spread of vaccine misinformation online. “Our worst fears are being realized as measles outbreaks spread across the country,” AAP President Kyle Yasuda wrote in three separate public letters that were […]

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Facing Public Pressure, Amazon Pulls Anti-Vaccine Content From Prime Video

Facing public pressure and a strong-worded rebuke by an influential California congressman, Amazon has apparently pulled several anti-vaccine films from its Prime Video streaming service. As BuzzFeed first reported, controversial documentary titles including “Vaxxed,” “Shoot ’Em Up: The Truth About Vaccines” and “We Don’t Vaccinate!” are now listed as “currently unavailable” on Prime Video. The […]