The Anti-Vaccine Movement – The Cost and Fact Before Fiction


Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization as One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019


Lives Lost

Over 109,000 people died from measles in 2017 – posted 2/25/19

2019 Could Be Worst Year for Measles in U.S. for 30 Years: ‘We’re Losing Ground to a Disease That Once Killed Millions’ – posted 2/25/19

Measles epidemic: 80,000 cases, nearly 1,000 deaths in Madagascar – Outbreak News Today – posted 3/13/19

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak | Reuters – posted 3/13/19


Money Lost

Cost of Washington’s measles outbreak tops $1 million; expected to climb higher | The Seattle Times – posted 2/25/19



A Discredited Vaccine Study’s Continuing Impact on Public Health – The New York Times – posted 2/25/19

Those who know least about autism more likely to be anti-MMR, finds US study | HeraldScotland   – posted 2/25/19

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial | Psychology Today – posted 2/25/19

Anti-Vaccine Leader Scared His Financial Misdeeds will be Exposed | Katie Joy – posted 2/25/19

The Myth of Vaccine Shedding – Science-Based Medicine – posted 3/13/19

Conspiracy Theory Goes Viral that CPS ‘Steals’ Children From Anti-Vax Parents | Katie Joy – posted 3/13/19

‘Something is in those vaccines’: Lawmaker says mandatory measles shots are ‘Communist’ – posted 3/13/19



Live Attenuated Varicella Virus Vaccine — Efficacy Trial in Healthy Children | NEJM – 1985 – posted 2/25/19

Jacobson v. Massachusetts :: 197 U.S. 11 (1905) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center – posted 2/25/19




Advocacy group calls for tougher state laws requiring vaccines | – posted 2/25/19

Amid measles outbreak, state House panel moves to ban personal vaccine exemptions | The Seattle Times – posted 2/25/19

In Wake Of Measles Cases, Health Advocates Want Texas To Change Its Vaccine Exemption Law – Houston Public Media – posted 2/25/19

It’s time for personal conviction vaccination exemptions to go · The Badger Herald – posted 2/25/19

FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don’t change lax vaccine laws – CNN – posted 2/25/19

Vast majority of Canadians say vaccines should be mandatory for school aged kids – Angus Reid Institute – posted 2/25/19



Anti-Vaxxers Panic After Learning Facebook Could Shut Down Groups | Katie Joy – posted 2/25/19

Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups | Technology | The Guardian – posted 2/25/19

How Facebook Helped the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Go Viral – Pacific Standard – posted 2/25/19

YouTube takes ads off ‘anti-vax’ video channels – BBC News – posted 2/25/19