Study: Anti-vaxxers tend to cluster in similar geographic regions

With vaccination rates for children curiously dropping in certain regions – some of it spurred by the anti-vaxxer camp – Kaiser Permanente sought to gain a clearer understanding of why, using data from its EHR in Northern California to discern patterns. In a study with Pediatrics, researchers found geographical clusters, in this instance around San Francisco, […]

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Wow of the Week: High school students complete documentary in spite of anti-vaccer protests

A group of  — get this — high school students from Carlsbad, California have produced a documentary on the contentious debate over whether childhood vaccinations cause autism. They’re doing this despite anti-vaccer protests, and even a teacher who suggested the issue is just too much of a hot button. The group worked on “Invisible Threat” for a […]