She is for medical exemptions, and has a reason why.
Health officials across five U.S. states warned people infected with measles that they could be prevented from traveling on planes.
Anti-vax and vaccine hesitant communities have launched powerful narrative appeals to counter scientific fact—and it doesn't take much for them to put us all at risk.
The anti-vaccine lobby has only grown more powerful as measles spreads across the U.S. Unless congressional action is taken, other vaccine-preventable diseases are likely to rise.
764 cases of measles have been reported across the country since January 1.
Our ancestors were subjected to full-strength, undiluted, CFC-free, pure-organic, additive-free natural selection. The biggest recipients were young children, for which evolution had the greatest appetite of all.
Anti-vax parents are undermining the public good, hurting other people and also costing the economy millions of dollars.
The Freewinds vessel has left St. Lucia after several days being held in quarantine.
National Chief Medical Officer Merlene Fredericks-James said the risk of an outbreak was too great to allow staff or guests to disembark.
Scientists have so far struggled to find ways of killing the bacteria which cause measles and the flu in the air before they enter our bodies.
"I worry about the potential student who maybe was unable to be vaccinated due to an underlying medical problem, such as people with immune deficiencies."
Children make up most of the 110,000 people estimated to have died from the virus in 2017, according to the U.N. body.
This year, there have been 667 confirmed cases of measles in the U.S.
"A Googler who was in Charleston 1295 [a Google office] on Thursday, April 4, has been diagnosed with measles," Google in-house doctor David Kaye said, noting that this "is just a precaution."
The parents of children killed by illnesses related to vaccines described how anti-vaxxers would share news of the deaths and send the families taunting messages on social media platforms. One mother said she believes the attacks are designed to keep parents from becoming pro-vaccine campaigners.
Measles cases have been confirmed in 12 states.
The bill, if passed into law, would allow minors over 14 in New York to receive vaccinations without parental approval.
Newsweek spokes to science writer and pro-vaccine advocate David Robert Grimes, who has received the John Maddox Prize for communicating science in the face of hostility.
"My position is the same that it's always been," GOP Senator Rand Paul told Newsweek. "I'm both for vaccines and freedom. I think you can have both."
"God knows how I'm still alive," Lindenberger wrote on Reddit.
"I can only continue to push that my point is fundamentally about whether or not the government can force you to take an injection," in the midst of measles outbreaks.
With measles outbreaks in multiple states and growing backlash against the anti-vaccination movement, Washington Health Secretary John Wiesman urged lawmakers and concerned Americans to take action.
Many great encounters in world history, including Cortés's clash with the Aztec empire, had less to do with weaponry, tactics and strategy than with the ravages of disease.
Kyusei Shinkyo, which warns against "the hazards of using medicine to treat disease" has agreed to alter its teachings after an outbreak at one of its workshops in Japan.