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By William Brangham, Ryan Connelly Holmes, Ian Couzens
Scientists, scholars and medical professionals say false and misleading information and a lack of preparedness for the coronavirus has made a bad situation worse. But does the world's lack of preparation for the outbreak have a silver lining? Naomi Oreskes,…
PBS NewsHour breaks down the U.S. fall and rise of the measles in 3 charts.
By Nsikan Akpan, Vanessa Dennis
A new study reminds us of how much vaccine effectiveness hinges on one thing: our personal genetics.
By Nsikan Akpan
Unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in at least 10 states were allowed to enroll provisionally for the last school year, without any formal exemption.
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
The U.S. is battling one of the largest outbreaks of measles in decades, with 465 cases confirmed nationwide and 78 new cases in the last week alone. New York City alone has 285 confirmed cases since last fall. Dr. Oxiris…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
In social media's battle against misinformation, bogus claims about the dangers of vaccines are the next target.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s.
By Joshua Barajas
An Ohio teen who said he went his entire life without numerous vaccines testified before Congress on the dangers of misinformation and ideas that fuel the anti-vaxxer movement and put many young people at risk.
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