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By Associated Press
At a time when misinformation is rampant, the NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs is producing a series of conversations called "Moments of Truth" that explore why people believe false information and what causes them to change their minds. This is a…
By Becky Wandel and Rawan Elbaba, Student Reporting Labs
The U.S. has halted all U.S.-bound flights of Afghan evacuees from two main bases overseas after discovering a limited measles outbreak among Afghans arriving in the United States, a hitch that American officials warned will have a severe impact on…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Agents for Change
In Pakistan, one out of every 20 children dies before age five. Now, childhood immunization rates -- already low -- have dropped sharply during the pandemic, raising fears of a looming increase in infant mortality. Special correspondent Fred de Sam…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, top American pediatricians could see another crisis looming ahead: a swarm of mini-epidemics of childhood diseases returning as families withdrew from regular medical care.
By Laura Santhanam
By Hari Sreenivasan, Courtney Norris
As health care officials around the world struggle to respond to novel coronavirus, another deadly -- and far more contagious -- disease is on the rise, fueled in large part by insufficient immunization. In some countries, military conflict diminishes access…
In our news wrap Thursday, a U.S. official said Iran may have killed more than a thousand people in a crackdown on mass protests. Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, cited reports from intelligence analysis and inside the country;…
By Nsikan Akpan, Vanessa Dennis
PBS NewsHour breaks down the U.S. fall and rise of the measles in 3 charts.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new study reminds us of how much vaccine effectiveness hinges on one thing: our personal genetics.
By Michael Hill, Associated Press
Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.
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