Majority of British Columbians back vaccines, but sizable portion still have doubts: poll

A large majority of British Columbians are concerned about the recent measles outbreak, but there is still a sizable “anti-vax” population as well. That’s the conclusion of a new poll conducted by Insights West, which found nearly eight in 10 residents are worried about measles. The poll found women (49 per cent) were more likely to be “very worried” about […]

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YouTube pulls ads from channels pushing anti-vaccination content

YouTube, under fire for facilitating the spread of conspiracy theories and other misinformation, said it will no longer serve ads on channels that espouse anti-vaccination rhetoric. The Google-owned video giant cited its advertising policy that bans “dangerous and harmful” content from eligibility in its monetization program. “We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, […]

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As U.S. measles outbreaks spread, why does ‘anti-vax’ movement persist?

(HealthDay)—Measles outbreaks across the United States—including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified—have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a clear sign of the fraying of “herd immunity,” the overall protection found when a large majority of a population has become immune to a disease, said Dr. Paul […]

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