anti-vaxxer

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anti-vaxxer

One who is opposed to the administering of vaccines, especially to children. "Vaxx" is short for "vaccine." Anti-vaxxers usually believe that vaccines are linked to illness.
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Anti-vaxxers have contributed to a spike in measles, news is being deliberately fabricated and managed to someone's benefit, and recently I was greatly entertained by a tweet that recorded that the Flat Earth Society's annual general meeting was to be held in a restaurant called The Globe...
RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION (Full text below): The rollout of 5G technology is actually being protested by a growing group of people one may associate with anti-vaxxers and "liberal California crazies," who think the sheer power of these signals will kill the planet.
The anti-vaxxers claim it violates the First Amendment, showing they know very little about both vaccines and the First Amendment.
She asked Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Undersecretary Eric Domingo "put aside biases from the anti-vaxxers" to address the rising cases of mosquito-borne disease that prodded the DOH to declare a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday.
Born in 2007, the anti-vaccination movement in the United States, whose proponents are better known as anti-vaxxers, are placing the lives of untold numbers of American children at risk because of their ignorant and baseless opposition to life-saving vaccinations against contagious diseases such as measles and mumps.
His home state of Michigan discontinued public education for vaccines in the mid-2000s and allows for medical, religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccination, making the state accommodating to anti-vaxxers. As recent as 2015, Michigan ranked 44th in the country for the number of vaccinated children 19 months to 35 months.
Pakistan will counter the anti-vaxxers' campaign by launching a one of its kind public perception campaign in November this year.
Anti-vaxxers have been widely discredited and their beliefs put people at risk, with false information often spread on social media.
So, more must be done to combat false information about childhood vaccines being spread by anti-vaxxers. The experts called on governments and policymakers to support laws that limit exemptions from mandatory vaccination and to regard childhood vaccination as an essential service -- in line with services such as police, firefighters, and public sanitation.
BY FERGHAL BLANEY Political Correspondent HEALTH Minister Simon Harris is launching a major offensive against anti-vaxxers today.
I have bought from brands owned by people who are anti-vaxxers, who test on animals, whose founders have been associated with Nazis and many others.
"People are dying due to anti-vaxxers and your ignorance will contribute to that death toll," she wrote.
As a family physician who has cared for many of these children over the years, I can say with complete assurance that the vast majority of their parents are by no means ignorant or credulous "anti-vaxxers" or hostile to science.
"Anti-vaxxers" (or "vaccine choice activists," as some prefer to be called), have been around for as long as vaccines themselves.