Anti-vaxxers continue to amaze and appall. Hence, today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter: It has been reported that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey believes parents should have some choice about vaccinating their children and that Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes vaccines should be voluntary. Both of these statements by presumptive would-be presidents promote fear mongering and help the anti-vaccination movement. The supposed connection between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine reported by disgraced British physician Andrew Wakefield in 1998 has been retracted and thoroughly debunked. For 62 years I have taken [...]
Nicole tackles the war on drugs and the anti-vaccination movement. Journalist Johann Hari guests to talk about his new book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. And Nicole goes back to 2010 for her interviews with defrocked Dr. Andrew Wakefield (the guy credited for the anti-vax trend) and Brian Deer, the journalist who exposed him.
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