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Jerome Kunkel and his attorney, Christopher Wiest.

The Kentucky teen who refused to get the chickenpox vaccine got chickenpox

The Kentucky teen who refused the chickenpox vaccination, and even sued his local health department over it, contracted the disease.
Children are especially at risk for measles, a highly infectious disease that can be deadly if left untreated.

If you’re an anti-vaxxer, you have ‘blood on your hands,’ according to the UK’s healthcare secretary

UK health secretary Matt Hancock told The Times that anti-vaxxers "have blood on their hands" and that he won't rule out compulsory vaccinations.
Pedestrians walk near the Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov School in the South Williamsburg neighborhood, April 9, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City has ordered all yeshivas in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn to exclude from classes all students who aren't vaccinated against measles or face fines or possible closure.

Measles is spreading rapidly in New York City — 94 more people have gotten sick this month. Elsewhere, the infection has killed more than 1,200 ...

Measles cases are on the rise in the US and around the globe as more people forego vaccines. But not everyone who skips the vaccine wants to.
A child cries as a health officer injects her with measles vaccine at a health center in the Philippines.

From autism risks to mercury poisoning, here are 10 lies anti-vaxxers are spreading about the measles vaccine

Dozens of children are sick with the measles in the Pacific Northwest. It's looking increasingly likely that nearly all of them are unvaccinated.
Jerome Kunkel and his father, Bill Kunkel

A Kentucky teen who refused the chickenpox vaccine is suing after being barred from attending school

An unvaccinated Kentucky teen sued his local health department after the agency banned students without the chicken pox vaccine from attending school.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Business Insider that growing anti-vaccine sentiment in the US needs to be addressed.

The FDA’s top leader says anti-vaxxers could bring about a national health crisis

Making sure people get their shots is key to improving US healthcare, the head of the FDA told us in an interview.
Vaccine court is housed in a red brick building, two minutes from the White House.

Inside ‘vaccine court,’ where the US government pays millions to people who say they were harmed by vaccines

Vaccine court is funded by a 75¢ cent tax on every childhood vaccine administered in the US. Most cases stem from bad needle jabs.
A nurse administers a flu vaccine in New York City.

America’s doctors warn Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing tech platforms, prompting outbreaks that can ‘debilitat...

US doctors are coming out in force, warning the world's biggest tech companies that fake news anti-vaxxers spread can be deadly.
An abandoned measles ward on Ellis Island.

The dangerous measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, is what happens when people refuse to vaccinate their kids

American scientists developed the first measles vaccine in 1963. The US had all but taken care of the deadly problem by 2000, but it's back.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacts as he speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France.

Facebook plans to tackle anti-vaccine misinformation by rejecting false ads and de-ranking harmful pages

Facebook is taking steps to address a flood of anti-vaccine misinformation on its platform.