Viewfinder: Ukraine Grapples With a Measles Outbreak
A woman tends to her daughter, age six, who is about to receive a measles vaccine shot at a health clinic on May 15th, 2019, in Kiev, Ukraine.
Why Is New York City Fighting a Measles Outbreak Within Just Four Zip Codes?
The city's health department will begin imposing fines for unvaccinated people living in the neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Rockland County Banned Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places. Will This Prompt Legal Challenges?
Public-health experts say the measure is unusual, but necessary.
Experts, Lawmakers, and One Ohio Teen Take on the Anti-Vaccine Movement
While anti-vaccine propaganda continues to spread online, experts and teens are talking about how to fight it.
Why Public-Health Experts Want More States' Vaccine Policies to Look Like West Virginia's
Legislation made the anti-vaccine movement possible—and as the example of West Virginia shows, it can also help fight it.
Washington State Might Eliminate Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions. Could It Prevent the Next Outbreak?
The state would be the fourth to ban non-medical vaccine exemptions, a policy change lauded as one of the surest ways to avoid an outbreak.
Why the Children of Anti-Vaxxers Are Taking to Reddit for Advice
What do you do when your parents refuse to let you get vaccinated? Ask the Internet.
Are Anti-Vaxxers a Major Health Threat? The World Health Organization Says Yes.
The WHO has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 public-health threats of 2019. Here's how the anti-vaccination movement came about, and what to do about it.
Distorting Our Relationship With Technology
Placed in historical perspective, the popular opposition to things like GMOs and vaccines, much like 19th-century opposition to fertilizers and insecticides, reflects less an overt rejection of science than a distrust of experts who peddle it.
Don't Listen to Chris Christie; Vaccinate Your Kids
Vaccinations are typically regarded as the most important public health advancement in history. So why are they going away?
There Are Vast Gaps Between Scientists and the General Public on GMOs, Climate Change
A new study highlights the need for a new kind of public outreach, as well as stronger science education.