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NJ vaccine bill eliminating religion as student exemption is likely to advance after Senate deal: reports

A large group of protesters gathered outside the statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would remove religion as a legal reason for parents not vaccinating public school students.

Rob Schneider posts free-speech rant against ‘totalitarian’ social media users

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rob Schneider went on a Twitter tirade about free speech over the weekend where he called out the social media-driven trend to silence differing opinions.

Menstrual cup hurled at California lawmakers by anti-vaccine protester contained human blood

The California state Senate confirmed Wednesday that red liquid inside a menstrual cup hurled at lawmakers from a viewing gallery by an anti-vaccine protester last month was human blood.

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages to help US officials fight outbreak

Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar urges Americans to vaccinate their kids, ignore ‘mass disinformation campaigns’

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said Friday the federal government will continue to defer to individual states on vaccine mandates and exemptions but nevertheless insisted parents should still have their children vaccinated. 

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots.

US measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years.

Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles quarantine on a cruise ship – what are challenges for passengers?

Thanks to a Church of Scientology cruise ship quarantined this week by the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, people around the world are wondering how it might feel to be among 300 passengers and crew stranded on a ship with someone who has measles.

Can you still get the measles if you’ve been vaccinated?

The number of measles cases in the U.S. continues to climb, with more than 550 cases reported from January to April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).