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HTML  PDF NA Failure to Vaccinate Children: An Unconscionable Twist of Faith
 
Story #107: A powerful editorial about the devastating consequences of vaccine refusal by Dr. Claire Pomeroy, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and its programs are dedicated to advancing biomedical research to relieve human suffering and improve health and well-being. 3/28/14
HTML  PDF NA "Fact: No Link between Vaccines and Autism"
 
Story #94: In this editorial from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Arthur Caplan calls the vaccine-autism link a "harmful urban legend" and says it is time to stop vaccine bashing. 3/14/07
HTML   PDF NA "As the New Year begins, a parent expresses gratitude for immunization" Story #52: Christine Roberts, the parent of an adopted child chronically infected with hepatitis B, writes about the value of immunization and urges parents not to believe misinformation. 1/9/03
HTML   PDF NA "Are vaccinations worth it?" Story #42: David Keller, MD, affirms the protection that vaccines afford children and explains why he made sure his own son was vaccinated, though like most parents, he wishes it were not necessary. 12/31/01
HTML  PDF NA "Some parents fall for vaccination scare Story, with deadly results" Story #38: Betty Bumpers and Rosalynn Carter, co-founders of Every Child by Two, express their concern about a dangerous Internet and media campaign that undermines the use of vaccines. 1/3/01
HTML  PDF NA "December 11, 2000, remarks by the President on child immunization" Story #36: President Bill Clinton announces a new childhood immunization initiative and discusses the history and importance of immunization in the United States. 12/19/00
HTML  PDF NA "Physician remembers the tragedies of vaccine-preventable disease" Story #35: Gene Gangarosa, MD, MS, recalls how five of his 12 siblings died of pertussis and measles in the pre-vaccine era. 10/4/00
HTML  PDF NA "Infection control nurse urges parents to support U.S. vaccine program" Story #22: An infection control nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vicki Brinsko, describes the pain of children suffering and dying from pertussis and recounts their parents' anguish. 2/22/00
 
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