Mother leaves anti-vaccine movement after her kids nearly die from preventable virus

Thankfully, Kristen O’Meara’s children will be fine, but that almost wasn’t the case. All three of O’Meara’s children were diagnosed with rotavirus, a serious, but easily prevented illness. Afterward, O’Meara re-evaluated her position and now accepts the science behind vaccines. O’Meara now wants to change the minds of other parents who are anti-vaccine: “I got absorbed in the [Read More…]


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The science of why we reject science and what we can do about it

You’re able to read this right now because of science! From electricity, to antibiotics, to computers, science allows us to learn from the world and can greatly improve our quality of life. Unfortunately, science can also be hard to understand, which makes people vulnerable to believe harmful myths such as denying climate change, avoiding vaccines, [Read More…]


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Anti-vaxx mom “converts” to science after all her kids get whooping cough

A Canadian mother recently left the anti-vaccine movement after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough. Four of her children were not vaccinated at all and the others had an “alternative” vaccination schedule. The mother, Tara Hills, recalls the horror she felt when seeing all her children so sick: “My youngest three children were [Read More…]


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