Cartoon from 1802 illustrating the hysteria that developed alongside the “cowpock” vaccine. (Courtesy Wikimedia)


“Vaccination is the putting of an impure thing into the blood – a virus or poison — often resulting in serious evil effects. In vogue for more than one hundred years, it has been received by most …read more

Source: The Lowdown

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement 15 May,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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