Crowded places, like detention centers and jails, are very likely to trigger epidemics. In the United States, Customs and Border Protection will not immunize detainees against influenza, and physicians trying to do so were arrested.
Antivaccine activists have turned to racist rhetoric and cyberbullying against California legislators in response to a new bill about to be signed into law.
Anti-vaccine activists have always been violent. It’s just that today they have very big megaphones to transmit their violence.
What questions will be included in the 2020 census in the United States has become a political discussion. Back in 1880, there was one particular question that we doubt would be included today.
Political fights over vaccine requirements are not new, but they still make it difficult to fight off epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases. One such fight seems to be looming in California after Governor Gavin Newsom has expressed concerns over a recent bill aimed at reducing medical exemptions to immunization.