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vaccines

Public health
Searching for a vaccine against mistrust
Published Winter 2018
Outbreaks of once-controlled diseases such as measles are rising around the world. A look at the misinformation behind the growing anti-vax movement. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
Why parents refuse the HPV vaccine
Published Oct 24, 2018
Study suggests less than half of eligible recipients complete vaccine series, with perceived safety concerns the most common reason parents opt to not vaccinate
Misinformation operation
Study: Russian trolls fueled vaccine debate
Published Aug 24, 2018
Findings suggest much of the Twitter discussion about vaccines may be linked to 'malicious actors' with 'hidden agendas'
International health
Vaccines save the lives of 1.45 million children since 2000
Published June 15, 2018
Vaccines prevent pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in developing countries where disease burden is high
Epidemiology
Cholera vaccines less effective for kids than adults
Published Aug 9, 2017
Findings indicate that one dose, spread out over twice as many people, may be more effective at treating outbreaks than a traditional two-dose method / School of Public Health
Q+A
The science is clear: Vaccines are safe, effective
Published Jan 11, 2017
Public health expert Daniel Salmon discusses vaccine safety and the potential hazards posed by fewer children being vaccinated
Human biology
Sex matters
Published Dec 27, 2016
It's time clinical research trials reflect biological differences between men and women, BSPH scientist says / Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health
Zika virus
Misinformation, amplified
Published May 24, 2016
Social media conspiracy theories could undermine efforts to combat Zika virus, experts caution
Commentary
Anti-vaxx scare tactics
Published Feb 17, 2016
Anti-vaccine websites dupe parents with deceptive sound bites, junk science, conspiracy theories / Time