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Pete Buttigieg Backpedals On Vaccine Exemptions

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg flubbed a response to questions about vaccines, backpedaling from initially expressing support for some personal and religious exemptions. BuzzFeed News asked all of the Democratic presidential candidates about their views on vaccines, amid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week declaring the United States’ largest measles outbreak […]

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Teen Who Defied Anti-Vaxx Mom To Testify Before Congress About Vaccine Misinformation

An Ohio teenager who made headlines earlier this month for defying his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs will testify about his experience before a congressional committee on Tuesday. Ethan Lindenberger, 18, tweeted that he’s looking forward to discussing the spread of vaccine misinformation at the Senate health committee’s coming hearing on preventable disease outbreaks. “I grew up […]

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U.S. May Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws If States Don't, FDA Head Says

The federal government may step in to enforce drug vaccinations if states don’t do a better job, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief said. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, speaking to CNN on Tuesday, knocked “certain states” for granting “wide exemptions” to vaccine mandates after an outbreak of measles, once eliminated in the U.S., erupted in Washington […]