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Vaccination news and analysis from The Nation
January 28, 2020
Trump Acts Like a Mafia Don—and GOP Senators Yawn
Day by day, tweet by presidential tweet, the country retreats from its democratic premise, yet the grandees of the GOP decline to intervene.
January 24, 2020
The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases
In a bout of bipartisan neglect, Washington has cut billions from our public-health infrastructure over the past decade.
December 13, 2019
ICE Is Everywhere, So Is Never Again Action
In coordinated actions this week, activists have rallied, marched, and engaged in civil disobedience as part of protests that spotlight ICE abuses.
June 20, 2017
The Government Created This Zika Vaccine. Why Should Big Pharma Reap the Profits?
Lawmakers are concerned that giving a drug company a monopoly on the promising vaccine could make it unaffordable.
May 19, 2016
Interview With Rio’s Dr. Rodrigo Brindeiro on Controlling Zika and the Olympics
A leading doctor makes it clear: You don’t control Zika by canceling the Olympics. You do it by controlling the mosquito.
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March 12, 2015
Rand Paul, Vaccinations and the (Not So) Secret History of White Supremacy
The senator’s confusion over the smallpox vaccine is symptomatic of libertarian confusion over the history of slavery.
March 4, 2015
The Truth About the Measles
The return of the world’s most contagious disease.
February 19, 2015
What the Anti-Vax Movement Doesn’t Tell You About Measles
As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.
February 3, 2015
The GOP’s Embrace of Anti-Vaxxers Reveals the Craziness Gap in American Politics
A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.
January 14, 2015
Inoculation as Metaphor
is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.