Is Congress About to Reduce Funding for Bioterrorism Vaccines?

In 2004, Congress passed the Project BioShield Act—a ten-year, $5.6 billion fund for purchasing vaccines to use in the event of a bioterrorist attack. But, faced with budget constraints and perceptions of a decreased terrorist threat, Congress is having second thoughts about how it funds the program. » 6/27/14 1:20pm 6/27/14 1:20pm

Vaccine Refusal Has Helped Drive U.S. Measles Cases To A 20-Year High

It's only May, and already America has seen 288 cases of measles. That's the highest number of reported cases since the disease was officially eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, and the highest number reported in the first five months of a year since 1994. Why the resurgence? Unvaccinated U.S. residents. » 5/30/14 2:00pm 5/30/14 2:00pm

The Real Reasons that Parents Have Stopped Vaccinating Their Kids

Scientists have a lot of theories — not a lot of them flattering — about why some people have stopped vaccinating their children. But those are just theories. If we want to save lives, it's time for us to figure out what's really causing this outbreak of vaccine hesitancy, and do something about it. » 4/25/14 5:21pm 4/25/14 5:21pm