Anti-vaccine movement listed in the top 10 global health threats of 2019

The anti-vaccine movement, which has been born out of fraudulent research and unethical behaviour by Andrew Wakefield, has led to the reemergence of numerous infectious diseases that had previously been controlled and nearly eradicated by vaccines. Contrary to the claims of many conspiracy theorists and ‘Facebook trained doctors’ vaccines do not cause autism and are…

Obesity may undermine the effectiveness of the flu vaccine

Every year the influenza virus infects millions of people in the US and results in the death of 55,000 people, usually the elderly or sick. To combat this massive global health burden and to prevent pandemics a flu vaccine is manufactured each winter season. The World Health Organization predicts which of the strains of the…