"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
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Source: Wikimedia Commons Vaccination for childhood diseases like Measles and Whooping Cough was one of the most significant public health victories of the second half of the 20th Century. When I was in elementary school in the 1970s, these diseases had been relegated to the past. But two factors caused a change in some parents’ willingness to vaccinate their kids. The first was the observation of a particular form of regressive autism in which children started to develop normally and then showed signs of autism. Because vaccines are something given to children around that age, some parents began to question whether there was a link between vaccines and autism. Second, a single study claimed to demonstrate a link between vaccination and autism. That study has since been found to have been wrong. Furthermore, a lot of research done after this initial study failed to find any link between autism and vaccination. Yet, many parents have continued to avoid vaccinating … [Read more...] about Why Does Misinformation Continue to Affect Thinking?
close Video Gutfeld: Biden offers message of 'unify then crucify' 'Gutfeld!' panel analyzes differing media reactions to the president's speech and Sen. Tim Scott's response So here's something weird: everyone who attended Joe Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night was fully vaccinated , yet we all saw a near-empty room full of fearful eyeballs darting above their masks like a room full of coked-up surgeons (though it did remind me of his campaign rallies). Mind you, I would wear a mask, too, to just cover the smell of bulls---. I mean, did you hear this? BIDEN: And we won't ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today. White supremacist terrorism. We're not going to ignore that either. Well, that's a first, telling the American public that the problem is within the American public. My feeling is that if you're supposed to be the … [Read more...] about Greg Gutfeld: The mainstream media casts Tim Scott as a White supremacist