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This video comes in amidst the social media storm of hysteria, encircling measles, and whether or not people are getting the vaccination, or not. It seeks to explain what it is, its symptoms, how bad it can be, and how the immune system reacts to it. Wonder what the anti-vaxxers will make of this! 

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Doctor's Office Calls Out Anti-Vaxxer Beliefs With Slideshow Of Their Own

This doctor's office is NOT messing around when it comes to broadcasting their rules to the population of anti-vaxxers outside their door. They make it clear that their doors are not open to anyone who has actively chosen to not receive the measles vaccination. And if their slides aren't enough to sway any minds undecided on vaccination, then take a peek at this heartfelt Roald Dahl letter. I imagine their unapologetically, fortified stance on vaccinations, and whether people choose or choose not to receive them, has stirred up a ruckus in the community of anti-vaxxers. 

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Heartbreaking Roald Dahl Letter Urges People to Vaccinate Against Measles

In 1986, the legendary author wrote this letter about the passing of his daughter 24 years earlier. This message still resonates today as a reminder of the dangers of not taking steps against the preventable disease. It's a bit of a shame that this message from almost 40 years ago is still relevant, but here we are.

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23 Popular Things That Have Been Around Forever

Nothing is new and everything is a lie! Release your inner hipster by telling people that all these things existed before they got trendy. Resent people for not liking things correctly!

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People Whose Occupations Demand A Flu Vaccine Are Trying to Lie About Having Taken It

Flu shots are recommended for anyone working in the healthcare industry. Some jobs make this a requirement. These folks are trying to game the system.

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Anti-vaxxers just got schooled by a little red muppet.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Sesame Street and The Daily Dot have teamed up in a new PSA about why vaccinations are so important.

In the 3-minute clip, Murthy explains to Elmo, who initially isn’t so keen on getting a shot, why he needs one if he wants to stay healthy. He compares it to wearing a bicycle helmet or carrying an umbrella when it rains.

Murthy talked more about the collaboration on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog:

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools we have for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but they also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Among children in the U.S. born between 1994 and 2013, routine vaccinations will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.

And they both took a little dig at the anti-vaxxer movement at the end of the video.

“That was so easy. Why doesn’t everybody get a vaccination,” he says.

“That’s a good question Elmo,” Murthy replies.

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Ponder for a moment the kind of mental fortitude and character it takes for someone to say "I'm not going to beat myself up for it" in the face of all this.