While there are several common challenges that help explain why vaccination rates in the Philippines aren’t up to where public health officials say they need to be, there’s another reason behind the outbreak. The country suffered a major vaccine scandal two years ago that has left many Filipinos distrustful, even fearful of vaccines

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Findings suggest much of the online discussion about vaccines may be linked to ‘malicious actors’ with ‘hidden agendas’

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Fitzgerald’s depature came less than a full day after Politico revealed she had bought stock in a tobacco company a day after taking her job

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Two polio vaccinators — a mother-daughter team — were shot dead in Pakistan on Thursday, the first time in two years that the polio eradication drive had been shaken by assassinations

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What Happened Next?

October 30, 2017

“It’s my hope this will spur both the university and the Berman Institute to take bioethics at Johns Hopkins to the next level,” Dracopoulos said in an announcement naming Ruth Faden the inaugural directorship recipient. Has the Berman Institute of Bioethics met Dracopoulos’ challenge? Rising visited with Faden, who held the directorship until 2016, and Jeffrey Kahn, who currently serves in the role, to find out

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It took an outbreak, a mathematical model and a new law to get immunization rates up in California

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Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, called the new ads “awesome,” saying, “Let’s tell people, these are the realities, and here’s something you can do to prevent cancer in your child, and it’s not very hard.”

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Many of the ads feature patients who have been helped by new medicines, and company scientists working on drug development. Others highlight the financial assistance companies provide to the poor and uninsured, through copay assistance and free-drug programs

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