As a measles outbreak continues to rage across the US, at least 4 California physicians are being investigated for giving “questionable” vaccine exemptions.   The CDC says medical vaccine exemptions should be rare and reserved for severe conditions. The complainant—chief of…

The human papillomavirus vaccine may be worth getting through age 45, according to the findings of a CDC advisory panel revealed yesterday, The Washington Post reports. Every year in the US, HPV-related cancers afflict some 17,500 women and 9,300 men, many of them…

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

The US reached a grim milestone yesterday: 1,001 measles cases this year in the country’s worst outbreak since 1992, the CDC announced. It renewed calls for parents to stop shunning vaccines, Reuters reports.

Each May, the World Health Assembly brings a whirlwind of global health debate and discussion to the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, was there again this year to advocate the organization’s…

Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning.  But one mattered more than most: Pakistan.

It wasn’t so much the message as the messenger.  “Vaccines are some of the most thoroughly tested medical products we have. Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.” No one in Salle XXIII at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday afternoon was expecting anything…

Laurie Garrett has some advice for everyone working in public health and global health: “Never let your guard down.”

From 2013-2017 the US government paid some $229 million per year to patients who claimed vaccines harmed them. For any other drug, manufacturers would be liable for harm done. But decades ago the possibility of bank-breaking lawsuits discouraged drugmakers from getting…

An Ebola outbreak rages. Prices of medicines and vaccines continue to climb skyward. Health care costs force 100 million people into extreme poverty. The globe’s preeminent health organization has been massively reorganized—and needs a new budget. Delegates to the 72nd…