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Vaccinations are a cornerstone of modern medicine
The Philippine Star

Anti-Vaxx Global: How A Social-Media-Borne Contagion Is Spreading

PARIS — Ebola. Toxic air pollution. The HIV epidemic. Given the plethora of health problems we face, all-but-eradicated diseases like measles, polio and smallpox should be the least of our concerns.

And yet, due to what the World Health Organization (WHO) calls "vaccine hesitancy" — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — those bygone illnesses are making a comeback. And it's a serious problem, so much so that WHO opted to include vaccine hesitancy in its latest "top 10" list of global health threats.

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