New York (The Verge) — An Ohio teenager helped school Congress on fighting anti-vax misinformation theverge.com/2019/3/5/18251….
The US Senate held a hearing discussing ways to promote accurate information about vaccines, amid a resurgence of measles outbreaks and declining inoculation rates.
This is the second recent congressional hearing about vaccines, held amid a resurgence of measles outbreaks across the country, including a public health emergency in Clark County, Washington. Unlike last week’s House of Representatives hearing, which stalled briefly after audience members shouted at speakers, the mood in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was calm. Nearly every committee member supported stricter legal mandates for vaccines — although Senator Rand Paul condemned the idea, saying legal force was not “consistent with the liberty our forefathers sought when they came to America.” (Paul noted that he personally supports vaccination.) — Adi Robertson/@verge