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Anti Vaccination

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Our health depends on eliminating stigma and misinformation

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In 2000, the United States declared a huge milestone: Measles had been eliminated from the U.S. population. This was a massive public health victory over a ridiculously contagious and potentially deadly disease, and it resulted largely from the development of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, which first became available in the 1960s.

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