A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.
The research, which was conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reveals that the states that have the loosest vaccine requirements have lower rates of vaccination.
Rich covered the video of the Jordanian pilot killed by ISIS, a New Jersey town’s proposal to ban sledding, and Budweiser’s attack of craft beer. He also talked to restauranteur Brian Oliveira, and attorney Tom Malone.
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Rich Zeoli talked with Ben Domenech, from the Federalist, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the political debate over mandating vaccines for children.
Rich discussed the latest contributions to the vaccine debate, the FCC’s net neutrality proposal, and talking about money with your children. He talked with Dr. William Weaver from La Salle University, Columnist Ron Lieber from the New York Times, and Ben Domenech from the Federalist.
Boehner made the comment in response to a question Tuesday about whether there’s a role for Congress on vaccines.
Rich reviewed the Super Bowl Commercials, President Obama’s most recent budget proposal and the demise of Radioshack. He also talked to former Pepsi and Apple Executive John Sculley and Columnist Christine Flowers.
Christie said he believes in the importance of vaccinations and that his children are vaccinated, then added, “But I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well so that’s the balance that the government has to decide.”
Rich discussed the Pope saying free speech has limits, another cake baking lawsuit, and the OSCAR nominations. He also talked to Dr. Mazz about the trends against vaccines and healthcare costs under the Affordable Care Act.
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To begin with, Offit said the science is clear that vaccines do not cause autism, as many groups and some celebrities insist.
Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.
It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.