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Three Scenarios For The Coronavirus

Experts are making wildly different predictions about the future of the coronavirus. "We are at the blind-men-feeling-the-elephant stage of this outbreak.”

How Anti-Science Forces Thrive On Facebook

Welcome to the corner of the internet that’s hell-bent on convincing you that GMOs are poisonous, vaccines cause autism, and climate change is a government-sponsored hoax. The message is traveling far and wide.

Trump Moves To Challenge Vaccine Science

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who published a controversial book about the preservatives in vaccines being dangerous for children, will chair a commission on vaccine safety. Scientists reject his views.

Whatever Happened To The Surgeon General?

The new surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, is making headlines in appearances with Elmo and Joe Biden. He has high hopes of revolutionizing American public health — but might be doomed by the powerlessness of his office.

The Pentagon Is Putting Big Money Into Synthetic Biology

Genetically engineered bacteria, bionic limbs, and synthetic vaccines will help the U.S. build a more powerful military, according to DARPA, the Pentagon’s futuristic research arm. The agency’s renewed interest in biology comes despite scientists’ recent warnings about genetic engineering and deadly disease bugs.

Anti-Vaccination Arizona Doctor Is Under Investigation

Though complaints have been filed with the Arizona medical board against Jack Wolfson, a Phoenix cardiologist who has been vocal about the "dangers" of vaccines, his supporters continue to rally around him on Facebook.

Ben Carson On Vaccinations: We Shouldn't Allow Diseases To Return

"Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country and we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them."

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