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In the wake of a measles outbreak, just over a decade after the CDC declared the highly contagious disease had been vanquished in America, there has been widespread condemnation of the selfish stupidity of parents who believe vaccines are somehow more dangerous than the diseases they prevent. The origins of the anti-vaxxer lunacy can be traced to a study, now discredited, that suggested a link between vaccines and autism. The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy investigates how this dangerous idea took hold, what the consequences have been to public health, and why myths and madness so often get the edge on good sense and reason.

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Sen. Josh Hawley

Screenshot from Josh Hawley's Twitter, Fox News clip.

Things have gone from "bad to worse" for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), whose devotion to President Trump wavered not at all after the deadly Capitol riot that the president incited last week, according to an analysis from The Washington Post.. But then Hawley incited the violent mob, too.

Along with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a handful of other Senate Republicans, Hawley voted against certifying the electoral votes that officially confirmed Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. At the time, Hawley's backing of the now twice-impeached president was seen as a sound political move for the little known freshman who is trying to pose as a serious 2024 presidential candidate. But now that Hawley has encountered a chorus of demands that he be removed from office, according to the Post, his ambitious plan appears to be sinking under .its own weight.

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