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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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James Murdoch

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul and right-wing supporter Rupert Murdoch, quietly put approximately $100 million into his non-profit organization, Quadrivium, and used the funds to invest in a number of left-wing political groups prior to the 2020 election.

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