A group of people opposing a New Jersey bill that would outlaw religious or "personal belief" exemptions for vaccines required for schools reportedly refused to leave a transit meeting Monday after being told they were at the wrong hearing.
Richard M. CarpianoPotential omitted variable bias in social movements research on protest effectiveness: protester-location mismatch #soctwitter
Despite opposition, a bill that would eliminate NJ's religious exemption to required childhood vaccines, by the Senate Health Committee, 6-4.
Richard M. CarpianoNJ vax bill protest unsurprising in ways:
-Black stickers "My God My Body My Right Vote No S2173/A3818.”
-GOP Sen. w/libertarian lines: not matter of "med. sci but of const. rights...their right to be wrong...(&) follow their own conscience.”
The grocery store promotes itself as a mecca for healthy living. The checkout aisle tells another story.
Richard M. CarpianoThorough piece by @themadstone
nicely shows how anti-vaccine ideas part of a broader (concerning) wellness lifestyle that @WholeFoods promotes via an extensive amount of bunk health products--to an educated, more affluent customer base (esp women). #medsoc
ALBANY - An Albany judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of New York's controversial new school vaccination requirements.
Richard M. CarpianoNY vaccination law: "Albany County Supreme Court Justice Denise Hartman said events leading up to the law's passage 'all lead to the inexorable conclusion' that the (religious exemption) repeal was driven by public health concerns, not religious animus."
In the 1940s and ’50s, the general public understood and agreed upon Keynesian economic principles. Today, we can learn a lot from the popularizing efforts that led to that consensus and long-lasting economic success.
Young people begin college wanting to make the world a better place. But somewhere along the way their idealism is diverted by corporate America, writes Anand Giridharadas in this extract from his new book Winners Take All, out today.
A ProPublica review finds many UC health science professors do not fully disclose outside income as required. The UC system requires them to turn over such earnings above a certain cap.
Richard M. CarpianoTo these UC clinical profs: Thanks for making others' jobs harder.
Signed, Prof who studies vaccine hesitancy (tied to mistrust of medical field), teaches at relatively underfunded campus in UC sys. (in era w/tenuous support of higher ed), & is CA taxpayer
Richard M. Carpiano“When you see a seasoned dr. w/ 20-30 yrs under his or her belt & they say: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’ & they are in tears, you know that this is having an impact." Best overview story I've seen to date of the Samoan measles outbreak.