80 Anti-Vaccine Bills Have Been Introduced in State Legislatures

“Across the country, Republican lawmakers have drafted a pile of anti-vaccine mandate bills this year, chipping away at a foundational health practice for the last half-century. More than 80 anti-vaccine bills have been introduced in state legislatures, according to academics tracking the phenomenon, dwarfing the number of countervailing pro-vaccine bills. Public health experts are preparing for an all-out war on school mandates and other vaccine measures in states like Texas.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

2 thoughts on “80 Anti-Vaccine Bills Have Been Introduced in State Legislatures

  1. This VOX article is do disparaging of anyone who questions official narratives that, while they do mention anti-vaccine legislation, they quite obviously consider supporters of such legislation dangerous neanderthals……

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