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Kyle Yasuda, MD, FAAP
November 8, 2019

One week ago today, an episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher" opened with an interview that included disproved theories and unfounded fears about vaccines. Ordinarily, I would not feel compelled to blog about a 10-minute Bill Maher interview and I don’t watch the show. But these are not ordinary times. Misinformation is repeated and amplified rapidly across platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and we knew about Mr. Maher’s comments almost immediately.

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