Liz Szabo is an author at Religion News Service.
California governor signs vaccine law barring religious exemptions for most kids
California children will no longer be able to skip the shots normally required to attend school because of their parents’ religious or personal objections.
How Kent Brantly survived Ebola: Intense medical care — and prayer
(RNS) The hospital performed extensive blood and urine tests on both patients and consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before deciding the two missionaries were ready to be released. Experts have said it’s not possible to conclude that Zmapp cured their disease.
Ethicists criticize treatment of brain-dead patients
(RNS) Many doctors are questioning continued medical procedures on a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead nearly a month ago, calling interventions to provide nutrition to a dead body wrong and unethical.
Latest measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch
(RNS) An infectious disease expert says a measles outbreak at a Texas megachurch — with low vaccination rates and a pastor who’s been critical of vaccines — is a “classic example of how measles is being reintroduced.”