Skimm This: Anti-vaxxers, HIV Treatment, and Kylie Jenner


PUBLISHED MAR 5, 2019


It’s March 5th. Happy Mardi Gras. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Anti-vaxxers are kind of having a moment right now. Today, we’ll go deep on the movement: how it started, how it’s connected to recent measles outbreaks, and why you’ve been hearing about it again lately.

  • Today, London doctors said that a patient appears to be HIV-free after treatment. But the medical community isn’t popping the champagne just yet. We’ll break down how this fits into the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS.

  • It’s Mardi Gras. Beads will be flying. And New Orleans will be seeing lots of purple, gold, and green. Emphasis on the green. We’ll tell you what we mean by that.

  • And Kylie Jenner is seeing dollar signs. She’s the youngest member of Forbes’ billionaires club. At 21 years old.

theSkimm: You’ve been hearing a lot about the anti-vaccination movement. We’ll give you the context behind the headlines. In other health news, doctors in London say they’ve helped a second HIV patient beat the virus. But they want you to read the fine print. Also on today’s episode: locals in New Orleans might have found a way to put the green icing on the (king) cake, and 21-year-old Kylie Jenner is making money moves.

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