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.
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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