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Researchers tried to test whether debates about vaccination lead to more extreme polarization and found a complete shutdown of all debate. But is their study critically flawed?
We're on the verge of driving many childhood illnesses into extinction but a group of obsessed conspiracy theorists is trying to stop us, with thousands of kids as collateral damage.
Anti-vaxers are vehemently opposed to a bill that would require doctors to explain how vaccines work on the basis that it would require them to leave their echo chambers and might sway parents on the fence to vaccinate.
We're told to be civil and careful when addressing anti-vaccines activists. But the anti-vaxxers seldom share the same view of dealing with experts and critics.
Researchers recommend a flu shot even in years when it's not very effective. Why? Because it slows the spread of the virus.
Researchers find more evidence that alternative medicine practitioners are a public health menace.
"Sure she's a public health menace, and sure she's an ignoramus. But isn't she so pretty and outspoken?"
The conspiracy web is already gripped with panic and paranoia about a nonexistent swine flu vaccine.