articles tagged: vaccination
in one ear and out the other: are views on vaccination really immune to influence?
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in one ear and out the other: are views on vaccination really immune to influence?

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?

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays
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world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays

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.

that depends on your definition of informed…
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that depends on your definition of informed…

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.

when you don’t have anything nice to say…
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when you don’t have anything nice to say…

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.

statistics, vaccines, and viral evolution
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statistics, vaccines, and viral evolution

Researchers recommend a flu shot even in years when it's not very effective. Why? Because it slows the spread of the virus.

does alt med equal fewer vaccinations?
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does alt med equal fewer vaccinations?

Researchers find more evidence that alternative medicine practitioners are a public health menace.

a wink, a smile and a quack…
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a wink, a smile and a quack…

"Sure she's a public health menace, and sure she's an ignoramus. But isn't she so pretty and outspoken?"

well, that didn’t take long…
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well, that didn’t take long…

The conspiracy web is already gripped with panic and paranoia about a nonexistent swine flu vaccine.