A recent survey examined the relationship between opposition to vaccines, belief in conspiracy theories, and other factors. The results suggest that we may need to modify how we address concerns about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Found at: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/anti-vaccine-sentiment-associated-with-belief-in-conspiracy-theories/
There is a type of "vaccine injury" story promoted by the antivaccine movement that is particularly pernicious, a narrative I call "death by Gardasil." The stories, which use tenuous connections between vaccination against HPV to prevent cervical cancer and the unexpected death of a teen or young adult, are always tragic, and you can't help but feel incredible empathy for the parents. However, none of these stories constitute compelling evidence that Gardasil kills young people. Basically, antivaxers exploit the grief of these parents and their understandable desire to find a cause for their child's demise to demonize HPV vaccinations as dangerous and deadly. Found at: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/death-gardasil-not-so-fast/
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Even as the flu season, with its consequent hospitalizations and deaths, rages on, chiropractors are outdoing themselves in promoting anti-vaccine ideology at this year’s “Freedom for Family Wellness 2018 Summit Washington,...
Facebook has become a major hub by which antivaccine messages are propagated. A recent study examines the characteristics of antivaccine groups on Facebook and comes to some not-so-startling conclusions. Found at: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-characteristics-of-antivaccine-networks-on-facebook/