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The Science of Anti-Vaccination

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Published on Feb 19, 2015

Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as making terrible, irrational decisions. Instead of doing that, let’s use science to understand why this is happening in the first place.

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Sources:
Meta-Analysis of the Safety of Vaccines: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org...
The Internet and the Psychology of Vaccination Decisions: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewA...
Naturalness Bias: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18...
Omission Bias and Vaccines: http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/14/2/118
Difficulty in changing minds once they’re made: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org...
Onset Patterns of Autism: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
Bad is Stronger than Good - Negativity Bias: http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/715...
Parental Vaccine Decision Making: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24...
Read more about Risk Perception: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_pe...
And Explanatory Style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explana...
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/au...

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