The authors of this article believe one of the reasons vaccination meets resistance – in spite of overwhelming evidence – is fear of the unknown. What is the real cause of autism? Since we don’t know, it’s shrouded in mystery.
So what’s the solution?
“Research suggests that getting disease outbreaks into the public discourse could increase vaccination rates,” they write. “Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University, studied how vaccination rates across the U.S. change after pertussis outbreaks. She found that children were more likely to get vaccinated after an outbreak.”
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