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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SKEPTOID: VACCINE DENIAL. WHEN IGNORANCE AND IRRATIONALITY BECOMES FASHIONABLE.

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Skeptoid #662: VACCINE DENIAL: FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS
They are considered the greatest single advancement in the history of medicine, responsible for saving more lives than all other public health measures combined. And yet, stunningly, vaccines are also the victim of the most successful misinformation campaigns and conspiracy theories in modern history, resulting in countless preventable deaths. Vaccine denial is rampant, and has been since the very beginning. Today we're going to look at the history of vaccine denial, when and how it began, why it persists today — and perhaps most importantly, how we can realistically hope to help move deniers toward acceptance of this crucial protection. by Brian Dunning
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