How Allergists Can Use Social Media to Counter False Information on Vaccines

Measles was officially declared eradicated from the United States in 2000. Unfortunately, this status was temporary with measles outbreaks currently impacting multiple countries. In 2019, the World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy a top-ten global health threat.1 Ever since Edward Jenner developed the world ’s first successful smallpox injection, vocal segments of the population have resisted vaccines. Two original themes of the 1800’s persist among today’s anti-vaccine advocates: misguided perception that vaccines cause more harm than the diseases they prevent and the association of mandatory va ccine programs to achieve herd immunity.
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Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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