Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
In 2014, California suffered the largest and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” in more than fifty years. This tragedy was avoidable. An effective vaccine has been available since the 1940s. In recent years other diseases, like measles and mumps, have also made a comeback. The reason for these epidemics can be traced to a group whose vocal proponents insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that vaccines are poison. As a consequence, parents and caretakers are rejecting vaccines for themselves and their families.
In Deadly Choices, infectious-disease expert Paul Offit takes a look behind the curtain of the anti-vaccine movement. What he finds is a reminder of the power of scientific knowledge, and the harm we risk if we ignore it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
It continues to perplex and terrify me that there are people who live among us who don't vaccinate their children due to lies, misinformation and woeful, horrible ignorance. To these kinds of people I ... Read full review
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Vaccines have proven to be one of the most successful public health measures ever undertaken. They have virtually eliminated terrible diseases such as polio and small pox and have prevented untold ... Read full review
CHAPTER 2 This England
CHAPTER 3 A Crude Brew
CHAPTER 4 Roulette Redux
CHAPTER 5 Make the Angels Weep
CHAPTER 6 Justice
CHAPTER 7 Past Is Prologue
CHAPTER 8 Tragedy of the Commons
CHAPTER 9 The Mean Season