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Authorities Plan Strategic Attack of Anti-Vaccine “Myths”
By Daily Bell Staff – March 31, 2016
One promising new approach is to keep track of the vaccine myths circulating in cyberspace and rebut each one as it appears. This requires tracking information from search engines and following anti-vaccination websites and parents’ forums. – Economist
The battle against anti-vaccine websites and individuals is about to intensify.
Rather than fighting on just a PR front, authorities are now planning a strategic offensive against anti-vaccine “myths” as they appear. The idea is to combat these supposed myths one by one in a concerted fashion.
According to the Economist article:
Many [parents] were shaken by a claim, later debunked, that there was a link between autism and the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
The only problem is. The Economist is wrong. The…