Fact-Checking the Anti-Vaxxers

Trust in vaccines is eroding to the point that they could become useless, warned an important editorial in The New York Times this past weekend.
 
Online, “anti-vaccine propaganda has outpaced pro-vaccine public health information”—and defense against the onslaught is too weak, the editorial board wrote. The imbalance calls for a stepped-up response—including toughening up on nonmedical exemptions, taking aim at easily refutable arguments from anti-vaxxers, and monitoring and addressing anti-vaccine rumors before they go viral.
 
The Quote: “Scientists, especially, are uncomfortable with black-and-white statements, because science is all about nuance. But, in the case of vaccines, there are some hard truths that deserve to be trumpeted.”

The New York Times (editorial)
 
Thanks for the tip, Bill Moss!

 

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