Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All


In 2014, California suffered the most important and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, sometimes called “whooping cough,” in additional than fifty years. This tragedy was once avoidable. a good vaccine has been to be had because the Nineteen Forties. in recent times different ailments, like measles and mumps, have additionally made a comeback. the cause of those epidemics could be traced to a gaggle whose vocal proponents insist, regardless of proof on the contrary, that vaccines are poison. for that reason, mom and dad and caretakers are rejecting vaccines for themselves and their families.

In Deadly Choices, infectious-disease professional Paul Offit takes a glance backstage of the anti-vaccine move. What he unearths is a reminder of the facility of clinical wisdom, and the damage we hazard if we forget about it.

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