Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us by Paul A. Offit

By Paul A. Offit

In 2010, California suffered the biggest and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, sometimes called “whooping cough,” in additional than fifty years. This tragedy was once avoidable. a good vaccine has been on hand because the Nineteen Forties. in recent times different illnesses, like measles and mumps, have additionally made a comeback. the cause of those epidemics will be traced to a bunch whose vocal proponents insist, regardless of facts on the contrary, that vaccines are poison. thus, 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 flow. What he unearths is a reminder of the ability of clinical wisdom, and the damage we danger if we forget about it.

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