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From: NPR

Psychological Biases Play A Part In Vaccination Decisions


With the recent outbreak of measles originating from Disneyland, there’s been no shortage of speculation, accusation and recrimination concerning why some people won’t vaccinate their children. There’s also been some — but only some — more historically and psychologically informed discussion.

Some people’s motivation for skipping vaccines likely comes from persistent misinformation and, in particular, the unfounded belief that there’s a link between vaccines and autism. And, as Adam Frank pointed out in a post last week, vaccinations also play into a larger cultural conversation about science and its place in society.

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