Saturday, January 8, 2011

Seth Mnookin on The Panic Virus (On The Media: Friday, 07 January 2011) from On The Media by (WNYC, New York Public Radio)

This week the British Medical Journal concluded an extensive investigation into a study that claimed a link between childhood vaccination and autism. Their conclusion? The study WAS A FRAUD. And yet, after a decade of no convincing evidence of a link, the panic remains and vaccination rates are down. Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus, explains why it’s so hard to dislodge misinformation and fear. Download the podcast here.

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