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Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start -- and Why They Don't Go Away by [Heidi J. Larson]
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In Stuck, anthropologist Heidi Larson explains why debunking vaccine misinformation with logic, reason, and scientific facts are not nearly enough. By viewing vaccine refusal as a cultural movement, Larson explains how it is only through understanding the root causes of false beliefs about vaccines that we can begin to change them. A compelling guide on how to treat the disease and not the symptoms. (Paul A. Offit, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

Vaccine hesitancy has emerged as a major 21st-century public health threat, resulting in declines in vaccine coverage and the return of serious or even deadly infections such as measles or pertussis. Now more than ever we have to be concerned about the impact of misinformation and rumors on the acceptance of new vaccines for these conditions. Heidi Larson's book provides important insights to help us navigate these difficulties. (Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine)

Heidi Larson's excellent new book looks at why vaccine rumors cannot simply be put to rest with more evidence and debunking. As she compellingly argues, emotions and sentiments take on lives of their own, spreading between sympathetic individuals and propagating. Fear, mistrust, and anger all play key roles in vaccine denialism, and to ignore these factors is to badly misdiagnose why people do not vaccinate. To change the denier, Larson argues, one must change the ecosystem of doubt and mistrust they live in. (Cailin O'Connor, Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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HEIDI J. LARSON, PhD, is Professor of Anthropology, Risk, and Decision Science and Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; she holds a concurrent position as Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington. She was previously an Associate Professor in International Development at Clark University and a Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Population and Development Studies. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • File size : 668 KB
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  • Print length : 199 pages
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B08B8TJ19G
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press; 1st edition (1 July 2020)
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