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PseudoscienceThe Conspiracy Against Science$
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Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037426

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001

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The Anti-Vaccine Movement: A Litany of Fallacy and Errors

The Anti-Vaccine Movement: A Litany of Fallacy and Errors

(p.195) 8 The Anti-Vaccine Movement: A Litany of Fallacy and Errors

Jonathan Howard

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

The MIT Press

Vaccines have tremendous benefits and low risks. In spite of that, a vocal minority argues against using them. This chapter examines the type of arguments made by anti-vaccine leaders and activists, and demonstrates how and why they are misleading.

Keywords:   vaccination, fallacy, anti-vaxxer, disease, immunity

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