"Declining vaccination rates not only reflect a great forgetting; they also reveal a population that suffers from overconfidence in its own amateur knowledge." This, by , is important
Really provocative piece by on the measles outbreak as a symptom of the American cult of individuality
Powerful article in on how declining vaccination rates not only suggest that contemporary America suffers from a dangerous lack of historical memory; but an overconfidence in amateur knowledge. Thank you for writing.
Every story I read about vaccine-denial is an illuminating kernel into human behavior. This latest about it being a product (among other factors) of parents only looking out for their own kids is telling of the kind of society we are becoming.
What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good
Historical amnesia and individualism have contributed to diminished trust in government, writes —and all three conditions help explain measles’ return
How individualism, historical amnesia and distrust of government brought measles back to America
This is the best thing I have read on #measles all year. And as a health journalist I have read a LOT on it. A must-read by for
The return of measles reflects our broader disinvestment in the public goods that sustain health. Ending this disease means recognizing the social + political roots of health and how they are shaped by our collective buy-in. v
“Declining vaccination rates not only reflect a great forgetting; they also reveal a population that suffers from overconfidence in its own amateur knowledge.” - ⁦
"What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America" by #vaccineswork "Declining vaccination rates not only reflect a great forgetting; they also reveal a population that suffers from overconfidence in its own amateur knowledge."
"Most of the parents who are today skipping or delaying their children’s combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine don’t remember life with measles, much less that it used to kill more children than drowning does today" Long, but read in full.
What the 'Measles Epidemic' really says about America reflecting historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, & a lack of concern for public good #PublicHealth 💉 #VaccinesWork #HerdImmunity 🔬 #BeWiseAndImmunize
The return of #measles - a vanquished disease - reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good. #publichealth
Why Is Measles Back? A combination of 3 factors: historical amnesia, individualism and diminished trust in government. We need to discuss this at every #publichealth, #healthliteracy and #healthpromotion conference - local, national and international
Really interesting take by ⁦⁩ “The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good.”
"Indeed, the best predictor of someone’s view of vaccines is not their political ideology, but their trust in government and their openness to conspiracy theories."
Must-read on the current distrust for science in the US by . "If Americans won’t take expert advice about something as scientifically proven as the benefits of vaccinating their children, what other life-and-death advice will they ignore?"
Great read! points out that historical amnesia, individualism & increased distrust in govt help explain measles’ return. I am 100% for vaccines, but now mulling over thoughts that innovation in healthcare based on questioning the status quo.
Interesting article - Historical amnesia and individualism have contributed to diminished trust in government, writes —and all three conditions help explain measles’ return
#Measles in America - historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good
Public Health is Sociology. A good read by for The Atlantic #VaccinesSaveLives 👉🏾
What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America By
We need to debate : In many ways, the post-1960s emphasis on autonomy and personal choice has been liberating. But it can threaten #publichealth
This article from in is brilliant - on vaccinations and so much more. A must-read (and very concerning).
"The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good." 🤔🤔🤔 Excellent read via . #publichealth #publicpolicy #GCReg
It’s common knowledge that the American measles outbreak is spurred by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. But what cultural phenomena led to this?
Caution ... Dark Age Ahead ...
Rational description of the misinformation/vaccine problem. Mistrust in authority & irrational belief in individual expertise. .
What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America: The return of a vanquished disease reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good via
What the #Measles Epidemic Really Says About America, by via ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #antivax #vaccination
“If Americans won’t take expert advice about something as scientifically proven as the benefits of vaccinating their children, what other life-and-death advice will they ignore?”
“Most parents who are today skipping or delaying their children’s combined #MMR vaccine don’t remember life w/#measles, much less that it used to kill more children than drowning does today... The key is determined, deliberate action to turn the tide.”
the fact that "openness to conspiracy theories" bears on one's acceptance of the value of #vaccines is testament to a growing culture of primitivism and unreason
What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America
Hate, measles, interest on cash and gold are all hitting multi year highs ...seems like a perfect time to leverage up to stocks says Fat Nixon. I say probably a good time to be more selective with new positions.
"why are a growing number of American parents refusing vaccines?...One answer is that contemporary America suffers from a dangerous lack of historical memory"
Historical amnesia and individualism have contributed to diminished trust in government, writes —and all three conditions help explain measles’ return
"Declining vaccination rates not only reflect a great forgetting," writes Peter Beinart. "They also reveal a population that suffers from overconfidence in its own amateur knowledge."
Why Is #Measles Back? Technology may improve; science may advance. But the fading of lessons that once seemed obvious should give pause to those who believe history naturally bends toward progress.
A great forgetting: “AIDS would not have ravaged America as fully as it did without institutionalized homophobia...” Yes. And also if ideologues had not pretended that everyone was at equal risk. We cannot let science be thwarted by ideology.
«The best predictor of someone’s view of vaccines is not their political ideology, but their trust in government and their openness to conspiracy theories.»