The Anti vaccination movement is a growing movement around the world. More parents around the world are refusing to immunise their children. These parents are not fringe dwellers. They come from all walks of life, and they are not longer just finding like-minded parents on the internet, but in their own neighbourhoods.
In a previous post I wrote about pockets of like-minded anti-vaccination parents whose children attend the same school. The influence of antivaccination campaigners against immunisation – “anti-vaxxers”, as they’re known – has been spreading. And with it, diseases like measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough.
But what triggers parents to look into and fall for the Antivaccination message? Is it a dis-trust of science? Is it a distrust of Governments, or of big corporations? Or is it simply complacency due to the fact that previous vaccination campaigns almost completely removed diseases such as measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough, and therefore they no longer see vaccinations as necessary.
The guys over at Youtube channel ‘SciShow’ have produced a great video which may shed light on the psychology of it all. Check it out below.
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