EPISODE 5 - PRO/ANTI VACCINATION
"Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and part of the academic team at Staffordshire University as a Lecturer in Psychology. His current research is continuing to explore the consequences of conspiracy theories, whilst testing tools to address their potential harmful impact."
"An award-winning journalist and novelist. His work has appeared in titles such as The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Times Magazine and Esquire. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books and teaches popular journalism and storytelling classes in London."
Screenshots of anti-vaccination posters around the internet.
"There are stupid people in the world. There are stupid people that threaten the health of those around us. Let us point and laugh at them."
"Unite with us as people who advocate for immunisation."
"This is a group for vaccine debate and discussion. Pro, anti, and undecided are all welcome here."
"Devoted to helping others understand why to oppose mandatory vaccination legislation and how to get involved".
Vaccine Injury Info
Site about vaccine injuries, including doctors' and parents' perspectives.
"Daily web newspaper of the autism epidemic".
Website founded by Larry Cook, campaigning for the end of mandatory vaccinations.
"Alliance for Natural Health International is an internationally active non-governmental organisation promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. Our catch cry is ‘love nature, live naturally’."
"Voices for Vaccines (VFV) is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease."
The NHS' official advice and information about vaccines.
Timeline of vaccines given to children in the UK.
"The History of Vaccines explores the role of immunization in the human experience and examines its continuing contributions to public health."
STUDIES & RESEARCH
Association of moral values with vaccine hesitancy (2017) Amin et al, Nature Human Behaviour
Prevention is better than cure: Addressing anti-vaccine conspiracy theories (2017) Daniel Jolley and Karen Douglas.
Countering antivaccination attitudes (2015) Horne et al.
The Politics of Prevention: Anti-Vaccinationism and Public Health in Nineteenth Century England (1988) Dorothy Porter and Roy Porter.
Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine: Through a glass, darkly (1998) Andrew Wakefield
The spreading of misinformation online (2016) Del Vicario et al
PRESS & ARTICLES
Michigan mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son, BBC News. 5 Oct 2017.
World Immunisation Week: The rise of the anti-vaccine movement and what it means for public health, Kashmira Gander, The Independent. 27 April 2017.
Homeopathy 'quackery' should be cut from NHS, campaigners urge after studies find it ineffective, Kashmira Gander, The Independent. 22 Feb 2017.
Anti-vaxxers have embraced social media. We’re paying for fake news with real lives, Dr Seth Berkley, Spectator Health. 28 June 2017.
What makes some parents fall for anti-vaccine messaging, Julia Belluz, Vox. 5 Dec 2017.
There have been nearly 50 cases of measles in three months in Greater Manchester, Claire Miller, Manchester Evening News. 5 April 2018.
The deadly and persistent myths of the anti-vaccination movement, Ashitha Nagesh, Metro. 21 Jan 2018.
Here's The One Thing Scientists Have Found Will Change Anti-Vaxxers Minds, Fiona Macdonald, Science Alert. 24 Dec 2017.
Is there such a thing as a “schadenfreude face”?, Discover Magazine. 22 Oct 2014.
The Neurology of Schadenfreude, Association for Psychological Science. 1 Feb 2011.
'Taking them down fuels it more': why conspiracy theories are unstoppable, Sam Levin, The Guardian. 28 Feb 2018.
Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Twitter to Manipulate a Vaccine Bill, Renee Diresta and Gilad Lotan, WIRED. 8 June 2016.
How Anti-Vaxxers Could Help Decide Italy's Election, Tara John, TIME. 28 Feb 2018.
Anti-vaxxer effect on vaccination rates is exaggerated, Samantha Vanderslott, The Conversation. 13 March 2018.
Doctors should fight irrational movement against vaccination, Ruairi Hanley, The Irish Times. 13 June 2017.
'No jab, no pay': thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts, The Guardian. 31 July 2016.
Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in his notoriety, Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post. 30 Jan 2015.
Facebook makes us more narrow-minded, study finds, Victoria Ward, The Telegraph. 7 Jan 2016.
France to make vaccination mandatory from 2018 as it is 'unacceptable children are still dying of measles', Katie Forster, The Independent. 5 July 2017.
Why are vaccination rates in England falling? Robert Dingwall, The Conversation. 12 Sept 2016.
No, Your Dog Can’t Get Autism From a Vaccine, Ceylan Yeginsu, The New York Times. 27 April 2018.
The Vaccine-Autism Myth Started 20 Years Ago. Here's Why It Still Endures Today, Jonathan D Quick, TIME. 28 Feb 2018.
The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru, Susan Dominus, The New York Times. 20 April 2011.
Measles cases in Europe quadruple as vaccination rates drop, Rachel Becker, The Verge. 23 Feb 2018.