Vaccine refusal tied to increased risk of measles and pertussis

Citation

Evidence Type: News Report (Generic)
Vaccine refusal tied to increased risk of measles and pertussis, 16 March 2016 - Vaccine refusal tied to increased risk of measles and pertussis | Reuters Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

This news article discusses new research which outlines how those who are unvaccinated are some of the most responsible for outbreaks of measles and pertussis (whooping cough).

Strengths/Weaknesses

Conclusions

Strength/Weakness 1

Strong strength: Industry Independence

The author does not appear to have any ties to the vaccine or medical fields beyond the usual of having been kept safe and healthy by them throughout their life.


Conclusion 1

The article refers to facts and figures from research indicating that vaccinating is a very effective method of remaining safe from pertussis (whooping cough) infections


Conclusion 2

The article refers to facts and figures from research indicating that vaccinating is a very effective method of remaining safe from measles infections


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