Dr Paul Offit Discusses Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccine Movement

The eminent pediatrician and Infectious Disease expert discusses vaccines and the anti-vaccine movement in this Medscape video feature.

In summary, the harm caused by the anti-vaccination movement is not insignificant, with outbreaks of disease at a scale not seen for decades, but we may see improvements in the future, as the public goes past the vaccine scare. Mass-media is primarily responsible (irresponsible, rather), for proffering incomplete or plain false information in a manipulative fashion, and Dr Mehmet Oz (a fellow Pennsylvania University alumnus), an otherwise upstanding physician, has a “disappointing” view on vaccination, and uses his tremendous popularity, and his media platform in a detrimental way.

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