In the wake of a measles outbreak, just over a decade after the CDC declared the highly contagious disease had been vanquished in America, there has been widespread condemnation of the selfish stupidity of parents who believe vaccines are somehow more dangerous than the diseases they prevent. The origins of the anti-vaxxer lunacy can be traced to a study, now discredited, that suggested a link between vaccines and autism. The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy investigates how this dangerous idea took hold, what the consequences have been to public health, and why myths and madness so often get the edge on good sense and reason.
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