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The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin
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Mar 24, 12

bookshelves: non-fiction, science
Recommended to Roger by: Science On-line 2012
Recommended for: Prospective parents
Read from March 13 to 24, 2012, read count: 1

This was a very dense read. It is an excellent report on the panic caused by the anti-vaccination crowd. Parents want someone to blame when their child is autistic. They want some miracle cure which are many times offered by people outside of the scientific community. I would recommend it to people who are interested in the vaccination vs. autism issue and how science has been overwhelmed by woo. I learned a lot about how talk shows and others in the media have spread misinformation by media savvy people.
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03/18/2012 page 67
15.0% "Very dense with facts about vaccine policy and immunology."
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