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Published on Jan 1, 2019
Selene Arfini2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UNIPV: University of Pavia)
This chapter aims at investigating how information-sharing mechanisms in online communities favor activities of ignorance distribution on their platforms, such as fake data, biased beliefs, and inaccurate statements. In brief, I claim that online communities provide more ways to connect the users to one another rather than to control the quality of the data they share and receive. This, in turn, diminishes the value of fact-checking mechanisms in online news-consumption. I also contend that whil...
Anita S. Tseng (Stanford University)
ABSTRACTWith the advent of Web 2.0 media, there is a greater prevalence of science misinformation available to the public. This issue is particularly problematic for novices who often believe that science in the media is factual and objective, even though an expected outcome of secondary education is to develop students’ abilities to critically evaluate information. By conducting cognitive Think Alouds and retrospective interviews with high school students, this study examined (1) their stances ...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
Elena Conis1
Estimated H-index: 1
This essay considers the cultural work performed by two public health narratives — the DDT narrative and the vaccine narrative — as they appeared in popular and professional discourse concerning two recent media events: controversy over an antivaccination film, and the emergence of a Zika global public health emergency. Like all narratives in the history of medicine, the stories historians and others tell about DDT and about vaccines organize a shared past to explain the present. They also point...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Eve Dubé14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Laval University),
Noni MacDonald51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Dal: Dalhousie University)
Abstract In spite of evidence that immunization is one of the most lifesaving public health measures of the last century, a growing number of people are hesitating about vaccination. The chapter examines the complex interplay of individual and sociocultural factors that influence vaccine acceptance. Individual barriers to vaccine acceptance, such as fear of side effects, low perception of the efficacy, negative past experiences with vaccination services, lack of knowledge, are discussed as well ...
Jennifer Bracken Scott1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Shawnee State University)
The controversy about vaccines and autism presents an opportunity to explore how science is constructed in public debates about health and medicine. Rhetors who argue against a connection between vaccines and autism insist that their opponents are irrational, while rhetors arguing for a link insist that their fears are rational indeed. This analysis poses an alternative way of understanding the vaccines-autism controversy, suggesting that it is partly fueled by differing perceptions of the bound...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in American Journal of Preventive Medicine 4.43
L. Reed Walton3
Estimated H-index: 3
Walter A. Orenstein57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Emory University),
Larry K. Pickering68
Estimated H-index: 68
(Emory University)
After publication of certain vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, several unexpected events have occurred during implementation of these recommendations. These have included changes in recommendations following adverse events involved with a particular vaccine and the conferral of community protection as an offshoot of vaccination of a specific population. Vaccine shortages and hesitancy have also been proven impediments to full implementation, and va...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in CBE- Life Sciences Education 2.38
Matthew P. Rowe12
Estimated H-index: 12
(SHSU: Sam Houston State University),
B. Marcus Gillespie1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SHSU: Sam Houston State University)
+ 3 AuthorsLori A. Rose1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SHSU: Sam Houston State University)
Recent studies question the effectiveness of a traditional university curriculum in helping students improve their critical thinking and scientific literacy. We developed an introductory, general educa tion (gen ed) science course to overcome both deficiencies. The course, titled Foundations of Science, differs from most gen ed science offerings in that it is interdisciplinary; emphasizes the nature of science along with, rather than primarily, the findings of science; incorporates case studies,...
Published on May 5, 2015in Annals of Internal Medicine 19.32
Neal A. Halsey60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Johns Hopkins University),
Daniel A. Salmon34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Johns Hopkins University)
M is once again capturing headlines in the United States. Even though only a small portion of the U.S. population is susceptible, international travel, vaccine refusal or delay, and rare vaccine failures combined with high social contacts allow the highly infectious measles virus to infect susceptible individuals of all ages (1). The story of an unvaccinated child or adolescent contracting measles while traveling abroad and transmitting the virus to others upon return to the United States has be...
Published on Jan 9, 2015
Emotional Cultures of Anti-Vaccine Websites: The Proliferation of an Unpopular Movement Stephanie A. Eckstrom, M.A. University of Pittsburgh, 2014 Despite growing public criticism, the anti-vaccine movement continues to influence certain parents in their vaccine-related decisions. This study analyzes three different anti-vaccine websites as tools of social movement organizations that are managed by social movement entrepreneurs who seek the proliferation of the anti-vaccine movement’s preference...
Published on Jan 2, 2015in Expert Review of Vaccines 4.53
Eve Dubé14
Estimated H-index: 14
Maryline Vivion4
Estimated H-index: 4
Noni MacDonald51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Dal: Dalhousie University)
Despite being recognized as one of the most successful public health measures, vaccination is perceived as unsafe and unnecessary by a growing number of parents. Anti-vaccination movements have been implicated in lowered vaccine acceptance rates and in the increase in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and epidemics. In this review, we will look at determinants of parental decision-making about vaccination and provide an overview of the history of anti-vaccination movements and its clinical i...