Is the Media Worsening Vaccination Rates?

To many, the idea that those living in areas hit by the novel H1N1 flu pandemic this summer may have greater protection against the disease in the fall may be a comfort. But some experts in infectious disease and public health fear a report in the New York Times today suggesting such a theory could cause the public to become complacent about the illness. At the heart of the debate is the concept of "herd immunity" -- the idea that in a population in which a sufficient percentage of individuals...Full Story
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