Saturday, February 06, 2016

[cbkltcey] Vaccines and Islamophobia

I have heard anecdotes that the California measles outbreak paradoxically strengthened the resolve of anti-vaccine parents not to vaccinate their children.  The mechanism was the of strengthening of group identity caused by the sharpening of the perception that "everyone is against us".

Similar to terrorism successfully causing Islamophobic backlash.

Anger directed at the anti-vaccine crowd only makes things worse.

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