I'm very pleased with my little dab of alliteration in the title.
Okay, I'll stop patting myself on the back and get down to work.
There are literally hundreds or even thousands of articles from the last two or three years fussing over vaccine exemptions and vaccine rates. Here is one, pulled at random. http://www.citizen-times.com/story/n...rate/22994231/
Some of the muddled bits:
"Clearly, any vaccine exemptions concern us because the more people in a community who are immunized, the harder it is for a vaccine-preventable disease to take hold," Dr. Jennifer L. Mullendore, medical director for the Buncombe County Health Department, told the Asheville Citizen-Times.
"Anytime we see that number drop, we get worried," she added, "and we are definitely worried when we see clusters, like certain schools, where we have higher numbers of exemptions."
Sloppy use of terminology. Immunize and vaccinate are not the same thing. Vaccinate means jabbed, immunized should mean actually immune. Vaccines aren't 100%, right?
Exemptions don't generally equal 100% unvaxed for everything, so fussing about the number of exemptions or about pockets of exemptions can very well be a lot of hysteria over a non-starter. The article does get down to specifics in some places, but it is quite disorganized and unclear.
Which is typical of this sort of news coverage. I think it is mostly about creating a sort of unease, angst, and anxiety. Not about informing people.
Everyone is welcome to add articles and analysis to this thread. However, I'd appreciate it if we kept it to pro-vaccine articles. If people want to critique vaccine critical news articles from the mainstream press, they can start their own thread. Of course there aren't very many such articles, coincidentally. Doesn't have anything to do with censorship...