When it comes to vaccines and autism, why is it hard to refute misinformation?
- July 22, 2019
- Cailin O'Connor, LPS, explains on NPR
Scientists have said over and over for years that there is no link between vaccines and autism. … VEDANTAM: “Cailin O'Connor is a philosopher and mathematician at the University of California, Irvine. She studies how social networks spread information and how they shape our core beliefs.” … [She states] O'CONNOR: “Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe, probably you have no direct evidence of yourself. You have to trust other people to find those things out, get the evidence and tell it to you” [2:11]
For the full story, please visit https://www.npr.org/2019/07/22/744023623/when-it-comes-to-vaccines-and-autism-why-is-it-hard-to-refute-misinformation.