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Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism

An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. Watch this Emmy-nominated backstory on how vaccinations became one of our country’s most contentious topics.

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Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism

Produced by Bonnie Bertram and Erik German
Original Release
February 1, 2015

An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. Watch this Emmy-nominated backstory on how vaccinations became one of our country’s most contentious topics.

As the nation deals with a resurgence of measles, Retro Report examines how the science about the safety of vaccines has been questioned by a few, which is compromising the health of all of us. Why is a disease thought to be wiped out in 2000 back with a vengeance in 2015? And what role has the media played in perpetuating unfounded fears?

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