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000 people found the pills raised heart attacks by over a quarter.people taking calcium supplements were 86 per cent more likely to have had a heart attack during the study. CDC/JIM GOODSON/SCIENCE SOURCE Can skeptical parents be persuaded to vaccinate? YOU/SCIENCE; (DATA) HEIDI LARSON ET AL. EBIOMEDICINE Some researchers have studied the reasons why parents don’t vaccinate their kids in hopes of finding clues to the best strategy Many parents talk about rumored health risks from immunizations or their negative view of the pharmaceutical industry for instance but those may not be the true reasons says psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom He says that’s a lesson from his work on climate change doubters whose real driver often isn’t their beliefs about the role of carbon dioxide but rather their conservative political views In a study published in PLOS ONE Lewandowsky reported that free-market ideology is a strong predictor of antivaccine sentiments; many libertarian parents oppose vaccinations seeing them as infringing on parents’ rights (Despite popular perceptions Lewandowsky found little evidence overall of a link between vaccine resistance and left-wing political views) Understanding the political undercurrent is important he says because it can help choose the messenger: "Ideally you would want a bona fide well-respected conservative who is speaking out in favor of vaccination" Nobody seems willing to take on that role he adds Less surprisingly Lewandowsky also found a "shockingly high" correlation between conspiratorial thinking and vaccine rejection "It is much higher than for climate change or genetically modified foods" he says On Infowars a right-wing website that US President Donald Trump has praised parents find headlines such as "Most Dangerous Flu Vaccine Ever Being Pushed on the Public" and "Is the UN Using Vaccines to Secretly Sterilize Women All Over the Globe" Such myths pose a problem to scientists because believers often interpret evidence against a conspiracy theory as further proof of cover-ups which means attempts to debunk a conspiracy can backfire Lewandowsky says Scientists should still make the effort he adds—not for the conspiracy thinkers but for everyone else "Debunking is important because if you don’t debunk then the antivaxxers have talking points" he says The vaccine wars Debunking myths owning real risks and courting doubters Experience has taught the same lesson to Roel Coutinho a former director of the Netherlands’s national coordination center for infectious diseases in Bilthoven When the vaccine against human papillomavirus was rolled out in the Netherlands in 2009 a surge of opposition and rumors about serious side effects took Coutinho and others by surprise "It’s like a virus it’s contagious the message spreads very fast and if it’s already very big there is not much you can do about it" he says Authorities have to act fast he says by taking even the most bizarre rumors seriously and countering them with facts "You cannot simply say ‘This is bullshit’ even though you sometimes think it is That doesn’t work" Several studies have shown that casting doubt on the credibility of sources of misinformation can help Lewandowsky says That’s why it’s still important to point out that an influential 1998 paper in The Lancet claiming to show a link between autism and vaccines was fraudulent and has been retracted he says (Its main author Andrew Wakefield was barred from treating patients in the United Kingdom) "It was such a paradigm case of overt fraud that dismissing Wakefield is relatively easy now and we have to do that" Lewandowsky says Another helpful tactic is appealing to consensus among scientists A 2015 paper in BMC Public Health showed that telling parents that "90% of medical scientists agree that vaccines are safe and that all parents should be required to vaccinate their children" significantly reduced concern about vaccines (Similar results have been shown for climate change) That approach has the advantage that it avoids repeating myths in order to debunk them which some studies suggest can reinforce the myths Betsch has explored the power of telling parents that their choice could hurt other people’s children As long as enough people are vaccinated even those who won’t or can’t get a vaccine—for medical reasons for instance—are protected in an effect called herd immunity When too many people refuse a shot herd immunity breaks down and vulnerable people get sick That happened with a 6-year-old German girl who died from a rare measles complication last year; she was infected when she was 3 months old too young to be vaccinated Betsch’s study recruited more than 2000 participants from three Western and three Asian countries Some were informed about herd immunity either in a text or through an interactive game whereas others weren’t All were asked about their intention to vaccinate against a fictional disease afterward In South Korea Hong Kong and Vietnam an average of 61% said they would get vaccinated regardless of whether they had learned about herd immunity In Germany the Netherlands and the United States only 45% of those who weren’t told about herd immunity would get the shot; for those who were that number was 57% The higher numbers in Asia might be due to the fact that people in collectivist societies adhere to norms more strictly Betsch says—or perhaps the Asian participants were already aware of the benefits of immunization to the society as a whole "Whatever the reason the data shows that an appeal to herd immunity is especially important in individualistic societies" she says The science of persuasion may be uncertain but immunization advocates have other approaches to help increase vaccine coverage "People always talk about the antivaxxers but there are so many things in the medical system that keep some people from getting immunizations" Betsch says Some people delay or skip vaccines not because they are opposed to them but simply because they find it hard to get an appointment at a convenient time Making vaccinations as convenient as possible can further increase vaccination rates Betsch says The opposite is also true In the United States parents have to get an exemption—on medical religious or philosophical grounds—if they want to send an unvaccinated child to school According to a recently published study states where that process is harder had higher vaccination rates Michigan had a high rate of unvaccinated kids but in 2015 it began requiring parents to consult with local public health departments to obtain a waiver and exemptions plummeted by 35% Other factors are impossible to legislate or even measure scientifically: the human interactions whenever a doctor meets a hesitant parent Freed says being forceful is important For instance when people say it might be healthier for their kids to have diseases than not he says he has a firm answer: "There are very few children paralyzed with polio who feel it was healthier for them to get the disease" Offit agrees that doctors need to be more outspoken and proscriptive His wife runs a private practice and initially wasn’t very successful in convincing wary parents he says "Then she basically laid it on the line: ‘If you can’t do this I can’t see you I can’t stand that your child is at risk like this’" Many more parents now agree to the shots Offit says "I think passion works" known as the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity, An emerging shift Outside FDA, the dominant Partition narrative will continue to be about the loss of territory and a sense of religious victimhood. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Amrith Lal | Published: November 14.

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