Our society is “under-vaccinated,” argues Invisible Threat, a film made by broadcasting students at Carlsbad High near San Diego. It was completed more than a year ago, but anti-vaccine activists raised such a furor that few have seen the film, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The high school’s PTA canceled an on-campus screening in May, fearing a protest.
Some of the students initially believed vaccines and autism were linked, they told the LA Times. As they researched the issue, they changed their minds. “It was all social controversy. There was no science controversy,” said Allison DeGour, who will be a senior this fall.
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California’s whooping cough epidemic is escalating.
Affluent parents are the most likely to put their children — and others — at risk by avoiding vaccination. Latinos have high vaccination rates and less whooping cough, apparently because they tend to trust doctors’ advice.