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A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars

This article, published in PLoS Biology, discusses Sharon Kaufman's investigation into the forces fueling the growing divide between scientists and citizens, with the vaccine–autism link as her example. Kaufman aimed to understand what parents thought about risk and experts, how these attitudes shaped parents' decisions about vaccination, and what the vaccine wars might teach us about the long-term erosion of public trust in science.

Author: Gross L

Published: 2009

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Citation: Gross L. A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars. PLoS Biology. 2009;7(5):e1000114.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Vaccine safety and performance

Regions: North America and Europe