18 Feb 2019

Facebook: a vehicle for anti-vaccination movement.

From The Panel, 4:39 pm on 18 February 2019

Disturbing figures released last week by the World Health Organisation shows a big increase in the number of reported measels cases. In Europe, the number of cases went from 5,273 in 2016 , to 25,863 in 2017 to 82,596 in 2018. Social media is proving to be a vehicle for the spread of misinformation about immunisation against preventable diseases. Vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris discusses the communication problem.