Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles

“A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.”

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, the anti-vaccination movement has grown in part to social media.

May 2021 prescribed title #3 is focused on labels and labels are extremely important in this RLE. Here are a few example labels with links to Wakefield and the anti-vaccination movement:

  • “Doctor”
  • “Evidence”
  • “Fraud”
  • “Evidence”
  • “Anti-vaxxer”
  • “Conspiracy”

These labels are very powerful and sometimes result in growth in knowledge but at other times they have a negative effect.