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Vaccine Development in the United States
(Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
Disneyland Measles Outbreak
(Virginia Tech, 2015-05)
This media information sheet analyzes print and online coverage of the 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak. The frameworks that the media used to report on the outbreak presented vaccination as the only viable option from ...
Vaccine Controversy Medical Oversight
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
The anti-vaccination movement has gained significant influence because of its extremely diverse underlying support. From distrust of governmental policies regarding vaccination to scientific data that seemingly proves the ...
Representation of Vaccination in the Early 20th Century: Analyzing American Newspapers between 1915-1921
(Virginia Tech, 2012)
In today’s society, vaccination is a highly controversial issue drawing all sorts of people into the debate from scientists and physicians to religious leaders and parents. Currently, there are many different arguments for ...
(Virginia Tech, 2012-12)
This media kit explores the reasoning behind the belief that an influenza pandemic is imminent.
Media and the Public Perceptions of Vaccines
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
People are exposed to the media’s influence from early on in life. Media here refers to all the types of technology that are used for mass communication (Internet, newspapers, radio, etc.) and those that control the ...
(Virginia Tech, 2010-03-13)
The current anti-vaccination movements that have established themselves in the United States as well as other regions in the world are like a hydra of discourse. Right when one effective measure is created to convince ...
Andrew Wakefield and the MMR Vaccination Controversy
(Virginia Tech, 2012-03)
This information sheet seeks to explain Andrew Wakefieldʼs role in the MMR vaccination controversy and the reaction that followed from his 1998 publication in The Lancet.
The Thimerosal Controversy
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04)
Historically, there has always been a degree of concern related to vaccination. While public health policy in the early 1900s was more concerned with the contamination of vaccine vials with microbes, such as tetanus, that ...
MMR Vaccination Controversy
(Virginia Tech, 2012-04)
This media analysis report seeks to examine the themes that the media uses to discuss the MMR vaccination controversy and their usefulness for understanding the issues.