Measles, Vaccines, and Protecting Public Health
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The measles outbreak centered around Disneyland in California in early 2015 reignited the contentious debate over childhood vaccination in the United States. This discussion addressed the ethical, legal, and public health issues surrounding vaccines, including mandates, exemptions, parental rights, and the role of misinformation in modern medicine.
George Annas, Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law
Nir Eyal, Harvard Medical School
Dyann Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health
Moderator: Ahmed Ragab, Harvard Divinity School
Cosponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.