Five myths about vaccines

Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and director of the Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery


“Next to clean water, no single intervention has had so profound an effect on reducing mortality from childhood diseases as has the widespread introduction of vaccines,” says the National Academy of Sciences. Yet outbreaks of measles and mumps in recent years reflect a rise in public hesitancy and skepticism toward immunization.

Amid today’s pandemic, as many eagerly await a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, here are five myths about this medical innovation.

Read the full piece in The Washington Post.


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