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Misleading media reporting? The MMR story

Lewis, Justin and Boyce, Tammy 2003. Misleading media reporting? The MMR story. Nature Reviews Immunology 3 (11) , pp. 913-918. 10.1038/nri1228

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The well publicised controversy about the safety of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in 2002 could have real consequences for public health, as the drop in take up of the vaccine has increased the risk of disease. What role has the media had in this process? To what extent — as some have claimed — did the media mislead the public about the risks of MMR, and precipitate the decline in public confidence? We try to answer these questions, exploring the relationship between media coverage and the public understanding of MMR.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1474-1733
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:52

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