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Media Highlight: Just five minutes on the Internet can sow seeds of doubt about vaccines

Posted by Communications and Marketing on October 31, 2017 in Media Highlights

It can take as little as five minutes on an anti-vaccination website to make a parent decide against vaccinating their child.

Dr. Noni MacDonald , an infectious disease specialist at Dalhousie University says a study by German researchers  found that the Internet has proven to be an effective tool for sowing seeds of doubt about vaccines.

"Five to ten minutes on an anti-vaccine website changed people's intention to immunize,' she told Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat, Black Art.

Read the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/an-outbreak-of-doubt-1.4373395/just-five-minutes-on-the-internet-can-sow-seeds-of-doubt-about-vaccines-1.4374871