New evidence indicates that anti-vaccination bias in industrialized nations is having a disastrous impact on health campaigns in the developing world. The Guardianexplains:
In South Africa, concerns about MMR, generated by coverage in the rest of the English-speaking world—including the UK—have led to an unwillingness to receive the vaccine, and there has been an outbreak of nearly 7,000 cases of measles. For children with poor health and limited access to medical services, this decision has been disastrous. There have already been hundreds of deaths.
Click over to The Guardian to see how fears held by the world's relatively elite populations are harming global health campaigns.
Feature photo: Alvi2047/Creative Commons via Flickr