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Yes, measles is a ‘big deal’

Originally published in the Batesville Daily Guard The handful of measles cases reported in Memphis last week has re-ignited the never-ending online debate about whether to vaccinate or not. Pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine folks keep recycling the same arguments about whether vaccines

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Social media swarms don’t reflect reality

One group that has found a way to influence policy via social media are fringe groups and conspiracy theorists, who rely on insinuation and distortions instead of research and fact.

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