CBS Sunday Morning: Teaching anti-vax parents to trust science and the MMR vaccine

May 13, 2019

CBS Sunday Morning reports the current outbreaks of measles around the country are largely a result of parents being afraid to vaccinate their children against the virus. The number one concern? Autism. But the upsurge in the anti-vaccine movement in the last 20 years was ignited by a 1998 study in The Lancet, a prestigious British journal, that falsely linked the MMR vaccine with autism. It took 12 years for the journal to retract the study after investigations concluded the research was fraudulent. The lead author was stripped of his medical license. But the damage was done. Boston Children’s Charles Nelson, PhD, is interviewed for the story. Read more from CBS Sunday Morning