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Germanna Community College

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By and large, medical and government institutions such as the CDC have been primarily responsible for educating the public on the necessities of vaccinations, and quelling fears regarding them. As the world becomes more connected, proponents of the anti-vaccination movement find common ground via social media platforms and other outlets from which to confirm preexisting notions that vaccines are detrimental to recipients. This places a burden on both the aforementioned institutions as well as the general public to deal with potential outbreaks before they either resurge from previously low infectivity rates, or before they reach epidemic proportions.


Desmond Davis presented this paper at the 4th Annual Student Research and Writing Symposium at Germanna Community College.

*2nd Place*

Copyright © 2018 by Desmond Davis



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