I’m not throwing away my shot (and you shouldn’t either)

The Study of Microblogology

FDR once said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. In an America in which we’ve nearly eradicated the disease that forced him into a wheelchair, this statement still holds true. The polio vaccine has been saving lives and limbs ever since its widespread usage beginning in the 20th century. However, fear of vaccines — otherwise known as vaccine hesitancy — has resulted in abnormal outbreaks in the country of diseases like measles and mumps that were thought to have been eliminated. According to a clinical guide for addressing vaccine hesitancy, there are three main reasons for this reluctance: “a lack of confidence, complacency, and lack of convenience.” Increased internet usage has also been cited as something fueling this fear, with many antivaccine websites and social media posts spreading misinformation and effectively fear-mongering those without a scientific background.

While these concerns may be, in many…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com


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