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An Economist’s Data-Backed Case for Vaccines

Why finger-wagging anti-vaxxers isn’t enough

Illustration: Renderburger

EEmotions run high on the topic of vaccination. People resent being forced to make choices for their children that they are not comfortable with, and others resent having their children put at risk when their classmates aren’t vaccinated. There are active protest groups on both sides, and in the meantime, cases of…




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Emily Oster

Emily Oster

Professor of Economics, Brown University. Author: Expecting Better and CRIBSHEET (April 2019). Goal: creating a world of more relaxed pregnant women and parents

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