Author Eula Biss On Sexism, Fear And How 'Anti-Vaxxers' Mirror The 'One Percent'

October 27, 2014 4:17 PM

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Author Eula Biss On Sexism, Fear And How 'Anti-Vaxxers' Mirror The 'One Percent'

Shots are unpleasant by nature, but award-winning writer Eula Biss explored just how complex the pain around the modern vaccination debate has grown with her third book, the recently publishedOn Immunity: An Inoculation.

Among the topics from her Saturday discussion that kicked off the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Biss drew similarities between vaccine fear and politics, noting how "anti-vaxxers" are like the "1 percent" who dodge risk at the expense of others.

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