Vaccination expert: Culture of fear in American parenting 'oppressive'

February 6, 2015 7:51 PM

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Vaccination expert: Culture of fear in American parenting 'oppressive'

Eula Biss's new book, 'On Immunity,' addresses both sides of the vaccination debate, which has reached new heights during the latest measles outbreak, compassionately. There's room for more understanding and less fear, she says.

Amid the firestorm of media reports about the recent measles outbreak that began in Southern California and the debate over vaccination, Eula Biss’s book, “On Immunity” – which came out in September – is particularly timely. In the book, she explores historical and contemporary attitudes to immunity...

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