“Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles”

This RLE offers a unique take on the science / vaccination side vs. the anti-vaccination opposition. The doctor in the article is not only arguing from a medical point of view but also from a personal one as her son contacted measles and finds fault with the anti-vaccination movement. The doctor is not only arguing from her professional point of view / background but her “personal circumstances” (i.e. her son) may affect how seriously her statements are taken.

Dr Eleanor Draeger is also arguing against a former doctor, Andrew Wakefield, for causing the problem. Wakefield has a set of unique personal circumstances that may have affected how others react to his point of view and his influence.


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