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Record numbers of measles cases are emerging and vaccination rates are on the decline. Despite the research that fuelled the anti-vaccination scare being discredited, the anti-vax movement appears as strong as ever. Why does this medical scepticism persist, and how might it be tackled? Or might there be times when scepticism is justified? And if so, how are we to determine when we should and when we should not trust the experts? We discuss the causes of and cures for distrust in medical expertise.
Cardiologist, UCL & comedian
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Co-sponsored by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science
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