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This study uses data collected from an internet message board to analyze arguments favoring vaccine resistance. The results replicate previous research into vaccine-resistant groups and identify three themes in vaccine-resistance discussion. The themes identified were: first, feelings of persecution and conspiracy theories; second, feelings of guilt; and third, community-building strategies.

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-68

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Analysis of Arguments Favoring Vaccine Resistance

This study uses data collected from an internet message board to analyze arguments favoring vaccine resistance. The results replicate previous research into vaccine-resistant groups and identify three themes in vaccine-resistance discussion. The themes identified were: first, feelings of persecution and conspiracy theories; second, feelings of guilt; and third, community-building strategies.

 

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