Putting a plug in anti-vax movement

To be clear, I'm fine with a reasonable debate in an area where I don't necessarily have all the facts or perhaps on those issues where I'm not the most seasoned subject matter expert. There's plenty of them. We all to one degree or another engage on a subject, digging into an opinion we have and full committing to it before we have a full understanding of the facts. What I do have a problem with is taking and running with a conspiracy theory of perpetuating it as fact ... especially when it comes to making these decisions for the sake of children.

But the volume around the anti-vaccination movement has been turned up way too high. It generated the kind of momentum that could affect people for a long time to come, influencing the way they interact with physicians and trust important health information. 

What's worse is that these opinions all find their roots in a "study" that has since been proven false. Driving the conspiracy theories further against vaccinations is societies inclination against "Big Pharma". 

So we take a dive with Dr. Robert Hendler in a first of two podcasts on the issue. And in doing so, please share the podcast and help take a few iterative steps toward influencing people with accurate information about the importance of vaccinations and ensuring high-quality health care decisions.




About the Author

Lance Lunsford Lance Lunsford is the president/CEO of HealthShare and THA chief marketing/business development officer. In his multifaceted role, Lunsford oversees THA’s member communications, marketing, advocacy communications, and business development. At HealthShare, he leads the for-profit THA subsidiary that collaborates with more than 50 THA-endorsed companies. Prior to joining THA, Lunsford served UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, as director of corporate marketing. Lunsford has a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.