FROM Eula Biss
'On Immunity' In the debate over childhood vaccinations, writer Eula Biss is definitely in the pro-vaccine camp. But she didn’t start out that way. During her research for her new book, On Immunity, she discovered that the debate over vaccines is really a debate over our place in a larger social web.
Eula Biss’ Vaccine About-Face So the vaccine debate has gone political. But for most parents, it’s an intensely personal decision about what is best for their children. Essayist Eula Biss’ book about vaccination starts with her own personal questions about giving her child vaccines. But she ends up believing that a mother’s decision to vaccinate her child is not personal at all. Madeleine spoke to Biss last October, and we re-air part of the conversation today.
Switching Sides in the Great Vaccine Debate In the debate over childhood vaccinations, writer Eula Biss is definitely in the pro-vaccine camp. But she didn’t start out that way. During her research for her new book, “On Immunity”, she discovered that the debate over vaccines is really a debate over our place in a larger social web.
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