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Will the U.S. anti-vaccine movement impact global health?

Peter J. Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, explains why the growing anti-vaccine movement in Texas and the U.S. could increase vaccine hesitancy, which has the potential to subvert global progress toward reducing and eliminating certain communicable diseases through vaccination. Scientific American blog post: http://bit.ly/2nzluVP.