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The role of non-evidence based beliefs on anti-vaccination-Literature Review
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Anti-vaccination proponents have largely embedded their energies in promoting doubt in parents, instructing forms of biomedical fear while capitalizing on their spiritual and paranormal belief naivety to enforce the same. These approaches are ensured to make it possible that even with any increase in people’s knowledge and evidence, their rational strength over anti-vaccine movements become a myriad.[Lewandowsky et al. 2013] Decision making becomes a weak thing to do because by looking at both ends, things seem to parallel each other. There those who believe in an unquestionable trust in political figures, doctors and
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Wakefield in England in 1998. His article on Measles, Mumps and Rabies [Rao and Andrade, 2011; Dagnallet al.2015; Jolley and Douglas, 2014; Kasarda 2013] made wrong headlines and it lead to the growth of various forms of fear and confusion in the medical field. According to Kasarda [2013] Dr. Wakefield is regarded as the father of the anti-vaccination movement in the world. Deep into the nation, controversies began to grow stronger, and these led to the development of Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) which has given many parents a voice to express their sentiments. In 2013, there was an article on AVN website that was critically opposing the monopolistic attitude doctors show patients in matters to do with vaccines. In that, doctors and their professional bodies such as AMA and the RACGP and government officials need to express total truth to citizens about vaccines [Australian Vaccination Network, 2013]. Their totalitarian stance over vaccine administration is increasing skepticism and mistrust in parents. Parents see this as a way for these individuals to maintain healthcare monopoly while at the same time failing to reveal to them the truth about safety and effectiveness of the vaccines [Australian Vaccination Network, 2013].
Further, AVN sought to clarify that western economies report an increase of disabled and autistic children in the population. That in every six kids there is one child who is disabled and in every 50 there

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