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On Immunity

An Inoculation

By Eula Biss
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On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

Being afraid that vaccinating our children creates more harm than good isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s a fear informed by numerous cultural narratives. On Immunity looks at the different historical myths and metaphors in the vaccination debate, and presents statistics on vaccination’s effects.

  • Parents who are unsure whether or not to vaccinate their child
  • Anyone who is interested in the cultural history of vaccination
  • Anyone who’s heard Jenny McCarthy say that vaccinations are dangerous

Eula Biss is a non-fiction writer. She has won various awards such as the Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, and the Pushcart Prize. She is a fellow of the National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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