NOTE: NIH wants to tamp down "vaccine hesitancy" because Americans should simply not questions the total safety and efficacy of their magic. That is all.
By Anne Dachel
May, 2017, NIH: Teaching children about immunization in a digital age
We believe that public health efforts to address issues of vaccine hesitancy should increase their focus on childhood education. An opportunity exists to create positive, accurate vaccine attitudes through fun and interactive approaches early in life. Leveraging digital technologies may provide a way to deliver these messages to children in a way that complements immune system and immunization education in school curricula. We recommend that public health officials explore and identify the most effective ways to deliver positive digital messages to children in hopes of “inoculating” the next generation against vaccine hesitancy.
...Is it possible to try to influence beliefs before they become firm and fixed? A key period when beliefs are formed is childhood. We believe that there is an opportunity for public health officials to focus educational efforts on vaccination in childhood. While this would begin with traditional means like including lessons in school curricula, there is a particular opportunity to leverage digital technologies to create and disseminate engaging and effective messaging to children. In doing so, we can create positive views on vaccination and simultaneously excite children about the science behind the immune system.
The anti-vaccine movement has been using the Internet and social media to communicate their message since the inception of these technologies.The virtually ubiquitous use of digital media and smartphones by children,however, also creates an ideal channel for public health officials to communicate their own positive messages about vaccination to this demographic.
Digital comic books can complement traditional books and are an excellent mechanism for children to read about the immune system. ...
Educational videos are a powerful way to communicate complex scientific concepts and have been shown to be effective in modifying health behaviors. ...
The key to engaging children is, obviously, to make it fun and not seem like a school lesson.
It seems that NIH has given up on parents, so it's time to indoctrinate children into believe that everyone should be vaccinated, no choice allowed.Last month I wrote about how Magic School Bus is being used for just that. Nice try, but I don't see this working. There are too many who know the truth about the sloppy science and the government cover-up, and they're getting louder and louder. Not even Miss Frizzle can match that.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor of Age of Autism.