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Vaccinations: Guide to Critical Analysis
"This article offers a critical guide to the controversial issue of vaccination in Australia. The article discusses criteria in understanding the issue, such as distinguishing between fact and opinion and recognizing point and counterpoint arguments. Also presented are exercises that help the reader further analyze the issue of vaccination in Australia, such as a debate or a critical essay, for the purpose of developing and effectively arguing a personal perspective ... "
Point: The Government Should Not Intervene in Parental Decisions about Vaccines
"The article presents an argument that the Australian government should not require that parents have their children vaccinated. Topics include the role of liberty in Australia's liberal-democratic society, the views of public health expert Raina MacIntyre on requiring vaccination, and the role of public relations efforts in increasing immunisation rates ... "
Counterpoint: Government Intervention to Increase Vaccination Rates Is Necessary to Protect Public Health.
"The article presents an argument that the Australian government should intervene to promote the immunisation of children through legal regulations. Topics include the role of vaccination in preventing disease outbreaks, the possible elimination of measles, and fraudulent research by scientist Andrew Wakefield on a purported link between the MMR vaccine and autism ... "