Jonathan M. Berman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at NYITCOM-Arkansas. An active science communicator, he served as national cochair of the 2017 March for Science.
Science professor Berman debuts with a useful guide for readers concerned about the opposition to vaccinations...The book's greatest value comes from its insights into how common cognitive errors can lead even the well-informed to see false correlations between vaccination and health problems. Berman also provides practical suggestions about how best to engage, and potentially convert, vaccine opponents, arguing that 'people change their own minds; we can't do it for them.' Given hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine, this accomplished exploration of a vexing topic couldn't be more timely. -Publishers Weekly Recommended for those countering the anti-vaccination movement, as well as those with an interest in cultural and historical antecedents of the movement. -Library Jounal Berman dispels anti-vax fears and subterfuges with straight, scientific evidence. -Kirkus Reviews Written by one of the founders of the 'March for Science' movement, Anti-vaxxers is a tour-de-force examination of anti-vax arguments that is destined to become a classic in the field. Before you get into another argument with an anti-vaxxer, simply pull this book off the shelf, hand it to them, and say 'here.' - Lee McIntyre, Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University; author of Post-Truth and The Scientific Attitude In Anti-Vaxxers, Jonathan Berman reveals the strategies, influence, and psychology of a movement that the World Health Organization has called one of the top ten threats to global health. An urgent and engaging read. - Paul A. Offit, Professor of Pediatrics, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; author of Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far