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Weekend update: More on HPV vaccine disaster (Science of Science Communication 2.0, Session 1)

Tamar Wilner has a great "reaction paper" response to the Session 1 materials on the "HPV vaccine disaster."  She asks, provocatively, whether the "media ... manufacture[d] the HPV vaccine controversy" and then answers, moderately, "well, probably not" while flagging difficult issues for science-communication journalists about their role in covering science issues that become connected to cultural controversy.

Read Tamar's post for yourselves-- & comment, if you have anything to add.

I've posted my comment, both below, as a comment, and on the Session 1.1 post, and at Tamar's site.  I'm gonig to close comments here so that the discussion doesn't get too fractured.

Read the rest at Tamar Wilner's site!

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