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Bioethicist Cautions Against Too Much Caution In Vaccine Research

Bioethicist Cautions Against Too Much Caution In Vaccine Research

When German measles, or rubella, broke out in the U.S. in the 1960s, women were terrified about the disabling effects the disease could have on their unborn babies. Clinicians eventually developed a vaccine but would not administer it to pregnant women, believing it was too risky – a decision that led to thousands of abortions and a huge amount of stress and fear.

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