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Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccines are safe and effective in preventing childhood diseases, a significant minority remains skeptical, such as the anti-vax movement. Mathematicians show this may be due to "hysteresis", where an effect p
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccines are a safe and effective tool for the prevention of childhood diseases, a significant minority of the U.S. population remains skeptical of the practice
healthcare  popularStupidity  informationWar 
4 days ago by joeybaker
Majority of Brits now against Brexit and back second EU referendum.
Three in 10 (31%) Brits think Theresa May is the best person to lead the country through Brexit, ahead of Jeremy Corbyn on 24%.
popularStupidity  popularism  popularUnrest  globalization 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil.
Electoral authorities have confirmed Bolsonaro will become president after winning 55.7% of the vote in Sunday’s second-round poll
authoritarianism  popularStupidity  popularUnrest 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Ireland votes 71% to repeal the constitutional ban on blasphemy
Voters have overwhelmingly supported the proposal to remove the prohibition on blasphemy from the Constitution, according to a Red C exit poll for RTÉ.
religion  governmentOverreach  popularStupidity  popularIgnorance  win 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker

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