An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases,
March 8th, 2015
Measles Vaccine Videos and the Challenge of Changing Someone’s Mind
I suspect most of you have already been treated to this highly amusing video about the measles outbreak from Jimmy Kimmel — a comedy segment featuring real-life doctors, imagine that. Not your typical late-night comedy show performers, but they forcefully (and obscenely) get their message across.
If you have just returned from a tropical island where the internet connection was iffy, however, here it is for your entertainment:
Probably fewer of you saw this next one, which is quite well done and pretty accurate scientifically. It also differs dramatically in tone:
My question for you: Which one is more likely to change the views of a person with an anti-vaccine stance, and why?