Calling the Shots

Streaming Video - 2014
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Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago-including whooping cough, measles, mumps-are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. This NOVA special takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Highlighting real cases and placing them in historical context, the program traces outbreaks of communicable diseases and demonstrates just how fast they can spread-and how many people can fall sick-when a community's immunity barrier falls.
Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Films Media Group, [2014], c2014
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min., 20 sec.) :,sound, color
Alternative Title: Calling the Shots


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