A plea for clear language on vaccine safety

MacDonald, Noni; Picard, André
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/31/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 7, p697
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' insight on the language of academic articles and reports, particularly in literature about vaccine safety. They note that much has been written about the importance of providing information about the risks of diseases and the benefits and safety of vaccines, yet lacks clarity. They also note that the scientific language of academic articles is largely alien to many and can becloud the meaning of information and stimulate misinformation.


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