We received a comment on one of our articles this week which struck a chord. It was from someone concerned that their sister was not inclined to vaccinate their young child.
Our choices affect others
In the video, a filmmaker from Mic – an online media channel for younger people – explores the social and ethical implications of vaccination.
In a light-hearted but pointed set of interviews about freedom of choice, she pretends to represent a campaign group in favour of abolishing laws against texting while driving.
“I’m with a group called Moms for Texting While Driving…it’s my child it should be my choice,” says the interviewer.
The people she speaks to in the street are not convinced: “That’s irresponsible not just to their own children and themselves but also towards other people,” says one.
It may be a deliberately absurd comparison but it forces viewers to consider how personal choices affect other people. See for yourself.
The video also features a short interview with Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Watch to see what she says about the impact of immunisation and how to handle parents’ legitimate questions about vaccines and medicines.
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