HPR 350 Week 4 Discussion
Read the following stories the discuss cause versus association in the allegations that eating Ice Cream caused Polio.
Orac. (2011). Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted: Merrily confusing correlation with causation for polio (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/09/23/mark-blaxill-and-dan-olmsted-polio/
Dupy, T. (2011). Vaccinations and the Ice Cream Scare (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index.ssf/2011/07/vaccinations_and_the_ice_cream.html
Then review the following influenza misconceptions:
The Office of the Public Health Service Historian. (2009). The Great Pandemic. The United States in 1918-1919 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/allcollections/20090305010427/http://vietnamese.pandemicflu.gov/pandemicflu/envi/24/_1918_pandemicflu_gov/index.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Misconceptions about seasonal flu and flu vaccines (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm
Research the history behind the ice cream causes polio misconception:
Present an argument for why ice cream does cause polio and should be banned
Explain how ideas like that spread, and why people make such assumptions
Provide another real example of a misconception (you cannot use the flu examples posted above).
Your post should be at least 250 words. You should use at least 2 scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.