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Publics and their health – historical problems and perspectives
Alex Mold
Peder Clark
, and
Hannah J. Elizabeth

.), Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain , pp. 1–24; Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield, ‘Is Habermas on Twitter? Social Media and the Public Sphere’, in Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbo, Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen (eds), The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016), pp. 56

in Publics and their health
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Gareth Millward

against measles, with some even resorting to compulsion. 2 Both in academic and popular media, anti-vaccinationism has been blamed for these trends. In the global North, communities of activists, buoyed by the internet and social media, have caused headaches even in long-established public health systems. 3 Attacks on health workers in the twenty-first-century Global Polio Eradication Initiative showed that resistance to vaccines was still very much a live issue in low-income countries, too. 4 Even where the scientific case has been successfully made that vaccines

in Vaccinating Britain
Coreen McGuire
Jaipreet Virdi
, and
Jenny Hutton

the long history of disabled innovation (without which we would lack most of the communication technology we currently rely on so heavily) might also help. Indeed, there is a lot we could learn from disabled people should we chose to listen. However, highlighting the triumphs and innovations of disabled people should not be necessary. Disabled life does not have to be useful to ‘count’. As Ryan explains: In recent days, I have seen disabled people take to social media to list their achievements, as

in Patient voices in Britain, 1840–1948