ECUSA promotes knowledgeable vaccines debate
The Association of Spanish scientists in the United States (ECUSA), in collaboration with the FECYT and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, organized the first round table to discussion on one of the hottest topics of public health: Vaccines and their myths.
Entitled " Debunking Vaccine Myths and Advancing Immunization Awareness in the Era of Global Health", last October 29, a group of experts in public health from different national and international institutions discussed misinformation about vaccines and the opposition of some parents to vaccinate their children in the most advanced countries.
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Director of the Institute of Global and Emerging Pathogens Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York), Mike Beard, executive director of the United Nations Foundation, James Noe, head of the Measles-Rubella Initiative American Red Cross, Alba Maria Ropero Alvarez, adviser for immunization of PAHO and Gonzalo Fanjul, policy director of the Institute for Global Health of Barcelona, focused the discussion on analyzing the mistrust of vaccines despite being an instrument that saves millions of lives every year, a problem that has emerged strongly especially in developed and rich countries. Luis Quevedo, the well-known science journalist, moderated the conversation.
The director of the State Agency for Research Spain, Marina Villegas, was responsible for the opening of the round table and debate, congratulating ECUSA, which already has more than two years of experience, for their many successes.