U of Wollongong Accepted Antivaccination Dissertation

January 13, 2016

The University of Wollongong, in Australia, is being criticized for accepting a Ph.D. dissertation -- in its humanities division -- that criticizes the country's vaccination policy as a conspiracy between the pharmaceutical industry and the World Health Organization, The Australian reported. Many scientists say the paper is contradicted by a scientific consensus about vaccines and their value. A spokesperson for the university defended the thesis, saying that the institution "supports researchers’ academic freedom of thought and expression."

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