COMM160 College Communications- the value of vaccination education


Comprehension Questions:

1. What, in your own words (paraphrase), is the author’s argument?

2. What are the statistical differences, according to the article, between Canada and Cuba in the area of infectious diseases?

3. How does Dr. Noni MacDonald view education on vaccination in Canada?

4. What is the difference between Canada and Cuba when it comes to prevention, and why?

5. Why does MacDonald think that Cubans would opt for immunization even if it weren’t mandatory?

6.  Why is Nova Scotia, and – by extension – Canada as a whole, slow to learn from Cuba despite the value of vaccination education?

Questions for Discussion:

1. What were your impressions of the Canadian healthcare system before reading this article? How have they changed, and what aspects of the article are responsible for these changes?

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