Anti-vaccine Parents Embrace Homeschooling to Avoid Vaccines

Parents skeptical or opposed to vaccinating their children are turning to homeschooling to avoid vaccinating their children. During the first week in July, The Wall Street Journal reports, parents attended workshops hosted by the anti-vaccine organization New York Alliance for Vaccine Rights. The events covered course requirements, instruction plans, extracurricular activity options, and potential financial…

Anti-Vaxxers Are A Very Old Problem

Kiona Smith, June 30, 2019, Forbes The American anti-vaccine movement is nothing new; it started in 1721, when people took to the streets of Boston to try and stop physician Zabdiel Boylston from inoculating people against smallpox. Imagine a major U.S. city with half its population too sick to get out of bed, desperately in…

Vaccine Denial is Still Largely on the Left

Two very interesting articles published last Thursday by The New York Times point out that anti-vaccine activism is largely on the political Left. In light of a measles outbreak in Rockland County, New York, the Grey Lady profiled the Green Meadow Waldorf Schools based out of Chestnut Ridge that are bastions of anti-vaccine activism. According…

New York Couple Donates Millions to Anti-Vaccine Movement

By Lena H. Sun and Amy Brittain June 19 The Washington Post A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events — including two forums this year at the epicenter of…

Anti-Vaxxers Vitriolic After New York Ends Exemptions

By Bernadette Hogan and Chris Perez June 13, 2019 | New York Post “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.…