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.…

Facebook Restricts Research Tool in Light of Privacy Controversy

AFP Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network — a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism. The leading social network acknowledged this week it had “paused” some elements of its “graph search,” a feature introduced in…

Gov. Gavin Newsom Praised by RFK, Jr. For Opposition to Vaccine Bill

By MELODY GUTIERREZ JUN 04, 2019 | Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom thrust himself into a debate over one of California’s most controversial legislative proposals by suggesting he did not agree with a bill to tighten vaccine exemptions because it would create an immunization bureaucracy. Opponents of the bill immediately latched onto Newsom’s comments,…

Doctor Invents Conspiracy Theory to Convince Mom to Vaccinate Her Child

by Joe Sommerlad – Independent Persuading committed anti-vaxxers into protecting their children against harmful diseases is undoubtedly one of the most exasperating tasks faced by modern GPs. Alarmed by the minor side effects many experience after being injected with a small quantity of a given disease microbe – administered to cultivate the body’s immune system…