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Media Struggles to Pin Stupid Label on Well-Educated Vaccine Dissenters

There have been numerous articles in mainstream newspapers and magazines with titles that disparage anyone who questions the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, disagrees (in part or in total) with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended schedule of vaccines, or opposes the idea of forcing people to get vaccinated against their will. You can be a vaccine skeptic, a complete “anti-vaxxer” or someone who simply doesn’t like the government dictating what one should or shouldn’t do with one’s body. It doesn’t matter.

If you choose to reject any part of the current vaccine paradigm, as crafted by the government and the pharmaceutical industry, you will be put on to stupid list, even though, ironically, it is widely acknowledged that people who choose to chart their own way on the issue of vaccines tend to be extremely well-educated and often have advanced degrees.1 2 3 4 5

In 2014, The Huffington Post published an article titled “Anti-Vaxxers Are Stupid and Contagious.”6 That piece was written by the senior editor of The Huffington Post Canada, Joshua Ostroff, so it wasn’t just some random person submitting an article to the publication. That same year, the Los Angeles Times published “Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis”7 and the Chicago Tribune published “Anti-vaccine debate proves you can’t fix stupid.”8

In 2015, Australia’s The Daily Telegraph published an article titled “Until they come up with a vaccine for stupidity, anti-vaxxers live on.”9 The newspaper followed up earlier this year with “Just when you thought anti-vaxxers couldn’t get more stupid.”10

These are only a handful of the articles you can find with the word “stupid” or a variation of  it in the title. There are countless other articles in the mainstream press with words in the title that convey a similar message. It is unclear what the owners, editors and writers of reputable publications believe they stand to gain from this form of journalism. Common sense might tell you that it’s not such a good a idea to insult a segment of your audience.

Interesting enough, there may be emerging a shift in another direction. Last year, NBC News published an article titled “Don’t Call Them Dumb: Experts on Fighting the Anti-Vaccine Movement.” The piece, written by Maggie Fox, suggested that belittling people with regard to vaccines may, in fact, be helping them attract sympathizers because many people don’t like to see others being abused, and “some of the criticism on cable television, social media and in mainstream newspapers and magazines is starting to look like bullying.”11 

More recently, Emma Green’s article in The Atlantic, is titled “Anti-Vaxers Aren’t Stupid.”12 In her piece, Green cites Professor Mark Largent of Michigan State University and author of the book Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America. According to Green, Prof. Largent, who is an associate professor and director of the Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy program at MSU,13 notes that 40% of parents in the United States have either refused or delayed a vaccine for one of their children.12

So why is it that so many parents are having doubts about vaccines and vaccination policy? Apparently, it has nothing to do with their level of intellect, but rather the low degree of trust they have in the federal government and the pharmaceutical industry.

… some parents may feel uncertain about vaccines partly because they’re skeptical of pharmaceutical companies, whose profit motives mix with their vaccine-promotion campaigns. And while state governments can mandate immunization, this may end up pushing parents away from the public-school system if they feel that regulations are forcing them to make certain decisions about their children’s health.12

According to Green, Prof. Largent also attributes some of the skepticism toward vaccines on the part of parents to the “monolithic power of science”12—the sense that doctors and medical researchers have an overwhelming amount of power and control over what happens to their children, and that that may make parents uncomfortable to the point where they seek to offset that power and control by doing their own research.

Faced with this imbalance of power and information, who can blame parents for being nervous and striking out on the Internet for a second opinion?12

Still, Prof. Largent’s attempt to explain why so many well-educated people refuse to follow the party line on vaccines does not mean that he believes they are right or even offer some valid points. To the contrary, according to Green, Prof. Largent has said, “Vaccinology has nothing to learn from anti-vaxers.” But Prof. Largent at least appears to be open to “engaging” rather than merely insulting those who hold different views.12 That’s something.


References:

1 Radford B. Anti-Vaccination Parents Richer, Better Educated. D News Dec. 31, 2015.
2 Moser W. Why Do Affluent, Well-Educated People Refuse Vaccines? Chicago Mar. 26, 2014.
3 Mihalovic D. More Educated Parents Less Likely To Vaccinate and Feed Children Sugar and GMO Foods. Health Impact News Feb. 17, 2016.
4 Mehta H. New Study Says Vaccine Deniers Are Richer, Whiter, and More Educated. Patheos Dec. 28, 2015.
5 Lallanilla M. Why Some Rich, Educated Parents Avoid Vaccines. Live Science Feb. 21, 2014.
6 Ostroff J. Anti-Vaxxers Are Stupid and Contagious. The Huffington Post May 28, 2014.
7 Hiltzik M. Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis. Los Angeles Times Sept. 3, 2014.
8 Rutter D. Anti-vaccine debate proves you can’t fix stupid. Chicago Tribune Feb. 6. 2015.
9 Corbett R. Until they come up with a vaccine for stupidity, anti-vaxxers live on. The Daily Telegraph July 2, 2015.
10 Roberts L. Just when you thought anti-vaxxers couldn’t get more stupid. The Daily Telegraph Jan. 27, 2016.

11 Fox M. Don’t Call Them Dumb: Experts on Fighting the Anti-Vaccine Movement. NBC News Feb. 3, 2015.
12 Green E. Anti-Vaxers Aren’t Stupid. The Atlantic Feb. 16, 2016.
13 Largent MA. Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America. Amazon.com.

35 Responses to Media Struggles to Pin Stupid Label on Well-Educated Vaccine Dissenters

  1. Truelitistnot Reply

    February 27, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Everyday there are a few more former ‘pro-vaxxers’ whom learn the hard way having damaged their children irreparably. The reason the so-called ‘anti-vaxxers’ exist is simply because there have been a whole lot of people damaged through the decades and whole lot of people who know these people as well and who, in their minds, aren’t willing to take the risks.

    The Pharmaceutical industry created the ‘anti-vaxxers’ by simply pumping out a lot of damage upon people with suspect products.

    So, if someone wanted to write a fair and balanced article that would be the proper approach. ‘Anti-vaxxers’ didn’t arrive one day from outer space and just decide to question vaccine use, yet that is what media would have you believe.

  2. Sandy Lunoe Reply

    February 25, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Many pediatricians do not inform about vaccine dangers because they may be unaware of them.

    Autoimmune conditions (there are 100+) may occur up to eight years after vaccination making it practically impossible for doctors to link vaccines to the illnesses.

    Medical faculties, research staff, teaching staff and students are strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry which is often involved in financial support.

    Information regarding pharmaceutical products including vaccines is often filtered by the industry. This applies also to information which the industry gives to their reps.

    Medical students normally study about vaccines for only a short time and doctors often don’t take the time to even read through package inserts.

    Dr. Suzanne Humphries:
    “Do you know how much doctors learn about vaccines in medical school? Nothing – zero point zero, except that vaccines need to be given on schedule when they participate in their pediatrics training and told that smallpox and polio were eliminated by vaccines–neither of which is true. Doctors are indoctrinated with the mantra that vaccines are safe and effective–neither of which is true”.

    Vaccine critics have often spent hundreds of hours, even many years studying vaccines and know far more than the average doctor.

    We are many who are frustrated, unimpressed and tired of trying to ask about and discuss with doctors about vaccine ingredients, safety statistics, potential long term adverse events including carcinogenicity, synergy, interactions, secondary transmission, concomitant administration, etc.

    It is often blatantly obvious that the average doctor has minimal knowledge about the complex issue of vaccination.

  3. Guillaume Reply

    February 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I feel proud to be stupid then.

    Let’s remember that the bully is the bad guy and he can only hurt you of you let him. But when you know in your heart that you are making an intelligent decision, fear no more.

    These journalists are sheep, though certainly educated they are lacking open mind and objectivity which is a sin in their profession, the should certainly do something else.

    They are the one stupid an contagious.

    Stupid because they are one sided and do not look for the alternative, everything has a flip side.

    Contagious because the propagate this obscurantism and lack of common sense.

    After all, if vaccines were safe there would not be any objections. It would be a no-brainer, everybody would want them all and every single doctor would be in favor or them. And let’s keep an open eye about what is going on in other countries, this is not exclusive to the USA, though it has it worst maybe.

  4. Gram Reply

    February 24, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you everyone at NVIC and VaccinePaper for contributing your information, time, energy, and money to this cause.

    Beverly, I agree. When I talk to parents reciting the same programming/propaganda claiming vaccines are safe, I challenge them to roll up their sleeves and get the same doses alongside their child or grandchild, (multiplied by 5 or 6 or 7 to make up for the difference in size and weight). Until then, why are you allowing medical experiments on your children?

  5. Beverly Allor Reply

    February 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    When everyone in the pharma companies, all doctors and medical employees, all government employees including the senators and representatives who are pushing vaccines laws, actually get the dozens recommended, then maybe we will know for sure if they are safe or not. Still betting not safe…one size does not fit all, just like any medication.

  6. Also From Colorado Reply

    February 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    About 40 years ago Dr. George Hopkins, D.C. in Devon, PA told me, I was one of his patients, he would never vaccinate his children. When asked ‘why’, he said
    ” They are not safe, and that many years down the road people who have received vaccinations will often have illness and disease as a result of receiving vaccines. ” That was 40 years ago.

    Social Engineering, done with extreme cleverness and cunning, to cause people to think and act in certain desired ways, is at play in this discussion about supporting vaccinations or not supporting vaccinations. The typical us vs. them is the methodology employed here. It is incumbent on any adult to learn as much as possible about what the damages are and can be resulting from receiving vaccinations. It takes time and focus and desire to dig deep into the plethora of information, however one who has children owes this to them. Being taken care of as a damaged human being into their adult life is not how any human being intended to come into life on earth.

    Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, is a good source from which to learn what the damages can be to the brain and nervous system as a result of some vaccines as well as mixing together vaccines in one shot. Many other reputable medical professionals warn us of severe potential damages to the human being, especially infants and small children. All of us need to be aware.

    Most of all, listen to one’s own heart and intuition, because the heart does have brain cells, and you will know by how you feel, which direction to go. Once we liberate ourselves from caring what other people think or say about us, we achieve great freedom. Ask yourself when having to make a decision: “How does this answer feel?” If it feels less than good, move in another direction, until one which does feel good comes to your awareness.

  7. JC Lincoln Reply

    February 24, 2016 at 1:26 am

    I believe good vaccines (if there such a thing anymore) can be advantageous, but for the most part, today’s vaccine makers have seen the opportunity to include without public or independent scientific input or scrutiny very dangerous substances, which amount to an invasion of the body rather than an honest attempt to help it heal.
    Period.

  8. JR Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    If vaccines are protective, then what is there to fear from
    unvaccinated children attending school? Only the unvaccinated would be at risk of becoming ill. Informed choice means that one has the freedom to voluntarily assume
    risk of vaccination or not.

    Regarding the “stupidity” of anti-vaxxers, I know of a vaccine researcher who develops new vaccines. He does not have any of his children vaccinated. What does that make the vaccines that are developed by a stupid researcher?

    • Nomad Reply

      February 25, 2016 at 4:54 am

      Parents are being condition by the medical establishment that it’s not enough to fully immunize their children, but the unvaccinated/undervaccinated are now a threat to their children’s safety. I’ve encountered some parents who are literally “terrified” of the unvaccinated. They’re being told that vaccines are not 100% effective, therefore everyone has to be vaccinated to create the proverbial “herd immunity.” This is how the medical establishment is orchestrating the vaccinated to turn against the unvaccinated/undervaccinated. It goes to show how easy people are mind controlled and how effective proganda can psychologically be when fear is used as the foundation.

      • betsyanne Reply

        June 2, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        In response to this comment: “Nomad February 25, 2016 at 4:54 am”

        What those parents SHOULD be afraid of is that their vaccinated children are shedding crap from the vaccines.

        It is the parents of the unvaxxed kids who should be up in arms and protesting. (!) I have an auto-immune compromised system and I cannot tolerate being around newly vaxxed babies/children and even the ones who’ve been vaxxed for months are sometimes an issue – because those “live” virus vaccines shed a lot and maybe continually in smaller amounts. I think some of the adjuvants used are also a problem for me.

        Too few people are educated about this dimension of vaccine damage.

  9. Tony Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    As I’ve said in other posts, what so called “anti-vaxx” people really are is pro-choice, pro-freedom, pro-liberty, maybe even pro-SAFE vaccine, anti-neurotxoin, anti-monkey cells, anti viral pieces, anti-autoimmune disease, anti-autism, etc.

    Excellent other comments.

  10. owldog Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I live in a little town called Ashland, Oregon, and the vax exemption rate is over 30% one of the highest in the country, and yet we have one of the healthiest towns on earth, and after 22 years, never heard of any mass sickness epidemics here.

    Our kids are healthier than the average Americans.

    • Fergie Reply

      March 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Get your local doctor to document it, and -publish- it. It is past time for action on this topic.

  11. Charles Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    So…let me see if I have the correct thinking on this. It’s NOT okay to deny a woman her choice as to what she does with her body, as in the right to having an abortion…BUT it IS okay to deny that same woman the right to choose what’s best for the born child regarding immunizations. Perhaps a ‘vaxxer’ could explain that to me, since I’m stupid.

  12. owldog Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    WHERE ARE ALL THE ROCKET SCIENTISTS?

    Most people who do not want to vaccinate their children, have taken that position, because they have witnessed in their family, or heard from friends and relatives, about somebody’s child who had SEVERE life-changing disabilities that started the day, or the next day after, a vaccination.

    THAT IS THE ONLY REAL REASON. NOT THE FANTASIES CONJURED UP BY THE PRO-VAXXERS.

    Duh?

    • sheldon101 Reply

      February 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      No expert here, but aside from injection site effects, doesn’t it take some time for systematic reactions to take place so that a reaction the same day or the next day might be evidence that the vaccine had nothing to do with the problem?

  13. Cypher Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I like to use the term “pro-vaxxer fanatics” to introduce some balance. If anyone ever gets into an online battle with these misguided individuals you can always call this out to bring a little perspective:

    http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=b04c757ae6b31410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

  14. Stephen Becker Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    For most non-professionals the vaccine debate should be about the schedule and not the science. Anti and pro vaccine proponents both have science. Reasonable people could believe one or the other. But no one could possible accept the recommendation for a diphtheria vaccine for pregnant women and 2 month old babies in the USA. Diphtheria is a bad disease in Third World countries. It is caused by contaminated water. Diphtheria is prevented in the USA by clean water, not vaccines. Adults do not get diphtheria vaccines and they do not get diphtheria. Why is it on the schedule? Pro-vaccine people cannot answer this question. There is no polio on the planet. Why is it on the schedule? There is almost no tetanus in the USA. Why is it on the schedule? If we cannot trust the people in charge to get the schedule right, can we trust them on the issues of adjuvants, preservatives, and GM viruses?

  15. Colorado Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    It’s all about ethics. They cannot sell the product ethically, so they turn to unethical methods. Not to mention the lack of cost effective relationships with an every increasing schedule. Absent of insurance and government subsidies and protections, the vaccine industry could never ‘sell this much’ of their product. Me, I personally refuse because of the ethics. It is also an important and related note pertaining to this topic, that if a company has to make a law to force use of their product, the product has not achieved legitimate market acceptance. The popular narrative seems to be focused around the idea that because I’m not a scientist, I can’t make these decisions on my own. So yeah, I turn to the net. Given the plethora of accredited people concerned about this issue, It’s obviously better to be safe than sorry. It’s entertainment for sure, to hear an unlicensed news pundit call an accredited doctor names, for making independent medical decisions. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and do not accept vaccines. The vaccine industry is desperate to maintain legitimacy, which is why the frame the issue that you’re either pro or anti vaxx. What about people like me, reasonably informed, but not medical specialists? I judge the product by the company, and these companies have been down dirty and completely unethical. I don’t care if the vaccines were safe, I would still not buy a product from a company whom usurps representative governance in favor of corporate profits. “Our children are not for your corporate profits!” Although we can opt out in CO for school immunization, we dare not even try, because of how pliable the sheeple are when it comes to following these sorts of popular trends, without actually taking time to engage in critical thinking. My daughters only protection from shots at the public school system, would be her own willpower and the ability to say no. I have no faith in public officials or school officials, to respect independent medical choice, at this point in time. They’re all for sale, and have apparently already sold out.

  16. Watchmom3 Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I for one am sickened by the hypocrisy and vicious behavior of those who insist on having control of other’s bodies and health decisions. It is an untenable position to try to assault those with vaccines and hate speech if someone declines for whatever reason that they choose! I am sick of it. Destroy your body and your family, if you choose, but it is NOT your decision to affect my family and my body. It is assault and in some cases, death is a side effect. Even the Geneva Convention recognized that. Those who stand to profit by these destructive vaccines can not tolerate the truth and will try to silence any who dare to speak the truth.

  17. David Weiner Reply

    February 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Clearly, the anti-vaxer epithet is being used to discourage people from “going there” since people do not like being ridiculed or looked down upon. It is an evil and ruthless campaign, without a doubt.

    Yet our side has made a mistake by not claiming a better, more accurate label.

    I refer to the people on our side as “Vaccine Dissidents”, because that is what we are. We are political dissidents of a very brutal regime.

    • Kathleen Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Just wanted to say it is about more than money. One needs to know who is running drugstry (drug industry). It’s the same cabal/mafia that runs all the multinational corporations. New World Order at http://www.Educate-Yourself.org or Aaron Russo’s interview ‘Reflections and Warnings’. Kathleen Pro-Truth (not Anti-Vax)

  18. Nomad Reply

    February 22, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Interesting piece, but it doesn’t matter what label the media is struggling with since it seems that the pro-vax medical cartel is winning the battle toward compulsory immunization for every man, woman & child in the U.S. and abroad. Look what’s happening around us: The emerging trend of the vaccinated “terrified” of the unvaccinated/undervaccinated, school districts paranoid of unvaccinated/undervaccinated students, legislators succumbing to CDC & pharma industry influence to pass legislation that eliminates personal exemptions from vaccines (e.g., California SB277), doctors and medical professionals fearmongering their patients to accept vaccination for themselves and their children, and of the course those vaccine promotion sites with their self-proclaimed vaccines experts that harass, intimidate and demean anyone who dare questions and objects to vaccines.

    From my perspective, I don’t see much hope…they may have already accomplished their objective toward gaining momentum for mandatory vaccination. It’s also personal for me…as I recently lost a family member to a vaccine-induced autoimmune disease. One lousy vaccine was the impetus of years of suffering. Then came hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical drugs to stay alive, which these very drugs eventually overwhelmed her body leading to her fate. And who do I blame? None other than the pharma industry. Some people may not like to hear my theory as to why there’s this aggressive and imperious push toward manditory vaccination. But I believe pharma knows how unsafe vaccines can be and they realize with widespread vaccination comes widespread side-effects and complications. This means big profit in producing all the medications adults and children will need to treat their vaccine-induced illnesses. For doubters, the science behind the dangers of vaccines (e.g., aluminum, immune activation, etc.) is well illustrated with scientific studies disclosed at “Vaccine Papers:”

    http://vaccinepapers.org/about/

    With this science existing, how can pharma not know the dangers of vaccines? And though in the grand scheme of things vaccines may not be that profitable (as those pro-vax sites always tell us), but the expensive drugs that many people will require from the vaccine-induced damage will be extremely profitable. I finally realized this with the hundreds of thousands of dollars pharma made off of my loved one. It’s a shrewd business model of theirs and they think we’re all too stupid to figure it out!

    • Cypher Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Nomad. Your post is heartbreaking and I truly understand. However, I don’t share the same pessimism about the future. Ironically and sadly enough the more enforcement of vaccinations, the more harm is done, and thus the more eyes are opened. More and more are questioning the sanity of vaccines. Even with their “boiling frog” approach I don’t think the nationwide and worldwide enforced vaccination agenda will work. Its like I always say.. you can mess with me, but when it comes to my kids expect a bloody war on your hands. I think I speak for a lot of parents.

    • qiaoyi Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      very sorry to hear about your loss. Do you know which particular vaccine in the seemingly endless vaccination schedule caused the major reaction for your family member?

      • Nomad Reply

        February 25, 2016 at 3:42 am

        Thank you for your condolences. It was the dreaded Hepatitis B vaccine. After the shot, it was a few months later that the autoimmune disease was officially diagnosed. Then over the next few years she developed complications from the autoimmune disease that led to a lenghtly hospitalization last year where she ultimately lost her life. Interestingly, her rheumatologists intially downplayed any connections between the Hep B vax and her autoimmune disease (i.e., the proverbial “scientific data doesn’t show a connection” response). Of course when she was strugglingfor her life, the doctors now admitted that the vaccine was more than likely the cause of her autoimmune disease.

        Sadly, this experience has led me to believe that doctors are mere “silent witnesses” to the damage and destruction vaccines can cause. I also had no idea that vaccines can cause an immune activation and over-stimulation of the immune system thereby causing autoimmune diseases. I highly recommend the “Vaccine Papers” site I previously posted as they go into great detail on the science that supports vaccine-induced autoimmune diseases.

    • Judy Anderson Reply

      March 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

      So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Too many times those who are injured for years before eventually dying a miserable death are overlooked. People tend to pay more attention to those who die shortly after a vaccine. My father was injured state-side during the Second World War and ended up spending over a year in army hospitals. There experimented on their patients with new vaccines, and my dad saw some awful things. As a result, he came home with 14 kinds of ” arthritis”, and he died a very old, pain racked man at 54. He did not allow us to get our vaccines ( THAnK YOU, Dad), and as a result, I’ve spent my whole adult life researching immunizations. Interestingly, the medical files of those in veteran’s hospitals who were vaccinated In the 40’s have disappeared in the last decade or two. Doesn’t change the facts. Or bring my dad back.

  19. Tim Lundeen Reply

    February 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I think all of the available vaccines have risks that far outweigh the benefits, by a large margin. And the more I learn, the more risky and less beneficial they appear.

    But I have come to this conclusion after thousands of hours of study: immunology, treatment protocols, history of vaccination, epidemiological evidence, peer-reviewed studies, environmental toxicology, and the “anecdotal” evidence of 10s of thousands of severely vaccine-injured kids; all in a context of the extremely poor health and chronic illness of today’s children.

  20. Redpill1 Reply

    February 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I reviewed the article at the Atlantic where they, IMHO, have a policy of allowing any troll free access to the comment broad no matter how abusive. In may comments the troll commenter violates the comment policy of the Magazine but I guess if you’re benefiting from allowing such activity it’s easy to turn the other way. You don’t see what you’re not looking for and no matter how many times I have flagged certain comments-they remain.

    “To the contrary, according to Green, Prof. Largent has said, “Vaccinology has nothing to learn from anti-vaxers.”

    Anti-vaxxer is a construct of the pharmaceutical industries & the CDC. As stated in an article on VR, it was coined to create a Class War. A commenter on Age of Autism put it this way:

    “The whole dichotomy of “pro-vaccine” vs “anti-vaccine” is a manufactured one. The term “anti-vaccine ” is a political construct, intended to and deliberately used to marginalize and demean. If we have concerns, even harsh criticism against auto manufacturers like Ford and Toyota for how they handle reports of stuck accelerator pedals, that doesn’t make us “anti-accelerator pedal” or even “anti-car.” We should likewise be able to criticize vaccines, vaccine manufacturers, and industry-bought research and representatives without being labeled, “anti -vaccine,” “anti -science,” or “anti -ANYTHING.”

    Even though the article “Anti-Vaxers Aren’t Stupid” was written as some sort of quasi balanced piece, using the pejorative “Anti-Vaxers” in the title sets the tone and how people would read the article—from a slanted perspective. The two words, “Anti-Vaxers” has evolved into a global boogeyman just by putting the words in comments, which online trolls repeatably post, inserting the pejorative in every celebrity doctor’s comment and especially putting the pejorative in headlines in bold letter: “Anti-Vaxxers Are Stupid and Contagious”, “Anti-vaccine debate proves you can’t fix stupid” and the infamous article that saturated the net written by the doctor who doesn’t want to be named so he/she writes under a pseudonym on the Daily Beast, Russell Saunder: “Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC”. Ironically, that NY outbreak was traced back to a fully vaccinated woman. No retractions was posted.

    I have not read Professor Mark Largent’s book Vaccine: “The Debate in Modern America”. However, I think, that if he used the pejorative “Anti Vaxexr” anywhere in the book, Debate over. “Anti Vaxexr” has such baggage attached to it, it would be difficult for individuals who are trying to get around the Chinese wall the pharmaceutical industry and CDC has put up to see the forest for the trees. Jon Rapport reveals how and who creates the medical propaganda we see everyday:

    “While I was writing my first book in 1987, AIDS INC., I spoke with a media rep at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). After a bit of wrangling, he told me what I wanted to know: the CDC sends certain people to Langley for CIA training, and when they come back they have advanced security clearances.

    This melded nicely with what I was learning about the CDC’s little-known Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Right off the top, I can tell you they create disinformation on a scale that must make the CIA jealous.

    Graduates of this EIS program, as proudly stated by the CDC, have gone on to occupy key positions in the overall medical cartel: Surgeons General; CDC directors; medical school deans and professors; medical foundation executives; drug-company and insurance executives; state health officials; medical editors and reporters in media outlets.

    It’s a loyal insider’s club. They collaborate to float prime-cut, A-number-one cover stories of extraordinary dimensions. They invent medical reality out of thin air.
    Read entire article at: https://jonrappoport.wordpress(dot)com/2016/02/02/zika-the-cdc-is-the-medical-cia/.

    There are many people questioning. There are medical professionals questioning. The tide has turned when 40% of the US parental population has turned their backs on the CDC recommendations. 1 child in 6, according to a CDC study is chronically ill. Teachers in the school district I live in, collect daily asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens to make sure they are located in an accessible place for the child. School regularly send home notices reminding parents children have peanut allergies so that’s a no no in lunches or treats. Parents & teachers are asking why are children so sick? Chronically ill children have become the norm. Why? This has compelled parents to do their own research and I know a few parents that have “fired” doctors because of their shall we say lack of professionalism. Because the pendulum is swinging in the direction of critical thinking and common sense-there will be an increase in articles calling Anit-Vaxxers or people who want medical autonomy, dangerous, baby killers, stupid, ignorant, selfish, destroyers of herd immunity etc and more politicians being paid off to push mandatory vaccines. One thing a government and corporations cannot tolerate is it’s citizens using critical thinking and common sense. To them that is Anti-Government & Anti-American.

    • Colorado Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      It’s important to remember that the CDC, although officially sounding in title, is merely yet another privately owned corporation. One which misleadingly has an official sounding name, to go with their government charter. They’ve long since abandoned their original mantras, and that is why their charter should be revoked. The CDC is not the government. It’s a private for profit corporation at it’s heart. And now without any meaningful oversight or accountability. Never forget that.

      • sheldon101 Reply

        February 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

        Just proof that an antivaxxer can partake of the wider world of conspiracy theorist. When there is the proclamation that some government entity is actually a private corporation. The stupidity and that’s a fair word to use here is that this isn’t the usual story of the Federal Reserve Bank that is a funny type of private/public entity or some tax entity. Never seen it applied to the CDC before

    • Joan Campbell Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I agree and I have been saying this for the past 2 years. If we question the safety of cars are we anti car. This really annoys the trolls

    • CBoston Reply

      February 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Right on, Well Written, Thank you!

    • brad Reply

      February 27, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Spot on.

      i am an ant-MANDATORY vaccine advocate. i don’t advocate a shot for me or anyone. i don’t say don’t take any – even the pointless,REALLY dangerous ones like the HPV.

      i maintain that vaccination is a personal choice. i believe that no govt body has any authority over your personal choice. i CERTAINLY don’t want any govt or business body becoming a MEDICAL DICTATOR – which is what forced vaccination literally becomes.

      There is no perceivable “up-side” to having these false authorities practicin medicine (on us) without a license.

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