Anti-Vaxxers Are Thriving on Social Media During the Pandemic

Anti-vaccination activists are seeing a rise in social media fame as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a BuzzFeed investigation found.   BuzzFeed analyzed the social media activity of Taylor Winterstein, an Australian-Samoan anti-vaccination activist. According to BuzzFeed’s screenshot of a post from March 6, Winterstein shared a photo on Facebook that had “Distraction” written …

Coronavirus protests aren’t just an American thing. They’re a global phenomenon. – Vox

From Germany to Brazil, from the UK to Chile, coronavirus-related demonstrations keep popping up.   The anti-lockdown protests that have garnered so much attention in the United States in recent weeks may seem like a uniquely American phenomenon. Wired’s Emma Grey Ellis called them an “American mess,” describing them as “a modern permutation of an identity crisis with roots …

Seattle’s anti-vaccine history stretches back to the Spanish flu | Crosscut

In 1920, the city’s commissioner of public health called Seattle “a hot bed for anti-vaccination, Christian Science, and various anti-medical cults.”   Perhaps it is surprising: Anti-vaccination activism does not recede in times of pandemic. In the current COVID-19 crisis, polls reveal that 25% of Americans say they will not receive a vaccine against the disease if …

Queensland anti-vaxxer stance set to wreak havoc on NRL in July | 7NEWS.com.au

  Manly coach Des Hasler is hopeful any non-vaccinated players will be able to play in Queensland by the time his team gets there in two months. The NRL’s revised draw has done a good job of keeping the controversial issue at bay, allowing for a possible change of state goverment policy if coronavirus restrictions …