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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 and when we discover one. And across the country, anti-vaxxers have joined raucous protests to reopen the economy and reverse stay-at-home orders and social distancing recommendations intended to reduce coronavirus exposure.

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


By Eve Reiland

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