Anti-vax folks have been talking a lot about segregation, discrimination and civil rights lately. What’s the latest? Comparing new vaccine laws that eliminate non-medical exemptions to folks who tried to stop desegregation in the 1960s.
Look familiar? As anti-vaccine propaganda? Yes, it does.
Did Police Keep an Unvaccinated Girl from Getting Into School?
Of course, the new pic is a little girl holding a sign saying “I want to go to school.”
Are the police blocking her, keeping her out of school as the photo suggests?
Is this about segregation?
Of course not!
The photo of the girl with the police was taken at an anti-vaccine protest at the state Education Department’s headquarters in Albany, New York on Monday, September 9.
“State troopers and Albany police were called in, and the department’s stately front entrances were chained shut temporarily, in a rare safety precaution.
Meanwhile, a monthly meeting of the state’s Board of Regents, originally scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., was delayed about 40 minutes, while officials moved to restore order. “Angry parents, others opposed to vaccinations crowd Regents meeting
Even though the Board of Regents have no power to reverse a new law in New York that eliminates religious exemptions, “they held a rally and stormed a Board of Regents meeting to demand they have the right to not vaccinate.”
And that’s where the photo of the little girl holding her sign was taken.
Not outside a school, but outside the state Education Department’s headquarters, where police and state troopers were called to restore order during the protest.
It’s about parents who want to continue not vaccinating their kids, while also being allowed to send those intentionally unvaccinated kids to school.
What’s the problem with that? Those intentionally unvaccinated kids are at higher risk to catch vaccine preventable diseases, which put others at risk, especially those with medical exemptions.
More on Vaccine Segregation and Discrimination
- More Questions to Help You Become a Vaccine Skeptic
- How an Anti-Vaccine Safety Handbook Has Caused the Longest Measles Outbreak in Recent History
- The Very Worst of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
- Who Are the Medically Fragile Children?
- Are the Measles Outbreaks in New York a Hoax?
- More Anti-Vaccine Protest Signs
- Vaccination foes flood Regents meeting
- Addressing the Risk of Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
- Time to Fight Fake Discrimination
- The Little Rock Nine
- Lessons from Ruby Bridges
- Ruby Bridges Goes to School
- Ruby Bridges
- SB 276 is now law, and antivaxers are not the “new civil rights movement”