Larry Cook is either one of the movers and shakers of the modern anti-vaccine movement, with his Stop Mandatory Vaccine group, a ‘double agent’ who worked to oppose a vaccine law in California, while also lobbying for the law, or someone who other anti-vax folks claims “puts his own profit far ahead of our children.”
Who is Larry Cook?
Larry Cook says that he has devoted himself to natural living for over 25 years.
“I studied video production and photography at Clover Park Vocational-Technical Institute in Tacoma, Washington and I received my bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.”
From developing natural living magazines and self-publishing a book about ADHD, he became the Executive Director of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, a position he held for four years.
He resigned in 2016 to devote his time to “educating” folks about vaccines.
“Finally, I believe my mission is to educate as many parents and others as possible about the dangers of vaccination, the lack of efficacy of vaccination, and why natural immunity is superior to vaccination.”
He even has a GoFundMe page to support his mission…
How did he get started in his quest to save children from vaccines, which he believes are a “200 year old mistake?”
“In late March or early April, 2015, Mr. Cook started a GoFundMe campaign to produce short films, interviews with parents who felt their children had been damaged by vaccines, in order to share those stories with legislators and the general public to build opposition to SB277.”ConspiraSea, SB277, Colin McRoberts, Larry Cook, and Me
Of course, SB277 passed, and Larry Cook soon left his job as Executive Director of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, with a new career and salary from his GoFundMe donations.
I guess his campaign went well, at least for him.
It turned into a full time job.
“A video I wish I didn’t have to make. When I started in this movement, I had no idea it would be as corrupt as pharma.
But I have had my eyes opened many times over…this video describes just one of many disappointments along the way: Larry Cook, who runs a popular page and group.
In the beginning, I believed what he told me and tried to look past the many odd comments and strange behaviors. But it ultimately became clear that he puts his own profit far ahead of our children.
That in and of itself wasn’t enough to motivate me to speak out and open myself up to the hundreds of attacks I would get, I kept hoping the truth would be exposed by someone else. And while some have tried, the past couple of weeks I have seen too much to stay silent any longer.”Brandy Vaughan
Surprisingly, he even has critics in the anti-vaccine world.
Unfortunately, they aren’t critical of his extreme views, including that vaccines are “filled with poison” (they aren’t), are “unnecessary” (they are very necessary if you want to avoid life-threatening vaccine preventable diseases), don’t work (they do work), and that outbreaks are a “manufactured problem” (what???).
More on Larry Cook
- VAXOPEDIA – How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Takes Advantage of Dead Children and Their Parents
- VAXOPEDIA – The Moral Responsibility of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
- California SB 277 “Activist” Larry Cook Sells Out as a Concealed Double Agent Pushing Passage of the Mandatory Vaccination Law
- The Woo Boat, part 3: Andrew Wakefield goes full Mike Adams antivax
- A new year brings fresh antivax trolling and vilification of Light for Riley
- #ConspiraSea, SB277, Colin McRoberts, Larry Cook, and Me
- The Anti-vaccination Movement: A Regression in Modern Medicine
- Samoa vaccine story – tragedy abused by anti-vaccine websites