Why are the folks who talk about “vaccine choice” also the ones who most fiercely want to take away our choice to vaccinate and protect our kids?
What’s the media’s role in pushing COVID vaccine misinformation?
As you follow the anti-vaccine movement from the very beginning, it is easy to see the common threads that connect all of the players from the Victorian Age to the 21st Century. Germ theory denialism. Alternative medical providers. The media. What else? Fear, especially fear of vaccine-injury.
The Hedda Get Bedda doll is sometimes used to push the myth that vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles and chicken pox, aren’t that serious, helping folks justify their decisions to skip or delay vaccines and leaving their kids unprotected.