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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Elle McPherson Joins Antivaxxers

 In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing diseases to spread  And among those diseases could be COVID-19.

The antivaxxers have been at it for a very long time.

Paula Froelich at The New York Post:
Supermodel Elle Macpherson has taken a break from shilling her many beauty wares and frolicking in skimpy bikinis on the beach to promote an anti-vaccination campaign led by her boyfriend, disgraced former doctor, Andrew Wakefield.

Saying the pandemic is a “divine time” to promote the dangerous message, Macpherson took to the stage before an audience in North Carolina to help boost an anti-vaccination propaganda video — just as Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies announced a new breakthrough vaccine for COVID-19.

The Aussie model took the stage with Wakefield, a former doctor who was banned from practicing after he presented bogus research claiming the measles vaccine leads to autism, to help present the latest installment in his anti-vax propaganda.

According to footage of the event obtained by the Daily Mail, after Macpherson was introduced by Wakefield, who called her his girlfriend, she turned to him and said: “You made this film during COVID, and it’s interesting because it’s such beautiful, sacred timing when you watch the film, because it’s so pertinent and so relevant. … And for it to come in this divine time where vaccination and mandatory vaccination is on everybody’s lips.”