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Monday, November 8, 2021

Antivax McCarthyism

 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.

Antivaxxers are sometimes violent, often abusive, and always wrong.  

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:

People such as Greene are reviving accusations of communism, which had largely been in abeyance since the 1950s.  During that decades, right-wing kooks warned that fluoridation, vaccination, and "mental hygiene" were communist plots.  Also, like Greene, who has hinted that the Rothschilds funded a space laser, the 1950s nuts trafficked in anti-Semitism.