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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Antivax Group Continues Harassment

 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.

It should not be a surprise that they took part in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Cheryl Clark at Medpage Today:

Kristina Lawson, president of the California Medical Board, is again publicly fighting back against the controversial group America's Frontline Doctors and their leader, California licensee Simone Gold, MD, JD -- this time for releasing a 21-minute video in which Lawson is depicted as a whip-wielding Nazi.

The video also perpetuates misinformation about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and about disproven treatments for the disease.

"It is disturbing to be targeted by anti-science zealots and the people they seek to manipulate," Lawson wrote in a statement that was released by her representative, Jason Overman. "Since the 'movie' was released, I have received a constant stream of emails and voicemail messages threatening me and demanding I resign from my position."


It features a clip from a widely reported incident last December in which four unnamed representatives from America's Frontline Doctors confronted Lawson in a parking garage as she was leaving her law firm office to return home. Earlier, they had staked out Lawson's home as she left for work.
The video begins with "Lady Gold," played by Gold, who recently pleaded guilty to one of five criminal counts filed against her in connection with her participation in the January 6 insurrection and making a speech in the Capitol building.

In her statement, Lawson did not mention Gold or Rake by name, but she said leaders of America's Frontline Doctors "have been discredited for many reasons," including their anti-vaccine and anti-mask propaganda; promotion of unproven medical treatments for COVID-19; participation in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and a "wide variety of other headline-grabbing stunts."