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.
Unfortunately, Republican politicians and conservative media figures are increasingly joining up with the anti-vaxxers. Even before COVID, they were fighting vaccine mandates and other public health measures.
The anti-vax movement has a great deal of overlap with MAGA, QAnon, and old-school conspiracy theory.
Desantis’s Surgeon General tells Bannon that Twitter committed a “human rights” violation when they recently removed his anti-vaccine post: “It is almost criminal really how much disregard they have for human rights. (They) think it’s ok to crush the voices of others.” pic.twitter.com/UVjXdKBQ7F— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 10, 2022