Right-Wing Website Blames Minnesota Measles Outbreak On Muslims

On April 25, WorldNetDaily published a column by so-called “medical researcher and author” Bill Sardi that is a lengthy rant against vaccines, in which he insisted that recent measles outbreaks have occurred largely among vaccinated people, not the unvaccinated, and that “pro-vaccine advocates do not hold the high scientific ground in the battle over whether to vaccinate or not vaccinate school-age children.” This is not new. WND has long been a friendly place for anti-vaxxers to peddle their conspiracy theories. Three days later, WND published an article by reporter Leo Hohmann seeking to blame a measles outbreak in a Somali-American community in Minnesota on Islam itself, under the clickbait headline, “Quran blamed in new U.S. disease outbreak.” Hohmann cited anti-Muslim activist Andrew Bostom, who in turn cited a random anti-vaxxer Muslim doctor. What Hohmann didn’t report: According to blogger Richard Bartholomew, a 2007 issue of WND’s print magazine Whistleblower ran a special issue on ”Scary Medicine: Exposing The Dark Side of Vaccines,” and one of its contributors, who is on the board of directors of something called the International Medical Council on Vaccination, whose website includes among its resources the very screed by the Muslim doctor from which Hohmann and Bostom are quoting. Hohmann’s article was further discredited when the Washington Post reported that anti-vaccination activists repeat...
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CONCLUSIONS: This review proves that vaccine hysteria is detrimental because: 1) it causes an increased morbidity and mortality from preventable diseases; 2) it jeopardizes research for new vaccines; 3) patients are reluctant to accept any form of immune-therapy, commonly referred to as "vaccination". PMID: 29773050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and Europe has now turned to pets, leading officials to rebut claims about side effects from vaccines.
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British officials were spurred to rebut claims about the possible side effects of vaccines because the “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for measles outbreaks has turned to pets.
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Conclusion The message is clear, as far as governments are concerned: the more often something is repeated, the more likely the public will believe it. Or, in the words of Joseph Goebbels, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” [8]   References https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com…history-and-biology-of-vaccines/ http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/magic-madness-governments-nlp-assault-our-minds https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0 https://www.popsci.com/16-african-countries-have-overtaken-us-measles-vaccinations https:...
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