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7 doctors got COVID-19 days after going to an anti-vax conference in Florida

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign in California. The protest is unrelated to the November 2021 conference.David McNew/Getty Images Seven doctors tested postive or got COVID-19 symptoms after attending an anti-vaccine conference. The event organizer told the Daily Beast that he didn't see the event as a superspreader. One of those infected bragged about using ivermectin while at the conference. Seven doctors who went to an anti-vaccine conference in Florida tested postive for COV...
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Anti-vaccine protesters knocked over a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Manhattan during a protest against NYC vaccine requirements

Protestors demonstrate against the mandate requiring teachers and staff to be vaccinated outside the Department of Education headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 4, 2021. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Anti-vaxxers knocked over a mobile COVID testing site in New York during a march against the city's vaccine mandate. As of Monday, all city workers, including teachers, were required to be vaccinated or be tested weekly. Mayor de Blasio said 95% of pub...
Tags: New York, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Ap, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, New York Police Department, De Blasio, Department Of Education, Mayor de Blasio, New York City New York, Anti-vaccine


Looks Like The Boys In Blue Back Themselves After All

I would do anything to protect my community, but I won't do that.
Tags: Law, Police, Government, Vaccines, BLM, Anti-vaccination, COVID-19


Anti-vaxxers are gargling iodine in the latest ill-advised attempt at DIY anti-COVID care, say reports

Doctors use povidone-iodine min surgery. (Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images) Anti-vaxxers are gargling iodine to protect against COVID-19. Doctors are urging patients not to do this - saying it poses several health risks. There is no data to suggest gargling iodine will fight COVID-19 or stave it off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Anybody who has to have surgery or any form of a major incision you'll be coated in a florescent orange liquid: povidone-iodine. The a...
Tags: Health, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Rolling Stone, Adalja, Boston Medical Center, Iodine, Anti-vaccination, Anti-vaxx, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, COVID, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Kenneth Weinberg


How the evangelical Christian right seeded the false, yet surprisingly resilient, theory that vaccines contain microchips

Anti-vaccine rally protesters hold signs outside of Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, on June 26, 2021. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images The groundless conspiracy theory that vaccines contain microchips is believed by thousands. The narrative has deep roots in the right-wing evangelical movement. Prominent figures turbocharged the theory in the era of COVID-19, helping drive US vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in August, the right-w...
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Anti-vaxxers in Vancouver delayed an ambulance carrying someone bleeding out from getting to the hospital

Protestors hold banners during a protest against BC Vaccine Card outside Vancouver City Hall on September 13, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Starting September 13, by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A Vancouver paramedic said her team struggled to get a patient with an arterial bleed into the hospital. British Columbia Ambul...
Tags: International, Trends, Hospital, Canada, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vancouver, Ambulance, British Columbia, Columbia, Cbc, Vancouver British Columbia Canada, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver City Hall, Broadcasting Company CBC, Anti-vaccination


Video shows Justin Trudeau being pelted with gravel by anti-vax protesters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. DAVE CHAN/AFP via Getty Images Trudeau is requiring all domestic air and rail passengers to be vaccinated unless medically exempt. Anti-vaxxers showed up to his campaign stop in Ontario on Monday, and he was pelted with gravel. Trudeau, who said he wasn't hurt, is up for reelection on September 20. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was pelted with gravel during an anti-vaccine protest at his ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Canada, News UK, Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Cbc, Trudeau, Newmarket, CTV, London Ontario, Welland, Anti-vaccination, Bolton Ontario, Coronavirus


Anti-vax radio host Marc Bernier has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19

Marc Bernier of station WNDB of Orlando, Florida speaks to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove during a radio interview 24 October 2006 at an event for radio talk shows at the White House in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Marc Bernier worked as a broadcast journalist for 46 years. Following his hospitalization on August 10, Bernier fought the coronavirus for three weeks until he passed. Bernier likened the US government to Nazi Germany in his last tweet. See more ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, Germany, US, Trends, Getty Images, Nazi, Karl Rove, Afp, Orlando Florida, Bernier, Daytona Beach News Journal, Anti-vaccine, Anti-vaccination


Republican lawmaker attends anti-vaxxer rally just days after his unvaccinated wife died of COVID-19, reports say

State Rep. Chris Johansen lost his wife to COVID-19, according to reports. Maine House GOP A GOP lawmaker attended an anti-vaxxer rally shortly after losing his wife to COVID-19, the Daily Beast reported. State Rep. Chris Johansen and his late wife Cindy had not been vaccinated, the Bangor Daily News said. Cindy Johansen died on August 10, according to reports, but her husband has not publicly confirmed her passing. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Republican lawmaker in ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Gop, Maine, News UK, Republican, Augusta, Mills, Newsweek, Cindy, Josef Mengele, Johansen, Janet Mills, Bangor Daily News


Santino Rice under fire for bonkers anti-vax COVID conspiracy tweets

Project Runway alum and RuPaul’s Drag Race fixture Santino Rice has come under fire on Twitter for a series of remarks insisting COVID-19 is a “man-made” disease, and thus discouraging his followers from getting vaccinated. As early as May 2021, Rice began tweeting misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, railing against the various vaccines designed to protect against it. What they are selling people isn’t even a vaccine! They are calling it a “vaccine” but it is not really a proper vacc...
Tags: Feature, Life, China, US, Lifestyle, Lgbtq, Conspiracy Theory, Rice, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Big Pharma, Fauci, Anti-vaccination, Santino Rice, Biden Administration, COVID-19


Meet 4 typical unvaccinated Americans, from a Latino agriculture worker to a 12-year-old Snapchat user with Republican parents

30% of the eligible US population has not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images The typical person who will "definitely not" get the COVID-19 vaccine is a white Republican. Americans waiting for more information before getting a jab tend to be young and Black. Agriculture workers have the lowest rate of vaccination among all work sectors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three in ten Americans have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, accordin...
Tags: News, Labor, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccines, Black, US Census Bureau, Kaiser Family Foundation, Anti-vaccination, KFF, Anti-vaxx, Young Black, Allana Akhtar


A 42-year-old fitness fanatic was 'beating himself up' over his decision not to get vaccinated during his final days, his family said

John Eyres from Southport, Merseyside. Jenny MCann A 42-year-old British man who loved exercise and eating healthy died of COVID-19 last week. John Eyers didn't get vaccinated because he "felt that he would be ok," his family said. The father-of-one told doctors in his final days that he regretted his decision not to get a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated 42-year-old fitness fanatic who regularly climbed mountains and competed in the ironman has...
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Fox News has a strict COVID-19 policy that includes the kind of vaccine passport Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and other right-wing hosts have railed against

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: News headlines on the impeachment trial of Donald Trump are displayed outside of the Fox headquarters on February 09, 2021 in New York City. After listening to nearly four hours of legal arguments, the Senate has voted on Tuesday to move ahead with the impeachment trial of former President Trump. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Fox Corporation has a return to office protocol involving voluntary proof of vaccination. Top host Tucker Carlson has compared vaccine pa...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Senate, New York City, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Vaccine, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, Fox Business, Tucker Carlson, Ryan Grim, Sean Hannity


Anti-vaccine groups used Telegram to send 'apparent death threats' to BBC journalists, report says

Anti-lockdown protests in London. Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Telegram users reportedly shared BBC journalists' addresses and info in an anti-vaccination group. BBC News asked staff to undergo training for handling "in-person" attacks, The Observer reported. Attacks on reporters hit unprecedented levels in 2020, The Committee to Protect Journalists said. See more stories on Insider's business page. BBC News is said to have tightened its newsroom security...
Tags: Apps, New York, London, News, Media, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Unesco, The Observer, Journalists, Telegram, Committee to Protect Journalists


Here's why a surprising number of healthcare workers are rejecting the vaccine, despite having witnessed the immense suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic

A nurse administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Los Angeles, California. Between 20 and 40% of frontline workers in Los Angeles have refused a shot. Mario Tama/Getty Images Vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers working on the frontlines of the pandemic. Insider spoke to three healthcare workers about some of the reasons behind the worrying trend. Experts told Insider having "trusted messengers" in local communities will help tackle the problem. Visit the Business s...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Cdc, Nurses, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bill Gates, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio, Vaccinations, Fda, Donald Trump, Riverside County


A coronavirus vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in LA shut down after anti-vax protesters gathered outside

Motorists line up to receive inoculation at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, the United States, Jan. 15, 2021. Xinhua/Xinhua via Getty Images A mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium briefly shut down Saturday after protesters arrived. The protesters included people from anti-vaccine and right-wing groups. People in line for vaccines had already been waiting for hours before the disruption. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A mass...
Tags: Science, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Bill Gates, Vaccine, Biden, Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Los Angeles Police Department, Dodger Stadium, Dodgers Stadium


Internal emails show the UK government is actively monitoring for conspiracy theorists who say the new coronavirus strain is 'artificial'

Protesters hold up placards as they gather at a "Memorial March" in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in north-east England on December 19, 2020. LI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images The UK government is actively monitoring for social media conspiracies in response to news of a new coronavirus strain. Its media monitoring unit tracks and analyzes social media reaction to the major UK headlines of the day. In one email by the unit, seen by Business Insider, government authors wrote: "Many are unconcer...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Trends, Eu, Newcastle, The Guardian, Boris Johnson, Conspiracy Theories, Dover, Griffin, Brexit, Business Insider


Anti-vaxx books top the list of 'vaccine' search results at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Amazon and Barnes & Nobles searches for "vaccine" bring up anti-vaxx books. Amazon's top search results include "Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are Safe and Effective is Lying Paperback" and "Jabbed: How the Vaccine Industry, Medical Establishment, and Government Stick It to You and Your Family." The US could start rolling out COVID-19 shots as early as Friday, but President-elect Joe Biden has warned that the public is losing faith in the effectiveness of a vaccin...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Books, UK, Instagram, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Retail, Pfizer, Barnes Noble, Coleman, Barnes, Wilcox, Barnes Nobles


3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences between countries

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine test in Thailand Reuters Market research firm Ipsos surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist country by country. Just 54% percent of Russians say they'll get a vaccine when one becomes available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared to the rest of the world, Americans surveyed said they are less optimistic about a vaccine coming out i...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Germany, Russia, India, US, Trends, Features, Poland, Poll, Vaccines


3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences among countries

A COVID-19 vaccine test in Thailand. Reuters The market-research firm Ipsos has surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist among countries. Just 54% percent of Russians said they'd get a vaccine when one became available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared with the rest of the world, Americans were less optimistic about a vaccine coming out in 2020 and were less likely to say ...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Russia, India, US, Trends, Features, Thailand, Poland, Poll, World Health Organization


Why anti-vaxxers are rising again

In the midst of a health crisis when our only hope is a new vaccine, many have begun to wonder how those with anti-vaccination sentiments might respond to the current COVID-19 crisis. Many have guessed that the only natural, rational response would be for anti-vaxxers to change their minds and wholeheartedly embrace the prospect of a new vaccine. After all, there is a prevailing theory that anti-vaccine sentiment arises at least in part from a collective amnesia about the true scourge of vaccine...
Tags: Books, Featured, Cdc, Public Health, New York Times, University of Pennsylvania, Health & Medicine, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Anti Vaxxers, Anti-vaccination, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Covid19, Heidi Munoz Gelisner


Autism Is But One Part of a Complex Personality Structure

April is Autism Awareness Month. To review: Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) listed in the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) which provides diagnostic guidelines for mental health professionals. Autism is characterized by difficulties in social interactions, a narrow and particular range of interests and repetitive behaviors. Although it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, research has yet to identify the differ...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Disability, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Asperger Syndrome, Silicon Valley, Polio, Stereotypes, Stigma, Max, Aspergers, Asperger, DSM, Elly, Anti-vaccination


GoFundMe Is Shutting Down Campaigns to Spread Anti-Vaxxer Bullshit

The largest crowdfunding platform says it is banning campaigns raising money to promote falsehoods about vaccinations. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Gofundme, Anti Vaccination


Jack Dorsey records podcast with fitness writer who claimed “vaccines do indeed cause autism”

Jack Dorsey, known for making tone-deaf statements on the platform he co-founded, is in the middle of another controversy. This time it is for plugging a podcast he recorded with fitness writer Ben Greenfield. Greenfield has espoused anti-vaccination views on Twitter and other platforms, continuing to do so despite measles outbreaks in the United States. Dorsey retweeted Greenfield’s tweet about their podcast interview, commenting “Great conversation, and appreciate all you do to simplify the...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Myanmar, Rohingya, Jack Dorsey, Musk, Dorsey, Pete, Greenfield, Instagram Pinterest


UK Health Service Chief Says 'Fake News' on Social Media Contributes to Increase in Measles Cases

NHS England chief Simon Stevens is among the many officials publicly addressing the wave of social media campaigns spreading dangerous misinformation about vaccinations amid ongoing preventable outbreaks.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Anti Vaccination, Social Media Contributes


YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos

YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will also place a new information panel that links to the Wikipedia entry on “vaccine hesitancy” before anti-vax videos. Information panels (part of YouTube’s efforts to combat misinformation) about the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine had already appeared in front of anti-vaccination videos that...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia, United States, Conspiracy Theories, Nestle, Misinformation, BuzzFeed News, Matt Watson, Anto, Anti-vaccination, Vaxxed


Combatting the spread of anti-vaccination sentiment

Vaccines are one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Credited with saving millions of lives each year from diseases like smallpox, measles, diphtheria, and polio, one would expect vaccines to be enthusiastically celebrated or, at the very least, widely embraced. Why is it, then, that we are witnessing the widespread proliferation of anti-vaccination sentiment? Why is it that some communities in North America, including, for example, areas of Vancouver, are now turning their backs on vaccines in...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Featured, Law, Canada, Alternative Medicine, Journals, Vancouver, Vaccine, North America, British Columbia, Alberta, Health & Medicine, Cam, Oxford Journals, Timothy Caulfield


This Texas Attorney Is Becoming An Anti-Vaxxer Star

This lawyer is making some crazy statements about vaccines.
Tags: Texas, Law, Vaccinations, Vaccines, District Attorney, Quote Of The Day, Prosecutors, Nico LaHood, Health Care / Medicine, Anti-vaccination


Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.16

* Democrats tend to nominate a lot of lawyers, no, A LOT. [ ] * Pokémon Go, and the associated legal issues, are only the beginning for augmented reality games. [Fox45] * Good news if your verbal tics include the overuse of "um" -- it makes you seem more authentic. [Law and More] * The history, and proper usage, of the term amicus curiae. [Law Prose] * Great advice for developing your own legal website. [Reboot Your Law Practice] * The anti-vaccination filmmakers behind Vaxxed are threateni...
Tags: Politics, Movies, Law, Democrats, Election 2016, Public Speaking, Defamation, Non-Sequiturs, Pokemon Go, Anti-vaccination, Vaxxed, Amicus Curiae


Canadian Couple Convicted of Letting Son Die of Meningitis Sentenced to a Few Months Each

A Canadian couple convicted of medical neglect for letting their toddler son die of meningitis have been sentenced to a few months in jail each. David and Collet Stephan were convicted in April of “failing to provide the necessaries of life” to their son Ezekiel, who was 19 months old when he died in 2012. The prosecution had requested a three to four-and-a-half year sentence for each of them. Collet was sentenced to three months house arrest, while David received four months in jail.Read mor...
Tags: David, Canada, Homeopathy, Ezekiel, Collet, Natural Remedies, Collet Stephan, David Stephan, Anti-vaccination, Anti-vax