Anti-vaxxers in power

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There's a significant market for malign thugs.
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shemp wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:39 am
It's amazing how one lying piece of shit asshole started all this.
Edward Jenner?

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The full set:

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But I'd like to see the "Lucifer telescope"… :P

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Left out Pizzagate.
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From Nature:
Anti-vaccine movement could undermine efforts to end coronavirus pandemic, researchers warn

Studies of social networks show that opposition to vaccines is small but far-reaching — and growing.

As scientists work to create a vaccine against COVID-19, a small but fervent anti-vaccination movement is marshalling against it. Campaigners are seeding outlandish narratives: they falsely say that coronavirus vaccines will be used to implant microchips into people, for instance, and falsely claim that a woman who took part in a UK vaccine trial died. In April, some carried placards with anti-vaccine slogans at rallies in California to protest against the lockdown. Last week, a now-deleted YouTube video promoting wild conspiracy theories about the pandemic and asserting (without evidence) that vaccines would “kill millions” received more than 8 million views.

It’s not known how many people would actually refuse a COVID-19 vaccine — and general support for vaccines remains high. But some researchers studying vaccine-opposition movements say they’re concerned that the messages could undermine efforts to establish herd immunity to the new coronavirus. Online opposition to vaccines has rapidly pivoted to talk of the pandemic, says Neil Johnson, a physicist at George Washington University in Washington DC, who is studying the campaigners’ tactics. “For a lot of these groups, it’s all about COVID now,” he says.

Groups opposing vaccines are small in size, but their online-communications strategy is worryingly effective and far-reaching, a report from Johnson’s team suggests. Before the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged, Johnson’s team began mapping out a network of views on vaccination, on Facebook. They investigated more than 1,300 pages, followed by about 85 million individuals.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01423-4 for details.

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Witness wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 am
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But I'd like to see the "Lucifer telescope"… :P
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Ooh, ooh...I have one of those. It's a 1974 Celestron 8 (20 cm for ed) the sand cast model with lightning holes. The RA ring gear is getting worn and skips and it continues to be a pain in the ass to find a 120 AC outlet to plug the beast into. The optics are superb except for what may be a hair stuck to the inside of the corrector plate. Also kids these days seem disappointed this ain't the Hubble.
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Julius Streicher was never known for subtlety.
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Thank you sir, may I please have another? :|

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Does he make any money off this horseshit?
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One can only hope not. :)
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That is his main source of income, though I'm sure he also does it out of love. :)

He's a good enough artist that he could make a living with his "serious art" stuff.
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↑ We had some posts about that (in the art gallery thread, I think).





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Interesting read about the anti-vax movement's shift to the right:

The Anti-Vax Movement’s Radical Shift From Crunchy Granola Purists to Far-Right Crusaders
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want

People are shitting themselves to death
Crap so much they fail to take a breath
But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.