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    CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — The mother of an unvaccinated child here in the New York suburbs says eating papaya helps to combat measles. The father of another child who has not been immunized believes that big pharmaceutical companies are paying millions of dollars to doctors, government officials and even judges to bury the truth about vaccine complications.

    Another mother says the souls of her children are on a journey that vaccines would impede. “As a parent, for me, a lot of my job is to just not put extra obstacles in that soul’s way,” she said.

    All three parents represent an anti-vaccine fervor on the left that is increasingly worrying health authorities. They often cluster around progressive private schools that are part of the Waldorf educational movement, and at the Waldorf school here, 60 percent of the school’s 300 or so students were not vaccinated against measles and other highly contagious diseases as of late last year.

    The measles epidemic in the New York region has largely spread among ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County and in New York City. But health authorities fear it could jump to other unvaccinated groups like the ones linked to the children of families who attend Waldorf schools.

    Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, has lashed out at the Green Meadow parents and other opponents of vaccine mandates, calling them “mentally nebulous.”

    “The anti-vaccination movement is a serious threat to public health,” he said.


    The Waldorf schools were founded in the early 20th century on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, a charismatic Austrian educator who preached a philosophy called “anthroposophy” that included eccentric medical theory.

    He taught that diseases were influenced by “astral bodies” and that humans can also breathe through their skin. While he did not completely reject the vaccines against smallpox and diphtheria used in his day, he said rosemary baths were better for diphtheria and that smallpox could be avoided by being mentally prepared to confront it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/n...mid=tw-nytimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    All three parents represent an anti-vaccine fervor on the left that is increasingly worrying health authorities.
    Nice try.
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    Left, right....nutjobs is the right description...

    ....smallpox could be avoided by being mentally prepared to confront it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudolf Steiner as quoted by Conor Dary
    He taught that diseases were influenced by “astral bodies” and that humans can also breathe through their skin.
    It is just too bad they did not use Herr Steiner for this easily testable hypothesis.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Mailchimp bans anti-vax contents
    Censorship and restricting 'free speech' are antithetical to the USA, but in this case, the misinformation could be someone's death sentence, so yeah, I'll allow it. - Judge Atticus.
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    should go over well with the Orthodox Brooklyn community... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/n...ion=New%20York
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    here's a version that doesn't require registration

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/healt...-bn/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    https://www.newsweek.com/anti-vaxx-t...qGlIVxyGZNhads


    Vaccination is sorcery according to this lawmaker.
    If society had collapsed to the point, where it started to look like society in the 1936 movie Things To Come, where in the years 1966 to 1970 diseased individuals were shot on sight, would he or any other anti-vax lunatic say that, if someone he knew (or related to him) were stricken?
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