Episode 55 – The Anti-Vax Movement and Andrew Wakefield

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What if I told you that when you hear the word anti-vaxxer and you feel yourself relating to the term, it can almost exclusively be tied to one of three events? Even if it’s because of something you’ve heard that just never really sat right with you. Nearly the entire history of the anti vaccination movement can be tied to a process called variolation, a horrible manufacturing oversight, and a modern day monster known as Andrew Wakefield. Since the beginning of this podcast we’ve alluded to the importance of this episode and the crazy misinformation surrounding the concept. Now, as we surpass a year of weekly episodes it’s finally time to talk about vaccines, vaccination, and Mr. yes MR. not Dr. Andrew Wakefield.


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