A Semi-Live Podcast on a Fully Controversial Topic
Some of you know I've been hinting at launching a podcast. The plans were to launch mid-march, but I felt called to GO NOW despite how informal it will be; i.e., my art work isn't done and I'm not actually listed on Apple Podcasts or Google Play, etc. yet, but instead, you can listen to the audio embedded within my blog post until all the official elements are in place.
So what happened? The World Health Organization announced their 2019 Global Health Threats which included: Vaccine Hesitancy.
The New York Times Editorial Board then wrote an appeal/game plan to "Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers" which is a gross misrepresentation of actual fact. The article is actually void of facts, yet the messages are being spread far and wide.
My friend and fellow health advocate Samantha Lynn put many projects (and our sleep) aside this week to respond. We know this is a highly polarizing and misunderstood topic but as the NYT article admits, most people (98%) fall along a spectrum of questioning vaccines and their safety, and are NOT in fact ANTI-VAXX.
We wanted to highlight this and many of the reasons for this spectrum including the major role played by the pharmaceutical industry's influence, the lack of safety studies the government were instructed to conduct and the basic history of disease elimination and how these play a role in introducing legislation to strip our medical freedoms away.
Our full blog post (and the audio) with more details and sources mentioned in this podcast are listed here:
We hope you find it helpful. If you do, please share the contents how you see fit.
Janny & Samantha