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Inoculate yourself against anti-vaxxer pseudoscience

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24.01.2020

Let the anti-vaxxers have their film screening at the LeBrun Centre at the end of the month. It’s the media’s job, not the city’s, to daylight the facts and root out the quacks.

Questioning the safety of vaccines is far from wrong. It’s necessary.

History is rife with examples of skewed science: being gay was a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual until 1987; medicinal leeches were a thing; masturbation was historically blamed for an array of woes.

I mean, I get why Bedford councillor Tim Outhit wants the city to yank the contract for the banquet room at the municipally run LeBrun Centre and give the anti-vaxxers back their $345. I understand why Alex Kronstein from Autistics United Nova Scotia wants to see this film shuttered. I hear the understated rage from Chief Medical Officer of Health Robert Strang, who’s trying to simultaneously stay in his lane and be unequivocal. His public mood this week has been: vaccines........

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