Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too | Robert Reich

Is there a relationship between Covid and politics? Sure seems so.By the end of October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of counties Donald Trump won by wide margins had died from Covid. That was more than three times higher than the Covid death rate in heavily Biden counties, of 7.8 per 100,000.Counties where Trump … Read more

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

It’s been nearly a year since the first vaccines for the coronavirus were administered, promising a way out of a horrid pandemic that has, at the time of publication, claimed the lives of more than 5.1 million people globally. On their own, vaccines haven’t been enough to end the pandemic—thanks primarily to hesitancy and the … Read more

‘Detox’ routines won’t undo Covid vaccine, experts tell anti-vaxxers | US news

Medical experts are speaking out against Covid-19 vaccine “detoxes” that some inaccurately claim can remove the effects of vaccinations received under mandates and other public health rulings.In one TikTok video that has received hundreds of thousands of views, Carrie Madej, an osteopath based in Georgia, falsely claims a bath containing baking soda, epsom salts and … Read more

Victoria AMA says Covid-deniers and anti-vaxxers should opt out of public health system and ‘let nature run its course’ | Australia news

“Covid-deniers” and “anti-vaxxers” should opt out of care in the public health system if they catch the virus as Victoria reopens, says the Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association.The AMA Victoria president, Dr Roderick McRae, said those who do not believe Covid-19 is real or a threat should update their advanced care directives and … Read more

Reddit r/HermanCainAward posts stories of anti-vaxxers dying of Covid

Reddit r/HermanCainAward posts stories of anti-vaxxers dying of Covid

Sarah Ostrowski was convinced to finally get vaccinated after reading numerous stories on Reddit’s r/HermanCainAward of unvaccinated people dying from Covid-19.Courtesy of Sarah OstrowskiFor most of the pandemic, Sarah Ostrowski went to her full-time gas station job in Indiana, accepting the risk of being unvaccinated. Many times a day she interacted with customers and even … Read more