anti-vaxxer

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anti-vaxxer

One who is opposed to the administering of vaccines, especially to children. "Vaxx" is short for "vaccine." Anti-vaxxers usually believe that vaccines are linked to illness. Many people believe that anti-vaxxers put our whole society at risk. With all the anti-vaxxers in this community, there has been an uptick in cases of measles.
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One of the bases for the 'antivaxxer' movement is a paper released in 1998 by Andrew Wakefield, a British physician who linked autism and bowel disease to vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella).
At first sight, this darkest twist in the antivaxxer saga that President Vladimir Putin may be partly responsible for the exponential rise in cases of measles across Europe and America appears scarcely credible.
Small wonder then that "antivaxxers" who reject vaccination are vilified on social and in mainstream media, branded hysterics, idiots, monsters, murderers.
Which is great, because some of them are really big scorers, such as genderqueer - 22 points, yowza - 20 points, and antivaxxer - 19 points.
She said: "I'm not an antivaxxer, I just want people to research possible side-effects and check they are not allergic to any ingredients.
Jo Churchill said the government must work with tech companies such as Facebook and Google to ensure parents are not misled by false information spread by so-called antivaxxers.
The antivaxxers are out in force peddling fake news on a grand scale.