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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:55 PM

Anti-Vaxxers left a flyer in my door...

I got a anti-flu vaccination flyer in my door today, it consisted mostly of stuff from "Age Of Autism" and Joseph Mercola.

Lots of alarmist woo, I simply threw it out.

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Reply Anti-Vaxxers left a flyer in my door... (Original post)
Archae Jan 2013 OP
LAGC Jan 2013 #1
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #3
SidDithers Jan 2013 #4

Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:00 PM

1. We have a "No Soliciting" sign on our door.

Seems to keep most of the flyers away, as well.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:23 AM

2. my autistic son is fully vaccinated

He has never had a bad reaction to a vaccination and has never regressed. In fact he has made continual progress through the years. He does have a fear of needles though so we may have to look into getting the flu vaccine spray instead of the shot.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:35 AM

3. So they're targeting the low information people

They realise that if they repeat Mercola etc.'s crap on the internet, they'll be debunked by someone with a brain. But flyers will find the people who don't actually follow internet discussions, or read newspapers. So they'll find the occasional gullible person who trusts them to tell the truth (because the average person won't expect a doctor to lie about health as much as Mercola does), they won't see anything to rebut it, and - hey presto, they've put more people in danger. And Mercola may make a bit more money.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:37 AM

4. Mercola and Age of Autism...

you see them used as sources at DU pretty regularly.

You handled the woo correctly.

Sid

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