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Sun May 12, 2019, 10:34 PM

The anit-vaxxers are going ugly. Really ugly.

Now they are libeling and slandering pro-vaccine doctors.

Anti-vaxxers are attacking vocal pro-immunization doctors by smearing them with derogatory online reviews: report

Taking up the case of Massachusetts General internist Dr. Monique Tello, the Boston Globe reports that anti-vaxx activists are attacking doctors who have called out their conspiracy theories by posting fake reviews on social media.

According to the report, Tello urged parents to get their children ó and themselves ó vaccinated despite what they hear from the anti-vaxxers claim on childrenís health forums or social media platforms.

Her comments immediately made her a target.

Following her online advice, she was on the receiving end of over 100 negative reviews and one-star ratings on widely-viewed doctor rating websites.

According to Tello, none of the bad reviews came from patients she has seen, and she had to threaten a lawsuit to get the bogus reviews pulled ó despite the damage the smears had already done to her reputation.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/anti-vaxxers-are-attacking-vocal-pro-immunization-doctors-by-smearing-them-with-derogatory-online-reviews-report/

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Reply The anit-vaxxers are going ugly. Really ugly. (Original post)
Archae May 12 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 12 #1
madaboutharry May 12 #2
Laffy Kat May 12 #3
dweller May 13 #12
Hortensis May 13 #19
BBG May 12 #5
trixie2 May 12 #9
ck4829 May 13 #15
Initech May 12 #4
2naSalit May 12 #6
Tarc May 12 #7
Aristus May 12 #8
Archae May 13 #10
MiniMe May 13 #18
TheBlackAdder May 13 #13
TheBlackAdder May 13 #11
0rganism May 13 #14
pwb May 13 #16
ck4829 May 13 #17
Opel_Justwax May 13 #20

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:51 PM

1. Will those idiot anti-vaxxers stop at nothing to make their point?

That makes me really angry, targeting the good doctors with this tactic.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:54 PM

2. No matter how hard I try,

I can not wrap my head around what these people actually believe. The Lancet article was proven a fraud. What is it that makes anti-vaxxers dug in?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:12 PM

3. I lump them in with the flat-Earthers.

They must realize on some level they are wrong, yet there is some stronger point they are trying to make. I'll just be damned if I know what it is, even vaguely. Maybe they are feeling powerless? I don't know.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:12 AM

12. thankfully

they'll be soon be flat
on a slab, or in the dirt...

I honestly believe it's just psyops from Russian bots trolling up the Internet 😑

ymmv
✌🏼️

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Response to dweller (Reply #12)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:11 AM

19. Glad someone finally mentioned Russian psychops as we KNOW

Russia is pushing anti-vax hysteria.

No consolation or solution in death, culpables or innocents, though. Since 2017 well over 100,000 people have died worldwide, and this epidemic is still spreading.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:21 PM

5. Twisted Martyrdom

They adopted a belief system in concern for their children that is built on acting to protect same children against all others including logic, science and reality. And in doing so they are sacrificing their own good sense, becoming idiotic pariahs. But damn it, itís for the sake of the children. So call them ignorant, find them idiotic outliers, think of them as you wish as they become martyrs, because still itís for the sake of the children.
At least thatís my theory why they are so dug in on this.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:49 PM

9. It is mind boggling

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:05 AM

15. Sunk cost fallacy

They're already anti-vax, they're not going to give that up.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

4. I'm convinced these idiots won't be satisfied until they have successfully brought back the plague.

And yes they are fucking stupid. Calling them anything else is downplaying the situation.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:26 PM

6. Lest we forget that

our adversaries are still trolling us with everything they can to get us into just this tone of conversation... and the anti-vax thing is one of their prime topics. I suspect these attacks ore from those sources.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:30 PM

7. Let's not forget that DU darling Jim Carrey is one of them

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:47 PM

8. Fortunately, I've never been the target of nasty Yelp reviews in my practice.

In the community health setting most patients realize there are few other alternatives.

Still, when I encounter an anti-vaxxer (I had one in clinic just last week...), I take the bull by the horns; rather than allow them to discourage other patients from choosing me at their primary care provider, I simply tell them that, if they don't get their vaccines, they may not enjoy having me as their primary care provider. I don't have to go scrambling feverishly after new patients; I have all the work I can handle. If they have some idiotic thing against medical science, they can go to a witch doctor, instead.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:45 AM

10. I just last week saw a news story about two parents...

Their child has leukemia, and now a judge has ordered them to let the child get chemo.

They wanted to use just "alternative" medicines like herbs and junk.

Science works.
Woo doesn't.

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Response to Archae (Reply #10)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:42 AM

18. And that child, who can't get vaccines now with the chemo

Is the one that benefits from herd immunity. We get out vaccines so she doesn't get the disease which would probably kill her

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:22 AM

13. There's a funny South Park episode, You're Not Yelping

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Here's the ending (spoiler), but still worth watching the whole episode.



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:55 AM

11. Anti-Vaxxers are smug assholes who smell their own farts. It's in their DNA to be proven right.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:24 AM

14. get ready for the end of herd immunity in this country

thanks to an era of widespread vaccination, we've had a blessed reprieve from a number of devastating diseases

i guess that's one more taken-for-granted thing we can say goodbye to on the way down.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:14 AM

16. Could be Putins boys working in the background?

Hurting us any way possible, even disease .

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:20 AM

17. To everybody on this thread: Public health is in trouble, what are you gonna do about it?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 11:17 AM

20. You can't believe most online reviews.

They are either disgruntled people or paid companies using AI to make them.

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