The anti-vaccination movement sees itself fighting against the shadowy forces of the CDC, Big Pharma, the media and their "lies" about immunization. And now, with the Ebola outbreak, they've cranked their crazy-meter up to 11, declaring the disease to be everything from an autism cover-up to a complete fraud.
I'm something of a connoisseur of conspiracy theories. Every time there's a major world event, I play my own version of the Kevin Bacon Game and try to see how many steps it will take for people to draw a connection between Russia's annexation of Crimea and the faked Apollo Moon landing. (Bonus points if either extraterrestrials or the Freemasons are involved.)
But, rummaging through the anti-vaxxer websites gets downright creepy, given that there's already enough misinformation and panic about Ebola—and it adds yet another layer of ugliness to the psyche of people who embrace junk science at the expense of children's health.
As with all conspiracy theorists, the anti-vaxxer crowd is all about the "strange coincidences" of the Ebola outbreak. Thus, the tragically misnamed site, Child Health Safety, noted that the disease became big news at around the time that discredited CDC whistleblowers were preparing to make a statement about autism:
How is it we suddenly have an Ebola "outbreak" and it is coming to the USA too?
The Ebola outbreak is quite a coincidence – senior CDC scientist Dr Thompson has been talking with Dr Hooker for 10 months about the CDC knowing the MMR vaccine causes autism. The Ebola "problem" was introduced gently to the US public earlier in the year.
Now we have an Ebola "outbreak" in the west just when Hooker's paper has been published and the admissions about the CDC knowing the MMR vaccine causes Autism issue are breaking news which the mainstream media refuse to report.
And today's news of a "vaccine" will of course be certain to ensure editors will publish nothing about MMR vaccine causing autism.
Of course to test a new vaccine and a new drug one needs a clinical trial. But people tend not to get Ebola – it has been pretty quiet for a very long time – until now.
And suddenly they ship the sick people off to the USA with all the attendant risks of spreading the disease instead of treating them where they got sick.
Seems a gift for WHO and the CDC but who wrapped it and how long ago?
So it is impossible to supply to Africa an emergency medical unit and equip it to treat the victims? They have to be shipped back to the USA with all the risk of spread of the disease? Isn't that reckless?
And what a miracle that so many of the "victims" have managed to survive. "Don't worry – the US government and CDC will save you".
So it looks like being proven right and Donald Trump's triumph over that is trumped by trumpeting from WHO and the CDC with the Ebola vaccine news.
Another story making the rounds is that the Ebola outbreak coincided with UN vaccine campaigns:
The Ebola pandemic began in late February in the former French colony of Guinea while UN agencies were conducting nationwide vaccine campaigns for three other diseases in rural districts. The simultaneous eruptions of this filovirus virus in widely separated zones strongly suggests that the virulent Zaire Ebola strain (ZEBOV) was deliberately introduced to test an antidote in secret trials on unsuspecting humans.
The cross-border escape of Ebola into neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia indicates something went terribly wrong during the illegal clinical trials by a major pharmaceutical company. Through the lens darkly, the release of Ebola may well have been an act of biowarfare in the post-colonial struggle to control mineral-rich West Africa
Yes, some of them actually believe Ebola is biological warfare. A lot of sites are reprinting an editorial written for a Liberian newspaper by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a former professor of Plant Pathology, who claimed that Ebola is a genetically modified organism, deliberately introduced either by the U.S. military for "bio-war research" or by pharmaceutical companies.
That's, of course, if you believe that the Ebola virus actually exists. The Vaccination Information Network informs us that this is "yet another fake pandemic set up to poison is with drugs and vaccines." Here's a portion of an interview with self-declared investigative journalist Jon Rappoport:
Q: But people are sick and dying.
A: People are always sick and dying. You can find them anywhere you look. That doesn't mean they're Ebola cases.
Q: In other words, medical authorities can place a kind of theoretical grid over sick and dying people and reinterpret them as "Ebola."
A: Exactly. The map can be drawn in any number of ways
Q: So the symptoms of Ebola, like cough, fever, fatigue, diarrhea—these can be attributed to many causes?
A: Absolutely. The flu, for example.
Q: What about the health workers in West Africa who have died?
A: Since unreliable diagnostic tests would have been run on them, we don't have any idea why they died. But at least some of them were suffering greatly from working inside hazmat suits, sealed off from the outside. In a one-hour shift, in boiling heat, they were losing five quarts of body fluid, then coming out, rehydrating, disinfecting with toxic chemicals, putting their suits on again, going back to patients for the next shift, losing extraordinary amounts of body fluid again, and so forth and so on. That would cause anyone to collapse.
Other anti-vaxxer news sites say the disease does exist, but that the CDC and the media is deliberately pushing vaccines as the only cure, when there are plenty of natural alternatives available, including red algae extract, coffee, fermented soy, homeopathic spider venom and vitamin C.
At least the anti-vaxxers haven't jumped on the zombie-virus rumor bandwagon—since, after all, that would be crazy.