The anti-science conspiracies of the far right are literally killing us

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Today’s right-wing conservatives have recently adopted a dangerous variant of inflammatory anti-vaccine rhetoric, according to scientists and vaccine experts Dr. Peter Hotezwho takes part The new abnormal this week to discuss his new book on the subject, The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science.

And he says there is plenty of research to suggest that vaccine hesitancy born of far-right conspiracies is at least partially responsible for the unique trend in American COVID-19 deaths over the past three-plus years, which he discusses in detail in his post Book.

“The reason it’s important to talk about this isn’t because it’s just another check-box in the culture wars or has anything to do with wokeness or anti-wokeness — but the fact that it’s killing Americans in unprecedented numbers has,” said Dr. Hotez.

“I estimate that this aggressive anti-vaccine movement killed up to 200,000 Americans during the Delta and BA.1 Omicron surge after vaccines were widely available because people refused vaccinations,” he added. “They went down this rabbit hole and believed elected members of Congress, the senators, members of the House of Representatives, and the far-right Fox News podcasters, and it killed people.”

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Then work reporter and author Kim Kelly joins the show to discuss the ongoing United Auto Workers strike and a variety of other labor-related news.

Plus! An analysis of Kristen Welker’s debut on Meet the presscomplete with an unusual interview with former President Donald Trump.

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Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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