October 12, 2021

EP. 126 — How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Went Mainstream with Tara Haelle

Fear of vaccination has been around since the first vaccine over 200 years ago. But now the anti-vaccine has grown from a fringe phenomenon to a mainstream movement. How, and why? To help answer this question on the show this week is science journalist Tara Haelle.


FACT-126-20211011-Haelle-RCv02-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:00] Hello everyone, welcome to Factually. I’m Adam Conover, thank you for joining me once again, as I talk to an incredible expert about all the amazing things they know, that I don’t know and that you probably don’t know. My mind is going to be blown, your mind is going to be blown. We’re going to have a great time together. That’s been my intro the last couple episodes. Should I change it up? I don’t know, I’m figuring it out. I’m trying to evolve with the times, trying to keep the format of the show fresh and interesting. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about vaccines. Months ago, we talked to the drug discovery chemist, Derek Lowe. You can go find that episode in the archives. We talked about the incredible MRNA vaccines that we are using to fight COVID 19, the incredible leap forward in medical and scientific understanding that they represent and just basically

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