RFK Jr is trending due to his rhetoric at today’s DC event against vaccines and mandates. Gentle reminder to those who insist on framing vaccine resistance as all about Republicans- JFK Jr is not only the most influential“anti-vaxxer,” but he’s also a (prominent) Democrat.” 🤔

Jan 24, 2022 · 2:17 AM UTC

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My point? I don’t believe vaccine hesitancy is all about Republicans because of Tucker Carlson, any more than I believe it’s all about Democrats because of RFK Jr. It’s about mistrust and lack of engagement. And attacking people’s politics doesn’t build trust or engagement.
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Replying to @JeromeAdamsMD
For now. Didn’t a significant proportion of Republicans believe that his uncle was going to rise from the grave and declare Trump god-king while performing with The Rolling Stones? 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Replying to @JeromeAdamsMD
I never tolerated it from the left either. And that’s where it started.
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No. It didn't, actually. There has always been a strong right-wing/libertarian contingent to the antivaccine movement dating back many decades. The stereotype of antivaxxers as crunchy hippy-dippy lefties arose in the early 2000s with Oprah, Jenny McCarthy, etc.
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Replying to @JeromeAdamsMD
Do you think that because Robert Kennedy od'd on a plane and almost lost his career is the reason he's against vaccinations? nytimes.com/1984/02/18/us/ro…
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He’s influential? With whom?
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Replying to @JeromeAdamsMD
JFKJr has been dead for more than 20 yrs.
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Are you seriously saying that there isn’t a significant difference in vaccine acceptance between republicans and democrats? Sure there can be anti-vax on both sides, but do you deny there isn’t an embrace and push for the movement that is coming from the right? Oh, JFK Jr is dead
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Replying to @JeromeAdamsMD
That's right. But he's been rejected as well.. surftofind.com I think we all need a chill pill because we are really fighting over our mutual failures.