From Piltdown Man to anti-vaxxers … What science’s worst hoaxes can teach us
When being anti-vax was the preserve of the woo crowd with their crystals and Glastonburies being anti-vax was a real and valid concern. American schoolkiddies could go to school unvaccinated for example, if the parents were into woo enough that they insisted so (the American system of enforcing vaccination is to insist that schoolkids be so, but there are get outs).
Once being anti-vax became a right-wing (OK, falling off the edge of right-wing in some cases) concern then being anti-vax is a afraid.
Note, this is not to discuss being pro- or anti-vax for either childhood disease or covid. It’s a comment on how definitions of fraud change dependent upon which corner of the political square is agin’ ’em.