Anti-vaxxers continue spreading wild conspiracy theories amid measles outbreak

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 04: Anti-vaccine activist Del Bigtree speaks with journalists before entering an anti-vaccine symposium on June 4, 2019.

BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 04: Anti-vaccine activist Del Bigtree speaks
with journalists before entering an anti-vaccine symposium on June
4, 2019. (credit:
GettyThe Washington Post
)

Prominent anti-vaccine advocates and conspiracy theorists held
another rally of misinformation in New York Tuesday as the national
tally of measles cases ticked passed 1,000.

The rally was held at an event hall in Brooklyn, an area hard
hit by a measles outbreak that began last September. There have
been 566
confirmed cases
in New York City since then, mostly in
unvaccinated children in the Orthodox Jewish community.

The rally—the
second of its kind in New York in recent weeks
—is part of a
pattern of anti-vaccine groups targeting vulnerable communities
that are grappling with outbreaks. Like the previous rally,
Tuesday’s event featured Rabbi Hillel Handler and Del Bigtree,
both prominent anti-vaccine provocateurs known for fear mongering
and spreading myths about lifesaving immunizations.

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Anti-vaxxers continue spreading wild conspiracy theories amid measles outbreak