In the wake of missing vaccination goals on July 4th, the White House singled out the speech of twelve health rights advocates, including Stand for Health Freedom co-founder Sayer Ji, as the reason citizens exercised their right to informed consent. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently recited. [i] This narrative originated with the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), which has been working with governments in the U.K. and the U.S. to black list and deplatform individuals sharing information about vaccines.
The likelihood that only 12 people are a primary cause of worldwide resistance to taking an experimental vaccine known to have a wide range of adverse side effects including death, [ii] borders on the impossible. How could 12 people alone be so powerful as to merit personal attention from the White House?