‘It’s hard to live with’: Regretful anti-vaxx mom feels guilty about spreading misinformation


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Raw Story: A Texas woman who once helped spread misinformation about vaccines told CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan this week that she regrets her role in discouraging people from getting vaccinated.

Simpson told O’Sullivan that she got indoctrinated by anti-vaxx propaganda on social media while she was expecting her first child, and she came to believe her child would die if they allowed her to get vaccinated.

From there, she became an influencer and used her Facebook account to spread anti-vaxx propaganda to other parents.

“You said your intent was to inspire some parent to stop their child from getting vaccinated,” O’Sullivan told her. “Do you think you did that?”

“Yeah, like, I know I did,” she replied. “I’ve had people tell me that they’re not vaccinating because of my posts.”

“How does that make you feel now?” he asked her.

“Really bad,” she replied.


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  1. Salting the marketplace for Sputnik vaccine?
    Implying Russia hopes to stop vaccinations with misinformation in the US and western countries so that people will instead use the Sputnik?
    How stupid. Russia wants everyone to be vaccinated all over the world for it’s own health, and it doesn’t matter what vaccine is used.
    Russia gives away free tons of it’s Sputnik vaccine to other countries and will keep doing so.

  2. Saw this piece this morning. It’s astonishing how these people get sucked in to the networks of disinformation, but not difficult to see how it can happen. O’Sullivan is an outstanding reporter.

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