The news of a presenter, 26, who died in the United States due to the H1N1 flu He turned on social networks like gunpowder and was published in the media around the world.
Apparently, the woman was part of a group detractor of the vaccines, but close to her they denied that information. The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly stated that this disease (also known as swine flu) can be prevented with a vaccine.
The suspicion of the relationship between his death and his alleged ideological belonging to the anti-vaccination movements has to do with a trill published in 2011 in which he stated: "The State (of California) encourages more people to get vaccinated. Nooo! (sic) Vaccinations are the devil! "
For this reason, the death of the young presenter, named Bre Payton and who has worked for various media such as Fox News, One America News Network and The Federalist, has been published with titles such as: "A guest opposed to vaccines dies of swine flu".
However, Benjamin Domenech, director of The Federalist (magazine in which he worked until December 28 Payton (the day of his death)), made it clear that the journalist was not opposed to the anti-vaccine movement.
"Unfortunately, some media used his tweet when he was a teenager to describe Bre as part of the anti-vaccine movement. This is extremely irresponsible and deceptive"Added the editor.
Domenech made it clear that what he meant was in that publication mock from its state of origin (California), where vaccination rates were decreasing. In addition, he said: "In all the years he worked with us on The Feedarlist, where he wrote more than a thousand articles, never issued a single note that opposes "to that problem.
What are the anti-vaccine movements?
Although the medical results confirm that the journalist died because of the swine flu, beyond the trill in 2011 there is no more evidence of his ideological affiliation.
What is clear is that in the world there are several movements against vaccines.
Andrew Wakefield, in 1998, he wrote and published an article in "The Lancet" (a prestigious scientific journal) in which he showed the results of an investigation in which he concluded that the administration of the triple viral vaccine was linked to the genesis of autism in children.
Over time it was discovered that the study was false and Wakefield was deprived of his professional license and banned for life to practice medicine for lack of professionalism, unethical attitudes and dishonesty. However, the damage was done and People all over the world still believe in this idea.
On January 28, 2018, THE WEATHER He published a story entitled: "Anti-vaccination movement, a serious and organized threat to the United States." UU. & # 39; The article tells the story of Joe Accurso, a 47-year-old chiropractor who refuses to vaccinate his daughter against polio and measles because he believes that these infectious diseases are not really dangerous and could even be beneficial for his girlfriend.
Experts in Colombia have emphasized the risks and threats that this belief can present. In another article published with this medium, on April 23, 2016, Vladimir Muñoz, Colombian pediatrician and child immunization expert, described as "irrational and irresponsible" not to vaccinate children.
In fact, the WHO states that all vaccines are subjected to rigorous testing at various stages of clinical trials and, in fact, they are still evaluated regularly once marketed.
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