Georgia would like to get COVID-19 vaccine up to herd immunity levels sooner rather than later but there are obstacles; among the less educated, they may be a little nervous because prior to 2020 FDA and CDC acted like all pharmaceutical companies were spawns of Lucifer, so suddenly being told they are saving the world causes cognitive dissonance. Some journalists and social media pundits who can't get out of their own way will try to find a way to blame Republicans.
But among wealthy educated people the problem may be chiropractors.
Going to a chiropractor is mostly for the rich, who can augment real medicine with supplements, organic food, and getting a 'spinal adjustment' even if it's not covered by health insurance plans.
Life University, the country's largest chiropractic "college" is in Georgia and that means a lot more chiropractors than you find elsewhere. Which means the chance for a lot more chance for disinformation and misinformation about medicine to groom gullible people into paying.
Such behavior is fraudulent and it's dangerous. If a drug company tried to make dangerous unsubstantiated claims, it would be fined and their CEO could go to jail. But because President Clinton exempted the woo industry from real oversight - his constituents overwhelmingly embraced 'alternative' medicine - unless one of them cripples a baby nothing is done.
Mainstream chiropractors are not all anti-vaccine, Johnny Edwards in the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes.
But Life University, he also notes, is routinely anti-vaccine. Their former President even said COVID-19 was fake.
Which means anti-vaccine sentiment is a lot more common among chiropractors than many may be admitting.
If Georgia Has A Vaccine Hesitancy Problem, The Problem May Be Chiropractors
By Hank Campbell | May 24th 2021 12:11 PM | Print | E-mail
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