Posts Tagged ‘Anti-vaxxers’

Unvaccinated Archbishop criticised for spreading Covid misinformation

Monday, December 6th, 2021

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been sharply criticised for revealing he is unvaccinated and for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle’s “It’s All Political” podcast, Cordileone said he learned from his primary health physician that he has “a good immune system”. He confided his personal physician had told him, Read more

Cairns bishop condemns ‘ignorant, divisive’ parishioners peddling anti-vaccine myths

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

The head of the Catholic diocese in Cairns has heavily criticised parishioners spreading coronavirus vaccine myths, labelling them divisive and ignorant. Bishop James Foley this morning said that people within his church were “campaigning against vaccination on all sorts of ill-founded prejudice”. Among the misinformation Bishop Foley said he had received were claims coronavirus vaccines Read more

Māori and Pacific health endangered by anti-vax church leaders

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

A health leader has blasted anti-vax church leaders for spreading harmful messages. Māori and Pacific health executive director Hector Matthews made his views clear at a hui discussing Māori vaccination efforts. The hui in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) included Māori health agencies, the Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare and other government officials on Tuesday. Matthews said some Read more

Colorado woman who won’t get vaccinated denied transplant

Monday, October 11th, 2021

When a Colorado woman found out her hospital wouldn’t approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got the COVID-19 vaccine, she was left with a difficult decision pitting her health needs against her religious beliefs. Leilani Lutali, a born-again Christian, went with her faith. Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her Read more