WaPo publishes headline “Should I get my anti-vax friends’ baby vaccinated without telling them?” 

Rachel Emmanuel

September 27, 2022

The Washington Post has published a column titled “Should I get my anti-vax friends’ baby vaccinated without telling them?” 

WaPo publishes headline "Should I get my anti-vax friends' baby vaccinated without telling them?" 
WaPo publishes headline “Should I get my anti-vax friends’ baby vaccinated without telling them?” 

A Washington Post reader wrote to the publication’s advice columnist saying they have a best friend who is an “antivaxxer” and opposes all vaccines. 

“They have a 9-month-old baby and they haven’t vaccinated him,” the query goes.

“I babysit for them every other weekend. Should I take the baby to get his shots without telling them?”

The Post published the column despite the query likely suggesting illegal activity. Forty-three states require a parent’s permission to vaccinate a child in America.

The advice columnist Damon responds by saying he favours vaccination. Damon agrees the reader’s friends “are acting dangerously.”

“I trust that the PhDs and MDs who’ve spent thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn about it, and whose livelihoods are predicated on the retention and application of that knowledge, know much more about it than I’d ever know,” Damon wrote.

The columnist, fortunately, advises the reader not to get the baby vaccinated against the parents’ will.

“What you’re suggesting is reckless, egregious and possibly even criminal,” Damon responds, noting the criminal element in 43 states.

He instead suggests giving the parents “an ultimatum where you tell them you don’t feel safe around them anymore.”

“You’d risk ending that relationship, sure,” Damon writes. 

“But I’d rather lose friends than commit a crime and lose my freedom.”

The columnist also says persuasion is likely not a worthwhile tactic because “if an active pandemic that has killed millions of people — plus all of the social restrictions of being unvaccinated — hasn’t convinced them yet, I’m not sure what else would.”

Damon fails to mention that countries worldwide are taking steps to limit COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people.

The UK is no longer offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children under 12, saying kids don’t need it and likely already have natural immunity. It also released a report stating that pregnant and breastfeeding women should under no circumstance get the Pfizer COVID vaccine due to a lack of trial data on the vaccine’s effect on reproductive health.

Meanwhile, Denmark has ended the COVID-19 vaccine for most people under 50.

The Post’s willingness to publish and headline the query follows a disturbing trend of mainstream media treating the unvaccinated like second-class citizens. 

Last year, The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest online site, published a cover of hateful tweets toward the unvaccinated. The sentiments ranged from a tweet saying the unvaccinated don’t deserve ICU beds to a tweet saying the unvaccinated deserve to die. 

“Let them die,” read one tweet, highlighted in bold across the newspaper’s cover.

The Star was forced to admit the cover was a mistake following outrage from thousands of readers. 

Share this story

Help Keep your News Free

Share this story

It's crucial we stay in touch

Big Tech wants to censor us, that’s why you need to stay in touch.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE...

Trending News

Republican senators threatened to delay funding towards National Defense until the “insane” vaccine mandate for US military members is removed. 

Mike Campbell

December 1, 2022

Trending News

The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins announced its top defenseman Kris Letang has suffered a stroke and will be out of the lineup indefinitely. 

TCS Wire

November 30, 2022

Trending News

Less than a week after testifying over his use of the Emergencies Act to quash truckers in February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly supports protests against Covid-19 mandates breaking out all over China. 

Keean Bexte

November 29, 2022

Trending News

Western University finally dropped its COVID 19 vaccine mandate on Tuesday, after months of petitions and protests against the institution.

TCS Wire

November 29, 2022

Trending News

Premier Danielle Smith assured Albertans that vaccine policy changes would occur, but said more time is needed to get it right. 

Mike Campbell

November 29, 2022

Trending News

As the Chinese citizens continue to protest their brutal COVID restrictions, videos have emerged of cars jamming up roads and honking in protest of their communist government. 

TCS Wire

November 29, 2022

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.