The Washington Post reports:
A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events — including two forums this year at the epicenter of measles outbreaks in New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Hedge fund manager and philanthropist Bernard Selz and his wife, Lisa, have long donated to organizations focused on the arts, culture, education and the environment. But seven years ago, their private foundation embraced a very different cause: groups that question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
How the Selzes came to support anti-vaccine ideas is unknown, but their financial impact has been enormous. Their money has gone to a handful of determined individuals who have played an outsize role in spreading doubt and misinformation about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
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Hedge fund manager and philanthropist Bernard Selz and his wife Lisa have given millions of dollars to groups that stoked fears about immunization, spreading false claims about vaccines and diseases, fueling a dangerous movement amplified by social media https://t.co/qlScZYVL85
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) June 19, 2019
— Ged Maheux (@gedeon) June 19, 2019