The Associated Press reports:
At a time when the surgeon general says misinformation has become an urgent threat to public health, an investigation by The Associated Press found a vocal and influential group of chiropractors has been capitalizing on the pandemic by sowing fear and mistrust of vaccines.
They have touted their supplements as alternatives to vaccines, written doctor’s notes to allow patients to get out of mask and immunization mandates, donated large sums of money to anti-vaccine organizations and sold anti-vaccine ads on Facebook and Instagram, the AP discovered.
One chiropractor gave thousands of dollars to a Super PAC that hosted an anti-vaccine, pro-Donald Trump rally near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. They have also been the leading force behind anti-vaccine events like the one in Wisconsin, where hundreds of chiropractors from across the U.S. shelled out $299 or more to attend.
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PHOTO: Notorious “Disinformation Dozen” member Ben Tapper, who can be seen below boasting about defying mask mandates while treating patients.
The sold out convention “Vax-Con ‘21” spread misinformation about vaccines and COVID-19. It also awarded chiropractors in at least 10 states continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. https://t.co/wumWhAtYr3
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 8, 2021