Anti-vaxxers posing as victims has a history. Look at Andrew Wakefield | Nick Cohen


The story of the disgraced doctor and MMR tells us much about the spread of fear

You should always ask the hard questions and the hardest one to ask about Covid and free speech is why does the law tolerate anti-vaccine propaganda? The liberal exemption offered by John Stuart Mill’s harm principle does not apply. However unpopular it is to say it on the identitarian left, the harm principle holds that free societies must tolerate speech that is offensive and unpopular as long as it does not incite the physical harm of others.

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