Cult or Just Weird

Cult or Just Weird

by

Join Chris & Kayla on their journeys of humor, discovery, and the absurd as they try to answer the question… is it a cult, or just weird?

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.

In the first episode of CoJW’s third season, Chris sets up the science and history behind a movement that has been in the global conversation lately.

Search Categories

Science/Pseudoscience; Anthropological; Destructive; Conspiracy Theory; Alt Medicine

Topic Spoiler

Vaccine Science & History

Further Reading

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox_vaccine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variolation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Advisory_Committee_on_Vaccine_Safety

https://www.amazon.com/Anti-vaxxers-How-Challenge-Misinformed-Movement/dp/0262539322

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(20)30227-2/fulltext

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(19)30092-6/fulltext

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2281-1

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02671-0

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20226-9

great explanation of herd immunity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_hesitancy

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321207

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-influence-of-the-anti-vaccine-movement

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2184

https://www.spectrumnews.org/opinion/how-anti-vaccine-activists-are-using-covid-19-to-boost-their-movement/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/health/anti-vaccination-movement-us.html

https://ftp.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/history-anti-vaccination-movements

https://www.historyofvaccines.org/timeline/all

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6515949/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122668/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5355208/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200696/

https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/vaccine-hesitancy-escalating-danger-africa

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-most-anti-vaxxer-country-in-the-world-2019-06-19

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/31/covid-france-pandering-to-anti-vaxxers-with-slow-vaccine-rollout

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/global-survey-vaccine-safety-measles-outbreaks

https://globalhealth.duke.edu/news/many-faces-vaccine-hesitancy

https://hbr.org/2021/01/to-overcome-vaccine-hesitancy-we-need-a-better-patient-experience

https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/the-long-history-of-americas-anti-vaccination-movement

https://www.codastory.com/waronscience/history-global-anti-vaxxer-movement/

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-vaccines-are-dangerous/

https://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/understanding-vaccines/vaccine-myths-debunked/

https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/vaccine-side-effects-and-adverse-events

https://www.healthline.com/health/vaccinations/immunization-complications

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/01/952716705/some-health-care-workers-are-hesitant-about-getting-covid-19-vaccines

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/24/948776228/trusted-messengers-trusted-messages-how-to-overcome-vaccine-hesitancy

https://www.contagionlive.com/view/misinformation-is-a-public-health-threat-without-easy-cures

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/08/tech/instagram-vaccine-misinformation/index.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/05/vaccines-dna-23andme/589915/

https://jezebel.com/heres-a-fairly-comprehensive-list-of-anti-vaccination-c-1714760128

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/treat-it-like-terrorism-how-to-stop-anti-vaccine-propaganda_uk_6048a816c5b636ed3377281f

https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/topics/adjuvants/Jun_2012/en/

https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/topics/aluminium/statement_112002/en/

https://www.obgproject.com/2017/10/03/aluminum-vaccine-safety-evidence/

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/move-over-christopher-shaw-theres-a-new-antivaccine-scientist-in-town/

https://respectfulinsolence.com/2017/09/21/torturing-more-mice-in-the-name-of-antivaccine-pseudoscience-2017-aluminum-edition/

Recent Episodes

  • S3E1 - The Herd

    2 weeks ago
  • Arthur

    2 months ago
  • S2E20 - The Crusaders: Resolve

    4 months ago
  • S2E19 - The Crusaders: Casualties

    4 months ago
  • S2E18 - The Crusaders: Apophenia

    5 months ago
  • S2E17 - The Crusaders: Origin

    5 months ago
  • S2E16 - The Crusaders: Context

    6 months ago
  • S2E15 - The Holy War

    6 months ago
  • S2E14 - The Volunteers

    7 months ago
  • S2E13 - The Streaming Service

    7 months ago