Chiropractors have become major purveyors of misinformation about COVID treatments and have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-vaccine events. When hundreds of people filled up a Lenexa church on Sept. 20 to spread the gospel of “health freedom,” three Kansas chiropractors were among their top supporters.
“The same day that U.S. deaths from COVID-19 passed the toll of the Spanish flu pandemic, a modern-day medicine show rolled into Lenexa. Like the entertainments of old, this medicine show boasted cure-alls, rousing oratory, and shameless self promotion,” Clay Wirestone writes in this column for the Kansas Reflector.
A program sponsored by an anti-vax group offered a concentrated sample of activists, politicians and health professionals with an interest in minimizing government’s role in dictating individual health decisions, especially as it related to vaccines. Few wore masks.
A prominent anti-vaccination group has planned a “freedom rally” for Monday in Lenexa with the sponsorship of a nursing agency, midwifery, dental office, chiropractors, pharmacies and businesses that promote the healing properties of elderberries, tea biotics, red light therapy, hemp and gluten-free baked goods.
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