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Clay Wirestone: At anti-vax medicine show, plenty of hokum, grift and conspiracy mongering (Column)

“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.

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Kansas anti-vax group boasts 16 sponsors ahead of ‘freedom rally’ in Lenexa

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.