Anti-vaxxer attacks on doctors escalate

Things turn nasty in Canada, where a GP says the pitchforks are out for those who support vaccination

“The pitchforks are coming out” for those who speak up about vaccinations, says a family physician in Canada, where attacks on doctors are scaling up from social media criticisms to personal threats.

Baby and vaccine

The warning comes from Dr Anna Wolak, a GP in Vancouver, who has publicly commented about the importance of vaccination at a time when the US measles epidemic is on Canada’s doorstep.

She says she’s been the subject of nasty comments through social media and in person, including at a recent event she attended.

“[They said] I really hope that your kids get a vaccine

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