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Concept.png "Anti-vaxxer" 
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An important enemy image during COVID to demonize resistance to COVID-19 injections.

The "Anti-vaxxer" is an enemy image created by Big Pharma. The word was first registered by a dictionary in 2008[1], although the meaning has expanded since then to include opposing coerced injections. The implicit meaning is that the person so described is against an object, i.e. "the vaccine" and not the process by which the product emerged or who in general believes that drugs should be safe.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban came with a barely veiled threat in November 2021:

In the end, everyone will have to be vaccinated; even the anti-vaxxers will realize that they will either get vaccinated or die.[2]

Australian Northern Territory chief minister Michael Gunner with a steadily expanding definition of antivaxxers.

Official narrative

By November 2021 the corporate media tone had descended to barely concealed incitement to violence. This German newspaper cartoon (Augsburger Anzeiger) showed Covidstrike, the hot Christmas gift of the year, where the player is saying "I'll get you vaccine-refuser!!"

The Washington Post stated in 2021 that "Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism".[3]. As of July 2021 Miriam Webster defined "anti-vaxxer" as "a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination".

In November 2021, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health stated: "To those who could be vaccinated but aren't, who are only focusing on themselves, believing misinformation and false narratives, and more and more are acting with inappropriate anger, shame on you".[4]

According to a psychologist, "their brains work differently"[5]. Certain personality traits are linked to reluctance to obtain a Covid-19 jab, specifically psychopathy, Machiavellianism and collective narcissism, as these traits have previously been linked to heightened conspiracy mentalities.[6]

In December 2021, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that people who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. "It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space...This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?"[7][8]


A 2022 Australian study concluded that covid-jab side effects are caused by stress-inducing anti-vax propaganda. Since the jabs have been proven "safe and effective", but also reported adverse events after jab are also at an all-time high, the adverse reactions must be caused by mental stress from "anti-vax misinformation".[9][10]

In 2022, a team led by Duke University Psychology Professor Terrie Moffitt "sought to understand" why some people opposed Covid-19 jabs by tapping into a rare, five-decade cohort study spanning childhood to midlife. "Forty years ago, vaccine-resistant and to a lesser extent vaccine-hesitant adults were exposed to significantly more adverse childhood experiences marked by abuse, neglect, threat and deprivation,” the paper said, while also showing higher “negative emotionality” during adolescence than their vaccine-willing peers. The researchers added that “many vaccine-resistant and hesitant participants had cognitive difficulties in comprehending health information”.[11][12]

A 2022 study from Sunnybrook Research Institute found that "COVID vaccine hesitancy" was associated with increased traffic crash risk. "Our study demonstrated traffic risks were 50%-70% more frequent for adults who had not been vaccinated compared to those who had." The study authors recommend that individuals who hesitate to take the COVID-19 vaccine reflect on their choices and recognize how such decisions have repercussions in ways they do not imagine, and that "Physicians counseling patients who decline COVID-19 vaccination could consider safety reminders so their patients do not become traffic statistics."[13]



On the question of COVID-19 Vaccines, Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (the majority of whom had not received two such injections), stated:

“It is wrong to call a person who declines a shot an "anti-vaxxer". Virtually no physicians are "anti-antibiotics" or "anti-surgery", whereas all are opposed to treatments that they think are unnecessary, more likely to harm than to benefit an individual patient, or inadequately tested.”
Jane Orient (July 2021)  [14]

Great Britain

The BBC reporting what Keir Starmer wants to do about these protests.[15]

In September 2021, the BBC reported that fake NHS letters were being circulated at schools by "anti vaxxers".[16] In October it as reported in the North East.[17]

In November 2021, The Guardian published an "anonymous" article titled ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin in which they lambast people who choose not to have the jab.[18]

United States

Denied a heart transplant.[19]


Redirects to Vaccine hesitancy.


In the US, vaccine refuseniks are more likely to come from well-educated and higher income areas than non-refusers. Unvaccinated children tended to be white, to have a mother who was married and had a college degree, to live in a household with an annual income exceeding 75,000 dollars, and to have parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children.[20]



Page nameDescription
"Disinformation Dozen""anti vaxxer conspiracy theorists" according to the Center for Countering Digital Hate
Rémy DailletFrench "anti-vaxxer terrorist"
Eleanor McBean
Mario NMan who shot dead a cashier at a petrol station after a drunken argument over face masks in September 2021. Used evilly in corporate media propaganda: "All anti-vaxxers are terrorists!"


Related Quotations

Albert BourlaFrederick Kempe: There was some fake news during this period of time about the vaccines, you know, all sorts of conspiracy theories. How did you deal with that and how did you navigate that and where do you feel the primary source of this sort of fake news was? How damaging was this to us?

Albert Bourla: I’m afraid it [caused] quite a lot of damage and particularly with us, we were targeted by a lot of, let’s say, dark organizations that you don’t really know [who owns them]. You suspect that there are some countries behind. We were getting a lot of briefings from CIA, from FBI, about cyberattacks that may happen to us, but also about the spread of misinformation.

You know, there are two groups of people: There are the people that they are vaccinated. There are people that are skeptical about the vaccination, and both of them are afraid. Those that are getting the vaccine, they are afraid of the disease, and they believe that because people are not getting vaccinated, they are increasing the risk to them. They are increasing the exposure. So they are mad with them that they don’t get the vaccine. Those that don’t get the vaccine, they’re afraid of the vaccine and they are mad with the people that are pressing them to get it.

Those I understand. They are very good people. They are decent people. But they had a fear, and I understand it, and they don’t want to take chances. But there is a very small part of professionals [who] circulate, on purpose, misinformation so that they will mislead those that they have concerns [with the vaccine]. Those people are criminals. They’re not bad people. They are criminals because they literally cost millions of lives.”
Frederick Kempe
Albert Bourla
9 November 2021
Arne Duncan“Have you noticed how strikingly similar both the mindsets and actions are between the suicide bombers at Kabul’s airport, and the anti-mask and anti-vax people here? They both blow themselves up, inflict harm on those around them, and are convinced they are fighting for freedom.”Arne Duncan29 August 2021
Karoline Edtstadler“If the penalty is not paid, exactly what usually happens if you do not pay a penalty will happen: "Then at some point the executor will stand at the door and collect the fine. In the end, the cuckoo comes when they can't pay it – but that would really be the escalation stage," says Edtstadler. In addition to the hefty fines, vaccine refusers also risk their jobs. According to the minister, a termination for the unvaccinated is "probably possible". "With the introduction of compulsory vaccination, it is actually illegal to live in Austria and not to be vaccinated. And other consequences can also arise from this.”Karoline Edtstadler11 December 2021
Hilary Jones“Those people who haven’t been vaccinated, we’d really love you to think again and be vaccinated because 90% of people in hospital are unvaccinated right now with Covid.”Hilary Jones6 December 2021
Danielle Smith“(unvaccinated people) have been the most discriminated against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.... I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a situation in my lifetime where a person was fired from their job, or not allowed to watch their kids play hockey, or are not allowed to go visit a loved one in long-term care or hospital, or not allowed to go get on a plane to either go across the country to see family or even travel across the border.”Danielle Smith11 October 2022


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:British extremists are importing tactics from the US hard right. Their target? Family drag showsArticle22 June 2023Tim SquirrellThe Institute for Strategic Dialogue has identified a new terror threat in this article published by Tim Squirrell, its head of communications, in the Guardian.
Document:I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?Article18 October 2021Marianna SpringThe Disinformation Specialist at the BBC gets criticism online for her "fact checking". Internet censorship is the answer.


Official examples

Johann Biacsics
John Magufuli
Captain Joe Manning
Michigan for Vaccine Choice
Nicki Minaj
Gemma O'Doherty
Isabel Oakeshott
Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom
Danielle Smith
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  2. https://www.rt.com/news/540801-orban-hungary-anti-vaccination-covid-warning/
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anti-vaccine-extremism-is-akin-to-domestic-terrorism/2021/02/26/736aee22-787e-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html
  4. https://halifax.citynews.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/shame-on-you-says-strang-of-eligible-nova-scotians-who-refuse-vaccinations-4769434
  5. https://www.distractify.com/p/anti-vaxxers-brains-think-differently
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8035125/
  7. https://youtu.be/5I0tk6OO5sw
  8. https://anti-empire.com/justin-trudeau-the-uninjected-are-very-often-racist/
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9629406/#
  10. https://rebekahbarnett.substack.com/p/who-is-raymond-d-palmer-author-of?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=post_embed&utm_medium=web
  11. https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/antivaccination-beliefs-linked-to-childhood-trauma-researchers-find/news-story/dcb938cfb6a8f819fba375d7941722ee
  12. https://academic.oup.com/pnasnexus/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac034/6553423?guestAccessKey=9d4748ed-b456-4a99-9e7b-71d83dfd63d3&login=false
  13. https://sunnybrook.ca/research/media/item.asp?c=2&i=2538&f=covid-vaccine-hesitancy-traffic-accidents#:~:text=A%20new%20study%20from%20Sunnybrook,The%20American%20Journal%20of%20Medicine
  14. https://www.globalresearch.ca/majority-us-physicians-decline-covid-shots-according-survey/5748266 Global Research
  15. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59032991
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-58713266
  17. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-58804947
  18. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/21/icu-is-full-of-the-unvaccinated-my-patience-with-them-is-wearing-thin
  19. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60132765
  20. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15231927/