Two very interesting articles published last Thursday by The New York Times point out that anti-vaccine activism is largely on the political Left. In light of a measles outbreak in Rockland County, New York, the Grey Lady profiled the Green Meadow Waldorf Schools based out of Chestnut Ridge that are bastions of anti-vaccine activism.
According the The Times school’s base philosophy is based on the teachings of early 20th century educator Rudolf Steiner. While Steiner did not entirely vaccines, he did state that diseases were formed by astral bodies and that rosemary baths were better for diphtheria and that smallpox could be avoided by being mentally prepared to confront it.
There are close to 150 Waldorf Schools around the country with several branches in the New York City area and the school does not require vaccines for children to attend. Two schools (one in North Carolina and the other…
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