Heather Simpson is a mom who was popular in the antivax community as the mom who dressed as measles for Halloween, the least scary thing she could think of. She also made multiple viral antivax polls on facebook.
Lydia Greene was an antivaxxer for 12 years and wrote a story on her journey to changing her mind, and bringing her 3 children up to date. She is now in nursing school to get into public health, to deal with vaccine hesitancy on the front lines.
Together we share our story with anyone that will hear us. To our surprise we have been welcomed back with open arms. We now give other people like us support and a platform to share their experience if they choose to.
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I am far from the only person to walk this road. Lydia Greene, a former anti-vaxxer and now trained nurse and co-founder of Back to the Vax, a website aimed at sharing evidence-based information about vaccines, experienced the leap from consuming health misinformation to developing a full-blown distrust of institutions, which descended into conspiratorial beliefs.
The AP spoke to mothers who once identified as anti-vaccine and counted themselves among Kennedy’s most devoted followers.
“I thought he was heroic, because he was saying the things publicly that other people were too afraid to say,” said Lydia Greene.
Former vaccine hesitant mother shares story hoping others come 'Back to the Vaxx'
In the last three years, the Alberta mother has brought three children up to date on their immunizations, after 12 years of being a self proclaimed ‘anti-vaxxer.’ Carly Robinson sits down with Lydia Greene.
Formerly Anti-Vax Parents Are Turning Pro-Vaccine Because of the Pandemic
Anti-vaccine rhetoric may have been on the rise during the pandemic, but parents across the country who were once against vaccines have become big supporters of them. After sorting through misinformation, they struggle to understand their former community's reaction to COVID-19.
A discussion moderated by Karen Ernst from Voices for Vaccines. Featuring Heather and I as former antivax moms, Isaac Lindenberger who grew up unvaccinated, and Dr Peter Sears a provaccine doctor and brother to antivaxxer Dr Bob Sears. It was a fun discussion and we felt like The Super Friends after. Enjoy!
A discussion moderated by Karen Ernst from Voices for Vaccines. Featuring Dr Nicole Baldwin, pediatrician and former antivax mother Lydia Greene, along with their daughters Kendall and Lilly. We discuss the risks and benefits and our daughters weigh in on covid and the vaccine.
Her feed was filled with helpful resources, vaccine related myth busting, and honest tales of her journey breaking free from the anti-vax community and making health and immunization based choices based on scientific facts rather than hateful anti-vax rhetoric and dangerous myths and misconceptions.
For a long while, Lydia Greene would forgo many vaccines for her and her children, believing them akin to poison. How did she go from an antivaxxer to administering her first vaccine as a nurse.
The main link is part 1.
Lydia Greene describes her journey to become an antivaxer and her subsequent journey back to science-based decisions. Along the way she describes moments of unreality brought on by cognitive dissonance and some of the emotional decisions that lead her to begin making the wrong decisions.
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