Is the USA under biological attack?
There is a troubling article over on the Washington Post website, U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak, by Lena H. Sun. The piece looks at how the American medical establishment is struggling with a now very serious pandemic, and sometimes failing. Their job is made a great deal worse, of course, by the fact that the government is now dominated by libertarians and populists who are not too sure that the government should be involved with public health in any case.
And, the crisis wouldn’t exist at all if it hadn’t been for the anti-vaxx movement, which has encouraged people not to vaccinate their children.
The question is, how to do we interrupt this dreadful situation. One of way of looking it is that we know that Russian trolls have energetically promoted the anti-Vaxx movement. The result of that effort is to make the American people more vulnerable to naturally occuring diseases, and, who can say? Perhaps to those deliberately introduced by foreign agents.
Which means that the anti-Vaxxers are not only a threat to their own children, to the public’s health, and even to themselves, but to the whole of Western Civilization.
When all this is done and said, could they be prosecuted for giving aid and comfort to the enemy?