US was warned of threat from anti-vaxxers in event of pandemic - 2020-04-27

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F345.png US was warned of threat from anti-vaxxers in event of pandemic April 27, 2020, Jason Wilson, The Guardian

America's "anti-vaxxer movement" would pose a threat to national security in the event of a "pandemic with a novel organism", an FBI-connected non-profit research group warned last year, just months before the global coronavirus pandemic began.

In a research paper put out by the little-known in-house journal of InfraGard – a national security group affiliated with the FBI – experts warned the US anti-vaccine movement would also be connected with "social media misinformation and propaganda campaigns" orchestrated by the Russian government.

Since the virus hit America, anti-vaccination activists and some sympathetic legislators around the country have led or participated in protests against stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the deadly virus. More than 50,000 people have died in the US.

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{{cite news | first = Jason | last = Wilson | title = US was warned of threat from anti-vaxxers in event of pandemic | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/27/us-warning-pandemic-anti-vaxxers | work = The Guardian | date = April 27, 2020 | accessdate = April 29, 2020 }}