The Smear Campaign They Used to Try to Shut Us Up
July 24, 2011
Barbara Loe Fisher is a pioneer in vaccine education and safety, and the founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).
In an effort to educate and offer a counterbalance to the massive amounts of traditional mass media exposure on vaccines, which rarely ever mentions the potential dangers, we co-sponsored a message that was featured on the New York Time Square’s Jumbotron in March of this year. It was a 15-second spot that ran every hour, 24/7 for five weeks.
To say it caused a stir would be an understatement. Here, Fisher discusses the controversy that ensued.