Ethan Lindenberger Wants to Help Stop the Lies About Vaccines
Apr 10, 2019

You may be familiar with Ethan Lindenberger, the eighteen-year-old who got himself vaccinated despite his parents’ anti-vaccine beliefs, and who most recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) to talk about his decisions to get himself vaccinated. He felt it was important to testify at the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing, which is investigating the causes of the preventable disease outbreaks, because he is now trying to share his story, and he wants to help dispel the many myths that exist about vaccines.

In his effort to share what he’s learned, Ethan has started a new blog called Adolescent Advocate. His most recent post, “Why Lies Spread and What We Can Do About It” goes into more detail about the recent vaccine-related policies implemented in Italy and those being proposed in Ohio; the efforts of social media sites’ and online retailers’ to stop the spread of vaccine disinformation; and why the “my body, my choice” argument does not apply to vaccinations.

In his post, Ethan writes: “With stories like Italy taking measures to protect their schools and social media/internet platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, GoFundMe, and Amazon attempting to stop the spread of misinformation, change is possible. These changes can stop people like the ones in my own family and countless others from believing lies about vaccines. Taking away the opportunity of profit from these platforms built off the graves of children lost to these diseases is also important.”

Read Ethan Lindenberger’s full blog post here.

Read Ethan’s story on Vaccinate Your Family’s website, and learn more about how you can help support science-based state and federal vaccination policies here.


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    I have a question. Should I still go get my booster shot even if my husband is at home with Covid or should I wait?

  2. Georgia says:

    I really found this blog post useful and completely agree with you in so many ways. The more I research vaccines the more I realise just how important getting the jab is. I had my first dose last Monday and I feel 1 step closer to living a normal life or the “new” normal. Whether it is the new normal or the old normal it is one step closer regardless of the circumstances. I read an article by (Orenstein & Ahmed, 2017) that explains the importance of getting vaccinated not only for personal protection, however, also for the community and cities that live around us. I related this article to your blog post when I read what you stated about ” feel like I am in a cocoon that is warm and safe watching the world go by.” This really sums up how lockdowns and isolation can feel like during COVID-19. This is why getting vaccinated is not only important for ourselves and overall health & protection but it is also important that we do for the people around us so we can see our loved ones again from all around the world and close. Thank you for writing about this really important topic, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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