President Trump’s embrace of long-discredited theories linking vaccines to autism has energized the anti-vaccine movement in the U.S., with residents in Texas forming the most politically active anti-vaccine coalitions.
“It’s a great example of an issue that has a targeted, small minority but an intense minority who are willing to mobilize and engage in direct action,” political science fellow Mark P. Jones said.
Fellow Peter J. Hotez said Texas could become the leader of the anti-vaccination movement, as some public schools already are close to the threshold at which measles outbreaks can be expected.
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