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Austria in shock over doctor's suicide following anti-vax abuse

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By Anne BEADE with Denise HRUBY

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After news of her death broke, he had appealed to Austrians to "put an end to intimidation and fear"

Agree 100%.

Intimidation should never be used to force people to do something against their will.

End the division, stop the segregation.

Let people make their own individual choices and don't turn against them if their decision is different from yours.

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don’t turn against them if their decision is different from yours

Such a sweet little message, apparently so reasonable and objective. If only we weren’t aware of your past posting history on this subject.

This article is about some people who are against vaccinations “making their own decisions” to intimidate and harass unto death someone whose views on vaccination they disagreed with. The world is full of similar stories, of doctors, officials and medical practices just trying to their jobs but being harassed by anti-vaxxer extremists with death threats and acts of violence. As far as I know, death threats or acts of violence against anti-vaxxers from medical or other authorities, or even from those like me who support vaccinations, are so rare as to be almost non-existent.

It is crystal clear which side of the vaccination argument needs to stop the intimidation and the violence, and the circumstances leading to the death of Dr. Kellermayr clearly demonstrate which side that is.

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How unfortunate..

Again the antivaxxer losers and their immense ignorance..

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If was a real doctor and not a fake, she should tell people that vaccines are a hoax to make medical companies and their shareholders super rich. Where is double dosed, totally vaccinated Biden right now, or his Fuchi buddy?

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Let people make their own individual choices and don't turn against them if their decision is different from yours.

That sounds great until a person's choice affects others. We don't get to choose which side of the road we drive on. So if not getting vaccinated increases the risk of hospitalization and thus denies others hospital treatment for other conditions, what should we do? Note that I'm not saying that vaccinations should be enforced. Just that there may be consequences for others if you don't get vaccinated.

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The Threats made against her are totally abhorrent, and those making such threats should have been held to account by Law. The Authorities clearly failed in this respect, and pressure should be applied to perhaps introduce something like the new Law in Japan for threats/trolling over the internet aimed at another individual.

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As for the Anti-Vax / Vax stance split - amongst people, give it a break. You can argue between yourselves until the Cows come home, but neither side will change their stance, so please agree to disagree, and find something else to talk about.... abortion rights maybe ? ....

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As for the Anti-Vax / Vax stance split - amongst people, give it a break. You can argue between yourselves until the Cows come home, but neither side will change their stance,

True, but I'd guess the majority don't take sides and would prefer clear information. We seem to be getting less of that these days.

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As for the Anti-Vax / Vax stance split - amongst people, give it a break. You can argue between yourselves until the Cows come home, but neither side will change their stance, so please agree to disagree

For as long as the cascade of disinformation, evasion of responsibility and re-writing of history by anti-vaxxers and their ilk continues, I'll continue to express my opinion on it. There is no "agree to disagree". If you don't like it, don't read it.

find something else to talk about.... abortion rights maybe ? ....

Plenty of room for another disagreement.

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