#4 - The Anti-Vax Movement

The Shanker Chronicles

15-02-2022 • 53 mins


In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker puts judgment aside and attempts to understand the dynamics that the Anti-Vax movement has created. He explores this topic by reviewing its history, social, emotional, and health implications. Dr. Shanker explains how people of all sides of any debate can become more curious, listen and understand each other better by reaching the blue-brain state that allows for learning to occur. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia published a great piece on this “History of Anti-Vaccination Movements”: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/history-anti-vaccination-movements 0:00 Intro 0:35 The Better We Understand 2:05 The Situation at Hand 5:36 A Self-Reg Lens 8:15 Why I Wonder This 11:55 Smallpox Anti-Vax Movement 17:40 Eradication! But… 20:59 MMR Anti-Vax Movement 25:50 Infomation Vs. Attitudes 30:13 5 Features of Anti-Vax Movement 33:50 “Denialism” as Ego Defence 39:15 Shame 44:23 Summary - Red Brain Issue 52:03 Outro Article by Jena & Worsham (NYT Dec 22 2021): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/21/opinion/vaccine-hesitancy-covid-omicron.html Leon Seltzer made an interesting point in this regard: “I regard most shameless behaviour as a cover-up for deeper feelings of shame, which the individual is either too scared or too defended to confront.” https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/evolution-the-self/200911/shameful-or-shameless-if-you-had-which-would-you-choose Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Join our monthly webinar series: Self-Reg Global 2022 Webinar Series - The Epidemic Of Epidemics 2.0 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/self-reg-... Learn more and connect with our Self-Reg community: • Website - https://selfregglobal.com/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/selfregglobal?lan... • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SelfRegGlobal/ • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/self_reg_gl... Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker