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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

About 1 in 5 American adults remain unwilling to get the Covid vaccine, even as more people are getting the shot. The Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll also finds that President Joe Biden continues to get positive job ratings overall as well as high marks for his handling of the pandemic. Nearly half of the public feels the country is heading in the right direction, which is an eight-year high in Monmouth's national polling.

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The anti-vax movement targeting German children
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...A German anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine movement with links to the far right has recruited hundreds of children into a private online group, reports Jessica Bateman.

The girl with the loudspeaker doesn't look much older than 15.

"I've spoken at these demonstrations [before]," she says, before launching into a tirade against the German government's lockdown restrictions and vaccination programme.

"They say, 'We have to lock them up! Have them vaccinated! Only then will they be allowed out again!'" she bellows, adding that she was escorted from her school by police for refusing to comply with restrictions.

The girl was speaking at one of a series of demonstrations organised by Querdenken, Germany's anti-lockdown movement.

Roughly translated as "lateral thinkers", it's a loose-knit coalition that pushes baseless conspiracy theories - such as the idea masks are deadly or that vaccines will alter your DNA.

And YouTube videos like this one, and others of other teenagers speaking at events, are frequently shared on social media.

How have children become so heavily involved in a controversial movement? We've been investigating a private group for under-18s on the chat app Telegram, run by one of Querdenken's most popular figures....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-14 11:48 PM | Reply

If I was the letter Q I'd be filing lawsuits left and right.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-15 12:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Iskanka just got vaccinated and the MAGAt filth are none to happy.

www.rawstory.com

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-04-15 02:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Willfully ignorant morons

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-15 04:01 AM | Reply

Willfully ignorant morons

#4 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

They don't want someone to tell Trump their name is not on a list.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-15 07:19 AM | Reply

ZED

How childish!

LOL ~ I was in gradeschool the last time I heard someone say "I'm going to tell on you."

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-15 08:10 AM | Reply

One in five Americans are certifiable Nutters...

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-15 08:23 AM | Reply

Round them all up, put them in North Dakota, rename it "Dumbfukistan" and cut off all federal monies.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-15 08:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#8 | Posted by Nixon

That isn't fair to the Native Americans still in North Dakota they shouldn't have to deal with the influx of stupid. I say just send them some blankets.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-15 09:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I feel like this number would be closer to 27% if Trump were still President.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-15 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Screw health care. How bout some legislation making smug truculent ignorance a crime? I know. We'd need prisons the size of Montana."

Will Durst

#11 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-04-15 10:55 AM | Reply

This is a good news. Vaccine hesitancy has gone down significantly.

by now every high risk individual who wants a vaccination has had one.

#12 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2021-04-15 12:07 PM | Reply

Thinning the herd will lead us to herd immunity. It will be a sad outcome for many; but if a few suddenly get smarter and vaccinate, we're better off, anyway!

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2021-04-15 12:08 PM | Reply

I'm interested to see the geography of where the anti-vaxxers are located. If they are concentrated, would that increase the probability of mutation and possible variants that our vaccines do not protect against?

#14 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-04-15 03:19 PM | Reply

What's so crazy about not wanting to take a vaccine that hasn't had adequate testing and research, and is not FDA approved? Especially when it's supposed to prevent a virus that 99.9% of people recover from without it.

#15 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-04-15 07:02 PM | Reply

"Especially when it's supposed to prevent a virus that 99.9% of people recover from without it."

Herman Cain approves of this comment.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-15 07:09 PM | Reply

"99.9% of people recover"

Fun fact:
More than 0.1% of Americans have already died from COVID-19.
And that's with only 10% of Americans ever having tested positive.

The actual number that recover is more like 98.2%.
And by "recover" I mean "don't die." Not "recover."

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-15 07:22 PM | Reply

#15

Drinking bleach wasn't FDA approved but Trumpers still tried that.
Chloroquine wasn't FDA approved for COVID-19 but Trumpers still tried that.
Weed isn't FDA approved but I still try that.

Like FDA approval matters to people.

#18 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-04-15 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Why do idiots try to hang everything on one hook? Life is more complicated than your single talking point. Arguing just about the death rate is myopic.

#19 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-04-16 07:34 AM | Reply

President Kamaltoe Harris said don't take it. I take her at her word.

#20 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2021-04-16 05:14 PM | Reply

Weed is M.E. Approved!!!

Also:

Spend your vacation in scenic "Dumbfukistan" - fun for the whole family!

#21 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-04-16 07:16 PM | Reply

The motto of Dumbfusistan:

No mask mandates. Yes gun mandates.

#22 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-04-16 07:29 PM | Reply

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