Times Square’s 5000 Sq Ft Anti-Vaccine Party Extravaganza!
Read it all here.
Remember when the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) tried to kill you on Delta flights by telling everyone that the flu is no big deal and that if you just wash your hands you won’t get sick from the guy next to you smearing boogers all over your arm rest? That was pretty great. Especially now that a swine flu variant has emerged in 5 states.
But the NVIC isn’t happy with just spreading horrible diseases on airplanes. Now they’re running a new ad in Times Square on ABC Full Circle’s 5000 square foot TSQ Digital Screen, where millions of people get to see it every day. And its scheduled to run during the Times Square New Years Eve celebration.
And if you think a little 15 second ad in Times Square is inconsequential, you should probably know that in New York whooping cough cases for August through December have almost tripled since last year. Warning people to “know the risks” of vaccines and directing them to a website designed to scare the hell out of anyone considering getting a vaccine is the kind of thing that ends with, for example, a tripling of preventable infectious disease cases.
Think of the Times Square Ball dropping as a metaphor for polio descending upon New York City… then think about how awful that is, and do something about it.
Click through to see who to Tweet and where to sign the petition. (But if you copy/paste the Tweets provided, they are too long.)
Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind the Women Thinking Free Foundation and the superhero in charge of the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign.