Anti-Vaccine Propaganda on American Airlines
Recently, American Airlines has decided to show an interview with Meryl Dorey, a notorious anti-vaccine wingnut, on their flights. What makes this even more ridiculous is that just last year, American Airlines had issues with transporting an unvaccinated infant, that led to many passengers being quarantined. Dr. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, wrote an article about this here:
The interview is her usual passel of untruths about vaccinations: she tries to tie them to worsening diseases and autism — neither of which is remotely true — and then relies on the discredited research of a man the British Medical Journal outright called a “fraud”.
Bizarrely, the interviewer for the American Airlines piece apparently didn’t even contact an actual doctor to get professional information on this topic. At the very least (the very least) the ability to show Meryl Dorey’s claims to be completely wrong is a Google search away, a trivial amount of work for an interviewer to do. Her horrid behavior towards Toni and David McCaffery — little Dana’s parents, who had to suffer through Dorey’s attacks while still grieving over their daughter — is also out there for all to see.
So again, why on Earth would American Airlines choose to run an interview with her in their in-flight magazine and air that interview on the in-flight TVs?
So, considering how little American Airlines cares about your health, I’d think twice before flying with them.