UPDATE: I’ve added new email addresses for executives at CBS Outdoor. If you’ve already sent an email, you can send another one to these addresses.
Now through April 28. Times Square. Mercola and the National Vaccine Information Center are running an anti-vaccine “PSA” on CBS Outdoor’s JumboTron on 42nd street. And the ad will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people.
Mercola and the NVIC are determined to convince Americans that vaccines are dangerous and optional, that more harm is done by administering vaccines than by letting infectious disease ravage a population.
And that message needs to be stopped. Especially right now.
- A measles outbreak has hospitalized up to a half dozen young children in Minnesota. This outbreak is directly linked to Andrew Wakefield’s hoax of an anti-MMR study.
- Blue Mountain School (PreK – 8 ) in Roanoke, Va, which does not require it’s students to be vaccinated, is closed due to a whooping cough outbreak. The small school of 45 students has at least 30 confirmed cases between students and staff.
- Thirty unvaccinated high school students and two pregnant faculty members have been removed from a school in Utah after one unvaccinated teen contracted measles, putting the school’s population at risk.
- Over the past four years, almost 77,000 people have been infected and 710 have died from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Right now we need to be promoting vaccines. Right now real people are at risk because of unfounded vaccine fears. Right now measles should be eradicated in the US.
Right now this ad could cost people their lives.
I’ve attempted to contact CBS myself. They have not yet responded. (They have, however, emailed me the opportunity to take a survey to win an iPad. Not kidding. )
Now it’s your turn. You need to contact CBS; you need to ask them to refuse to run this ad.
If you are feeling especially ambitious, sign the petition and email CBS Outdoor Customer Relations and CBS Outdoor Communications VP and the Boards of Directors for both CBS and CBS Outdoor to let them know how you feel.
And Tweet @CBSOutdoor and use #VaxCBS to tell them that these ads are unacceptable.
Hopefully, CBS will understand that encouraging the spread of deadly diseases is at least as embarrassing as employing a self-professed Fucking Rock Star From Mars with tiger blood.