The latest installment of the Alaska’s online pro-vax series is giving health care workers strategies to deal with what they consider to be problematic parents who are skeptical about the benefits of subjecting their kids to experimental Covid jabs.
In partnership with UAA, the State of Alaska relaunched its online ECHO series in August. During the initial Covid outbreak, state officials used the programs to push the CDC’s pro-jab messages. UAA is incentivizing participation in the ECHO sessions by offering continuing education credits to health care providers who join the meetings.
The latest session on Nov. 21 featured a handful of state health officials, along with two women who describe themselves as being former anti-vaxxers until they saw the light and decided to whole-heartedly submit to Covid shot recommendations from the CDC.
The talk never cited any of the evidence or academic studies regarding alternative treatments such as Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, and other supplements which have proven to be effective alternatives.
The speakers, Heather Simpson and Lydia Greene, founded an organization called “Back to the Vax,” which includes their conversion stories from vaccine skeptics to zealous Covid jab evangelists. They framed their change of heart in quasi-religious terms, suggesting that they were breaking away from ignorant zealots and misinformed keyboard warriors.
During the hour-long session, the two women offered the 75 participants suggestions on how to strategically counter those who they consider to be under the spell of “vaccine misinformation and hesitation.”
Participants were told how they can more effectively administer vaccines to those who have serious concerns about side effects and injuries.
The latest ECHO painted those who are hesitant about Covid jabs as being gripped by anxiety and fear due to doctors and others who promote so-called “anti-vaccine propaganda.” Throughout much of the talk, “anti-vaxxers” were labeled “conspiracy theorists,” and purveyors of “misinformation.”
The presentation seems to indicate that the state may be shifting its strategy.
The talk never cited any of the evidence or academic studies regarding alternative treatments such as Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, and other supplements which have proven to be effective alternatives for many who have refused Covid jabs. Many of these alternatives were discussed during the recent Alaska Covid Alliance conference in Anchorage.
Both Simpson and Greene encouraged healthcare workers to listen to the “irrational” concerns that people raise about vaccines, and to be willing to enter into conversation.
The presentation seems to indicate that the state may be shifting its strategy. Rather than simply pushing pro-vax sloganeering, healthcare workers are being urged treat the vaccine-hesitant as misguided but good-hearted souls who simply need conversion.
Alaska’s initial Covid outbreak ECHO sessions were primarily used to promote pro-vaccination messaging to journalists, educators, health care providers, employers and others. Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink was a frequent panelist, regularly downplaying vaccine injuries and adverse reactions, while extolling the “benefits” of the jab for young children, pregnant women and others.
The latest rendition of ECHO claims to take the program “to the next level” with a “new platform” and “centralized hub.”
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“Participants will have increased understanding of the vaccine distribution and reporting infrastructure in Alaska, including key systems for vaccine management,” the ECHO website states. “Participants will be able to better implement evidence-based interventions to increase the percentage of Alaskans who have received CDC recommended vaccinations on the recommended schedule.”
Founded by the University of New Mexico, ECHO’s national website promotes the United Nation’s “sustainable development goals,” which include “gender equality,” “climate action” and reducing so-called “inequities” around the world. The umbrella site also includes multiple links back to UNM promoting transgender hormones for children, gay pride parades, “diversity, equity and inclusion” trainings and more.
Funded by large multi-national organizations and companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, World Health Organization and the CDC, ECHO is now an international force, boasting more than 4 million session attendees in 193 countries.