1/6 Update on my investigation into the origin of modern vaccine disinfo, specifically infertility narratives and conspiracy beliefs. I traced it back to what seems to be the origin. It's multiple locations separated by time and space. The narrative similarity suggested a common
2/6 origin or experience. I was able to isolate groups in these locations at this time, which would have had access to the public that would allow someone to disseminate this rumor authoritatively. In all locations, I found one group, but
3/6 there was a problem with one location. They were there but it wasn't early enough. There's no way disinformation could have spread on that timeline in the year I was looking at, so I was stumped. I thought I'd found a single source for the disinfo but the evidence never lies.
4/6 If the group wasn't there earlier, then I had it wrong. This was just a coincidence. Then, sifting archives, I found a letter written by the group's founder to donors a full five years ahead of the group's known presence in this specific country. It said
5/6 "I write to you from (insert the country where I suspected they may have arrived earlier than recognized)." The founder was there, by his own account organizing. That's all I can tell you for now but you can be sure this isn't the last of this story. Back when this happened
6/6 no one expected the access to records we have today. As a consequence, they may have left behind evidence we wouldn't today. That's all I can say for now. If I'm right, such a group does exist and sowed disinfo, I have a msg for them: you're about to have a bad day.

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