Yesterday, former gynaecologist Christiane Northrup took to Instagram to broadcast paranoid disinformation about the impacts of COVID-19 vaccines on women’s reproductive health. In addition to falsely suggesting that the mRNA vaccine secretes poison through the sweat glands of a vaccinated person, Northrup advised her followers to tell their partners that their sexual relationships would end if the partner were to be vaccinated.
With some fellow members of the Disinformation Dozen — together responsible for almost two-thirds of anti-vaccine scaremongering online — Northrup has been capitalizing on anecdotal reports that the new COVID-19 vaccines are disrupting women’s menstrual cycles. Dr. Jennifer Gunter addresses the emerging science on these reports here.
Northrup spoke from the Tulsa OK airport en route from a “Health and Freedom Conference”, hosted at Rhema Bible College. At the event — a delta of QAnon, pseudoscience, and MAGA influencers — she spoke alongside sex-assaulting cult leader Jeffrey Prather, and Lin Wood, who resurrected Q in a speech in which he called for the execution of political enemies.
Last May, Northrup was the primary social media vector for the spread of Mikki Willis’s COVID denialism film “Plandemic”. Her rhetoric has escalated. She posted an interview with QAnon booster Sean Morgan. She has been consistently using the QAnon phrase The Great Awakening in her almost-daily sermons. She’s posted about “red-pilling the right people” (see header image.) She has tweeted and posted about pedophiles with photos that feature QAnon imagery.
Yesterday’s Instagram video marked an escalation in the socially manipulative aspect of Northrup’s content. Previously I noted how Mikki Willis deployed the technique of fostering disorganized attachment in relation to his viewers, by terrifying them with his propaganda film and then lovebombing them with a selfie-sermon…