NEW AT 11 -- A MASONPEDIATRICIAN IS UNDER FIREAFTER A VIDEO SHE POSTED TOSOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORTINGVACCINES.
IT'S LEAD TO THREATSAND POLICE ARE NOW INVOLVED.9 ON YOUR SIDE'S KRISTENSWILLEY JOINS US WITH HOW THISALL UNFOLDED AND WHAT'S NEXTFOR THAT DOCTOR.DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICECONFIRM SOMEONE MADE ATHREATENING CALL TO DR. NICOLEBALDWIN'S PRACTICE AFTER SHEPOSTED A PRO-VACCINATION VIDEOTO THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, TIKTOK, THAT GOT A MIXED RESPONSENATIONWIDE.TIK TOK VIDEO"Vaccines are safe.
We want all ofour families to be protected."protected."AFTER WATCHING THE ONLINECONVERSATION FOR YEARS, DR.NICOLE BALDWIN WANTED TO MOVETHE NEEDLE.NEEDLE."I think that for so long thevoices of the anti-vaccinecommunity have been so loud,and because other healthcareprofessionals have been afraidto speak up."SO, SHE THOUGHT SHE'D GIVETIKTOK A SHOT...SHOT...TIKTOK VIDEOVIDEOWITH THIS PRO-VACCINE VIDEO.VIDEO."I know some other physicianswho have been on TikTokspreading different messagesabout health, so I thought'Okay, I'll try it out and see."see."HER POST ENDS WITH THE MESSAGEVACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM.SHE SHARED IT ON TWITTER THENEXT DAY AND THAT'S WHEN ITREALLY TOOK OFF."Initially, I think that ifthere was anyone who wasposting and asking questions,but what happened was it gotto a point of a morecoordinated, large-scaleattack on me to the pointwhere I wasn't able tomaintain any sort ofconversation with anybody."anybody."THE SOURCE OF THE CONTENTION?A LARGE ONLINE COMMUNITY OFPEOPLE WHO THINK VACCINES AREHARMFUL, MANY OF WHOM BELIEVEIN THE SCIENTIFICALLY DEBUNKEDTHEORY THEY CAUSE AUTISM.
THECENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROLSAYS THERE IS NO LINK."We actually had to call thepolice last night because wehad someone threatening tocome to the practice and shutdown the practice."practice."DESPITE THE CONTROVERSY, IT'SA MOVE DR. BALDWIN WOULD MAKEAGAIN."I would 100 percent do it thesame way.
They are notshutting me down."DR. BALDWIN'S GOOGLE AND YELPREVIEWS HAVE TAKEN A HIT SINCETHE POST.
NO CHARGES HAVE BEENFILED AGAINST ANYONE FORTHREATS.
KRISTEN SWILLEY...9ON YOUR S