One of the side effects of Steiner Free school in Stroud would be a higher proportion of unvaccinated children in the area.
The British Humanist Association pointed out in an article last year that the Health Protection Agency regards Steiner schools as unvaccinated communities. They say; « membership or contact with an unvaccinated community (including Steiner schools, travelling families etc) increases the index of suspicion » when identifying suspected measles cases.
Steiner families point to worries about side effects of vaccination, the notion of the process being unnatural, or a suspicion that it is some kind of mainstream medicine “trick” to fool them into putting their child at risk for the benefit of the wider community.
These views prevail in the Steiner community because they fit in with Steiner’s ideas on karma, as discussed previously.
In “Manifestations of Karma” lecture 8 Steiner gave the following pronouncement, which proponents adhere to today;
“ We also understand why…
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