I'm sure all of us have heard of this by now. I've seen it mentioned in a few comments on various threads over the weeks and thought it might be a good idea to just condense the conversation in one place.
A recent piece
seems to demonstrate the"World Tour" has been pretty effective. The bus has virtually moved underground and not doing hardly any public appearances anymore. They've stopped selling merchandise after Craig hinted that he was going to be looking into sales tax laws in individual states they were trying to sell their merchandise in. Etc.
In any case, Egan is very effective, because he’s basically driven the VAXXED bus underground.
Basically, because of Egan, the locations of where the VAXXED bus will be have been kept as secret as possible, and some appearances have been moved to private homes, where Egan can’t go. In particular, I like how Egan turned the tables on the VAXXED crew in Minneapolis by calling the police on them for not having a permit to film a movie in a public park. The same sort of thing happened in Bettendorf, IA and St. Louis: No bus, or the event was moved to a private house.
Here he noted that Suzanne Humphries stopped showing up, as did Polly Tommey. I really have to wonder how fragile the message of VAXXED is if one person (or, sometimes, a handful of people) ... protesting, drives the whole crew and bus underground. I can’t help but think of similar behavior that I’ve noticed elsewhere…
Videos are on the link for those interested. In one of the videos, Craig notes that 3 out of the last 4 events that were initially public ones moved to private and says he considers the bus moving from a public location next to a pediatrician's office to a private one as a win, and notes they have now canceled tours in 10 cities. He says he can't take all the credit, but has obviously played a role in many of these developments.
I have to agree that it is a little amusing that a middle aged man (sometimes a handful of others show up too) peacefully protesting with signs has scared the Vaxx bus enough to the point of basically running them underground.
Note: Before someone inevitably brings up the blow horn incident, Craig Egan - unlike many non-vaxxers who have said or done offensive things - publically apologized saying that had he had any idea what was being discussed on the bus he wouldn't have done it and that it was a bad idea in hindsight and has not used it since.
So, for discussion, how effective do you think the tour has been?