Medical Control ploys

[Scapegoats are useful to draw attention away from the real villain---bad medicine, and a few burning martyrs keeps the rest in fear and in their place, and help alleviate the frustration about the poor medicine.  With vaccination it's parents who don't vaccinate, also "anti-vaccinators".  A nasty version is to label parents baby killers under Shaken Baby Syndrome.  You can understand the psychology of avoiding looking at vaccine deaths and blaming the victims.]

Parent Harassment

Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people's attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice-relentless propaganda and disinformation-were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite "spontaneous" acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and "terrorists." Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly. Fascism Anyone? by Laurence W. Britt