‘Bad Mothers’ Are Robbing Kids Of Their ‘Right’ To Get Deadly Diseases, Says Anti-Vaxx Doctor

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vaccineIn the midst of the worst measles epidemic this country has seen in 20 years, Dr. Jack Wolfson has really found his place in the sun. The Arizona doctor is anti-vaccine. Not only is he spouting dangerous anti-vaxx nonsense at a time when people desperately need to be informed, he’s slamming parents who make the decision to do their part to protect public health by vaccinating their children.

Here’s a quote he gave The Washington Post last week when asked about his controversial stance on vaccines:

“Don’t be mad at me for speaking the truth about vaccines. Be mad at yourself, because you’re, frankly, a bad mother. You didn’t ask once about those vaccines. You didn’t ask about the chemicals in them. You didn’t ask about all the harmful things in those vaccines…. People need to learn the facts.”

As can be expected, he’s become a spokesperson for the anti-vaxx movement. They love it when an actual doctor spouts the same garbage, anti-science rhetoric they do. The disturbing fact that there are still so many anti-vaxxers out there desperate for a “credible” spokesperson has propelled Dr. Wolfson to quick “fame.” He was on CNN, has spoken to USA today and his Facebook page now has over 18,000 likes. He’s a cardiologist who now practices holistic medicine. He and his wife call themselves “The Drs Wolfson.” She’s a chiropractor. Here’s how they describe themselves on their Facebook page:

The Drs. Wolfson are committed to helping people lead healthy lives. We talk the talk and walk the walk. We only eat organic food and free range meats. We co-sleep with our children and are against vaccinations. We lead an eco-friendly lifestyle. By eliminating poor nutrition, chemicals, staying active, and managing stress, we help people live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

I’m not knocking holistic medicine or an ‘eco-friendly’ lifestyle, but I am knocking a “doctor” who makes being against vaccinations his platform during the time of an epidemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CBS, “The measles vaccine is one of the most highly effective vaccines that we have against any virus or any microbe, and it is safe, number one. Number two, measles is one of the top two most contagious infectious viruses that we know of…. So you have a highly infectious virus and you have an extraordinarily effective vaccine.”

Wolfson told the Arizona Republic, “We should be getting measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, these are the rights of our children to get it. We do not need to inject chemicals into ourselves and into our children in order to boost our immune system.” What is he a big fan of? The Paleo diet. He thinks the best way to keep our kids safe from disease is to give children a diet “our ancestors have been eating for millions of years.” Yes, throw a steak at an infectious disease. That will help.

We’ve seen that anti-vaxxers will latch onto any doctor who supports their cause. Looks like they’ve found someone dumb enough to admire. It’s a child’s “right” to get a laundry list of highly-contagious diseases? I don’t understand how you can decide it’s better, healthier, and superior to put the health of your child and the public safety at risk. People like this should not be allowed to practice medicine.

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