What's that? A DOCTOR who has common sense about the Measles vaccine?
I – Love – This – Guy. See if you do, too.
Dr. Jack Wolfson encourages us to direct our anger at the REAL culprits in our world today: Food companies, fast food restaurants, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and yes, even OURSELVES…
Here's an excerpt:
I recently did an interview which was aired on NBC Phoenix. I was asked my opinion on vaccinations in response to the current measles outbreaks that have occurred at Disneyland in California. My reply has generated quite a bit of anger in thousands of people.
There has also been a tremendous amount of support to my comments and opinions. In short, The Society Against Injecting Our Kids With Chemicals (TSAIOKWC for short) has a lot of followers.
I want to address all this misguided anger and see if we can re-direct it where it belongs.
1. Be angry at food companies. Sugar cereals, donuts, cookies, and cupcakes lead to millions of deaths per year. At its worst, chicken pox killed 100 people per year. If those chicken pox people didn’t eat cereal and donuts, they may still be alive. Call up Nabisco and Kellogg’s and complain. Protest their products. Send THEM hate-mail.
2. Be angry at fast food restaurants. Tortured meat burgers, pesticide fries, and hormone milkshakes are the problem. The problem is not Hepatitis B which is a virus contracted by drug users and those who sleep with prostitutes. And you want to inject that vaccine into your newborn?
3. Be angry at the companies who make your toxic laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. You and your children are wearing and breathing known carcinogens (they cause cancer). Call Bounce and Downy and let them know. These products kill more people than mumps, a virus which actually doesn’t cause anyone to die. Same with hepatitis A, a watery diarrhea.
HERE'S ANOTHER MUST-READ if your parental rights are important to you:
First, notice in this graphic when the Measles vaccine was introduced…
Read four (separate) excerpts from A parent's response to the New York Times article: “Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions” — the whole article will rock your socks off, I had trouble picking which parts to share here, be sure and read the whole thing:
…There was a piece published by the New York Times recently written by Dr. Kristen Feemster (a pediatric infectious disease physician who profits from “professionally advising” pharmaceutical companies and feels that a parent’s decision not to vaccinate may warrant a call to Child Protective Services) that urged the scientific and public health communities to curtail vaccine exemptions. In case you’re wondering, a vaccine exemption allows an individual to forgo the vaccination for medical, religious, and sometimes philosophical reasons. The reason for trumping these rights? The public good. I had many problems with this article, and you should too…
…I am sorry to hear that you deem a parent’s choice of whether or not to vaccinate with so little regard. Need I refer you to the United States Constitution where it has been decided and upheld by the United States Supreme Court on numerous occasions that parents have the right to the care, custody, and control of their children, freedom to rear their children without government interference, the freedom of expression and religion, freedom of privacy, and protection under the first, ninth, and 14th amendments. The right to raise my child as I see fit and the right to decide what I do and do not put into my body or my child’s is a fundamental right granted to me as a citizen of the United States of America. (See Prince v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Wisconsin v. Yoder, Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, Meyer v. Nebraska, City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health Inc., Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Stanley v Illinois, Quilloin v. Walcott, Parham v. J. R, etc.)
…I’m sorry, I’m vaccinating against a rash that has a less chance of causing death than you falling out your bedroom window, being struck by lightening, and drowning in a puddle, so that I can increase my child’s chance of getting one of the side-effects listed above? No thanks. I don’t gamble (especially with those odds). That’s not safe or effective.
…I find this correlation (that the vaccine eradicated or reduced these illnesses) interesting especially because the first measles vaccine wasn’t even put on the market until 1963. So we have twenty years unaccounted for here and the actual data shows a stark decline in mortality of measles before the vaccine was introduced. Isn’t that convenient? The same is true for polio, pertussis, diphtheria, and the rest. (Here’s a good read on that).
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Don't miss these links!
- Read all my vaccine-related posts here.
- Here's a video that shows how measles was viewed not that many years ago. This shows the same thing.
- Even this leader in the PRO-vaccine movement says that Vaccines Can't Prevent a Measles Outbreak (what he proposes is explained in that article and is even more scary though…)
- Also, read about why Sarah declined an appearance on The Doctors TV show!
- The State of Parental Rights in America 2015
Leza Raymond says
Leza Raymond says
Natural is better. We have a God-given immune system and living in a day and age where hygiene is practiced, and healthy, clean living is on the rise. I wish I had never vaccinate my children, but at the time I thought anyone who didn’t was loony, and doctors knew best. Ask any of them what ingredients are in these shots, and they couldn’t tell you. The few that can will parrot what the drug companies and CDC say, claiming the amounts of mercury or alluminum are safe. DANGER: If you or your child are ever given the option of getting two shots at once, one containing mercury, and the other alluminum, know that the alluminum will enhance the mercury hundreds of times over, making it VERY dangerous! Also know that when a vaccine with mercury is given, *100%* of it will be absorbed. If tested for it in the blood, unless it’s accute, it will not show up because it had been absorbed by the brain!!! I’m *not* an alarmist, but find all the lies, twisted “facts”, fear mongering, and cover-ups stupifying. And all the hate that comes from them… . Please do *not* dispair if your child has been vaccinated and you either regret it, or see it has negatively affected them. Here is a link that will help you get things better, even if it’s just on the home front: This is Dr. Pompa’s website which discusses how to do a cellular detox:
There is *hope*, and we are learning more and more every day! 🙂
This guy is my hero! Real hero! He has serious integrity to stand up to the propaganda police of the mainstream media! I wish he were my doctor too! No vax for us! We don’t like kool aid!
Here’s the link from the CNN report from Elizabeth Cohen.
You can also locate this on Anderson Coopers page, I believe.
Wow, you can tell they chopped up that doctor’s interview to make him sound bad.
As Jill said above, at least half of measles cases in the US are in *vaccinated* kids, AND the MMR is a live virus vaccine, which means it sheds. This could actually spread measles to immune-compromised children and infants too young to be vaccinated, yet no one is calling for those recently vaccinated with the MMR to be quarantined for a few weeks!!!
I am also very concerned at the lack of studies on vacc vs non vacc in our country…both Italy and Germany have done some very interesting fact finding, which does NOT support the US’s view on vaccine safety at all. I think the vaccine model is too profit motivated here to be just, and we do not trust the lack of transparency of the pharmaceutical industry.
Look at this info:
More support for measles immunizations. Good article and compelling
argument towards immunizing children on CNN. Posted at 1:21 p.m.
Jan. 31, 2015.,written by Elizabeth Cohen and Debra Goldschmidt
Do you have a link? I think it’s smart to read all sides of an issue, so feel free to post that here if you have one.
Julie L Drigot via Facebook says
It is a lot to read but then, he’s preaching to the choir here.
Mary Klinger Kiene via Facebook says
Right on! They are destroying our children’s health with these vaccines!
Seriously, Anti-Vaxxers? THIS is your guy?
There is no question that the internet has ushered in a new age of access to information. Like the printing press before it, this technology has revolutionized the life of everyone around the world that has the ability (economically and/or legally) to use it. I used to take 3 buses and 2 trains to get to the Grand Army Plaza library in Brooklyn and spent entire days there doing research and obtaining information that my daughters can now access with a few keystrokes from a laptop. Unfortunately, there is no filter on the validity of that information. Anyone can put up a website and say whatever they want, and literally billions of people instantaneously have access to that idea. Suddenly thousands of people believe that idea, and use their own anecdotal experience to lend credence to that idea.
This logical fallacy is known in Latin as Argumentum Ad Numerum: the idea that something is true, simply because great numbers believe it. As in “eat poop, twenty trillion flies can’t be wrong!” Nowhere is this on better display than Facebook. You “friend” people who think like you, “block” or “unfriend” people who disagree with you, and now the internet is nothing but an echo chamber for your own ideas, whether they have any validity or not. Add someone with any kind of professional degree to the noise, and now you have a “solid” argument.
Like this guy, who has become the Anti-Vaccination poster boy just because he is a “Board Certified Cardiologist” (who couldn’t get into medical school, BTW, just sayin’!) His opinion? That eating healthy and naturally will boost your immune system and you don’t need vaccinations or antibiotics for that matter. (That worked really well for the Native Americans who were all but wiped out by disease when European explorers colonized the continent.)
And when confronted by the full force of decades of scientific study and literature that prove unequivocally that he is wrong, what is his response? Well, to summarize, all other doctors are idiots, your parents didn’t love you, fabric softener kills more people than Hepatitis, polio never crippled anybody because he personally doesn’t know anyone who has it (because it has been virtually eradicated by vaccinations, BTW), and no one has ever died from the flu. Oh, and if you vaccinate your children responsibly and treat their ear infections with antibiotics and don’t sleep with them or breastfeed them, then you don’t love them or care about them. And by the way, you are also an alcoholic narcissist fornicator who is unfaithful to your spouse.
In my experience, the person who is losing the argument is the first to resort to name-calling. Suffice it to say, if you don’t believe in vaccinating your children, this is not the guy you want as your spokesperson. Don’t eat the poop, people. Facebook is a source of entertainment, not a repository of truth. And this guy would be entertaining if he wasn’t so dangerous.
One can’t become a board certified cardiologist unless medical school was successfully completed, as well as a cardiology residency (AFTER medical school). And medical school can’t be completed unless one gets in…
“This logical fallacy is known in Latin as Argumentum Ad Numerum: the idea that something is true, simply because great numbers believe it. As in ‘eat poop, twenty trillion flies can’t be wrong!'”
Argumentum Ad Numerum applies better to those unwilling to question any orthodoxy held to by the masses. I hold no judgement against anyone’s personal choice in this matter, especially if they have taken the time to ask difficult questions and dig for answers, but those who opt out of some or all vaccines are the minority, not the masses. It’s not easy standing by personal convictions when the world seems to have turned against you. We could easily turn the flies eating poop analogy into: “Almost everyone vaccinates without question, and almost everyone can’t be wrong.” Again, no judgement against those who do vaccinate, but let’s acknowledge that it takes guts to swim against the current.
And, this cardiologist isn’t “my guy” or “the” spokesperson for people who believe in the freedom to make health decisions for their family, but I appreciate anyone in the medical establishment having the courage risk scorn by speaking truthfully about what they believe and observe.
And “anti-vaxxer” is a nasty label thrust upon people like me who just want the freedom of informed consent for myself and my family. I don’t claim that label for myself, and I doubt most of the other “pro health freedom” folks here do either.
Well said! And frankly guys, he just sounds ignorant and judgmental…only drug users and prostitutes get Hep B??? Huh? That’s laughable and right there you should turn the page on this guy….a “doctor” no less! Ha!
Well said ADAM
To comment to the person who doesn’t want the government involved in our decision to vaccinate our children, I agree! There is enough
government in our lives and our business. Each and everyone of us is
entitled to our own opinion, hopefully based on facts and good common sense when it comes to something that is as important as the
health and well-being of our children, family, friends, co-workers, etc.
I believe in the practice of responsible health choices that would not only affect my family, but the well-being of those I choose to come in contact with. When my children were little, nothing infuriated me more than someone coming to my home with a sick child, or they themselves knowingly ill. All we have to do is turn on the evening news and hear how many kids are sick with the measles. These stastics are based on the decision “not to immunize”. Whatever the choices you’ve made for your family are, I hope your comfortable with them. God knows we’ve all made mistakes based on mis-information or personal choice.
Iris Feraldi via Facebook says
I like this but #2 sorry hepatitis is not only contracted by drug users and prostitutes is from anyone who’s having unprotected sex…
Lauren Strade via Facebook says
Loved this! It’s so true!
So here’s one for you that extends into the whole newborn Hep B vaccination topic. This is happening, folks. Parental rights are being stripped already. https://medicalkidnap.com/2014/03/29/parents-blackmailed-by-doctor-consent-to-vaccine-or-we-take-your-newborn/
Lori Alexander says
Kelly, Can you tell me what source you got the graph from? My son showed me a much different graph that showed that the vaccination helped tremendously. Thank you!
Charles Grashow says
Look at the links – the world health organization (WHO)
Hi Lori, that was from the second article I linked to in this post.
Lori Alexander says
In looking for that graph, Kelly, I found it with this great article you may be interested in. We found these graphs similar to these over 30 years ago that convinced us not to immunize our children.
Lori Alexander says
Noticed I forgot the link! Here it is. I’d love your thoughts on it.
Julie Long March via Facebook says
Esthela Carrasco Slater via Facebook says
Omg! This doctor is spot! Where can I find more of his kind? Our previous pediatrician called me stupid, in a very passive-aggressive way, for not wanting to vaccinate my children. His exact words were “I think parents that choose not to vaccinate their children are stupid, no offense to you”
Gina Mitchell Keener via Facebook says
Susan Wilson Kandler via Facebook says
I wish he was my doctor!
Tanna Block via Facebook says
Amy Oots Hannaford via Facebook says
Really good! I’ve gotten so tired of hearing how ignorant parents are for choosing not to vaccinate when in most cases they are very well educated. And then I read today about throwing parents in jail for not vaccinating their children — so terrible!
Kristine Struve via Facebook says
I agree with him. It is one of the reasons why I am a Norwex consultant. I like being able to offer people safe alternatives for cleaning
Somethings Cookin-Kelly via Facebook says
Finally, a DOCTOR willing to speak out against the real problem!
Day2day joys via Facebook says
yes, me too- we’re both from AZ so maybe that’s it, jk!
[email protected] says
Great post Kelly! Sharing!
Measles is a leading cause of death in children ONLY in developing countries with “weak health infrastructures” among children with vitamin A deficiency or HIV/AIDS, a fact that is acknowledged by the WHO (https://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/). When was the last time a child died of measles in the United States? It is not a leading cause of death among children in developed nations by any stretch of the imagination. On the other hand, reading the MMR vaccine package insert reveals serious MMR-associated adverse reactions, including encephalitis, meningitis, Gullian Barre Syndrome and other autoimmune disorders, blindness, pneumonia, seizures, neruopathies, MEASLES, and death (https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/mmr_ii/mmr_ii_pi.pdf). Also, be sure to check the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System–VAERS–for the reported numbers, keeping in mind that only 1-10% of ever get reported and see what poses a greater risk to American children: the MMR or measles. Most people also don’t realize that the MMR is a live virus vaccine, which means it sheds. This could actually spread measles to immune-compromised children and infants too young to be vaccinated, yet no one is calling for those recently vaccinated with the MMR to be quarantined for a few weeks. Back in the day, infants were protected against measles and other diseases by maternal antibodies in breastmilk because their mothers had lifelong protection against measles because they actually HAD measles as kids. The MMR vaccine produces imperfect (at least half of measles cases in the US are in vaccinated kids) and temporary immunity, unlike the lifelong immunity older generations benefited from. There are some types of cancers that simply don’t exist in people who contracted measles as kids. It is as if these childhood illnesses that used to be considered benign rites of passage (before the vaccines were developed) serve an important role in educating and strengthening our immune systems. Given the rampant and ever-growing cancer rates, I would have liked for my kids and myself to have that extra protection. In addition to all this, the MMR (and other vaccines) have not undergone proper safety studies, where the “control” group receives a simple saline injection (the only difference in the injections between each group is the antigen–all the other ingredients: heavy metals, formaldehyde, detergents, antibiotics, antifreeze, etc, are in both, plus subjects are always screened to improve study results..did I mention that the drug industry funds these studies?). And they’ve never been studied in combination with the myriad of other vaccines given at the same time. Also, the CDC has seen to it that no vaccine on their recommended schedule can be studied by Randomized Control Trials–they can only be studied in observational studies (which are subject to many biases). Vaccine manufacturers have also been granted immunity to liability when people are injured or killed by their products. Does that not raise any eyebrows? I could go on, and on, and on, but you get the picture. I think we have traded several childhood illnesses that pose very little if any risk to children who are reasonably nourished and healthy for a generation of chronically ill people, while the drug companies have become so financially bloated and powerful that one could argue that they “own” a large percent of our politicians (just for fun see how many pharma lobbyists there are in Washington compared to congressmen, and who contributes the most to election campaigns).
Thank you, Jill, for this well-written post.
I don’t have the source at hand, but recently saw stats saying that in the past 10 years there has been 0…yes, zero…measles related deaths in the US, but in the past 10 years there have been 108…yes, one hundred and eight measles vaccine related deaths in the US…among nourished societies, Measles is a virus…not a death threat.
Here is a link showing same stats:
It is interesting how many people are making brash comments about the stupidity and cruelty of those who don’t vaccinate their children. Such speak in ignorance and, for all their claims of “believing in science” are usually uninformed or lack experience with vaccine injury. I am not anti vaccine or pro vaccine. I believe that each individual must weigh the risks and make a choice.
The choice to vaccinate (or not) should always belong to a parent. It is–for those who’ve done their homework–a very difficult decision. I just hope and pray they don’t try to legislate our rights away and make vaccines mandatory.
Here are some interesting facts from the World Health Orgsnization:
1. One of the leading causes of death among young children is measles.
2. In 2013 there were 145,700 measles deaths globally-about 400 deaths every day or 16 deaths per hour.
3. Measles vaccination resulted in 75% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2013 worldwide
4. During 2000-2013, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 15.6
There are risks with absolutely everything, but with statistics like these, I personally am glad I had my children vaccinated. Everytime you get into a car, your at risk, walk into a bank for fear of a holdup, have surgery, etc. I think I’ve made my point. The decision to vaccinate isn’t just a personal decision, it affects thousands of others.
It’s bad enough, when we’re in crowded places being subjected to hundreds of germs, causing, God only knows what, mostly viruses, but I like to know at least we’re protected from some of the more serious diseases.
Beverly, do you have a link or something where these statistics can be found?
Charles Grashow says
Fact sheet N°286
Updated November 2014
Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available.
In 2013, there were 145 700 measles deaths globally – about 400 deaths every day or 16 deaths every hour.
Measles vaccination resulted in a 75% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2013 worldwide.
In 2013, about 84% of the world’s children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through routine health services – up from 73% in 2000.
During 2000-2013, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 15.6 million deaths making measles vaccine one of the best buys in public health.
Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.
The disease remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. Approximately 145 700 people died from measles in 2013 – mostly children under the age of 5.
Measles is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family and it is normally passed through direct contact and through the air. The virus infects the mucous membranes, then spreads throughout the body. Measles is a human disease and is not known to occur in animals.
Accelerated immunization activities have had a major impact on reducing measles deaths. During 2000-2013, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 15.6 million deaths. Global measles deaths have decreased by 75% from an estimated 544 200 in 2000 to 145 700 in 2013.
Thanks for publishing your link. Does the article specify the countries included in “globally”? I think that would be significant to the claim.
Charles Grashow says
Number of Reported Measles Cases with onset date from
Jun 2014 to Nov 2014 (6M period)
Reported Measles Cases by WHO region 2013, 2014, as of 20 January 2015
Why won’t you separate this MMR shot that is all parents want. That’s it separate it please. How come the media never talks about that? Big business that’s why.