Anti-Vaxxers

Anti-vaccine doctor: I frankly don’t care if my child gets other children fatally sick

In an interview with CNN, an anti-vaxxer Arizona cardiologist said outright that he doesn’t care if his unvaccinated child gives another child measles.

“I’m not going to sacrifice the well-being of my child. My child is pure,” Dr. Jack Wolfson said in the interview. “It’s not my responsibility to be protecting their child.”

Wolfson’s comments came on the heels of a growing backlash against anti-vaxxer parents in the wake of a measles outbreak in California. The CNN story focused on a leukemia-stricken child whose chemotherapy would not allow her to be vaccinated, forcing her to rely on the science of herd immunity – the expectation that her surrounding community would be vaccinated, protecting her from infection.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s very likely that her leukemia is from vaccinations in the first place,” Wolfson said in another interview with KPNX.

The CNN host then asked Wolfson if he could live with himself if his unvaccinated child got other children, like Sacks’ daughter, fatally sick.

“I could live with myself easily. It’s an unfortunate thing that people die, but people die. And I’m not going to put my child at risk to save another child,” he said.

“I’m not going to sacrifice the wellbeing of my child,” he added. “My child is pure.”

Watch the exchange in the video below:

Featured image via screen grab

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  1. nina bartoletta

    February 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    This is one good example why America is is the shape it is in today, people like this idiot with such selfish and irrational attitudes.

  2. Nora Dolan

    February 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Breathtaking, the selfishness…

  3. random mouse (@anoynamouse)

    February 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Americka = Capitalism = Shelfish’ism!

  4. jan

    February 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    if you were my doctor, you wouldn’t be my doctor anymore, for all I know you would sacrifice my life to save yours. You are NOT A GOD or the GOD, and have no right to play God. Your child is not pure he or she is a disease carrying host that could put 1 or millions of live at risk. If one child dies because of yours, then the result should be that you loose your child, I am tired of I do what I want and to hell with the rest of you. If you live in a community then you must abide by such standards that are set to protect the community. If not then go live in isolation where your poor decisions do not effect the live of the rest of us.

  5. Nathaniel Harada (@NathanielHarada)

    February 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

    And this man is a doctor. A *cardiologist,* which is a highly specialized field of medicine. And he somehow manages to possess anti-scientific attitudes about vaccination and disease pathology that lag behind the *Vatican* in terms of accuracy. One (being a forensic pathologist) wonders where the Hell he did his residency, so I can advise them to ask for their credentials back.

  6. riccardocabeza

    February 3, 2015 at 12:23 am

    i hope his miserable brat contracts and dies

  7. philip brett

    February 3, 2015 at 12:33 am

    What’s his address I’ll kill the kid.

  8. Mary Magness Gaworecki

    February 3, 2015 at 1:34 am

    His medical license should be revoked. First rule of a doctor, do no harm…. he’s an idiot!!

  9. WhatAnIDIOT!!

    February 3, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Yeah, this guy should have his medical license revoked.

    Ever heard of the Hippocratic Oath? Or how about, Primum non nocere? First do no harm? Really? But you will quite willingly and unapologetically put others at risk.

    A bit hypocritical of you to say: “It’s an unfortunate thing that people die, but people die.” Really? People just die? No sympathy? No empathy? Well then if people just die, why do you care so much about keeping your child “pure”? She’s going to die. Get over it.

    Get over it and GIVE HER A DAMN VACCINATION you ignorant, arrogant, and useless “doctor”!

  10. Kim P (@princesskimp)

    February 3, 2015 at 3:58 am

    this guy is a medical professional?

  11. Tom McLachlin

    February 3, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Dr.Wolfson, it IS your responsibility to protect all children to the best of your ability. As a physician, your first directive is to Do No Harm.

    Any physician who not only fails to promote best practices for keeping children and society safe from infectious diseases, but actually says “I don’t care” should have his medical license revoke.

    Dr. Richard Wakefield, the author of the bogus study on immunizations had his medical license revoked. It looks like there is more cleanup to be done.

  12. josh

    February 3, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Not the words i would use but he has every right not to.

  13. Kevin Jackson

    February 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Is there any doubt that he’s a Republican?

  14. onepablo

    February 3, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Oh look, he sells “alternative medicine”.

    http://wolfsonintegrativecardiology.com/shop/

    Colour me shocked.

  15. onepablo

    February 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Dude. Not cool.

  16. Tony Vazquez

    February 3, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Neither medically nor ethically qualified to hold a medical license.

  17. jimwalrod

    February 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    What does this “doctor” not understand about the Hippocratic Oath or did he skip that part in his low rent med school?

  18. marecek

    February 3, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    It is difficult to imagine a more morally obtuse perspective. It takes selfishness to a high art.

  19. Anita Vlchek

    February 3, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Jack Wolfson: Glaring failure of the Hippocratic Oath.

    I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

    I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

    I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

    I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

    I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.

    I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

    I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

    I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

    I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

    If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

    —Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.

  20. Heather Medeiros

    February 3, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    well that’s uncalled for; not the kiddos fault that his dad is a moron.

  21. Jeff Ronson

    February 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Annnnnnd, this very webpage delivers up this same nonsense in its own ads…

  22. Greg Kolz

    February 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    How do you spell idiot? Dr.(?) Wolfson

  23. J.R.Healy

    February 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    What kind of a healer and Physician are you?
    No compassion, no empathy. No ethics.
    You do not deserve to treat anyone.
    Primum non nocere.

  24. david

    February 3, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    All you have to do to piss off a medical doctor is to call him or her Mr., Mrs., or Ms…anything except the title of Dr. Makes their head spin off their neck because of their inflated egos. Of course this guy needs something more…like a good ass-kicking. Selfish prick.

  25. Garrick Anderson

    February 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    He’s the problem, not his child.

  26. Joseph J Schuler

    February 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Revoke his medical license!

  27. lisa

    February 4, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I seriously want to protest peacefully on front of his practice so that ALL of his papatients know that he only cares about himself and HIS beliefs.

  28. Bob Gottlieb

    February 4, 2015 at 12:08 am

    I thought the hippocratic oath included the phrase: “first, do no harm”
    Exactly where did this person obtain a medical degree?

  29. noctros

    February 4, 2015 at 12:54 am

    This guy did not become a doctor to help people. He became a doctor for the money and prestige. The absolute selfishness of his attitude is…depressing. Frustrating. And ultimately self-defeating. It saddens me.

  30. Austyn Nelson

    February 4, 2015 at 12:55 am

    The side of me with a love of ironic biblical justice agrees with you, but my human decency says we’re both almost as big assholes as the “doctor”.

  31. FRANK

    February 4, 2015 at 12:58 am

    The most disturbing part of this video was to hear the Dr talk so callously about another child dying! His arrogant and selfish tone is what’s wrong with society today! Truely pathetic!

  32. mamabear

    February 4, 2015 at 1:16 am

    This man is a doctor? Sworn by oath to “do no harm”? I wouldn’t want to be his patient….

  33. Frank Baker

    February 4, 2015 at 1:22 am

    He is a cardiologist, not an immunologist or epidemiologist. He does not understand the “public” in public health. He is also a dangerous moron. What is a “pure” child?

  34. Sassa Welch

    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    i would not want him as my doctor, either !

  35. Keith Ziegler

    February 4, 2015 at 2:00 am

    OBVIOUSLY he needs to lose his license, ans custody of his kids. and saying a kids leukemia is likely FROM vaccines is irresponsible enough that he should be SILENCED!!

  36. patd

    February 4, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Just what the Nazis were about; what does a cardiologist know about infectious disease?

  37. Atticus Corcoran

    February 4, 2015 at 2:24 am

    What a repulsive mentality.

  38. Pamela Hunter

    February 4, 2015 at 2:31 am

    It might help to educate yourself. — I once too mistakenly thought a lot about vaccines. Until a statistics class and a brilliant professor pointed out a graph…. picture a steep incline… going up… till it reverses and a steep decline with a small blip on the decline side where it goes up a little and then back down…. this being the graph for polio. And if you look on the decline blip that a year represented the intro of the vaccine where it created more cases itself. But then it declined… But really when you see the graph you will see that Polio was already in an exponential decline…. and here is an interesting quote…. “official data has shown that the large scale vaccinations undertaken in the US have failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases for which they were supposed to provide immunization. In essence it was and is a failure” – Albert Sabin, inventor of the vaccine (La Stampa Albert Sabin Quote Torino Italia 8 Dec 1985) [ so I think you guys are beating the wrong horse ] <3

  39. Marlene

    February 4, 2015 at 3:06 am

    “It’s not my responsibility to be protecting their child”.

    Well then, is it the police’s responsibility to protect him and their community? How are individuals off the hook for how those decisions endanger others? I’m quite certain he would say it is the police’s responsibility to protect his family. The double standard is nauseating.

  40. MK Davies

    February 4, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Jack Wolfson: Great! We will send some infected children to your house ASAP to infect you, your spouse, and your children with every form of communicable illness that can be prevented with existing vaccines.

    You and your “pure family” can enjoy the agonizing experience of contracting–and possibly surviving–all forms of preventable communicable illnesses, because you are willing to expose anyone to the same fate

    Make sure to thank all of us for playing fairly in the field you set up for all of us

    Thank you.

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  42. Roy Dickerson

    February 4, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Don’t agree with this guys wording, but this thread shows how effective the propaganda machine is. No mention from the media on the beautiful 5 year old girl that died after getting the vaccine, from the disease she was vaccinated for. The media is not your friend folks. They are stooges for the dem party and big pharma. Good point Marlene!
    No one wants to do any research on their own. One reason we have obama, who has ordered the public schools to take in illegals vaccines or no.. this is where the outrage should be. The wave of trouble has only just begun…

  43. Roy Dickerson

    February 4, 2015 at 3:39 am

    That should read “good point Pamela”, not Marlene…

  44. Kathy Mac

    February 4, 2015 at 3:45 am

    A failure? I remember when polio was a frightening reality. Children in leg braces, adults permanently disabled because of polio. People in iron lungs. When the vaccine came out there were lines around the block of children, myself included, waiting to receive the vaccine as it was being given at the local school – because parents were desperate to protect their children from polio. How often do you see people stricken by polio these days? That graph does not show what may have happened without the vaccine. That line may have shot back up at some point and stayed there as the disease made a comeback. Graphs can only show what has happened, not what could have happened. If you like graphs, check out the ones that show the number of measles cases shooting way up since the anti vaccine movement started.

  45. denise

    February 4, 2015 at 4:10 am

    get there son vacinated so he wont get it

  46. Scam Check

    February 4, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Absolutely thus quacks license should be pulled!

  47. denise

    February 4, 2015 at 4:14 am

    what i am hearing is if you are vaccinated you will not get it. so all of those who vaccinate there children do not even have to worry. only the ones whom choose not to will risk getting measles. i am pretty sure people die from the flu and it is a choice

  48. Annie

    February 4, 2015 at 4:26 am

    I was trying to find your link, and with Google, no reference showed up. Can you please provide a direct link?

    I would caution you about a single professor and a single reference. I choose to not believe one person or reference. When I see two different sources, I look again…. but not until I have seen multiple references do I start to confirm proof.

    There are numerous articles by other statisticians and scientists regarding the efficacy of the polio vaccine.

    Here is one article which reviews several other sources:

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/vaccines-didnt-save-us-intellectual-dishonesty-at-its-most-naked/

    I am not saying your information is wrong – I just want to compare it with other sources and compare and contrast it.

  49. Annie

    February 4, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Can you provide me with a link to your reference?

    I tried to find it, but when I google, it only refers me back to this post.

    I have concerns about your professor – although brilliant, it is always possible to skew information.

    I tend to not believe something the first time I read it… or the second… or the third… but when I read something that is similar from several unrelated sources, I start to think there may be some validity.

    I have seen several reports of polio not decreasing due to the vaccine; however, I have seen many more studies showing that is not the case. Also I have seen medical professors who discussed this in classes I took, and a recent blog (which always entertains me due to the sarcasm in the writing) had a good post on this very thing:

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/vaccines-didnt-save-us-intellectual-dishonesty-at-its-most-naked/

  50. Ibi Salmon

    February 4, 2015 at 4:47 am

    You completely missed the point as to why people are upset about this.

  51. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:08 am

    If vaccines work your child is protected.iif you could still get a disease even though you’ve been vaccinated the vaccines don’t work. What’s the problem?

  52. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Wonderful attitude? Are you a Christian? ” even if you’re not, what kind of person are you if you wish bad on someone else! Get the beam out of your own eye, then worry about the mote in your neighbor’s eye.

  53. Christine

    February 4, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I’m really hung up on his use of the word “pure.” Does this guy live in a bubble? Im guessing he uses all sorts of radiation-emitting technology, so as long as he’s living on this planet, there’s nothing “pure” about his kid. Glass houses…

  54. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:20 am

    And what kind of a person does that make you? Who made you God?

  55. John R. Witt

    February 4, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Dr. Wolfson, the cardiologist without a heart. I pray that your child does not contract any disease that you have so willfully neglected to vaccinate him against. It is your act of overweening pride. It is not your child’s fault, but would you please do rest of us a kindness by keeping your child away from our children. At least have that much concern for the commonweal. It is astonishing in this world of scientific ignorance, that the forces of ignorance are being led by a physician. It is really pathetic.

  56. Jordan

    February 4, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Are you referring to this graph: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/images/polio_fig_02.jpg

    because I think you might be misreading it. The steep decline comes after the introduction of the vaccine.

  57. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:30 am

    If vaccines work, the vaccinated population is not at risk. What’s the problem? If the vaccinated population is still at risk, then then vaccines don’t work.

  58. Scott Everett

    February 4, 2015 at 5:33 am

    What an idiot. There are many great doctors out there but you are not one. Inflated ego and god complex. I hope you’re child doesn’t get sick because you are such an arrogant prick.

  59. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:36 am

    And what do you know about vaccines? Do you believe in them? If vaccines work, your vaccinated kids are not at risk! What’s the problem. The problem is that people want to tell everyone else how to run their lives.

  60. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Because he has a different view than you?

  61. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:52 am

    How do you know? What are your credentials to determine his? I feel that his choice of words MAY be poor, but the real problem is the vaccines. IF vaccines work, the vaccinated population IS SAFE-so what’s everybody’s problem? The only person at risk here is his daughter, and if he feels that his daughter is at greater risk from the measles vaccine than the disease itself that is his right. We still have a few in this country.

  62. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 5:58 am

    OMGosh-why don’t you go live somewhere else(Assuming you live in America)? Like maybe some other place that doesn’t guarantee your right to free speech so you can blast America? And if you don’t live here F**k you!

  63. mike

    February 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Why is he even a doctor in the first place, when he doesn’t even want to make it his responsibility to help others stay healthy. He is nothing but a selfish, inconsiderate person that has no business being a doctor and I think his actions give the MD profession a bad rap. His stubborn ways is also harming his children because he made them less immune to health problems. He is putting his children “at risk” by not vaccinating them.

  64. Rob Hall

    February 4, 2015 at 6:19 am

    “As far as I’m concerned, it’s very likely that her leukemia is from vaccinations in the first place,” Wolfson said in another interview with KPNX.
    That pretty much says it all….

  65. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 6:21 am

    You speak of his glaring failure to the Hippocratic Oath. In the sixth paragraph it says “Above all, I must not play at God.” By condemning his right as a parent are we not playing God? Who made you God to judge whether this man has violated his Oath? but aside from that, the basic issue is still vaccines. IF vaccines work, the vaccinated population is not at risk, so what’s the problem? And IF the vaccinated population is still at risk, then vaccines DON’T WORK, so why should he expose his daughter to the perceived risks, regardless of the pro-vaccine, anit-vaccine debate? The problem is everybody who wants to force their opinion on everybody else! BUT…THANK GOD FOR THE FIRST AMENDMENT!

  66. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 6:26 am

    You spout GOD repeatedly in your post, but you say he should lose his child? Who made you GOD? Get the beam out your own eye!

  67. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 6:33 am

    I actually know people who have children in state run facilities, total care needed, essentially “vegetables” because of reactions to vaccines. “First do no harm” means he is protecting his daughter from this potential outcome.

  68. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Bravo. Would you mind if I use your post? I’m not writing a book or anything, but it is put together well, and occaisionally I get involved in the debate.

  69. Fred

    February 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

    The doctor is on the”anti” side of the vaccine debate. I think he chose his words poorly to make his point. That bothers me. I feel the same for you. You do not know why he became a doctor. It’s not for you to say he became a doctor for the money and the prestige. Fortunately for you and the doctor we live in a country where we can get on the Internet and spout our views whatever they are. I would respectfully ask that you be mindful of your words and the thoughts behind them, and encourage others to do the same. Good luck to you in your life.

  70. Fref

    February 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

    …and you certainly have the choice not to be his patient! We are not on Socialized Medicine yet. Try to protect that right! But yes this man is a doctor. He is not a politician, and does not have paid professionals writing his public statements- though I wish he would! He is on the “anti” side of the immunization debate, and feels that “do no harm” means protecting his daughter from the potential harm of vaccines. I won’t engage that debate here, it’s all over the Net and has been for years. The FDA and AMA have allowed many products into the marketplace and healthcare system that later been proven harmful. The doctor has done a poor job of expressing his views. In order to become a doctor it takes a very intelligent person. Many people who become doctors were total nerds in school-way above IQ scores but lower social skills-still they are good at what they do-practicing medicine. It would seem that this would be one of those folks-good at medicine with a sucky bedside manner. I have know more than a few in my life. So feel free to not use him for your doctor and do what you can to keep that choice available in this country. I like your screen name -momabear- you take care of your Cubs ( and probably everyone else’s) Good luck to you in your life.

  71. Emerson

    February 4, 2015 at 7:46 am

    The guy’s a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine) not an MD. The training’s a bit different. They deal with holistic stuff as well as medical practice and it shows in their interventions.

  72. Emerson

    February 4, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Dude. Not cool. Get the fk out, sicko!

  73. Liz

    February 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I wish more people would pay attention to your post, Pamela! Most people don’t rely on facts, just sound bites & trends. People get so heated about issues without actually reading past the headlines. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, the important thing is to weigh the pros & cons and make informed decisions–and be ready to make adjustments as situations call for them.

  74. Dawna

    February 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Someone needs to checking his medical credentials. I’m suspecting a degree from the Onlyne Skool of Hart Docterin.’ If he actually has a real medical degree and license, his practice should still be avoided, as he expresses a complete lack of compassion, concern for others, and void where his sense of basic social responsibility and medical ethics should reside.

  75. Liz

    February 4, 2015 at 8:37 am

    That’s not even remotely funny…and if you’re serious, it seems like you & that “doc” should go back to elementary school and learn something called the Golden Rule!

  76. Dawna

    February 4, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I find it interesting that my comment is “awaiting moderation, ” while comments threatening to kill his child have, apparently, been approved and posted. You might want to screen a little more carefully, if at all.

  77. Lynda

    February 4, 2015 at 9:19 am

    All the Republicans I know are pro-vaccination, myself and grown children included. All of my grandchildren are immunized. Please don’t throw that moron into my party.

  78. DoctorDiva

    February 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    This is not a partisan topic. This is science.

  79. C.

    February 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Some one needs to start a petition to revokes this jerks license… I hope his patients all walk out on him or are they that callous too. His child is pure. SMHHHH is the “good” doctor and his family some kind of Aryan like Hitler??? Sounds like eugenics to me.

  80. Susan Freedman

    February 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Maybe he should develop a measles prevention supplement? Or an a%#hole removal supplement for himself.

  81. Jen

    February 4, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Did you all watch the interview or just read the story as it is edited? Do you know more facts about this man and his studies? He does not wish for other children to die, but he is not going to sacrifice his child for another. If you are being honest, would any of you sacrifice your child to save another? Probably not. Vaccinated children spread disease MORE than unvaccinated. Rather than disagree with me and spread hate, do some real research for yourself. Dr. Wolfson was misrepresented in the article, big time. But thats what the media does, and it worked, got you all riled up didn’t it.

  82. Jen

    February 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    If you studied the Dr Wakefield case, you would know he was wrongly discredited and had his license revoked. His study was actually replicated multiple times. Also, he never said MMR caused autism, he pointed out a link between MMR and bowel disease, which was present in many of his patients with autism. Dr. Wakefield was not an anti-vaccine doctor. Rather, he was a doctor interested in vaccine safety, and his studies led him (and many other researchers) to believe that there were problems with the three-combo vaccine of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). He did not advise his patients to stop vaccinating, but instead to vaccinate for these three diseases with single vaccines, rather than the combo. This advice was in the best interest of parents seeking vaccine safety, it was not in the best interest of the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine (Merck), which saw a decline in its sales in the UK.

    Dr. Wakefield’s research regarding the MMR vaccine and its link to bowel disease and autism was originally published in the Lancet. But a journalist by the name of Brian Deer published an article in the British Medical Journal criticizing Dr. Wakefield and accusing him of fraud. As a result, his study in the Lancet was retracted. Dr. Wakefield, and one of the co-authors of the retracted article, Prof. John Walker-Smith, were barred from practicing medicine by the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board. What you will not read in the mainstream media, however, is that both the BMJ and Lancet have strong financial ties to the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine. (See: BMJ & Lancet Wedded to Merck CME Partnership) You probably also did not read that Dr. Andrew’s co-author in the study, Prof. John Walker-Smith, fought an expensive legal battle against the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council and won. He was completely exonerated.

    Dr. Andrew Wakefield, in the meantime, lost his career and name for simply following the truth his research led him to. He became the scapegoat. He was never convicted by a jury or in a court of law, and he lives in the U.S. today. He has issued challenges to his accusers to debate him in the media, but of course they have never accepted his challenge. He is a leading expert in gut health, a subject sorely needing research today, in an age where not only vaccines, but antibiotics, pesticides, and many other things have destroyed our ability to digest our food properly, leading to many bowel diseases.

    If you want to know what people who personally know Dr. Wakefield think about him, read this report from one of the parents of two children that were part of his study that was allegedly “fabricated.”

    Did you know ANY of this, or just decided to parrot what you have heard?

  83. Mahaa

    February 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I agree with you Jan. What kind of a doctor is he anyway?? How could he be OK to allow his child to infect others and he’s risking his own child as well. He’s not protecting his pure child he’s ensuring that eventually the child will contract something and them what will he say? Who will he blame? This doctors license should be revoked. Go find a community where your host child will not be a risk to others.

  84. Stephanie

    February 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    He shouldn’t be a doctor, this whole article goes against the Hippocratic Oath he took when he became a doctor.

    “I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

    I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.”

  85. LORELEI AHUNA

    February 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I REALLY believe nowadays what is considered a pure child. SMALL POX is condensed in a air time facility in the Pentagon. We have Vaccinations for a Reason, if one man’s ignorance is going to be responsible for the death toll for the whole country. That is by far the most selfish thing, so “its ok for my child to live infect thousands, so thousands may die, this guy is just as much of a Criminal. I don’t think that is right. He’s not even a Primary Physician. Its not his place to be spreading non-sense. I wanna get a blog together or a group together to fight against Ignorance. Science and Knowledge is power. This guy is the Prime example of Stupidity with set yourself for Failure Hypothesis! I believe the State should put Parents like this in Jail you are just as much Harming people who have AIDS who spread the disease through sex that is a crime. and this is just as much the same.

  86. JoJac79

    February 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    The fact that he so ignorantly and nonchalantly states that leukemia might be caused by the vaccine tells me that this guy has no idea about what’s going on in the world. And his children are PURE?? Gimme an effing break. Pure, because they aren’t vaccinated? What a load of crap! He is disgusting and NOT smart at all.

  87. Alexandra Del Coro Amengual

    February 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I consider him a bioterrorist and he should be treated as such.

  88. Zig Pope

    February 4, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Hippocratic Oath- “First Do No Harm”. He is derelict. He needs to lose his license.

  89. teri

    February 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    What ever happened to his oath? The part that says “first, do no harm”? He is a selfish pig and, while I generally don’t wish anyone ill I would serve him right if his child came down with measles and ended up with meningitis. Or he has another child who is “pure” and autistic.

  90. teri

    February 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, he is a Cardiologist. But, in his training, he had to be a General Medical doctor first and then train in his specialty. So he has the background to know about infectious diseases. He should not be practicing medicine and I hope he loses a lot of patients and referrals over this.

  91. Sam

    February 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    These comments are rediculious. Why don’t we just let the government take over as parents and decide for us what gets injected into my child. Maybe they’ll throw in a little floride(like our drinking water), a docile populous is much easier to control. Do some research people vaccines aren’t the answer to our diseases.. It’s a temporary solution that has long term consequences.

  92. Allen

    February 4, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I agree with everyone who wants to choke this guy (after all… choking him is furthering the ‘well-being’ of MY children… right?

    BOTTOM LINE: people who do NOT vaccinate their children (based mostly on an idiotic idea that ‘autism’ is somehow related (HEY BOZOS!! The quack who started that stupid idea (with a test of only 12 kids) WAS STRIPPED OF HIS MEDICAL LICESNSE BECAUSE OF HIS QUACKERY))

    these irresponsible people should have special laws written just for them: THEY SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO FINES (CHILD ABUSE) AND OPEN TO LAWSUITS FROM PARENTS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS

  93. jsmith

    February 4, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I’m going to shoot my legally owned gun in random directions and if you happen to get in the way of the projectile, well, that’s just your own unfortunate luck and I am in no way responsible for that outcome. Unfortunately, people die all the time.

  94. NoOneParent

    February 4, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    This is the most rational and probably most effective response to this level of douchebaggery. I hope you follow through and get lots of support!

  95. NoOneParent

    February 4, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Wolfson is under investigation by the Arizona medical board. A Time Magazine editor recently wrote that he is “dangerous”. Sounds like he won’t be practicing medicine much longer.

  96. Della williamson

    February 4, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    This is really sad. No respect for others. I understand his child being compromised, therefore unable to take a vaccine. Did you catch what he said? He’s against vaccines. But then says his child probably got leukemia FROM a vaccine. This guy is not operating on all thrusters. There was some other crap he pulled awhile back. But it wasn’t as bad as this. Shame

  97. Lisa

    February 5, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Perhaps, Sam, the government can teach you to spell.

  98. davehpt

    February 5, 2015 at 3:24 am

    what a disgusting human being.
    absolute piece of trash.

  99. Linda Dann

    February 5, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Why is it that we Americans buy into these lies over and over- the guy who started the autism debate admitted it was a hoax! It is tragic, it is intolerable!

  100. ms

    February 5, 2015 at 6:21 am

    How dare you Pamela, how dare you say any other than how you would beat up this doctor, take his license and kill his child. Shame on you!!!

  101. empathetic

    February 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    This poor man. Many people have read the title but not enough have read it I’ve it’s entirely. While misguided, he does not deserve this defamatory rubbish

  102. maggiw

    February 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    The father is the idiot not the child you must not have Children to say something g so horrible

  103. Martin

    February 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Polio was in decline because of Salk’s vaccine, introduced 7 years previously…. So, um, not much of a genius I guess

  104. James Childress

    February 6, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Who is being the most selfish, the one demanding others to get vaccinated out of their fear of getting sick or the one who doesn’t want to risk the terrible potential side-effects that vaccines are known to have? Diseases like Measles for example are fully treatable with modern medical knowledge and the mortality rate is very low. Getting sick is just part of living. There is simple no way to completely avoid getting ill at some point in one’s life.

  105. Nobody Knows The Trouble

    February 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Let me guess – you’re one of those special snowflakes who thinks fluoride is something truly evil. Shit, for all I know, you probably believe the whole “Nazis used it on the Jews” bit.
    Go home and adjust your tinfoil hat, pal. It’s slipping.

    And nobody here is suggesting the government take over as parents – though granted, from what I read, it’s hardly like they could that much more a half-assed ignorant job than some of the actual parents…

  106. Momof3

    February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    If by long term consequences you mean that they don’t kill you. Great. If not could you do the rest of us a favor and move to a secluded island somewhere and take all your non vaccinated quacks with you? That way the rest of us can protect the ones who MEDICALLY can not get a vaccine.

  107. kimmcamp

    February 7, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Not to mentions as a cardiologist, wouldn’t a great deal of his patients be potentially immuno-compromised due to age and illness? Thus his unvaccinated kid gets the measles, then he brings it to work and infects patients and other health care professionals. Blows my mind that I as a veterinary technician seem to know and care about immunology than he does.

  108. kimmcamp

    February 10, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Apparently he is an Osteopath with a specialty or interest in cardiology. Kind of a psuedo-Dr

  109. Marlene

    February 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    St. Jude, John’s Hopkins and NICU all have pamphlets and posters which tell the patient not to be around persons who get the smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chicken pox vaccines. The reason is that these vaccines can shed to the sick person. Also, the Merck package inserts state that the vaccinated person should be quarantined for up to 6 weeks, especially from infants, pregnant women and sick people. So this just goes to show you that a vaccinated person is just as dangerous as an unvaccinated. And the unvaccinated has to actually be exposed and get the illness themselves before they can spread it. The vaccinated just gets the shot and spreads it.

  110. FRANK COLANTUONO

    February 15, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Marlene, that is the stupidiest statement I’ve ever heard!

  111. FRANK COLANTUONO

    February 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I read the article and he does deserve “deserve rubbish” because of his arrongant attitude!

  112. maureenK

    February 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Totally agree

  113. Scott Mathews

    February 17, 2015 at 3:43 am

    The “dumb” is strong in this one.

  114. Krisann Robles

    February 21, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Finally someone with not so common “common sense”.

  115. philipbrett

    February 24, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Self absorbed and self rigteous aside how about the people spreading misinformation and fear about vaccinations? They are ten thousand times more culpable than the scared parents. Let’s just forget about vaccines modern medicine and health is over rated. Let’s see if we can bring back leprosy.

  116. philipbrett

    February 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Bring back polio, medical science is a sham.

  117. Freeman Fan

    March 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    If measles vaccines work, how is there a measles outbreak in nearly 100% vaccinated California. If measles vaccines actually work, why are you worried about an unvaccinated person. How did measles suddenly occur at Disneyland? All these measles ridden people lurking about at Disneyland? I think not. Just do a search on what Measles looks like and the symptoms. You won’t be going to Disneyland if you have the measles. Not in your right mind anyways.

    Let’s ask a comedian to ask his paid actors who say they are not actors for the expletive laden answer. If those are actually doctors, then it might be funny.

    In the USA, apparently you are an “anti-vaxxer” if you simply ask questions. Those who do not ask any questions are part of the accepted Kimmel sheep.

    Remember, vaccines are the virus itself. The flu vaccine for example has virions with the actual HA and NA still stuck onto them.

  118. Jen Crawford

    February 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Why is CNN interviewing this guy? He is a cardiologist. There are very few physicians in all of the US who feel as he does. Irresponsible reporting. The loons in this country shouldn’t get air time.

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