The Chiropractic Board of Australia has had enough:
“We will not tolerate registered chiropractors giving misleading or unbalanced advice to patients, or providing advice or care that is not in the patient’s best interests,” chairman Phillip Donato said.
Dr Donato said chiropractors should only provide evidence-based treatment and anyone with concerns should report them. [Sydney Morning Herald August 9 2013]
The toxins gambit has been popular , again, of late with the chiropractors. They see it and say “whoah”, and share it. It gets shared by anti-vaccinationists because it is, as Timbs notes, “scary stuff”. Accurate? No way. Misleading? You bet. If anti-vaccinationists wish to wilfully ignore dose-response, then, they should not be permitted to comment on toxicity. Ever.
Scrolling back through Timbs’ professional Facebook page also brings up this anti-vaccination article from one of the world’s greatest anti-vaccination sites, Gaia Health:
Everyone remembers this article: Whooping Cough Epidemic Caused by Virulent New Pertussis Strain—And It’s the Result of Vaccine. Great headline, except the epidemic was not caused by “a virulent new Pertussis strain”, and it wasn’t the “result of the vaccine”. Immunologist Tom Sidwell addressed why in these magnificent posts. As to Timbs’ claim that they’re “not doing anything about it!!!”, Tom also has this covered.
This is the thing about those who spread anti-vaccination misinformation. They don’t check if it’s true. They don’t check if it’s accurate. This is why they shouldn’t post this stuff. This is precisely what the Chiropractic Board of Australia is talking about.