Anti-vaccine chiropractors 11

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]

Adam L Smith practices his business at the Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Centre in Queensland.

In May he shared a petition created by Meryl Dorey, Australia’s most notorious anti-vaccination zealot. The petition is based on a lie. The title gives it away:  Stop the vilification of parents whose children have been injured or killed by vaccines. This is just untrue, but, it’s what we have come to expect from the dishonest Dorey. Kudos to Smith’s Facebook friend, “Scott”, for holding him to account for spreading anti-vaccination rubbish:

Adam L Smith 1 anti-vaccine petitionSo, well played Scott. Excellent points well made. Let’s see how Smith responds:

So your point essentially Scott is that because a lot of people believe in injecting their kids with poisonous chemicals that may or may not actually work, everyone should.

There are so many things wrong with the THEORY of herd immunity that I literally can’t even start that discussion typo on my phone. My only point I will make on it is that those who are well read, researched and knowledgable on the topic invariably choose not to vaccinate their children. Yet those who believe everything in the newspapers and media, and thoughtlessly roll up their own sleeves for flu shots etc do vaccinate.

The former boost their kids immunity and health in other ways and so far I have not read a media report of an unvaccinated kid dying from any of these diseases. It’s the supposedly protected, vaccinated kids who are getting sick and dying from the very diseases they are supposedly immunised against.

Why, if vaccinations really work is this the case?


Also, sorry for the addition, but the drop in polio cases is not ‘thanks to vaccination’ there are so many other factors at play that reduced the spread first, well before the vaccine was even developed.

It’s like anti-vaccination bingo. And he won:

Adam L Smith 2 anti-vaccine petition poisons theory herd immunityBut if you may permit me to be direct, and a little uncouth, for one moment, I wish to respond specifically to this:

I have not read a media report of an unvaccinated kid dying from any of these diseases. It’s the supposedly protected, vaccinated kids who are getting sick and dying from the very diseases they are supposedly immunised against.

You know what, Smith? Up yours, you callous, ignorant assclown. I personally know of these “unvaccinated kids” who have died from diseases against which they have not been vaccinated. Again, I say, up yours.

And for closers I wish to point out Smith’s own professional website, Ask Dr Adam. See the part in the header, where he states the title of the site? See where he clearly states that he is a chiropractor, not a doctor, in the header?

Adam L Smith 3 ask Dr Adam websiteYou are right. I can’t see it  either.

Here is what the Chiropractic Board of Australia has to say about this:

Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services

6.4 Advertising of qualifications and titles

A practitioner should state clearly his or her professional qualifications. Credentials and a practitioner’s expertise in a particular field should be clear to the public.

6.4.1 Use of titles in advertising

Section 117 of the National Law prohibits a practitioner from knowingly or recklessly taking or using any title that could be reasonably understood to induce a belief that the practitioner is registered in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the practitioner is not registered. 

Section 116 of the National Law prohibits a person who is not a practitioner from knowingly or recklessly taking or using a title that, having regard to the circumstances, indicates or could be reasonably understood to indicate the person is a registered health practitioner, or authorised or qualified to practise in a health profession.

Practitioners should avoid developing abbreviations of
protected titles as these may be confusing.

There is no provision in the National Law that prohibits a practitioner from using titles such as ‘doctor’ or ‘professor’.

If practitioners choose to adopt the title ‘Dr’ in their advertising, and they are not registered medical practitioners, then (whether or not they hold a Doctorate degree or PhD) they should make it clear that they do not hold registration as medical practitioners; for example, by including a reference to their health profession whenever the title is used, such as:
• Dr Isobel Jones (Dentist)
Dr Walter Lin (Chiropractor).

Over to you, CBA. This guy is a special kind of offensive, ignorant anti-vaccinationist.

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