I’ll let this husband and wife team of anti-vaccinationists introduce themselves. From their Facebook page:
My name is Dr. Jack Wolfson and I am a board certified cardiologist…I received my D.O. degree from Midwestern University in Chicago, and completed a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine and a 3 year fellowship in Cardiology.
My name is Dr. Heather Wolfson D.C. and I am a healer, a mom, a wife, and a friend.
Wolfson himself has been getting a lot of media attention of late. I’m not going to cover it, but, I highly recommend these two pieces from Orac, and Jeff Kluger respectively:
Antivaccine cardiologist Jack Wolfson and the resurrection of false balance about vaccines – Respectful Insolence.
Meet the Latest Driver of the Anti-Vaccine Clown Car (Who Thinks You’re a ‘Bad Mother’) – Time.
I want to include this section also cited by Orac as a teaser to the type of person we are dealing with. Here Wolfson goes postal at immunising parents who dare criticise him:
Finally, be angry with yourself for not opening your eyes to the snow job and brainwashing which have taken over your mind. You NEVER asked the doctor any questions. You NEVER asked what is in the vaccines. You NEVER learned about these benign infections.
Let’s face it, you don’t really give a crap what your children eat. You don’t care about chemicals in their life. You don’t care if they sit around all day watching the TV or playing video games.
All you care about is drinking your Starbuck’s, your next plastic surgery, your next cocktail, your next affair, and your next sugar fix!
This post was created with love and with the idea of creating a better world for our children and future generations. Anger increases your risk of suffering a heart attack. Be careful.
Before I get to the post at hand I want to travel back almost six years in time to when a family who had lost a baby to whooping cough tried to put aside their pain for the benefit of our community; they went public about the existence of a whooping cough epidemic in order to protect other families. This was selfless. This was altruism in its purest form.
This family was set upon by the fundamentalist anti-vaccine group, the Australian Vaccination Network, and its then president, Meryl Dorey, who went about blaming this family for the death of their own baby. This evil act brought about the creation of Stop the Australian Vaccination Network, which I’m proud to say has changed the way in which callous anti-vaccine liars are now treated. Ultimately, Dorey brought about her own demise, by her own cruelty. She had been lying about deceased babies for quite some time, regardless of the impact on grieving parents. She and her husband even defended a baby-killer, for their grubby cause.
Anyway, back to now.
On April 18 2014 Wolfson and his wife posted an anti-vaccine screed to their website. Here is what it looks like, now:
It had remained on his site right up until January 31 2015, when having come under appropriate scrutiny by normal people who objected to the callousness they witnessed, Wolfson removed it. A copy has been kept, here. Another image is located, here, courtesy of the swift work of Narad at Respectful Insolence.
The post was written in response to a mother whose child had died from chicken pox. Remember this: this is directed at a grieving mother whose only provocation was to attempt to warn other parents of the need to immunise their kids, because she lost a child.
MOTHER ON A PRO-VACCINE CRUSADE
Recently, a child died from complications of the chicken pox and now her mother wants to make sure everyone gets injected. While the death of any child is a travesty, this one could have been prevented, not with injecting more chemicals into this young girl, but with good nutrition and chemical avoidance. She was likely fed GMO, sugar, gluten, soy, corn, and other items that led to her demise. Her mother sadly blames the doctor (who advised her against the vaccine) and the rest of us who demand the freedom to choose whether or not to inject chemicals into our children.
First of all, the little girl was born without a spleen therefore she was immunocompromised since birth. The lack of this vital organ was probably caused by some drug the mother took while pregnant! Immunocompromised individuals are not supposed to receive vaccines. Kudos to the pediatrician who steered the mom and child away from the chicken pox shot. I’d like to shake his hand. He probably saved the girls life given she may have died due to complications of vaccines based on her poor immune status. i Maybe the mother got an extra five years of life from her daughter by not participating in vaccine schedule folly. She should be thankful to the doctor.
Secondly, the mother probably gave fever reducers such as Tylenol. This depletes glutathione and is a sure fire way to allow your child to succumb to such a benign childhood illness. In this country, one in 30,000 of those with chicken pox died every year, for a grand total of 100 per annum. Those were usually adults. Please don’t pass a law forcing us to vaccinate and inject chemicals into our children because 100 people died per year. What was the health status of those 100 prior to chicken pox? Probably not good. Your healthy, breast fed, organic child will not suffer the same fate. If this mother would have sought out chiropractic care, gave just two simple vitamins A and C, she would have never developed pneumonia. Also, mom fed her garbage food and exposed her to thousands of chemicals. This little girl is dead, not from chicken pox, but from chemicals and poor nutrition. Additionally, she probably had at least one vaccine, hepatitis B, when she was first born in the hospital which would have destroyed her immune and nervous system from the start. The mother is ignorant, uneducated, and a danger to all other parents and children. She should spend her time learning how the human body works instead of spreading her deadly advice to the rest of the world.
I don’t usually bother debunking these vile creatures any more – it has been done to death – but, just so everyone knows, immunisation with most vaccines is recommended for Persons with functional or anatomical asplenia.
Remember what Heather Wolfson said above: “I am a healer…and a friend”.
Okay, I got nothing. I hope the media takes note of what these health professionals say to people who are in pain.
Image courtesy Facebook: publicly available.
I’ve just found out that Orac has covered this at Respectful Insolence as well: Antivaccine cardiologist Jack Wolfson and the resurrection of false balance about vaccines…again!
These two are among the category of antivaxers getting ever more popular and egotistical in the usa, the anti gmo, pro organic, “if you practice good health you will never get sick” anti science lunatic fringe. They are loud and obnoxious and if you get sick it’s your own damn fault, in their minds. They always have products to sell and have no empathy for anyone. They are dangerous and I wish our states would stop giving them licenses to practice this brand of healthcare. They are menaces to public health. And they don’t care! They do not care about anyone other than themselves.
He made a ‘charming’ comment in response to the pleas of the Doctor/father of a child too young to be vaccinated & a slightly older child suffering with Leukemia who is concerned about the current Measles outbreak in Arizona where his family & this ‘doctor’ both live. This ‘charming’ person says that if they are so worried about their children’s health, they shouldn’t go outside! He & his unvaccinated children should be the ones to remain indoors. Then this young family would have much less to be concerned about.
I am a Board certified Emergency Physician, having completed three years pre-residency and five years of advanced training in Emergency Medicine. I am ALSO a healer, a mother, a wife and a friend.
I recognise the major benefits of vaccination and I vote.
…but but but the chemikills… the chemikills…. why won’t people be scared of the chemikills….
They’re a “words fail me” pair for sure. Not that one would want to risk looking for the right thing to say. Nonetheless I do have these collated in a doc on my hard drive. Hope they may be of help;
>Patient information: Preventing severe infection after splenectomy (Beyond the Basics)
>Management Patients Post-Splenectomy & Hyposplenic Patients
>Splenectomy, Hyposplenism and Asplenia
>Vaccination for people without a spleen;
>Asplenia and Adult Vaccination
>What vaccinations should be administered to asplenic patients?
>Persons with functional or anatomical asplenia (Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013)
What state are they in?
I had understood that DOs in the US are essentially indistinguishable from MDs once they complete post-graduate training. Both Tenpenny and this guy are DOs. Do some of them revert to type after a while?
I’d imagine this is more a case of small sample size than anything else. Consider that Dr. Oz is an MD.
Oh my! I suppose the ‘doctor of chiropractic’ curricula informs immunology at a level that empowers this ‘practitioner’ to credibly pontificate on causation? Quintessential ‘scope creep’ of competence? Good grief! Did my part to discredit these buffoons on twitter. Thanks for piece…
Seeing what they turn out, I was surprised to find that Midwestern is an accredited institution.
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