Jan 8, 2017, Vox.com: A Cleveland Clinic doctor spread anti-vaccine views. He's not alone among MDs
By Julia Belluz
The medical community needs to figure out how to deal with its anti-vaccine factions
Large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries have failed to establish a link between childhood vaccinations and autism. And there’s just no good evidence for the "too many, too soon" argument Neides makes. Babies’ immune systems are strong enough to tolerate the shots, and researchers haven’t found evidence for an association between the number of vaccines kids get in the first two years of life and neuropsychological outcomes later on....
The medical profession’s anti-vaccine problem is bigger than this one incident
The Cleveland Clinic, a top research hospital, now has a credibility problem on its hands. But it's not the only one: There are rogue anti-vaccine factions throughout medicine, who regularly muddy the public health conversation about immunizations....
The medical profession has been struggling with how to deal with dangerous doctor talk, since doctors can pretty much say anything and keep their medical licenses (outside of the doctor-patient context). But with a President-Elect coming into the White House who has also shared anti-vaccine rhetoric, the medical profession better think about how to deal with its rogue members, and get better at spreading the message about why we desperately need vaccines.
The current uproar in social media over a lone doctor from the Cleveland Clinic who dared to raise concerns over the toxins in our ever-expanding mandated vaccine schedule should wake parents up to the reality that MANY COURAGEOUS PHYSICIANS ARE QUESTIONING THE SAFETY OF VACCINES.
Wait a minute. How can this be? For two decades the "anti-vaccine" movement has been blamed on ONE DOCTOR, Andrew Wakefield, from Britain. Everyone else in the medical community stands behind vaccines one hundred percent, right?
As this article show, there are lots of doctors and researchers, or "rogue anti-vaccine factions throughout medicine," in the words of Julia Belluz.
Belluz names names here: Dr. Bob Sears, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Joe Mercola.
Notice how quickly the forces of repression went after Dr. Neides. Rather than engage in conversation with the doctors speaking out about vaccines, there are calls to SILENCE and DISCIPLINE THEM, as we see in this current story from Cleveland Scene: Cleveland Clinic to discipline physician who published anti-vaccine opinion piece.
(Look at this link from the website of the movie, The Greater Good. It shows vast numbers of studies by hundreds of top researchers--all in conflict with the claims of U.S. health officials.)
The message to doctors couldn't be clearer: WE WILL GO AFTER YOU IF YOU DARE TO SAY ANYTHING PUBLICLY AGAINST VACCINES.
Sadly, members of the media long ago abrogated their role in presenting the facts to the public. Instead they became the mouthpiece for pharma-run health care in the U.S. And now they are the ones calling for repression and retaliation.
We should all be worried when doctors who speak out come under such swift and virulent attacks.
NOTE--This was out from ErieTVNews on January 9th: Cleveland Clinic doctor faces discipline after bashing vaccines in blog
"The Cleveland Clinic said it will not release details regarding Neides' disciplinary action." Clearly Dr. Neides faced retaliation after making his comments.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.