Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
Oh man, there is so much news going on in the world right now, including a noxious anti-choice bill before the AZ state legislature, but I have to deal with this jerkass first.
Dr. Jack Wolfson is a man who got a medical degree and is practicing cardiologist, which is no small wonder as he is also a flipping moron.
Despite a recent measles outbreak in California, a Valley doctor believes children should not get vaccinated and that they should be getting this kind of infection.
“We should be getting measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, these are the rights of our children to get it,” said Dr. Jack Wolfson of Wolfson Integrative Cardiology in Paradise Valley.
Wolfson does not believe in vaccination. “We do not need to inject chemicals into ourselves and into our children in order to boost our immune system,” he said.
The cardiologist also believes the key is to have a healthy immune system. In order to have that, he says, you have to avoid chemicals, get enough sleep, exercise, take good supplements, and have proper nutrition.
“I’m a big fan of what’s called paleo-nutrition, so our children eat foods that our ancestors have been eating for millions of years,” he said. “That’s the best way to protect.”
Needless to say, after his interview on Channel 12, the doctor has received some, shall we say, gentle criticism from some members of the public. And Dr. Wolfson has now responded to those critics on a website called Health Impact News (“News That Impacts Your Health That Other Media Sources May Censor!”), which I won’t link to because I’m a well-known censorious bitch but I will quote portions of it for ridicule and rebuttal.
Now, how do you suppose that Dr. Chucklenuts reacted to people’s outrage over his advice in the midst of a measles outbreak? If you answered “like a petulant toddler”, congratulate yourself!
I want to address all this misguided anger and see if we can re-direct it where it belongs.
Oh goody. Idiotsplain on, idiot!
Be angry at food companies. Sugar cereals, donuts, cookies, and cupcakes lead to millions of deaths per year. At its worst, chicken pox killed 100 people per year. If those chicken pox people didn’t eat cereal and donuts, they may still be alive. Call up Nabisco and Kellogg’s and complain. Protest their products. Send THEM hate-mail.
Thus is the impeccable logic we’re dealing with.
Be angry at fast food restaurants. Tortured meat burgers, pesticide fries, and hormone milkshakes are the problem. The problem is not Hepatitis B which is a virus contracted by drug users and those who sleep with prostitutes. And you want to inject that vaccine into your newborn?
You want to put a prostitute virus into your baby’s veins?! What kind of monster are you?
Be angry at the companies who make your toxic laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. You and your children are wearing and breathing known carcinogens (they cause cancer). Call Bounce and Downy and let them know. These products kill more people than mumps, a virus which actually doesn’t cause anyone to die. Same with hepatitis A, a watery diarrhea.
Be angry at all the companies spewing pollution into our environment. These chemicals and heavy metals are known to cause autism, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease and every other health problem. Worldwide, these lead to 10’s of millions of deaths every year. Measles deaths are a tiny fraction compared to pollution.
Measles deaths have been a tiny number the past several years because vaccinations nearly eradicated the disease in the 2000s until an army of Whole Foods dipshits and woo peddlers led by Jenny McCarthy convinced enough credulous yuppies to opt out of vaccinating their offspring. Now measles are back. Yay.
Be angry at your parents for not breastfeeding you, co-sleeping with you, and stuffing your face with Domino’s so they can buy more Tide and finish the laundry. Breastfeeding protects your children from many infectious diseases.
By “parents” he clearly means the ones with the breasts who are usually also responsible for the care and feeding of the children in general. Just say “mothers” you sexist jagoff. You know you want to.
Be angry with your doctor for being close-minded and not disclosing the ingredients in vaccines (not that they read the package insert anyway). They should tell you about the aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, aborted fetal tissue, animal proteins, polysorbate 80, antibiotics, and other chemicals in the shots. According to the Environmental Working Group, newborns contain over 200 chemicals as detected by cord blood. Maybe your doctor feels a few more chemicals injected into your child won’t be a big deal.
So many chemicals! Throwing everything at the wall while not substantiating his claims or addressing his critics has obviously been his strategy up to now but he really went all in with that paragraph. Also, accusations of “close-mindedness” are a good sign you may be dealing with a manipulative con artist.
Be angry with the cable companies and TV manufacturers for making you and your children fat and lazy, not wanting to exercise or play outside. Lack of exercise kills millions more than polio. Where are all those 80 year olds crippled by polio? I can’t seem to find many.
Dear Dr. Salk,
Can you please rise from the grave and smack this man, hard?
In fact, be angry with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates for creating computers so you can sit around all day blasted with electromagnetic radiation reading posts like this.
Be angry with pharmaceutical companies for allowing us to believe living the above life can be treated with drugs. Correctly prescribed drugs kill thousands of people per year. The flu kills just about no one. The vaccine never works
Well, the flu does kill more than a few people. But, to be fair, those people might have been lazy donut and pizza scarfing candy asses who did all their laundry with Tide and weren’t breastfed. Or they maybe were very young or elderly or had compromised immune systems. Whatever. The point is you don’t get to be mad at Dr. Wolfson about anything or examine his claims about vaccines closely, because:
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!
Damn, you suck! Or maybe Dr. Wolfson watches too much Real Housewives.
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.
Don’t tell me what to do, you dimwitted two-bit thimblerigger. If you can stomach it, go ahead and find Wolfson’s site and read the comments to his screed, most of which are gushing over his, uh, wisdom.
My pal Bob Lord at Blog for AZ did a post recently asking readers how they evaluate the information they get and explaining how he does it. I was thinking of it when I learned about this doctor. It disturbs and sickens me to realize that some parents are carefully applying the logical and ethical steps that Bob described to make the decision not to vaccinate their children. But they are making that very wrong decision because they are being fed false information, along with a boatload of smarmy guilt-tripping, by credible-seeming people.
If you are concerned about the safety of vaccination – which you’ll notice Dr. Wolfson never really addressed in his harangue about chemicals and pizza and Starbucks – I would suggest going here for good information. Sure, it’s possible that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are a bunch of scammers trying to censor the truth about paleo-nutrition, but not likely.