Apparently, he’s getting vaccinated because he’s traveling somewhere. This is supposed to show us that he’s for the use of vaccines. However, he also writes things like these:
“Studies showing that vaccines and their many constituents do not contribute to this problem are flawed, filled with specious reasoning and, for the most part funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Even articles in reputable medical journals are often written by doctors with an economic interest in continuing the vaccination program’s status quo. This does not invalidate all of these studies but it certainly makes them suspect and a poor foundation for an argument excluding vaccines from the list of environmental influences on the increase in autism in America and elsewhere.”
What else did he write?
“Asking that cars be manufactured with more attention to safety and that driving is best when done safely does not make one “anti-car” or anti-driving. Asking for safer vaccinations and more judicious use of those we have does not make me or anyone else “anti-vaccine.””
No, but it does make you someone who denies science. Vaccines have been proven to be safe and not associated with autism, even at the time he wrote that article. Now, look at the last sentence in the next paragraph, which I’ve bolded:
“I have no proof that vaccines cause autism and would be very excited to have my large group of extremely healthy mostly unvaccinated children studied someday. It would be disingenuous to imply that non-vaccination might not lead to an increased incidence in vaccine-preventable illness. It would be equally disingenuous to state that this possibility poses a great threat to America’s children. The risks of vaccinating the way we do now exceeds the benefits of this vaccine program.”
You’re right, doctor. There is no proof that vaccines cause autism. You’re wrong, doctor. The risks of vaccinating “the way we do” — whatever that means — do not, will not, and cannot exceed the benefits of protecting every child from measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, or influenza, among other evils.
Maybe your celebrity moms and dads can be swayed by the letters after your name and your mild demeanor, doctor. But posting a picture of you getting a vaccine doesn’t erase your track record of being anti-vaccine. It doesn’t erase you from this picture. And it doesn’t erase this speech of yours, in which you said:
“Vaccines, as they are presently formulated, are toxic enough to cause autism and other neuro-immune disorders, very simply. Are we anti-vaccine?”
Yes. Yes you are. You’re also a joke… No better than the racist person who says they’re not racist because they have a friend/relative/co-worker who’s Black. In essence, a hypocrite.