It seems to be a mantra these days that the anti-vaccination crowd is part of the left, but there are plenty of voices on the right that are pushing that nonsense too. Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann and many others have spouted all manner of bullshit about it. Newsmax, the online conservative site that runs a lot of the right wing email scams, is pushing one of their favorite scammers, a doctor they feature on their site and send out emails on behalf of who is all about the anti-vax thing.
Childhood vaccinations for viruses like measles and chicken pox should not be mandatory and, in fact, may cause serious health problems, says board certified neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, editor of The Blaylock Wellness Report…
“There’s compelling scientific evidence that vaccines are not as safe as they’re being proposed. In fact, there [can be] significant, serious problems, including death, seizures, encephalitis and severe brain damage. This is well documented in medical literature.”…
“If you could demonstrate that vaccines never caused serious neurological damage or caused serious health issues, then fine, that’s one thing.
“But they can’t demonstrate that and what we’re seeing is a dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases since they’ve added so many vaccines to the vaccine schedule. Those include increases in neurological damage and impairment in learning, memory and speech.
“So we’re seeing a dramatic increase in all of these disorders as the number of vaccines increased,” he said…Blaylock said the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as drug manufacturers that make billions of dollars in profits from the vaccines, claim they are 99 percent effective.
Yes, those evil drug manufacturers making billions of dollars preventing diseases for which they could make many more billions of dollars treating. Blaylock is a well-known conspiracy nut. He thinks the Soviet Union was responsible for creating AIDS and spreading VD in the United States. He rants endlessly about the New World Order and claims that the Affordable Care Act was really designed to euthanize the elderly. He also sells his own unregulated supplements with all sorts of bizarre and unsupported claims about the miracles they will work when you take them, including preventing cancer. In short, he’s a serious wingnut.
But Newsmax makes a lot of money off the guy, so I guess that makes it all okay. And the guy from Newsmax who emailed me wanting to pay me to put their widget on my sidebar just couldn’t understand why I said no and mocked him for it.