In November of last year, when 14-month-old John Clark of Calgary, Canada was finally taken to the hospital for a serious staph infection, it was too late for the usual treatment with antibiotics. The boy was weakened beyond hope by a severe nutritional deficit; he died despite the last-minute medical care.
Why was he critically malnourished? According to Calgary police officers, who charged the parents just the other day, it was because
“The family followed a strict dietary regimen based on their faith and nutritional beliefs,” said Sgt. Doug Andrus.