Oh the "more vaccines makes the infant mortality go up" canard AND the "vaccines didn't save us canard". Straight out of the vaccine rejectionists' playbook. For the former, see Science Based Medicine. For the latter, see Respectful Insolence.
Whitaker wants the vaccine consult to mis-state the evidence. Unvaccinated children not health risks? Tell that to all the infants who contracted measles from unvaccinated children.
Whitaker probably doesn't know that the awards amount to about 1.3 awards per million doses of vaccines. No, he's using the "the amount awarded is so large, vaccines must be dangerous". Nope. I have no idea what the 40 million children are.
Will parents be told the truth about the risks? I hope so. Again and again, the risks of all diseases we vaccinate against are much higher than the risks form the vaccination.
The Merck suit is the new stick to convince people that all pharma is corrupt.
I shouldn't be surprised. This is how Whitaker describes himself on his facebook page:
A pioneer of alternative medicine, Dr. Whitaker is an expert on nutritional supplementation and has been offering guidance on natural therapies for over 30 years.
DescriptionHe blames vaccines for autism and other disorders.
Julian Whitaker, MD - For more than 30 years, I've been practicing alternative medicine and giving my patients drug-free and surgery-free options for heart disease, diabetes, and other common conditions.
And he's actually proud of being recognized by a predatory quack:
•30th Anniversary Award of Excellence, Burzynski Clinic, 2008
And by other quacks.
•American Physician Award, Reflexology of America, 2006