The Mendelsohn ploy refers to this quote of Robert Mendelsohn:
For a pediatrician to attack what has become the “bread and butter” of pediatric practice is equivalent to a priest’s denying the infallibility of the pope.
Mendelsohn, and those who use this anti-vaccine argument, are basically saying that pediatricians don’t attack vaccines because they make too much money giving vaccines.
This discounts the whole idea that it costs a lot of money for pediatricians to buy, store, and give vaccines and they can make even more taking care of kids with vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Mendelsohn ploy also doesn’t factor in “that the variable costs of vaccine administration exceeded reimbursement from some insurers and health plans.”
For more information:
- Vaccines are Money Makers for Docs?
- Big Pharma vaccine profits conspiracy
- Are Doctors’ Vaccine Recommendations Motivated By Profits?
- CNN: The money behind the vaccine skeptics
- Study – Cost of Vaccine Administration Among Pediatric Practices
- Rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines reduce pediatric hospital burden