Think you know all of the anti-vaccine pediatricians?
“The pediatrician who spoke on Monday night, Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, is regularly cited in pamphlets circulated in New York City that urge women not to get their children vaccinated. His views have no basis in science, experts said.”Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews
Sadly, there is more than one pediatrician pandering to parent’s fears about vaccines these days.
Who Is Larry Palevsky?
Although not as well known as Sears or Thomas, who were thrown into the spotlight because they wrote anti-vaccine books and were associated with measles outbreaks in their areas, it would be hard to say what makes Palevsky different from any other anti-vaccine expert.
A holistic pediatrician, he was an “expert” for the anti-vaccination movie The Greater Good. Palevsky also often links to and quotes other notorious anti-vax “experts.”
He even appeared on the Gary Null Show – in addition to being anti-vax, Gary Null is among the alternative medicine folks who actually denies that HIV causes AIDS.
So no one should be surprised that Palevsky spoke at an anti-vaccine rally during the longest measles outbreak we have had in the United States in over 25 years. An ongoing measles outbreak that health officials are still struggling to contain.
At the rally, he talked at length about mutating viruses and falsely claimed that failed vaccines were producing a new strain of measles. Women scribbled into notepads as he spoke. Others filmed his comments, sending them to their contacts on WhatsApp. Essentially, he said, there were no studies available to show how the vaccine affects the human body.
“Is it possible that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine that is somehow being given in this lot to communities in Williamsburg and Lakewood and Monsey, maybe in Borough Park, is it possible that these lots are bad?” he asked, referring to areas in New York and New Jersey with large ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.
“It’s fascinating because we’re told how contagious the disease is, but somehow it’s centered in the Jewish community.”Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews
It’s fascinating that a pediatrician would actually think that any of this is possible…
Bad lots of vaccines?
Does Palevsky, who runs a Wellness Center, realize that only about 3-4% of the people who have gotten measles in Brooklyn and Rockland County have been fully vaccinated. Most are unvaccinated.
How does that fit into Palevsky’s theories about bad lots, mutating measles viruses, and failed vaccines?
Since Palevsky doesn’t seem to believe in the germ theory of disease, that viruses and bacteria can actually cause us to get sick, it isn’t hard to figure out. For him, of course, it would be easier to blame vaccines instead of the measles virus, I guess even vaccines that these folks have never received.
What’s really fascinating is that people are still listening to this kind of misinformation when they can see the consequences of what happens when they leave their community unvaccinated and unprotected.
“I believe in what’s called a starvation diet for kids when they’re sick.”Larry Palevsky
And that they are listening to it from folks like Palevsky!
“Most of the reason that kids get sick is to move or get rid of wastes anyway.”Larry Palevsky
But just in case they don’t get better by just removing the wastes in their body or by using supplements, essential oils or herbs and reducing their stress levels, Palevsky is very happy to refer your child to one of the homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors and/or other health professionals in his office.
And that’s a clue to why we continue to see outbreaks of measles.
More on Larry Palevsky
- VAXOPEDIA – How an Anti-Vaccine Safety Handbook Has Caused the Longest Measles Outbreak in Recent History
- VAXOPEDIA – Why Are You Still Worried About the MMR Vaccine?
- VAXOPEDIA – Is a Vaccine Strain Causing The Latest Measles Outbreak?
- VAXOPEDIA – How Aluminum Became the New Thimerosal
- Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews
- Rabbi At Anti-Vaccination Symposium Blames ‘Illegals’ For Spreading Disease
- Hundreds attend ultra-Orthodox anti-vaccine event in New York
- Tracking down the people behind a pamphlet that’s fueling New York’s measles outbreak
- Anti-vaccine propaganda lands in New York City this weekend
- How is it that antivaccine pediatricians keep their medical licenses?
- Another example of a “leading scientist” on the supposed “vaccine safety” side
- Another Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics who should know better
- Encyclopedia of American Loons: #1010: Larry Palevsky
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