His child is pure

Here’s a “doctor” who should be struck off.

“I’m not going to sacrifice the well-being of my child. My child is pure,” Dr. Jack Wolfson said in the interview. “It’s not my responsibility to be protecting their child.”

Wolfson was responding to a public appeal for all parents to vaccinate their children from Arizona pediatrician Dr. Tim Sacks…

That’s the one we read about yesterday.

Wolfson dismissed his fellow doctor’s appeal to anti-vaxxers.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s very likely that her leukemia is from vaccinations in the first place,” Wolfson said.

The CNN interviewer asked Wolfson repeatedly if he could live with himself if his unvaccinated child got other children, like Sacks’ daughter, fatally sick.

“I could live with myself easily. It’s an unfortunate thing that people die, but people die. And I’m not going to put my child at risk to save another child,” he said.

That’s a disgusting human being right there.


  1. Rob says

    It’s his ‘opinion’ that a vaccination gave his daughter leukaemia. Great scientific method from a doctor that. I’d strike him off just for that lack of critical thought alone, quite apart from the fact he’s a steaming pile of shit.

  2. zubanel says

    It demonstrates not only how isolated specialists are in their own fields but also how partitioned off the minds of the he otherwise most intelligent people can be, holding rancidly dangerous ideas as true along side maliciously well mapped ideas that make them capable of terrific healing acts. Nurturing on the one hand and deadly on the other. It’s easy to see how scientifically focussed individuals can be soaked in religion. The trick is not using thew whole human being as the standard for response. If they’re right in one area, great, if they’re wrong in another, call them on it or shun them.

  3. thephilosophicalprimate says

    His complete medical incompetence concerns me more than his repellent morals. I wouldn’t trust this “cardiologist” to prescribe aspirin. This isn’t a matter of being hyper-specialized: If you aren’t able to grasp basic principles of how evidence-based medicine works, you ought not to be trusted or permitted to practice medicine at all, in any specialty. On the basis of his misuse of the word “pure” alone, I’d be willing to wager that he regularly gives outrageously bad pseudoscientific medical advice to his patients.

  4. says

    Why hasn’t the AMA already revoked Wolfson’s license?

    They won’t because they’re probably more interested in protecting doctors than the public. They view it as a fraternity, an accurate word to describe it for a multiple of reasons.

  5. sambarge says

    Is Liberty University giving our medical degrees now? I know that half the doctors in the world were in the bottom half of their class but, Jesus Christ on a Cracker, how stupid do you have to be to believe that “purity” (whatever the fuck that is) is something that a child can possess and that lack of it leads to disease?

    Thank goodness this idiot spoke out. His patients can leave his practice in droves now. I wouldn’t bring my child to a doctor who cared so little if she lived or died.

  6. Jenora Feuer says

    From some of the discussion over at Respectful Insolence, Wolfson wasn’t that blatantly bad until he got married.

    To a fairly heavily woo-ish chiropractor.

    I like the fact that the CNN interviewer asked multiple times… that’s an amazing bit of ‘I’m all right, Jack!’ on display from Wolfson right there.

  7. PatrickG says

    From sc_etc’s link @ #4:

    Apparently, his patients agree with the sentiments here:

    Level of trust in provider’s decisions: 1.5/5 Below national average.
    80 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s) : 2.0/5 Below national average
    79 responses

  8. moarscienceplz says

    Why would a person with this attitude bother going to medical school? Did he do it in anticipation of spending half the week on the golf course and raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars? If I were a patient of his, I’d start looking for a cardiologist that actually cares about keeping me alive and healthy.

  9. johnthedrunkard says

    Married to a chiro?
    I see that others are doing some background.
    What sort of education does this twit claim?
    Is there a religious aspect? (VERY common with chiropractors)
    Libertarian? (ditto)

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