Target: Dr. Gordi S. Khera, Chair of the Arizona Medical Board
Goal: Revoke anti-vaccination cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s license to practice medicine in the state of Arizona.
Arizona cardiologist Jack Wolfson is advocating against vaccinating children and in doing so, giving anti-vaccine supporters undue legitimacy in the wake of a now-nationwide measles outbreak. He presents a danger to patients and, indeed, society as a whole. Demand that the Arizona Medical Board revoke Dr. Wolfson’s medical license at once.
The claims the anti-vaccine crowd use to support its views have been debunked time and time again by the medical establishment. Wolfson, unfortunately, has betrayed that body of evidence. Despite the fact that unvaccinated children can die from easily preventable diseases, Wolfson seems unconcerned, saying that we should embrace viruses because, unlike vaccines, they are part of the natural world.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “[viruses] mean that some people get sick and some people die. But the reality is that we can’t inject our children with chemicals.” Indeed, he’s posited that a child’s leukemia was likely brought on by vaccinations in the first place; that a “paleo-diet,” wherein a person eats only what they think our ancestors would have eaten millions of years ago, will give our bodies the fortitude to protect us from infections; and that parents have no responsibility to “de-purify” their children with vaccination, even if that means putting countless other children at risk of contracting totally preventable diseases.
Since Dr. Wolfson has chosen to totally diverge with the medical establishment to the risk of many, he should no longer be a part of it. Sign the petition below to demand that the governing body responsible for medical licensing in Arizona revoke Dr. Wolfson’s license at once.
Dear Dr. Khera,
I am writing you today regarding one of the physicians in your state, cardiologist Jack Wolfson. Wolfson has used his position as a medical professional to speak on the dangers of vaccination and discourage its use, despite all the evidence the medical establishment has provided to the contrary. He has betrayed the trust put on him as a doctor and does not deserve to possess a medical license in your state.
In the wake of the recent measles outbreak in California, many anti-vaccination advocates have latched onto Wolfson as a source of legitimacy to justify not vaccinating their children. The difficulty this presents should be readily apparent—it is much harder to counter the anti-vaccination narrative when doctors themselves jump ship to validate that narrative. For many children, this is literally a matter of life and death, a fact Wolfson seems to ignore on the basis that it is “the natural order of things.” How is that an appropriate attitude for a medical professional?
Wolfson is using his position of medical authority to advocate for a false premise that is out of his area of expertise as a cardiologist and that puts everyone at risk. I urge you to revoke his medical license at once.
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