Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dr. Bob is Really Only Doing it for the Worried Parents

not because of any own concerns over vaccine safety. The Sears' website has been modified again, and here is Dr. Bob himself, explaining the origin of his alternative vaccination schedule. It is really all about parental concerns (not about his own flirtations with the anti-vaccine crowd, or the fact that his "alternative" schedule almost doubles the number of office visits for vaccine purposes at $75 to $200 dollar a pop). Good to know, right?


  1. So, instead of confronting worried parents with the truth and providing them with actual tools to accurately determine what's best for their children, he has found a way to make them feel okay about being afraid; a way which, coincidentally, makes him a lot of money and has made him a minor celebrity among anti-vaxxers. After all, the plan of getting rich by playing into parents' many anxieties worked quite well for his father.

  2. That is certainly consistent with his behaviour and writings - I tried to find the costs for an office visit with Bob on the new web site, but that is no longer there, so the $75 to $200 is my recollection of what was on the old web site... I wish insurances would adequately pay doctors to talk through the facts with worried parents...

  3. Well he does have a revised book to pimp. Fear sells and he has the antidote, what a guy.

  4. Vaccines are causing an epidemic of type 1 diabetes and related autoimmune diseases in children.

    1. Actually, it would be more believable if you posted articles not by Classen. Because this link says: The only evidence suggesting a relationship between vaccination and diabetes comes from Dr. John B. Classen, who has suggested that certain vaccines if given at birth may decrease the occurrence of diabetes, whereas if initial vaccination is performed after 2 months of age the occurrence of diabetes increases. Dr. Classen's studies have a number of limitations and have not been verified by other researchers.

  5. No they aren't, you posted drivel from Classen who tortures data to find an association and incidentally owns a clinic that just happens to treat "vaccine injuries". None of his "work" has ever been corroborated by anyone else. Try reading his actual "studies" instead of vomiting some entries off of dodgy websites and we'll talk.

  6. For example:
    Childhood vaccinations, vaccination timing, and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
    DeStefano F, Mullooly JP, Okoro CA, Chen RT, Marcy SM, Ward JI, Vadheim CM, Black SB, Shinefield HR, Davis RL, Bohlke K; Vaccine Safety Datalink Team.
    Pediatrics. 2001 Dec;108(6):E112.

    And something more recent:
    Vaccination and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus in active component U.S. Military, 2002-2008.
    Duderstadt SK, Rose CE Jr, Real TM, Sabatier JF, Stewart B, Ma G, Yerubandi UD, Eick AA, Tokars JI, McNeil MM.
    Vaccine. 2011 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

    (there is difficulty in finding studies like this because there is active research for a vaccine to prevent diabetes!)