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Medical Doctor of 50 Years: Current Measles Hysteria Not Based on Science but “Scientism,” a Quasi-religious Faith in Vaccines

Medical Doctor of 50 Years: Current Measles Hysteria Not Based on Science but “Scientism,” a Quasi-religious Faith in Vaccines

Dr. Richard Moskowitz has been a licensed physician since 1967. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1959, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude in General Studies (Biochemical Sciences).

He received his M.D. from New York University in 1963. After finishing a Graduate Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Colorado, he completed his internship at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver.

In 2015 when the first measles hysteria broke out in the corporate media, Dr. Moskowitz was gracious enough to allow us to republish his article, The Case Against Immunizations, which remains one of the most brilliant pieces of writing on the topic we have ever published, drawing upon his knowledge of the subject, as well as decades of clinical medical practice.

Dr. Moskowitz has just written another article on the subject of “measles outbreaks” in 2019, and the renewed call for mandatory vaccinations.

He exposes the fallacy that the “science is settled” when it comes to measles and vaccines:

“Contrary to what we’re being told, the science is far from being settled when it comes to vaccine effectiveness.

These assumptions are not science, but merely scientism, a reverent, quasi-religious faith characterized by dogmatism in the name of science, which stifles the critical thinking, questioning, and doubting of allegedly settled truths that real science requires, and helps explain why the news media refrain from reporting deaths or injuries from vaccines.”

Those Measles Outbreaks: Thoughts out of Season

by Richard Moskowitz, M. D.
Alliance for Human Research Protection

Excerpts:

Before the current measles hysteria gets even further out of hand, a little common sense could help us think more carefully before rushing to take action that won’t work and will actually do harm.

Refusing unwanted medical treatment is a basic human right that all civilized nations have sworn to uphold, with the sole possible exception of a dire and imminent threat to the public health, which a few localized measles outbreaks, numbering no more than a few dozens or hundreds of cases, decidedly are not.

All of these outbreaks are typical of those that have occurred ever since the vaccine was introduced, and others just like them will undoubtedly continue to occur even if the drug industry’s well-funded campaign succeeds in vaccinating everybody.

Yet the Washington State Health Department has declared a public health emergency on the basis of them; several other states are considering doing the same; and the news media have enthusiastically joined in, with editorials and Op-Eds in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other major outlets, as well as talk shows on NPR and other radio stations, all well-meaning but repeating the same alarmist fears and exaggerations as if they were settled truths, and citing these modest outbreaks as ample justification for eliminating personal-belief exemptions from the states that still honor them.

A clear violation of the First Amendment, the latest and most ominous example is Congressional pressure on Facebook and other social media to censor postings that dare raise doubts or questions about vaccines or their mandates.

On the other hand, these politicians and journalists have done nothing more than simply taking on faith the information that prominent doctors and public health authorities are telling them.

Unfortunately, what they’re being told is not only bad ethics, but also bad science, based on assumptions that are flatly contradicted by current research, and violate basic human rights and moral values that we still profess to hold dear.

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