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The Anti-Vax Cult And Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych…

I posted a rant yesterday about the anti-vax cult and I planned on being done with it.  But, no sooner had I posted my rant, I receive a twit notification that someone mentioned me in a tweet.  I check it out and it’s a story about an anti-vaxxer.  Not just any ant-vaxxer but an “Immunologist.”  She’s so anti-vax that she’s written a book about what she thinks and I have to tell you it has these cultists near orgasmic with joy.  I could tell by the amount of favorites her tweets got. They love it when they find someone official that agrees with their delusions.  And, this one is an actual Immunologist so that is like the Golden Ticket for them.

Sadly though, it took me less then a minute to find her book demolished and debunked.  One doctor, I will post a link to below, pointed out how Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych cherry picked data to make her point.  I’ve a got a couple of links that debunk Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych I will post below.

What made me decide to jump back into this is my outrage out how blinded these cultists are.  They are so excited to get someone on their side that they simply don’t care about the truthfulness of a study, a report, a blog post or a book as long as it coincides with their ideology.  They don’t care about it being peer reviewed.  All they need is someone claiming to be a doctor.  There is no fact checking involved with these people.  And, Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych’s book and recent “Open Letter” is a perfect example of this.

Here’s the thing, if Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych had anything to say about the vaccines she’s against then she needs to have her work published in a legitimate medical journal so that it can be peer reviewed.  She hasn’t.  Instead she wrote a book about it.  Why?  Because her data is flawed and doesn’t stand up to the kind of medical scrutiny she would receive had she published in a respected medical journal.

Also, does anyone have any idea how many allergists / immunologists there in the world? I don’t either. However, in the united states there are roughly 5,449 Board Certified allergists in the United States alone.   Of all of those there seems to be only one of them that is anti-vaccine.  One out thousands!  Of course there could be more, I just haven’t found any.  But, one is all that it takes for these anti-vaxxers to keep believing in the idiocy of the anti-vax movement.  Seriously, think about that.  All the research and data that is available and this one Immunologist is the only one who has determined that Vaccines don’t work all that well.

This is why the anti-vaxxers are so dangerous.  They refuse to look at all the data available.  They ignore every bit of science, every study that doesn’t agree with what they want to believe and they keep preaching and praising each other for their fear and ignorance.  It is the epitome of denial.

The simple facts remain that the overwhelming majority of the medical community agree that vaccines are safe and effective.  There is no evidence reliable evidence to suggest otherwise.  There are only opinions based on cherry picked information and debunked studies.  There hasn’t been a study released by an anti-vax doctor confirming their claims that hasn’t been scientifically debunked.  If there was, there would still be a debate.  The debate is over and the cultists need to understand that until they can provide science based facts published in a legitimate peer reviewed journal that says other wise there is no debate.  Their cry is nothing more than opinion based on half-truths and bad science.

As always, this is just a rant.  I am not a doctor and have never claimed to be.  Don’t take my word for anything.  Talk to real doctors and ask them good questions.  As them why they believe that vaccines work.  Educate yourself.  I can post links all day proving my point to a scientific fact but the internet is no place to get serious medical advise. Trust your doctors, ask more than one of them.  Get a consensus only then can you make a truly informed decision.

Once again, here are my references for this post.

Number of Board Certified allergists in the United States

Appeal to false authority – who is Tetyana Obukhanych

Why Does This Immunologist Reject Vaccinations?