By MB Sep 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has done the vaccine freedom movement a favor with its latest attack on vaccine refusers.
In a vain attempt to discredit anyone who isn’t a slave to the ridiculous CDC vaccine schedule, THR ‘outed’ vaccine-free celebrity moms, dads and their pediatricians.
Unfortunately for their Vaccine Gestapo agenda, the moms and docs they attempt to discredit come across as way more credible than the vaccination zealots.
So if you are a Southern California resident looking for a sympathetic pediatrician or moral support from intelligent and informed vaccine refusers, this HR article provides some useful information.
Refusers R us.
Hollywood’s Vaccine Wars: L.A.’s “Entitled” Westsiders Behind City’s Epidemic
The Hollywood Reporter Sept 10, 2014
There may be a safer way to vaccinate each individual kid, taking into consideration the family’s travels, the family’s history,” says Santa Monica-based Dr. Jay Gordon, the most influential pediatrician among Westside vaccine decliners. (His Twitter followers include Alanis Morissette, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kristin Davis and Emily Deschanel.) Gordon, like Sears, concedes that opponents have issued him “a nasty challenge” to support his deviation from the endorsed schedule timeline, “and you’re right, I can’t prove it.” His devotees don’t need him to. For instance, actress Ione Skye, herself a former Gordon patient (“I never had antibiotics growing up; he really went the natural route”) who now brings in her own two daughters to see the physician, believes that the alternative path she and her husband, musician Ben Lee, have chosen makes “instinctive” sense. “With my kids, I spaced them out and waited and missed some,” she says. “As a mother, it just felt better to me —and my kids never had any reaction.” …
According to those on both sides of the issue, this demographic is unafraid to take on the medical establishment. “They are not intimidated by the authority of the doctor,” says Brendan Nyhan, Ph.D, a political scientist at Dartmouth who has studied parents who are vaccine skeptics. “Educated, high-income people are more likely to feel confident in standing up to doctors or seeking out ones who are more favorable to alternative schedules and selective vaccination.” …
“It’s a sense of entitlement and it comes out of a customer mentality since they are often choosing their doctor and paying cash,” says Dr. Nina Shapiro, the director of pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat conditions) at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine and a vocal critic of anti-vaccine sentiment.