(NaturalNews) Vaccinations have far more benefits than risks, and when children are not vaccinated, their own health and the health of everyone around them is at serious risk. These are some of the outrageously false statements made by the infamous Dr. Mehmet Oz in a recent shill piece published by the Herald-Tribune promoting the vaccine agenda.
Perceived by many as an unbiased source of health information, the professor of surgery at Columbia University and host of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz is now on the record as openly spreading fear and propaganda about vaccines in order to convince his followers to get them.
In a piece co-written with Dr. Michael Roizen, who just so happens to have worked with Dr. Oz to create the pharma-backed RealAge.com scam (http://www.naturalnews.com/027647_RealAge_scam.html), Dr. Oz claims that he interviewed 150 experts from both sides of the vaccination issue, and determined that vaccines are safe and necessary.
He goes on to suggest that some parents' decision not to vaccinate was responsible for the 2010 whooping cough outbreak that reportedly afflicted more than 21,000 children, 22 of whom died. But as we reported previously, most of the children stricken by this outbreak had actually been vaccinated against whooping cough (http://www.naturalnews.com).
Nevertheless, Dr. Oz continues by making the same false implications as the rest of the mainstream medical system, that so-called "herd immunity" is stunted when some children are not vaccinated. He then urges his followers to get vaccinated for the "protection [of] the whole community."
Dr. Oz is a Big Pharma shill
Though at times he appears to promote alternative forms of medicine that are not widely accepted by the medical establishment, Dr. Oz has shown himself to be nothing more than a Big Pharma shill that now pushes vaccines and other unproven quackery on the public as valid medicine.
In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that has mostly been removed from the internet, Dr. Oz admitted that his wife and children would not be receiving the H1N1 vaccine. Most copies of this interview with Dr. Oz have been pulled from the internet, but the clip in question begins around the one-minute mark of the linked YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGwiquLgcjk
None of this is really all that surprising, considering Dr. Oz was exposed for quietly holding shares in SIGA Technologies, a vaccine technology company that has an obvious interest in vaccine promotion. Dr. Oz even sat on its SIGA's board of directors, if that tells you anything about his interests in promoting vaccines.
The Dr. Oz show is also highly funded by pharmaceutical interests, as is most television news these days. So even if he seemed to somewhat oppose at least some vaccines several years ago, he is obviously being muzzled for the benefit of his corporate overlords, and thus cannot be trusted as a source of unbiased health information.
Also, be sure to check out the June 7th edition of the Robert Scott Bell Show entitled Dr. Oz -- Hypocrite, Sell Out or Horribly Misinformed? You Decide: http://www.robertscottbell.com