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Save the Poor Poliovirus!

Wesley J. Smith

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This is so potentially destructive of human life that it has to be considered part of the "war on humans." The media-friendly Dr. Jack Wolfson believes we should leave the poor viruses that kill us alone by stopping vaccinations. After all, they are part of nature too.

From the Washington Post story:

He said he soon embraced "natural and holistic" medicine. That was when he started challenging vaccines.

He said viruses — not vaccines — are a part of the natural world. "Unfortunately, they mean that some people get sick and some people die," he said. "But the reality is that we can’t inject our children with chemicals."

Perhaps we owe the unfortunate, abused poliovirus reparations. Good grief. Nutty? That’s a polite term for it.

Dangerous? People will die from such attitudes. Unexpected? No. The "war on humans" with its allied campaign against human exceptionalism comes in many forms. 

Image: Electron micrograph of poliovirus/by CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Sylvia Whitfield [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Wesley J. Smith

Chair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human Exceptionalism
Wesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.

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