Vocal anti-vaccine chiropractors split the profession

Mr Bogash also expressed his frustration “that previous Covid infection is completely out of the discussion, despite all the evidence that natural immunity is stronger and lasts longer than acquired immunity.” (Research shows that the vaccines are likely to create stronger and more reliable immunity, especially against variants.)

Without mentioning vaccines, Dawn Benton, executive vice president of the California Chiropractic Association, said chiropractors are “well trained to identify conditions that are outside of our jurisdiction so that we can determine when a patient is best in or out of our practice other is treated ”. Healthcare worker. “

“Given our education,” she says, “there are times when a chiropractic doctor can make an appropriate statement on many medical issues, and we leave it up to each chiropractic doctor and the prescriptions by which he or she practices to decide.”

Only two of the 11 organizations reached – the Delaware Chiropractic Society and the Washington State Chiropractic Association – said directly that chiropractors should refer patients to doctors with questions about medical issues.

“Providing clinical advice on out-of-scope topics would violate many laws and regulations for healthcare licensees,” said Jeff Curwen, executive director of the Washington Association. “Chiropractors can and should discuss with their patients how non-chiropractic treatments can affect their chiropractic treatment, but they should always refer these patients to the appropriate provider type for specific answers to questions outside of scope.”

However, some practitioners have given inaccurate or unsearched information without prompting.

On his website, Greg Werner, a chiropractor in New York City and Westchester County, NY, claims that there is no evidence that vaccines are effective and that the germ theory “doesn’t exist” because “if it did, EVERYONE would be all the time ill. ”(He declined an interview request.)

A New Jersey chiropractor, J. Zimmerman, routinely cited numbers on his blog from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System – a federal database to which anyone can report post-vaccination health problems – and suggested that vaccines caused the reported problems. He did not mention the CDC’s disclaimer – “A report to VAERS does not mean that the vaccine caused the adverse event, just that the adverse event occurred some time after vaccination” – in his posts until the New York Times asked him to his emailed using VAERS.