Dr. Richard Moskowitz MD On “Anti-Vaxxers”

By Richard Moskowitz, MD – Age of Autism Jan 23, 2019

Richard Moskowitz MD Before responding to the [New York Times] editorial, “How to Inoculate against Anti-Vaxxers” (January 20, 2019), I want to point out that the opposite term, “Pro-vaxxer,” is rarely seen or heard, as if belief in the safety and efficacy of vaccines were so universal and such a no-brainer that there would be no need to coin a word to single it out, much less imply that the naysayers might also have a valid point of view.  This subtext is evident throughout the editorial in question, which merely accepts as gospel the authority of the World Health Organization on the subject, as if there were nothing more to be said, other than how to combat those with the temerity to question it.

The obvious corollary is that the epithet “anti-vaxxer” is pejorative, but another less obvious is that it’s inaccurate, since most  of the thousands upon thousands of parents who must live with their conviction that their kids were killed or irreversibly damaged by vaccines are not against all vaccines on principle, but simply have questions and doubts about them, want them to be made safer, and above all seek some public recognition of and validation for the truth of their experience, including their right to choose not to continue vaccinating in the future.

As a family doctor with fifty years of experience caring for many such families, I cannot remain silent about the enormous weight of vaccine-related suffering and disability, sufficient to break any heart, that continues unabated, remains largely hidden and unacknowledged, and cries out at the very least for caution, restraint, and simple compassion for the viewpoint of those whose lived experience, whatever may have caused it, is so tragically different from that of everyone else privileged enough to be ignorant of or somehow unmoved by their loss.

When these tragedies do occur, they are almost always dismissed by their doctors, friends, and relatives alike as coincidental or the result of some genetic defect, unfortunate to be sure, but in no way related to the vaccine or vaccines that more or less recently preceded them.  This amounts to saying that these parents are either lying, ignorant, or stupid, and that modern science knows what really happened to their kids better than what they have actually experienced and lived through, and that the science of vaccines is settled beyond any reasonable doubt.

Which brings me to my second reason for writing, namely, to remind your readers that questioning and doubting are at the heart of the scientific endeavor, that science by definition must never be “settled.”  The late Richard Feynman of Caltech, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, said it best:

There is no learning without having to pose a question, and a question requires doubt.  Before you begin an experiment, you must not know the answer.  If you already know the answer, there is no need to gather any evidence; and to judge the evidence, you must take all of it, not just the parts you like.  That’s a responsibility that scientists feel toward each other, a kind of morality.1

In addition to the tragic experience of so many families, here are a few more equally important reasons put forth by prominent physicians and scientists to cast doubt on the standard orthodoxy that vaccines are uniformly safe and effective:

1)  even the CDC now admits that supposedly vaccine-preventable diseases are being spread primarily by vaccinated individuals;2

2) the small outbreaks now occurring are predominantly in vaccinated individuals;3

3) many vaccines have led to the emergence of new, resistant strains of the same organisms that we vaccinate against, as well as altogether new species in some cases;4

4)  children coming down with and recovering from acute febrile illnesses like flu, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox are much less likely to develop chronic autoimmune diseases and cancers later in life;5

5) vaccine safety studies are conducted primarily by the drug industry itself, or by government agencies that are run mainly by past, present, or future executives of the industry, in lieu of the independent regulation and oversight they are supposed to provide;6

6) these studies rarely include unvaccinated subjects as “controls,” and typically give other vaccines or toxic chemical adjuvants instead of genuine placebos for comparison;7

7)  adverse reactions are accepted as vaccine-related only if they occur within a few hours or days of the vaccination, thus arbitrarily excluding the chronic dimension entirely from consideration;8

8) the lead investigator has absolute authority to decide whether unsolicited reports of other adverse reactions by the subjects themselves are or are not vaccine-related, based on criteria that are never specified and allowed to remain a trade secret, if indeed they exist at all;9 and accumulated over the patients’ lifetime, which means that they are inherent in the vaccination process per se, as well as in this or that particular vaccine;10

10)  many vaccines contain chemical adjuvants and other ingredients known to be neurotoxic, such as aluminum, mercury, and detergents like Polysorbate 80, which when injected are known to cross the blood-brain barrier, accumulate in brain tissue, and have been causally linked to various forms of brain damage;11

11) the CDC admits that over 25% of American children born today suffer from some form of brain damage, yet has never investigated, or even shown much interest in investigating, what percentage of these cases are vaccine-related;12

12) other vaccine ingredients include human and animal cells, DNA, RNA, and proteins, which almost certainly provoke immunological reactions but havenot been studied, or at any rate such studies have never been made public.13

The Helsinki Declaration on the rights of experimental subjects and the Nuremberg Code of human rights, both devised in the wake of Nazi atrocities during World War II, repeatedly emphasize the right of every individual patient or experimental subject to fully-informed consent prior to any medical procedure, with very rare exceptions, such as an imminent public health emergency.14  But routine childhood and adult vaccinations are mandated purely as a matter of policy, to prevent a possible disease in the future that most people would never have acquired, in many cases would recover from if they did, and is actually being spread to a great extent by the vaccination process itself.

Most doctors nevertheless continue to believe what the CDC tells them, that vaccines are uniformly safe and effective, even though the Supreme Court has ruled that they are inherently unsafe, in order to shield them and the industry from legal liability for the injuries that they cause, to which every other industry is subject.  This, I submit, is not science, but scientism, a blind dogmatism and quasi-religious faith that whatever passes for science at the moment is the absolute truth, beyond question or doubt, to which everyone must pledge allegiance, the main result of which is to stifle the critical thinking, questioning, and doubting of seemingly settled truths that real science requires.

For all of these reasons, most parents who must live with the conviction that their kids were killed or maimed by vaccines, like the physicians who care for them, the lawyers who advocate for them, the independent scientists who study the phenomenon, and the journalists who question the official line, all of whom are regularly lumped together and stigmatized as “anti-vaxxers,” ask for nothing more radical than the following:

1) that the best scientists be recruited independently of the drug industry or the government agencies they control to investigate both the individual vaccines and the vaccination process in general, paying particular attention to effectiveness and safety, including their possible contribution to chronic diseases; to their exact mechanism of action; to the role of individual vaccine ingredients: adjuvants, preservatives, disinfectants, detergents, foreign DNA and proteins, contaminant viruses; and to the emergence of resistant strains of the original viruses and bacteria we vaccinate against; and

2) that vaccines simply be made optional for those who want them, after being fully informed of their risks, rather than mandatory.

In conclusion, I am content to repeat what Professor Mary Holland of NYU Law School has observed, that “a sizable number of developed countries in Europe, North America, and Asia that have relaxed such mandates have not only escaped any major health problems as a result, but have recorded consistently lower infant mortality rates and scored better on other standard health measures as well, without cruelly forcing parents to choose between educating their children and refusing to vaccinate them.”15

I am of course well aware that even questioning these mandates places me beyond the pale of what most people sincerely and devoutly believe, backed up by the full weight of opinion from established authorities such as the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the vast preponderance of the medical community as a whole.  So I can well understand why many parents who conscientiously vaccinate their kids with no hesitation or soul-searching, and doctors who are deeply committed to the scientific worldview, as I am, perhaps roll their eyes at my presuming to question the wisdom of a procedure that has won broad acclaim as among the best that modern medicine has to offer.

Yet the ever-increasing number of parents who honestly believe, whether rightly or wrongly, that their children have been killed or maimed by vaccines and must live with that existential reality every day of their lives hardly need my arguments to convince them.  That is why I will feel well rewarded if my words, my reasoning, and the commingled sadness, fear, and outrage I have long felt about this subject will help to promote a healthy debate and to elicit more of the rigorous scientific work that still needs to be done.

Richard Moskowitz, M. D.

I am a Family physician, semi-retired, living and working in the Boston area, and the author of Vaccines: a Reappraisal, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2017, from which all citations are taken.


  1. Moskowitz, op. cit., Dedication, frontispiece.
  2. Ibid., Chapter 2, pp. 22-24, and Chapter 11, pp. 182-184.
  3. Ibid., Chapter 11, pp. 193-194.
  4. Ibid., Chapter 2, pp. 22-24, and Chapter 11, pp. 182-184.
  5. Ibid., Chapter 1, pp. 11-12.
  6. Ibid., Chapter 3, pp. 33, 39-41.
  7. Ibid., pp. 29-31.
  8. Ibid., pp. 31-32, and Chapter 8, pp. 127-129.
  9. Ibid., pp. 32-34.
  10. Ibid., Chapter 9, pp. 147-150.
  11. Ibid., Chapter 10, pp. 161-165 and 172-174.
  12. Ibid., Chapter 6, p. 82.
  13. Ibid., Chapter 3, pp. 37-39.
  14. Ibid., Foreword, p. xi.


5 responses to “Dr. Richard Moskowitz MD On “Anti-Vaxxers””

  1. There is only one problem with Moskowitz’s recommendation:

    The Governments, Corporations and Doctors behind the vaccine industry will never accept true testing of the verity of vaccines. If there is any chance that vaccines are harming people, it will be the end of many corporate identities. The entire health business will collapse. Imagine the millions of law suits, imagine the millions of tears of parents knowing that they could have had a healthy child, if they weren’t so trusting. This is a nightmare that will make thalidomide look like a storm in a tea-cup.

    Then there will have to be an investigation to how companies covered up the mass killings and damage of human beings. Many doctors and powerful people would have to go to prison. No politician is prepared to do that.

    There is without doubt massive crimes are being committed in the Health Industry. Many, many people belong in prison. But who is going to do it?

    The Health/Medical Industry is being run by financial psychopaths, and our governments are too afraid of the financial repercussions of a collapse in the Medial Industry. Alas, we are being run by Evil people in our Governments.

    This is what happens when you let corporations become to big, they become evil, and people begin to suffer.

    There is definitely something wrong with vaccines. But what government will do anything about it?

    There Is Evil A Foot In The Vaccine Industry: Many In Government, Health Services And Industry Belong In Prison Or Worse!

  2. Thank you. As a fellow physician now retired , I have scoured the medical reasearc literature and am appalled at the lack of more recent research re: vaccines. I should mention I am a past clinical and lab researcher, so I know my way around the literature and know not to get “silo-ed”.

  3. Thank you for your honesty, Dr. Moskowitz. I wonder how many patients you vaccinated and with which vaccines over time. Do you still “believe” in the “doctrine” of the immune system (immunology), how the immune system works with the introduction of “foreign chemicals” (biochemistry)? If 25% of children in US, Inc., are born with brain damage of one sort or the other, how do you explain that?

  4. After w w 2 when Adolf Huitler gave the people real free health care, rothchild and its rockefeller branch, took the lesson from this and started the NHS in the UK
    but not free as Hitlers was, their health care mant it had to be bought through them
    it is known that british doctors work for the drug companies not the patient.
    There is new research of the massive harm done by circumcisions, if the protective skin
    is removed from the penis, it renders it more likely to get infection, it also dries up and becomes hard and leathery, this means its difficult to achive climax, this is why the muslims up noth went for under age girls, and the greville janner gang of approx 30 jews went for small boys in care homes. an ordinary woman cannot give the tightness necessay for circumcised men so they go for kids and its usually the anus, this is why so many circumcised men are homosexual deviants

  5. If you look to the Truth you will find the answer… seek and ye will find,
    5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
    5:20 Idolatry, pharmacy, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
    20. Pharmakia is Greek for Witchcraft
    * Technology – Science / false knowledge which is destroying the planet.

    1 Timothy 5:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE (knowledge) FALSELY SO CALLED:

    Enoch 68:16 But by this, THEIR KNOWLEDGE (science – 1 Tim. 5:20), THEY PERISH, and by this also its power consumes them.

    This of course will be of great financial benefit to the pharmaceutical companies, who; without sick people buying their drugs; would go bankrupt. It is therefore logically in their best financial interest for everyone on Earth to be sick and taking their drugs. Do not the same people who own the pharmaceutical companies also own the fertilizer and G. M. companies?
    We are told in Deuteronomy, chapter 28, that if we follow The Law, we will be Blessed and everyone will enjoy their share of the abundance of crops that God promised that He would make grow in the land without the need for chemical sprays and fertilizers), but if we don’t follow The Law and allow greedy evil men to make up their own laws to suit themselves, the land would fail and we will suffer slavery, oppression, pestilence, disease, famine and death (the rat race – employee is just a modernized word meaning slave – think about it) under The Curses written into The Law as a punishment for not following it.

    The teachings of all of the Prophets in The Bible, including Christ Himself hinge on the obeying of The Law. As Christ said Himself, in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 5; ‘Think not that I am come to destroy The Law or The Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For truly I say unto you, till Heaven and Earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from The Law, till all be fulfilled.’

    The Laws of The Torah are really not that hard to follow, all we really need to do is to obey The First Two Commandments and the rest of The Law follows on from them. These two Commandments are:- ‘You shall love, honour, cherish and OBEY The Lord your God (The Source of Love, Good and Truth) with ALL your heart, with ALL your mind, with ALL your soul and with ALL your strength and Him ONLY shall you serve and OBEY, forsaking ALL others’ – and – ‘Love your neighbour (spiritually not physically) as much as, or more than, you love your “Self”. Then you will not do wrong, or lie to anyone. Your neighbour is the person next to you and the person on the far side of the planet and EVERYONE in between.’

    In following these two COMMANDments we can’t be oppressed by, or made slaves to anyone, because we are following and OBEYING ONLY GOD (The Go(o)d voice in our heads), DOING HIS WILL and NOBODY else’s, so we can’t be deceived by the lies that the lawyers, politicians and priests have been telling us for years, to falsely place themselves in positions of power over us. And if we are loving our neighbours as much as, or more than we love our “Selves”, then we cannot possibly harm anyone else and when everybody’s doing it, we have a caring society where everybody is putting others before themselves, and loving and helping each other. Unlike today’s society where everybody is competing with each other to survive and the strong are oppressing the weak and the rich are oppressing the poor. http://jahtruth.net/index.htm