Request for the AAP to publicly oppose the anti-vaccine misinformation of Robert Sears, MD, FAAP and Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP

Chris Hickie
Anonymous 33 Comments
78 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We, the undersigned pediatricians, in order to help increase vaccination rates in the US, hereby call on the AAP to openly and publicly oppose the very vocal, public, and for-profit anti-vaccine views expressed by its own AAP members, Robert Sears, MD, FAAP and Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP. The misinformation given to parents by these two FAAP pediatricians continues to cause parents to put their children at unnecessary risk by wrongfully convincing parents to delay or altogether skip their child’s vaccinations. Specifically:
1. The AAP must publicly denounce the blatantly untruthful anti-vaccine statements concerning vaccine safety made by Sears and Gordon, as well as publicly condemn their "alternate" vaccine schedules. Both their vaccine safety statements and "alternate" schedules have no scientific data supporting them and also dangerously misrepresent the vaccination policy statements of the AAP.
2. The AAP must create a parent-friendly viewable/searchable/downloadable/printable summary page that lists what the AAP has stated as requested in section (1) of this petition. This summary page is to be published on both the AAP.org and healthychildren.org web site.3. The AAP should consider stripping Sears and Gordon of their FAAP designation should they continue to publicly hold such anti-vaccine views and sell anti-vaccine materials. The views of Sears and Gordon are so antithetical to AAP vaccination policy that neither Sears nor Gordon should be allowed to "hide in the herd" of pro-vaccination FAAP pediatricians who believe, based on a large body of scientific research, that vaccines are safe and effective when given according to the AAP schedule. Their possible expulsion from the AAP should be addressed publicly at the next NCE.

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Chris Hickie, MD, PhD

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  • Joy Marie Platt
    Joy Marie Platt United States, Maricopa
    Aug 31, 2015
    Aug 31, 2015
    What ever happened to "Do no harm." ?
    Spreading false information does so much harm.
  • Harald Kowa, MD
    Harald Kowa, MD United States, Fletcher
    Mar 02, 2015
    Mar 02, 2015
    More and more evidence supports allowing parents to vaccinate their children without repeated messages that lead to them being confused.
  • Harald Kowa, MD
    Mar 02, 2015
    Mar 02, 2015
    More and more evidence supports allowing parents to vaccinate their children without repeated messages that lead to them being confused.
  • Daria
    Daria Australia, Sydney
    Mar 01, 2015
    Mar 01, 2015
    The safest thing is to be vaccinated on time & on schedule, not the misinformation spread by Sears & Gordon.
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  • 2 years ago
    Melissa Monaco United States
    2 years ago
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    Joy Marie Platt United States
    2 years ago
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    Elizabeth Faber United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Josie Looney, PharmD
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Harald Kowa, MD
    2 years ago
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    Jennifer DeGeus United States
    2 years ago
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    Susan Sirota
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Daria
    2 years ago
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    Emiliano Tatar
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Michael Patrick, MD, FAAP
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Neville Anderson
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jenifer kenny
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Erica Brown, MD FAAP
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Mannan Razzak, MD
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Amy Horrell-Pierce United States
    2 years ago
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