DEADLY AND RECKLESS: In Response to Tonight’s Flatbush Anti-Vaccine Event, Matzav Interviews Dr. Alan Kadish, Who Slams “Hoax”


In response to the anti-vaccination symposium tonight at Ateres Chynka Hall in Flatbush, Brooklyn, reached out to Dr. Alan Kadish, a physician and president of the Touro College & University System.

Dr. Kadish didn’t mince words in telling how he feels about tonight’s event and the fallacious claims of its organizers and presenters.

“We in the Jewish community must unite to unmask this hoax once and for all,” Dr. Kadish told us. “Not vaccinating children is reckless and potentially deadly. There is no justification medically, socially or religiously for not vaccinating.”

We asked Dr. Kadish about claims that the measles vaccines leads to autism or illness. Dr. Kadish said that this is an absolute fallacy.

“The myth that measles vaccines are associated with autism has been thoroughly debunked by scientific research,” Dr. Kadish told “A recent study of more than 600,000 children actually showed those who received the vaccine were slightly less likely to develop autism. While those who oppose vaccines are not confined to the Jewish community, there are still small pockets of the community that represent part of a larger, ill-informed nationwide movement who oppose vaccines. But vaccines are crucial, and it is incumbent upon educated people, from clinicians and physicians to religious leaders who serve as influencers, to debunk the myths.”

Dr. Kadish concluded by stating that measles is nothing to play around with.

“Measles is far more dangerous than many parents understand and has the potential to be fatal,” he said. “The vaccine can preserve health, prevent disease and save lives.”

He added, “At Touro College and University System, the physicians and clinicians at our 5 medical schools believe it is our obligation to educate people about the importance of vaccines. We are happy to send well-informed doctors and educators into communities, to educate uninformed or misinformed individuals about the value and safety of the measles vaccination.”

Visit Dr. Kadish’s health blog HERE.

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  1. To Matzav. You are responsible for spreading fear and promoting hatred toward fellow Jews. As a news outlet, you have the achraiyus of doing your due diligence in researching both sides of the issue. Since you choose not to, you do a tremendous disservice to your followers by refusing to be objective. As news outlet, why aren’t you doing your own research??? How are you any different than the Fake News Meida, ie, CNN, MNBC, et al?

    • Totally Agree
      I vaccinate my children, but I would like to hear what the other side has to say.

      Being closed minded is not healthy, nor is trusting every guy that has an MD or even a Ph.D. stuck to his name

    • The greatest of scientific experts have spoken, their major professional organizations, the greatest of our Gedolim all over the world have concluded that there is an obligation to vaccinate. The ones that need to be objective are those who are the decision makers for us. They are our Gedolim, and they have not compromised by seeking the findings and conclusions from the biggest. Nothing of the sort can be stated honestly by the anti-vaxx cult. No science, no Gedolei Haposkim, nothing besides junk science, conspiracy, and fear mongering. No media website needs to do the research. It was already done. And anti-vaxx has no scientific support.

      You can assert your rights and try that case. But you anti-vaxxers will never have the privilege of exposing me or my children to any diseases.

    • How can vaxxers convince any anti-vaxxer if they have no information from reliable sources other than from the CDC, while anti-vaxxers have loads of information researched as well as whistle-blowers?

      • The CDC is reliable. So is the FDA. So are the studies that appear on the vaccine labels. Anti-vaxxers aren’t generally interested.

      • That’s dishonest. Anti-vaxxers do not have science behind them. Our poskim and the mainstream scientists do. You better come up with a better argument. Yours flopped.

  2. Research is irrelevant if your Rov and your Doctor tells you to do it then you better do it.
    You think you are smarter? No, you are just selfish!

  3. Dr. Stanley Plotkin is the authority on vaccines. Dr. Paul Offit is one of his students. During a deposition in 2018 (Matheson-Plotkin), Dr. Plotkin admitted that there are no studies done to say whether or not Dtap or Tdap can or can not cause autism. He was also asked about the Institute of Medicine study that came to the same conclusion, and he concurred that that is the conclusion that the Institute of Medicine concluded. Here is a link to the deposition. Read from pages 241 and onwards. You may want to read the entire deposition. It is very eye-opening.

  4. In regard to the Danish study on MMR and autism: Children who received all the vaccines but not MMR were compared with children who received all the vaccines including MMR. There was only a slight increase in autism in the latter group that was considered statistically insignificant.
    However this study does not address whether any other vaccine – or all the vaccines put together on the CDC schedule – do or do not lead to higher rates of autism.
    This Danish study is liking comparing drivers who got drunk with beer to drivers who got drunk with whiskey and they both had about the same number of car accidents. So the conclusion is that drunk driving doesn’t cause more car accidents.
    A real study needs to be done on children who got no vaccines vs children who got all the CDC vaccines.

  5. Direct quotes (and commentary) from secretly (but legally) recorded conversations between CDC senior epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson (whistleblower) and fellow scientist and parent of an autistic child, Dr. Hooker:

    Dr. Thompson: “Thimerosal remains in flu vaccines to give cover to its presence in other vaccines outside the U.S …Tics are about five times more common among kids with autism”….Vaccines cause tics, the Barile article replicated that. .“I would never give my (pregnant) wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics.”

    “I shoulder that the CDC has put the research 10 years behind, because the CDC has not been transparent we’ve missed 10 years of research, because the CDC is so paralyzed right now ”…..“Anything related to autism they are not doing anything right now because they are afraid to look for things that might be associated.”….“I do think thimerosal causes tics, I’m not sure about the rest… tics are 4 times more prevalent in autism [than other kids]. There is biologic plausibility right now, I really do believe there is, to say that thimerosal causes autism-like features, and that’s the way I would say it.”

    Dr. Thompson discussed the statement contained in a pre-publication manuscript of the Barile Thimerosal paper, omitted in the published version, as follows: In light of these findings, the researchers conclude that the greater exposure to Thimerosal from vaccines is potentially associated with an increased risk for the presence of tics in boys between the ages 7 to 10.

    Dr. Thompson shares that the paper was in “clearance” for a year. In other words, CDC reviewers took a very long time to review and approve publication of the paper. Dr. Thompson explained that the paper originally had “pretty strong wording” as quoted above, but while in “clearance” people at the CDC “hammered away” at the paper until it was “watered down” to the “whitewashed” final version.

    “Three independent” reviewers criticized the whitewashed version because information showing the “significant results” possible causal relationship of Thimerosal and tics as excluded.
    The published version, however, excluded the significant finding reporting the association between Thimerosal and tics.
    Dr. Thompson told Dr Hooker that he told the CDC to give over their data on 1,200 children diagnosed with autism to an independent entity to look for a possible link to vaccines.

    Dr. Thompson: “What are you going to say when you have 1,200 autism cases and a bunch of controls, and you never looked at vaccines and you have all of their vaccine records?” 

    Thompson said, “It’s like Disneyland… here’s what I said to them… “This study needs to be done… it should be contracted out to some independent organization… [laughing] we’re insane to be sitting on this data and not… have an independent group, independent of the CDC, completely.. [for the CDC to] not even touch it, not even have a coauthor on it… I want to give you the name of the study so you can start telling people… to ask questions about this study because this data is sitting, ready to go. No one has analyzed it yet… they don’t really want people to know that this data exists, again…”

    (NOTE: Currently the CDC is sponsoring the SEED study, which is analyzing possible risk factors for autism in these 1,200 children, but they are NOT looking at their vaccine records.)

    Dr. Thompson: “At this point, I’m just trying to get comfortable with everything that I’ve shared with you, that I can share with you… I’ve tried to share with you as much information as possible. If you say that you spoke to me, I promise… everyone will paint me as the bad guy… I’ll become… the next Brian Hooker that can’t be listened to… I will be the next scapegoat for the drug companies.”

    Dr. Hooker: “What about those… inside that are sympathetic to you?… do they exist?”

    Dr. Thompson: “I don’t think there’s anyone sympathetic inside to what I’m doing or what I have… My position is one that the drug companies will jump all over… Nothing I’ve shared with you is classified… privileged information in any way. And if anything, people that have been my supervisors have broken laws… But I’m not going to be the judge of that…”
    Dr. Hooker: “Why not?…”

    Dr. Thompson: “… it’s gonna turn into hearsay… my opinion versus four other coauthors… [they] have a lot of support from the… CDC… no one would come to my defense… I’ve been involved in the separate situation that’s unrelated to this, where senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”

    …Dr. Thompson: “… I just don’t think the time is right… you’re not going to get a lot of… Bob Chen… was the one that was pushing really hard to get Immunization Safety moved out of the CDC… he actually almost succeeded but then they reprimanded him and slapped him around and…”

    Dr. Hooker: “Transferred him.”

    Dr. Thompson: “Yes, and then they moved him out… So I just think the current environment in the federal government… is hostile to anyone who says anything negative about any industry… I don’t know how we get independent studies.”

    Quotes from transcript of the secret Simpsonwood conference (June 2000) called to address the troubling CDC-sponsored Verstraeten study on possible link between thimerosal and neurodevelopment disorders. CDC officials and vaccine manufacturers were in attendance.
    “the number of dose related relationships [between mercury and autism] are linear and statistically significant. You can play with this all you want. They are linear. They are statistically significant.” – Dr. William Weil, American Academy of Pediatrics. Simpsonwood, GA, June 7, 2000

    “the issue is that it is impossible, unethical to leave kids unimmunized, so you will never, ever resolve that issue [regarding the impact of mercury].” – Dr. Robert Chen, Chief of Vaccine Safety and Development, Centers For Disease Control, Simpsonwood, GA, June 7, 2000

    “Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out at eight o’clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law delivered a son by c-section. Our first male in the line of the next generation and I do not want that grandson to get a Thimerosal containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meanwhile I think I want that grandson to only be given Thimerosal-free vaccines.” – Dr. Robert Johnson, Immunologist, University of Colorado, Simpsonwood, GA, June 7, 2000

    “But there is now the point at which the research results have to be handled, and even if this committee decides that there is no association and that information gets out, the work has been done and through the freedom of information that will be taken by others and will be used in other ways beyond the control of this group. And I am very concerned about that as I suspect that it is already too late to do anything regardless of any professional body and what they say…My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day that 100,000,000 are immunized with DTP, Hepatitis B and if possible Hib, this year, next year and for many years to come, and that will have to be with thimerosal containing vaccines unless a miracle occurs and an alternative is found quickly and is tried and found to be safe.” – Dr. John Clements, World Health Organization, Simpsonwood, GA, June 7, 2000

  6. 2 groups: Group A. Healthy skeptics, who have serious question, concerns, etc about vaccines.

    Group B. Wack job, conspiracy theorists, oiber chachamim, smarter than all the doctors, bigger talmidei chachomim than all the rabbonim…

    This second group is a disease in and of itself. Many of them are really dangerous. With their G-dless way of thinking they are capable of more damage that just not vaccinating

  7. Looks like Matzav is in the Mazav of promoting Big pHARMA drug propoganda. Listening to Drs who probably support you, while ignoring the other side and not interviewing any of the Drs on there side.

    • Yes, that is, unfortunately pretty obvious. At the same time though, it is equally obvious that Matzav DOES (usually) post the comments from you and me and numerous other people that are opposed to vaccines and/or that criticize Matzav for being one-sided. So for that, we should certainly say to them: “Thank You Matzav for at least doing that!”

  8. we as shomrie torah umitzvos have an obligation to believe that all refuas & lo alienu machlos come from the one above.
    That being said, we MUST make our hishtadlus to keep healthy !

    Listening to the govt appointed agency like the fda or cdc & our frum doctors telling us all to vaccinate is definitely proper hishtadlus

    Mat hashem protect & heal us all

  9. ‘Deadly and reckless’ is precisely how vaccinations and those who administer them are described by researchers and doctors and nurses who’ve exposed the truth. Unfortunately the sheep must be kept in the dark so that the CDC and Big Harma will not suffer financially.

  10. yes proof, no proof. yes right, not right…. Gedolim ask for something; as a chareidi, you do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If not then dont associate yourself with the chareidi world.

  11. You can listen to the event at this link. It starts at the 1:33:53 mark. You can see for yourself if it appears to be junk science or not. There are documents from the CDC, FDA, and medical studies shown on the overhead screen. You can decide if these documents are forgery or the real thing. There is a video clip from a recent ACIP meeting on the adult Hep B vaccine. You can decide if it seems legitimate or not.


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