Former Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Speaks Out After Being Fired for Questioning Flu Vaccine
Last January, the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, medical doctor Daniel Neides, was fired due to an article he wrote questioning vaccine safety. Dr. Neides became sick after receiving a flu shot, which caused him to examine more closely the ingredients included in the influenza vaccine. "I, like everyone else, took the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - the government - and received a flu shot. I chose to receive the preservative free vaccine, thinking I did not want any thimerasol (i.e. mercury) that the "regular" flu vaccine contains. Makes sense, right? Why would any of us want to be injected with mercury if it can potentially cause harm? However, what I did not realize is that the preservative-free vaccine contains formaldehyde. WHAT? How can you call it preservative-free, yet still put a preservative in it? And worse yet, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Yet, here we are, being lined up like cattle and injected with an unsafe product. Within 12 hours of receiving the vaccine, I was in bed feeling miserable and missed two days of work with a terrible cough and body aches." Dr. Neides was almost instantly branded as an anti-science heretic, promoting "harmful myths and untruths about vaccinations," in spite of the fact that he made it clear that he was not anti-vaccine. So how does one rise to the position of "Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer" of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic while being a heretic and anti-science?