2022 In Review With Dr. Joseph Mercola
By Neenah Payne
Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website has been one of the most popular health sites for over 20 years. You can subscribe on his site to have his free articles emailed to you each day. They are available online just for 48 hours and then are put in his paid Substack.
However, Dr. Mercola has come under attacks by the Biden administration and the corporate media because he doesn’t endorse the official COVID narrative. In The Disinformation Dozen, Dr. Mercola heads the list! The New York Times article The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online reported in July 2021,
Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., is a key figure in the “Disinformation Dozen” spreading anti-vaccine messaging, researchers said….Dr. Mercola, 67…has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. But most recently, he has become the chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online, according to researchers….
An internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens, Dr. Mercola has published over 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on Covid-19 vaccines since the pandemic began, reaching a far larger audience than other vaccine skeptics, an analysis by The New York Times found. His claims have been widely echoed on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The activity has earned Dr. Mercola, a natural health proponent with an Everyman demeanor, the dubious distinction of the top spot in the “Disinformation Dozen,” a list of 12 people responsible for sharing 65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media, said the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate. Others on the list include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a longtime anti-vaccine activist, and Erin Elizabeth, the founder of the website Health Nut News, who is also Dr. Mercola’s girlfriend….
The efforts against him are political, Dr. Mercola added, and he accused the White House of “illegal censorship by colluding with social media companies.” He did not address whether his coronavirus claims were factual. “I am the lead author of a peer reviewed publication regarding vitamin D and the risk of Covid-19 and I have every right to inform the public by sharing my medical research,” he said.
2022 In Review
Dr. Mercola explains in the video below that just as Event 201 gamed the rollout of COVID-19 “pandemic”, the same people (including Bill Gates) just gamed the rollout of a pandemic for 2025 which is predicted to kill 15% of children! Dr. Mercola explains how to prepare for disruptions in the food supply and power grid as well as the rollout of Central Bank Digital Currencies.
2022 in Review With Dr. Joseph Mercola https://t.co/ERQHk3vZkI
— Children’s Health Defense (@ChildrensHD) December 17, 2022
Dr. Mercola mentions that the African nations defeated the global power grab by the World Health Organization. Africa Unites Against WHO World Power Grab
He stresses the importance of being part of a community.
Book: The Truth About COVID-19
Dr. Mercola is the author of The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal published on Amazon in December 2021. It has 7,399 reviews with a rating of 4.8.
USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly National Bestseller
“An eloquent, charismatic, and knowledgeable [critique] of a corrupt system.”―Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., from the foreword
“Dr. Mercola is a visionary, pioneer, and leader.”―Del Bigtree, host of The Highwire
Multiple New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, team up to expose the truth―and end the madness―about COVID-19.
Through vigorous research, over 500 references to peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, official government statistics, and public health research findings from around the world, the authors lay bare the urgent need for a global awakening. It is time to come together, demand the truth, and take control of our health. The Truth About COVID-19 is your invitation to join Dr. Mercola and Cummins as they educate and organize for a healthy, equitable, democratic, and regenerative future.
*The Paperback Edition is Updated with a New Preface by Dr. Mercola*
“Phenomenal . . . required reading for this time in our lives.”―Shawn Stevenson, host of The Model Health Show
“Dr. Mercola has changed the way we think about health.”―Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author and host of Bulletproof Radio
Dr. Mercola is the #1 Superspreader of Truth!
Criticism of Dr. Mercola’s Views
Mercola is the coauthor of various New York Times best-selling books, including The Great Bird Flu Hoax and The No-Grain Diet. He launched Mercola.com in 1997, staking out an early corner in the growing “alternative health” industry and building an audience with a wholesome yet conspiratorial “what the doctors don’t want us to know” tone. The telegenic 62-year-old’s long-running e-commerce and health-blogging business is carefully positioned to attract and comfort people who feel cast off, lied to, and vulnerable….
Mercola.com hosts many blog posts, some of which accumulate hundreds of thousands or even millions of views — enough to register as viral content. Plenty of the posts are benign fluff, such as an instructional post about how to cut a mango. There are 4,400 articles on the benefits of turmeric. Other posts, however, push dubious advice.
For example, Mercola says he believes fluoride is a neurological poison foisted upon Americans by a malevolent government. (Fluoride is a community health tool, as studies by the U.S. Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate). Mercola has also recommended following an alternative anticancer routine that includes coffee enemas even though other doctors have warned against the procedure, calling it risky….
“Joseph Mercola is among the top misinformation vectors of our time when it comes to health, medicine, food, parenting, and more. He promotes chemophobia and spreads fear of chemicals, GMOs, and vaccines, all while peddling alternatives to line his pockets,” pro-biotechnology activist and writer Kavin Senapathy told me. Senapathy has written for Forbes about Mercola’s habit of calling substances dangerous and then selling products containing those substances. “His promotion of pseudoscience helps fuel a culture that turns its nose up at beneficial technologies and medical treatments…”
While Mercola is the face of the company and the center of its branding, the former employee told The Ringer that Mercola does not write his own blog posts, instead employing a team of ghostwriters and then usually looking at the finished work. “He kind of separated himself from the business over the years, because he could,” the employee said. “We [know] that it’s his name that’s selling products. It’s not like you could write an article and say, ‘This article was written by Mr. Z,’ because no one’s going to want to read it then.”
At the bottom of each article on Mercola.com, readers will find a banner announcing the various organizations that receive a cut of the company’s profits. These include…the National Vaccine Information Center, a nonprofit that New Yorker writer Michael Specter describes as “the most influential advocacy group in the campaign against universal vaccination.” Mercola has worked with the NVIC’s leader, Barbara Loe Fisher, in efforts to demonize inoculations. In 2011, they paid to display an antivaccination advertisement on a billboard in Times Square, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics to petition CBS Outdoor to remove the ad on behalf of its 60,000-plus doctor members.
The reason the American Academy of Pediatrics reacted as it did is simple: Vaccination is a proven health tool. Vaccines prevent infectious disease and protect communities. While they are not without risk of rare adverse side effects, vaccines are a magnificent public safety achievement, at least on par with water filtration and seat belts. The brand of vaccine skepticism pushed by Mercola, Fisher, and celebrity activists like Jenny McCarthy is not an innocuous countercultural viewpoint, like believing in horoscopes or practicing Bikram yoga. Anti-vaxx proselytizing is dangerous to public health. It scares people into leaving their children and their communities vulnerable to preventable outbreaks. Due in part to the upswing in vaccine skepticism, diseases like measles and mumps are back in the news.
In her book On Immunity, an examination of vaccination fears, Eula Biss wrote about Mercola as one of the originating disinformation agents. She traced a persistent online rumor that the vaccine for H1N1, otherwise known as the swine flu, contained a chemical called squalene to an article written by Mercola, “Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed.”
“The reproductions of Mercola’s article that proliferated across the Web early in the pandemic were then, and still remain, uncorrected. But by the time I traced them to the version on his website in the fall of 2009, the original article already included a correction in the header clarifying that none of the H1N1 vaccines distributed in the United States contained squalene. This was not a minor point of correction, but the article had gone viral before being corrected,” Biss wrote. “Like a virus, it had replicated itself repeatedly, overwhelming more credible information about the vaccine.”
Antivaccination screeds with titles like “Vaccination Dangers Can Kill You or Ruin Your Life” and “Hepatitis B Vaccine Highly Linked to Sudden Infant Death” are plentiful on Mercola.com. Most recently, the site published “Vaccines — Are They Still Contributing to the Greater Good?” in November. It has more than 675,000 views so far.
Mercola has also gotten chummy with the original anti-vaxxer; he has interviewed Andrew Wakefield, the disbarred doctor who published the now-discredited study linking autism to vaccinations, which launched the modern anti-vaxx movement. After the U.K. General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise panel discredited his research, Wakefield was stripped of his medical license, The Lancet retracted the paper, and many peer-reviewed studies have refuted Wakefield’s findings. Yet he remains at the center of the antivaccination movement.
In addition to championing Wakefield, Mercola.com has attacked high-profile vaccine proponents, including Dr. Paul Offit, the chair of vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Mercola’s website derides Offit as a “dangerous [‘expert’] you should never EVER believe”; in the fun-house mirror of Mercola World, he is vilified as a greedy shill for Big Pharma. In reality, Offit is a pediatrician and infectious-disease expert who coinvented a rotavirus vaccine and wrote a book on pseudoscience. He is an outspoken advocate for vaccination and, as such, is the target of smear campaigns from the antivaccination movement….
“I think all medicine is ‘alternative’ before it becomes mainstream — chemotherapy was ‘alternative’ at some point — so I am eager to see where this field goes,” cancer expert Siddhartha Mukherjee wrote in a Q&A about his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. “Much of our pharmacopeia is derived from plant sources, and there are more chemicals in plants than we know of or know how to use. As yet, there have been few unbiased trials of these medicines in cancer treatment or prevention….”
“When I was growing up, autism wasn’t really a factor,” Donald Trump told a reporter in 2007. “And now all of a sudden, it’s an epidemic. Everybody has their theory. My theory, and I study it because I have young children, my theory is the shots.
We’re giving these massive injections at one time, and I really think it does something to the children.”
Trump has since tweeted a variety of statements implying he is skeptical of the current recommended vaccine schedule. More recently, he met with Mercola associate Andrew Wakefield and other prominent antivaccination advocates in August on the campaign trail.
New York Times article 12/16/22: Opposition to School Vaccine Mandates Has Grown Significantly, Study Finds.
Dr. Paul Thomas Shows Unvaxxed Kids Are MUCH Healthier
Dr. Paul Thomas: Why Another Great MD Lost His License reports that “Dr. Paul’s Fight For Medical Freedom explains that Dr. Paul Thomas…launched a landmark study comparing the health of vaccinated kids to that of unvaccinated kids. The study shows conclusively that unvaccinated kids are far healthier in every way as shown by the charts in the first video below.
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Vaxxed: From Cover-up To Catastrophe is a film that went viral in 2016
In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.
Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.
Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.
The Vaccine / Autism Connection
Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT says that by 2032, one in two American kids will be autistic (80% of boys). She is the author of Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment.
Named a “Best Book of the Year” by Kirkus Reviews
Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm.”―The Boston GlobeNamed an “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice
From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease….
In Toxic Legacy, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies―all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language. As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960’s with Silent Spring, Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you guidance on simple changes you can make right now and essential information you need to protect your health, your family’s health, and the planet on which we all depend.
“A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore.”―Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time.”―David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain
“Dr. Seneff’s work will change the way we all think about food.”―Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author.
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