Friday, June 10, 2022

#2544: John Bergman

John Bergman is a (hopefully) obscure guy behind some silly conspiracy drivel and youtube videos. He is perhaps most familiar as the “doctor” behind the headlines on various conspiracy and pseudoscience websites, such as Meddaily, in 2018 that made claims to the effect thatDoctor blows whistle on flu shot: ‘it’s designed to spread cancer’.”


And yes, Bergman does claim, without a shred of evidence, that the flu shot spreads, and was designed to spread, cancer. According to the aforementioned conspiracy websites, he “has revealed the influenza vaccinations being used to combat the latest H3N2 strain, are virtually ineffective and being forced onto the public through fear tactics to spread cancer” – “reveal” being the crucial word, of course: Bergman has no evidence and hasn’t shown anything. (Of course, given that cancer is statistically a disease of old age, you could say that survival spreads cancer, and the flu shots are designed to increase chances of survival – but that wasn’t Bergman’s claim.)


In fact, Bergman has spread false claims about a range of things, especially diabetes and “NATURAL health alternatives. He likes random capitalization – after all, when you’ve got no data or evidence, you need to SHOUT YOUR CLAIMS VERY LOUDLY TO MAKE THEM TRUE.


And of course, Bergman is, contrary to what’s stated in the headlines of those articles on various conspiracy sites, not a doctor. Rather, he is a D.C., a doctor of chiropractic”. You shouldn’t take your advice about flu and the flu vaccine from an anti-vax chiropractor. We shouldn’t have to tell you that.


Diagnosis: Yes, an anti-vax chiropractor. That’s all. Don’t listen to him about anything whatsoever.

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