Cleveland Clinic doctor apologizes, faces sanctions for writing antivaccine blog post

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  • Daniel Neides, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute in Ohio, wrote a column on a local news website espousing some of the main arguments of antivaccination advocates about the safety of additives in vaccines.
  • His column was immediately criticized by physicians around the globe, and the Cleveland Clinic was prompted to step in and disavow his statements.
  • Dr. Neides has since apologized in a statement released by the Cleveland Clinic, saying he fully supports vaccinations.

Why this matters

  • The controversy raises questions about healt...