No, not the department store - the Orange County, California doctor, a devout anti-vaxxer, is now in danger of losing his medical license.
Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician and nationally known critic of vaccination laws, faces the loss of his medical license after the state medical board accused him of improperly excusing a toddler from immunization and endangering both the child and the public.
The Medical Board of California contends in legal documents released Thursday that Sears committed “gross negligence” and deviated from standard practice when he issued a letter in 2014 prescribing no more vaccines for the child.
Yes, well, he didn't do any actual checking, he just talked with mommy, and mommy doesn't like vaccines much (which is likely why she consulted him in the first place. Among the brain-dead anti-vax crowd, the guy's a rock star.
Sears, 47, whose “The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child” has sold more than 250,000 copies and made him a celebrity among parents who see peril in the mandatory vaccination regime, could not be reached for comment late Thursday.
Among other things, he says that vaccine-preventable diseases aren't usually a big deal. Tell that to a polio victim, Doc.