Mr Bogash also expressed frustration “that a previous infection with Covid is absolutely not part of the discussion, despite all the evidence to support the fact that natural immunity is stronger and longer lasting than immunity. acquired “. (Research indicates that vaccines are likely to create stronger and more reliable immunity, especially against the variants.)
Without mentioning vaccines, Dawn Benton, executive vice president of the California Chiropractic Association, said chiropractors were “well trained in recognizing conditions that are beyond our scope so that we can determine when a patient is best.” treated in our office or by another healthcare professional. “
“Given our training,” she said, “there are times when a Doctor of Chiropractic can comment appropriately on many medical topics, and we leave the decision to each Doctor of Chiropractic and the regulations. under which he practices.
Only two of the 11 organizations affected – the Delaware Chiropractic Society and the Washington State Chiropractic Association – have said directly that chiropractors should refer patients to physicians with questions about medical topics.
“Providing clinical advice on matters outside the scope would violate many laws and regulations governing healthcare licensees,” said Jeff Curwen, executive director of the Washington association. “Chiropractors can and should discuss with their patients how non-chiropractic treatments may affect their chiropractic care, but they should always refer these patients to the appropriate type of provider for specific answers to questions outside the scope. . “
Some practitioners, however, have shared inaccurate or unsourced information uninvited.
On his website, Greg Werner, a chiropractor in New York and Westchester County, NY, says there is no evidence that vaccines work and that the germ theory “doesn’t exist” because ” if it did, EVERYBODY would be sick ALL the time. “(He declined an interview request.)
New Jersey chiropractor J. Zimmerman regularly blogged figures from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System – a federal database to which anyone can report health problems after vaccination – and suggested that vaccines were the source of the reported problems. He did not mention the CDC warning – “A report to VAERS does not mean that the vaccine caused the adverse event, only that the adverse event occurred sometime after vaccination” – in his posts. until the New York Times sent him questions about his use of VAERS.