Officials have ordered the emergency suspension of a Chicago doctor who, for more than a decade, has been giving unapproved, home-made vaccinations to his patients.
And that’s not even the half of it - investigations have revealed that he sometimes modified oral vaccinations by adding vodka and cat saliva to them, which he believed would help treat allergies.
Many of the doctor’s patients couldn’t even decide for themselves if they felt like being treated with vodka and cat saliva, because according to his charts, many of his patients were children - one as young as seven days old.
Oddly enough, Dr Ming Te Lin didn’t get busted after all this time because his patients had finally had enough of his crazy practices - he appears to be pretty popular with those he’s been treating.
According to The Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation became aware of him thanks to complaints from health care providers that children were getting unapproved oral and nasal versions of childhood shots from him.
"After hearing complaints ... investigators visited Lin's Flossmoor practice," the AP reports. "They found a cluttered, unsterile office and 'a box filled with vials and tubes that [Lin] was using to make his own vaccinations'."
There are a number of things this guy is going to have to answer for, the first being why he’s been administering vaccinations for more than 10 years that have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other legitimate medical organisation.
Lin will also have to explain why he failed to inform patients of the risks associated with not taking conventional vaccinations - you know, the ones that actually work.
And, perhaps most damning of all, he will have to explain why he signed state forms declaring that he had administered conventional shots to his underage patients, when in reality he was making them ingest cat saliva.
But, as you might suspect, the weirdness doesn’t end there.
As George Dvorsky reports for Gizmodo, Lin swore by a device called the Wavefront 2000, which claims to detoxify mercury from allergy vaccinations, and yep, it’s entirely based on pseudoscience.
Take a look at the manufacturer’s description of the device:
"The WaveFront 2000 is an electronic device that detects the unique, subtle electro-magnetic frequency information of any substance placed in its input well and imprints the signal into a carrier fluid placed in the output well."
And, just to be clear, every single vaccine in the US National Immunisation Program for children under five years old is free from thiomersal - a preservative that contains a form of mercury - and there is zero evidence that the small amount of thiomersal in vaccines given to everyone else is in any way harmful.
So mercury in conventional vaccines was the least of Lin’s or his patients’ problems.
But, as we mentioned earlier, his patients appeared to love him. Although that might change with revelations of cat saliva.
Hopefully, now that his dangerous practices have been put to bed, his patients can get the protection they need from actual, medically approved vaccinations. Because here's what's at risk if they don't: