Local anti-vaccer, Tony Barke, a 32 year-old father of one issued stark challenges to pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit and professional basketball player Lebron James. “I have done my research on the ingredients in vaccines, and I know that they are more dangerous than the diseases they are supposed to protect against,” said Mr. Barke. “I am fully confident I would destroy Dr. Proffit in any debate about vaccines.”
Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has published more than 130 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety, and is the author or co-author of books on vaccines, vaccination, and antibiotics. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day.
Similarly, Mr. Barke told The Spudd that he has been working on a basketball move where he pivots from behind the 3-point line and shoots while fading away backwards. “I can make that shot about 50% of the time. If I got on a little hot streak, I am sure I could beat Lebron in a game of one-on-one,” he told The Spudd. “I can’t dunk a tennis ball like I could in high school, but I can still touch the rim, and know that I could block him if he tried to dunk on me.”
Lebron James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 11 NBA All-Star teams, 11 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer.