Fake Immunization Records, Real Suicide Note

Here is a sad situation as well as a weird event. Dr. Van Koinis, an Illinois pediatrician, committed suicide and left behind a suicide note saying he falsified medical records about vaccinating kids. Were the parents upset? No. He didn’t shoot them with saline. He just lied and that is what they wanted him to do.

Investigators believe parents of children who opposed vaccinations for communicable diseases — which are required by statute for all students in Illinois — sought out Koinis with a “purpose” to get fraudulent records to allow their children to attend schools without receiving immunizations, Dart said.

What did he write before killing himself?

The note was very short,” Dart told the station. “It was a note where he expressed a lot of regret and the note was solely driven at the fact that he did things he regretted as far as the vaccinations … He was incredibly regretful for what he did and it was the only thing he mentioned in the suicide note. It was this and only this.”

Any doctor that kills himself is a tragedy. Maybe this guy came to his senses and realized the harm he had done? I hope he finds peace now. And the anti-vaxxers will have to find another patsy. So sad.

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  4 comments for “Fake Immunization Records, Real Suicide Note

  1. Steve O'
    February 16, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Some dude boxed, yawnsville. So what did the chart say? Was he struggling with depression, and unable to keep up with his work, i.e. appropriate documentation in the chart? Now there’s the rub – because people come and go, but the chart lives forever. As long as he didn’t destroy any charts by offing himself, s’okay.

  2. Kay Adamczak
    February 14, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    There is something convoluted here.
    Did he not vaccinate and document he did at the parents request? Did he not vaccinate and not tell the parents at all?
    Was he being paid for how many he documented he vaccinated and feeling guilty?
    Am I missing something here??

    • Douglas Farrago MD
      February 14, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      I think he was paid, by the parents, to say he did vaccinate

  3. Pat
    February 14, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Those parents were stupid and criminally deceitful. They own a piece of this. I’d like to see every one of them charged.

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