Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future
Even as the autism rate soars and the cost to our nation climbs well into the billions, a dangerous new idea is taking hold: There simply is no autism epidemic.
The question is stark: Is autism ancient, a genetic variation that demands acceptance and celebration? Or is it new and disabling, triggered by something in the environment that is damaging more children every day?
Authors Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted believe autism is new, that the real rate is rising dramatically, and that those affected are injured and disabled, not merely “neurodiverse.” They call the refusal to acknowledge this reality Autism Epidemic Denial. This epidemic denial blocks the urgent need to confront and stop the epidemic and endangers our kids, our country, and our future.
The key to stopping the epidemic, they say, is to stop lying about its history and start asking “who profits?” People who deny that autism is new have self-interested motives, such as ending research that might pinpoint responsibility—and, most threateningly, liability for this man-made epidemic.
Using ground-breaking research, the authors definitively debunk best-selling claims that autism is nothing new—and nothing to worry about.
Vaccinated children have 420 percent higher risk of ADHD compared to non-vaccinated kids. http://bit.ly/2sEsoyA
Toddler survives smallpox vaccine reaction
May 18, 2007
A two-year-old boy who developed a serious reaction to his father’s smallpox vaccination has recovered but disease detectives found infectious virus all over his house, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. A photo of the boy’s stomach is seen in a handout photo from the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A two-year-old boy who developed a serious reaction to his father’s smallpox vaccination has recovered but disease detectives found infectious virus all over his house, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.
The Indiana toddler developed a rare rash known as eczema vaccinatum after playing with his father, a soldier vaccinated for deployment in Iraq, reported Dr. John Marcinak of the University of Chicago and CDC experts.
Experimental treatments helped the child, but the CDC said the incident showed that care must be taken by people who receive the smallpox vaccine.
It was the first case of eczema vaccinatum reported in the United States since 1988, the CDC said. The child was hospitalized for 48 days but should suffer no long-term consequences other than possible scarring, said the report, published in the CDC’s weekly report on death and disease.
Pox viruses can survive on inanimate objects so experts tested the family’s home.
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MORETONES, DOLOR, DIFICULTAD EN LA MARCHA, DESPUÉS DE LA VACUNA DEL PAPILOMA… NOS DIJERON QUE SERÍA TRANSITORIO, COMPRAMOS UN ANDADOR Y UNA SILLA DE RUEDAS. WENDY DE 12 AÑOS, DE MONTERREY, N.L, MÉXICO.
Su madre Nohemí Mtz, enfermera de profesión, narra el viacrucis al que se han enfrentado desde hace unos meses.
Continue Reading Bruising, pain, difficulty in the March, after the vaccine… they told us it would be transient, we bought a walker and a wheelchair. 12-Year-old Wendy from Monterrey, n. L, Mexico.
His mother nohemí mtz, a nurse of profession, narrates the stations they have faced for a few months.
Wendy Vaccinated 3 April 2 dose symptomatology notable 27 may..
Probable DX: Myositis by infection
HSP (purpura )
Ataxia in study
DX likely to discard myelitis
How Many DX. More will give me to tell me or accept that it was a DX. Post vaccination in each diagnosis a relevant factor is the vaccine.
Health workers in Syria rush to vaccinate 320,000 children amid sudden polio outbreak
One of the cases is in Raqqa – Isis’s de facto capital
Health officials in Syria are scrambling to urgently vaccinate 320,000 children in some of the country’s most difficult to access areas, following an outbreak of polio that has left at least 22 children paralysed. Health workers will likely have to coordinate with Isis and other extremist groups to carry out the work.
It was recently revealed that 17 children had been affected by an outbreak of vaccine-derived polio.
One of the cases was in Raqqa, the de facto Syrian capital of Isis, while the remainder were in the Mayadeen district of eastern Syria.
SIDS Listed As Adverse Reaction on DTaP Vaccine Insert plus others
What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is when a child suddenly stops breathing and dies. It normally happens during sleep. According to the Centers For Disease Control, SIDS is rare, only occurring in less than 3,000 babies per year, and only 1,500 in 2013.
The problem with the above chart and statistics is that these numbers are not even remotely accurate. Again, we are first looking at this from a conscious parents’ perspective. We do not take “It just happens” as an acceptable answer and we do not take “Unknown Cause” as an acceptable answer. After the “Back To Sleep” Campaign launched in 1994, SIDS cases seemed to plummet. But what isn’t publicized is that after that campaign launched, causes of death titles were also changing from “SIDS” to “Unknown Causes” and a plethora of other titles. The percentages of “Unknown Causes” or other muddled titles went up, and the SIDS rates went down.
According to The CJ Foundation For Sids, fewer and fewer medical examiners and coroners are using SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) as a cause of death. While the definition of SIDS is: “sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review of the clinical history,” the word “syndrome” incorrectly implies a diagnoses or illness, when it is in fact a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no clinically significant findings that indicate cause of death.
Five years ago, your baby’s cause of death probably would have been ruled SIDS. The fact that there is no national standard for terminology for these types of infant deaths AND that medical examiners/ coroners are increasingly reluctant to use SIDS as a cause of death has led to parental and bureaucratic confusion. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics lists ALL of the following as definitions of SIDS for coding purposes:
Sudden Death in Infancy or SDII
Sudden Infant Death or SID
Sudden Unexplained Death or SUD
Sudden Unexplained (unexpected) Death in Infancy or SUDI
Sudden Unexplained Infant Death or SUID
Sudden plus (Unexpected) or (Unattended) or (Unexplained)
Death plus (Cause Unknown) or (in Infancy) or (Syndrome)
Infant Death plus (Syndrome)
Presumed SIDS, Probably SIDS, Consistent with SIDS
The 1918 Influenza Epidemic was a Vaccine-caused Disease
Posted on July 11, 2009 by Barbara Peterson
I. Honorof, E. McBean (Vaccination The Silent Killer p28)
Source: Dr. Rebecca Carley
Very few people realize that the worst epidemic ever to hit America, the Spanish Influenza of 1918 was the after effect of the massive nation-wide vaccine campaign. The doctors told the people that the disease was caused by germs. Viruses were not known at that time or they would have been blamed. Germs, bacteria and viruses, along with bacilli and a few other invisible organisms are the scapegoats, which the doctors like to blame for the things they do not understand. If the doctor makes a wrong diagnosis and treatment, and kills the patient, he can always blame it on the germs, and say the patient didn’t get an early diagnosis and come to him in time.
If we check back in history to that 1918 flu period, we will see that it suddenly struck just after the end of World War I when our soldiers were returning home from overseas. That was the first war in which all the known vaccines were forced on all the servicemen. This mish-mash of poison drugs and putrid protein of which the vaccines were composed, caused such widespread disease and death among the soldiers that it was the common talk of the day, that more of our men were being killed by medical shots than by enemy shots from guns. Thousands were invalided home or to military hospitals, as hopeless wrecks, before they ever saw a day of battle. The death and disease rate among the vaccinated soldiers was four times higher than among the unvaccinated civilians. But this did not stop the vaccine promoters. Vaccine has always been big business, and so it was continued doggedly.
It was a shorter war than the vaccine-makers had planned on, only about a year for us, so the vaccine promoters had a lot of unused, spoiling vaccines left over which they wanted to sell at a good profit. So they did what they usually do, they called a meeting behind closed doors, and plotted the whole sordid program, a nationwide (worldwide) vaccination drive using all their vaccines, and telling the people that the soldiers were coming home with many dread diseases contracted in foreign countries and that it was the patriotic duty of every man, woman and child to get “protected” by rushing down to the vaccination centers and having all the shots.
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Friday, September 26, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff
(NaturalNews) Another young girl has died from Gardasil, the infamous HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., and the medical establishment claims that it was a fluke. Twelve-year-old Meredith Prohaska from Waukesha, Wisconsin, died just a few hours after getting her Gardasil shot, and her parents are sure that the vaccine was the cause of death.
According to FOX6Now.com, Meredith was an otherwise healthy, fun-loving girl prior to her death. She did have a sore throat the day that she died, which is why her parents took her to the doctor in the first place. But it was a minor ailment that, in light of the events of that fateful day, couldn’t possibly have killed her that quickly or coincidentally.
Reports indicate that Meredith’s parents took her to the doctor during the morning hours of August 7. Around 10:30 am, she received her first HPV vaccine, which about 30 minutes later appeared to lull her into a deep sleep. Meredith’s mother Rebecca recalls having had to repeatedly wake her up so she could make it through the day.
Later that afternoon at around 3:30 pm, Rebecca left the house for about 30 minutes to get some food. When she returned, she found her daughter lying on the floor unconscious, upon which she initiated CPR — Rebecca served as an EMT (emergency medical technician) for the National Guard for 14 years, so she knew what she was doing.
When the CPR failed, Rebecca immediately called 911, and Meredith was rushed to the hospital. But it was too late — the girl was pronounced dead upon arrival, without explanation.
There is NO Science that shows Vaccines Cause Autism, EXCEPT in ALL THESE Government Published Studies which show Vaccines Cause Autism
Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality among infants by the number of vaccine doses and age, based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1990-2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22531966
Comparing vaccination rates in 34 developed nations revealed a significant correlation between infant mortality rates and the number of vaccine doses infants receive. The U.S. requires the most vaccines and has the highest infant mortality
Research shows the more vaccines an infant receives simultaneously, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to those receiving fewer vaccines
The earlier in infancy a child is vaccinated, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to children receiving the same vaccines at a later time
Routine childhood vaccination is an important public health tool to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases, but the present study provides new epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of an ASD diagnosis.
4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women
July 4, 2017
By Christina England
Documentation received from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and 2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 percent in pregnant women. Eileen Dannemann, NCOW’s director, made abundantly clear that despite these figures being known to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine containing mercury (Thimerosal) has once again been recommended to pregnant women as a safe vaccination this season.
Outraged by the CDC’s total disregard for human life, Ms. Dannemann accused the CDC of ‘willful misconduct,’ saying that they are responsible for causing the deaths of thousands of unborn babies. She stated that the CDC deliberately misled the nation’s obstetricians and gynecologists and colluded with the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) to mislead the public by advertising the flu vaccine as a safe vaccine for pregnant women when they knew fully well that it was causing a massive spike in fetal deaths.
In a letter to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Ms. Dannemann wrote:
“Not only did the CDC fail to disclose the spiraling spike in fetal death reports in real time during the 2009 pandemic season as to cut the fetal losses, but also we have documented by transcript Dr. Marie McCormick, chairperson of the Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group (VSRAWG) on September 3, 2010, denying any adverse events in the pregnant population during the 2009 Pandemic season.” 
HIDING LIFE-OR-DEATH EVIDENCE
Because the H1N1 pandemic vaccine had never been tested on the pregnant population, and to lessen the intensity of fears of the unknown risks, Dr. Marie McCormick of the CDC was employed to keep track of all adverse events during the 2009 pandemic season, including those adverse events in the pregnant population. Dr. McCormick was responsible for sending monthly reports to the Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS), citing any suspicious adverse events.
According to Ms. Dannemann, NCOW has been unable to obtain access to these monthly reports. After sending a Freedom of Information Act request to the CDC, she was told that she may have to wait 36 months to access what should be published public reports.
The Mercola letter continues:
“The Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) and CDC were confronted with the VAERS data from NCOW on September 3, 2010, in Washington, D.C., and then again by conference call on September 10, and then again in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 28, 2010. On both September 3 and September 10, Dr. Marie McCormick clearly denied that there were any adverse events for pregnant women from the 2009 flu vaccine.”
HHS National vaccine advisory committee – Government admits vaccine fails #VaXism NEWS #MMR
For many parents, the commercial was offensive, for others, they considered it laughable. Some people in the comments even went so far as to say they contracted HPV even after taking the vaccine. In what is either bravery on the part of Merck, or a general lack of Internet awareness, the comments remain turned on which has led to Internet savages taking it to them as recent as this month.
For many, the ad is an oversimplification of an issue they consider to be much broader in scope. The HPV vaccine has been scrutinized for alleged side-effects in teens. Merck has, in essence, ignored all accusations with this advertisement which portrays parents as being perpetrators of cervical cancer. The comments show that parents are revolting in a public setting, which isn’t always the normal when it comes to vaccine controversies.
Former Merck Scientists Sue Merck Alleging MMR Vaccine Efficacy Fraud
Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski, former Merck virologists blew the whistle by filing a qui tam action lawsuit — U.S. v Merck & Co. — in August 2010. The scientists allege that the efficacy tests for the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR) were faked. The document was unsealed in June, 2012.
This is a major federal case alleging fraud in vaccine testing; it encapsulates how medical research can be manipulated to achieve desired results, and why it may be wise to question the integrity and the validity of “science-based medicine.”
The suit charges that Merck knew its measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was less effective than the purported 95% level, and it alleges that senior management was aware and also oversaw testing that concealed the actual effectiveness. According to the lawsuit, Merck began a sham testing program in the late 1990’s to hide the declining efficacy of the vaccine. The objective of the fraudulent trials was to “report efficacy of 95% or higher regardless of the vaccine’s true efficacy.”
According to Krahling and Wlochowski’s complaint, they were threatened with jail were they to alert the FDA to the fraud being committed.
In January 31, 2016, the court ordered that discovery, the process of gathering evidence, must be completed by 1 March 2017, over a year from now. The court also ordered that expert discovery needs to be completed by 31 October 2017.
Other motions must be filed by 20 December 2017. A motion for class action certification must be filed by 1 March 2018; and Merck must file its opposition to class certification by 5 April 2018.
The plaintiffs charge that Merck defrauded the U.S. for more than a decade by faking a vaccine efficacy rate of 95% even though the real rate was significantly lower.
“As the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud. But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection against mumps. And while this is a disease the CDC targeted ts the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is byo eradicate by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger with significant outbreaks continuing to occur,” the suit alleges. (Forbes June 6, 2012)
According to the suit, the objective of the fraudulent trials was to “report efficacy of 95% or higher regardless of the vaccine’s true efficacy.”
One Big Reason to Consider NOT getting the HPV Vaccine
Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a conventionally educated medical doctor who was a participant in the conventional hospital system from 1989 until 2011. Like a growing number of people in the medical community, Dr. Humphries began to question vaccines after continually hearing stories of patients who experienced severe adverse reactions after vaccination. Dr. Humphries has been a stalwart worldwide crusader for true health knowledge, lecturer and author since she walked away from her six-figure career in 2011.
Recently Dr. Humphries appeared alongside HighWire host Del Bigtree to spotlight bombshell information regarding the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. The untested medical assumptions, research fraud, and dangers of the HPV vaccine are lengthy. Severe injuries and death among teenage girls and boys from the shot are mounting globally as regulatory and health agencies hide within the safe shadows of their long-debunked ‘safe and effective’ buzzwords refusing to acknowledge the failed HPV vaccine paradigm.
Perhaps one of the most concerning, and still not properly addressed, issues about the HPV vaccine is the use of Merck’s patented amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS) adjuvant within the shot. Merck’s proprietary compound is used in the HPV vaccine because of its high potential to cause inflammation and antibody formation. However the structure of the AAHS is such that it traps and irreversibly binds the HPV viral DNA to its structure. The AAHS, with its HPV viral DNA along for the ride, is then able to slip into human cells at which point the foreign material lights up a bonfire of inflammation within the body. For reason’s unknown, Merck’s new  Gardasil 9 has more than double the amount of AAHS contained in the vaccine compared to its previous Gardasil product. The Food and Drug Administration has ignored direct requests to investigate and comment on the DNA fragments being attached to the aluminum adjuvant.
“I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.” Dr. Bernard Dalbergue 2014, former Merck physician
Polio: Vaccinated British man shed virus for 30 years
28 August 2015
A British man who was vaccinated against polio has been producing the virus for nearly 30 years.
He had an immune disorder that mean the weakened polio virus used to vaccinate him in childhood survived in his body.
Over time it has mutated into a form of the virus that can cause paralysis and he had no idea the jab had not worked.
Polio is only endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria although Nigeria has now gone more than a year without a case.
The discovery was made by a team from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
They now warn that similar cases could trigger new outbreaks and hamper efforts to eradicate the disease.
They wrote in the journal PLOS Pathogens: “While maintaining high immunisation coverage will likely confer protection against paralytic disease caused by these viruses, significant changes in immunisation strategies might be required to effectively stop their occurrence and potential widespread transmission.”
The man had a full course of polio vaccinations, including three doses of weakened live virus at five, seven and 12 months old, followed by a booster when he was about seven.
He was later diagnosed with a condition that suppresses the immune system, affecting its ability to kill viruses in the gut.
Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Vaccine-Induced Autoimmune Injury
Posted on: Tuesday, May 17th 2016 at 6:45 am
Written By: Celeste McGovern
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2016
Scientists reveal how a hyperactivated immune system can unleash disease
Bobby Hunter was 10 years old when his mother noticed her usually energetic boy was struggling to stay awake and he looked exhausted all the time. Then he began collapsing. Eventually Bobby was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a lifelong incurable condition where victims suddenly drop into deep dream sleep, sometimes a dozen times a day or more. It can be accompanied by bizarre and terrifying symptoms: waking hallucinations of demons, insomnia, sleep paralysis and a sudden loss of muscle control or cataplexy often triggered by strong emotions. Bobby now has to be accompanied everywhere he goes in case he falls unconscious; he’ll never bathe or drive or cross a street alone. But his case is particularly cruel. Now, he is a child who is afraid to smile or laugh because it might trigger an attack.
Bobby’s mother Amanda is adamant he first became ill after he received the nasal flu vaccine at his school. But could such a small thing cause such a devastating disorder?
Narcolepsy Nightmare Explained
This month at the 10th Autoimmunity Congress in Leipzig, Germany a leading pharmaceutical researcher presented his international team’s findings suggesting that vaccination could indeed have the “unexpected” effect of inducing crippling narcolepsy, an autoimmune disease.
Sohail Ahmed, lead author of a ground breaking paper published last summer in Science Translational Medicine explained how the now-retracted Pandemrix vaccine was implicated in a narcolepsy epidemic of more than 1,300 children in several European countries and spates of cases linked to other vaccines for the 2009 swine flu pandemic that never materialized.
It turns out, part of the influenza nucleoprotein in the swine flu vaccine looked (molecularly) just like a receptor for a neurotransmitter in the brain called orexin that regulates the sleep/wake cycle, explained, Ahmed former global head of clinical sciences at Novartis and later GlaxoSmithKline who is currently with Roche Pharmaceuticals.
When the vaccine was injected with an adjuvant to ramp up the immune response, the immune system went into overdrive. Something — maybe chemical ingredients in the vaccine, maybe inflammation – breached the blood brain barrier and the immune system targeting the vaccine virus also locked in on the receptors in the brain sleep centre. Narcoleptic patients’ own immune system then destroyed a hub of 70,000 or so orexin-producing cells in their brains before their hosts started knocking out. The autoimmune reaction can’t be turned off because the immune system is programmed to relentlessly attack anything it perceives as a foreign invader. It’s a case of mistaken identity and in immunology it’s called a “cross-reaction.”
But could other vaccines still in circulation that contain the H1N1 virus trigger narcolepsy too? Could the same mechanism cause kids like Bobby Hunter to get narcolepsy from the nasal flu vaccine?
Both Ahmed and immunologist Maria Teresa Arango at Leipzig confirmed that it could indeed. Bobby probably carries the HLA-DQB1*0602 genetic marker that leaves him at a higher risk of getting narcolepsy. But so does 20% of the US population. For pharmaceutical industry dependents like Ahmed, so long as cases like Bobby’s are not epidemic as they were with Pandemrix, they are collateral damage the pharmaceutical industry is willing continue to keep flu vaccines rolling.
But what if other vaccine proteins are acting in more unexpected ways, contributing to other autoimmune diseases?
Arango said such cross-reactivity could be the underlying mechanism for widely varied and unexpected documented vaccine adverse autoimmune events affecting other parts of the brain or body. She pointed to the work of Dr. Darja Kanduc.
Massive Peptide Sharing, Massive Autoimmunity?
Vaccination mishap causes panic in Lesotho
2017-03-23T08:34 By: Sechaba Mokhethi
A recently rolled out countrywide Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign in Lesotho has become a national disaster, with hundreds of immunised children returned to health centres with extreme side-effects and full blown measles symptoms.
The MMR vaccine protects children against the three diseases, measles, mumps and rubella and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends children get two of its doses starting with the first dose at 12 months through 15 months of age; the second dose can be taken at 4 through 6 years of age.
The vaccine contains live viruses that have been weakened so that they stimulate the immune system, but do not cause disease in healthy people.
In a brief statement issued on Wednesday after a public outcry, the health ministry said they were aware of several cases presented at different health centres which parents associated with the MMR vaccination.
WV Senate Education Committee OKs school vaccination exemptions
A bill allowing for exemptions for students from receiving vaccinations before enrolling in public schools narrowly cleared the West Virginia Senate Education Committee on Thursday.
The bill (SB537) would allow students to evade vaccinations with a note from their parents citing religious or philosophical grounds.
The body has spent its last several sessions hearing testimony from doctors regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccines.
Current law requires public school students to receive vaccinations from several different diseases including chicken pox, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, mumps, diphtheria, polio, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough.
The committee voted 7-6 to send the proposal to the Senate floor, with the recommendation that the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee look it over first.
The proposed bill also allows for exemption from a vaccination mandate at colleges, universities, vocational schools and in the workplace.
Mia Blesky, of Reading, was given the Gardasil vaccine in September at school
The next day her legs felt heavy and she had a burning sensation in her spine
The straight A student went on to lose all sensation in her legs, body and arms
However, her doctors claim that her problem is completely psychological
It comes after reports told of another teenage girl who was also left paralysed
By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 11:53 BST, 27 March 2017 | Updated: 18:10 BST, 27 March 2017
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally
By Gary Greenberg | Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 06:38 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the keynote address March 31 at the Revolution for Truth rally in Washington, D.C., organized by the Vaccination Injury Awareness League to call for more transparency in the research and government approval process of an ever-expanding schedule of vaccines.
Kennedy has said that he is “pro-vaccine,” but he believes more research should be done to investigate potential health risks and is critical of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s handling of the issue.
“CDC recommended five pediatric vaccines when I was a boy in 1954,” says Kennedy, son of the late U.S. Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. “Today’s children generally cannot attend school without at least 56 doses of 14 vaccines by the time they’re 18.”
Ever since British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s suggested links between vaccines and autism was widely discredited nearly two decades ago, Kennedy says that anyone who questions vaccines is treated as a pariah.
“People who have legitimate concerns about vaccine safety have been ridiculed, marginalized and vilified,” Kennedy tells Newsmax Health. “But there is overwhelming consensus within the scientific research community that raise legitimate safety concerns about the current vaccination schedule.”
Kennedy blames the pharmaceutical industry, U.S. government, and media of colluding in the push to inoculate more and more people with an increasing variety of vaccines.
“The media will not elaborate on this issue,” says Kennedy, founder of the environmental group World Mercury Project. “Part of it is the money that they are making from the industry through advertising, $5.4 billion annually. But most reporters and editors are more concerned that raising any questions about vaccine safety will reduce vaccination coverage, and they believe that will endanger the public health.”
He accuses the media of failing their role as watchdog of American society by refusing to challenge pronouncements of vaccine safety by the CDC, pharmaceutical companies, and others, many of which he claims reference flawed studies.
“The media censorship doesn’t strengthen the vaccine program, but rather emboldens the most reckless and irresponsible behavior by the regulators and the $25 billion-a-year vaccine industry,” says Kennedy.
The explosion in vaccines began in the mid-1980s after Congress gave the pharmaceutical industry blanket immunity from lawsuits for vaccine injury.
Kennedy blasts the CDC as a “cesspool of corruption” in which people who sit on vaccine advisory committees often have vested interests in the drugs they are judging. One example is Dr. Paul Offit, who Kennedy says voted to add his own rotavirus vaccine to CDC’s schedule, and pocketed millions by later selling the royalties of his patent.
Kennedy also accuses the CDC of manipulating data from its own studies, a charge supported by whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. Kennedy says the longtime CDC scientist has said he and his fellow researchers were pressured to alter data about the safety of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal to conceal its causative link to various brain injuries, including autism.
While thimerosal was removed from pediatric vaccines distributed in the U.S. in 2001, Kennedy notes that it’s still used in some flu shots that are routinely given to kids and pregnant women.
“They call on pregnant women to limit their consumption of fish to avoid mercury but recommend they get flu shots containing mercury,” says Kennedy, who edited the book “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak.”
“The CDC claims it’s in a form that is less persistent in the body, so it doesn’t do the same kind of damage. But a lot of science says that’s not true.”