September 1, 2014

Vaccine Mania: The Relationship between Government and Pharmaceutical Companies

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by Alliance for Natural Health

The vaccination question is a hotly debated topic, even in the natural health community. It doesn’t help when vaccine companies have blatant conflicts of interest and the studies supporting their safety may be fraudulent!

What we all can agree upon is the need to keep crony capitalism out of it, to keep information clear, unambiguous, and uncensored, and to allow people to make informed choices for themselves and their families. As we noted last year, there is an increasing tendency for immunization mandates to become a financial joint venture of the vaccine manufacturer and the government. The government is providing much of the funding manufacturers need to build facilities. So the government, which is supposed to regulate vaccine makers, becomes a full financial and operating partner with the companies they’re regulating! The government then turns around and orders us to be vaccinated or be ineligible for school—or in some cases go to jail!

As it stands now, the government gives patent protection and FDA approvals to pharmaceutical companies and thus creates medical monopolies. The government also exempts vaccine makers from legal liability. But when in addition the government invests in the business itself and partners with private companies, then adds the threat of jail for consumer non-compliance, we have a completely out-of-control situation.

Many parents are concerned that some vaccines are unsafe because they may contain harmful ingredients like mercury or aluminum. Others believe the overloading of a young immune system with so many vaccines at once causes genetic changes. Some generally support vaccinations but wish there were more scientific clarity.

What is incontrovertible is that the vaccine industry is controlled and manipulated by Big Pharma. Drug companies are often able to fast-track vaccines through the FDA approval process without proper controls. And in the tight circle of scientists who work on vaccines, conflicts of interest are commonplace. Rep. Dan Burton (R–IN) says that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “routinely allows scientists with blatant conflicts of interest to serve on intellectual advisory committees that make recommendations on new vaccines,” even though they have “interests in the products and companies for which they are supposed to be providing unbiased oversight.”

This cozy relationship of government with the drug companies may be why the CDC is now recommending a cocktail of over ten different vaccines—adding up to more than 35 doses—for children under the age of 6.

One of the hot-button issues is the MMR vaccine—for measles, mumps, and rubella—and possible links of the vaccine to autism. The Journal of Immunotoxicology last month published an article by Helen Ratajczak, a former senior scientist at a pharmaceutical firm. Ratajczak did what nobody else apparently has bothered to do: she reviewed the body of published science since autism was first described in 1943. Not just one theory suggested by research—such as the role of MMR shots, or the mercury preservative thimerosal—but all of them.

Ratajczak’s article states, in part, that “Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis [brain damage] following vaccination.” The article goes on to discuss many potential vaccine-related culprits, including the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time—with the body’s immune system being thrown out of balance.

Ratajczak also looks at a factor that hasn’t been widely discussed: human DNA contained in vaccines. Ratajczak reports that about the same time vaccine makers took mercury (thimerosal) out of most vaccines—with the exception of flu shots, which still widely contain thimerosal—they began making some vaccines using human tissue. Ratajczak says human tissue is currently used in 23 vaccines, notes that the increase in autism incidences corresponds to the introduction of human DNA to the MMR vaccine, and suggests the two could be linked. Ratajczak also says an additional increased spike in autism occurred in 1995 when chicken pox vaccine was grown in human fetal tissue.

The problem is not simply that physicians (and the media, and the government) are ignorant of the published research—it’s also that some of the research simply cannot be trusted. For example, many articles in the mainstream media bend over backwards to assure the public that the MMR vaccine is safe, most often pointing to a “definitive study” in Denmark proving that the vaccine did not cause autism. But earlier this month, Poul Thorsen, who administered the CDC grant money for that study, was indicted for fraud and money laundering, falsely claiming that labs had performed work on the study which had not in fact been done. If some of the study’s conclusions were derived from work that was not actually performed, the entire study could be fraudulent.

Last month, former ANH-USA board president Sherri Tenpenny, MD, wrote a scathing article on fraudulent medical research the world over, especially in highly respected medical journals, concluding that “What doctors consider to be ‘usual and customary’ may turn out to be misleading, exaggerated and chillingly, flat-out wrong. Physicians would be well served to take medical publications under advisement rather than believing that just because it has been published, it is accurate and infallible, as gospel engraved in stone.”

As we noted in our Position Paper on Vaccinations, we believe that no one—children, pregnant women, adults, the military, seniors—should be forced to be vaccinated. We believe that in order for individuals to make up their minds about vaccination, they need accurate and impartial information. And we believe that informed choice is the best way to protect the right to decide about vaccination. The vaccine industry is a billion-dollar market, but it has meager proof of its products’ efficacy or safety. Consumers are entitled to know exactly what is going into their bodies—its benefits and risks—and how safe and how effective that substance is. Above all, we have a right to government regulation that is not completely tarnished by crony capitalist deals.

Read the Full Article here: http://www.anh-usa.org/vaccine-mania/

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Dr. DeStefano has publicly stated that while he will reveal the data again, but that he is standing by the original study. A new audio recording of a conversation he just had with independent investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has just been posted on the Internet.

In this interview, Dr. DeStefano, who is not a whistle-blower, has come out with his own confession of bias and way of interpreting data so that it does not have to be shared with the public if it is not favorable with what they want to communicate regarding vaccines.

Dr. DeSefano and the CDC is being forced to answer questions like this (which unfortunately the mainstream media as of yet are NOT asking) because his co-author on the study, Dr. William Thompson, has hired one of the top whistleblower attorney’s in the nation so that he can come forward and reveal all the data the CDC has been hiding in regards to vaccines and autism.

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CNN was the first mainstream media (MSM) outlet to publish a story on the CDC whistleblower story linking vaccines to autism. Predictably, CNN marginalized this story on their website, and then posted a video from their TV network which said nothing about the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, but simply reiterated the MSM’s belief that all vaccines are safe and do not cause autism. They have posted a video that incorrectly represents facts regarding infant mortality and current whooping cough outbreaks that are occurring among fully vaccinated populations.

How can we trust anything CNN says on the vaccine issue if they misrepresent such basic facts regarding vaccines that are easily verified by 3rd party sources?

This story regarding the CDC cover-up has become too big for the MSM to ignore. They have to address it, but predictably they will continue to cover the story from their own belief system that the vaccine-autism debate is over, and that only one side of the debate should be heard. For those reporters that would dare to cover both sides of the debate, they will soon be without a career in MSM. So perhaps the American public needs to wake up and acknowledge this fact, and research the issue for themselves. A current senior scientist working for the CDC who has regrets over his participation in covering up data linking vaccines to autism is something worth taking some time to research.

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Dr. Thompson, in the video below, insists that this mercury in vaccines causes “tics” in children, and these tics are 4 times more prevalent in kids with autism. “Tics” are defined on the CDC website as: “Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics cannot stop their body from doing these things. For example, a person with a motor tic might keep blinking over and over again. Or, a person with a vocal tic might make a grunting sound unwillingly.”

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The CDC, on the other hand, has responded to Dr. Brian Hooker’s newly published study reanalyzing a 2004 CDC study that excluded data showing a significant increase in autism among African American boys who were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. They supplied a response to the Next News Network, admitting they excluded certain data, and the reasons for doing so. Next News interviewed Dr. Hooker to discuss the CDC response. Dr. Hooker, through a 10-year legal battle with the CDC and hundreds of Freedom of Information requests, finally received the entire data sets from the CDC after Congressman Bill Posey stepped in to put pressure on them to release it. We also now know that Dr. Hooker was in contact for more than a year with an insider in the CDC who has become a whistle-blower, which undoubtedly applied pressure on the CDC to obey the law and release the data.

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