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God, Greed and the Apostles. Bill Welsh on Fallacies of The Lancet, GMC and MMR Reporting.

Myths By Bill Welsh

I was reminded recently of the old joke, Question: What is the difference between God and a doctor?

Answer: God does not think he is a doctor!

This reverie occurred during a lull in a Radio Scotland broadcast where I had been invited to spar with a medical practitioner re (1) the recent GMC verdict in the ‘trial’ of Dr Wakefield, and (2) the MMR/bowel disease/autism controversy. My medical practitioner combatant was a particularly contrary and obstinate soul whom I suspect was a reluctant participant probably having been corralled into attending the live transmission at the last minute. He arrived at the studio with the usual bucketful of ill-informed assumptions plus half-truths gleaned lazily from pharma-backed medical journals and the tabloid press.

The broadcast followed the normal pattern with first the doctor’s reading of the situation countered by mine. None of this would I suspect make riveting listening to your casual mid-morning radio attendee but it fills space for the broadcaster and gives campaigners like me the opportunity to challenge the orthodox view. What did surprise me however was how my blustering antagonist continued to voice opinions and views that have been answered and countered repeatedly over time. It is as if there is a determination by the medical profession to re-position misinformation and downright lies into folk-lore. Was it Mark Twain who said “A lie can be half-way round the world before the truth has got its boots on”? Well current medical/pharma philosophy appears to be ‘If we keep saying the lie often enough, it will become truth’.
 
Here are just four examples from the radio programme:

1)“The Lancet study was too small, there were only 12 children”.
 
Not true. The report in the Lancet was on the FIRST 12 children. The addendum to the paper says:
''Up to Jan 28, a further 40 patients have been assessed; 39 with the syndrome'.
(Hundreds more followed of course.)
 
2) “The GMC concluded MMR was safe and unconnected to bowel disease and autism”
 
Not true. The GMC chairman stated: “The panel wish to make it clear that this case is not concerned with whether there is or might be any link between the MMR vaccination and autism”.



3) “Dr Wakefield showed a ‘callous disregard for the safety of the children’ when he carried out colonoscopies”

Not true. Dr Wakefield did not carry out colonoscopies. The ‘callous disregard’ quote from the GMC chairman was referring to the birthday party episode.

4) “It is only in the UK that there is concern about MMR vaccine safety”
 
Not true: This is especially galling for those of us who have many friends worldwide who are equally involved and concerned about MMR. Perhaps the medicos will next try to somehow dis-invent the internet?

I checked Dr Jacquelyn McCandless’s wonderful on-line petition initiative in support of Dr Wakefield and counted the countries that posted from outside the UK and the USA (I think every US state had subscribers).

I will list the countries:

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Israel. Japan, Korea, Macedonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Think about that. Think about the number of countries. Think about the number of children. Think about your own experience. Think about the distress, the pain, the family breakdown, the disruption, the sleepless nights, the misery, the tears, the unforgiving and unforgivable damage that has been done to God knows how many kids worldwide, and is continuing to be done as you read this article; All in the name of what?--child health, herd immunity? Don’t you believe it, this is done in the name of greed.

These innocent children (our innocent children) are caught in a labyrinthine trap guarded by three minatory creatures. Firstly the vaccine manufacturers; who cannot go backwards, only forward, driven by their profit motive; you can be certain that there will be even more greed in even more countries to follow, and even more damaged children; there is no reverse gear in a capitalist juggernaut.

Next, the second creature, those who administer the vaccines, (the medical profession), the very soul of that profession has been auctioned to the greed machine: holidays in exotic locations, flimsily invented but fully funded conferences around the world (“would your wife like to accompany you”? You bet), bonuses and incentives for administering a product that has not only not been adequately tested but is downright dangerous; injecting it directly into a child’s bloodstream and then turning and walking away from that child when he/she screams in pain and falls ill.
 
Last but not least, minatory politicians, the cowards in the pack; shamefully ignoring the overwhelming and compelling evidence of parents in favour of the greed machine and its apostles: Cowering in publicly funded mansions avoiding contact with the challenging truth of their constituent’s concerns and experience for fear it may disrupt the funding system or alienate the greed machine which has itself insinuated its way into positions of influence in the highest reaches of government.

Parents have arrived at an important juncture in the MMR debate. We can either pack up and go home to nurse our damaged children in the knowledge that the people responsible for visiting this grievous blow on our families will carry on in their pursuit of personal wealth and recognition at the expense of more innocent children worldwide -- or we can decide here and now that enough is enough.
 
Bill Welsh
President
Autism Treatment Trust
Edinburgh.
Scotland.
UK
 
 

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Sunny

Bill, EXCELLENT post! Thank you for speaking the truth on behalf of all of our children!

@Rileysmom---good luck on your presentation! LOVE that you're educating so many through your work. Would love to see your finished product when you're done! =)

Deborah Heather

Bill
what a wonderful piece of truth , as Patricia has said this piece needs to be widespread , thankyou so much we as parents will not allow these lies to continue concerning MMR and Autism we saw with our own eye,s and these people will just have to learn to respect my views and feelings as a parent

Cherry Sperlin Misra

Even if the MMR had nothing to do with bowel syndrome and autism, it is a bizarre vaccine. All the pediatricians and public health professionals know that it lowers the child's immune system for about two months. ( I have talked to hundreds of parents and only met one whose pediatrician had informed her of this)
How ridiculous is that? Giving an infant of small weight and young age something that leaves him open to any severe infection at an age when he is probably not getting maternal antibodies through breast milk.
When I talk to small groups of 3-4 mothers about this, there is always one who says "Thats when my child got Kawasaki Disease" "Thats when my child got Thrombocytopenia" "My daughter had diarrhea for two months after the MMR "
In my opinion we need a public forum in which medical and public health professionals HAVE to respond to public queries about useless and harmful treatments.

jen

Bill: enough is more than enough in this case. I hope we can do this for the kids' sake.

Judy L. Brett

I thank God daily for everyone who continues to fight the fight for our children and grandchildren who have a diagnosis of autism. I deeply appreciate how supportive to the rest of us these leaders are. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be given the challenges of raising a child with autism 20 and 30 years ago. And as a health care professional for over 40 years I continue to marvel at how rigid, shallow, and just plain ignorant some medical professionals are!

Heidi N

I just love the website!!! You all are just fabulous!!!!

patricia pratt

Bill can you please send this piece to a wider audience, namely one of the newspapers? It must be read by more people. Brilliant piece.

Seonaid

So clearly you hit the nail on the head - or should I say - a few nails on the head! It’s appalling how many people worldwide will have been affected, and still nothing happens. It’s the blatant lies that scare me. They KNOW what’s going on. They know that WE know. And still they continue with their lies - the untouchables. I would love to have heard you. This is super Bill. Thank you!

Joan Campbell

What a clear message Bill Welsh makes in his article. Parents need to know these details so they can combat the mis-information that is being spouted out carelessly by the medical profession, governments, media the the pharmaceutical industry.

Martin J.Walker

Short, Stunning, and strategically intelligent, a beautiful piece of writing. Another brick in the wall, or rather the path - to truth.

Martin Walker
Publisher, Silenced Witnesses I and II

Janice Percival

Bill, this is a truly great article, concise and to the point, but with all the relevent information. How anyone could read it and fail to see what is going on is beyond reason, except for the three wise monkeys of course, alas there are a lot more than three! Enough is enough, there are now so many of us that we cannot be ignored. Keep up the good work Bill, we are all with you.

Twyla

Wow, I love how these great articles pop over from England when it's late at night over here.

Schwartz

Bill,

"...gleaned lazily from pharma-backed medical journals and the tabloid press."

This has ceased to surprise me and it includes not only the medicos, but the legions of specialist/reductionist scientists as well.

It makes for easy pickings in public debate so I encourage their ignorant bluster, because the people are starting to catch on when these fools are exposed for the lazy narrow minded thinkers they are.

Too many people I know have gone to the medical field only to come back with a battery of test results and a big "I don't know". But don't bother trying anything else, because everything else is quackery... People are starting to notice at pattern.

rileysmom

Have MERCY!!! I have this Power Point due next Monday on the Fallacies of vaccines. Ok gentlemen, I'm going to have MORE than enough to work with here! Mr Welsh and Mr Cosby, I can't thank you enough! I will be Citing and quoting from your articles.

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