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Open Letter to Michael Gerson RE: The Disease of Vaccine Denialism

GersonManaging Editor's Note: Gerson says, "Immunizations are a communal responsibility, and opting out should be difficult." I ask him, if pharma companies have NO liability for their product safety, and consumers have to sue a labyrinthine GOVERNMENT court set up to protect vaccine manufacturers, and deal with the behaviors, medical issues and general family trauma of vaccine injury, will HE PERSONALLY visit each and every one of us, with the $3,000,0000 life time funding needed, to take care of HIS communal responsibility to us?  Difficult? Does Gerson care to live in my home for a week, a day, an HOUR to see what is difficult?  Has he ever crossed the doorway of a family with a vacccine injured child? Visited a grave? Or is it his job to simply make us all look like "bad Americans?" I did the "right thing" and vaccinated my girls into a lifetime of guardianship and Sesame Street, Mr. Gerson.  Honestly - the hypocrisy of the "communial responsibility" company line is appalling - no one in the vaccine injury denialism "camp" gives a rat's ass about injured children or broken families.  KRS

By Brooke Potthast

May 3, 2014

Dear Mr. Gerson,

I’d like to ask you a few questions in response to your piece “The Disease of Vaccine Denialism”.  First and foremost I’d like to ask you if you think the FDA and drug makers

are infallible when it comes to determining the safety of a medicine? Certainly if you look even in the last five years you can find several examples of drugs approved by the FDA to treat varying medical conditions which had to be recalled due to dangerous side effects.  A few that come to mind are Vioxx, Avandia and Avastin.

I don’t understand why we willingly accept that sometimes drug manufacturers and the FDA make mistakes and yet when it comes to vaccines, it is supposed to be an impossibility. Yes, individual vaccines are rigorously tested before being introduced to the US immunization schedule but do you realize that NOT ONE study has been conducted on the safety of combined immunizations? That when a baby is taken to the pediatrician and gets 3, 5 or 7 shots in one day no safety studies have been done on the effects of those vaccines being given together?  I attended the Congressional Government Oversight Committee hearings on autism in the fall of 2012 and this question about the safety of combined immunizations was asked over and over to Colleen Boyle of the CDC and she had to admit in front of  Congress that those safety studies do not exist.

One doesn’t have to look far to find an example of a recently introduced vaccine that is under scrutiny for safety concerns and has been removed from the immunization schedule of several countries. The HPV vaccine known as Gardasil was fast tracked at Merck’s request by the FDA in 2007.  It is easy to find hundreds of families who believe their daughters were seriously injured by this vaccine and two physicians who worked at Merck on the development of Gardasil have publicly stated it is unsafe and ineffective. The doctors are Diane Harper and Bernard Dalbergue. I urge you to look into the history of this vaccine with an open mind and to recognize that when profit and public health are in bed together there is opportunity for much to go wrong.

I’d also like to ask if have you heard of Hannah Poling?  She is a little girl with autism who was awarded 1.5 million dollars and $500k every year for the rest of her life because it was determined by the U.S. vaccine court that she got autism from the 7 immunizations she was given in one day. There are more like Hannah where the government conceded that shots did cause autism.  So it is incorrect to say that “vaccines don’t cause autism” because it has been determined at least in this case that they can and they did.

And finally I wonder if you think it is possible the American immunization schedule has become an example of what Malcolm Gladwell in his book David and Goliath calls the inverted U scenario? This is where too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. Take antibiotics for example, antibiotics are arguably one of mankind’s most important medical accomplishments. It is impossible to determine the number of lives saved by antibiotics. And yet, scientists are increasingly concerned that we have overdone it. Bacteria not killed by regular strength antibiotics have required stronger and stronger versions to do the job. Coupled with the overuse of these antibiotics, the unintended consequence is that the surviving bacteria are now extremely dangerous.

Is it possible that we are overdoing immunizations?  No doubt they have saved millions of lives. But is it possible that we are now administering them so excessively that we are damaging the immune systems of our children, and the result is unparalled rates of chronic childhood illness-i.e. asthma, allergies, ADHD, obesity, mood disorders and autism?

These are a few of the questions I’d like you to consider.  I agree with you on one point and that is that parents deserve answers to why we have so much autism in this country.  One in 40 boys.  Twenty years ago it was one in 10,000 children.  It is a crime that the HHS and CDC offer no reasons for this staggering increase.  When parents get the answers they need and when the government provides funds and legislation for a scientific, independent study of vaccinated v. unvaccinated populations as well as real studies done on the combined effects of vaccines administered at one time then you can have a problem with parents choosing to not vaccinate or to do so sparingly.  Until then you have little ground to stand on.

Sincerely,

 

Brooke Potthast

Arlington, Virginia

 

 

 

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ALL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS RECALLED WERE ONCE DECLARED SAFE PER THE FDA......BUT THE VACCINES.....PROFITS ARE JUST TOO ENORMOUS DUE TO CREATING LIFELONG CLIENTS TO PULL FROM THE DRUG SHELVES IN THE WORLD. Vaccines are the only drugs sold under the intense, false FEAR-provoking propaganda, FDA-approved WITHOUT UNBIASED, CORRUPTED AND OUTRIGHT LIES that they provide a world of herd immunity against diseases, a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL DOSEAGE, and PACKAGED TO BE GIVEN IN DANGEROUS COMBINATIONS to human lives PRIOR TO THE DETERMINATION OF ALLERGIES and IMMUNE SYSTEM STRENGTH. NOT NECESSARILY LAST, MANUFACTURED WITH INTENSIVE, POTENT, WELL-DOCUMENTED POISONS, CANCER CAUSING AGENTS, AND THE 2ND MOST TOXIC SUBSTANCE ON THE PLANET. VACCINES ARE ONE OF THE MOST INFAMOUS DECLARED DAMAGING DANGEROUS DRUGS WITH PROVEN DAMAGES DUE TO THE VACCINES....YET WHY NO RECALL?????? WHY NO INTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS ON THE DANGERS OF THESE VACCINES?? WHY NO STUDIES INVESTIGATING THE DANGERS AND DAMAGES OF THE HEAVY METALS PLACED IN VACCINES???? TELL ME WHY THE STUDIES DO NOT ADDRESS THE ALUMINUM AND MERCURY?? WHY IS THERE NO LOGIC TO PLACING MERCURY AND ALUMINUM IN OUR BODIES???? Remember how dangerous a broken mercury thermometer is to anyone in close proximity?? The specialized task it creates in the clean up of mercury?? The cadaver brains with aluminum deposits who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease ....the only precise way to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease......TIME FOR A WORLD VACCINE RECALL!

Good for you David m Burd- and I think it's high time that we develop a push back tactic- as in " Mr. Gerson, In all fairness, we also expect you to write a piece about a child who has died after vaccines, or been severely damaged. Or are you more interested in theoretic children who might die of an infectious disease, than in real children whose lives are over almost before they began.

Having been around for a while I understand that vaccines have not saved countless lives in the US and Canada. In fact the Polio vaccine has brought SV40 and HeLa cells to millions that generated Cancer- A Brutal Epidemic which destroys people in every family. Thank you for writing your heartfelt letter that keeps the conversation going and reaches some uninformed folks.Sincerely Shell of "Recovering Autism, ADHD, & Special Needs."

In western Europe vaccines are only voluntary and nobody practically dies from "vaccine (NON)preventable" infectious diseases, hence all this propaganda is irrelevant. The US has the highest infant death rate from all developed countries, meaning it purposefully kills infants with vaccines.

Thank you Brook, and jen's comment was kick in'. I hope the villains come to justice for knowingly poisoning our children. Our day will come!

The second someone starts worrying about "communal responsibility" towards kids like my son, I will start worrying about my communal responsibility in the arena of public health.

Kids like my son are abandoned-by the medical establishment, the insurance industry, the educators, the government, the community and even by extended family. But for the immediate family of kids like mine, these kids would be left with nothing and condemned to lives of solitude and poverty. How dare people like Gerson give us lectures on responsibility. Autism parents are the most (overly) responsible people I have ever met.

Michael Gerson, that's all well and good to say the vaccines are a communal responsibility (that would be in quotes but I am using a computer that I cant quite figure out) BUT there is no way that you should be expecting healthy children to submit to medical procedures that are unproven (yes that's right- vaccines are not tested enough, either alone or in comination). In fact, Michael Gerson, you have an even higher burden of safety to follow before you give healthy children a medical intervention and vaccines just do not meet that burden of proof. Weak, biased epidemiological studies just are not enough.

Brooke Potthast and AoA- thank you for this important post.

Michael Gerson is not a journalist, and he is only half as smart as he thinks he is. His editorial is in tune with Frank Brunei at NYT and the really loathsome Jeffrey Kluger at Time. Kluger really lets the cat out the bag by calling vaccine injured families "extremist anti vaccine nut jobs." Thank goodness for the bravery and sacrifice of those who work to expose the criminal conspiracy and corruption that is the US vaccine establishment.

The entrenched vaccine plutocracy is an ominous, dangerous threat to American freedom, and to public health. This group has been getting away with murder for years, and it is time for it to stop. They are right now seeking the power to kick down your door and force a needle into your family at the point of a gun. Michael Gerson and his ignorant compadres, supposed guardians of American democracy, are willful puppets to the vaccine regime. Useful idiots at best, criminal co-conspirators in the case of many others. If Joseph Goebbels had not killed himself, he likely would have been tried at Nuremberg and hanged for his role in aiding and abetting the fascist regimes. The current crop of media apologists are cut from the same cloth.

The group of individuals advocating for transparency in the vaccine programs are true American patriots who will some day be hailed as heroes of our democracy. They are the ones standing between unchecked vaccine fascists and our right to make informed medical decisions for our families. The scared, rich, old white males (vaccine patent holders) who comprise the bulk of the vaccine criminals are losing grip on the messaging due to social media. Thus the stepped up attacks in statist propaganda organs such as FCC licensed broadcasters and other media.

I suspect that the RICO statutes eventually will prove to be the key to forcing career vaccine criminals (such as Coleen Boyle) to finally take the Fifth, hopefully during televised hearings. The vaccine establishment in legal terms is a criminal co-conspiracy, crossing state lines. The criminal acts are exactly the same as Merck's Vioxx transgressions: lying in peer reviewed medical journals; covering up and destroying evidence; murdering and maiming perhaps over a million of our fellow citizens since the 1950's.

The Snyderman pharma mouthpiece was literally quaking and sweating in the Green Room before she went on Morning Joe to white wash the April CDC autism numbers. She looked really, really scared. She has had her cazart moment, I know that, because the doom and fear was in her eyes.

Keep the cudgels at the ready and be prepared to take this fight to the streets, door to door if that is what it takes. Defend our democracy against these craven, lying murderers. If not us- who? If not now- when?

I wouldn't want to be Michael Gerson .. lying awake at night .. desperately seeking answers to satisfy the "common sense" questions raised by Brooke .. a mom .. who .. like most of our community .. no longer can be "shamed" into vaccinating our children .. grandchildren .. because someone like Gerson .. has decided we have a "communal responsibility" to do so.

Kim says: " Honestly - the hypocrisy of the "communial responsibility" company line is appalling - no one in the vaccine injury denialism "camp" gives a rat's ass about injured children or broken families."

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!

That is a lovely letter, Brooke. The problem is that Gerson is likely so indoctrinated that he will, in all likelihood, fail to see any of the logic, intelligence, and compassion it contains. Once these people (reporters and doctors) turn their hearts and minds away from those injured by the rigid adherence to medical protocol, and one-size-fits-all medicine, it as if the media and medical doctors have become hardened like Pharaoh just before the Exodus. Only if they, themselves, or one of their immediate family loved ones were to contract Guillain-Barre from a flu shot or Tdap vaccine, or ITP from an MMR vaccine, or sudden onset seizures and cerebral vasculitis from Gardasil, etc. would they ever open their eyes to what is truly happening to the children in the USA in real time. The joke is that if that vaccine injury were to happen to them or to their family, they wouldn't be permitted to report anything about it. Their superiors would strip them of their "free speech" and "freedom of the press" rights to publish their own personal stories of vaccine injury. Ironic, isn't it?

It is truly tragic to witness this extraordinary lack of humanity from those in the media and in medicine. Are only those children who can withstand the entire vaccine schedule of any value to the world? I am so glad that I do not, and will never, think that way.

Thanks Kim and Brooke,

I also wrote to Michael Gerson via his Washington Post email address, asking he do some elementary review of the abundant (non-CDC) literature documenting the damages inherent to vaccines. In fact I wrote him twice, and I would venture many others who have stricken children may have also written. Gerson's email address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.

I would bet a year's income Gerson won't bother his self-important cranium to do anything except maybe phoning his contacts at CDC & NIH to confirm their dogma, so typical of the arrogant columnists of mainstream media.

But, if indeed Gerson falls out of character and communicates back to you, please tell us!


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