Paul Offit and a group of pro-vaccine advocates take the stage and discuss how to convince parents that there's nothing to worry about when they vaccinate their children.
For those of us who know what's happening with the CDC whistleblower scandal, this whole thing is nothing short of bizarre. I can't imagine people who could possibly sound more out of touch with what's happening in the real world.
There is no acknowledgement that there are reasons to be worried about vaccine side effects. The speakers are only those promoting vaccines and the PBS documentary, Vaccines--Calling the shots. It's condescending. It's horribly insulting to parents of vaccine injured children. If you think your child was fine until he or she was vaccinated, it was only a coincidence. The point is clearly made.
Anyone who wants to modify the vaccine schedule is ridiculed.
The only person who mentioned (and dismissed) a connection between vaccines and autism was Joe Lawlor, the health reporter at the Portland (ME) Press Herald. (He admitted that he'd only looked into this issue for the last month, yet he was totally convinced that vaccines are safe and parents with concerns have to be educated.)
The others on the panel have an obvious bias--Paul Offit, vaccine profiteer (his rota virus vaccine was not mentioned, of course) and those connected to the NOVA documentary, "Vaccines--Calling the Shots.
At the start, the audience is told:
"We're here to talk about reporting on vaccinations and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and to share some insights we've gained while preparing our upcoming program, [PBS documentary] Vaccines--Calling the shots."
We hear about "vaccine preventable outbreaks" and "confused parents." This furthers the myth that only ignorant parents are worried about vaccine side effects. Paul Offit talks about "600 cases of measles." We're told Offit "cares passionately about public health."
This is to be expected. Lots of people want to cover up what autism is doing to our children and charges of malfeasance on the part of health officials.
The theme of this whole thing: HOW DO WE CONVINCE SCARED, IGNORANT PARENTS TO VACCINATE THEIR CHILDREN?
It is clear that children with autism--those that were healthy, talking, happy children and who suddenly disappeared into autism---don't matter to these people.
Will C-Span have air time for Dr. Greg Poland, top vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic who has publicly stated that the measles vaccine immunity wears off? (He was only covered in the National Post in Canada.)
Will C-Span have Dr. Brian Hooker next talking about Dr. William Thompson, a top CDC researcher and whistleblower who has revealed that the CDC falsified research results on the effects of the MMR vaccine on African American boys?
Will C-Span interview Dr. Jon Poling about the fact that the federal government compensated his daughter's vaccine injuries that included autism?
Will C-Span talk to any of the investigators who uncovered 83 cases of vaccine damage compensated by the federal government--damage that included autism?
Will C-Span talk to any of the dozens of independent researchers whose work raises serious concerns about vaccine safety?
OR will C-Span continue to promote every pharma-funded propaganda officials and doctors like Paul Offit keep giving us?
It should be noted that seven years ago, June 18, 2007, Dan Olmsted appeared on C-Span: Federal Court Case on Vaccines
He was talking about a very different aspect of the vaccine program.
The Nova documentary (Sept 10) is one big vaccine ad. Getting the media to focus on it---and not the revelation that the CDC is guilty of a massive fraud in their manipulation of MMR safety study findings. Briefing Vaccines Vaccination Issues | Video | C-SPAN.org|
It's clear this is propaganda meant for those who don't know what's really going on.
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