Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to Hold Press Albany Press Conference Opposing Mandatory Meningococcal Injections
NEW YORK, New York — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is scheduled to host a press conference on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Legislative Office Building, 198 State Street, LCA Room 130, Albany, NY 12210. The press conference is set to begin at 10:00 AM.
Mr. Kennedy will be announcing his opposition to New York Assembly Bill A791a, which is scheduled to go to a state senate vote on Tuesday evening. A791a would mandate meningococcal injections for sixth and eleventh graders in New York.
This opposition arises from Mr. Kennedy’s review of the dangers posed by thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in the meningococcal vaccine in his book Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury—a Known Neurotoxin—from Vaccines (Skyhorse Publishing, 2015). The meningococcal vaccine mandated by A791a contains levels of mercury in excess of federal safety standards when distributed in multidose vials.
Mr. Kennedy will also address the numerous financial conflicts of interest between the CDC and vaccine makers that have derailed the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from its public health mission. He will explain how vaccine industry money has neutralized all of the checks and balances that once stood between a rapacious pharmaceutical industry and children.
The CDC’s own data predicts that this expensive vaccine will cost New York State millions and injure more children than would the illness itself. “This crooked bill is a scheme to enrich the vaccine industry while making New York children sicker,” says Kennedy. “Congress must investigate the corruption at the CDC before our legislature hands out more lucrative mandates to Big Pharma.”