By Dan Olmsted
Could anything be more self-evidently nutty than the fact that a UN panel is calling for the urgent phase-out of mercury usage around the globe -- even as the UN's World Health Organization is injecting its most toxic formulation into hundreds of millions of kids? THIS STORY from AFP, "UN demands deal to phase-out use of mercury," begins: "The United Nations Monday urged governments to reach a deal on phasing-out the use of mercury, a toxic pollutant harmful to human health and the environment."
But, er, what about the rising use of deadly ethyl mercury (known in polite circles as thimerosal) in vaccines given to kids in developing countries under the auspices of WHO?
I've quoted many times from the Simpsonwood transcript, in which Dr. John Clements of the World Health Organization says, "My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day that 100,000,000 are immunized with DTP, Hepatitis B and if possible Hib, this year, next year, and for many years to come, and that will have to be with thimerosal-containing vaccines, unless a miracle occurs and an alternative is found quickly and is tried and is found to be safe."
Now comes United Nations Environmental Program Director Achim Steiner, who says: "The fact remains that a comprehensive and decisive response to the global challenge of mercury is not in place and this needs to be urgently addressed."
Yes, a global action plan is not in place because YOU -- YOU, the UN -- keep injecting it straight into infants. This is what we're up against, dear Age of Autism readers. It's going to be a long haul.