By Harry Hofherr
It's often amazing what you might see and hear while hanging around our nation's capital.
On April 4th of this year, Dan Olmsted wrote a piece for Age of Autism titled, "THE HEAD OF HHS SAID WHAT?" "The Head of HHS Said What?" In that piece he talked about a conversation he had over lunch with a friend who told him Mike Leavitt, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acknowledged that mercury causes autism.
On June 2nd, my wife, our son, our younger daughter and I were in D.C. for the Green Our Vaccines Rally. While there, we went out to dinner with an old friend and his family. While his neurotypical son patiently tried to communicate with our non-verbal son, my wife and I explained the purpose of our visit.
We detailed to them, again, that the vaccines and the toxic bouillabaisse brewed into them caused our son's autism, and there is indeed an epidemic of autism in the world, caused in large part by toxic vaccines. We told them the current CDC schedule is 37 injections before the age of five, and that one of one hundred and fifty kids gets autism and that one out of six children has some form of neurological damage. I said the government had to know and must be covering it up.
Guess what his response was: "Yeah, they know. Leavitt knows the vaccines are responsible."
I wasn't shocked. I have to admit that this was the second time he'd told us that higher ups in HHS know that vaccines are causing a lot of damage to our kids, including the epidemic of autism. So why should I believe him? Here's two reasons.
First, I've known him for a long time. He's as honorable a person as I have ever known. I trust what he tells me. Second; he works at HHS and he hears, and knows things. Plus, he told us essentially the same thing last year on a trip to D.C.
Just to remind you; HHS is the department that oversees the FDA, and our friends at the CDC. They are the department that acknowledged Hannah Poling and other children were injured by their vaccines.
So, Dan Olmsted hears the story over lunch from a friend, and I hear essentially the same story from a source inside HHS. But it's all hearsay evidence, and I'm as certain that Mike Leavitt would deny he said anything of the kind as I am the sun will rise in the East tomorrow morning.
While taking our circuitous route back to Chicago, via Appomattox Courthouse, my wife reminded me of what she had heard from another friend back home, the mother of an autistic boy. When we returned to Chicago, I called our friend and asked her to tell me the story.
It seems that a neighbor of hers, Ms. Carolyn Kolbaba, is the former head of Public Information at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Back in the fall of 2005, while doing PTO stuff in our friend's living room, they began discussing her son; she told her fellow parent Carolyn that she believes vaccines and mercury caused his autism. Ms. Kolbaba replied that the AAP knows vaccines are causing autism, but they will never make a public statement admitting that, "…because most parents wouldn't understand and they'll stop vaccinating and children will get sick and die."
My friend went on to say that Ms. Kolbaba seemed to be exorcising a lot of guilt about this while simultaneously trying out a sales pitch and working to convince herself that she was telling the truth.
When my friend said to Ms. Kolbaba that children and families were suffering because of this epidemic, her reply was, "But what can we do?"
It's clear to me that our government and corporate leaders long ago decided that the war on public health is going to take some heavy casualties. Those casualties are not always young men and women that volunteered for combat duty; mostly they are infants and their parents, and all of society.
So, Secretary Leavitt and Ms. Kolbaba, what you can do is, start with a heavy dose of the truth, a sincere Mea Culpa, and a vow to clean up this disaster before it engulfs the planet and destroys what little credibility they have left.
Harry Hofherr and his wife have three children; two daughters and a son, Eric 11, who has autism. He has been in sales and marketing for over 25 years.