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Dachel Media Update: 2003 - 2015 A Dozen Years A Million Tears

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July 21, 2003, UPI Investigates: The vaccine conflict

But a four-month investigation by United Press International found a pattern of serious problems linked to vaccines recommended by the CDC -- and a web of close ties between the agency and the companies that make vaccines.

Critics say those ties are an unholy alliance in a war against disease where vaccine side effects have damaged, hurt or killed people, mostly children.

"The CDC is a disgrace. It is a corrupt organization," said Stephen A. Sheller, a Philadelphia attorney who has sued vaccine makers for what he says were bad vaccines. "The drug companies have them on their payroll."

This story written by UPI editor Mark Benjamin in 2003, and someone posted it on my Facebook yesterday.  It is a stunning piece.  Twelve years ago people in the media were actually willing to investigate vaccine safety questions. 

Look at what Benjamin reported here.  He graphically described a serious vaccine reaction.  He noted the serious conflicts of interest that exist between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the fact that the CDC approves and promotes the vaccine schedule at the same time they're in charge of vaccine safety.  Benjamin unearthed alarming statistics on vaccine side effects and he covered Dr. Paul Offit's strong ties to the vaccine industry and even the study by Thomas Verstraeten that linked thimerosal to neurological disorders in children and was discussed at a private meeting in 2000 at the Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross, Ga.  He interviewed Barbara Loe Fisher, Laura Bono, and Dr. Boyd Haley, all well-known figures in the debate over vaccine safety. 

Nothing like this would be published today. The media is now universally silent on any of these issues.  Conflicts of interests are never talked about. Offit is merely a doctor from CHOP.  No experts are ever cited in opposition to what health officials say, (except Dr. Andrew Wakefield who has been thoroughly discredited).  Vaccines are promoted by the press as if reporters are PR people for the industry.  There is no mention of serious side effects and non-vaccinating parents are the real danger.  Vaccination is the sacred cow of pediatric medicine, according to all the major news outlets.

I personally wonder what Mark Benjamin thinks about all this.

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Denise Anderstrom Douglass

Thank you as always, Anne. My youngest son married in 20003, tomorrow, 12 Years. He has not experienced it -- he has three beautiful, bright, did I say beautiful and smart! daughters. I have seven beautiful grandchildren (and I do mean that. Every one a looker, handsome, smart, gorgeous! And did I mention smart!?) Four boys -- almost 17 to almost 3!

Oh dear, except one -- you wouldn't believe what a gorgeous boy! And you likely wouldn't believe how smart he is -- because he has low verbal, severe, regressive autism. He is really smart, really. But he cannot express it.

Oh hey, one out of seven is doing good these days. Just want to let you know that I have been following this since shortly before the Simpsonwood disclosures in 2003. Nobody I am related to (except my son, his father and the custodial parent) understands this. Yeah, I guess that probably a lot of parents and grandparents have come on board since! As always, thank you, and do not give up - nobody!

Cherry Sperlin Misra

@Georg Elser- You are 100 % correct. Those vaccines will come out of multidose, high mercury containing vials. Every child who gets those vaccines will now have a struggling immune system.
Lets give an example- Not long back in the Gorakhpur area of India, children began to show cases of encephalitis, so the public health workers flew into action, hunting down and vaccinating all children in that area with one or two doses of Japanese encephalitis vaccine. Oops- small mistake - the encephalitis was a different variety- NOT the Japanese encephalitis - and about 4,000 children died (if my memory is correct). When will doctors and public health folk begin to understand the properties of mercury and the fact that children need a well functioning immune system.?

Georg Elser

Ann - I like your website

Recommending to all who read here . Particularly liked the article that the Govt pays CNN to run its preferred stories.

So a huge earthquake hits Nepal .
Shelter & Houses destroyed , presumably infrastructure badly disrupted . So what do the children of Nepal need right now .
I'd say
1. temporary accomodation
2. good clean water supply
3. good nutrition

What is the US\UK alliance offereing , vaccines .
Probably Hg containing versions no doubt .
Or a good time for a tetanus sterilisation program of all the youg women ?

Has anyone else noticed , and enjoyed , that Pampers Nappies have discontinued their tetanus vaccines for Africa drive.
We have successfully embarrassed the corporate facists .

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