By Anne Dachel
Thanks to WND.com, Robert Kennedy, Jr. finally has a chance to have his voice heard. The mainstream U.S. media, while pretending to legitimately cover the controversy over vaccine safety, merely gives us the pro-pharma side. Almost without exception, the press has spent the last decade and a half telling us that only one study has ever linked vaccines to autism and that research and the researcher have been fully discredited. All subsequent science has shown no link.
Reporters censor any information from the growing list of hundreds of experts whose work raises serious concerns about side effects from our aggressive vaccination schedule. And they really don't want to hear anything Robert Kennedy has to say on the subject. He has way too much science on his side.
No other medical product has ever been so universally promoted and defended as safe and effective by doctors, health officials and news sources. In the face of increasing concern on the part of parents, these groups have only dug in their heels and become more adamant in their claims. With Robert Kennedy, Jr, a well known environmentalist with a lot of credibility, now the leading figure in the vaccine choice movement, this debate is all over the public arena.
The vaccine defenders (doctors in white coats connected to prestigious institutions) are constantly in the news assuring us that the schedule is safe beyond question because all the science is in, in addition to reminding us that vaccination is an obligation for all parents. It's easy to understand why the following article by Robert Kennedy wasn't published by the New York Times or any other big name news source. It challenges everything they've sworn is truth for years. Only WND.com had the courage and the ethics to put this out.
Kennedy paints a sorry picture of the "cesspool of corruption" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency that approves, recommends and vigorously promotes the vaccination schedule. The vast web of corporate ties at the CDC make it appear that they're owned and operated by the industry they're charged with overseeing. Pharma money also seems to control our national elected representatives and state legislatures, and it has the ability to create a media frenzy over a measles outbreak that was nothing out of the ordinary. Congressional hearings and an agency whistleblower all demonstrate how bad things are at the CDC, but no one seems to notice. The tight control the liability-free vaccine industry has over the press means that charges like the ones Kennedy makes here will never willingly be reported.
Editors note: This column by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was rejected for publication by major newspapers. Mr. Kennedy published it in USA Today as a paid advertisement. WND posts it here in full.
. . .Vaccines are big business. Pharma is a trillion-dollar industry with vaccines accounting for $25 billion in annual sales.CDC's decision to add a vaccine to the schedule can guarantee its manufacturer millions of customers and billions in revenue with minimal advertising or marketing costs and complete immunity from lawsuits. High stakes and the seamless marriage between Big Pharma and government agencies have spawned an opaque and crooked regulatory system. Merck, one of America's leading vaccine outfits, is currently under investigation for deceiving FDA regulators about the effectiveness of its MMR vaccine. Two whistleblowers say Merck ginned up sham studies to maintain Merck's MMR monopoly.
Big money has fueled the exponential expansion of CDC's vaccine schedule since 1988, when Congress' grant of immunity from lawsuits suddenly transformed vaccines into pay dirt. CDC recommended five pediatric vaccines when I was a boy in 1954. Today's children cannot attend school without at least 56 doses of 14 vaccines by the time they're 18. . . .
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Kennedy's words echo what Emmy-award winning journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson said three months ago. On April 25, 2015, in What the News Isn't Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies, Attkisson reported that we can't always trust the official science exonerating vaccines from serious side effects like autism. She followed the money and revealed that much of the pro-vaccine science is tainted by corporate ties, or what Attkisson calls "the vaccine industry and its government partners." She also named well-credentialed experts from prestigious institutions who disagree with the official findings and asked why we never hear about their work.
It's theoretically possible that all of the studies supporting a possible link between vaccines and autism are wrong. And, if the propagandists are to be believed, each of the researchers is an incompetent crank, quack, nut or fraud (and, of course, "anti-vaccine" for daring to dabble in research that attempts to solve the autism puzzle and leads to vaccine safety issues). The scientists and their research are "controversial," simply because the propagandists declare them to be.
The disparaged scientists include well-published neurologists, pharmacists, epidemiologists, immunologists, PhD's, chemists and microbiologists from places like Boston Children's Hospital, Horizon Molecular Medicine at Georgia State University, University of British Columbia, City College of New York, Columbia University, Stony Brook University Medical Center, University of Northern Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Al Azhar University of Cairo, Kinki University in Japan, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Poland, Department of Child Health Care, Children's Hospital of Fudan University in China, Utah State University and many more.
Their work is, at best, ignored by the media; at worst, viciously attacked by the predictable flock of self-appointed expert "science" bloggers who often title their blogs with the word "science" or "skeptics" to confer an air of legitimacy.
Take heart. Times are changing very quickly here. The day when the media could denounce the claims of "a discredited British doctor" and "a former Playboy Bunny" and act like the issue of vaccine safety was settled is over. The medical-industrial-media complex now has to deal with some credible voices, namely a successful environmental attorney with a recognized name and an outstanding journalist. And Kennedy and Attkisson are not alone. Scholars are aware of the pseudoscience surrounding many medical products. Articles and studies are out there exposing the corruption. These reports come from places like Harvard University.
I recently become aware of the work of a recognized expert in medical ethics, Harriet Washington. She is an author who knows the true depth of deceit surrounding modern health care.
Washington has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University.
She also knows that there are serious concerns when it comes to vaccine safety. On page 295 in Medical Apartheid, Washington wrote,
"Between 1987 and 1991, U.S. researchers administered as much as 500 times the approved dosage of the experimental Edmonton Zagreb (EZ) measles vaccine to African Americans and Hispanic babies in black neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The parents of these children did not know mammoth overdoses were being administered nor that the vaccine was experimental. They also did not know that the vaccine had been given to two thousands Haitian children. . .with disastrous results. EZ-vaccinated children, all poor, began to sicken and die by the hundreds there and throughout countries in the Third World."
She also wrote the book, Deadly Monopolies. This is about "the shocking corporate takeover of life itself--and the consequences for your health and our medical future."
Members of the press who ignore all the concerned voices speaking out are simply making themselves irrelevant. They tell us that a corporate controlled health care system is nothing to worry about, but to any thinking person it's clear that profit becomes the prime motivation. Safety and efficacy are incidental at best, especially if the product (vaccines) can be mandated and the manufacturers have no liability. Currently there are no checks and balances when it comes to our medical care. The industry bought all the overseers quite a while ago; we're just beginning to notice.