PATRICIA FINN, ESQ.,
NATIONAL VACCINE RIGHTS & INJURY ATTORNEY
This weekend the film Vaxxed “from Cover up to Catastrophe” was pulled from Tribeca Film festival by the festival organizers after being pressured to not show the movie because of its controversial content. New York City's Health Commissioner Jane Zucker issued a statement in support of the film’s censorship stressing in her public announcement on Sunday that vaccines do not cause autism. On behalf of the citizens of the City of New York represented by this firm and who disagree with Dr. Zucker, the undersigned respectfully requests the Health Commissioner provide the residents of this state with any credible studies, any evidence at all, showing autism cannot be vaccine induced. Simply attacking the research of Andy Wakefield, and notably without more, is not a sufficient basis for the City's top health official to claim vaccines do not cause autism.
Vaxxed supporters plan to premier the movie in New York City on April 24, 2016 as planned regardless of the censorship, and would like to put forth any evidence provided by Dr. Zucker to support the statement that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism, other than the same old establishment lame attack on Dr. Wakefield’s research findings and now his new movie.
Why is the Film Vaxed So Important and A Must See
In 2000, a group of doctors from Pharma and CDC got together at a conference in Simpsonwoods, a secluded retreat outside of Atlanta. The conference was convened to discuss newly uncovered evidence showing a connection between vaccines and brain injury in children. The transcripts of the Simpsonwoods conference shows comments being made by the CDC and Merck doctor-participants involving potential litigation that would result from their findings, and that it would be “problematic” for industry. Those in attendance agreed before concluding the conference, not to tell the public about the evidence of vaccine induced brain injury they had uncovered at CDC and Merck, deciding to keep it to themselves and out of “less responsible hands.”
About the same time in 2000, the vaccine schedule for children in the United States was tripled, and also about the same time in 2000, the number of children with autism in the United States skyrocketed to 1 in 60 children. Soon thereafter about 5000 parents filed petitions for compensation in the Vaccine Court, alleging vaccine induced autism and injuries in their children after they had been heavily vaccinated under the new schedule. The facts of each of the 5000 cases were all highly similar. The petitions alleged perfectly healthy children developed autism after being heavily vaccinated starting in about 2000, shortly after the CDC\Pharma doctor’s agreed to keep the evidence of harm they had uncovered a secret and out of “less responsible hands.”
In 2003, the Court identified six cases to represent the 5000 petitioners, and one of those test cases, Hannah Poling’s case was later settled confidentially in 2007, and withdrawn from the program as one of the representative test cases. Hannah’s case was substituted by another vaccine injury claim of a young boy in New York City. However, unlike Hannah’s case his petition was dismissed along with all the other test cases, and all 5000 claims denied. This is remarkable because in Hannah’s test case that was settled by the parties, the government’s own medical expert witness testified that the vaccines Hannah had received had caused a “metabolic overload” resulting vaccine induced autism and other brain injuries alleged in the petition.
This critical medical expert report from the government’s own witness in the Autism Hearings was required to be admitted into evidence, but was never entered into evidence by DOJ during the Autism hearings but was instead secretly settled, and the most compelling piece of evidence that vaccines had induced Hannah’s autism was withheld again from the public, and the petitioners and during the Autism Hearings was withheld from the Court.
All 5000 of the Autism cases were dismissed in 2010 for failing to establish a plausible medical theory of causation to be eligible for compensation under the Vaccine Act, and the Special Masters dismissed the six test cases without ever seeing the government’s own expert witness’ report that had concluded to a medical degree of scientific certainty that Hannah Poling’s autism had been vaccine induced by a metabolic overload from all the shots she received during a routine pediatric visit when she was three years old.
During the Autism hearings, Dr. Wakefield’s evidence proffered in the Cedillo test case was allegedly tampered with by Merck and CDC and also excluded as evidence. Clearly now all of this was being undertaken in furtherance of the agreement formed in 2000 by Merck and CDC scientists to keep the information linking vaccines and autism from the petitioners, the Court and the public. On the eve of Cedillo hearing evidence was introduced to refute Dr. Wakefield’s research findings without any discovery or examination of the government’s evidence allegedly manufactured by Merck, and Wakefield’s findings were excluded in the Cedillo case as evidence as a result.
On appeal, the Justices of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit were highly critical of the government’s handling of the Wakefield evidence, and were openly critical as to why it had been excluded and not considered by the Special Masters in the proceedings. During the appeal phase of the Autism hearings, none of the Appellant’s were even aware that Hannah Poling’s case had been settled and that the government conceded the vaccines she received induced her autism, and their appeals were dismissed.
Out of ten government conducted studies on vaccine-autism-safety in the United States half of them are corrupt and non credible. The government autism studies done by CDC are at best unreliable and at worst fraudulent, a far cry from the alleged corruption Dr. Wakefield was accused of in his now discredited study. Even more disturbing than the crucifixion of Wakefield, on August 27, 2014, Brian Hooker, Phd., biochemist and a parent of a vaccine injured child, released transcripts of recordings with a distraught Dr. William Thompson, a Senior vaccine scientist at the CDC since 1998, confessing to a cover up during the 2001 Congressional Hearings on the- controversial MMR vaccine and its link to Autism, and nothing has been done about the public outcry over Dr. Thompson and the “CDC Whistleblower’s” admissions.
Congressman Bill Posey of Florida gave an impassioned speech before Congress demanding Dr. Thompson be subpoenaed and called upon to answer for the alleged research fraud he admitted to on the tape recordings, and yet nothing has been done by Congress. Dr. Zucker has not commented on the now debunked CDC vaccine autism studies, but continues to attack the twenty year old Wakefield research and his movie Vaxxed, without any evidence to support a sweeping claim that “vaccines do not cause autism.” Well they do cause Autism.
Surely, the State of New York has more than a retracted study published in the Lancet Medical Journal twenty years ago, and a movie to go on before recommending more and more vaccines for children that could kill, rather than prevent the spread of illness. Dr. Zucker please explain how Dr. Thompson’s admissions to research fraud in the CDC Autism studies support your statement yesterday that “vaccines do not cause autism” and why the Vaxxed movie should be censored in New York City. Please address the audio transcripts released by Dr. Hooker, where Dr. Thompson says:
"I was complicit, and, ah, I went along with this. We didn't report significant findings. You know, I'm not proud of that and, uh, it's probably, it's the lowest; it's the lowest point in my career that I went along with that paper ... I have great shame now when I meet families with kids with autism, because I've, because I have been part of the problem.”
The other well known vaccine safety research study of the CDC, known as the Danish Studies, that so called proved vaccines do not cause autism was conducted by CDC’s Dr. Pouel Thorsen, a.k.a “America’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” and is equally corrupt and unreliable as the Atlanta Studies proffered in the Autism hearings that were conducted by Dr. Thompson.
Dr. Thorsen, the lead CDC researcher in the Danish Studies, has since been indicted for stealing the research money and is now on the lam in Denmark somewhere hiding in plain site from the FBI and the CDC. How does this support a claim that vaccines do not cause autism? These are the two leading CDC researchers and two leading studies that were relied upon in the Autism hearings, and used as evidence by the government to show no link between autism and vaccines and relief upon to discredit Dr. Wakefield’s research.
Dr. Paul Offit, another major proponent of vaccinations and critic of Dr. Wakefield like Dr. Zucker, claims to be an unbiased scientist with no personal interest in vaccination. Yet in 2008 while sitting on the ACIP as a voting member, the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania sold its royalty stake in Dr. Offit's vaccine RotaTeq for $182 million, and Dr. Offit received an unspecified percentage: his share of the intellectual property, said to be "in the millions."
In another pending federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania, former Merck scientists alleged the current supplier of the MMR vaccine is falsifying evidence on the efficacy of the vaccines in controlling the spread of measles and mumps. That means if proven to be true, the MMR shots the scientist knew were causing brain damage in children in 2000 do not work as reported, and these kids who developed autism were injured for no reason because the Merck MMR vaccine that injured the children doesn’t work.
Finally, it is worth noting that if you are injured by any vaccine in the United States, including the defective MMR vaccine, there is no liability to Merck. A person injured from a vaccine in the United States is compensated in a special court established by Congress in 1986 that shields manufacturers from any form of tort liability to "protect vaccine supply." Yet vaccines are so cheap to produce and so lucrative a product, Pharma hardly needs a no fault liability program to stay profitable in the vaccine market.
The Vaccine Court since its inception has compensated $3.2 billion in damages to people injured by vaccines, including death cases. So Dr. Zucker vaccines do cause injuries including autism. Therefore, the People of the State of New York that oppose censorship, and oppose the vaccination mandates request of the Health Commissioner more than a movie critique, and to provide some reliable evidence that vaccines do not cause autism, and if there is no evidence to support the Health Commissioner's claim vaccines do not cause autism, then it is the duty of the State to hold Pharma accountable for their crimes against children and crimes against humanity.