Excerpted from Dr. David Brownstein's blog. Read the full post Congress Should Be Shamed The Vaccine Crises Continues.
I just returned from watching the movie, Vaxxed, From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. The movie is upsetting and infuriating. If you have not seen the movie, I highly recommend that you go see it.
This movie chronicles the controversy about the CDC whistleblower (Dr. William Thompson) who claims that the CDC altered, hid, and destroyed data that showed a link between childhood autism and vaccines. I have been writing about this controversy since August, 2014. (You can access the first post here.) In August, 2014, Dr. William Thompson, a senior CDC scientist who co-authored 10-year-old studies that exonerated vaccines from causing autism came forward and claimed that the studies he co-authored were fraudulent. Dr. Thompson’s allegations are chronicled in this movie and in my previous blog posts.
Every parent, physician, and thinking human being should see this movie.
Whether Dr. Thompson’s claims hold true or not, Congress needs to investigate why our children are given more and more vaccines and yet, have become sicker and sicker.
Since 1997, autism rates have skyrocketed in the U.S. and the Western world. In the U.S., the latest (2015) statistics show that one in forty-five children are estimated to have autism. (1) In 1995, it was estimated that autism was prevalent in one in five hundred children. That is an increase of 1,100%! If the autism rate continues to climb at its present level, some have estimated that one of every two U.S. children will be diagnosed with autism by 2025.
Folks, this is serious stuff. In medical school, I was taught that vaccines were one of the miracles of medicine. I was not taught much about the science behind vaccines, rather I was indoctrinated into the idea that vaccines have been well studied and the proof of their efficacy is beyond questioning.
What I learned after medical school told a different story. When I researched the science behind vaccines, I was stunned to realize that there is not a lot of good science proving that vaccines are safe and effective. There is no doubt in my mind that some vaccines do work to decrease the incidence of certain diseases. For example, the chicken pox vaccine and the measles vaccine do effectively decrease the incidence of those specific illnesses.
But, the more-important question to consider is, “Are we healthier for vaccinating our children against measles, chickenpox and other infectious agents?” When you consider how many U.S. children are ill, the answer to my question is not so clear. Our children are sicker than ever—they have more asthma, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer, allergies, and autism than any other generation of children. The rate of sick children is skyrocketing as exemplified in the autism statistics that I reviewed above.
Nowhere in medical school was I taught that it was safe to inject any living being with toxic items such as mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum or MSG. And guess what? It is not safe to inject toxic elements into any living being including children and pregnant women. (By the way, there are zero safety studies on vaccines in pregnant women.)
This movie raises a lot of troubling questions that need answering. Unfortunately, our Government, which is entrusted to ensure that vaccines are properly studied and that they are safe and effective, is not doing its job. When a CDC whistleblower comes forward, you expect the proper U.S. Governmental agencies to investigate the situation. In this case, nothing has happened in 21 months.
Think about the Flint water crises. After the crisis made national headlines, within two weeks, there was a full Congressional hearing, with the Governor of Michigan testifying.
Yet, when a vaccine whistleblower from the CDC states that fraud has occurred at the CDC, where are the hearings? Where is the media? Where is the AMA? Where are the Congressmen/women?