By Anne Dachel
On January 10, 2017, an article by the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fernando Stein, MD, and Vice President, Karen Remley, MD, entitled, American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines, was published on their website.
It was the AAP’s response to the news that incoming President Donald Trump was going to have a panel investigate vaccine safety and scientific integrity. The AAP’s reaction was as expected:
“Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”
Stein and Remley were, of course, referring to “a robust body of medical literature,” and “extensive scientific evidence.” The AAP conceded nothing. According to their leadership, the science is in. There is no need to look further. The health of America’s children is just fine.
Dr. Paul Thomas, an Oregon pediatrician who belongs to the AAP, and is a founding member of PIC, Physicians for Informed Consent, wasn’t impressed by the AAP’s response. He wrote to Fernando Stein, laying things on the line.
Welcome to the most difficult year ever for pediatricians who are unable to see past the ov...er simplified messages "vaccines are safe" "vaccines are effective" etc.
I hope you will be that leader with deep integrity and willingness to look at all the data and perhaps you can save the AAP.
The multi-dose flu shot has too much mercury to be safe for pregnant women or young children.
The aluminum content in many of the aluminum containing vaccines exceeds FDA parenteral safety guidelines when injected to newborns and young infants.
We don't have any large long term studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated populations and looking at all health issues.
I'm aware the AAP is taking a position against the Trump desire to look at vaccine safety. As the guardians of children's health - the AAP should be 100% behind every effort to look at vaccine safety and figure out what is causing the chronic health challenges our kids face today in America. I understand why everyone is fearful. If we look, really look ... we may find that vaccines are not only more dangerous than we thought, we might find they are a big part of the problem.
If we were to find problems with vaccines - GREAT! We can work to make them safer, and alter the vaccine schedule to find a safer way to get important protection without sacrificing the whole vaccine program. We can only prove safety by commissioning long term safety studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children who are followed long term. As a country we did this for tobacco, and there is no reason we cannot do it for vaccines.
I encourage you to read my book "The Vaccine-Friendly Plan" and abstracts to most of the peer reviewed references are available at www.drpaulapproved.comwww.drpaulapproved.com under the research tab, click on Vaccine-Friendly Plan tab where references are listed by chapter. [http://www.drpaulapproved.com/the-vaccine-friendly-plan.htm…]
I end with the link here [http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/…/cdrh/c…/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm…] that shows the FDA has warned that we not exceed 5 micrograms/Kg/day. I'm sure you can appreciate that parenteral, while refering to IV tube feedings also applies to injectable aluminum as this bypasses the gut (enteral). They go on to say "Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 [micro]g/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration."
Since the Hepatitis B vaccine has 250 micrograms of aluminum and is now routinely given to newborns and part of most vaccine mandates like SB 277 in California, we are poisoning every baby in America.
We at least should look at long term outcomes. I've found a huge reduction in illness and autism and ASD for those not getting the hepatitis B vaccine as infants. I'm sure you are aware that 99% of moms giving birth in the USA don't have hepatitis B and we know who they are at birth.
You will have AAP-wide support to continue business as usual.
We need a fearless leader. While I don't support Trump in many of his policies, in the area of vaccine safety - he may just save the children.
Would be nice if the AAP was seen as supporting this search for the truth rather than obstructing it.
Paul Thomas MD
Founding Director of PIC (Physicians for Informed Consent)
Co-Chair for OFMF (Oregonians for Medical Freedom)
Author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan ...