In Memoriam: David L. Kirby
On Sunday, April 16, our friend and colleague David L. Kirby died. David was the author of many investigative books that exposed the inner workings of both corporate and government greed and misdeeds. Evidence of Harm Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic A Medical Controversy told the story that children were being dosed with hundreds of micrograms of mercury in the American vaccine schedule, and the vicious cover up. He went on to write several other exposés. Details about memorial service to follow.
David and his husband Carlos visited my family just before COVID struck. There really are no words. He packed more life, work and kindness into his years than most people could in several centuries. RIP, dear soul. So many condolences to Carlos and David's family.
Posted by: Ember | April 25, 2023 at 08:55 PM
A great brave man.Thanks David for all you did and your work still stands and will stand over time.It gave us confidence in our treatments. Thank you.
Rest in peace Autism Warrior.
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Posted by: Angus Files | April 18, 2023 at 04:07 PM
So sorry to hear about his passing. Thank you David for speaking for our children. God Bless you.
Posted by: Jill in MI | April 18, 2023 at 12:16 PM
A hero and champion of our cause and community that will never be forgotten. May he rest in eternal peace.
Posted by: Marie S. | April 18, 2023 at 11:13 AM
Thank you for alerting us to this news about David Kirby’s death, Kim. I read “Evidence of Harm” when it came out, and am grateful for how David exposed the mercury-autism causal connection.
In 2018, I gave a presentation titled “Why Is This Legal?”. Below is an excerpt from it, regarding the mercury in vaccines, which was point #3 in my presentation.
“Why is it legal to inject that which has been banned from topical use? Thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative used in the vast majority of influenza vaccines, in addition to some other vaccines as well, is no longer permitted to be used in over the counter products, such as ointments, creams, and contact solutions. However, it is still permitted to be used in vaccines, which are not topical products, mind you, but which are injected. Let’s take a moment here to review a bit of history regarding the use of mercury in medicine, specifically focusing on the ethyl mercury used in thimerosal. In 1929, the first and only “safety” study of injecting thimerosal into humans was performed on 22 subjects. All subjects died shortly after being injected with thimerosal, 7 within the first day. Granted, the study subjects were ill with meningitis, but that does not negate the fast-acting toxicity of thimerosal. To date, no additional safety study on thimerosal has been required by the FDA, rather, the one from 89 years ago is unbelievably permitted to be cited as proof of the “safety" of injecting thimerosal into humans. In 1948, the late Dr. Frank Engley discovered that thimerosal was toxic down to parts per billion, but his discovery was disregarded and not heeded, despite his multi-year work with the FDA, CDC, CIA, NASA, and NIH. Decades after his discovery about the toxicity of thimerosal at even the ppb level, he would tell parents of thimerosal-injured children, “They say nobody has ever researched thimerosal; I’m nobody.” In his final interview just 2 months before his death in 2008, he said, “Apparently the medical profession does not read the safety data sheets provided by Lilly and other chemical manufacturers made available to physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments. It states for thimerosal: toxic, mutagen, allergen, hypersensitivity, alters genetic materials, may cause mild to severe mental retardation, may cause mild to severe motor coordination damage, all sounds a lot like autism.” In 1980, an advisory committee to the FDA determined that ethylmercury, which is the kind of mercury used in the thimerosal in vaccines, was unsafe for use in over-the-counter products, such as ointments and creams. How long did it take the FDA to act on that 1980 report? 18 years! It was not until 1998 that thimerosal was banned from use in OTC products, yet, it was not banned from use in vaccines, which are more dangerous as they are injected under the skin, and most often, deep into the muscle tissues. In 2000, the Committee on Government Reform commissioned an investigation into the use of mercury in medicine, which is documented in the Congressional Record. Doctor after doctor testified to Congress over the course of the 3-year investigation as to the severely toxic and neurotoxic effects of mercury, especially the ethyl mercury used in thimerosal, including in minute amounts. These doctors also testified that the effects of mercury are cumulative, that no thimerosal should be permitted to be used in vaccines given to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers, and that there is absolutely no need for its use in vaccines. Congress was told that ethyl compounds penetrate cells better than methyl ones, that mercury uptake in the brain is 5X that of other tissues in the body, and that brain cells die in culture when exposed to ethylmercury. What did Congress do with this damning information about thimerosal being used in vaccines? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Instead, here we are 18 years after the commissioning of the investigation, and more than 74 million American babies later, with pregnant women, which includes their unborn children, infants, toddlers, and children of all ages, still being shot up with ethylmercury. That is reckless, unethical, and criminal. Today we hear from doctors, the media, and legislators that vaccines given to children do not contain mercury. Not true at all. Influenza vaccines are now recommended at 6 months, unbelievably again at 7 months, then 18 months, and 30 months, and every year thereafter. Sanofi Pasteur is the only manufacturer of the “preservative-free, single-dose traditional vials”, which are mercury-free flu vaccines, specifically for those aged 6-35 months, which covers the time period when infants and toddlers are to receive 4 flu vaccines. These “preservative-free” flu vaccines are different than those labeled “thimerosal-free”, as those labeled thimerosal-free are actually permitted to contain 1 mcg or less of mercury, with 1 mcg being 1000 times greater than the level which is permitted to be present in drinking water. According to industry reports for the 2015-2016 flu season, Sanofi Pasteur delivered around 200,000 doses of its preservative-free flu vaccine. In that year alone, based on a reported 70% coverage rate for those in the 6- to 35-month age category, 11.2 million doses would have been required to ensure that American infants and toddlers received only mercury-free flu vaccines. Thus, 11 million American infants and toddlers received flu vaccines containing mercury, despite false assurances to the contrary. CA actually has a law stating that it is illegal to give pregnant women and children under age 3 vaccines containing more than .5 mcg of Hg/.5 ml dose, with an exception for the flu vaccine which is permitted to contain double the amount of mercury (1 mcg/.5 ml dose). Yet, year in and year out, that law is violated, as Governor Jerry Brown continues to sign a waiver stating that the law can be ignored due to “shortages” of the specified vaccines. Clearly, Sanofi Pasteur can do the math just like you and I can. As the only maker of this particular vaccine, why do they choose not to manufacture the needed amount? Instead of signing a waiver every year, why doesn’t the governor of CA put pressure on Sanofi Pasteur to make enough so the CA law can be followed? Pregnant women are not receiving mercury-free flu vaccines, either. They are most often receiving either one with a whopping 25 mcg of mercury, which is 25,000 times that which is permitted in drinking water, or a purported 1 mcg or less of mercury, and neither is safe for mom or baby. Did you know that thimerosal-containing vaccines are legally classified as hazardous materials? As a matter of fact, it is illegal to throw away unused thimerosal-containing vaccines as infectious material or regular trash. Toxic waste management companies advertise that they can be hired to dispose of unused thimerosal-containing vaccines, as they must be treated as hazardous waste. Thus, thimerosal-containing vaccines are hazardous materials before use, and if unused. They are only non-hazardous, apparently, when they have been injected into a human being, who might be in the prime of their neurological development. Does that make sense to you? Why is it legal to inject mercury-laden thimerosal when it is not legal to use it in topical products, when it must be treated as a hazardous material, when it is a known neurotoxin, and when there hasn’t been a human safety study on it since 1929, in which all subjects died in short order?”
Posted by: Laura Hayes | April 18, 2023 at 08:39 AM
I am grateful that I was able to thank him for his efforts to help our kids. He made a difference.
Posted by: richard farretta | April 18, 2023 at 08:38 AM
It was "Evidence of Harm" that first alerted us to the real cause of our daughters' autism. The science made sense to us. Gayle and I immediately began a protocol of chelation for both girls, and the older one (Jennifer) improved dramatically. I'm glad I was able to personally thank David Kirby for enabling her to become an author and graduate from college. A courageous, decent, and generous man.
Posted by: Jonathan Rose | April 18, 2023 at 08:17 AM