Duty to Warn
“PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America [Big Pharma’s trade association and lobbying group]) is quoted as saying that “the 271 vaccines in development span a wide array of diseases, and employ exciting new scientific strategies and technologies. These potential vaccines – all in human clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – include 137 for infectious diseases, 99 for cancer, 15 for allergies and 10 for neurological disorders.”
Readers of this column, especially parents of vulnerable infants, children and pregnant women, should by now be doing their own independent research into the relative risks and benefits of allowing their children to be injected with the multitude of vaccines that are recommended by the authoritarian leaders of the Big Pharma-influenced Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and others (see an enlarged list or other professional trade associations and lobbyists further below).
One major reason for making wise decisions about reflexively accepting vaccine advice from Big Pharma and Big Medicine is that none of the current batch of vaccines for infants and children (or pregnant women or older adults for that matter) has followed the stringent research standards that are usually taken for granted when it comes to the approval of potentially dangerous xenobiotics and biologics by the FDA.
In the case of the mercury-containing seasonal influenza vaccines (still recommended for pregnant women and babies over the age of 6 months!), there just isn’t enough time for pharmaceutical companies to do any high quality efficacy or safety studies on the three flu strains chosen to be in the inoculum by the time the flu season starts.
And of course, guessing which three of the hundreds of possible flu viruses that could theoretically cause a so-called “epidemic” next winter must be made many months before the flu season is to start! Simply culturing enough of the viruses to meet demand takes many months. In other words, some vaccine corporation-influenced blue ribbon panel is making educated guesses with our health. And, what I regard as the most serious indictment, those same experts deny (or are ignorant about) the powerful independent basic science research that has been exposing and documenting the serious toxicity of mercury-containing flu vaccines, aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines or live virus vaccines. Yikes!
For every upcoming flu season, vaccine makers engage in a futile race against time that inevitably endangers patients. When manufacturing processes are rushed, good research (that would prove or disprove the long or short-term effectiveness or safety of the vaccines) is impossible.
“4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths After Flu Shots Were Given to Pregnant Women in 2009”
In this regard it is important to recognize the covered-up story of the huge spike in 2009 and 2010 fetal deaths that occurred when the CDC and Big Pharma – hopefully predicting a pandemic of H1N1 flu in 2010 – recommended adding a second mercury-containing vaccine to the usual seasonal vaccine inoculation for pregnant women!
Not surprisingly, the pandemic never materialized, but because many pregnant women got two thimerosal-containing vaccines that fall there was documented a serious spike in vaccine-related miscarriages and stillbirths during the following months. The data was documented in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS, which typically under-reports adverse events by a factor of 10 – 100) which had been set up in 1986 to theoretically partially compensate vaccine-injured children after Reagan’s National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act vaccine law.
One might ask ”which healthcare organizations were among the ones who participated in creating the hysteria that prompted so many pregnant women to allow themselves to consent to two unsafe, mercury-containing vaccinations in 2009?”
For the answer, read this quote from an article that was titled “4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women”
Eileen Danneman, director of the National Coalition of Organized Women and the author of the article, accused the CDC of 1) deliberately misleading the nation’s obstetricians and gynecologists and 2) colluding with the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) to mislead the public by advertising in 2010 that the CDC-recommended flu vaccines were safe for pregnant women when they knew full well that the very same vaccines had caused a massive spike in fetal deaths in 2009 – 2010. She wrote:
“Advice from a healthcare provider plays an important role in a pregnant and postpartum woman’s decision to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association (ANA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), March of Dimes, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are asking for your help in urging your pregnant and postpartum patients to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.
“The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that pregnant and postpartum women receive the seasonal influenza vaccine this year, even if they received 2009 H1N1 or seasonal influenza vaccine last year. Lack of awareness of the benefits of vaccination and concerns about vaccine safety are common barriers to influenza vaccination of pregnant and postpartum women.”
“Vaccine Makers Can’t be Sued for Vaccine Deaths or Injuries Thanks to Reagan’s National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986”
Why would a mega-corporate vaccine maker go to the expense of doing thorough safety and efficacy testing when they can’t be sued in the United States if their vaccine turned out to cause injury, death, disability or chronic autoimmune disorders in the recipients? Good question.
As readers of mine have noted from previous columns, vaccine makers have been unethically protected by the Reagan-era National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, which absolved them of all medico-legal liability (from past or future damage, even from yet-to-be-invented vaccines!) when children die or are disabled from vaccine injuries. (See http://www.globalresearch.ca/vaccine-induced-immune-overload-and-the-epidemic-of-chronic-autoimmune-childhood-disease/5431013 for the data on vaccine-induced autoimmunity.)
Of course the pre-clinical (animal) and clinical (human) vaccine experiments are not done by the once prestigious (but now corrupted by Big Pharma) FDA and CDC. Rather, the experiments are designed, performed and paid-for by profit-driven pharmaceutical multinational corporations like Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Medimmune and Novartis, whose predecessor companies (among them Merck, Wyeth, Lederle, Connaught) black-mailed pro-Big Business legislators in the early 1980s to “legally” halt the flurry of legitimate million dollar lawsuits from parents of children who died, nearly died, were neurologically disabled or were otherwise seriously sickened by vaccines!
Vaccine skeptics and unbiased vaccine researchers sometimes joke that, as with sausage-making, you wouldn’t want to smell or watch the process of manufacturing vaccines; for if you saw what went into the final product, you wouldn’t willingly allow it to get into your body.
Of course, just like most corporations, no unauthorized witnesses are ever allowed inside their manufacturing plants. Corporations insist in keeping secret the nature of the preservatives, adjuvants, contaminants or other toxic substances that actually go into their products. Too much knowledge by consumers, such as reading the product labels, actually paying attention to the small print in the TV advertisements or witnessing the manufacturing processes would be bad for business.
Hence, knowledge about the manufacture of Big Pharma’s synthetic substances that are intended to be injected into patient’s bodies is off limits. They call it “protecting trade secrets”.
There are 271 New Vaccines in Big Pharma’s “Pipeline”
As mentioned above, the pharmaceutical industry is proud to acknowledge that they have 271 new products in their vaccine “pipeline”. These vaccines will likely also have no stringent long-term safety or efficacy data on them, especially concerning the brains of infants, the brains of pregnant women or the brains of demented older people. For one think, such studies would be unethical. But the CDC, AAP, AAFP, AMA and the television ads will still be recommending them for us any time now.
I think that it would be irresponsible for us “consumers” – not to mention us “providers” of vaccines (ie, physicians and clinics) – to continue to be unaware of or unconcerned about their dangers, especially since there is so much proposed legislation in the legislative “pipeline” (at both state and federal levels) that will soon be forcing patients to be vaccinated against their wills, with or without informed consent.
Big Pharma never seem to stop doing the aggressive lobbying that is geared to influence lawmakers in state and federal legislative bodies to pass legislation that insures their profitability. Vaccine makers never seem to stop “investing” in politicians with lucrative campaign “contributions” every 2, 4 or 6 years.
Big Pharma’s obvious intent is no different from all the other mega-corporations, especially since the campaign and corrupt Super-PAC floodgates were opened with the 2011 Citizen’s United ruling led by Antonin Scalia and his pro-corporate/conservative 5-4 majority in the US Supreme Court.
Corporations of all types do everything they can to enhance “shareholder value”, increase future stock prices and increase bonuses for their executives. In the case of the vaccine makers, they try to get legislators to pass laws that will make it unlawful to refuse forced vaccinations that are mandated by the government. Big profits can be assured if the corporate paymasters of bought-and-paid-for congresspersons will pass laws that force their constituents to purchase or otherwise use their products.
The possibility of forced vaccination programs in the case of potential pandemics that threaten the national security has already been made legal by the 2001 Patriot Act (that also makes it easy for the president to declare martial law) when the Cheney/Bush/Rice/Ashcroft/ Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz/Rove/PNAC administration panicked the US Congress into voting for the pre-written legislation soon after 9/11/01.
Dennis Kucinich was the only legislator that actually read the Patriot Act (which is why he was one of the few who voted against it). By voting for that disastrous bill, every paranoid pro-war congress person voted for the evisceration of the US Constitution.
Partly because vaccines are so profitable and partly because vaccine makers and marketers don’t have to worry about being sued for the inevitable damages, the vaccine industry can’t resist the temptation to push for mandatory vaccinations. Before that happens, people need to inform themselves (and their legislators) and raise the consciousness of their friends so they will not be coerced by healthcare organizations who have serious conflicts of interest and who may have already lied to them.
I end this article with some excerpts from some other vaccine skeptics, information that should give pause to those who used to think that Big Pharma’s vaccine should be trusted.
Serious Synergistic Effects of Toxic Metals (Mercury, Lead, Aluminum)
By Bernard Windham, M.D.
Unabridged article, with references is posted at: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/articles/doc/53
“Mercury and lead are extremely neurotoxic and cytotoxic, but their combined synergistic effect is much worse. A dose of mercury sufficient to kill 1% of tested rats, when combined with a dose of lead sufficient to kill less than 1% of rats, resulted in killing 100% of rats tested….Studies in Australia have confirmed that similar relationships hold for people. This means most people in the U.S. are getting dangerous levels of these metals, enough to cause some neurologic effects.
“The same is true for synergistic effect with other toxic metals like arsenic, and with other toxic chemicals like PCBs. The level of mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines has been shown to be highly neurotoxic, but the effect was found to be much larger due to the synergistic effects with aluminum, which is also in most vaccines. Studies using U.S. CDC data have found thimerosal from vaccines to be major factors in autism and ADHD, along with prenatal Rhogam shots which contain high levels of mercury and are given to some RH negative women during pregnancy.
“Autism has increased in the U.S. more than 10 fold in the last decade. According to the Florida Dept. of Education, the numbers increased from approximately 300 to over 4000 during this time period. There have likewise been large increases in the number of children with ADHD and other developmental conditions, according to the National Academy of Sciences and other sources. A major factor in this appears to be the large increase in vaccinations given to infants. (More documentation is available at the children’s neurological page, http://www.home.earthlink.net/~berniew1/indexk.html)
“There was an increase of over 45% in learning disabilities in Pennsylvania between 1990 and 2000. But the study showed that the county highest on the Chemical Pollution Scorecard (Montgomery County) had an increase more than double that of the rest of the state. Montgomery County had an increase in ADHD of 32.7% and an increase in autism of 310%.”
And here is an important quote from Donald Miller, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Washington:
“A small dose of mercury that kills 1 in 100 rats and a dose of aluminum that will kill 1 in 100 rats, when combined, have a striking effect: 100% of the rats die.
“Doses of mercury that have a 1% mortality rate will have a 100% mortality rate if some aluminum is there.
“Currently, in 2004, the two most important sources of mercury exposure for Americans
are dental amalgams and vaccinations. The Federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for reasons not explained, have chosen to ignore this fact. These agencies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focus exclusively on mercury in seafood, to the extent that the NIH will not fund studies that address mercury in amalgams and vaccines.
“In lockstep with the government, the American Dental Association (ADA) claims that amalgams are safe, and the mercury in them poses no problem. The (government-funded) Institute of Medicine (IOM) and various specialty societies, notably the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Medical Association (AMA), say the same thing about mercury in vaccines.
“There is growing evidence, however, that mercury in vaccines and amalgams causes both autism and Alzheimer’s disease. The CDC and the FDA and the medical establishment, led by its specialty societies, discount or ignore this evidence – evidence that includes privately funded epidemiological studies; research on how mercury damages brain cells grown in culture; animal studies in rodents, sheep, and primates; and clinical studies in children and adults.”
And from a toxicology experiment done by Dr Boyd Haley: http://www.sailhome.org/Concerns/BodyBurden/Synergistic.html
“Dr. Boyd Haley illustrates the synergistic toxicity of three ingredients commonly found in vaccines — thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide (AlOH3), and neomycin.
- By themselves, neomycin and aluminum hydroxide are less cytotoxic than thimerosal.
- 24 hours after a 50nM (50 ppb) exposure to thimerosal, less than 40% of cells survived.
- 12 hours after a combination of thimerosal and neomycin, roughly the same number of cells died.
- 6 hours after combining thimerosal, neomycin, and aluminum hydroxide, the same number of cells died, and after 24 hours 100% of the cells were dead.
- Adding testosterone to the other three vaccine ingredients made the toxic effect total and immediate — 100% of the cells were dead within 3 hours.”
Dr Kohls practiced holistic mental health care for the last decade of his family practice career. He now writes a weekly column for the Reader Weekly, an alternative newsweekly published in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. The last four years of Dr Kohls’ Duty to Warn columns are archived at http://duluthreader.com/articles/categories/200_Duty_to_Warn.