By Gary G. Kohls, MD – April 10, 2019




Sociopathic, For-profit Corporations Own Healthcare in America

Ever since my fellow classmates and I took the Hippocratic Oath when we graduated from the University of Minnesota medical school in 1968, most of us (now retired for a decade or more) tried to fulfill our duties as physician-healers while also trying to not harm our patients in the process.

But times have changed since the Reagan years, when legislation was passed (in 1986) that made it illegal for parents whose children were killed or wounded by vaccines to sue the guilty pharmaceutical corporations (or the physicians or clinics that ordered the injections of the toxic substances, which the US Supreme Court later acknowledged were “inherently unsafe”). (Read about the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 at:…/…)

The crass, for-profit multi-national pharmaceutical corporations that have taken over medicine during the second half of my medical career have made it difficult for ethical physicians (and nurses) to honor their Hippocratic Oaths and to do the healing that they were trained to perform.

The interference by healthcare-related corporate powers in the practice of ethical and compassionate care is likely a major reason for the high rate of physician suicides and the fact that more and more physicians are wanting to quit the practice of medicine.

This column is also another attempts at explaining why the infant mortality rate among American infants is the highest in the world (among the 24 most economically-advanced nations) while American infants are also the most over-vaccinated in the world! (Please study the CDC’s-recommended chart of childhood vaccines in the archived version of this column.) What other interpretation could logically be applied to that reality?

Big Pharma and the Precautionary Principle

The dictionary definition of the Precautionary Principle is:

“When human (or corporate) activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm.”

In the case of inadequately tested (for long-term safety or effectiveness) vaccines that are commonly injected into the muscles of tiny infants, simple suspicion of a connection between the injections and the increased death and disability that commonly occurs demands that a halt be placed on the continuation of the suspect program until the dilemma is resolved by totally independent, unbiased, scientific experts that have no connection to the industries that developed the vaccines.

The following represents a good example from the history of the Big Pharma cartel that should outrage every thoughtful, science-minded reader. Understanding the realities revealed below should raise serious doubts about the trustworthiness of bureaucratic entities like the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, the AMA, the AAP, the AAFP, etc as well as mainstream medical journals (like The Lancet, JAMA, the NEJM and Pediatrics).

The first quote is from one of many Big Vaccine-cartel-connected physicians who is obviously trying to cover-up the clear evidence (in 2001) that strongly supported the connections between the over-vaccination of infants with neurotoxic vaccines and the rapidly rising incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. (Note the many conflicts of interest in the doctor’s bio that should have totally disqualified him from being in a position of authority in medicine.)

The important background to the infamous story of the Simpsonwood Conference in June 7-8, 2000 can be found at:

The document was written by Russell Blaylock, MD and was titled “The Truth Behind the Vaccine Cover-up”. The conference was titled “Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Datalink Information” to which 51 physicians and scientist were present (by invitation only). Among the invited attendees were representatives of vaccine manufacturers Merck, Aventis Pasteur, SmithKlineBeecham, Wyeth and North American Vaccine.

The information presented was so powerful in its indictment of mercury and aluminum as being the cause of the many neurodevelopmental abnormalities that were escalating among American’s pediatrics patients that an effort was made to destroy the documentation andcensor the information presented.

Fortunately, Dr Blaylock obtained a copy of the proceedings and wrote a expose on the conference. Read it at:

The indicting information caused the following comment from pro-over-vaccination physician, Dr R. Gordon Douglas:

“Four current studies are taking place to rule out the proposed link between autism and thimerosal…In order to undo the harmful effects of research claiming to link the measles vaccine to an elevated risk of autism, we need to conduct and publicize additional studies to assure parents of safety.” – R. Gordon Douglas, MD, former president of Merck Vaccine Division (1991-1999) and director of strategic planning for vaccine research at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) at a May 2001 Princeton University conference. Dr. Douglas consulted for the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health from 1999 to 2011. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for Vical a new vaccine research corporation that is trying to develop new infectious disease and cancer vaccines. Douglas is currently also chairman of the board of directors of NovaDigm Therapeutics Inc that is developing preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial diseases. Dr. Douglas served on the boards of directors of Aeras from 2000 to 2014, Middlebrook Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2000 to 2010, Protein Sciences Corporation from 2001 to 2017 and IOMAI Corporation from 2002 to 2008

And here are the some of published “studies” (and the conflicts of interest of the authors) that Dr Douglas called for that falsely tried to exonerate vaccines as a cause of the on-going epidemics of neurological, behavioral and autoimmune disorders that are now epidemic among America’s fully-vaccinated children:

  1. On November 30, 2002 the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet published an article that concluded that mercury in vaccines was not harmful. Dr. Michael Pichichero, the lead author of the “study” was a researcher for Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical corporation that was being sued for producing mercury-containing Thimerosal that was used in many vaccines during the decades prior to 2000.


  1. On October 2003, Danish researchers published a large study in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association). They concluded that “the results do not support a causal relationship between childhood vaccination with thimerosal-containing vaccines and development of autistic spectrum disorders.” The researchers were affiliate with Statens Serum Institut, a Danish manufacturer of a pertussis vaccine that contained thimerosal. Statens Serum Institut receives more that 80% of its profits from vaccines.


  1. In the November 2003 issue of Pediatrics (the mouthpiece of the American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP, which is the trade association for US pediatricians), Tom Verstraeten, PhD (and epidemiologist/statistician for the CDC (the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) had laboriously re-worked unfavorable data that 3 years earlier had shown a clear connection between thimerosal-laced vaccines and autism. The re-worked data was published in Pediatrics. Verstraeten concluded that “no consistent significant associations were found between thimerosal-containing vaccines and neuro-developmental outcomes.”


  1. On September 27, 2007 the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study funded by the CDC that concluded that early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines does not cause neuro-physiological functioning at 7-10 years of age. The lead author was a former employee of Merck and his co-authors had conflicts of interest with Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Wyeth, Abbott and Novartis, all vaccine manufacturers.

As far as I know none of these prestigious medical journals have made any attempt to censure any of the authors for their blatant conflicts of interest or their provably-biased research. Nor has there been any effort to publicly retract any of the articles, like they did so inappropriately and unethically to Dr Andrew Wakefield, when he and his 12 co-authors showed that the gastrointestinal infections with vaccine-strain measles viruses was the cause of the severe abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea in the cluster of severely autistic children back in the 1990s. 

And here is what even non-soldiers may soon be experiencing (in Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn) if the surge of state and federal vaccine-mandating legislation that is designed to continue the over-vaccinating of infants and children (and eventually adults as well). Such legislation will be good for the pharmaceutical, vaccine and pediatric business cartels and also for those who have invested in the pharmaceutical sector on Wall Street, including the infamous pro-over-vaccinating billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and their investment buddies Warren Buffet, Carl Icahn, and every hedge fund manager you can think of.

Here is what “un-vaccinated civilians in Brooklyn might be facing. The policy comes from US Army Regulation # 600, paragraph 5.4, subsections B2a and B2b:

“Soldiers do not have an option as to whether they will be immunized…In performing this duty, medical personnel are expected to use only the amount of force needed to give the immunization. Any force necessary to overcome a soldier’s reluctance to immunization will be provided by personnel acting under orders…soldiers should be advised that they will be inoculated with or without their consent.”


And here are some pertinent quotes from the October 2000 convention of the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS):

“Measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and the whole panoply of childhood diseases are a far less serious threat than having a large fraction of a generation afflicted with learning disabilities because of an impassioned crusade for universal vaccination.”

“Public policy regarding vaccines is fundamentally flawed…permeated by conflicts of interest. It is based on poor scientific studies that are too small, too short, and too limited…”

“Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits.”

”It is obscene to threaten to seize a child just because his parents refuse medical treatment that is obviously unnecessary and perhaps even dangerous…AAPS believes that parents with the advice of their doctors should make decisions about their children’s medical care-not government bureaucrats.”

“…critical medical decisions for an entire generation of American children are being made by small committees whose members have incestuous ties with agencies that stand to gain power, or with manufacturers who stand to gain enormous profits…relationship of the patient and physician is dramatically altered in administering the vaccine- the physician, serving as the agent of the state…simply complies without making an independent evaluation of the patient…”

“The greatest threat (to children) lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent (childhood diseases) through mass immunization. Much of what you have been led to believe about immunization simply isn’t true…There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease. If immunizations were responsible for the disappearance of these diseases in the US, one must ask why they disappeared simultaneously in Europe, where mass immunizations did not take place.” – Robert Mendelsohn, MD, from his book How to Raise a Healthy Children

“Immunizations, including those practiced on babies, not only did not prevent any infectious diseases, they caused more suffering and more deaths than has any other human activity in the entire history of medical intervention. It will be decades before the mopping-up after the disasters caused by childhood vaccination will be completed. All vaccinations should cease forthwith and all victims of their side effects should be appropriately compensated.” — Viera Schreibner, PhD following her evaluation of some 60,000 pages of medical literature on vaccination

“People think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the people think it’s doing are as night and day. First, it is providing a means whereby key officials on its payroll are able to obtain both power and wealth through granting special favors to certain groups that are subject to its regulation. For a price one can induce FDA administrators to provide protection from the FDA itself. Secondly, cartel-oriented companies in the food and drug industry are able to use the police powers of government to harass or destroy their free-market competitors.’ – Dr Herbert Ley (retired-FDA commissioner)

“There are over 300 expert advisors on 18 separate (FDA) advisory committees, making decisions on the approval of drugs and vaccines…at least 54% of these exxperts are being paid by the drug manufacturers…Since 1998, more than 800 separate conflicts of interest waivers have been issued to the various experts…Examples of conflicts of interest: stock ownership, consulting fees, research grants, spouses’ employment and payments for speeches and travel.” – From an article by a team of USA Today journalists reporting on the FDA in September 2000


And here are sobering excerpts from the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health Immunization Program (Revised September 2018)



Any child seen in an OPH (Office of Public Health) immunization clinic, who is not current with his immunizations, should be given a single dose of each vaccine or a licensed manufactured-FDA approved combination vaccine (ex. HBV/HiB) needed at that visit.

OPH staff shall not mix different vaccines for administration in a single syringe. Each type of vaccine will be given by separate injection. Exceptions to this policy apply only when specifically described by the vaccine manufacturer.

Rationale: Serologic studies have shown no reduction in antibody response when multiple vaccines are given. Side effects are not increased by giving multiple vaccines simultaneously. Compliance with the recommended schedule is more likely to be achieved with a minimum number of required visits.

Example: An 18 months old child present at a clinic with a history of having received a single DTaP and IPV. This child will be given an injection of DTaP, MMR, Varicella, HiB, HBV, PCV13, HAV and IPV. Combination vaccines appropriate for age may be given to reduce the number of injections to the child.

If you have reason to believe that you cannot reasonably determine your patient’s level of protection against vaccine-preventable disease based on his or her record–vaccinate. When in doubt, vaccinate!

And below is the CDC- and AAP-recommended vaccine schedule for American infants and children as of 2016 (up to the age of 18).

Discuss, and then organize!