WATCHUNG, N.J., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Just months after U.S. Congressman Bill Posey compared the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s vaccine safety studies to the SEC’s Bernie Madoff scandal, malfeasance in the CDC’s studies of thimerosal-containing vaccines has, for the first time, been documented in peer-reviewed scientific literature. While the CDC states on its website that “low doses of thimerosal in vaccines do not cause harm, and are only associated with minor local injection site reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site,” the journal BioMed Research International now provides direct evidence that the CDC’s safety assurances about the mercury-containing preservative are not fact-based, according to the article’s lead author, Brian Hooker, PhD.
The paper opens by citing over 165 studies that have found Thimerosal to be harmful, including 16 studies that had reported outcomes in human infants and children of death, acrodynia, poisoning, allergic reaction, malformations, auto-immune reaction, Well’s syndrome, developmental delay and neurodevelopmental disorders including tics, speech delay, language delay, ADHD and autism. These findings by multiple independent research groups over the past 75+ years have consistently found thimerosal to be harmful. “Substantial scientific evidence exists and has existed for many years that the vaccine ingredient thimerosal is a developmental neurotoxin” says George Lucier, former Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program.
What is Thimerosal? Immunize.org says one thing, Dr. Mercola says something different. How are consumers, most with little scientific or medical background supposed to make sense of this? Maybe now we have some evidence to help clear up some of the hype and misinformation.
Studies showing harm from thimerosal sharply contradict published outcomes of six CDC coauthored and sponsored papers – the very studies that CDC relies upon to declare that thimerosal is “safe” for use in infant and maternal vaccines.
Dr. Hooker, biochemist and vaccine industry watchdog, said of the six CDC studies, “Each of these papers is fatally flawed from a statistics standpoint and several of the papers represent issues of scientific malfeasance. For example, important data showing a relationship between thimerosal exposure and autism are withheld from three of the publications (Price et al. 2010, Verstraeten et al. 2003 and Madsen et al. 2003). This type of cherry-picking of data by the CDC in order to change the results of important research studies to support flawed and dangerous vaccination policies should not be tolerated.”
Dr. Boyd Haley, international expert in mercury toxicity and a co-author of the recently published paper said “There is no doubt that authorities in the CDC have initiated and participated in a cover-up of vaccine-induced damage from thimerosal to our children—-and this I consider criminal.” The paper, “Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines is Safe,” was published on June 6 and contains eight pages of evidence that the CDC has had knowledge of the vaccine preservative’s neurological risks, yet continues to cover them up.
The paper concludes, “five of the publications examined in this review were directly commissioned by the CDC, raising the possible issue of conflict of interests or research bias, since vaccine promotion is a central mission of the CDC. Conceivably, if serious neurological disorders are found to be related to Thimerosal in vaccines, such findings could possibly be viewed as damaging to the vaccine program.”
Dr. Hooker has submitted over 100 FOIA requests to the CDC over the past 10 years and has amassed thousands of pages of documents showing malfeasance in the CDC’s vaccine safety program. Hooker revealed that one CDC document quoted a top official instructing CDC employees to “Review all correspondences and documents to see if there is ‘foreseeable harm’ to the agency if they were released” so the documents could be redacted by CDC attorneys prior to release.
Barry Segal, founder of the Focus Autism Foundation and former entrepreneur whose company sales peaked near $2 billionsaid, “We are in the process of exposing what may be the biggest federal scandal ever with immense damage to our economy and our people, especially our children who are the future of our country. Their health has been compromised by mercury in vaccines. We need Congress to take action now. Thimerosal must be banned.”
A more effective vaccine preservative “2PE” has replaced thimerosal in many other vaccines and possesses a much better safety profile according to Dr. Hooker.
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From Alliance For Natural Health
We don’t need more crony capitalist solutions.
In the Bloomberg.com editorial, “Got the Flu? The Market Can Fix That” (Jan. 22), the writer says that vaccines are the only game in town for controlling the flu and concludes: “Making a new vaccine typically takes a decade and can cost $1 billion. A project of that size is better suited to large pharmaceutical companies….Given this market reality, the US government should design incentives to get the industry more deeply involved.”
This sounds sensible until you consider what it actually means. Do we really want a world in which the government envisions a vaccine, helps develop it, subsidizes it, then evaluates its effectiveness and safety, and finally mandates it for children? How objective can we expect the government to be in evaluating, approving, and mandating its own product?
We don’t mean to quibble, but we also want to know how the writer can describe this as a market solution. What kind of Orwellian language is this? What is actually being recommended is a government solution working through Big Pharma companies, which is a formula for crony capitalism. If this system leads to out-of-control costs in defense procurement, it is bad enough. If it goes awry in matters pertaining to our children’s health, that is even more serious.
A quick glance at the number of FDA-approved drugs recalled each year because they are later found to be dangerous is shocking. Let’s not make that worse by having the government approve and mandate what are essentially its own products.
The editorial is also too quick to accept widely accepted “facts” that are not facts at all. It begins with: “Influenza…each year kills as many as a half-million people, including 3,000 to 49,000 Americans.” It is true that, as Bloomberg reported in 2010, the CDC estimates the annual toll to be 23,607. But these figures are actually a fabrication: the CDC has used a mathematical estimate based on the assumption that if a death certificate had “respiratory or circulatory disease” listed as a cause of death, then it should be counted as a “flu-related” death. The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons has been highly critical of the CDC’s methodology.
Data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) show an average of 1,348 actual flu deaths per year—a mere 5.7% of the CDC’s estimate. In fact, 2010 showed only 500 deaths directly attributable to flu.
Nor are flu vaccines “the best weapons we’ve got,” as the editorial states. There are currently three different “epidemics” hitting the US: “true” influenza (type A, type B, or seasonal H1N1 influenza), norovirus (“stomach flu”), and whooping cough. According to a meta-analysis published in the weekly peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, only 2.7% of non-vaccinated adults caught the flu, which means that 97.3% of them did not. Among vaccinated adults, 1.2% caught the flu. This means the big national vaccine drive will possibly keep 1.5 people out of 100 from catching the flu. In addition, there is no evidence that the flu vaccine provides any protection whatsoever for adults 65 and over—even though the elderly are one of the flu vaccine campaign’s target populations, and USA Today reports that so far this flu season, people over 65 are dying from a laboratory-confirmed case of influenza at a rate of 116 per 100,000.
There is also some evidence that the vaccine itself poses health risks. In Canada, researchers found that people who got a flu shot were more likely to get infected with the H1N1 pandemic virus than people who hadn’t received a flu shot—and this has since been verified in animal studies. In addition, the US flu shot usually contains thimerosal, an organomercury compound used as a preservative. Mercury is highly toxic and there is worry that this form of it might be linked to developmental disabilities and abnormalities in the brain similar to those in autistic patients. There are also questions about a possible link to Alzheimer’s. Mercury has been removed from most US vaccines; flu is the exception. Europe does not allow it in any vaccines. Why do we?
Given the uncertain effectiveness and safety questions, it might be better to skip the flu shot, build up your immunity instead with vitamin D3 (there is now a great deal of scientific research supporting this), and if you become infected, take vitamin A (real A, not beta carotene; Dr. Wright recommends 25,000 IU of vitamin A per day). Or use it in conjunction with other tried-and-true natural remedies.
Why aren’t the FDA and the medical establishment interested in these natural preventives and cures? As all of us at ANH know, the problem is a bureaucratic “Catch-22” that is blocking better, safer, preventive and life-saving treatments. All drugs must be FDA-approved. If a substance has not been declared an FDA-approved drug, no health claims may be made about it, regardless of the scientific backing for the claim.
But, as noted in the editorial, taking a product through the FDA drug approval process is extraordinarily expensive. Natural substances generally cannot be patented. Without the protection of a patent, and the extremely high prices that a patent would allow a company to charge, the manufacturer could never hope to make back its investment. Consequently natural products and research languish, with no hope of ever being able to say that anything prevents or treats the flu.
No wonder everyone thinks that vaccines are the only way to prevent the flu. Nothing else can get FDA approval—for purely financial reasons! All of this defies common sense. And it is not just a problem for treating the flu. The same problem exists in cancer research and other medical fields.
Bloomberg is a company that has thrived by selling information to Wall Street. Wall Street has had plenty of money to buy Bloomberg terminals because it gets to distribute masses of new money just printed by the government’s Federal Reserve. Michael Bloomberg, the company’s founder, has used his fortune to win three terms as mayor of New York, despite a two-term limit when he started, and has also used his vast fortune in other ways to win friends and influence people. It is not entirely surprising therefore that Bloomberg recommends a crony capitalist approach to beating the flu epidemic. But no, we don’t need an even deeper government–Big Pharma partnership. That is exactly what we don’t need.
Can We Continue To Justify Injecting Aluminum Into Children?
An Unexpected Actor In Vaccination: Our Own DNA
Thanks to Green Med Info for this latest research
A new report published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology raises a disturbing possibility: that aluminum hydroxide, the dominant metal-based adjuvant used in vaccines today, is causing aluminum overload at injection sites, and contributing to the pathogenesis of diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis and subcutaneous pseudolymphoma.
Discussed is the case of a 45-year old woman with vaccine-induced subcutaneous pseudolymphoma, a type of skin lesion characterized by collections of lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells in the skin. Â The researchers performed a skin biopsy at the injection site and found aluminum (AI) deposits in her macrophages. When the skin sample was assayed for AI and quantified, it was found to contain 768.1 micrograms per gram, dry weight, versus 5.61 and 9.13 in two control patients â€“ up to 153-fold higher concentrations.
The report cautioned: “Given the pathology of this patient and the high Al concentration in skin biopsy, the authors wish to draw attention when using the Al salts known to be particularly effective as adjuvants in single or repeated vaccinations. The possible release of Al may induce other pathologies ascribed to the well-known toxicity of this metal.”
As referenced, aluminum-based (and other) vaccine adjuvants are “effective” at increasing antibody titers, but they perform this feat through the hypersensitization and/or dysregulation of theÂ humoral pole of the immune system (Th2), which is the immunological equivalent of kicking a beehive.
While intrinsically toxic adjuvants enable manufacturers to produce more antibodies with less antigen (often a profit-motivated decision), these synthetically-generated increases in the sheer number of antibodies produced does not in any way guarantee they will target the correct antigen (i.e. antibody-antigen affinity), which is the true measure of vaccine effectiveness; in fact, these unnaturally stimulated antibodies cross-react with and/or attack self-structures, e.g. myelin basic protein, leading to the break down of immunological self-tolerance, i.e. autoimmunity.
It is a curious fact of vaccine history that while aluminum hydroxide has been injected into billions of people and has been used for almost one century as the only vaccine adjuvant approved worldwide, its mechanism of action is not fully understood, and is only being investigated with any depth in the past five years.
We know that one way in which aluminum hydroxide induces an enhanced immune response is through activating the inflammasome within myeloid cells, a key immune-mediated activator of the inflammatory response and which is known to induce cell death. And yet, without understanding its exact mechanism of action, it is impossible by principle to ascertain fully its risk to health.
Last year, a report published in the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry titled “Aluminum vaccine adjuvants: are they safe?” raised these safety concerns:
Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community.Â [ii]
Another study published in 2011 in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry brought up the taboo topic of vaccine-induced autism, focusing on the crucial role of aluminum adjuvants as neurotoxic agents. Â The study abstract is well worth reading, as you will not see this type of information reported anywhere in the mainstream media:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are serious multisystem developmental disorders and an urgent global public health concern. Dysfunctional immunity and impaired brain function are core deficits in ASD. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the potential to induce neuroimmune disorders. When assessing adjuvant toxicity in children, two key points ought to be considered: (i) children should not be viewed as “small adults” as their unique physiology makes them much more vulnerable to toxic insults; and (ii) if exposure to Al from only few vaccines can lead to cognitive impairment and autoimmunity in adults, is it unreasonable to question whether the current pediatric schedules, often containing 18 Al adjuvanted vaccines, are safe for children? By applying Hill’s criteria for establishing causality between exposure and outcome we investigated whether exposure to Al from vaccines could be contributing to the rise in ASD prevalence in the Western world. Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades (Pearson r=0.92, p<0.0001); and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age (Pearson r=0.89-0.94, p=0.0018-0.0248). The application of the Hill’s criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.[iii]
Another, even more taboo topic is vaccine-induced infant death, which is often forced into the “idiopathic” category of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A report published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine in 2011, offers an explanation for the well-known, though often censored link between DTP vaccines used in the third world and increased mortality in female infants.[iv]
Titled “Immunological Links to Nonspecific Effects of DTwP and BCG Vaccines on Infant Mortality,” researchers reported on the fact that “A number of mainly observational studies suggest that many African females below the age of one year die each year from the nonspecific effects of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP).”
The explanation they offered is that “â€¦the adverse effects of DTwP vaccine may occur because of the Th2-polarising effect of the aluminium phosphate adjuvant in the vaccine and because intramuscular administration of the vaccine may cause chronic inflammation at the site of injection.”
Aluminum has no known beneficial function in biology. Increasing awareness of this metalâ€™s role in breast cancer, due to its metalloestrogenic properties, and its prevalence in our food (baking soda), body care products (e.g. antiperspirants), drugs and environment (e.g. it is used in aerosolized form in military operations as aluminized chaff), is bringing to light how important it is to avoid unnecessary exposures, especially when it concerns the health of our infants and children who are already faced with an ever-increasing body burden of this, and other highly toxic metals. It is clear that if we implement the precautionary principle, vaccines which contain this, or any other, highly toxic metal should be avoided at all costs.
Other relevant articles
The Vaccination Agenda: An Implicit Transhumanism/Dehumanism
The Shocking Lack of Evidence Supporting Flu Vaccines
[i] Aluminium overload after 5 years in skin biopsy following post-vaccination with subcutaneous pseudolymphoma. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2012 Mar 14. Epub 2012 Mar 14. PMID: 22425036
[ii] Aluminium overload after 5 years in skin biopsy following post-vaccination with subcutaneous pseudolymphoma. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2012 Mar 14. Epub 2012 Mar 14. PMID: 22425036
[iii] Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe? Curr Med Chem. 2011 May 16. Epub 2011 May 16. PMID: 21568886
[iv] The introduction of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine and child mortality in rural Guinea-Bissau: an observational study. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr;33(2):374-80. PMID: 15082643
Sayer Ji is the founder and chair of GreenMedInfo.com. His writings have been published in the Wellbeing Journal, the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and have been featured on numerous websites, including Mercola.com, NaturalNews.com, Infowars.com, Care2.com. His critically acclaimed essay series The Dark Side of Wheat opens up a new perspective on the universal, human-species specific toxicity of wheat, and is now available for PDF download.
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