Monday, May 15, 2017 by Kira Williamson
Has the vaccine industry caused an undue amount of harm? If you were to ask the mainstream media, the answer would likely be a resounding, “No.” But, if you look a little deeper, it becomes clear that vaccines and their manufacturers are guilty of quite a bit. There are veritable mountains of evidence that vaccines can, and do, harm many people — especially children, since most vaccines are given at a young age.
Even the CDC admits “no vaccine is actually 100% safe or effective for everyone…” and yet the claims of so-called safety continue to fill the airwaves.
In 2015, the UK government even admitted that the swine flu vaccine was causing brain damage, and sixty families were awarded financial compensation for the harm caused. Most of the vaccine’s victims were children.
Fraud, deceit, collusion and lies have become something of a cornerstone in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the world of vaccines. But, the evidence is piling up — and it simply cannot be ignored forever.
Recent research has taken a look at the differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated children, and the results were shocking: vaccinated children had a substantially higher incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), including autism, when compared to children who were not vaccinated. As Robert F. Kennedy reports, “The study suggests that fully vaccinated children may be trading the prevention of certain acute illnesses (chicken pox, pertussis) for more chronic illnesses and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) like ADHD and Autism.”
Overall, the findings showed that vaccinated children were 4.2 times more likely to have autism or ADHD, 5.2 times more likely to have learning disabilities, 2.9 times more likely to have eczema and were an astonishing 30 times more likely to have allergic rhinitis. And while vaccinated children were less likely to have two “vaccine-preventable” illnesses (chicken pox and whooping cough), there were no discernible differences in the risks of other diseases. When it came to the risk of measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, meningitis, rotavirus and hepatitis A or B, risks did vary much between vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
Clearly, vaccines are not as “safe and effective” as we’ve all been told.
While media outlets like The Atlantic shamelessly say that no one has ever been harmed by vaccines, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tells a different story. The statistics from HHS reveal that between the years of 1988 and 2015, 15,747 people filed petitions with government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. And since the year 1988, the government has paid out an astonishing $2,885,038,650.06 to victims of vaccine injury and their families. However, it is important to note that only those who can convince the Vaccine Court that harm was caused by vaccine are awarded financial restitution, though NVIC states that the court often provides financial assistance for legal fees — even in cases where no money is awarded. Regardless, the Vaccine Court is known to be very difficult to convince.
While the burden of proof required is ostensibly low, the fact remains that in the absence of scientific evidence that demonstrates a link between a vaccine and an illness or disability — there is very little else a family can use to demonstrate that a vaccine harmed their child. According to NPR, families must prove that there is a 51 percent chance that a vaccine is what caused the child harm, but how can one do that without scientific evidence? Most doctors are not willing to testify, as it would be career suicide, and many cases involve children that have reactions to vaccines some scientists even claim are “impossible.” Clearly, those doctors and scientists haven’t ever taken a hard look at the ingredients vaccine contain.
Do toxic ingredients hide in those dainty little injections given to you by your trusted doctor? Research has shown that vaccines can and do contain compounds known to be harmful to humans. As Mike Adams reported in 2012, there is a list of additives that are approved for use in vaccines — despite their potential to be dangerous.
Aluminum is a common ingredient in vaccines and is used as an adjuvant — which means its intended purpose is to provoke a stronger response from the immune system. You can see where that might become an issue, but to top it off, aluminum is also known to cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other issues. As a 2011 paper published in Current Medicinal Chemistry explains, evidence indicates that the aluminum used in vaccines is clearly capable of causing significant immunological and neurological effects. The researchers, from the Neural Dynamics Research Group of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, also stated that they believed it was very possible that the safety of vaccines had been over-estimated while their potential for causing harm had been under-estimated.
And that’s just one ingredient. Some other outrageous chemicals you can find in vaccines include MSG — a neurotoxic excitotoxin — and formaldehyde. On top of that, many vaccines contain thimerosal. While the government maintains that childhood vaccines are thimerosal-free, that is not entirely true. Several vaccines that feature thimerosal as a part of the “manufacturing process” are still on the market– even the FDA admits that fact — and they still contain harmful amounts of mercury per dose. As Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Institute for Vaccine Safety shows in a table which you can view here, many flu shots contain 24.5 or 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 milliliters — which is a stark contradiction to the FDA’s claim that such shots contain less than 1 microgram of mercury per dose.
As Trace Amounts explains, a child would have to weigh 550 pounds for a dose of 25 micrograms of mercury to be “safe.”
In addition the myriad of toxic compounds hiding in vaccines, there are also concerns about contaminated inoculations. Just a few years ago, the Centers for Disease control came forward and admitted that some 98 million Americans had been given contaminated polio vaccines — which contained a cancer-causing virus. According to the CDC, the contaminated shots were likely the root cause of many cases of cancer across the country.
But, as we all know, it’s not just what’s in the vaccines that makes them dangerous: unscrupulous business practices and bogus studies are some of the hallmarks of the vaccine industry — which has consistently been plagued by scandals featuring inhumane human experimentation, phony data and other such tripe.
No industry is complete without a dose of scandal, and the vaccine industry is full of that. For example, the popular vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) actually admitted to fraud in 2012. The British company pleaded guilty and faced $3 billion in penalties in one of the most profound instances of fraud in the healthcare industry. While the case referred to drugs wrongfully being prescribed for off-label uses, the details of the case revealed that the company’s business practices were more than unsavory. US attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz said, “The GSK sales force bribed physicians to prescribe GSK products using every imaginable form of high priced entertainment, from Hawaiian vacations to paying doctors millions of dollars to go on speaking tours, to a European pheasant hunt, to tickets to Madonna concerts.”
Do you think businesses like GSK really draw the line at vaccines? Vaccine manufacturers like Merck have come under fire for falsifying data, and even the CDC has been outed for manipulating data regarding vaccine safety.
Back in 2012, two Merck virologists blew the whistle on the company’s phony data for the mumps vaccine, which is part of the MMR. The scientists filed a False Claims Act complain in 2010, and as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported, Merck “knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripped off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was ‘95% effective.'”
According to whistleblowers Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, who were both virologists for Merck, the company faked their results proving the efficacy of the mumps vaccine. By spiking blood samples with animal antibodies, they were able to artificially inflate the appearance of immune system antibodies in their test results. In addition to “swindling the US government” out of millions of dollars, this faulty vaccine has likely contributed to mumps outbreaks across the country. This utter fraud has been going on since the 1990s — and the US government has continued to ignore it, even after the scientists made their complaint.
And when it comes to the CDC, things don’t get any better. Way back when in 2014, William Thompson, a Senior Scientist who worked for the CDC, came forward and disclosed that he and his co-authors had omitted important (and damning) data from their study of the MMR vaccine. What they had found — and disposed of — was that male African American children who were vaccinated before the age of 36 months were at a significant increased risk of developing autism. Thompson went on to admit that he and his cohorts held a meeting to intentionally destroy the evidence and actually put the data that indicated African American children were more susceptible to being harmed by the MMR vaccine in a garbage can. While reflecting on these actions, he stated, “I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper.”
Of course, the evils of the pharmaceutical industry don’t end with data manipulation.
It seems that in the eyes of Big Pharma, human guinea pigs are no different than their lab rats. Over the years, there have been countless claims of unethical behavior in the vaccine industry, by way of testing on unsuspecting populations in poor areas around the globe. In 2015, both Merck and GSK came under fire for their testing of HPV vaccines on young tribal girls in India. Children as young as nine were harmed by the administration of these perilous inoculations — and the manufacturers were brought to court to explain themselves and face punishment for their crimes against humanity.
The “study” these vaccine makers were carrying out was actually an illegal — and wholeheartedly unethical — drug trial. According to Big Pharma’s challengers, the manufacturers failed to obtain proper, informed consent from the children involved or their parents. Some reports have indicated that the families were told that their children were receiving “well-being shots.” The entire endeavor was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
As the Daily Mail reported, “An investigation by an Indian parliamentary committee had previously concluded that the trials amounted to a serious breach of trust and medical ethics amounting to child abuse and ‘a clear cut violation of the human rights of these girl children and adolescents.'”
GSK also faced fines for their abominable actions in 2012 — when it came to light that their human testing efforts had killed 14 infants in Argentina. As it turned out, GSK wasn’t just accused of killing babies — they were also accused of falsifying parental approval so that the babies could participate in their lab’s vaccine trials. The babies were recruited from poor families that visited public hospitals. In other words, they were selectively choosing easy targets. Pediatrician Ana Marchese said, “These doctors took advantage of the many illiterate parents whom take their children for treatment by pressuring and forcing them into signing these 28-page consent forms and getting them involved in the trials.” She also noted that laboratory human testing was not legal in Argentina.
Not only do many multinational pharmaceutical companies test their products on innocent infants or children, they do so in the absence of informed consent — which is a pillar of human rights in the world of medical experiments. And they even engage in such inhumane tactics in areas where it’s not even legal! Drug companies have a history rife with human experimentation that dates back to Nazi Germany and ties to I. G. Farben — a company that was home to many Nazi scientists later tried and convicted for slavery, murder and other crimes against humanity.
Beyond the issue of human testing lies another distinct issue: the vaccine industry’s quest to dominate and inject virtually every living person in the country with their toxic concoctions. In 2015, the Californian government even went so far as to offer an “exemption” so children under the age of 3 could be vaccinated with mercury-containing flu shots. Is vaccination really that necessary? According to the Golden State, they are: in the same year, the state government also passed SB 277 — a bill which removed parents’ rights to abstain from vaccinating their children for personal or religious reasons.
This in turn raises the question: is mandatory vaccination a violation of ethics and human rights? According to the ethics code of the American Medical Association (AMA), the act of forcing vaccines on other humans without their (or their parents’) consent is indeed unethical. As the Informed Consent section of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics states: The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment… Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent.
In other words, stripping parents of their right to choose what is right for their child is in direct violation of the AMA’s code of ethics, yet governments like that of California are demanding doctors ignore this code in order to provide vaccines. Furthermore, the fact that doctors have to abide by a code of ethics to preserve human rights while the government apparently does not is appalling. When it comes to medical decisions, should the government be able to make decrees at their will, or should they have to abide by the same standards as actual medical professionals?
In summation, the pharmaceutical industry and the vaccines they push have created many realms of harm. In addition to harming children with their injections that are loaded up with metals like aluminum or mercury, they have violated human rights, experimented on children, withheld parents’ rights to informed consent — and even some governments are encouraging these endeavors by promoting mandatory vaccinations.