Kennedy, Jr. has written a chilling
expose that details the latest outrages in the ongoing thimerosal
and vaccine story. Though the facts are stunning, it is not at all
surprising, given the government and Big Pharm's track record when
it comes to injecting children with thimerosal.
the government has known about thimerosal dangers for some time
and has continued vaccinating infants and children with mercury,
understanding full well the link to autism and other disorders.
a chilling Wannsee conference-style meeting, top brass in the pharmaceutical
empire, FDA and CDC lackeys, and their scientist dogs have concocted
their own Final Solution in "handling" the thimerosal
men met and decided to cover up a study that proved a connection
between thimerosal and autism, as well as other serious disorders.
June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials
gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference
center in Norcross, Ga. [in] complete secrecy. The agency had
issued no public announcement of the session -- only private invitations
to 52 attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC
and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist
from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives
of every major vaccine manufacturer [....] There would be no making
photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they
their appalling conclusion:
of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine
supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood
spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the
damaging data. According to transcripts obtained under the Freedom
of Information Act, many at the meeting were concerned about how
the damaging revelations about thimerosal would affect the vaccine
industry's bottom line.
Dr. Bob Chen, head of vaccine safety for the CDC, expressed relief
that "given the sensitivity of the information, we have been
able to keep it out of the hands of, let's say, less responsible
hands." Dr. John Clements, vaccines advisor at the World
Health Organization, declared flatly that the study "should
not have been done at all" and warned that the results "will
be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the control
of this group. The research results have to be handled."
fact, the government has proved to be far more adept at handling
the damage than at protecting children's health. The CDC paid
the Institute of Medicine to conduct a new study to whitewash
the risks of thimerosal, ordering researchers to "rule out"
the chemical's link to autism. It withheld [the study's] findings,
even though they had been slated for immediate publication, and
told other scientists that [the] original data had been "lost"
and could not be replicated. And to thwart the Freedom of Information
Act, it handed its giant database of vaccine records over to a
private company, declaring it off-limits to researchers. (Kennedy)
a successful cover-up, it helps to have a pharmaceutically-connected
lawmaker in one's corner.
Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received $873,000 in contributions
from the pharmaceutical industry, has been working to immunize
vaccine makers from liability in 4,200 lawsuits that have been
filed by the parents of injured children. On five separate occasions,
Frist has tried to seal all of the government's vaccine-related
documents -- including the Simpsonwood transcripts -- and shield
Eli Lilly, the developer of thimerosal, from subpoenas. In 2002,
the day after Frist quietly slipped a rider known as the "Eli
Lilly Protection Act" into a homeland security bill, the
company contributed $10,000 to his campaign and bought 5,000 copies
of his book on bioterrorism. Congress repealed the measure in
2003 -- but earlier this year, Frist slipped another provision
into an anti-terrorism bill that would deny compensation to children
suffering from vaccine-related brain disorders. "The lawsuits
are of such magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out
of business and limit our capacity to deal with a biological attack
by terrorists," says Andy Olsen, a legislative assistant
to Frist. (Kennedy)
is used in vaccines as a preservative to allow for mass production.
Instead of single dose vials, vaccines now come in multi-dose bottles,
which is cheaper to manufacture.
the perpetual fear of a bioterrorism outbreak gives Big Pharm a
blank check to cut corners as "cost considerations." If
terrorists employ a biological attack, the drug lords claim, then
only multi-dose vials could vaccinate the American public in an
emergency. This nebulous scenario has allowed the drug empire to
pump an entire generation of American children full of mercury,
and thanks to the politicians in their pockets, new laws protect
them from any accountability.
gives a timeline of events for the generation some call the Thimerosal
1989, American preschoolers received 11 vaccinations -- for polio,
diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles-mumps-rubella. A decade
later, thanks to federal recommendations, children were receiving
a total of 22 immunizations by the time they reached first grade.
the number of vaccines increased, the rate of autism among children
exploded. During the 1990s, 40 million children were injected
with thimerosal-based vaccines, receiving unprecedented levels
of mercury during a period critical for brain development. Despite
the well-documented dangers of thimerosal, it appears that no
one bothered to add up the cumulative dose of mercury that children
would receive from the mandated vaccines. (Kennedy)
by that time, the damage was done. Infants who received all their
vaccines, plus boosters, by the age of six months were being injected
with a total of 187 micrograms of ethylmercury -- a level 40 percent
greater than the EPA's limit for daily exposure to methylmercury,
a related neurotoxin. Although the vaccine industry insists that
ethylmercury poses little danger because it breaks down rapidly
and is removed by the body, several studies -- including one published
in April by the National Institutes of Health -- suggest that
ethylmercury is actually more toxic to developing brains and stays
in the brain longer than methylmercury. Under the expanded schedule
of vaccinations, multiple shots were often administered on a single
day: At two months, when the infant brain is still at a critical
stage of development, children routinely received three innoculations
that delivered 99 times the approved limit of mercury. (Kennedy)
knows mercury is not good for you. Remember the Mad Hatter in Alice
in Wonderland? Hatters were notorious for being crazy or
having the "shakes," and this was due to their working
with mercury to cure the felt for hats. Mercury was once used to
treat syphillus, and when an afflicted hatter discovered his treatment
helped produce superior hats, employing mercury became the norm
in the hat making industry during the 19th century. (Source: Mercury:
Element of the Ancients)
this toxic metal is being injected into infants.
good news -- as if anything good could come out of this travesty
-- is that thimerosal is being downsized, at least in vaccine production
meant for American children.
"the FDA continues to allow manufacturers to include thimerosal
in scores of over-the-counter medications as well as steroids and
injected collagen" as well as in vaccines being sent to Third
World countries (Kennedy).
conclusion, let's take another look at the timeline and the rise
in autism, and then we'll finish on an Amish note.
study, which compares the cumulative dose of mercury received
by children born between 1981 and 1985 with those born between
1990 and 1996, found a "very significant relationship"
between autism and vaccines. Another study of educational performance
found that kids who received higher doses of thimerosal in vaccines
were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with autism
and more than three times as likely to suffer from speech disorders
and mental retardation. Another soon-to-be-published study shows
that autism rates are in decline following the recent elimination
of thimerosal from most vaccines.
the federal government worked to prevent scientists from studying
vaccines, others have stepped in to study the link to autism.
In April, reporter Dan Olmsted of UPI undertook one of the more
interesting studies himself. Searching for children who had not
been exposed to mercury in vaccines -- the kind of population
that scientists typically use as a "control" in experiments
-- Olmsted scoured the Amish of Lancaster County, Penn., who refuse
to immunize their infants. Given the national rate of autism,
Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the
Amish. He found only four. One had been exposed to high levels
of mercury from a power plant. The other three -- including one
child adopted from outside the Amish community -- had received
their vaccines. (Kennedy)
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