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Vaccines & Vaccinations:

The Need for Congressional Investigation

January 2011

Presented to the 112th Congress Oversight Committees


U.S. Senate
 Finance Committee (Health reform)
 Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Health reforms, FDA)
 Judiciary (DEA, consumer privacy)
 Veterans’ Affairs (troop vaccines)

U.S. House of Representatives

 Energy & Commerce (Health reform, FDA)
 Ways & Means (Health reform)
 Armed Services (troop vaccines)
 Judiciary (DEA, retail crime)
 Government Reform & Oversight (Investigate health care reform)


Editors Contact Information:

Catherine J Frompovich email
Laraine C Abbey-Katzev email
January 12, 2011
Online Submission for Whistleblowers
Committee On Oversight & Government Reform
Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman

Submitted via Email/Internet by Catherine J Frompovich


Congressional investigation of the NEUROTOXIC adjuvants, excipients, and growth

medium in vaccines and vaccinations, e.g., mercury--a hazmat (Thimerosal),
formaldehyde--an EPA-declared carcinogen, aluminum--a neurotoxin damaging the
brain and central nervous system, polysorbate 80--induces sterility in lab rats, MSG--an
excitotoxin that excites brain glial cells so much so that they can self-destruct, aborted
fetal (diploid) cells, plus foreign species DNA (pig, chick, monkey, insect) and
numerous other ingredients that are causing severe health damage to infants, toddlers,
teens (HPV vaccines), adults, and senior citizens.
All this, plus peer review research, charts, and government documents, is documented
in the 120-page monograph Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional
Investigation that will be provided to you and the health committees of the 112th
The cost of USA healthcare directly is impacted by the health damage these vaccines
are producing, especially in young children. Congress must investigate vaccines per se
and their toxic ingredients that are combined (8 or more antigens/diseases in one
vaccination) that damages 4-month and 6-month old infants brains, central nervous
system, and overall long range health. Many vaccines are linked to the precipitous rise
in childhood diabetes. Congress must do something about poisons and toxins in
vaccines that are mandated to be injected into children starting at BIRTH.
I am the editor of Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation.
I'd be pleased to meet with you and staffers in Washington, DC. Thank you for reading
this and giving it consideration.


The above is the text copied and pasted from the submission site for a congressional
investigation of vaccines and vaccinations submitted by Catherine J Frompovich.

The intent of this monograph is to educate members of Congress and the public regarding
vaccine issues while utilizing accepted sources of research, peer review articles, and the
mainstream media.

It is not our intent to infringe upon anyone’s copyright. We believe we have used the
U.S. Copyright’s Doctrine of Fair Use equitably and without incurring infringement or
plagiarism. All sources are cited in detail.

We respect other authors’ works and intellectual property, and thank them for their work.
By utilizing published materials, we hope to uplift and share intellectual contributions in
the spirit of literary camaraderie that “showcases” the fruits of important works about
problems with vaccines and vaccinations that may not be mainstreamed but, nonetheless,
are adequately researched and published.

Thank you to all whose works we cited.

The Editors
Catherine J Frompovich
Laraine C Abbey-Katzev

Note: Excerpts taken from published research and literature appear in italics.
~~~List of Acronyms~~~

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
Big Pharma Pharmaceutical Industry
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CRS Congressional Research Services
DD Developmental Disabilities
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
DPT Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FDA Food and Drug Administration
GAO Government Accountability Office
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GMO Genetically modified organism
GSK GlaxoSmithKline
HHS Health and Human Services
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
HPV Human Papilloma Virus
IOM Institute of Medicine
MMR Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
MPH Masters Public Health
NCVIA National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
NVIC National Vaccine Information Center
OCI Office of Criminal Investigations
OIA Office of Internal Affairs
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
TB Tuberculosis
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VICP Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
VSD Vaccine Safety Datalink
WHO World Health Organization

Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation


Introduction 1

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program & Vaccine Damage Awards 3

GlaxoSmithKline Whistleblower Exposé on 60 Minutes 4

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is There A Vaccine Connection? 5

The Simpsonwood Meeting Report 9

Scientific Fallacies & How They Relate to Toxic Vaccine Adjuvants 12

Ingredients in Vaccines (video) 15

Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary (CDC Pink Book) 16

H1N1 Vaccine Patented Before Virus Appeared in Mexico 23

FDA, CDC Investigating Increase In Fever-Related Seizures In Young

Children Following Flu Shot 25

Conflict of Interest / The 2009 Pandemic Flu “Conspiracies” Investigation 28

Alzheimer’s: Is there A Vaccine Connection? 29

Influenza Vaccines: Are They Effective? 31

The Need for Informed Consent 33

U.S. FDA, CDC, HHS and The Overriding Politics of Pharmaceuticals 36

The Impact of Fraudulent Research on the Scientific Literature 45

CDC’s VAERS Reports 46

USAVaccination Rates & Chronic Disease Rates 51

Death, Disability & Vaccines Ineffectiveness With Validation From Peer Review
Journals Charts & Graphs 55
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Charts Illustrating Vaccine/Vaccination Ineffectiveness Globally 61

Vaccines: A Corporate Strategy 73

Pharmaceutical Companies Fraudulent Practices 77

How Will Synthetic Genomes Induce Vaccine Adverse Events? 88

Congressional Hearing / Added Health Care Costs From Vaccines/Vaccinations 91

What Members of Congress Say About Vaccines 92

Government Agency Apparent Disregard for Science 95

Why Don’t CDC & FDA Answer Questions? 97

Are Vaccines Making Us Healthier? 104

We Need A Thorough Vaccine Investigation Now 107

Fluoride: How WRONG Can Health Agencies Be? 111

Information Too Important Not To Include 113

Research & Citations Linking Vaccines to Chronic, Long-term Diseases, Etc. 115

A Word From the Editors 134

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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political
bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the
separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them
to the separation. Thomas Jefferson, author, U.S. Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson, in writing the Declaration of Independence, definitively set forth

conditions when mankind should “declare the causes that impel them” to an action.
There is no more basic reason for action than to oppose suppression of basic rights under
Natural Law, e.g., one’s right to the sanctity of one’s body and the care of that body,
including keeping it free of poisonous and toxic chemicals.

Our founding documents declare unalienable “Rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of
Happiness” as well as a right of private property. Nothing is more basic to liberty and
private property than one’s own body. If we do not even possess the property of our own
body, then where is our liberty and how are we free?

We have documented in this monograph the cause to which the Laws of Nature and
Nature’s God is not exempt under the Declaration of Independence. That cause is the
mandated injection of toxic and poisonous chemicals, adjuvants, excipients, growth
media, and neurotoxins in vaccines into infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and senior
citizens under the guise of vaccine science.

This is the manipulated story of toxic vaccines from peer-reviewed journals, the
mainstream press and media, which begs a special investigation by Congress of vaccines
per se.

The monograph is a call to action by our elected legislators to pursue a thorough

investigation of vaccine safety. We are convinced that government agencies charged
with ensuring this have been derelict in their duty. We documented here through
respected research—often from our own government—that there are serious safety issues
with vaccines, many of which have been concealed.

We are witnessing a marked escalation of an increasingly aggressive international

vaccination program that the data demonstrate is undermining the health and future of the
world’s children and population. As we see it, this vaccine agenda is not driven by health
but rather by corporate gain primarily among the pharmaceutical and medical industries.
Many good people down the line, who are carrying out that agenda, are operating with
misleading, censored, or deliberately skewed scientific data and health information.

We have learned about the falsity within, errors, greed, and resultant dangers posed by
those corporations producing vaccines and medications from professionals in the know,
including Marcia Angell, MD, and professor Donald W. Light, PhD. During two decades
as editor of the prestigious The New England Journal of Medicine, Doctor Angell
experienced ‘up-close and personal’ such appalling behavior on the part of the
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pharmaceutical industry that she authored a virtual exposé titled, The Truth About the
Drug Companies—How They Deceive Us, and What to Do About It. More recently,
Professor Light, who edited the book The Risks of Prescription Drugs, takes us to a new
level of understanding of how our health and safety are being compromised by falsified
science, agencies run amok, and clever industry marketing.

In two other well argued, erudite books, Global Censorship of Health Information and
The Rise of Tyranny—How Federal Agencies Abuse Power and Pose Risks to Your Life
and Liberty, authored by a brilliant constitutional attorney, Jonathan Emord shows how
frighteningly lawless some of our regulatory agencies have become. Emord tells us,
“…FDA refuses to honor five decisions holding its censorship unconstitutional.” 1
An attorney in the FDA Chief Counsel’s office regarding a court order to FDA made this
really shocking statement, “Jonathan, the FDA will never abide by the Pearson
decision.” 2 Despite Jonathan’s noting it was a final and binding decision—an order of
the court—the FDA attorney said, “That may be so, but I am telling you the FDA will
never abide by that court decision, never, ever.” 3 Emord tells us, “His words pierced to
the very core of my being. Here was an agency’s legal officer telling me that the agency
was, intentionally, lawless.” 4
The ever-expanding vaccine program, considered by many as being implicated in the
rapid rise in rates of autism and other chronic diseases, especially in children, is now
heavily funded and promoted by governments around the world. Vaccines have rapidly
become both a health and a liberty issue as mandates attempt to make vaccines a
condition of employment and school attendance. Even more alarming is the legal use of
‘failure to vaccinate’ as the basis for parental abuse cases resulting in state removal of
children from parents’ custody.

The American public is frightened for their children and our country’s future health and
financial burdens that may be contributed to, or caused by toxic adjuvants, excipients,
and growth media in vaccines.

The purpose of this monograph is to acquaint members of Congress and the public with
the toxic ingredients in vaccines; call for a congressional investigation of vaccines per se;
to serve as evidence of toxic chemicals and neurotoxins in vaccines, and finally, to elicit
change in the production of vaccines.

Respectfully submitted by,

Catherine J Frompovich
Laraine C Abbey-Katzev
1 Emord, JW. Global Censorship of Health Information (Washington, DC: Sentinel Press, 2010) 16.
2 Ibid. 17
3 Ibid. 17
4 Ibid. 17
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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Vaccine Damage Awards

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HRSA division (Health Resources
and Services Administration) held a public meeting of the FDA’s Advisory Committee
on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) in Rockville, Maryland, September 2-3, 2010, at which
several charts were distributed. The chart below “NVICP Statistics Report as of
Thursday, September 02, 2010” indicates just how pervasive and costly vaccine damage
actually IS in dollars and cents.

Petitioners’ Award Amounts for fiscal years 1989 thru 2010 totaled almost Two
Billion Dollars ($1,938,523,762.48) representing 2,503 awards.

Attorneys’ Fees/Costs Payments totaled over an additional Seventy-two Million

Dollars ($72,670,865.82).

In excess of an additional Forty-six Million Dollars ($46,424,411.60) was paid out for
Attorneys’ Fees/Costs Payments, which probably represented an additional 2,293
claims that were dismissed.

The total outlay was a grand total of $2,057,619,039.90!

These awards validate that vaccine damage does happen—and continues to happen—and
much more than Big Pharma acknowledges or the media reports, sadly.

These figures represent only a FRACTION of damages that rightfully should be paid to
families that suffered vaccine-induced damages. Thousands, maybe a million or more
families, are left with life-long-damaged children and medical bills that will be
overwhelmingly expensive and probably not compensated for.

Just imagine if there were over two thousand product injuries from automobiles,
baby cribs, or food salmonella poisonings! What would congress do about them?
Vaccine damage is no different. Vaccines and their health-damaging toxins need to
be investigated.

This is another valid reason for congress to investigate vaccines per se.


See National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Statistics Report 9/2/2010 on

the next page.
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GlaxoSmithKline Whistleblower Exposé on 60 Minutes

GlaxoSmithKline is a major producer of vaccines. Would you trust your child’s

mandatory vaccines/vaccinations to this company's products—and their vaccines, in
particular––after watching this unbelievable story on 60 Minutes, Dec. 29, 2010?

Excerpts from Transcript

[Cheryl] Eckard worked in Glaxo quality control and over ten years she had risen to
become a manager of global quality assurance. Her job was to inspect plants to make
sure that the drugs had the right ingredients, the right potency and met government
standards for purity.

In 2002, Eckard was assigned to help lead a quality assurance team to evaluate one of
Glico’s most important plants, in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Nine hundred people worked there,
making 20 drugs for patients in the U.S. But Eckard says that when she saw what was
happening to some of the company's most popular drugs, she couldn't believe it.
"All the systems were broken, the facility was broken, the equipment was broken, and the
processes were broken. It was the worst thing I had run across in my career," she told
"60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pulley.

Eckard says she discovered…that powerful medications were getting mixed up. "Are you
saying that different kinds of drugs were packed into the same bottle?" Pulley asked.
"Yes. And that's shocking," she replied.

Eckard says a chart that she produced for company executives shows the kinds of mix-ups
that were happening at Cidra. She identified nine, including Avanti diabetes pills mixed
in packages with over-the-counter Tag met antacids and Paxil antidepressants, and
mixed with the Avanti diabetes drug." “I contacted the vice president of quality for North
America and I told him that he needed to shut down the factory and call the FDA," "I
urged him to stop the trucks that were leaving the dock that day." "I went back to work
and waited for the news that they had called the FDA or that they had stopped shipments,
and it didn't happen."
Eckard says as the mix-ups continued, a pharmacist called the company with a story
about a mix-up involving the powerful antidepressant Paxil in its ten milligram dose. The
patient was an eight-year-old boy.
"A grandmother came in to pick up this little boy's prescription. And in front of the
pharmacist, she opened up the bottle. She tore off the induction seal. And she looked at it.
And she became upset. And she said, 'I knew it. His medicine has always been yellow. But
last month, it was pink. And he's been so sick,'" Eckard said…"Paxil ten milligram is
yellow. It's not pink," Eckard explained.

Glaxo pleaded guilty to a felony. It admitted it distributed "adulterated drugs Paxil CR,
Avandamet (a diabetes drug), Kytril (a drug given to cancer patients), and Bactroban."
All together, the company paid $750 million to settle the criminal conviction and
Eckard's suit.” “The plant at Cidra is closed.” Glaxo Whistle-Blower Lawsuit: Bad
Medicine - 60 Minutes - CBS News-Dec. 29, 2010
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is There A Vaccine Connection?

When Dr. Leo Kanner, who first identified autism in 1938, wrote a book about his work
he did not mention autism per se because it apparently was so rare. For a long time
autism was thought to be a genetic disorder. Currently scientific studies attribute autism
to environmental causes and/or toxins, specifically neurotoxins.

Before 1980 only one in 10,000 children was diagnosed with autism. Rett syndrome, a
rare form of the autism spectrum, affects little girls between 6 and 18 months, whereas
little boys are four times more likely to contract some aspect of the autism syndrome.
In 1985, infants received four vaccinations that contained thimerosal. In 1991, when the
rate of autism began to increase, infants were receiving eleven vaccinations containing
FDA concern
A new scientific study emerged in early 1990 that confirmed a link between thimerosal, a
mercury compound used in childhood vaccines, and neurological damage. The CDC’s
epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten said, “We have found statistically significant
relationships between exposure [to mercury in vaccines] and outcomes. At two months
of age, developmental delay; exposure at three months, tics; at six months, attention
deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three and six months, language and speech delays—
the entire category of neurodevelopmental delays.” Verstraeten also discussed previous
studies showing a link between mercury and neurodevelopmental disorders. [Emphasis added]

The Simpsonwood Meeting

Clearly, CDC was concerned and called a meeting of 52 participants from CDC, FDA,
top vaccine specialists from the World Health Organization, and representatives from
every major vaccine manufacturer. All information and papers, etc. from the meeting
were embargoed.

The upshot of what is known as the Simpsonwood Meeting was that 52 vaccine
proponents spent two days calculating how to cover up the fact that there was a
link/connection between thimerosal/mercury and autism spectrum disorder. The official
CDC title for that meeting is Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Datalink Information.
For full documentation of the Simpsonwood Meeting in this monograph, please read the
section titled The Simpsonwood Meeting Report at page 9.
What is Thimerosal?
Thimerosal is a preservative that has been used in some vaccines since the 1930's, when
it was first introduced by Eli Lilly Company. It is 49.6% mercury by weight and is
metabolized or degraded into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. …. Mercury [Hg] is a
neurotoxin per CDC and EPA. It is a HazMat: hazardous waste.

As a vaccine preservative, thimerosal is used in concentrations of 0.003% to 0.01%. A

vaccine containing 0.01% thimerosal as a preservative contains 50 micrograms of
thimerosal per 0.5 ml dose or approximately 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 mL dose.
Note: This is 30 times the amount that EPA considers ‘safe’ for adults.
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….Some vaccines such as Td [tetanus and diphtheria],which is indicated for older children (≥ 7
years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or
contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or
less of mercury per dose. Routinely, almost every vaccine has
some trace amount of thimerosal.

Mercury in dental fillings & WHO’s approach

December 14, 2010
Washington, DC /PRNewswire-USNewswire
While FDA Reviews Amalgam Risks, NGO Applauds WHO 'Phase Down'

Mercury is a persistent, bioaccumulative toxin and can be transformed in the

environment from dental offices into methylmercury,(vi) its most toxic form, which
readily passes through both the placenta and blood-brain barriers. It accumulates in the
bodies of humans and wildlife and can become more concentrated as it moves up the
food chain, and poses a particular risk to pregnant women and young children who eat
contaminated fish. …

On a parallel track, the World Health Organization is expected to soon final [sic] its
meeting report on "Future Use of Materials for Dental Restorations"(iii) in preparation
for the upcoming Intergovernmental Negotiations Committee deliberations that are
expected to lead to the adoption of a legally binding instrument on mercury by 2013.

Apparently mercury [Hg] is considered toxic everywhere EXCEPT in vaccines! Since

FDA contends there is no connection between neurotoxic mercury and health anomalies,
it is incumbent upon members of Congress to investigate vaccines per se, ALL their
neurotoxic adjuvants, excipients, and growth media.
ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] in the United States
According to the CDC, If 4 million children are born in the United States every year,
approximately 36,500 children will eventually be diagnosed with an ASD [Autism
Spectrum Disorder]. Assuming the prevalence rate has been constant over the past two
decades, we can estimate that about 730,000 individuals between the ages of 0 to 21 have
an ASD.
…. About 40% of children with an ASD do not talk at all. Another 25%–30% of children
with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others may
speak, but not until later in childhood.
…. Studies have shown that about one third of parents of children with an ASD noticed a
problem before their child’s first birthday, and 80% saw problems by 24 months.

Note the vaccination schedule for infants per CDC to understand why parents observe problems before
the child’s first birthday:
1. Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB). (Minimum age: birth)
2. Rotavirus vaccine (RV). (Minimum age: 6 weeks)
3. Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP).
4. Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (Hib). (Minimum age: 6 weeks).
5. Pneumococcal vaccine. (Minimum age: 6 weeks for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine [PCV]; 2 years for pneumococcal
6. Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) (Minimum age: 6 weeks)
7. Influenza vaccine (seasonal). (Minimum age: 6 months for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine [TIV]; 2 years for live,)
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8. Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR). (Minimum age: 12 months)

9. Varicella vaccine. (Minimum age: 12 months)
10. Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA). (Minimum age: 12 months)
11. Meningococcal vaccine. (Minimum age: 2 years for meningococcal conjugate vaccine [MCV4] and for meningococcal

Financial Costs of Autism

Individuals with an ASD had average medical expenditures that exceeded those without
an ASD by $4,110–$6,200 per year. On average, medical expenditures for individuals
with an ASD were 4.1–6.2 times greater than for those without an ASD. Differences in
median expenditures ranged from $2,240 to $3,360 per year with median expenditures
8.4–9.5 times greater.
What else is in vaccines that can cause ASD?
Because there are so many toxic adjuvants, excipients, and growth media that are used in
the manufacture of vaccines—most of which are neurotoxins confirmed either by CDC or
EPA—a virtual ‘soup’ of neurotoxins is injected into infants within hours of birth
(Hepatitis B Birth Vaccine) to the mandatory two-, four-, and six-month vaccinations.
For a seven-page listing of Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary in this monograph,
please see Scientific Fallacies and How They Relate to Toxic Vaccine Adjuvants.

Increasingly, more and more aluminum is being added to vaccines as an‘effective’
adjuvant to activate an immune response. Aluminum is a neurotoxin, is toxic to the
brain, which has been known to science since 1911. Aluminum triggers brain
inflammation and excitotoxicity, which may be the cause of many cases of what’s
referred to as Shaken Baby Syndrome: Parents legally are charged with child abuse
whereas the real culprit is a brain adverse reaction and/or hemorrhage and swelling from
the excitotoxicity of aluminum and/or a combination mixture of toxic adjuvants.
Furthermore, aluminum can combine in the brain with glutamate [naturally occurring or
ingested] to cause an adverse reaction that impedes brain functions or causes brain
Aluminum load in vaccines
Here are the aluminum loads in some vaccines:
DtaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) [each 0.5 mL dose] 625 mcg
Hepatitis B [each 0.5 mL dose] 375 mcg
Hepatitis A [each 0.5 mL dose] 250 mcg
Hib (haemophilus influenza type B) [each 0.5 mL dose] 225 mcg
HPV (human papillomarirus) [each 0.5 mL dose] 225 mcg
PVC (pneumococcal [pneumonia] conjugate vaccine) [each 0.5 mL dose] 125 mcg

Aluminum in the body

There is a monumental physiological difference between aluminum eaten as in a baby
formula or as a preservative from food processing that transits through the digestive
system and aluminum injected via vaccination into the bloodstream. The aluminum
absorption rate via the gut is about 25 percent efficient, i.e., absorption, whereas via
hypodermic injection, it is close to 100 percent absorption, which causes brain
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anomalies, since it is a neurotoxin.

"Another important factor with regard to mercury on the mind, which officials at the
CDC, FDA and the professors in the IOM [Institute of Medicine] do not consider, is
synergistic toxicity (refer to:
– mercury’s enhanced effect when other poisons are present. 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: all the rats die. Doses of mercury that have a 1
percent mortality will have a 100 percent mortality rate if some aluminum is there.
Vaccines contain aluminum.” [Emphasis added] Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD. Mercury on
the Mind.
Also refer to A.J. Shubert, E. Riley, & S. Tyler. “Combined Effects in Toxicology—A
Rapid Systemic Testing Procedure: Cadmium, Mercury and Lead.” J.Toxicology and
Environmental Health v4, p763, 1978.

Other devastating effects

However, there is another aspect to aluminum that is even more devastating: It enhances
the detrimental effects of other toxins in the body, which can include mercury/thimerosal
received during multiple-dose vaccinations, lead, fluoride from drinking water, plus
pesticides and/or herbicides in foods such as GMO Roundup-Ready® soy baby formula,
GMO Bt-corn, GMO canola oil, GMO yellow squash, GMO zucchini, and other food
processing additives made from GMO soy and corn since these GMO foods are
ubiquitous in the USA food supply.

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The Simpsonwood Meeting Report

The Simpsonwood Conference: Mercury-Autism Coverup!

by Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:57am

In June 2000, a top-secret meeting of health officials and government scientists occurred
at the secluded Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Although the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened the meeting, no public
announcement was made of the gathering. Just 52 private invitations were issued.
Participants included high-level officials from the CDC, FDA, top vaccine specialists
from the World Health Organization, and representatives from every major vaccine
manufacturer, including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of
the participants were repeatedly warned that the scientific data under discussion was
“embargoed.” Note-taking and photocopies of documents were strictly prohibited. No
papers could leave the room.

The federal health officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss an
alarming new study that confirmed a link between thimerosal (mercury) in childhood
vaccines and neurological damage, including recent dramatic increases in autistic
spectrum disorders. Tom Verstraeten, a CDC epidemiologist, had analyzed the agency’s
massive Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database (distinct from VAERS) containing
thousands of medical records of vaccinated children and was “stunned” by what he saw:
“We have found statistically significant relationships between exposure [to mercury in
vaccines] and outcomes. At two months of age, developmental delay; exposure at three
months, tics; at six months, attention deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three and six
months, language and speech delays—the entire category of neurodevelopmental
delays.” Verstraeten also discussed previous studies showing a link between mercury and
neurodevelopmental disorders. Since 1991, when the CDC and FDA started requiring
newborn infants to receive multiple doses of thimerosal-laced hepatitis B vaccines,
thimerosal-laced haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccines, and the already
mandated thimerosal-laced diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis shots (via DPT and DTaP),
cases of autism skyrocketed.

Dr. Bill Weil, with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), told the group, “You can
play with this all you want,” but the results “are statistically significant.” Dr. Richard
Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician, exclaimed, “I do not want my grandson to
get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on.” Yet, instead
of taking quick action to warn parents and recall the unsafe shots, this shameless group
of 52 vaccine proponents spent the next two days calculating how to cover up the truth.

“We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any lawsuits,” said Dr.
Robert Brent, a pediatrician. However, Dr. Robert Chen, head of vaccine safety for the
CDC, congratulated his group for their apparent success thus far at concealing the
facts, and 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,
WHO vaccine advisor, was more blunt, declaring that perhaps the CDC study “should
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not have been done at all because the outcome could have, to some extent, been
predicted.” He stated that “the research results have to be handled,” and warned that
the study “will be taken by others and used in ways beyond the control of this group.”

How to “handle” undesirable scientific data:

At the Simpsonwood gathering, a plot was hatched. To begin, the CDC relinquished
control of its vast database on childhood vaccines—the very same database Tom
Verstraeten used to confirm a link between thimerosal-laced vaccines and autism.
Although the VSD database was public property—developed at taxpayer expense—it
was turned over to a private health insurance agency, ensuring that it could not be
accessed by non-collaborators for additional research. Three years later, Verstraeten
had reworked the data and published a new version of his original study in the November
2003 issue of Pediatrics. However, this time “no consistent significant associations were
found between thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes.” [Dr.
Mark Geier, an independent scientist, eventually gained access to the VSD data. His
findings were published in a recent issue of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.]

After the Simpsonwood gathering, the CDC also instructed the Institute of Medicine
(IOM), i.e., the National Academy of Sciences, to produce a new study with contrived
results: no correlation between thimerosal and brain disorders. According to Dr. Marie
McCormick, who chaired the IOM’s Immunization Safety Review Committee in
January 2001, the CDC “wants us to declare, well, that these things are pretty safe.” In
fact, “we are not ever going to come down that [autism] is a true side effect” of
thimerosal. In transcripts of the meeting, the committee’s chief staffer, Kathleen Stratton,
predicted that the IOM would conclude that the evidence was “inadequate to accept or
reject a causal relation” between thimerosal and autism. Apparently, that was what
“Walt wants”—a reference to Dr. Walter Orenstein, director of the CDC’s National
Immunization Program.

To complete the deception, the CDC would need additional “proof” that thimerosal-
laced vaccines are safe. They never intended to conduct honest science; rather, their goal
was to establish a plausible defense, insulate manufacturers against liability, while
producing justification for continuing mandatory vaccine campaigns. For example, in
May 2001, Dr. Gordon Douglas, then-director of strategic planning for vaccine research
at the National Institutes of Health, assured a Princeton University gathering that “four
current studies are taking place to rule out the proposed link between autism and
thimerosal.” Furthermore, “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.” Douglas formerly served as president of
vaccinations for Merck.

The Simpsonwood gathering places all CDC-sponsored research into question.

Although this civic institution was originally entrusted with a lofty mandate to protect our
children, it has degenerated into a private arm of the pharmaceutical industry. The CDC
has lost its ethical bearings and cannot be trusted to objectively oversee scientific studies
whose outcomes affect the health and welfare of our youngest, most innocent members of
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society. Who is looking after our children—the brain-trust of our future—if policy trumps
science, and profits trump safety? “The CDC is guilty of incompetence and gross
negligence” says Mark Blaxill, vice president of Safe Minds, a nonprofit organization
concerned about mercury in medicines. “The damage caused by vaccine exposure is
massive. It’s bigger than asbestos, bigger than tobacco, bigger than anything you’ve
ever seen.” [Emphasis added]

The above information was excerpted from Vaccine Safety Manual by Neil Z. Miller. Original
sources are fully referenced in the book.


Thanks to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for acquiring the transcripts of this secret meeting and
uncovering the story.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. talks about the Simpsonwood meeting and the mercury-autism
connection on this video:
The Toxic Effects of Mercury on Brain Neurons (video)
For those who doubt the toxic effects of mercury (Hg) on brain cells, this video shows the
dramatic lethal effects.


Special Note to members of Congress:

The Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) that was developed by taxpayer dollars and turned
over to a private health insurance agency for ‘safe keeping’ to prevent other researchers
from accessing the data, MUST be subpoenaed and examined by Congress with its
contents made PUBLIC since the public owns that data, which may provide important
statistical information and/or linkages.

Supposedly data from Vaccine Safety Datalink can be found on the Internet on a site
which cautions one that it could ruin your computer:

Furthermore, the Government Accountability Office should investigate the

Simpsonwood vaccine data escapade for concealing and misappropriating statistical
health data that health consumers have a vested interest in knowing.

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Scientific Fallacies & How They Relate

to Toxic Vaccine Adjuvants

To put the issue into proper perspective, we need to examine some previously accepted
scientific and medical data that now are nothing more than laughable fallacies or
treacherous human rights violations because of either more scientific understanding
and/or research, and how that type of thinking relates to vaccines that are being forced on
health care consumers under the guise of peer-reviewed science.

#1 Flat World Theory (1492)

Everyone back then knew if you sailed out so far on the ocean, you would fall off
the face of the earth. Columbus proved you could find other people living in distant
lands with interesting skin color, lives, habits, and food.

#2 Earth Was the Center of the Universe (early 1600s)

Galileo Galilei advocated the SUN, not the earth, was the center of the universe.
Now that we know much more about astronomy and have been to the moon a few times,
plus the Hubble telescope’s exquisite photos of outer space, there is speculation that there
even may be more universes.

#3 Spanish Inquisition (1478-1834)

The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, commonly known as the
Spanish Inquisition, was a tribunal established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs
Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. It was intended to maintain Catholic
orthodoxy in their kingdoms, and to replace the Medieval Inquisition which was under
Papal control. The Inquisition was originally intended in large part to ensure the
orthodoxy of those who converted from Judaism and Islam. This regulation of the faith of
the newly converted was intensified after the royal decrees issued in 1492 and 1501
ordering Jews and Muslims to convert or leave.
Currently in the USA many feel we have a Medical Inquisition enforced by
governmental and state agencies who are financially supported by the ‘royal decrees’ of
Big Pharma. That extremely blatant statement reflects what millions* of American
health care consumers believe about being victimized by Big Pharma’s corporate
governance and media influence to have everyone mandatorily vaccinated with vaccines
that are not properly tested; are made with and include toxins and poisons; and are
associated with raising the incidence of childhood diseases as never before experienced in
recorded medical literature and/or history.

*A 2002 survey of US adults 18 years and older conducted by the National Center
for Health Statistics (CDC) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine indicated: 74.6% had used some form of complementary and alternative
medicine (CAM) ….62.1% had done so within the preceding twelve months.
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#4 Margarine Prevents Heart Disease (1950s onward)

Medical doctors bought into the food processing industry’s fairytales about a
dangerous trans fat, margarine, and prescribed it to heart patients as a dietary preventive
for fifty years, whereas in reality, margarine was causing heart disease.
says, “Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health.”
fat/CL00032 Currently and nationwide, there are city council laws eliminating trans fats
from restaurant foods.

#5 Most Doctors Preferred Camels Cigarettes (Camel’s advertisements of the 1940s)

Today every MD knows the health dangers of tobacco smoking and will do
everything to help patients quit smoking. See the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on
Smoking and Health.

#6 Nutrition Not Taught in Medical Schools

In the mid-1980s, the National Academy of Sciences published a landmark report
highlighting the lack of adequate nutrition education in medical schools; the writers
recommended a minimum of 25 hours of nutrition instruction.
Now, in a study published this month, [September 2010] it appears that even two and
a half decades later a vast majority of medical schools still fail to meet the minimum
recommended 25 hours of instruction.
Vaccine Relationship to Fallacies
Reading the above fallacies—only a half-dozen of hundreds that can be cited—
one readily understands how far science has come in most areas, including medicine,
except one: vaccines, which has a ‘flat earth’ approach to the physiological repercussions
of toxic ingredients and adjuvants used in their manufacture.

Repeatedly, FDA officials state that thimerosal, which contains mercury, is not
implicated in vaccine damage. How unscientific is that when one vaccination can place
thirty (30) times the ‘safe’ amount of mercury for an adult into the body of an infant or

Then there’s polysorbate 80, something that may be considered ‘innocuous’ by

FDA but clinical studies found causes health anomalies:

Polysorbate 80, also called Tween 80

This warning from the website about one of the common vaccine
ingredients tells us: Clinical studies have shown Darbepoetin Alfa (Polysorbate 80) to
increase the risk of serious side effects (eg, blood clots, stroke, heart attack, heart failure)
and death in some cases. It has also been shown to shorten overall survival and/or
increase the risk of tumor growth or recurrence in patients with certain types of cancer.

Read more:

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Furthermore, how many communicable infectious diseases can a person,

especially an infant, be exposed to in one day and then contract? Now consider that
vaccinations inject up to eight (8) disease antigens into 4-month and 6-month-old, less
than 25 pound, infants. What kind of reaction does an infant’s body—and in particular,
central nervous system—experience?

Many believe the injection of so many disease antigens causes the immune system
literally to malfunction from overload—too much of an immune response generated from
toxic adjuvants. This monograph demonstrates that these injections are associated with
children’s escalating disease patterns, especially autism, ADHD, ADD, and diabetes.
There has to be a correlating factor in the trending pattern of younger children coming
down with chronic, adult-type diseases.

That is the imperative issue why Congress must investigate how vaccines are
manufactured and, in particular, the toxic adjuvants such as aluminum, mercury,
formaldehyde, formalin, foreign species DNA, and a listing seven (7) pages [1] long of
excipients, adjuvants, and growth media that can cause and/or can be associated with
immune response overload, severe adverse events as reported in VAERS (Vaccine
Adverse Event Reporting System), and long-term chronic diseases, e.g., diabetes and
1 Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary / Excipients Included in US Licensed Vaccines: E-1 thru E-5;
Vaccine-Production Media: E-6 & E-7 attached


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccines and Immunizations /

Ingredients of Vaccines Fact Sheet
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Video produced by Neil Miller /

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H1N1 Vaccine Patented BEFORE Virus Appeared in Mexico

2009 H1N1 Vaccine

Genes from swine H1N2 influenza virus circulating among the North America swine
population in the 1990's, genes from H3N2 North American swine influenza, and genes
from H1N1 Eurasian swine influenza all have similarity to portions of the 2009 pandemic
H1N1 virus genome. The final reassortment of swine (Eurasian and North American),
avian, and human influenza A genes may have occurred at a Mexican pig farm with
spread of the new quadruple reassortment virus into the human population.
Magill’s Medical Guide 6th edition: H1N1 Influenza

Question No. 1
What is the probability of swine, bird (avian), human, Eurasian and North American
strains combining into one?

Question No. 2
Furthermore, how could the pharmaceutical company Baxter International file for a
patent for H1N1 flu vaccine on August 28, 2008 when the H1N1 virus DID NOT surface
until April 2009 in Mexico and was termed the Swine or Mexican flu?

Under patent number US 2009/0060950 A1 Baxter Pharmaceutical company know [sic]

as Baxter Healthcare Corporation in the USA applied for and received a patent on the
Swine Flu Vaccine for H1N1 and many other “swine” “bird” “human” virus diseases to
come by the inventors of the swine viral vaccine from Austria. Initially they had
commenced the patents in 2007 well before the outbreak of the swine flu virus.

In the chemical processes of the patent it is noted that the Carrier sleeve tank or removal
of micro carriers includes Benzonase [a genetically engineered product which hydrolyzes nucleic
acids], the addition of Formaldehyde. Also note the Tween 80 Stabilization process.

The reference to Tween 80 -which causes infertility and is disastrously dangerous to

people causing anaphylactic shock and if you just consider what it can do to a fetus in a
pregnant woman you would not take this vaccine.

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which is part of the United
Nations, scientists from the organization are developing vaccines specifically to damage
fertility as a method of contraception. A suggested ingredient for the vaccine is tween 80
(polysorbate 80): “In a preferred embodiment the vaccine comprises oil, preferably a
biodegradable oil such as squalene oil. Typically, the vaccine is prepared using an
adjuvant concentrate which contains lecithin in squalene oil. The aqueous solution
glycoprotein is typically a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution, and additionally
preferably contains Tween 80.” (Fertility Impairing Vaccine And Methods of Use’ This
application claims the benefit of U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/070,375, filed
January 2,1998, U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/071,406, filed January 15,1998.)
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Question No. 3
What pseudo science went on at the CDC when it announced Outbreak of Swine-Origin
Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection --- Mexico, March--April 2009 ….
On April 23, several cases of severe respiratory illness laboratory confirmed as swine-
origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) infection were communicated to the PAHO.
Sequence analysis revealed that the patients were infected with the same S-OIV strain
detected in two children residing in California (1). This report describes the initial and
ongoing investigation of the S-OIV outbreak in Mexico.

Question No. 4
How was it possible for vaccine maker Sanofi-Pasteur to include the H1N1 virus in the
2009 Fluozone® vaccine since the vaccine probably was made earlier in 2009?

Notice in the Fluzone® Influenza Virus Vaccine package insert 271-3112579 (an enlarge
copy on the next page) from September 2009 it states:

…each 0.5 mL dose contains 15 mcg HA of each of the following 3 viruses:

A/Brisbane/59/2007, IVR-148 (H1N1), A/Uruguay/716/2007, NYMC X-175C
(H3N2) (an A/Brisbane/10/2007-like virus), and B/Brisbane/60/2008.
[Emphasis added]

Congress must investigate vaccines per se in view of the above information and the
toxic adjuvants, excipients, and growth media. Fluozone® contains 25-mcg mercury,
a CDC and EPA designated neurotoxin—in each 0.5 ml dose of multi-dose vial vaccine.

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FDA, CDC Investigating Increase In Fever-Related Seizures In Young Children Following Flu Shot

The AP (1/20) [2011] reports that the FDA on Thursday "said there have been 36
confirmed reports of seizures this flu season in children ages 6 months through 2 years."
The seizures occurred "within one day after they were vaccinated with Fluzone, the only
flu shot recommended in the US for infants and very young children."

WebMD (1/20, DeNoon) [2011] reported, "The reports come from the FDA/CDC
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)." In a statement on its website, the
FDA said, "Data from VAERS are preliminary and serve as a sign or indication that
further investigation is warranted." The agency added that further investigations are
"under way to assess whether there could be an association between influenza
vaccination and febrile seizures, or if other factors could be involved."

MedPage Today (1/20, Neale) [2011] reported, Sanofi Pasteur said "rates of febrile
seizure after administration of our influenza vaccine have been stable for years even as
distribution of the pediatric formulation has increased." Sanofi is working "closely with
FDA in the investigation of these events and will thoroughly assess all cases of febrile
seizure and any other adverse experiences reported following administration of our

Medscape (1/20, Lowes) [2011] reported, "Today's FDA announcement resembles a

previous one issued by the agency in July 2010 about increased rates of febrile seizures
among Australian and New Zealand children who were vaccinated with another trivalent
inactivated vaccine, Afluria (CSL Limited). These children, mostly younger than 5 years,
were immunized during the 2010 influenza season of the Southern Hemisphere with the
same trivalent formula now in use in the Northern Hemisphere." Medscape noted,
"Afluria is also an FDA-approved vaccine for the 2010 to 2011 influenza season in the
United States."
Australia and New Zealand also reported seizures in young children from two
different brands of flu vaccine earlier this year.

Flu Shot Caused Seizures in Australian Children, Study Says

“A flu shot called Fluvax caused seizures in Australian children, causing more
hospitalizations than it prevented.”
“Side effects from the trivalent inactivated influenza (TIV) vaccine manufactured by CSL
Biotherapies prompted Western Australian officials and later the governments of
Australia and New Zealand to suspend child vaccinations in April 2010 after they
discovered a high hospitalization rate of young children who were vaccinated with

“The Australian Medical Association has backed the move to suspend vaccinations in
children under five around the country, but says parents should not lose confidence about
vaccinating their children.”
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“The manufacturing process for Afluria [another TIV flu vaccine also produced by
CSL] is the same as for Fluvax and Fluvax Jr, and the composition of 2010 Fluvax and
Fluvax Jr is antigenically equivalent to that for 2010-2011 Afluria.”
“On July 30, 2010, a warning was added to the Afluria package insert to inform U.S.
health care practitioners that administration of CSL's 2010 Southern Hemisphere
seasonal influenza vaccine has been associated with an increased number of reports
relative to previous years of fever and febrile seizures following influenza vaccination in
children predominantly below the age of 5 years.

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Conflict of Interest

The 2009 Pandemic Flu “Conspiracies” Investigation

WHO and the Pandemic Flu “conspiracies” British Medical Journal 3 June 2010
A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has
uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of
interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning, and about the
transparency of the science underlying its advice to governments. Was it appropriate for
WHO to take advice from experts who had declarable financial and research ties with
pharmaceutical companies producing antivirals and influenza vaccines? Why was key
WHO guidance authored by an influenza expert who had received payment for other
work from Roche, manufacturers of oseltamivir, and GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of
zanamivir? And why does the composition of the emergency committee from which Chan
sought guidance remain a secret known only to those within WHO. …. It is this lack of
transparency over conflicts of interests—coupled with a documented changing of the
definition of a pandemic and unanswered questions over the evidence base for
therapeutic interventions—that has led to the emergence of these conspiracies. ….
The number of victims of H1N1 fell far short of even the more conservative predictions
by the WHO. It could, of course, have been far worse. Planning for the worst while
hoping for the best remains a sensible approach. But our investigation has revealed
damaging issues. If these are not addressed, H1N1 may yet claim its biggest victim—the
credibility of the WHO and the trust in the global public health system. [Emphasis added]

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Alzheimer’s: Is There A Vaccine Connection?

Statistically, health/disease data are difficult to hide, refute, or deny. In general, a trend
began emerging in the late 1980s when numerous childhood health anomaly statistics,
e.g., ADD, ADHD, ASD, were being published in peer review journals. On the other end
of the age spectrum, senior citizen data began to show a ‘pandemic-like’ emergence of
dementia never seen before in the practice of medicine nor in the published literature.
Adult dementia has escalated to the point where there are lock-down Alzheimer’s care

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s disease
statistics indicate something is affecting the elderly like nothing has in past generations.
One of the issues influencing this trend can be the escalation of annual flu vaccinations
for the elderly with toxic adjuvants and, in particular, the pneumococcal [pneumonia]
vaccine, which contains aluminum phosphate.

Other vaccines that contain aluminum hydroxide, aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate,

and aluminum potassium sulfate include: Anthrax [4-dose series has a total of 2.4 mg of
aluminum], Hepatitis A, Hepatitis A-Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis B, plus numerous other
vaccines that are given to children and young women.

Alzheimer Patients in Hospice care

Number of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7,900
Percent of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7.5%
Source: 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, Current Hospice Care Patients: table 12
Note that the above statistics are for the year 2000—almost eleven years ago.

Nursing home care

Number of residents with Alzheimer's: 231,900
Percent of residents with Alzheimer's: 15.5%
Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B

Number of deaths: 74,632
Deaths per 100,000 population: 24.7
Cause of death rank: 6

In the August 2003 issue of the Archives of Neurology it was estimated that more than
4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, this number is
said to have doubled since the year 1980. [Emphasis
Remember, there was the CDC & HHS push in the late 1980s to have senior citizens
vaccinated annually against seasonal flu and pneumonia.
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Before 1980 most Americans never heard of Alzheimer’s disease AND had not
experienced it. In Sweden the mortality rate for Alzheimer’s disease before 1980 was
0.2/100,000 person-years. In 2006 the mortality rate was greater than 9/100,000 person-

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and as reported in
The New York Times, November 2, 1990, “The rate of Americans dying from
Alzheimer's disease increased tenfold in the 1980's,…” According to Dr. Richard Sun
of the CDC, "It's a little difficult to believe that the number of people with Alzheimer's
disease could increase 950 percent in eight years." [Emphasis added]

That’s why there is a need to investigate vaccines, their toxic adjuvants, how they are
marketed, and the spurious scientific studies that often are performed, financed, and
published by the very pharmaceutical company that makes the vaccines.

Aluminum Implicated in Alzheimer’s

Increasingly aluminum is being targeted as a cause of Alzheimer’s disease as this link
documents . However, the most unsuspecting
source of aluminum is omitted: vaccines, which can contain from 250 to 500 mcg
aluminum as aluminum hydroxide, aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, aluminum
phosphate, and aluminum potassium sulfate. Aluminum is a neurotoxin.

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Influenza Vaccines: Are They Effective?

In Children
The prestigious Cochrane Library published the article “Vaccines for preventing
influenza in healthy children” January 25, 2006 wherein the authors’ conclusion in the
Abstract stated:
Influenza vaccines are efficacious in children older than two but little evidence is
available for children under two. There was a marked difference between vaccine
efficacy and effectiveness. No safety comparisons could be carried out, emphasizing the
need for standardization of methods and presentation of vaccine safety data in future
studies. It was surprising to find only one study of inactivated vaccine in children under
two years, given current recommendations to vaccinate healthy children from six months
old in the USA and Canada. If immunisation in children is to be recommended as a
public health policy, large-scale studies assessing important outcomes and directly
comparing vaccine types are urgently required.
In Adults
The Cochrane Library Issue 7, 2010, published the article “Vaccines for preventing
influenza in healthy adults” wherein the authors’ conclusion in the Abstract stated:
Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working
days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or
This review includes 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding
declaration). An earlier systematic review of 274 influenza vaccine studies published up
to 2007 found industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and
cited more than other studies independently from methodological quality and size.
Studies funded from public sources were significantly less likely to report conclusions
favorable to the vaccines. The review showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines
is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious
notoriety of the studies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted
in light of this finding.
In the Elderly
The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2010, published the article “Vaccines for preventing
influenza in the elderly” wherein the authors’ conclusion in the Abstract stated:
The available evidence is of poor quality and provides no guidance regarding the safety,
efficacy or effectiveness of influenza vaccines for people aged 65 years or older. To
resolve the uncertainty, an adequately powered publicly-funded randomised, placebo-
controlled trial run over several seasons should be undertaken.
Plain language summary
Vaccines for preventing seasonal influenza and its complications in people
aged 65 or older
Influenza vaccination of elderly individuals is recommended worldwide as people aged
65 and older are at a higher risk of complications, hospitalizations and deaths from
influenza. This review looked at evidence from experimental and non-experimental
studies carried out over 40 years of influenza vaccination. We included 75 studies.
These were grouped first according to study design and then the setting (community or
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long-term care facilities). The results are mostly based on non-experimental

(observational) studies, which are at greater risk of bias, as not many good quality
trials were available. Trivalent inactivated vaccines are the most commonly used
influenza vaccines. Due to the poor quality of the available evidence, any conclusions
regarding the effects of influenza vaccines for people aged 65 years or older cannot be
drawn. The public health safety profile of the vaccines appears to be acceptable.

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The Need for Informed Consent

One of the more important issues that must be considered with regard to vaccines and
vaccinations is the unfortunate and debilitating adverse reactions that parents observe in
their children after having been vaccinated. That cannot be denied since it has been
documented over and over, particularly in the CDC’s VAERS reporting system.

A glaring vacuum exists regarding vaccines/vaccinations insofar as parents must have the
right to, enforcement of, and cooperation from physicians about informed consent, which
does not exist at present. Another ignored aspect that applies to those administering
vaccines is the need for their informed consent about a child’s chronic health conditions
and any genetic predisposition that could possibly lead to serious vaccine adverse effects
that, if known, would preclude administering a vaccine.

Mitochondrial Disorders
Governmental health agencies and vaccine makers must consider that some children are
born with mitochondrial disorders that may not manifest observable presences until the
toddler stage or even as late as ten years of age. Children with mitochondrial disorders
apparently are more susceptible to experiencing vaccine-related damage. One case of
particular interest is Hannah Poling’s—a female who, after having received numerous
vaccines in one day, developed regressive autism. See Government Awards Hannah
Poling $1.5 Million in Vaccine Injury Case

Interestingly, government lawyers argued that Hannah had a pre-existing mitochondrial

disorder and that Hannah’s health problems were not caused by the vaccines but just
resulted from the vaccines. What’s the difference? That question brings up many valid
points for discussion.

Point 1: Shouldn’t it be incumbent upon medical doctors and other health

practitioners who vaccinate to determine whether a vaccine candidate is capable of
sustaining either a single or multiple doses of vaccines without causing harm?
Each year up to four thousand children in the USA are diagnosed with mitochondrial
disorders. Some are not symptomatic until age of ten! So, did they have the disorder, or
did the disorder result from mandatory childhood vaccinations?

Point 2: General precautions are taken for various health disorders, e.g.,
Phenylketonuria (PKU) with regard to manufactured food product labeling, artificial
sweeteners, in particular. PKU-afflicted individuals do not have the ability to utilize the
essential amino acid phenylalanine. Since this genetic disorder occurs in one out of
10,000 to 20,000 Caucasian and/or Oriental births, recognition is made of the need for
informed consent with warnings distributed widely to preclude mental retardation
damage to PKU individuals.

Point 3: Mandatory childhood vaccines with their immune boosting adjuvants just
may be the inciting factor for any child with a mitochondrial disorder. That aspect, which
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affects informed consent, needs further research before subjecting children haphazardly
either to single or multiple vaccines in one day.
The following list indicates the varying range of disorders associated with mitochondrial

• Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS). Onset of KSS usually occurs before the age of 20.
Symptoms include progressively constrained eye movements, droopy eye lids,
muscle weakness, short stature, hearing loss, loss of coordination, heart
problems, cognitive delays, and diabetes.
• Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF). MERFF is a mitochondrial
encephalomyopathy in which a mitochondrial defect as well as a tissue
abnormality called "ragged-red fibers" (an accumulation of diseased
mitochondria) is found microscopically. The resulting symptoms include seizures,
loss of coordination, short stature, build-up of lactic acid in the blood, difficulty
speaking, dementia, and muscle weakness.
• Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes
(MELAS). MELAS is a progressive mitochondrial disease that involves multiple
organ systems including the central nervous system, cardiac muscle, skeletal
muscle, and gastrointestinal system. Symptoms include muscle weakness, stroke-
like events, eye muscle paralysis, and cognitive impairment.
• Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). LHON causes progressive loss of
vision resulting in various degrees of blindness and primarily affects men over the
age of 20. Heart abnormalities may also occur.
• Leigh syndrome. This degenerative brain disorder is usually diagnosed at a young
age (e.g. before age two). Deterioration is often rapid with symptoms such as
seizures, dementia, feeding and speech difficulties, respiratory dysfunction, heart
problems, and muscle weakness. Prognosis is poor with death typically occurring
within a few years of diagnosis.
• Myoneurogenic gastrointestinal encephalopathy (MNGIE). Key features include
symptoms that mimic gastrointestinal obstruction and nervous system
abnormalities. Other symptoms may include eye muscle paralysis, muscle
weakness, loss of coordination, and brain abnormalities.
• Pearson syndrome. With symptoms usually first appearing in childhood, the
characteristics of this rare syndrome include pancreatic dysfunction and anemia
(low red blood cells). Difficulty gaining weight, diarrhea, and enlarged liver are
other signs of Pearson syndrome.
• Neuropathy, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa (NARP). The symptoms implied by
this disorder's name include nervous system abnormalities, loss of coordination,
and progressive loss of vision. Developmental delays, dementia, and muscle
weakness may also result. Onset usually occurs in childhood.

Point 4. In the case of mitochondrial cytopathies that are caused by

environmental factors such as certain drugs or toxins, avoidance of these substances may
minimize the risk of developing mitochondrial disease.
disorders Since vaccines are “drugs” or pharmaceuticals containing numerous toxins
[aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury, and a roster of seven-pages from CDC: (see pages
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16 to 22 in this monograph) there seems to be circumstantial evidence implicating

vaccines in developing serious adverse reactions resulting from not avoiding toxins, toxic
adjuvants, or drugs, e.g., antibiotics, in mandatory childhood vaccines.

In the second bulleted item above, one notices certain symptoms [The resulting
symptoms include seizures, loss of coordination, short stature, build-up of lactic acid in
the blood, difficulty speaking, dementia, and muscle weakness.] that are recognized as
adverse reactions reported in children via VAERS reports.

Adult Mitochondrial Cytopathies

One other note of interest is dementia, a problem affecting senior citizens as never
before. Some mitochondrial cytopathies do not manifest until adulthood. With yearly flu
and pneumococcal vaccinations pushed upon senior citizens, one has to wonder what
etiology their toxic adjuvants play in cognition and dementia.

Because of the inordinate state of sub-clinical malnutrition that exists in the USA,
mitochondrial disorders probably are on the rise. Most of the accepted treatments for
mitochondrial disorders consist of certain vitamin, coenzyme Q10, antioxidant therapy,
and carnitine supplementation either orally or intravenously, which indicate an
insufficiency of specific nutrients.

If these factors are not addressed with regard to the cavalier manner of
distributing vaccines and vaccinating children in particular with regard to informed
consent, we can project there probably will be hundreds of thousands of disabled children
in future years who will not be productive and will be a financial strain on health care
facilities, insurers, and costs, e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security disability.

The Results of the Lack of Informed Consent in India

Gardasil® research targets girls from vulnerable communities
The [HPV Gardasil®] vaccine was administered through a camp approach in the hostels
and school campuses. In many instances, the wardens of the residential schools and
hostels were asked to provide consent or permission for vaccination, while parents were
not informed.
It is extremely questionable how and why a warden, whether a legal guardian or not, was
allowed to provide consent for hundreds of children to be vaccinated without consulting
parents or other guardians.
Moreover, no consent form was filled out or signed, even by the wardens. Any consent
given was verbal.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health and Human Services
The Overriding Politics of Pharmaceuticals

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy,
and security of human and veterinary drugs. – FDA Mission Statement 1

There’s a total inability of the FDA to carry out its mission.

- Congressman John Dingell, calling for complete overhall of FDA, 2008. 1

Yet no other regulatory body has been criticized so extensively for falling down on the
job, letting too many risky drugs through, and being too dependent on and close to the
industry it is supposed to regulate. 2

Thus as the modern pharmaceutical industry grew after World War II, it infused the FDA
with a pro-industry culture that undermined the agency’s ability to protect patients from
unsuspected risks. 3 Regarding thalidomide: Vicks and Grǘnenthal decided that
marketing thalidomide to women for reducing nausea during early pregnancy would
generate additional sales, though no clinical trial was done to test this off-label use. 4
Approved as a sleeping pill in forty-two countries, thalidomide caused an estimated ten
thousand babies to be born with birth defects. 5

The analogy can be made to what is happening NOW with vaccines and their adverse
reactions and implications, particularly in the etiology of autism, which FDA constantly
disregards but upholds industry-supplied, conflict-of-interest studies that support
supposed vaccine safety.

The former medical director of Squibb testified that for half of all new drugs, “it is clear
while they are on the drawing board that they promise no utility; they promise sales.” 6
In other words, the current system at its best permits a significant amount of risk to be
shifted to patients and their doctors, as reflected in the proliferation of toxic side effects
described in Chapter 1. 7
Adverse drug reactions reported to the FDA nearly tripled between 1995 and 2005, from
156,000 to 460,000. A decade earlier, in 1985, only 38,000 reports were submitted.
[This is coincidental with the push for vaccinating infants and children and adults
with annual flu shots.]
1 Light, Donald W, Editor. The Risks of Prescription Drugs. (New York: The Columbia University Press, 2010) 40.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid. 46-47
4 Ibid. 48
5 Ibid. 50
6 Ibid. 47
7 Ibid. 51
Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation 37

According to Public Citizen, 1.5 million Americans a year are hospitalized due to
adverse drug reactions. If Americans consume about 40% of all drugs in the world, this
would mean 3.75 million hospitalizations worldwide. Between 1998 and 2005, reported
serious adverse events increased four times faster than the total number of outpatient
prescriptions. These studies each have their limitations, but together they indicate how
substantial are the risks that patients bear. 8
Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler has written that “only about 1% of serious
events are reported to the FDA,” and the FDA Office of Drug Safety believes only 1% of
ADRs [adverse drug reactions] are reported, which for 2005 would mean about 46
million adverse drug reactions. Furthermore, Light says, … ADRs are rising about 15%
each year… 9
Patients may reasonably expect the FDA and their physician to protect them from risk,
but in fact, both pass significant risk on to patients. 10 This, unfortunately, is the case in
vaccines, especially multiple-antigen vaccines such as MMR, DPaT, and routine 4- and
6-month infant vaccinations, some of which contain as many as 5 to 8 vaccines given at
one time.

To say that new drugs are tested to be “safe” is misleading. When any drug is approved,
the most one can say is that it is “apparently safe based on partial information.” …. If
trials were designed to test for safety, the risks to patients could be substantially reduced.
In addition, risks of serious side effects are sometimes known while under review, and
technical staff advise against exposing patients to them but are overruled.” 11
An example can be read in Congressman Henry Waxman’s, The Marketing of Vioxx to
Physicians (Washington, DC: United States House of Representatives, Committee on
Government Reform, 2005),

Vioxx exemplified the failure of public safety agencies and a great risk shift to patients. 12
The same can be said about most vaccines being manufactured and injected into infants,
toddlers, teens, adults, and senior citizens. The unfortunate difference between Vioxx
damage, for which there was a class action lawsuit, and vaccine-related damages is this:
Under law (PREP Act 42USC 247(d)-6d) that was passed regarding vaccine
manufacturers, harmed consumers have to obtain the right to sue for any health damages
from the Department of Health and Human Services. There is no such loophole in U.S.
tort law for any other product or service. Many damaged children and their financially
burdened and distraught parents are left to fend for themselves as a result of mandatory
8 See 1: Ibid. 2
9 Ibid. 3
10 Ibid. 4
11 Ibid. 7
12 Ibid. 13
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Merck, the manufacturer of Vioxx®, withdrew it from the market in September 2004.
However, no such retraction has occurred for Merck’s Gardasil® or GSK’s Cervarix®,
which have caused deaths and health destruction to thousands of young women globally
as documented in CDC’s VAERS reporting forms. (For additional information about that,
please see CDC’s VAERS Reports in this monograph.)

Could the Vioxx® misfortune have occurred because The pharmaceutical industry has
used its well-funded lobbying organization to campaign for faster approvals to maximize
sales and profits before patents run out. ….[T]his is increasing the risk of serious adverse
effects. 13
According to Dr. Light, The risk proliferation syndrome starts with a regulatory system
that allows companies to test their own products and write up the results rather than
requiring independent testing. 14 Pharmaceutical companies engage in what can—and
should be—considered unethical practices such as excluding patients for skewed
demographical information; running short trials that show effectiveness but not toxic side
effects; recording only select toxic side effects rather than all; excluding subjects who
could not tolerate side effects and dropped out; and selectively publishing evidence to
support their marketing plans—just to mention a few, according to Light’s research. 15
Additionally, Sponsoring companies also engage in “ghost management” of research
and publications to make it appear as if academic researchers are doing the studies and
authoring scientific articles on the results. Companies also manage what gets published
and what does not. 16 These clinicians often publish the results in company-supported
journals and supplements. 17 This is an aspect of vaccine manufacture that needs
investigating by members of Congress.

Concomitantly, Congress needs to scrutinize vaccine manufacturers because Marketing

departments have been found repeatedly to understate or hide information about known
risks, not only from patients but from their doctors. 18

The number of medications prescribed or given while seeing a physician rose from 425 to
679 million between 1990 and 2005. The number of prescriptions rose 72% between
1997 and 2007. 19 During this same time frame vaccine makers were producing and
promoting many vaccines. Currently there is an agenda to produce many more and that is
why it is incumbent upon Congress to investigate vaccines per se, their toxic adjuvants,
pseudo-scientific studies/published reports, marketing tactics to physicians, and what can
be construed as a consumer media ‘fear’ campaign.

13 See 1: Ibid. 18
14 Ibid. 15
15 Ibid. 15-16
16 Ibid. 17
17 Ibid. 20
18 Ibid. 19
19 Ibid. 24
Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation 39

Much gratitude to Donald W. Light, PhD, editor of The Risks of Prescription Drugs, for
his permission to utilize as much of that book in producing this monograph.


FDA Criminal Unit Head Investigated and Steps Down

The head of FDA’s criminal unit, Terry Vermillion, resigned in November 2010
following criticism from congressional investigators that the unit he headed “operated
largely independent of agency leadership, despite growing into a $41 million operation
with 230 staffers over the last decade.” 20 Senator Charles E. Grassley, in a letter dated
September 16, 2010, stated that he received a whistleblower complaint enumerating
many ‘unethical’ allegations with one that Mr. Grassley found most troubling: The
potential compromise of a GAO testing protocol by a GAO employee during inspection.
See copy of Senator Grassley’s letter as an addendum to this section of the monograph.

It ought to be pointed out that Mr. Vermillion worked at FDA since 1992. During the
intervening years, many vaccines were ‘approved’. Congress should be concerned if any
vaccines were part of Mr. Vermillion’s unit workload.
Fraudulent and Pseudo-Scientific Research
Although there are numerous reports relative to questionable research, here is a sampling
that ought to encourage Congress seriously to consider the matter as a valid accusation
and an impetus for investigating vaccines per se:
1. Top Alzheimer’s researcher charged with felony criminal conduct for secret
financial ties to Pfizer
2. Shocking…Large Pharmaceutical Researcher Admits Faking Dozens Of Research
Studies For Pfizer, Merck …It’s being called the largest research fraud in medical
history. Dr. Scott Reuben…
3. Mount Sinai Says Misconduct by Postdocs Led to Retraction of Gene Therapy
Papers …The four papers in question…
4. The continued use of retracted, invalid scientific literature…Research fraud, when
a scientist intentionally reports data that have been fabricated or altered, has been
discovered on numerous occasions in recent years.
5. Lawsuits Alleging Fraudulent Cancer Research Settled…Two lawsuits filed
against a cancer researcher and his universities for scientific fraud…
6. Correcting the literature following fraudulent publication … A study was
conducted to evaluate how 30 journals responded to notification of the findings
of a fraud investigation…

And, “The Impact of Fraudulent Research on the Scientific Literature,” The Journal of
the American Medical Association, JAMA, 9 March 1990, The Stephen E. Breuning Case
documents how much fraudulent research is relied upon and republished by others. See
page 45 in this monograph for the JAMA abstract on the Breuning case.
20 ABC News, FDA Criminal Investigations Chief Resigns, accessed 11/24/10
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For enlightening and candid information about drug companies, please refer to the former
editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, Marcia Angell’s book, The Truth about
the Drug Companies, published by Random House in 2004.

According to Parilman and Associates, Nationwide Representation for

Whistleblower Lawsuits, most types of pharmaceutical company fraud fall into four
categories: Illegal tactics; Unethical sales tactics that provide misleading information on
safety and effectiveness of drugs; Overbilling; and Promoting false/inaccurate
information to government agencies such as FDA to hide dangerous side effects.
[Emphasis added]

Big Pharma’s Concerns—Immunizations

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores sponsored an online webinar titled
2010 Post-Election Webinar: How Did Pharmacy Fare with information at
6F2W/Post-election%2520webinar%2520final%2520for%2520upload%5B1%5D.ppt#256,1,Slide 1
stating objectives as being “Focus especially on Medicaid payments/value of
pharmacy (MTM/immunizations). …. The need to educate new legislators and
leadership on pharmacy issues.”

NACDS-PAC contributed $326,250 to pro-pharma candidates in the 2009-2010

election cycle; hosted fundraisers for 24 candidates raising an additional $517,500
for them. Health industry PACs gave over $42 million towards elections.
Interestingly, the title for the PowerPoint slide citing those statistics is Money
remains the life blood of politics.

The following articles document FDA’s inability to safeguard pharmaceuticals and

vaccines on behalf of health care consumers/patients in the USA:

The FDA Exposed: An Interview With Dr. David Graham, the Vioxx Whistleblower

Utah Sues Drug Company for Fraud

The lawsuit against GSK claims that later studies proved that Avandia did not reduce the
risk of heart problems for people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, Morton says studies show
that the drug actually increases cardiovascular problems among those patients. He says
studies by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American
Medical Association back the state's claims.
Drug Maker Accused of Fraud
The Justice Department charged the drug maker Forest Laboratories on Wednesday
with defrauding the government of millions of dollars by illegally marketing the popular
antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro for unapproved uses in children and teenagers.

Massive medical fraud exposed: pharmaceutical company paid doctors to

prescribe drugs and run sham clinical trials
Prescription drugs are so profitable -- some drugs are now sold at more than 500,000%
markup over the actual cost of their raw ingredients -- that drug companies will do
Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation 41

practically anything to sell more pills. ….drug maker Schering-Plough, one of the
largest drug companies in the world, has been outright bribing physicians to prescribe
drugs and operate sham clinical trials.

CDC Vaccine Fraud 2 Million Dollars

March 12, 2010 The man who was a force for the CDC and vigorously disputed the fact
of autism and its causes were linked to vaccines has disappeared.
This man not only left the building -he took 2 million dollars with him committing not
only fraud but theft which is a felony.

Copenhagen Police Investigating Autism Vaccine Researcher Dr. Poul Thorsen for
A Danish autism researcher is being investigated by police for defrauding an estimated
10 million kroner from Aarhus University while he was employed there.
Dr. Poul Thorsen, one of the researchers involved in two well-known autism reports that
appeared in the influential New England Journal of Medicine, was accused of fraud last
month by the university and East Jutland Police have now got involved in the case.
Thorsen resigned on Tuesday from his position in the US as adjunct professor at Drexel
University in Philadephia, Pennsylvania in the wake of the investigation.
Thorsen’s fraud charges stem from the time of the reports, when he was employed at
Aarhus University. Police are currently investigating the disappearance of around 10
million kroner from grants given to it by the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, used to help fund the autism project.

FDA’s Top Cop Steps Down After Senator Grassley’s Investigation

"The thought that someone at the GAO may have compromised the testing of a system
unfortunately, brings the integrity of the entire report into question if it’s determined to
be true." Sen. Charles Grassley.

Terry Vermillion, Director of FDA's Office of Criminal Investigation, announced on

November 30, 2010 that he would be ‘stepping’ down in December 2010 amid
allegations of corrupt practices.

The issue came to a head when Senator Chuck Grassley sent a complaint to the
Acting Comptroller General of the General Accounting Office (GAO) about a
"less than stellar" GAO investigative report which whitewashed misconduct at
OCI. See copy of Senator Grassley’s Sept. 16,
2010 letter to Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States, GAO,
about the Vermillion allegations.

One of the allegations surrounding Vermillion is that instead of pursuing drug companies
and researchers who commit crimes when seeking FDA approval for drugs, the Office of
Criminal Investigation under Vermillion, pursued drug-abuse cases. They come under
the purview of the Drug Enforcement Agency.
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Copied and pasted from

[United States Senate Letterhead did not copy]

September 16, 2010

Via Electronic Transmission

Gene Dodaro
Acting Comptroller General of the United States
Office of the Comptroller General
Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548

Dear Acting Comptroller General Dodaro:

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is known as "the investigative arm of

Congress" and "the congressional watchdog." GAO supports the Congress in meeting its
constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the
federal government for the benefit of the American people. I am an avid supporter of the
GAO and as a result am troubled by a series of allegations that were recently brought to my
attention involving the GAO and one of its reviews.

As you know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA/Agency) established the
Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) in 1992 in response to growing concern about
criminal violations of laws enforced by the FDA, including prescription drug counterfeiting,
new drug application fraud, and product tampering. The mission of OCI includes developing,
coordinating, and implementing Agency policy related to criminal investigations,
investigating potential criminal violations, and making recommendations on referral of cases
for further investigation and/or prosecution. Thus the work of OCI and its Office of Internal
Affairs (OIA) must be effective, efficient, and conducted in accordance with, among other
things, proper investigative procedures.

However because of concern with the operation and activities of OCI, including my
staff’s interview with its Director Terry Vermillion, on June 5, 2008, I forwarded a request to
you asking that GAO review the activities and operations of the FDA’s OCI/OIA. On
January 29, 2010, GAO issued its report, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, Improved
Monitoring and Development of Performance Measures Needed to Strengthen Oversight of
Criminal and Misconduct Investigations, GAO-10- 221 (Report).

The findings of that Report were less than stellar.

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Recently, I received a whistleblower complaint regarding, among other things, GAOs

field work associated with its Report. The complaint was prefaced by the following
comment, “I am not sure what the GAO was doing while it was inspecting the FDA Office of
Criminal Investigations, but I can tell you they weren’t awake while they were doing it.”

The whistleblower goes on to state that while GAO was conducting its work the
following are but a few of the events that took place “under their noses.” Specifically, the
whistleblower states that Terry Vermillion, Director of OCI:

Relocated his domicile to the Hampton, VA, area and now directs the work of OCI
predominantly over the phone.

Used OCI technical support staff and his information technology staff to do
personal work for him.

Authorized the payment for government contracting training at George

Washington University for a fellow OCI employee characterized as his “Office Mistress.”
The whistleblower then goes on to state that Vermillion also directed that she be promoted to
the level of GS-14 against the advice of other senior OCI officials in charge of
Administration, who advised him that she did not have enough responsibilities at her current
GS-13 level position.

Directed that reports prepared by OCI’s Office of Internal Affairs be changed to

sanitize them of derogatory information about his fellow US Secret Service retirees now
working at FDA/OCI.

Routinely had OCI training session and conferences held in the Dallas, TX area so
that he could visit family (son and grandchildren).

Perhaps the most troubling allegation received involves the potential compromise of a
GAO testing protocol by a GAO employee during the inspection. According to the

Oh, by the way, someone in GAO was telling someone in OCI things about the
investigation. Apparently GAO sent a test case to OCI to see how OCI would handle
it. Someone in GAO told OCI this and OCI knew it was coming and knew which was
the test case. I don’t know who in GAO was the snitch and I don’t know who in OCI
was receiving the information, it might have been to FDA’s office of legislative
affairs and not OCI, but I do know it happened.

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The thought that someone at the GAO may have compromised the testing of a system
unfortunately, brings the integrity of the entire report into question if it’s determined to be

In closing, I am confident that you are as troubled by these allegations as I am.

Additionally, I look forward to your review of these allegations and to your report back to me
on your findings if any.

Should you have any questions regarding this letter please call either Emilia DiSanto
or John DeDona at (202) 224-4515. All formal correspondence should be sent electronically
in PDF format to or via facsimile to (202) 228-2131.


Charles E. Grassley
Ranking Member

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The Impact of Fraudulent Research on the Scientific Literature

The Stephen E. Breuning Case

The Impact of Fraudulent Research on the Scientific Literature

The Stephen E. Breuning Case

Eugene Garfield, PhD;

Alfred Welljams-Dorof
[+] Author Affiliations
From the Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, Pa.

The goal of this study was to determine the research impact of scientific fraud through
citation analysis of 20 Breuning publications, using the 1980 to 1988 Science Citation
Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. These publications received 200 citations, of
which 80 (40.0%) were self-citations by Breuning or his coauthors. Tracked over time,
non—self-citations declined sharply in 1986 and later years, coinciding with disclosure
of Breuning's fraud. The data indicated that, in this case, researchers effectively shunned
work known to be or even suspected of being falsified. Unique citation contexts (101)
were examined to see how citing authors used Breuning's work: 33 were negative
(disagreed with findings/methods), 10 positive (agreed), and 58 neutral (no valuation).
Also, 63 were inconsequential (no influence on the citing author's analysis/conclusion).
Thirty-eight were material, but 21 of these led to negative conclusions. These data
diminish the apparent impact of Breuning's work suggested by total citations alone.
The current debate on scientific fraud continues to focus on the small but growing number of
studies that report falsified research. Little attention has been paid to the question of what
impact these studies have on research. That is, how frequently were they cited, and, just as
important, how were they used by citing authors?

The present study is a first effort to answer this question through a citation analysis of
publications by Stephen E. Breuning, who in 1988 was prosecuted and convicted in federal court
of scientific fraud (New York Times, May 24, 1987:A16). 8-10

The full text of the above article is available as a PDF at

The Stephen E. Breuning fraudulent research case also was reported on in The New
England Journal of Medicine article “Misconduct in Medical Research” at
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CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Reports

Countries Reporting Gardasil® Adverse Reaction to CDC’s VAERS

Over 17,500 adverse reactions and 61 deaths have been reported to VAERS (estimated 1
to 10% of the population reporting). The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
has posted 272 VAERS reports of abnormal pap tests post-vaccination. Reports of deaths
and injuries are now coming in from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and India.

CDC’s VAERS Gardasil® Vaccine Database

Side effects and deaths reported. See
Thousands of documents were obtained by Judicial Watch after filing a lawsuit against
the FDA. The documents include Merck's patent and drug information submitted to the
FDA, transcripts and briefing material from approval meetings, and reports documenting
health, safety, and efficacy test results, as well as Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting
System (VAERS) documents.
VAERS reports provide details about 8,864 cases of adverse effects experienced by girls
and women after receiving the Gardasil® vaccine.
VAERS Spontaneous Abortion Reports
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HRSA division (Health Resources
and Services Administration) held a public meeting of the FDA’s Advisory Committee
on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) in Rockville, Maryland, September 2-3, 2010, at which
several members of the public made presentations.

One presenter, Ms. Eileen Dannemann of the National Coalition of Organized Women,
countered the statement made by Dr. Marie McCormick, MD, an FDA advisory board
member, that there were no fetal deaths and/or spontaneous abortions reported due to
pregnant women receiving the H1N1 vaccination. Ms. Dannemann cited 178 CDC
VAERS reports of spontaneous abortions/and or deaths from pregnant women receiving
the flu vaccine.

To corroborate Ms. Dannemann’s statement, three VAERS reports are attached that
indicate as symptoms: Abortion spontaneous. They are VAERS ID: 386371, 370543,
and 370554 [pages 48-50 in this monograph]. The entire listing can be accessed at These should be enough to substantiate a
legitimate investigation as to why pregnant women are being targeted for flu vaccinations
when they contain toxins that cross the placenta and harm the fetus.

Notoriously, standard prenatal care instructs women to avoid alcohol, common OTC
medications, and Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other toxic
chemicals can harm the unborn baby to various extents depending on the toxicity… Why, then, are the
toxins included in flu and other vaccines permitted to be injected into a pregnant
woman? This is another pressing reason why congress must investigate vaccines per se.
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Flu Vaccine Adverse Reactions Reports

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has generated a web site that
documents adverse reactions from flu vaccines as reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events
Reporting System (VAERS). See

According to the above web site, NVIC found there were 47,426 events associated
with the flu vaccine.

Why isn’t the media reporting on such statistics as 47,426 adverse reactions or events
resulting from infants, young children, and adults having such widespread reactions to the
flu vaccine? Yet, pregnant women, the population in general, and infants are mandated
to get the flu vaccination.


To corroborate that flu vaccines are implicated adversely in pregnant women, please see
the next three pages where “abortion spontaneous and stillbirth” are listed under
Symptoms on actual VAERS reports that were placed into a database collected by
Progressive Convergence at

That database was updated December 22, 2010 and shows 219 pregnancies apparently
compromised as a result of the flu vaccine received by pregnant women.

Update: Now 219 total reports

[including apparently 3 duplicates with non-duplicated reports –
broken down into four (4) categories:

A. US-administered Inactivated-virus 178

B. Foreign &/ Unk. Loc. Inactivated-virus 29
C. Live-virus inoculation 4
D. Secondary Flu-strain Live-virus infection 1
E. Other (Births [2], Dups [3], Other* [2]) …7
Total: 219]

Note: Annotations in red on the following VAERS reports apparently are editing remarks
by Progressive Convergence.

To visit the entire Progressive Convergence VAERS database on H1N1-Vaccine-Related

Miscarriages click on
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ID: 386371 Vaccinated: 2010-01-21
Age: 39.0 Onset:
2010-04-30, Days after
vaccination: 99 [based on ‘she
passed some tissue in February’,
onset was < 39 days and should
probably have been reported as such
(‘39 days’) by healthcare provider
who submitted this report]
Gender: Female Submitted: 2010-04-30, Days after onset:
Location: New
York Entered: 2010-04-30, Days after
submission: 0
Vaccination Manufacturer Lot Dose Route Site
Administered by: Unknown Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Abortion spontaneous, Ovarian cyst, Ultrasound
pelvis abnormal
Write-up: Pt presented at office today to report that she was
advised by her midwife that her ultrasound revealed a corpus
luteum indicating pt had been pregnant, but must have miscarried.
Pt reports that she passed some tissue in February but did not report
it because she didn’t know what it was. She is concerned that
miscarriage may have resulted from H1N1 vaccination.
[Information provided not sufficient to establish other than that a
Sanofi FLU(H1N1) lot with an ID of UP112AA was administered
on 21 Jan 2010.]
Life Threatening Illness? No
Died? No
Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Current Illness: sinusitis
Diagnostic Lab Data: pelvic
ultrasound 3/30/2010
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Preexisting Conditions: none

CDC 'Split Type

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ID: 370543 Vaccination

Date: 2009-10-06
Age: 21.0 Onset Date: 2009-10-11 Days later: 5
Gender: Female Submitted: 2009-11-25
State: Entered: 2009-11-30
Vaccination Manufacturer Lot Dose Route Site
090200801 UN UN
Administered by: Unknown Purchased by: Unknown
Symptoms: Drug exposure during pregnancy, Stillbirth
Write-up: Report received from a nurse on 24-NOV-2009. A 22 yearold
female patient (date of birth: 21-OCT-1987, pregnancy: 37 weeks)
received PANVAX H1N1 (batch number: 090200801, expiry date: 31-
AUG-2010) on 06-OCT-2009. The medical history and concomitant
medication are unknown. On 11-OCT-2009, 5 days after PANVAX
vaccine was administered, the patient suffered an in vitro stillbirth 3
weeks before her pregnancy due date 27-OCT-2009. The patient
outcome is unknown. The reporter is unsure if the event is related to
the suspect drug and has declined consent to follow-up. The case is
under coronial inquiry. This case was reported as serious because of
medical significance. The company considered events inaccessible to
the suspect drug, due to lack of information concerning the patient's
medical history, concomitant medications and details about the course
of the pregnancy. Information derived from this AE report does not
change the current safety profile of the product. [Based on stage in
pregnancy and the reporting information, the FLU(H1N1) lot was
Thimerosal-preserved (~ 25μg of Hg). This FLU(H1N1) lot number
appears in 2 reports: 370543 and 370550.]
Life Threatening Illness? No
Died? No
Disability? No
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Current Illness:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Preexisting Conditions:
Pregnant: Yes; Result: STILL
BIRTH; Due date: 27-Oct-2009
CDC 'Split Type': 2009021509
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ID: 370554 Vaccinated: 2009-10-09
Age: 31.0 Onset: 2009-10-09, Days after
vaccination: 0
Gender: Female Submitted: 2009-11-25, Days after onset:
Location: Entered: 2009-11-30, Days after
submission: 5
Vaccination Manufacturer Lot Dose Route Site
Administered by: Unknown Purchased by: Unknown
Symptoms: Abortion spontaneous, Body temperature increased,
Drug exposure during pregnancy, Platelet count decreased, Vaginal
Write-up: Report received from a regulator on 20-NOV-2009. A
31 year-old female patient (initials: unknown, pregnant: 18 weeks)
received PANVAX H1N1 (batch number; yet to be identified) on
09-OCT-2009. The medical history is unknown. Concomitant
medication included an unspecified anti-depressant. On 10-OCT-
2009, 24 hours after PANVAX vaccine was administered, the
patient was admitted into hospital for observation due to a slight
temperature of 38.6C (unsure of who recorded this information).
Investigations revealed low platelet count. The patient was
discharged on 11-OCT-2009. The patient had her platelet count
rechecked on 13-OCT-2009 and results were within normal range.
On 16-OCT-2009, the patient had per vaginal bleeding which lead
to a miscarriage on 18-OCT-2009. The medical officer involved
stated that the miscarriage was unlikely due to the vaccine but due
to the low platelets on 10-OCT-2009. The patient outcome is
unknown. The regulator considered events possible to the suspect
drug. This case was reported as serious because of hospitalisation
and medical significance. The company considered events
unassessable to the suspect drug due to insufficient data relating to
the patient''s medical history and concomitant medications.
Information derived from this AE report does not change the
current safety profile of the product. [Based on the timing of the
adverse event and the stage in pregnancy, this CSL FLU(H1N1)
vaccine lot was probably a “Thiomersal”-preserved lot (~ 25 μg of
Life Threatening Illness? No
Died? No
Disability? No
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 1 days
Extended hospital stay? No
Current Illness:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Platelet
count, normal, 13-Oct-2009;
platelet count, low, 10-Oct-2009
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Preexisting Conditions: Pregnant:
yes; result: spontaneous abortion;
due date: 12-Mar-2010 CDC 'Split Type': 2009021503
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USA Vaccination Rates

Chronic Disease Rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) home page Nation’s
Childhood Immunization Rates Remain High

Vaccines in the recommended series (called the 4:3:1:3:3:1 series) are:

• Four or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DtaP)

• Three or more doses of polio vaccine
• One or more doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR)
• Three or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
• Three or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine
• One or more doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

This map shows estimated vaccination coverage levels by state during 2008 for the
4:3:1:3:3:1 series among children aged 19 through 35 months.

Data Source:
CDC. National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months—
United States, 2008. MMWR 58(33);921-926.
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Chronic Disease Rates/Statistics

Now, let’s consider chronic disease statistics that affect children at younger ages:

The CDC reports that there are 5.3 million children between 3-17 years of age in the
USA diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Source:

Childhood Cancers
How many children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States annually?
In the United States in 2007, approximately 10,400 children under age 15 were
diagnosed with cancer and about 1,545 children will die from the disease (1). Although
this makes cancer the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14
years of age, cancer is still relatively rare in this age group. On average, 1 to 2 children
develop the disease each year for every 10,000 children in the United States (2).[Emphasis

What are the most common types of childhood cancer?

Among the 12 major types of childhood cancers, leukemias (blood cell cancers) and
cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of the new
cases. About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias. The most common type of
leukemia in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The most common solid tumors are
brain tumors (e.g., gliomas and medulloblastomas), with other solid tumors (e.g.,
neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, and sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma and
osteosarcoma) being less common. [Emphasis added]

Developmental Disabilities (DD)

According to the article Health Care Use and Health and Functional Impact of
Developmental Disabilities Among US Children, 1997-2005 in the Archives of Pediatric
& Adolescent Medicine [Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(1):19-26], the objective
to find health-related limitations, needs, and service use among US children with and
without developmental disabilities (DDs), found the following
Results Among children with 1 or more DDs, prevalence estimates for limitations in
movement (6.1%), needed help with personal care (3.2%), needed special equipment
(3.5%), received home health care (1.4%), and regularly took prescription medication(s)
(37.5%) were 4 to 32 times higher than for children without DDs. Children with DDs
were 2 to 8 times as likely to have had more than 9 health care visits (14.9%), received
special education (38.8%), had a surgical or medical procedure (7.5%), and recently
visited a medical specialist (23.9%), mental health professional (26.6%), therapist/allied
health professional (19.6%), and/or emergency department (10.3%). Effects were
generally stable during the study interval and independent of age, race, sex, and family
income. Cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, blindness, and deafness/a lot of
trouble hearing were associated with the highest levels of health and functional impact
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Aspergers

Since official government web sites seem to skirt statistics on this specific disorder, we
are considering an ‘unofficial’ site that gives numbers.
The number of children diagnosed with autism has in fact risen from 1 in 3,000 children
in the mid-1990s to approximately 1 in 500 in more recent times, while the total number
of children suffering from various diseases on the autism spectrum is estimated closer to
560,000 children in the United States alone. Source:

CDC’s Report
However, Dr. Catherine Rice, PhD, in a December 18, 2009 CDC briefing stated,
The new report finds that between 4.2 to 12.1 per 1,000 children with an average of 9.0
per 1,000 children were identified with an ASD. This translates to about 1 in 80 and 1 in
240 children with an average of about 1 in 110 identified with an ASD. [Emphasis added]

Number of children who currently have asthma: 7.1 million
Percent of children who currently have asthma: 9.6%
Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2009, table 1

In 1999–2000, 7% of U.S. adolescents aged 12–19 years had impaired fasting glucose
(prediabetes), putting them at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease,
and stroke.

23.6 million people in the United States (7.8% of the total population) have diabetes. Of
these, 5.7 million have undiagnosed diabetes.

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Down Syndrome
Prior to the late 1980s when numerous mandated vaccinations for infants began and
during the 1990s when toddler health anomalies started manifesting ‘profusely’, the most
common childhood disability was Down Syndrome (DS), formerly called mongolism.
About 1 in 800 babies is born with Down Syndrome.
The Triple Screen Test or AFP is performed around the 16th week of pregnancy to screen
for increased risk of Down Syndrome. If your test comes back "positive for Down
Syndrome" it means that you have an increased chance of having a baby with DS, not
that the baby actually has it. There are other, more definitive tests to determine that.

In the article Down Syndrome: Interaction between Culture, Demography, and

Biology in Determining the Prevalence of a Genetic Trait
Human Biology - Volume 75, Number 4, August 2003, pp. 503-520 researchers stated
Between 1920 and the early 1980s, DS live-birth prevalence decreased in many
populations due to declining fertility rates, particularly among older women. In the late-
1970s the trend reversed, as the median age of populations and birth rates among older
women steadily increased. ….Cultural factors influence demographic trends, birthing
technologies, physician practices, and women’s decision-making regarding prenatal
screening and diagnosis for DS.

Nowhere in the published medical literature do research papers document the
‘pandemics’ of chronic diseases in toddlers and children before the late 1980s.
Yes, there was asthma, but not seen and experienced in young children as now. There
also were infectious diseases that were self-limiting and diminished BEFORE the
introduction of most of the vaccines for them. See impressive charts and graphs
documenting Vaccines Ineffectiveness with Validation from Peer Review Journals
Charts and Graphs in this monograph.

In order to understand these ever-increasing health anomalies, one has to think out of the
box and start connecting the dots, something that vaccine makers will not consider.
Big Pharma cannot be faulted for not wanting to find the reasons since they profit from
vaccines and have immunity from product liabililty vaccine damage to health via the
1986 National Child Vaccination Act, which protects the pharmaceutical industry NOT
the inordinate number of vaccine-damaged children.

It should be incumbent upon members of Congress to revisit the 1986 National

Child Vaccination Act while investigating the toxic adjuvants, excipients, and
growth media used to manufacture vaccines. Children MUST be protected from
toxic chemicals and neurotoxic adjuvants.

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Death, Disability & Vaccines Ineffectiveness

Validation from Peer Review Journals Charts & Graphs

According to a New England Journal of Medicine article, Epidemic Measles in a Highly
Vaccinated Population: During November, 1975, to May, 1976, measles occurred at a
rate of 20.3 cases per 1000 in a purported immunized population, of whom historical and
serologic survey revealed that 9 per cent had no history of either measles illness or
vaccination and 18 per cent did not have detectable measles antibody. ….
During a measles outbreak, more cases occurred in those receiving vaccine when less
than 12 months old than in those vaccinated at ≥12 months (37 per cent vs. 9 per cent,

USA: Illinois—Measles Outbreak among Vaccinated High School Students

From December 9, 1983, to January 13, 1984, 21 cases of measles occurred in
Sangamon County, Illinois. Nine of the cases were confirmed serologically. The outbreak
involved 16 high school students, all of whom had histories of measles vaccination after
15 months of age documented in their school health records. Of the five remaining cases,
four occurred in unvaccinated preschool children, two of whom were under 15 months of
age, and one case occurred in a previously vaccinated college student. …. Editorial
Note: This outbreak demonstrates that transmission of measles can occur within a school
population with a documented immunization level of 100%. CDC MMWR Weekly

Measles Vaccine Deaths, 26 August 2010

India halts vaccine programme after the deaths of four children.
Vaccine programmes grind to a halt in India once more, when four children died after
they received the measles vaccination in Lucknow. The four children were reported to
have fainted soon after they were vaccinated and witnesses reported seeing the children’s
eyes roll back as they began to have seizures. All of the children were under the age of
two years of age, with the youngest being just six months. Sadly the children died before
medical aid workers could reach them.

Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Combination Vaccine and the Risk of Febrile Seizures

That is the title of a Pediatrics journal Volume 126, No. 1, July 2010, article written by
MDs, PhDs, and MPHs from Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Harvard Pilgrim
Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permanente Colorado,
HealthPartners Research Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Marshfield Clinic
Research Foundation, and Immunization Safety Office, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, which stated this conclusion in the abstract:
Conclusions: Among 12- to 23-month-olds who received their first dose of measles-
containing vaccine, fever and seizure were elevated 7 to 10 days after vaccination.
Vaccination with MMRV results in 1 additional febrile seizure for every 2300 doses given
instead of separate MMR + varicella vaccines. Providers who recommend MMRV
should communicate to parents that it increases the risk of fever and seizure over that
already associated with measles-containing vaccines. Pediatrics 2010, 126:e1-e8”
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[Emphasis added]
This article indicates an added health risk that parents are not aware of in addition to
those risks associated with ‘traditional MMR’ vaccines: an apparent link with autism.

SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
In 1975, when Japan stopped vaccinating children under the age of 2 years dramatic
improvements in their infant mortality occurred. Japan’s place in the world scale of
infant mortality went from 17, a poor position, to number 1, the best performance. It is
quite clear that the shift of the lower vaccination limit to 2 years resulted in a dramatic
decrease in SIDS going quickly from a very high to the lowest rate of infant deaths in the
world. Between 1970 and 1974, 37 infant deaths occurred after DPT vaccination in
Japan and because of this the doctors in one prefecture boycotted the vaccination.

In 1975 Japan raised the minimum vaccination age to two years; this was followed by the
virtual disappearance of cot death and infantile convulsions.

USA: Tennessee
Diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-pertussis vaccination and sudden infant deaths in Tennessee.
Journal Pediatrics. 1982 Sep; 101(3):419-21
"At the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, presented a study
linking the DPT shot with SIDS. Torch concluded: "These data show that DPT
vaccination may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early
childhood death, and that the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A
need for reevaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures is
indicated by this study." --Harris Coulter
Torch, W.S., 1982. Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) immunization: a potential cause of the Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome (SIDS). Neurology; 32(4): A169 abstract).

BCG Tuberculosis Vaccine
In a Journal of Biological Standardization article [Volume 5, Issue 2, 1977, Pages 149-153],
“Characterization of the Soviet BCG vaccine [tuberculosis prevention/control] and the
occurrence of lymphadenitis [infection of lymph nodes/glands] in primarily vaccinated
children,” A limited number of untoward reactions in children after BCG vaccination in
the Soviet Union are described. They were mostly in the form of lymphadenitis but
suppuration [formation/discharge of pus] and fistulation [fistula formed: abnormal
passageway between two organs in the body or between an organ and exterior of the
body The Free Dictionary by Farlex] were observed.

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B. Pertussis [Whooping Cough] Vaccine

Isaac Srugo, et al. affiliated with various public health centers in Israel stated, We
demonstrated B. pertussis infection in fully vaccinated children ages 2-3 years and 5-6
years who had contact with an infected child. We investigated whether younger or
recently vaccinated children may be protected from classical clinical illness but remain
susceptible to infection and become asymptomatic carriers.
Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.

The Times/The Sunday Times of July 7, 2006, discusses a British Medical Journal
online article about whooping cough that says, Millions of British children have
probably been infected with whoopping cough even though they have been immunised
against it. A study has found that nearly two in five children who went to their GP
with a persistent cough had suffered from whooping cough, though very few doctors
diagnose it. The results suggest that the whooping cough vaccine is ineffective at
preventing infection, but makes symptoms less severe—thereby concealing just how
common it remains.

Whooping cough is on the rise in industrialised countries, despite long-standing
vaccination programmes. Now researchers from the University of New South Wales in
Sydney, Australia, have an explanation for why: at least two strains of the bacteria that
cause the infection have evolved to evade today's vaccines.

According to The Daily Telegraph of Sydney, "the research team analysed more than 200
samples of the bacterium collected over the past 40 years in Australia and compared
them with samples from Japan, Canada, USA and Finland". They found that there are at
least two strains that the vaccine may not protect against - known as MT27 and MT70.

At least in rich countries, many people may think that whooping cough - also known as
pertussis - is a killer from a pre-vaccination era. The new study, which is published in
this month's edition of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, emphasises that
incidence rates have been recently increasing in many industrialised countries. Prior to
this study, scientists were unsure why.

Now it seems an upgrade to a new type of vaccine may be to blame. Up until 1997, a
"whole-cell" vaccine was used before it was phased out over two years because of
concerns about side effects. Since 1999, a new "acellular" vaccine has been used.

The Netherlands
In The Netherlands, as in many other western countries, pertussis vaccines have been
used extensively for more than 40 years. Therefore, it is conceivable that vaccine-induced
immunity has affected the evolution of B. pertussis. Consistent with this notion, pertussis
has reemerged in The Netherlands, despite high vaccination coverage. Further, a notable
change in the population structure of B. Pertussis was observed in The Netherlands
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subsequent to the introduction of vaccination in the 1950s. Finally, we observed

antigenic divergence between clinical isolates and vaccine strains, in particular with
respect to the surface-associated proteins pertactin and pertussis toxin. Adaptation may
have allowed B. Pertussis to remain endemic despite widespread vaccination and may
have contributed to the reemergence of pertussis in The Netherlands.

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a mandatorily notifiable disease in Slovenia and since
1959, there has been an active national immunization programme. ….Whooping cough is
highly infectious, and before vaccination was introduced, almost all children became
infected. However, vaccination does not prevent the infection or asymptomatic carriage,
and immunity wanes after vaccination. ….Some hypotheses for this apparent vaccine
failure are: antigenic shift so that the circulating strains and vaccination strains of
Bordetella pertussis diverge and vaccine efficacy is reduced; other factors, alone or in
combination. …. The extent to which bacterial polymorphisms affect vaccine efficacy
probably depends on the vaccine used, on the proportion of polymorphic bacteria in the
human population, and other factors.
An article in Acta Paediatrica states, The purpose of this study was to find an answer to
the question of why whooping cough cases occur in Finland in spite of the high
acceptance rate of DPT vaccine.
[Emphasis added]

Anomalies Regarding Vaccines
So why, then, does an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association make
this statement: The risk of measles and pertussis is elevated in personal exemptors. Public
health personnel should recognize the potential effect of exemptors in outbreaks in their
communities, and parents should be made aware of the risks involved in not vaccinating
their children. when it’s been demonstrated in
various countries that measles and pertussis vaccines don’t work even with highly
vaccinated populations?


HPV Vaccines
India: HPV Vaccines Deaths
Clinical trials using Gardasil® and Cervarix® vaccines were halted in India by the
government on April 16, 2010 after the deaths of six tribal girls.

Medical groups are accusing the Indian government for violating ethics and scientific
logical proof in the drug company’s campaign to prove the vaccine works. …. There are
over 120 side effects of Gardasil® and these quiet programs are not getting any media
attention. …. Where are the studies and proof that the Gardasil® vaccine works? There
is no proof and no testing and again like the H1N1 swine vaccine the mixture is not tested
for causing cancer. The young children are being vaccinated 3 times with 3 doses and
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Gardasil has been proven deadly in Australia, Sri Lanki now in India and in the USA -
children have died from this experimental Gardasil® and other vaccines.

The reason the Indian government stopped the HPV vaccine from being distributed
The HPV Vaccine: Science, Ethics and Regulation 28 november 27, 2010 vol xlv no 48 EPW
Economic & Political Weekly
A recent civil society-led investigation has highlighted serious ethical violations in a
trial of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine on girls in Khammam district in Andhra
Pradesh. The findings are presented along with a review of clinical trials of the hpv
vaccine in India and an analysis of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules. Together
they illustrate how the promotional practices of drug companies, pressure from powerful
international organisations,[sic] and the co-option of, and uncritical endorsement by,
India’s medical associations are influencing the country’s public health priorities.

For the 8-page report, see that in part states:

The girls and their parents were unaware that they were part of some kind of research.
They were under the impression that the government was providing an expensive and
otherwise unaffordable vaccine free of cost, which would prevent “uterine” or “cervical
cancer”. They did not know that they could have refused the vaccine. …. No Follow-up and
Compensation for Adverse Reactions:…. The Pressures of ‘Public Private Partnerships’ …. Conclusions

Ireland: HPV Vaccine Problems

Ireland Reports 64 cases of “adverse reactions” to HPV vaccine [December 2010]
Young people are being put at risk of permanent damage to their health and welfare by
the failure of the IMB and others in positions of authority to provide the full facts about
this unsafe, unnecessary, ineffective and costly vaccine.” While these national
vaccination programs, which are being carried out in the UK as well as Ireland, will
make the drug’s manufacturer, Merck, billions in profit, the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has warned that Gardasil® may be responsible for an unknown
number of deaths.
[Emphasis added]

USA: Gardasil® Deaths

Documents from the Food & Drug Administration obtained by Judicial Watch under the
Freedom of Information Act indicate that Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine
manufactured by Merck that FDA officials fast-tracked for approval in 2006, may not be
not as safe as its industry and government backers assured the public it was.
FDA records show that 16 new deaths (including four suicides) and 3,589 “adverse
reactions” tied to Gardasil were reported in the 16 months between May 2009 and
September 2010. The adverse reactions included 213 cases of permanent disability. The
FDA also received 25 reports of paralyzing Guillian Barre Syndrome in young girls and
women who had received the vaccine.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner:

Memorial Site: Gardasil® Deaths
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The Truth About Gardasil®

These girls are having reactions such as; seizures, strokes, dizziness, fatigue, weakness,
headaches, stomach pains, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, auto-immune problems,
chest pains, hair loss, appetite loss, personality changes, insomnia, hand/leg tremors,
arm/leg weakness, shortness of breath, heart problems, paralysis, itching, rashes,
swelling, aching muscles, menstrual cycle changes, fainting, swollen lymph nodes, night
sweats, nausea, temporary vision/hearing loss just to name some of them!

YouTube Videos: “Gardasil® Girls”

Thousands of Girls’ Stories about Gardasil® Adverse Reactions

Countries Reporting Gardasil® Adverse Reaction to CDC’s VAERS

Over 17,500 adverse reactions and 61 deaths have been reported to VAERS (estimated 1
to 10% of the population reporting). The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
has posted 272 VAERS reports of abnormal pap tests post-vaccination. Reports of deaths
and injuries are now coming in from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and India.

CDC’s VAERS Gardasil® Vaccine Database

Side effects and deaths reported see
Thousands of documents were obtained by Judicial Watch after filing a lawsuit against
the FDA. The documents include Merck's patent and drug information submitted to the
FDA, transcripts and briefing material from approval meetings, and reports documenting
health, safety, and efficacy test results, as well as Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting
System (VAERS) documents.
VAERS reports provide details about 8,864 cases of adverse effects experienced by girls
and women after receiving the Gardasil® vaccine.

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Peer Review Journals Data Charts

Illustrating Vaccine/Vaccination Ineffectiveness Globally

The following charts were produced by Raymond Obomsawin, PhD

National Aboriginal Health Organization, October 2009
Thank you for sharing this information, Dr. Obomsawin.

Figure 32: Cumulative Incidence IDDM/1,000,000 UK

This chart shows the incidences of Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus in
relationship to the percentage of Pertussis Immunization Coverage for 1974 –
1986. Source: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism (2003).
Figure 31: BCG Mandated in Schools & Diabetes Rates
This chart indicates the rate of tuberculosis (TB) in children not receiving
mandated BCG vaccines in schools in Iceland, Luxembourg, Spain-Catalonia,
Belgium, Netherlands, Spain-Madrid, and those who received mandated BCG
vaccinations in England, N.Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, and Norway.
Interestingly, there is a dramatic—almost two-fold increase—in children
receiving the BCG vaccinations as opposed to those not receiving the mandated
school vaccine. Source: Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice (1997).
Figure 33: Autism in Japan vs MMR & Measles Vaccination Uptake by birth cohort
This chart tracks the rate of Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD) per 10,000 in
relationship to vaccinations given in Kurashiki City vs. Birth Rate percentages.
There is a precipitous and steady increase year after year 1988 to 1994.
Source: Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry (2005).
Figure 29: Average Incidence First Five (5) years of Life
This bar chart correlates various childhood health anomalies such as ear
infections, inflammation of the throat, aggressive behavior events [ADHD?],
convulsions and/or collapse, and antibiotics administered between children who
were fully vaccinated and children who were not vaccinated. The results are
dramatic insofar as each category finds that fully vaccinated children had double
or triple incidences compared with non-vaccinated children. Source: Nederlands
Vereniging Kritisch Prikken 2004 Survey Findings
Figure 30: Absolute Incidence N=543 (Non-Vaccinated in Relation to Vaccinated to
N= 312 Per Group)
This illustrates how fully vaccinated children are more sickly and contract
eczema, asthma, chronic lung disease much more dramatically than non-
vaccinated children. Furthermore, allergic reactions, aggressive behavior, and
difficulty sleeping were experienced more in fully vaccinated children than non-
vaccinated children.
Source: Nederlands Vereniging Kritisch Prikken 2004 Survey Findings
Figure 27: Pertussis Vaccine & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This chart documents that 70 percent of 103 SIDS deaths occurred within three
weeks of Pertussis vaccinations. Source: Neurology (1982)
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Figure 28: Measles Vaccine & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

This chart shows the relationship between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
in Unvaccinated versus Vaccinated children. Source: The Lancet (1995)
Figure 26: Under Age 5 Influenza Deaths Before and After U.S. CDC Mandates Flu
Vaccines in Early Childhood
This chart dramatizes how childhood flu deaths dramatically increased in 2002
[approx. 13 deaths] after the CDC mandated early childhood flu vaccinations in
the USA to ninety (90) in 2003. Source: CDC as reported by N.Z. Miller in
Vaccine Safety Manual, New Atlantean Press (2008)
Figure 25: Countries & Number of Vaccines Mandated Under Age 5 Mortality Rates
This chart shows how under age 5 mortality rates escalate and coincide with the
number of vaccines mandated in these countries: Sweden (11), Japan (11),
Finland (12), Norway (13), Switzerland (16), Australia (27), Canada (28), and the
United States (36).
Coincidentally, the USA has the highest death rate with 36 mandated vaccines
under 5 years of age; whereas Sweden with 11 and Finland with 12 mandated
vaccines have the lowest death rates. Source: World Heath Organization Health
Statistics 2009 Report
Figure 18: Pertussis Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Populations
This pie chart show that pertussis occurred in 90 percent of the vaccinated
population. Source: Vaccine Safety Manual (2008)
Figure 19: Measles Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Populations
This pie chart also shows that measles occurred in 99 percent of the vaccinated
population. Source: New England Journal of Medicine (1987)
Figure 16: Mumps Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Populations
This pie chart shows that mumps occurred in 92 percent of the vaccinated
population. Source: Center for Disease Control, MMWR 55 (2006)
Figure 17: Chickenpox Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Populations
This pie chart indicates that chickenpox occurred in 97 percent of the vaccinated
population. Source: Pediatrics, Vol. 113 (2004)
Figure 14: BCG for Tuberculosis
This chart documents that in controlled trial in Malawi TB was higher among
two-dose vaccinated persons versus the placebo group. Source: The Lancet, Vol.
348 (1996)
Figure 15: BCG for Tuberculosis
This chart documents that in controlled trials in Chennai, India, those vaccinated
had double the incidence of TB versus the placebo group. Source: Indian Journal
of Medical Research, 110 (1999)
Figure 12: Children Under 2 Yrs of Age Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
This chart covers 51 studies on 260,000 children and found that the flu vaccine
was ZERO effective in children under 2 years of age. Source: Cochrane
Collaboration Database of Systematic Reviews, Article No. CD004879 (2006)
Figure 13: Elderly Living in Communities & Group Homes Inactivated Influenza
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This chart covers 64 studies over 40 years of influenza vaccination that show little
or no effectiveness. Source: Cochrane Collaboration Database of Systematic
Reviews, Article No. CD004876 (2006)

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Vaccines: A Corporate Strategy

The pharmaceutical industry in the USA is known as Big Pharma. That epithet may
represent the fact that it makes BIG money on pharmaceuticals and vaccines and has
tremendously BIG political clout in congress and at oversight agencies like FDA.
However, with many prescription drugs going off patent and the resultant loss of revenue,
the pharmaceutical industry is ‘re-inventing’ its marketing strategy: A product that cannot
lose money-making capabilities by going off patent, cannot easily be made generically,
and will guarantee a ‘closed’ marketplace. That product is vaccines, the more the better.
There are more than 20 vaccines in the pipeline for future development.

Estimates indicate that a prescription drug filled by a generic drug will cost about $40
less. Two of the biggest moneymaking drugs go off patent by 2012. Lipitor® (generic:
atorvastatin), a statin, is the best-selling drug in the USA; its patent expires in 2011.
Plavix® (generic: clopidogrel), an anti-clotting drug, will go off patent in 2012.

Vaccine Court
Perhaps there’s more to this new marketing scheme for more vaccines because of the
hidden perk of no legal liability for adverse reactions and or vaccine damages for
manufacturers. Basically, there’s a no-fault system for litigating vaccine injury claims,
the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, established by the
1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The only financial involvement
for vaccine makers is an excise tax of 75 cents on every dose of covered vaccine
purchased. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) includes and covers all
vaccines on the Vaccine Injury Table maintained by the Secretary of Health and Human

According to Wikipedia:
In March 2006, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs suing three
manufacturers of thiomersal could bypass the vaccine court and litigate in either state or
federal court utilizing the ordinary channels for recovery in tort (Holder v. Abbott
Laboratories Inc., 444 F.3d 383). This is the first instance where a federal appeals court
has held that a suit of this nature may bypass the vaccine court. The argument was that
thiomersal is a preservative, not a vaccine, so it does not fall under the provisions of the
vaccine act. That may be one of the over-riding reasons why vaccine makers may be
trying to get away from thimerosal, a mercury preservative in vaccines, particularly
multiple dose vaccines, and residually in seasonal flu vaccines. However, aluminum,
formaldehyde, and other toxic adjuvants still pose horrendous health problems.
Currently, over 5,000 families are trying to prove that vaccines caused autism in their

Global Vaccine Sales

With a carte blanche attitude about vaccine production and a fear-based ‘herd immunity’
rationale, pharmaceutical makers have all federal and state health agencies wrapped
around their little vaccine vials. Vaccines will become the enforced medications of the
future. Everyone will be forced to get vaccinated for everything and anything. Currently
with prescription drugs, only those who are ill and need those medications, take them.
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That’s not enough for Big Pharma. It wants everyone to be immunized for every possible
disease, which is patently ridiculous since there will be more disfunctional and sick
people who will overwhelm the cost of health care and all other statistical records,
including the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to Time magazine, in 2009
health care was 17.3% GDP or $2.47 Trillion. Global vaccine sales for 2009 totalled
$22.1 Billion! [USA Today, August 13, 2010] Pediatriac and flu vaccines led the growth in
vaccine sales.

Vaccines As Money Makers

Vaccines are nothing short of Big Pharma money makers, as two charts below indicate
the projected revenues into 2014. However, other revenues need to be included since
many vaccines cause other latent, chronic, or long-term diseases for which Big Pharma,
undoubtedly, will fabricate both studies and statistics to support the need for
pharmaceuticals they generate thereby increasing the cost of health care.

Pediatric vaccine sales outstrip adult vaccine sales and are expected to increase at a faster
rate than adult vaccines. Combination and pneumonoccal vaccines are expected to lead the
growth. While adult vaccines currently make up 47.8 percent of the market, that share will
likely decrease by 44.6 percent in 2014. Influenza vaccines will likely be the fastest growing
segment of the adult vaccine market over the next five years.

For adult vaccine revenue information, see chart on next page.

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Read on the next page how Baxter International, Inc. (Deerfield, Illinois) accidentally
shipped the Bird Flu as a vaccine to 18 countries.
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The Right Perspective - New York City

March 6, 2009
Bird Flu Accidentally Sent As Vaccine

Officials at the World Health Organization and and the European Centre for
Disease Control have launched an investigation into how live Avian Bird Flu
virus (both H5N1 and H3N2) was accidentally shipped to 18 countries as Bird
Flu vaccine.

Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International

Inc. accidentally sent an “experimental virus material,” which mixed H3N2
seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, to an Austrian research firm,
Avir Green Hills Biotechnology in late December. That company then shipped
portions of the mixture to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and

Subcontractors in the Czech Republic caught the error in early February when
testing the shipment on ferrets. The animals died from the inoculation,
indicating a live Bird Flu virus.


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Pharmaceutical Companies Fraudulent Practices

Perhaps we should examine some of the unscrupulous tactics pharmaceutical companies,

the manufacturers of vaccines, employ to influence the practice of medicine, pressure
and manipulate governmental agencies, and, in many instances, mislead the FDA.

To ghostwrite an entire textbook is a new level of chutzpah. I’ve never heard of that
before. It takes your breath away,” said Dr. David A. Kessler, former commissioner of
the Food and Drug Administration, speaking to the New York Times after reviewing
previously sealed documents that reporter Duff Wilson accessed to write his November
29, 2010 article, “Drug Maker Wrote Book Under 2 Doctors’ Names, Documents Say.”

The 269-page book, “Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A

Psychopharmacology Handbook for Primary Care,” is so far the first book among
publications, namely medical journal articles, that have been criticized in recent years
for hidden drug industry influence, colloquially known as ghostwriting.

In June 2004 over GKS’s “deceptive, fraudulent and unlawful practices” in drug
pushing to children its “anti-depressant” drug Paxil [called Seroxat in the UK], the New
York State Attorney General filed the following lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, et al:


by ELIOT SPITZER, Attom~y [sic] General of the : State of New York, :
d/b/a! GJaxoSmithKJine,[sic] Defendants

1. GIaxoSmithKline, pIc [sic] and SmithKline Beecham Corporation (doing business as
GlaxoSmithKline and together referred to as "GSK") are collectively a pharmaceutical
manufacturer with net income (adjusted earnings) in 2002 of over $6.9 billion. GSK has
engaged in repeated and persistent fraud by misrepresenting, concealing and otheIWise
[sic] failing to disclose to physicians infonnation[sic] in its control concerning the safety
and effectiveness of its antidepressant medication paroxetine HCL ("paroxetine") in
treating children and adolescentswith [sic] Major Depressive Disorder ("MDD"). GSK
sells paroxetine in the United States under thenames [sic] Paxi]@ and Paxi][sic] CRTM.
Unti][sic] 2003, GSK had market exclusivity for paroxetine in the US.

GSK withheld five of six scientific studies showing that Paxil/seroxat was ineffective in
use in children and it also increased the risk of suicide, self-harm and homicidal
tendencies by three times. GSK published only the favourable [sic] study and actively
suppressed the information of harm to children whilst pushing the drug for use in
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According to the Press Release from NY Attorney General – 2 June 2004

This class of drugs [SSRI's [sic] or selective serotonin uptake inhibitors] now carry
warnings that they cause “anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability,
hostility (aggressiveness), impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania,
and mania” and have been associated with a number of murders by previously non
violent individuals.
But the GlaxoSmithKline company was not deterred from suppressing the risk
information to children and withholding it from doctors to make sales whilst literally
putting childrens’ lives and the lives of those around them at risk.

The drug Paxil/Seroxat is also addictive!

Another GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical problem

Avandia® Warnings

The problems and reported injuries related to Avandia® have led to increased warnings
from the FDA about the risks of heart attacks and congestive heart failure. Many experts
have pushed for a recall of the drug to protect consumers from serious injuries related to
the use of the drug.

Health problems associated with Avandia® are another example of how pharmaceutical
companies are able to get their products approved by the FDA, and how those products
are harming people. The same analogy can be made for vaccine pharmacology and
what’s happening to children.

Roche Pharmaceuticals
Flawed study backs Tamiflu (William Campbell Douglass, II, MD)
Drug giant Roche is being accused of hiding key data from eight unpublished studies on
its flu drug, Tamiflu… and, as a result, researchers now say there’s no evidence that the
drug can reduce the risk of flu complications such as pneumonia.
What are they hiding? Who knows — but you don’t lock the smartest and most attractive
kids in the attic.
The Cochrane Collaboration tried to update their earlier review of the research — but
the company demanded a confidentiality agreement in exchange for access to those eight
shady studies.
I’m thrilled to say the researchers told Roche where to stick that agreement. Too bad that
kind of integrity is all too rare.
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In an editorial that accompanied the new review in the British Medical Journal, editor
Fiona Godlee tore into the company. She wrote that the studies originally used to back
Tamiflu were written by Roche employees and consultants, and that one researcher
named in a study even claimed no involvement in the project.

Of the trials, only 5 were judged adequate by usual Cochrane Collaboration methods,
Dr. Jefferson and colleagues write. Most of the trials were at risk for bias resulting from
poor descriptions of the methods, no description of losses to follow-up, and blinding.

Does oseltamivir, better known as Tamiflu, prevent complications from influenza, such as
pneumonia and influenza? We're no longer sure, the Cochrane Collaboration, an
international group that produces reviews of the medical literature, said in a paper
published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) last night.

In October 2005 there was grave concern about bird flu; the use of Tamiflu; and the
World Trade Organization was allowing governments to override patents during national
health crises. See
Based upon the Cochrane Collaboration’s findings stated above, there’s the great
probability that Tamiflu won’t work.

Abbott Laboratories
Report Details Drug Company’s Close Ties With Disgraced Doctor
After a Baltimore hospital barred a cardiologist for allegedly performing unnecessary
implants of heart stents, the company that manufactures the stents hired him to consult
and market the devices, according to internal e-mails and memos released today [Dec. 6,
2010] in a Senate Finance Committee report.

From that report: Later, when Midei’s practices came into question, Abbott sent him to
consult overseas because in the United States, “the press is just too hot.” An email from
February this year shows an Abbott executive recommending that the company “continue
to work with him, behind the scenes, at this point. We’ve just decided not to have him
doing any public type work in the U.S. right now.”

Reporter Marian Wang, of ProPublica, reporting on the above story said, “We’ve
reported that hundreds of doctors who have been accused of misconduct or lacked
credentials have been hired by drug companies as speakers and consultants.”

Pharmaceutical Companies Disinterest

According to the January 5, 2000 issue of the British newspaper, The Guardian,
“Multinational pharmaceutical companies neglect the diseases of the tropics, not
because the science is impossible but because there is, in the cold economics of the
drugs companies, no market.”
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In May 2001 The Guardian newspaper reported that a pharmaceutical company,
Aventis, used to produce the only safe medicine for the late, fatal, stage of sleeping
sickness. However, they stopped making it in 1995 because they couldn’t make any profit
from it.

“Paxil’s award-winning product director was quoted as saying, ‘Every marketer’s

dream is to find an unidentified or unknown market and develop it. That’s what we
were able to do with Social Anxiety Disorder.’” Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing
Disease and Pushing Drugs

Amy Goodman, January 19, 2007 said, “A striking example is how Paxil was revitalized
as a treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder. Its company hired a public relations firm to
frame this condition as a major and common medical problem, and the firm launched
a multifaceted campaign that moved beyond advertising to get stories about Social
Anxiety Disorder placed in print media and on television.”[Emphasis added]

The above indicates how Big Pharma ‘creates’ the need for its products: prescription
drugs and vaccines, by hiring public relations firms to spin or ‘create’ a disease. That has
to be investigated since it borders on corporate governance influencing oversight
agencies and health regulations. In many instances that also means health care
consumers are being prescribed certain ‘medications’ and vaccinations with toxic
adjuvants that increase the costs of health care due to vaccine adverse reactions.

Creating Vaccines for Diseases After Their Precipitous Declines

A perfect example of Big Pharma creating the ‘need’ for vaccines is verified in the
following charts, which indicate that most infectious diseases that vaccines were
formulated to prevent, actually had a self-limiting experience—a decline—and plumented
worldwide many years before those vaccines were introduced.

Figure 3: United States Tuberculosis Mortality Rates 1900 – 1960

Notice how precipitously TB deaths dropped. There is no vaccination for
Tuberculosis in the USA.
Figure 4: USA Mean Annual Pertussis Mortality Rates 1918 – 1960
Notice how precipitously Pertussis deaths dropped before a Pertussis
vaccine was introduced in 1948.
Figure 5: USA Mean Annual Scarlet Fever Mortality Rates 1910 – 1958
Notice how precipitously Scarlet Fever deaths dropped between 1910 and
1928 and that by 1958, there virtually were none. Furthermore, there is
no vaccination for Scarlet Fever in the USA.
Figure 6: USA Annual Influenza Mortality Rates 1933 – 1965
Notice how precipitously Influenza deaths dropped by 1949 with a slight
resurgence in 1953, to a low in 1961. However, the influenza vaccine was
first widely administered in the U.S. in the late 1980s.
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Figure 9: England & Wales, Mean Annual Measles Mortality Rates 1850 – 1965
Notice how precipitously Measles deaths dropped between 1850 and 1950.
Measles vaccinations were not introduced in England and Wales until
Figure 11: New Zealand Tuberculosis Death Rates 1880 – 1960
Notice how precipitously TB deaths dropped between 1880 and 1953 when
the BCG tuberculosis vaccine was introduced in New Zealand.

The following charts were produced by Raymond Obomsawin, PhD

National Aboriginal Health Organization, October 2009

Thank you for sharing this information, Dr. Obomsawin.

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How Will Synthetic Genomics Induce Vaccine Adverse Events?

Will consumers ever know the real answers?

Synthetic genomics technology needs to be ‘tabled’ until variables in currently-produced vaccines

are sorted out scientifically, e.g., vaccines contributing to chronic diseases in younger and younger
children since the 1980s when mandated childhood vaccines were enforced, and after a
congressional investigation into current vaccine production methodology that includes neurotoxic
adjuvants, excipients, and growth media.
About Synthetic Genomics Technology
Synthetic genomics is a field of science in which genomes are designed using the
computer and constructed in the laboratory using chemical techniques. When the
genome of a potential influenza vaccine seed virus is synthesized and placed in a
suitable cell, the essential starting material for an influenza vaccine can be produced.
This technology holds promise to create a fast and flexible process to produce vaccines
more rapidly when a new strain emerges. [Emphasis added]

Novartis Products Lawsuits

Novartis is reportedly facing about 700 lawsuits alleging that its drugs Zometa and
Aredia lead to the death of jawbone tissue, a condition known as osteonecrosis.
Ironically, Zometa and Aredia are marketed as bone-strengthening medications. In
addition to strengthening bones and avoiding fractures, the medications are also
prescribed to alleviate pain in bone-cancer patients. [Emphasis added]

The FDA has taken swift and strong action by requesting that Zelnorm be pulled from
the market. Simply put, the risks outweigh the benefits. The drug has been deemed too
dangerous according to the FDA. … The FDA announcement regarding the GI drug
Zelnorm describes the safety reasons for stopping the marketing and sale of this drug. A
recall from marketing of a drug like this is a sign that Zelnorm has dangers that were
not previously being told to doctors who were prescribing the drug. [Emphasis added]

Novartis has been named in US lawsuits filed in California and NewJersey [sic] on
behalf of consumers, accusing the company of conspiring with the American Psychiatric
Association to "create'' a disease by hyping the benefits of Ritalin (methylphenidate) in
treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Wall Street Journal. [Emphasis added]

Elidel (generic name: pimecrolimus) is manufactured and marketed by Novartis. In

December 2001, the FDA approved Elidel to treat eczema, an allergic reaction that
causes skin inflammation. Unfortunately, millions of Americans used Elidel not knowing
that it was linked to severe side effects, including skin cancer and lymphoma. In
January 2006, the FDA ordered Novartis to add a black box warning to Elidel’s label
detailing the increased cancer risk. [Emphasis added]
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With numerous product liability lawsuits filed against Novartis, it seems it will be able to
get off Scott-free from legal liability on any synthetic genomics adverse reactions
because of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and the U.S. Vaccine Court.
That will be another travesty against unsuspecting infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and
senior citizens who are mandated to take vaccines/vaccinations. This will be another
example of how corporate governance is dictating health care policy while contributing to
the enormous increases in the costs of health care.

What can be expected of a vaccine maker with a history of product liability lawsuits and
its desire to generate new vaccine technology, but without any risk of liability due to the
workings of the Vaccine court?

Novartis Announces Agreement To Develop Influenza Vaccines Using Revolutionary
'Synthetic Genomics' Technology
October 13, 2010

• Collaboration with Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc. combines synthetic biology

and genome sequencing capabilities with leading edge vaccine technology
• New technology aims to create more flexible processes to generate influenza
seed viruses, with the aim to speed up influenza vaccine production
• Development of library of fully synthetic flu virus strains and ability to rapidly
generate new strains could speed response to seasonal and pandemic flu

Novartis announced recently an agreement with Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc.

(SGVI) to apply "synthetic genomics" technologies to accelerate the production of the
influenza seed strains required for vaccine manufacturing. The seed strain is the starter
culture of a virus, and is the base from which larger quantities of the vaccine virus can
be grown. The three-year agreement, supported by an award from the U.S. Biomedical
Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), could ultimately lead to a
more effective response to seasonal and pandemic flu outbreaks.
Currently Novartis and other vaccines companies rely on the WHO to identify and
distribute live reference viruses to create seasonal or pandemic vaccines. Under this
collaboration, Novartis and SGVI will work to develop a "bank" of synthetically
constructed seed viruses ready to go into production as soon as WHO identifies the flu
strains. The technology could reduce the vaccine production time by up to two months,
which is particularly critical in the event of a pandemic.
"Our research strategy has always been to apply new vaccine technologies and
innovation to deliver better prevention methods and meet patient needs," said Rino
Rappuoli, Head of Research for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. "We are pleased
to work in collaboration with Craig Venter and SGVI to study and develop this
promising and important new synthetic genomics technology. It has the potential to
safely reduce the time needed to develop new vaccines and improve pre-pandemic
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"Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc is pleased to be working with Novartis on this key
application of synthetic genomic technology," said Dr. Venter, founder and CEO of
SGVI. "The Venter Institute has a long and successful history of working with Novartis
and we are excited to extend this relationship with SGVI to use the latest advances in
our science to improve and enhance vaccine development and production."
Novartis plans to test vaccines that could potentially result from this new approach in
large-scale clinical trials. Review and approval from country health authorities will be
obtained before any commercial use.
SVGI is a new company formed by Synthetic Genomics Inc and the not-for-profit
research institute, the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). JCVI is currently working to
sequence genes representing the diversity of several viruses, including influenza virus,
and Novartis has been working with JCVI for more than a decade to apply their
findings in the genomics field to develop novel vaccines that prevent disease. The last
collaboration introduced the use of genomics in vaccines research, a technology today
known as "reverse vaccinology".

SOURCE: Novartis


With regard to the statement to develop novel vaccines that prevent disease, everyone,
and Congress in particular, must question how come the USA ranks 37th on The World
Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems with countries like
Morocco [29] and Costa Rica [36] ahead of it.
Furthermore, the U.S. Total Health Expenditures as % of Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) has been 13.2% (2000), 13.9% (2001), 14.7% (2002), 15.1% (2003), 15.2%
(2004) and 15.2% (2005).

Year after year heath care costs increase while year after year more vaccines are made
and mandated that children and adults take them. A pattern is developing very clearly;
just follow the money, as they say.

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Congressional Hearings
Added Health Care Costs From Vaccines/Vaccinations

May 17, 1999

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee on Government Reform
Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, & Human Resources
The Honorable John L. Mica, Chairman

Testimony of J. Barthelow Classen, M.D., M.B.A.

Our results show that the risk of immunization with several recommended vaccines
including the hepatitis B vaccine are likely to exceed the benefits of immunization in low
risk groups and the adverse events may cost US citizens over $10 billion a year as I will
discuss later. …. The FDA can tract [sic] vaccine adverse events through both the
VAERS system and the Large Link Database. The VAERS system relies on voluntary
reporting of adverse events shortly after immunization. Our data on diabetes shows that
vaccine induced diabetes may not occur for 3 or more years following immunization. ….

Our recently published data (4) shows [sic] that for every child that may have a
prolonged benefit from the hemophilus vaccine, 2 to 3 children may develop vaccine
induced diabetes. …. We found that the incidence of diabetes rose 60% in New Zealand
following a massive hepatitis B immunization program (1).

The CDC initiated a study to verify our findings. Their preliminary data has been
published and shows hepatitis B immunization when given starting after 8 weeks of age is
associated with a 90% increase in the risk of diabetes (2), supporting our findings.

Our data shows [sic] the risks of several vaccines are likely to exceed the benefits in low
risk groups and cost US citizens over $10 billion a year. Our recently published data (4)
shows that for every child that may have a prolonged benefit from the hemophilus
vaccine, 2 to 3 children may develop vaccine induced diabetes.

All told we estimate that there are over 10,000 cases of vaccine induced diabetes in the
US each year. On average each case may cost $1 million in lost productivity and
medical expenses. The estimated liability cost of the vaccine induced diabetes is over $10
billion per year. The current cumulative liabilities to the US government and to
manufacturers could exceed $250 billion. [Emphasis added]

Development of safer immunization technology should be given priority over the

development of new vaccines.
Note: Hep B vaccine routinely is given within 24 hours of birth!
1 Classen JB. Diabetes epidemic follows hepatitis B immunization program. New Zealand Medical Journal 1996;109:195.
2 DeStefano F, Okoro C, Graffander P, Chen RT. The timing of hepatitis B immunization and risk of insulin dependent
diabetes mellitus. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 1997;6 S2:S60.
4 Classen JB, Classen DC. Hemophilus vaccine and increased IDDM, causal relationship likely. BMJ
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What Members of Congress Say About Vaccines

Probably for no other reason than political campaign contributions, most members of
Congress avoid a discussion about vaccines and vaccinations. However, some members
are conscience-struck and express their valid concerns.

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) is a medical doctor who understands the issues better
than most folks. This is what he has to say about swine flu politics:

Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN) has a grandson who, two days after receiving nine (9)
vaccines at once, came down with autistic symptoms. In December 2002 Congressman
Burton chaired a hearing on thimerosal/mercury in vaccines, which is recorded at


Why Members of Congress Apparently Keep Their Silence

To understand how Congress feels about health care issues and why members probably
are reluctant to investigate Big Pharma’s vaccine ‘pseudo-science’, one only has to read
the New England Journal of Medicine article “Health Policy and Reform, Remaking
Health Care” published in the November 18, 2009 issue wherein very candidly it states:

Since 2006, the health sector has spent $1.7 billion lobbying Congress and federal
agencies — more money than any other sector of the economy.

Dr. Robert Steinbrook, MD, who wrote that article, goes on to say, “If current trends
continue, the health sector is likely to spend more than a half-billion dollars on lobbying
in 2009. Pharmaceutical and health care products companies alone are likely to spend
more than $250 million, and the insurance industry, which is part of another sector,
more than $160 million. In all cases, these would be record annual expenditures.”

What Pharma and biotech spend on lobbying Congress

Doctor Steinbrook goes on to say, “For example, the Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies, has already spent $20.2 million in the first 9 months of 2009 —
just $55,000 less than in all of 2008 — and ranked fourth among all organizations in
spending on lobbying. ….Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company, ranked sixth (spending
$16.3 million, about $4.2 million more than last year).”

Additionally, The Center for Responsive Politics notes that a special interest’s lobbying
activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the federal
government is giving their issues.
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Who writes talking points for members of Congress?

Furthermore, Lobbyists for Genentech, a subsidiary of Roche, and two Washington law
firms ghostwrote at least part of the statements issued by more than a dozen lawmakers;
an estimated 42 House members — 22 Republicans and 20 Democrats — used some of
the talking points.3 [Emphasis added]
So far in the 2010 election cycle, the Democrats’ fund-raising advantage has increased.
The health sector has sent 59% of its contributions to Democrats and 41% to
Republicans; the insurance industry has split its contributions 54% for Democrats and
46% for Republicans.

Excerpts from the above-referenced article indicate just how much ‘payola’ is involved in
pharmaceutical science; why legitimate and valid scientific research that challenges Big
Pharma’s pseudo-science that may be responsible for vaccine-damaged children and
increasing the costs of health care in the USA, is not heard nor given consideration.
Where is transparency in government when members of Congress take
pharmaceutical-generated talking points and use them as their own? That’s a
definite conflict of interest on the part of Big Pharma and must be stopped immediately.

A call for an investigation of vaccines per se by members of Congress

Congress ought to re-evaluate such inappropriate actions and pandering whereby
legitimate contradictory science is not acknowledged nor even solicited. That is
tantamount to sham representation on the part of members of Congress and oversight
agencies such as FDA since only corporate business interests are considered and not the
health, safety, and welfare of infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and senior citizens.

Because of all that goes on in the politics of health care, some of which is referred to
as pseudo-science and results in hidden, controlled, and devious data, it is
incumbent upon Congress to investigate vaccines per se and their toxic
ingredients/adjuvants that cause adverse reactions and life-long illness and harm to
infants and children, in particular.

Furthermore, to ensure transparency in any vaccine investigation, Congress must

include an equal number of “contradictory, opposition, and challenging” scientists,
medical doctors, and researchers who dispute the ‘flat earth’ science that Big
Pharma and FDA spout regarding such neurotoxins as mercury, aluminum,
formaldehyde, formalin, and foreign DNA that make up vaccine manufacture as


3 Pear R. In house, many spoke with one voice: lobbyists’. New York Times, November 14, 2009. (Accessed November 17, 2009, at
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Congressional Research Services Report

The Congressional public policy research arm, a ‘think tank’, Congressional Research
Services (CRS), prepared a report titled “Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and
Current Laws” to update members of Congress on vaccination regulations nationwide.
It states under

Role of the Federal Government

Under the Public Health Service Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services has
the authority to make and enforce regulations necessary “to prevent the introduction,
transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States
or possessions, or from one State or possession into any other State or possession.”30
While this language appears to confer broad authority to promulgate regulations
necessary to prevent the spread of disease, the only regulations specifically authorized by
the Act relate to the apprehension, detention, examination, or conditional release of
individuals.31 The Act does not specifically authorize regulations related to mandatory
vaccination programs, nor do there appear to be any regulations regarding the
implementation of a mandatory vaccination program at the federal level during a public
health emergency.

Since the posting date on the above information is July 13, 2009, what information have
members of Congress received regarding mandatory vaccinations in view of the false
pandemic of 2009 or any future ‘unwarranted pandemics’?

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Government Agency Apparent Disregard for Science

Currently there is tremendous concern about ionizing radiation from full body scanners at
the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) airport security checkpoints.
Many respected scientists in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics are equally
concerned about health risks ensuing from such exposure. And yet, TSA—a government
agency—instead of protecting people, chooses to expose the public to added risks.
The same mentality exists at FDA with regard to vaccines and vaccinations with toxins,
neurotoxic minerals, and carcinogenic chemicals, e.g., formaldehyde.

On April 6, 2010, four colleagues at the University of California San Francisco (John
Sedat, PhD, David Agard, PhD, Marc Shuman, MD, and Robert Stroud, PhD) wrote a
letter of concern about those X-ray scanners to Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the
President for Science and Technology, wherein they said,

Our colleagues at UCSF, dermatologists and cancer experts, raise specific important
• A) The large population of older travelers, >65 years of age, is particularly at
risk from the mutagenic effects of the X-rays based on the known biology of
melanocyte aging.
• B) A fraction of the female population is especially sensitive to mutagenesis provoking
radiation leading to breast cancer. Notably, because these women,
who have defects in DNA repair mechanisms, are particularly prone to cancer,
X-ray mammograms are not performed on them. The dose to breast tissue
beneath the skin represents a similar risk.
• C) Blood (white blood cells) perfusing the skin is also at risk.
• D) The population of immunocompromised individuals--HIV and cancer
patients (see above) is likely to be at risk for cancer induction by the high skin
• E) The risk of radiation emission to children and adolescents does not appear to
have been fully evaluated.
• F) The policy towards pregnant women needs to be defined once the theoretical
risks to the fetus are determined.
• G) Because of the proximity of the testicles to skin, this tissue is at risk for
sperm mutagenesis.
• H) Have the effects of the radiation on the cornea and thymus been determined?
To read entire letter access

The same unscientific approach regarding body scanners is observed at the U.S.
FDA where vaccine science is skewed to reflect the pharmaceutical industry’s
marketing campaigns rather than valid biochemistry.
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Again, the four doctors who wrote to the President’s Science and Technology Assistant
reiterate similar contentions that those who oppose the ‘pseudo science’ of vaccines want
resolved: Harm to humans from scientific technology that is forced upon unsuspecting
and scientifically-ignorant consumers under the fear of penalty of the law, fines, and/or
imprisonment. With vaccine issues, there also is the deliberate removal of children from
their parents’ custody and care.

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Why Don’t CDC & FDA Answer Questions?

All vaccines are ‘safe and effective’ according to the U.S. federal health oversight
agencies’ public position that is supported and promulgated by mainstream media. To
question their ‘spin’ is likened to attacking motherhood and apple pie, and yet this ‘safe
and effective’ mantra is very odd.

Vaccine manufacturers were beset with so many lawsuits over vaccine injuries that they
were threatening to stop producing vaccines. In other words, the cost of vaccine-related
damage was becoming greater than the profits! Instead of exploring safety issues brought
to HHS/CDC/FDA attention by public clamor and the unprecedented rise in lawsuits,
government decided, instead, to take the vaccine manufacturers ‘off the hook’ by
indemnifying them against the lawsuits through a special national program, the Vaccine
Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP pays claims awarded to families that a
government vaccine court master deems injured. Many claims are denied.

Taking vaccine manufacturers ‘off the hook’ has a frightening consequence: The
elimination of lawsuits apparently results in less attention to safety in a ‘rush to profit’
thereby putting the public in ever-greater danger. See the book, The Risks of Prescription
Drugs, Donald W. Light, PhD, Ed., for details on how the pharmaceutical industry is
placing risk factors on the health care consumer.

After researching and reviewing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents, there is no other conclusion
than both the safety and efficacy of vaccines are lacking and wanting. Thousands of
parents are telling similar stories: “We took a normal, healthy child for his/her shots and
after the vaccination, he/she never returned to normal again.”

When parents of some of these vaccine-injured kids approach authorities, reporting that
their child’s autism or other health anomalies were a sequel to vaccination reactions, the
response is most interesting. We’ve heard repeatedly, “Well, its not the vaccines.
Vaccines do not cause autism.” Considering that government agencies officials state they
do not know the cause, how can they announce it is not vaccines?

Until a massive public outcry, there had been no help directed at solving the riddle of
regressive autism. These same agencies that profess so much concern for our children’s
health, had turned a deaf ear to the pleas of these desperate families. How does one
reconcile a total disinterest in a virtual epidemic of autism by folks who ‘care’ so much
about our children that they are desperate to ‘protect’ them with vaccines?

As you will see in this monograph, government agencies don’t agree on safety data
either. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declares it’s perfectly safe to
repeatedly inject aluminum into our babies while another agency, EPA, declares doses––
even lower than those given to babies––as toxic for adults. Time and time again we find
"one hand doesn't know what the other is doing” in government health agencies. Some of
the vaccine "opponent" groups are quite emotional and, in their panic, may seem to rant a
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bit but, then, many have been victims of vaccine injury, i.e., having lost their children to
vaccine damage, erroneous legal charges of Shaken Baby Syndrome, or death. The
horrible stories are legion and can no longer be viewed as the ‘coincidences’ physicians
and bureaucrats have claimed throughout the years.

A reading of the vaccine package inserts shows vaccines contain many ingredients known
to be toxic, cancer causing, allergenic, and a cause of infertility in other animal species.
For instance, Pentacel®, produced by Sanofi Pasteur which combines diphtheria, tetanus
toxoids, pertussis, polio, and haemophilus b vaccines in one shot, lists the following
excipients/ingredients in their December 2009 package insert: aluminum, polysorbate 80,
formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, bovine serum albumin (cow protein), 2-phenoxyethanol,
neomycin, and polymyxin B sulfate.

Post-vaccination symptoms listed in their package insert include fever, pain and redness
at site, depressed level of consciousness, cyanosis [turning blue], vomiting and diarrhea,
extensive swelling of injected limb, irritability, inconsolable crying and screaming [a
neurological sign of brain inflammation, which Sanofi records as a Psychiatric
Symptom!], apnea [not breathing], cough, meningitis, and pneumonia.

Pentacel® does not contain mercury, however, multi-dose flu vaccine vials do—in the
form of thimerosal, a preservative that is 50% mercury—a known neurotoxin. Of
particular concern, other than mercury in flu vaccines, is the aluminum adjuvant, which is
present in most other vaccines, including Pentacel®. The cumulative dose of aluminum
now given to our littlest ones in the ever-increasing number of vaccines doses way
exceeds EPA safety limits for grown men!

When the science is explored, the behavior of government agencies in promoting and
mandating vaccines does not make sense. We, unfortunately, are left with the belief that
government has been ‘bought off’ by Big Pharma. At the least, vaccine/vaccination
consumers should have a right to informed consent––just like any other consumer
product, and to decline risking babies and children from developing chronic disease
and/or an untimely death, in exchange for the possible benefit of preventing an acute
disease from which the overwhelming majority of people recover—especially in these
days of better sanitation and antibiotics. See disease reduction rates prior to vaccines in
Vaccine(s) Ineffectiveness with Validation from Peer Review Journals Charts and Graphs
on pages 82-87 in this monograph.

The editors of this monograph attended and made a presentation at the Health and Human
Services Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines September 2-3, 2010. On that
occasion, we heard the report of Dr. Marie McCormick, MD, that there were no
indications of H1N1 vaccine reactions among pregnant women. We were stunned when,
immediately following Dr. McCormick’s presentation, there was public comment offered
by Ms. Eileen Dannemann of the National Coalition of Organized Women, that the
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had documented 178 spontaneous
abortions following H1N1 vaccination.
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Ms. Dannemann went on to say that she had received 70 additional reports through non-
VAERS sources. No discussion of this discrepancy ensued nor was there any interest
expressed by any member of the advisory commission panel.

After personally confirming the VAERS and other reports, one of this report’s editors,
Laraine Abbey-Katzev, contacted Dr. McCormick’s office to be sure her email address
was correct. Laraine sent Dr. McCormick an email asking for an explanation of the
discrepancy. There was no response, so Laraine sent a second email. No response again.
Laraine contacted Dr. McCormick’s office and left a verbal message requesting a
response. With no response forthcoming, a third email was sent and, to date [December
26, 2010], still there has been no response.

The emails follow:

Sent: Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM
Vaccines for Pregnant Woman
Dear Dr. McCormick,

I am retired nurse-nutritionist dedicated to protecting and recovering our children's health

through pure, natural, organic, whole-foods. Over time I have become concerned about
possible harm from vaccines. As a result of my vaccine-safety advocacy, I attended (and
made public comment at) the September 2 & 3 (2010) meeting of the ACCV during
which time you made a presentation over the telephone to that same meeting.

At that meeting, I understood you to say that there were no VAERS reports of
miscarriages associated with the H1N1 Vaccine. However, Eileen Dannemann of the
National Coalition of Organized Woman, [sic] delivered a public commentary and stated
that there were 178 reports of H1N1 vaccine associated miscarriages, and other
miscarriage reports of which her group had learned. I have subsequently read the VAERS
associated H1N1 miscarriage reports, so can you clarify how you have come to say there
are no such reports?
I know you have a long history of concern and caring for the health of infants and
children, so please explain why your report appears to be contradictory to the facts.

Laraine C. Abbey

Sent: Saturday, Oct 2, 2010

Dear Dr. McCormick,

I am wondering why I have not received a response from you to my email below. Can
you please explain the VAERS discrepancy between your presentation and Ms. Eileen
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Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dear Dr. McCormick,

I am loath to understand why you have not answered my two earlier emails regarding the
discrepancy between your presentation and Ms. Eileen Dannemmann's as noted in the
email below. At this time, given your failure to respond, I am left to believe that you
failed to properly research VAERS; or were misinformed by a colleague who failed to
properly research; or worse—that a colleague or you did not speak the truth. There are no
noble explanations here. Again, and for the third time I ask you to explain the
discrepancy in your and Ms. Dannemann's presentations.

I assure you that as a committed truth seeker, this will not "go away" by your failure to

Another Case in Point

When no answer was forthcoming from Dr. McCormick, an email was sent to another
attendee of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV), Dr. Daniel
Salmon, as noted below. Dr. Salmon is the Director of Vaccine Safety at the National
Vaccine Program Office of Health and Human Services.

Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:21 PM
Subject: Discrepancy on vaccine safety info
Dear Dr. Salmon,

I am confused by Dr. Marie McCormick's failure to answer my request for an explanation

of a discrepancy between her presentation at the September 2 & 3rd, 2010 meeting of the
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and the presentation of Ms. Eileen
Dannemann of the National Coalition of Organized Woman [sic]. You can read the
transcripts of each online.
Perhaps you could shed some light on this situation. I am embedding my relevant
correspondence to Dr. McCormick as follows:
At that meeting, I understood you to say that there were no VAERS reports of
miscarriages associated with the H1N1 Vaccine. However, Eileen Dannemann of the
National Coalition of Organized Woman [sic], delivered a public commentary and stated
that there were 178 reports of H1N1 vaccine associated miscarriages, and other
miscarriage reports of which her group had learned. I have subsequently read the
VAERS associated H1N1 miscarriage reports, so can you clarify how you have come to
say there are no such reports?

Ms. Dannemann had an additional 70 reports directed to her organization. I look forward
to clarification on this. What went wrong here?

Laraine C. Abbey RN, CNS
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When Dr. Salmon did not respond to his government address email, a repeat email was
sent to his other email at Johns Hopkins Department of Public Health with the following

Sent: Monday, Dec 13, 2010
Dear Dr. Salmon,

I am resending my previously sent email below to this, your other, email address as I
have not received a response. I am trying to make sense of this discrepancy. Please

Laraine C. Abbey

[There has been NO response as of December 26, 2010.]

And Yet a Third Case in Point is CDC-INFO

As their website states: CDC-INFO is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s
national contact center, delivering health information to consumers, providers, and
professionals calling or e-mailing on a wide variety of disease prevention and health
promotion topics. CDC-INFO also provides customer feedback.

William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist with the National Center
for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC. Dr. Atkinson develops technical and
training materials for immunization providers and conducts training on vaccine-
preventable diseases.

Atkinson made the following statement on the CDC-INFO section in November of 2008.
“Vaccines have been used safely for more than 50 years. He also stated: The vaccines
used today are much more purified than those used even 20 years ago, and contain only
those constituents necessary to ensure the stability and sterility of the product, or to
facilitate an immune response to the antigen.”

The following inquiry letter directed to Dr. Atkinson through the CDC-INFO contact
center, was received, since they responded with “Thank-you for your submission… Your
comment on vaccines and the immune system have been forwarded…for follow up.”

Laraine’s letter awaiting follow up read as follows:

Sent: November 10, 2008
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Dear Dr. Atkinson,

My observations and research do not validate your statement that "vaccines have been
used safely for more than 50 years". Quite the contrary, my reading of the history of
vaccines shows it is fraught with documented disasters [including the presence of cancer
causing monkey virus, SV40, contaminating the polio vaccine].

I am unable to find any long-term studies on the health of vaccinated individuals and
populations. Further, to my knowledge there are no properly done studies comparing
vaccinated with unvaccinated populations. Also, I cannot find any double blind placebo
controlled studies in which the placebo is an inert substance. The only studies I've been
able to find cite placebos that are just other, older vaccines in common use.

All vaccines contain a myriad of excipients many of which are toxins or potential
allergens. Of considerable concern besides the mercury from thimerosal, is the aluminum
adjuvant used in most vaccines. Have you ever added up the total number of aluminum
micrograms injected into our kids over the course of their vaccine program? Concerns
about these excipients are magnified by the dramatic escalation of vaccines given to
individuals in the last 20 years or so.

I know you are aware that the increase in neuro-developmentally damaged kids parallels
the escalating vaccine program. How can you “know” that vaccines are not the cause?
Please show me the specific studies that have “proven” to you that vaccines are not at

Interestingly and sadly, it appears to me that our institutions are more committed to
preservation of the current vaccine policy, than they are to figuring out why we have so
many damaged, diseased ridden children. While I understand and share your concerns
about the possibility of a resurgence of vaccine prevented diseases, we cannot "stick our
heads in the sand" in denial that we may be trading acute illnesses for chronic ones
affecting much larger percentages of people. Since CDC's own documents and graphs
show that most of these vaccine preventable diseased [sic] were sharply declining in the
US anyway. This correlates with better hygiene, indoor plumbing, less crowding of
people, as well as the advent of antibiotics.

Some of the horrible diseases of the past simply disappeared in the States without
vaccines ever being developed. Thus many of our fears may not be well founded. Further,
we now realize how important nutrients are to general health and specifically to the
immune system. Proper intravenous use of Vitamin C as Na+ Ascorbate ('Google' Fred
Klenner, MD), zinc, and B-6 are among the nutrients that will have a powerful effect in
controlling acute disease. There are many factors which make the possibility of a return
of 19th and 20th century plagues very unlikely. Of course if we do not promote proper
health which starts with whole natural foods, we will continue to deteriorate to such an
extent that vaccine programs will become irrelevant.

Our population, including our children, is sick and degenerated. We are beset with all
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manner of diseases, chronic disorders and ailments. While the causes for this are
multifaceted (and sadly unattended, as our disease care system is focused on treating
symptoms rather than finding causes), one wonders how vaccines can be excluded as a
contributor. The above "safety" statement could only reasonably be made if all of our
populace, including our children, were healthy. That would require individuals being
"symptomless and sign-less", certainly not a reality in our time.

I await the references, which contain studies substantiating your "safety" statement, and
wish to know what initiatives CDC or NIH (or any other related agencies) have taken to
identify the source(s) of the neuro-developmental damage to our kids.

Laraine C. Abbey RN, CNS

[There has been NO response as of December 26, 2010.]

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Are Vaccines Really Making Us Healthier?

Vaccination is associated with a dramatic rise in noninfectious diseases. The decline in

infectious disease is rooted in sources other than vaccines, e.g., sanitation & nutrition.

Results of the JAMA Study

With the exception of 1918, when the influenza epidemic struck and people most likely
died from pneumonia, the rate of deaths from infectious diseases shows a fairly smooth
rate of decrease from 1900 through 1980, at which point a slight rate of increase

Figure 1. Crude Infectious Disease Mortality Rate in the United

States from 1900 Through 1996
(Graph from JAMA)
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Figure 2A. Crude Mortality Rates for Influenza & Pneumonia

(Graph from JAMA)

Tuberculosis rates show a curve similar to the overall infectious disease rate.
Interestingly, the death rate from pneumonia and influenza from 1970 through 1996
shows a general increase, in spite of the ongoing vaccinations for influenza and the
introduction of pneumonia vaccines in 1977 and 1983.

Figure 2C. Crude Mortality Rates for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, & Polio
(Graph from JAMA)
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Diphtheria shows its greatest decrease of deaths prior to 1920. There was a spike in
diphtheria deaths during the early 1920s, shortly after vaccination was introduced, and
then the rate of decrease continued as before the vaccination's introduction. Whooping
cough (pertussis) and measles showed the same general trend of decrease during the
20th century.

Finally, take a look at the chart for death rates from all disease causes. From 1900 into
the 1920s, the infectious disease rate goes down at an impressive pace. This is a time
during which there were no vaccinations against childhood diseases. The decrease in
the rate of deaths continues at about the same pace well into the 1950s. Then, it starts to
level out, in spite of the fact that the vast majority of children were vaccinated during this

Figure 3. Crude Mortality Rates for All Causes

(Graph from JAMA)

Now, take a look at the same graph showing the death rates from all diseases. This
should make you nervous. The rate of death from noninfectious causes decreases
slightly from 1900 through 1920. However, during the 1930s, when vaccinations start
to be introduced, the death rate from noninfectious causes also started to increase!

Hoax.shtml Childhood Vaccinations Hoax—Not Effective and at Worst, Harmful
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We Need A Thorough Vaccine Investigation Now

The documentation in this monograph challenges vaccine safety and efficacy

with its flawed science and devastating harm. However, through it another
undeniable story emerges that greatly impacts the vaccine issue. In their article in
New Republic, Arnold S. Relman and Marcia Angell, both former editors-in-chief of
the New England Journal of Medicine, share the following insights.

The pharmaceutical industry dominates just about every aspect of the American
health care system that is related to its business interests. It uses its wealth and its
political clout to influence all who might check or monitor its activities—including
physicians, professional and academic institutions,… 1
The pervasive connections between the pharmaceutical industry and academia are
not limited…. Virtually every research-intensive medical center in the country now
has contractual ties with one or more drug firms,… 2
The public should be able to get trustworthy expert advice from physicians on what
drugs [and vaccines] are safe and effective and which of these, if any, are needed for
optimal and cost-effective treatment. This is unlikely if much of the profession and its
institutions are in the industry’s pocket. 3

In her blockbuster 2004 book, The Truth About the Drug Companies, Dr. Angell
Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs [and vaccines] of dubious benefit,
this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution which might stand
in its way,… 4
Angell notes in her first chapter:
Perhaps the most quoted source of statistics on the pharmaceutical industry, IMS
Health, estimated total worldwide sales for prescription drugs to be about $400
billion in 2002. About half were in the United States. So the $200 billion colossus is
really a $400 billion megacolossus. 5 …consistently ranked as the most profitable in
the United States––by a long shot. (Only in 2003 did it fall to rank third…) 6

1 Relman, Arnold S. and Marcia Angell. “How the drug industry distorts medicine and politics: America’s Other Drug
Problem,” New Republic (December 16, 2002): 40
2 Ibid. 33
3 Ibid. 41
4 Angell, M. The Truth About the Drug Companies—How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It (New York: Random
House, 2004) xviii.
5 Ibid. 5
6 Ibid. 3
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It appears that obscene profitability for the pharmaceutical industry may be driving the
vaccine mandates. To understand that, see this promotional copy for the World Vaccine
Congress 2011 conference at its website:

The following are excerpted from the above website:

––Innovation and opportunity for pharma, biotech, healthcare and investors––
…hear North America’s leading governmental stakeholders, business leaders and
scientific stakeholders as they continue to enhance the scientific and strategic
innovation behind a burgeoning vaccine industry.

Vaccine business and the appliance of science

As industry continues to re-address the scientific and strategic boundaries of vaccine
development, the implications for how these pioneering advances impact domestic and
international immunization and market growth are profound.
Explore the market potential to learn, adopt and innovate
Hear first hand which vaccines will achieve blockbuster sales [Emphasis added] from 2011

Portfolio planning for the next blockbusters

Evaluate…the next generation of vaccine pipelines… for… entry opportunities and [to]
innovate vaccine positioning and label expansion to grow novel revenue streams.
[Emphasis added]

Immunization lives at the intersection of the public and private sectors. …However,
for the most part, vaccine development and production is done by private entities
driven by commercial interests. [Emphasis added]

The Economics of Disease Care

IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence (operating in more
than 100 countries) to the pharmaceutical and health care industries.

According to their Press Release October 6, 2010–– IMS Health Forecasts Global
Pharmaceutical Market Growth of 5-7 Percent in 2011, Reaching $880 Billion… The
U.S. will remain the single largest pharmaceutical market, with 3-5 percent growth
expected next year. Pharmaceutical sales in the U.S. will reach $320- $330 billion, up
from $310 billion forecast for this year…
[Emphasis added] This is a 60-65 percent increase from the IMS 2002 report.

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Summarizing the Issue

It is apparent that families and protectors of children are up against formidable
pressures regarding vaccinations. As the nation with the most aggressive vaccination
program [see U.S. Vaccination Rates & Chronic Disease Rates], it is noteworthy that
U.S. children do not rank among the world’s most healthy children. One-sixth of the
U. S. children are developmentally damaged. Autism strikes one in one hundred

Given parental insistence of a vaccine-autism connection, coupled with the extent of

failed health in our children, it behooves the U.S. Congress to investigate the
contribution that vaccines and vaccine ingredients add to this damage.

Serious independent investigators will find research focusing on the backgrounds of

the major stockholders and interlocking directorships of big pharma corporations very
interesting, as well as the revolving door policy between government agency officials
and lucrative positions with the pharmaceutical companies.

We are indebted to Vera Sharav, a professional law librarian turned public advocate
for human rights, who is founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research
Protection (AHRP) for her excellent investigative reporting as follows.

Alliance for Human Research Protection A Catalyst for Debate

A report by Public Citizen documents the enormous scale of lawless activities by the
pharmaceutical industry during the past two decades--crimes for which the
government levied a minimum of $1 million in penalties.

Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements involving major
pharmaceutical companies who paid $19.8 billion in penalties.
Four of the world's largest drug companies--GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and
Schering-Plough--accounted for 53% ($10.5 billion) of penalties during these two

If that isn't shocking enough, during the past five years, Big Pharma has been
engaged in a veritable crime spree:
73% of these settlements (121) and 75% of the penalties ($14.8 billion) occurred
between 2006-2010.

"While the defense industry used to be the biggest defrauder of the federal
government…. The pharmaceutical industry now tops not only the defense industry, but
all other industries in the total amount of fraud payments for actions against the federal
government under the False Claims Act."

But government suits against the pharmaceutical industry have failed to address the
harmful human consequences--WHY?
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Parents of damaged or dead children realize, “It’s the vaccines!” Congress owes it
to them and to our nation’s future to thoroughly investigate vaccines per se. As
Arnold Relman and Marcia Angell warn us, “The consequences of continuing to allow
an essential industry to put profits above the public interest are simply too grave.” 7


7 Relman, Arnold S. and Marcia Angell. “How the drug industry distorts medicine and politics: America’s Other Drug
Problem,” New Republic (December 16, 2002): 41
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FLUORIDE: How WRONG Can Health Agencies Be? Fluoride is a 50-year example!

Well, on Friday, Jan 7th, federal health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) finally admitted that American’s are getting too much fluoride, and for
the first time in nearly 50 years, reduced the recommended level from 1.2 parts per
million to 0.7. That’s a reduction of nearly 50%!

The following article appeared on KFSN-TV/DT’s website Friday, Jan. 7, 2011:

Fluoride levels too high in water, feds urge reduction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans Friday [Jan. 7,
2011] to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in
nearly 50 years, based on a fresh review of the science.

One reason behind the change: About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or
spottiness because of too much fluoride, a government study found recently. In extreme
cases, teeth can be pitted by the mineral – though many cases are so mild only dentists
notice it. The problem is generally considered cosmetic and not a reason for serious

The splotchy tooth condition, fluorosis, is unexpectedly common in youngsters ages 12

through 15 and appears to have grown more common since the 1980s, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But there are also growing worries about more serious dangers from fluoride.

The Environmental Protection Agency released two new reviews of research on fluoride
Friday. One of the studies found that prolonged, high intake of fluoride can increase the
risk of brittle bones, fractures and crippling bone abnormalities.

The fluoridated water standard since 1962 has been a range of 0.7 parts per million for
warmer climates where people used to drink more water to 1.2 parts per million in cooler
regions. The new proposal from HHS would set the recommended level at just 0.7.
Meanwhile, the EPA said it is reviewing whether to lower the maximum allowable level
of fluoride in drinking water from the current 4 parts per million.

According to a recent CDC report, nearly 23 percent of children ages 12 to 15 had

fluorosis in a study done in 1986-87. That rose to 41 percent in a study that covered 1999
through 2004.
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In addition, in 2005, the heads of 11 EPA unions, including ones representing the
agency’s scientists, pleaded with the EPA to reduce the permissible level of fluoride in
water to zero, citing research suggesting it can cause cancer. [Emphasis added]

In Europe, fluoride is rarely added to water supplies. In Britain, only about 10 percent of
the population has fluoridated water. It has been a controversial issue there, with critics
arguing people shouldn't be forced to have "medical treatment" forced on them.

For more information about the CDC’s position on fluoride, visit

One of the ‘hidden’ facts about fluoride that is added to municipal drinking waters is
this: It is an industrial waste product! Sodium fluoride [NaF], according to
Wikipedia, … is prepared by neutralizing hydrofluoric acid or hexafluorosilicic acid
(H2SiF6), byproducts of the production of superphosphate fertilizer. When fluoride orginally was added to municipal drinking
water systems fifty years ago, it was an aluminum industry waste product.

Dr. P.H. Phillips, biochemist, University of Wisconsin

"Fluoride is an accumulative poison which accumulates in the skeletal structures,
including the teeth, when the body is exposed to small daily intakes of this element. is
like lead accumulation in the bone until saturation occurs and then lead poisoning sets

Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons.

What does the January 7, 2011 CDC decision about fluoridating municipal water supplies teach us?
The rationale and reasoning for this article on fluoride in a monograph on vaccines is
this: To prove that government agencies make mistakes either unknowingly, willingly, or
whatever—AND humans pay the price for those misjudgments.

Similar mistakes are being made with vaccines, only the problems are much greater
and growing exponentially while there is an organized media campaign to keep health
consumers in the dark about the health hazards associated with vaccines and their toxic
adjuvants, excipients, and growth medium.

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Information Too Important Not To Include

Want To Know More?

For information that details parents' and researchers' concerns, real-life horror stories,
plus vaccine safety advocacy issues that are clearly spelled out, please see the 100 books
referenced at:

Old Is New Again…

The old is new again...mercury and aluminum neurotoxicity...and congress isn't
listening...Mercury and Aluminum in Vaccines is cumulative and synergistically toxic.
Congress has heard this before:

Opinion Report on Mercury Toxicity from Dental Amalgams and Thimerosal

Presented to Congressional Hearing - May 8, 2003
Presented By Boyd E. Haley, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 50606-005

“The concentration of thimerosal in vaccines that contain this agent as a preservative is

approximately 125,000 nanomolar. In our studies pure thimerosal shows toxicity to
neurons in culture at 10 to 20 nanomolar, a 12,500 to 6,250 dilution factor. Calculations,
using a conservative approach, demonstrate that vaccinations of infants exposed them to
concentrations of thimerosal that could biologically injure them…”

“…roughly 6 to 15% of Americans, on the day they die, have what any competent
neurologist or neurochemists or toxicologist would call severely toxic levels of mercury.
These levels are about 1,000 times that needed to cause neurons to die in culture.”

“The position of organized dentistry, primarily the American Dental Association (ADA),
that "no valid scientific evidence exists that dental amalgam poses any health risk-other
than rare, localized allergic reactions," is, in my opinion, indefensible in the light of huge
amounts of published science.”

“Even more concerning is the synergistic toxicity effects…”

Al3+ [aluminum] is another component of vaccines and dramatically increases the killing of
neurons by thimerosal.” [Thimerosal is 50 percent mercury, a neurotoxin; aluminum
also is well-established as a neurotoxin in science.]

“However, all of the scientific and biomedical facts together emphasizes the need for
congressional action to stop the exposure of Americans to mercury and organic
mercury compounds.” [Emphasis added]

Why are physicians still injecting people with mercury-containing flu vaccines and,
in particular, pregnant woman whose fetuses are impacted negatively since
aluminum and other toxins cross the placenta?
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Autism and Heavy Metals

Sorting out the spinning of autism: heavy metals and the question of incidence
We argue that scientific research does not support rejecting the link between the
neurodevelopmental disorder of autism and toxic exposures.


Online Vaccine Survey Parents Can Participate In is conducting an online survey, State of health of unvaccinated
children, that parents can fill out at

This may be a first attempt at assessing the overall health status of unvaccinated children,
something that government health agencies worldwide ought to be undertaking to
establish a database from which to compare effects of vaccines and vaccinations.


Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated,
or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon
misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career
challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.
By David H. Freedman

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Research & Citations Linking Vaccines to Chronic, Long-term Diseases, Etc.

Research confirms that vaccines are linked to many diseases, particularly chronic
disease patterns, as the following studies and published articles indicate. This listing
was prepared by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O., and appears on the web site
For easy accessibility editors of this monograph prepared the Citation Table of Contents.

Citation Table of Contents

Leukemias and Lymphomas……………………………………………… 116

Chromosome Changes Leading to Mutations……………………………. 116
Auto-immunity…………………………………………………………… 116
Diabetes…………………………………………………………………… 117
Nervous System Changes………………………………………………… 117
Autism……………………………………………………………………. 118
Demyelination……………………………………………………………. 118
Seizures…………………………………………………………………… 119
Convulsions………………………………………………………………. 119
Epilepsy…………………………………………………………………… 119
Brain Swelling……………………………………………………………. 120
Neurological Damage…………………………………………………….. 120
Unexplained Diseases…………………………………………………….. 121
Prevented Diseases………………………………………………………... 122
Vaccine Failures…………………………………………………………... 122
Causing Another Vaccinal Disease……………………………………….. 123
Death……………………………………………………………………… 123
Metabolism………………………………………………………………... 124
Altering Resistance to Disease……………………………………………. 124
Deafness…………………………………………………………………… 124
Kidney Disorders………………………………………………………….. 125
Skin Disorders…………………………………………………………….. 126
Abscesses………………………………………………………………….. 126
Shock……………………………………………………………………… 126
Weird Citations……………………………………………………………. 126

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Vaccines and Immunization References and Research Citations

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Vaccines Have Been Linked to Leukemias and Lymphomas:

• Bichel, "Post-vaccinial Lymphadenitis Developing into Hodgkin's Disease",

Acta Med Scand, 1976, Vol 199, p523-525.
• Stewart, AM, et al, "Aetiology of Childhood Leukaemia", Lancet, 16 Oct,
1965, 2:789-790. [Listed under Vaccine Adverse Reactions.]
• Glathe, H et al, "Evidence of Tumorigenic Activity of Candidate Cell
Substrate in Vaccine Production by the Use of Anti-Lymphocyte Serum",
Development Biol Std, 1977, 34:145-148.
• Bolognesi, DP, "Potential Leukemia Virus Subunit Vaccines: Discussion", Can
Research, Feb 1976, 36(2 pt 2):655-656.
• Colon, VF, et al, "Vaccinia Necrosum as a Clue to Lymphatic Lymphoma",
Geriatrics, Dec 1968, 23:81-82.
• Park-Dincsoy, H et al, "Lymphoid Depletion in a case of Vaccinia
Gangrenosa", Laval Med, Jan 1968, 39:24-26.
• Hugoson, G et al, "The Occurrence of Bovine Leukosis Following the
Introduction of Babesiosis Vaccination", Bibl Haemat, 1968, 30:157-161.
• Hartstock, , ""Post-vaccinial Lymphadenitis: Hyperplasia of Lymphoid Tissue
That Simulates Malignant Lymphomas", Apr 1968, Cancer, 21(4):632-649.
• Allerberger, F, "An Outbreak of Suppurative Lymphadenitis Connected with
BCG Vaccination in Austria- 1990/1991," Am Rev Respir Disorder, Aug 1991,
144(2) 469.
• Omokoku B, Castells S, "Post-DPT inoculation cervical lymphadenitis in
children." N Y State J Med 1981 Oct;81(11):1667-1668.

Vaccines and Chromosome Changes Leading to Mutations:

• Knuutila, S et al, "An Increased Frequency of Chromosomal Changes and

SCE's in Cultured Lymphocytes of 12 Subjects Vaccinated Against Smallpox,"
Hum Genet, 1978 Feb 23; 41(1):89-96.
• Cherkeziia, SE, et al, "Disorders in the Murine Chromosome Apparatus
Induced By Immunization with a Complex of Anti-viral Vaccines," Vopr
Virusol, 1979 Sept Oct, (5):547-550.
• [Note: SCE means sister chromatid exchange and is an indication that genetic
mutations are occurring, which could possibly lead to cancer-causing

Vaccines and Auto-immunity Citations:

• Romanov, V A, et al, "Role of Auto-immune Processes in the Pathogenesis of

Post-Vaccinal Lesions of the Nervous System", Oct 1977, Zh Mikrobiol
Epidemiol Immunobiol, 10:80-83.
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• Grachev, V P, et al, "Formation of Auto-antibodies in Laboratory Animals

After Inoculation of Viruses With Different Virulence. I. Results of Studies ...,
July 1973, Acta Virol (Praha), 17:319-326.
• Movsesiants, AA, et al, "Experimental Study of the Ability of Different Strains
of Vaccinia Virus to Induce Auto-Antibody Formation", Vopr Virusol, May-Jun
1975; (3):297-302.
• Negina, IuP, "Comparative Study of Auto-antibody Formation Following
Immunization With Different Types of Typhoid Vaccines", Zh Mikrobiol
Epidemiol Immunobiol, May 1980; (5):69-72.

Vaccinations and Diabetes Citations:

• Sinaniotis, et al, "Diabetes Mellitus after Mumps Vaccination", Arc Dis Child,
1975, 50:749.66
• Polster, H, "Diabetes insipidus after Smallpox vaccination", Z Aerztl Fortbild
(Jena), 1 Apr 1966, 60:429-432.
• Patan, "Postvaccinal Severe Diabetes Mellitus", Ter Arkh, Jul 1968, 40:117-
• Classen, JB, MD, "The Timing of Immunization Affects The Development of
Diabetes in Rodents", Autoimmunity, 1996, 24:137-145.
• Classen JB, "The diabetes epidemic and the hepatitis B vaccines," N Z Med
J, 109(1030):366 1996 Sep 27. [letter]
• Classen JB, "Childhood immunisation and diabetes mellitus," N Z Med J,
109(1022):195 1996 May 24 [letter]
• Poutasi K, " Immunisation and diabetes," N Z Med J 1996 Jul
26;109(1026):283. [letter; comment]

Other Articles Linking Diabetes to Vaccines:

• Dokheel, T M, "An Epidemic of Childhood Diabetes in the United States?

Evidence from ....", Diabetes Care, 1993, 16:1606-1611.
• Parent ME, et al, "Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination and incidence of IDDM
in Montreal, Canada," Diabetes Care 1997 May; 20(5):767-772.
• House DV, Winter WE, "Autoimmune diabetes. The role of auto-antibody
markers in the prediction and prevention of insulin-dependent diabetes
mellitus," Clin Lab Med 1997 Sep; 17(3):499-545.
• Zeigler, M et al , "[Autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes mellitus]" Z Arztl
Fortbild (Jena). 1994 Aug; 88(7-8):561-5

Vaccines and Nervous System Changes:

• Bondarev, VN et al, "The Changes of the Nervous System in Children After

Vaccination", Pediatria, Jun 1969; 48:20-24.
• Ehrengut W, "Central nervous sequelae of vaccinations," Lancet 1986 May
• Provvidenza, G et al, [On a Case of Benign Acute Cerebellar Ataxia in
Childhood], Arch Ital Sci Med Trop, 43:189-194, Apr 1962.
• Katsilambros, L, "[The Phenomenom of Apathy in Man and Animals After the
Injection of Viruses in Very High Doses. Clinical Data]", Rev Med Moyen
Orient, 20:539-546, Nov - Dec 1963.
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Vaccinations and Autism Citations:

• Eggers, C, "Autistic Syndrome (Kanner) And Vaccinations against

Smallpox", Klin Paediatr, Mar 1976, 188(2):172-180.
• Kiln MR, "Autism, inflammatory bowel disease, and MMR vaccine." Lancet
1998 May 2;351(9112):1358.
• Selway, "MMR vaccination and autism 1998. Medical practitioners need to
give more than reassurance." BMJ 1998 Jun 13;316(7147):1824.
• Nicoll A, Elliman D, Ross E, "MMR vaccination and autism 1998," MJ 1998
Mar 7;316(7133):715-716.
• Lindley K J, Milla PJ, "Autism, inflammatory bowel disease, and MMR
vaccine."Lancet 1998 Mar 21;351(9106):907-908.
• Bedford H, et al, "Autism, inflammatory bowel disease, and MMR vaccine."
Lancet 1998 Mar 21;351(9106):907.
• Vijendra K. Singh, Sheren X. Lin, and Victor C. Yang, "Serological Association
of Measles Virus and Human Herpesvirus-6 with Brain Autoantibodies in
Autism," Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology, Oct 1998, Vol. 89, No.
1, p 105-108. ["None of the autistic children in the study had measles in the
past, but all had the MMR" stated David Whalgren.

Vaccines and Demyelination Citations:

• Herroelen, L et al, "Central-Nervous-System Demyelination After

Immunization with Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccine", Lancet, Nov 9, 1991,
• Kaplanski G, Retornaz F, Durand J, Soubeyrand J, "Central nervous system
demyelination after vaccination against hepatitis B and HLA haplotype." J
Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1995 Jun; 58(6):758-759.

• Matyszak MK, Perry VH, "Demyelination in the central nervous system
following a delayed-type hypersensitivity response to bacillus Calmette-
Guerin." Neuroscience 1995 Feb;64(4):967-977.
• Tornatore CS, Richert JR, "CNS demyelination associated with diploid cell
rabies vaccine." Lancet 1990 Jun 2;335(8701):1346-1347.
• Adams, JM et al, "Neuromyelitis Optica: Severe Demyelination Occurring
Years After Primary Smallpox Vaccinations", Rev Roum Neurol, 1973, 10:227-
• In 1988, Dietrich used MRI to show that developmentally delayed children
had alterations in their myelin. Coulter described that central nervous system
damage can be exhibited as abnormal behavior of the child. In 1935, Thomas
Rivers, experimental allergic encephalitis (EAE) can be the result of a viral or
bacterial infection of the nervous system. "The fact of the matter is that it is a
matter of record that it was known that vaccination produced encephalitis
since 1926." The authors stated, "In regions in which there is no organized
vaccination of the population, general paralysis is rare. ... It is impossible to
deny a connection between vaccinations and the encephalitis (brain damage)
which follows it." Vaccines have been linked to seizures, convulsions and

Vaccinations and Seizures:

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• Hirtz DG, Nelson KB, Ellenberg J H, "Seizures following childhood

immunizations", Pediatr 1983 Jan; 102(1):14-18.
• Cherry JD, Holtzman AE, Shields WD, Buch D, Nielsen, "Pertussis
immunization and characteristics related to first seizures in infants and
children,"J Pediatr 1993 Jun;122(6):900-903.
• Coplan J, "Seizures following immunizations," J Pediatr 1983
• Barkin RM, Jabhour JT, Samuelson J S, "Immunizations, seizures, and
subsequent evaluation," JAMA 1987 Jul 10;258(2):201.
• Griffin MR, et al, "Risk of seizures after measles-mumps-rubella
immunization," Pediatrics 1991 Nov;88(5):881-885.
• Griffin MR, et al, "Risk of seizures and encephalopathy after immunization
with the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine," JAMA 1990 Mar 23-
• Cizewska S, Huber Z, Sluzewski W, "[Prophylactic inoculations and seizure
activity in the EEG]," Neurol Neurochir Pol 1981 Sep-Dec;15(5-6):553-557.
[Article in Polish]
• Huttenlocher PR, Hapke RJ, "A follow-up study of intractable seizures in
childhood." Ann Neurol 1990 Nov; 28(5):699-705.
• Blumberg DA, "Severe reactions associated with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis
vaccine: detailed study of children with seizures, hypotonic-hypo-responsive
episodes, high fevers, and persistent crying."Pediatrics 1993 Jun;

Vaccinations and Convulsions Citations:

• Prensky AL, et al, "History of convulsions and use of pertussis vaccine," J

Pediatr 1985 Aug; 107(2):244-255.
• Baraff LJ, "Infants and children with convulsions and hypotonic-hypo-
responsive episodes following diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis immunization:
follow-up evaluation," Pediatrics 1988 Jun; 81(6):789-794.
• Jacobson V, "Relationship of pertussis immunization to the onset of epilepsy,
febrile convulsions and central nervous system infections: a retrospective
epidemiologic study," Tokai J Exp Clin Med 1988;13 Suppl: 137-142.
• Cupic V,et al, "[Role of DTP vaccine in the convulsive syndromes in
children]," Lijec Vjesn 1978 Jun; 100(6):345-348. [Article in Serbo-Croatian
• Pokrovskaia NIa, "[Convulsive syndrome in DPT vaccination (a clinico-
experimental study)]," Pediatriia 1983 May;(5):37-39. [Article in Russian]

Vaccinations and Epilepsy Citations:

• Ballerini, Ricci, B, et al, "On Neurological Complications of Vaccination, With

Special Reference to Epileptic Syndromes," Riv Neurol, Jul-Aug 1973,
• Wolf SM, Forsythe A, "Epilepsy and mental retardation following febrile
seizures in childhood," Acta Paediatr Scand 1989 Mar;78(2):291-295.

Vaccines and Brain Swelling:

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• Iwasa, S et al, "Swelling of the Brain in Mice Caused by Pertussis ...

Quantitative Determination and the Responsibility of the Vaccine", Jpn J Med
Sci Biol, 1985 , 38(2):53-65.
• Mathur R, Kumari S, "Bulging fontanel following triple vaccine." Indian
Pediatr 1981 Jun;18(6):417-418.
• Barry W, Lenney W, Hatcher G, "Bulging fontanelles in infants without
meningitis." Arch Dis Child 1989 Apr;64(4):635-636.
• Shendurnikar N, "Bulging fontanel following DPT" Indian Pediatr 1986
• Gross TP, Milstien JB, Kuritsky JN, "Bulging fontanelle after immunization
with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus vaccine." J
Pediatr 1989 Mar;114(3):423-425.
• Jacob J, Mannino F, "Increased intracranial pressure after diphtheria,
tetanus, and pertussis immunization." Am J Dis Child 1979 Feb;133(2):217-
• Dugmore, WN, "Bilateral Oedema at the Posterior Pole. Hypersensitivity
Reaction to Alavac P injection." Br J Ophthalmol, Dec 1972, 55:848-849.

Vaccines and Neurological Damage

• Nedar P R, and Warren, R J, "Reported Neurological Disorders Following

Live Measles Vaccine", 1968, Ped, 41:997-1001.
• Paradiso, G et al, "Multifocal Demyelinating Neuropathy after Tetanus
Vaccine", Medicina (B Aires), 1990, 50(1):52-54.
• Landrigan, PJ, Whitte, J, "Neurologic Disorders Following Live Measles-virus
Vaccination", JAMA, Mar 26, 1973, v223(13):1459-1462.
• Turnbull, H M, "Encephalomyelitis Following Vaccination", Brit Jour Exper
Path, 7:181, 1926.
• Kulenkampff, M et al, "Neurological Complications of Pertussis
Inoculation", Arch Dis Child, 1974, 49:46.
• Strom, J, "Further Experience of Reactions, Especially of a Cerebral Nature
in Conjunction with Triple Vaccination", Brit Med Jour, 1967, 4:320-323.
• Berg, J M, "Neurological Complications of Pertussis Immunization," Brit
Med Jour, July 5,1958; p 24.
• Bondarev, VN et al, "The Changes of the Nervous System in Children After
Vaccination", Pediatria, Jun 1969; 48:20-24.
• Badalian, LO, "Vaccinal Lesions of the Nervous System in Children," Vop
Okhr Materin Dets, Dec 1959, 13:54-59
• Lorentz, IT, et al, "Post-Vaccinal Sensory Polyneuropathy with Myoclonus",
Proc Aust Ass Neurol, 1969, 6:81-86.
• Trump, R C, White, T R, "Cerebellar Ataxia Presumed Due To Live
Attenuated Measles Virus Vaccine," JAMA, 1967, 199:165-166.
• Allerdist, H, "Neurological Complications Following Measles Vaccination",
Inter Symp, Brussels, 1978, Development Biol Std, Vol 43, 259-264.
• Finley, K H, "Pathogenesis of Encephalitis Occurring With Vaccination,
Variola and Measles, Arch Neur and Psychologist, 1938; 39:1047-1054.
• Froissart, M et al, "Acute Meningoencephalitis Immediately after an
Influenza Vaccination", Lille Med, Oct 1978, 23(8):548-551.
• Pokrovskaia, Nia, et al, "Neurological Complications in Children From
Smallpox Vaccination", Pediatriia, Dec 1978, (12):45-49.
• Allerdist, H, "Neurological Complications Following Measles Virus
Vaccination. Evaluation of the Cases seen Between 1971-1977", Monatsschr
Kinderheilkd, Jan 1979, 127(1): 23-28.
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• Ehrengut, W et al, "On Convulsive Reactions Following Oral vaccination

Against Polio", Klin Paediatr, May 1979, 191(3):261-270.
• Naumova, R P, et al, "Encephalitis Developing After Vaccination without a
Local Skin Reaction", Vrach Delo, Jul 1979, (7):114-115.
• Goswamy, BM, "Neurological Complications After Smallpox Vaccination", J
Ass Phys India, Jan 1969, 17:41-43.
• Schchelkunov, SN et al, "The Role of Viruses in the Induction of Allergic
Encephalomyelitis," Dokl Akad Nauk SSSR, 1990,315(1):252-255.
[Vaccines contain viruses, too]
• Walker AM, "Neurologic events following diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis
immunization," Pediatrics 1988 Mar;81(3):345-349.
• Shields WD, et al, "Relationship of pertussis immunization to the onset of
neurologic disorders: a retrospective epidemiologic study," J Pediatr 1988
Nov; 113(5):801-805.
• Wilson J, "Proceedings: Neurological complications of DPT inoculation in
infancy," Arch Dis Child 1973 Oct; 48(10):829-830.
• Iakunin IuA, "[Nervous system complications in children after preventive
vaccinations]," Pediatriia 1968 Nov; 47(11):19-26. [Article in Russian]
• Greco D, et al, "Case-control study on encephalopathy associated with
diphtheria-tetanus immunization in Campania, Italy," Bull World Health Organ
• Ehrengut W at Institute of Vaccinology and Virology, Hamburg, Germany
states, "Bias in the evaluation of CNS complications following pertussis
immunization are the following: 1) Notifications of post-immunization adverse
events, 2) Publications by vaccine producers on the frequency of adverse
reactions, 3) Comparison of permanent brain damage after DPT and DT
immunization, 4) Pro-immunization, 5) Immunization associated viral
encephalitis, 6) Accuracy of statistics, 7) Personal. A review of these points
indicates an underestimation of CNS complications after pertussis
• Reference: Ehrengut W, "Bias in evaluating CNS complications following
pertussis immunization." Acta Paediatr Jpn, 1991 Aug; 33(4):421-427.

Vaccinations and Unexplained Diseases:

• Hiner, E E, Frasch, C E, "Spectrum of Disease Due to Haemophilus Influenza

Type B Occurring in Vaccinated Children", J Infect Disorder, 1988 Aug;
158(2): 343-348.
• Olin P, Romanus, V, Storsaeter, J, "Invasive Bacterial Infections During an
Efficiacy Trial of Acellular Pertussis Vaccines -- Implications For Future
Surveilance In Pertussis Vaccine Programmes", Tokai J Exp Clin Med, 1988;
13 Suppl: 143-144.
• Storsaeter, J, et al, "Mortality and Morbidity From Invasive Bacterial
Infections During a Clinical Trial of Acellular Pertussis Vaccines in Sweden",
Pediatr Infect Disorder J, 1988 Sept; 7(9):637-645.
• Vadheim, CM, et al, "Effectiveness and Safety of an Haemophilus
Influenzae type b Conjugate Vaccine (PRP-T) in Young Infants. Kaiser-UCLA
Vaccine Study Group," Pediartics, 1993 Aug; 92(2):272-279. [The vaccines
caused fevers, irritability, crying, and seizures, but were declared to be "safe
and ... effective ... ".]
• Stickl, H, "Estimation of Vaccination Damage", Med Welt, Oct 14, 1972,
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• Waters, VV, et al, "Risk Factors for Measles in a Vaccinated Population",

JAMA, Mar 27, 1991, 265(12): 1527.
• Stickl, H, "Iatrogenic Immuno-suppression as a Result of Vaccination",
Fortschr Med, Mar 5, 1981, 99(9);289-292.

Vaccine Citations Linking the Vaccine to the "prevented" Disease:

• Nkowane, et al, "Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis, US 1973

through 1984, JAMA, 1987, Vol 257:1335-1340.
• Quast, et al, "Vaccine Induced Mumps-like Diseases", nd, Int Symp on
Immun, Development Bio Stand, Vol 43, p269-272.
• Green, C et al, "A Case of Hepatitis Related to Etretinate Therapy and
Hepatitis B Vaccine", Dermatologica, 1991, 182(2):119-120.
• Shasby, DM, et al, "Epidemic Measles in Highly Vaccinated Population",
NEJM, Mar 1977, 296(11): 585-589.
• Tesovic, G et al, "Aseptic Meningitis after Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Vaccine", Lancet, Jun 12, 1993, 341(8859):1541.
• Johnson, RH, et al, "Nosocomial Vaccinia Infection", West J Med, Oct 1976,
• Malengreau, M, "Reappearance of Post-Vaccination Infection of Measles,
Rubella, and Mumps. Should Adolescents be re-vaccinated?" Pedaitric,
1992;47(9):597-601 (25 ref)
• Basa, SN, "Paralytic Poliomyelitis Following Inoculation With Combined
DTP Prophylactic. A review of Sixteen cases with Special Reference to
Immunization Schedules in Infancy", J Indian Med Assoc, Feb 1, 1973, 60:97-
• Landrigan, PJ et al, "Measles in Previously Vaccinated Children in Illinois",
Ill Med J, Arp 1974, 141:367-372.
• NA, "Vaccine-Associated Poliomyelitis", Med J Aust, Oct 1973, 2:795-796.

Vaccine Failures Citations:

• Hardy, GE, Jr, et al, "The Failure of a School Immunization Campaign to

Terminate an Urban Epidemic of Measles," Amer J Epidem, Mar 1970;
• Cherry, JD, et al, "A Clinical and Serologic Study of 103 Children With Measles
Vaccine Failure", J Pediatr, May 1973; 82:801-808.
• Jilg, W, et al, "Inoculation Failure Following Hepatitis B Vaccination", Dtsch
Med wochenschr, 1990 Oct 12; 115(41):1514-1548.
• Plotkin, SA, "Failures of Protection by Measles Vaccine," J Pediatr, May 1973;
• Bolotovskii, V, et al, "Measles Incidence Among Children Properly
Vaccinated Against This Infection", ZH Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol,
1974; 00(5):32-35.
• Landrigan, PJ, et al, "Measles in Previously Vaccinated Children in Illinois",
Ill Med J, Apr 1974; 141:367-372.
• Strebel, P et al, "An Outbreak of Whooping Cough in a Highly Vaccinated
Urban Community", J Trop Pediatr, Mar 1991, 37(2): 71-76.
• Forrest, JM, et al, "Failure of Rubella Vaccination to Prevent Congenital
Rubella,"Med J Aust, 1977 Jan 15; 1(3): 77.
• Jilg, W, "Unsuccessful Vaccination against Hepatitis B", Dtsch Med
Wochenschr, Nov 16, 1990, 115(46):1773.
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• Coles, FB, et al, "An Outbreak of Influenza A (H3N2) in a Well-Immunized

Nursing home Population," J Am ger Sociologist, Jun 1992, 40(6):589-592.
• Jilg, W, et al, "Inoculation Failure following Hepatitis B Vaccination," Dtsch
Med Wochenschr, Oct 12, 1990, 115(41):1545-1548.
• Hartmann, G et al, "Unsuccessful Inoculation against Hepatitis B," Dtsch
Med Wochenschr, May 17, 1991, 116(20): 797.
• Buddle, BM et al, "Contagious Ecthyma Virus-Vaccination Failures", Am J Vet
Research, Feb 1984, 45(2):263-266.
• Mathias, R G, "Whooping Cough In Spite of Immunization", Can J Pub
Health, 1978 Mar/Apr; 69(2):130-132.
• Osterholm, MT, et al, "Lack of Efficacy of Haemophilus b Polysacharide
Vaccine in Minnesota", JAMA, 1988 Sept 9; 260(10:1423-1428.
• Johnson, RH, et al, "Nosocomial Vaccinia Infection", West J Med, Oct 1976,

Vaccines Causing Another Vaccinal Disease:

• Basa, SN, "Paralytic Poliomyelitis Following Inoculation With Combined

DTP Prophylactic. A review of Sixteen cases with Special Reference to
Immunization Schedules in Infancy", J Indian Med Assoc, Feb 1, 1973, 60:97-
• Pathel, JC, et al, "Tetanus Following Vaccination Against Small-pox", J
Pediatr, Jul 1960; 27:251-263.
• Favez, G, "Tuberculous Superinfection Following a Smallpox Re-
Vaccination", Praxis, July 21, 1960; 49:698-699.
• Quast, Ute, and Hennessen, "Vaccine-Induced Mumps-like Diseases",
Intern Symp on Immunizations , Development Bio Stand, Vol 43, p 269-272.
• Forrest, J M, et al, "Clinical Rubella Eleven months after Vaccination," Lancet,
Aug 26, 1972, 2:399-400.
• Dittman, S, "Atypical Measles after Vaccination", Beitr Hyg Epidemiol,
19891, 25:1-274 (939 ref)
• Sen S, et al, "Poliomyelitis in Vaccinated Children", Indian Pediatr, May
1989, 26(5): 423-429.
• Arya, SC, "Putative Failure of Recombinant DNA Hepatitis B Vaccines",
Vaccine, Apr 1989, 7(2): 164-165.
• Lawrence, R et al, "The Risk of Zoster after Varicella Vaccination in Children
with Leukemia", NEJM, Mar 3, 1988, 318(9): 543-548.

Vaccination Citations and Death

• Na, "DPT Vaccination and Sudden Infant Death - Tennessee, US Dept HEW,
MMWR Report, Mar 23, 1979, vol 28(11): 132.
• Arevalo, "Vaccinia Necrosum. Report on a Fatal Case", Bol Ofoc Sanit
Panamer, Aug 1967, 63:106-110.
• Connolly, J H, Dick, G W, Field, CM, "A Case of Fatal Progressive Vaccinia",
Brit Med Jour, 12 May 1962; 5288:1315-1317.
• Aragona, F, "Fatal Acute Adrenal Insufficiency Caused by Bilateral Apoplexy
of the Adrenal Glands (WFS) following Anti-poliomyelitis Vaccination", Minerva
Medicolegale, Aug 1960; 80:167-173.
• Moblus, G et al, "Pathological-Anatomical Findings in Cases of Death
Following Poliomyelitis and DPT Vaccination", Dtsch Gesundheitsw, Jul 20,
1972, 27:1382-1386.
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• NA, "Immunizations and Cot Deaths", Lancet, Sept 25, 1982, np.
• Goetzeler, A, "Fatal Encephalitis after Poliomyelitis Vaccination", 22 Jun
1961, Muenchen Med Wschr, 102:1419-1422.
• Fulginiti, V, "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Diphtheria-Tetanus Toxoid-
Pertussis Vaccination and Visits to the Doctor: Chance Association or Cause
and Effect?", Pediatr Infect Disorder, Jan-Feb 1983, 2(1): 7-11.
• Baraff, LJ, et al, "Possible Temporal Association Between Diphtheria-tetanus
toxoid-Pertussis Vaccination and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", Pediatr
Infect Disorder, Jan-Feb 1983, 2(1): 5-6.
• Reynolds, E, "Fatal Outcome of a Case of Eczema Vaccinatum", Lancet, 24
Sept 1960, 2:684-686.
• Apostolov. et al, "Death of an Infant in Hyperthermia After Vaccination", J
Clin Path, Mar 1961, 14:196-197.
• Bouvier-Colle, MH, "Sex-Specific Differences in Mortality After High-Titre
Measles Vaccination", Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique, 1995; 43(1): 97.
• Stewart GT, "Deaths of infants after triple vaccine.", Lancet 1979 Aug
• Flahault A, "Sudden infant death syndrome and diphtheria/tetanus
toxoid/pertussis/poliomyelitis immunisation.", Lancet 1988 Mar
• Larbre, F et al, "Fatal Acute Myocarditis After Smallpox Vaccination",
Pediatrie, Apr-May 1966, 21:345-350.
• Mortimer EA Jr, "DTP and SIDS: when data differ", Am J Public Health 1987
Aug; 77(8):925-926.

Vaccines and Metabolism Citations:

• Deutsch J, " [Temperature changes after triple-immunization in infant age]," Padiatr Grenzgeb
1976;15(1):3-6. [Article in German]
• NA, "[Temperature changes after triple immunization in childhood],"
Padiatr Grenzgeb 1976;15(1):7-10. [Article in German]
• [Considering that the thyroid controls our Basal Metabolism, it would appear
that vaccines altered (depressed) thyroid activity.]

Vaccines Altering Resistance to Disease:

• Burmistrova AL, "[Change in the non-specific resistance of the body to influenza and acute
respiratory diseases following immunization diphtheria-tetanus vaccine]," Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol
Immunobiol 1976; (3):89-91. [Article in Russian]

Vaccinations and Deafness Citations:

So I did a background check to see if there was any scientific evidence

linking vaccines to deafness and hearing loss. Here are some of the
articles I found:

• Kaga, "Unilateral Total Loss of Auditory and Vestibular Function as a

Complication of Mumps Vaccination", Int J Ped Oto, Feb 1998, 43(1):73-73
• Nabe-Nielsen, Walter, "Unilateral Total Deafness as a Complication of the
Measles- Mumps- Rubella Vaccination", Scan Audio Suppl, 1988, 30:69-70
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• Hulbert, et al, "Bilateral Hearing Loss after Measles and Rubella Vaccination
in an Adult", NEJM, 1991 July, 11;325(2):134
• Healy, "Mumps Vaccine and Nerve Deafness", Am J Disorder Child, 1972
Jun; 123(6):612
• Jayarajan, Sedler, "Hearing Loss Following Measles Vaccination", J Infect,
1995 Mar; 30(2):184-185
• Pialoux, P et al, "Vaccinations and Deafness", Ann Otolaryng (Paris), Dec
1963, 80:1012-1013.
• Angerstein, W, et al, "Solitary Hearing and Equilibrium Damage After
Vaccinations", Gesundheitswesen, May 1995, 57(5): 264-268.
• Brodsky, Stanievich, "Sensorineural Hearing Loss Following Live Measles
Virus Vaccination", Int J Ped Oto, 1985 Nov; 10(2):159-163
• Koga, et al, "Bilateral Acute Profound Deafness After MMR Vaccination-
Report of a Case", Nippon Jibiin Gakkai Kai, 1991 Aug;94(8):1142-5
• Seiferth, LB, "Deafness after Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccination - a Case Report
and Review", HNO, 1977 Aug; 25(8): 297-300
• Pantazopoulos, PE, "Perceptive Deafness Following Prophylactic use of
Tetanus anittoxin", Laryngoscope, Dec 1965, 75:1832-1836.
• Zimmerman, W, "Observation of a case of Acute Bilateral Hearing
Impairment Following Preventive Poliomyelitis Vaccination (type 3)", Arch
Ohr Nas Kehlkopfheilk, 1965, 185:723-725.

Vaccinations and Kidney Disorders Citations:

• Jacquot, C et al, "Renal Risk in Vaccination", Nouv Presse Med, Nov 6, 1982,
• Giudicelli, et al, "Renal Risk in Vaccination", Presse Med, Jun 11, 1982,
• Tan, SY, et al, "Vaccine Related Glomerulonephritis", BMJ, Jan 23, 1993,
• Pillai, JJ, et al, "Renal Involvement in Association with Post-vaccination
Varicella", Clin Infect Disorder, Dec 1993, 17(6): 1079-1080.
• Eisinger, AJ et al, "Acute Renal Failure after TAB and Cholera Vaccination", B
Med J, Feb 10, 1979, 1(6160):381-382.
• Silina, ZM, et al, "Causes of Postvaccinal Complications in the Kidneys in
Young Infants", Pediatria, Dec 1978, (12):59-61.
• Na, "Albuminurias", Concours Med, Mar 1964, 85:5095-5098. [vaccination
adverse reactions]
• Oyrl, A, et al, "Can Vaccinations Harm the Kidney?", Clin Nephrol, 1975,
• Mel'man Nia, "[Renal lesions after use of vaccines and sera]." Vrach Delo
1978 Oct;(10):67-9, [Article in Russian]
• Silina ZM, Galaktionova TIa, Shabunina NR, "[Causes of postvaccinal
complications in the kidneys in young infants]." Pediatriia 1978 Dec;(12):59-
61, [Article in Russian]
• Silina EM, et al, "[Some diseases of the kidneys in children during the 1st
year of life, following primary smallpox vaccination and administration of
pertusis-diphtheria-tetanus vaccine]." Vopr Okhr Materin Det 1968 Mar;
13(3):79-80, [Article in Russian]

Vaccines and Skin Disorders Citations:

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• Illingsworth R, Skin rashes after triple vaccine," Arch Dis Child 1987 Sep; 62(9):979.
• Lupton GP, "Discoid lupus erythematosus occurring in a smallpox
vaccination scar," J Am Acad Dermatol, 1987 Oct; 17(4):688-690.
• Kompier, A J, "Some Skin Diseases caused by Vaccinia Virus [Smallpox],"
Ned Milt Geneesk T, 15:149-157, May 1962.
• Weber, G et al, "Skin Lesions Following Vaccinations," Deutsch Med Wschr,
88:1878-1886, S7 Sept 1963.
• Copeman, P W, "Skin Complications of Smallpox Vaccination," Practitioner,
197:793-800, Dec 1966.
• Denning, DW, et al, "Skin Rashes After Triple Vaccine," Arch Disorder Child,
May 1987, 62(5): 510-511.

Vaccinations and Abcesses: [sic]

• Sterler, HC, et al, "Outbreaks of Group A Steptococcal Abcesses Following

DTP Vaccination", Pediatrics, Feb 1985, 75(2):299-303.
• DiPiramo, D, et al, "Abcess Formation at the Site of Inoculation of
Calmette-Guerin Bacillus (BCG)," Riv Med Aeronaut Spaz, Jul-Dec 1981, 46(3-

Vaccinations and Shock:

• Caileba, A et al, "Shock associated with Disseminated Intravascular

Coagulation Syndrome following Injection of DT.TAB Vaccine, Prese Med, Sept
15, 1984, 13(3):1900.

Vaccines: The Weird, The Wild and The Hilarious Citations:

Sometimes there are articles published about the strangest facts

related to vaccines that defies our imagination and ability to
understand them. They were written seriously by well-meaning
scientific persons, but their titles can be seen differently. Some are
funny, some are sad and some are purely scientific folly. See if you
can figure these out:

• Pathel, JC, et al, "Tetanus Following Vaccination Against Small-pox", J

Pediatr, Jul 1960; 27:251-263. [Now you need a tetanus vaccination!]
• Favez, G, "Tuberculous Superinfection Following a Smallpox Re-
Vaccination", Praxis, July 21, 1960; 49:698-699. [Super means
• Bonifacio, A et al, "Traffic Accidents as an expression of "Iatrogenic
damage", Minerva Med, Feb 24, 1971, 62:735-740. [But officer I was just
• Baker, J et al, "Accidental Vaccinia: Primary Inoculation of a Scrotum", Clin
Pediatr (Phila), Apr 1972, 11:244-245. [Ooops, the needle slipped.]
• Edwards, K, "Danger of Sunburn Following Vaccination", Papua New Guinea
Med J, Dec 1977, 20(4):203. [Are vaccines phototoxic?]
• Stroder, J, "Incorrect Therapy in Children", Folia Clin Int (Barc), Feb 1966,
16:82-90. [Agreed.]
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• Wehrle PF, "Injury associated with the use of vaccines," Clin Ther
1985;7(3):282-284. [Dah!]
• Alberts ME, "When and where will it stop", Iowa Med 1986 Sep; 76(9):424.
• Breiman RF, Zanca JA, "Of floors and ceilings -- defining, assuring, and
communicating vaccine safety", Am J Public Health 1997 Dec;87(12):1919-
1920. [What is in between floors and ceilings?]
• Stewart, AM, et al, "Aetiology of Childhood Leukaemia", Lancet, 16 Oct,
1965, 2:789-790.
• Nelson, ST, "John Hutchinson On Vaccination Syphilis (Hutchinson, J)", Arch
Derm, (Chic), May 1969, 99:529-535. [Vaccinations and STDs!]
• Mather, C, "Cotton Mather Anguishes Over the Consequences of His Son's
Inoculation Against Smallpox", Pediatrics, May 1974; 53:756. [Is it for or
• Thoman M, "The Toxic Shot Syndrome", Vet Hum Toxicol, Apr 1986,
28(2):163-166. [Animals are not exempt from vaccination damage either!]
• Johnson, RH, et al, "Nosocomial Vaccinia Infection", West J Med, Oct 1976,
125(4):266-270. [Nosocomial means a disease acquired in a doctor's office
or hospital.]
• Heed, JR, "Human Immunization With Rabies Vaccine in Suckling Mice
Brain," Salud Publica, May-Jun 1974, 16(3): 469-480. [Have you had your
suckling mice brains today?]
• Tesovic, G et al, "Aseptic Meningitis after Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Vaccine", Lancet, Jun 12, 1993, 341(8859):1541. [AM has same symptoms as
• Buddle, BM et al, "Contagious Ecthyma Virus-Vaccination Failures", Am J
Vet Research, Feb 1984, 45(2):263-266.
• Freter, R et al, "Oral Immunization And Production of Coproantibody in
Human Volunteers", J Immunol, Dec 1963, 91:724-729. [Guess what copro-
means .... Feces.]
• NA, "Vaccination, For and Against", 1964, Belg T Geneesk, 20:125-130. [Is
it for or against?]
• Sahadevan, MG et al, "Post-vaccinal Myelitis", J Indian Med Ass, Feb 16,
1966, 46:205-206. [Did I mention myelitis?]
• Castan, P et al, "Coma Revealing an acute Leukosis in a child, 15 days after
an Oral Anti-poliomyelitis Vaccination," Acta Neurol Bekg, May 1965, 65:349-
367. [Coma from vaccines!]
• Stickl, H, et al, "Purulent [pus] meningitides Following Smallpox
Vaccination. On the Problem of Post- Vaccinal Decrease of Resistance",
Deutsch Med Wschr, Jul 22, 1966, 91:1307-1310. [Vaccines are the injection
of viruses cultured from pus ... ]
• Haas, R, et al, "Studies on the Occurrence of Viremia Following Oral
Poliomyelitis Vaccination with Sabin Type I Strain LSC2ab", Deutsch Med
Wschr, Mar 4, 1968, 91:385-389. [Vaccines contains viruses!]
• Converse, J L, et al, "Control of Tissue Reactions in monkeys vaccinated with
Viable Coccidioides immitis by prevaccination with killed Coccidioides
immitis", J Bact, Sept 1965, 90:783-788.
• Motelunas, LI et al, "The Potential Epidemiological Hazard of Parental
Transmission of Epidemic Hepatitis as the Result of Vaccination," Zh
Mikrobiol, Nov 1965, 42:105-108. [Hazard Plus!]
• Krudusz, J, "Effect of Vaccinotherapy on the Sedimentation Rate and On
the Hematocrit", Klin Oczna, 1967, 37:191-195. [ESR is indication of
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• Pop, A, "Production of Laboratory Animals for the Production of Serums and

Vaccines," Arch Roum Path Exp Mocrobiol, 1967, 23:423-430. [Animal
research for vaccine production!]
• Espmark, A, "The Composition of Vaccines With Reference to Potentially
Injurious Allergens", Lakartidningen, Nov 3, 1965, 62:3662-3667.
[Vaccines are Potentially Injurious Allergens!]
• DeRenzi, S, et al, "Damage Caused by Vaccine Therapy and Serotherapy",
Clin Ter, Sept 30, 1966, 38:497-500. [Damage Caused by Vaccines!]
• Lewis, J, "Iatrogenic Malaria," New Zeal Med J, Feb 1970, 71:88-89.
[Malaria caused by the doctor!]
• Prakken, JR, "Syphilization", Nederl T Geneesk, Jun 13, 1970, 114:1019-
1023. [Syphilis!]
• Damert, C et al, "Hygenical and Bacteriological Inspection of the Execution
of Vaccination," Z Gesamite Hyg, Jul 1974, 20(7):439-442. [Hygiene means
clean ... vaccine hygiene = oxymoron!]
• Na, "Sibling Accidentally Vaccinates other Following Inoculation", Can Med
Assoc J, Aug 4, 1973, 109:237. [I hate it when they let siblings play with
• Opitz, B et al, "Prevention of Iatrogenic Infections Following Vaccination",
Dtsch Gesundheltsw, Jun 15, 1972, 27:1131-1136. [Disease caused by the
• Raff, MJ, "Progressive Vaccinia (Vaccinia Gangrenosum)", J Ky Med Assoc,
Feb 1973, 71:92-95.
• Hanissian, AS et al, "Vasculitis and Myositis Secondary to Rubella
Vaccination", Arch Neurol, Mar 1973, 28:202-204. [Did I mention vasculitis
and myositis?]
• Cho, CT, et al, "Panencephalitis Following Measles Vaccination", JAMA, May
28, 1973, 224:1299. [The measles vaccination is given to prevent
pancephalitis; panencephalitis is a demyelination disease, too.]
• Rubin, R H, et al, "Adverse Reactions to Duck Embryo Rabies Vaccine.
Range and Incidence," Ann Intern Med, May 1973, 78:643-649. [Adversion to
duck embryos, yuck!]
• Gunderman, JR, "Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Occurrence Following Combined
Mumps-Rubella Vaccine", Am J Disorder Child, Jun 1973, 125:834-835. [GBS
is paralysis!]
• Hale, MS et al, "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Associated With Rubella
Immunization", Am J Phys Med, Aug 1973, 52:189-194. [Did I mention
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?]
• Provost, A et al, "Inopportune Cattle Mucosal Diseases Associated With
Rinderpest Vaccine", Bull Epizoot Afr, Dec 1972, 20:265-267. [Those ...
inopportune infections.]
• Budal, J, "Hazards of Prophylactic Vaccination," Orv Hetil, Sept 10, 1972,
113:2237-2240. [or "Prophylactic" Hazards!]
• Levenbuk, IS, et al, "A Morphological Study of the Harmlessness of Live
Dysentery Vaccines From Streptomycin Dependent Mutants of Sh. Flexnert",
ZH Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol, Feb 1972, 49:18-22. [Listed under
Vaccinations Adverse Reactions.]
• Arnold, H, "Our Vaccination Service is Sick", Oeff Egsundheitswes, Feb 1974,
36:133-134. [Agree!]
• Spless, H, "Sterility of Vaccination Guns", Dtsch Med Wochenschr, Jun 27,
1975, 100(26):1445-1446. [Make sure the gun is sterile, because what is
inside it isn't.]
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• Redey, B, "Self-Experiments with the Ingestion of Various Bacteria", Acta

Microbiol Acad Sci Hung, 1974, 21(1-2):45-62. [Beyond the call of duty for
some scientists.]
• Webster, AC, "The Adverse Effect of Environment on the Response to
Distemper Vaccination", Aust Vet J, Oct 1975, 51(10): 488-490. ["The terrain
is everything" ... Pasteur's famous last words.]
• NA, "Vaccines Made From House-Dust Mites", Drug Ther Bull, Apr 23, 1976,
14(9):35-36. [Sic!]
• Levaditi, JC et al, "Local Tolerance of Vaccines Adsorbed on Immuno-
Stimulating Substances", Sem Hop Ther, Feb 1975, 51(2):117-118.
[Tolerance and sensitization, not immunity and immunization.]
• Miller, Ta, "The Possibilities for Application of the Canine Hookworm Vaccine
Technology to the Prevention and Control of Hookworm Infection and
Disease in Man", In: Nuclear Techniques in Helminthology Research,
Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1973. [That could be great
to control human heart worms, too. We could also switch from going to
medical doctors to vets.]
• Borsche, A, "What are the Hazards of Vaccinations in Childhood?" ZFA, May
10, 1976, 52(13):666-674. [Hazards are Plenty!]
• Starke, G, et al, "Requirements for the Control of a Dog Kidney Cell-
adapted Live Mumps Virus Vaccine", J Biol Stand, Apr 1974, 2(2):143-150.
[DKC = Dog Kidney Cells]
• Garlick, P et al, "Stimulation of Protein Synthesis and Breakdown By
Vaccination", Br Med J, Jul 26, 1980, 281(6235):263-265. [Does not sound
like normal protein synthesis.]
• Weissmann, G, "In Quest of Fleck: Science From the Holocaust", Hosp Pract,
Oct 1980, 15(10):48-49.52, 54-55 passim. [Which Holocaust are they
speaking of?]
• Williams, Go, "Vaccines in Older Patients: Combating the Risk of Mortality",
Geriatrics, Nov 1980, 35(11):55-57, 63-64. [Does not sound good for the
elderly ... it is your time to go ... I mean go be vaccinated!]
• Sun, M, "Compensation for Victims of Vaccines", np, Feb 27, 1981,
211(4485):906-908. [They call them victims, not patients.]
• Hillary, IB, et al, "Persistence of antibody 10 years after Vaccination with
Wistar RA 27/3 Strain of Live Attenuated Rubella Vaccine", Br Med J, Jun 28,
1980, 280(6231):1580-1581. [RA 27/3 is made from aborted fetus; means it
was first used in 1970.]
• Frerichs, GN et al, "Estimation of Residual Free Formaldehyde in Biological
Products", J Biol Stand 1980; 8(2):139-144. [Take your choice to be
embalmed now or later ... oh I forgot to tell you ... you don't have a choice ...
roll up your sleeve.] [Formaldehyde is a carcinogen., but that does not matter
after you are dead. It just saves them a step.]
• Ambs, E et al, "Tuberculous Abcess of the Upper Arm With Regional
Lymphadenitis as a Consequence of Injection inTwo Siblings", Med Klin,
July 7, 1967, 62:1050-1054. [It happened twice, what a coincidence! Must be
• Davis, LE, "Communicating Hydrocephalus in New born Hamsters and Cats
Following Vaccinia Virus infection", J Neurosurg, Jun 1981, 54(6):767-772.
[Hydrocephalus is similar to brain swelling or "water on the brain" and
vaccinia virus is used in making vaccines.]
• Simon, J et al, "A new Model of Multiple Sclerosis. Experimental Vaccinia
Infection in the Monkey", Forschr Med, Nov 6, 1980, 98(41):1607-1611.
[Links of vaccines to MS.]
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• Barrie, H, "Campaign of Terror", AM J Disorder Child, Sept 1983,

137(9):922-923. [Qui tu - Vaccination - Et Brutus?]
• Stickl, H, "Discussion on the Most Favorable Age For Primary Smallpox
Vaccination of Children", Monatsschr Kinderheilkd, Sept 1970, 118:541-544.
[Answer - none!]
• Daugaard, J, "Adverse Effects of Vaccination. The Liability of Physicians
and The objective Liability," Nord Med, Jun 1972, 87:183-184. [Who is liable
.... no one!]
• Conteras Poza L, et al, "An Unusual Accident During Smallpox Vaccination:
Intramuscular Injection of the Lymph Vaccine", Rev Sanid hig Publica
(Madr) Oct 1971, 45:1017-1022. [I thought that vaccines were supposed to
be given IM.]
• Nosov, SD, et al, "Systematization of Reactions Developing After
Prophylactic Vaccination", Pediatria, Feb 1972, 51:10-15. [If reactions can be
systematized, they can be predicted.]
• Remsey, "Iatrogenic [Doctor -caused] Disease Caused by Vaccination", Orv
Hetil, Sept 1971, 112:2245.
• Stickl, H, "Estimation of Vaccination Damage", Med Welt, Oct 14, 1972,
23:1495-1497. [Safety?]
• Millichap JG, et al, "Etiology and treatment of infantile spasms: current
concepts, including the role of DPT immunization," Acta Paediatr Jpn 1987
Feb; 29(1):54-60. [Did I mention Infantile Spasms?]
• Mason, MM et al, "Toxicology and Carcinogenesis of Various Chemicals
Used in the Preparation of Vaccines", np, Jun 1971, 4:185-204.[Vaccines are
not "toxic" or "cancer" causing?]
• Michiels, J, "Harmful Effects of Common Drugs on the Vital Apparatus.
Agents of Immunity." Bull Sociologist Beige Ophtalmol, 1972, 160:467-483.
[Listed under Vaccinations.]
• Knudsen, Rc, et al, "Difference in the Protective Immunity of the tongue and
feet [foot and mouth] of Guinea Pigs Vaccinated with Foot-and-Mouth [foot
and mouth] Disease Virus Type A12 Following intradermolingual and
Footpad [foot and mouth]Challenge", Vet Microbiol, May 1982, 7(2):97-107.
[Some body put their foot in their mouth!]
• Elliman, D, "Vaccination and Professional Confusion", Br Med J, Sept 15,
1990, 301(675):551. [Not just any confusion, but Professional Confusion.]
• NA, "Risk Language Preferred By Mothers in Considering a Hypothetical New
Vaccine For Their Children", 1991, np, [It is all in how you say it. Vaccines
prevent disease and may cause death sometimes ... or vaccines may prevent
disease and cause DEATH!]
• Levine, MM, "Non-target Effects of Live Vaccines: Myth, Reality and
Demagoguery," Development Biol Stand, 1995, 84:33-38.Vaccine Myths- for
sure; Demagogue - false gods!]
• Stickl, H, "No Negligence in Preventive Vaccinations", Fortschr Med, July 20,
1989, 107(21):14-15. [No negligence because they are supposed to do that
... have adverse reactions ... that is .]
• Donaldson, AI, et al, "Transmission of Foot-and-mouth Disease by
Vaccinated Cattle Following Natural Challenge", Research Vet Sci, Jan 1989,
46(1):9-14. [Does that mean that the vaccines di work, or that the cattle put
their foot in their mouth? How do they decide what is a natural challenge after
a cow is vaccinated with the same virus?]
• Spier, RE, "Democratic Governments and Vaccines", Vaccine, Nov 1994,
12(15):1363. [Good, let's take a vote on vaccinations - after every one is
educated to their real adverse effects!]
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• Cichutek, K, Nucleic Acid Immunizations", Vaccine, Dec 1994, 12(16):1520-

1525 (23 ref). [Gene therapy could make auto-immune diseases increase.]
• Alexander, NJ, et al, "Contraceptive Vaccine Development", Reprod Fertil
Development, 1994, 6(3):273-280. [Why would they make a contraceptive
vaccine? Who would use such a disasterous concoction? Vaccines prevent ....
• Allen, JM, "Over-the-counter Sale of Drugs and Vaccines, J AM Vet Med
Assoc, Feb 1, 1995, 206(3):286. [I'll take two DPTs, one MMR, and one polio
for the road; Oh and how about some Viagra, Prozac and Ritalin .]
• Harte, PG et al, "Failure of Malaria Vaccine in Mice Born to Immune
Mothers", Clin Exp Immunol, Sept 1982 49(3):509-516. [Of Mice and
• Editorial, "Are We Vaccinating without Reason?", Lakartidningen, Nov 27,
1974, 71(48):4915. [Could be! What is reasonable to a three-year old?]
• Na, "The Hen's Egg versus the Horse's Brain: ..." 1988, np, [Horse sense in
making vaccines!]
• Bonard, EC, "Is Vaccination Still Necessary?" , Rev Med Suisse Romande,
Oct 1987, 107(10):781-782. [Good question? Who are they asking?]
• Forrester, HL, et al, "Inefficacy of Pneumococcal vaccine in a High Risk
Population," Am J Med, Sept 1987, 83(3): 425-430. [Ineffectiveness! We are
all high risk ... at risk of getting a vaccine!]
• What About AIDS Vaccines?
• NA, "Protection for AIDS Vaccine Suits", NJMed, May 1989, 86(5):338.
[Protection from lawsuits that is. Why would there be any lawsuits if the
vaccine was safe and effective?]
• NA, "AIDS Vaccines: Is Optimism Justified? Fortschr Med, Jul 20, 1989,
107(21):13. [Sounds a bit pessimistic!]
• [Many researchers feel that it is literally impossible to make an AIDS vaccine,
but they are still testing the experimental ones on real people ... human
"guinea pigs".]
• Any Missed Organs?

• Perez Diaz R, et al, "[Post-vaccinal Pericarditis. Report of 2 Cases]", Rev
Cuba Med, 1:49-54, Jul-Aug 1962.
• Larbre, F et al, "Fatal Acute Myocarditis After Smallpox Vaccination",
Pediatrie, Apr-May 1966, 21:345-350.

Chudwin, DS, et al, "Lung Involvement in Progressive Vaccinia", West J Med, May
1981, 134(5):446-448. [Did I mention lungs?]

Lilic, D, et al, "Liver Dysfunction and DNA Antibodies after Hepatitis B Vaccination",
Lancet, Nov 5, 1994, 344(8932):1292-1293. [The hepatitis B vaccination is given to
protect the liver from disease - hepatitis, right. DNA antibodies means very possible auto-
immunity again from vaccinations.]

Goldman, A, "Occular Vaccinia: A Case Report and Review of Treatment," Med J Aust,
Nov 30, 1968, 2:921-922.

Rennie, AG et al, "Occular Vaccinia," Lancet, Aug 3, 1974, 2:273-275.

Vaccinations Don't Work:

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Gilchrist, A, "To Vaccinate is Not Always to Immunize", Med J Aust, May 6, 1991,
154(9):638. [Vaccination does not always mean (or =) immunization.]

Daniel, J C, "The Polio Paradox, One of the Two Polio Vaccines Has Been Largely
Abandoned in the US; The other is the Leading Cause of the Disease", Science, April
1986, p 37-39.

• Eva Snead, MD, Some Call it AIDS ... I Call it Murder, 1992, Vol I/II, AUM Publications, San Antonio,

• Notes adapted from Vaccine Flyer from NVIC, Vienna, VA.

• Topa, P K, "Manufacture of Vaccine Lymph", The Ind Med Gaz, Mar 1951, vol 86,p

• Horowitz, C. "Immunizations and Informed Consent". Mothering, Winter/83, p.39.

• T Koren, 1998, Remarks about Vaccinations in Brochure for Chiropractors.

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A Word From the Editors

After analyzing thousands of words, documents, charts, graphs, peer-reviewed journals,

data, and statistics from respected researchers around the world—including the U.S. CDC
and FDA—I’ve come to an unexpected conclusion: There probably is a concerted
effort “to push” vaccines and mandatory vaccinations regardless of the real, live, in
vivo health problems being attributed to vaccines not only in the United States but
in other countries around the world.

As a consumer health researcher for thirty-five years who’s been tracking vaccine
problems since the 1980s, I cannot understand how vaccine makers have successfully
hoodwinked the FDA, CDC, media and press, and the public about the ‘purported safety’
of poisonous and neurotoxic ingredients/elements in vaccines that are injected into new-
born babies, 4- and 6-month-old infants, toddlers, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens.

Truly, it is incumbent upon the U.S. Congress to investigate vaccines per se with their
toxins like mercury (a hazmat), aluminum (a neurotoxin), formaldehyde (an EPA-
declared carcinogen), polysorbate 80, and other industrial ingredients used as immune
‘enhancers’. Frankly, I’m dumbfounded at the disregard vaccine makers show for
elemental biology and chemistry. It seems to me that there’s intent to rewrite the
chemistry books we studied about the toxicity of ingredients and what happens when you
mix them together. We learned what happens in a chemistry lab beaker, but no one
seems to understand that similar reactions take place within infants’ cranial cavities and
their brains. The result is brain swelling and central nervous system damage. This
bothers me personally because so many in government and other high places are willing
to disregard the damage being done to pure, innocent, lovely infants, toddlers, and
children—the future of the world.

~ Catherine J Frompovich, Consumer Health Researcher


There are major flaws in the presumption of safety and efficacy of vaccines and

The debate is larger than vaccines contributing to this massive epidemic of ‘regressive
autism’ with its legion of mom’s clamoring, “It’s the vaccines.” This monograph
implicates vaccination in a wide variety of disorders and health-damaging effects, which
offset the ostensible good—even courts of law agree.

Powerful interests are being served in this bizarre ‘drug & vaccine disease-care
paradigm’ operating as the solution to our progressively failing health. Sadly, we have a
pharmaceutical industry, which apparently pulled political strings to be taken ‘off the
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hook’ for safety concerns by a misguided federal government that passed the National
Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986.

Vaccines were incurring so many lawsuits that the pharmaceutical industry threatened to
discontinue manufacturing them. The reasons government relieved them from lawsuit
liability are hotly debated, but the result was an apparent rush-to-profit by an industry
that saw great opportunity through indemnification by government.

I’ve had the privilege of helping restore health to well over 10,000 patients in my clinical
nutrition private practice. I counseled numerous families of neurodevelopmentally
damaged, behaviorally disturbed, and learning disabled children. Most of them had
excessive heavy metal burdens, i.e., mercury, lead, and aluminum. All of these children
improved on nutritional programs, which eliminated toxic metals and corrected various
nutrient-dependent enzyme defects.

Vaccination injects toxic metals, which accumulate in brain tissue. We believe the
evidence supports that these, and other vaccine ingredients, are contributing to brain and
bodily inflammation with frightening sequelae. The now advancing agendas making
vaccination a condition of employment and school attendance are clearly a threat to
health as well as to autonomy. As a result, shouldn’t researchers independent of Big
Pharma be in charge of vaccine safety issues?

~ Laraine C Abbey-Katzev, RN, CNS (retired)

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