Movie Vaxxed gets up Qld Health Minister’s nose
Movie Vaxxed exposes CDC research fraud and cover-up
By Brent Melville
QUEENSLAND Health Minister Cameron Dick was either seriously misinformed, ignorant, or flat out lying when, in response to the touring movie Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe, he said “there is no shred of credible scientific evidence to support claims that vaccinations are dangerous” (Gold Coast Bulletin, 15/7/17).
The same with Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy who stated on Seven News in February last year: “There are no risks in vaccinating your children – the science is really clear”.
Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe traces the case of UK gastroenterologist Dr Andrew Wakefield who, in the 1990s, discovered 10 of his patients developed health problems following MMR vaccines. His research was published in The Lancet medical journal in 1998. Wakefield advocated separating measles, mumps, rubella into separate vaccines to test their safety. The request was ignored, but Dr Wakefield was ruthlessly hounded by the UK and global media and British Medical Association, which later deregistered him and his research associate Professor John Walker-Smith, accusing them of fraudulent research. The UK High Court later exonerated Prof. Walker-Smith and by default, Dr Wakefield.
Vaxxed also shows how US research scientist Brian Hooker then took up the issue of vaccine damage after his boy became severely autistic after vaccination. He sought answers from the Centres for Disease Control, and was helped by a CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr William Thompson. The CDC is the US government researcher for medicines but has the conflicting role of profit-making organisation.
Meanwhile in Queensland, joining in the chorus of pharma-funded cowards attacking the documentary was LNP leader Tim Nicholls, Premier Anastasia Palasczuk, Education Minister Kate Jones (who attacked Miami High School for hiring out its hall for the movie to the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network – AVN) and of course the Murdoch media, whose bosses’ roles on big pharma boards are well known.
The seriously misinformed Mr Dick called for a “public boycott” of Vaxxed, which of course was ignored. Venues at Maleny, Brisbane and the Gold Coast were filled up by people keen to know more about this national scandal.
Somewhat surprisingly, the only voice of reason was Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon. His media statement admitted there is actually a medical controversy over vaccines. Gannon stated: “We encourage free speech and we encourage openness of thought, but this (vaccination) is not an area where there is a great deal of conjecture between scientists and medical professionals.” (GC Bulletin, 15/7/17).
In fact, there is a good deal of conjecture about vaccines among medical professionals and scientists. But Gannon is right to say free speech and openness of thought is what people want to see. The AMA, which holds great sway over political parties and government, could end this nonsense by calling for an open and proper investigation of vaccine safety. Or are they also under the spell of big pharma billions? Or is it “too costly” to compensate the tens of thousands of vaccine-inured people worldwide.
Dick, Hennessy and the rest of the chorus deny there is any conjecture or harm, and in so doing basically spit in the face of Australian parents who find their children with ongoing neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases and even cot death after vaccination.
For the benefit of Mr Dick, Ms Hennessy, the media and others, following are links to four “shreds” of credible scientific evidence from a few studies listed on the official US government medical research website PubMed, that raise links between vaccines, auto-immune diseases, autism and other neurological disorders.
Dr Hooker, who joined the Vaxxed tour, says there are in fact more than 100 studies on PubMed on autism, neurological developmental disorders (NDDs) and vaccination. But here’s a few specific studies our blind, deaf and dumb health ministers and their advisers refuse to look at.
1. Neurological and autoimmune disorders after vaccination against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) with a monovalent adjuvanted vaccine: population based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21994316 Conclusion in part: “… Relative risks were significantly increased for Bell’s palsy, paraesthesia, and inflammatory bowel disease after vaccination, predominantly in the early phase of the vaccination campaign…”.
2. Autoimmune disorders (AIDs) after immunisation with Influenza A/H1N1 vaccines with and without adjuvant: EudraVigilance data and literature review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23022149 From abstract: “Of the 50,221 adverse reactions received in EudraVigilance for A/H1N1 vaccines (adjuvanted: 46,173, non-adjuvanted: 4048), 314 were AID (adjuvanted: 276, non-adjuvanted: 38). GBS was the AID with the highest number of reports (125, adjuvanted: 109, non-adjuvanted: 16).
3. Serious adverse events rarely reported after trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) in children 6-23 months of age. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19450636 From results: “During 1991-2001, VAERS received 128,717 reports…A total of 14.2% of all reports described serious adverse events, which by regulatory definition include death, life-threatening illness, hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization, or permanent disability.”
4. “Adverse events following Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, 1990-2013.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25598306 Study results found: “VAERS received 29,747 reports after Hib vaccines; 5179 (17%) were serious, including 896 reports of deaths. Median age was 6 months (range 0-1022 months). Sudden infant death syndrome was the stated cause of death in 384 (51%) of 749 death reports with autopsy/death certificate records. The most common non-death serious AE categories were neurologic (80; 37%), other noninfectious (46; 22%) (comprising mainly constitutional signs and symptoms); and gastrointestinal (39; 18%) conditions.”
The above statistics are bad enough on their own, because they show vaccines injure, maim and kill significant numbers of people. But the actual numbers are much worse, because VAERS itself estimates their statistics i.e. reported cases, are only about 10% of actual cases.
Cameron Dick and Jill Hennesy, as elected public servants have a duty of care. But these appalling examples of intellectual-suicide by politics have been convinced by the political zombies who surround them that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, wrong or dangerous about vaccines. It’s highly likely that these political drones decided to lie, because to say anything to the contrary in their minds would create national panic.
It is also likely that big pharma donations to their mainstream parties would be seriously endangered if they devidated from the official “vaccines are safe and effective” narrative.
Anne T. Berg PhD stated in a commentary on another US study of 700,000 children titled “The Risk of Seizures After Receipt of Whole-Cell Pertussis or Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine” reveals the high risk factor of injury from vaccines: “They (authors) report that the risk of febrile seizures is increased almost sixfold on the day of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP) receipt and drops off to a negligible increase thereafter. For measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the effect is not seen until the 2nd week after receipt of the vaccine, where the risk is increased nearly threefold. They are also able to provide estimates of how many additional febrile seizures will occur as a result of vaccination with DTP (6 to 9 in 100,000) and MMR (25 to 34 in 100,000).”
Ongoing lawsuits in the early 80s were at one stage stopping vaccine production and sales – prompting big pharma to go crying to the US government, worried about the dangers of vaccine shortages which they claimed would threaten public health. So the pharma lobbyists came up with a neat idea to keep the vaccine industry afloat – a special court to compensate people hurt by vaccines but not requiring the causal evidence of normal courts – just association.
Since 1986 the US government’s Vaccine Court has paid out more than $3 billion to families of vaccine-injured children – including those who lost a child or family member after vaccinations. But big pharma is not too worried. They’re not liable now and what’s a few thousand deaths and permanent disability, autism, NDDs and the like. Collateral damage, that’s all.
Australia’s TGA receives more than 17,000 reports (i.e. reports only) of suspected adverse events to medicines and vaccines. According the federal Department of Health there were 3087 adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) in 2014. Again, we can safely assume actual cases are much higher.
The department reported: “The most commonly reported reactions were injection site reaction (27%), pyrexia (18%), rash (16%), vomiting (9%), headache (7%), and syncope (5%). The majority of AEFI reports described non-serious events while 7% (n=211) were classified as serious. There were 5 deaths reported with no clear causal relationship with vaccination found.”
Incidentally, in 2003 when the TGA discovered a travel sickness drug caused several serious reactions around Australia, they raided and then shut down Pan Pharmaceuticals, the business that sold it. Pan was Australia’s biggest manufacturer of vitamins and other complementary medicines with a market capitalization of $350 million.
Pan’s founder, the late Jim Selim, was vilified nationally in a well-organised national media campaign. He later won $50 million in damages but was effectively destroyed. In regard to vaccine injury and death – let alone mere temporary reactions – the TGA is all but silent.
If health ministers and senior public servants are willfully ignorant about the vaccine controversy, it’s a national scandal because they are being misinformed and misled by their staff who would be committing the offence of misfeasance in public office. We are talking about misleading the public about death and neurological injury caused by a type of medicine administered to people from newborn babies to adults.
We also have a prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, heavily invested in global sharemarkets of which pharmaceutical sales are a major component. His wife Lucy is also on the board of Prima Biomed, a company involved in vaccine development. It was Turnbull who pushed the devious legislation penalising parents who exercise their common law right of informed consent to medical treatment by refusing vaccines on behalf of their children. They now have their child entitlements cut back.
So we have the situation where most politicians, medical authorities and academics simply will not admit to the glaring fact that hundreds of thousands of people globally suffer serious injury or death after receiving vaccines. Autism, despite the denials, is linked to vaccines by serious scientific research, and has been rising exponentially since the 1980s when vaccine numbers were increased.
The costs involved in caring for autistic children in schools and the stress toll on families is why the makers of Vaxxed used the word ‘catastrophe’ in the subtitle. The actual US numbers of vaccine-injured people, based on the 30,000 post-vaccine adverse events reported annually to VAERS, are likely to be around 300,000 annually.
Dr Hooker, who has a severely autistic son who was normal before getting his MMR vaccination, began asking the CDC for information on vaccine safety in 2002.
In 2004 the CDC issued him a cease & desist order saying do not contact CDC staff. In 2011 Hooker sued the CDC for improper Freedom of Information procedures, despite having received more than 500,000 documents with the help of CDC senior scientist and whistleblower Dr William Thompson.
The case finished in 2013 with the CDC releasing a further 100 pages that Hooker described as “smoking gun” documents. He obtained another 50,000 pages through two US politicians. “What we see is that all CDC studies on vaccines and neuro-developmental disorders (NDCs) are fatally flawed, if not fraudulent,” Dr Hooker said in one of his Australian lectures.
“If you look at CDC studies regarding the infant vaccination schedule and developmental disabilities there are 17 studies altogether. I have studied each one of them and they are not fit to print in scientific literature. These studies in my mind constitute a large body of fiction.
“We’re not talking about statistical sleight of hand; we’re not talking about dubious practices, but results are just literally being made up. Results that would cause parents to take pause regarding the vaccine schedule are being withheld and those studies that would indemnify vaccines and would put vaccines in their best possible light regardless of whether they are fraudulent or not, those are being published.”
****** Caption: Pictured at the screening of Vaxxed at Miami, Gold Coast, are (from left) is Meryl Dorey of Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network, Dr Brian Hooker (US research scientist), Polly Tommey, UK mother of autistic vaccine victim, and Dr Suzanne Humphries, US nephrologist (kidney specialist). All are working to get US courts to prosecute leading figures from the US Centers for Disease Control who covered up research statistics showing strong links between the MMR vaccine and autism.