So what did you do on Valentine’s day? I had an interesting trip to the cinema!!
Initially the Curzon in Soho cancelled the private showing of the film as a result of pressure put on them by “pro-science” groups. Following this it was deemed necessary to keep the whole viewing a mystery. We were informed text messages that we should make our way to the Baker Street area, and we finally received the news that the film would be shown in Regent’s Park. I made my way there in order to see a controversial film that had already been taken off the screening list at Robert De Niro’s Tribecca Film Festival – VAXXED.
VAXXED covers the story of a CDC Whistleblower, Dr William Thompson who disclosed details of fraudulent manipulation of data in the investigation into the links between Autism and the MMR.
I am writing about my experience because today, in The Times, Oliver Moody has likened the secrecy of the viewing to “the kind of precautions normally used to protect Holocaust deniers or Salafist hate preachers.”
Obviously I don’t feel comfortable with this sort of analogy as it puts me on, what I see to be, the wrong side of the argument! Surely the holocaust was about the persecution of people who didn’t tow the government line – and surely Holocaust deniers are those who don’t believe such persecution happened? Well in my opinion this is completely the opposite to what those who support the film are about. We are asking for the Truth, for an investigation into the research carried out by the CDC and, until we are sure of the complete safety of vaccination, we are asking that people are given the choice about whether or not they inject their children with these vaccinations.
In Britain we are currently in a very privileged position of being able to choose whether or not we vaccinate our children. We can look at research, read books and learn about the diseases and assess whether the risks of the side effects of vaccines outweigh those of catching the disease. In many parts of the world however this choice is not available and vaccination is mandatory.
In many countries people who question the safety of vaccines and refuse to vaccinate their children must take their children out of schools and are liable to be prosecuted. While this is nowhere near the horrors of the holocaust in NAZI Germany, it does make people uneasy about speaking their truth in public. At the end of the day these governments are denying their actions are persecutory saying that they are in the best interests for children’s health. They are also denying fraud. However they have failed to sue Andrew Wakefield and his team for the allegations made, which makes me feel that there is at least some truth in them. Who are the true DENIERS here?
I am not advocating non-vaccination here, I am advocating transparency, truth and honest research. Andrew Wakefield has never advocated non-vaccination – he merely highlighted an important finding in his research and recommended that people use Single vaccines until this had been thoroughly investigated.
The Synopsis of the film is as follows:
In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.
Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.
Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.
There are a couple of things that may make you question the honest intentions of the pharmaceutical companies involved that you may not be aware of that I have only become aware of having watched the film:
ECONOMICS OF VACCINES
Vaccines are the new frontier for the pharmaceutical industry. Here are the reasons drug manufacturers are racing into the vaccine market.
- NO LIABILITY: since the passing of the vaccine injury compensation act, drug manufacturers have been shielded from lawsuits by customers injured by their vaccines. This significantly increases the value of vaccines because there is no cost for legal defense or settlements like the 4.85 billion settlement against MERCK for its drug VIOXX.
- NO LONG TERM/PLACEBO SAFETY TESTING: Vaccines are not required to go through long term safety studies with real salt water-based placebos. A concise explanation follows:
In terms of safety studies, a major issue is that most vaccine studies use another vaccine as the control placebo, or use the background substance of the vaccine. There is only one recent study (Cowling 2012) where a true saline placebo was used, rather than another vaccine or the carrier fluid containing everything except the main antigen. That study showed no difference in influenza viral infection between groups but astonishingly it revealed a 5-6 times higher rate of non-influenza viral infections in the vaccinated. It is no small wonder more true placebos are not used in vaccine research. (Source: drsuzanne.net)
The lack of adequate testing makes vaccines cheaper than drugs to take from trials to market. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly more expensive to do the long-term safety studies on drugs because the test group cannot be using any other drugs at the time of testing. With over 70% of the US population using prescription drugs this becomes nearly impossible to find. (Source: CBSNews.com)
The film calls for the following:
- That Congress subpoena Dr. William Thompson and investigate the CDC fraud – he cannot speak openly without risk of imprisonment as it would be in breach of his contract and Congress will not subpoena him so his only voice is currently as a whistle blower.
- That Congress repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and hold manufacturers liable for injury caused by their vaccines.
- That the single measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine be made available immediately.
- That all vaccines be classified as pharmaceutical drugs and tested accordingly.
If you would like to know more about the history of vaccines Dr Mercola summarises and reviews a book by Nephrologist Dr Suzanne Humphries ( Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines and the forgotten History) very well
If you do decide to get your child vaccinated it may be a good idea to ask your Doctor for the package insert for the vaccine (not the patient leaflet) which lists all side effects and adverse reactions. Some of these may shock you as they include measles, deafness and conjunctivitis amongst other much more serious – which is what the vaccination is supposed to prevent! This is not surprising really,given that you are injecting a disease, but it is something most parents are blissfully unaware of. The vaccines must also contain adjuvants such as aluminium and Thiomersal in order to activate the ingredients. These adjuvants are neurotoxins – ie they can damage the nervous system.
As I said I am not advocating non-vaccination and I would like to say that if you decide not to vaccinate your child you should realise that this means you are undertaking a huge commitment and responsibility for your child’s health. This is not an easy path – as Leon Chaitow outlines in his book “Vaccination and Immunization: Dangers, Delusions and Alternatives”
“Parents who accept responsibility for refusing to have their children immunized are also bound to accept responsibility for maintaining their children’s diet and general well-being in such a state as will enhance their overall health status, thus enabling them to withstand infections in the main and to be better able to cope with infections which might occur, without untoward problem.”
So there you have it . I am obviously feeling a little emotional at the way these things are discussed! Through my work I am completely dedicated to the principle of being the “unprejudiced observer”, as stipulated by Samuel Hahnemann. It is by this principle that I am able to understand why people do and don’t choose to vaccinate and why most scientists and Doctors defend vaccination. I respect all opinions and actions as they are taken in the true honest desire to care for children.
The one thing I don’t understand is why people defend the indefensible, as shown in this film, the corruption of data in a scientific analysis in order to deny the actual results and as a consequence the misleading of the general public and our eminent Doctors in their desire to protect our children’s health.
I urge you all, whatever you feel on the subject, to watch the film with an open mind, as an “unprejudiced observer” and let me know what you think about what is said. You can download or buy VAXXED from Amazon UK here or you can come and watch it with me!