Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Unleashes Smear Campaign to Support Nephew Joe Kennedy’s US Senate Run Against Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joe Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a problem with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, which is hardly surprising. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is running for US Senate against RFK Jr.’s nephew, sitting congressman Joe Kennedy. While Dr. Ayyadurai has routinely criticized vaccines, Congressman Kennedy has routinely defended them. The following are the inconvenient facts Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ignores in his attacks on Dr. Ayyadurai:

1. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai does not make vaccines, despite Kennedy’s assertions. Dr. Ayyadurai’s company CytoSolve is a software company that makes computer-based mathematical models of biological functions. Pfizer sought to use one of CytoSolve’s models and later reneged.

2. In contrast to Kennedy’s claim, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai did not work for Bill Clinton. As a graduate student at MIT, Dr. Ayyadurai won an email classification contest cosponsored by the National Institute of Standards and the Executive Office of the White House when Clinton happened to be president. Dr. Ayyadurai has never taken money from the Clinton family and would never take money from them.

3. By contrast, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has endorsed Hillary Clinton three times, twice for president during both the 2008 and 2016 election cycles and even supported her US Senate campaign in the 2000 election cycle. Hillary Clinton was a big proponent of vaccines throughout her 2016 candidacy and took money from Monsanto. She was also the largest recipient in pharma donations and her foundation received over $150 million from the Gates Foundation to the Clinton Global Initiative. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai strongly opposed her 2016 candidacy when Kennedy supported it. Dr. Ayyadurai never voted until Donald Trump ran for president.

4. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is in partnership with Microsoft and never criticizes Bill Gates. That could not be further from the truth. Dr. Ayyadurai is not in partnership with Microsoft and criticizes Bill Gates all the time. Dr. Ayyadurai’s company EchoMail purchased computer products that included Microsoft products and has received business discounts, but EchoMail does not partner with Microsoft. He also criticizes Bill Gates constantly. Just look at Dr. Ayyadurai’s Twitter feed.

5. The bottom line is that Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is running for US Senate to end the “one-size-fits-all” federal vaccine program ratified by President Kennedy as well as the scheme shielding vaccine companies from liability that Senator Ted Kennedy co-sponsored. Dr. Ayyadurai’s opponent and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s nephew Joe Kennedy wants to keep that corrupt system going and even expand it. Likewise, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has said he wants policies that encourage “full vaccination for all Americans” and wants to expand government involvement. All of this is public information yet it is mind-boggling that anyone considers him “anti-vaccine.”

Autism Investigated is a longtime witness of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s vaccine compromises. He chopped the entire section on autism out of his 2014 book that he ironically named, “Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak,” about the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal and its toxicity. He only published the full book a year later after Autism Investigated posted the complete manuscript online without his consent.

Despite his call for “unity,” Kennedy refuses any partnership with others who will expose his hypocrisy. For example, Kennedy refused to collaborate with Autism Investigated with the following admission:

“I recognize the important value of your brand of uncompromising,“Take no prisoners” advocacy…but it’s not a good fit for our tactical approach.”

His “tactical approach” is now focused on fundraising for his nephew’s US Senate candidacy against Dr. Ayyadurai in Massachusetts, proving Robert F. Kennedy Jr. puts bloodlines over principles. He is also heavily influenced by Mark Blaxill of “Health Choice,” who has repeatedly thwarted congressional advocacy of vaccine injury activists, called tobacco science defending thimerosal “robust” and taken credit for other people’s work.

Compare who Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is supporting for US Senate to Dr. Ayyadurai’s own Senate platform, and the choice couldn’t be clearer. RFK Jr.’s nephew wants to keep the federal vaccine promotion and indemnity laws that RFK Jr.’s uncles ratified or co-sponsored. Dr. Ayyadurai has proposed a bill to specifically have those laws repealed, vaccine indemnity lifted and the vaccine program eliminated.

It’s clear to anyone what this smear campaign is all about.

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SENATOR RAND PAUL: “I have been retested and I am negative.”

Rand Paul, Twitter

Two weeks ago, Autism Investigated reported that Senator Rand Paul tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. At the time, Autism Investigated wished him a speedy recovery. Today, Autism Investigated is pleased to reciprocate Senator Paul’s announcement that he has now tested negative. He is now volunteering at a local hospital to treat patients, including those with COVID-19.

This is great news for Senator Rand Paul and for everyone who wished him well. Autism Investigated congratulates him for his speedy recovery and wishes him further luck at his hospital where he is now a volunteer doctor. Thank you everyone who joined Autism Investigated in wishing for the recovery that has now become reality.

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COVID-19: Wishing Senator Rand Paul Another Speedy Recovery

Several years ago, Senator Rand Paul was wished a speedy recovery when he was assaulted by a neighbor over political differences. Now Senator Paul is being wished a second, speedy recovery.

Today this afternoon, Senator Rand Paul announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He is the first US Senator to test positive in a viral pandemic that has sickened over 300,000 people and killed nearly 15,000 people worldwide. So far, he is feeling fine.

Senator Paul’s diagnosis should serve as a reminder to all of us that we need to do our part to avoid the spread of this contagious disease. The more we work together and take personal responsibility, the more we can do our part to end the virus’ spread while protecting our civil liberties.

So wash your hands thoroughly (30 seconds, including the backhand, between the fingers and the fingernails). Stay home as much as possible. Work from home if you can. Cough in your elbow, and avoid touching your face. Never go out if you feel sick. If you feel sick and you’ve traveled internationally or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, seek medical assistance. Together, we can beat this thing.

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RIP Dr. Toni Bark, Physician and Fighter for Vaccine-Injured Kids

Autism Investigated has just learned that Dr. Toni Bark has tragically passed away of cancer. Dr. Bark was a physician who went against her profession by taking on the third rail of vaccine injury. She was never afraid to speak her mind, as can be seen by how she handled a reporter in the below video.

Dr. Bark also recognized problems in the vaccine injury movement. She spoke candidly to Autism Investigated in 2015 about how effective messaging was sidelined during protests against SB277: the legislative bill that would end “non-medical” vaccine exemptions for children in California.

She was a shining light both in a corrupt medical profession indemnified from vaccine injury liability as well as in the vaccine injury movement fraught with tension, compromise and backstabbing. She will be missed.

Information on Dr. Toni Bark’s memorial service can be found on Ever Loved. Now watch her destroy British Channel 4’s Cathy Newman.

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Jake Crosby, MPH, Publishes a Letter in Annals of Internal Medicine

The editor of Autism Investigated has published a letter in Annals of Internal Medicine responding to a study disputing the MMR vaccine-autism link that was published in the journal earlier this year. The full exchange between Autism Investigated’s editor and the study authors can be found in the online comments, which can be found by selecting the “Comments” option in the tab to the left of the study.

LETTERS | 3 SEPTEMBER 2019

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism

Jake Crosby, MPH

TO THE EDITOR:

Hviid and colleagues’ (1) results contradict their conclusion, a circumstance that also occurred with a study that Hviid coauthored in 2002 (2). The value that stands out in Figure 3 of Hviid and colleagues’ 2019 article is the hazard ratio of autism of 2.69 among children who received the MMR vaccine who have siblings with autism. Although the magnitude of this value is far greater than that of any other reported hazard ratio in this figure, it is not significant because of the small sample size of this group. A preferable alternative would have been to report the risk for autism associated with having a sibling with autism but not receiving the MMR vaccine and then the risk for autism associated with both having an autistic sibling and MMR vaccination. The increased risk in both groups would be both strong and significant, but the magnitude would be substantially higher in those who received the vaccine than in those who did not.

Hviid and colleagues’ results do support a link between the MMR vaccine and autism in the subset of children who have a sibling with autism, with a sibling history of autism serving as an important effect modifier. However, their conclusion states the opposite. The corresponding author of this study did not respond to my e-mail about these concerns.

After the publication of the 2002 study that Hviid coauthored (2), an unpublished comment by an epidemiologist at McGill University (3) suggested that the authors had artificially eliminated the association between the MMR vaccine and autism by adjusting for age. He proposed that age was an effect modifier and that the authors should compare age-stratified rates between participants 24 to 29 months after MMR vaccination and MMR-unvaccinated participants. His letter was never addressed, and his advice was never heeded. We can now count a sibling history of autism as yet another effect modifier that the authors have dismissed to ignore the very real link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

References

1. Hviid A, Hansen JV, Frisch M, et al. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccination and
autism. A nationwide cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2019. [PMID: 30831578]
doi:10.7326/M18-2101

2. Madsen KM, Hviid A, Vestergaard M, et al. A population-based study of
measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:
1477-82. [PMID: 12421889]

3. Stott C, Blaxill M, Wakefield AJ. MMR and autism in perspective: the Denmark
story. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. 2004;9:89-91.

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Glaxo-Funded Vaccine Defender in BMJ Helped Spark Opioid Epidemic


The first major academic research to dispute a vaccine-autism link in the US was conducted by the same doctor whose 40-year-old letter is blamed for contributing to the opioid epidemic. Hershel Jick is the former director of the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program at Boston University, heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry including GlaxoSmithKline. He was senior author of a 2001 study in BMJ that disputed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. The journal’s editor Fiona Godlee even cited the study in a presentation at the NIH 10 years later. She was speechless when Autism Investigated’s future editor confronted her about the paper’s failures.

Similarly in 1980, Jick authored a letter in New England Journal of Medicine denying the addictiveness of opioids. Since then, it’s been cited nearly 400 times. Over the following decades, the number of opioid prescriptions dramatically increased. Now the number of overdose deaths have spiked. Jick now regrets the letter:

“The letter wasn’t of value to health and medicine in and of itself. So if I could take it back — if I knew then what I know now, I would never have published it. It wasn’t worth it.”

Will he regret publishing his study defending the MMR vaccine?

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs SB276 Into Statewide Law

Governor Newsom has signed SB276 into law. To all those unfamiliar, here is what that will mean for the people of California from the bill’s architect Richard Pan:

Senate Bill 276 will require physicians to submit information to California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the physician’s name and license number and the reason for the exemption, which CDPH will check to ensure they are consistent with the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines or stand of care.

While the law only applies to the state of California, it explicitly has its origins in the federal vaccine program. Instead of taking on that program directly, opposition to exemption-killing bills in California has instead operated as a “health freedom” movement fronting libertarian slogans. That path was not effective four years ago, and it is not effective now.

The vaccine propaganda that led to the bill’s passage is summarized at the conclusion of Pan’s press release:

The hesitation to vaccinate on the part of a growing number of parents stems from misinformation such as the now retracted 1998 study that falsified data to purport a link between autism and the measles vaccine. The study was authored by Andrew Wakefield who was later found to be lying. Also, numerous subsequent studies worldwide involving hundreds of thousands of children have proved that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism.

SB276 offered another opportunity to highlight the fact that US vaccine policy is based on a foreign panel’s decision to explicitly punish a doctor for accurately publishing about vaccine injuries. That opportunity has been blown.

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August is National Immunization Victims and Injuries Awareness Month!

Jeremy, who died of his vaccine-induced seizure disorder just two weeks ago. He was 19.

This August, the Department of Health and Human Services is promoting National Immunization Awareness Month. So Autism Investigated is answering back with the National Immunization Victims and Injuries Awareness Month. Remember all those who were killed and injured by vaccines and be sure to remind people like HHS’ GlaxoSmithKline-aligned secretary and our promise-breaking president too.

Let’s also help 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson understand that you can be for vaccine mandates OR for a government free of conflicts of interest to protect us from vaccines. You can’t be for both.

The way you talk about what’s wrong with vaccines is by talking about what’s wrong with vaccines, not about what’s wrong with other drugs.

And let’s all be aware that it’s not just American or first-world kids that are suffering and dying. The World Health Organization, led by the US, is killing kids in Africa with the DTP vaccine. Hopefully that will get through to Williamson as well.

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CHELSEA’S REVENGE FOR 2016: Vimeo To Censor Vaccine Injury Videos

Election night at Wellesley College

According to Vimeo on June 26:

Starting today, we are providing a 30-day grace period for documentaries that contravene our policy on vaccination content so that creators can voluntarily remove those videos. At the end of the grace period, we will begin removing anti-vaccination videos that haven’t been voluntarily removed. Videos that violate the other two prohibitions will not be given any grace period.

Sitting on the board of directors for Vimeo’s parent company is none other than Chelsea Clinton.

And who can blame her?

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RIP Jeremy – Age 19, Vaccine Victim and Son of a Longtime Follower

Twitter, NeverGiveUp

Autism Investigated is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jeremy, a vaccine-injured teenager who suffered from autism and epilepsy. Jeremy was also the son of a longtime Twitter follower of Autism Investigated. He tragically died from a seizure on Saturday. Here is the direct message from his parents.

Please go and tweet your condolences to NeverGiveUp. His parents need all the support you can give. His tragic death reminds Autism Investigated of a similar tragedy: Elias Tembenis, son of longtime reader Harry Tembenis. Elias’ death was actually an acknowledged result of vaccination by the infamous vaccine court. And last year, Autism Investigated mourned the death of Colton Berrett who was left permanently disabled by the HPV vaccine.

Jeremy’s death is a dire warning that just because vaccines won’t kill a person during the initial injury, doesn’t mean the damage done won’t kill down the road. 19 is far too young to pass away. Vaccination stole Jeremy’s life away from him, as it continues to do to countless other children no matter what the vaccine people like Meghan McCain tell you. By all means, keep talking about measles President Trump!

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