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Paul Offit Behind Agreement Giving Vaccine Maker Impunity to Poison

Paul Offit belongs to the Wistar Institute, which owns the rubella component of GlaxoSmithKline’s MMR vaccine. It was secretly indemnified by the UK’s National Health Service in 1998, giving GlaxoSmithKline impunity to poison. But before that could happen, Wistar allowed its rubella vaccine’s continued use by GlaxoSmithKline in its combined vaccine even after it was pulled in Canada for safety issues. The subsequent indemnity led to the UK Department of Health and GlaxoSmithKline orchestrating the theft of vaccine-injured children’s medical records with London’s Royal Free Hospital.

And yet Offit has no problem remaining an adjunct associate professor on Wistar’s faculty. He has held the position for over 25 years, previously working as assistant professor and research investigator at Wistar.

He has spent much of that time working on rotavirus vaccine development at Wistar with rubella vaccine inventor Stanley Plotkin. Offit has also praised opposition researcher Brian Deer for his misrepresentations of vaccine-injured children’s medical records, which he got through theft masterminded by the GSK-backed administrator that shut down the original autism-vaccine research. It is quite clear that Paul Offit would gladly do the same to medical records of vaccine-injured children at his own hospital if he was given the chance. He has no respect for patient confidentiality and is happy to see medical records of children he helped poison be used to protect that poison.

To this day, his institute Wistar benefits from the secret indemnity agreement between GlaxoSmithKline and the UK National Health Service. So too does Paul Offit, who believes vaccine makers should poison kids with impunity.

Jake Crosby Prevails Over Vaccination Troll-Led Twitter Suspension

“BrookeWinters33” account makes its tweets private when it realized its attempts to silence Autism Investigated failed.

10 years ago, there seemed to be some originality to neurodiversity activists’ pleas not to be considered “toxic.” After all, a huge part of their identity was that it was completely predetermined. You could watch their luminaries on national television and read about them in glossy magazines. But today, neurodiversity is dead and gone. It has been replaced with online trolls who conflate vaccine opposition with wanting people who have autism to die. Those trolls also just tried to get Autism Investigated’s editor a suspension from Twitter. They failed.

Imagine having a brain that writes that and then five months later writes this:

Needless to say, some humor at that account’s expense was in order.

The account that accused people of wishing death on others for having different opinions then demanded users report the editor.

“Brooke Winters” didn’t know what “she” was up against.

“12 hours” was then extended to “14 days.” Luckily, Autism Investigated’s official account was never suspended by Twitter despite “Brooke Winters'” efforts.

Autism Investigated’s editor appealed the suspension, sending “Brooke Winters'” June tweet accusing anti-vaccinationists of being death-wishers to Twitter Support. The next day, Twitter lifted the suspension with an apology to Autism Investigated’s editor.

Autism Investigated expects no apology from “Brooke Winters” for abusing Twitter’s community guidelines. “She” did exactly what “she” wanted to do. It just ended in failure, hardly surprising for someone who thinks conflating vaccine skepticism with death wishes is compelling.

It’s only compelling to people stupid enough to post lingerie selfies online and then beg followers to report retweets of those images. Unfortunately, that may be convincing enough for a scarily large number of people.

Vaccine Confidence Project Chief Married to GSK-Funded Employer

Heidi Larson, Peter Piot and Bill Gates, Credit: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Heidi Larson is the head of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s “Vaccine Confidence Project.” She is also married to the school’s director, Peter Piot, a longtime friend and beneficiary of GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty. In 2017, GlaxoSmithKline announced its “Sir Andrew Witty GSK Scholarships” through the London School of Medicine and Tropical Hygiene.

According Piot:

“I have known Andrew for more than thirty years, and I am delighted that his outstanding leadership and achievements are being honoured with this scholarship fund established in his name. It is a fitting tribute to his efforts to improve health around the world.”

“more than thirty years” – That’s about the entire time Witty has been at Glaxo, Glaxo Wellcome and GlaxoSmithKline. Piot makes clear that the scholarships play a major role at the school:

“The Sir Andrew Witty GSK Scholarships will play an important role in supporting the next generation of public and global health leaders in Africa. The MSc programme will equip them with the expertise to improve health services in their countries and communities, and will strengthen the continent’s capacity to respond to the important and changing health challenges it faces.”

Peter Piot’s school gets funding for scholarships named after his longtime friend, GSK’s CEO. Piot’s wife and employee tries to convince everybody that vaccines are safe. Piot and Larson happily take money from the pharmaceutical company that stole British and American vaccine-injured children’s medical records from a London hospital.

How Paul Offit Profited Off The Backs of Kids Injured by GSK’s MMR Vaccine

“Get the fuck out of here! Piece of shit!”

That is what vaccine inventor Paul Offit yelled at Autism Investigated’s editor after being told that protection from personal injury litigation was making money off the backs of vaccine-injured kids. It turns out he was doing exactly that for his entire career, starting with his rotavirus vaccine’s development. At the time, the Wistar Institute he was working for was profiting from dangerous, since-withdrawn and secretly indemnified measles-mumps-rubella vaccines sold in the UK.

The co-inventor of Offit’s vaccine Stanley Plotkin is the inventor of the rubella component of all measles-mumps-rubella vaccines. Co-assignee of Offit’s vaccine patent Wistar Institute was the patent assignee of all rubella components of measles-mumps-rubella vaccines. That includes the now-withdrawn Pluserix vaccine introduced to the United Kingdom by Smith, Kline and French Laboratories, which previously funded Plotkin’s rubella vaccine development. During Pluserix’s introduction, Smith, Kline and French was an English subsidiary of Philadelphia-based SmithKline Beckman. Offit, Plotkin and Wistar were all based in Philadelphia as well.

Despite being already withdrawn in Canada for causing meningitis, Smith, Kline and French’s Pluserix vaccine was approved by the United Kingdom in 1988. In the supply agreement, the UK’s National Health Service secretly indemnified Smith, Kline and French Laboratories from liability. That made the British government liable for resulting vaccine injuries.

Subsequently, MMR vaccine injury litigation was shut down in the United Kingdom when federal funding was suddenly denied to lawsuits. Autism-vaccine research was shut down as well, the chief scientist fired and de-licensed. To this day, papers continue to be retracted including one by a long-deceased scientist. Medical records of children in the seminal 1998 vaccine-autism paper were stolen and expropriated by GlaxoSmithKline’s opposition researchers.

Paul Offit’s vaccine was developed with the dirty indemnity money that led to all of that. No wonder he still partners with GlaxoSmithKline to promote vaccines and dishonestly deny vaccine injury.

Glaxo Cartoon Celebrates Theft of Vaccine-Injured Kids’ Medical Records

Below is a pro-vaccine cartoon with Autism Investigated commentary. (The all-capitalized letters are from the original cartoon.)

Backround:

Sir Mark Pepys – GlaxoSmithKline’s Medical Record-Leaking “Superstar”

Brian Deer Became Opposition Researcher for Glaxo to Avoid Litigation

Mark Pepys Made Medical School and Journal Lie Wakefield was Conflicted

British Medical Board Charged Doctors with Criticizing Toxic Vaccines

Rachel Hotez is Just The Latest Autistic Victim of Glaxploitation Courtesy of Her Daddy GlaxoSmithKline

Glaxploitation

Glaxploitation victim Rachel Hotez with a GSK vaccine policy adviser, who happens to be her dad. Photo Credit: Texas Monthly

Unlike with the children in the 1998 autism-vaccine paper, GlaxoSmithKline doesn’t need to steal Rachel Hotez’s medical records. GSK already has them, because GSK is literally her daddy. Glaxploitation is easiest with a child of GlaxoSmithKline.

Peter Hotez was a total nobody before he was elevated to science chair of the GSK front group Sabin Vaccine Institute. He got that position in 1998. One can only imagine why…

In 2002, Hotez joined GSK’s policy advisory board on vaccines. That was the same year he orchestrated a petition against “misinformation” about vaccination, while his organization honored GSK’s first CEO. Hotez organized a GSK-funded meeting on bioterrorism that included vaccine industry talking head Paul Offit and pervert Thomas Frieden.

Also honored by Hotez’s front group that year was Stanley “Vaccine Soros” Plotkin. He is inventor of the rubella vaccine in the autism-causing measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Hotez remained with Sabin Vaccine Institute until he stepped down as president just last year. Conveniently, that was when he announced he would be writing the book Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism. Authoring the book’s forward is Arthur Caplan, three-year bio”ethics” advisory committee chair at GlaxoSmithKline. Rachel Hotez is totally Glaxploited.

You know who the biggest target of Glaxploitation is though? Hannah Poling. GlaxoSmithKline wants her medical records like a mosquito wants blood. GSK also has much of the autism community unwittingly helping.

MEDICAL RECORD THIEF MARK PEPYS CAUSES DR. BERNARD RIMLAND PAPER RETRACTION

Not even the dead are safe from sham retractions by Glaxo’s medical record thief Mark Pepys. Just before Autism Investigated reported on yet another retraction caused by Pepys, he caused the retraction of a paper by the late Dr. Bernard Rimland of all people. The paper was retracted explicitly because it linked vaccines to autism, cited the Wakefield paper that Pepys stole medical records of children in, came up at the top of Google and was cited by vaccine opponents including Autism Investigated’s editor.

The retraction was authored both by the editor of the journal Laboratory Medicine and by the senior author of Google opposition research for the vaccine industry. They wrote:

A single article that suggests a risk of autism associated with vaccination might not be expected to cause great harm; however, a recent study5 reported that the 2002 Rimland and McGinnis paper is frequently accessed and cited to support the position of those who oppose vaccination on the mistaken belief that it is a risk factor for autism. One of us (P.G. [Pietro Ghezzi]) was the senior author of that study.

Therefore, following the course taken by The Lancet, Lab Medicine has decided to withdraw the 2002 article by Rimland and McGinnis.

One of the reviewers of that “research” by Pietro Ghezzi was GSK Vaccines-backed epidemiologist Pier Lopalco. And who do you think is also a top cited researcher in Ghezzi’s work? You guessed it: Mark Pepys! The retraction was done weeks after Autism Investigated confirmed his role in the Wakefield coauthors’ retraction and confirmed from one of them that it was done just to distance themselves from the autism-vaccine link.

It was Dr. Rimland who was the reason parents are no longer blamed for their children’s autism and who was also one of the first scientists to pinpoint vaccines. Laboratory Medicine doesn’t deserve a paper by him. Instead, the journal will go into the ash heap of history with parent-blamer Bruno Bettelheim and Glaxo’s Sir Medical Record-Leaksalot Mark Pepys.

Yehuda Shoenfeld’s Vaccine-Autoimmunity Paper Retracted by GlaxoSmithKline’s Mark Pepys

Israeli autoimmunity expert Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, ISRAEL21c

*Photo and headline updated.

Sir Mark Pepys did not just cause the 1998 autism-vaccine Wakefield paper’s interpretation retraction, ultimately leading to its full retraction. Pepys also caused the 2017 retraction of an autoimmunity study used in vaccine court for personal injury compensation.

Corresponding study author Yehuda Shoenfeld said of the retraction at the time:

Indeed it is [very] strange;  after one year of being in the journal and after extensive peer reviews of the paper suddenly we received a letter from the editors that SOMEBODY criticized the paper extensively??, it looks very strange and unprecedented. yet indeed at this time we have used this paper in Court for vaccine compensation to show that autoantibodies penetrate cells. Is it coincidental ????????

The retraction statement admitted it was done in part by the British Society of Rheumatology. The society’s founding president George Nuki approved the dangerous MMR vaccine in the UK and his son Paul Nuki was editor of GlaxoSmithKline opposition researcher Brian Deer. Deer had obtained medical records of children in the Wakefield paper that were stolen by Royal Free Hospital’s then-Head of Medicine Mark Pepys. That happened two years after he forced Dr. Andrew Wakefield out of the Royal Free.

Pepys is fully aware of Shoenfeld’s research. The two gave back-to-back talks at a Rheumatology meeting in London the year before he submitted his now-retracted paper. Just last year, both were speakers at the 2017 American College of Rheumatology meeting. Clearly Pepys – and by-extension GlaxoSmithKline – aren’t stopping with Wakefield.

In May, research from Japan on HPV vaccination’s adverse effects was also retracted. The first citation in that study about those adverse effects was one of Shoenfeld’s autoimmunity papers.

GlaxoSmithKline Engineered Eli Lilly Thimerosal Protection Rider

In November 2002, an infamous rider was slipped into the Homeland Security Act which sought to shield former thimerosal maker Eli Lilly from litigation. But Lilly was not the pharmaceutical company behind the provision, European pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was. The move enabled GSK to escape scrutiny over its toxic vaccinations. In GSK’s place was a company that had not made the mercury-based vaccine preservative for a decade and had not made childhood vaccines since the seventies.

Shielding Lilly from thimerosal litigation was done to protect vaccine manufacturers that use thimerosal, like GlaxoSmithKline. The rider was originally intended for a vaccine compensation bill pushed by then-Senator Bill Frist one year prior in response to rising lawsuits. His health policy adviser told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2005:

“The lawsuits are of such magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out of business and limit our capacity to deal with a biological attack by terrorists.”

Although Frist received major contributions from Eli Lilly, he consistently enjoyed much greater financial support from GlaxoSmithKline. For the first five years that the thimerosal issue was raging, the company was Frist’s twelfth biggest campaign contributor. Merck was number 100. Lilly didn’t even make the top 100.

He was also far from GlaxoSmithKline’s only beneficiary. In mid-2002, GlaxoSmithKline was chief corporate sponsor of a GOP fundraiser in Washington headlined by President Bush.

Ultimately, Frist agreed to remove the rider from the law in January 2003. The repeal did not make Eli Lilly liable as all the thimerosal lawsuits would be forced into federal vaccine court anyway. However, the rider and subsequent fallout did help GlaxoSmithKline shirk public scrutiny.

The rider was slipped in two months before federal scientist-turned-GlaxoSmithKline employee Thomas Verstraeten submitted his thimerosal research for publication. The agreement to kill the rider happened just two weeks before Verstraeten’s submission. His earlier work for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had shown associations between thimerosal and autism. He then heavily manipulated his research to make those associations go away. Much of his earlier manipulation was done in a draft he presented at a secret meeting between CDC and drug companies including his future employer.

After the publication of GlaxoSmithKline fraud, Verstraeten published a letter asserting an all-out denial of any cover-up. Another Glaxo-supported doctor had just engineered a fraudulent coauthor retraction of the interpretation from the seminal 1998 autism-vaccine paper the month prior. Unlike the retraction, the Verstraeten letter never made big news.

Attention was diverted from the pharmaceutical company covering up thimerosal’s dangers to another pharmaceutical company that hadn’t made it in a decade. All of that company’s employees who first brought thimerosal to market 70 years earlier were long dead.

GlaxoSmithKline Facebook Page Reveals Company Supports Internet Trolls

Editor’s commentary and troll response under GSK post feigning LGBTQ inclusion

Wondering who feeds anonymous online trolls that post pro-vaccine screeds? Wonder no more. GlaxoSmithKline’s Facebook page has given it away.

Autism Investigated’s editor posted links to several of this site’s posts on GSK’s Facebook page. One was Autism Investigated’s latest post about GlaxoSmithKline’s new She-E-O. The other was the post showing how Glaxo turned former journalist Brian Deer into its opposition researcher through threat of litigation. The former was placed under a GSK post about gender equality, the latter under equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ people.

Not a day went by before a Facebook account posting as “Marty James” responded to the Brian Deer post. “James” wrote, “Haha, what a joke of an article. Come back when you find any evidence of wrongdoing.”

Because a completely sparse Facebook account happened to be reading GSK’s page comments when it came across Autism Investigated’s and automatically sided with GSK. Right.

How stupid does GlaxoSmithKline think everybody is? Considering what it has already gotten away with, one can’t totally blame GSK for being cocky. The company did engineer the retraction of the 1998 autism-vaccine paper’s interpretation and steal vaccine-injured children’s medical records, don’t forget.