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Sir Mark Pepys Was Knighted with GlaxoSmithKline CEO in 2012

Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline 2008-2017, The Irish Times

Glaxo-funded Mark Pepys was knighted with GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO in 2012. That was after Pepys forced autism-vaccine scientist Andrew Wakefield out of his job, forced his coauthors to retract and leaked vaccine-injured children’s medical records to an opposition researcher. Pepys was knighted for “services” to biomedicine. Witty was knighted for “services to the economy and to the UK pharma industry.”

GSK’s Andrew Witty knighted

Published on 03/01/12 at 11:31am

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Andrew Witty and former ABPI director general Richard Barker were among the recipients in the 2012 New Year Honours List.

Witty was knighted for services to the economy and to the UK pharma industry, while Barker – who stepped down from his post in June – received an OBE for his work in the pharma sphere.

Elsewhere, there were knighthoods for John Buchanan, chairman of medical devices company Smith & Nephew, for services to industry.

In keeping with the government’s insistence that this year’s Honours were also about ‘local heroes’, there were gongs for people working in less high profile parts of the healthcare sector.

Christine Mills, founder of the cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, whose fundraising efforts led to the UK’s first mobile chemotherapy unit, received an MBE – as did Terence Monaghan, who set up Stock Cares, a transport service that takes vulnerable residents in Essex to essential health appointments.

Six GPs also got awards, including OBEs for William Cunningham of Corbridge Health Centre in Northumberland and James Kingsland, president of the National Association of Primary Care.

Academics in health and medicine were well-represented in the list: Professor Stephen Bloom, head of diabetes and endocrinology at Imperial College London was knighted for services to medical science.

And Professors John Sissons of the University of Cambridge and Mark Pepys of University College London Medical School received knighthoods for services to research and education in clinical medicine, and to biomedicine, respectively.

There was also an OBE for Gideon Ben-Tovim, chair of Liverpool NHS Primary Care Trust, for services to health.

Adam Hill

Originally published on Pharmafile

Congress Knew Andrew Zimmerman Opinion was Non-Starter in 2013

There is nothing in Dr. Andrew Zimmerman’s opinions on autism that could help unresolved vaccine injury cases. Congress knows that, which is why it cancelled a planned hearing into the so-called Zimmerman issue five years ago. Autism Investigated  broke that news.

Yet there is now a resurgent effort to get Congress, the Justice Department and as many Amazon customers as possible interested in this total non-story. The father of a vaccine-injured girl is even being compelled to testify about her medical history before Congress.

Never mind that her parents completely objected to the release of her medical records five years ago. There is no reason to believe they’d feel any differently. There is every reason to believe they would be even more opposed to her private medical history being cross-examined by politicians.

This is not the autism community’s strongest case. It is not even a case. It’s a total dead horse being beaten over and over again by armchair advocates. They’re making a pretty penny off it too.

Apparently, the only new information is that Andrew Zimmerman said his expert opinion against one vaccine injury case shouldn’t have been used against others. That’s it. Two federal attorneys tried to milk his testimony for all it was worth. Shocker.

Wait there’s more… He also acknowledged that vaccines could cause autism in rare cases, just not in any that his opinion was used against at the time he gave it!

Unbelievable what some people will fall for, especially in light of what they’ll ignore.

Just remember folks, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman is no Dr. Andrew Wakefield. And the Department of Justice lawyers Zimmerman is only now whining about are no Sir Medical-Record Leaksalot Dr. Mark Pepys. Let’s also not be like him and respect the confidentiality of disabled children.

Non-Profit Co-Founder Ousted By Vaccination Ideology He Supported

Cochrane Gøtzsche

Founder of non-profit Cochrane Collaboration Dr. Peter Gøtzsche, John McDougall YouTube

“We acknowledge the concerns that groups ideologically opposed to vaccination may exploit scientific uncertainties or propagate fraudulent research, e.g. Andrew Wakefield and co-workers’ unfounded claim that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can cause autism. However, this does not mean that we should not openly discuss and investigate possible harms of vaccines in a misguided attempt to protect their reputation.” – Gøtzsche et al. to the European Ombudsman, November 2, 2017

What Peter Gøtzsche claimed to denounce in the second sentence is exactly what happened to Dr. Andrew Wakefield and what has just happened to Gøtzsche himself. A co-founder of the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration and director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre has been evicted from the board of the organization he helped establish after publishing critically on the HPV vaccine. Sound familiar?

Wakefield’s GlaxoSmithKline-funded ex-boss Mark Pepys admitted, “We paid him to leave.” Then Pepys forced Wakefield’s coauthors into a retractionsabotaged vaccine injury litigation in the United Kingdom and leaked medical records to a freelance opposition researcher.

Yet the victim, according to Gøtzsche as recently as last May, is the opposition researcher who illegally obtained disabled children’s medical records (translated from Danish):

“He (Wakefield) is a fraud. And it is quite unreasonable that people are shooting at Brian Deer who revealed it. He has made a sober contribution, and BMJ’s chief editor also calls Wakefield’s study a fraud. It takes a lot for an editor-in-chief to say such things. I have nothing more to say.”

It takes a lot of Merck and Glaxo money to say such things. That’s the same editor who ironically cites Wakefield not joining his coauthors in the fraudulent, Pepys-forced retraction as evidence of fraud. But Gøtzsche probably thought he could insulate himself from attack by throwing Wakefield under the bus. Sorry doc, doesn’t work like that.

Either you can criticize any vaccination or none at all. Either all doctors are safe from pharmaceutical industry retaliation or none are. Obviously, no one is safe. Wakefield was the rule, not the exception. Criticizing vaccinations brings you into “disrepute” no matter who you are.

Too bad Peter Gøtzsche didn’t get the memo before he was ousted from his own non-profit organization. GlaxoSmithKline wants to profit off all its drugs and vaccines. The doctor is no economist. He’s also no crusader against the pharmaceutical industry, just an opportunistic hypocrite.

Pharma Puppet Who Ejected Wakefield Was Behind Murch Retraction


“I said I wouldn’t transfer my unit if he was there.” “We paid him to leave.” – Sir Mark Pepys on autism-vaccine scientist Dr. Andrew Wakefield

A doctor heavily backed by GlaxoSmithKline who took credit for Dr. Andrew Wakefield leaving the Royal Free Hospital made his coauthors fraudulently retract the interpretation in his paper. Seven of the 10 coauthors were working for Royal Free when they signed their names to the statement, including lead turncoat Simon Murch. Wakefield even predicted the Royal Free hierarchy would force Murch’s retraction months before.

Years after Pepys orchestrated the fraudulent retraction, he tried to orchestrate an “investigation” against Wakefield’s research. In response, Wakefield wrote a letter to University College London later published in his book Waging War on the Autistic Child that revealed a history of Pepys’ dishonesty and bribery (boldface mine):

I understand from his statements on BBC Radio 4, that Professor Mark Pepys is to conduct an investigation of my research while at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. May I suggest that he is not a good choice for this task, for the following reasons:

1. He has a real conflict of interest-having initially declined his appointment at the Royal Free until I had been removed. The following are extracts from Professor Pepys’ attendance note with Kate Emmerson of Field Fisher Waterhouse, the GMC’s lawyers, on 12th April 2005. 

“He [Pepys] accepted the job on the condition that Wakefield was removed (this didn’t happen).”

“MP would have dismissed W but others at the Royal Free were unwilling to do so. MP was really the only person at the Free who was putting forward anti-W views.”

2. Having taken up this appointment, (his above condition having been rejected [Pepys’ bluff had been called]), in the company of the Dean and the School Secretary, he confirmed to me that, despite having strong negative opinions about my research, he had never actually read any of it.

3. A book is due to be published later this year covering Professor Pepys’ activities in relation to my work. It will allege, supported by documentary evidence, conspiracy to execute a bribe with a senior academic from another institution in order to destroy peer-reviewed grant-awarded research looking at vaccine safety. This book will unfortunately be a source of major embarrassment for UCL and The Royal Free. May I suggest you ask Professor Pepys to provide you with his email traffic from the relevant period October 1999 to 2002? This traffic has already been examined by third parties. 

4. Professor Pepys’ extreme bias against me has been evident throughout my dealings with him. He expressed this in public in his Harverian oration, as well as on the BBC.

5. He is deeply conflicted due to his relationship with vaccine manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline. He is totally unsuited to lead any investigation of my research.

Pepys is now leading GlaxoSmithKline vaccine trials. How could any patient possibly enroll in a vaccine trial led by this guy when he promotes covering up vaccine side-effects?

Any decent human being should demand that any drug trial led by Sir Mark Pepys be shut down.

Turncoat Simon Murch Defended Vaccines Months Before “Retraction”

Turncoat Coauthor Simon Murch, ITN

Before the 10 coauthors’ retraction, the letter by Peter Harvey shared on Autism Investigated defended the Wakefield paper from earlier attacks from lead turncoat Simon Murch. Murch’s attacks were made in a series of letters to The Lancet, the first of which was published in November 2003.

His first letter was a response to a September letter by doctors unconnected to the Wakefield paper describing two children who developed measles encephalitis. Both had been vaccinated.

Among the garbage in Murch’s November letter was this:

many epidemiological studies have been undertaken, the results of which indicate no causal relation. No other vaccine has ever been studied in such depth, and the evidence for its overall safety is comprehensive.

They’re trash.

There is now unequivocal evidence that MMR is not a risk factor for autism—this statement is not spin or medical conspiracy, but reflects an unprecedented volume of medical study on a worldwide basis. By any rational standards of risk/benefit calculation, it is an illogical and potentially dangerous mistake for parents to be prepared to take their children in a car on the motorway or in an aeroplane on holiday, but not to protect them with the MMR vaccine. An unprotected child is not only at personal danger, but represents a potential hazard to others, including unborn children. Unless vaccine uptake improves rapidly, major measles epidemics are likely in the UK this winter.

It was that letter that Dr. Harvey would later respond to, as would autism parent David Thrower. Their responses would be published in the February 14th issue of The Lancet. That was the week before the journal’s editor stated that he wished he censored vaccination from the Wakefield paper and two weeks before the interpretation retraction. A follow-up letter by Murch responding to Thrower and Dr. Harvey was published in the same issue as their letters.

In Murch’s letter, he doubled down on his previous stupidity. His biggest problem with the government’s attack on autism research was not because of the threat to said research, but because of its bolstering the “anti-MMR [vaccine] lobby”:

That some regulatory authorities ridiculed all aspects of these studies is unfortunate because it has allowed confirmation of the intestinal lesion to be appropriated by the anti-MMR lobby.

Then in a truly Orwellian move, Murch compares criticizing the tobacco science of the vaccine industry to tobacco industry science!

Thrower’s suggested tactic, in which every study that shows an unwanted outcome is destruction-tested from a hostile viewpoint, is essentially that used for years by the tobacco industry.

Measles in the gut? No big deal!

If traces of measles virus indeed prove to be detectable in 90% of cases, it surely cannot be causal, since such numbers of children would show up on the crudest epidemiological assessment.

They have.

Finally, Murch justifies use of the MMR vaccine with no alternative:

I see families in my clinic almost every week who have given their children single measles vaccine. Those who have gone on to give rubella and mumps vaccines are in the minority, months and sometimes years later. That is the heart of the issue. Personal choice cannot extend to compromising the safety of other people’s children.

The day before Murch’s 2003 letter was published, he scooped his support of the MMR vaccine to a major UK television network.

Throughout this same period, Murch also claimed he had no financial interest. As you will all see, that wasn’t true either.

Dr. Peter Harvey Was the Bravest Neurologist Who Ever Lived

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey, Getty Images

Interviewer: “Professor, how serious is this condition?”

Dr. Harvey: “I’m a doctor, not a professor.”

Interviewer: “I beg your pardon.”

Dr. Harvey: “That’s alright. It’s called ‘less majesty.'”

Dr. Peter Harvey was one of just three coauthors of the 1998 autism-vaccine paper to stand by the possibility of a link. He passed away in France in 2012.

At the time of his passing, the editor remarked:

“We need more doctors and scientists like Dr. Peter Harvey. His passing is a huge loss to the autism community.”

The comment was beneath Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s obituary for Peter Harvey when he died in 2012:

“As a consultant neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Peter Harvey was one of thirteen authors on the 1998 Lancet paper that first drew attention to the link between autism and bowel disease. Not once in all the time that has passed and the trouble that has flowed did he waiver in his support for the parents of those children, the conviction that their story of regression following MMR vaccination is valid, and the findings reported in that paper. In a saga of calumny, cowardice, and capitulation, Peter was resolute unto his death. Peter died at his house in Valboulet – Valley of Balls – France, where his ashes are scattered. Never was a last resting place more aptly named.”

But nothing does more justice to the legacy of Dr. Harvey like Dr. Harvey himself. Watch this 2007 interview he did on blast injuries to soldiers.

The two senior non-professor authors stood by the entire paper and the two senior professor authors didn’t. What does that tell you about professors?

The Facebook page dedicated to turncoat Professor John Walker-Smith should be removed and replaced with a memorial to Dr. Harvey.

Mollie Tibbetts Retweeted Bizarre Pro-Vax Screed, Got Murdered by Illegal

tibbetts

Mollie Tibbetts (RIP)

For over a year, Autism Investigated has covered the ironic trend of vaccine apologists defending illegal immigration. It is truly bizarre. These twisted people want you to submit to toxic vaccination as well as the largely illegal immigration that brings infectious disease to this country. As we now tragically see in yet another example, it also brings in murderers.

Mollie Tibbetts of University of Iowa, age 20, has been murdered by an illegal immigrant farm worker. The month before her death, she retweeted a tweet by one internet skank that became the subject of an Autism Investigated post.

Illegal immigration brings infectious diseases to America, just like her murderer. The left wants you to submit to toxic vaccination but completely ignore what brings diseases, crime and terrorism to western civilization.

If you’re against illegal immigration, you must be racist. If you’re against vaccines causing autism, you must be “ableist.” For parents to hope for anything more than a heartbeat in their children (as opposed to, say, speech) is inherently wrong. Tibbetts wasn’t the only psychology student indoctrinated this way.

And even if your child who developed autism from vaccines can speak a sentence, you still don’t want him growing up to be this guy:

Autism makes unwanted side-effects like Tarbox all the more likely.

Vaccine-Pushing Socialist Lies About Economics Background on Fox News

The truth about Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig’s educational background for all to see, Brandeis University

“Sociology,” “English” and “Near Eastern and Judaic Studies”: sounds about right for a millennial socialist who also pushes vaccines. Brandeis has no core curriculum, so Washington Post writer Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wasn’t even required to take any economics classes. Because Brandeis has very few general requirements, however, it’s extremely easy to declare multiple majors as she has done. It’s even easier to minor in something. An economics minor requires just five courses.

Are her majors in economics or anything close? No. Is her minor? Hell no.

Now watch her exchange with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. She challenged Bruenig’s credentials to hock an ideology that’s failed everywhere it’s been tried.

Laura Ingraham: Did you take a lot of economics in school?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: I did.

No you didn’t! If you did, you’d at least minor in economics at the easiest place in the world to minor in something even if your majors are totally different! Near Eastern and Judaic Studies were just too important for that.

Her post-graduate studies are no better. They’re exclusively in religion.

Like any good socialist, Bruenig also supports mandatory vaccination. She is quick to call attention to a few cases of measles in the states (brought here from Europe because its overrun with the migrants she wants to bring here en masse).

She is totally silent about the country worst hit by measles in the Americas. That country has also embraced socialism more than any other country in the Americas that isn’t an island.

PAHO

If Bruenig gets her way, the United States will look like Venezuela and anti-vaxxers will get blamed. No wonder she wants to bring socialism here.

Full disclosure: At the university where Bruenig lied about taking “a lot of economics,” she lied about a student autism awareness club the editor founded by crediting someone else in a student publication. Bruenig then retaliated against the editor for having it corrected by bashing the autism-vaccine scientist he invited to campus. That was the first time she publicly defended toxic vaccinations.

The editor was previously introduced to her because she claimed she was starting a related club for “differently-abled students.” That was a lie as well.

PRIMA GLI ITALIANI: SENATE VOTES TO SCRAP TOXIC VACCINATION LAW

Remo Casilli / Reuters

And even better, the law comes at the beginning of National Immunization Awareness Month in the United States! Thank you Italian Senators for ruining the American vaccine peoples’ designated month.

Now let’s look at some of the idiot reactions of the vaccine people:

The Current Year Gambit

John Oliver wants his canard back.

Medieval History, simplified:

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

And of course someone from everybody’s failing rag must weigh in, The New York Slimes!

Wow, just wow that you’re still in business.

Dropping Galileo, anyone see the irony here?

No more Roman Inquisition against anti-vaccinationists.

Revoking vaccine mandates is fascist?

Someone’s got it backwards.

Prima Gli Italiani!

Lawsuit May Force Richard Pan to Unblock Autism Investigated

Autism Investigated blocked from Senator Pan’s Twitter account

Earlier this year, left-wing activists won a lawsuit against the president that forced him to unblock critics on Twitter. A similar lawsuit was just filed against California Senator Richard Pan, who stripped California of its mandatory vaccination exemptions. Pan has blocked both Autism Investigated and its editor’s personal account on Twitter. Should the lawsuit be successful, Autism Investigated may not be blocked for much longer.

Sacramento Bee has more:

Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt, who declined to comment, are the two anti-vaccine activists who filed suit. Marian Tone, their lawyer, released a statement on their behalf outlining the case they plan to make against Pan.

“These social media venues are modern day public forums, and our rights to express ourselves and to petition our government must be protected,” Tone said. “When one speaker is silenced with an invisible gag order, we all lose a little bit of our liberties. These tactics, whether by President Trump or Senator Pan, cannot be tolerated in our modern society.”

Richard Pan has tried to avoid critics both online and in person. This lawsuit, whatever its outcome, is yet another reminder that he cannot keep doing either.