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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.

TX OBSERVER: Anti-Vaxxers are Claiming Victory After Texas Primaries. Will Their Influence Grow?

Lisa Luby Ryan and State Representative Jason Villalba COURTESY FACEBOOK, JASON VILLALBA

At around midnight on primary night in Dallas, Lisa Luby Ryan was flanked by two leaders of Texans for Vaccine Choice, arms raised, cheering.

“We just got a call from Representative [Jason] Villalba, who conceded to us and wished us well,” said Ryan, the far-right challenger to the GOP incumbent. Jackie Schlegel, executive director of Texans for Vaccine Choice, and Rebecca Hardy, its state policy director, wore Ryan campaign shirts and huge grins. “Victory!” they shouted.

Schlegel’s feud with Villalba began in 2015, when the Dallas Republican led legislation, ultimately unsuccessful, to eliminate nonmedical “conscience exemptions” for vaccination in public schools. A mother who says one of her kids was injured by vaccines, Schlegel created the now-influential group, which she argues is not anti-vaccine but pro-parental rights. In the months before the primary, members of the group block-walked, raised funds and posted on social media in support of Ryan and other candidates.

“I am so proud of the work we have done here,” Schlegel said to Ryan, who noted that she couldn’t have won “without my amazing group of moms who believe in the power of family.”

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In February, the moderate-ish Villalba told the Observer the anti-vaxxers were “so insignificant to my campaign … they’re as important to me as the Flat Earth Society.” But he ended up losing his seat by about 6 percentage points — Texans for Vaccine Choice’s biggest win.

Whether the group was responsible for defeating Villalba may be less relevant than whether lawmakers believe it was. Representative Sarah Davis, another target of anti-vaxxers, said Texans for Vaccine Choice has “bullied and intimidated” many of her colleagues. She said she couldn’t get hearings on her pro-vaccine bills last session.

Davis defeated her own far-right primary challenger, Susanna Dokupil, and anti-vaccine activists’ bid to take down Representative J.D. Sheffield, a Republican doctor, also failed. But Schlegel called Ryan’s win “just the beginning.”

Villalba declined to file his vaccine bill again in 2017 after Texans for Vaccine Choice campaigned against him in 2016, saying he wasn’t interested in a “suicide mission.” Asked what his loss may mean for future vaccine legislation, Villalba wrote in a text, “I suspect [Davis] remains dedicated to ensuring that all Texans continue to receive the benefit of modern medical science, including proper and necessary vaccinations.”

Meanwhile, the number of vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience in Texas schools has skyrocketed from about 2,300 — when they were first allowed in 2003 — to nearly 53,000 last year. “I’m worried about the increasing erosion of the number of kids who are vaccinated, and I continue to be worried about a new disease outbreak,” said Peter Hotez, director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. Six people, all unvaccinated, were infected in a measles outbreak in Ellis County in January, and Hotez warns that a larger outbreak could be around the corner.

Sophie is the public health reporting fellow at the Observer. She previously covered health care policy and politics at National Journal in Washington, D.C. You can contact her at novack@texasobserver.org
Originally published on Texas Observer
Since Texans for Vaccine Choice is not truly anti-vaccine, the editor will happily take credit for Villalba’s demise.

San Antonio D.A. Nico LaHood Should Endorse Republican D.A. Candidate

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You don’t need somebody that is spending time going off on his own crusade against vaccinations. -Democrat D.A. candidate Joe Gonzales speaking of D.A. Nico LaHood

Now we have someone who doesn’t even live in Texas fund what he thinks is best for us. -Republican D.A. candidate Tylden Shaeffer on George Soros’ contributions to the Gonzales campaign

The Democrat Party has been taken over by George Soros, his Antifa terrorists, his police-despising Black Lives Matter thugs, his fake news and his race hoaxers. In this new dystopian party, federal immigration law is disrespected but Islamic law cannot be criticized. Spreading lies to promote vaccination is encouraged, but criticizing vaccination is forbidden. Look no further than the primary defeat of San Antonio’s DA Nico LaHood, a defeat he correctly summed up in his concession as caused by “$1 million worth of lies.”

Such lies include those spread by fake African-American Shaun King and his Real Justice PAC, funded of course by Soros.

Retweeted by Gonzales:

Non-Texan Soros’ bought Texan friends clearly determined the outcome of the primary.

And look at what this slimy PAC is up to – portraying Gonzales as being “elected” to a public office that he has never earned the right to assume.

Somebody ought to inform the Bexar County Elections Department of what looks very much like electoral fraud, brought to you by Soros. Now after the primary, Gonzales is pining for his money more than ever.

In the meantime, D.A. LaHood should endorse the Republican candidate Tylden Shaeffer. LaHood has already said he won’t endorse his fellow Democrat, so he’s practically halfway there.

Thank You District Attorney Nicholas LaHood!

KENS5: Nico LaHood admits defeat in DEM primary election to opponent Joe Gonzales.

Selected quote: The voters were unfairly influenced by $1 million worth of lies, there’s no other way to say it. 

Thank you for your service and for speaking out, DA LaHood!

Related: Nico LaHood, Ditch The Dems and Board The Trump Train!

 

Autism Investigated Wishes Senator Rand Paul A Speedy Recovery

Senator Rand Paul – doctor, vaccine choice advocate, and Autism Investigated’s pre-Trump favorite for president – has been brutally assaulted by a Democrat. The Democrats are of course those wonderful folks who have stripped vaccine exemption laws in two states and counting. The same people whose views are antithetical to liberty don’t have much respect for different opinions, what a surprise! Yet Paul’s attacker is claiming the attack was not political. Yeah, sure…

Poor Senator Paul can’t get a break from political violence. Just earlier this year, he narrowly managed to avoid being shot by a crazed Bernie supporter who opened fire on a baseball game of Republican congressmen.

Though Autism Investigated never endorsed Rand Paul, we can all respect him for speaking out in favor of vaccine choice. Democrat and most Republican presidential candidates were towing the party line. So please watch the below segment in his honor.

Autism Investigated does not agree with Paul on the merits of vaccines, but is grateful to him for standing up to vaccine mandates. May Dr. Rand Paul have a speedy recovery so he can get back to defending our liberty on the Senate floor. We need our rights protected now more than ever.

 

Autism Investigated Announces 2016 Election Awards

Autism Investigated’s first presidential election was this year, so AI decided to have special awards dedicated to the biggest autism stories of the election cycle.

Scientist of the Election: Dr. Andrew Wakefield6a00d8357f3f2969e201b8d238373d970c

He may have been fighting the good fight for decades, but this year Dr. Andrew Wakefield met with our now-president-elect who stood up for vaccine-injured children in the GOP debate. Dr. Wakefield played a crucial role in informing people that Donald Trump was the only candidate who would tackle the autism epidemic:

For me, this is a one-issue election. That is the future of this country invested in its children, and if we have mandatory vaccination in this country, in this state as they have in California, then it’s all over. And we will achieve that objective by 2032 of 1 in 2 children with autism. There is one person – whatever else you may think about him – who has expressed the fact that he knows that vaccines cause autism, that vaccine damage is real, and this is an issue that will never in his mind lead to mandatory vaccination either statewide or stateswide. Now I had the privilege of meeting him the other day to discuss this precise issue, and he is on our side. Whatever else you may think, I want you to bear that in mind. I’m not going to tell you how to vote; you are free-thinking Americans. But I will say is that we will not get a second chance. Within two years, I would say, of Hillary Clinton getting in – if she gets in – there will be mandatory adult and child vaccination across the entire country.

Autism Investigated reminded readers of what Dr. Wakefield said every time it live-streamed the presidential debates.

Scoop of the Election: Dr. Wakefield completely exonerated.

Autism Investigated was the first to uncover evidence that put the final nail in the coffin of the UK General Medical Council’s findings against Dr. Andrew Wakefield. In the below video at AutismOne’s annual conference, he gives credit where credit is due and promised to give “very, very serious consideration” to pursuing the restoration of his medical license.

In a later interview on Canadian radio, he reiterated Autism Investigated’s reporting that all the findings against him were overturned four years ago and that had he been given the money to appeal, he would still have his license. When questioned by Autism Investigated about why he still didn’t have a medical license despite the overturned findings, the UK’s General Medical Council responded that it would consider “any further supporting evidence” Dr. Wakefield provides should he apply for re-licensure.

Quote of the Election: Donald Trump speaks out on vaccine-autism link.

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In the September GOP presidential debate, Trump made the following statement that would lead to Autism Investigated’s formal endorsement of his presidential campaign:

Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control.

I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in — and I’ve seen it — and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a two or three year period of time.

Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.

Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

I only say it’s not — I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount.

But just in — in little sections. I think — and I think you’re going to have — I think you’re going to see a big impact on autism. 

Irony of the Election: Barack Obama claims there aren’t reasons to avoid vaccination…except when there are.

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In response to NBC’s Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie, Barack Obama gave the following stance on vaccination (italics mine):

“The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We’ve looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren’t reasons to not.”

But then in that same interview, Obama gave as a reason to vaccinate the protection of people who have reasons not to vaccinate (italics mine):

“…the folks who can’t get vaccinated – small infants for example or the people with certain, uh you know, vulnerabilities that, that can’t get vaccinated – they suddenly become much more vulnerable. They’re counting on us to create this protective fence because most people have been vaccinated.”

Good riddance to Obama’s failed presidency.

Dank Meme of the Election: THE DEPLORABLES

The meme was created in response to Hillary Clinton characterizing half of President-Elect Donald Trump’s supporters as a “Basket of Deplorables” and includes President-Elect Trump himself along with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and some of their most loyal supporters.

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It is also re-posted under Autism Investigated’s livestream of Donald Trump’s second presidential debate with Crooked Hillary.

Event of the Election: Donald Trump is elected president, and deplorables prevail.

If you haven’t yet watched his victory speech, watch it.

President-Elect Trump’s inauguration will be live-streamed at Autism Investigated.

DEPLORABLES PREVAIL!!!

WE DEPLORABLES DID IT! Watch President-Elect Donald Trump’s Victory Speech.

Below is Donald Trump’s statement on the vaccine-autism link at the second GOP Presidential Debate that led to Autism Investigated endorsing him for president earlier this year:

Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control.

I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in — and I’ve seen it — and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a two or three year period of time.

Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.

Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

I only say it’s not — I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount.

But just in — in little sections. I think — and I think you’re going to have — I think you’re going to see a big impact on autism.

We’re gonna MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

END THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC! VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP!

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It’s that time of year – the week before election day. Donald Trump has promised to fix the autism epidemic and has spoken out on the causal connection to vaccines in the second GOP debate. He has also denounced the cover-up of the connection by federal agencies and said he would change vaccination policy as president.

His opponent Hillary Clinton – a criminal liar who should have been indicted and still could be – has called Trump’s remark’s “dangerous” and has promised to collude with her fellow criminals in government to continue hiding the fact that vaccines cause autism. Covering up health crises is nothing new for Crooked Hillary, as she covers up her own personal ones. Don’t think for one second that Crooked Hillary will play fair in the election, just look at who she appointed to an “honorary” role in her campaign.

Tweets, likes and blogs do not determine the next president. Not even dank memes do that. Only voting does.

So however you plan to vote, make sure you vote. If you have an absentee ballet, fill it out and mail it in ASAP. If you want to vote early before Tuesday, there are polling stations you can go to have that done as well. If you decide to vote on election day, be sure to wear red when you head down to the polls. More information on voting can be found at: vote.gop

But wherever you are and whenever you choose to vote, make sure you VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP to end the autism epidemic and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Crooked Hillary Hijacks Autism to Smear Donald Trump

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Remember that old lie from last year that Donald Trump mocked a reporter for his disability? Crooked Hillary has now stretched it even further to say that Trump is prejudiced against people with autism, even though the reporter’s disability is totally unrelated to autism.

Her justification? Because Donald Trump’s imitation of the reporter involved movement of the hands, and some people with autism flap their hands. Ergo, people with autism can’t live in “Trump World.”

She even made an entire commercial out of it: sob story and all.

Not surprisingly, her ad does not include any video footage of the New York Times reporter Trump supposedly mocked: Serge Kovaleski. Watch the video below and see how comparable Kovaleski’s demeanor is to Trump’s imitation.

There is no comparison. Donald Trump did not know the reporter was disabled and had not spoken to him in 30 years. Any memory would have been smothered by the countless legions of reporters Trump spoke to since that time. Yet the Clinton Campaign is actually trying to dupe viewers into believing that Trump was not only mocking the reporter for his disability, but people with autism for theirs as well.

Though the campaign ad is hardly a new low for the Clinton Campaign with all its lies, crimes and Trump rally-targeting violence, the chutzpah is notable. Crooked Hillary is using autism to rehash a debunked and unrelated lie against a candidate who has promised to address that disability as the public health problem it poses, while her autism “plan” involves denying it’s a problem by funding an adult prevalence study on the basis of one conducted and then disowned by the British government. And of course, she has attacked his acknowledgment of that fact that vaccines are poisoning babies into autism as being “dangerous”. Of course, she is dangerous in many more ways than just one.

Now she is trying to court votes against her opponent who will do something about the problem of autism from the people who are the victims of it. Her strategy is yet more lies. Don’t let her succeed!

Vote for Donald Trump to Make America Great Again!

FINAL Presidential Debate Livestream: Donald Trump vs. Crooked Hillary

The Presidential Debate – LIVE Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9PM EST

Donald Trump’s Statements on Vaccine Safety Recap

GOP Presidential Debate:

Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control.

I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in — and I’ve seen it — and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a two or three year period of time.

Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.

Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

I only say it’s not — I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount.

But just in — in little sections. I think — and I think you’re going to have — I think you’re going to see a big impact on autism.

Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson:

It’s the most unbelievable discussion I’ve ever been involved in. If you say anything about vaccines that is slightly like holding back the hate mail, the level of vitriol, it’s incredible when you see it. First of all, I’m a big believer in vaccines. But there could be something to the theory that these massive doses that are given to children have an impact on autism. There could be something to it. Now some people say no, some people say yes, I’d like to see studies. The bottom line is they have to get vaccinated. When I was going to school as a young guy, polio was a really big problem and vaccines knocked it out. So the vaccines are very important, but we have to study the vaccines and we have to be very, very careful with vaccines.

Crooked Hillary’s Statements on Vaccine Safety Recap

Twitter:

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and . Let’s protect all our kids.

Scientific American:

My opponent in this race has consistently discounted scientific findings, from his comments about vaccines to his claim that climate change is a hoax. These dangerous positions not only put Americans at risk, but can have long term impacts on our country’s growth and productivity.

As president, I will work closely with the talented physicians, nurses, and scientists in our US Public Health Service to speak out and educate parents about vaccines, focusing on their extraordinary track record in saving lives and pointing out the dangers of not vaccinating our children.

In a videotaped discussion, exonerated British doctor Andrew Wakefield had this to say on the presidential election between Donald Trump and Crooked Hillary:

For me, this is a one-issue election. That is the future of this country invested in its children, and if we have mandatory vaccination in this country, in this state as they have in California, then it’s all over. And we will achieve that objective by 2032 of 1 in 2 children with autism. There is one person – whatever else you may think about him – who has expressed the fact that he knows that vaccines cause autism, that vaccine damage is real, and this is an issue that will never in his mind lead to mandatory vaccination either statewide or stateswide. Now I had the privilege of meeting him the other day to discuss this precise issue, and he is on our side. Whatever else you may think, I want you to bear that in mind. I’m not going to tell you how to vote; you are free-thinking Americans. But I will say is that we will not get a second chance. Within two years, I would say, of Hillary Clinton getting in – if she gets in – there will be mandatory adult and child vaccination across the entire country.

From the previous debate: the best 16 seconds in political history.

Autism Investigated endorses Donald Trump for president and Crooked Hillary Clinton for prison.

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