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Do Not Tap Brenda Fitzgerald to Run CDC, President Trump!

Below is an open letter from the editor to President Trump urging him to rescind any consideration to appointing Georgia health commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald to CDC director.

Dear President Trump,

I was a huge supporter of you since before the primary contests. I supported you because you were miles ahead of all the other candidates in supporting vaccine safety.

So I was very disappointed to read the following from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

President Donald Trump is expected to tap the head of the Georgia Department of Public Health as the new director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to two administration sources.

This is unacceptable. That same person, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, wrote in that same paper three years ago this:

I’ve heard all the arguments against vaccination. All have been debunked, including the infamous 1980s study in Europe about a similar vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, and a supposed link – that we now know to be false – to autism, which shattered vaccine use in Europe. 

The lead author of that “infamous” study is who you met with last summer, Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Even the journal that retracted his paper know their basis for doing so is false.

If you want a genuine vaccine safety commission as you promised Robert F. Kennedy Jr., it will not work with federal agency heads all wanting to keep the status quo. You have already appointed someone to run the FDA who has testified that he will challenge you on vaccine safety. There was no major outcry then because, unlike CDC, FDA does not dictate federal vaccine policy.

The CDC policies, by contrast, influence mandatory state vaccination policies throughout the entire country. Its chief responsibilities include the conflicting positions of safety regulation and routine promotion. A senior scientist from the CDC has since come forward with allegations that he and his colleagues manipulated and hid research results. At the time, you tweeted:

Shortly before the election, the previous CDC director blocked the whistleblower who you said was proving you right about vaccines from testifying under oath in a deposition. Yet every indication suggests that the person you are reportedly considering for the role would do the same.

I understand the temptation to appoint establishment-friendly people as you seek Senate support to repeal Obamacare. But like Obamacare, the autism epidemic has also heaped tremendous healthcare costs on the American people. We will not eliminate the rising costs of Obamacare by accepting the rising cost of autism.

In a meeting you held with advocates, you were told that you were the only one who can fix the autism epidemic. You replied that you will. You also said in front of 23 million viewers that you would push for safer vaccinations and that you believed doing so would have a major impact on autism. Many people voted for you this past election because of that.

Now is your chance to fulfill your campaign promises. We appreciate that you have not backed down over your desire to put together a vaccine safety commission. Such a commission can only be effective, however, with federal health agency chiefs open to its policies. FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is already not open and neither would Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald be should you appoint her CDC director. Please withdraw any consideration of Dr. Fitzgerald. That way, we can truly end the autism epidemic and Make America Great Again!

Your supporter,

Jake Crosby, MPH

Jimmy Kimmel’s Son Inherits Dad’s Hole in Heart

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After making fun of children with vaccine injury by equating it to saying that pancakes make you gay, Jimmy Kimmel is making headlines again. Only this time, he’s not shamelessly mocking sick kids. No, the manpon salesman-turned-TV show host is now demanding sympathy for his own sick kid while making a pitch for Obamacare. So Autism Investigated will now make its own political point out of Jimmy’s son’s plight.

You see, Jimmy Kimmel’s son – apart from being Jimmy Kimmel’s son – had quite a big problem to deal with. He was born with a condition in which a hole is present inside the heart. Oh, the irony…

When Kimmel defended vaccinations, he made it very clear that his basis for doing so was his faith in doctors – whom he banned vaccine skeptics from ever seeing. That faith was probably further solidified after his son’s apparently successful heart operation.

The problem is that when it comes to vaccines, doctors come out of medical school dumber than they were when they went in. This is in large part due to the fact that they and the drug companies cannot be sued for any vaccine injury, thanks to the same federal government that systematically lies about vaccine risks.

Is it really so crazy to avoid the one medical procedure that doctors cannot be held accountable for? Would Jimmy schedule any doctor’s visit for his kid if the doctor cannot legally be held accountable for any subsequent harm suffered by his child?

Presumably, his son already got a CDC-recommended routine vaccination on his date of birth. Now he’s just gotta take the rest of the shots for the team.

Grab him n’ stab him, Jimmy!!

(PS: As Jimmy Kimmel said of his vaccine defense, Autism Investigated will not apologize for this post.)