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Rick Perry – Shadow Secretary of Health and Human Services

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry salutes with officers of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps at the swearing-in of Rear Admiral Brett Giroir, Dept of HHS

While the president’s hands are tied by the CDC vaccine chief’s brother, who is behind HHS appointments? A big clue came in the form of Brett Giroir’s appointment to Assistant Secretary for Health. As CEO of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Giroir was appointed Director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response by then-Governor Perry. Guess who served on Giroir’s commission?

There he is!

Peter Hotez.

Hotez is the vaccine developer who has called Texans for Vaccine Choice “a hate group.” He is also coming out with a book denying his daughter’s vaccine injury. At the pediatricians’ annual legislative conference, he was praised by Giroir who said  “there are no [vaccine] safety issues, especially not autism.”

Governor Rick Perry has given that same opinion all the way back in 2011:

You heard the same arguments about giving our children protections from some of the childhood diseases, and they were.. autism was part of that. Now we’ve subsequently found out that was generated and not true.

That was all the way back when he was defending his decision to mandate the HPV vaccine Gardasil for Texas schoolgirls. That decision may very well explain the positions of other top officials at HHS. The Deputy FDA Commissioner during Gardasil’s FDA approval and the Deputy HHS Secretary who announced it are now the FDA Commissioner and the HHS Secretary.

INFOWARS, 2013: Bill Gates Skirts Question of Mass Vaccine Paralysis

Does anyone remember five years ago when Bill Gates came to University of Texas, Austin and skirted a question about his vaccines paralyzing 47,500 Indian children? Autism Investigated’s editor does! In stark contrast to Gates claiming to the president to have “looked at” vaccine poisoning issues, the five-year old video above proves otherwise.

According to InfoWars reporter Melissa Melton at the time:

When I called to inquire about press passes, I was promptly but apologetically informed that all media had already been “arranged in advance.”

Why would media need to be arranged in advance for a simple hour-long speaking engagement with some college kids?

Is it because Bill Gates does not want to have to answer questions about how over 50 Chadian children, some as young as seven years old, recently hallucinated, convulsed, and were ultimately paralyzed after receiving an Africa-specific meningitis vaccine linked to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?

Perhaps he doesn’t want to be confronted on how this is becoming a pattern, considering 47,500 children were also paralyzed by Gates-linked vaccines in India in 2011.

As InfoWars summed up:

Bill Gates really didn’t want to be confronted on how a vaccine linked to the Gates Foundation paralyzed some 47,500 children in India, but Infowars reporter Melissa Melton asked him about it anyway.

Contrast that to last year, when Gates was quoted as saying about President Trump:

“I heard when he saw pharma guys he said he was still wondering about vaccines, but he did mention to them that I’d said to him that I’d looked at it and that they were completely safe and that we shouldn’t raise any doubts about that.”

As Infowars‘ video proves, Bill Gates never “looked at” the vaccine problem and doesn’t want anyone else to either. The reason, of course, is that he’s made himself part of the problem.

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.”

Conscientious exemptions; Sophie Novack; vaccinations, mad moms in minivans
Data for school years beginning in 2004 and 2005 not available.  SOURCE: HTTPS://WWW.DSHS.TEXAS.GOV/IMMUNIZE/COVERAGE/SCHOOLS/

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.

Real Justice PAC Forced to Retract Lie Joe Gonzales Was “Elected” D.A.

Initial Facebook messages from the editor to Real Justice PAC

Real Justice PAC was forced to remove lies on its website that its endorsed candidate Joe Gonzales was “elected” San Antonio District Attorney. The misinformation was on the PAC’s website after he won the Democratic primary against incumbent Nico LaHood.

Autism Investigated first contacted the PAC with proof Sunday night, to which there was no response. Only after Autism Investigated threatened to complain to the Federal Election Commission the following afternoon were the lies finally removed. Even more bizarrely, the PAC responded “Thanks for catching that and all of your support!”

Apparently, the PAC is trying to pretend like Autism Investigated did not ruffle its feathers. It’s an unconvincing charade given that the PAC’s co-founder Shaun King already blocked Autism Investigated’s editor for writing about King’s hypocrisy and fake race claims.

Even more unconvincing is the PAC’s implication that it was a mistake. The sham claim had been on the website for weeks. Real Justice is entirely made up of seasoned political operatives from Bernie Sanders‘ campaign. Surely they all know the difference between winning a primary and actually being elected to public office. They just couldn’t continue conflating the two after being called out.

Whatever D.A. LaHood decides to do is up to him. Hopefully, he will endorse Gonzales’ Republican opponent Tylden Shaeffer. If LaHood endorses Shaeffer, Real Justice PAC’s lie that San Antonio’s D.A. race is already over should be one of the cited reasons.

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

San Antonio District Attorney Nicholas LaHood, KSAT

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.

Black Lives Matter’s Police-Hating White Guy Opposes Nico LaHood

Shaun King, knowyourmeme.com

People who fake their racial identity have much in common with the vaccine people, namely the dishonesty. That’s probably why there is much overlap between the two. Enter Shaun King, poster child for the police-hating Black Lives Matter movement who also claims he’s black. He’s actually white though.

He’s pushing hard to have San Antonio DA Nico LaHood defeated in the March 6 Democratic primary by his heavily Soros-funded opponent. King has cited LaHood’s vaccine views as a reason to oppose him, while going so far as to call him “violent.” Never mind that the only major impact King’s movement has ever had on Texas was the murders of five Dallas police officers. King also circulated a blog by Alex Hannaford, who used to work for the journalist behind the attacks on early research implicating vaccines in causing autism.

Like the lies of the vaccine people, King’s background is full of lies. He has falsely claimed to be the victim of a hate crime. He refuses to take DNA tests despite his racial claims. And he was critical in sparking the Black Lives Matter movement by hyping the death of Michael Brown, who was killed while charging a police officer.

The vaccine people and Shaun King deserve each other. They really do.

Vice Reporter Blows Off Autism Investigated and Does One-Sided Hit-Piece

Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Vice News Tonight Reporter

After President Trump’s election, Autism Investigated got a little message from Vice News Tonight‘s Arielle Duhaime-Ross. She is a Canadian science reporter whose most notable story has been her smears of an astrophysicist for his “sexist” shirt.

After Duhaime-Ross requested to contact Autism Investigated and speak on the phone “informally”, Autism Investigated responded by requesting permission to tape-record the conversation. She agreed and even said she would tape-record too…only to never call as she said she would.

Then just this week, she produced a craptacular piece of “journalism” that is the perfect combination of left-wing, anti-Texas snobbery and vaccine-shilling propaganda. Way to lie to sources and blow them off, Arielle!

See our below exchange:

Hello Mr Crosby, 

I’m a correspondent for VICE News Tonight, a nightly news show that airs on HBO. As I’m sure you know, President-elect Donald Trump has expressed his support of the anti-vaccine movement in a series of tweets. Given that he’s now been elected, I’m curious if organizations or groups who oppose strict vaccine schedules for children or who oppose vaccines altogether are doing anything to prepare for his tenure as President. If you have some time, I’d like to chat with you on the phone, informally. Let me know if that works for you. Thank you.
11/22/2016 1:10AM

Autism Investigated
Hi, thank you for writing. I am willing to talk to you and plan on tape-recording our exchange. Look forward to talking. -Jake
Number is [REDACTED]. What day/time do you plan on calling?
11/22/2016 10:08AM

Arielle Duhaime-Ross
That’s fine. I’ll record the exchange as well if that’s alright with you. What time would you like to chat? And do you have an email address I can use to reach you?
11/22/2016 12:43PM

Autism Investigated
Not a problem. I could do before 5 today or after 2 tomorrow. You can reach me through the AI address: info@autisminvestigated.com

Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Thanks for sending me your email! Something has come up at work and I won’t be able to chat with you for a while. May I contact you again in the future when my schedule frees up?
It might be a while.

Autism Investigated
Sure, no worries.
Seen by Arielle Duhaime-Ross at November 22, 2016 1:30 pm

Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Thank you.

FIVE MONTHS LATER

APR 11TH, 12:55AM
Autism Investigated
Whatever happened to our phone call?

No response. She must’ve backed down when she realized she just lost her opportunity to quote-mine and misrepresent Autism Investigated.

It’s probably for the best that she never called. Just look at what this “science” reporter thinks of the biology of gender, for example:

 

 

“Trace Amounts” Documentary Leaves No Trace of Doubt

trace-amounts

By Jake Crosby

What if the most effective argument against vaccination mandates is not even a direct argument against mandates themselves? What if the most effective argument is simply shining a light on the corruption within federal agencies responsible for immunization policies states mandate and on the greater greed – not the greater good – behind the “trace amounts” of one particularly toxic vaccine ingredient?

That is certainly what energetic filmmaker Eric Gladen seems to be proving with nationwide screenings of his documentary “Trace Amounts” about the harm being done to children worldwide by the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. What began as his own personal struggles with mercury poisoning that he attributed to a thimerosal-laced tetanus vaccine mushroomed into a decade-long journey to uncover the troubled history behind this known neurotoxin and its connection to the autism epidemic affecting America’s children.

“Trace Amounts” has already been credited with the death of legislation proposing elimination of vaccine exemptions – notably in Oregon. The film’s effectiveness should be no mystery to anyone who actually has watched the documentary. It leaves no room for reasonable doubt about thimerosal’s causation of neurological disorders or efforts by the CDC to conceal that harm from the public. Since then, the “Trace Amounts” tour has made its way here to Texas where Texans’ rights to forgo vaccination are currently under legislative threat.

As the state legislature of California also considers a senate bill to eliminate vaccine exemptions, “Trace Amounts” is now making its way to the state capital of Sacramento. The bill’s supporters will have to answer to the fact that they are seeking to force people to subject their children to a vaccine schedule based on recommendations by a federal agency that covers up vaccine injuries. Just viewing the documentary’s two-minute trailer should be enough to worry rights-denying politicians like Richard Pan – the bill’s architect. He and others like him will have far more explaining to do to whoever watches the full documentary.

Addendum: See on The Epoch Times.

Did Andrew Wakefield Out The CDC Whistleblower For Money?

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By Jake Crosby

Five months have elapsed since senior CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson – who spoke out about the suppression of research results linking autism to early measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine administration – was prematurely outed without his permission by de-licensed British doctor Andrew Wakefield. Yet one question still lingers: why did he do it?

The answer may lie in what Wakefield’s critics have accused him of being motivated by for the last decade: money.

Much of Wakefield’s personal income comes from his role as president of the Strategic Autism Initiative (SAI), a non-profit he runs for the purposes of funding autism research. However, only a small portion of SAI’s contributions actually went to autism research; the vast majority went into his pocket according to SAI’s latest available 990 form. He had also solicited donations for a libel suit he filed in Texas that was eventually dismissed on jurisdictional grounds where he was ordered to pay defendants’ legal costs.

Contributions for both Wakefield’s lawsuit and his non-profit came from the very community of parents of vaccine-injured children who Wakefield claims to be helping. His image and relevance to that community are what help him receive money from that community. As his lawsuit was winding down, his hijacking of the CDC whistleblower story gave Wakefield just what he would have needed to reinvigorate his hero role to the very people who had come to follow him so devoutly. It would also give him yet another reason to solicit money from his supporters.

What started as the release of online videos that mentioned the whistleblower by name and included surreptitious recordings of his voice became a two-month campaign to raise money for a documentary film Wakefield said he was making about the whistleblower saga. Yet only $2,325 – far below the lofty goal of $230,000 – was actually raised. And despite an ongoing campaign by Wakefield’s supporters to circulate the whistleblower story on Twitter and other social media sites, those efforts have had no appreciable impact on the story’s exposure. Nonetheless, Wakefield succeeded in galvanizing support for himself from his own community of followers even though his interference in the story likely eliminated any chance of widespread media coverage.

Now in 2015, prospects of the whistleblower William Thompson being able to testify about the CDC’s role in suppressing research associating autism with MMR vaccination before Congress appears to be supported by little else than rumors on blogs. A recent outbreak of measles in Disneyland has led to The Washington Post among other papers blaming the outbreak on Wakefield, dubbing him the “high priest” of the “anti-vaccine movement” despite never mentioning Thompson or any other examples of misconduct at CDC.

15 years after a researcher at CDC concluded a causal vaccine-autism association in email to colleagues while studying the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal, media focus remains fixed on Wakefield thanks in no small part to his own actions. Not only does that benefit CDC, but Wakefield also stands to benefit by the reinforcement of his image as a “martyr” to his support base that still provides him with sympathy and financial backing.

Tragically, the people who do not benefit at all while suffering the most from this ongoing narrative are the very community of people that is still largely misguided enough to keep following him without examining his possible motives.

Addendum: See on The Epoch Times.