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ROGER STONE: President Trump Should Keep His Promise on Vaccine Safety

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Autism Investigated Note: Below is an article from noted political operative and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, urging President Trump to form a vaccine safety commission as he promised. Autism Investigated endorsed Donald Trump for president two years ago for his statements against vaccine injuries. Since the inauguration, Autism Investigated has called on President Trump to not appoint Brenda Fitzgerald CDC director and has also asked him to extradite CDC fraudster Poul Thorsen to the US.

(By Roger Stone) Donald J. Trump cares about people and especially for the citizens of the United States of America. He sacrificed more than most can ever know in order to do his utmost to make America great again. He and his family are to this day suffering the slings and arrows of an out-of-control political class that seeks nothing less than their total destruction. As his first year draws to a close, however, his list of achievements impresses even his harshest critics. Cutting red tape, rebuilding our military, and restoring respect for America worldwide are but a few of his dozens of monumental achievements, but there is still much more work to do.

President Trump also stands against corruption and seeks to shine truth wherever he can in his desire to drain The Swamp.  The Swamp is not only the embedded political class and the federal bureaucracies but also corrupted special interests that seek their own gain at everyone else’s expense.  Big Medicine and Big Pharma are two such special interest that have shielded their own from scrutiny by gaming the system and gaslighting their victims.

Only a couple of months into his presidency, in March 2017, Donald Trump launched a special commission to investigate the opioid crisis that is wreaking havoc across the United States.  He declared it a national emergency and has taken on Big Medicine and Big Pharma by calling them out.

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While on the campaign trail, then Candidate Trump promised to do whatever he could to help end the opiate scourge upon America, and he kept true to his word regardless of the pressures put upon him. Post-election he promised to appoint a special commission to investigate vaccine safety, however this is an important promise he has yet to keep.

There are significant studies that call into question the Status Quo party line that vaccines are safe. While the technology of applying a vaccine to preemptively shield against an illness is well studied and has proven efficacy, the actual industry of creating the vaccines that get pumped into Americans has undergone less scrutiny.

Through out his public life President Trump has repeatedly questioned the safety of vaccinations. While president elect he said he would appoint a commission headed by Robert F Kennedy Jr. the son of former attorney general and US Sen. Robert Kennedy to study the safety of the growingly mandatory vaccinations in widespread use in this country

Contrary to the oft-repeated claim that vaccines are safe and effective, statistical evidence has piled up showing them to be potentially toxic. They may cause injuries greater than the public realizes and sometimes can be riskier than catching the diseases the vaccines are supposed to stop.  Mounting testimonials are piling up from suffering families who are absolutely convinced that a vaccine destroyed their child’s life.

Incredibly California congressmen Adam Schiff has sponsored a House Resolution that incredibly claims that no US citizen has ever been damaged by vaccination and that the US government has never paid out a penny to any citizen damaged in this manner. This is akin to sponsoring a House Resolution which claims that the Holocaust never happened. In fact, the US government has paid out more than $3.5 billion to individuals damaged by vaccinations that we are told are safe. Schiff’s groveling for big Pharma campaign contributions is just another reason why I say ” if it’s Schiff- flush it !”

It is not only the young who are at risk. A recently published study showed that the H1N1 flu vaccine was associated with a seven-fold increase in miscarriages when administered to pregnant women. The suffering that this vaccine has caused expecting mothers is unimaginable. Where is the press coverage on this finding? Why isn’t the CDC directing the flu vaccine not to be given to pregnant women?

Fake News Media outlets refuse to cover the vaccine controversies because they receive enormous revenue from advertising on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Some of the most watched programs on Mainstream Media receive up to seventy percent of their ad revenue from Big Pharma and Big Medicine.

Perhaps the CDC is not the protector of public health it is mandated to be, but is rather more a protector of itself and its own vested interests. It has now been three years since Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist who co-authored several studies claiming that vaccines were safe admitted that he and fellow CDC scientists committed fraud with the destruction of government records, because the data showed a clear correlation the vaccines cause autism.

In 2014 Thompson confirmed what many vaccine safety advocates had been saying for years: the CDC is a cesspool of corruption and corporate influence.

A recent report by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s World Mercury Project on the activities surrounding the criminal indictment of former CDC fraudster, Poul Thorsen, clearly shows that CDC staff aided, abetted and helped cover up Thorsen’s schemes to create fraudulent research for the benefit of the government’s defense in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, otherwise known as “Vaccine Court.” The outsourced fraudulent science by indicted Danish scientist, Poul Thorsen, is still being used to deny compensation to families who brought claims in the Vaccine Court that their children developed autism following vaccine injuries.

Thousands of families had their cases alleging vaccine induced autism in the “Omnibus Autism Proceedings” dismissed in the Vaccine Court based on the science that Thorsen authored as well as that of Dr. William Thompson now admits it was also fraudulent.

More than 5,000 cases thrown out of Vaccine Court deserve to have the hearings they were never granted and the families deserve compensation. Instead of being treated fairly, with respect and compassion, the government treated them as road kill and allowed them to be victims of the greatest scientific and legal fraud in the nation’s history. Despite this the so-called Vaccination Court has ordered the payout of over $3.5 billion to US citizens damaged by vaccinations.

Thorsen never filed the necessary documents to receive approval for his fraudulent studies from an Institutional Review Board, manipulated or excluded data in studies—just as Thompson says CDC researchers did—and then stole more than one million dollars from U.S. taxpayers. Poul Thorsen has been under a 22-count indictment and remains a fugitive from the Office of the Inspector General of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and U.S. DOJ for over six years. He continues to live openly in Denmark, a free man, working on projects still funded by the CDC and NIH.

CDC researchers have maintained regular contact with Thorsen. In fact, Thorsen long-time CDC scientist girlfriend, Dr. Diana Schendel, retired from the agency and today works at the same Danish university where Thorsen committed his crimes. The fake science he published has never been retracted and is still used to claim that vaccines are safe, effective and not linked to autism.

On Thorsen: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., WMP Chairman, stated “World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers that are the fruit of illegally conducted research.”

Fraudulent research, failing to follow ethical standards, theft of taxpayer dollars, cover-ups, destruction of data, families denied justice, federal warrants that sit for years while fraudster scientists laugh at America, vaccine injuries that result in children with brain damage, lost pregnancies, and even deaths.

No one ever thought draining The Swamp would be easy, as the vested interests are not going to go quietly. President Trump didn’t do himself any favors by allowing his Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. to appoint pro-vaccine Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. as CDC Director and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in July of 2017.

While it is true President Trump has been besieged on all sides precisely because he is upsetting the corrupt Status Quo, he undermines his own support by allowing partisan agenda driven individuals into positions of power. In April 2017 Fitzgerald, then commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, demonstrated that she does not have the impartiality required to be ultimate head of an investigation into vaccines by stating “Immunizations are the best way to protect infants and children from childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles that can be life-threatening at young ages”, and “It is critical for parents to talk to their child’s doctor to ensure they are up-to-date on immunizations, because no child should have to suffer a vaccine-preventable illness.” These do not sound like the words of someone with an open mind towards investigating vaccine safety.

Now that he’s got the Deep State on defense, he should press his advantage by fulfilling his promises that gained him cross-party support that helped get him elected. He must move forward with his promise of appointing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to lead a special commission to investigate vaccine safety, a Vaccine Safety Commission. This special commission should be empowered with the access and support necessary to take their investigation where ever it may lead.

American newborns, children, their families and the very fabric of American society relies on President Trump acting quickly to uncover the real truth about vaccine safety. If it is true that some of today’s vaccines are unsafe, then delay means needless continued suffering and destroyed lives.

Sources:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/donald-trump-robert-f-kennedy-jr-vaccines

http://fortune.com/2017/02/16/donald-trump-autism-vaccines/

https://morningconsult.com/2017/04/20/despite-campaign-rhetoric-trump-mostly-silent-vaccine-policy/

http://www.nature.com/news/trump-s-vaccine-commission-idea-is-biased-and-dangerous-1.21310

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/trump-taps-vaccine-skeptic-to-chair-committee-on-vaccine-safety/512708/

https://www.fiercepharma.com/vaccines/trump-administration-picks-pro-vaccine-cdc-director

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2017/07/07/Secretary-Price-Appoints-Brenda-Fitzgerald-as-CDC-Director-and-ATSDR-Administrator.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/dispatches-trump-the-doctor-and-the-vaccine-scandal-everything-you-need-to-know-a3533746.html

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/robert-f-kennedy-jr-trump-vaccine-safety-commission-235058

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/promise/1389/change-vaccination-schedule-children/

https://www.gachd.org/cdc-georgias-early-childhood-vaccination-rates-among-nations-highest/

Originally published on stonecoldtruth.com

Lilly Exec’s HHS Nomination Leaves Autism Problem to POTUS

Before the election, Donald Trump said of the problem that is the autism epidemic: “I’ll fix it.” He will fix it, not a surrogate.

That is all the more important to remember now that President Trump has just nominated former Lilly president Alex Azar to run HHS. Now more than ever, Trump must be held accountable for his promise.

From FiercePharma:

Ex-Eli Lilly executive Azar wins Trump’s nomination for top HHS post

by Eric Sagonowsky

President Donald Trump has picked a pharma insider to oversee the HHS. Just days after news that Trump was set to select ex-Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar for the U.S. government’s top healthcare post, he tweeted the nomination Monday morning.

Trump picked Azar for the HHS chief position above other candidates such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director Seema Verma and FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, according to press reports on the selection process. Azar, who has served as an HHS deputy secretary during the George W. Bush administration and as Eli Lilly’s U.S. president, will be tasked with advancing the president’s repeal and replace push for the Affordable Care Act and ostensibly with tackling high pharmaceutical prices, an issue Trump campaigned on and has touched on during his time in the White House. But so far, critics contend the Trump Administration’s actions and proposals have only favored the industry. 


RELATED: Trump poised to nominate ex-Lilly executive Alex Azar for top HHS job: report

Trump famously said pharma is “getting away with murder,” and previously crossed party lines to endorse Medicare price negotiations. Still, drug pricing talk hasn’t gotten serious in Congress and four Congressmen wrote to the president last month to say his “inaction” on their Medicare negotiation proposal has left them with no option other than to press ahead alone.

Cowen analyst Eric Assaraf, for his part, wrote in a note seen by Business Insider that even though “Trump specifically called out lowering drug prices in his announcement of Azar, we don’t believe his appointment will mark a change in course in that realm.” After leaving Lilly as part of an executive shakeup earlier this year, Azar formed a consultancy as he explored “new leadership opportunities,” according to an online speaker profile.

Reacting to Azar’s selection, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden said the president “at every turn … has broken his promises to American families to lower health care costs, expand access and bring down the high price of prescription drugs.” Sen. Wyden said he’ll ask Azar to take “take decisive, meaningful action to curtail the runaway train of prescription drug costs.”

It isn’t the first time President Trump has selected an industry insider for a top government job. The president earlier this year tapped Scott Gottlieb—who was pharma’s top pick by a wide margin—for the crucial FDA commissioner post. During his time at the agency, Gottlieb has won praise for his moves to increase competition and provide relief on pricing, as well as to speed the FDA’s approval process.

Gottlieb’s name was one floated for the HHS chief position after former secretary Tom Price resigned in September, but the FDA commissioner said in a Reuters interview he felt he is “most effective” at the drug agency.

Azar’s nomination is sure to encounter more pushback. On earlier reports that the ex-Lilly executive was under consideration, Public Citizen founder Robert Weissman said if Azar wins the nod, “then Big Pharma’s coup d’etat in the healthcare sphere will be virtually complete.”

Azar has argued against drug price controls in the past, Weissman said at the time, making it “highly unlikely” he would “advance real reform” on the issue.

BREAKING: Brenda Fitzgerald Picked to Lead CDC

The headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) (Nov. 4, 2011)

Read Autism Investigated’s open letter to President Trump protesting Brenda Fitzgerald’s appointment.

From HHS:

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., named Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

“Today, I am extremely proud and excited to announce Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as the new Director of the CDC,” said Secretary Price. “Having known Dr. Fitzgerald for many years, I know that she has a deep appreciation and understanding of medicine, public health, policy and leadership—all qualities that will prove vital as she leads the CDC in its work to protect America’s health 24/7. We look forward to working with Dr. Fitzgerald to achieve President Trump’s goal of strengthening public health surveillance and ensuring global health security at home and abroad. Congratulations to Dr. Fitzgerald and her family.”

Dr. Fitzgerald has been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and state health officer for the past six years. She replaces Dr. Anne Schuchat, who has been the acting CDC director and acting ATSDR administrator since January 20. Dr. Schuchat is returning to her role as CDC’s principal deputy director.

“Additionally, I’d like to extend my deep appreciation and thanks to Dr. Anne Schuchat for her exemplary service as acting director of the CDC,” said Secretary Price. “We thank Dr. Schuchat and her team for their dedication in our public health efforts to keep Americans safe and for their work to ensure a seamless transition. We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Schuchat in her role as principal deputy director of CDC.”

Dr. Fitzgerald, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, has practiced medicine for three decades. As Georgia DPH Commissioner, Dr. Fitzgerald oversaw various state public health programs and directed the state’s 18 public health districts and 159 county health departments. Prior to that, Dr. Fitzgerald held numerous leadership positions. She served on the board and as president of the Georgia OB-GYN Society and she worked as a health care policy advisor with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Paul Coverdell. She has served as a Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.     

Dr. Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training at the Emory-Grady Hospitals in Atlanta and held an assistant clinical professorship at Emory Medical Center. As a Major in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Fitzgerald served at the Wurtsmith Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) Base in Michigan and at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.