Category Archives: Fraud

CNN Opposition Researcher Supports Vaccination Injury Cover-Up

Note that Autism Investigated does not refer to CNN as “journalists,” because they’re not that. They’re political operatives doing their corporate master’s bidding. Take Andrew Kaczynski, who threatened to dox a Reddit poster for superimposing the CNN logo on the face of WWE CEO Vince McMahon in a video of him getting body-slammed by Donald Trump. Before joining CNN, Kaczynski made a name for himself as an opposition researcher for BuzzFeed.

When news broke that the wife of the White House’s new communications director holds anti-vaccine views, Kaczynski pulled no punches.

CNN’s top opposition researcher is so determined to censor vaccine injury stories in social media, he’ll target someone’s wife. Kaczynski and CNN are truly an “enemy of the people” as the president so aptly called mainstream media. Anti-vaccinationists and vaccine skeptics should recognize Kaczynski, CNN and other mainstream news outlets for what they are.

If they want to talk to you, it’s for their benefit and not yours. Don’t give them the oxygen they desire.

Mike Cernovich Attacked By Vaccine Trolls For Vaccination Safety Poll

Mike Cernovich, Today in Politics

Prominent journalist Mike Cernovich has come under fire for taking an opinion poll on vaccine safety. Despite already being under fire for his right-wing views and politically incorrect positions, his vaccine poll was his most controversial yet. And for a fellow who is no stranger to controversy like him, that is really saying something.

Indeed, there are trolls online who have financial incentive to defend vaccines, despite their denials. Fortunately, he does not seem any less interested in taking on the vaccine problem. If anything, the negative responses seem to have energized him.

It is a government agency that must be abolished.

Joel Harrison’s Selective Paranoia: Autism Investigated’s Editor Made Up MPH Degree, But Dr. Montanari’s Attacker Was Just “Some Nut Case”

Harrison ECBT

Joel Harrison, Every Child By Two

…but when I contacted George Washington U, they responded that they give out no information on students, not even confirming they actually received a degree from them. Seems a bit extreme? And the library has NO record of an MPH thesis by Jake or Jacob Crosby! -Joel Harrison, Dun! Dun! Dunnnnnnnn!!!

Joel Harrison is a pro-vaccine blogger for pharma front group Every Child By Two. He appeared on Autism Investigated repeatedly demanding to see the editor’s epidemiology thesis for his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The editor respectfully declined and gave his reasoning.

But as the featured quote makes clear, Harrison couldn’t let go. So he decided to call the editor’s alma mater to find out the truth! Those mercury-laced flu shots he gets every year apparently made him more intelligent.

His grudge against Autism Investigated seemingly stems from the one prior Autism Investigated post that actually mentioned him by name. Even though the post is from 2016, he’s still irked that Autism Investigated referred to one of his online rants as a rant. When it then became clear that he was using the thread to pump his own blogs with clickbait, Autism Investigated canned his comments.

He then returned after scientist Dr. Stefan Montanari was punched in the face for raising his voice against vaccinations. Harrison showed his paranoia is selective:

Did the person who punched him mention vaccines? Nope! Is there any mention that the assailant was a vaccine supporter? Nope! In law your claim and that of other antivaccinationists would be called: “facts not in evidence.” I guess for antivaccinationists it never entered their minds that he could have just been some nut case.  

Joel Harrion’s Selective Paranoia: A Summary

So the man punched Dr. Montanari in the face for speaking out after his talk on vaccines. The man also knew who Dr. Montanari’s wife was enough to then threaten her. Yet the assailant was just “some nut case.”

But Autism Investigated’s editor doesn’t actually have a master’s degree, and George Washington University is in on the cover-up. Makes sense.
"seems a little crazy"

California Punishes Dr. Sears for Saving Child from Toxic Vaccinations

From Autism Investigated’s September 2016 post: Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Executive Director of the Medical Board of California who took it upon herself to make a complaint against Dr. Robert Sears for putting his patients before the state’s mandatory vaccination bill and not continuing to poison a child. She might as well be a Satanist who commits child murder.

Two years ago, California’s medical board targeted Dr. Robert Sears for not continuing to vaccinate a child suffering a serious reaction. Despite suffering intestinal and kidney shutdown along with brain inflammation, the board insisted on vaccinating anyway. It has now put him on probation for doing so, stopping short of revoking his license.

Medical boards in the US and UK have already gone after scientists just for publishing critically on vaccination. Insisting a doctor knowingly harm a child is new, however. The fact that Dr. Sears is allowed to keep his practice is no victory, because he will have his license revoked if he withholds vaccination from another injured child. All doctors in California are discouraged from doing the same, undoubtedly as a result of mandatory state vaccination law.

Assemblyman Travis Allen made state history by becoming the first gubernatorial candidate to oppose mandatory vaccination. He didn’t win the primary, but he’s not going away…

Anti-vaccinationists and vaccine choice advocates aren’t going away, either.

Update: Read Dr. Sear’s excellent letter on the issue.

Vaccine Adverse Event Under-Reporting System “Proves” Vaccine is Safe

Pediatrics – the official journal of the dumbest of the world’s dumbest profession – is at it again. They are now claiming the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis) vaccine is safe. Their source: the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-managed by FDA and CDC. The problem with VAERS is that it is an entirely passive reporting system. That means only a tiny fraction of events are even reported, since it’s done voluntarily.

Ironically, Pediatrics has dismissed research analyzing VAERS to show vaccines are dangerous. Yet here the journal is now using VAERS to say a vaccine is safe, oh the irony! The editor-in-chief of Pediatrics actually blogged about this study in a post titled, “A Safe Look at 16 Years of National Reports on DTaP Vaccine Adverse Events.”

Even worse, the investigators are all with FDA and CDC. Those are the federal agencies that run VAERS and should know better than anyone how the database should and should not be used. If VAERS were truly an adequate system, there would be no need for the Vaccine Safety Datalink. That is the much more complete surveillance system comprised of millions of HMO records that is both maintained and restricted by CDC. But with all the hypocrisy of the vaccine state, using VAERS to prove vaccines are safe is nowhere near a new low for them.

Dead Merck Vaccine Chief Wanted You to Appreciate Brain Injury

The Merck logo is a more accurate depiction of what Dr. Mahmoud represented than any actual photo of his face.

A former president of Merck’s vaccine division is dead. While his death brings sadness to the vaccine industry and his own family, it brings none to Autism Investigated. Dr. Adel Mahmoud brought such disasters upon us as the shingles vaccine, the HPV vaccine and the combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Even worse than the horrors he created, however, was his support for censoring anything that showed vaccines were poisoning kids.

For instance, BBC positively reported on a scientist being disciplined for reporting a vaccine-autism link:

The MMR was introduced into the UK in 1988, but became increasingly controversial following Andrew Wakefield’s study published in the Lancet in the late 1990s, which linked the vaccine with autism.

That study has now been discredited, and Dr Wakefield faces the prospect of serious professional misconduct charges.

According to Mahmoud:

“…that knowledge was twisted in such a way to play in the hands of the anti-vaccine movement and not really appreciate what vaccines are all about.”

Tell us, Dr. Mahmoud, what parents of vaccine-injured children should “appreciate” about vaccines.

“They are about protection of individual, but also protection of the society so you achieve ‘herd immunity’.”

That’s why you should appreciate your child’s brain injury! So your child can protect children for whom the vaccine wasn’t effective or immunocompromised children your child will probably never meet anyway. Thanks doc!

The fact is, we shouldn’t gloat over his death. It’s not to say he was a good guy, which he wasn’t. However, the damage has already been done and will be carried on by others.

Vaccinations Saving 1.45 Million from Hib and Pneumococcus is Fake News

“Seth Berkley has taken home more than £2 million over the past four years,” Daily Mail on Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization’s CEO, 2016

Doctors are the dumbest profession in the world, but public health is a close second. A study from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s “International Vaccine Access Center” (totally objective, right?) is being used to assert that 1,450,000 children have been saved by vaccines for Haemophilus Influenzae type B and Pneumococcal Bacteria. It is also pure fake news and a total waste of money.

The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health introduced the study:

Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Here’s how Johns Hopkins describes the methodology:

Wahl and colleagues developed updated estimates—on a country-by-country basis, for each year from 2000 to 2015—of the numbers of Hib and pneumococcal disease cases and deaths in children. They used country-specific figures of children who died of pneumonia and meningitis, along with field-based evidence on the fraction of those deaths caused by pneumococcus and Hib, and WHO/UNICEF estimates of vaccine coverage to estimate the burden of pneumococcal and Hib deaths and cases.

So all of a sudden, correlation equals causation in proving vaccines save lives. According to the Johns Hopkins press release:

The sharp declines in child mortality from Hib and pneumococcus were due not just to the introduction of vaccines but also to general factors that have reduced pneumonia and meningitis deaths from all causes, such as better hygiene and access to health care. 

How do you know if vaccines had anything to do with it at all? There is no comparison between children who were vaccinated and children who weren’t. There is no effort to ensure that other variables weren’t the only cause.

But somehow, having the “Johns Hopkins” name attached to it is enough to give it publicity it doesn’t deserve. A tweet by the money-grubbing, censorship-loving head of the Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunization guarantees it makes mainstream media’s rounds. Such fake news is par for the course for stories on vaccination.

And of course, this extra-governmental, multi-national drug industry-supported hack is retweeted by the FDA commissioner who is supposed to oversee vaccine safety.

Pediatricians Pushing Toxic Vaccinations Hypocritically Demand Open Borders to Prevent “Child Abuse”

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

It’s official – pediatricians are the dumbest profession on earth! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) led the medical community’s opposition to a vaccine safety commission under President Trump. Now AAP is leading opposition to curbing illegal immigration. AAP calls separating illegal immigrant children from illegal immigrant parents “child abuse.” Pediatricians don’t even want families of illegal immigrant children to be detained! That’ll encourage child trafficking!

Never mind that AAP members poison children everyday with toxic vaccinations and lie about it. They say research on adverse vaccine outcomes should be censored to protect public health. Like vaccination, mass illegal immigration also threatens public health. Yet the medical and public health community promotes both!

 

FDA Commissioner Cites Measles Importation Advocate Peter Hotez

Farmer Scott

SKINNY JEANS: Dr. Scott Gottlieb visiting farms and dressing the part. Twitter of FDA Commissioner

The FDA commissioner who told Congress that Danish fugitive Poul Thorsen definitively debunked the vaccine-autism link is at it again. Scott Gottlieb is now citing the work of measles importation advocate Peter Hotez.

We are already at a dangerous tipping point, thanks to toxic vaccinations. Gottlieb cited propaganda of vaccine developer Peter Hotez, who has encouraged the importation of measles by opposing President Trump’s immigration policies. Hotez called vaccine skeptics and anti-vaccinationists a “hate group” and has written in favor of compulsory vaccination. He is in denial of his daughter’s vaccine injury.

Even Scott Gottlieb knows immigration can spread disease. Here is what Gottlieb wrote in 2008 (despite wrongly saying mercury is in the MMR vaccine):

…measles can still be imported from countries where its incidence is widespread. (The Brooklyn strain was probably introduced by immigrants.)

Gottlieb cites a man who wants to eliminate American borders to spread measles and scare people into poisoning their kids. Meanwhile, look who Gottlieb is seated next to: the former Maryland Secretary of Health who led attacks against vaccine scientists. Gottlieb said he “made transparency a priority at #FDA under his leadership.”

Read that again:

We’re fully committed to continuing to embrace and promote transparency at #FDA.

No, you’re not.

Major Opponent of Vaccine Safety Commission Conspired Against Scientists

Former Maryland Secretary of Health Joshua Sharfstein left, with FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Twitter of FDA Commissioner

Last year, Joshua Sharfstein wrote an article in JAMA vocally opposing the creation of a vaccine safety commission under President Trump. Entirely undisclosed in his article was the conspiracy Sharfstein led against two scientists for their views on vaccine safety while he was Maryland Secretary of Health. Autism Investigated subsequently contacted JAMA‘s editor-in-chief. JAMA‘s legal counsel responded instead.

From: Jake Crosby
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:41 PM
To: Howard Bauchner
Subject: Joshua Sharfstein’s Undisclosed Conflict of Interest and Conspiracy Against Scientists
Dear Dr. Bauchner,

Last year, you ran an article by Joshua Sharfstein that opposed the Trump Administration’s commitment to vaccine safety.(1) Dr. Sharfstein omitted that as Maryland Secretary of Health, he led state government attacks on two vaccine researchers for their opposition to thimerosal in vaccines.(2)(3) By the time of Sharfstein’s article, a court ruled that the department he led violated their confidentiality by posting public their medical information.(4) Just last February, that same board Sharfstein was in charge of was ordered to pay them $2.5 million for its actions under Sharfstein’s leadership. The ruling judge even compared the actions of Sharfstein’s board members and staff to Watergate:

“If their testimony were to be believed, which the court does not, it is the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of Maryland government and on par with the collective memory failure on display at the Watergate hearings.”(5)

Sharfstein acknowledges in his article that a vaccine safety commission under Trump would also concentrate on scientific integrity. He has much to lose professionally and personally from the formation of such a commission due to his department’s conspiracy against two scientists for their views on vaccines. Given AMA’s organizational stance against the commission, it is all the more pressing for Dr. Sharfstein to disclose his department’s attacks on two scientists for their vaccine skepticism when he defends the existing public health system that he is a part of in JAMA.

Sincerely,

Jake Crosby, MPH

Disclosure: I have done my epidemiology thesis on vaccine safety with the Geiers in 2013 and received funding from Autism Media Channel and Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute. I was also a paid campaign field representative and a volunteer for President Trump and other Republican candidates during the 2016 election cycle. I edit AutismInvestigated.com.

1. Vaccines and the Trump Administration https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2614172

2. In the Matter of Mark R. Geier, M.D.: Order for Summary Suspension of License to Practice Medicine, P. 5, Clause 8. April 27, 2011. https://www.mbp.state.md.us/bpqapp/Orders/D2425004.271.PDF

3. “O’Malley Ousts David Geier from autism commission,” by Frank D. Roylance Baltimore Sun, May 20, 2011.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-geier-autism-commission-20110520-story.html

4. “Court rebukes board for publicizing doctor’s confidential info,” Professional Licensing Report, February 11, 2016.
http://www.professionallicensingreport.org/board-in-trouble-for-public-release-of-doctors-confidential-info/

5. “Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him,” by Fenit Nirappil. Washington Post, February 3, 2018.

From: Joseph Thornton <Joseph.Thornton@jamanetwork.org>
To: Jake Crosby
Cc: Howard Bauchner <Howard.Bauchner@jamanetwork.org>
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 7:23 am
Subject: RE Joshua Sharfstein’s Undisclosed Conflict of Interest

Dear Mr. Crosby,

The Maryland Board of Physicians [MBOP] includes 22 members who are appointed by the Governor, not the state’s secretary of health. Complaints regarding Dr. Geier were filed with the MBOP years before Dr. Sharfstein was appointed Secretary. The documents you submitted and the timelines within them do not support the allegation that Dr. Sharfstein “led state government attacks on two vaccine researchers for their opposition to thimerosal in vaccines.”

Sincerely,

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Joseph P. Thornton, JD
Editorial Counsel
AMA Plaza, Suite 39300
330 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-5885
312-464-4609
joseph.thornton@jamanetwork.org

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From: Jake Crosby
To: Joseph.Thornton <Joseph.Thornton@jamanetwork.org>
Cc: Howard.Bauchner <Howard.Bauchner@jamanetwork.org>
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 5:53 pm
Subject: Re: Joshua Sharfstein’s Undisclosed Conflict of Interest

Dear Atty. Thornton,
 

Maryland’s Secretary of Health plays a direct role in the appointment of the majority of board members (boldface mine):

“11 practicing licensed physicians, including 1 Doctor of Osteopathy, appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Secretary of the Department of Health (MDH)”

“1 physician representative of MDH nominated by the Secretary(1)

 
A vaccine activist filed a complaint against the board in 2006, but the board suspended Dr. Geier’s license in 2011 only months after Sharfstein’s appointment. That timeline absolutely implicates Sharfstein’s role. The suspension also cites the Institute of Medicine’s 2004 report that attacked Dr. Geier’s research. Sharfstein writes about IOM in his JAMA article:
 
These reports blunted national concern and were one reason why the major outbreaks that occurred in Europe around that time (and since) have not been seen in the United States.
 
Sharfstein also leaves out of the article, his JAMA bio and disclosure statement that he was elected a fellow of IOM in 2014. 
 
Not only does the timeline of Sharfstein’s appointment correlate with Dr. Geier’s suspension, but Sharfstein’s resignation correlates with court decisions against the board. He announced in July 2014 that he would step down at the end of the year. According to the Professional Licensing Report article I cited, a board representative stood up a deposition by the Geiers’ attorney in June of 2014. The court would then grant the “ultimate sanction” in favor of the Geiers in December 2014, two weeks before Sharfstein actually stepped down.(2)
 
Joshua Sharfstein is completely conflicted. The kind of behavior his department engaged in and the fact that AMA’s and other physician groups’ positions are influenced by people like him is exactly why we need an independent commission to look into vaccines. Until that happens, I think the public should oppose them entirely. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Jake Crosby, MPH
 
1. About the Board, Maryland Board of Physicians, Maryland Department of Health. Accessed June 8, 2018.
 
2. Anne Geier et al. v. Maryland Board of Physicians et al. Md. 371761-V, 1-11 (Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD 2014)