The New American Calls Bullshit on Measles Exploitation


Measles Outbreak Prompts Outrage Against Anti-vaxers

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An outbreak of measles amongst a small unvaccinated population in Minnesota could spell trouble for the anti-vax community as it may prompt yet another push for forced vaccinations by vaccine advocates. The media is using the latest outbreak to criticize anti-vax groups and tout the “benefits” of vaccinations, despite the science that links vaccines to a number of long-term health issues.

In the United States, every child by the age of 18 is expected to receive a total of 69 doses of 16 different vaccines, most of which use controversial ingredients. Many parents of autistic children have concluded that these vaccines and the vaccination schedule utilized in the United States play a role in the rise of autism and have sounded the alarm for other parents to think twice before administering vaccines to their children. Unfortunately, those skeptics then become prime targets whenever there is an outbreak of a disease for which a vaccine exists.

On May 8, for example, CNN reported that of the 48 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, 41 are Somali-Americans who “bought into the fears that vaccines cause autism, and thus eschewed getting vaccines for their children.” CNN cites Kristen Ehresmann, director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at the Minnesota Department of Health, who claims that the Somali-Americans fell prey to the anti-vaccine groups that targeted them after it was discovered in 2008 that a disproportionate number of Somali children were receiving special education for autism. According to the Washington Post, a University of Minnesota study found that Somali children were about as likely as white children to be identified with autism, although they were more likely to have intellectual disabilities.

Ehresmann added, “I want to be very clear that this outbreak has nothing to do with being Somali. It’s just the sheer fact of being unvaccinated.”

In its overzealous effort to defend vaccines, CNN cited a pro-vaccine expert whose claims seem to undermine assertions that vaccines and autism have no relationship. Michael Osterholm, regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a former state epidemiologist for Minnesota, said, “Between 2000 and roughly 2008, the Somali community in Minnesota actually had some of the highest vaccination rates for 2-year-olds of any population in the state.”

As observed by Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),

The truth is, nobody knows how many vaccine victims there are in America, how many of the 1 in 6 learning disabled children; or the 1 in 9 with asthma; or the 1 in 100 who develop autism; or the 1 in 450 who become diabetic, can trace their chronic inflammation, disease and disability back to vaccine reactions that have been dismissed by public health officials and doctors for the past century as just “a coincidence.”

And even when scientists are forced to confront the data, they simply dismiss it on the grounds that there is not enough evidence to establish a “causal” relationship.

But sadly, it seems the scientific community is not interested in conducting any studies that might establish a causal relationship. According to public testimony of Dr. Heather Rice at the Vermont Department of Health, “No true prospective, randomized and controlled study of health outcomes of vaccinated people versus unvaccinated has ever been conducted by the U.S. by CDC or any other agency in the 50 years or more of an accelerating schedule of vaccinations.”

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says measles “is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.” But if the pro-vaccine community is confident in the effectiveness of vaccinations, then they should have no fears of contraction.

And whether the CDC can even be considered a trustworthy entity is another issue. According to a controversial 2016 film directed by autism advocate Dr. Andrew Wakefield entitled Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe, the CDC was behind a major cover-up of the MMR vaccine’s connection to autism. The documentary is based on revelations by CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC who admits that the organization destroyed evidence linking the MMR vaccination to autism.

But while Thompson’s revelations were groundbreaking, the mainstream media virtually staged an all-out blackout. Instead, it waits for stories of “measles outbreaks” to launch a media firestorm.

“Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak,” CNN reports. “Measles outbreak in Minnesota caused by vaccine skeptics,” an NBC News headline reads. “Unfounded autism fears are fueling Minnesota’s measles outbreak,” NPR opines. And a Fox News headline reads, “Minnesota measles outbreak: Officials say Somali families ‘targeted with misinformation.’” When it comes to vaccinations, all mainstream media outlets seem to be on the same side.

Perhaps that “bipartisan” approach to this subject is because the mainstream media is virtually owned by the pharmaceutical industry. According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the chairman of the World Mercury Project, which seeks a global ban on mercury, the press has been “coopted” by the pharmaceutical industry. Big Pharma, he says, is the single largest contributor to advertising revenue to network news divisions, at approximately $5.4 billion per year.

“A network news broadcast these days … is just a vehicle for selling pharmaceutical products,” Kennedy asserts.

In fact, it was the media’s silence on the CDC whistleblower that inspired Del Bigtree, an Emmy award-winning medical journalist, to produce Vaxxed:

I want the media to be held accountable for the weeks and weeks of covering a measles outbreak at Disneyland, terrifying people when only 644 people were affected. That’s .000002% of the people in this country, which effectively translates to zero, when one in 45 kids is now diagnosed with autism. I’d like the media to explain why it won’t cover the story of a top CDC scientist who admits they committed fraud on the MMR study when they discovered a causal link between the vaccine and autism, a disease that is accelerating so fast it could spell the end of our society. If that’s not a story, what is?

Thompson’s revelations did garner the attention of Florida Republican Congressman Bill Posey, who called on Congress to conduct a formal investigation into the allegations against the CDC in July 2015:

I believe it’s our duty to ensure that the documents that Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored. Therefore I will provide them to members of Congress and the house committees upon request. Considering the nature of the whistleblower’s documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted. So, I ask Mr. Speaker, I beg, I implore my colleagues on the appropriations committees to please, please take such action.

Unfortunately, Posey’s request fell on deaf ears, while media portrayal of the Minnesota measles outbreak does not. 


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11 Thoughts on “The New American Calls Bullshit on Measles Exploitation

  1. Hans Litten on May 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm said:

    by Mark Owen ©, Feb. 12th, 2005

    In 1946, future pharmaceutical czar George Merck reported to the US Secretary of War, that he’d managed to weaponize the toxin extracted from the Brucella bacterium and to isolate it into an indestructible crystalline form using only the DNA particles.

    Aerial spraying of the crystals via chemtrails was deployed on Chinese and Korean populations during the Korean War. Many veterans of the war later developed Multiple Sclerosis. The army recognized that the MS was Brucella-related and paid the veterans compensation. Although the Brucella mycoplasma can lay dormant for decades, it can be triggered by vaccines. Vaccines have been mandatory in the US military since 1911.

    Besides MS, this bacterium has been linked to a variety of diseases including; AIDS, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. In 2000, Dr. Charles Engel of the National Institute of Health stated that the brucella micoplasma was probably responsible for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia as well.

    In addition to the aerosol vector, mosquitoes were heavily tested as pathogen dispersal agents. In the 1950s, the Dominion Parasite Laboratory in Belleville, Canada was raising 100 million mosquitoes per month. They were then shipped to Queens University in Kingston and other facilities where they were infected with the crystalline disease agent.

    • Thank you Hans for brilliant information. Lyme disease is connected with the U.S.
      Government experimenting with biological weapons in their laboratory on Plum
      Island (see the book–lab 257); directly across from Lyme, CT. where the illness first
      surfaced. They were also researching Ebola, West Nile Virus, Anthrax, and many other deadly spreadable biologics there where they called the research facilities
      an “animal laboratory” connected with the USDA.

  2. Hans Litten on May 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm said:

    So it was with a heavy heart that Jonathan Irwin stepped down as CEO last week in a shocking announcement via Twitter. His reason? To care for his daughter who is bedridden, following what he says was a severe reaction to the Gardasil vaccine. The usual vitriolic attacks from the motley crew of pro-HPV-vaccine-at-all-costs media reps, professors, doctors, and “concerned individuals,” which normally descends on such posts, was noticeably absent. It seemed like there was a kind of stunned silence that such a prominent figure as Mr. Irwin would make such a claim.

    Then something happened which was quite unexpected. The “Bring Vaxxed To Ireland” group contacted Mr. Irwin via social media after seeing his post. They asked if he would like to share his daughter’s story with the Vaxxed team who were in town screening Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe at the Tivoli Theater that same weekend, amidst some (minuscule) drama. He graciously agreed, saying that he wished to help in any way he could.

    Mr. Irwin invited the Vaxxed team to his home, on a Sunday afternoon, where they recorded this extraordinarily poignant interview where he talks about his daughter’s illness. He explains his decision to support the families of Regret, much like he did for the early Jack and Jill families. It seems Mr Irwin has a deep empathy and understanding of the vilification of these families by the medical establishment and has the courage to stand up for them when he sees such an injustice.

  3. I have a simple question. Why not use the medical records of family care practices to do a study on regressive autism? All the info is there. A lawyer could call on parents of children who regressed in to autism and have them fill out a HIPPA form.

    Lets see what common factor if any will arise in the records. That would provide irrefutable evidence if vaccines are linked to regressive autism.


    The records are just sitting there. Why is no one acting on this very simple strategy?

  4. Hans Litten on May 12, 2017 at 9:16 am said:

    Finally, one government on the face of the Earth has common sense! “Marvellous News”

    May 10, 2017 is a day that ought to live in infamy! Why? The Parliament of progressive Sweden adopted a decision, which contained several motions, one being “it would violate our [Swedish Constitution] if it introduced compulsory vaccination, or mandatory vaccination.”

  5. Hans Litten on May 12, 2017 at 10:06 am said:

    It becomes a wall of fake news and blatant misrepresentations that infects the entire media industry. Trusted websites like WebMeD profess to this day that the Simpsonwood “conspiracy” is a myth.

  6. Hans Litten on May 12, 2017 at 10:12 am said:

    Angela C E says:

    May 11, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Australia, latest scandal, pharma “”the sponsor”” is paying 60,000 high school kids a $40 iTunes voucher, if they test the meningitis B vaccine. The University of SA is getting a huge grant, started last month, for two years. Western Australia, already declined doing this vaccine trial. So they went to SA. The interwoven webs, they weave? ie I would say GSK or Sanofi (?) are willing to pay over 2 billion, (they paying for the lot, the B in it campaign, marketing materials, schools publicity materials) all to be pushed through the schools vaccination system, high schools. Vaccine already available, but the big, big money ??$$$ to get it on the “”schedule”” so every child in Australia has to have it, in a unabashed fraud, money grabbing exercise, to what save at the most, 1 life a year. Pharmageddon is here.

  7. Hans Litten on May 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm said:

    Joel Gomez, a 14-year old healthy boy who had regular visits to the pediatrician’ office for periodic check-ups since birth showed no evidence of any pre-existing health issues, specifically no evidence of cardiac abnormalities, psychological disorders or substance abuse. The teenager had been training for the high school football team for the last two months before his death four to five hours a day without incident.
    On June 19, 2013, the boy was given the first dose of the vaccine, Gardasil®, in his left arm in the doctor’s office. No adverse reactions following this first vaccination were reported to the family or the physician. On August 19, 2013, the boy was given a second injection of Gardasil® as scheduled in the doctor’s office. Then he went home and went to sleep. The boy was found to be unresponsive in bed the following morning on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. by his family.
    Paramedics were called in and transported the boy to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 a.m. on August 20, 2013.

  8. Doug Troutman on May 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm said:

    I always find it funny that if pro vaccine you are pro science. If you are anti poison you are anti science. The so called science blogs are nothing more than industrial propaganda.

  9. Science Mom on May 17, 2017 at 11:31 pm said:

    Oh FFS Troutman!

    Were you named after fish FFS?

    You said: “The so called science blogs are nothing more than industrial propaganda.”

    Yeah, okay. Whatever. ORAC is like a fucking genius. Are you a boobsurgeon Flounder? He makes 500K a year and gets to feel boobies all day. Ergo: genius!

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