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Lamar Alexander Let Vaccine Company Murder Infants in His Home State

The Tennessean ran a pro-vaccine op-ed last month by Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn. In response, Autism Investigated’s editor submitted a letter to the editor reproduced below. The letter was never published.

Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn have published an op-ed repeating the famous cliché “Vaccines save lives.” Yet when Alexander was Governor of Tennessee, vaccine makers actively tried to hide evidence of vaccination’s role in the deaths of Tennessean infants. In an internal memo of the pharmaceutical company Wyeth (now part of Pfizer), company employees are encouraging the deliberate dispersal of different vaccine lots to different geographic areas. Their reasoning was to make it harder for clusters of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) cases to be linked to a particular lot of vaccine, citing a vaccine-associated SIDS cluster in Tennessee. The memo is dated August 27, 1979 and was sent just months after Governor Alexander took office.

The unnecessary injuries and deaths from vaccination at that time were thanks to nationwide adoption and enforcement of state vaccine mandates in the late seventies. Due to the disastrous policies of states like Alexander’s, Congress indemnified vaccine manufacturers from all liability leading to the problems we have today.

Since then, Lamar Alexander’s Senate Majority Leader and fellow Tennessean Senator Dr. Bill Frist tried to indemnify makers of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal on the premise of homeland security. Curiously, one of the federal government’s original thimerosal defenders Dr. Robert Davis became a coveted “Governor’s Chair” at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center the year Senator Alexander become ranking member of the Senate HELP Committee. Dr. Davis coauthored an abstract summary obtained through FOIA of research linking thimerosal to autism and other disorders.

Watch Dr. Peter Aaby’s lecture below about how the DTP vaccine is now killing infants in Africa.

JB Handley: Senate HELP Whitewash of Thimerosal Cover-up “Genuine”


In 2019, the Senate HELP Committee invited teenage propaganda prop Ethan Lindenberger to testify about how wrong his mother is for questioning the CDC about vaccines. In 2007, the Senate HELP Committee “exonerated” the CDC of its research misconduct in defending the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. The report was largely a result of JB Handley’s Generation Rescue organization having the bright idea to ask Bill Frist’s Senate to “investigate” the CDC. Handley is now vice chairman of the “Children’s Health Defense” chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

How did JB Handley respond at the time?

Bummer. That’s my reaction after reading the report examining allegations of misconduct between CDC and IOM by the Senate HELP Committee.

From sources I trust, the folks at HELP seemed pretty genuine in getting to an answer, so I’m not going to second-guess what they concluded.

Handley had never even read the report. It’s not because he lacks basic research skills; he does.

He has not read the report because the report was never released publicly. According to the Senate HELP Committee:

The full report, including names of witnesses interviewed, documents obtained and reviewed, and investigative methodology, is on file with the Committee and will not be released publicly. This summary report is intended to describe the allegations and findings without violating the confidentiality of witnesses or divulging proprietary information. Although all investigative work was conducted while Senator Enzi served as Chairman of the Committee during 2005 and 2006, the report will refer to him as the Ranking Member based on his status on the date of issuance.

One reader asked:

JB, Do you think a politician who didn’t sound genuine while he was lying to you could get elected?

What was JB’s reply?

The comments to this entry are closed.

But not to fear, according to Handley’s DC political liaison Kelli Ann Davis:

We brought up some pertinent points during our meeting yesterday and we were assured that there would be follow-up.

12 years later, their follow-up is calls for nationwide mandatory vaccination. To think that people including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. still listen to JB Handley. Shame on “Children’s Health Defense” for making him its vice chairman!

GlaxoSmithKline Engineered Eli Lilly Thimerosal Protection Rider

In November 2002, an infamous rider was slipped into the Homeland Security Act which sought to shield former thimerosal maker Eli Lilly from litigation. But Lilly was not the pharmaceutical company behind the provision, European pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was. The move enabled GSK to escape scrutiny over its toxic vaccinations. In GSK’s place was a company that had not made the mercury-based vaccine preservative for a decade and had not made childhood vaccines since the seventies.

Shielding Lilly from thimerosal litigation was done to protect vaccine manufacturers that use thimerosal, like GlaxoSmithKline. The rider was originally intended for a vaccine compensation bill pushed by then-Senator Bill Frist one year prior in response to rising lawsuits. His health policy adviser told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2005:

“The lawsuits are of such magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out of business and limit our capacity to deal with a biological attack by terrorists.”

Although Frist received major contributions from Eli Lilly, he consistently enjoyed much greater financial support from GlaxoSmithKline. For the first five years that the thimerosal issue was raging, the company was Frist’s twelfth biggest campaign contributor. Merck was number 100. Lilly didn’t even make the top 100.

He was also far from GlaxoSmithKline’s only beneficiary. In mid-2002, GlaxoSmithKline was chief corporate sponsor of a GOP fundraiser in Washington headlined by President Bush.

Ultimately, Frist agreed to remove the rider from the law in January 2003. The repeal did not make Eli Lilly liable as all the thimerosal lawsuits would be forced into federal vaccine court anyway. However, the rider and subsequent fallout did help GlaxoSmithKline shirk public scrutiny.

The rider was slipped in two months before federal scientist-turned-GlaxoSmithKline employee Thomas Verstraeten submitted his thimerosal research for publication. The agreement to kill the rider happened just two weeks before Verstraeten’s submission. His earlier work for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had shown associations between thimerosal and autism. He then heavily manipulated his research to make those associations go away. Much of his earlier manipulation was done in a draft he presented at a secret meeting between CDC and drug companies including his future employer.

After the publication of GlaxoSmithKline fraud, Verstraeten published a letter asserting an all-out denial of any cover-up. Another Glaxo-supported doctor had just engineered a fraudulent coauthor retraction of the interpretation from the seminal 1998 autism-vaccine paper the month prior. Unlike the retraction, the Verstraeten letter never made big news.

Attention was diverted from the pharmaceutical company covering up thimerosal’s dangers to another pharmaceutical company that hadn’t made it in a decade. All of that company’s employees who first brought thimerosal to market 70 years earlier were long dead.

Eli Lilly Executive Likely To Be HHS Secretary – And No, This Is Not A Joke

Former Lilly USA President Alex Azar is likely to be appointed new HHS Secretary according to anonymous White House sources. Eli Lilly is the company that introduced thimerosal, the toxic, mercury-based vaccine preservative still used in vaccines given to children and pregnant women. It has also been proven to cause autism.

If President Trump nominates Azar for the position, it will represent a marked departure from Trump’s pre-election promises to “fix” the autism epidemic. Previously, Autism Investigated heavily protested the appointment of the current CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald. Trump also nominated Scott Gottlieb to run FDA, a major pharma shill and defender of dangerous vaccines.

Azar’s appointment would truly be a case of the revolving door coming full-circle. Before working as an executive for Eli Lilly for 10 years, Azar was deputy HHS Secretary and general counsel for HHS under the Bush Administration. Azar was at HHS when GOP Senator Bill Frist led an effort to shield Lilly from litigation while he was receiving thousands in campaign contributions.

How is it that a president who met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. earlier this year to discuss a vaccine safety commission ends up appointing an executive from one of the biggest corporate perpetrators of vaccine injury? How is it that that same president met with Dr. Andrew Wakefield last year?

The White House had reportedly been arranging for Kennedy to meet with officials from the FDA and NIH. Not surprisingly, those agencies dismissed his concerns yet again. Does President Trump expect that having an Eli Lilly executive at the top of HHS will somehow change that? How can he take the vaccine issue seriously if he’s putting people with deep industry ties in high government positions? If Trump’s appointees are not willing to take action on this important issue, then President Trump should directly intervene.

But setting the vaccine issue aside, there is another issue with Azar running HHS: his primary support for a presidential candidate with very, very low energy.