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FDA Chief: Expert Witnesses of Vaccine Injury Shouldn’t Publish Papers

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is seen in this American Enterprise Institute photo released in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2017. Courtesy The American Enterprise Institute/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. – RTS12CMQ

Despite claiming to have “empathy” for autism families, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has none. The FDA chief who gave false testimony to Congress about vaccines believes vaccine injury experts should be summarily censored. He also believes expert witnesses to vaccine injury should not be allowed to publish their findings.

In 2009, Gottlieb wrote that the vaccine-autism link should be summarily dismissed to protect vaccines:

Fears about autism have been a growing impediment to higher vaccination rates – and thus a growing public-health danger. 

In that same article, Gottlieb also supported the campaign to censor publications by expert witnesses to vaccine injury:

[Andrew Wakefield’s] original research on this issue was already controversial – 10 of the 13 authors retracted some of the findings in 2004, but Wakefield, its lead author, has not.

The “retraction” happened when the editor of The Lancet decided that expert witnesses to vaccine injury should not be allowed to publish on vaccines. That editor Richard Horton then bullied those 10 coauthors into signing a statement supporting combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Gottlieb cites this “retraction” as evidence against the paper.

Now he has barred his senior staff from meeting with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other proponents of a vaccine safety commission.

Regardless, Scott Gottlieb should not be FDA chief because he should play no role in promoting products his agency regulates.

He is also one of the doctors who lies about vaccine dangers.

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.

LANCET: Anti-Semitism is Fine, Suing Vaccine Manufacturers is “Fatal”

Photo Credit: EAT Foundation

Read the editor’s rejected letter to the editor of The Lancet about the double-standard in his journal concerning vaccine injury and anti-Semitism:

Not even anti-Semitism is a fatal conflict of interest worthy of retraction, so why is vaccine injury litigation?

The Lancet keeps a published “An open letter for the people in Gaza” by Manduca et al. despite the undisclosed, anti-Semitic conflicts of interest of two coauthors. Yet The Lancet now keeps “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” by Wakefield et al. retracted solely because of a coauthor’s undisclosed involvement in vaccine injury litigation.

The stated reasons for the paper’s retraction are findings by the General Medical Council (GMC) that were overturned on appeal by the senior author. The Lancet’s ombudsman made clear in email that reasons not explicitly mentioned in the retraction statement are the reasons for the paper’s continued retraction. Wakefield’s undisclosed “interests” of litigation are those reasons.

Meanwhile, The Lancet keeps the Gaza letter published even after it was revealed that two of its coauthors circulated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories by a former Ku Klux Klansman. One of those coauthors is still registered with the GMC despite her non-disclosure to the editor of The Lancet. That is because a “conflict of interest” as defined in GMC’s guidance for doctors is left to the subjective decision of the doctor.

The editor of The Lancet – being registered with a license to practice – would know that. Yet he is perfectly happy to be cited in the GMC’s discredited decision against Wakefield et al. as the person whom Wakefield was obligated to disclose his litigation involvement to. The editor even assisted the GMC in its pursuit of Wakefield after accusing him of a “fatal conflict of interest.”

Per GMC’s guidance, Wakefield was under no obligation of disclosure. The GMC decisions cited in The Lancet retraction explicitly held him to a different standard because of what he published.

Neither the GMC nor the editor took any such exception with the anti-Semitism of Gaza letter coauthors. The editor called it “irrelevant,” saying “I have no plans to retract the letter, and I would not retract the letter even if it was found to be substantiated.”

Since anti-Semitism is not even worthy of retraction or disciplinary erasure, vaccine injury litigation should not be either. If the editor of The Lancet agreed, he would have restored Wakefield et al. with a statement urging the GMC to restore Andrew Wakefield’s registration. The editor refused.

Nobel Prize-Winning HIV Discoverer Dr. Luc Montagnier for President Donald Trump’s Vaccine Safety Commission

Dr. Montagnier, Informare x Resistere

Please do not vaccinate before the age of 2. – Dr. Luc Montagnier, “New Frontiers of Biology,” Rome, Italy, March 2, 2018

Autism Investigated supports the creation of a Vaccine Safety Commission by President Trump and endorses Dr. Montagnier for appointment to that commission. The endorsement follows drop-out monopolist Bill Gates’ attacks on the president’s knowledge of HIV and HPV viruses.

Not only is Dr. Montagnier the ultimate authority on HIV, he is also very aware of the dangers of vaccination. At the March conference New Frontiers of Biology in Rome, he discussed numerous injuries to children that vaccinations are responsible for including autism, multiple sclerosis and sudden infant death.

The commission needs to be set up and Dr. Montagnier must be offered a seat on it. President Trump must listen to experts like him, not unethical business people like Gates who didn’t even finish college. President Trump also needs to listen to vaccine-autism scientist Dr. Andrew Wakefield and reject his overt censorship by U.K. medical authorities, endorsed by American doctors. Highlights from Dr. Montagnier’s Rome talk along with his interview in Dr. Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed are reproduced below.

Highlights

Vaccines can make Dengue Fever a deadlier disease.

 

Hepatitis B vaccine causes Multiple Sclerosis.

 

Vaccinations cause sudden infant death.

 

Interview on vaccines causing autism from Vaxxed.

Chelsea Clinton: “I will never stop being furious at Andrew Wakefield.”

After her bizarre defense of a doctor in total denial that he poisoned his own daughter, Chelsea Clinton has turned her attention to one of the scientists behind early vax-autism research.

Over the past few months, she has made several tweets against Andrew Wakefield. It’s hardly surprising why. Imagine being Hillary Clinton’s daughter and watching this video of him deservedly reaming your mother:

For me, this is a one-issue election. That is the future of this country invested in its children, and if we have mandatory vaccination in this country, in this state as they have in California, then it’s all over. And we will achieve that objective by 2032 of 1 in 2 children with autism. There is one person – whatever else you may think about him – who has expressed the fact that he knows that vaccines cause autism, that vaccine damage is real, and this is an issue that will never in his mind lead to mandatory vaccination either statewide or stateswide. Now I had the privilege of meeting him the other day to discuss this precise issue, and he is on our side. Whatever else you may think, I want you to bear that in mind. I’m not going to tell you how to vote; you are free-thinking Americans. But I will say is that we will not get a second chance. Within two years, I would say, of Hillary Clinton getting in – if she gets in – there will be mandatory adult and child vaccination across the entire country.

Then imagine seeing a photo of him next to the man who defeated your mother in the presidential election. Ouch.

VACCINE CHIEF’S BROTHER APPROVED THE RAID ON TRUMP LAWYER

Rod Rosenstein is the Deputy Attorney General who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller and approved the infamous FBI raid on President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen. Rosenstein is also the brother of one of the federal doctors who President Trump has by-extension accused of lying about “massive vaccinations.”

According to a bio of Rosenstein’s shortly after he was appointed Deputy Attorney General:

His sister, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, is the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases [NCIRD] at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Messonnier has a long career at the CDC going all the way back to 1995. For the past decade, she has consistently held leadership positions as a vaccine official. She has been director of NCIRD since March 2016 after serving as deputy director from October 2014. Before that, she was chief of the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in NCIRD’s Division of Bacterial Diseases.

Messonnier was already NCIRD director at CDC when agency employees were “crying in the hallways” over Trump’s victory. And Trump’s statements over the years have given them plenty of reasons to cry.

Just look at the contrast between Trump’s tweets and that of Rosenstein’s sister that same year.

The papers cited in the report included none other than fugitive Poul Thorsen’s fraud. While Messonnier would rise through the ranks of the CDC to eventually become its NCIRD director, Trump would continue to broadcast his vaccine skepticism.

Months before declaring his candidacy, Trump reiterated his positions about vaccines on The Hugh Hewitt ShowMonths after his campaign announcement, Trump expressed support for those same positions in the second GOP debate.

Then during the primary contests, he would again reiterate those positions to journalist Sharyl Attkisson while calling other candidates “bought off with campaign contributions.” He would later meet with Dr. Andrew Wakefield as GOP nominee and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after becoming President-Elect. Surely anybody sympathetic to CDC’s vaccine officials would want to put a stop to such progress. Who better than one of their brothers?

How ironic that Rosenstein has the power he has because of the recusal of the comparably far-less conflicted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He recused himself from the Russia investigation for just meeting with the Russian ambassador on two occasions. The first time was a meeting with a group of foreign ambassadors and the second culminated in an argument between Sessions and the ambassador over Ukraine. If that counts as a conflict of interest, surely Rosenstein’s sister being a top vaccine official during all of Trump’s vaccine remarks counts big time.

President Trump must fire Rod Rosenstein.

H/t: greenhearts

Autism Speaks Promotes Darkness for Vaccination-Autism Science

The official position of the world’s biggest money-grubbing autism charity Autism Speaks is that vaccines provide “no increased risk” for autism. What they really support is overt censorship of autism-vaccine science.

The end of Autism Speaks’ position statement provides the first clue.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a comprehensive list of this research. You can view and download the list here.

What does the academy include in this list of “research?”

British journalist Brian Deer investigates Dr. Andrew Wakefield (the man who initially claimed a link between autism and the MMR vaccine), his practices during the study that was published on this alleged connection, and uncovers truths that lead to the revocation of Dr. Wakefield’s medical license and to the retraction of the article he published on the subject.​

At the center of the “practices” were his so-called conflicts of interest. The UK General Medical Council that took his license stated:

Having regard to its findings at paragraph 31.c., the Panel is satisfied that your conduct in failing to disclose your involvement in the MMR litigation, your receipt of funding for part of Project 172-96 from the Legal Aid Board and your involvement in the Patent, constituted disclosable interests. Your failure to disclose these to the Editor of The Lancet was contrary to your duties as a senior author of the Lancet paper.

He was “contrary” to his “duties,” you say? Sounds harsh. Let’s see how that’s defined in “paragraph 31.c.”

iii. had a duty to disclose to the Editor of the Lancet any disclosable interest including matters which could legitimately give rise to a perception that you had a conflict of interest; Found proved

Let that sink in, Dr. Wakefield had a duty to disclose:

any disclosable interest including matters which could legitimately give rise to a perception that you had a conflict of interest

Is abiding by that duty even possible? Not even the General Medical Council thinks so. That’s why they tell doctors in their own guidance to “use your professional judgement to identify when conflicts of interest arise.” They clearly held Dr. Wakefield to a different standard, as Autism Investigated already reported. But why?

c. In the circumstances set out at paragraph 31.b. above, 

What are those “circumstances?” Why, the fact that he published on children being poisoned into autism by vaccination.

b. You knew or ought to have known that your reporting in the Lancet paper of a temporal link between the syndrome you described and the MMR vaccination, Admitted and found proved i. had major public health implications, Admitted and found proved ii. would attract intense public and media interest, Admitted and found proved

BINGO! They took away his license and retracted his paper because of what he published. They make no secret of it.

In the United Kingdom, you can attack Jews and still keep your medical license. Don’t even think about criticizing a vaccine though.

It is totally shameful the American Academy of Pediatrics would openly celebrate such overt censorship while poisoning more children. It is also shameful that Autism Speaks does the same while asking for money to “shine a light on autism.” They don’t want to shine a light on anything.

Autism Speaks wants to keep the causation of autism in the dark. President Trump should dump Autism Speaks.

BBC Host’s Anti-Vax/Anti-Semite Comparison Backfires Spectacularly

Adam Rutherford, Age of Autism

Mainstream news about autism is totally fake. Last year, BBC said wearing a medieval helmet is an “ASSET” in the workplace.

Now look what anti-vaxxers are compared to!

It didn’t end well for Rutherford, however.

(The editor was promptly blocked by Rutherford.)

While The Lancet retracted Wakefield’s early vaccine-autism paper, the journal keeps published An open letter for the people in Gaza. Dr. Ang also remains registered with a license to practice by the UK’s General Medical Council. She was never even charged with having an undisclosed conflict of interest, unlike Dr. Wakefield.

The Lancet and the UK government both clearly take exception with vaccine injury litigation. They do not take any such exception with anti-Semitism.

Adam Rutherford doesn’t either.

UK Gov’t Authority Fabricated “Duties” Against Early Vax-ASD Science

 

The UK government completely made up “duties” to disclose conflicts of interest to defame the lead author of early science linking vaccines to autism. It is perhaps the most clear-cut proof of the UK government’s conspiracy to cover up the vaccine autism link.

The vaccine people are quick to cite the UK General Medical Council (GMC’s) findings of “disclosable interests” against Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Meanwhile, the vaccine people completely ignore the GMC’s own Financial and commercial arrangements and conflicts of interest guidance. The guide tells doctors to “use your professional judgement to identify when conflicts of interest arise.” By second-guessing Dr. Wakefield’s professional judgement to punish him, the GMC completely fabricated the “duties” it said he violated according to its existing rules.

Though GMC’s findings of unethical research and dishonesty were overturned on appeal, vaccine people still use the red herring that Dr. Wakefield was not the one who appealed. However, the “disclosable interests” findings were only against Dr. Wakefield and were not grounded in findings against any other researcher.

But as the GMC’s guidance on its own website shows, those findings were not based on any existing rule either. One need only compare the GMC “findings” and the GMC’s actual position on conflicts of interest to see that they are a hoax. Nobody and certainly no government should recognize any findings or verdicts by the GMC panel that ruled against Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

The Pathologically Biased Film That Is “The Pathological Optimist”

It is still hilarious that vaccine sock puppet Brian Deer blew up at The Pathological Optimist producer after he declined to be included in the film. Nonetheless, it is not something that any anti-vaxxer or vaccine skeptic should promote. Despite being a “character study” of Dr. Andrew Wakefield according to the film’s producer, it also concludes by taking the position that vaccines are safe. The Pathological Optimist is pathological itself in that it suffers from pathological bias while purporting to be neutral by giving Wakefield a chance to respond to allegations against him. And even on that aspect of the film, it falls short.

So Autism Investigated’s editor took the film’s producer to task multiple times on Twitter:

Only after she was prompted a second time in a tweet supported by multiple people including Rob Schneider did Miranda Bailey finally respond with a deflection:

Told that it doesn’t excuse her from also incorporating facts that would show “100 studies” to be junk, she didn’t respond. Apparently, she didn’t have the budget to travel to Denmark and interview the indicted principal investigator of such “studies.” But even if she didn’t, she did a film on Dr. Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed knowing that it was about a CDC scientist who admitted to committing fraud in one of those “studies.” Yet to her, such papers (they’re not real studies) are the final word on the topic. And that’s the anti-vaccine standard of being “fair” or “neutral?” Um, no.

But we’re all supposed to promote the film anyway, right? After all, doesn’t it give Wakefield a fair shot at responding to all the smears leveled against him? Oh wait…

Like her “100 studies” excuse, Miranda Bailey makes another bullshit deflection to dismiss Wakefield’s innocence. Here she was confronted with a British government document that exonerates Wakefield, and she said that it was not “credible” because the British government didn’t say so itself. But any idiot could read the document and see for themselves that none of it applies to a 10 year old’s birthday party far from any clinic or hospital. Bailey chose not to, just as she chose to include a list of references to government papers in her film with no context that would show them to be false.