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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.

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.

Rick Perry – Shadow Secretary of Health and Human Services

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry salutes with officers of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps at the swearing-in of Rear Admiral Brett Giroir, Dept of HHS

While the president’s hands are tied by the CDC vaccine chief’s brother, who is behind HHS appointments? A big clue came in the form of Brett Giroir’s appointment to Assistant Secretary for Health. As CEO of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Giroir was appointed Director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response by then-Governor Perry. Guess who served on Giroir’s commission?

There he is!

Peter Hotez.

Hotez is the vaccine developer who has called Texans for Vaccine Choice “a hate group.” He is also coming out with a book denying his daughter’s vaccine injury. At the pediatricians’ annual legislative conference, he was praised by Giroir who said  “there are no [vaccine] safety issues, especially not autism.”

Governor Rick Perry has given that same opinion all the way back in 2011:

You heard the same arguments about giving our children protections from some of the childhood diseases, and they were.. autism was part of that. Now we’ve subsequently found out that was generated and not true.

That was all the way back when he was defending his decision to mandate the HPV vaccine Gardasil for Texas schoolgirls. That decision may very well explain the positions of other top officials at HHS. The Deputy FDA Commissioner during Gardasil’s FDA approval and the Deputy HHS Secretary who announced it are now the FDA Commissioner and the HHS Secretary.

MAP: Measles Thrives Where Socialism Is Alive And Well

PAHO

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Google Dictionary

Lately, vaccine people including the FDA commissioner have been quick to hype the recent cases of measles in the Americas to push vaccines and by-extension the vaccine program. There’s one problem: they are nearly all confined to one country, Venezuela.

As can be seen in the above map, the country hit hardest by measles in the Americas is the country in the Americas that has embraced socialism more than any other country (apart from the island nation of Cuba). According to Google’s definition of socialism, it is a system where “the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community.”

Now what is produced, distributed and exchanged by the “community as a whole,” i.e. the state? Perhaps the answer lies in the functions of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee that Autism Investigated had just written about.

Studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the States.

Recommends research priorities and other measures the Director of the National Vaccine Program should take to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Sounds like socialism to Autism Investigated!

Venezuela and America are not suffering measles outbreaks for different reasons, but for the same reason. The full embrace of socialism in Venezuela and the partial embrace of socialism through state-promoted routine vaccination in America is causing measles in both countries.

The government should not encourage the supply of vaccines, that’s what drug companies are for. The government should only encourage the safety of the supply.

This is all assuming of course that vaccines are any good. You cannot assume that now because the vaccine people lie. The National Vaccine Program encourages them too.