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Alex Azar: Pharma Lobbyist for Medical Record-Stealing GlaxoSmithKline

Prior to his appointment, HHS Secretary Alex Azar was an executive of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. Even worse, he was on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO is a pharmaceutical lobbying group whose members include GlaxoSmithKline. GSK stole medical records of children in the seminal autism-vaccine research to defame its lead researcher and engineered the Homeland Security rider to shield the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal from vaccine litigation. Azar has defamed the seminal autism-vaccine research even after its lead scientist met with Donald Trump.

During the election, GlaxoSmithKline did not want President Trump to win. The company even announced just before the 2016 election that it would appoint Emma Walmsley its new She-E-O, breaking the pharmaceutical glass ceiling before Hillary was expected to break the presidential one. It didn’t happen for Hillary.

At the time of Azar’s nomination, the head of FDA was unapologetic GlaxoSmithKline advisor Scott Gottlieb. During the transition, Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen shared a vaccine troll’s blog post favoring Gottlieb’s FDA candidacy with the CEO of Novartis. Gottlieb would later announce his resignation from FDA the week after Cohen gave congressional testimony about his relationship with President Trump and Novartis. The month after Gottlieb’s departure, Cohen began his three-year prison sentence.

But Alex Azar remains HHS secretary. He is leading an “all hands on deck” approach to pushing toxic vaccinations on America’s children with President Trump’s blessing.

HHS Secretary Stumbles on President Trump’s Past Vaccine Skepticism

Donald Trump and Dr. Andrew Wakefield in 2016

Following President Trump’s recent vaccine-pushing remarks, his HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been desperately trying to downplay the significance of Trump’s vaccine skepticism during the 2016 election. According to Breitbart, Secretary Azar told the media:

“As you know, some years ago there was a debate about this issue that was partly fueled by data that has since been discredited.”

Undoubtedly, Azar was referring to the work of Dr. Andrew Wakefield. He met with Donald Trump during the election cycle.

Curiously, according to paraphrasing by Arthur Allen of POLITICO:

Azar said Trump’s statements during the 2016 campaign linking vaccination to autism were based on a “debate about this issue but it’s been settled.” 

So Azar’s way out is to say that there was still a debate in 2016, even though it was partly based on Dr. Wakefield’s “discredited” work. That doesn’t work when Donald Trump actually met with Dr. Wakefield during the 2016 election cycle specifically to discuss the autism-vaccine link. Both President Trump and Secretary Azar would not respond to Autism Investigated’s inquiries on Twitter.

That is because they both know the truth of what happened. The president has backed down from his campaign promises about doing something to address toxic vaccinations. Meanwhile, his 2020 opponents in the Democratic Party have doubled down on their support for them.

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 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.