Vaccine safety is the subject of a letter to President Donald Trump, which will be delivered to the White House. The letter has over 250 signatures on it as of this morning.**
From medical doctors and research scientists, this letter calls on the president to convene an independent vaccine safety commission. The CDC, which takes money from the pharmaceutical industry, cannot both promote vaccines and oversee vaccine safety.
“I am a clinical researcher long experienced in trials. An unbiased inquiry is never dangerous nor superfluous … The gold standard in medical problems is a randomized clinical trial with and without the agent. Everyone will benefit from the answer, particularly children.” ~James Holland, M.D.
“I am a practicing medical doctor, neuroscientist, geneticist, and scholar who was trained at Johns Hopkins, where autism was first described by Leo Kanner … When doctors first started vaccinating children, the benefits clearly outweighed the risks. We are seeing more complications now, most of which could be prevented by taking into consideration factors such as gender, age, nutritional status, and exposure to neurotoxins. We need to redefine this debate in scientific, and not political terms. Then we can vaccinate safely.” ~Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D.
Vaccine safety matters
As a journalist and book author who has been researching and writing about vaccine safety for over 15 years, I believe we need an independent vaccine safety commission. Some small evidence-based changes to the current CDC vaccination schedule could significantly improve health outcomes among America’s children.
I call on the media to:
1) Investigate Tylenol. The media must report on the growing body of scientific evidence that shows that acetaminophen/paracetamol given before or after vaccines is directly contributing to the autism epidemic. The dangers of Tylenol, as outlined in this peer-reviewed article by researchers at Duke and Harvard Universities, should be making headline news.
2) Investigate the newborn hepatitis B vaccine. The media must report on the fact that the United States is one of the only industrialized countries that gives a vaccine against a sexually transmitted disease (hepatitis B) to infants at birth regardless of risk. This vaccine contains 250 mcg of aluminum, more than ten times the safety limit for newborns, according to the FDA. We know now that its efficacy wanes by the time children reach the age where they are sexually active or using drugs. In this peer-reviewed study, for example, only 24% of those vaccinated in infancy had protection (which indicates a 76% failure rate) without an extra (“challenge”) dose.
3) Investigate patient outcomes of doctors doing it differently. The media must report on the hundreds, if not thousands, of medical doctors who are making evidence-based changes to the vaccine schedule and seeing excellent results. These doctors argue that they are able to keep children safe from infectious diseases without compromising their brains or immune health. My co-author, Dartmouth-trained pediatrician Paul Thomas, M.D., has 15,000 children in his pediatric practice in Portland, Oregon. He is available to the media who would like to speak with him. His phone should be ringing off the hook.
Paul Thomas, M.D.; Brian Hooker, Ph.D.; Judy Mikovits, Ph.D.; Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D; and Toni Bark, M.D.
Medical doctors, PhD scientists, and a science journalist will speak to the press on behalf of over 300 doctors, scientists, and scientific organizations who have written to President Trump in support of an independent vaccine safety commission.
Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:30am Eastern Standard Time.
Since 1986, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, established through legislation signed by President Reagan, has paid out more than $3.5 billion in claims for injuries caused by vaccines. It is estimated that only a small fraction of people injured by vaccines pursue remediation through the Program’s “Vaccine Court” and that two out of three claims are denied. Despite these figures, the nation’s prominent news agencies consistently fail to acknowledge the inherent and extensive risks of vaccines. Medical professionals and members of the scientific communities are coming forward to demand more accurate and unbiased reporting to better serve the public’s interest.
Credentialed members of the media who plan to attend must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not open to the general public. This event will be live streamed on the Your Baby, Your Way Facebook page.
Media interviews are available. Please contact Caroline Kennedy at (703) 801-9319 or email@example.com to make arrangements.
More information is available at http://www.HonestyinMedia.org.
**PLEASE NOTE: This post was edited on 3/29/2017 at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. It originally read “well over 300.” While this was accurate when it was first published on 3/28/2017 at 12 p.m., the signatures have since been reviewed and verified. It was found that some signatures were not valid. As of this writing, a more accurate count is over 250 medical doctors, researchers, and organizations.
Published: March 28, 2017
Last update: February 10, 2020