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SCIENCE-FOR-THE-PEOPLE July 2015

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Re: RFK on Vaccinations and the CDC

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Chandler Davis <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 18:11:53 -0400

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Interesting.  I wonder why RFK Jr chooses so strange an outlet
as WND for his full statement.  Ought I to know more about this
"environmental lawyer" with the resonant name?

Chandler



On Sat, 11 Jul 2015, Mitchel Cohen wrote:

> Compare the differences between this cautious NY Times letter (most likely heavily edited) from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and RFK's article on the same topic in a right-wing journal (also, below)!
> 
> - Mitchel Cohen
> 
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/opinion/robert-f-kennedy-jr-on-mercury-in-vaccines.html?_r=0
>                                                                                Robert F. Kennedy Jr., on Mercury in Vaccines
> 
> JULY 10, 2015
> 
> Re ? California, Camelot and Vaccines? (column, July 5): Frank Bruni says mercury has been removed from most American vaccines. But there are large doses in some tetanus and meningitis vaccines, and in about
> a third of the more than 150 million doses of flu vaccine available this past flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual flu shots, including for pregnant mothers and
> infants over 6 months.
> 
> Mr. Bruni says he sides with the C.D.C. version of what the science says. There is a peril in faith in government orthodoxies. Scathing reports by House and Senate subcommittees paint the C.D.C. as a
> cesspool of corruption, including scandalous conflicts with the $25 billion vaccine industry.
> 
> In August a C.D.C. senior vaccine scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistle-blower protection, confessing that C.D.C. scientists had buried data linking vaccines to autism and other
> neurological harms.
> 
> In researching our book, ?Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak,? Dr. Martha R. Herbert, Dr. Mark Hyman and I identified hundreds of peer-reviewed studies by government and university scientists showing that
> thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, is a devastating toxin linked to neurological disorders now epidemic in American children. Among these were 39 studies strongly suggesting that thimerosal
> causes autism.
> 
> The media?s undue reverence for the C.D.C. has emboldened bad agency behavior that jeopardizes vaccine safety. The best way to promote vaccine compliance is through intense media scrutiny that will restore
> integrity and credibility at the C.D.C.
> 
> I am pro-vaccine, but I want safe vaccines, robust regulators and transparent science.
> 
> ROBERT F. KENNEDY Jr.
> 
> New York
> 
> The writer is an environmental lawyer.
> 
> *********************************
> http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/press-trusts-government-too-much-on-vaccines/
>                                                                                Press trusts government too much on vaccines
> 
> 
> 
> EXCLUSIVE: ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. RIPS COLUMNIST FOR RELYING ON 'SCANDALOUS' CDC
> 
> Robert F. Kennedy Jr. serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a
> Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law?s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of "Ring of Fire" on Air America Radio.
> 
> by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
> 
> Frank Bruni?s angry tirade against me in his Sunday New York Times column took me by surprise. Last February, we?d had a brief, friendly and mutually respectful telephone conversation. He had written an
> article about vaccine safety at the end of January, and I asked if he would allow me to show him some of the recent scientific studies linking thimerosal to a range of brain injuries. I also wanted to
> show him the transcripts of statements by CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson discussing the troubling disarray and deception within CDC?s vaccine program.
> 
> Bruni told me he would be delighted to look at the materials. He said he was under deadline at the moment, but he cordially invited me to call back to schedule lunch. Both of us are busy, so I was not
> surprised that he did not return my follow-up call the next week. Bruni now reveals that he was deliberately dodging my phone call because he was frightened that I would use the lunch meeting to
> ?scaremonger? him.
> 
> It?s disappointing that a columnist for America?s leading publication can be ?scaremongered? by facts. The sad outcome is that instead of the enlightened, civil debate our country deserves, Bruni delivers in
> this past Sunday?s column the same tired species of invective and ad hominem attack that have long characterized the vaccine controversy.
> 
> In the two instances that he ventures from insult into substance, Bruni gets it wrong. He erroneously suggests that mercury has been removed from all pediatric vaccines. In fact there are massive doses
> of mercury in some meningitis vaccines ? now mandated for all schoolchildren in New York ? and in vaccines given to pregnant women, infants and annually to public school kids. To the ingredients of those
> vaccines, pharmaceutical companies have recently added aluminum adjuvants that act synergistically to dramatically amplify the neurotoxicity of the remaining mercury. Finally, pharmaceutical companies
> merely reduced mercury levels in pediatric vaccines given to American children. We continue to send the range of pediatric vaccines fully loaded with mercury to children in developing nations in Asia,
> Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, a practice that will haunt our country in many dreadful ways.
> 
> In defending thimerosal safety, Bruni alludes to the debunked industry canard that the ethylmercury in vaccines is less persistent in the body and therefore less toxic than the heavily regulated
> methylmercury in fish. However, the best and most recent science shows that ethylmercury is twice as persistent in the brain (Burbacher et al. 2004) and 50 times as toxic as methylmercury in fish (Guzzi
> et al. 2010).
> 
> Bruni acknowledges that he relies on CDC?s version of what the science says rather than reading science himself. There is a peril in unctuous faith in government orthodoxies. Four scathing federal studies
> by Congress, the U.S. Senate, the HHS inspector general and the HHS Office of Research Integrity paint CDC?s vaccine division a cesspool of corruption due to scandalous conflicts with the $30 billion
> vaccine industry. In August, CDC?s senior vaccine scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistleblower protection, confessing that CDC supervisors systematically require vaccine division
> scientists to bury data linking vaccines to autism and other neurologic harms.
> 
> In our book, a review of the published science, Dr. Martha Herbert, Dr. Mark Hyman and I identified hundreds of peer reviewed studies by leading government and university scientists showing that
> thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, is a devastating neurologic toxin linked to neurological disorders now epidemic in American children, including ADD, ADHD, low IQ, speech development delays
> and tics. I have posted a digest of these studies on my website. We found no published study proving thimerosal safe.
> 
> Bruni is left making the strange and anemic argument that if pharmaceutical companies were truly driven by greed, as purportedly cynical thimerosal opponents believe, Pharma?s best business strategy would
> be to stop manufacturing vaccines, let contagions run rampant, and then profiteer on medicine sales. I?m not jumping into that shark tank with Bruni, but I will dip in one toe by pointing out that Pharma
> is making plenty of dough selling Adderall, Prozac and dozens of other best-selling drugs to treat the neurological injuries that now affect one in six American children. All these illnesses are
> consistent with symptoms documented in mass mercury poisonings around the globe.
> 
> Frank Bruni and other American journalists need to start reading the science themselves and stop allowing compromised government bureaucrats tell them what the science supposedly says.
> 
> The media?s undue reverence for CDC has emboldened bad agency behavior that jeopardizes vaccine safety. The best way to promote vaccine participation and compliance is through intense media scrutiny that
> will restore integrity and credibility at CDC.
> 
> 
>

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