Reporting from an undisclosed location in the USSA…
“Doctors used to be told to listen to their patients,” Del Bigtree, an investigative medical journalist said in the controversial hit documentary, Vaxxed.
“That was the cornerstone of medicine as we know it,” Bigtree went on. “But something’s changed recently where the patient doesn’t know what they’re talking about. And these parents, with their stories of their children, have just been written off as though they have no idea what’s really going on with their child.”
Take, for example, Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, an environmental scientist who has a son with autism.
“My son Steven was born in February of 1998,” Dr. Hooker told Vaxxed.
According to Dr. Hooker, his son was born a normal, healthy boy. He was making eye contact, forming words and hitting all of his normal milestones.
“Two weeks after his 15-month vaccines,” he said, “he lost all language. He lost all eye contact. You pick him up and he would just hang limp.”
Mr. Hooker’s story, unfortunately, is familiar to thousands of parents in America. Which, to their horror, rarely ever gets much notice from the medical community.
“This was a time,” he went on, “when the CDC was just starting to do these studies on vaccines and autism. As a scientist, I have over 60 technical and scientific publications, in major international scientific journals. And I was contacting the CDC and was deeply critical of their studies.”
The CDC then decided that a scientist on board, Dr. William Thompson, was going to interface with Hooker to address any of his questions and concerns.
“Because I was on his back,” Hooker said, “because he didn’t like what I was saying about the statistics, I received a letter from a CDC attorney in 2004, saying that I was no longer permitted to contact the CDC.”
“We know in medicine,” Bigtree says, “that there have been many many studies proving that vaccines do not cause autism. But the problem I have always had with that is thousands and thousands of parents all telling the same story: My child got a vaccine, usually the MMR vaccine, and then that night or the next day broke out in a fever. And then, when they came out of the fever lost speech, lost the ability to walk, basically regressed into what we know as autism. And never came back.
“I have two kids,” Bigtree goes on. “And anyone that has children knows that when we first have babies, we are overly sensitive to every little hiccup, every cough, every sniffle. So to say that a parent was just unaware that their child has issues and suddenly they realized one year later that, oh, they have autism... that doesn’t make sense to me. So I wanted to look into this story and find out, What is this disconnect between medicine, science and real parents?”
Parents like Polly and Jonathan Tommey, who were also featured in the film. Their story is similar to Brian Hooker’s: Very shortly after their son Billy received the MMR vaccine, his eyes rolled in the back of his head and he started shaking uncontrollably.
After that, they said, he was never the same.
When they took Billy to the hospital, the doctors told Mr. and Mrs. Tommey that Billy’s reaction to the MMR vaccine is common and that Billy would be OK.
“Nobody,” Mrs. Tommey said, “ever told me that there would be side-effects to any of the vaccinations my children had.”
They were allowed to take Billy home that same day. “He slept in bed with us for the night,” Mrs. Tommey recalled. “He seemed just very very sleepy. In fact, he really didn’t ever wake up to the Billy that we had before.”
In the mid-’90s, Doreen Granpeesheh, an autism expert, licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, started to look into the incredibly accelerating growth of autism in the United States.
“I came to notice,” she said, “that a) there was a very high use of antibiotics amongst these children, but b) what became very interesting was seeing the number of families who were reporting that their child had a regressive type of behavior occur right after their vaccinations.
“In 1978,” Dr. Granpeesheh recalled, “I want to say the prevalence of autism was about 1 in 15,000 children. It was a very rare disorder. I was working at a clinic in UCLA, which was pretty much the only known center for treating children with autism. And we had maybe six to ten children who we were working with.”
Then, since opening up the Center For Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) in the ‘90s, she said, “the growth of autism has been so high and so rapid that I’ve never felt like I could ever catch up anymore.”
Today, according to the CDC, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism in America. At this rate, according to several experts, half of all American children will be considered autistic by 2025.
Everyone, pro-vaccine or not, should be worried about this trend. What’s going on here?
Andrew Wakefield, a British former gastroenterologist and medical researcher, was rightly worried about this explosion of autism. And he considered the possibility that there might be a link between the MMR vaccine and the ever-growing cases of autism in children.
Yet, it’s important to note, he never explicitly made such a conclusion.
Wakefield is largely known in mainstream circles as the “Anti-Vaccine Nutjob” for suggesting publicly in the UK that, possibly, MMR vaccines might present a danger to children. He merely suggested that, until it’s known without a shadow of a doubt that the MMR vaccine is safe, parents should opt for the single vaccine shots, which offered immunity for the mumps, measles and rubella, yet in their own individual shots.
Again, much of the mainstream media has disparaged Wakefield as an “anti-vaxxer,” when, in fact, his exact words at the time (which can be seen at 27:45 in the documentary) were, “I assure you, we are not at odds on our perception of the need for measles vaccination, we are all agreed on that — that is extremely important.”
(Leave it to the mainstream “journalists” to exclude this important fact.)
“All I recommended at that press conference,” Wakefield recalled, “was that parents opt for the use of the single vaccines. Single measles. Single mumps. Single rubella. Until the issue had been resolved scientifically.
“What happened when I made that recommendation? Unilateral decisions were made by the government in the UK to withdraw all the importation licenses for the single vaccines. Merck opting in the U.S. to cease the production of the single vaccines, giving parents no option.
“I said to a senior representative at the Department of Health, ‘Why, if your objective is to protect children against serious infectious disease, why would you take away the option of how parents do that? She said, ‘Because if we allowed parents the choice of single vaccines, it would destroy our MMR program.’”
“In other words,” said Wakefield, “the concern was for the protection of the program over and above the protection of children.”
And the protection of vaccination programs over children, it should be known to EVERY parent who agrees to let their child take the vaccine, runs very deep.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, signed by Ronald Reagan, absolved drug companies from all liability when kids die or are disabled from vaccine-related injuries.
“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable,” Reagan said as he signed the bill, “for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.”
Couple that with what’s called the “Provider Incentive Program” — a MAJOR incentive program for pediatricians to churn out vaccines faster than cotton swabs — and you have the perfect recipe for a complete health disaster with impunity.
In this incentive program, the Blue Cross promises to give doctors $400 for every two-year-old they vaccinate with the full 25-vaccine program you see below. Pediatricians, according to the study you’ll find here, average 1,546 patients every two years, or 773 patients every year.
According to some anecdotal reports, for this reason, it’s estimated that 60-80% of the average pediatrician’s revenue comes from giving vaccines.
In other words, each pediatrician, if he or she fully inoculates every child under the age of two who toddles through the door, could stand to make well over a hundred thousand dollars each year in bonuses from Big Pharma.
Conflict of interest? Absolutely.
We wonder, then, if pediatricians are paying any attention to one study which came out in July 2016 in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, stating, in no ambiguous terms, that mixing vaccines in the way that the CDC recommends isn’t safe.
Moreover, the paper states that the “CDC is well aware that mixing several pharmaceutical products increases the likelihood of synergistic toxicity and unexpected adverse reactions. Nonetheless, CDC urges infants to receive multiple vaccines concurrently without scientific evidence to confirm the safety of this practice.”
What’s most striking about all of this, though, is the incredible amount of parents who’ve come forward with stories about adverse reactions following mixed vaccinations only to be shunned, quieted and even silenced by the CDC and Big Pharma.
Vaxxed weaves between parents, doctors, researchers and one CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson — yes, the man who blocked out Brian Hooker’s questioning in 2004.
“Brian, you and I don’t know each other very well,” Thompson reportedly told Dr. Hooker in 2013, during an unexpected phone call. “I don’t know how this is all going to play out. You have a son with autism and I have great shame now when I meet families with kids with autism. Because I have been part of the problem.”
Which brings us to potentially the most important, and damning, scene of the movie.
“I have waited a long time to tell my story,” William Thompson writes, as shown in the opening scene, “and I want to tell it truthfully.
“I was involved,” he said, “in deceiving millions of taxpayers regarding the potential negative side effects of vaccines. We lied about the scientific findings. The CDC can no longer be trusted to do vaccine safety work. Can’t be trusted to be transparent.
“The CDC can’t be trusted to police itself.”
[Ed. note: We first became interested in this story after seeing Andrew Wakefield speak last week at The Truth About Cancer Symposium, which you can watch a full replay of for FREE this weekend right here. Unlike many of the mainstream critics who raked the film over hot coals before they even saw the contents of the film VAXXED, I invite you to see the film before you make your conclusion. You can rent it online or see if it’s playing at a theatre near you right here.]
Managing editor, Laissez Faire Today