Welcome to my dinner party. I have hand selected 21 Doctors, Physicians, Neurosurgeons, Pediatricians, Nutritionists, Medical Directors, Psychologists, Authors, Speakers, Researchers, & Experts in the field of: Children’s health.
It is my hope, that at the end of the dinner party, you will have a desire to learn more on this very important topic.
PLEASE NOTE: Everything that my dinner party guests say are things they have actually said in real life; either in books they’ve written, through interviews, articles, published studies, blogs, or through their own website or organizations. Some of what they say during the dinner party is paraphrased, some of it is direct quotes. Everything can be referenced for future research.
ANOTHER NOTE: The uninvited mystery guest can’t be trusted when he talks in real life, so there would be no point in quoting anything he has ever said in real life.
I was originally going to have place cards with assigned seating. However, it was taking too long to figure out who should sit next to each other. So I let the seating happen randomly. Unfortunately for JB Handley, he got stuck seated next to the uninvited mystery guest, Paul Offit.
How fun is this? Let the pretend dinner party begin…
JB Handley: Thank-you for having us all here. I’m happy that you have seated me next to Mr. Offit. I write about him often and know him very well. May I introduce him to everyone?
Everyone else: Yes, please.
JB Handley: Seated next to me is Paul Offit: Vaccine inventor. Vaccine profiter. ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) member who voted himself rich. A man reprimanded by Congress for doing so. Winner of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) President’s award. A vowed liar from his book, Autism’s False Prophet’s. The 100,000 vaccine man. The autism expert who won’t see patients. The man who has never seen a child recover from autism, and thinks vaccines are medicine’s greatest invention.
Paul Offit: Actually that’s not how I am described to the public. Although everything you just said about me is true, the public doesn’t know me as that person. They know me as Paul Offit: Chief of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center.
JB Handley: But you are also a vaccine inventor who voted your own vaccine onto the childhood vaccine schedule.
Paul Offit: We don’t really talk about that. We only tell the public that I am on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Tenpenny: But you have strong financial ties to the vaccine industry. You hold a $1.5 million dollar research chair at Children’s Hospital, funded by Merck. You hold the patent on an anti-diarrhea vaccine (Rotateq) that you developed with Merck. The future royalties for the rotavirus vaccine were just sold for $182 million cash. What is your share on these vaccine profits?
Paul Offit: I don’t really discuss those numbers. I know that my financial relationships to the vaccine industry may seem like they could pose a serious risk for conflict of interest, but I can assure you that I have the public’s best interest in mind. I know I’m the vaccine industry’s most well-paid spokesperson, but I can assure you that vaccines are safe and effective. I’m also a pediatrician, so I know that vaccines are safe. Actually, they are so safe that a baby can actually handle 100,000 vaccines.
Everyone else: Yes Offit, we’ve all read the article where you said that.
JB Handley: Speaking of 100,000 vaccines, I’ve already publically asked you if you would be willing to get 100 Gardasil shots (just approved by the FDA for boys) in one arm and 100 H1N1 shots – the ones from a multi-dose vial, please (loaded with Hg) — in the other. 200 shots is plenty for me, I’ll give you a break on the other 99,800. You never responded though. Maybe after dinner?
Paul Offit: No comment again.
JB Handley: Mr. Offit, why are you here? You showed up uninvited to this dinner party. Is there something you would like to tell us.
Paul Offit: I have a question. I read in a recent CDC study that the more educated parents are, the less likely they are to vaccinate. The surprising part is that someone who would be better educated would be less likely to get vaccines.
Everyone else: Why is it surprising that someone more educated would be less likely to vaccinate? Do you vaccinate your own children?
Paul Offit: No comment.
Barbara Loe Fisher: I’d like to read part of a letter I wrote to the American Academy of Pediatrics: “AAP: we are not stupid. We will not stand by and watch our children and grandchildren become vaccine damaged because you are obsessed with forcing every child to use every vaccine that Pharma produces with no concern for protecting the children. You can deny us medical care and try to take away our human right to voluntary, informed consent to vaccination but you will never win the war you have declared on millions of vaccine- educated parents in America”
Paul Offit: That sounds to me like you are causing an “anti-vaccine” movement?
Barbara Loe Fisher: The vaccine safety and informed consent movement has been led by educated middle class mothers and fathers who DO know how to tell a bad scientific study from a good one; who DO know how to calculate the amount of mercury or aluminum in a vaccine; and who DO know the difference between being told a lie and being told the truth about vaccine risks.
Paul Offit: But we tell the public that vaccines are safe. The public trusts us. We tell the public that vaccines will keep them safe & healthy & protected. We tell them that without vaccines, outbreaks will occur and babies and children will die of “vaccine preventable diseases”.
Barbara Loe Fisher: Well at the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center), we tell people the truth.
Paul Offit: But the public thinks that we tell them the truth. We assure them that vaccines are safe and effective. And we scare them into thinking they must get vaccines in order to keep their children safe & protected. We use a lot of myths, lies, & scare tactics, but it works. The public trusts us.
Dr. Blaylock: As a board certified neurosurgeon who has been studying the brain and vaccines for over 30 years, the policy of giving numerous vaccinations to individuals, especially infants and small children, is shear idiocy. Because a child’s brain is undergoing a period of rapid growth, his or her brain is at considerable risk from this insane policy.
Paul Offit: What are the risks? We tell the public that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Judy Converse: We are looking at the risks today. It’s called CHILDHOOD IN AMERICA: The “New Normal”. Children in the United States today have much higher rates of asthma, autism, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, life-threatening food allergies, obesity, ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders, and suicide…
1 in 3 children are overweight
1 in 6 children have learning disabilities
1 in 9 children have asthma
1 in 12 children have ADHD
1 in 25 children have food allergies
1 in 100 children suffer from seizures
3-5 in 100 children have birth defects
1 in 100 children have autism
1 in 450 children have diabetes
1 in 6,000 children have cancer
50% of children are chronically ill or overweight
It is not difficult to see that American health policy has failed. For the first time in U.S. history, children’s life expectancies may be shorter than their parents. Despite the rapidly growing vaccination schedule, American children are more chronically ill and disabled than ever. Incredibly, it is now the norm to turn the pharmaceutical spigot on children, starting at birth-and nobody blinks. In the same time frame in which giving babies and children dozens of drugs and vaccines became normal, our children have gotten sicker, not healthier. It cannot be claimed that this style of healthcare works. The current CDC Recommended Schedule gives 70 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. What if it were true that the way we now vaccinate children causes more death, chronic disease, and disability than it prevents in America?
Paul Offit: But that’s not what we tell the public. We tell them that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Dr. Blaylock: Most have at least heard about the controversy surrounding possible harmful effects of vaccines. What is less well known is that even greater dangers exist than are being conveyed to the general public. Much of this information is buried in highly technical scientific journals beyond the reach and understanding of the average person. Anyone with even a basic understanding of immunology or having read the available research on the effects of excessive vaccination on the developing brain, would know that the present crowded vaccine schedule is extremely destructive to the child’s brain. Pediatricians and public health authorities are of the opinion that they can give an unlimited number of vaccines to babies and small children without risk. Our neuroscience proves this is insane.
Dr. Tenpenny: Humans are intrinsically healthy and tend to remain so if they are given nutritious, non-GMO foods, fresh air, and clean water. We have been blessed with God-given protective barriers against infectious diseases, including our skin and immune system. Knowing that these facts are true for all members of the human species, how did we come to embrace the idea that injecting solutions of chemically-treated, inactivated viruses, parts of bacteria, traces of animal tissue and heavy metals, such as mercury and aluminum, was a reasonable strategy for keeping human beings—babies, children and adults—healthy?
Paul Offit: Oh, is this why parents who have done the research and are better educated are choosing to not vaccinate? But it is our job to educate the public. We educate the pediatricians and the pediatricians educate the parents.
Dr. Kartzinel: As a pediatrician, once I started researching vaccines, I decided to start giving my patients’ parents TRUE informed consent. The parents, after weighing the supposed “benefit” of vaccinating vs. the risks, ended up not vaccinating. The school nurse from a local school called me one day to say that she was going to have to report me because none of my patients were vaccinated. I responded by letting her know that all I am doing is giving the parents true informed consent info. The nurse screamed back at me: “The parents don’t need to be informed!!” I knew then what a big problem we have in America.
Paul Offit: Parents don’t need to be truly informed. We inform them with what we want them to know.
Dr. Tenpenny: The parents do want to be informed. That’s why doctors like us are dedicated to informing them. Not only do they want to be informed, they want to have a choice. I support laws that allow the right to choose because I want to do everything I can to support those who do not want to vaccinate. But as hypocritical as it may sound, I do not support the rights for those who want to choose to vaccinate. I do not support the right to harm children. To me, that is no different than lobbying for the right to of parents to beat their children. Health comes from within, health does not come through a needle.
Dr. O’Shea: Yeah, it’s no secret that our health is deteriorating year by year. The rates of all degenerative diseases in this country are increasing. We have more asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, and obesity than ever before in history. Our children are fatter, sicker and dumber than ever before. What is labeled as Health Care often has little to do with health.
Paul Offit: Well what is causing all of this? It couldn’t possibly be vaccines. We tell the public that vaccines are what keep them safe & healthy & protected from sickness and disease.
Dr. O’Shea: Here are some of the predatory forces at large today:
• The skyrocketing of childhood allergies and asthma
• The prevalence of Genetically Modified foods in the diet
• The 60,000 chemicals to which risk daily exposure through air, food, and water
• The unprecedented number of vaccines mandated today
• The epidemic of autism in the US, between 2 and 4 million
• The absence of regulation for the safety of foods in our supermarkets
• The eternal advertising of drugs, drugs, and more drugs
Dr. Philip Incao: Speaking of all these degenerative diseases, during a recent vaccine testimony, I told the court that today, when far more children suffer from allergies and other chronic immune system disorders than from life-threatening infectious diseases, it is neither reasonable nor prudent to persist in presuming that the benefit of any vaccinations outweighs its risk.
Paul Offit: Vaccine Court? We don’t tell the public about that.
Dr. Philip Incao: The government has a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It’s awarded over $2 billion dollars to vaccine damaged children. There is also a vaccine court. I’ve served as an expert witness in court trials concerning vaccinations. I’ve also submitted medical opinions in cases of vaccine-damaged children adjudicated under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act is a federal law passed by Congress that was created to officially recognize the reality of vaccine-caused injuries and death.
Barbara Loe Fisher: The National Vaccine Information Center has a memorial set up for children who have been brain injured, paralyzed, or dead from vaccines. There is also a reporting system called VAERS (Vaccines Adverse Events Reporting System). It was created for parents & doctors to report adverse reactions following vaccinations. This database keeps track of publicly reported adverse reactions to vaccines. If it’s true that only 1% of actual reactions are reported, then it would be safe to say that since 1991 (when VAERS first became available), there could have been 20 million serious vaccine reactions.
Paul Offit: But we tell the public that vaccines are safe. Let’s talk about something else. Did you know that in 2009, I received the President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics. I speak at all of the AAP conferences. I hand out my books in Pediatrician offices.
Dr. Palevsky: Yes, I know who you are. I’m a pediatrician. When I went through medical school, I was taught that vaccines were completely safe and completely effective, and I had no reason to believe otherwise. All the information that I was taught was pretty standard in all the medical schools and the teachings and scientific literature throughout the country. I had no reason to disbelieve it. Over the years, I kept practicing medicine and using vaccines and thinking that my approach to vaccines was completely onboard with everything else I was taught.
Paul Offit: (Finally thinking he was going to relate to someone at the dinner party)
Dr. Palevsky: But more and more, I kept seeing that my experience of the world, my experience in using and reading about vaccines, and hearing what parents were saying about vaccines were very different from what I was taught in medical school and my residency training…and it became clearer to me as I read the research, listened to more and more parents, and found other practitioners who also shared the same concern that vaccines had not been completely proven safe or even completely effective, based on the literature that we have today…It didn’t appear that the scientific studies that we were given were actually appropriately designed to prove and test the safety and efficacy.
It also came to my attention that there were ingredients in there that were not properly tested, that the comparison groups were not appropriately set up, and that conclusions made about vaccine safety and efficacy just did not fit the scientific standards that I was trained to uphold in my medical school training.
Paul Offit: But that doesn’t make sense.
Dr. Palevsky: Sure it does. I think that if you ask most of my colleagues where they get their information, they will say that they read it from the American Academy of Pediatrics, from the AMA, from the CDC, and in their journals.
But I would like to challenge most of my colleagues to look through the studies themselves to actually see if the proper scientific studies were done using a proper study group and a proper control group.
Were the ingredients in vaccines properly studied? Is there a difference between being exposed to a virus, bacteria, heavy metal or toxin through the air, food, your intestines and your skin, versus when it’s injected into your body? Have we really looked at what happens to vaccine materials once injected into a child? Is an antibody sufficient to provide protection for a child against disease?
More and more studies are coming out to show that:
-The proper studies haven’t been done
-Antibodies are not the final way in which your body is protected
-There is a difference between how children process material through air and food versus through injection
-There are particles in vaccines that do accumulate in your body and cause impairments in your immune system
-There are particles in the vaccines that get into your brain, and
-There are foreign DNA particles that get into your body
For many health professionals it is a shock to discover that there is such a lack of information on the safety and efficacy, and a mounting degree of information that actually raises suspicions about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and whether or not they have been properly studied.
Dr. Harold Buttram: Long term safety studies are not done on vaccines. Safety studies on vaccinations are limited to short time periods only: several days to several weeks. There are NO (NONE) long term (months or years) safety studies on any vaccination or immunization. For this reason, there are valid grounds for suspecting that many delayed-type vaccine reactions may be taking place unrecognized at to their true nature.
Dr. O’Shea: The only safety testing that has ever been done on the pertussis vaccine in the past 50 years is an unproven method called the Mouse Weight Gain Test. The “scientists” inject the vaccine to be tested into the stomachs of baby mice. If the mice continue to gain weight and don’t die right away, it is assumed the vaccine is safe and effective for humans. That’s it! I’m not making this up!…….The only toxicity test required for the initial licensing of the DPT vaccine in the United States was this mouse weight-gain test 60 years ago.
Dr. Viera Scheibner: I’ve researched more than 60,000 pages of medical literature on vaccination. I believe that immunizations, including those practiced on babies, not only did not prevent any infectious diseases; they caused more suffering and more deaths than has any other human activity in the entire history of medical intervention. It will be decades before the mopping-up after the disasters caused by childhood vaccination will be completed. All vaccinations should cease forthwith and all victims of their side effects should be appropriately compensated.
Dr. Robert Mendelssohn: I agree. The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous & ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization. Much of what you have been led to believe about immunizations simply isn’t true. Although I administered them myself in my early years of practice, I have become a steadfast opponent of mass inoculations because of the myriad hazards they present. If I were to follow my deeper convictions, I would urge you to reject all inoculations for your child.
Paul Offit: Well vaccines are the reason for decline in disease. Vaccines are the reason children don’t die from polio anymore. That’s what we tell the public.
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn: I’ve studied vaccines extensively. They are medical time bombs. There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease. If immunizations were responsible for the disappearance of these diseases in the U.S., one must ask why they disappeared simultaneously in Europe, where mass immunizations did not take place.
Neil Z. Miller: The reasons for the reductions in mortality from these diseases can be attributed to improved sanitary living conditions, better nutrition, cleaner water, modernized society, and natural disease cycles. Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, & Diphtheria death rates were decreasing on there own BEFORE the vaccines were introduced.
Paul Offit: That is not what we tell the public. We tell them that vaccines have saved millions of lives. We love to talk about how vaccines saved us from polio.
Neil Z. Miller: Polio is virtually nonexistent in the U.S. today; however there is no credible scientific evidence that the vaccine caused polio to disappear. I wish Salk & Sabin were here (the two polio vaccine inventors) because they have both admitted themselves that their vaccines never worked.
Paul Offit: That’s not what we tell the public.
Neil Z. Miller: Salk himself, the inventor of the first polio vaccine, testified that the live-virus vaccine was the “principal if not sole cause” of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961. Sabin, the inventor of the live-virus oral polio vaccine, 30 years after inventing the vaccine, admitted that official data has shown that the large scale vaccinations undertaken in the U.S. have failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases for which they were supposed to provide immunization. In essence it was and is a failure.
Dr. Tenpenny: Mr. Offit, do you actually read published studies in your own medical literature?
Neil Z. Miller: Mr. Offit, a published article in Pediatrics Journal in 2000, describes how the majority of infectious diseases in the US- such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, measles, influenza, parapertussis, tuberculosis, and scarlet fever- were all reduced before there were vaccinations available to treat or to vaccinate these diseases. For example, a significant decline in measles began long before the vaccine was introduced. A greater than 95% percent decline in the measles death rate had already occurred.
Paul Offit: This is not what we tell the public. We tell the public that without herd immunity, measles and whooping cough outbreaks will run rampant.
Dr. O’Shea: We are not going to waste our time discussing herd immunity. That concept is a myth and a joke.
Paul Offit: But the herd immunity argument is how we blame the unvaccinated when our vaccines don’t work in the vaccinated. That’s what we tell the public.
Dr. O’Shea: Do not make the error of many pediatricians or journalists who talk about herd immunity as though it refers to the immunity that proceeds from a large group of people being vaccinated. The calculated deception behind this common misnomer is that if you don’t know what herd immunity is, you’ll buy their illusion: that the unvaccinated child can take advantage of the herd who have been vaccinated. This is well thought-out propaganda. True herd immunity is a term which indicates that a disease has burned itself out within a population, as with plague, smallpox, typhus-every infectious disease in history. The herd has become immune. Natural selection. It has to do with nature, not with manmade vaccines. Don’t be fooled again.
Dr. Palevsky: It is preposterous to think that a child who is vaccinated no longer carries the bacteria or the viruses that they have been vaccinated against. If, in fact, children are vaccinated, then why are parents and public health authorities afraid that non-vaccinated children are somehow carrying something that their children are not, when they should feel comfortable that their children are vaccinated? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t vaccinate believing that your children are protected and then feel that your children are not protected because somehow, some non-vaccinated child is carrying some secret organism that no one else is carrying. It just doesn’t make any sense.
Paul Offit: But what about outbreaks? We love to scare people with whooping cough and measles outbreaks stories.
Neil Z. Miller: Mr. Offit, you should really read your own research. This is why the more educated parents are, the less likely they are to vaccinate. Research shows that in almost every case of whooping cough, the outbreak actually occurs from vaccinated children. According to a study by the World Health Organization, chances are about 14 times greater that measles will be contracted by those vaccinated against the disease, than by those who are left alone. According to the CDC, “measles transmission has been clearly documented among vaccinated persons. In some large outbreaks, over 95% of cases have a history of vaccinations.
Dr. Tenpenny: During the 2010 whooping cough “outbreak” in California, all summer parents were sharing how their fully vaccinated child still had whooping cough. CDC study suggests that the resurgence of WHOOPING COUGH is due to the vaccine causing an increased and more virulent toxin. The CDC acknowledges that whooping cough is recurring in highly vaccinated populations. They also concluded that there is a high secondary transmission rate from vaccinated individuals. How many vaccine boosters are we going to have to add for this vaccine to finally work? We are up to 7 boosters now of the DtaP vaccine.
Paul Offit: We think 7 will work. 7 booster shots will definitely keep a child safe and protected from whooping cough.
Barbara Loe Fisher: Of the $2 billion dollars awarded to vaccine damaged children, the majority of money is from injury from the whooping cough vaccines (DPT/DtaP). That vaccine is extremely dangerous. In fact, I wrote an entire book on it.
Paul Offit: That’s impossible. Vaccines keep children safe. It’s the unvaccinated children that are sick and dying from “vaccine preventable diseases”. That’s what we tell the public.
Dr. Philip Incao: “I have 27 years experience as a general practitioner of medicine. For 23 years I had the opportunity to observe my young patients grow from infancy to young adulthood. It was out of this experience that my present views took shape. I observed that my unvaccinated children were healthier, hardier, and more robust that their vaccinated peers. Allergies, asthma, and behavioral and attentional disturbances were clearly more common in my young patients who were vaccinated. My unvaccinated patients, on the other hand, did NOT suffer from infectious diseases with any greater frequency or severity than their vaccinated peers: their immune systems generally handled these challenges very well.
Dr. Peter Baratosy: I see many children in my practice. Some are immunized and some are not. I see the difference between the immunized and the non-immunized. The non-immunized are much healthier and have less infections, colds, ear aches, & tonsillitis. I believe this is an indication of immune system suppression due to vaccines. One of the flaws in studies of vaccines is that there are no true placebo groups. The vaccine is tested in one group of immunized children and is compared to another group of immunized children. My advantage is that I have a group of children under my care whose parents have decided not to immunize and I can compare these children with immunized children. The un-immunized are definitely more healthy and so far none have caught any nasty illnesses”.
Paul Offit: The public is not aware of this sort of information. Let’s not talk about the unvaccinated anymore. Why is she here? (Pointing to Dr. Cave)
Dr. Stephanie Cave: As a family practice physician, I was prompted into action myself around 1997, as more and more autistic children showed up in my office. They had all been healthy and developing normally-physically, emotionally, and mentally until age fifteen to eighteen months. Then, the parents reported, their once happy, friendly babies disappeared, as if their inner spark had gone out. Suddenly the children lost speech, would not maintain eye contact, and were highly sensitive to touch and noise, and were intentionally injuring themselves. The parents were horrified and frightened. And I did not know what to tell them. But then as I studied the medical charts, I realized that all the children had one thing in common: ALL OF THEM HAD DETERIORATED WITHIN WEEKS OF RECEIVING SEVERAL VACCINES.
Paul Offit: That’s not what we tell the public. Vaccines do not cause autism.
J.B. Handley: No one has ever compared prevalence rates of these neurological disorders between vaccinated and unvaccinated children
Sandy Gottstein: If never-vaccinated children rarely, if ever, get autism, allergies, asthma, cancer, SIDS, chronic and autoimmune disease, etc.. but they are not studied, in essence, there is no one to hear about it. The ‘experts’ would have us believe that the things we don’t know about don’t exist. Of course this is nonsense. But will we ever know the truth? If the ‘experts’ have anything to say about it, heck, no. If people like me have anything to say about it, hell, yes. So continue to face it I will. I can’t help but hope, though, that when the never-vaccinated tree falls it is heard far and wide.
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein: I know Mr. Offit calls himself an autism expert. I was wondering if he could explain this: I have 35,000 unvaccinated children in my practice and not a single case of autism.
Paul Offit: Well I am the autism expert, but I don’t actually deal with patients. And that’s not enough of a sample.
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein: In regards to autism affecting 1 in 150 children, we do have enough of a sample. The numbers are too large to not see it. We would absolutely know. We’re all family doctors. If I have a child with autism come in, there’s no communication. It’s frightening. You can’t touch them. It’s not something that anyone would miss.
Paul Offit: I wouldn’t know, I don’t see patients with autism. We tell the public that vaccines don’t cause autism. The British medical panel concluded that Dr. Wakefield had violated ethics rules, prompting The Lancet to retract his 1998 research paper which suggested that MMR may be linked to autism.
Dr. Wakefield: The allegations against me and my colleagues are both unfounded and unjust and I invite anyone to examine the contents of these proceedings and come to their own conclusion.
Dr. Bernard Rimland: I’ve definitely come to my own conclusion. Dr. Wakefield, thank-you for your research. It is because of people like you that the vaccine autism evidence is now so overwhelming, despite the misinformation from the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, & the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Wakefield: Well thank-you Dr. Rimland, it is because of people like you too.
Dr. Rimland: Let’s watch the 2 minute video on YouTube, where I ask an auditorium full of parents to raise their hand if they know their child’s autism was caused by vaccines and if they have video documented proof?
Paul Offit: What happens in the video?
Dr. Rimland: The entire auditorium of parents raise their hands.
Paul Offit: No, I don’t want to watch that. Those parents are what we call anecdotal evidence. Even if there are hundreds of thousands of them telling the same story. That’s not real science. There is no scientific proof that vaccines cause autism. I was hoping we could talk more about how Dr. Wakefield’s work has been discredited.
Dr. Mercola: Mr. Offit, you have been trying to do that for years. Must we remind you again, that since Dr. Wakefield’s study, 28 studies from around the world have supported Dr. Wakefield’s findings. And since his initial “controversial” findings, linking the MMR vaccine to Crohn’s disease and autism, Dr. Wakefield has published another 19 papers on the vaccine-induced disorder. All were peer reviewed. However, strangely enough, none of these 19 papers are ever discussed in the media. In addition, he has published about 130-140 peer-reviewed papers looking at the mechanism and cause of inflammatory bowel disease, and has extensively investigated the brain-bowel connection in the context of children with developmental disorders such as autism.
Paul Offit: But what about the fraud?
Dr. Mercola: Uncovered Documents Prove There Was No Fraud in Lancet Case Series. The British Medical Journal and Sunday Times author Brian Deer misrepresent facts in wrongly accusing Dr. Wakefield.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Let’s talk about why the public isn’t aware of the truth. I have the transcripts from the secret Simpsonwood conference.
Paul Offit: What was that?
Robert F. Kennedy: You were probably there, remember when high-level officials from the CDC and the FDA and the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur met and spent 2 days discussing how to hide the damaging truth that vaccines were causing autism.
Paul Offit: No, I don’t want to talk about that either. The CDC said that they would do a study on vaccinated vs. unvaccinated, so we will just have to wait until that study has been conducted.
JB Handley: We’ve been asking for this study to be done for years. My organization Generation Rescue, which is a group of scientists, parents, and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD, and chronic illness, we conducted a study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. We surveyed over 9,000 boys in California and Oregon and found that vaccinated boys had a 155% greater chance of having a neurological disorder like ADHD or autism that unvaccinated boys.
After the study was concluded, a lot of people started asking why a larger scale study hasn’t been done comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated. We asked CDC Director Julie Gerberding. “Has the government ever looked at the autism rate in an unvaccinated U.S. population, and if not, why not?”
Ms. Gerberding’s said that it was the CDC’s responsibility to conduct a study and that they would “be able to provide more accurate information in the next year or so”. That was in 2005. Where is Julie Gerberding today? Oh yeah, Julie Gerberding, former CDC Director was named president of Merck in 2009. Merck is one the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world. I think it’s safe to say that Julie Gerberding wasn’t really interested in getting an answer. She showed us the answer: The CDC and the vaccine industry work hand in hand. Major Conflict of Interest. There is only reason why the CDC, with an 8 billion dollar a year budget has not conducted a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study. They know the truth, and so do you Mr. Offit.
At this point in the dinner party, Mr. Offit was getting very uncomfortable and said that he needed to leave.
I asked if anyone had anything to say to Mr. Offit before he left.
Judy Converse asked to speak….but not to Offit, she spoke to Dr. Wakefield:
I wrote about you in the Vaccine Epidemic. I asked where are the sage experts to guide us? If Dr. Moore (see previous blog to learn about Dr. Moore) were alive and publicly voicing this point, would he too be dragged through a spurious trial and stripped of credentials and authority, as the British General Medical Council did to you, Dr. Andrew Wakefield for your research on vaccines and autism? When our doctors are no longer free to think independently, pioneer, investigate, and lead, as Dr. Moore did throughout his career, and as I believe, you Dr. Wakefield endeavored to do-medicine is truly dead. Our children will suffer the most. It then falls upon us, the individual parent, to uphold our right to choose with our doctor how to vaccinate our children. It falls on us (the parents) to investigate, read, explore, defer, or simply stop going to the pediatricians if all they can offer is rote information and new needles at each visit. Support the independent thinkers. As Ghandi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Dr. Wakefield: (always being the humble, gracious man that he is) Thank-you
J.B. Handley to Paul Offit: When you lied in your book and I sued you. I won the lawsuit. You had to put a retraction in your book, pay $10,000 to any charity of Jenny McCarthy’s choice. You also had to write me a letter of apology. Although it may have seemed like a win against you, there is nothing about my victory in the lawsuit against you that’s going to solve the autism epidemic or recover any of our kids.
Paul Offit quietly leaves the dinner party as he mumbles under his breath…
I still don’t understand how parents more educated are less likely to vaccinate…
SIDE NOTE: Paul Offit represents greed. He represents the the myths, lies, & untruths that we are told when it comes to the truth about vaccine safety and vaccine effectiveness. True informed consent means knowing the facts and then making a decision to vaccinate or not, based on truth. Truth includes ALL the facts, ALL the research, and ALL the science.
For the sake of this pretend dinner party, Paul Offit played the role of the uninvited guest at my dinner party, but ultimately he represents any uninvited voice that sneaks in and tries to overpower your instinct. It’s your CHOICE.
Dinner Party Guest References &
links to further research can be found in next blog post!