By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
“Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a dangerous anti-vaxxer advocate,” reads one mainstream media headline.
“Donald Trump meeting with top anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist over future policy” another reads.
As you scan your search engine for related headlines, you will notice a common theme: the mainstream media is once again showing their true colors, manipulating people into thinking this recent news is inherently bad by way of words like “antivaxxer” and “conspiracist” rather than letting people simply decide for themselves by just presenting the facts.
Note: See more vaccine science later in the article that sheds light onto why this is important.
President-elect Donald Trump has undoubtedly ruffled feathers in staffing his administration, but the choice of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. — know for his skepticism on the safety of vaccines — to chair a commission tasked with studying the effectiveness of and concerns of the health and necessity of vaccines.
Kennedy revealed that Trump initiated the meeting, saying he “has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it. His opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science.”
This is important because currently it has been revealed that vaccine safety has been subject to massive cover ups and conflicts of interest, meaning the public is not getting honest science or information about the topic.
Kennedy has undoubtedly raised eyebrows over his viewpoint, being constantly referred to as an anti-vaxxer, as opposed to someone who simply doesn’t take the system for what it is, but rather uses skepticism to ensure there is, indeed, a need. In fact, Kennedy said Trump remains “very pro-vaccine, as am I.” He urged that he truly just want to make sure vaccines are “as safe as they can possibly be.”
Kennedy explained that Trump has doubts regarding current vaccine policies.
“He says his opinion doesn’t matter … but the science does matter, and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science,” Kennedy said.
The main ethical debates related to vaccine regulation, development, and use typically focus on some key things: mandates, research and testing, informed consent, and access disparities. Trump has said in the past that, while he is in favor of vaccines, he also believes thorough and long-term investigation is needed before supporting a medical practice.
I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump–I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me. … [in which] a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back and a week later had a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.
Kennedy has come under fire for relating vaccines to the holocaust. In a documentary screening in 2015, he said of children getting autism: “They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone. This is a holocaust, what this is doing to our country.” He later apologized for the term, saying: “I employed the term during an impromptu speech as I struggled to find an expression to convey the catastrophic tragedy of autism which has now destroyed the lives of over 20 million children and shattered their families.”
Though he’s received harsh backlash, Kennedy has chosen to stand up for the necessity of safety and study in order to ensure public health. So should the words “anti-vaxxer,” “conspiracist,” and “holocaust” be linked to his name in a headline that should merely be stating the news. It seems his main interest is to promote further study that would either deem vaccines necessary or not. It’s time for accountability. Vaccines shouldn’t continue to pass with such controversy.
CDC Whistleblower & Kennedy
Have you heard of Dr. William Thompson? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. His story was completely ignored by mainstream media outlets, the same way that they recently ignored the fact that the Pentagon paid a PR firm half a billon dollars to make fake terrorist/news videos.
Dr. William Thompson is a longtime senior CDC scientist. He has published some of the most commonly cited pro-vaccine studies — studies which purport to show absolutely no link between the MMR vaccine and autism, for example.
Two studies he and his co-author published in 2004 and 2007 (CDC studies) were the most commonly cited studies used by the scientific community to debunk the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine/autism link. (Thompson, et al. 2007, Price, et al. 2010, Destefano, et al. 2004)
The study concluded that “the evidence is now convincing that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” (source)
A decade later, Dr. Thompson came out publicly admitting that that it was “the lowest point” in his career when he “went along with that paper.” He went on to say that he and the other authors “didn’t report significant findings” and that he is “completely ashamed” of what he did, that he was “complicit and went along with this,” and regrets that he has “been a part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)
A study with revised information and no data omission was published by Dr. Brian Hooker (a contact of Dr. Thompson) in the peer reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration, and it found a 340% increased risk of autism in African American boys receiving the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine on time. The study has since been retracted during the same time of this controversy.
You can read the full study HERE, although, unsurprisingly, it has since been retracted.
Thompson’s attorneys, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Bryan Smith of Morgan & Morgan, also released a statement from Dr. Thompson, which mentioned Hooker: “I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent.” (source)
Even pro-vaccine politicians were contacted, as these documents were sent to Congress. One of them reads as followed, as illustrated by congressman Bill Posey:
“The [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.”
To see more science and information about more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children, you can real this article: The Top 6 Reasons Why More and More Parents Are Choosing not to vaccinate their children.