Freedom is under attack. Freedom of speech, freedom to share information, and the freedom to disagree are under attack. And Mark Green, congressman-elect for my home state of Tennessee, is under attack.
Because he dared to question the safety of vaccines.
Not only is Mark an elected U.S. congressman, he’s also a state senator, a veteran who assisted in the capture and interrogation of Saddam Hussein, founder of a successful healthcare company, a philanthropist, and a medical doctor. Recently, the congressman-elect made statements that have resulted in a massive defamation campaign by the media.
At a town hall meeting, Dr. Green questioned the safety of vaccines and suggested that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may not be as forthcoming as the American public assumes. During the speech, he said:
Let me say this about autism. I have committed to people in my community, up in Montgomery County, to stand on the CDC’s desk and get the real data on vaccines. Because there is some concern that the rise in autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines. As a physician, I can make that argument and I can look at it academically and make the argument against the CDC, if they really want to engage me on it.”
In addition to questioning the safety of vaccines, he went on to say that the CDC may be directly responsible for the lack of data available on vaccine safety. “It appears some of that data has been, honestly, maybe fraudulently managed,” Green said. “So we’ve got to go up there and stand against that and make sure we get that fixed, that issue addressed.”
Green was promptly lambasted in a series of news articles which all said exactly the same thing: “Vaccines do not cause autism.” They refer to the idea as “a false claim,” “discredited theory,” and “antiscience.” In fact, there are some who have called for his “censure or exclusion” from congress unless he retracts his statement and delivers “a heartfelt apology.”
There are 3 major issues here:
- That vaccines have not been proven safe
- That the research standards and liability for vaccine manufacturers are uniquely inadequate
- That we are currently in the midst of one of the greatest assaults on freedom and integrity in a generation.
Big claims, I know. Let me break it down.
Vaccines Have Not Been Proven Safe
At TTAC, our mission is to shine a light on the truth, and to provide information that the medical, pharmaceutical, and other industries have tried to hide. We believe that the choice to vaccinate your children, receive chemotherapy, or pursue any medical intervention is your choice, and yours alone.
We also believe that you have a God-given right to be well-informed and that companies and government agencies should not be exempt from transparency and accountability.
When it comes to vaccines, the sad truth is that a massive industry – which has been granted inconceivable leniency – is slowly taking away our freedom to choose what we put into our bodies. For example, most drugs are required to undergo extensive, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. When it comes to vaccines, there are no such studies. In fact, vaccine safety studies primarily use other vaccines as the control group. New vaccines are routinely tested against confirmed dangerous ones in order to arrive at what appear to be positive outcomes.
As long as the latest vaccine is less dangerous than one that is known to be hazardous, we begin immediately injecting it into our children.
And while most drugs are required to undergo years of study and evaluation before going to market, vaccines are routinely added to the CDC schedule with only a few days of testing. These “studies” would be unacceptable in any other pharmaceutical field, and yet it can take as little as two days for a new vaccine to be approved – and subsequently injected into infants.
And as the congressman from Tennessee said, there’s evidence that the preservatives in vaccines can cause autism and other health problems. Many vaccines are accompanied by adjuvants like aluminum and mercury. These toxic substances can wreak havoc on the immune system and have been linked to a host of diseases. Still, the CDC states repeatedly that vaccines are safe and effective.
How do they know?
They don’t. And the primary reason for that is that vaccines are a big industry; there’s a lot of money influencing public policy.
Research Standards and Liability for Vaccine Manufacturers are Uniquely Inadequate
We just learned how safety testing for vaccines is exceptionally insufficient, and significantly less structured than the rest of the pharmaceutical industry. What may shock you even more is that vaccine manufacturers can’t be sued when their products cause injury or death.
You see, vaccines have been praised as the greatest medical breakthrough in human history, responsible for eradicating lethal diseases of epidemic proportions. Lobbyists have pressured the government, claiming that to not make vaccines available is unethical. That’s why there are no studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. But it gets worse.
In 1986, the pharmaceutical industry went to President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet and essentially blackmailed them. They claimed that lawsuits against them were inhibiting their ability to develop and administer their vaccines, and that they needed to be protected from liability in order to continue to make these “life-saving” drugs.
Allow me to introduce you to vaccine court…
If you or your family members are injured or killed by a vaccine, you are not allowed to sue the manufacturer. Instead, you need to go through something called the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This is a no-fault system in which plaintiffs fight against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is defended by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
You’re essentially suing your own government over the negligence of private drug companies. Burden of proof is on the plaintiff, but there is no discovery allowed. Combined with the severe lack of research, it’s extremely difficult to prove that vaccines are at fault.
And here’s the kicker:
As long as vaccine manufacturers don’t know that their products are harmful, they are relieved of any liability. With a built-in market of 80 million American children each year, there is no incentive for these companies to conduct thorough safety studies. If they don’t find anything to report, they’re released from any liability for their product.
You may wonder how no one has found evidence that vaccines can be harmful. Well, I have your answer.
We Are Currently In the Midst of One of the Greatest Assaults on Freedom and Integrity in a Generation
Mark Green, a veteran, doctor, congressman, and philanthropist, is not the first to be attacked for questioning the CDC and vaccine safety. There is currently a war against those who demand more accountability from an industry that administers their product to tens of millions of Americans every year. I could write a book about it (actually, I have), but I’ll give you a few highlights from the last decade or so.
» 2004: The CDC’s claim that vaccines do not cause autism is largely based on a study conducted in 2004, overseen by senior scientist William Thompson. In 2014, Thompson confessed that the agency actively destroyed any data linking the MMR vaccine to autism, stating:
The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.”
Thompson had previously brought his concerns to the director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, Dr. Julie Gerberding. She promptly replaced Thompson as speaker at the upcoming Institute of Medicine meeting on vaccines and autism, and placed him on administrative leave. When he attempted to leave the CDC, he was given a $24,000 retention bonus, which he saw as a way for the CDC to “buy his silence.”
When Dr. Gerberding left the CDC, she took a job with Merck pharmaceutical company (who manufactured the vaccine in question) as president of the company’s vaccines division. She received a hefty salary and massive stock options worth millions.
Conversely, Thompson has been continually discredited by the media and repeatedly attacked by those who defend vaccines.
» 2012: Lawyer and congressman (D-Md.) Elijah Cummings served in the house of representatives for over 20 years. He gained notoriety in 2012 while addressing the House Oversight & Reform Committee (of which he was chairman), saying when “you go from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 88 [referring to the rate of autism in U.S. children], it seems to me that somebody would say ‘Wait a minute, let’s put the breaks on this, and at least find out– if I’m giving a baby 9 shots in a day– how much impact that’s having.’”
Cummings has been a persistent thorn in the side of the medical industry, accusing Valeant Pharmaceuticals of obstructing an investigation into its pricing structure, scolding Biogen for charging outrageous prices for a multiple sclerosis drug, and chastising “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, a convicted felon who raised the price of his company’s parasitic drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill.
Despite his clear angst over the issue, Cummings quickly backpedaled. According to news editor Anne Dachel, a friend of Cummings asked the congressman to look into the claims that Thompson had made regarding the autism research. Cummings replied, “Brother, I’m going to get right on this.” Two days later, Cummings, who has spent his entire political career challenging the pharmaceutical industry, told his friend “I’m pro-vaccine… I don’t know if I want to deal with this.”
Is it plausible that vaccines, despite a severe lack of research, are safe?
Is it also plausible that a massive industry that generates billions in revenue each year has silenced anyone who has challenged the efficacy and safety of vaccines?
» 2018: The war against transparency and freedom of information has reached our doorstep. Pinterest, one of the leading social networking platforms with over 250 million monthly active users, has quietly banned anyone who dares to question the CDC or vaccine industry. Mercola.com, GreenMedInfo.com, the National Vaccine Information Center, Health Impact News, ChrisBeatCancer.com, and hundreds more have had their accounts removed for “violating community guidelines.”
And they’re not alone. TTAC, which has questioned CDC practices and the effectiveness and safety of vaccines in general, has also been banned. The fact that the natural health community has shared nearly 100,000 peer-reviewed and published studies doesn’t seem to make a difference. If you question vaccines or the CDC, you can kiss your account goodbye.
You may or may not agree with Congressman Green’s politics, but the question of vaccine efficacy and safety is a bipartisan issue. We deserve to have all the facts before blindly injecting our children with an ever-expanding list of vaccines. But the pharmaceutical industry wants to keep us placated.
Mark Green is not the first to be persecuted for speaking up, and he won’t be the last. We need to demand more from our leaders, and we need to demand more from the vaccine industry.