Written by Arjun Walia
The medical/pharmaceutical industry is worth trillions of dollars, and unfortunately, human greed and ego have overtaken what should come first: our health and well-being. We are, undeniably, living in an age where big corporations and financial institutions hold more power than our own governments, a fact made clear through the revolving door positions that swap between them and government regulatory agencies like the FDA, and corporations like Monsanto.
It’s not really a secret, although it receives little attention within the mainstream. Doctors and scientists at the highest levels in their fields have been speaking up about these facts for a decade, yet the power of corporate America has been so strong that some still regard these claims as mere “conspiracy theories.” If that were true, would hundreds of physicians, like Dr. Marcia Angell, the longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), be making statements such as the one below?
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” (source)
Would we have research being published, like a recent one in the British Medical Journal by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen, showing that pharmaceutical companies are not disclosing all information regarding the results of their drug trials?
Vaccines are no different. For example, Lucija Tomljenovic, who has a PhD in biochemistry and is a senior postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, as well as a medical investigator, uncovered documents that reveal vaccine manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines but chose to withhold them from the public. (source)
But perhaps one of the biggest revelations in medical history, also unfortunately ignored by mainstream media, came only a couple of years ago and is still making noise, as it should.
Dr. William Thompson, a longtime senior CDC scientist, published some of the most commonly cited pro-vaccine studies, which showed that there was absolutely no link between the MMR vaccine and autism (Thompson, et al. 2007, Price, et al. 2010, Destefano, et al. 2004). However, Dr. Thompson recently admitted 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. He was “complicit and went along with this,” and regrets that he has “been a part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)
The list of whistleblowers is extensive, but it’s important to provide a brief background and a few examples showing why this is such a big problem.
Now, a new report published by Renub Research shows how the worldwide pediatric vaccine market is set to become worth more than $40 billion USD by the year 2022, with 500 million infants to be immunized by 2022. The report studied the past and present market for 11 vaccines: Influenza, MMR, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Hepatitis, DTap, Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Rotavirus, Varicella, Combination.
And the key players? GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co, Sanofi Pasteur, and Pfizer.
“Vaccines are big business. Pharma is a trillion-dollar industry with vaccines accounting for $25 billion in annual sales. CDC’s decision to add a vaccine to the schedule can guarantee its manufacturer millions of customers and billions in revenue with minimal advertising or marketing costs and complete immunity from lawsuits. High stakes and the seamless marriage between Big Pharma and government agencies have spawned an opaque and crooked regulatory system.”
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (source)
Kennedy writes articles for Collective Evolution on this topic, and you can view them by clicking here.
Why This Is a Problem
A recent study published in the journal EbioMedicine explains the current controversy surrounding vaccinations:
Over the past two decades several vaccine controversies have emerged in various countries, including France, inducing worries about severe adverse effects and eroding confidence in health authorities, experts, and science (Larson et al., 2011). These two dimensions are at the core of the vaccine hesitancy (VH) observed in the general population. VH is defined as delay in acceptance of vaccination, or refusal, or even acceptance with doubts about its safety and benefits, with all these behaviors and attitudes varying according to context, vaccine, and personal profile, despite the availability of vaccine services (Group, 2014, Larson et al., 2014, Dubé et al., 2013). VH presents a challenge to physicians who must address their patients’ concerns about vaccines and ensure satisfactory vaccination coverage.
The study concludes with the observation that “after repeated vaccine controversies in France, some [vaccine hesitancy] exists among French GPs, whose recommendation behaviors depend on their trust in authorities, their perception of the utility and risks of vaccines, and their comfort in explaining them.”
As a result, “16% to 43% of GPs sometimes or never recommended at least one specific vaccine to their target patients.”
Again, this isn’t a secret. Another study (out of many, cited in the France publication) outlines how “more research is needed to understand why some health professionals, trained in medical sciences, still have doubts regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccination.” While it’s clearly a pro-vaccine paper, the fact that a growing number of health professionals are hesitant to vaccinate speaks volumes.
Now, you might be thinking that vaccines save lives, and have saved lives in the past. There are a number of topics up for discussion here, but despite what we commonly hear on our television screens, in pharmaceutical advertisements, and through radio messages, the science has not spoken. We’re at a dangerous point with regards to vaccines, and I have to wonder if we on the same path we once were with DDT and tobacco — a substance that doctors once recommended to relieve stress.
There are still many questions and concerns to be addressed, yet the mainstream continues to belittle people for even questioning vaccine efficacy, let alone choosing not to vaccinate their children. Parents are vaccinating their children because they fear the supposed consequences of not doing so and are ignorant of the consequences that could be showing up in the population after years of mass vaccinations.
It’s also a problem because we’re living in the age of forced vaccinations, where global initiatives are being taken to force certain populations to vaccinate, stripping them of their right to even choose.
For example, Italy’s Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin just announced that Italy will be making vaccinations mandatory for all school children, a move anticipated to come into effect as early as next week. This comes in response to the recent increase in measles outbreaks in Italy, as reported cases of measles rose fivefold across the country in April compared to the same month last year, according to the National Health Institute. You can read more about that here.
The Science, and Why So Many Parents, Doctors, and Scientists Are Concerned
There is a wealth of information to cover here to stress why this issue must be discussed. Having a number of scientists from both camps presenting their research and arguments in an unbiased setting would be incredible, but unfortunately it’s something we have yet to see.
Here at Collective Evolution, we’ve written many heavily sourced articles bringing these concerns to light, some of which you can view below.
*Please keep in mind that these are a few of many articles we’ve published on the subject. Feel through to sift through our site if you’re interested in reading more. The below articles should give curious readers a clear view as to why there is so much controversy surrounding this topic, and also make them question why these are never addressed and often ridiculed within the mainstream,
Originally posted @ Collective Evolution