A doctor jumped onstage during the screening of a controversial anti-vaccine film to warn the audience they were putting the lives of their children and others at risk.
Dr. Lance O'Sullivan bought a ticket for the film, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, but delivered his warning before the showing began, reported the New Zealand Herald.
"I've come here not to watch the film, but to continue my battle and my challenge for my people and, importantly, for our children," O'Sullivan said. "I come here with a lot of anger because I am adamantly opposed to this. This idea of anti-immunization has killed children around the world and actually will continue to kill children whose parents are put off immunization because of misinformation — misinformation based on lies."
The Northland doctor, who was named New Zealander of the Year in 2014 for his charitable work, took aim at anti-vaxxers — including the filmmakers who explored the fraudulent claim that autism is linked to immunizations — who have deceived parents and put children at risk.
"Fraudulent people for their own reasons have decided that they would put forward false information that actually causes harm to children," O'Sullivan said. "Your presence here will cause babies to die."
Comment: Interesting use of words by Dr. O'Sullivan, one has to wonder if he actually took the time to watch the film before he decided to show up at the Vaxxed screening ranting about 'fraudulent people putting forward false information'. Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. made an excellent assessment back in 2011 when he wrote the following regarding the vilification of Dr. Wakefield and the evidence he was sharing with the public:
I find it ironic that the media, the British government, and leaders in medical academia jumped on board attacking and destroying Dr. Andrew Wakefield's reputation based on "fraud" charges related to a study he conducted about the link between the measles vaccine and autism.
Abundant evidence has shown that these very same people destroy the reputations of anyone producing evidence, no matter how well researched and of the highest ethical standards, if it in any way endangers this vaccine program. It is ironic that these accusers speak of "blatant fraud," when virtually all of the vaccine safety evidence they use abundantly is fraudulent by careful design.
To imply our society is at risk of millions of deaths should vaccine rates drop is a blatant lie used to scare parents into over-vaccinating their children.
Tricia Cheel, who organized the screening in Kaitaia, told News Now she was "flabbergasted" when O'Sullivan "invaded the stage."
"He was obviously enraged and he was pointing his fingers," she said. "He ended up saying we would be responsible for the death of his vulnerable children — very threatening behavior."
Cheel said doctors have been lied to about the safety of immunizations, and she argued that physicians and parents had a right to decide for themselves what they believe is safe.
"That to me was interfering with people's right to find out for themselves," Cheel said. "I can understand if he hasn't seen the movie he doesn't understand that a lot of what he's accepted as truth may be based on false information."
O'Sullivan agreed he was angry, but he told News Now the filmmakers and event organizers presented a public health threat.
Comment: Who really presents the public health threat?
Dr. Wakefield: "The first thing is that you need to stop the damage, and the second is you need to deal with the children who have been injured, in other words, in whom the damage has already been done. So there are two broad elements. Let's just take the first element, and that is how you stop the injury in the first place. You have to acknowledge it, and therefore you have to take the reins off science being conducted in the public interest. You have to give honest answers, and the CDC has now proven that they are absolutely incapable of doing that.
"So the vaccine safety responsibilities have to be removed completely — not just from the CDC, but from Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC. There has to be put into place an independent agency, that is able to give us honest answers about vaccine safety. The second thing is there needs to be an absolute moratorium on the introduction of new vaccines until this issue has been resolved.
"Number three, there can be no vaccine mandates. You cannot mandate something for which there is risk, a big risk that has been fraudulently concealed by the very agency responsible for assessing and reporting on those risks. So all laws that seek to limit exemptions, or remove exemptions that are pending, or had been passed, need to be dealt, done away with. Then you need to start to treat vaccines just as you would pharmaceutical drugs, in terms of the rigor with which they go through scientific trials. They need to be subjected to long-term, double-blind, randomized, placebo control trials — which, at the moment, they're not.
Comment: Why the documentary Vaxxed is controversial
The movie Vaxxed is controversial because the coverup of the MMR vaccine connection to autism has far-reaching implications for the very deep corruption in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the thousands of children who have suffered from a devastating disease that could have been avoided. Discrediting this information and keeping it from the public's attention is paramount for the pharmaceutical companies that profit from vaccines. [2,3]
Vaxxed is not anti-science. Nor is it anti-vaccine. Instead it presents unquestionable evidence of corruption and fraud that is anti-CDC. The film endangers the professional credibility and integrity of the nation's most powerful federal health agency as well as the private vaccine industry's profits that the CDC protects. If it were simply a visual screed of voices opposing mandatory vaccinations, the documentary would have its burst of limited popularity and quickly be forgotten as so many anti-vaccine films are. Vaxxed, on the other hand, incriminates federal officials and scientists at the highest levels, including former CDC Director Julie Gerberding, with the intentional coverup and manipulation of the agency's own research data to continue its public relations charade that vaccines under no circumstances are associated with the US's increasing autism crisis in our midst.
How are autism and cancer related? Two internationally known doctors may have lost their lives because they knew about the connection between these two diseases. Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD, an alternative autism specialist, and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, MD, an alternative cancer specialist, saw the truth and were willing to step outside of the standard allopathic medical model for treating cancer and autism. They were pioneers in their respective fields and both recently died or perhaps were killed because of their successful treatments of sick, suffering and dying patients.
On June 19, 2015, Dr. Bradstreet reportedly shot himself in the chest after his offices were raided by U.S. FDA agents and State of Georgia law enforcement agents. Three days before his death, agents exercised a search warrant to gather information about the use of GcMAF with autistic patients in his clinic. Human GcMAF holds great promise in the treatment of various illnesses including cancer, autism, chronic fatigue and possibly Parkinson’s. Since 1990, 59 research papers have been published on GcMAF, 20 of these pertaining to the treatment of cancer; 46 of these papers can be accessed through the GcMAF website.
Dr. Bradstreet spoke at the 2015 AutismOne Conference in May of this year. He spoke about GcMAF toward the end of his hour long presentation. He made note of the fact that he had certain important announcements about this therapy that would be released in the near future. Whatever they were, he apparently didn’t live long enough to make them.
During his presentation, Dr. Bradstreet provided an introduction to the therapies that were provided by his clinic, and provided an explanation of how they help restore normal health to autistic children.
He specifically stated:
GcMAF products influence the endocannabinoid pathway. GcMAF has been one of the most powerful tools that I have ever used for autism. How many of you were GcMAF responders and thought it was amazing? How many of you are really pissed off that it is no longer available? I have a little announcement about that coming too.[Source]
Forensic issues in suicidal single gunshot injuries to the chest: an autopsy study.
This study presents a case series of suicides carried out by self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the chest -- a relatively uncommon means of suicide. The retrospective autopsy study performed included all cases of single suicidal gunshot injuries to the chest during a 20-year period and which were committed by the use of a handgun. The sample included 67 deceased persons that were an average of 44.4 ± 19.1 years old (range, 12-89 years; 58 men and 9 women). The most common region of the entrance wound was the left side of the chest (54/67), followed by the sternum (10/67), and the right side of the chest (3/67). For 9 subjects, the range of fire could not be determined, as well as whether the shot went through their clothing. In the remaining 58 subjects, only contact or near-contact wounds were found. Of the 58, only 3 subjects had their clothing removed between the chest wall and the muzzle. Three directions of the internal bullet paths were those most frequently found: downward right-to-left (27/67), downward left-to-right (20/67), and downward parallel (10/67) (χ = 101.045, P = 0.000). Also, most bullet paths were directed downward (57/67, χ = 32.970, P = 0.000). The most frequently injured organ was the heart (47/67), and the immediate causes of death were exsanguination (49/67), heart disruption (14/67), and tamponade (4/67).
“That’s the deal . . ., that’s what I keep seeing again and again and again . . . where these senior people [at CDC] just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”
— Dr. William Thompson to Dr. Brian Hooker in a recorded phone call, June 12, 2014
It’s been almost a year since we first heard the name Dr. William Thompson, a senior epidemiologist at the CDC, and “whistleblower” in the same sentence. On August 27, 2014, Dr. Thompson released a shocking statement via his attorneys, Morgan Verkamp, whistleblower specialists, admitting that he and colleagues at the CDC “omitted statistically significant information” from a 2004 Pediatrics study regarding the timing of the MMR vaccine and autism which showed that African-American boys were much more likely to be diagnosed with autism if they received the MMR “on time” (before 36 months) than matched controls. When trying to get this story out, as mainstream media looked the other way, our community faced a tidal wave of astroturfing on Facebook pages, Twitter and media sites. Bloggers and “shills” sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry quickly moved to hijack and reframe this incredible story, branding it with their favorite word: “debunked.” Their aim was to provide enough obfuscation and distraction that the masses wouldn’t listen to us “anti-vaxers” (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says of anti-vaxers, “When you hear the term ‘anti-vaxers’ you should think ‘parents of disabled children.’” Disclosure: I vaccinated all of my children, one is vaccine injured.) And it worked. We have yet to see a mainstream media outlet seriously consider Dr. Thomson’s allegations of fraud at the CDC.
But this story won’t go away, despite the best efforts of an incredibly persistent, well-oiled and well-heeled propaganda machine.
Last August, we heard snippets of calls (between Dr. Brian Hooker, a vaccine researcher and father of an autistic child, and Dr. Thompson, author and co-author of three major CDC studies that “exonerate” vaccines of any role in the epidemic of autism. In his soon-to-be released book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, Kevin Barry Esq., himself the father of a child with autism and former president of Generation Rescue, finally reveals the transcripts of four calls, the only ones recorded, of the more than 30 that took place between Drs. Hooker and Thompson.
November 2013, Dr. Thompson reached out to Dr. Hooker, whom he had known from various interactions in the years 2002-2004. Dr. Thompson had finally decided to “blow his whistle” by telling Dr. Hooker what he knew about CDC corruption, saying, “I basically have stopped lying.” He had hired one of the best whistleblower attorneys in the country, and he was ready to take the heat for exposing the truth about vaccine fraud at the CDC: “So I have to deal with a few months of hell if all this becomes public, um, no big deal. I’m not having to deal with a child who is suffering day in and day out.”
The transcript calls took place from May 8 – July 28, 2014 and are shocking to read, so shocking, in fact, that it’s almost hard to believe what you are seeing: non-stop jaw-dropping testimony, which should, if investigated thoroughly, change the course of history.
In his preface, Dr. Boyd E. Haley, a professor of chemistry who has testified at past Institute of Medicine (IOM) meetings on Thimerosal toxicity, urges every pediatrician in the country to read the transcripts and encourages an immediate investigation by Congress, supporting the assertion that vaccine safety warrants a thorough review based on the claims of Dr. Thompson.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., co-author of Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak, wrote the eloquent foreword to the book. His tone has a sense of urgency and incredulity at the myriad conflict-of-interest and corruption issues in the vaccine safety industry, in which the U.S. government is inextricably entangled, in particular in relation to Thimerosal. He calls out the U.S. media silence and deems the media complicit in this fraud due to its financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry: “Reporters simply parrot the talking points of corrupt public health regulators and vaccine industry spokesmen.” Mr. Kennedy’s foreword is a scathing attack on the CDC and journalism in America and is a huge wake up call for the nation.
Barry’s introduction sets the scene with important background information, explaining Dr. Hooker’s involvement in this scandal and the extraordinary circumstances of how the events of August 2014 played out. He then gives an executive summary of the main points of each call which serves as a launchpad for what is to come. The following four chapters reveal the transcripts in their entirety, without the author’s narrative. The remaining chapters in the book contain Barry’s interpretation of the magnitude of the information which Thompson has revealed and urges the country’s leaders to push for a congressional investigation of the ~100,000 pages of evidence that Thompson has handed over to Rep. Bill Posey’s office. One of Posey’s staffers described the documents as a “wildfire” that “could burn the CDC to its foundations.”
Though the recordings were legally done, Dr. Thompson did not know he was being recorded; therefore, he speaks quite freely and is uninhibited. He tells Dr. Hooker what he thinks about his superiors at the CDC and other agency employees quite candidly, saying things like “People that have been my supervisors have broken laws.” It is surely everyone’s worst nightmare to be exposed in this way, but after reading the transcripts, I can understand Dr. Hooker’s intent in recording their conversations. The core subject matter is too important as our children’s lives are truly at stake.
On the calls, Dr. Thompson tries to give Dr. Hooker as much information as he can about the inner workings of the CDC so he can understand how the CDC has managed to maintain this fraud for so long with impunity: “I want to be a resource. I want to be valuable to you. I want you to have someone in the system that can give you feedback.” We begin to see very quickly how the CDC has become a “cesspool of corruption,” as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. repeatedly describes it.
Dr. Thompson tries to guide Dr. Hooker in the best way to “fix this” – meaning getting Thimerosal out of vaccines, primarily the flu vaccine. He suggests that Dr. Hooker start a campaign away from autism as a side effect, due to the radioactivity of the topic, and focus on tics. As the book explains, in a 2001 IOM (closed door) Committee Meeting, it seemed already predetermined that autism would never be associated with vaccines in their findings: “. . . we are not ever going to come down that (autism) is a true side effect.” The IOM’s report released in 2004 essentially declaring that vaccines do not cause autism (supporting the CDC position) and that funds should be directed away from such research, was contemptible at best and criminal at worst. The IOM is a private entity, and their opinion influences government agency policies and sways public perception. The IOM shutting the door on further research and declaring the science settled will prove to future historians to be a watershed moment in this crisis. As Dr. Hooker said in relation to a different circumstance but is no less relevant here, “What could be more anti-science than to exclude a line of scientific enquiry?” Because of this diversion of research, Thompson states, “The CDC has put the research ten years behind. Because the CDC has not been transparent, we’ve missed ten years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism.”
Dr. Thompson advises Dr. Hooker to focus on a mantra regarding tics because, as he states,“I can say that pretty confidently, vaccines cause tics. We replicated that.” The replication study was “Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcomes at 7 to 10 Years.” He then suggests the “mantra” should switch to “. . . (and) tics are four times as common among kids with autism,” and “There is biologic plausibility right now, I really do believe there is, to say that Thimerosal causes autism-like features.” (emphasis added). You might want to read that line again.
Amazingly, “tics” is not listed as a table injury with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Thompson expresses his incredulity at that because, as he says, the science is clear; the CDC itself has replicated the finding with other studies. Incidentally, in relation to Thimerosal, Dr. Thompson reveals that some rat studies involving Thimerosal “showed that thimerosal (sic) had a differential effect on males and females” and that “they got to a certain level (of increasing the dose) and all the male rats died,” possibly explaining the “male effect,” the fact that autism occurs about four times more often in males than females.
But we may have a new effect – the “born-with-it” effect. Thompson says of the flu shot, “I don’t know why they still give it to pregnant women, like that’s the last person I would give mercury to . . . I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics.” Dr. Thompson seems incredulous at this, and can only suggest the reason is “that the drug companies think that if it is in at least that one vaccine then no one could argue that it should be out of the other vaccines outside of the US.” That’s a rather horrific possibility to be sure, but another equally horrific possibility with more local ramifications is that giving mercury to pregnant women would mask any changes in autism rates that might occur due to mercury removal from other childhood vaccines.
The all-important 2004 MMR study is discussed in great detail throughout the calls. Of this paper, Thompson says, “I was complicit, and I went along with this, we did not report significant findings . . . I have great shame now when I meet families with kids with autism because I have been part of the problem.” This paper was the only study of the three autism studies that Dr. Thompson co-authored that didn’t have an external panel of consultants (Dr. Thompson: “Just so you understand this, we didn’t have an external review panel . . . for the MMR autism one.”), which was how, Dr. Thompson claims, they were able to deviate from the original analysis plan, which he retained copies of without anyone’s knowledge.
The significant findings related to the “race effect,” which they discussed at great length. Dr. Hooker discusses the statistical analyses with regard to the race effect with Dr. Thompson so he can be sure that what he was finding was accurate. Dr. Thompson confirmed that he and his co-authors found a statistically significant increased risk of autism for African-American boys who received the MMR on time. He says that they had meetings to discuss this issue. Dr. Hooker asks Dr. Thompson what was discussed, and he would only say, “There is a specific quote about this very finding that will be etched in my head for life. I’m not going to tell you it. . . . It was by one of the other coauthors.”
In the end, they just decided to omit data by eliminating those who did not have a Georgia birth certificate (presumably the poorest children in the sample), even though it was a deviation from the study plan. He alludes to the now infamous “garbage can meeting,” where the co-authors colluded to destroy federal documents relating to the study: “Literally everyone else got rid of all their documents so the only documents that exist right now from that study are mine . . . it was the five of us behind closed doors for 2 years.”
Dr. Thompson also gives insight into media hype of outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and polio in third-world countries : “These drug companies and their promoters, they’re making such a big deal of these measles outbreaks. It’s like a never ending thing where the press loves to hype it and it scares people.” Coincidentally, a few months later, that same media-hype scenario played out after a measles outbreak that began at the California Disneyland theme park. What ensued was an unrelenting media blitz about the importance of vaccines, specifically the MMR. That campaign can be directly tied to the hundreds of vaccine bills entered in state legislatures all over the country, recently resulting in California children losing their right to personal belief exemptions to vaccinations in a new law which violates both international human rights law as well as the First Amendment to the Constitution. More recently, in New York State a bill was introduced, unusually out of session, which proposes eliminating all religious exemptions across the state, a state that is already among the most vaccinated with a 99% vaccination rate per the CDC. And all this because 117 people got a fever and a rash, most of whom were adults, and many of whom were vaccinated! To this day, no source for the outbreak has ever been established by the CDC. And, interestingly, the measles rate so far for 2015 is significantly lower than 2014, and running about even with 2013. In a sane world, the Thompson transcripts would serve to put a stop to all pending legislation until further investigations can be conducted, due to the severity of the risk to our children.
Dr. Thompson then brings Dr. Hooker’s attention to the SEED project, which he refers to as “Disneyland” (of data), and how this data set contains the health records of some 1200 children, 800 of which are confirmed autistic, with complete vaccination records, including prenatal vaccines and RhoGAM shots. This data has yet to be released to the public for study. In fact, according to Dr. Thompson, “it is under lock and key.” However, as Dr. Thompson says, “So far there is about sixty proposals in, um, for people ready to do studies. Not a single one of them looks at vaccines, not one!” He is clearly outraged by this when he recounts how he asked his colleagues “What are you going to say when you have twelve hundred autism cases and a bunch of controls and you never looked at vaccines and you have all their vaccine records?” Dr. Thompson describes the SEED data as a “. . . gold mine. That’s the mother-load of mother-loads (sic). Because it doesn’t matter what Insel does.” He is referring to the promise Thomas Insel, chairman of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, made to Rep. Bill Posey in a congressional hearing that took place on May 20, 2014, that a study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated children with those of unvaccinated children would be done. It has not been done. Interestingly, according to Thompson, “The CDC was invited to testify [at that hearing] and they declined” and “. . . Coleen (Boyle) said that she would never go and testify again.”
The discussion about SEED develops further into who should NOT get access to the data, specifically Autism Speaks, according to Barry, due to conflict of interests and their stated conviction that “vaccines do not cause autism.” There is an entire chapter in the book dedicated to these conflicts, which lays bare the incredible history of the organization and why we should never again trust Autism Speaks with research grants for autism-related studies. In fact, on the back cover of the book, an email from Autism Speaks’ founder Bob Wright to an undisclosed person is quoted as saying, “We all know that the child vaccine program has significantly increased and that there are some children who will be affected. Predicting who is the ongoing challenge for the CDC and the FDA.”
The transcripts reveal so much malfeasance, corruption and misuse of government resources, it’s hard to comprehend how it has remained hidden for so long. Dr. Thompson talks about watering down discussions on studies with “whitewashed comments.” He describes many instances of breaking study protocols in a number of studies he worked on. He talks scathingly about wanted fugitive and co-author of numerous autism studies, Poul Thorsen, and his former CDC-employed girlfriend, indicating massive conflicts of interest. He tells Dr. Hooker about possible Verstraeten study anomalies regarding specialty clinics in the study, which led Thompson to say, “My guess is they put that adjustment in there because they didn’t like what they were finding.” He also describes the atmosphere in the agency at that time as related to the overall influence of corporations in the federal government, “The federal government is hostile to anyone who says anything negative about any industry.”
On July 29, 2015, Congressman Bill Posey made a statement in the House of Representatives, asking, begging, and imploring the house leaders to call a congressional hearing to investigate the CDC for alleged fraud. Dr. Thompson stated in the transcripts that he had sent Rep. Posey 100,000 pages of documents. In his statement, Posey read a statement from Dr. Thompson that says, “The co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the 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. However, because I assumed that it was illegal and would violate both FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] and DOJ [Department of Justice] requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retain all associated computer files.”
In these transcripts, we get a glimpse into Dr. Thompson as a person for the first time since his name and “CDC fraud” became synonymous. He and Dr. Hooker struck up a kind of awkward and unlikely friendship – the guilt-ravaged CDC fraudster who was coming clean and the persecuted autism researcher whose only agenda was vindication for his severely autistic son. Dr. Thompson seemed terribly conflicted about what he knew and what to do with it. It is clear that he was under an incredible amount of stress and “lost it” a lot with his colleagues. He predicts that the CDC will paint him as “crazy,” and that’s how they will dismiss his claims. However, it may not matter in the long run what his co-authors say to try and tarnish his credibility if Thompson’s documents show that they did indeed commit fraud as employees of an agency that is charged with safeguarding the health and safety of our children. Rep. Posey’s office has those documents.
Every mother and father in America should be asking their local representatives (to take action, click here. Note that you may edit the sample letter to express your personal sentiments) to support Rep. Posey in calling for a congressional hearing and demand those documents be released to the public. We must finally know the truth from the gatekeepers of the federal vaccine safety program at the CDC. Dr. Thompson has stated that there are still “more questions than answers” with regard to vaccines and autism. This is critical. Parents of vaccine-injured children deserve answers and, more importantly, an apology for the suffering their children are enduring, or have endured in death, while the purveyors of corruption sit high on the trash heap of malfeasance that is the CDC.
To quote Bobby Kennedy Jr. at the NO ON SB277 rally in Sacramento, California on April 8, 2015, “All of the barriers that are meant to protect our children: the government, the lawyers, the regulatory agencies and the press – the checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed to stand between corporate power and our little children have been removed . . . and there’s only one barrier left and that’s the parents. . . . And we need to keep them in the equation.”
Indeed we do.
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