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Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Congressman Blasts CDC for Incestuous Relationship with Vaccine Makers

Congressman Bill Posey compares CDC’s Vaccine Safety Studies to SEC’s Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : US Congressman Bill Posey demanded, during a half-hour radio interview, transparency about the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and its handling of vaccine safety studies, stressing that the incestuous relationship between the CDC and vaccine makers affects the nations most precious resource, which are children.

Posey_Bill_congressman_USACongressman Posey appeared on the “A Conversation of Hope” radio show where he discussed the CDC and vaccine safety with biochemist Brian Hooker PhD.  Hooker and Posey discussed what Posey described as “the incestuous relationship between the public health community, vaccine makers, and public officials”. Posey represents Florida’s 8th Congressional District. A Republican, Posey was elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 and is currently serving his third term.

Posey didn’t hold back when he criticized current and past officials, including Dr. Poul Thorsen, about the former CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding who moved on to become pharma giant Merck’s Vaccine President, as well as the CDC’s current spokesperson on autism and vaccines, Dr. Coleen Boyle. Congressman Posey didn’t stop short of branding former CDC Director Thorsen “a crook”, saying:

“If you read through the emails and learned about the meetings and the financial arrangement this crook had with the CDC, it will make you absolutely sick to your stomach. This was no casual researcher way down the line. This is the CDC’s key man in Denmark.  He was closely tied to the CDC’s top vaccine safety researchers… as long as Thorsen was cooking the books to produce the results they wanted, they didn’t care whether the studies were valid or how much money was being siphoned off the top…It’s like the Security and Exchange Commission and Bernie Madoff. But it’s worse because we’re talking about someone who basically stole money that was supposed to be used to improve the health and safety of our most vulnerable in our society – our young babies.”

BigPharma_CashPills-100The “CDC’s Man in Denmark” has according to Dr. Hooker collaborated with the CDC on 36 papers, not on one as claimed by Dr. Boyle. Moreover, Dr. Hooker added, the agency refused to investigate studies exonerating vaccine’s role in causing autism following his indictment on wire fraud and money laundering. Talking about Boyle, Congressman Posey didn’t hold back either, calling her evasive. About Boyle’s conduct during a Congressional hearing, Posey said:

“I asked her a very direct question. ‘Have you done a study comparing autism rates in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children?…’  She started telling us about everything she’s done …After she wasted three minutes, I cut her off and I demanded that she answer the question. And then, only then, did she admit that the federal government has never done that very simple, fundamental, basic study.”

Posey blamed Boyle and the CDC for omitting and denying the evidence for a link between vaccines and the epidemic rise in autism, and dishonesty in their claim that the rise in autism was due to better diagnosis, saying:

“I know we have an autism epidemic. You know it. She knows it. But for some reasons they refuse to acknowledge it publicly. …I don’t think anybody that’s intellectually honest with this issue can begin to fathom that lame excuse that she uses.”

Posey also addressed the issue of orchestrated campaigns on behalf of the CDC and the vaccine industry, noting that people “do a lot of blogging and (are) shredding anyone who dares question the unaccountable bureaucrats”. 

nsnbc noted a clear attempt to derail genuine dialog in comments to articles pertaining vaccine safety issues. Within a 12 months period from February 2013 to March 2014, nsnbc registered more than 30 different “commentators with different names, who together attempted to post more than 500 comments, posted from only two different IP addresses in Australia and the USA, with one of them leading directly to a pharma sponsored pro-vaccine website.

The core strategies used are ad hominem attacks, attempts to discredit, strawman attacks, and, remarkably, also outlandish anti-vaccine claims and attempt to distract the call for transparency by posing as an “obviously” irresponsible parent or by asking for medical advise so as to detract from debates about oversight, transparency and vaccine safety issues.

Congressman Posey referred to the bloggers and tolls as “their little media network (that will) twist the truth to disparage, to malign, to vilify, to denigrate anybody who wants any kind of accountability”.

Maloney_rep_USAAbout his co-sponsorship of Rep. Caroly Maloney’s Vaccine Safety Study Act, Posey said that the proposed legislation would compel government to conduct  a retrospective “vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study of health outcomes”, which he felt could be done with accountability and direct oversight by government. Posey concluded:

“The CDC cannot be trusted regarding investigating vaccine safety. Huge conflict of interest. I think that the CDC should be investigated”.

Congressman Posey is, by no means, speaking on behalf of a political minority or fringe. A research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association “Internal Medicine” in March 2014,  reveals that over half of Americans either believe doctors and the government still want to vaccinate children even though they know these vaccines cause autism and other psychological disorders or are undecided on the question.  69% of the 1361 participants had heard of this issue before. 20% believe it, 36% were undecided [neither agreed nor disagreed] and 44% disagreed.

A recent study, published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, conducted by Light, Lexchin and Darrow, warns that the pharmaceutical industry has corrupted the practice of medicine through its influence over what drugs are developed, how they are tested, and how medical knowledge is created.

The researchers warn that since 1906, commercial influence has compromised Congressional legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs, adding that the authorization of user fees in 1992 has turned drug companies into the FDA’s prime clients, deepening the regulatory and cultural capture of the agency. The Harvard scientists warned that the USA is facing an epidemic of side effects caused by corruption.

Ch/L – nsnbc 17.04.2014

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  1. Brian Carter says:

    Please don’t stop at vaccines dear Congressman. You’ve yet to see the state of HIV and AIDS in today’s day and age.

  2. katharine corp says:

    GREAT reporting! 3cheeers for Congressman Posey:)))

  3. Sarah says:

    Thank God for you Congressman Posey. Thank God. My son regressed following the MMR. He deserves justice. Our children deserve better. Thank you :)

  4. Is the system corrupt? Yes. Do vaccines work? Yes. But they elicit the wrong immunological response, many of the stabilizers used are toxic, and only TWO rounds are needed for a full immunological response (not 6). If a person does their due diligence and then decides that vaccines are right for your family-great. My issue is that the other side of the story is not covered and the uneducated masses are highly manipulated with big pharma’s scare tactics as we stuff their pockets. Slowly, we are losing our rights of choice. I should have the right to choose, as should you. Forcing vaccines, GMO’s, fracking when people vote it down is chipping away at our rights…drink the kool-aid, or else.

  5. Chela says:

    This is an awesome article. Thank you Congressman Posey! I tell people I am not an anti-vaxxer, I am pro informed consent. Unfortunately their is no such thing regarding vaccines right now that is why I choose not to vaccinate.

  6. Thank you Congressman Posey! Please keep this issue alive.

  7. Nan says:

    Finally, a Congressman brave enough to look at the facts and demand accountability. He is finally saying what so many people know but are terrified to admit – “the emperor does not have any clothes on!” Keep revealing the cover-up! You are a breath of fresh air from your profession.

  8. Annette says:

    Thank you for your courage!! May the angels protect you and guide you!!!

  9. danuta says:

    Thank you Congressman very much! please don’t stop.

  10. Chelsey says:

    Thank you! We want safer better made vaccines! Better ways to build immune systems versus filling our children with chemicals and aborted fetus material.There has to be better science and studies showing the Truth with no input from Pharmaceutical companies. Thank you Congressman Posey for standing up for the American people!

  11. Leslie says:

    Wonderful article. Thank you.

  12. Gillian says:

    It does take courage to make a stand against corruption with Big power and Big money behind. Thank YOU, Congressman Posey, for not remaining silent!
    Agendas should be questioned, especially where it concerns the health of our children.

  13. samantha says:

    Thank you for speaking the truth against this corruption. We need safer vaccines and accountability if we are expected to subject our children to the recommended vaccination schedules. People like you can restore the system.

  14. Emily says:

    Thank you for standing up for our children and our rights!

  15. John Fryer says:

    The science of vaccine harm was worked out more than a hundred years into the fight to coltrol smallpox. Professor Charles Richet Nobel Winner established as fact the harm from repeat vaccines causing encephalitis and even death. Professor Henry Dale worked out the mechanism of the cytokine storm. Meanwhile too many 0 to 6 month babies are living proof of the harm of repeat vaccines. 1 million spesis cases of which 500 000 are of UNKNOWN CAUSE. And thats just for USA every year. Charles Richet being proved right 500 000 times a year in one country and

  16. Susan says:

    Thank you, my son also regressed after mmr. Now classified as severely non verbal autistic.

    We want justice, it’s not better screaning it’s real! A question to ask the masses how can the majority of us parents all be wrong and big pharma right? We parents have nothing to gain from sharing our observations we just want no other parent to endure what we have!!!

    • Bren says:

      But they have much to lose and that is why they don’t want the truth revealed. They fon’t Carr who is harken i

  17. Patricia says:

    Any parent who has watched their child disappear before their eyes, develop side affects and that has shouted to any and everybody that would listen, thanks you! I have experienced the theft of my son’s life as have many other parents. The sooner this is settled, the sooner a solution can transpire for so many families. Also, many children will be saved as well as their families stability.

  18. lesley says:

    I grew up in the 1950’s when it was common and accepted that children got these childhood diseases. mumps, measles and sometimes german measles. we had temperatures and felt sick, was off school about 2 weeks. when me or one of my sisters caught any one of these diseases, it was spoken about very casually, eg. I never knew measles was going around, or if you heard another child who had measles, you kept your child indoors for a few days. there was not so much hype as there is today. and if your child caught measles, a parent would not become annoyed their child caught this disease from another. lesley

  19. love this guy. I’m seeing more and more people start to speak out. Thank you.

  20. Phillip says:

    Great reporting. Thank you for finally reporting on this issue WITHOUT the CDC slant.

  21. April says:

    Every protection between vaccine makers & our children has been removed. Parents are the only protection left & now they are gutting exemptions. Lord, give us strength to keep these monsters away from our children.

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