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Vaccination Ploys

You need to we wise to the various ploys that governments and official agencies use to obscure the terrible performance and inherent dangers of vaccines. You doctor will probably have been duped and you may need to help him or her see some of the real facts.

Murphy's golden rule: 

The intelligent reader will quickly grasp that these ploys are used by the medical profession to attack all aspects of workable alternative medicine, not just vaccinations! [KSM]

Ploy 1. Lower the risk from the vaccine by failing to report adverse reactions:

"Studies based on voluntary reports gave reassuringly low estimates, one case of meningitis per 143,000 (notification by doctors) to 250,000 (voluntary reports by paediatricians). But when greater efforts were made to identify cases, for instance by cross-linking laboratory and hospital reports to vaccination records, the risk rose to between 1 in 4,000 and 1 in 21,000. These findings suggested significant under-reporting of Urabe vaccine-associated meningitis, and led to the withdrawal of the vaccine from the market in 1992." -Trevor Gunn BSc

"They claim the vaccines are safe, but physicians are indoctrinated to disbelieve claims of harm and are not trained to recognize nor required to report any adverse reactions. From 90% to 99% of the adverse reactions reported to doctors are never reported by those doctors to the government’s extremely lax Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, known as the VAERS." - Dr Rimland Ph.D.

"Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler estimated in a 1993 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association that fewer than 1 percent of all doctors report injuries and deaths following the administration of prescription drugs. This estimate may be even lower for vaccines. In one survey that our organization conducted in New York in 1994, only 1 doctor in 40 reported to VAERS." - Barbara Loe Fisher

"The fact is that study after study has shown that the vast majority - up to 99% - of reactions are never reported. Yet the government and the medical community rely on these figures which are 99% incorrect." - Meryl Dorey

"Before the latest round of injections, we had 205 parents contact us over a 5 year period....But only seven of those cases have been officially reported by doctors (3.4%)." - Jacki Fletcher of JABS

"The current method of reporting adverse reactions is totally ineffective. If a child reacts to a vaccine the doctor/consultant caring for the child should report the problem using the 'yellow card' system. The card is supposed to be forwarded to the Medicines Control Agency to be investigated. This has been recognised by the Public Health Laboratory's Service as far back as 1995 (Lancet 4 Mar. 95: Vol. 345: 567/569). "There is an urgent need to find more reliable methods of adverse event surveillance". The system continues to fail our children - reactions are very rarely reported!" - Jabs

"The Medicines Control Agency has contradicted itself on this issue, stating in correspondence on 21st August 1998 that many serious reactions do get reported, but also stating in Adverse Drug Reaction Information Service Guidance On Interpretation Of Yellow Card Data, Drug Analysis Prints, 1997 edition, that only 10-15% of even serious reactions are reported." - David Thrower.

The FDA estimates that only about 10% of adverse reactions are reported (Reported by KM Severyn, R.Ph.D. in the Dayton Daily News, May 28, 1993. Ohio Parents for Vaccine Safety, 251 Ridgeway Dr., Dayton, OH 45459), a figure supported by two NVIC investigations (NVIC, "Investigative Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System"). In fact, the NVIC reported that in New York, only one out of about 40 doctor's offices(2.5%) confirmed that they did report a death or injury following vaccination.

"According to the CDC MMWR publication (two studies on file) more than 99 percent of such brain damage cases never get reported." - Leonard Horowitz


VAERS reported "11 developed intussusception within 1 week of receiving RRV-TV" out of 1.8 million doses administered, which is a rate of about 0.6 out of 100,000. Kaiser Permanente studied the rate for its patients and found that "Among children who had received RRV-TV during the previous week, the rate was 314 per 100,000 infant-years." Minnesota did a study in its state and found that "the observed rate of intussusception within 1 week of receipt of RRV-TV was 292 per 100,000 infant-years." Hence the actual rate of this adverse effect from the rotavirus vaccine was about 300/0.6 = 500 times the rate reported through VAERS! From the CDC at "VAERS currently receives approximately 800-1000 reports each month." Based on the above data, the actual adverse effects following vaccines could easily be 500 times the reported effects, or 500,000 per month (Source: AVN mailing list)

"Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler estimated in a 1993 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association that fewer than 1 percent of all doctors report injuries and deaths following the administration of prescription drugs. This estimate may be even lower for vaccines. In one survey that our organization conducted in New York in 1994, only 1 doctor in 40 reported to VAERS." - Barbara Loe Fisher

"The ongoing study of 600 service members at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, has resulted in 20% (120 people) developing a systemic reaction after at least one of the first three (anthrax) injections. However, only 4 VAERS have been filed for this group, despite the high rate of lost duty time, and need for medical attention."

Ploy 2. Secrecy

"Did you know that the CDC committee which sets national vaccine policy, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), (until 1997) operated for more than 20 years without making verbatim transcripts of its meetings available to the public?" - Ingri Cassel

"Despite assurances that information on possible adverse reactions to the vaccine is freely available, parents calling the Medicines Control Agency told The Observer they were still being refused the data.......Wyeth spokesman Don Barrett said the amount of money paid to the academic departments of government committee members was confidential.......Last night the National Meningitis Trust, sponsored by Wyeth, was drawn into the controversy when it refused to disclose how much money it received from the giant drug company." - Media report on meningitis C vaccine

"I am aware of dozens of cases brought against pharmaceutical companies because of damage due to the hepatitis B vaccine. Many of these cases have been settled with the proviso that the settlements remain a secret." - Dr Waisbren

"The Department of Health clearly failed in its duty of care by knowingly allowing children’s brains to be damaged, this must be considered as negligent. No explanation has ever been given to justify this conspiracy of silence ..... I was indeed fortunate in obtaining all the details of the Prague Symposium, extensive enquiries in the UK failed to produce any evidence that it ever existed." - Wm. Wain

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Portions of the meeting will be closed to the public. Name of Committee: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on November 4, 1999, 8 a.m. to 6

"Did you know that the CDC committee which sets national vaccine policy, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), (until 1997) operated for more than 20 years without making verbatim transcripts of its meetings available to the public?" - Ingri Cassel

"Accurate statistics has become something typically Swedish. So I was more than surprised when I understood it wasn't just hard to get proper figures in Sweden concerning vaccine damage - it was impossible." - Maria Carlshamre (How common are vaccine injuries in Sweden? by Maria Carlshamre)

"Every time you hear of the tragic death of an infant, carried off in the first weeks of life by ‘viral meningitis’, you have the right to suspect that BCG is at work, even if the autopsy confirms a viral diagnosis. My wife lived through this tragedy in a major Swiss hospital where she worked. The autopsy of the child revealed the tubercular nature of the ‘viral’ meningitis following a BCG inoculation, but all the assistants and nurses had received very clear instructions to say nothing or risk terrible consequences. As with all secret societies, the law of silence is absolute among doctors!" - Dr Jean Elmiger (Rediscovering Real Medicine ISBN 1862041997)

Ploy 3. Junk Science

"The poverty of medical evidence" BMJ Vol. 303, 5 October 1991:

"There are perhaps 30,000 biomedical journals in the world, and they have grown steadily by 7% a year since the seventeenth century. Yet only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence, David Eddy, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Duke University, North Carolina, told a conference in Manchester last week. This is partly because only 1% of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound and partly because many treatments have never been assessed at all. "If," said Professor Eddy "it is true, as the total quality management gurus tell us, that ‘every defect is a treasure’ then we are sitting on King Solomon’s mine."

It was put more realistically in a very personal way in 1973 by Dr Robert Good, on pgs 514-515 in a book called "The Immunoglobulin A System":

"I sat in the front row of every class. I took down everything the professor said, complemented this body of knowledge with the information I learned from my instructors in the laboratory, from relevant information I would glean from reading and digesting the best textbooks on each subject, and even from extracting the substance of the most relevant articles in contemporary scientific journals. All this I included in my notes for study in beautiful Morocco-bound notebooks. The scheme seemed to work because it gave me very high grades in school, top scores in state and national board examinations, and my choice of training spots and fellowships. I closed my notebooks, however, for 10 years. When I opened them again and studied them 10 years after so carefully completing them, I was astonished to find that they were almost entirely filled with lies. Except for a few descriptions, such as well-established anatomy, everything that seemed so orderly and beautiful with the rather comprehensive treatment I had given it for one moment in history had changed, grown and been reordered by the scholarship of the intervening 10 years."

" The Taylor study is seriously flawed in many ways, as had been noted in a number of letters to the editor of The Lancet and in a number of additional letters on the subject which have been posted on the internet. It was subject to strong attack at a recent meeting of the British Statistical Society. I have been a full-time researcher my entire professional life, for almost 50 years, and I respectfully asked Dr. Taylor for a copy of the data so that I could reanalyze them. He refused this ordinary professional courtesy, and I have subsequently written to the editor of The Lancet requesting that an impartial committee be asked to reexamine Dr. Taylor’s statistical methods. If he refuses again, I urged The Lancet to retract his paper." - Dr Rimland

"The computer records from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, obtained by Gannett News Service using the Freedom of Information Act as part of a four-month study of federal immunization policy, reveal: Of 253 infant death cases awarded more than $61 million by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in the 1990s under the compensation program, 224, or 86 percent, were attributed to vaccination with DTP, the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) shot. In these cases, mortality was originally attributed to SIDS in 90, or 40 percent, of them. Of 771 total claims filed by parents from 1990 through mid-1998, 660, or 86 percent, contained assertions that DTP was the cause of death. And 43 percent were classified by medical authorities at time of death as SIDS cases." - NVIC

"For about one generation several theories of interpretation of SIDS causes have been suggested. My research and conclusions point out, that STRESS may be the key word: receiving formula instead of breast milk, sleeping alone, breathing tobacco laden air and vaccinations (especially pertussis alone or combined with diphtheria and tetanus in the DPT vaccine) are the main culprits. If a tendency to allergies is given (due to inadequate feeding, which causes the intestinal wall to let pass too many allergens, and provokes a pathologic flora) or if the baby has been premature, immature, or in multiple births, all these factors of stress weigh heavier. We parents, mothers especially, can do our share to reduce these multiple stress to almost zero! As long as VACCINATIONS are not included in official SIDS research, there will be no progress and as many as 50-70% of cases will never be explained." - Colette Leick-Welter, Ph.D. (N. H.)

"Furthermore, much depends on how statistics are gathered. Until recently most autopsies on infants were carried out in a haphazard fashion. Often, no autopsies were performed. Now, in most parts of the western world, strict criteria are applied and autopsies performed by specialist teams. Many cases that previously would be considered as qualifying for the diagnosis of SIDS are now excluded. This artificially reduces the incidence compared to pre-autopsy and specialised consideration times. To accurately follow recent trends one needs to look at the overall infant mortality rate. This is the bottom line and cannot be easily manipulated." - Dr Kalokerinos MD (Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p178)

"Assurances from New Zealand health officials that infant immunisation does not cause cot death have been thrown into doubt amid revelations that pathologists don’t test for vaccine complications during autopsies. For years the Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that a rise in cot deaths shortly after vaccinations is linked to the immunisations, saying "there is no evidence" to suggest a link. But when concerned parents asked pathologists whether they tested for vaccine complications during infant autopsies, they were told "no". That could mean that some children whose deaths were put down to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), were in fact killed by immunisation reactions."

Ploy 4. Lies and Statistics

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. - I. F. Stone

"They are running a monopoly and they will lie, cheat and steal to keep it that way." - Dr Eva Snead

"When you have power you don't have to tell the truth. That's a rule that's been working in this world for generations. And there are a great many people who don't tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions." - Dean Burk former head of National Cancer Institute Research (interview on the Owen Spahn Talk Show, San Francisco, june 1972) "When your article (Danish MMR study) was published I was contacted by outraged vaccine victims from around the world. They pointed out that your study was financed by the CDC (ardent pro-vaccinators) and the NAAR (who receive funding from vaccine manufacturers). I was told that your study was blatant fraud and an attempt to write an alibi for yourselves and your colleagues now that autism has reached epidemic proportions. " - Alan Rees

"Then suddenly the deaths from Salk vaccine ceased to be reported. In a letter published in Defender Magazine, the writer stated: "I am informed by someone who works in a newspaper office that much of the bad news concerning the results of the Salk Program is being censored and deleted out of the news to keep people complacent and acquiescent."" - Eleanor McBean

"Jurors heard from an eminent professor, Sir Roy Meadow, who told them that multiple infant deaths should always be treated with suspicion. He explained that the likelihood of two infant deaths in the same family was one in 73 million. But the Royal Statistical Society took the unprecedented step of writing to the Lord Chancellor stating "there was no statistical basis" for the figure. Among other bodies, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has evidence that second cot deaths in the same family occur "roughly once a year." - Media Jan 2003

Japan's Health Ministry says the withdrawal of the MMR vaccine for children did not cause an increase in deaths from measles. It followed UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's comments this week in which he cited Japan as an example of the dangers of not having the combined vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. Which medical school did Tony Blair go to? Or is he mixing up spin doctoring with health doctoring?

"Urabe-strain MMR had been withdrawn in Britain the previous year for the same reasons (shamefully, the Health Department had known of the dangers when it was introduced) and replaced with an updated version. Japan, by contrast, switched entirely to single jabs. This has resulted, says the Health Department, in a measles epidemic in Japan and 79 deaths from the disease between 1992 and 1997.

On the face of it, then, this seems a strong argument for sticking with MMR. But Dr Hiroki Nakatani, director of the Infectious Disease Division at Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, has a very different story to tell.

He says that in 1989, when Japan first introduced MMR, there were 34 deaths from measles; in 1990, there were 53 deaths; in 1991, 39; and in 1992, 14.

Then, in 1993, the Japanese government moved from recommending MMR to single vaccines instead. The number of deaths from measles per year has since remained at between 14 and 25. So in fact, in the years Japan was using MMR there were on average rather more deaths from measles - quite apart from the deaths and serious damage done by the vaccine - than since single jabs were introduced." -

"It is obvious that this practice of screening statistics, apparently in order to suppress facts unfavourable to immunisation, invalidates most of the evidence brought forward by the supporters of immunisation. They have even gone so far as to invent a new disease known as TONSILLITIS IN SCHICK-NEGATIVE CARRIERS to describe cases of apparent diphtheria in persons "who had at one time or another been Schick-negative." [The Schick test is a test for sensitivity to the Diphtheria toxin]

It will be noted that whereas at the time of the introduction of antitoxin in 1894 the final diagnosis of diphtheria was changed from clinical to bacteriological and resulted in the inclusion of thousands of ordinary sore throats in the diphtheria statistics and a consequent fall in the case mortality, a manoeuvre favourable to the use of the antitoxin), the present change, in abandoning the hitherto accepted bacteriological diagnosis, automatically reduces the number of cases of diphtheria and therefore produces figures apparently favourable to immunisation, the latest craze.

But in addition to this fundamental change of front there has to be mentioned another alteration in diagnosis. This consists in the refusal to classify cases as diphtheria among the immunised, on the ground that they only present mild symptoms. According to the Medical Officer of Health for Ipswich (see East Anglian Times, February 22nd, 1934), it has become the practice not to regard as diphtheria persons who, after immunisation, develop sore throats even though the presence of the Klebs-Loeffler bacilli (hitherto considered to be diagnostic of the disease) can be demonstrated in them.

Such a manoeuvre is not only bound to falsify all subsequent vital statistics, but can be shown to be unjustifiable on grounds of medical pathology, for the assumption that mild cases are not likely to be diphtheria is not borne out by historical records." - Beddow Bayly

"All the sources of error identified in the (Danish) study distort it in the same direction: obscuring the role of the MMR vaccine and exonerating it from any suspicion that it may cause autism. This strongly indicates deliberate fraud. The reason is not hard to guess. Most of the authors of the report are medical doctors and it is safe to assume that they are - or have been - ardent pro-vaccinators. By now they should be well aware of the many scientific studies of the injuries caused by vaccines. They will know that there is now an autism epidemic, that only the vaccinated are affected and that autism always occurs after vaccination and not before.

In other words the authors of this report are people with blood on their hands, who fear the retribution of parents, whose children they have killed, mutilated and rendered autistic. People who are prepared to kill and injure helpless children for money will hardly hesitate to lie and cheat if it will keep them out of jail and enable them to avoid paying compensation to their victims. This report is a desperate and despicable attempt by child abusers to remove the noose that is tightening around their necks. Their report (and this one) belongs in the hands of the prosecutor." - Ulf Brånell

"Whatever explanation you consider most accurate the unavoidable fact is that the government (in the form of the DHSS) has consistently lied about the whooping cough vaccine, has distorted the truth and has deceived both the medical profession (for the majority of doctors and nurses who give these injections accept the recommendations made by the DHSS without question) and millions of parents." - Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB

"The professional propagandist realizes that, when a single lie is exposed, the entire campaign is jeopardized. Dishonesty is discouraged, but on strategic, not moral, grounds."

"the human tendency to believe anything that comforts, and deny what discomforts, so that unpleasant untruths are simply ignored."

"I believe the documents clearly reveal how the central government hid undesirable data and delayed discontinuation of the (MMR) vaccine," lawyer Tatsuro Shigemura said." - Media 2002

"The New York Times is for us what Pravda was for the Soviets....America is a country full of conspiracy, and yet when you mention the word on television the interviewer giggles, so that people will think only nuts who believe in abduction by aliens believe in conspiracies. But don't they know they are being had? They are being lied to every day." - Gore Vidal (Observer magazine 12 Aug 2001)

"No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant." - Nietzsche

"Epidemiology is like a bikini. What is revealed is interesting. What is concealed is crucial" "A glance at these figures (skin complications of vaccinations) indicates something of the enormous reporter or observer error that must exist. It is impossible to believe, for example, that there were, in Germany, only 1.8 cases per million showing a non-specific rash when in a London borough there were 8,800 cases per million." - Sir Graham Wilson (The Hazards of Immunisation p235).

"Furthermore, much depends on how statistics are gathered. Until recently most autopsies on infants were carried out in a haphazard fashion. Often, no autopsies were performed. Now, in most parts of the western world, strict criteria are applied and autopsies performed by specialist teams. Many cases that previously would be considered as qualifying for the diagnosis of SIDS are now excluded. This artificially reduces the incidence compared to pre-autopsy and specialised consideration times. To accurately follow recent trends one needs to look at the overall infant mortality rate. This is the bottom line and cannot be easily manipulated." - Dr Kalokerinos MD (Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p178)

"How do you react when your own government lies to you systematically about life-and-death questions? As I have noted earlier, the answer is political action in the state legislatures, and one weapon in the hands of the public is an understanding of the pseudo-science and pseudo-epidemiology represented by articles like this one." - Harris Coulter

"It is a problem for me that I am part of a profession that is systematically lying to people." - Dr Mark Donohoe (Vaccine video)

"As officials repeatedly have lied about the relationship of squalene to gulf-war illness, Insight has pursued the truth, uncovering HIV tests for an AIDS vaccine using the adjuvant." - Insight

"Most of the cheats in science are MDs." - Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize

"Thus, the AAP concurs with the ad hoc subcommittee of the NVAC and the ACIP that whole-cell pertussis vaccine has not been proven to be a cause of brain damage." - AAP

"Does whooping cough vaccine cause brain damage? NO....some very careful research has been done..and it has shown that there is no proof...those cases reported were due to brain disease." - UK Health Dept.

"It now transpires that during the Clinical Trials children did in fact suffer severe and irreversible brain damage as a result of the Pertussis Vaccine and accepted as such by Medical Experts appointed by the Department of Health........It is now an established fact that the present figure now stands at over 900 which is an absolute disgrace in a civilised country." - M Wain

"The anthrax vaccine was approved without every doing a controlled clinical study. There is no long term safety data on the anthrax vaccine. The government admitted this in congressional hearings. It is a distortion of the truth to say there is substantial safety data." - Bart Classen

"They are running a monopoly and they will lie, cheat and steal to keep it that way....... I think that no person would permit anybody to get close to them with an inoculation if they would really know how they are made, what they carry, what has been lied to them about and what the real percent of danger is of contracting such a disease, which is minimal......And according to those figures as compared to those from the Encyclopaedia Britannica for that same year they had inoculated (in Africa) according to their statement, twenty million people more that the total population, every man woman and child of the countries in question. Now if you can lie so crassly and have enough people to back you up about lying about how many you inoculate the question may arise of have you inoculated any at all? Did you use the same …..what did you do? We don’t know anything they are saying be cause they are lying from the moment go. So you know you really have very little frame of reference excepting that there’s something very fishy in the whole process." - Dr Eva Snead

"They (Merck) told her that she was the only person who had ever phoned....she said that when her doctor phoned, he too was told he was the only person in the world that had ever called, and when each of the doctors of the other nurses called in, each was told the same thing. I also called Merck...and they said.."Oh Dr Hyde, you are the only doctor in all of Canada that has ever contacted us with such a complaint." - Dr Hyde

"They (CDC, ACIP and Merck) are passing off estimated, hypothetical numbers as actual cases. This is statistical fraud. In the financial world such mis-representation would lead to criminal charges. If a company inflated its earnings or revenues by 300% (as the CDC does hepatitis B disease statistics) and foisted those figures off as official data (and not some back-of-the-envelope guess-timate) - that company would be investigated by the SEC and sued by shareholders. Why doesn’t that happen in the medical world? There’s no regulator to keep the CDC honest. They do not say those figures are hypothetical estimates, they misrepresent the data. Go try to audit those 320,000 supposed new infections/yr. You will not find them. The whole exercise is designed to increase public hysteria about the risk of a low-risk disease so the CDC can extend it’s pervasive influence and Merck can increase it’s $900 million/year vaccine revenues." - Michael Belkin MICHAEL BELKIN'S WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO CONGRESS

"Dr. Katz committed perjury before the House Government Reform Committee several months ago when he emphatically insisted twice that the whole-cell pertussis vaccine is not given in this country anymore." - Michael Belkin

It now seems we have discovered a Second Polio Deception and it is not Splendid! It seems we have exposed this nonsense of 8-10 cases of vaccine associated Poliomyelitis (VAP) each year’ for what it is and as the saying goes we seem to have opened Pandora's Box. We also wonder how a figure of 8-10 VAP per year can be arrived at when there are in a full 5 years over 1,695 events (330 events per year) with unknown recovery status. How can any figure be valid with so many unknowns?

"There is no link between measles, measles vaccine or MMR immunisation and either Crohn’s disease or autism," - Sir Kenneth Calman. But one of his own experts says: three-in-one vaccine may cause autism "Mr. Charles Fox, a medical man residing at Cardiff has published fifty-six cases of illness following (smallpox) vaccination, of which seventeen resulted in death. In only two of these, where he himself gave the certificate, was vaccination mentioned." - Alfred Wallace 1898

"Mr. Henry May, Medical Officer of Health, candidly states as follows: "In certificates given by us voluntarily, and to which the public have access, it is scarcely to be expected that a medical man will give opinions which may tell against or reflect upon himself in. any way. In such cases he will most likely tell the truth, but not the whole truth, and assign some prominent symptom of the disease as the cause of death." - Alfred Wallace

The department has always claimed that there have been no deaths associated with corticosteroids, a commonly-prescribed anti-inflammatory drug. But following a request from campaigners against the drug, the MCA released figures showing that 83 deaths had been caused by adverse reactions to one form of corticosteroid. A second request to the department for all adverse reactions to corticosteroids revealed a total of 175 deaths between 1964 and 1997. Asthma steroid can kill

"If you want the truth on vaccination you must go to those who are not making anything out of it. If doctors shot at the moon every time it was full as a preventive of measles and got a shilling for it, they would bring statistics to prove it was a most efficient practice, and that the population would be decimated if it were stopped." - Dr Allinson "The statistic that is often quoted is that there are 25,000 kids infected with Hepatitis B. After repeatedly asking the question as to how the CDC arrived at this number, Harold S. Margolis, MD, Chief of the Hepatitis Branch of the CDC finally admitted that 25,000 kids is simply an estimate. They have no hard proof that there are definitely 25,000 kids with Hepatitis B." - Lisa F. Reiss

"The efficacy of common vaccines may be greatly exaggerated. In a 1998 study, it was stated that "investigator bias probably has overestimated the efficacy of most vaccines." Clinicians' compliance levels in monitoring illness in vaccine recipients varied widely in trial protocols. "Less compliant investigators were far more likely to report data making vaccines appear more effective against mild or moderate disease. Our data suggest that observer compliance (observer bias) can significantly inflate calculated vaccine efficacy…it is likely that all recently completed efficacy trials have been affected by this type of observer bias and all vaccines have considerably less efficacy against mild disease than published data suggest" (Pediatrics, vol. 102, no. 4, part 1, October 1998, pp. 909-912, reported as news release, "Clinical Trials; Vaccine Efficacy Overestimated…," posted December 2 to Vaccine Information and Awareness electronic mail discussion list [], 9:42 a.m.)." - Laura Ruede

"The facts and figures of the medical profession, and of Government officials, in regard to the question of vaccination, must never be accepted without verification." - Alfred Wallace 1898

"Another concern I have involves the misuse of statistics. The pamphlet provided to students and parents states that one in 100 Australians are hepatitis B carriers. The Australian Immunisation Handbook generally used by GPs states that one to two in 1 000 Australian caucasians are carriers. The journal produced by the National Centre for Disease Control—Department of Health and Aged Care Communicable Diseases Intelligence—states in its annual report that the notification rate of hepatitis B for 1997 in Australia is 1.3 per 100 000. How this rate of infection can correlate to one in 100 Australians being carriers defies simple mathematics." - Sandra Kanck

Extract from (Australian) Hansard 11/99, Hepatitis B vaccination

Selective memory loss

"We don't know how a Green Monkey Virus entered to many members of the world population at the same time (Dr Myron Essex, in San Antonio, April 23rd 1987)"This gives us great concern, because that is what we make immunisations from." (Dr Myron Essex, International Herald Tribune, Paris, France, November 11, 1985)

Ploy 5. Fear Mongering

Fearmongering quotes:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken

"Propaganda Techniques: Special Appeals - Fear: When a propagandist warns members of her audience that disaster will ensue if they do not follow a particular course of action, she is using the fear appeal. By playing on the audience's deep-seated fears, practitioners of this technique hope to redirect attention away from the merits of a particular proposal and toward steps that can be taken to reduce the fear."

"The usual first step in religious or political brainwashing is to work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach an abnormal level of anger, fear, excitement, or nervous tension......He induces fear and increases the tension by talking about "the devil," "going to hell," or the forthcoming Armegeddon." - Dick Sutphen (The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public)

"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. Russia is threatening us with her might, and the Republic is in danger. Yes - danger from within and without. We need law and order! Without it our nation cannot survive." - Adolf Hitler, 1932

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it ..." - General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

Medical industry:

"For the public ever to break command science it must first understand the basis of its enormous powers.......Traditionally, the power of medical sciences has been based on the fear of disease, particularly infectious disease." - Peter Deusberg (Inventing The AIDS Virus).

"The British Medical Journal ran a very revealing article recently, entitled Selling Sickness. In it, the authors stated: “Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in sponsoring the definition of diseases and promoting them to both prescribers and consumers. The social construction of illness is being replaced by the corporate construction of disease. Although some sponsored professionals or consumers may act independently and all concerned may have honourable motives, in many cases the formula is the same: groups and/or campaigns are orchestrated, funded, and facilitated by corporate interests, often via their public relations and marketing infrastructure. A key strategy of the alliances is to target the news media with stories designed to create fears about the condition or disease and draw attention to the latest treatment. Company sponsored advisory boards supply the ‘independent experts’ for these stories, consumer groups provide the ‘victims’ and public relations companies provide media outlets with the positive spin about the latest ‘breakthrough’ medications.” (Ray Moynihan, Iona Heath, David Henry, 'Selling Sickness: the pharmaceutical industry and disease-mongering', British Medical Journal online, BMJ, 13th April 2002 ) - Steve Ransom

“There’s fame, fortune, and big budgets in sounding the ‘emerging infection’ alarm and warning of our terrible folly in being unprepared.” - Michael Fumento, National Post, March 28, 2003

"A perusal of the abstracts of papers presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research … made me wonder whether epidemiology, in the absence of epidemics, is not a misnomer for scaremongering made respectable by the use of sophisticated statistical methods, and whether one of the reasons for this state of affairs is not a high prevalence of epidemiologists when the incidence of problems solvable by epidemiological methods is low." - Hilary Butler quoting Petr Skrabanek

"The CDC would be the last place in the world to go for information regarding health. The CDC is a government bureacracy funded by theft (taxation that has reached confiscatory levels) and run by white collar criminals who regularly misinform and misdirect the public while creating pandemonium in the marketplace (unnecessary destruction of livestock, recalls etc) and conspiring to incite public panic on an almost daily basis, in violation of the constitution of the United States." - Dr Duffy DC

"So, let's all pretend it's (West Nile virus) a deadly virus and endure a ritual of mind-numbing fear, dramatized by occasional unscheduled pesticide sprayings by helicopters over crowded streets and parks." - Jim West

"Severe constraints are placed on the media in the name of "responsible journalism" with the result that the American public very seldom hears both sides of the vaccination story, and comes to have an unquestioning faith in vaccinations as our greatest hope against future imagined disease plagues. In this fear-based scenario, the questioning voice of reason is drowned out amid the hysteria surrounding the emerging "killer infections" which are such a favorite media topic. This propagation of fear by the media and by its sources in the public health industry has resulted in a growth of power of this industry far beyond the usual checks and balances of our democracy." - Incao's Hepatitis B Vaccination Testimony

"To magnify their own importance CDC allowed a climate of fear (Legionnaire disease)." - Dr Anthony Morris

"The mysterious new respiratory ailment (SARS) that has terrified people around the globe has extended its reach to the Capitol, where Senate Republicans are using the disease to press their case that vaccine manufacturers should be shielded from lawsuits." - Media

"A lot of issues need to be swept under the carpet - and poof, along comes SARS. Whether or not its appearance was coordinated, up front, to coincide with these scandals and tragedies in Iraq, one thing is for sure. SARS has been used as a smokescreen to keep the global public diverted and in fear." - JON RAPPOPORT

Fearmongering to maintain vaccine industry:

"There is no doubt, however, that the risk has been, for some years, vastly exaggerated, seemingly to prepare the public mind to accept the new (diptheria) vaccine." - M. Meadow Bayly, M.R.C.S.

"What Jenner discovered, though hardly original in its general principle, was that it pays far better to scare 100 per cent of the fools in the world—the vast majority—into buying vaccine than it does to treat the small minority who really get smallpox and who cannot afford to pay anything. It was indeed a very great discovery—worth thousands of millions. That is why this kind of blackmail is still kept going." - Dr Hadwin

"Finally, Dr Nicholson described the campaign as "a gift horse" for the two drug companies, which still had vaccines in stock intended for use with the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)......The stocks of the MR vaccine were still current, but had to be used by autumn 1994, just when the campaign took place. "The campaign provided a very lucky break for the two vaccine suppliers,"" - What Doctors Don't Tell You

"Mention to Mrs Higgins, who works in the wool shop, that there is likely to be a severe shortage of vaccines this year. Judging by the fact that such rumours recently wiped out petrol supplies in most of the UK, I feel confident that she will start a stampede of ‘panic’ vaccinating that will empty our smart new vaccine fridge within hours." - Pulse letter

"Yet our medically controlled Health Boards cook up fake epidemics, create panics for profit, such as the ones in Kansas City in 1921, Pittsburgh in 1924, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington in 1925. An effort was also made to create a panic in New York in 1925, but due to the open fight against it by the New York Evening Graphic, the Commissioner of Health called it off." - Herbert Shelton DC

"There was not a certified case of swine flu in the world when they planned it in 1976, but this multi-million dollar vaccine campaign was foisted on the people anyway." - Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.

"Since people cannot be vaccinated against their will, the biggest job of a health department is always to persuade the unprotected people to get vaccinated. This we attempted to do in three ways, education, fear, and pressure. We dislike very much to mention fear and pressure, yet they accomplish more than education because they work faster than education, which is normally a slow process. During the months of March and April, we tried education and vaccinated only 62,000. During May we made use of fear and pressure and vaccinated 223,000 people." - .Dr John Keller Dr. Gerhard Buchwald MD book Impfen - Das Geschäft mit der Angst (Vaccination - A Business Based on Fear)

"I have lectured all over the world... I have always had a special interest in newspapers. All of them have one thing in common, there is always some reference made to some epidemic in some part of the world. For instance, two years ago, one paper referred to a polio epidemic in Holland. For the past three years, our newspapers have commented on the diphtheria epidemic in Russia. By these means, the population is constantly threatened with epidemics, they have been made to fear them, and the reports always conclude: "Go and get vaccinated". - Dr Buchwald MD

"If I had refused to think for myself, but had, instead, bowed down to the Ministry of Health and had joined in the scaremongering along with 27 other doctors who obliged the Whitehall emissaries by signing a manifesto to the effect that there was smallpox in Gloucester." - Dr Hadwen 1925

Fear to maintain war & security industries:

"President George Bush held a Washinton dinner...for 2,000 of his closest friends...(it) was sponsored by the tobacco and oil industries. But the big bash was the one given by Vice President Dick Cheney....The guests were lobbyists for the nuclear power, natural gas and oil industries." - Toby Moore (Daily Express 24 May 2001)

"Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing that every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." At their 1992 meeting, in Evian France May 21, the Bilderburg group discussed the possibility of "conditioning the public to accept the idea of a UN army that could, by force, impose its will on the internal affairs of any nation" - Henry Kissinger (Unbeknownst to Kissinger, his speech was taped by a Swiss delegate to the meeting.)

George Orwell (author of "1984") once pointed out that the first job of a leader is to create an enemy that could strike fear into the hearts of the electorate.

"Since the advent of the atomic bomb, the United States has always needed two kinds of enemies. On one level, it has needed a tactical enemy that it can go out and fight in the field in a shooting war. Since 1945, these enemies have been created and appeared as North Korea, North Vietnam, Grenada, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq and now Colombia. On another level, however, the US needs a strategic enemy that will justify outrageous expenditures of capital for strategic weapon systems like ICBMs, Trident submarines and "Star Wars" missile defence systems."—Michael Ruppert

"I found early on that you can’t trust the network media in the United States to tell the truth. They’re part of the problem because they are owned by defence contractors for a reason—which is that the $900 Billion global defence industry is going to control that which can sink them, so what do they do? They own the media." - David Morehouse, M.A. Ph.D. ex US Army Intelligence Support Command (INSCOM)

"The usual first step in religious or political brainwashing is to work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach an abnormal level of anger, fear, excitement, or nervous tension......He induces fear and increases the tension by talking about "the devil," "going to hell," or the forthcoming Armegeddon." - Dick Sutphen (The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public)
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken

"One of the most startling facts that I discovered by application of grid mathematics was that an atomic bomb is a device based on the geometrics of space and time. To be successfully detonated, the bomb MUST be geometrically constructed, placed on, under, or over a geometric position in relation to the Earth’s surface, and activated at a SPECIFIC TIME in relation to the geometrics of the solar system. I found that it was possible to precalculate the time of various bomb tests, and the locations where it was possible to explode a bomb.......I realised that an all-out atomic war was an impossibility. Both sides could precalculate well in advance the time and positions of atomic attack. Plus the fact that only certain geometric locations could be detonated anyhow. A logical war cannot be considered under these circumstances. This could be the explanation for the proliferation of conventional weapons in modern warfare." - Bruce Cathie

"You can't get Congress to appropriate money for an enormous war organization unless you can show a reason for it. We had to create the reason, we had to create this devil so we created Communism. Even the Soviets don't understand the communism we think about; it goes so far beyond their model. And we saw it in every closet, every country. We divided the entire world up into "us" and "them" and then began to create a military establishment that could counter, we thought, every move made by anybody. Every time India went a little bit pro Communist, India became our enemy. Every time India went a little bit toward us, they became our friend. Everybody was in that area; there were no neutrals, it was all "us" and "them." ............ On the other side of it, if you create this devil, and he's in every closet around the world, then you can justify having a 600-ship navy and a something-or-other wing air force, and an enormous army, because you keep telling the Congress and the American people that `My goodness, this great enormous devil is going to leap out of a closet any day at any time - the war could start here or could start there - we've got to be ready for the whole world.' And that's how you spend the money. Even though you can't prove what you're going to do with the money, you spend it.

.............The devil scares you so bad that you don't think anymore. Take the Strategic Defense Initiative, this thing that was going to cost billions and billions: now we spend for a B-2 bomber which is supposed to be stealthy and they claim that radar cannot find that bomber as it approaches. Heck, it makes more noise than almost anything you ever heard. It's got huge engines and they're ducted out so that even the radar can't read the engine, but that doesn't mean it shuts the sound down. The first way we used to detect bombers coming during World War II was with noise devices. So they'll simply go back to noise devices - the Stealth Bomber will be worthless. It's already worthless before it flies. The most expensive airplane ever built - they spent $65 billion on an airplane they can't get in the air yet and when it does, all the enemy will have to do instead of using radar is use audio to listen for it and they'll know it's there. We don't even know what we're doing.That's what this Manichaean devil does. I'd like to mention an interesting side-line about Vietnam. The Vietnam escalation modestly began in the Kennedy Era, and Kennedy was said to have around him the Irish Mafia. If you are familiar with the lore of old Ireland, you'll know that the Irish mother would tell her bothersome child, `If you aren't a good boy, the cong will get you.' The cong was a ghost in the closet. In Vietnam, the word for a beggar is a kha, and they were briefing about these beggars, these trouble-makers in Vietnam, and they were calling them the Viet Kha. Kennedy's young Irish Mafia men who did not know much about Vietnam thought they were talking about the Viet Cong, the devil in the closet, and the word "Viet Cong" was created by mistake, by hearing the word "kha" as a Vietnamese word and "cong" as the Irish ghost. It just happened that in that era, we all of a sudden got Viet Cong phonetically out of the misapplication of the word right in an office in the Pentagon of Washington, and not out in the field. Ever after that, it was the Viet Cong. That's how we create our Manichaean devils, that's how we create our opposition, that's how we spend $6 trillion." - Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty's Military Experiences 1941-1963

"One didn't have to be a political genius to realize that if social and economic issues dominated the election, the Bush administration did not have a chance. Accordingly, it was necessary to concoct a huge threat to our survival, which the powerful leader will manage to overcome, miraculously. For the elections, the strategy barely worked. Polls reveal that voters maintained their preferences, but suppressed concerns over jobs, pensions, benefits, etc., in favor of security. Something similar will be needed for the presidential campaign. All of this is second nature for the current incumbents. They are mostly recycled from the more reactionary sectors of the Reagan-Bush administrations, and know that they were able to run the country for 12 years, carrying out domestic programs that the public largely opposed, by pushing the panic button regularly: Libyan attempting to "expel us from the world" (Reagan), an air base in Grenada from which the Russians would bomb us, Nicaragua only "two-days driving time from Harlingen Texas," waving their copies of Mein Kampf as they planned to take over the hemisphere, black criminals about to rape your sister (Willie Horton, the 1988 presidential campaign), Hispanic narcotraffickers about to destroy us, and on and on." - - Noam Chomsky Interviewed by Noam Chomsky and Michael Albert April 13, 2003

Ploy 6. Pass Inhibiting Laws

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt, Prime Minister of Great Britain, (1783)

Republicans Press for Bill to Shield Vaccine Makers From Suits

NY Times, April 9, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 8 - The mysterious new respiratory ailment that has terrified people around the globe has extended its reach to the Capitol, where Senate Republicans are using the disease to press their case that vaccine manufacturers should be shielded from lawsuits.

Led by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Republicans are trying to revive the long-stalled measure. Today, Dr. Frist linked his bill to the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, warning that pharmaceutical companies would not produce vaccines against the disease unless they were protected against "frivolous suits" that could drive them out of business.

"If we need a vaccine for this potential global epidemic, are we prepared?" Dr. Frist asked during a news conference to publicize the bill. "The answer is no, absolutely not."

But whether that argument will hold sway in the Senate is unclear. With the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats spent the day deep in negotiations over a provision that would dismiss thousands of lawsuits filed by parents who assert that a mercury-based vaccine preservative, thimerosal, caused autism in their children.

Democrats are pressing for language to permit the parents to seek compensation through a government "vaccine court," even if their claims fall outside the six-year statute of limitations Dr. Frist has proposed. By late afternoon, an agreement seemed near. "We're close," said Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and a central participant in the negotiations. Asked about the Republicans' SARS argument, Mr. Dodd shrugged. "We're talking about childhood vaccines. It's another issue," he said.

But tonight, negotiations fell apart, people involved in them said.

The legislation would overhaul the 1986 Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, which created the vaccine court. The law requires parents of children injured by vaccines to file claims with the court before suing manufacturers. It imposes a statute of limitations, three years from the date of injury, and created a taxpayer-financed fund to pay the awards.

But the 1986 law covers only vaccines, not vaccine ingredients or additives - a loophole that has left manufacturers vulnerable to lawsuits. Chief among them is Eli Lilly, the developer of thimerosal. In recent years, thousands of parents of autistic children have sued Lilly, creating what Dr. Frist describes as "an end run around" the vaccine court.

His bill would dismiss those lawsuits, but it would give parents six years instead of three to file claims with the vaccine court. The bill would also increase the cap on awards for children's pain and suffering to $350,000 from $250,000, and would permit parents to file claims for their own pain and suffering.

Despite those concessions, the bill remains hugely controversial - not so much because of its provisions, but because of the way Republicans have handled it. Last year, Republicans quietly inserted the thimerosal language into legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security. The provision immediately became known as the "Lilly rider." It was struck from the security bill at the insistence of parents and several moderate Republican senators.

Among those parents are Laura and Scott Bono of Durham, N.C., whose 14-year-old son Jackson has mercury poisoning that they attribute to vaccines.

The Bonos assert that they would stand a better chance against manufacturers in civil court than in the vaccine court. Because there is no science linking thimerosal to autism, the government fund has paid no claims to parents who say their children were harmed by it.

Republicans say the bill is a fair alternative. The measure has the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics and other doctors' groups, and follows the recommendations of an independent advisory committee.

It does not contain any provisions directly related to SARS vaccine research. But in a climate where the latest news story can often provide political advantage, the new disease has become entwined with the vaccine legislation nonetheless.

That became evident on Monday, when Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert at the National Institutes of Health, testified about SARS before the Senate health committee. He said vaccine research on the disease was in its infancy and the government would like industry to get involved.

The committee chairman, Senator Judd Gregg, said the Senate needed to pass the vaccine bill quickly. "We have this N.I.H., which is such an extraordinary organization" in conducting vaccine research, Mr. Gregg said later in an interview. "The question is, do you have an industry that is willing to take the risk?"

At today's news conference, both Mr. Gregg and Dr. Frist hit hard on the SARS theme. But Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat and a leading opponent of the vaccine bill, said she saw no connection.

"That's a very serious thing," she said of the new epidemic, "and we certainly want to do everything we can to help people. But you don't have to take away the rights of parents of autistic children to do that."

Ploy 7. Outlaw the Opposition

Outlaw alternative (non-allopathic) medicine quotes

"Over the last 80 years, organized medical groups and pharmaceutical companies, using lawyers, bribes, lobbyist, insurance companies and the strong arm of the Food and Drug Administration, have been very busy. They have corrupted elected officials to pass laws to remove any competition. They have crushed Natural Doctors, Natural Medicine and Self Care. Their goal is to monopolize health care and make us dependent on medical doctors and pharmaceutical drugs." - Dr Shulze ND MH

"In Utah the naturopathic physicians took Dr Christopher (one of Dr Shulze's teachers, along with Bernard Jensen) to court. They told him privately that he was curing people too fast and that he cost them business. He spent his life in and out of court and in and out of jail. He was handcuffed and taken away after one of his lectures for giving herbs to ease the suffering of a woman with terminal cancer. Usually the jury acquitted him against the judge’s instructions. Finally in 1969, he was not so lucky and was convicted and given a suspended sentence, because prescribing (suggesting herbs) without a license was a felony. He was stripped of his citizenship and forbidden to vote.....Dr Shulze wanted to cure the "incurables" but had to live as an "underground" man as he could be arrested. He ran a secret clinic for 20 years, but then made the mistake of giving a public talk. Within weeks he was in jail, but escaped on a technicality. He then quit his secret practice to teach his methods of curing the incurable diseases." - Sam Biser

"CBN's editorial opinion was that pharmaceutical companies and governments are conspiring together to take megavitamins away from the people, because megavitamins work so well against disease that people are not using pharmaceutical drugs." - Dr Saul

"Medicine in our country has been on a crusade over the last 100 years to wipe out every other form of medicine. One of the things they did that was unique was they lobbied to make words legal only for them to use. Today in the US, only a medical doctor can diagnose a disease, prescribe something, and cure you. Nobody else can say "diagnose", "prescribe" and "cure". That means that nobody can cure you but a medical doctor….I can’t say "Chaparral is the cure for a tumour". I can’t say garlic is the cure for cholestrol or high blood pressure. They have made the laws. So that makes me look stupid, impotent, and it makes the herbs look weak and wimpy.

I can’t as a herbalist, say that an herb will cure, even though a lot of prescription drugs are made from herbs.

This was a tactic by organised medicine to wipe out the opposition, by making them look silly and impotent…they have the words…they control the high ground. They can walk out and say, "Yes, if you take this drug, you will cure yourself." But they hired lawyers and got the government behind them. If I say that I go to jail. It isn’t because the herbs don’t work and the drugs are better, it’s just because they have more money, they lobbied more and got the law passed in their favour. That is why people get this idea that herbs don’t cure you."—Dr Shulze.

"When I look at it," Fisher says, "what I see is allopathic medicine at war with the other modalities. Homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic are perceived as challenging the basic premise of allopathic medicine, which is that germs are the ultimate cause of illness and must be destroyed - in this case, by vaccines.....Both Fisher and Coulter agree that not only are vaccines the sacred cow of the public health system, they have also become the golden calf. What that means is money. Fisher points out that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with an annual budget of around $360 billion, is the most powerful and wealthiest federal agency in the country. .....In the United States there are two main vaccine policy-making groups, the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) under HHS. ACIP makes recommendations for vaccine policy. Fisher says these recommendations turn into mandates "because state health officials automatically turn them into state law. In most states," she says, "[when it comes to public health] you no longer even have a vote by the legislature. All the state health departments have to do is issue a regulation, and it automatically becomes a law."

Fisher says: "For 16 years I have sat in rooms with these officials, both at scientific conferences and government meetings. I was appointed to the Vaccine Advisory Committee for four years under HHS. I was the token consumer representative." What she observed was lack of oversight of this huge enterprise. "You have the highly funded HHS. You have the federal health infrastructure that funds the state public-health infrastructure. Together they have decided they are going to use vaccines to eradicate disease-causing microorganisms from Earth. Then there are the drug companies that manufacture the vaccines; they have a very profitable relationship with FDA and CDC. Everyone is committed to the same premise. What we are trying to make the public realize is that no money whatsoever has been portioned to independent researchers who work outside this very profitable, self-reinforcing loop." - Franklin Cameron

"The word CURE has also been taken over by the medical trust as its private property and drugless doctors and writers have been barred from the mails and persecuted in other ways for teaching how nature cures or for using or speaking of a cure for some disease. The latest encroachment on public rights is the medical monopoly on the word HEALTH. In some states they have made it a law that no drugless practitioner may use the word HEALTH on his advertising, signs or titles. The NATUROPATH magazine, January 1955 (published for Naturopathic doctors) reported this situation in the editorial, by Dr. T W. Schippell.

Excerpts from this editorial are as follows:

........"‘Some months ago I was called into the State Department of Education and Registration and was warned by that august body that I could no longer use the word NATUROPATH on my letterheads, doors or windows. "‘I was informed further that I must substitute the word Chiropractor in the place of Naturopath as well as use it in my advertising. So returning to my Health Emporium, I took a razor blade and the word Naturopath disappeared from my signs on my doors and windows. My hope that I had met every medical requirement was quickly blasted. Just last week I received another communication from that same State Department of Education and Registration and upon calling at that office, was immediately pushed into the sanctum of its attorney. This gentleman opened the interview with a scowl and this remark: ‘It looks like we are having a little trouble getting you into line, doctor.’ ‘To which I required: ‘What have I done wrong, now?’. "‘His beetle-like brows closed together; he clasped his hands before him on the desk and continued to scowl at me: ‘Get that word HEALTH off your doors, windows, letterheads — and do it quick.’

"To which remark I replied: My business has long been known as a HEALTH EMPORIUM. I built my reputation on that designation and have spent many thousands of dollars to bring it to the attention of the public. I can hardly remove the word HEALTH without ruining my business.’

"His reply was short and to the point: ‘The word HEALTH belongs exclusively to the medical doctors. It is illegal for anyone else to use it in any manner. There is a law now in effect which gives the medical profession a monopoly on the word HEALTH and you’d better get that in your head clearly right now!’" - Eleanor McBean 1957

"Dr. Shelton is one of the few practitioners who understands the cause and cure of disease, and seeing that New York is a city of sick people in need of help that they were not getting, he defied the un-American medically made law of New York which prohibits drugless doctors from practicing, opened up an office and was soon gaining fame by his superior results in healing. For this he was imprisoned without even a trial by jury. In accordance with the formalities of pretended justice, an investigator of the Court of Special Sessions in New York, wrote to the Investigator of the State Medical Board in Texas for information about Dr. Shelton. The investigator interviewed Dr. Shelton and after seeing the nature and quality of his work with its consistent effectiveness, had said to him, "I see nothing in your work that is a violation of the law. Stick to it and I will never bother you." He sent a fine report to the New York investigator which was never read before the court. The judge declared him guilty on the opinion of the medical witness and he was sentenced to prison. When he was released, he continued to help the sick and needy and was imprisoned again and again because he refused to respect a law that was enforced against public good and established without the approval or vote of the people.

A little later, in 1948, Dr. Gian-Cursio, Chiropractor and Hygienist, was sentenced to prison when his drugless healing system and sanitarium, THE CASTLE OF HEALTH, was becoming noted for its successful healing of diseases that the doctors had not been able to cure. He was framed and sentenced to a year in prison without being allowed a trial by jury. (Even a murderer is permitted a jury trial). He was even denied an appeal. The charges were that he was harming people although no evidence was brought forth to prove this statement. A great many of his healed patients were anxious to testify but they were not permitted to do so. As he was a drugless doctor he did not use drugs or any of the dangerous methods such as X-ray, radium, surgery, or anything else that could harm a patient. His testimony was disregarded and only that of the medical "expert witness" (?) was considered valid. So this innocent man of high ideals and clean living had to serve a prison term with hardened criminals while his family was left without support. So openly unjust was this case that letters and telegrams from all parts of United States and even from England, France and Canada poured into the offices of the judge and Governor Dewey of New York, asking that this man he given a fair frial by jury, or an appeal to a higher court, but this was denied." - Eleanor McBean

"In l946, during one of our largest polio epidemics in Los Angeles, I wrote a book (POLIO CONTROL) exposing the polio racket. My statements were well documented and the doctors didn’t like it. I believe it would have eliminated polio epidemics if it had been allowed to reach the people. I had the manuscript examined by a lawyer before I had it published to be sure everything was legal and in order. I had the Los Angeles Post Office authorities examine it to be sure there was nothing in it for which I could be legally barred from the mails and it was declared within the law. The medical trust had their stooges work for two years trying to get something on me so they could legally put me out of business but when they failed they brazenly issued a fraud order without any legal grounds or lawful reasons. They knew I had no money to fight a case with so they thought I would probably "stay put" when they destroyed my business and put the book out of circulation. I talked to one of the post office officials and asked what I could do and he said, "You can take your lawyer back to Washington and fight but it won’t do you any good; those cases are ‘sewed up’ beforehand." I wrote a long and detailed letter refuting all their false charges but this was disregarded and I was notified by special messenger I was barred from the mails eight days before the day set for my hearing — in other words, I was condemned without a trial. I was convicted on the statement of the medical witness that my "book disagreed with accepted medical belief and therefore was dangerous." (I admit it could be dangerous to the corrupt medical policies.)" - Eleanor McBean

"BACK TO EDEN and the GRAPE CURE were barred once before but were reinstated because there were no legal grounds for the action and someone had enough money to fight for them. HEALTH RESEARCH had sold 500 copies of Back to Eden at $7.00 per copy with a money-back guarantee and the letters flowed in from the satisfied customers who had been healed or helped by its information. Yet, the selling of this book was one or the reasons why Health Research was being prosecuted. Medically operated organizations and money-making schemes such as the cancer fund raising organizations, March of Dimes money-making racket, vaccination campaigns. etc., are allowed to make untrue and impossible claims and promises and accept fabulous sums of money year after year without ever performing the benefits or fulfilling their promises, yet they are never barred from the mails no matter how brazenly fraudulent they are. If even half of the money, that is filched from the public by these organizations, were put into the hands of some responsible organization like Dr. Shelton’s Hygienic Society and used for public health education purposes, the present disease crisis of this country could soon be brought under control." - Eleanor McBean

"This medical strangle hold did not just happen with the passing of time; it was a planned conspiracy against the American people, with an "eye" to the financial gains of the doctors. A sample of this strategy may be seen in the following speech of Dr. W. A. Evans, one of the top medical "bosses," and Health Commissioner for the city of Chicago, who gave these instructions to the doctors in their annual convention of the American Medical Association in 1911: "The thing for the medical profession to do, is to get right into, and man every important health movement; man health departments, tuberculosis societies, housing societies, child care and infant societies, etc. The future of the profession depends on it. . . The profession cannot afford to have these places occupied by other than medical men." This pronouncement was published in the journal of the A. M. A., September 16, 1911. Just how whole-heartedly this decree was carried out is clearly shown by how completely all the non-medical schools of healing such as chiropractic, naturopathic, religious science, hygienics, etc., have been excluded from such tax supported institutions as health boards, public hospitals, army camps, state prisons, workman’s compensation bureaus, asylums, etc." - Eleanor McBean

"From the New York Times, June 15, 1952, we read: "Some rather expert observations of the art of lobbying as practiced in Washington assert that the A. M. A. is the only organization in the country that could marshal 140 votes in Congress between sundown Friday night and noon on Monday. Performances of this sort have led some to describe the A. M. A. lobby as the most powerful in the country." "In 1954 sixteen individuals and groups reported to Congress that they spend more than $50,000 each on their legislative interests. The biggest one of these groups admitted it had spent $547,000 on this matter of influencing legislation through their powerful lobbying groups." — from "World Predictions," 1955. "The Tarnished Record of the American Medical Association" published by the Milwaukee Federated Trades Council states: The A. M. A. at its 1949 convention voted to make the $25.00 assessment permanent. It further urged its members to engage in political action to defeat congressmen whom it could not control….."In the 26th Pennsylvania district, a group of doctors calling themselves the Healing Arts Committees mailed out more than 190,000 letters, made more than 120,000 personal telephone calls, placed a series of 12 advertisements in every newspaper and purchased radio time to urge the defeat of the local congressman who had supported a measure not favorable to them." An excerpt from the speech of a congressman and recorded in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD says that the A. M. A. had "a record of almost unparalleled opposition to social and economic progress, blindness to need, and resistance to reform." Many laws designed by and for the benefit of the A. M. A. have been "pressured through" without the vote or the approval or even the knowledge of people involved." - Eleanor McBean

"We KNOW the answer to cancer…Yet the authorities, in the form of the law of the land (UK), will not allow this book (The Good News On Cancer) to be promoted to lay persons… is not permitted that they can even be told where to find information that might help them. That has got to be democracy with a very small d……One eminent publisher…backed out as he feared he could be jailed for infringing the Cancer Act by offering the book to the public. Another…was deliberately pressured by an unnamed group after his medical reader (an M.D.), having checked the manuscript, leaked its contents to a confidential authority." - Dr Richards & Frank Hourigan.

Ploy 8. Force of Authority

The Fallacy of Authority:

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority." - T.H. Huxley.

"The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong." - George Bernard Shaw.

"Also we see here that only the testimony of experts can be admissible. Here again it's the doctrine of high medical authority, even necessarily overriding whatever experts had to say, weighed against what "everybody knows". " - Stan Lippmann

"In George Orwell's 1984 one of EngSoc's three "truths" was "Ignorance Is Strength." Have you ever noticed how ignorant people have a great deal of strength in their convictions? Not being able to think is, at least subconsciously, terrifying. Unable to arrive at ideas and understandings on one's own, every idea must be held onto like a life preserver in the sea beside a sinking ship. Every idea is as important as every other idea because there is no mechanism to judge between them. "Authority" (the Church-School-State Establishment) is strengthened by ignorance as well. The ignorant must rely on Authority for opinions. This keeps Authority on top. The "conspiracy" has a vested interest in maintaining this druggie-like dependence on Authority. It is a very short "hokey-pokey" little step from authoritarianism to totalitarianism." - Jerry E. Smith

Propaganda Techniques: False Connections: Transfer:

"Transfer is a device by which the propagandist carries over the authority, sanction, and prestige of something we respect and revere to something he would have us accept."

"The fallacy of authority is believing things to be true because of the authoritative source of the information. It must be true because I read it in the paper, saw it on television, the surgeon said so, The Lancet published it. Authority is deeply rooted in medicine because the patient seeks advice in order to obtain an explanation which is more credible than that of friends and relations.

"A respect for authority is the basis for most medical education. Students may become so used to memorising that they become prey to the illusion that the reason for learning to parrot lectures and textbooks is that they are the ‘truth’ (Pg. 33)….Authorities naturally support the status quo, which gives them the right to that accolade. When William Harvey published his discovery of the circulation of the blood he was given the cold shoulder. He complained to his friend Aubrey that after the book came out, he lost most of his patients, as it was ‘believed by the vulgar that he was crack-brained’ and all Physicians were against his Opinion, and envied him: many wrote against him." - Petr Skrabanek

"One of the most common emotional manipulations used by doctors on journalists is "How could what they say be true? Why would we say anything other than the truth? What have we got to gain by making kids sick? We got into medicine because we love children…" I love it. I simply lead journalists to the filing cabinets, the medical articles, the masses of information, and let the journalists judge for themselves the motives of such accusers. But when I say to journalists "You’ve seen all my hard data, now where is their evidence? Where is their hard fact? Where is their proof?" the situation changes. Such is the conditioning of journalists that they cannot confront the realisation that they have demanded total factual accountablility from me yet walked out satisfied that the letters after someone’s name guarantees authenticity of every word said. So they fall back on the fallacy of authority." - Hilary Butler

"On April 6, 2000, nine national nonprofit organizations issued a joint statement (vaccine/shill2) on the importance of immunization to the prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases" - AMA statement

  • Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • American Liver Foundation
  • Children's Liver Alliance
  • Every Child By Two
  • Hepatitis Foundation International
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  • Latino Organization for Liver Awareness
  • National Educational Association
  • Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccine are safe and effective because these organisation said so
  • [Book] Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future.

Classic use of authority:

"His theories are not new and have been reviewed at least three times in the past year by expert groups including diabetologists, immunologists, vaccinologists, geneticists, epidemiologists and biostatisticians all of whom have agreed unanimously that Dr. Classen has totally misinterpreted data that he has extracted from studies in Finland and elsewhere, and has built a hypothesis for which there is absolutely no evidence. These reviews have been sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Vaccine Safety, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the Vaccine Initiative of the Infectious Diseases Society of American and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society." - Dr Katz

"I should say that the recommendations on measles mumps and rubella that the Government are following are supported by the World Health Organisation, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Nursing, and the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association." - Tony Blair, Dec 18 2001

Ploy 9. Scorn and Derision

"The evidence for indicting immunizations for SIDS is circumstantial, but compelling. However, the keepers of the keys to medical-research funds are not interested in researching this very important lead to the cause of an ongoing, and possibly preventable, tragedy. Anything that implies that immunizations are not the greatest medical advance in the history of public health is ignored or ridiculed. Can you imagine the economic and political import of discovering that immunizations are killing thousands of babies?" - William Campbell Douglass, MD

"Jim Unsworth says that the parent "has a clear legal responsibility to take decisions which are in the child's best interests." His next question implies that he considers parents who chose not to vaccinate their children are not acting in their child's best interests. That is a matter of his personal opinion. That doesn't make it fact. He also considers that information which doesn't come from doctors who support immunisation is not accurate and therefore the "ensuing choice is not informed". How often is medical information, provided by doctors, "informed consent"? In my experience, almost never.

How many times does Jim Unsworth give a parent the MMR International Physicians Circular, and the manufacturer's data, and go through with the parents, the meaning and significance of the adverse events listed? Or does he pressure them for an on-the-spot decision on the basis that "everyone who is a good parents just does it."?

I'm sure he tells them that if they don't vaccinate, their child might die. But what about the rest? So...., do his parents get given the opportunity to make a thoughtful, considered, unhurried informed choice?" - Hilary Butler, Freelance Journalist

"Who can dispute the opinion that Dr. Charles Creighton was the greatest of these doctors? His History of Epidemics in Britain, in two volumes, 1891 and 1894, was justly called "the greatest medical work ever written by one man". Having previously written for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he was asked to contribute the article on vaccination for the Ninth Edition. Its appearance, in 1888, was such a profound shock to the advocates of, and vested interests concerned in, vaccination that Creighton's article was replaced as soon as possible by what was little more than an advertisement for glycerinated calf lymph written by one of its promoters. Creighton, perhaps the greatest medical mind of the last century, was virtually turned out of his profession." - Lionel Dole

Ploy 10. If all else fails... Resort to bullying

"Dr Tukuitonga is furious at what he calls anecdotal evidence that midwives are handing out anti-immunisation literature. He said he was seeking a legal opinion, as he believed midwives who did not promote immunisation were in breach of their contracts as lead maternity caregivers. Dr Tukuitonga said general practitioners and hospital paediatricians had told him that some midwives were opposed to immunisation and had disseminated leaflets warning of the risks. "If a child is damaged by a disease that could be prevented by vaccination, the provider could be liable for damages." - Media June 2002 "It is a brave or a foolish medical person who dares to question the wisdom of this wonderful scientific advance (vaccination), for to do so is to challenge one of the sacred cows of modern medicine.

.....Any doctor who dares to suggest that there might possibly be a dark side to this wonderful miracle is pilloried by the medical establishment and subjected to threats and ridicule........the attitudes of public health specialists and paediatricians to immunisation indicates that there will be little progress from them in this area. For most of these doctors, belief in the beneficence of immunisation is absolute and to question this has become the professional equivalent of mortal sin. Thus any opposition is dismissed as myth as Begg and Nicoll have shown in demolishing Kyles’s theory without attempting to refute it scientifically. In the same way adverse reactions are denied and opponents are classified as cranks. The worry about this is the science implies refuting the status quo and that, if there were to be any future problem with immunisation, it would never be detected, at least by these groups." - -Hilary Butler quoting Professor Campbell Murdoch

"A DOCTOR who has been helping parents who have concerns about MMR vaccination by prescribing alternative injections for their children has been ordered to appear before the General Medical Council and could be barred from medical practice." - Media

"If a pediatrician fails to administer an officially recommended vaccine, and the child gets a preventable disease, the pediatrician could be sued for malpractice. If the child is injured as a side effect from such a vaccine, no pediatrician will be sued. HMOs cannot be sued. " - Roger Shlafly

"The FDA won’t spend a dime on ozone research, but they spent over $1 million intimidating, harassing, and persecuting me alone." Dr Jonathen Wright

"I was investigated by the New York State Health Department in 1988 to determine if there was any negligence in my treatment of patients. The office was never shut down but 30 patient charts were confiscated and examined for evidence of negligence. None was found and no charges were ever brought. The whole case was quietly dropped without any official statement of dismissal or exoneration. It was a "fishing expedition" that came up with nothing. A friendly source within the Health Department confided to me that my position on vaccinations was the real impetus for the investigation." - Philip Incao MD

Ploy 11. Arrogant Indifference and Inaction

Sunday Express, April 1, 2001


Up to two million children were knowingly put at risk by the former Government with a vaccine which causes meningitis.

The MMR jab, known as the Urabe strain, was still approved by Tory ministers for two years after some children developed a form of meningitis after receiving it.

And the Government’s own figures show that 20,000 infants probably suffered side-effects from the drug which can also cause deafness, brain damage, loss of speech and epilepsy. A Sunday Express investigation has discovered that at least eight children died after receiving the jab and many others suffered permanent damage.

The brand of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was manufactured at that time by drug giants GlaxoSmithkline and Aventis Pasteur.

It was introduced in Britain in 1988 and given to up to one million children a year as part of the Governement’s routine vaccination programme.

In 1990, scientists from the Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham found some children developed a form of meningitis after receiving it. But despite this the Government went on using it for more than two years.

The Canadian Government, also using the vaccine, immediately switched to a safer version. It was not until September 1992 that the UK Department of Health issued pharmacists with emergency supplies of a safer brand with instructions to withdraw existing batches.

The then Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth Calman insisted that giving children the vaccine had been safer than not doing so.

Research by The Sunday Express has found at least eight died and many suffered permanent damage including deafness, convulsions and speech problems - all known after-effects of meningitis. Jackie Fletcher from the pressure group JABS, which aims to highlight vaccine risks said: "The Urabe jab has affected a whole generation of children. I can’t believe the Government continued to use it when they knew they were risking lives."

GlaxoSmithkline is still selling the Urabe strain to Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Honduras and Lebanon. A Department of Health spokesman said that, according to its research, children did not suffer lasting effects. By Lucy Johnston

Ploy 12. Fudge it.

"Many coroners are medical men, and when a case occurs that is not favourable to the profession, it is more or less dexterously slurred over." - Dr. Allinson

"Further complicating the epidemiology of GWS is that soldiers’ shot records and even medical records have disappeared or are unavailable. In addition, the Los Angeles Times (12/5/96) reports that military logs “crucial to Gulf War veterans who believe their health problems are linked to chemical weapons” are also missing and can’t be found. These important logs cover the period March 4-10, during the bombings at Kamisiyah." - Dr Cantwell MD

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