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Scientist Questions Value of Influenza Vaccinations

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The International Business Times has highlighted a scathing report written by Dr. Peter Doshi of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine cautioning against the annual influenza vaccination campaigns by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in May 16, 2013, according to a BMJ press release.

Merck Leads World’s Top Vaccine Makers, Novartis Out

The vaccine manufacturing industry has long been dominated by five companies. In alphabetical order, these include multi-national firms GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) of Brentford, England; Merck & Co. of Kenilworth, NJ.; Novartis AG of Basel, Switzerland; Pfizer, Inc. of New York City, NY; and Sanofi Pasteur SA of Lyon, France. In 2014, the value of the world market for…

Uprising Against HPV Vaccine Mandate Sweeps Rhode Island

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Rhode Island health bureaucrats are facing an uprising among parents, lawmakers, and even some doctors after issuing a deeply controversial vaccine mandate last month. Unless it is reversed, the decree purports to require that all 7th grade students, generally about 11-years old, be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease (STD) prior to starting school in September.

How Plumbing (Not Vaccines) Eradicated Disease

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Vaccines get all the glory, but most plumbers will tell you that it was water infrastructure—sewage systems and clean water—that eradicated disease. And they’re right. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europeans despised all things Roman, including bathing. There was a widespread belief that getting wet caused illness. This contempt and fear of bathing persisted through the Dark Ages. Some Europeans defied local customs by bathing,

The Price of Medical Denialism

Every morning I wake up, and every evening right before I fall asleep, a thought enters my mind about all the children around the world who will receive or have received vaccines that day. The thought nags at me… until I finally get up or doze off. It’s a huge number of kids whose lives are being subjected to medical Russian roulette. According to the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “More than 10 million vaccines per year are given to children less than…

The 21st Century Cures Act On Its Way Through Congress

The 21st Century Cures Act is going through the U.S. Congress right now, and it will likely pass into law unless some opposition materializes (it passed through the House of Representatives with a vote 344 to 77 on July 10, 2015). The Act is a give-away to the pharmaceutical industry, removing many of the safety mechanisms in place that are supposed to keep the…

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