The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy

In 1960, a new wonder drug was slated to arrive on American shores—a sedative that was said to treat a range of other ills.  A hypnotic, as the doctors call it, that was the answer to a prayer. Its generic name was Thalidomide. The hallmark defining quality of Thalidomide was its safety. So safe that, in Germany, there was no prescription needed. The German company that developed Thalidomide, Chemie Grünenthal, claimed that even pregnant women could take it. The drug company had handed out samples of this drug all over the place, starting with employees of its own company. On Christmas day in 1956, a baby girl was born in Germany without ears, and she was the daughter of an employee of the drug company Grünenthal. No immediate connection was made to Thalidomide, which soon sold nearly as well as aspirin in some European countries.

5 Responses to "The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy"

  1. Stefanie   January 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Years from now and hopefully sooner we will see the hubris and folly of pushing all these vaccines. We will see we were poisoning them with a deadly neurologically damaging cocktail of heavy metals Mercury and Aluminum which together are far more toxic than they are alone. We will see clearly in retrospect how testosterone interacts with Mercury in the body further increasing mercury toxicity. We will see that not only vaccines, but light bulbs, power plants, fish and our own drinking water has been contaminated by mercury and that mercury contamination is identical to Autism in symptoms. We will see parallels from our current society to those that brought down Rome like lead in their drinking water. Only this time it is Mercury and other environmental toxins. The way medicine is practiced in the future versus now will be light years apart. Those of us who clearly see all these patterns are learning from them now and making all the changes we can. The agencies tasked with keeping us safe suffer from the same malady that Upton Sinclair pointed out: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” The CDC is a business, they sell vaccines. They should never have been in charge of mandating the vaccine schedule, nor making it “safe”. They purposely skew data like Tobacco Science did to make it appear vaccines could be safe when in reality, they are not. In reality even the companies who insure pharma against drug liability would not insure them against vaccination safety numbers. Their actuaries said the risks are too high. That is why PHARMA blackmailed congress in 1986 for a liability shield. If Insurance actuaries say that the risk is too high for them to insure, shouldn’t we as parents take a cue from them? An 8-11% damage rate from vaccinations is too high for me to risk my children, especially now knowing what it is.

  2. Anne   January 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Well said.

  3. JAMES REISINGER   January 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Knowledge is the only road to truth. The more knowledge we acquire, the more obvious and evident it becomes that pharmaceutical companies are first and foremost driven by profit.

  4. Linda Matthews   September 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    This anti-vaccine campaign is BS and full of lies. Vaccines are tested for safety, for effectiveness, and CDC is NOT A BUSINESS, it is responsible for human safety. STOP spreading this garbage because babies, children and older people DIE from the flu and other preventable illnesses. CDC does not skew data, it goes after the tobacco companies for their BS. Where do you get your “news”??

  5. Sean   February 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Thalidomide was never a vaccine. It was a drug for morning sickness.

    The confusion of thalidomide and vaccines is sometimes the result of deliberate misinformation and sometimes plain old pig ignorance but it’s always dangerous.


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