CDC Accused of Manipulating Shingles Data

CDC Accused of Manipulating Shingles Data

The varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus causes a generally mild and short-lived disease when it occurs in young children under age 12, as it almost always did prior to the live attenuated varicella vaccine being licensed in 1995 and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use by all children.1 Natural chickenpox […]

How NIH Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Secure Profits for Vaccine Developers and Manufacturers

Today, taxpayer-supported research to develop new drugs and vaccines is voraciously patented by universities and drug companies for outsized Wall Street profits when the research rightfully belongs to taxpayers.

How NIH Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Secure Profits for Vaccine Developers and Manufacturers

It is no secret that huge conflicts of interest exist between vaccine promoters and vaccine makers. Pediatrician and vaccine developer Paul Offit, for example, who is one of the nation’s leading promoters of mandatory use of government recommended vaccines, holds a $1.5 million research chair at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, funded in part by Merck.

How CDC Uses False Fears to Promote Vaccine Uptake

How CDC Uses False Fears to Promote Vaccine Uptake

Five years ago, political lobbyist Jack Abramoff shocked the nation when, in a 60-Minute Report, he revealed just how corrupt the U.S. political system really is. As it turns out, it’s actually worse than most critical outsiders could have imagined. Now, the downfall of yet another high-powered corporate lobbyist is shedding light…

Tom Frieden Leaving the CDC

Tom Frieden Leaving the CDC

Following the perceived mishandling of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States involving Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, there were calls within Congress and the media for the CDC director, Thomas Frieden, MD, to resign. It was believed that Dr. Frieden had…

The CDC is Being Influenced by Corporate and Political Interests

The CDC is Being Influenced by Corporate and Political Interests

Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and…

The Zika Breach of Public Trust: The Wealth Transfer Model From U.S. Taxpayers to Big Pharma

The Zika Breach of Public Trust: The Wealth Transfer Model From U.S. Taxpayers to Big Pharma

In less than a decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared four global health emergencies, starting with the 2009 swine flu outbreak. In 2012, the “wild” polio outbreak followed the flu pandemic. Both fizzled out, underperforming their hyped lethal spread. At the Sixty-Fifth World Health Assembly “Poliomyelitis: intensification of the global eradication initiative,” which convened on April 5, 2012, the Secretariat Report stated: “In the majority of countries, out-of-season outbreaks are no longer being…

Gardasil 9 Vaccine Prompts Push for National Program

Gardasil 9 Vaccine Prompts Push for National Program

U.S. government health officials continue to push hard for a countrywide mandate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. They maintain that the cost-benefit ratio of the new nonavalent Gardasil vaccine, which contains nine HPV strains, the ticket to succeeding in their efforts to get every girl and boy in America to take the vaccine. In 2006, a 4-strain version of Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was the first HPV vaccine to be fast tracked to licensure in the U.S. and it contained two HPV strains associated with cervical…

America’s Own Overlooked Microcephaly Epidemic

America’s Own Overlooked Microcephaly Epidemic

Now that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials have concluded that, without a doubt, the Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly,1 it appears they have created a permanent synonymous bond between the virus and the birth defect. When someone sees a baby with a smaller than normal head size, they will likely immediately think, “Oh, look at that poor…

How Conflicts of Interest Have Corrupted the CDC

Conflicts of interest have become more the rule than the occasional exception. Even the trusted US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) receives heavy funding from industry. How this conflict of interest may have affected the organization’s decisions is the topic of an article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), penned by the journal’s associate editor, Jeanne…