This story is so important that, when I saw it and read it after Mr. G.F. passed it along to me, I knew I had to blog about it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the murdered Senator from New York, has, as most readers here are aware, raised concerns about the safety of vaccines. Indeed, at one point it was rumored that President Trump was thinking about appointing him to some position to oversee a study of vaccines. (See https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-meet-with-proponent-of-debunked-tie-between-vaccines-and-autism/2017/01/10/4a5d03c0-d752-11e6-9f9f-5cdb4b7f8dd7_story.html?noredirect=on). Kennedy has continued to be outspoken on the subject, and this article on his most recent claim is well worth your consideration, especially if you're concerned about vaccine safety and good old-fashioned "conflicts of interest":
The essence of Mr. Kennedy's claim is simple:
According to RFK Jr., the CDC is not an independent government agency but is actually a subsidiary of Big Pharma.
Greenmedinfo.com reports: Mr. Kennedy told EcoWatch, “The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually.” Again, no source.
Of course, if that is true, then the CDC is involved in a massive conflict of interest. So the article's author went looking to find if Mr. Kennedy's claims could be substantiated, which they were, and in spades:
I am fortunate to have, as one of my partners in advocacy, fellow autism parent Mark Blaxill, an Intellectual Property expert who has been employed by billion dollar corporations to manage their patents. Blaxill was the man who found out that HHS, through NIH, owns patents on all HPV vaccines, and receives a percentage of the profits for each dose of Gardasil and Cervarix administered anywhere in the world. He published the stunning revelation in a detailed three part expose entitled, “A License to Kill? Part 1: How A Public-Private Partnership Made the Government Merck’s Gardasil Partner.”
When I contacted Blaxill to ask how to run a patent search, he was kind enough to do it for me. He found 57 granted US patents with the CDC listed as an assignee. You can see the search results here.
Upon cursory review of the patents, I found that one did not seem applicable to vaccination, but merely referenced an article on vaccination. That leaves us with 56 CDC patents to scrutinize.
I don't know about you, but that seems like a clear conflict of interest, and if one's been paying attention, the same type of pattern that one encounters when examining the whole GMO issue and the revolving door of personnel from the agribusiness industry and federal "regulatory" agencies which more often than not have simply exhibited the same pattern of co--option by the very corporations they are supposed to regulate.
The article reaches this conclusion:
Nowhere on the CDC’s web site can I find the disclosure that the agency is a profit partner with the vaccine makers for whom it is supposed to be providing safety oversight.
Mr. Kennedy is in very safe territory by reporting that the CDC has over 20 patents that create vast, undisclosed conflicts of interests in vaccine safety. He is understating the problem by more than half.
This brief look at current patents held by the CDC deserves an in-depth review to determine exactly what current financial relationships with vaccine makers now exist and what the current impact those revenue streams are likely having on vaccine safety positions. Furthermore, one must closely look at the financial relationships between the CDC and vaccine makers it is currently courting, to include the potential exploitation of new patents for financial gain. These are merely a few lines of inquiry, among hundreds, needing to be examined and why the potential RFK commission on vaccine safety must be impaneled.
No wonder the vaccine industry (and let’s not kid ourselves, CDC IS the vaccine industry) and their media outlets are fighting with such a fury to prevent the #RFKcommission from being formed.
Fortunately, Mr. Kennedy has already said he will fight this corruption against our children until his last breath, and we seem to have a new president who doesn’t care what Pharma and the mainstream media throw at him. There is more than 20 years’ worth of documented abuse and corruption in the vaccine program that, if properly examined, would at the very least force reforms that would drastically reduce the profits of the industry.
Well, count me in on that with a hearty "hear hear." Enough is enough. It's time to impanel a commission to oversee the whole issue, and while we're at it, we might entertain the idea of expanding its brief to the whole GMO issue, and I don't know about you but as far as I'm concerned, Mr. Kennedy should be the one to lead it. "We must continue to press the Trump administration," the article concludes, "for comprehensive vaccine safety review and reform, including the universal right to forgo any and all vaccines without coercion."
No need for high octane speculation here. All I can say is "hear hear," and the sooner the better. Mr. Trump has reached out to Mr. Kennedy before on this issue, and it's time to do so again.
And as far as the CDC and a bit of high octane speculation goes, perhaps Mr. Kennedy has uncovered the reason for the mysterious death of Dr. Timothy Cunningham.
See you on the flip side...