January 18, 2013
In a complete reversal of their 1999 position that the toxic mercury-based preservative known as Thimerosal be removed from vaccines, the American Academy of Pediatrics now advocates that Thimerosal be put back in.
In a joint recommendation with the U.S. Public Health Service in 1999, the AAP stated their position was that thimerosal should be removed from all vaccines except the seasonal flu shot, due to the possibility that the preservative was responsible for neuro-developmental disorders and other adverse health effects. The FDA subsequently followed the recommendations of the AAP.
However, the AAP has been on a steady march toward greater solidarity with Big Pharma and the medical establishment in recent years. For instance, AAP has already recommended that boys should be given the HPV vaccine, despite the fact that they do not have a cervix, and that young children should receive cholesterol screenings, a massive boon to the statin industry.
The AAP has also curiously recommended sugary and additive-filled sports drinks for children, while at the same time maintaining that organic food does not have any more health benefits than the pesticide-ridden genetically modified mass that passes for food on the plates of most Americans.
With its recent recommendation regarding thimerosal, the AAP has firmly aligned itself with the interests of Big Pharma and the medical establishment over the concerns of the welfare of children.
The AAP position was made clear when the organization endorsed the World Health Organization (WHO) report issued as a result of the June 2012 GAVCS meeting. The WHO statement suggests that researchers evaluated the “most recently available information concerning the safety of thimerosal since it last reviewed this topic in 2008.” The conclusion, of course, was that thimerosal does not cause neuro-developmental disorders and that the mercury-laden preservative is completely safe for use in vaccines.
Interestingly enough, the WHO comes to this conclusion even while the UN Environmental Program is currently working on a treaty to reduce health risks by banning or minimizing the use of certain products that release mercury into the environment – particularly, vaccines that contain thimerosal.
Nevertheless, the WHO report concludes,
Based on the current evidence, GACVS considers that no additional studies of the safety of thiomersal in vaccines are warranted and that available evidence strongly supports the safety of the use of thiomersal as a preservative for inactivated vaccines. GACVS believes that consideration of additional evidence suggestive of the contrary should be based on studies using the same high standards of epidemiological and causal inference needed for scientific research. Thiomersal allows millions of people worldwide to have access to life-saving vaccines and to date, no other safer and equally efficacious alternative has been identified for many vaccines.In other words, it is the position of the WHO and, subsequently, the AAP, that thimerosal is safe and any further studies are essentially purposeless. The decision has been made.
Yet, while the WHO and the AAP seem content to push forward proclamations regarding obviously toxic chemicals, the fact is that reality does not shift and contort itself to the wishes of international bureaucrats and agents of the pharmaceutical cartel.
As I have written on at least two occasions, the fact that mercury, especially the type used in vaccines, is hazardous to human health is established fact. Even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes this and has set the toxicity limit of mercury at .1mcg. However, the annual flu shot contains as much as 25 mcg by virtue of the Thimerosal preservative. This is 250 times higher than the limit of toxicity set by the EPA.
Nevertheless, the WHO claims that it reviewed a number of studies conducted since 2008 that pointed to the dangers of thimerosal-containing vaccines.
Predictably, the WHO claims that all of these studies were either disproven or were “methodologically flawed.”
Of course, the WHO does not mention that, out of its thousands of studies “proving” the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, not one of them has ever actually proven this assertion that was not connected to a vaccine maker or a pharmaceutical firm. Apparently, such blatant conflict of interest is not considered a methodological flaw in the minds of vaccine pushers.
Clearly, the dangers of mercury exposure are legion, particularly when applied to young children. The adverse health effects related to mercury exposure are established fact. That mercury is detrimental to brain function is not up for debate.
Even studies published in medical journals such as Pediatrics demonstrate the clear danger of mercury exposure and the harmful effects on the brain. For instance, in the report entitled, “Technical Report: Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Pediatricians,” the authors wrote,
The developing fetus and young children are thought to be disproportionately affected by mercury exposure, because many aspects of development, particularly brain maturation, can be disturbed by the presence of mercury. Minimizing mercury exposure is, therefore, essential to optimal child health.Incredibly, even after publishing material clearly establishing the risks of mercury exposure, the American Academy of Pediatrics is endorsing the return of mercury into vaccines, particularly those that will be used in young children.
If there is any doubt that the medical establishment, Big Pharma, and the vaccine cartels are one in the same in terms of ideology, that doubt is easily erased simply by examining the contradictory opinions presented by organizations like the AAP.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 190 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.