Dr. Bernadine Healy on Vaccines in US News
From Dan Olmsted on Age of Autism.
More and more mainstream experts are standing up for the vaccine court and Hannah Poling and her parents -- and deserve our thanks and support. The latest is Dr. Bernadine Healy. Her bio from U.S. News & World Report, (HERE) where the article we're pointing out is appearing in the current issue: "Dr. Bernadine Healy is Health Editor for U.S.News & World Report and writes the On Health column. She is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and has served as director of the National Institutes of Health and president and CEO of the American Red Cross."
Here's the beauty part from her column: "Pediatricians were concerned enough about mercury, which is known to cause neurological damage in developing infant and fetal brains, that they mobilized to have thimerosal removed from childhood vaccines by 2002. Their concern was not autism but the lunacy of injecting mercury into little kids through mandated vaccines that together exceeded mercury safety guidelines designed for adults."
So by definition, the former head of the NIH says people like Paul Offit*-- who calls it a mistake to take mercury out -- and organizations like the CDC, the World Health Organization and their ilk who are keeping mercury in flu shots in the U.S. and in standard immunizations around the world ... the former head of the NIH says they're lunatic(s).
That's about as harsh as anything we've ever said, isn't it? -- Dan Olmsted
An error in the US News report is that pediatricians had NOTHING to do with the removal of mercury from most of the childhood vaccine schedule. Mothers like Lyn Redwood and Heidi Roger counted up the mcg in the shots and started to raise holy hell over a decade ago. The AAP was forced to reluctantly came along for the ride and continues to drag its feet when it comes to childhood vaccine research and safety.
* Paul Offit is a doc at Children's of Philadelphia. He co-owns the patent to the newest Rotovirus vaccine called RotoTeq - the AAP just added RotoTeq to the ped schedule - 3 doses before one year of age. Cha-Ching!