How do you know when the righteous war against vaccines has begun?
When you read a recent article from The New York Times (September 26, 2018) which begins:
“The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday placed the head of its Office of Children’s Health Protection on administrative leave, an unusual move that appeared to reflect an effort to minimize the role of the office.
Dr. Ruth Etzel, a pediatrician and epidemiologist who has been a leader in children’s environmental health for 30 years, joined the E.P.A. in 2015 after having served as a senior officer for environmental health research at the World Health Organization. She was placed on administrative leave late Tuesday and asked to hand over her badge, keys, and cellphone, according to an E.P.A. official familiar with the decision who was not authorized to discuss the move and who asked not to be identified.”
You can read the entire article HERE.
Now admittedly, reading The New York Times in our era is a bit like reading Pravda in the bad old days of the Soviet Union…
Still, you can be certain of some facts. Somebody in the Trump administration really doesn’t like good old Dr. Ruth Etzel, who during the 30 years she’s been “a leader in children’s environmental health” has presided over the worst decline in the health of our children in history.
I started to do a little research on Dr. Etzel and quickly found an article from 2012 by Julie Obradovic, one of my former colleagues at Age of Autism. I have always been a fan of Julie’s work and considered her one of the best writers on the site.
It seems Dr. Etzel was front and center of the controversy over mercury in vaccines and when it became clear in 1999 that nobody in the health establishment had done the math on cumulative exposure, she suggested a public relations strategy.
The American Academy of Pediatrics had put out a nonsensical message about the danger of mercury in vaccines, and Dr. Etzel suggested a different approach. That email from July 2, 1999 is reproduced in full below.
“The Committee on Environmental Health and the Committee on Infectious Diseases may want to look at the way Johnson and Johnson handled the poisoned Tylenol affair in 1982. It followed three basic rules:
1. act quickly to recall the affected product
2. be open with consumers about what went wrong
3. show contrition
Seventeen years ago, when an extortionist tried to wring money out of Johnson & Johnson by lacing capsules of Tylenol with cyanide, 7 people died. While the government was still considering what to do (sound familiar?), and before the media had time to put the company on the defensive, Johnson & Johnson recalled all Tylenol products. That cost about $100-million and it lost short term sales. But it emerged from the episode with consumer confidence at a higher level than ever, and quickly regained its leadership of the painkiller market.
The AAP should be dedicated to promptly providing truthful information about this situation to pediatricians. We must follow the three basic rules:
1. Act quickly to inform pediatricians that the products have more mercury than we realized
2. Be open with consumers about why we didn’t catch this earlier
3. Show contrition
As you know, the Public Health Service informed us yesterday that they were planning to conduct business as usual, and would probably indicate no preference for either product. While the Public Health Service may think that their “product” is immunizations, I think their “product” is their recommendations. If the public loses faith in the PHS recommendations, then the immunization battle will falter. To keep faith, we must be open and honest now and move forward quickly to replace these products. Short term shortages may occur.
AAP should assure pediatricians that we are committed to making sure that all children will be vaccinated, although some may be delayed due to shortages. This is what American parents want to hear from their pediatricians. Anything less may cause them to lose faith in our recommendations.”
I like to include as much information from original sources as possible so that people can draw their own conclusions.”
There’s a concept in art appreciation called “the blank space” which refers to the part of the canvas the artist leaves empty to draw attention to the other sections.
When I read Dr. Etzel’s email from 1999 I am drawn to the fact that all she suggests is a media strategy, rather than questioning how America’s pediatrician’s could have allowed children to be injected with dangerous amounts of mercury. It seems her heart is empty of such concern.
Well, now Dr. Etzel has had her badge, keys, and cellphone taken away from her by the Trump administration.
There is now a “blank space” in the Office of Children’s Health.
I suggest the Trump administration place somebody in that position who will actually worry about children’s health, rather than a media strategy.
I respectfully submit the following five names to the Trump administration for this open position:
(1) Dr. Judy Mikovits (my co-author for PLAGUE)
(2) Dr. Brian Hooker (my virtual co-author for INOCULATED)
(3) Dr. Andrew Wakefield
(3) Dr. Suzanne Humphries
(4) Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
I am happy to provide character references for any of these fine individuals and assist in their FBI background checks.
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.