Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
On Thursday, August 18th, 2011, a meeting was held in Washington, DC hosted by John Thompson – Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Policy, U.S. Department of State. It was very eventful.
The fact that the meeting happened at all cascaded shock waves through the vaccine promotional community. Why? Because the reality of this meeting, and where the vaccine situation is heading, shows that the carefully contrived world of vaccine promotion is crumbling – and, hopefully, it will never recover.
The official reason for the meeting, called a “US State Department Listening Meeting” was primarily about the presentation of several NGOs (Non Government Organizations) each of whom have a seat at the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on mercury in the environment, alongside the US State Department.
Those NGOs take a completely different position, in fact in total opposition, to certain official US government agencies, and pharmaceutical trade groups, on the issue being addressed at the UN meeting – mercury in the world environment.
The four groups (NGOs) were speaking on two separate aspects of the issues surrounding the removal of mercury in medicine: (1) mercury in vaccines: represented by the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD), and SafeMinds, (2) and mercury amalgam dental fillings: represented by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and Consumers for Dental Choice.
The NGOs had the science. The opposition sort of remembered to come to the meeting.
There was some opposition talk from “Industry Representatives” who, apparently were working from the same cue card. The American Dental Association’s speaker harrumph-mumbled something about “The State Department should leave this to the scientists, harrumph, mumble, argh, mumble, harrumph…” You know – the usual ADA rhetoric. Then someone from one of the vaccine manufacturer groups apparently picked up the cue card the ADA rep dropped and read the statement all over again – sans the harrumph-mumbling.
Why was this meeting such a shock? Simply, because the world of vaccines, in the United States, is a construction – an incestuous relationship between the vaccine industry and our own government. It all works against, not only the American people, but the whole world. With the US State Department entering the picture, as the official representative of the US government to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to remove mercury from Planet Earth’s environment, the whole vaccine house of cards has been exposed to the morning breeze – like someone opening a window and letting in a breath of fresh air. Suddenly, for the vaccine world – all the rules have changed.
Government agencies, and their employees, do not react well to change. The old story “If you were to throw a government employee out of a forty story window they would take two-and-a-half-weeks to hit the ground – and they’d generate a truck full of paperwork on the way down,” circulates because there is truth in the analogy.
Why is this important to this discussion?
Because the US vaccine construction is in shock and has not been able to digest the fact that there is, or even could be, “oversight” on their activities. This United Nations conference on mercury will end in a treaty between nations. Once the US signs the treaty the rules agreed to will become the law of the land in the US.
Yup – the law of the land, not only in the US, but in every country that signs that treaty on Planet Earth.
What’s at stake here is the fact that the issue described below would be dealt with on a world scale – and Big Pharma has been looking at the vaccine portion of their business as their financial recovery module – since most of their patents on their big money-makers have run out this year and next.
After a massive uproar, beginning in roughly the year 2000, and continuing through 2004, the US branch of the vaccine industry began to offer, in the US and Canada ONLY, childhood vaccines without Thimerosal. This affected only the four million (4,000,000) children born each year in those two countries of North America. ALL other countries’ newborn, estimated at one hundred million (100,000,000) children get Thimerosal-packed, deadly-mercurized, puss-encrusted, God-only-knows-where-they-are-made, so-called-vaccines.
In the 1990s, in the US and Canada, and the rest of the world then and now, newborns, received, during the first eighteen months of life, a total of 237.5 micrograms of deadly-mercury, in the form of Thimerosal, included as a preservative (cringe here) in the childhood vaccines injected into our children..
It is VERY important to note that Thimerosal has NEVER been removed from flu shots. You get, each time, the FULL 25 micrograms of deadly-mercury.
So what was the vaccine construction’s response to this threat from the United Nations Treaty?
So, considering the “forty story window” joke, what do you suppose the “US vaccine construction” came up with to try and re-assert its authority? (Begin to smile here).
An un-signed “position paper, ” magically appeared on the UN website announcing itself to be “The Position of the United States of America on Thimerosal in Vaccines.” The paper, titled “Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines” was a thirteen page, unsigned, from NO AGENCY, pile of lies and misdirection. It was so poorly done it was funny.
Below, I will detail my claim, but first, understand that this “position paper” will become a touchstone for the anti-vaccination movement. You’ll see why I say that, shortly. There were twenty-two (22) major lies and misstatements we found in just a casual examination.
Twenty-two (22) lies and misstatements in just thirteen (13) pages – three pages of which were so-called references.
Questions, of course, were asked, at the State Department meeting, about this unsigned position paper like “who wrote this crap?” and “where’s the science?” The only response was from State Department Deputy Director John Thompson himself, where he claimed “I saw it but I didn’t read it. It was put together by a bunch of us…” More to come on that position paper. You can read the unsigned original by clicking here.
The “unsigned” position paper…
Just think – the US government, in its infinite wisdom, can forward an official position of the United States to the United Nations with no one’s, and no department’s, name on it, no bibliography, no evidence of any meetings or discussions, etc. After reading the paper it becomes obvious why no one would sign it, claiming ownership.
Why did they do that? Because all those pages were leading up to one simple statement:
Conclusion – In summary, licensed vaccines containing thimerosal preservative have been determined to be safe and effective under the applicable U.S. statutory and regulatory requirements and therefore are approved for use in the United States.
In the text the statement was made that “there are no replacement preservatives available.” Oh yeah? – So what was in all those vaccines in the US where Thimerosal was removed?
Prepare to laugh, ruefully. Remember the title to this article, way up above there “Vaccines – The Emperor Has No Clothes…” Well, we are at the part where I explain what I meant by that.
The Vaccine Emperor…
In the meeting at the State Department, sitting off to one side, was a man no one ever hears about, or talks about. His name is Bruce Gellin MD, MPH and his official title is “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health – Director of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO).” In short, he is the Vaccine Emperor in the United States of America. I have no doubt that this man was the author of this so-called “position paper” – and what it says about him is very important to know. Be VERY worried that this guy is in charge of our vaccine program. I’ll explain why, shortly.
In my last article I said:
History shows us, quite clearly, that the “authority” figures in each medical science period, for the most part, were the biggest of fools, the most pompous of idiots, and the worst possible people to direct health care. For some reason, consistently, scum rises to the surface in our official health care systems.
So, why should we, here in 2011 think things should be any different? Why should we think that, somehow, health care could, or would, be dominated by thinking individuals who ask the proper questions, and find solutions. Nah, that’s what we have bureaucracies like the FDA, and the CDC, for. Society seems to demand that we set up systems (agencies) to do things the dumbest way possible. Of course, the FDA and the CDC excel at that. Lawrence J. Peter said it best with his Peter Principle- “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”.
Peter also said “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.”
This guy, Bruce Gellin MD MPH, the “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health – Director of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO)” the Vaccine Emperor in the United States of America, has NO CLUE, what-so-ever, about the reality of vaccines. Be very, very, worried. Why? Because Gellin is currently applying his complete lack of knowledge to inventing, and forcing on an unsuspecting American Public, a new “Vaccine Plan,” replacing the Vaccine Plan of 1994. The new plan, which I will do a separate article about, is designed to make Big Pharma far richer than they are now, and will replace, quite easily, Big Pharma’s financial losses over the current patents ending in 2011 and 2011.
In short, Gellin’s new “Vaccine Plan” will increase vaccines a thousand-fold in the US, most of which, if not all, will be MANDATORY – and not just for children, but for seniors, and just about everyone. And, their will be no liability for any of these vaccines for Big Pharma. More, the Public Health Service will replace Big Pharma’s sales force.
February 16, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled a new National Vaccine Plan to enhance coordination of all aspects of federal vaccine and immunization activities. Its goal is to ensure that all Americans can access the preventive benefits of vaccines.
The plan is a wide-ranging guide to innovating the nation’s vaccine system. It addresses such issues as research and development, supply, financing, distribution, safety, global cooperation, and informed decision-making among consumers and health care providers.
This is the first update of the National Vaccine Plan since the original version in 1994…
“This plan is a 10-year vision for the nation to more effectively prevent infectious diseases and reduce adverse reactions to vaccines,” said Director of the National Vaccine Program Office and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H. “The plan is national in scope. Implementation will require a well-organized effort among stakeholders, including federal, state and local policymakers, health care providers, manufacturers, academia, philanthropic organizations, and the public.”
Next steps include a series of regional meetings with stakeholders in the spring and summer of 2011, which will focus on how to implement the strategies laid out in the National Vaccine Plan. The final implementation plan will be completed by the end of 2011.
Big Pharma will almost be able to print their own money: (1) No research costs, (2) No irksome “Approvals” required, (3) Their production costs for vaccines will be nil – as the vaccines will no doubt be produced in a sewer in Bengladesh, (4) No sales force – local Public Health officials will handle the “marketing,” (5) but best of all for them – no product liability, as every vaccine will be subject to the rules of the US Vaccine Court procedures.
However, the United Nations invited four NGOs listed above to come to a meeting last January 2011, and there the “Vaccine Construction” got put in their place – and they are not used to that happening, and they do not like it.
What happened during the “Listening Meeting…”
Lisa Sykes, the President of CoMeD, attended the State Department “Listening Meeting” along with Mark Geier MD, and David Geier – all on behalf of CoMeD, which has an NGO seat at the UN Conference.
Understand that there were three other NGO groups there – I will tell you those stories later.
Here, below, is what Lisa says about the meeting. You will find this not only interesting, but very revealing:
Dr. Geier made the first statement for CoMeD, in part a response to the ADA that wants to keep amalgam and wants medicinal products eliminated from the treaty. Dr. Geier stated that the purpose of protecting the environment from mercury was ultimately because we fear environmental mercury impacting humans once it is methylated.
Dr. Geier then referenced the factual errors in the State Dept. document, which asserted that Thimerosal was safe and effective, and that 2 phenoxyethanol was experimental.
Dr. Geier then asserted that such gross errors, published when the US is reducing mercury in vaccines and other drugs, leads developing nations to believe there is a double standard in vaccine safety in which developing countries are given mercury-containing while developed countries opt for mercury-free and mercury-reduced.
I then spoke, and began by asking, why the document filed had no name and no agency listed on it. It was for all practical purposes anonymous.
State reps seemed surprised. I recalled the previous studies provided to State prior to INC2 in Japan. I reminded the reps from State how we had provided requested information on 2 phenoxyethanol as a much safe less toxic alternative. I was bold to say that the document submitted by State was “unacceptable.” Dr. Thompson admitted that he had simply posted it without necessarily understanding it.
I briefly recounted this history of Thimerosal: developed in 1927, put in vaccines in the 1930’s, defended by HHS and its subordinate agencies for 70 years despite published scientific calls for its removal since the 1940’s. I also noted that it is illegal to put Thimerosal on your skin as a topical, it is so toxic. Who would say it was safe for injection into pregnant women and children when it is so toxic that it is illegal to put on anyone’s skin?
I then asked why the State Dept, that bears no liability for mercury in the drug supply, why it would “go to the mat” for Thimerosal in filing this document.
I then commented that we are trying to protect the vaccine supply and noted both the concern of consumers who know some vaccines do and others don’t have mercury and how we will not know for a decade after mercury is banned how many illnesses we have created in our children—and I listed neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer, food allergies, asthma…
I finished by saying that Thimerosal takes away from our children the very things America espouses: self-determination, freedom, safety….and health.
Lastly, I told those gathered that CoMeD expected to have an international announcement to make at INC3, and that if America would not lead in protecting the children from mercury-containing drugs, then the developing countries would shame us into doing the right thing.
David Geier made further comment on exactly what was inaccurate in the State Department “unsigned” document.
But then things got even better…
**After the meeting, I approached Dr. Gellin, head of the National Vaccine Program Office (HHS).
I shook his hand introduced myself, and told him I wanted to be his ally, not his adversary. I told him I was pro-vaccine safety and anti-mercury.
I asked Dr. Gellin: “Why is mercury still in use in vaccines?”
Gellin: Because Thimerosalis a very effective preservative.
Lisa: (I corrected this statement politely) “I’m sorry but it isn’t. It fails the test of the pharmacopeia for a preservative and it is known historically that batches of vaccine preserved with Thimerosal have gone bad.
Gellin: Single dose vials are not adequate in a pandemic of flu. To get the vaccine distributed, we must have multidose containers and that requires a preservative.
Lisa: “Multi-dose vials are fine. Just use 2 phenoxyethanol in multidose vials instead of Thimerosal!”
Gellin: 2 phenoxyethanolis experimental. It is not in use in a single vaccine on the standard pediatric immunization schedule.
Lisa: “I’m sorry but you are wrong. It is in use and has an excellent track record.”
Gellin: “Name one vaccine in use with 2 phenoxyethanol.”
Lisa: “If you will wait just a moment, Dr. Geier is right there. He can name the vaccine for you.”
(And he did. Infanrix.License in 1997.)
Lisa: One more question. Why haven’t you at least taken the mercury out of vaccines for use here in the US?
Gellin: (no answer.)
Lisa: I think I know. You want to keep a token of Thimerosal in our vaccine supply so you can justify having much higher amounts of it in the vaccines for the developing countries…
Gellin (pointing at me): That’s not true!
Lisa: Well, that is the perception! (long silence) You know, you ought to read my book about this…
Gellin: (none too happy) I have heard about your book….
Now we come to the technical part…
Lies and misdirection in so-called vaccine studies are simply a way of life. It is what the pharmaceutical industry has come to rely on. Most parents of Autistic children have found this out the hard way. Cancer patients, and their survivors, find this out too. So, few of us would be surprised that one more fake “position paper” pops up at an opportune time.
The official position paper, unsigned as it is, “Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines,” has twenty-two glaring, very important, inaccuracies. For a large part the paper quotes from real scientific studies but REVERSES the finding of the study in favor of Thimerosal – an outright fabrication by the paper’s unknown author (Bruce Gellin MD, MPH?).
I am attaching a detailed link to this article in two parts: (a) the original unsigned “position paper” and the one I marked up as a reference for this article. You can read the exact words of the fake paper, and see, for yourself, what the studies quoted actually do say. Simply follow the numbers.
(1) On page two of the report, in the first paragraph, it says: “FDA conducted a comprehensive review of the use of thimerosal as a preservative in medical products, including childhood vaccines. Other than local hypersensitivity reactions, FDA’s review confirmed the safety of thimerosal as a vaccine preservative. The review findings were subsequently published (Ball et al. 2001).”
No, the FDA did not conduct a review. That is the first lie. Right on the front page of the quoted report it says: “The views in this article are those of the authors and are not intended to represent those of the Food and Drug Administration or the US Public Health Service.”
(2) and (3) On page two of the report, in the second paragraph, it says: “As part of the review, FDA evaluated the amount of mercury an infant might receive in the form of ethylmercury, the metabolite of thimerosal, from vaccines under the U.S. recommended childhood immunization schedule and compared these levels with existing guidelines for exposure to methylmercury, as, there are no existing guidelines for ethylmercury.”
There are, actually, easily and readily findable REAL studies that are “Guidelines for Ethylmercury.” Those studies clearly show the exact differences and the similarities of Methyl and Ethyl mercuries. One of the studies actually shows where ethylmercury is FAR more dangerous than methylmercury. The Studies: (a) “Maximum Allowable Concentrations of Mercury Compounds,” and (b) “Assessment of Mercury Releases from the Russian Federation`” can be found as inserts two and three.
(4) Also on page two of the report, further down in the second paragraph, it says: “Depending on the vaccine formulations used and the weight of the infant, however, some infants could have been exposed during the first six months of life to cumulative levels of ethylmercury that exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended guidelines for safe intake of methylmercury.”
This is simply not true. Look at the middle graph titled “six months” on page (pdf 15 of 41) in the exhibit study “Thimerosal in Vaccines.”
(5) On page 4 of the report (pdf 3 of 41) it says: “The FDA has not identified any preservative as effective as thimerosal preservative. Some have suggested the use of2-phenoxyethanol as an alternative; however, this component has not been widely used as a preservative in U.S.-licensed vaccines and, for some vaccines, it was shown not to be effective when used alone as a preservative.”
The statement is false. The truth is, from “The Viability of using Non-mercury Preservatives in Vaccines”: “The Alternatives – Based on a survey of U.S.-FDA-approved preserved vaccines, other viable alternatives to Thimerosal as a preservative in commercial vaccines packaged in multidose vials are: • phenol [used in the Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide (Typhim Vi; Sanofi Pasteur, SA) and the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (Pneumovax 23; Merck & Co, Inc) vaccines], and • 2-phenoxyethanol [used in the DTaP (Infanrix®; GSK), Hepatitis A (Havrix ®; GSK), Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B (Twinrix®; GSK) and IPV (IPOL ®; Sanofi Pasteur, SA) vaccines]”
(6), (7), and (8) are responses to paragraph three, page 4 (pdf 3 of 41) statement, which says: “In particular, studies by Pichichero showed that in all infants studied, blood levels of ethylmercury did not exceed safe levels for methylmercury.”
Wrong. All three studies, marked 6, 7, and 8 show very clearly that REAL science knows full well that the opposite is true. Look at the graph at the top left of the second page (pdf 19 of 41) of the (6) study titled “Mercury Levels in Newborns and Infants After Receipt of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines,” and the graph at the bottom right of the (7) study “Mercury Levels in Low Birth Weight Newborn Infants After Receipt of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines,” (pdf 21 of 41), and at the graph at the top left of the (8) study titled “Iatrogenic exposure to mercury after hepatitus B vaccination in preterm infants.” All of them show the opposite is true.
(9) and (10) are responses to paragraph three of (pdf 4 of 41) which says: “The half-life of ethylmercury in blood is between 4 and 7 days and complete washout of mercury from the blood of both pre-and full-term infants has been shown to occur 30 days after immunization (Pichichero 2002; 2008; 2009; Barregard et aI2011). The half-life of ethylmercury in human infants has been shown to be similar to that in infant macaques (monkeys) (Burbacher et aI 2005), which indicates that infant monkeys are a good animal model for human infant exposures to ethylmercury in vaccines.”
For (9) – Figure’s six and seven, at the bottom of the study “Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant Monkeys Exposed to Methymercury or Vaccines containing Thimerosal” (pdf 25 of 41) tell the REAL, compelling, story.
For (10) – The abstract for the study: “DELAYED ACQUISITION OF NEONATAL REFLEXES IN NEWBORN PRIMATES RECEIVING A THIMEROSAL·CONTAINING HEPATITIS B VACCINE: INFLUENCE OF GESTATIONAL AGE AND BIRTH WEIGHT” says: “This primate model provides a possible means of assessing adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes from neonatal Th-containing hepatitis B vaccine exposure, particularly in infants of lower GA or BW.”
(11) On page 6 of the report (pdf 5 of 41), in the first paragraph, it says: “Recently, Olczak et al (20 I 0) reported that pathological changes were observed in the brains of neonatal Wistar rat pups treated with ethylmercury at doses at least 3-fold higher than what human infants could receive in a yearly influenza vaccine.”
The abstract for the study: “Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity” provides a graph at the bottom of page (pdf 28 of 41) that explains everything.
(12) On page 6 of the report (pdf 5 of 41), in the third paragraph, it says: “Magos et al (1985) found that when rats were given high (near lethal) oral doses of ethylmercury and methylmercury (11.2 mg/kg bw/day), ethylmercury and methylmercury each caused physical damage to the brain as well as kidney toxicity, but methylmercury caused more severe brain damage and decreased coordination compared to ethylmercury. Conversely, ethylmercury caused greater kidney toxicity than methylmercury when tested at an identical dose. Ttyphonas and Nielsen (1973) compared intoxication of pigs with a range of identical doses of methylmercury and ethylmercury for 60 and 90 days respectively”
The abstract for the study: “The comparative toxicology of ethyl-and methylmercury” provides, in its abstract, the right answers.
(13) On page 7 of the report (pdf 6 of 41), in the first paragraph, it says: “In addition, although brain lesions were observed in pigs treated with both ethylmercury and methylmercury, pigs treated with methylmercury had the most advanced damage, despite a shorter length of exposure.”
The abstract for the study: “Pathology of’ Chronic Alkylmercurial Poisoning in Swine” provides, in its Discussion, the right answers: “The alkylmercurials MMD and EMC are poisonous to swine. In the dosage range auf! time period used in the present study, target organs were the nervous, urinary, and digestive systems; the most obvious clinical signs were neurologic. Comparatively, EMC proved much more toxic than MMD.”
(14), (15), (16), (17) and (18) – On page 8 of the report (pdf 7 of 41), in the second paragraph, it says: “To date, a number ofepidemiological studies independently conducted by different investigators using various designs in different samples and countries (e.g., Sweden, Denmark, United States, ® @ United Kingdom, and Canada) all have consistently shown no association between exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines and the development ofautism. hnportantly, investigators in different countries with different populations using different methods came to similar conclusions. With the exception ofthe study performed by Fombonne, et al., and reported in 2006, all ofthese studies were part ofthe 2004 report ofthe independent Institute ofMedicine’s hnmunization Safety Review Committee which concluded that the studies “consistently provided evidence of no association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism”
Studies (14), (15), (16), (17) and (18) completely refute that.
(19), (20), (21) and (22) – On page 9 of the report (pdf 8 of 41), in the second paragraph, it says: “Not only is there increasing and consistent compelling evidence for a lack of association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism, in addition, a study published by Thompson, et al. (2007), does not support a causal association between early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines and/or immunoglobulins and neuropsychological functioning in children aged 7 to 10 years old. The study evaluated a total of42 neuropsychological outcomes, including speech and language skills, executive functioning/attention, fine motor coordination, perceptual organization, motor tics, academic functioning, intellectual functioning, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptomatology. The study was designed and interpreted with extensive input from independent outside consultants and the data set is publicly available. The study enrolled 1047 children between the age of7 and 10 years (born 1993-1997) who had received thimerosal preservative-containing vaccines and evaluated a possible association between current neuropsychological performance and exposure to mercury during the prenatal period, the neonatal period, and the first 7 months of life. The investigators concluded that their “study does not support a causal association between early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines and immune globulins and deficits in neuropsychological functioning at the ages of7 to 10 years.” In summary, the consistent findings in studies by Fombonne, et al. (2006), Thompson, et al. (2007), and Schechter, et al. (2008), provide further support that thimerosal exposure ofchildren from vaccines is not associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. In addition, a recent study conducted by the CDC showed that prenatal and infant exposure to vaccines that contain thimerosal preservative does not increase risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study found that children with any ASD conditions and those without ASD had similar ethylmercury exposures at the end of each exposure period from pregnancy to 20 months ofage. Exposure to ethylmercury from thimerosal-containing immunizations during pregnancy, or as a young child, was not associated with ASD outcomes Price et al. (2010).”
Studies (19), (20), (21) and (22) completely refute that silly statement using REAL science.
With that – let’s talk about Thimerosal Once Again…
Mercury is a deadly toxin – in any form. Deadly to any living entity. The product Thimerosal (Merthiolate) is a mercury-containing pharmaceutical compound that is 49.55% mercury. It was developed in 1927. More, unlike other forms of mercury, Thimerosal, is both water and fat soluble – meaning that it immediately penetrates into every part of the human body, and attaches itself wherever it wants. When it is injected, as in vaccines, the human body’s natural defense mechanisms that would work to catch and expel INGESTED forms of mercury, are completely bypassed allowing Thimerasol to quickly bind itself in places in the body we definitely DO NOT want it – like the brain.
Thimerosal has been marketed as an antimicrobial agent in a range of products, including topical antiseptic solutions and antiseptic ointments for treating cuts. It was in nasal sprays, eye solutions, vaginal spermicides, and diaper rash treatments. Perhaps most importantly it is used, even now, as a preservative in vaccines and other injectable biological products, including Rho(D)-immune globulin preparations.
Despite evidence, dating to the early 1930s, indicating Thimerosal to be potentially hazardous to humans and ineffective as an antimicrobial agent it is still being used.
Crazy as it sounds, Thimerosal was not scrutinized as part of U.S. pharmaceutical products until the 1980s, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally recognized its demonstrated ineffectiveness and toxicity in topical pharmaceutical products, and began to eliminate it from these. In 1998, finally, the US FDA took topically used (applied to the skin) Thimerosal products off of the market – as being too dangerous.
Insane as it sounds, the US FDA didn’t seem to have a problem with that same mercury being INJECTED directly into the human body – especially into our children. Worse, Thimerosal continues to be administered, as part of mandated immunizations and other pharmaceutical products, in the United States, and globally.
The unsigned, and extremely dubious, position paper on Thimerosal, submitted to the United Nations Commission on Mercury by the US State Department, was authored, I am certain, by the US Vaccine Emperor Bruce Gellin MD, MPH. With that submission only two possibilities arise: Either Gellin is (a) a hardened liar, or (b) He is a dumb-ass fool. Which is it?
Either way – Gellin has been caught. The Vaccine Emperor Has No Clothes…
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate