Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
According to the authoritative source, VaccineEthics.org:
“Virtually all licensed vaccines in the United States are produced by just a handful of pharmaceutical companies: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Sanofi Pasteur, and Wyeth. These companies account for 80 percent of the worldwide vaccine market.1 With a limited number of manufacturers and many recommended vaccines produced by only a single company, vaccines are susceptible to large fluctuations in supply and availability.2
Thirty years ago, the vaccine market looked remarkably different. At the time, 35 companies produced vaccines for use in the United States, and similar departures from the international vaccine market have also occurred in the intervening years. Between 1988 and 2001, 10 of 14 global vaccine manufactures partially or completely stopped production of traditional childhood vaccines.3 Health policy experts and economists attribute this trend primarily to market and financial considerations–namely, sparse profits; costly research, development and production; and liability concerns.”
They go on to say several other important things, explaining how the vaccine industry works. In short, the industry is completely dependant on government protection from lawsuits. More, governments are the biggest buyers of vaccines. VaccineEthics.org says:
“Meanwhile, the largest single purchasers of vaccines are governments. In the U.S., for example, the federal and state branches constitute close to 60 percent of all pediatric vaccines sold in the country.9″
This financial landscape means that the vaccine industry is unlikely to invest in a product that will not both pay for itself and turn a profit–characteristics which (almost) require a significant demand in wealthy, developed countries….
Since it is estimated 60 percent of vaccine production costs are fixed, meaning they are incurred regardless of the amount of product produced, vaccines require a sizable market to be profitable.”
The industry is already on the edge of financial collapse. The H1N1 debacle clearly outlined that the North American public doesn’t, for a very large part, believe a thing the vaccine industry says. For the H1N1 pro-vaccine campaign, Mike Adams from NaturalNews says that the industry:
(NaturalNews) A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.
Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.
All the kickbacks, in other words, were swept under the table and kept silent, and WHO somehow didn’t think it was important to let the world know that it was receiving policy advice from individuals who stood to make millions of dollars when a pandemic was declared.”
If the vaccine industry would deceive WHO would they deceive YOU?
Teetering on the edge of collapse?
Oh yeah. Read this from the article “Abbott Laboratories calls off sale of flu vaccine business” from Sociopress.com. It starts out saying:
“Abbott Laboratories has called a halt to the sale of its European flu-vaccine unit because of due to undervaluing initial offers, Abbott’s spokeswoman Melissa Brotz said yesterday, confirming a previous report by The Wall Street Journal.”
And it ends with:
“According to the report, four to five potential buyers showed interest in the business but their offers valued it at less than EUR500m (USD641.9m), which was below the expectations of Abbott.”
And then the Geiers show up in Japan to speak at a United Nations conference on the dangers of mercury…
Sell your vaccine industry stock – quick.
Below I will show you the presentations they made. There were three. But those presentations take a back seat to the idea of “who” they were presenting to, and “what” the response was from those delegates. They were presenting to the people who had been officially sent by their governments to represent each government to identify, and deal with, the REAL problems of mercury in Planet Earth’s environment. All of these delegates had been led to believe that there was NO mercury in vaccines. When they found out they had been lied to by the industry, and WHO, they mobbed Mark Geier MD and his son David Geier, looking for more info.
Any drug rep in the room was having a coronary. Years of careful misrepresenting, and outright lying, had just hit them like a train hitting a car at an intersection.
First – Dr. Mark Geier presented the following testimony to the ENTIRE Delegation:
“Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
We are gathered in this hall, kindly provided by the Japanese government and under the able leadership of UNEP, to design a treaty that prevents the continued exposure of the people of the world to mercury, which is one of the most dangerous known poisons.
I am Dr. Mark Geier, from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs. I hold both an MD and a PhD. My specialties include genetics and epidemiology. As an American physician, I treat 1500 patients who suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders, the result of mercury-containing vaccines. Thimerosal, half mercury by weight, is a form of organic mercury which has been used in vaccines since the 1930’s.
Even though safe and cost effective alternatives, such as 2-Phenoxyethanol, have been in use for nearly 15 years, the madness of mercury continues. Despite false reassurances from industry and others that mercury is out of the drug supply, mercury containing vaccines with as much as 25 micrograms of mercury per dose continue to be manufactured, exported, and injected, particularly into pregnant women and newborn children who are the most vulnerable among us.
If this treaty does not clearly ban the intentional administration of mercury in all forms to humans, then the citizens of the world will face an impossible dilemma. Either they will believe the premise of this treaty: that mercury is too poisonous to be allowed in general use, in which case they will refuse mercury-containing vaccines, thus needlessly exposing themselves and their children to preventable infectious diseases…
Or alternatively, they will believe false assurances that the mercury in their mouths, medicines and vaccines is indeed safe, in which case they will not feel compelled to cooperate with the mandates of this treaty. Both of these scenarios are disasters! For this treaty to be fully effective it must make clear that the intentional exposure of humans, especially pregnant women and young children, to mercury, will not be tolerated.
Furthermore, in the developed world, using Thimerosal even on your skin, has been illegal for years. It defies logic that Thimerosal, which is illegal to put on your skin because it is so toxic, should still be permitted to be injected as part of a vaccine! The US Public Health Service called for the urgent removal of Thimerosal from vaccines in 1999. While millions of doses of vaccine still contain full-dose Thimerosal, finally many vaccines are now available in mercury-free or mercury-reduced formulations in the United States.
Children around the world, no matter their place of birth or their income level, deserve safe mercury-free vaccines. The practice of providing mercury-reduced and mercury-free vaccines to developed countries while insisting that developing nations take mercury-containing ones is wrong. I want all people, and especially all children, to have safe mercury-free vaccines. Mercury is an insidious poison, and the last place on earth it should be is in a shot intended for a child or a pregnant woman.
Thank you Mr. President.
Dr. Mark Geier, CoMeD, Inc
Then, the next day, Dr. Mark Geier presented the following testimony to the African Delegation:
“It is my honor to speak to you who are delegates and leaders from many nations in Africa. I am Dr. Mark Geier, from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs. I hold both an MD and a PhD. My specialties include genetics and epidemiology. As an American physician, I treat 1500 patients who suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders, the result of mercury-containing vaccines. (Rev. Sykes’ son is one of my patients.)
Thimerosal, half mercury by weight, is a form of organic mercury which has been used in vaccines since the 1930’s. Thimerosal, used as a preservative, is favored by the pharmaceutical industry because it is cheap and enables the industry to keep making vaccines in old and dirty factories. Sadly, Thimerosal also causes developmental problems, mental retardation and autism in mercury-sensitive children. Boys are more susceptible to mercury poisoning than girls, because testosterone amplifies the toxicity of this poison. Now I know you’ve been told there’s just a little bit of mercury in the vaccines. The issue is not the amount of mercury as much as its toxicity.
What you were not told is that for “this tiny amount” of mercury in one dose of vaccine to be safe, you would have to weigh 250 kg or 550 pounds, according to the US EPA. Yet, your infants may get not just one, but several doses of vaccine with Thimerosal, on a single doctor’s visit. If one speck of Thimerosal can poison an entire lake, then mere micrograms in even one dose of vaccine can derail the neurological development of an unborn or newborn child.
As a doctor, I am very concerned that if mercury is not removed from all vaccines, people are going to refuse vaccines for fear of mercury, thus needlessly exposing children to preventable infectious disease. Furthermore, in the developed world, using Thimerosal even on your skin, has been illegal for years. It defies logic that Thimerosal, which is illegal to put on your skin because it is so toxic, should still be permitted to be injected as part of a vaccine!
The US Public Health Service called for the urgent removal of Thimerosal from vaccines in 1999. While millions of doses of vaccine still contain full-dose Thimerosal, finally many vaccines are now available in mercury-free or mercury-reduced formulations in the United States. Children around the world, no matter their place of birth or their income level, deserve safe vaccines.
The practice of providing mercury-reduced and mercury-free vaccines to developed countries while insisting that developing nations take mercury-containing ones is wrong. I want your children to have safe vaccines just like I want all children to have safe vaccines. Mercury is an insidious poison, and the last place on earth it should be is in a shot intended for a child or pregnant woman.”
Dr. Mark Geier, CoMeD, Inc.”
Then, Lisa Sykes, President of the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), presented the following testimony:
“Mr. President, I am humbled to speak to you and this esteemed gathering today. I thank you, as well as UNEP and our host nation Japan, for this opportunity.
I am Rev. Lisa Sykes, the President of the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs, an NGO dedicated to reducing the mercury-exposure risks, for the unborn, infants, children, adolescents and adults, from all medical products.
I am also speaking on behalf of Sensible Action for Ending Mercury Induced Neurological Disorders (Safeminds) and its executive director, Lyn Redwood.
Together with my colleagues, I seek a world in which no mercury-based ingredient is knowingly added to any medicine. I recognize that organic mercury-based compounds, especially the antiquated pharmaceutical preservative Thimerosal, are a proven neurotoxic risk.
I acknowledge the pain, suffering, and worth of all those who are directly and indirectly impacted by medicines containing mercury. This includes my own son Wesley who was poisoned with Thimerosal from his vaccines prior to his second birthday, and is now disabled for life.
I understand that unnecessarily injecting products containing mercury, such as Thimerosal, into pregnant women, infants, and children, when safer, cost-effective preservatives are readily available, is an avoidable crisis.
I believe that, together, the nations can remove mercury from our medicines, especially vaccines which are vital, thus protecting all persons from unnecessary mercury exposure as well as from infectious disease.
As a United Methodist minister, who has authored my church’s Global resolution on “Protecting Children from Mercury-containing Drugs,” I know this is a moral as well as a diplomatic issue.
Both my Coalition and SafeMinds applauds the draft elements paper, which seeks to be a global, legally binding instrument on mercury, but we also recognize that to be comprehensive, it must prohibit mercury-containing vaccines and other drugs, in Annex C, under Mercury-Added Products.
Thank you, Mr. President.
Respectfully submitted by:
Rev. Lisa K. Sykes
President, CoMeD, Inc.
Ms. Lyn Redwood
Sensible Action for Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders
Let me make this very clear…
This all happened at the United Nations Environment Programme – Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on Mercury (INC2). This committee has a mission to create binding rules for mercury that would apply, by treaty, to every country in the world.
Every country in the world…
These people are hell-bent on eliminating mercury from our environment, and the US State Department is part of that.
Last, but not least...
Right after that “programme,” I assume, the vaccine industry went into shock. The delegates there, according to the article in VaccineEthics.org, represented 60% of their vaccine business on Planet Earth. Plus, those delegates have the power to take vaccines, with mercury in them, off of the market.
The Vaccine industry simply cannot have the Geiers remain credible – hence “The attack on Mark and David Geier,” I think – led led by lifetime vaccine promoter Joshua F. Sharfstein, in Maryland.
We’ll soon find out.
Stay tuned. There is more coming.
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate