In August 2001, Peter Mansfield, MD came under scrutiny because he had given single measles and rubella vaccines to 700 children at private clinics in the UK. He did so because, despite the categorical denial by government and the medical establishment that the MMR were safe, the children’s parents feared that the combined MMR vaccine was not safe, and might cause autism.
The GMC which has the authority to enforce government-dictated clinical guidelines summoned Dr. Mansfield to appear because his practice was “at variance” with those guideline. His actions were viewed as putting children “at risk.” (Dr. Mae-Wan Ho. Another Independent Scientist Falls Victim Over Findings Against MMR Vaccine, Institute of Science in Society ISIS, 2001)
“I knew that MMR was a mistake from the start. Within 10 seconds I could see that it was a bad idea. All the vaccinations prior to MMR could occur in nature; they had never been combined before. Normally, viruses can’t infect at the same time, so if you put more than one virus into a body at once you are making a grave error. Surely the point of vaccination is to make it safer for children, but with MMR a child could be overwhelmed, and might not recover. The deaths and severe reactions to MMR are just the tip of the iceberg. “– Dr Peter Mansfield
Dr. James Le Fanu, a physician and medical journalist who writes the Doctor’s diary column in the UK Telegraph points to the culpability of the UK government which had “painted itself into a corner by denying parents the option of the single measles vaccine.” By eliminating an alternative to the MMR, the government cannot but “insist the MMR is totally safe – irrespective of evidence that might emerge to suggest the contrary.”
The UK govenrment’s difficulty is that this position is now looking a lot shakier than it did even a year ago. Several further independent studies have confirmed the association of the syndrome of regressive autism with chronic bowel disorder that was originally described by Andrew Wakefield. More recently, research has confirmed the presence of the vaccine strain of measles virus in the gut and spinal fluid of affected children… it is beginning to look as if there is now “a step-by-step cascade of evidence” linking the MMR vaccine to some cases of autism.
This could explain the assault on Dr. Wakefield’s integrity. It would seem to be that neither the Government nor the vaccine establishment can afford for Dr. Wakefield to be vindicated – and they are getting pretty desperate.”
…it is perhaps not unreasonable to detect the hidden hand of those powerful forces for whom the crushing of a professional reputation is a price worth paying for the continuation of the ever-expanding child immunisation programme.” (The hidden hand of powerful forces 07 Jun 2010)
Dr. Peter Fletcher, former Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, recently warned (as he had done in 2004) that the “the refusal by governments to evaluate the risks [of the MMR] properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical history.”
“Clinical and scientific data is steadily accumulating that the live measles virus in MMR can cause brain, gut and immune system damage in a subset of vulnerable children. There’s no one conclusive piece of scientific evidence, no ‘smoking gun’, because there very rarely is when adverse drug reactions are first suspected. When vaccine damage in very young children is involved, it is harder to prove the links.”
He stated that since he agreed to serve as expert witness in drug-safety trials on behalf of parents, he had received and studied thousands of documents which he believed the public had a right to see.
“it is the steady accumulation of evidence, from a number of respected universities, teaching hospitals and laboratories around the world, that matters here. There’s far too much to ignore. Yet government health authorities are, it seems, more than happy to do so… this official complacency [is] utterly inexplicable in the light of an explosive worldwide increase in regressive autism and inflammatory bowel disease in children.
When scientists first raised fears of a possible link between mad cow disease and an apparently new, variant form of CJD they had detected in just 20 or 30 patients, everybody panicked and millions of cows were slaughtered. Yet there has been a tenfold increase in autism and related forms of brain damage over the past 15 years, roughly coinciding with MMR’s introduction… and no one in authority will even admit it’s happening, let alone try to investigate the causes.
Why isn’t the Government taking this massive public health problem more seriously? Why is the Government not investigating further and diverting some of the millions of pounds spent on advertising and PR campaigns to promote MMR uptake into detailed clinical research instead?” (Daily Mail 22, 2016)
Dr. Fletcher said he had decided to speak out because “a monstrous injustice” was committed when the government terminated its legal aid to parents of allegedly vaccine-damaged children in late 2003, leaving severely impaired autistic children with bowel disease without treatment. “Now, it seems, unless the parents force the Government to restore legal aid, much of this revealing evidence may never come out.”
Dr. Bernard Rimland, Director, Autism Research Institute and editor of Autism Research Review International, issued a statement on July 14, 2003: “The Autism Epidemic Is Real, And Excessive Vaccinations Are the Cause”
“The vaccine manufacturers, the Center for Disease Control, the FDA, and the various medical associations have failed miserably in their duty to protect our children. Rather than acknowledge their role in creating the immense, catastrophic rise in autism, these organizations have resorted to denial and obfuscation. They stand to lose their credibility, and billions of dollars in liability suits will soon reach the courts.”
As a full-time professional research scientist for 50 years, and as a researcher in the field of autism for 45 years, I have been shocked and chagrined by the medical establishment’s ongoing efforts to trivialize the solid and compelling evidence that faulty vaccination policies are the root cause of the epidemic. There are many consistent lines of evidence implicating vaccines, and no even marginally plausible alternative hypotheses.
…Mercury, one of the most toxic substances known, is used as a preservative in many vaccines. Some infants have had 125 times the maximum allowable limit of mercury injected directly into their bloodstreams, in one day, in vaccines. (People vary enormously in their sensitivity to mercury, because certain genes predispose to mercury sensitivity.
There are numerous scientific studies showing large differences in clinical laboratory measures of blood, urine and biopsies which compare autistic children with normal controls. Such findings, pointing directly to vaccines as the cause of the group differences, are conveniently overlooked by those attempting to conceal the strong connection between the autism epidemic and excessive use of unsafe vaccines.”
In an article co-authored by Dr. Rimland and Woody McGinnis MD, “Vaccines and Autism,” published by Laboratory Medicine, 2002, focuses on the autistic immune profile and the possible role of vaccines:
“Thousands of parent reports collected during nearly 40 years by the Autism Research Institute demonstrate a reversal in the relative proportions of early versus regressed Autism…It is clear that the proportion of autistic children who enjoyed normal neurobehavioral development and then regressed, usually in the second year of life, has been on the rise for about 2 decades. New vaccines, including combined MMR, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza are new environ- mental factors that were introduced during this period of changing onset.
A mercurial preservative, thimerosal, is a vestige of l930s vaccine technology and lacks full safety testing…We postulate that thimerosal in vaccines may cause direct neurotoxic, immunodepressive, and autoimmune injury resulting in either early-onset orregressed autism. Further, we submit that MMR (usually at 15 months) may result in chronic infection of the gut by vaccinial measles, and trigger regressed autism.
Autoimmune injury to both gut and brain is suggested in autism. An injured, inflamed gut emerges from the current literature as a dominant theme in autism, and both thimerosal and MMR may be contributors.” The article is appended with 102 citations, including Dr. Thomas Verstraeten whose findings of, 2000.
Why Andrew Wakefield MD is on our Honors Roll
The GMC kangaroo court charges; the Lancet evaluation; the High Court decision
* Scientific reports validate “controversial” findings reported in The Lancet
* Medical doctors recognize the safety problems in the 3-in-1 vaccine
* How the case against Andrew Wakefield was concocted
* Monumental betrayal of public trust: CDC malfeasance & vaccine research fraud
* Significant shadowy financial conflicts of interest behind the persecution of Wakefield