by Jefferey Jaxen
Health Impact News
It was just recently that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced President-elect Donald Trump unofficially gave him the responsibility to head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity. For anyone who had watched Kennedy’s work over the years, heard his testimonies, and listened to his speeches, it was clear a major target of the new commission would be the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Moments after Kennedy exited his meeting with Trump at Trump Towers he told reporters about his meeting. The fake news machine went to work immediately smearing Kennedy with headlines containing terms such as “anti-vaccine” and “debunked.”
These exact same tactics were used less than a year ago in an attempt to discredit the film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe; a film about admitted vaccine research fraud at the CDC. As the rats scurried and the paper tiger corporate media roared, it appeared that the fuse had been lit to finally shed light on the longtime CDC corruption.
It was in 2014 the CDC senior research scientist Dr. William Thompson publicly admitted that he, and his coauthors, committed research fraud during the agency’s 2004 autism-MMR study. The mainstream media went silent, and has been ever since, never once reporting on the topic despite Representative Bill Posey begging congress to open an investigation on record. As a critical mass has now been awakened to the CDC’s internal corruption and conflicts of interest, many are also heavily scrutinizing their recommendations concerning public health and vaccine schedules.
The avalanche of bad news for the CDC hit breakaway speed with the public statement released by the CDC Spider in 2016 — which stands for CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research. Echoing the admissions of Dr. Thompson two years earlier, the CDC Spider scientists do not mince words in their opening paragraph stating:
We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics atour agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders.
The CDC Spider scientists also corroborate the points and findings laid out in the documentary film Vaxxed as they continually drive the point home with various statements throughout their public document as follows:
…staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right…Data were clearly manipulated in irregular ways…this “climate of disregard” puts many of us in difficult positions…We are often directed to do things we know are not right….
The lack of respect for science and scientists that support CDC’s legacy is astonishing.
The bulk of the CDC Spider scientist whistle-blowing release chronicled, in no uncertain terms or lack of detail, an incident involving the Wise Woman study in collaboration with National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Spider scientists had this to say regarding the overview of the CDC’s willful corruption and fraud for the study in question:
Recently, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has been implicated in a “cover up” of inaccurate screening data for the Wise Woman (WW) Program. There was a coordinated effort by that Center to “bury” the fact that screening numbers for the WW program were misrepresented in documents sent to Congress; screening numbers for 2014 and 2015 did not meet expectations despite a multimillion dollar investment; and definitions were changed and data “cooked” to make the results look better than they were.
According to the clearly disgruntled Spider scientists, the CDC kept the issues and research fraud in-house to protect their image as they described the incident was handled:
An “internal review” that involved staff across CDC occurred and its findings were essentially suppressed so media and/or Congressional staff would not become aware of the problems.
As Dr. Brian Hooker and Congressman Posey have been witness and experienced in the past, the Spider scientists released the bombshell admissions by writing:
…CDC staff have gone out of their way to delay FOIAs and obstruct any inquiry.
More Corruption at the CDC Uncovered
As more and more employees within the confines of the broken CDC machine speak out, disobey orders and become whistleblowers, academia is also making themselves heard. The peer-reviewed journal Recenti Progressi in Medicina published the report titled:
Conflicts of interest in public institutions. It will be the network to exercise control?
The report describes how the CDC launched a health awareness campaign soliciting the use of an antiviral drug for influenza. However, the agency’s claim was not supported by any statement of the Food and Drug Administration.
The British Medical Journal has pointed out the fact that some pharmaceutical companies involved in production and marketing of antiviral drugs have provided funding to the CDC Foundation to support qualitative research into influenza prevention and treatment messaging.
In 2010, the Journal of the American Medical Association ran the report titled “Office of Inspector General: CDC Lax in Policing Advisors’ Conflicts of Interest.”
The report states:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) failed to identify or resolve potential conflicts of interest among its 2007 advisory committee members more than half the time, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Pulling from data discovered in 2007, the DHHS OIG found the four clear issues within the agency:
1. For almost all special Government employees, CDC did not ensure that financial disclosure forms were complete in 2007.
2. CDC did not identify or resolve potential conflicts of interest for 64 percent of special Government employees in 2007.
3. CDC did not ensure that 41 percent of special Government employees received required ethics training in 2007.
4. Fifteen percent of special Government employees did not comply with ethics requirements during committee meetings in 2007.
Given the pivotal information continuing to come to light regarding the CDC’s internal corruption, it is not a stretch of the imagination to think that this DHHS report doesn’t just apply to 2007.
The day after Kennedy’s announcement the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a transparent statement in an attempt to damage control the news. The AAP is an organization that has provided cover for the CDC’s corruption by green-lighting the marching orders for every vaccine recommendation and unjust law ignoring parental rights.
Their press release was titled “American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines” and, giving no facts, new information from CDC whistleblowers, or damning statistics on vaccine injuries and deathssimply concluded that “Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”
Perhaps the most sobering admission from the Spider scientists are when they state — in complete lockstep with years of public outcry and protest — the following:
It is puzzling to read about transgressions in national media outlets like USA Today, The Huffington Post and The Hill. It is equally puzzling that nothing has changed here at CDC as a result. It’s business as usual.
Kennedy’s World Mercury Project and a one-on-one interview conducted by ScienceMag.org both confirmed Kennedy’s position heading up Trump’s new Commission on Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity. It is clear he and his yet to be announced team will have their work cut out for them. Kennedy has made no secrets what he — along with large sections of the public — think about the CDC when he stated in Vermont State House testimony the following:
The CDC is a troubled agency. There have been four separate scathing Federal studies about the CDC. I’m not talking about the whole agency; I’m talking about the vaccine division. One by the United States Senate; a three year study, one by the House, another by HHS by the Inspector General and a study this year by The Office of Research and Integrity. And all of together and separately paint a picture of an agency that has become a cesspool of corruption.