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The Measles Scare and CDC Politics

The United States mandates 26 vaccine doses against 14 diseases for infants under age 2, and no fewer than 50 injections against 16 illnesses by the time they are 18.

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At the instigation of the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a number of prominent Jewish pediatricians have stepped forward to warn the Jewish community that they must immediately subject their children to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) 3-in-1 combination vaccine.

The reason given is that there have been a number of measles cases in the Jewish community, and, therefore, parents must immediately protect their children.

I propose to give an alternative view, based on five years of research into the vaccine industry and the practices of the DOHMH and the CDC.

With all due respect to the fine pediatricians in our community who do their best to care for our young children, I strongly differ with their statement that “there is no credible evidence that the MMR vaccination causes mental or physical damage to children.”

I have personally advised all members of my family to postpone all vaccinations until at least two years of age, and then to selectively give single shots only, not combinations of 3-in-1, 4-in-1, or 5-in-1. That means no MMR and no DPT.

As a public service to the Jewish community, I would like to present the results of my investigations, in an attempt to introduce some measure of balance into the frenzied push for unlimited vaccinations to every child, regardless of their health condition.

THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ATTACKS THE MOHELS

As a member of the Bris Milah Anti-Defamation League, I have found it necessary to research the operations NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in connection with their accusations that Traditional Bris Milah has caused injury, and even death, to Jewish children.

Because most people assume that the CDC is a completely professional organization which is beyond politics, their attacks on Bris Milah have, unfortunately, struck fear and uncertainty among many of our fine Jewish mothers.

In Washington, D.C., there is a joke that the government follows the “Golden Rule”—“He who has the gold, makes the rules.” Thousands of well-heeled lobbyists spend fortunes to influence and even write the legislation that comes out of Washington.

The pharmaceutical industry, which manufactures all the vaccines, is one of the most well-heeled players in Washington. They can pretty much get anything they want from the Congress.

During the 1980’s, the vaccine industry succeeded in passing a law that made it impossible for vaccine-injured children to sue the vaccine manufacturers. Instead, the Government set up a “Vaccine Court” to hear cases and pay compensation from Federal Government taxpayer money.

Billions of dollars have been paid out for serious vaccine injuries, ranging from paralysis to mental retardation and, yes—Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The information is available on a special database maintained by the CDC, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

Reb Avrohom “Romi” Cohn, an experienced Mohel who has performed over 35,000 Bris Milahs without even a single problem, told me that he just heard of a mother in Queens who was so terrorized by the NYC Department of Health’s fear-mongering campaign that she locked the door to her room and refused to allow her child to be taken to his Bris Milah, saying “I don’t want my baby to be killed.”

CDC, A HEAVILY-POLITICIZED ORGANIZATION

Unlike the general impression, the CDC is a heavily-politicized organization, as bad or worse than the IRS (at least the IRS doesn’t kill you).

The CDC and the DOHMH are, basically, one and the same. They share the same people in important positions.

The current Director of the CDC is none other than Thomas Frieden, the very same person who started the inquisition against Bris Milah when he was the Commissioner of DOHMH under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Susan Blank, the NYC Assistant Health Commissioner, who conducted the Bris Milah inquisition against Rabbis and parents, also works for the CDC and was Chairwoman of the 2012 AAP Task force on Circumcision.

So, here you have a person, Susan Blank, who single-handedly controls circumcision policy at the CDC, the NYC Department of Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Imagine, a single woman has the power to create a blood libel against hundreds of Mohels in our community, despite the fact that they have a safety record that is universally—if grudgingly—acknowledged to be superior to the safety record of any surgeon practicing in New York city’s hospitals.

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107 Responses to “The Measles Scare and CDC Politics”

  1. Sue Keller says:

    Mike, interesting POV. That's a new one. I advocate that people become fully informed about the benefits and risks of vaccinations and then make up their own minds. Here's that link again http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/ from the pro-vac camp and here's a link from the pro-informed consent folks http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/inserts.htm#human

  2. Toni Bark says:

    Thank you Rabbi, for looking a bit deeper into the situation which has blinded so many. I trained as a pediatrician, ran an ER, have a masters in disaster medicine and I can't begin to tell you how deep the corruption is between pharma and the CDC. It is beyond the pale!

  3. Toni Bark says:

    Unfortunately, kelly Bray, your comments are not based in reality. The majority of outbreaks in the US are in fully vaccinated populations. In Israel, it was discovered that immunization for pertussis actually causes colonization of para pertussis and much of the outbreaks are this species. In addition, we know the acellular vaccine is failing and this topic is all the rage in the industry. In fact, those who are not vaccinated tend to do better in the outbreaks for reasons unknown. please do your homework before spreading untruths

  4. Toni Bark says:

    his findings can and have been replicated. remember, there was found to be no basis for Deer's allegations and the case was thrown out of court in England. Numerous other researchers have published the gut-brain connection and vaccine courts in and out of the US have paid damages to hundreds of children with brain damage leaving them autistic. please review the cases before making allegations.

  5. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Talk about comments not based in reality there, Toni.

    Immunization for pertussis CANNOT cause colonization by b. parapertussis – because it does not CONTAIN b. parapertussis. Immunization against pertussis cannot cause pertussis either, since it is acellular.

    The number of vaccinated individuals far outnumbers those who are unvaccinated, so we would expect to see more cases in vaccinated populations. If there's 1000 vaccinated for every 1 unvaccinated, well that shouldn't be too difficult to understand (I know math is hard, but the denominator matters).

    The difference is, unvaccinated have a higher incidence rate of vaccine preventable diseases, as a greater proportion of their population is susceptible.

  6. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Because a Chinese site is so reliable, right?

  7. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Can I name 5 ingredients?

    Sure.

    Distilled water – doesn't do anything.
    Saline – doesn't do anything|
    Formaldehyde – it's used to inactivate the virus – it's not an issue because our bodies can metabolize it in less than 2 minutes.
    Aluminum salt (either phosphate or hydroxide) – it's used as an adjuvant to increase the immune response to the antigen. It's excreted by the kidneys. Also not an issue.
    Neomycin (in some vaccines) it's an antibiotic. It's there to prevent colonization of the vaccine by bacteria, etc.

  8. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Toni Bark His findings have not been replicated. Sorry.

  9. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Readers should be aware that some folks commenting here may be in the employ of Age of Autism or other useless companies.

  10. Kelly M. Bray there is no conspiracy, to the contrary its more like just facts in the open, if you only open your eyes!

  11. And you shills left out it was just a coincidence, and the timing of the vaccine is about the same time a child is diagnosed with autism.

  12. Daniel Wenger says:

    Vaccine issues aside (the few valid points about spacing out vaccines are overshadowed by his focus on the scare tactic of "everyone is corrupt so who are they to tell you what to do anyway?"), is the author advocating for continued use of Metzitz B'Peh? Absolutely disgusting. The Halachic backing for it is weak at best and CERTAINLY not in the face of direct harm to the infant.
    Ushmartem Et Nafshoteichem – if you're going to use it to push an anti-vaccination agenda, yuo have to keep it in mind for the Bris as well!

  13. Sue Keller says:

    Readers should beware of listening to anyone who uses a pseudonym to post comments.

  14. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Readers should be aware of listening to anyone that thinks everyone else's name is a pseudonym, as it makes them look desperate to discredit others.

  15. More reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!

  16. Actually his findings have been replicated NUMEROUS times. And your comments about the vaccine ingredients are TOTALLY FALSE!

    For example the use and overuse of antibiotics (like Neomycin) in vaccines are probably one of the reasons that people are developing resistance to antibiotics while diseases are mutating into drug-resistant strains. You really need to WAKE UP from the pHARMa-funded propaganda and do your homework!!

  17. Linda Tick Tock its more reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!More reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!

  18. Linda Tick Tock Actually his findings have been replicated NUMEROUS times in Canada, in the US, in UK and elsewhere. And your comments about the vaccine ingredients are TOTALLY FALSE!

    For example the use and overuse of antibiotics (like Neomycin) in vaccines are probably one of the reasons that people are developing resistance to antibiotics while diseases are mutating into drug-resistant strains. You really need to WAKE UP from the pHARMa-funded propaganda and do your homework!!

  19. Linda Tick Tock says:

    China administers over a billion vaccines a year. 1000 injuries leaves you with a 1 in 1 million risk of injury from the vaccine.

    You're more likely to die in a car accident than be seriously injured from a vaccine.

  20. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Incorrect; the amounts of neomycin present in a vaccine are not sufficient enough to cause resistance – and vaccines are not administered often enough to be a contributing factor

  21. Amanda Wrigg says:

    I was with you until you mentioned the anti-defamation for the mutilation of boy's genitals. I could no longer read after that because of that absolutely disgusting statement. I'm sure I'll get ripped apart here, and honestly I didn't know what else I would expect from a Jewish linked article, but the fact that your website even exists is enough to make me want to vomit. Get your hands off of little boy's penises!

  22. Yori Yanover says:

    Amanda Wrigg – Are you nauseated at the notion that a Jewish website would be in favor of circumcision for boys?

  23. Jerusha Barton says:

    I stopped midway through the second paragraph. It's people like this who are perpetuating the ongoing transmission of these vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are the one medical intervention that have been recommended over and over and over, for centuries, administered around the world to millions of people. "Subject" people to vaccines? Because people should prefer to be subjected to the life-threatening sequelae and even death that can result from enduring the disease itself. It is frightening to see such a widely read newspaper disseminate blatantly false and harmful information. I am abhorred.

    Articles and authors like this drove me to pursue my MPH. That vaccines are good is, in fact, old news. These "news" stories must be fought tooth and nail to protect the larger community and the vulnerable populations. http://www.voicesforvaccines.org/

    "At lease the IRS doesn't kill you?" Lord help us all if this mentality continues to spread. It's not bad enough that resurgence of pertussis at this point in 2013 is the worst in fifty years. To quote Dr. Alan Hinman, former Assistant Surgeon General, "Vaccines are good; disease is bad."

  24. Thank you for this important information.

  25. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Toni Bark Why don't you quote the CDC figures directly? Not a newspaper article. What is considered harm?

  26. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals Nice rant with random capitalization. How do all those *bogus* studies get past the rigorous peer reviews…because in the end they are valid.

  27. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals Really, cite the studies that have replicated Fakefields findings. Also people do not become resistant to antibiotics. If you can't get that straight why are you commenting?

  28. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Sue Keller " Possibly an over-zealous vaccine proponent is abusing the Facebook reporting system? "

    Or maybe you simply have no idea what you are talking about.

  29. Abby Cooper says:

    jewish press gets more absurd on a daily basis. how the hell do they print this crap?

  30. No Kelly actually they DON'T have any "rigorous peer studies". If the "peer studies" are so rigorous as you CLAIM, why is it that drugs like Vioxx were able to KILL OVER 50,000 PEOPLE before it was finally TAKEN OFF the market?? Or Baycol, or Bextra, or Avandia, or Phen-Fen, or Meridia, or Redux or whatever other the "drug du jour is"?

    EVERY drug and vaccine that has been taken off the market (thalidomide, DES, Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, etc.) were first deemed "safe and effective" by your so-called "rigorous peer studies"!!

    WAKE UP and STOP being such a BLIND AND NAIVE SHEEP!!

  31. No Kelly actually they DON'T have any "rigorous peer studies". If the "peer studies" are so rigorous as you CLAIM, why is it that drugs like Vioxx were able to KILL OVER 50,000 PEOPLE before it was finally TAKEN OFF the market?? Or Baycol, or Bextra, or Avandia, or Phen-Fen, or Meridia, or Redux or whatever other the "drug du jour is"?

    EVERY drug and vaccine that has been taken off the market (thalidomide, DES, Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, etc.) were first deemed "safe and effective" by your so-called "rigorous peer studies"!!

    WAKE UP and STOP being such a BLIND AND NAIVE SHEEP!!

  32. OMG you are such a brainwashed ignorant idiot it is INCREDIBLE!!

    People DO become resistant to antibiotics! Ever heard of "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"? "Drug-Resistant MRSA"??

    Do some research BEYOND just the biased propaganda that the Big pHARMa industry spoon-feeds you!!

  33. Linda Tick Tock you are just as stupid and ignorant as Kelly!

    With 50+ vaccines in JUST THE FIRST TWO YEARS of life, vaccines ARE administered enough to be (or become) a contributing factor to developing antibiotic resistance.

    Especially when the 50+ vaccines in just the first 2 years of life is COMBINED with the antibiotics that are prescribed for every ear infection (which occurs PRIMARILY among the vaccinated while being RARE among the unvaccinated) and other illnesses, AND the antibiotics added to food.

    Vaccines may not/are not the sole cause of the development of antibiotic resistance, but they DEFINITELY help "load the gun"!!

  34. Linda Tick Tock Once again, your comment is total BS!

    First off, since LESS THAN 10% of vaccine injuries are ever even reported, the figure of 1,000 injuries for each one "saved by vaccines" is ITSELF significantly underestimated when you factor in the OTHER 90% of vaccine injury cases that were never reported or recorded (usually because the biased brainwashed sheeple [like you!] doctors refuse to report vaccine reactions, instead minimizing & dismissing those with vaccine injuries, claiming that it is something else, or more frequently, that they don't know what it is, but yet at the same time, trying to categorically state that "it has nothing to do with vaccines")

    Secondly, your claim about being more likely to die in a car accident than be injured by a vaccine is complete crap as well. Because the difference is that, with car accidents, it is RANDOM, and for the most part, it is NOT preventable (though the risks CAN be reduced, by not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, by not texting & driving, and by trying to avoid being on the roads at times when drunks are more likely to be on the road, etc.)

    However vaccine injuries ARE preventable, because it is NOT necessary to inject toxic sludge into oneself or one's own kids to stay healthy. The SIGNIFICANTLY better health of the unvaccinated (http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/marvelous-health-of-unvaccinated/) compared to those who willingly pump themselves full of hazmat waste (if you don't believe me that its hazardous waste, just ask/see what happens if someone drops & spills a vial of vaccine solution! They have to call in the Hazmat team in Tyvek suits to clean it up!)

    So yet again, another BS post by a brainwashed pHARMa sheep!!

  35. Your comment is such BS, I don't even know where to begin, and I don't have the time for it anyway.

    But since you ended with a quote, so will I, from Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer and research virologist at the US FDA who said, "There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good."

  36. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    If you have grandchildren, you don't want to listen to Willy Handler, given his pro-molestation agenda.

  37. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Vaccine trolls are even worse than 'intactivist' trolls

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