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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.


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.”


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. I totally agree, Scott (and Jenifer!)

    Dorit is clearly a pHARMa-brainwashed sheep & Offit clone!!

  2. Man that doritt posts everywhere I think she needs a new hobby!

  3. Sue Keller says:

    Jane, for the first link, you can click on the disease such as Hepatitis B, then click on the vaccine brand name such as Engerix-B, on pp. 6 and 7 are the adverse reactions from clinical trials and post-marketing. As for the 2nd link, it worked fine when I posted it earlier. Possibly an over-zealous vaccine proponent is abusing the Facebook reporting system?

  4. Sue Keller says:

    Kelly, I never suggested anything about a conspiracy. No one is paying me. My child is vaccine-damaged. I hope that others will take the time to become fully informed about all aspects of vaccinations and make their own choices for their own children, something I never knew to do until it was too late.

  5. Mike Stevens says:

    Nice summary of antivaccine myths, you mean.

  6. Mike Stevens says:

    You misunderstand, antivaccine person- claims for compensation have nothing to do with reports to VAERS. They are directed through the NCVIP. And we know from analysis of VAERS reports that only 3% of reports were definitely caused by vaccines.

  7. Mike Stevens says:

    OK, I'll bite.

    Sodium bicarbonate

    Effects on the body? …Nothing. That do you?

    PS I hope you realize that vaccine manufacturer's information sheets must include by statute all events that have ever been reported following administration of a vaccine, even when those things are coincidental and not causal?

  8. Sizzling Bacon Scent says:

    He left out population control and mokey pus.

  9. Mike Stevens says:

    Readers should be aware that some antivaccine posters here may be in the employ of pharmaceutical companies. They are the ones who profit most by the unchecked spread of disease, all of which needs expensive treatment.

  10. Mike Stevens says:

    Your first link talks about long term formaldehyde exposure.
    Fortunate then that vaccines which have formaldehyde are only given very intermittently.
    Also, I hope you realize that a child's body produces on a daily basis more formaldehyde than in any vaccine? Why, I guess kids must be poisoning themselves, what with that genuine long term exposure…

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Because a Chinese site is so reliable, right?

  17. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Can I name 5 ingredients?


    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.

  18. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Toni Bark His findings have not been replicated. Sorry.

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. Sue Keller says:

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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!!

  27. 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!!

  28. 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!!

  29. 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.

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