How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?

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How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?


They’re some of the most trusted voices in the defense of vaccine safety: theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Every Child By Two, and pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit.

But CBS News has found these three have something more in common – strong financial ties to the industry whose products they promote and defend.

The vaccine industry gives millions to the Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters. The totals are kept secret, but public documents reveal bits and pieces.

  • A $342,000 payment from Wyeth, maker of the pneumococcal vaccine – which makes $2 billion a year in sales.
  • A $433,000 contribution from Merck, the same year the academy endorsed Merck’s HPV vaccine – which made $1.5 billion a year in sales.
  • Another top donor: Sanofi Aventis, maker of 17 vaccines and a new five-in-one combo shot just added to the childhood vaccine schedule last month.Every Child By Two, a group that promotes early immunization for all children, admits the group takes money from the vaccine industry, too – but wouldn’t tell us how much.A spokesman told CBS News: “There are simply no conflicts to be unearthed.” But guess who’s listed as the group’s treasurers? Officials from Wyeth and a paid advisor to big pharmaceutical clients.Then there’s Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety.He’s gone so far as to say babies can tolerate “10,000 vaccines at once.”

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Vaccine Patent Owner, Paul OFFIT, Continues to Spread Lies About Wakefield and VAXXED.

Source – http://knowthevax.com/offit

Media darling and Vaccine patent owner, Dr. Paul Offitwrote a review of the new documentary VAXXED…… and we felt it needed a bit more information.

‘Black’ is a quote from his review from here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/anti-vaccine-doc-vaxxed-a-882651
‘Red’ + ‘links‘ are our response.
In 1998, Wakefield, a British physician and researcher, published a paper claiming that the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine caused autism.
False. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and 12 other prominent doctors published a paper that concluded that “We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described. Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve this issue. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(97)11096-0/fulltext

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