Dirty. Rotten. Scoundrels.

Mama MacThere are some people whose actions have been so detrimental to our children they need calling out. I think it’s good to know the enemy. Here are a handful of some of the worst offenders and a quick take on how they have stood in the way of real healing and justice for our Autistic children.

Paul Offit1. Paul Offit, MD is the Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He developed and sold a vaccine for millions. He does not have a child with Autism and has never treated a child with ASD, but he is the most frequent media go-to when they need an ‘Autism expert’. He claims, bizarrely, that a baby’s immune system could withstand 100,000 vaccines at one time. Many in the Autism community would like to see him attempt that upon himself.

Seth Mnookin2. Seth Mnookin:  After authoring a baseball book full of errors, he went on to do the same with his pharma wet kiss, The Panic Virus. He is currently a Co-Director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing and a frequently quoted “expert” on Autism and vaccines for the Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY. Apparently, his former resume of self-admitted heroin addict, burglar and biting a police officer was just what his family connections to Alison Singer’s Autism Science Foundation, were looking for.

Nancy Snyderman3. Nancy Snyderman, MD is a frequent health reporter for NBC. In this role she has stated, “I am an unabashed, unapologetic advocate for vaccinations. They are safe. They work.” She believes simply that if you vaccinate, you are a good parent and if you don’t, you are not. She has said, “Just get your damn shots”. She values the herd over the child and is comfortable with an acceptable level of collateral vaccine damage in the war against infectious disease.

Kathleen Sebelius4. Kathleen Sebelius: As HHS Secretary, in an act of active censorship, Sebelius requested in a 2011 Reader’s Digest interview,  that the media not cover questions and concerns about vaccine safety. She believes Thimerosal is safe. During her tenure, I cannot think of one thing she has done for Autism, the largest health crisis facing children.

Insel5. Thomas Insel, MD is the Psychiatrist in charge of Autism research at NIH and as chair of the IACC was instructed by the Combating Autism Act of 2006 to develop and annually implement a strategic plan for Autism. In 2009, Insel initiated removal of vaccine safety research from the IACC budget. He told Senator Tom Harkin that “funding more research into the effects of the dramatic increase in childhood vaccines would be a waste of money.” His brother Richard developed and has made several million dollars from the first HIB vaccine which contained Thimerosal. Insel has lost the confidence of the Autism community by wasting valuable time with his ineffectual leadership and outright bias against research into any link between vaccines and Autism. He has accomplished nothing in these six years, which must please those in a position to remove him from this role because otherwise he would have been sacked a long time ago.

Paul Thorsen6. Poul Thorsen : As one of the key researchers involved in CDC backed studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of Autism, his “Danish Study”  is used by the AAP and the media to prove that there is no connection between vaccines and Autism.  At the same time, he is also a fugitive wanted by the American authorities for allegedly diverting over $1 million of CDC grant money into his personal bank account. In April of 2011, he was indicted on 22 counts of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering. So, the author of the study that your pediatrician is using to tell you vaccines are safe is a wanted criminal.

Anderson cooper7. Anderson Cooper: In 2011, without reading Andrew Wakefield’s book, he used AC360, a program that appears so riddled with pharmaceutical conflicts of interest it looks like a game of Twister, to harass, demean, cut off and belittle Dr. Wakefield over the BMJ’s false allegations of fraud.

Amanda Peet

8. Amanda Peet: This actress calls Paul Offit, (her brother-in-law’s good friend), a mentor and a guide.  She is the spokesperson for VaccinateYourBaby website which is paid for by a major vaccine manufacturer. She took the opportunity, in a Cookie Magazine interview, to call hundreds of thousands of non-vaccinating parents “parasites”.

Grinker9 . Roy Grinker, Ph.D is a professor at George Washington University, the father of an Autistic daughter, and an Autism epidemic denier. He wrote Unstrange Minds which outlines his thesis that there is no actual increase in Autistic individuals. Interestingly, his wife, Joyce Chung, MD, was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the IACC. Apparently the important qualification for that position was a disbelief in an Autism epidemic?

Brian Deer10. Brian Deer: I want to know how this stringer, not a salaried Sunday Times Reporter, was able to afford to attend 160 days of the GMC Hearings? Was he supported by a pharmaceutical front group when he filed the complaint against Andrew Wakefield in 2004? Somehow he was given access to the confidential medical records of the Lancet 12 long before the GMC hearing, and he has helped the U.S. Department of Justice in ruling against the children in the Autism Omnibus proceedings.

Trine11. Trine Tsouderos jumped from a food writer to science reporter for the Chicago Tribune. In 2009, she focused on attacking doctors with alternative medical practices for Autism, took advantage of an ASD family’s custody battle, and attempted to discredit several of the extraordinary warriors in our community. She then moved on to a new job as the Healthcare Media Director for PR firm Golin-Harris whose clients include two major vaccine manufacturers. Seth Mnookin has called her “truly one of the most fearless reporters I’ve ever met.”

Julia Geberding12. Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH was the director of the CDC from 2002-2009 and is now president of Merck’s Vaccine division with a $5 billion global vaccine business. Under her leadership at the CDC , self-interested parties tripled our childhood vaccine schedule. It’s really hard to grasp the enormity of damage that occurred on her watch.

Fombonne13. Eric Fombonne, MD, FRCP is a French psychiatrist and epidemiologist based in Montreal. He is under investigation at McGill University for ethics violations. He has been paid to testify against children in Vaccine Court. He sits on the Board of Directors of vaccine manufacturers and he is paid by vaccine companies to complete research with the goal of exonerating vaccines as safe.

Bill Gates14. Bill Gates has called parents who don’t vaccinate their kids “baby killers” on CNN. He appears to be trying to buy his legacy by carpet bombing the Third World with vaccines. Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO described Gates like this, “Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.”

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

I think it’s good to know about this motley crew when you are confronted with someone pushing their health agenda over yours because so much of the misinformation about vaccine safety comes from them. It appears that this group is made up of a stunning lack of integrity, conflicts of interest, greed and stubborn adherence to previously held ideas. Why would you listen to them about anything?

Mama Mac

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21 Responses to Dirty. Rotten. Scoundrels.

  1. BESkala says:

    Excellent work. Thank you for sharing. Five years ago, I didn’t know any of these mug shots. (Including Peet’s. ) Today, I recognized almost all.
    I’m glad that Bob Wright wasn’t on here. I still have hope for him.
    A suggestion: a blog of the opposite. Who have been outspoken heroes for our kids? Who deserves props (despite being lambasted in the media)? I can think of many but I’d love to see their names in one place to share with others.
    Rock on! :-)

  2. Catherine says:

    I have just one question: since autism is genetically induced, meaning the genes for the handicap are at work three months after conception, can you explain to me how a vaccine given after birth can give autism? The supposed proof of vaccine related autism has been debunked years ago as worst than fiction. I have a child with autism and believe me, vaccines were not the cause.

    • Taximom5 says:

      Catherine, there is as yet no proof that autism is genetically induced. Despite all the research money poured into genetic research, they have yet to uncover a genetic cause of autism.

      One might possibly have a genetic predisposition towards something like, sensitivity to thimerosal, or perhaps an inability to excrete heavy metals, and then exposure to thimerosal could result in brain damage/autism.

      Or one could have a genetic predisposition to seizure reactions under certain circumstances.

      And the seizure reaction might cause brain damage, resulting in autism.

      THAT has already been proven. And Julie Geberding, former head of the CDC, has admitted it.

      Just in the last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services has admitted and agreed to compensate two separate cases of vaccine-induced autism. The Italian government admitted and compensated a case as well. Governments in Finland, Sweden, and Australia have admitted that the flu vaccine has caused cases of narcolepsy–a form of seizure disorder–in children.

      In your child’s case, it is certainly possible that vaccines did not cause his or her autism. But you need to realize that there are many cases of autism that WERE caused by vaccines, possibly in conjunction with other causes.

      There are too many parents who have video footage–proof–of their healthy, active, responsive, communicative child, the day before a vaccine visit, and the day after, when they were sick, unresponsive, spinning, flapping, and banging their head on the wall.

      While the vaccine companies are trying very hard to spread the lie that the vaccine-autism link has been debunked, independent scientists and researchers all over the world are proving just such a link.

      And thanks to modern technology, parents of vaccine-damaged children now have video proof of the damage caused by vaccines, and are able to find other parents around the world whose children experienced the same damage, so the vaccine companies and the doctors they have trained can no longer convince us that our child’s reaction was a one-in-million one, not experienced by anyone else on the planet.

      As I said, your child’s autism may have been caused by something completely different.

      But that doesn’t challenge the validity of other children’s vaccine-induced brain damage/autism.

      • Ellen Messer says:

        Good reporting and truthful facts. It would also be good to report on the doctors who are telling the truth, risking their own lives. There is even a young man who was part of the Columbine incident who is a hero, yet drug companies have sabotaged him. The story can be found at http://usahitman.com/mtcwdaj/ The drug companies and the scoundrel doctors who support the lies of the drug company have made political prisoners of many doctors and people like Mark. We are in a real war and there are casualties daily many of them babies from abortion to SIDS caused by vaccines. The battle ground is the human body and the enemy are the drug companies and those who push their drugs.

      • Professor says:

        I love the fact that Taximom is here to provide intelligent, rational discussion. Thanks, Taximom! Catherine, Taximom is right. Many people have made the claim that autism is caused by genetics, but no one is yet to prove it. I suspect that’s because they can’t. The larger factor for many, many cases of autism is environmental insults, and possibly the largest of those is vaccines. Certainly, vaccines may have had nothing to do with your child’s autism. There are children with autism who have never been vaccinated. But that has no bearing whatsoever on the fact that vaccines were a huge factor in many, many cases of autism.

    • Taximom5 says:

      We should also discuss the possibility that the brain of a developing fetus might be adversely affected by vaccines and other injected chemicals received by the mother during pregnancy.

      Such shots obviously include the flu shot (most of which are STILL preserved with thimerosal), but also include tetanus, which is supposed to be given as dT, but has been often given to pregnant women as TDaP. A woman judged to be “at risk” for hep B or hep A will also be given that.

      Also given to pregnant women–with very good reason–are Rhogam and IV solutions. Rhogam has been available thimerosal-free for at least 10 years, but before that, was thimerosal-preserved. Stephanie Cave, author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Vaccinations,” writes: “We found that more than 53 percent of our mothers of autistic children were Rh- negative and received an immunoglobulin preserved with thimerosal during pregnancy. In contrast, only 3 percent of our mothers with normal children were Rh- negative. This is a very significant difference, as it demonstrates an in-utero exposure to ethyl mercury; the metal from this gestational exposure can pass through the placenta to the baby.”

      IV solutions have never contained thimerosal, so why would I mention them?

      Simple. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20467015 “Aluminum loading can reach toxic levels depending on the amount of aluminum intake in intravenous solutions (IV). Premature infants are at a higher risk of aluminum toxicity because of their reduced urinary aluminum elimination.”


      32% of live births in the US are by C-section, and labor is induced in 44% of deliveries. Both induced labor and C-section call for the mother to be on IV solutions for hours; with induction, it can be for over 24 hours.

      Obviously, this is yet another environmental exposure that needs to be seriously studied in relation to autism.

  3. Amy Trail says:

    Great work – I loved it!

  4. Maria Hesse says:

    Way to nail them! Bill Gates is one of the most evil men on the planet. He admitted at a recorded TED presentation that vaccines were a great tool for population control. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated hundreds of millions to world vaccine efforts. I would love to see how much stock he owns in some of these Pharma companies. Not to mention, his charity gets to write all that off. And he’s dumping hundreds of millions into Mosanto to dominate global agriculture with GMOs (I suspect another tool for population control). He’s making a profit off of making people sick. Thank goodness I’m an Apple girl. Perhaps this could lead to a more in depth follow up. I would love to see you tear them all apart!

    • Professor says:

      No, he didn’t. Please watch that video more carefully. Gates was advocating slowing POPULATION GROWTH (a worthy goal as we overwhelm the planet with sheer numbers) with the use of birth control, and keeping the population healthy. I am not a fan of Gates and think that he is quite wrong-headed in his approach, but he is not advocating using drugs to reduce the world population. Slowing growth is NOT reduction.

  5. wengren says:

    Great job! You really are fearless. I wish I had half the guts you do in this arena.

  6. Lynn says:

    wonder if any of these should be on the list?

    The 25 most influential people in biopharma today – 2013

    Read more: The 25 most influential people in biopharma today – 2013 – FierceBiotech http://www.fiercebiotech.com/special-reports/25-most-influential-people-biopharma-today-2013#ixzz2KkDk1vOq

  7. nhokkanen says:

    Outstanding summation. These people are heavily conflicted front-line party-line propagandists.

    They reveal much about their narcissistic personalities via a chilling lack of compassion for vaccine-injured children and their families.

    Somehow the general public naively misbelieves that people managing the vaccine manufacture, distribution and promotion are somehow free of the corruption permeating the rest of their corporate and government ranks.

    Rather than being motivated solely by altruism, vaccine policymakers are instead controlled by the high stakes gamble combining money, reputation, and avoiding the devastation they have wrought on at least one generation.

  8. Lynn says:

    You are fearless, to write/post this. It is important. Thank you.

  9. Betsey Shapiro says:

    Great list. I’d like to add Vinay Chaudhry, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University. He’s never met or seen me, yet he testified against me in Vaccine Court. One look at his CV shows how much money he’s taken from Vaccine manufacturing pharma companies for research.

    I also think that everyone injured by vaccines needs to publicly post the name of the person who administered the vaccine that caused the damage. Although by law in this country, they cannot be held liable for damage they cause, their names need to be made public. The man who caused my damage was Tommy Kuo (7 vaccines within 8 months for 6 different diseases.) He refused to help me in my court case, and broke the law by not providing me with the federally mandated Vaccine Information Statements.

  10. Courtney says:

    First rule of battle…know thine enemy.

  11. Julie Obradovic says:

    Lest we forget, Dr. Insel also suggested someday we might have a vaccine for autism…to a crowd full of parents of vaccine-injured kids.

  12. Gilded Thinker says:

    This is great, Mama Mac!!!

  13. Taximom5 says:

    You left out the fact that Julie Geberding ADMITTED (it’s on YouTube!) that vaccines can cause autism in a subset of children….

  14. Sugah says:

    Wowza!! Preach it, Mamamac!!!

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