The politics of inoculations - Energy Stew interview with Kent Heckenlively
There's a lot of controversy about vaccines. Most people, including doctors, are convinced they are safe. The CDC says there's no association between vaccines and autism. The public generally believes the science is clear.
The truth about the harm from vaccines is known but surpressed. The literature is clear that the dangers are strong. Our government has already paid billions of dollars to families whose children have been harmed by vaccines. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has created a Vaccine Court to judge and disburse this money.
The most harmful ingredient in vaccines is mercury. New York State actually has a law forbidding mercury in them. There's also a loophole that says if there's a shortage of vaccines, the Health Commissioner can declare a state of emergency due to not enough vaccine availability and let mercury laden vaccines be used. At the beginning of every year, with plenty of vaccines around, her declares the emergency and we have mercury in our vaccines.
There's also the problem of babies receiving too many vaccines before their immune systems can deal with the mercury. The idea is to slow it down and spread it out to make it safer. Also, some vaccines are more dangerous than others and some children are known to be more susceptible than others. The law doesn't care.
Kent Heckenlively has written an important book, "Inoculated, How Science Lost it's Soul in Autism", with great detail about the history and politics of this problem.
Be sure to tune into this very insightful interview with Kent.