Top US Health Officials Lie that Vaccines Don’t Contain Toxic Chemicals

by Mar 25, 2019Health & Vaccines16 comments

Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services Brett P. Giroir (US Department of Health and Human Services/Public Domain)

Instead of seriously addressing parents' legitimate concerns, public health officials blatantly lie that "vaccines do not contain toxic chemicals".

In a New York Times opinion piece published on March 6, 2019, three top public health officials blatantly lied to the public about vaccine safety. The article was given the Orwellian title “This Is the Truth About Vaccines” and was written by Brett P. Giroir, the assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Jerome M. Adams, the surgeon general. Much more could be said about their deceptiveness and unwillingness to engage in a reasoned discourse about public vaccine policy, but to demonstrate how the public is systematically lied to, one need look no further than the following statement they write in their article:

But misinformation about vaccines is still widely reported, so we feel it is crucial to state clearly and unambiguously: Vaccines do not cause autism and they do not contain toxic chemicals.

The CDC director took to Twitter to repeat these claims:

It is extraordinarily hypocritical for the public health officials to accuse others of spreading “misinformation” about vaccines while themselves so blatantly lying.

Vaccines, they claim, “do not contain toxic chemicals.”

But until the decision to remove it from most childhood vaccines was made in 1999, many vaccines on the CDC’s routine childhood schedule contained a preservative called thimerosal, which by weight is half ethylmercury, a known neurotoxin. Thimerosal is still used today in multi-dose vials of influenza vaccine, which the CDC recommends for pregnant women and children as young as six months. Other vaccines may still contain “trace amounts” of mercury from the manufacturing process.

The CDC claims that ethylmercury is “very safe” to inject into pregnant women and infants. To support this claim, the CDC cites a 2004 report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that in fact acknowledges that ethylmercury is a “known neurotoxin”, that some of the mercury from vaccines “accumulates in the brain”, and that it “can injure the nervous system.”

In fact, the reasons the decision was made to remove thimerosal from most vaccines were because: 1) it was economically viable for the vaccine manufacturers to do so; and 2) it had become known that, as the CDC continually added more thimerosal-containing vaccine doses to the schedule, no government agency ever bothered to calculate the cumulative levels of mercury that children were being exposed to, and when the FDA finally got around to doing so, it determined that the levels exceeded the safety guidelines determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As researchers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated in a paper published in the journal Pediatrics the following year, “neurotoxicity may … occur at low doses of thimerosal”, and “we cannot exclude the possibility of subtle neurodevelopmental abnormalities from the cumulative exposure to thimerosal in vaccines.”

The CDC cites that paper, too, in a vain effort to support its claim that injecting ethylmercury into pregnant women and infants is “very safe”.

To further illustrate how the CDC misrepresents the science, a third study the agency cites to support its claim was published in Environmental Health Perspectives in 2005, which actually confirmed that ethylmercury from vaccines accumulates in the brain, where it breaks down into inorganic mercury. Far from concluding that it was safe to inject into pregnant women and infants, the authors noted that inorganic mercury in the brain has been “associated with a significant increase in the number of microglia in the brain” and that “‘an active neuroinflammatory process’ has been demonstrated in brains of autistic patients, including a marked activation of microglia.”

They expressed alarm that ethylmercury “has been (and will continue to be) injected into millions of newborns and infants” and concluded that more research into the neurotoxic potential of thimerosal and its breakdown product ethylmercury was “urgently needed” to be able to draw any meaningful conclusions about “the potential developmental effects of immunization with thimerosal-containing vaccines in newborns and infants.”

So, as you can see, the CDC blatantly lies about what the science tells us in order to support its policies.

The same is true for aluminum, another known neurotoxin that is used in vaccines as an “adjuvant”, the purpose of which is to provoke a stronger immune response.

As with ethylmercury, that the aluminum used in vaccines is neurotoxic isn’t even the least bit controversial. Even studies by scientists whose conclusions favor the CDC’s vaccine recommendations acknowledge its toxicity. For example, the authors of a study published in the journal Vaccine in August 2018, who concluded that aluminum should continue to be used as an adjuvant in vaccines, also acknowledged that “studies have clearly shown that Al [aluminum] is toxic, especially for the central nervous system”. It further acknowledges that “no population-based studies regarding the potential association between the Al in vaccines and the development of neurotoxicity have been conducted”. They further conceded that “definitive conclusions” about the potential harms to children from vaccines “cannot be drawn” and that further studies are required to be able to do so.

To support its claim that the aluminum in vaccines is “safe”, the CDC asserts on its website that it “is not readily absorbed by the body”. But that is not a truthful statement. In fact, the key study that the CDC relies on to support this claim, conducted by FDA researchers and published in the journal Vaccine in 2011, acknowledges that aluminum particles from vaccines are taken up by immune cells known as macrophages, which can transport the aluminum into the brain; that “aluminum accumulates in the brain”; and that by four weeks after vaccination “only a fraction” of the aluminum will have been absorbed into the blood, from where it can then be readily eliminated from the body through the urine.

So, as you can see, what public health officials say the science says about vaccines and what the science actually tells us are two completely different things. The CDC’s claims about the safety of injecting known neurotoxins into pregnant women and infants are contradicted by its own sources.

When the HHS, CDC, and surgeon general tell the public that vaccines “do not contain toxic chemicals”, they are blatantly lying. And all they are accomplishing by blatantly lying to parents is demonstrating that they have zero interest in substantively and seriously addressing the legitimate concerns that parents have about vaccinating their children today according to the CDC’s schedule.

All they are accomplishing by so blatantly lying to the public is that they are more concerned with preserving their existing one-size-fits-all public vaccine policy than in bettering societal health and, furthermore, that they cannot be trusted to safeguard the health of our children.

This is why they have increasingly resorted to trying to censor any information about vaccines that isn’t compatible with public vaccine policy and more strictly enforcing vaccine mandates at the state level. They know that the science is not on their side. They know that they cannot argue the facts. So they resort to government force to achieve their aims.

And, of course, when the government blatantly lies about what the science says, the mainstream media follow suit, such as a New York Times editorial last month repeating the same falsehood that the mercury and aluminum in vaccines “are not toxic”. For a thorough debunking of the loads of misinformation contained in that article, see my rejoinder “How to Immunize Yourself Against Vaccine Propaganda“.

There is a serious discussion to be had about vaccines. It’s past time public health officials and the major media started having it instead of routinely and systematically lying to parents about the safety and effectiveness of vaccinating children according to the CDC’s recommendations.

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  1. Judith

    The censorship of information relating to toxicity of vaccines is ongoing. I have been listening to the 9 hour Plotkin deposition which uncovers layer upon layer of coverup and corruption.

    • nick quinlan

      It’s horrifying to listen to that evil man testify as to what he has done. He is the perfect face of a truly evil industry.

      • Judith

        I have to agree – especially re the 72 aborted foetuses and the use of mentally impaired and orphaned children for vaccine experimentation. This episode is an incredible expose of what they want you not to know

      • omniscientones

        Thanks you…horrifying…

      • Judith

        Have you seen Robert Kennedy Jr demolish the lies and corruption – this is great viewing. The 4 Yale scientists who were lined up to debate him got cold feet and pulled out at the last minute – for good reason. When you see this video you know they have no science on their side.

  2. nick quinlan

    “This Is the Truth About Vaccines” and was written by Brett P. Giroir, the assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Jerome M. Adams, the surgeon general.”
    These three men, blatant liars one and all, belong in prison for fraud, misrepresentation, and lying to the public. They just proved beyond a doubt, if anyone still had any faith in these institutions, that the corrupt US government, and the criminal pharmaceutical industry, do not deserve the trust of anyone, about anything. All three represent institutions that serve the industry completely, and have failed the public they are supposed to serve in every way they possibly could.
    Their position shows callous disregard for the massive epidemic of death and destruction they are causing, and complete denial of these facts.
    There are 3.5 million vaccine injured, autistic children in the USA, with 50-100,000 new cases every year. Along with 10-12,000 vaccine overdose, “SIDS” deaths every year. In 78% of these deaths, vaccination occurred within 72 hours of death. Yet they tell us they do not know what causes it, but blatantly lie and say its not vaccines.
    The US has the highest infant mortality in the developed world, and the highest number of vaccines given.
    We are destroying our children for corporate profits

  3. john vieira

    Demented greedy psychopaths teem in “high” places!!!

  4. guest

    The Effect of Aluminum in Vaccines on Humans

    DTP: dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, ammonium sulfate, aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum phosphate,
    You wouldn’t put this stuff in your daily smoothie or orange juice yet it’s fine to inject into children or adults.

    I began watching the Plotkin deposition but quickly realized I couldn’t stand hearing the man’s voice or looking at him. To me he is just repugnant. So I searched the web and found the 403 page transcript of the deposition: There is no pre-licensing clinical safety testing for the MMR II. Read starting on page 169 about the MMR and than go to the vaccine vial manufactures insert and you will see that there is no stated clinical pre-licensing safety trials.

    Plotkins says it the responsibility of the FDA to list the trials on the insert but the attorney says that the MMR was GRANDFATHERED in without safety trials because not only are the trials not listed but Plotkins who made a point of saying he was around when the vaccine was manufactured and tested, couldn’t recall one study or where it could be found. Plotkin often referenced his own book and used that throughout the deposition. It was also revealed that most of the testing on vaccines is done after they are licensed and being distributed. He mentions that the HepB vax is only studied for 5 days after injection with no control group. In the book “Fear of the Invisible” by Janine Roberts, she interviewed Dr. Khan of the FDA, and was told the Measles vaccine was studied for 3 days. Not in a controlled setting with placebos.

    Questions were asked about aluminum in vaccines and one thing that was pointed out and Plotkin agreeded is that Aluminum can be detected at the injection site weeks to years after being injected.

    p.294 Mr. Siri: And alum, injected alum can increase the production of all kinds of cytokines, including IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-17, correct?

    A : Plotkin: Yes.

    Q M.S: Alum can be recovered from the injection site months or years after intramuscular injections, correct?

    A: P: Well, it’s, yeah, it’s possible to find the alum. Of course, aluminum is a frequent, shall I say, present in all of us? We ingest a lot of it.

    Q: M.S: I’m talking about injected aluminum. I’m asking, can it be recovered from the injection site months or years after intramuscular injection?

    A: P: I believe it’s possible, yes.

    Considering in Vaccine Orbit Dr. Plotkin is the number 2 guy behind Bill Gates, he would know better than the CDC/HHS and the Surgeon General what’s in a vaccine. After all he has 50 plus years invested in them according to him. They should read his deposition.

    I recommend reading the transcript rather than the video because I noticed that somethings are not clear on the video but are crystal in the transcripts.

    • AutismDadd

      Shill where are your co-workers?

      • Judith

        Only one pharma shill on duty at this time but we wait….

    • Jeremy R. Hammond

      1)At what dosage is it toxic?
      2)At what dosage is it in vaccines
      3)Which number is bigger?

      I challenge you to identify even a single study demonstrating that aluminum is “non toxic” in the cumulative levels that children are exposed to from the CDC’s routine childhood vaccine schedule.

      (Hint: you won’t be able to do so.)

      • One Other Person is Typing

        Why on earth do you think it’s my job to disprove the claim that someone else made?

      • Jeremy R. Hammond

        Why on earth do you think it’s my job to disprove the claim that someone else made?

        I don’t know why you think I think it’s your job to disprove a claim that someone else made. I interpreted your comment as an attempt to defend the US health officials’ claim. If that was not your intention, you are welcome to clarify.

  5. AutismDadd

    Thanks for providing readers with evidence of dishonesty from vaccine experts.


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