Published December 24, 2016
The art of medicine. It’s the cornerstone of medical practice. If medicine were all science, and only science, then we...
— William Wilberforce
Where does your doctor’s allegiance lie? Does your healthcare professional listen to your needs and wants as a parent or are they nothing more than affiliate distributors for pharmaceutical companies? It was reported by independent journalist recently that some doctors offices are now demanding their patients sign an immunization contract. What’s an immunization contract you ask? The contract—created outside of law and denying informed consent—requires prospective patients to agree, by signature, to allow 25 vaccines to be injected into their child over a series of visits. Also uncovered in the same investigation, doctors can receive up to $225 per service achieved in the insurance provider category of “childhood immunization [combo 2]”.
As American families rapidly begin to weed out healthcare providers and doctors diluting the integrity and public trust of healthcare, immunization contracts could be a blessing in disguise. Once presented with such a contract upon arrival into a doctor’s practice, a parent can choose to walk out of the office immediately, instead of walking blindly into a belligerent doctor that may call child protective services on them. Although infuriating, immunization contracts add clarity about the doctor’s intentions, so that parents don’t get trapped by thinking there is room for their informed choice.
There is little question that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a troubled agency. The conflicts of interest and revolving doors leading directly to pharmaceutical companies has been well documented. The film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is spotlighting a senior CDC scientist turned whistleblower exposing high-level vaccine research fraud within the agency. CDC director Julie Gerberding, after protecting the alleged CDC vaccine research fraud, left the agency to become president of Merck pharmaceuticals vaccine division.
The uncomfortable fact is that Merck has paid over $4 billion in criminal penalties and settlements covering everything from research fraud and faking drug safety studies to bribery and false advertising. Currently, the drug giant is on trial facing two of its former virologists, who filed suit claiming Merck engaged in mumps vaccine research fraud—a vaccine they have a monopoly on when it was combined with the MMR (which is the combination vaccine the film Vaxxed is centered on).
As a patient, why should you be concerned with a pharmaceutical drug company when your doctor attempts to coerce you into vaccinating you or your child? The benevolence of mainstream U.S. medicine is rapidly becoming transparent as parents, whistleblowers and journalists continue to uncover damning evidence. It is time for people to start scanning the walls of their doctor or healthcare provider. What should you look for? Arrogantly—or just ignorantly—‘Merck Vaccination Service Awards’ are adorning the walls of healthcare provider’s offices throughout the U.S. The award is bestowed upon healthcare professionals “in recognition of their commitment to improving health through vaccination. [read: pushing the most amount of shots on their patients for profit]” How much hypocrisy and doublespeak can one document contain? The Merck Vaccination Service Award concludes by stating:
In honor of this Vaccination Service Award, Merck will make a charitable donation of $100 to the CDC Foundation.
What’s the CDC Foundation? For starters, the Foundation’s tagline is “Helping the CDC do more, faster.” According to their website, the CDC Foundation “was created by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation connects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with private-sector organizations.” What private-sector organizations are helping the “CDC do more faster”? Their website lists the following as donors:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck, Amgen, Pfizer Inc, Procter & Gamble Company, Sanofi-Aventis, Alcoa foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech Inc., Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cargill, ExxonMobil, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health and many others.
The Merck Vaccination Service Award could also be know as perhaps the highest symbol of a conflict of interest in health. The signature on the award thanking doctors for their ongoing commitment is none other than Julie “revolving door” Gerberding’s.
Parents and adults wishing to maintain their informed consent and medical freedom are turning into investigators interrogating doctors about their intentions and views on vaccination. Many parents are simply turning their backs and walking out of offices as doctors are continuing to ignore their wishes and medical choice not to vaccinate. Who is your doctor serving? It is rapidly becoming time for doctors to do their research or risk losing their income base, community support and patients.
Note: This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. It was originally published at www.jeffereyjaxen.com. Jefferey Jaxen is an independant journalist, writer, and researcher.