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Brenda Fitzgerald Eyed for CDC Director Post

Brenda Fitzgerald

“I am a mother. I am vaccinated. And I ask you to join me. Choose to vaccinate first yourself, and then your new baby. Follow the vaccine schedule…” — Brenda Fitzgerald, MD

The Trump administration is reportedly expected to appoint Brenda Fitzgerald, MD as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A decision on Dr. Fitzgerald has not been finalized.1 According to a recent report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “several administrative hurdles remained before an official announcement is made.”1

If appointed to head the CDC, Dr. Fitzgerald would succeed Tom Frieden, MD, who resigned as CDC director on January 20, 20171 2 and take over for Anne Schuchat, MD, who has been serving as acting director of the CDC since Dr. Frieden’s departure.1  The post does not require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Dr. Fitzgerald, who has served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) since 2011, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Georgia State University.)3

In her capacity as DPH commissioner, Dr. Fitzgerald has been a strong supporter of vaccines. In 2014, she wrote an article titled “Babies need their vaccines”4 in which she urged mothers and their babies to get vaccinated and adhere to the CDC’s vaccine schedule. She wrote:

I am a mother. I am vaccinated. And I ask you to join me. Choose to vaccinate first yourself, and then your new baby. Follow the vaccine schedule, and guard against diseases like whooping cough that only you can prevent before baby is born.

“I’ve heard all the arguments against vaccination. All have been debunked,” she added. “Get vaccinated. Help spread the truth on vaccines… ”


References:

1 Bluestein G.  Sources: Trump set to tap Georgia health commissioner as CDC head. Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 30, 2017.
2 Cáceres M. Tom Frieden Leaving the CDC. The Vaccine Reaction Jan. 7, 2017.
3 Georgia Department of Health. Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. Commissioner. DPH.Georgia.gov.
4 Fitzgerald B. Babies need their vaccines. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Apr. 25, 2014.

59 Responses to Brenda Fitzgerald Eyed for CDC Director Post

  1. redpill1 Reply

    July 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve read numerous anti-vax sites and commenters are disappointed or angry that Trump didn’t appoint an anti-vax or at least people who supported choice to government positions as they thought he would do simply based on his statement that he thought there was some merit that vaccines caused autism and he’d like to see some studies. If people actually listened to what he said instead of hearing what they wanted to hear Trump never said he would change the vaccine policy or appoint people who were supportive of choice. In fact, Trump stated emphatically he was PRO-vaccine. His last two interviews in 2016 on vaccines he clearly stated this:

    -Scientific America Blog: “The Science of President Trump”
    Alter vaccination schedules to avoid autism: Trump says he favors vaccines, but giving children smaller doses over a longer period of time. He has blamed vaccines for causing autism in children.

    -Trump on Vaccines and Autism: Pro-Vaccine but Cautious
    https://sharylattkisson.com/trump-on-vaccines-and-autism-pro-vaccine-but-cautious/
    “First of all, I’m a big believer in vaccines. But there could something to the theory that these massive doses that are given to children have an impact on autism. There could be something to it. Now some people say no, some people say yes, I’d like to see studies. The bottom line is they have to get vaccinated.” Donald Trump

    These are the last two interviews Trump gave on vaccines and any other questions were delegated to his surrogates.
    Even if you listen to what he said prior to 2016 he was supportive of vaccines:

    August 16, 2015
    Via Twitter:
    “If I were President I would push for proper vaccinations but would not allow one time massive shots that a small child cannot take – AUTISM.”

    “To all haters and losers: I am NOT anti-vaccine, but I am against shooting massive doses into tiny children. Spread shots out over time”.

    The appointment of Tom Price and Dr. Fitzgerald are consistent with the swamp he is continuing to fill. The question of what role Robert Kennedy Jr plays is still pending. He thinks he’s has a role in a vaccine investigative commission and the White House says No. But this sort of confusion is typical for this administration. In light of the current events in Washington, I wouldn’t count on any assistance from the WH in giving directions to Dr. Fitzgerald or an forward movement with a vaccine commission.

  2. Lora Hubbel Reply

    July 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Another idiot doctor…Trump better get educated

  3. Louie Pastor Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Those of us that are not robots and who do not follow the conditioned masses need to continue to battle against the forces who are elitist and arrogant to think they know more than we do. Arrogance and the desire to make profits over the welfare of the general population is evil and immoral.

  4. Dede Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Trump is really clueless, I thought R.F.K. Jr. was supposed to be educating the White House on all of this.
    This is Big Pharma control of our country.

  5. Kathleen Kahl Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I have no expectations that these government run completely corrupt agencies will ever “wake up”. We are completely on our own. We must do our own research and pray that the government does not grow so big that all our freedoms are removed. Sadly we are half way there. God help us all.

  6. Kathleen Kahl Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I have no expectations that these government run completely corrupt agencies will ever “wake up”. We are completely on our own. We must do our own research and pray that the government does not grow so big that all our freedoms are removed. Sadly we are half way there.

  7. Ann Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Maybe she is just saying that until she gets in and then do what we need her to do? say, “okay, let’s clean up these safety studies and get those clean safe shots to market! We will let them buy as many or as few as they want!” One can fantasize

    • Valerie Raucci Reply

      July 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      I agree
      We need to tell his wife and daughter
      We were all vaccinated but with 3-4 shots
      Ever. These kids are up into the hugh 40’s
      Or 50 shots now😡

  8. Terri Madden Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Very, very, very unhappy about this appointment; and, I will let President Trump know. May I suggest that everyone who agrees does the same: https://whitehouse.org/contact/

  9. Stacy Wurz Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I hope if she is appointed she will take another look at the current CDC Schedule and realize that administering so many shots at one time is too much for a developing child. I believe in vaccines, but I believe in administering them one at a time. My son received a total of seven shots at one time and two weeks later he never woke up. He had a preexisting neurological disorder and should have never had so many at once. Please take preexisting conditions into consideration when considering the current CDC schedule. It could save lives.

  10. Melinda Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Very disappointing. She obviously knows very little if she thinks everything has been debunked. She hasn’t even done a tiny amount of research on the topic. Just keep up with the belittling of mothers who saw their child change after a vaccine. What a joke she is.

  11. Joel Chudnow Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    This is another POTUS45 SLAP IN THE FACE of Robert F. Kennedy Jr..

  12. Lisa Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I’m an RN and they’re tracking you with lot numbers tagged to your medical record. Every last vaccine. And they are lying to you, let me tell you.

  13. Brigett Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I would like to say thanks to a hospital that gave my son a shot 6 of them in one and told me it was red due to find another organ in his body hmmmm.well I’ve refused shots with all my kids and kinda funny this Lil guy is the only one with problems.who the beck do these ppl think they are to tell us right from wrong mind your own business and it’s all about $ they are killing us off slowly and now our children can’t get an education that’s real smart…i can go on and on I would like to knock on her door …what a joke stop telling us what to do with our healthy children and worry about the sick mofo’ s you let out of jail in 6 months that are trying to kidnap our kids well enough said it’s just unbeleavable…how do I sign up to March..ill do it everyday till were heard..

  14. paula Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    We need to know how we can align all informed CITIZENS to revoke this recommendation to the people in control as soon as possible. PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT YOU, NVIC!

  15. Kathy Dwyer Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Why don’t we flood President Trump with our thoughts on Ms. Fitzgerald?

  16. Tommy Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Hopefully, Trump will be consistent and change his mind again.

  17. BBL Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    She is also a microbiologist, and extremely concerned about synapsing neurons in very early brain development.. I have hard time believing anyone that obsessed with brain development can be truly pro vaccine. Or she could be turned and has to follow Trumps lead which is anti vaccine.. It could be she in the past followed what she was told… With so much corruption in medicine and vaccines, I must find some little sliver of hope that she will be better. At least she is not a Merck or GSK executive.. just that fact gives me hope…

  18. Jim Garner Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Yet another campaign promise completely ignored.

  19. Walter Kyle Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Fitzgerald is uneducated and clueless…

    Only data destruction and scientific censorship support her suppositions…

  20. M Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I am sick and tired of this overly-educated group of idiots and self-appointed gods controlling our lives and thinking that everything that they tell us is the one and only TRUTH. I say “Get over it” and most of all GET OVER YOURSELVES. STOP using us as guinea pigs and as a commodity. It is so ridiculous that we have to fight so hard just to be ‘human’ and live our lives.

    3 generations ago mental and physical illnesses were not a ‘normal’ way of life and each generation keeps getting weaker and weaker – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Now it is accepted as the norm. Are you kidding? A list of some contributing factors are as follows: toxic ingredients in vaccinations!, way too many toxic medications, toxic food & water, toxins in the air, toxic music, toxic movies, toxic news media,toxic television programs, exposure to too much technology…..and the list goes on. (btw-the human body is designed to operate/heal itself with tools such as – vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, enzymes, essential fatty acids, clean water etc.. NOT manmade synthetic symptom masks.)

    And where do you think auto-immune issues came from?…..immune depressant synthetics.

    BTW—-mind your own business and if you would stop filling yourselves up with toxic vaccinations you just might be able to know TRUTH for yourselves.

    What a mess we are in and toxic synthetics will not fix it.

    Apologies for laboring so long on this subject but I have been experiencing and studying this for 34 years and had to express myself to someone other than my friends and family. :/

    • J Sav Reply

      July 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Right on!

      • Yvonne Slater-Grigas Reply

        July 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

        Brilliantly stated! You know what MANY of us know to be TRUE! You only need to look at the CDC.gov site and search Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary for the list of vaccines and their toxins. Formaldehyde? Human diploid albumin serum (aborted fetal cells)? This is what is causing autoimmune disease: if you put someone else’s DNA in your body, your body will reject it. Simple. Truth.

    • Barb Reply

      July 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      YES!!

    • Michelle Farina Reply

      July 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Couldn’t have said it better myself

  21. Saundra M. Augustus Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I strongly feel that vaccines should NEVER be mandated for anyone, of any age, whether free or institutionalized. We must have total freedom to chose, or refuse, any medications, procedures and vaccines!

    • lilmommas5 Reply

      July 8, 2017 at 5:29 am

      MY CHOICE : MY CHILDREN :

  22. Laura Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    It would be one thing to say that we have differing opinions, but for Ms. Fitzgerald to state that she not only has heard all the arguments against vaccination but to add that “all” have been debunked makes her sound unprofessional, uneducated, or just flat out lying.

    • Kevin Reply

      July 8, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Of course she is lying, she’s a politician in a department of government.

  23. George Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

    God help us.

    • helen Reply

      July 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      My thought exactly with a

      “Oh Great”

      I’m guessing “they win” now?

  24. Glenna Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Holy crap, not another one!! I hope she watches Vaxxed

  25. J Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    HOW CAN THE WOMAN BE SO IGNORANT?! We know how they can be so arrogant.
    FOLKS WITH INJURIES MOB HER AND SHOW HER—AND ASK, WHO PAID HER, HOW MUCH DID THEY PAY?!?
    Well, here’s an nut idea,
    =>”A MILLION VACCINE-INJURED MARCH AROUND THE WHITEY HOUSE”.<= I believe The D.J. T-Rump will take notice.

    TV WILL TRY TO BLACK IT OUT, AS THEY HAVE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENTS, FOR YEARS.
    The gov & media traitors are going to destroy us. They'll get paid A LOT, up until the end.
    The gov fears black people rioting, and they're a small part of the population? Maybe until vaccine-injured riot, they will ignore them???
    Incredibly, where they print the "Federal Reserve Notes" out of thin air, why can't they give everyone everywhere total medical care? Realize THEY NEVER TAKE PROPER CARE OF VETS, either.
    -=-=-
    these damned Captcha craps are unbearable.

  26. Rebecca P Alvarez Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Hi Brenda Fitzgerald, MD

    I’m so glad to know you’ve heard all the arguments against vaccinations and they’ve been debunked.

    So you won’t mind if I hold you personally liable if my child has a bad vaccine reaction, right?

    I’m so happy to know there’s someone like you to hold responsible.

    Thank you
    Rebecca

  27. cheri Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I’ve heard & watched many presentations about vaccines, and apparently you have not, my daughter is an RN. If you want to put poison in your body, and your child’s body, that is your right, but remember, we that choose not to, that is our right. They have not been debunked, and I will keep spreading the TRUTH on vaccines! My heart is saddened to think you will get this position, we need someone who tells THE TRUTH, and actually cares about OUR CHILDREN, and OUR RIGHTS!

  28. Curtis Roettig Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:10 am

    All you need to know about vaccines to be suspicious are these three points:
    1. The existence of the Vaccine Court.
    2. Ingredients in vaccines
    3. No impartially verified third party rulings on vaccine safety, it’s all manufactures data?

  29. Sherra Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

    As a parent of a child who severely reacted to her vaccines, I am saddened such a hard line person is being considered. What especially bothers me about her is she says get vaccinated yourself. They are now telling me as an adult that I am due for my dot shot on my medical paperwork (I was fully vaccinated as a child way back when – I guess they believe it wore off). Hogwash! What if I don’t want to? Is that going to be mandated soon? I see it coming and it terrifies me for my future lineage.

  30. Alan V. Schmukler Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Historically the heads of the CDC, FDA and USDA have been people who would serve the corrupt interests of corporations. This appointment from the Trump administration will be no different. She’s already started out with the lie that arguments against vaccination have been debunked. Her lies will only grow from there.

  31. James Gocke Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 7:55 am

    How does one “debunk” a parents witness of change and injury after vaccination?

    • Kayla Wildman Reply

      July 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Exactly! Thanks, James Gocke.

  32. Ayo Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Oh no! Not good.

  33. Robin Gaura Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Maybe she should talk to Robert Kennedy Jr., and other more sane appointees!

  34. ecbound Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Well, that’s a disappointment.

  35. Alan Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

    With a lot of the Lord’s help she will drop dead before she’s put into office where she can injure or kill the rest of us.

  36. Bob Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I help spread the truth on vaccines (the real truth), but most don’t listen. So much for Trump being the guy who was going to question the vaccine dogma. What happened to the commission that Robert Kennedy Jr. was going to head on studying the dangers of vaccines?

  37. Jon Abrahamson Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:49 am

    It’s to early to judge Brenda yet. My state Senator is a mid 60’s Dr., and I managed to get him to change his position on vaccines.

  38. Bonnie Corn Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Babies are giv n to many shots at one time . Their little bodies cannot take it. Do not agree with all vaccines and the ingredients in them . Gardisile for young boys and girls needs off the market.

  39. Leah Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:32 am

    I thought Trump was going to drain the swamp. This sounds like the same old, same old :-(

  40. Terri Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Sigh… Both sad and scary.

  41. Jeff Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Is it just me, or isn’t there a good argument that any vaccination is unethical for children? I mean, you’re sticking needles into their bodies against their will. It’s painful and frightening, and their bodies are injected with toxins without their informed consent. And I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of the neuropsychological damage done to our kids from the process.

    It seems to me that if you want to protect children from illness, you’ve got to come up with better ways to do it, like clean environments, good food, etc.

  42. Pat Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Very disappointed in Trump if he supports putting this woman for CDC Director!!!! We need someone in CDC who is more skeptical about the need for so many childhood vaccinations, someone who might revise the present schedule where so many vaccinations are given at the same time. Study after study shows that Americans, especially children, are getting sicker! Now, 1 in 4 kids has a chronic illness. That is crazy!!! What kind of future does our Country have with this level of chronic illness in CHILDREN, let alone adults?? More vaccination is not the answer. We need the CDC to lead us to FEWER vaccinations. This woman won’t do that.

  43. Cindy Griffin Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 1:22 am

    This is very disappointing news. So much for “draining the swamp” and “Vaccine safety and scientific integrity commissions.”

  44. Nancy Kinney Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    We should have the right not to vaccinate. Not a decision politicians have the right to mandate.

  45. Diane Schmitt Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Not good news…I’m disappointed to hear this…

  46. Keith Howe, D.C. Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Dr. Frieden committed fraud by claiming that zika virus caused the microcephaly in Brazil, when in fact, it was the pesticides that he and his eugenic amigo’s were putting into the drinking water barrels in the villages where microcephaly occurred.

    He defrauded the U.S. govt. by claiming falsely that zika was the cause of the microcephaly outbreaks.

    He needs to go to prison, and if Fitzgerald continues his lies, she must go to prison as well.
    Vaccines are another issue that the CDC lies about safety and efficacy and we must expose them and prosecute them until this corporate murder stops.

  47. Cypher Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Another glaring example of the blatant illogical belief in the left vs right paradigm. We’re on our own. No Washington puppet will fight for us. Stand up. Disobey. Its going to get worse until we show them that the country belongs to us, not them.

  48. Charlotte Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    The question is WHY would he appoint this person that endorses vaccines as if nothing is wrong.

    Where is the Greg Pruit for the CDC Appointee?

  49. Joan kelley Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    As long as there is choice. No forced vaccinations or any other medical procedures for that matter. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that vaccines are “unavoidable unsafe”. Where there is risk there must be choice.

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