(Natural News) Two recent events have forced a glaring spotlight on the $30 billion a year vaccine industry: First, President Donald Trump announced a plan to establish a commission chaired by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (RFK) to investigate vaccine safety and scientific integrity. The second, again featuring RFK, is when he and actor Robert De Niro announced a $100,000 reward to any scientist (or anyone else) who could conclusively prove the safety of mercury (in the form thimerosal) in vaccines.
Both events have unleashed a veritable storm of fury from the mainstream media, many of whom label both De Niro and RFK "vaccine skeptics" or "anti-vaccine," despite the men's repeated objections and insistence that they are pro-vaccine and dutifully had all their children vaccinated. Their very specific concern is the volume of vaccines being added to the CDC's childhood immunization schedule, and the presence of mercury in many of those vaccines. (RELATED: Keep up with the latest in the debate on mercury in vaccines at Thimerosal.news)
The CDC determines the immunization schedule, and failure to comply with it means children can be refused admittance to public schools. And that schedule certainly merits closer scrutiny. The agency has doubled the number of required vaccines since the mid-1980s, with nearly 40 doses now required before the age of two years. Coincidentally – or so the CDC would have you believe – autism numbers have increased 10-fold since the 1980s, and asthma has more than doubled in the same period.
While the media has busily been defending the vaccine industry, labeling all who question it as "anti-science" and a risk to public health, they have managed to avoid broadcasting a glaring conflict of interest that should have made headlines worldwide: The CDC's own cozy relationship with and direct involvement in the vaccine industry. (What has the CDC been hiding? Find out at Vaccines.news)
The CDC proudly claims the following about its own Immunization Safety Office: "Sound immunization policies affecting children and adults in the U.S. depend on continuous monitoring of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. CDC uses many strategies to assess vaccine safety, to identify health problems possibly related to vaccines, and to conduct studies that help determine whether a health problem is caused by a specific vaccine. CDC also works with other federal government agencies and other stakeholders to determine the appropriate public health response to vaccine safety concerns and to communicate the benefits and risks of vaccines." [Emphasis added]
Were any of this true, it would mean that the CDC would have to be 100 percent divorced from the industry which it is policing, yet this is not the case.
The media has consistently derided RFK for his claim that the CDC holds patents on over 20 vaccines. In an independent effort to confirm or refute this allegation, Ginger Taylor of Green Med Info recently asked a friend, Mark Blaxill, an Intellectual Property expert, to determine just exactly how many such patents the CDC does in fact own.
To everybody's shock, Blaxill found not 20, but 57 patents granted to the CDC. Since one of the patents did not seem to be directly applicable to a vaccine, the official number was reduced to 56, and included patents on vaccines for: flu, rotavirus, Hepatitis A, Pneumococcal disease, gastroenteritis, SARS, and interestingly enough, a vaccine to be used for Zika, among many, many others.