Vaccine Papers - An Objective Look at Vaccine Dangers
Why should I not trust the advice given by the majority of health care professionals in the world when it comes to something as important as preventing highly contagious and possibly deadly diseases?
1) Because medical science is the most corrupt of the sciences. It is extremely corrupt. Big pharma companies pay to have fake scientific papers written and published. Big pharma funds the medical science journals with advertising and reprint fees. Big pharma influences research and curriculum at medical schools. Big pharma pays for speaking fees and accommodations at medical-scientific conferences. Big pharma funds most medical research. So, the people selling the treatments are the ones that have the most influence over the direction of medicine: what ideas are acceptable and supported, and what ideas are neglected and discarded. And anything that doesn’t make them money (i.e. that’s non-patentable) is neglected, or denounced.
2) Medicine has a blind spot when it comes to iatrogenic (doctor-caused) diseases and damage. It’s psychologically distressing for doctors to be confronted with evidence that they have caused great harm to patients. Its difficult for orthodox medicine to objectively consider the science because they face the blame for the epidemic of vaccine injury. This creates a powerful incentive to believe vaccines are safe. Accordingly, orthodox medicine engages in motivated reasoning on the subject of vaccine injury. Combine corruption with the motivated reasoning, and the result is a medical system that makes incredibly bad decisions and harms millions of people.
“Doctors tend to become very angry if you tell them they have harmed their patients.”
-Dr Peter Gotzsche, Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare (2013) page 11.
Dr Gotzsche is Director of the Nordic Cochrane Center: http://nordic.cochrane.org/nordic-cochr ... copenhagen
An example of the hostility doctors display in response to discoveries of doctor-caused diseases is the story of Dr. Semmelweis. In the 1840s, he discovered that doctors were causing deadly infections in women by delivering babies with dirty hands. Doctors would go back and forth between the morgue and the delivery room without washing. Semmelweis proved that it was the unclean doctors causing the deaths, which they did not appreciate. Semmelweis’s discovery blamed his colleagues for killing people. Instead of being praised and rewarded for his important discovery, Semmelweis was ridiculed, viciously attacked and hounded out of medicine. And all Semmelweis was trying to do was convince other doctors to wash their hands! It took about 20 years until Semmelweis’s recommendations were in widespread use.
Are you saying that doctors and medical professionals don’t look at the science? If so, why?
Correct. They don’t. Doctors and public health people spend little time reading the literature for themselves. They foolishly trust the CDC and industry-funded trade groups to interpret the science and make recommendations for them, which they follow. The vaccine industry writes the vaccine recommendations. Doctors and most medical professionals are not independent thinkers. They don’t have the time or interest. Most simply follow the conventional recommendations and don’t question them. But what if the conventional recommendations are wrong? Medical consensus has been wrong many times in the past.
Why should I trust you? You guys are just doing this for the money!
Vaccinepapers.org makes no money, and never will. Vaccinepapers.org is strictly non-commercial. We have no advertising. We do not sell or recommend any products. We do not have affiliate agreements or any commercial relationship with any business or website. We do not link to any commercial websites (we only link to a few scientific journals). We do not receive any financial or other support from any anti-vaccine organizations, or anyone.
The vaccinepapers.org project is motivated purely by concern about widespread health damage from the overuse of vaccines
. The media and medical establishment are blatantly lying about what science is discovering about the dangers of vaccines. Our goal is to explain the science and make it accessible, so people can see for themselves how the media, pharmaceutical industry and medical establishment are deceiving the public.
Why don’t you publish a peer-reviewed paper on your theory that vaccines cause autism via immune activation?
Because it would be ignored. As the content here demonstrates, there are lots of important scientific papers that disappear in the science journals. Whats needed today is an explanation of the science for intelligent non-specialists, showing how the scientific results fit together to tell a story. We reach a much larger audience this way. Also, a blog allows instant updating as the science progresses. And a blog can include a diversity of topics and connect them in ways impossible to do in a scientific paper.
Who are you guys? Why don’t you say who you are? How can we trust you if we don’t know who you are?
Because it really doesn’t matter, unless you are in the habit of judging ideas by where they come from, instead of by the scientific evidence.
Vaccine advocates are addicted to the lazy, intellectually vapid practice of “argument by authority”. For them, all that’s required to answer the questions of vaccine dangers is to assert the CDC, WHO, and AAP as “authorities” and parrot what they say. It’s so easy! No need to look at the science, or think for yourself, according to vaccine advocates. This is absolutely foolish.
Scientific ideas and opinions must be judged by the evidence, not according to whether the source is perceived as an “authority”. All that really matters is the science and the evidence. To determine if VP is trustworthy, all you have to do is consider the opinions on these pages in view of what the science says. Then do the same for the CDC, WHO, AAP and other so-called “authorities”.
So don’t take our word for the claims made here. Read the scientific evidence for yourself.
Two of the most accomplished scientists of the 20th century
advocate this approach. Feynman and Einstein suggest that elevating authority over evidence is hostile to science:
“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” –Richard Feynman
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”–Albert Einstein
Additionally, we remain anonymous to avoid nasty “ad hominem” personal attacks and internet harassment. Unfortunately, such tactics are commonplace in the vaccine debate. There are considerable personal and professional risks in being associated with vaccine criticism. By remaining anonymous, attention is focused on where it belongs: the science. Our goal is to encourage people to look at the scientific evidence for themselves, and remaining anonymous furthers that goal.
We intend to go public in the not-distant future
We invite vaccine defenders to find flaws in our arguments and write about them, here or anywhere. Have a go at it, Orac, Skeptical Raptor, Steve Novella and Science Based Medicine!