Take Off the Billion-Dollar Blindfold

Would you buy an unlabeled bottle of vitamins from a health food store? Would you give those vitamins to your child? Would you trust a stylist who didn’t ask about your own wishes for your appearance? Would you have confidence in a salesperson’s ability to give you sound advice about a purchase if you knew they received huge perks from the company they are promoting?

Most of us would not walk blindfolded into a salon and allow the stylist to cut or color our hair without our input. We would not consider giving our child a mystery pill from an obscure bottle of vitamins or a prescription with an unintelligible label. Yet many parents continue to accept vaccines and their long-lasting, dangerous effects without question, permitting doctors and nurses to inject their son or daughter with unknown ingredients, chemicals that they would certainly not allow their child to eat, drink, or even touch.

When parents do wonder about the safety of the vaccines recommended by our government and our healthcare providers, the information they receive from professionals and websites is often biased and misleading. Do you know who supplies the information about vaccines on mainstream, supposedly trustworthy websites? Do you know who funds the well-known medical organizations that support hefty vaccination schedules?

At the top of the list of results on a Google search for information about vaccines is a website that, on the surface, looks informative, scientific, and trustworthy. According to the site’s homepage, it “provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.” (http://www.immunizationinfo.org/)

How many parents will look beyond the fancy graphics and convincing words to discover that the website’s parent organization, the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii), is funded by affiliate organizations like the American Medical Association and other groups who do indeed receive funding and influence from vaccine manufacturers?

The website further advises parents that “information should not be slanted in favor of a web site’s sponsor or source of funding. Health information should be accurate and unbiased.” (http://www.immunizationinfo.org/parents…) Yet the websites listed as “reliable sources of information” do receive funding, directly or indirectly, from organizations and companies with ties to the pharmaceutical industry. That website’s disclaimer statement should include a clause about its hypocrisy!

Another Google result for vaccine information offers a link to one more website whose sponsoring organization is funded by numerous vaccine manufacturers, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur, CSL Biotherapies, MedImmune, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. (http://www.immunize.org/aboutus…).

What about the American Academy of Pediatrics? Most parents are familiar with the AAP as a group of doctors who are qualified to help us make recommendations and decisions about children’s health. Yet on its website, the AAP states that it receives “unrestricted support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.” (http://www.aap.org/visit…) Their honor roll of donors includes vaccine manufacturers Sanofi Pasteur and Merck (http://www.aap.org/donate…).

Do you know who funds the World Health Organization? The WHO is portrayed by the mainstream media as a trustworthy organization with honorable intentions to meet the health needs of the world’s citizens. That familiar group, the public health arm of the United Nations, receives more funding from organizations with hidden agendas than contributions from its member nations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…). One financial contributor, the Rockefeller Foundation, has huge ties to many pharmaceutical companies (http://vactruth.com/2010/03/16/dr-russell-blaylock…).

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is another donor with substantial financial contributions to the WHO. Among its causes, that so-called philanthropic organization is seeking to reduce world population through the use of vaccines (http://www.robertscottbell.com/blog/rsb-exclusive-bill-gates…). How can the World Health Organization provide unbiased information about vaccines when they are funded heavily through groups who are motivated by profit and self-serving interests to promote the widespread use of vaccines?

As parents, we must learn to not trust these organizations and their websites to make decisions about our children’s well-being. Their donors profit from the widespread use of vaccines, so their information about the safety of vaccines cannot possibly be deemed reliable. The vaccine companies want us to keep wearing the billion-dollar blindfolds they distribute covertly through websites and respected medical associations so they can continue to reap the financial rewards from vaccinations and further their immoral social agendas. When we take off these blindfolds and do our own research, using unbiased sources that do not receive funding or support from vaccine manufacturers, we will discover the truth about vaccines for ourselves and our families.

About the author

Missy Fluegge

Missy Fluegge is the mom of three children who have taught her abundantly about life, more than she learned in over sixteen years of formal schooling. Her passions include mothering, teaching fine arts, researching and serving as a parent educator. Many years ago, she traded her nightstand for a bookshelf, which always holds at least a dozen books-in-progress, mostly non-fiction reads that support her fairytale notion of saving the world one person at a time.