IF YOU HAVE been paying attention to the vaccine safety research controversies, you will know the following names:
Dr. Brian Hooker
Dr. Frank DeStefano
You may even know the names Dr. Coleen Boyle, and Dr. Julie Gerberding – and you will know the role that Senator Bill Posey (R, FL) has played.
You will know what Skyhorse Publishing is, and why the books they publish are vital to the very foundation of science in America.
If you don’t know anything about these issues – about how Bill Thompson disclosed research fraud at the CDC, involving key studies that the CDC still cites as evidence of no link between autism and vaccine – and about how these revelations have been confirmed by independent scrutiny of the publications involved – and about how former CDC Director Julie Gerberding left the CDC to work for Merck after overseeing the CDC during the period of time when the fraudulent research was alleged to have occurred, browse around my blog a while, or read the Chapter on Vaccines in Cures vs. Profits, or better yet get Kevin Barry’s book.
If you DO know about these issues, then you may not know what you can do to help bring about true reform in vaccine safety research.
Skyhorse Publishing has donated 40 copies each of “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” and “Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC” to the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK, ipaknowledge.org). IPAK is sending one copy of each book, along with a Statement of Concern, to the Editors or Editors-in-Chief of 40 peer-reviewed journals in which those involved in the shady vaccine safety research practices have published. We have the books, and the Statements of Concern printed, and ready to go. Here’s the countdown:
17 of 40 packages sent as of December 4, 2015.
IPAK is a registered 501(c)3 pure public charity. No one working in IPAK is allowed to have any financial interest in the research we conduct. Your donation will allow IPAK to send the next package. This is an extremely important event in the history of vaccine research, and you can help turn the tide. Our efforts do not stop at sending letters and packages. IPAK seeks to reform vaccine research to bring about objective, transparent, and, most importantly, peer-accountable practices for vaccine safety & efficacy studies. One of the most disturbing revelations by Bill Thompson was that the research teams at the CDC would change the study design, and the approach to analysis, without oversight by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) until they found a way to make associations between vaccination and autism appear to be non-significant. When they could not dissolve the associations they found via over-analysis, they simply left results out.
HOW YOU CAN SEND AN IPAK “CARE” PACKAGE TO AN EDITOR TODAY.
Visit ipaknowledge.org and donate for this special IPAK Issue Focus Fundraiser. Your donation is tax-deductible. Then also please accept my invitation to consider joining The Society for Pure and Applied Knowledge. There is much work to do. Let’s go!
James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
Allison Park, PA
Great initiative!! Thank you for your efforts.
Hi James, I will write what I wanted to say here as I quickly got silenced over at DK for posting a benign comment in appreciation of your diary post. I hope you got to see it before I was banned and the comment deleted. Such a weird experience to go reading through all the abusive posts to find my respectful comment had been deleted. What constitutes acceptable human behaviour on that site is very disturbing.
Anyway I notice you have a background in ecology, so you may enjoy reading an article from Robert Sapolsky a few years back. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC387823/. As a scientist with a background in ecology and ethology, I found it got me thinking about the role of disease in keeping animal populations healthy, not only physically, but psychologically also as Sapolsky observed. A documentary by David Attenborough had a similar big picture effect when he announced disease in the rainforest kept the ecosystem in balance by not letting any species become too prolific.
I find it easy to draw parallels from Sapolsky’s observation of a TB outbreak removing all the most aggressive and despotic baboons from the troupe, to what we see in the vaccine debate. We know that prosocial behaviours boost human immune function (eg acts of altruism boosts upto 30%). Perhaps the most aggressive and despotic unwittingly know that they will be on nature’s hit-list without a magic bullet to cling to…
I would also recommend that you publish your articles at other sites, Collective Evolution comes to mind. People’s fear of their vulnerability isn’t as pathological as it seems to be over at DK so genuine discussion and appreciation of your work can take place, without censorship or silencing.
There is also a book for mainstream audience called Survival of the Sickest….