Dr. Offit, mandatory vaccine and conflicts of interest

Last week we blogged Come Offit Doctor when the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation gave airtime to an American “immunity expert” who wanted to help the government persuade us vaccines should be made compulsory by law.

The BBC is required by the terms of its charter to give a balanced and objective view of all news.

There was no vaccine sceptic in the studio to provide an opposing view. Still Doctor Offit is a scientist and so could be trusted to give a balanced and objective view couldn’t he?

Could he? Make up your own minds:

From CBS News:

Paul Offit and the Vaccine Industry

By Sharyl Attkisson

For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with government officials and other scientists who say there’s no possible connection. But how “independent” are they CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson shares here’s what she found.

They’re some of the most trusted voices in the defense of vaccine safety: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Every Child By Two, and pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit.

But CBS News has found these three have something more in common – strong financial ties to the industry whose products they promote and defend.

The vaccine industry gives millions to the American Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters [ … ] guess who’s listed as the group’s treasurers Officials from Wyeth and a paid adviser to big pharmaceutical clients.

Then there’s Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety. He’s gone so far as to say babies can tolerate “10,000 vaccines at once.” This is how Offit described himself in a previous interview: “I’m the chief of infectious disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at Penn’s medical school,” he said.

Offit was not willing to be interviewed on this subject but like others in this CBS News investigation, he has strong industry ties. In fact, he’s a vaccine industry insider. Offit holds in a $1.5 million dollar research chair at Children’s Hospital, funded by Merck (makers of the MMR vaccine – Boggart Blog).

He holds the patent on an anti-diarrhea vaccine he developed with Merck, Rotateq, which has prevented thousands of hospitalizations [so it is claimed]. And future royalties for the vaccine were just sold for $182 million cash. Dr. Offit’s share of vaccine profits? Unknown.’

Dr. Paul Offit, Multi millionaire vaccine inventor
READ THE FULL CBS NEWS ARTICLE
This is a must read for anyone who has ever been sceptical about vaccines and an even muster read for those who think Big Pharma and their running dogs in the medical professions are benign, altruistic and only want to squirt poison into us for our own good.

The BBC didn’t mention any of the above information about Offit before giving him the mic. nor did it require him to declare a conflict of interest. Is there a vaccine to immunise against memory loss? Or one to prevent attacks of incompetence, laziness and shoddy research?

Or is there perhaps on being developed to prevent awkward bastards asking difficult questions, a disease that if it goes pandemic threatens the entire global totalitarian project.

Believe nobody, trust nothing except your own instinct and common sense.

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5 thoughts on “Dr. Offit, mandatory vaccine and conflicts of interest

  1. Compulsory vaccinations are not as controversial as you think. For many tropical diseases (yellow fever, etc.) its compulsory to be vaccinated if moving into/out of an effected area.

    That said, I think it would be a step too far in the UK. Perhaps however bringing it in for certain “at risk” professions (such as hospital staff) or staff who are likely to spread the virus easily (e.g. as a lecturer I see 500+ students a week, if one of them has a virus and I catch it, I could spread it around considerably before I show symptoms).

    This would not only reduce infection rates but reduce the burden on the taxpayer of public service employee’s taking sick days.

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    • If you catch a virus you could infect 500 students a week. Do it, please do it.

      Offit is a Nazi. (He’s also on record as saying a new born baby’s immune system could handle 10,000 vaccines simultaneously so he’s insane as well.) While it would be acceptable to make vaccination a condition for some jobs to mandate vaccs for the entire population constitutes a violation of Geneva Convention human rights.

      You say you are a lecturer so it’s understandable you don’t know much about how things work in the real world. Staff (especially public service staff) rarely take a ‘sickie’ because they are ill.

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  2. How do you know a baby’s immune system couldn’t handle 10,000 vaccines simultaneously?

    From: Do vaccines overwhelm the immune system? on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website.

    “Studies on the diversity of antibody specificities indicate that the immune system has the capacity to respond to extremely large numbers of immunologically distinct regions of viruses and bacteria. Current data suggest that the theoretical capacity determined by the genes that make different antibodies would allow for as many as 109-1011 different kinds of antibodies (i.e., 1 billion to 100 billion). But this theoretical capacity is limited by the number of circulating antibody-producing cells (B cells or lymphocytes) and the likely redundancy of antibodies generated by one individual.

    A more practical way to determine the diversity of the immune response would be to estimate the number of vaccines to which a child could respond at one time. Assuming the quantities of antibodies likely generated by an individual in 1 ml of blood (one-fifth of a teaspoon) during seven days after exposure to a vaccine, and the number of different specificities of those antibodies, then each infant would have the capacity to respond to about 10,000 vaccines at any one time. Using this estimate, one would predict that if 11 vaccines were given to infants at one time, then about 0.1 percent of the immune system would be “used up.”

    Perhaps you can tell us what exactly is wrong with this calculation?

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    • Wow, I’ve hooked another Big Pharma shill who poses as a medical expert.
      Perhaps you can read the post properly and then fuck off back to whatever theoretical planet you live on, trace the person who wrote the lines you are kicking off about and spout some nonsensical theory at her.

      Or maybe you’d like to kick off about my complain which concerned biased and unbalanced reporting by the BBC. but you would not have much chance there you see I said: “Is there a vaccine to immunise against memory loss? Or one to prevent attacks of incompetence, laziness and shoddy research?”

      And as you have proved yourself too lazy and incompetent to read a short and simple blog post properly I think that is game to me.

      It was nice meeting you Dr. Mengele

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