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Deadly Immunity
The following article backs up a couple of the most relative points
I have been trying to make over the past 6 years and for which I have
taken some flack along the way.

One is that the chemical companies centered in germany/Austria and
Switzerland form a nucleus of the New World Order and its agenda to
make and keep humanity as prisoners and slaves upon this planet they
intend to rule with their alien overlords.

Second, and most important is Bill Gates role as a part of the New
World Order, something which has had me under attack from Seattle and
the Northwest since I did my first interview there saying Bill Gates
was a major player in the NWO --- something which will be explained
in depth in the new Volume 7 of my book.

"A five-year vaccination programme aimed at reaching every young
child in South East Asia has begun with a ceremony in Cambodia.
The project, sponsored by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, plans to
inoculate children against hepatitis, tetanus, and B-diphtheria."

And lastly is the point I have tried to make that children suffer the
most from so much of what the NWO do and, as highlighted by the
genocides in Rwanda and the Sudan,are a major focus for murder and/or
decimation by the NWO agenda. Peter

Autism and Vaccinations
A Report by Robert Kennedy, Jr.

When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have
caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal
the data - and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their
role in the epidemic.
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> By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
> June 16, 2005
In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health
officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood
conference center in Norcross, Ga. Convened by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this
Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the
Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy.

The agency had issued no public announcement of the session-only
private invitations to 52 attendees.

There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug
Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health
Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine
manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis

All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly
reminded the participants, was strictly "embargoed." There would be
no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when
they left.

The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to
discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about
the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to
infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named
Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database
containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based
preservative in the vaccines-thimerosal-appeared to be responsible
for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological
disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw,"
Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the
staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between
thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder,
hyperactivity and autism.
Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three
additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely
young infants-in one case, within hours of birth-the estimated number
of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500
children to one in 166 children.
Even for scientists and doctors accustomed to confronting issues of
life and death, the findings were frightening. "You can play with
this all you want," Dr. Bill Weil, a consultant for the American
Academy of Pediatrics, told the group.
The results "are statistically significant." Dr. Richard Johnston, an
immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado whose
grandson had been born early on the morning of the meeting's first
day, was even more alarmed. "My gut feeling?" he said.
"Forgive this personal comment-I do not want my grandson to get a
thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on."
But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the
vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at
Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover
up the damaging data. According to transcripts obtained under the
Freedom of Information Act, many at the meeting were concerned about
how the damaging revelations about thimerosal would affect the
vaccine industry's bottom line.
"We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any
lawsuits," said Dr. Robert Brent, a pediatrician at the Alfred I.
duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. "This will be a resource to
our very busy plaintiff attorneys in this country." Dr. Bob Chen,
head of vaccine safety for the CDC, expressed relief that "given the
sensitivity of the information, we have been able to keep it out of
the hands of, let's say, less responsible hands." Dr. John Clements,
vaccines advisor at the World Health Organization, declared flatly
that the study "should not have been done at all" and warned that the
results "will be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the
control of this group. The research results have to be handled."
In fact, the government has proved to be far more adept at handling
the damage than at protecting children's health. The CDC paid the
Institute of Medicine to conduct a new study to whitewash the risks
of thimerosal, ordering researchers to "rule out" the chemical's link
to autism. It withheld Verstraeten's findings, even though they had
been slated for immediate publication, and told other scientists that
his original data had been "lost" and could not be replicated. And to
thwart the Freedom of Information Act, it handed its giant database
of vaccine records over to a private company, declaring it off-limits
to researchers. By the time Verstraeten finally published his study
in 2003, he had gone to work for GlaxoSmithKline and reworked his
data to bury the link between thimerosal and autism.
Vaccine manufacturers had already begun to phase thimerosal out of
injections given to American infants-but they continued to sell off
their mercury-based supplies of vaccines until last year. The CDC and
FDA gave them a hand, buying up the tainted vaccines for export to
developing countries and allowing drug companies to continue using
the preservative in some American vaccines-including several
pediatric flu shots as well as tetanus boosters routinely given to 11-
The drug companies are also getting help from powerful lawmakers in
Washington. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received
$873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, has been
working to immunize vaccine makers from liability in 4,200 lawsuits
that have been filed by the parents of injured children On five
separate occasions, Frist has tried to seal all of the government's
vaccine-related documents-including the Simpsonwood transcripts-and
shield Eli Lilly, the developer of thimerosal, from subpoenas.
In 2002, the day after Frist quietly slipped a rider known as
the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" into a homeland security bill, the
company contributed $10,000 to his campaign and bought 5,000 copies
of his book on bioterrorism. Congress repealed the measure in 2003 --
but earlier this year, Frist slipped another provision into an anti-
terrorism bill that would deny compensation to children suffering
from vaccine-related brain disorders. "The lawsuits are of such
magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out of business and
limit our capacity to deal with a biological attack by terrorists,"
says Andy Olsen, a legislative assistant to Frist.
Even many conservatives are shocked by the government's effort to
cover up the dangers of thimerosal Rep. Dan Burton, a Republican from
Indiana, oversaw a three-year investigation of thimerosal after his
grandson was diagnosed with autism. "Thimerosal used as a
preservative in vaccines is directly related to the autism epidemic,"
his House Government Reform Committee concluded in its final
report. "This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or
curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding a lack
of safety data regarding injected thimerosal, a known neurotoxin."
The FDA and other public-health agencies failed to act, the committee
added, out of "institutional malfeasance for self protection"
and "misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry."
The story of how government health agencies colluded with Big Pharma
to hide the risks of thimerosal from the public is a chilling case
study of institutional arrogance, power and greed. I was drawn into
the controversy only reluctantly. As an attorney and environmentalist
who has spent years working on issues of mercury toxicity, I
frequently met mothers of autistic children who were absolutely
convinced that their kids had been injured by vaccines. Privately, I
was skeptical.
I doubted that autism could be blamed on a single source, and I
certainly understood the government's need to reassure parents that
vaccinations are safe; the eradication of deadly childhood diseases
depends on it. I tended to agree with skeptics like Rep. Henry
Waxman, a Democrat from California, who criticized his colleagues on
the House Government Reform Committee for leaping to conclusions
about autism and vaccinations. "Why should we scare people about
immunization," Waxman pointed out at one hearing, "until we know the
It was only after reading the Simpsonwood transcripts, studying the
leading scientific research and talking with many of the nation's
preeminent authorities on mercury that I became convinced that the
link between thimerosal and the epidemic of childhood neurological
disorders is real. Five of my own children are members of the
Thimerosal Generation-those born between 1989 and 2003 -- who
received heavy doses of mercury from vaccines.
"The elementary grades are overwhelmed with children who have
symptoms of neurological or immune-system damage," Patti White, a
school nurse, told the House Government Reform Committee in
1999. "Vaccines are supposed to be making us healthier; however, in
25 years of nursing I have never seen so many damaged, sick kids.
Something very, very wrong is happening to our children." More than
500,000 kids currently suffer from autism, and pediatricians diagnose
more than 40,000 new cases every year. The disease was unknown until
1943, when it was identified and diagnosed among 11 children born in
the months after thimerosal was first added to baby vaccines in 1931.
Some skeptics dispute that the rise in autism is caused by
thimerosal-tainted vaccinations. They argue that the increase is a
result of better diagnosis-a theory that seems questionable at best,
given that most of the new cases of autism are clustered within a
single generation of children. "If the epidemic is truly an artifact
of poor diagnosis," scoffs Dr. Boyd Haley, one of the world's
authorities on mercury toxicity, "then where are all the 20-year-old
autistics?" Other researchers point out that Americans are exposed to
a greater cumulative "load" of mercury than ever before, from
contaminated fish to dental fillings, and suggest that thimerosal in
vaccines may be only part of a much larger problem.

It's a concern that certainly deserves far more attention than it has
received-but it overlooks the fact that the mercury concentrations in
vaccines dwarf other sources of exposure to our children.
What is most striking is the lengths to which many of the leading
detectives have gone to ignore-and cover up-the evidence against
thimerosal. From the very beginning, the scientific case against the
mercury additive has been overwhelming. The preservative, which is
used to stem fungi and bacterial growth in vaccines, contains
ethylmercury, a potent neurotoxin. Truckloads of studies have shown
that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other
animals after they are injected with vaccines-and that the developing
brains of infants are particularly susceptible. In 1977, a Russian
study found that adults exposed to much lower concentrations of
ethylmercury than those given to American children still suffered
brain damage years later. Russia banned thimerosal from children's
vaccines 20 years ago, and Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and
all the Scandinavian countries have since followed suit.
"You couldn't even construct a study that shows thimerosal is safe,"
says Haley, who heads the chemistry department at the University of
Kentucky. "It's just too darn toxic. If you inject thimerosal into an
animal, its brain will sicken.
If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a
petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be
shocking if one could inject it into an infant without causing
Internal documents reveal that Eli Lilly, which first developed
thimerosal, knew from the start that its product could cause damage-
and even death-in both animals and humans. In 1930, the company
tested thimerosal by administering it to 22 patients with terminal
meningitis, all of whom died within weeks of being injected-a fact
Lilly didn't bother to report in its study declaring thimerosal safe.
In 1935, researchers at another vaccine manufacturer, Pittman-Moore,
warned Lilly that its claims about thimerosal's safety "did not check
with ours." Half the dogs Pittman injected with thimerosal-based
vaccines became sick, leading researchers there to declare the
preservative "unsatisfactory as a serum intended for use on dogs."
In the decades that followed, the evidence against thimerosal
continued to mount. During the Second World War, when the Department
of Defense used the preservative in vaccines on soldiers, it required
Lilly to label it "poison." In 1967, a study in Applied Microbiology
found that thimerosal killed mice when added to injected vaccines.
Four years later, Lilly's own studies discerned that thimerosal
was "toxic to tissue cells" in concentrations as low as one part per
million -- 100 times weaker than the concentration in a typical
vaccine. Even so, the company continued to promote thimerosal
as "nontoxic" and also incorporated it into topical disinfectants. In
1977, 10 babies at a Toronto hospital died when an antiseptic
preserved with thimerosal was dabbed onto their umbilical cords.
> In 1982, the FDA proposed a ban on over-the-counter products that
> contained thimerosal, and in 1991 the agency considered banning it
> from animal vaccines. But tragically, that same year, the CDC
recommended that infants be injected with a series of mercury-laced
vaccines. Newborns would be vaccinated for hepatitis B within 24
hours of birth, and 2-month-old infants would be immunized for
haemophilus influenzae B and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis.
The drug industry knew the additional vaccines posed a danger The
same year that the CDC approved the new vaccines, Dr. Maurice
Hilleman, one of the fathers of Merck's vaccine programs, warned the
company that 6-month-olds who were administered the shots would
suffer dangerous exposure to mercury. He recommended that thimerosal
be discontinued, "especially when used on infants and children,"
noting that the industry knew of nontoxic alternatives. "The best way
to go," he added, "is to switch to dispensing the actual vaccines
without adding preservatives."
For Merck and other drug companies, however, the obstacle was money.
Thimerosal enables the pharmaceutical industry to package vaccines in
vials that contain multiple doses, which require additional protection
because they are more easily contaminated by multiple needle entries.
The larger vials cost half as much to produce as smaller, single-dose
vials, making it cheaper for international agencies to distribute
them to impoverished regions at risk of epidemics. Faced with
this "cost consideration," Merck ignored Hilleman's warnings, and
government officials continued to push more and more thimerosal-based
vaccines for children. Before 1989, American preschoolers received 11
vaccinations-for polio, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles-
mumps-rubella. A decade later, thanks to federal recommendations,
children were receiving a total of 22 immunizations by the time they
reached first grade.
As the number of vaccines increased, the rate of autism among children
exploded. During the 1990s, 40 million children were injected with
thimerosal-based vaccines, receiving unprecedented levels of mercury
during a period critical for brain development. Despite the
well-documented dangers of thimerosal, it appears that no one
bothered to add up the cumulative dose of mercury that children would
receive from the mandated vaccines. "What took the FDA so long to do
the calculations?"
Peter Patriarca, director of viral products for the agency, asked in
an e-mail to the CDC in 1999. "Why didn't CDC and the advisory bodies
do these calculations when they rapidly expanded the childhood
immunization schedule?"
But by that time, the damage was done. Infants who received all their
vaccines, plus boosters, by the age of six months were being injected
with a total of 187 micrograms of ethylmercury-a level 40 percent
greater than the EPA's limit for daily exposure to methylmercury, a
related neurotoxin.
Although the vaccine industry insists that ethylmercury poses little
danger because it breaks down rapidly and is removed by the body,
several studies-including one published in April by the National
Institutes of Health-suggest that ethylmercury is actually more toxic
to developing brains and stays in the brain longer than
methylmercury. Under the expanded schedule of vaccinations, multiple
shots were often administered on a single day: At two months, when
the infant brain is still at a critical stage of development,
children routinely received three innoculations that delivered 99
times the approved limit of mercury.
Officials responsible for childhood immunizations insist that the
additional vaccines were necessary to protect infants from disease
and that thimerosal is still essential in developing nations, which,
they often claim, cannot afford the single-dose vials that don't
require a preservative. Dr. Paul Offit, one of CDC's top vaccine
advisors, told me, "I think if we really have an influenza pandemic-
and certainly we will in the next 20 years, because we always do-
there's no way on God's earth that we immunize 280 million people
with single-dose vials. There has to be multidose vials."
But while public-health officials may have been well-intentioned,
many of those on the CDC advisory committee who backed the additional
vaccines had close ties to the industry.
Dr. Sam Katz, the committee's chair, was a paid consultant for most
of the major vaccine makers and shares a patent on a measles vaccine
with Merck, which also manufactures the hepatitis B vaccine. Dr. Neal
Halsey, another committee member, worked as a researcher for the
vaccine companies and received honoraria from Abbott Labs for his
research on the hepatitis B vaccine.
Indeed, in the tight circle of scientists who work on vaccines, such
conflicts of interest are common. Rep. Burton says that the
CDC "routinely allows scientists with blatant conflicts of interest
to serve on intellectual advisory committees that make
recommendations on new vaccines," even though they have "interests in
the products and companies for which they are supposed to be
providing unbiased oversight." The House Government Reform Committee
discovered that four of the eight CDC advisors who approved
guidelines for a rotavirus vaccine "had financial ties to the
pharmaceutical companies that were developing different versions of
the vaccine."
Offit, who shares a patent on one of the vaccines, acknowledged to me
that he "would make money" if his vote eventually leads to a
marketable product. But he dismissed my suggestion that a scientist's
direct financial stake in CDC approval might bias his judgment. "It
provides no conflict for me," he insists. "I have simply been
informed by the process, not corrupted by it. When I sat around that
table, my sole intent was trying to make recommendations that best
benefited the children in this country. It's offensive to say that
physicians and public-health people are in the pocket of industry and
thus are making decisions that they know are unsafe for children.
It's just not the way it works"
Other vaccine scientists and regulators gave me similar assurances.
Like Offit, they view themselves as enlightened guardians of
children's health, proud of their "partnerships" with pharmaceutical
companies, immune to the seductions of personal profit, besieged by
irrational activists whose anti-vaccine campaigns are endangering
children's health. They are often resentful of
questioning. "Science," says Offit, "is best left to scientists."
Still, some government officials were alarmed by the apparent
conflicts of interest. In his e-mail to CDC administrators in 1999,
Paul Patriarca of the FDA blasted federal regulators for failing to
adequately scrutinize the danger posed by the added baby
vaccines. "I'm not sure there will be an easy way out of the
potential perception that the FDA, CDC and immunization-policy bodies
may have been asleep at the switch re: thimerosal until now,"
Patriarca wrote. The close ties between regulatory officials and the
pharmaceutical industry, he added, "will also raise questions about
various advisory bodies regarding aggressive recommendations for use"
of thimerosal in child vaccines.
If federal regulators and government scientists failed to grasp the
potential risks of thimerosal over the years, no one could claim
ignorance after the secret meeting at Simpsonwood.
But rather than conduct more studies to test the link to autism and
other forms of brain damage, the CDC placed politics over science. The
agency turned its database on childhood vaccines-which had been
developed largely at taxpayer expense-over to a private agency,
America's Health Insurance Plans, ensuring that it could not be used
for additional research. It also instructed the Institute of
Medicine, an advisory organization that is part of the National
Academy of Sciences, to produce a study debunking the link between
thimerosal and brain disorders.
The CDC "wants us to declare, well, that these things are pretty
safe," Dr. Marie McCormick, who chaired the IOM's Immunization Safety
Review Committee, told her fellow researchers when they first met in
January 2001. "We are not ever going to come down that [autism] is a
true side effect" of thimerosal exposure. According to transcripts of
the meeting, the committee's chief staffer, Kathleen Stratton,
predicted that the IOM would conclude that the evidence
was "inadequate to accept or reject
a causal relation" between thimerosal and autism.
That, she added, was the result "Walt wants"-a reference to Dr.
Walter Orenstein, director of the National Immunization Program for
the CDC.
For those who had devoted their lives to promoting vaccination, the
revelations about thimerosal threatened to undermine everything they
had worked for. "We've got a dragon by the tail here," said Dr.
Michael Kaback, another committee member. "The more negative that
[our]presentation is, the less likely people are to use vaccination,
immunization-and we know what the results of that will be. We are
kind of caught in a trap. How we work our way out of the trap, I
think is the charge."
Even in public, federal officials made it clear that their primary
goal in studying thimerosal was to dispel doubts about vaccines. "Four
current studies are taking place to rule out the proposed link
between autism and thimerosal," Dr. Gordon Douglas, then-director of
strategic planning for vaccine research at the National Institutes of
Health, assured a Princeton University gathering in May 2001. "In
order to undo the harmful effects of research claiming to link the
[measles] vaccine to an elevated risk of autism, we need to conduct
and publicize additional studies to assure parents of safety."
Douglas formerly served as president of vaccinations for Merck, where
he ignored warnings about thimerosal's risks.
In May of last year, the Institute of Medicine issued its final
report. Its conclusion: There is no proven link between autism and
thimerosal in vaccines. Rather than reviewing the large body of
literature describing the toxicity of thimerosal, the report relied
on four disastrously flawed epidemiological studies examining
European countries, where children received much smaller doses of
thimerosal than American kids.
It also cited a new version of the Verstraeten study, published in
the journal Pediatrics, that had been reworked to reduce the link
between thimerosal and autism. The new study included children too
young to have been diagnosed with autism and overlooked others who
showed signs of the disease. The IOM declared the case closed and-in
a startling position for a scientific body-recommended that no
further research be conducted.
The report may have satisfied the CDC, but it convinced no one. Rep.
David Weldon, a Republican physician from Florida who serves on the
House Government Reform Committee, attacked the Institute of
Medicine, saying it relied on a handful of studies that were "fatally
flawed" by "poor design" and failed to represent "all the available
scientific and medical research." CDC officials are not interested in
an honest search for the truth, Weldon told me, because "an
association between vaccines and autism would force them to admit
that their policies irreparably damaged thousands of children. Who
would want to make that conclusion about themselves?"
Under pressure from Congress, parents and a few of its own panel
members, the Institute of Medicine reluctantly convened a second
panel to review the findings of the first. In February, the new
panel, composed of different scientists, criticized the earlier panel
for its lack of transparency and urged the CDC to make its vaccine
database available to the public.
So far, though, only two scientists have managed to gain access. Dr.
Mark Geier, president of the Genetics Center of America, and his son,
David, spent a year battling to obtain the medical records from the
CDC. Since August 2002, when members of Congress pressured the agency
to turn over the data, the Geiers have completed six studies that
demonstrate a powerful correlation between thimerosal and
neurological damage in children. One study, which compares the
cumulative dose of mercury received by children born between 1981 and
1985 with those born between 1990 and 1996, found a "very significant
relationship" between autism and vaccines.
> Another study of educational performance found that kids who
received higher doses of thimerosal in vaccines were nearly three
times as likely to be diagnosed with autism and more than three times
as likely to suffer from speech disorders and mental retardation.
Another soon-to-be-published study shows that autism rates are in
decline following the recent elimination of thimerosal from most
As the federal government worked to prevent scientists from studying
vaccines, others have stepped in to study the link to autism.
In April, reporter Dan Olmsted of UPI undertook one of the more
interesting studies himself. Searching for children who had not been
exposed to mercury in vaccines-the kind of population that scientists
typically use as a "control" in experiments--Olmsted scoured the
Amish of Lancaster County, Penn., who refuse to immunize their
infants. Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that
there should be 130 autistics among the Amish. He found only four.
One had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power
plant. The other three-including one child adopted from outside the
Amish community-had received their vaccines.
At the state level, many officials have also conducted in-depth
reviews of thimerosal While the Institute of Medicine was busy
whitewashing the risks, the Iowa Legislature was carefully combing
through all of the available scientific and biological data. "After
three years of review, I became convinced there was sufficient
credible research to show a link between mercury and the increased
incidences in autism," says state Sen. Ken Veenstra, a Republican who
oversaw the investigation. "The fact that Iowa's 700 percent increase
in autism began in the 1990s, right after more and more vaccines were
added to the children's vaccine schedules, is solid evidence alone."
Last year, Iowa became the first state to ban mercury in vaccines,
followed by California. Similar bans are now under consideration
in 32 other states.
But instead of following suit, the FDA continues to allow
manufacturers to include thimerosal in scores of over-the-counter
medications as well as steroids and injected collagen. Even more
alarming, the government continues to ship vaccines preserved with
thimerosal to developing countries-some of which are now experiencing
a sudden explosion in autism rates. In China, where the disease was
virtually unknown prior to the introduction of thimerosal by U.S.
drug manufacturers in 1999, news reports indicate that there are now
more than 1.8 million autistics. Although reliable numbers are hard
to come by, autistic disorders also appear to be soaring in India,
Argentina, Nicaragua and other developing countries that are now
using thimerosal-laced vaccines. The World Health Organization
continues to insist thimerosal is safe, but it promises to keep the
possibility that it is linked to neurological disorders "under
I devoted time to study this issue because I believe that this is a
moral crisis that must be addressed. If, as the evidence suggests, our
public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical
industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their
actions arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals
of American medicine.
"The CDC is guilty of incompetence and gross negligence," says Mark
Blaxill, vice president of Safe Minds, a nonprofit organization
concerned about the role of mercury in medicines. "The damage caused
by vaccine exposure is massive. It's bigger than asbestos, bigger
than tobacco, bigger than anything you've ever seen." It's hard to
calculate the damage to our country-and to the international efforts
to eradicate epidemic diseases-if Third World nations come to believe
that America's most heralded foreign-aid initiative is poisoning
their children.
It's not difficult to predict how this scenario will be interpreted
by America's enemies abroad. The scientists and researchers-many of
them sincere, even idealistic-who are participating in efforts to
hide the science on thimerosal claim that they are trying to advance
the lofty goal of protecting children in developing nations from
disease pandemics. They are badly misguided. Their failure to come
clean on thimerosal will come back horribly to haunt our country and
the world's poorest populations.
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> About the writer
> Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is senior attorney for the Natural Resources
> Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper and
> president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is the co-author of "The
> Riverkeepers."