Why Are Doctors Silent?
Doctors care about their patients, so why aren't they more critical of vaccination? Is it lack of awareness, an inability or unwillingness to connect the dots, years of indoctrination or fear of possible professional repercussions if they speak out...? Dr. Bernice Eddy, (see Politics of Power and Contol;) Dr. Robert Simpson, Dr. Rebecca Carley, Dr. Jane Donegan and Dr. Andrew Wakefield are but a few examples of doctors who've been professionally penalized for not towing the party line
Topics on this page:
- The Need to Alert Physicians
- The Power of Indoctrination
- Feeling the Pressure
- Denial... Refusing to Connect the Dots
- Professional Repercussions
- Doctors... Starting to Question and Taking a Stand
"Since vaccine development information is considered proprietary, government and researchers shield potential safety issues from public scrutiny. In essence, health care professionals and the general public know little about the possible dangers."
Dr. W. John Martin MD, PhD
"Death from brain and spinal chord diseases resulting from immunizations sometimes are attributed to other causes because doctors are not alerted to the connection between immunizations and the deaths."H.S. Martland, former Chief Medical Examiner, Essex County, NY
"It is essential in my opinion that physicians are better educated on the potential risks of this vaccine, (Hepatitis B) as well as the interactions with other vaccines and the increased risks of vaccinations of sick children..."Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas (worked in vaccine development for over 25 years)
"When we look at the symptoms that we see in a child that has been vaccinated – high ever, high pitched screaming...sometimes even almost hemapletic, these are symptoms that if they were seen in a child that had not just been vaccinated, all us doctors would be concerned...we wouldn't simply sit back and say 'that's fine'"
Robin Cosford MD, Documentary, 'Vaccination: The Hidden Truth'
"It's important to understand that most practicing physicians have no idea of the pathological effect on the brain of giving multiple vaccines on a large scale... These affects are widely discussed in the neuroscience literature, but few practicing physicians, especially pediatricians, Ever read such articles... Older doctors have no concept of the newer discoveries in immunology especially neuroimmunology."Russell Blaylock MD, Neurosurgeon, 'Vaccines, Neurodevelopment and Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Physicians are indoctrinated to disbelieve claims of harm and are not trained to recognize nor required to report any adverse reactions. From 90-99% of adverse reactions reported to doctors are never reported to the government's lax Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System."Bernard Rimland, PhD, Director, Autism Research Institute
"The medical-industrial complex has neither wavered nor modified its posture of providing a white washed endorsement and promotion of what is largely an unproven, technological fix of dubious origin which carries within it seeds of disease and death."Raymond Obomaswin PhD, Author of 'Immunization: Medical Miracle or Masterful Mirage?'
"Vaccinations hold the answering loyalty and support on numerous health professional once whom imprinted in their early training never allow new data or studies to sway their allegiances. If that data does not appear within the realm of a few specific journals, it is simply assumed that new information cannot exist."Thomas Levy MD, FACC 'Vaccination - The Shot That Keeps on Shooting'
"In the publications of the pharmaceutical industry vaccinations are praised with prayer-like repetition...to instill the belief in the benefit and the necessity of vaccinations...Evidence which disproves such claims is conveniently ignored."Gerhard Buchwald MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, Germany
"Seventeen years in this domain has taught me that people believe what they want to believe. This applies to journalists, scientists, doctors and parents. Most of us believe what were trained to believe by the actions of our parents, and the dictates of the system. The majority believe rules by force of numbers. It's only when something happens which turns your world upside down and rips your 'belief” values open and forces you to admit that your beliefs were based on the shifting sands of convenience and ignorance. This was how I became involved. It was a painful process and once it happens in one area, you find that your conditioning starts to be stripped away in many others."
Hilary Butler, Founder, Immunization Awareness Society
"What is a vaccinologist? Do you go to school to learn to be one? How many years of residency training required? Are there board exams? It's a stupid term used to describe people who are obsessed with vaccines. They are very narrow in their thinking and wear blinders that prevent them from seeing the numerous problems occurring with large numbers of vaccinations in infants and children. Their goal in life is to vaccinate as many people as possible with an ever-growing number of vaccines."Dr. Russel Blaylock, MD Neurosurgeon
"We have pressure on doctors from every corner to push vaccination and never let people think the adverse reactions may outweigh the benefits. When problems arise after vaccination, doctors tend to play down the severity of the complaints and will often deny a connection with vaccination."
Mark Donohoe, MB 'Vaccination Roulette'
"I do believe that there is a problem in reporting the effects of vaccination on children... And one of the reasons that I believe there is, is that there is a great, great pressure put upon the medical hierarchy, by the drug companies to suppress an enormous amount of important information."Dr. Evan Lallemand, Osteopath specializing in vaccine damage rehabilitation, Austria, 1992
"Many physicians and medical students have told me that if this vaccine is recommended and mandated by government officials 'Why should they look at it or discuss it with their patients?' Others have said their colleagues do not report these incidences because they 'don't want to get involved.'"Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, (worked in vaccine development over twenty-five years)
"If a pediatrician fails to administer an officially recommended vaccine and the child gets a preventable disease, the pediatrician could be sued for malpractice. If a child is injured by a vaccine, no pediatrician can be sued."Roger Shafly, PhD 'Official Vaccine Policy Flawed'
"Doctors automatically assume that people who get vaccines do not come down with the diseases they are now supposed to be protected from. They say the vaccine is safe. But what do they base this judgment on. They base them on definitions which automatically rule out condemnation of the vaccine. You see it's circular reasoning. It's a closed system. It admits no possible fault. If a person, who gets a vaccine for hepatitis, gets hepatitis or some other disease, the automatic assumption is this had nothing to do with the disease."Dr. Mark Randall (pseudonym) former NIH Researcher and former Vaccine Developer, in interview with investigative journalist, John Rappoport
"Once a vaccine is mandated, the manufacturer and the physician administering the vaccine are substantially released of liability for adverse effects. The relationship of the patient and physician is shattered: in administering the vaccine, the physician is served as an agent of the state. To the extent that the physician complies without an independent evaluation of the appropriateness of the vaccine for each patient, He is abdicating his responsibility under the Oath of Hippocrates to 'prescribe regimen of the good of my patient according to my ability and my judgement and never do harm to anyone'."Jane Orient, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
"I have found vaccines have far more problems than I was ever led to believe in nursing school or latter practice."Sheri Nakken, RN (Well Within)
"Because routine immunizations that bring parents back for repeated office calls, pediatricians continue to defend them to death. For a pediatrician to attack what has become the bread and butter of pediatric practice is equivalent to a priest denying the infallibility of the pope."Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Pediatrician, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinois
"Thirty-five years of medical practice have convinced me that all vaccines carry an important risk of chronic disease that's inherent In the vaccine process. Yet the growing concerns of parents...rarely, if ever, elicit anything beyond automatic denials by medical and public health authorities alike."Richard Moscowitz MD 'Hidden in Plain Sight; The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease'
These are two of thousands of cases of vaccine damage that been dismissed by the medical authorities. Has blind faith in vaccine dogma become so entrenched, that even the most obvious of connections are denied? Have the so-called experts and the media who largely repeat official assurances without a modicum of critical investigation had all common sense vaccinated out of them? ... Again, on what basis can the cliché "the benefits outweigh the risks" when the authorities repeatedly deny harm, even in the most blatant of cases?
- "My grandson had his 1st DPT shot and oral polio vaccine at his two month check up... After the shot he started projectile vomiting and continued the high-pitched crying... within 21 hours he was dead. The doctor did not report the reaction. He did not feel it was related to the vaccine."
National Vaccine Information Centre, November 25, 1991, p23-34
- "My normal, healthy 12 month-old daughter was vaccinated with hepatitis B, polio and varicella. The next day she began to vomit and did not stop for two hours. She became completely lethargic and did ended up in the emergency room with IV fluid pumping through her to keep her alive. All the medical staff told me this could not be a reaction her vaccination. What do you think?"
'Vaccines, Are They Really Safe and Effective' Neil Miller (page 88)
"Like many who seek help this woman honestly believed her son was crippled for life by the MMR vaccine...yet such stories are routinely dismissed out of hand... That was the reaction of every doctor involved in Alan's case, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, even after case reports were supplied by the drug company itself. Whether a strategy to defeat possible litigation simply the instinctive shielding of a cherished worldview from threat of change, this defensive and hostile stance is so pervasive in the medical profession as to merit careful study in itself."
Robert Moscowitz MD 'Hidden in Plain Sight; The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease'
"How accurate are our statistics on adverse reactions to vaccines when parents are still being told 'No connection to the shot. No connection at all."Donna Gary, grandmother of DPT victim testifying before Congress regarding Vaccine Injury.
Also see: Autism section and Politics section
"If a parent says, 'I'm worried about safety of vaccinations,' They are told, 'You don't understand you're not a doctor.' However, is a doctor says 'I'm worried about the safety of vaccines' they are told, 'We're charging you with serious professional misconduct."Jayne Donegan, MBBS DRGOG, DCH, DFFP, HRCGP 'My Experience with the General Medical Council'
"Today vaccines are largely an untouchable subject...Any hint of dissent concerning their clinical effectiveness and social value is met with bitter resentment. A former President of the U.K. Academy of Medical Science actually threatened to get me sacked for publishing work that raised questions about the MMR vaccine."Robert Moscowitz MD, 'Hidden in Plain Sight, The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease'
"I was investigated by the NY State Health Dept. to determine if there was any negligence in my treatment of patients... The whole case was quietly dropped without any official statement. It was a fishing expedition that came up with nothing. A friendly source within the Health Department confided to me that my position on vaccinations was the real impetus for the investigation."Philip F. Incao MD, Denver, Colorado
"Whenever a doctor questions a vaccine, he is discredited. Many doctors were afraid to talk to me during my research. Some had even signed the Official Secrets Act. This is very worrying. We're not talking about national security. We're talking about the health and wellbeing of our children."Richard Halvorsen MD, Britian, Author, 'The Truth About Vaccines'
"During the past 25 years of work to prevent vaccine injuries and death through public education and defend the informed consent ethic, I have seen doctors who tell the truth about vaccine risks be viciously attacked by their colleagues in government, industry and academia."
F.E. Yazbak, MD FAAP, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
"They say openly in the (medical) legal system that if you advise against vaccination, the AMA will push to deregister you."Robyn Cosford MD, Australia
"As a result of Dr. Erdem Cantekin's efforts his data tapes were erased, he was taken off the department's grants, fired as Director of the Ear Research Clinic and forbidden by the Chairman to publish the paper..."Lendon Smith MD speaking on the price paid by Dr. Cantekins (Prof. of Otalarynygology, Internationally recognized authority on Otis Media...) for his critique of the Prevnar vaccine.
"I spoke to the head of the CDC, the person who actually put these programs in place and he told me specifically that he was terminated in job because he refused to make the annual public announcement that the influenza vaccine should be administered."James S. Turner, Chairman, Citizen's for Health, Documentary 'Vaccine Nation'
"Dr. Ratner refused to give the vaccine (Polio) to children under him and suffered a media blackout for his concerns. Because he spoke the truth as he saw it, Dr. Ratner was relieved of his post as editor of The Bulletin of the American Association of Public Health Physicians."Tribute to Dr. Herbert Ratner (www.whale.to) also see: polio section
"I once believed in Jenner. I once believed in Pasteur. But I changed my views as a result of hard thinking...Why is it that medical men for the most part follow the fashion of the day?...Is it that they dare not think?...A man is 'eminent' as long as he is orthodox. When he begins to think for himself he becomes a 'crank'."Walter Hadwen, MD MRCS, LRCP LSA (1925)
"Can physicians be so stupid as to trust these rubber stamp committees whose members have such questionable vested interests and conflicts of interest?... For the sake of your little patients, THINK CAREFULLY and CRITICALLY, evaluate this same propaganda, from the SAME agencies who are serving the SAME masters...These new vaccines have been ramrodded through these SAME kind of 'EXPERT' panels, with the SAME fraudulent assurances of effectiveness and safety...These are the SAME people who will manage the coerced vaccination of our babies and children...With their tiny immunologic functions and overwhelmed by these useless vaccines, their synthetic immune system will be unable to counter and organism of even low virulence...And these are the same people who have gone into the medical business to solve the "health-care crisis" – which they created...Our babies' and children's only hope is to have a rare pediatrician that uses his own capacity to critically evaluate and think..."Thomas Stone MD, 'Open Letter to Pediatricians on the Flu Vaccine'
"...This forced me to look into the question of vaccination further, and the further I looked the more shocked I became. I found that the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so..."Archie Kalokerinos MD, PhD FAPM, author, 'Every Second Child'
"Knowing what I know now, I would not vaccinate my children and run the risk of getting diabetes, asthma, eczema and becoming more susceptible to meningitis and ending up chronically disabled."Dr. Jayne Donegan, MBBS DRGOG, DCH, DFFP
"As a result of my experience in the military I was vaccine injured and I made a statement that I will never take another vaccine or give another vaccine as long as I live. I had no idea the damages that could be caused by vaccines."Joyce Riley, Military RN (Doc., 'Beyond Treason')
"I make one tenth of what I made as a surgeon but at least I can sleep at night."Rebecca Carely MD, Surgeon, VIDS Expert
"As a pediatrician, who has been a fellow of the American Academy of pediatrics (AAP) for two decades, I find the AAP's approach to the autism epidemic to be deeply disturbing. Not only have they allowed the myth of better diagnosing (as the reason for all the notice given to affected children) to be perpetuated, but when they were put on notice at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC'S) Simpsonwood meeting in 2000, that the mercury in the preservative thimerosal was causing speech delays and learning disabilities, they obfuscated and hid that information. For all above reasons, I will no longer enable the AAP to be party to the damage that is being done to the world's children by sending in my dues for a third decade. It is a token protest, but it has to begin with someone."
Kenneth P. Stoller, MD 'My Open Letter to The American Academy of Pediatrics'
"This is what I've made my oath towards... what my life's mission has been as a physician ...That mainstream medicine continues to look the other way has been unbearable."William Redwood MD, father of a VIDS victim, Documentary, 'Vaccine Nation'
"We must continue, no matter how difficult the road, no matter how serious the consequences... because if we put down the flag and Surrender who else will do it.... There will be no one and the next generation and the next will be lost forever."Andrew Wakefield MD, FCSP, FCPath, 11/2003
"You cannot take the 'First do no harm medical oath and push vaccines at the same time. This is ludicrous."Dr. Omesh Bharati, India