Now comes an epidemic of autism among our kids, and extensive anecdotal evidence of a link to the government-mandated vaccinations for school kids.
For decades the combination of doctors, drug companies and the schools have combined to require an ever-increasing number of vaccinations for admission to class. The problem lies in the fact that children are the vectors for much illness in modern life, due to crowded and unsanitary situations of classroom education. The solution was mass inoculation to prevent contagion from the infected, and with new vaccines coming on line every year, the number of shots ballooned to more than a dozen required by many states.
In order to conduct such a mass program the medicines had to remain viable for extended periods of time, and for decades the drug companies used a mercury derivative as a preservative, without much attention to the cumulative effects of heavy metals. While a shot or a few might not be a problem multiple doses could, over time, cause mental problems. Anecdotal evidence began to build up and health advocates demanded testing and a change in formulation of the common injectables in the outer community. The companies dropped the mercury ingredients recently, but never admitted any link with the autistic surge among the young.
Faced with the potential for billions in lawsuits, the medical industrial complex and the schools turned to politics for relief. President Bush, who had enjoyed big buck support from the pharmaceutical industry in his political career, promptly pulled the funding from the Centers for Disease Control studies on autism, effectively shielding the corporations from investigation.
Fortunately a privately funded study was commissioned to study a control group who had never had inoculation: the Amish congregations of Lancaster County, Penn. Since they conduct their own schools, the students never had to comply with the state doctrine. In the entire Amish population only three cases of autism were found in reviewing records, and all three had been adopted after receiving vaccinations in the secular system.
There is an epidemic among our kids, caused, perhaps, by the autocratic regulations of the school system, aided and abetted by the medical industrial complex and concealed by the political leaders of our nation.
Maybe we ought to look into the matter.
"Travus T. Hipp" is a 40-year veteran radio commentator with six stations in California carrying his daily version of the news and opinions. "The Poor Hippy's Paul Harvey," Travus is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, but unemployable in the Silver State due to his eclectic political views.