FOLLOWING THE MONEY
The amazing expansion of the vaccine schedule runs counter to the constant pronouncements from the defenders of the vaccine program (who have become known as “the Offiteers”) that pharmaceutical companies really don’t make much in the way of profits from vaccines. Why would the companies go to great lengths to develop new vaccines and get formal approval for them? How can they afford to pay such tremendous royalties to patent holders if they aren’t making money.
Barbara Loe Fisher (founder of the National Vaccine Information Center) addressed those questions in a recent post on her blog. The post, “Politics, Profits & Pandemic Fear Mongering,” could not be more timely. With everyone going into panic mode over the outbreak of swine flu, thee is a legitimate fear that our government might repeat the mistakes of the last swine flu panic back in the seventies. The feared pandemic never appeared, and the emergency vaccination program was nothing short of disastrous in terms of the number of deaths and diagnosed cases of Guillen-Barre.
Who’s in charge of our public health policy? Who influences how that policy is depicted in the mainstream media? All one has to do is follow the money.