February 4, 2011

Bill Gates Attacks Andrew Wakefield and the Vaccine Safety Community

Updated 3/4/11: This just in, Gates Foundation invests $10 million in vaccine maker
Liquidia Technologies. And we have our profit motive. If all goes well for Bill the Benevolent, he should have his ten billion and more recouped by the end of the decade.

Updated: Just came across this:

Bill Gates: Register Every Birth by Cellphone To Ensure Vaccination, Control Population Growth

Ummm... hell no.

Is it just me, or does he sound like he is talking about forced vaccination? Putting together his comments from the two articles, "Over this decade, we believe unbelievable progress can be made, in both inventing new vaccines and making sure they get out to all the children who need them." (he seems to believe that every child needs them) and "If you could register every birth on a cell phone—get fingerprints, get a location—then you could [set up] systems to make sure the immunizations happen."

Apparently Gates feel that selling a bunch of buggy software with pushy business practices qualifies him as the king of the world.

Since posting this yesterday, many have commented that Gates seems a bit off his rocker in this interview. One commenter worried about neuro-degenerative disease. Maybe we should keep an eye on him to make sure he is not going the way of Howard Hughes.

Original Article:

Much discussion has taken place on the push back against the vaccine safety/vaccine injury community in the last month, beginning the first week of January. In the past media pushes against us have lasted a day or three in the media... but this one, centered on the strawman argument that Andrew Wakefield is at the heart of the current resistance to the aggressive vaccine schedule and that his guilt by accusation in the BMJ ends the debate, is apparently the new normal.

Apparently the attack on Andy was Phase 1 scheduled for January (Along with Offit and Mnookin's books) We now seem to be beginning Phase 2, Bill Gates coming out party and his Polio Vaccine drive.

Apparently, Gates has declared 2011 is "The Year of the Vaccines" and pledged ten billion dollars over the next ten years (Interestingly, this was a GSK tag line in their 2005 investors annual review).

Gates is interviewed by Sanjay Gupta on CNN today.

Gates: Well, Dr. Wakefield has been shown to have used absolutely fraudulent data. He had a financial interest in some lawsuits, he created a fake paper, the journal allowed it to run. All the other studies were done, showed no connection whatsoever again and again and again. So it's an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn't have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts -- you know, they, they kill children. It's a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important.

So considering Gates back to back Stewart/Colbert episodes with Offit last week, we can safely surmise that the attacks against our community and or doctors in the media is a Bill Gates Production. Ten billion dollars buys a lot of PR people and a lot journalists for hire.

And in my piece last week I asked the question... Who was talking people like Anderson Cooper and George Stephanolopous into going hard against Wakefield? Those interviews finally make sense to me. Bill Gates certainly has the clout to do so. Any journalist with the Gates Foundation feeding them information and giving them a push would feel pretty safe playing attack dog with Big Bill's Billions behind them. And watch Gates' tone in the interview. He is totally disgusted with us and AW. We are child killers. Easy to see the emotional transfer that took place from Gates Co to Talking Head Town.

So. How long will this push last... the one year? Or the ten years? Will more money, Big Bill sized money, do what all the other money couldn't do and get people to go back to sleep on vaccine safety? Is part of Bill's Billions going to push legislation on the Offit telegraphed idea in the Lancet a few months back that people should be coerced into vaccinating, with requirements for re-education camp before one would be "allowed" not to vaccinate?

I wonder if Gates money made its way into Brian Deer's pocket? He signed a paper for CNN saying he didn't take Pharma money for the last 3 years (note that he has been writing about Wakefield for 7 years), but he didn't sign anything saying that he didn't take Tech money for the last three years.

Bill Gates just called me a baby killer.  I thought that was a really bad thing to do.  Offit is horrified that parents would call him a baby killer.  'Scuse me... "Child Killer."  (Yes I know he said, "anti-vaccine" but that is what they consider us so....)

Also children who don't get the measles and pertussis vaccines are dead.  Apparently.

Wait a minute... Bill was born a decade before the measles vaccine was invented.  Why is he not dead?

Dear Bill Gates, 

You don't know what you are talking about.  You are making things worse with your monied arrogance.  Wanna help the poor?  We are right here.  We vaccinated our children like we were told.  Where is my check?  Got a vaccine to make my son healthy again?  Doesn't charity begin at home?

Ginger Taylor, M.S.
Whose son has not had the measles vaccine and yet lives.

The man can't keep viruses out of his own computers, but he is gonna keep them out of your kids.

UPDATE:  Bill Gates.  The first name in honerable business practices.  Glass houses and all...

Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results

$28 billion health fund backed by Bill Gates and Bono is investigated for fraud
Microsoft founder's charity has donated over $100m

And those are just this week.

Update: In this interview, he comments that the roll out of the Rotavirus vaccine has gone slower than he had anticipated. Interesting that he singles Offit's vaccine among all of them.

He also talks about adding five or six new vaccines to the ones already in use.

During one part of the discussion, he addresses meeting with world leaders to influence them to get behind his vaccine program. Note that he says, "Vaccination systems can be run even when there is no governmnet. NGo's are in places like Somalia and actually making that work."

So where are the boundaries? There is a fine line between offering a vaccine and coercing someone to vaccinate. Which is he doing? Many governments feel perfectly fine to round up their citizens at guy point to make them do what the government wants them to do. What is in place to prevent that kind of a thing from happening here?


vaccine.explorer said...

Well, Bill is highly intelligent. Can't deny that.
So he must be evil. Starless and bible black evil.

Tina Shang said...

I am not surprised to see him pushing vaccines considering he has gone of the record saying that he is all for population control. The two go hand in hand.

Kate said...

Right. Show us the statistics of children who haven't had the MMR vaccine, and then died of those same illnesses, Big Bill...

Surely, GSK or some other Pharma company could fudge a few studies to back up your claims?!?!

Dan E. Burns said...

Ginger, thanks for posting the creepy CNN interview with Bill Gates. Gates' body language, facial expression, loopy replies to Gupta's questions ... it's an alarming performance. Does Gates have a degenerative neurological disorder? I don't recall this really strange behavior, verbal and physical, from interviews in the 1990s. I'm concerned about this man.

SA said...

The anti-choice savn crew are having a melt down over your use of the Microsoft Logo. They have contact the legal department. Maybe you will get a personal email from Bill!

Ginger Taylor said...

Note the last paragraph of my post:

"The man can't keep viruses out of his own computers, but he is gonna keep them out of your kids."

It is satire. Not copyright infringement.

Unknown said...

Hahaha - I love your closing remark:

"the man can't keep viruses out of his own computers, but he is gonna keep them out of your kids."

So true. Boycott microsoft anyone?

The illnesses he is wanting to vaccinate people against in developing countries are mainly waterborne, diarrhoea causing ones (as diarrhoea is the leading cause of infant deaths in such countries). How about investing those billions, you kind thoughtful man, into developing clean water supply infrastructure. Hygiene & health promotion will be a much more effective and sustainable way of preventing such diseases. But then getting people healthy and independent of big pharma would go against the whole population control thing....

SA said...

Yes, obviously satire and totally okay. But the savn (= Stop The AVN for those who don't know) mob think that anything we do is illegal, when they do it? It is satire.

quicksilver said...

In 1955 when Bill was born there were no killer illnesses to fear. Smallpox was on the way out thanks to vaccines and their incredible safety margins.

Today arguably because of vaccines we have killer AIDS to fear. We have a million dead from SIDS and now an epidemic of autism of which we do not know if the peak has been reached.

Of course none of the above may at the end of the day be because of adverse effects of vaccines.

BUT even research of vaccine makers ADMITS nearly 50 per cent ADVERSE EFFECTS and the death to 13 of the children in one of their small trials.

What the FOUR X is going on when vaccines more in half a century from one adverse effect in a million to nearly 50 per cent with a dozen or so DEAD BODIES from your SAFETY TRIALS.

Ginger Taylor said...

Well if they stop by SA, I will make sure to have tea and cookies ready for them.

And point out the hypocracy of a group whose sole purpose is to shut down another groups work, accusing me of harming Microsoft.

nhokkanen said...

So Bill Gates bullies the planet into buying another flawed, hijacked product with minimal consumer recourse. It's been a profitable strategy.

Seems that megalomania is running wild in Vaccineland, with self-proclaimed "vaccine warriors" and blog posts about slaying the MMR dragon. A modern and equally lethal spin on the Christian Crusades. Truly frightening.

GreenYourLife said...

Proof that vaccines did not save us: See all Graphs


By genebean - Posted on 07 November 2009

History shows us that vaccines did NOT eradicate the diseases that plagued humanity. That is a common misconception -- in actual fact, it was better sanitation and hygiene in the cities that prevented the spread of diseases. These charts, from official sources, show us that vaccines (1) were not responsible, and are not necessary, for eliminating infectious diseases, (2) are not effective, and (3) are dangerous.

These charts are part of a document prepared by Raymond Obomsawin, PhD. You can access this document here in PDF format. The data comes from various sources including national public health agencies, encyclopedias, Vital Statistics and Historical Statistics of the US, published medical journals, UNICEF reports, and more.

Anonymous said...

Great site here
Captain Eugenics said it again (31 secs in)
reduction population growth...

Do we conclude that he is misinformed or is he a liar?

Do we think its likely that he knows that some of the companies he has invested in have caused some of the illness, respiratory diseases etc which his foundation then puts money in to 'helping out' with?

Was his father a Eugenicist?

GreenYourLife said...

He is certainly misinformed. A liar? perhaps he is aware of the data out there. "Hot" vaccine lots get sent out to 3rd world countries where there is still a market. I do know that people in India have died from certain vaccines, and now many are refusing them.

There are video's where Bill Gates lectures about population control. He states that healthier people will have less children if they are vaccinated. Seems more like dead people will have no children!

Ginger Taylor said...

What did his father do?

Spilled Ingredients said...

1. Did he vaccinate his own kids? Will he advocate that his [future]grandkids get an MMR as infants?

2. What about studies of kids who live in sanitary conditions, with educated parents, who have not been vaccinated? I assure Bill that they are not dead. They are the kids *not* in the waiting room.

3. Where's the root causal analysis? Work for better sanitation and education in Africa.

4. Lots of mention around intelligence, how about wisdom?

5. Thanks for your bravery, Ginger!

mfischer said...

If anyone out there is tired of seeing Dr. Wakefield slammed. Send me a self addressed stamped envelope. I will send you a bumper sticker in support of Dr. Wakefield. It's Free. Mail to Bumper Sticker, 13743 Shoal Summit Drive San Diego, 92128.

How the SIDS Back to Sleep Campaign Caused the Autism Epidemic said...

Graph 1: Autism Rate of 8 Year Olds Born
Between 1992 and 2001


Graph 2: Back Sleep Rate of Infants Born
Between 1992 and 2001

Graph 4: Graph of Autism Rates (A) and
Infant Back Sleep Rates (B)
and Vaccination Rates (V):
A=Autism Rate
B=Back Sleep Rate
V=Vaccination Rate


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