The ‘Disgraced’ Andrew Wakefield and ‘that’ Dispatches programme

Last night, Monday 8th May, 2017, Channel 4’s Dispatches launched an attack on Donald Trump and Dr Andrew Wakefield, claiming that there is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. The tone of the programme was that of ‘investigative journalism’, with the presenter chasing Andrew Wakefield around a meeting venue and issuing accusations. A great deal of use was made of emotive words, and emotive tone.

The investigative reporter is Cathy Newman (CN).

CN: Of Trump: Blunt, brash, and preaching bogus science. There is no evidence of a link between the combined jabs and autism, but the president disagrees.

CN: And last year he met this man, a British doctor struck off in disgrace, the man behind the MMR scare. Discredited in Britain, Andrew Wakefield has reinvented himself, and now he claims to have the ear of the president.

CN: For the past three months we’ve been investigating Wakefield’s great American comeback. He’s still spouting alarmist theories about vaccines. Still inspiring devout support. And galvanised by Trump’s election he’s back in Europe and Britain, but still not keen to talk to Dispatches.

CN: Let’s face it: he’s not exactly shy about courting controversy (speaking of Trump) and he’s made it quite clear he has no time for established science. In an interview with Fox News, he derided climate change. But there is one Trumpism which could not only have a major impact on the health of American children, but also has its roots in Britain.

CN: During a primary debate, the president provocatively claimed that combined vaccines, like measles, mumps and rubella, MMR, cause brain disorders.

CN: While he’s not against vaccination as such, Trump has been clear on Twitter about the risk of what he calls monster shots. More than 20 times since 2012, he’s linked multiple combined vaccines with autism. And just three months ago before a group of head teachers, he expressed alarm that rates of autism were going up.

CN: This issue is close to Trump’s heart. He was happy for the White House to be turned blue to mark world autism day. And yet there is no credible scientific evidence to support Trump’s views. All vaccines, combined or not, have been tested comprehensively. There have been 17 authoritative studies which show that MMR does not cause autism.

CN: Dr Paul Offit is a leading vaccine scientist and a key supporter of America’s vaccine programme.

CN: Offit says: “The truth has emerged. The MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism. I think when a single study is done, that doesn’t prove anything. But I think when study after study after study is done, and in this case there are 17 studies been done in seven different countries on three different continents, involving hundreds of thousands of children, all of them which have found the same thing, now you can say that MMR does not cause autism.”

CN: America has a rich history as a global leader in science, but Trump’s views on vaccines are entrenched, no surprise when you see the company he’s keeping. It appears one important influence is a British medical researcher who’s been almost completely discredited. Step forward Andrew Wakefield, a former doctor at London’s Royal Free Hospital who in 1998, falsely linked the MMR jab and autism.

Cut to 2004 Dispatches programme: “It started with fear. Fear spread by a doctor.”

CN: In 2004, reporter Brian Deer investigated him for this programme. (Show Brian Deer interrupting Andrew Wakefield at a meeting. As soon as Wakefield heard Deer’s name, he sought to remove himself from the situation.) He revealed that while claiming the vaccine was unsafe, Wakefield was also being paid by solicitors who were suing the makers of the MMR jab. And he’d been accused by a colleague of misrepresenting data.

Cut to 2004 Dispatches programme, with Deer pursuing Wakefield and shouting at him: “You will stand your ground sir.”

CN: Wakefield’s claims caused chaos. MMR’s vaccination rates fell by 7% over three years. His disgrace culminated by him being struck off by the General Medical Council in 2010.

CN: Guilty of ethical breaches by taking blood from children at a birthday party, Wakefield was said to have been dishonest, misleading and irresponsible. That might have finished most people – not Wakefield.……

And on it goes.

So, let’s look at the witnesses for the prosecution. Paul Offit (from TruthWiki):

Dr. Paul Offit may be the most widely quoted promoter, defender and apologist for the vaccine industry today. Known for his “RotaTeq” rotavirus vaccine (and its patent) and his knowledge about immune response, Offit was honored with award by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and recognized by the illustrious Bill Gates during one of Gates’ global health projects to vaccinate the whole world; a.k.a. “Living Proof.” The CDC recommends Offit’s rotavirus vaccine (for infants); however, auspiciously, Offit is also a founding advisory board member of the Autism Science Foundation. Autism has been linked to the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine by Whistleblower vaccine scientist from the CDC, Dr. William Thompson himself in a stunning confession. Paul Offit is also the author of a sketchy medical narrative: “Autism’s False Prophets.”

In 2008, the program “Every Child by Two” Dr. Paul Offit received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines. They claim this has no influence on their vaccine “safety” stance, but this has been exposed otherwise by reliable journalists. There is missing information on just how much Offit profited from the sale of his invention of a Rotavirus vaccine (that’s never even been proven to work), but estimates are between $30 and $55 million of the 150 million dollar deal that was struck.

According to an investigation by Age of Autism, Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP is now their nickname), took home a fortune from the sale of CHOP, which had worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. Offit’s former position on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices then comes into question, as his job description entailed creating the market for rotavirus vaccine; basically “voting himself rich” in the process. This is the same shill and vaccine promotor/orator who says he could get 10,000 vaccines at once and be fine. There is a connection in all of this. Dr. William Thompson’s admission of scientific fraud at the CDC that lead to African American boys under age three getting autism from MMR II vaccine was also recently revealed, but the mass media refused to cover it. Remember, while reading this confession, the name of Offit’s medical narrative is coincidentally, “Every Child by Two.”

Here’s a portion of Dr. Thompson’s (MMR vaccine – autism connection) confession:

 “My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR II vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.” Paul Offit’s profits from Merck’s Rotateq revenues are based on his role as a listed inventor on the cluster of patents that protect Merck’s vaccine and thus share title, in other words, functioning as jointly owned patents by CHOP and Wistar Institute. The extreme conflicts of interest are astounding here. Back in 2005, the Wistar Institute sold its royalty interest in Rotateq to Paul Capital – so everything comes full circle, with the spike in autism rates so high and Merck’s contracts with the government that assure “95% efficacy.” It’s possible Paul Offit created the market for his own vaccine “intervention” and solely for profit. There are many ethical and even legal questions at play.

Is the market for mandated childhood vaccines created by Paul Offit?

In a single vote, the ACIP, or Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, can create a commercial market for a new vaccine worth hundreds of millions. This is not possible with most patented products, but then again, vaccines are not like “most” products. For example, after the ACIP approved Offit’s and Merck’s Rotateq vaccine to the official “childhood vaccination schedule,” Merck’s Rotateq revenue rose from nothing to over $650 million within a couple of years (2006 – 2008) (Dial it back to 1998 until 2003 and Offit was a “member” of ACIP). Since three doses of Rotateq cost about $200 and about four million infants and children are “mandated” to get it each year, do the math. To this day Offit still refuses to confirm how much money he made and to bury this conflict of interest and continue to only say he is a pediatrician in interviews represents ethics breaches right and left. It completely discredits the medical papers he writes about immune response and vaccine safety.

Now compare the ingredients of Rotavirus Rotateq vaccine and the MMR II vaccines (in question): Here is the list of ingredients in Offit’s invention – the Rotateq vaccine, as listed verbatum on the Merck website:

5 live rotavirus strains (G1, G2, G3, G4, and P1). Sucrose, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, sodium hydroxide, polysorbate 80 and also fetal bovine serum. Parts of porcine circovirus (a virus that infects pigs) types 1 and 2 have been found in RotaTeq. (5)

Disclaimer: “RotaTeq is an oral vaccine used to help prevent rotavirus infection in children. Rotavirus infection can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be severe and can lead to loss of body fluids (dehydration), hospitalization and even death in some children.”

More disclaimer: “What are the possible side effects of RotaTeq?” “The most common side effects reported after taking RotaTeq were diarrhea, vomiting, fever, runny nose and sore throat, wheezing or coughing, and ear infection. Call your child’s doctor or go to the emergency department right away if your child has any of the following problems after getting RotaTeq, even if it has been several weeks since the last dose because these may be signs of a serious problem called intussusception; bad vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, blood in the stool. Intussusception happens when a part of the intestine gets blocked or twisted. Since FDA approval, reports of infants with intussusception following RotaTeq have been received by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Intussusception occurred days and sometimes weeks after vaccination. Some infants needed hospitalization, surgery on their intestines, or a special enema to treat this problem. Death due to intussusception has occurred. A study conducted after approval of RotaTeq showed an increased risk of intussusception in the 21 days after the first dose of RotaTeq, but especially in the first 7 days. Other reported side effects include: • allergic reactions, which may be severe and may include face and mouth swelling, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, and/or skin rash; and • Kawasaki disease (a serious condition that can affect the heart; symptoms may include fever, rash, red eyes, red mouth, swollen glands, swollen hands and feet and, if not treated, death can occur). Call your doctor right away if your child has any side effects that concern you or seem to get worse. These are NOT all the possible side effects of RotaTeq. You can ask your doctor for a more complete list.”

Here’s the kicker: Rotavirus can be avoided if you maintain good hygiene. It’s a self-limiting condition that usually passes within seven days without doctor intervention – according to a NHS website. But every child must have the vaccine?

Brian Deer. Hmmm. He worked for Murdoch’s Sunday Times. The Murdoch family has extensive ties with the vaccine industry, and James Murdoch even served on the GlaxoSmithKline board. Deer was intimately involved in Wakefield being struck off by the GMC. When James Murdoch stepped down from the GSK board he received a ringing endorsement from the MMR manufacturer according to Reuters news agency. GSK insisted that Murdoch had made “a strong contribution” to the group and received share payments worth $158,000 in 2010. Murdoch, it turns out, was appointed to the board of the pharmaceutical manufacturer with a brief to “review…external issues that might have the potential for serious impact upon the group’s business and reputation”.

Added to this, Professor Sir David Hull was chief of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – a government body charged with the task of ensuring the safety of vaccines, and the promotion of vaccines. David Hull put pressure on the Dean of the Royal Free Hospital to stop Wakefield from acting as an expert witness for the parents of vaccine damaged children. Wakefield was legitimately awarded legal aid to do this work.

Let’s be clear: a British government agent – one who headed the JCVI – appeared to be involved before Andrew Wakefield was ever ‘discredited’, seeking to put a stop to honest research aimed at helping children and the parents of autistic children, and to hide any potential damage caused by the MMR vaccine.

A Freedom of Information Act request on the JCVI by Dr Lucija Tomljenovic at the University of Quebec, revealed that the JCVI withheld and skewed critical data on severe adverse reactions, including childhood vaccines causing encephalitis, meningitis, cot deaths, convulsions, anaphylaxis, brain damage, fits, cessation of development, and death.

Tomljenovic asserted that the JCVI and DH may have violated International Guidelines for Medical Ethics, including the Helsinki Declaration and their own Code of Practice.

Transcripts of JCVI meetings show that some of the committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies and that the JCVI frequently co-operated with vaccine manufacturers on strategies aimed at boosting vaccine uptake.

Rather than reacting appropriately when safety concerns over specific vaccines arose, the JCVI either remained inactive, skewed or removed data, and made intensive efforts to reassure the public and authorities on vaccine safety. In addition, the Committee persistently relied on dubious studies while dismissing independent research, promoted vaccine policies, and actively discouraged research on vaccine safety.

By mid to the late 1980s, the JCVI had become increasingly concerned about publicly associating the terms “death” and/or “brain damage” with the word “vaccine”, due to the negative repercussions they perceived this would have on vaccination policy. Concerns were exacerbated by the increasing burden of litigation surrounding pertussis vaccine-suspected injuries, and the possibility that vaccination could be linked to some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Tomljenovic wrote: “In 1989, 10 years prior to the controversial Lancet report by Wakefield et al., the JCVI appeared to have been fully aware of the outcomes of the investigation carried out by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, which unequivocally established a link between the mumps component of the MMR vaccine (the Urabe-9 strain) and cases of vaccine-induced meningitis/encephalitis. In response to this, the JCVI appeared to have actively engaged in skewing and censoring data available to the public, continued to use Urabe-9 containing MMR vaccines, and made intensive efforts to reassure both the public and the authorities of the safety of all MMR vaccines. According to the transcript of a JCVI meeting in 1989, the causal agent of vaccine-induced meningitis/encephalitis was unequivocally identified.”

The JCVI’s solution appeared to be to give doctors little information about MMR vaccine safety issues. At other meetings, Committee members discussed the problem of limiting litigation, although “it was difficult to protect manufacturers against such heavy compensation claims”. So your child’s brain has been fried, and she sits screaming on the floor all day, rocking backwards and forwards, and all they appear to be concerned about is how to protect vaccine manufacturers from costly claims.

Wakefield’s other persecutor, Richard Horton (editor of The Lancet), worked for Crispin Davis. Crispin Davis was Chairman of Reed-Elsevier, which owned The Lancet. There have, incidentally, been criticisms of Reed-Elsevier’s involvement in the arms trade alongside medicine . In 2003, Crispin Davis was made a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of the MMR jab. In 2004 he was knighted.

Between them, Horton and Deer appeared to sow the seeds of professional misconduct against Wakefield and his team. There is a need to look beneath the top story presented in this ‘documentary’.

There is no evidence of a link between the combined jabs and autism.” Really?

Autism is a form of brain damage.

Vaccine-induced brain damage – references

  1. Encephalitis has been shown to appear in dogs after vaccination. (Grene, CE, ed, Appel MJ, Canine Distemper in Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 2nd edition, Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1998: 9-22).
  2. Veterinary Record 1992 (130, 27-30), AIP McCandlish et al: “Post-vaccinal encephalitis is a recognised complication of the administration of certain strains of live attenuated canine distemper vaccine (Hartley 1974, Bestetti and others 1978, Cornwell and others 1988)”.
  3. Braund’s Clinical Neurology in Small Animals: Localisation, Diagnosis and Treatment: “Post vaccinal canine distemper encephalitis occurs in young animals, especially those less than six months of age. It has been recognised as a disease entity for a number of years, and is believed to be association with vaccination using live virus. The pathogenesis of this disease is unclear, but may result from insufficient attenuation of the vaccine virus which causes subsequent infections of the CNS; the triggering of a latent distemper infection by vaccination; other vaccine components; or an enhanced susceptibility of the animal (e.g., animals that are immunosuppressed).”
  4. Encephalitis following vaccination against distemper and infectious hepatitis in the dog. “A 4-months-old, male, healthy dog developed CNS-symptoms 10 days after the second vaccination with live, attenuated distemper and canine hepatitis virus.” G. Bestetti1, et al, Acta Neuropathologica Volume 43, Numbers 1-2 / 69-75 — 1/1/1978
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  6. Protein glutamate is added to vaccines to preserve the virus in vaccines. Meat, fish eggs, milk and cheese tend to be high in protein glutamate. High levels of glutamic acid have been shown in animal studies to cause damage to parts of the brain unprotected by the blood-brain barrier, leading to a variety of chronic diseases
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  29. The Journal of the American Medical Association on April 2, 1937: “A multiplicity of untoward sequelae have been observed in patients treated with immune serum…The common symptomatology includes fever, urticaria, erythema, oedema, lymphadenoma, artharaliga, smothering sensations, headache, nausea and vomiting. Occasionally there are more serious and lasting manifestations such as peripheral neuritis, epididymitis and orchitis.”
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  42. “Acute cerebellar ataxia after influenza vaccination with recurrence and marked cerebellar atrophy.” “A 5-year-old, previously healthy girl developed symptoms and signs of acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) 8 days after having received an influenza vaccination.” Saito H, et al, Tohoku J Exp Med; 158(1): 95-103. — 5/1/1989
  43. “Acute cerebellar ataxia and facial palsy after DPT immunization” “Since the initial report of Beyers & Moll (1948), numerous cases of seizures and encephalopathy after pertussis immunization or DPT immunization have been reported. We report a 1-year-11-month-old girl with acute cerebellar ataxia and facial palsy after DPT immunization.” Katafuchi Y, et al, No To Hattatsu. 21(5):465-9. — 9/1/1989
  44. “Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (Guillain-Barre syndrome) after immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine.D’Cruz OF, et al, J Pediatr; 115(5 Pt 1):743-6. — 11/1/1989
  45. Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA. “Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, can occur after viral infections or vaccinations. We report the clinical and neuroimaging findings in a 52-year-old man in whom acute disseminated encephalomyelitis developed after accidental self-injection of an industrial hog vaccine. ” Dodick DW, et al, Mayo Clin Proc. 73(12):1193-5. — 12/1/1998
  46. “Neurological adverse events associated with vaccination” “These complications include autism (measles vaccine), multiple sclerosis (hepatitis B vaccine), meningoencephalitis (Japanese encephalitis vaccine), Guillain-Barre syndrome and giant cell arteritis (influenza vaccine), and reactions after exposure to animal rabies vaccine. Seizures and hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes following pertussis vaccination and potential risks associated with varicella vaccination, as well as vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis following oral poliovirus vaccination, are also described.” Piyasirisilp, Sucheep a; Hemachudha, Thiravat b, Neurology. 15(3):333-338 — 6/1/2002
  47. “Development of case definitions for acute encephalopathy, encephalitis, and multiple sclerosis reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System” “Acute encephalopathy age <18 months, encephalitis (EI), and multiple sclerosis (MS) after vaccination have been reported to VAERS” Robert Ball, et al, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Volume 55, Issue 8, Pages 819-824 — 8/1/2002
  48. “Postvaccinal inflammatory neuropathy: peripheral nerve biopsy in 3 cases” “Autoimmune inflammatory polyneuropathy (PN) can be triggered by vaccination. We report 3 such cases. A 36-year-old female nurse presented 15 days after a hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) with acute sensory disturbances in the lower limbs. She had severe ataxia but no weakness.” Claude Vital, et al, Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System Volume 7 Page 163 — 9/1/2002
  49. “Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis” “A T cell mediated autoimmune response to myelin basic protein, triggered by an infection or vaccination, underlies its pathogenesis. ” R K Garg, Postgraduate Medical Journal; 79:11-17 — 1/1/2003
  50. “Neurologic complications of immunization.” “Individual vaccines can produce  systemic or neurologic reactions ranging from minor events, such as pain and erythema at the injection site, to major complications, such as seizures, shock, encephalopathy, or death.” Bale JF Jr, J Child Neurol.; 19(6): 405-12. — 6/1/2004


The fact is, children – and dogs – can suffer brain damage from their vaccines. If you’re a parent considering whether or not to risk vaccinating your children, Channel 4 has seriously misled you.

My question is: who is behind this programme? They must know that Trump has the resources to mount a legal challenge against this programme. Therefore someone with a great deal of money – possibly a media mogul, or a multi-billionaire with vaccine industry interests, or even the makers of vaccines, has played a hand in this programme.

The biggest problem, however, is that presumably millions watched Channel 4’s Dispatches last night, which Wakefield and colleagues cannot match unless they too get mainstream media airtime. Since all of the major TV channels are owned by the super-rich who may also have vaccine shares, or the BBC whose reportage of Jeremy Corbyn reveals a hidden agenda, there’s not a lot of hope for that!

This documentary is, in my view, payback for Wakefield’s film, Vaxxed. It’s a shot across the bows by the vaccine industry (which is supported by government). Did you know that governments are involved in making and profiting from vaccines? Did you realise that government agencies lie to you about vaccine adverse effects?

If vaccines are that great, then why do they need to lie to us? arguing