“I think one reason government officials are so adamant in denying any link between any vaccine component and autism, ADD and other neuro developmental disorders is because they truly believe in the critical importance of mass vaccination—that the national immunization program must be protected at all costs. These are not evil people, they really truly believe in the welfare of children. They truly believe in keeping infectious diseases down to a minimum, and in order to achieve that you have to have at least an 80 or 90 percent vaccination rate.
But there are other motivating factors at work. Human nature… If you’ve been accused of making a ghastly mistake that may have potentially poisoned a generation of American children, and caused tens of billions, if not trillions, of dollars in societal costs, not to mention the heartbreak to these families and basically ruining these kids’ lives… Anybody accused of making that mistake, however inadvertently and in the name of good science and public health… you’re gonna fight those accusations. You are going to do whatever you can to unearth evidence to exonerate yourself, your profession, your decisions, your reputation, the government, etc.
It’s human nature. I think anybody would do that.”
— David Kirby, former New York Times investigative journalist and author of Evidence of Harm
Courtesy: The Outliers