Those revolving doors are making me dizzy

“I know that the revolving door between employees of the Department of Health and Human Services who work for the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health who then leave government service and go to work for pharmaceutical companies really is something that we should not be allowing. It’s not allowed in any other industry. It’s not allowed in the defense industry. There’s at least a certain number of years you have to wait, but there’s a long history of researchers and doctors and scientists, who are associated with the Department of Health and Human Services, going to work for pharma, and vice versa.

And the other thing that I think people don’t realize is that Congress in the last 30-40 years has given the green light to federal health agencies to create a formal financial public-private partnership with industry, with the pharmaceutical industry. Now, when you have a business partnership with someone, you are not going to really have a lot of oversight on the safety of the products that your business partner is creating, especially if the agencies are involved in making policy for how we use these vaccines that the pharmaceutical companies produce and market, and also licensing them for safety and effectiveness, as well as using taxpayer dollars to pay advertising agencies and people within HHS to promote aggressively the widespread use of these vaccines.

Now, it’s gone beyond promotion; it’s going into taking out a hammer and clubbing people, and saying you may not function in society unless you have gotten all the government recommended and mandated vaccines. There’s no other word for this but tyranny, because informed consent is a human right. The human right to informed consent to medical risk taking must be protected in this and every country.”

— Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)


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