These [vaccine] clinical trials are very small, relatively small. And they’re also cleansed, in that the participants in vaccine trials often do not reflect the population that gets the vaccine after it’s licensed. They whitewash it. How? Well, children who are sick at the time of vaccination [aren’t in those trials]. Lots of kids get vaccinated while they’re sick in this country. Children who have severe allergies. Children who have brain and immune system disorders. They aren’t in those trials, but a lot of kids like that get vaccines—all of them do. In these clinical trials they’ll often use an active placebo instead of an inactive placebo.
— Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)