April 29, 2016
The mainstream media’s top “expert” on vaccines is unquestionably Dr. Paul Offit. Dr. Paul Offit is infamously known among vaccine safety advocates as the doctor who has gone on record stating that he believes a baby can handle as many as 10,000 vaccines during infancy.
Dr. Offit is a dangerous man. If he gets his way, he will make all vaccines mandatory for every single child in America. He wants to take away parental choice when it comes to the issue of vaccines.
And for good reason. He holds a patent on a vaccine he developed with Merck, and has earned millions of dollars on royalties. That income will increase in the future with the sale of more vaccines. When Sharyl Attkisson still worked for CBS, she ran a story with then anchor Katie Couric about this massive conflict of interest:
Today, however, influential mainstream news sources like the Wall Street Journal give Dr. Offit a free pass on promoting his vaccine agenda without revealing his massive conflict of interest.
So just who is Dr. Paul Offit? He is a professor of pediatrics and a director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His hospital made headline news last year when they became the first hospital in the nation to disallow the use of dietary supplements. Paul Offit is the inventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, which is now recommended for universal use among infants by the CDC.
For more information regarding Paul Offit, we bring you two recently published articles about him. The first one is from the Alliance for Natural Health, and the second one is by Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com. This is background information about America’s top vaccine evangelist you will not likely read in the mainstream media anymore.
Wall Street Journal Apparently Doesn’t Care About Blatant Medical Conflicts of Interest
Dr. Paul Offit has written another pro-vaccine screed for this powerful publication without one word about all the money he has made as a vaccine developer. Action Alert!
The opinion piece, published this week, talks about respiratory infections “making a comeback” (had they really gone away?) and lays the problem at the feet of “low vaccination rates”—as discussed by a most prestigious journal: the Hollywood Reporter! That’s right, Paul A. Offit, MD, professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reaches for a magazine dedicated to Hollywood news and entertainment gossip for his medical statistics.
What the mini-bio at the bottom of the WSJ article doesn’t disclose is Dr. Offit’s massive conflict of interest. Paul Offit is the inventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, which is now recommended for universal use among infants by the CDC. He makes untold amounts of money from vaccines. He is entitled to his opinion, but it is shameful that the prestigious Wall Street Journal has not insisted on a full disclosure of his financial interest. Did the paper not know? Did it not care? This does not speak well for current journalistic practice or ethics.
Offit also mentions the rise of whooping cough, mumps, and measles infections, which he attributes to inadequate vaccination. But the mumps vaccine is proving to be ineffective, and an even bigger problem, as we reported last year, is that the DTaP vaccine—for diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough)—has uncertain risks. One element of the vaccine, for whooping cough, can be dangerous, potentially causing inflammation throughout the body. Moreover, it also may not be very effective: Dr. Mercola cites a study showing that whooping cough outbreaks were in fact higher among vaccinated children rather than unvaccinated! Naturally Dr. Offit does not mention the failure of the government to study vaccinated children, to see what actually is and isn’t working. It simply assumes that the vaccines are effective and that any cases are in unvaccinated children, when it is possible that many are in vaccinated children.