Dr. Weeks’ Comment: This thimerosal issues has been a professional concern of mine for over 20 years and I am amazed to learn recently how few intelligent people who are well informed about health issues ( Yes – I’m talking about YOU, John!) don’t know that mercury is a preservative in vaccines!
And why would the top health official in Washington state repeatedly, year after year, thwart the will of the people and put a moratorium on limits of mercury in our kids vaccines ? http://weeksmd.com/2011/07/the-issue-of-choice/
“Mercury limits law temporarily suspended
Secretary of Health Mary Selecky has extended the temporary suspension of Washington’s limit on the amount of mercury (thimerosal) in influenza vaccine allowed for pregnant women and children younger than three years old. The suspension is extended through June 30, 2012. It applies only to 2011-2012 seasonal influenza vaccine in multi-dose vials. “
All About THIMEROSAL – Why the Controversy?
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
If you look to the right, in the column box, you’ll see that this is
the eighth article in a series that, for the most part, is about Mark
and David Geier, and the team surrounding them’s, effort to remove,
finally, Thimerosal (mercury), from medicines – especially vaccines –
and the attack on them for their efforts.
As I sifted through the issues, and consequently, the people involved
in those issues, I again and again asked the question “Why doesn’t the
pharmaceutical industry just make vaccines without Thimerosal?” I
received a lot of different answers in the form, primarily, of
hypothesis. No definite answers.
I suspect that the answers are a combination of things we’ll talk
about as we go along. But, for now, let me point out some history,
lest we forget about how mankind’s institutions actually function.
So-called “Medical Science” is really anything but. I have to laugh
when I see one more group setting itself up as the protectors of
“Evidenced Based Medicine,” or some other equally impressive sounding
nonsense clichÃ©. You only have to look as far, for instance, as the
wanna-be “Czar/God of US Health Care” Stephen Barrett for an example
of the self-promoting nobodies, with no qualifications, who proclaim
that they, and they alone, are the authority on proper health care.
Frankly, Barrett represents nothing new. There has always been a
“Barrett,” in health care.
History shows us, quite clearly, that the “authority” figures in each
medical science period, for the most part, were the biggest of fools,
the most pompous of idiots, and the worst possible people to direct
health care. For some reason, consistently, scum rises to the surface
in our official health care systems.
So, why should we, here in 2011 think things should be any different?
Why should we think that, somehow, health care could, or would, be
dominated by thinking individuals who ask the proper questions, and
find solutions. Nah, that’s what we have bureaucracies like the FDA,
and the CDC, for. Society seems to demand that we set up systems
(agencies) to do things the dumbest way possible. Of course, the FDA
and the CDC excel at that. Lawrence J. Peter said it best with his
Peter Principle- “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his
level of incompetence”.
Peter also said “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the
time when the quo has lost its status.”
With that – let’s talk about Thimerosal…
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