Our words, voice, and opinions are our birth right and are protected. Free speech is not a luxury and it is certainly not handed down to us from a government. In Australia, and ramping up quickly in the United States, it seems some speech is more free than others. A press release on January 27th from long time expert and vaccine educator Dr. Sherri Tenpenny announced that she has cancelled speaking appearances scheduled for Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Gold Coast. The reason was due to pro-vaccine extremists calling for violence and making bomb threats against venue owners and their families in some cities originally scheduled for the healthy living seminars.
Fellow vaccine lecturer Stephanie Messenger, who jointly decided to cancel her appearances along with Dr. Tenpenny, states that:
“We have reached a point where we can no longer guarantee the safety of those attending the seminar. Some people were planning to bring babies. The threats have been persistent. We are not able to insure that the attendees would be safe from harm.”
Unfortunately, the ones making these threats are still at large.
Mainstream Strikes Out
These actions mirror a certain level of hypocrisy that is a constant undercurrent witnessed from mainstream media regarding people who question vaccines. The blackout of coverage was thought to be prompted by the senior CDC researcher Dr. William Thompson’s bombshell whistle blower testimonial that vaccines reportedly showed a 340% increase in autism in some children. The few times the mainstream media does decide to tackle the subject of autism and vaccinations, the coverage is shockingly clueless, one sided, and authoritarian.
It started with CNN health correspondent Elizabeth Cohen arrogantly attempting to end the conversation of unsafe vaccines by talking down to her dwindling audience the words “vaccines are safe. Autism is not a side effect of vaccines. Or to say it another way because some people don’t hear this well, vaccines don’t cause autism.” Coming shortly after Dr. Thompson’s public statements, the timing of Cohen’s rhetoric were reckless at best.
But as one example of this being false, the Flulaval manufacturer’s insert states, among other concerning things, the following legal admission and warning, “8.4 Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness of FLULAVAL in pediatric patients have not been established…there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”
This begs the question, what was Cohen talking about?
Next up was Nancy Grace attempting to put to rest the myth that vaccines are not safe. Unfortunately, while covering a story of a vaccine injured child, she too did not do her homework and was shocked to learn on air that individuals cannot sue the vaccine manufacturers if damage occurs. This, a fact that is not told to patients by doctors and nurses before injecting, is known all too well by every family who’s children have suffered injury and are looking for answers.
This week, it appeared that the third time was going to be the charm as CBS health contributor Dr. Holly Phillips tried her hand at the pro-vaccination talking point game on The Nightly Show. After host Larry Gilmore’s nice ten minute lead up of second rate jokes about people who question the safety of vaccines, Dr. Phillps said :
“This isn’t the first time that groups of people have questioned overwhelming amounts of science. There’s this little thing called climate change I don’t know if you’ve heard of that.”
I wonder if she talked to Dr. Thompson directly since he and his colleagues write and conduct the “science” and studies that she relies on and quotes from. With more info coming out and scores of Dr. Thompson’s documents still being reviewed, it borders on irresponsible for health professionals to instantly strike down the very question of safety from vaccines which at the end of the day remain a private corporation’s product.
The Missing Links
In closing, what is interesting to point out is that in all this talk about vaccines, little to no mainstream media coverage mentions how individuals can take simple, very well documented steps to build up their immune systems. Personal empowerment comes with a lot less side effects. In fact, the last time I read the “insert” there were none. Since we live in a world of hyper connectivity where all movement, phone calls, emails, etc. can be tracked, I look forward to writing the follow up to this article when the ones calling for violence against Dr. Tenpenny, her audience, and pubic establishments are found shortly.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society