After my PhD thesis had been published for three years the Australian government, for the first time, attempted to critique my PhD. This critique was published in the industry-funded journal Vaccine in February 2019.
The critique was an attack on my research in an attempt to discredit my PhD. However, it was flawed due to the misrepresentation of my arguments and aims for the investigation and their unsupported claims about the methodology. This has been outlined in my response to their critique below.
The four authors of this paper include former government directors of the NCIRS – Peter McIntyre and Margaret Burgess and government researchers Julie Leask and Kerrie Wiley. They have a significant conflict of interest in writing this comment because some of them have been influential in the development of government vaccination policies for over twenty years and my thesis provides evidence that the government hasn’t funded the necessary studies to prove the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
Science that has not been funded by Governments or Research Institutions
The government and private research institutions have not funded any studies that have investigated the long-term health effects of the combined schedule of vaccines in animals or infants – using an inert placebo. They have not designed studies to establish if vaccines are the cause of the significant increase in chronic illness and autism that is being observed in this generation of children.
The precautionary principle has not been used in the design of public health policies in a way that will protect public health.
This prinicple requires that the onus of proof of harmlessness for an intervention or technology is placed on the proponent of the intervention not the general public. But the Australian government has placed the onus of proof of harmlessness of the vaccination schedule on the public – not the medical practitioners or the pharmaceutical companies.This ensures that the government is protecting the vested interests of industry lobby groups in its vaccination policies. That is, pharmaceutical profits.
The adverse health effects that are linked to the components of vaccines in the medical literature include neurological damage and immunological damage similar to many conditions that are being observed in children. A link to the ingredients in Australian vaccines can be found here and this demonstrates that vaccines are a plausible cause of these diseases.
Even though the use of 11 vaccines (in infants under one year of age) contains many environmental toxins there are no studies that investigate vaccines as a possible cause of the increase in chronic illness in children. I have listed below the well funded studies that have not investigated vaccines as a cause of chronic illness in children:
a). In 2009 The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR) and researchers from the University of Western Australia and Curtain University were funded by the NHMRC to complete a 5-10 year study of children born in 1980. The aim of the study was to look at the impact of developmental disorders and mental health problems and relate them to possible environmental causes. The study involves looking at children from birth and their mothers pregnancies to see what environmental exposures affected their development. Vaccines which are a significant environmental exposure to all children were not included in this investigation.
b) The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Australia claims to be ‘committed to unlocking the mysteries of childhood diseases’ yet this organisation has not completed any studies that examine the effects of vaccines on the long-term health of children. It is known that environmental toxins affect gene expression yet there has been no attempt to examine the components of vaccines and their influence on the genetic expression of chronic illness in children.
c) Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). This institute has not funded a study that examines the effects of multiple childhood vaccines on the development of children and their ability to reach their full potential in life.
d) The AusImmune study at the Australian National University (ANU) was carried out from 2003 – 2008 and examined the link between multiple sclerosis (an autoimmune disease) and environmental toxins – including 4 vaccines that may be a possible cause of this disease. Multiple Sclerosis is one of the many chronic illnesses that is increasing in adults. The conclusions to this study depend upon the chosen criteria and parameters of the study.
e) The US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), has not funded a study investigating the effects of vaccines on the development of children.[/pane]