The Highwire with Del Bigtree
Del Bigtree has repeatedly given the pro-vaccine crowd a simple formula for shutting him up. Just do the study. Do the study comparing the health of the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Do a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Do just one and he’s done. He personally asked the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other experts to do the study. The answer was, “We will never do that study.”
Bigtree provides possible reasons why the experts might not want to do the study. One is because the studies that have been done are not giving them the answers they want. For example, a study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society showed that children who have had the DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis) have a greater risk of pertussis than nonvaccinated children.
How are vaccines approved? Bigtree doesn’t just tell us—he shows us the video of a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in February 2018. ACIP members were debating a new vaccine for hepatitis B. One member raised a question, asking whether this new vaccine had been tested in combination with other vaccines. The answer was, “We have no data.” There was another question: Are multiple adjuvanted vaccines given in Europe or anywhere else? “No. Okay, let’s vote.” The result was 100 percent in favor of approving the vaccine.
Just after the vote, one doctor asked about the increased risk of heart attack seen in the studies for this new vaccine. (Yes, he knew about that before he voted in favor of the vaccine.) By the way, the FDA rejected this vaccine twice before later approving it. What changed? Nothing except for wording explaining the heart risks away. But don’t worry, that will be monitored in the post-marketing surveillance. In other words, the general population will be the test subjects. Is that not just wonderful? The lack of concern for public safety is well-documented.
According to the CDC, one in 5.6 children has a developmental disability like attention deficit disorder, autism and so on. At least 54 percent of children have chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and others. Harvard Medical School studied the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and concluded that only about one percent of adverse events were being reported. When asked whether they could automate the system, Harvard said yes. With automation, events like heart attacks after a hepatitis B vaccine would automatically be reported, and that one percent would quickly get much closer to 100 percent. Have they implemented these improvements? Don’t be silly. Of course not.
Some of you may remember SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which was allegedly caused by a coronavirus. Scientists worked on developing a vaccine for that. However, the animal tests went badly. It seems that the vaccinated animals became deathly ill when exposed to the SARS virus. The vaccine was clearly worse than nothing. Bigtree goes on to show reports from CBS and news media in China stating that a SARS vaccine was also being tested on humans. Was this vaccine given to a large number of people? We don’t know. Did this vaccine turn a mundane virus into a killer? We don’t know. His point is that it could happen. And that is another reason why we cannot accept mandated vaccines.
Trump has offered a two-and-a-half-billion-dollar incentive to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Companies are coming out from under every rock claiming they can have a vaccine ready in weeks, days or even hours. How do you do safety studies in hours? Or even weeks? Will we get the best vaccine or just the fastest one? This is another reason why we cannot accept mandated vaccines.
We are seeing a frenzy of legislation in most (if not all) states, trying to mandate vaccines. People are showing up in large numbers to speak out against this overreach. There have been many successes and failures on both sides. I have to agree with Bigtree when he says that while this is great, it is not enough in the long run. It is like a big game of whack-a-mole. In Virginia, for example, mandatory legislation has been shouted down, only to come up again a year or two later. Bigtree and his organization have won a number of legal cases establishing that key parts of the law giving big pharma a pass on liability have not been followed. He is laying the groundwork for cancelling the industry’s immunity to vaccine lawsuits. That would be a good day for humanity. The thumb is UP for this video.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2020