The organization said that 15 like-minded advocates joined Kennedy on Capitol Hill “to fulfill our promise to the community” in providing data they said would dramatically improve child vaccine safety.
“Federally elected officials can no longer ignore the chronic health conditions — tied in no small part to adverse vaccine reactions — that currently affect over half our nation’s children,” the statement said. “Not only are these officials now aware of the conflicts of interest and inadequate science upon which the vaccine program is built, but they have been given a common-sense plan for enacting desperately needed changes that puts children’s health first.”
For those unfamiliar with the World Mercury Project’s work, it’s “mission is to raise public awareness of the dangers and sources of mercury, with the ultimate goal of banning all uses of mercury on a global level,” according to the group’s website. Kennedy is the group’s chairman; he was recruited to the organization in the early 2000s because he was already a leading environmentalist and anti-mercury champion. Once he learned about the damage being caused by toxic mercury-based preservative thimerosal, which is used in vaccines, he was more than willing to join the fight.
The group noted in meetings with lawmakers last week that the long-term effects of the nation’s childhood vaccine program have not been sufficiently studied, while U.S. regulatory agencies are “conflicted” over the issue of vaccine safety.
“Childhood epidemics have mushroomed along with the childhood vaccine schedule,” the group noted, adding that many vaccines are known to be neurotoxic, carcinogenic, and can cause autoimmunity.
The group makes these recommendations:
— All vaccines must be subject to a “scientifically rigorous approval process;”
— There must be a reporting system established to notify federal agencies of adverse vaccine events to include automation of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) databases for the research purposes;
— Make sure that all parties involved with approving vaccines are completely free from conflicts of interest;
— Before adopting evidence-based guidelines, all vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) should be reevaluated;
— Studies regarding what makes some people more susceptible to vaccine injury should be funded and conducted;
— The government should support fully-informed consent practices as well as an individual’s right to refuse to be vaccinated.
“Vaccines, which are given to healthy patients, should be tested more rigorously than drugs because they are not given to treat an existing disease,” the World Mercury Project noted.
“Inadequate testing currently ensures that the true risk/benefit assessments for the safety and cost of vaccines are impossible to calculate accurately,” the group continued, yet those vaccines are given to around four million American infants every year. (Related: How Big Pharma gets away with injecting children with neurotoxic heavy metals.)
The group further noted that current forms of reporting and studying of adverse events after receipt of vaccines “is…haphazard and antiquated.” The WMP recommends dramatically updating reporting requirements, adding that currently, the federal Department of Health and Human Services “likely only records about 1% of the actual adverse events…”
As for vaccine testing, the WMP recommends a wider clinical trial set for vaccines. Now, trials “typically only enroll a few thousand patients in total,” the group said. “When vaccines are subsequently approved for use in populations of millions of healthy individuals, it is imperative that rates of known adverse events and any new or rare adverse events are monitored.”
“America is in the midst of many childhood epidemics. Over 50% of our children are chronically ill. We owe it to our children to examine what is happening to their health and correct it as soon as possible,” the group said.
J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.