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Over 250 Doctors and Research Scientists Ask Trump for Independent Vaccine Safety Commission

More than 300 doctors and scientists call on President Trump to form an independent vaccine safety commission

More than 300 doctors and scientists call on President Trump to form an independent vaccine safety commission

This letter from medical doctors and research scientists calls on the president to convene an independent vaccine safety commission.

“I am a clinical researcher long experienced in trials. An unbiased inquiry is never dangerous nor superfluous … The gold standard in medical problems is a randomized clinical trial with and without the agent. Everyone will benefit from the answer, particularly children.” ~James Holland, M.D.

“I am a practicing medical doctor, neuroscientist, geneticist, and scholar who was trained at Johns Hopkins, where autism was first described by Leo Kanner … When doctors first started vaccinating children, the benefits clearly outweighed the risks. We are seeing more complications now, most of which could be prevented by taking into consideration factors such as gender, age, nutritional status, and exposure to neurotoxins. We need to redefine this debate in scientific, and not political terms. Then we can vaccinate safely.” ~Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D.

As a journalist and book author who has been researching and writing about vaccine safety for over 15 years, I believe we need an independent vaccine safety commission. Some small evidence-based changes to the current CDC vaccination schedule could significantly improve health outcomes among America’s children.

I call on the media to:

1) Investigate and report on the growing body of scientific evidence that shows that acetaminophen/paracetamol given before or after vaccines is directly contributing to the autism epidemic. This brand new (March 16, 2107) peer-reviewed article by researchers at Duke and Harvard Universities should be making headline news.

2) Investigate and report on the fact that the United States is one of the only industrialized countries that gives a vaccine against a sexually transmitted disease (hepatitis B) to infants at birth regardless of risk. This vaccine contains 250 mcg of aluminum, more than ten times the safety limit for newborns, according to the FDA. We know now that its efficacy wanes by the time children reach the age where they are sexually active or using drugs. In this peer-reviewed study, for example, only 24% of those vaccinated in infancy had protection (which indicates a 76% failure rate) without an extra (“challenge”) dose.

3) Investigate and report on the dozens, if not hundreds, of medical doctors who are making evidence-based changes to the vaccine schedule and seeing excellent results. These doctors argue that they are able to keep children safe from infectious diseases without compromising their brains or immune health. My co-author, Dartmouth-trained pediatrician Paul Thomas, M.D., has 13,000 children in his pediatric practice in Portland, Oregon. He is available to the media who would like to speak with him. His phone should be ringing off the hook.

Vaccine Safety Advocates Call for Honesty in Medicine and the Media

Vaccine Safety Advocates Call for Honesty in Medicine and the Media

Paul Thomas, M.D.; Brian Hooker, Ph.D.; Judy Mikovits, Ph.D.; Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D; and Toni Bark, M.D.

Medical doctors, PhD scientists, and a science journalist will speak to the press on behalf of over 300 doctors, scientists, and scientific organizations who have written to President Trump in support of an independent vaccine safety commission.

Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Friday, March 31, from 9:00am to 10:30am Eastern Standard Time.

Since 1986, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, established through legislation signed by President Reagan, has paid out more than $3.5 billion in claims for injuries caused by vaccines. It is estimated that only a small fraction of people injured by vaccines pursue remediation through the Program’s “Vaccine Court” and that two out of three claims are denied. Despite these figures, the nation’s prominent news agencies consistently fail to acknowledge the inherent and extensive risks of vaccines. Medical professionals and members of the scientific communities are coming forward to demand more accurate and unbiased reporting to better serve the public’s interest.

Credentialed members of the media who plan to attend must RSVP to It is not open to the general public. This event will be live streamed on Facebook via Your Baby, Your Way.

Media interviews are available. Please contact Caroline Kennedy at (703) 801-9319 or to make arrangements.

More information is available at

**PLEASE NOTE: This post was edited on 3/29/2017 at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. It originally read “well over 300.” While this was accurate when it was first published on 3/28/2017 at 12 p.m., the signatures have since been reviewed and verified. It was found that some signatures were not valid. As of this writing, a more accurate count is over 250 medical doctors, researchers, and organizations.

The Proof is in the Pudding: Our Medical System is Making America’s Children SICK

I put to you that no thinking person can look at the American childhood vaccine schedule today without having grave concerns.


I’m stealing an expression from a friend who probably wouldn’t want to be named, the pudding. The proof is in the pudding. If your children are healthy, there’s nothing to see here. Business as usual is working just fine for your family. Your doctor is your ally. All is well.


But if your child is sick, there’s a problem.


And, in the United States anyway, so many of today’s children are so sick. (There’s your pudding.)


Four children in my daughter’s fourth grade class were on the autism spectrum.


A middle schooler I know was recently diagnosed with diabetes.


My daughter’s friend has such severe eczema all over her body that her face and arms are blotchy with angry rashes.


It’s a Sisyphean task to stand up to the medical establishment. Why would anyone want to?


I spoke at a conference with James Lyons-Weiler, PhD; Mary Holland, J.D.; and Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. this Saturday, which was organized by Informed Choice Washington and the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge.


Among the amazing people who participated were Alan Phillips, Del Bigtree, Bernadette Pajer, Drella Stein, bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein, Leah Houser, Jena Hensler Dalpez, Alissa Desancic, and many more.

Signature of Garth Stein, author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain." Garth Stein has two sons whose health was harmed by vaccines.

Signature of Garth Stein, author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” on Jennifer Margulis’s arm


I talked to parents who attended the conference who have children who:


  • Are nonverbal
  • Smear their own feces
  • Stim
  • Scream in pain
  • Have unusually severe and early onset food allergies
  • Are uncontrollably violent
  • Cannot concentrate
  • Have multiple seizures a day
  • Have leaky gut syndrome
  • Cannot tolerate even basic foods without severe stomach pain


Many of these children will never go to college, get married, have a career, or start families of their own.


These parents are not the crunchy granolaheads who had home births, breastfed exclusively, ate kale popsicles, didn’t bother with pediatricians, and skipped diapers. (Yes, that’s a thing. Yes, it works. Yes, it’s weird. And yes, it’s awesome if you’re open-minded enough to try it.)


These are the parents who did EVERYTHING their doctors told them, followed medical advice at face value, and listened when their doctors insisted they keep vaccinating, keep using Tylenol, and keep taking antibiotics, usually for ear infections. They asked their doctors, “Could some of my child’s health problems be caused by vaccines?” and they were told no. The timing of the problems was just “an unfortunate coincidence.”


These doctors would even go on to insist that their sick child needed vaccination and other treatments MORE URGENTLY than healthy kids.


A lot of older people wonder why on earth would my generation of parents be rejecting some vaccines? My 72-year-old aunt has friends who get upset with my vaccine safety Facebook posts. They believe parents who forego or delay vaccines are “selfish” and “irresponsible,” that not vaccinating is like putting kids in a car with no seat belts.


Back to the pudding: I’ve seen time and again that many (not all) kids who are completely unvaccinated within the same family tend to be healthier than their fully vaccinated older siblings. I heard dozens of stories to that effect at the conference: the oldest child gets all the vaccines and his health starts to decline, as does his younger brother’s. But by the third child the parents have wised up and are no longer following medical conventions. Their unvaccinated youngest is by far their healthiest and smartest and best adjusted kid.


Of course those kids are also avoiding Tylenol (which can be neurologically devastating), eating real food, and not being exposed to as many neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors, which are present in everything from conventional baby shampoo to building materials.


I put to you that no thinking person can look at the American CDC childhood vaccine schedule today without having grave concerns.


A Washington State epidemiologist came to Saturday’s conference as a private citizen and she, too, has concerns.


If you use your logical thinking skills you quickly see that something is very, very wrong.


We are giving a vaccine against a sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis B vaccine, at birth and in infancy when it should be given preteen if needed.


We vaccinate against rotavirus and chickenpox, two mild childhood illnesses, which flies in the face of good science and common sense.


As William Parker, Ph.D., at Duke University’s medical school explained to me, the human immune system is like a well trained army, always on high alert, always wanting to attack. We evolved to fight off and cohabitate with bacteria and viruses. You can’t remove those illnesses from the human landscape and expect not to disrupt the organism.


We continue pushing a yearly flu shot for children and adults when a double-blind ferret study published in PLOS One showed that exposure to flu vaccine makes the flu more severe and a Canadian study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that consecutive shots make the flu vaccine LESS effective. Yet we give six month olds the flu vaccine, which still contains mercury, one of the deadliest substances on earth.


It’s irresponsible and unscientific to have such an aggressive and unnecessary schedule.


The proof is in the pudding.


The emperor is naked.


Whatever metaphor you choose, we can do better than this.

Jennifer Margulis will be speaking at the Architects of a New Paradigm Conference in Ashland, Oregon

Jennifer Margulis will be speaking at the Architects of a New Paradigm Conference in Ashland, Oregon on March 25 and 26, 2017…


Jennifer Margulis will be speaking at the Revolution for Truth rally in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 2017

… And also at the Revolution for Truth rally in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 2017.


Related posts:
It’s Time to Start a New Conversation About Vaccines
13 Reasons Why the CDC is Right and You Should VACCINATE Your Kids
My son’s SPD was caused by the Hib vaccine


Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist and investigative reporter whose work has been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and featured on the cover of Smithsonian magazine. A Fulbright awardee, she has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015) and coauthor, with pediatrician and addiction specialist Paul Thomas, M.D., of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016). Learn more at Follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.