Chapter 10: Article 6
Witnessing the vaccine debate unfold over this last decade, I have watched the media throw insults around far more often than actual information. Every time a new doctor comes forward, speaking out, the media and scientific community side step discussing the scientific data that doctor points to. Instead, the media shifts to attacking the doctor's character, competence, and sanity.
I've grown incredibly tired and annoyed from watching this recurring strategy, but it continues to be incredibly effective. Unfortunately most of society chooses to get their news solely through mainstream reporting, and they haven't yet caught on to this pattern.
The introduction to this book read:
Unfortunately, when media does briefly mention [these doctors'] names, it’s usually only to bully, attack, insult and destroy their reputations. These doctors know what lies ahead if they speak out. They've witnessed the insults, the ridicule, the bullying that THE WORLD unleashed upon the doctors who came before them. So WHY? Why would they choose to join that minority group and bear that burden? Speaking out, in such an environment doesn't make ANY sense, UNLESS there was something incredibly serious happening that would make enduring that hardship worth it.
Ch8: Part 8 told the tale of four doctors. Each of them had their careers attacked, for speaking out. Dr. Jayne Donegan was one of those doctors. After her medical career was nearly destroyed by the British General Medical Counsel, and she was exonerated following a David and Goliath battle, she was asked what had she learned from this experience. She replied:
Perhaps it is that if a parent says, “I’m worried about the safety of vaccination,” they are told, “You don’t understand, you’re not a doctor.” However if a doctor says, “I’m worried about the safety of vaccination,” they are told, “We’re charging you with serious professional misconduct
To quote Robert F. Kennedy Jr from an interview he gave in episode three of the documentary Vaccines Revealed (Link Here), he said:
And doctors won't come out. Doctors lose their licence if they talk about this.
It takes an incredibly courageous human being, to be willing to do the right thing, even when doing so means the destruction of their reputations, careers, earning, lifestyle, etc. Yet the list of doctors rising up, speaking up continues growing. They became doctors because they wanted to serve humanity, and so they serve.
So healthcare system upped the ante.
Upton Sinclair recognized something vital that many miss seeing. He said, “It is dificult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Today, in many states pediatricians are offered significant financial incentives to fully vaccinate their patients. From Deep Roots at Home, a fellow health advocate, I learned the following:
So how much money do doctors really make from vaccines?
If your pediatrician has just 100 fully-vaccinated patients turning 2 this year, that’s $40,000. Yes, Blue Cross Blue Shield pays your doctor a $40,000 bonus for fully vaccinating 100 patients under the age of 2.
If your doctor manages to fully vaccinate 200 patients, that bonus jumps to $80,000.
The average American pediatrician has 1546 patients, though some pediatricians see many more.
Here’s the catch your pediatrician will not tell you:
Under Blue Cross Blue Shield’s rules, pediatricians lose the whole bonus unless at least 63% of patients are fully vaccinated, and that includes the flu vaccine. So it’s not just $400 on your child’s head – it could be the whole bonus.
You can view the Blue Cross Blue Shield Pdf document for yourself. The bonus criteria is described on page 16. I’m not sure if this type of incentive program operates in Canada.
On Ask Dr. Sears website, he addresses this reality, explaining that he was surprised to learn this style of incentive program is actually offered in some states. He goes on to explain how such incentive programs like this can actually harm the doctor patient relationship. Dr. Sears explains that some physicians are willing to give up their bonuses and provide care to those families who don't vaccinate, but most doctors would not. Research from 1999 corroborates his assumption, showing that when doctors are offered bonuses, most take the necessary measures to be able to receive that bonus.
And even if there weren't bonuses offered to doctors, different actions taken by insurance companies still have a direct financial affect on the physicians. Dr. Paul Thomas explains how this happens, as follows:
We have these things called "quality measures" for doctors. So in pediatrics, most insurance plans will rate you based on your quality measures, and in pediatrics oftentimes it's how well you vaccinate. That's considered a "good doctor" who vaccinates well. In other words, I'm doing a good job telling you, my patient, to get all these vaccines, because that's the right thing to do, because the CDC and the AAP said so.
So, they look at my two year olds, what percentage are fully vaccinated. Well, it's zero. There's no way I'm going to promote the hepatitis B vaccines for newborns, etc, etc. Right. So, it's not that I'm anti-vaccine, but I'm telling the truth. And once you tell the truth and give enough information, intelligent parents make the decision, and now I'm a bad doctor [according to CDC and AAP recommendations], I'm getting dropped by insurance plans, it's a disincentive for doctors to step forward and do the right thing.
Unfortunately, many mechanisms operate within our medical system to ensure that doctors stick to the vaccination schedule and never question vaccination practices. A doctor's vaccine education is focused solely on learning the benefits of vaccination. Doctors are never taught about the potential harms, and they are not taught how to critically evaluate how pharmaceutical influences have affected everything they've been taught and the research they turn to.
If a doctor does begin to connect the dots, if they fall out of line, become vocal with questions that challenge standard practices, those doctors are dealt with swiftly and brutally. The brutality sets an example for their peers, it keeps the majority in line, not questioning.
CONTINUE to the next article: Ch10: Part 7
Miracle Vaccines Here
Dr. Paul Offit explaining that many medical schools teach nothing on vaccines Here
HHS - well founded concerns about a vaccine's safety cannot be allowed to exist Here
Widespread pharmaceutical influence and weak institutional safeguards in Canadian medical schools Here
Dr. Marcia Angell lectures - The Truth About the Drug Companies Here
Rep. Henry A. Waxman statement at the hearing "The Roles of FDA and Pharmaceutical Companies in Ensuring the Safety of Approved Drugs, Like Vioxx" Here
Dr. Sears explains he has learned some health insurance plans in some States do offer bonuses to physicians Here
Research - Bonuses work at encouraging doctors to fully vaccinate their patients Here
Dr. Paul Thomas explains how insurance plan quality measures often result in doctors being dropped by insurance plans, acting as a disincentive for doctors to do the right thing Here