In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the testing process that each drug must pass, before the drug can be licensed and sold for use to the general public. In essence, the FDA enforces the laws that must be followed by vaccine and drug makers. The FDA is a division within the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS and is also known as HHS).
Take note, the HHS is the highest level of Government, and so this department oversees all things that are medical or health related in nature. Therefore HHS oversees the FDA, they oversee the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they oversee the National Institute of Health (NIH), and other American Health Agencies. That means that when HHS provides instruction, all these subordinate agencies must follow through, and act according to HHS' instruction.
It is obvious that the US is seen as a world leader in both medical innovation and health policy. If this was not the case, doctors worldwide would not refer to the CDC, FDA, NIH, etc in an effort to stay up to date on the latest health news and practices. Because doctors worldwide quote from these agencies, it is reasonable to conclude that countries around the world use the practices, policies and legislation implemented by these American agencies, as a guideline when establishing their own practices and laws.
Leading up to 1984, there had been a number of American lawsuits filed against vaccine manufacturers, for the injuries that vaccines caused to Americans. Recognizing how US public vaccine support could be affected by those vaccine lawsuits, the HHS began paying very close attention to those legal proceedings. Based on the evidence presented throughout the court proceedings, HHS realized that they had a serious problem, and as a result they took action, changing some FDA legislation.
To quote the HHS, from their final ruling meeting minutes, for the then proposed amendments to FDA legislating policy, the minutes say:
..."questions have been raised in litigation about whether the vaccine used in the clinical trials conducted in 1962 for the approval of the sole license for oral poliovirus vaccine met all of the technical requirements in 630.11. FDA believes it is in the interest of the public health to make the amendment effective as soon as possible to make certain, questions, concerning whether the vaccine lots used in the original clinical trials technically conformed with the requirements of the additional standards in 21 CFR 630.10 to 630.17, do not cast doubt on the safety of the vaccine and the continued viability of the polio immunization program."
To quote those words plainly, taking out the extra wording which makes that quote confusing, HHS officials said, "questions have been raised in litigation about whether the vaccine...met all of the technical requirements" [legislated by US law]...it is in the interest of the public health to make the amendment effective asap, to make certain, [litigation] questions... do not cast doubt on the safety of the vaccine and... immunization program."
Though subtly stated that is an incredible admission. What they are admitting to there, is the vaccine, when it was tested, did not comply with the testing requirement laws, and rather than correct the vaccine so that it meets US law, they decided to change the testing protocol, loosening the requirements, so that the law matched the deficient vaccine.
But that's not all they said. Before concluding their final ruling discussion, HHS states:
…”any possible doubts, whether or not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist in view of the need to assure that the vaccine will continue to be used to the maximum extent consistent with the nation’s public health objectives.
"Accordingly, because of the importance of the vaccine and of maintaining public confidence in the immunization program that depends on it, good cause exists to issue these amendments as a final rule effective immediately."
Though it's worthwhile to familiarize yourself with what those amendments were, it's actually the discussion and intent behind those amendments which is way more important. When you read the minutes, it becomes clear that both the FDA and the vaccine maker failed to follow US law during the vaccine's testing. When this was pointed out during the court proceedings in 1984, HHS decided to change the law, NOT to improve the safety testing of vaccines, but rather, to save face and maintain positive public perception and public vaccination support.
Remember that when HHS gives instruction that instruction is then acted upon by the subordinate agencies, the FDA, CDC, NIH, etc. The quote above, that ”any possible doubts, whether or not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist," is a pretty revealing one. The only interpretation for such a statement is that the HHS, the highest level of US Government, instructed that honest, objective and complete disclosure about vaccine science must not be permitted, and that complete information must be withheld from US public knowledge.
By taking such a position, that means that US officials have admitted that they will use propaganda and censorship to influence the nation's behaviour. And recognizing that US medical practices are modelled worldwide, that means that US propaganda and censorship has subsequently influenced global behaviour.
If well-founded vaccine safety concerns cannot be allowed to exist, what do you think doctors are taught during their medical educations? Do you think the lectures that they learn from are propaganda-free?
As a result of propaganda, the vast majority of the public (including doctors) are completely unaware and therefore they are ignorant to the legitimate vaccine safety issues that exist. Obviously the squeaky wheel gets the oil, and in this case, US Government silenced that squeak in 1984, which significantly affected public awareness and outcry. Consequently, the safety problems of the past continue to exist and persist today, and in addition to that, more problems have developed since. Society's ongoing ignorance, society's apathy and denial that there could be a problem with vaccines, society's hatred for a group of people they've labeled "anti-vaxxers," and the refusal of society to listen to that hated minority who points at the unfavourable vaccine science, all of those societal actions have further compounded the problems.
Only when the public can speak openly and objectively about vaccine safety issues, without fear of attack and ridicule, only then will the serious safety issues and failures be corrected. If legitimate safety issues continue to be hidden from doctors and from common public knowledge, nothing will ever change or improve. Why would it? And if past and present problems continue to be ignored, denied, and silenced today, then that can only mean that our children will continue to face serious risks in the future ahead.
HHS Organizational Chart Here (pdf)
NYU Professor speaking about vaccine propaganda and censorship Here (YouTube)
DHHS / Federal Register / Vol. 49 No. 107 / Friday June 1, 1984 / Rules and Regulations Amendments to 21 CFR Part 630, Food and Drug Administration, Final Rule Here (pdf)
FDA Regulating Policy Part 630 - Additional Standards for Viral Vaccines Here
CONTINUE to the next post here: Safety & Efficacy 4
Article last updated Jan. 17, 2018