When CHS was engaged in charity work educating some of the poor delusional characters who seem to number amongst those who visit the cranky pseudo-science world of Dr David Dorski’s Science Blogs dot Com a question arose. Could it be possible that some government health officials around the world involved in selling vaccines on behalf of the drug industry to you and your kids might be like some of Dr Gorski’s cranky Dorkskis?
"If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings"~ Leonardo da Vinci
Lots of interesting stuff there!
"And this is aside from all the adverse vaccine reactions which go massively unreported, ignored and buried by health officials the world over so that the claims of safety for vaccines are little more than hype. A general benchmark for under-reporting in all drugs and not just vaccines is 98 in every 100 adverse reactions – so multiply by 50: Spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting vs event monitoring: a comparison: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Volume 84 June 1991 341."
So much for the active reporting system, eh?
And the quote from Andrea Hiller is a slap in the face to those who insist that vaccines just don't make that much money for the drug companies:
… vaccines ….. have become the darling of many drug manufacturers’ portfolios over the past few years …. With vaccines continuing to be the big success story for the pharmaceutical industry, the world market for preventative vaccines reached $22.1 billion in 2009, up from $19 billion in 2008. Kalorama Information predicts the market will increase at a compound annual rate of 9.7% during the next five years, reaching $35 billion by 2014, as new product introductions continue and the use of current products expands further.
Vaccines Continue to Bolster Pharma Market By Andrea Hiller, Kalorama Information Thursday, December 2, 2010