Managing Editor’s Note: We ran this post in February, 2011. It seems Jan – Mar is the PR lead up to autism “awareness month” whereby Americans must be reminded (with a hammer to the head) that vaccine injury does not happen, nor is autism association with vaccination. Dr. Paul Offit’s books debut each winter like the Groundhog wriggling out of his grotto – Offit’s goal of course is to protect vaccination while smearing autism and vaccine safety community members. This year even Autism Speaks – The Blue Bomb of autism told Americans to vaccinate their children, amidst the measles hype.
Dr. Julie Gerberding was the Head of the CDC. She left, and within a year, became President of the Vaccine Division for MERCK (makers of the MMRII and Gardasil vaccines.) In December she received a promotion to Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health. Read that title again. “Strategic communications.” Think about the intense media hype around the 100+ cases of measles, a disease that was so common and non-threatening that TV sitcoms like The Brady Bunch and Married with Children poked fun at transmission. Here’s some strategic communication from our John Stone – it was Dr. Gerberding who…
It wasn’t Andrew Wakefield who said vaccines cause autism Mr Gates, it was Julie Gerberding…and she told Sanjay Gupta
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