Most folks know Robert F. Kennedy, Jr for his work pushing misinformation and propaganda about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, especially the idea that vaccines are responsible for some kind of chronic disease epidemic in children.
What they may not know is that in addition to scaring parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids, he also does a lot of work targeting minority communities, helping to make sure that they are also exposed to his misinformation and propaganda about vaccines.
Robert F Kennedy, Jr.’s Medical Racism
And it is easy to see why this is a problem, as medical racism is a real issue, and it won’t help create or rebuild trust in minority communities as he releases a new “documentary” with stories that aren’t even true.
“Did you know that Bill Gates and WHO currently give vaccines that have been banned in the US for decades to millions of children in Africa? This includes DPT and vaccines with thimerosal (mercury).”Medical Racism: The New Apartheid
Not surprisingly, his story about Bill Gates and WHO isn’t true.
In fact, none of these vaccines are banned in the United States. They were simply replaced with other vaccines.
“At the June 2012 meeting, GACVS reviewed the most recently available information concerning the safety of thiomersal since it last reviewed this topic in 2008. A comprehensive review identified 28 publications that addressed mercury blood levels in the short and long term following vaccine administration, and epidemiological studies that examined the relation between thiomersal receipt and several health outcomes. Three ecological studies suggesting an association between thiomersal and neurodevelopmental disorders were found to be fraught with methodological flaws. In addition, the continuous increase in the number of cases of autism diagnosed in the USA despite removal of thiomersal from most vaccines strongly argues against a causal association (fulfilling the exposure and removal criteria). All other studies reviewed, which were conducted with more robust epidemiological designs and in different countries, failed to identify any association with neurodevelopmental disorders.”Thiomersal in vaccines
“Thiomersal allows millions of people worldwide to have access to life-saving vaccines and to date, no other safer and equally efficacious alternative has been identified for many vaccines.”Thiomersal in vaccines
Switching to single dose vials everywhere in the world so that kids could get thimerosal-free vaccines would be prohibitively expensive, especially as it would have no benefit for the children being vaccinated. Children who are already getting safe vaccines that have not been banned in the United States or anywhere else!
“CDC tested a dangerous experimental vaccine on Black children in Haiti, West Africa and over 1500 Black children in South Central Los Angeles in 1989.”Medical Racism: The New Apartheid
His story about the dangerous experimental vaccine?
That doesn’t sound good!
Wait, what was the mistake?
“None of the Los Angeles children, most of whom are now 5, was injured by the unlicensed vaccine, the CDC said.”U.s. Measles Experiment Failed to Disclose Risk
Well, it seems that in 1989, during a major US measles epidemic, some children were given a different formulation of measles vaccine – a high-titer version of Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine that was recommended by the World Health Organization and given in many countries outside the United States.
The mistake was that the parents in the study were not told that they might be getting an experimental high-titer version of the vaccine, a vaccine that was approved for study by the FDA and CDC. Because the vaccine was used elsewhere and recommended by the WHO, they didn’t think to label it as experimental.
These parents did know that they were in a measles vaccine study though.
Starting to get an understanding of what Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s documentary is really about?
“CDC’s systemic targeting of African Americans for unethical medical testing did not begin or end in 1973 when my uncle Ted Kennedy terminated the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments. Medical experimentation on Black people has been routine since before the Civil War. It continues today.”Medical Racism: The New Apartheid
Since he dares to invoke the name of his uncle Ted Kennedy, they will hopefully do it once again as he continues to tarnish the family name with his antics.
Would Ted Kennedy approve of his nephew teaming up with an AIDS denialist to make a film whose goal is to scare Blacks away from getting vaccinated and protected in the middle of a pandemic?
“Multiple studies show that African Americans disproportionately suffer from adverse events following vaccination. In 2014, CDC’s senior vaccine safety scientist admitted that CDC officials ordered its own researchers to destroy data that African American boys are 3.36 times more likely to get autism from the MMR shot as White children.”Medical Racism: The New Apartheid
Of course, Kennedy brings up autism.
This is the CDC Whistleblower story… If you kept up with the story, you know that no data was destroyed and African American boys are not at greater risk to get autism from the MMR vaccine.
“A Mayo Clinic Study has revealed that African Americans have double the antibody reaction to some vaccinations. Scientists believe that this hyper immune response may make Blacks more vulnerable to autoimmune disease.”Medical Racism: The New Apartheid
This might actually be the one true thing is Kennedy’s film!
Well, partly true…
The study, Associations between race, sex and immune response variations to rubella vaccination in two independent cohorts, did indeed find “consistent evidence for racial/ethnic differences in humoral immune response following rubella vaccination.”
That study and most others did not find more side effects in one race vs another. That there might be is why they are doing those types of studies though!
The film premiers next week and it is kinda of scary to think of what other propaganda he fits into it…
“The film explores recent racially-based experimentation by government health officials and pharmaceutical companies on black children in South Central Los Angeles. It also exposes Big Pharma’s medical experiments and “drug dumping” in modern day Africa and the WHO’s 2014 population control campaign to sterilize a million Kenyan girls with infertility chemicals hidden in tetanus vaccines.”New ‘Medical Racism’ Film Confronts Long-Standing Experimentation on Minorities
Sterilization campaign in Kenya?
This myth started because labs found low levels of hCG-like activity in some tetanus vaccines. Labs that used analyzers that were supposed to be testing blood and urine.
“Nonetheless, because of this, low levels of hCG-like activity was detected in the vaccines. But when proper lab tests were conducted on the vaccines in six laboratories around the world – including a lab chosen by the Vatican – no hCG was found.”ANALYSIS: Why does an old, false claim about tetanus vaccine safety refuse to die?
But while the idea of a 2014 population control campaign was debunked long ago, it keeps coming up, leading people to avoid getting vaccinated and protected. And leading to people actually getting and dying with tetanus!
“Medicine has a long and ugly history of explicit racism. Unfortunately, some of that legacy has been inherited by today’s medical institutions.”Medicine Must Prove that Black Lives Matter
And although we can’t change the fact that tragic events like the Tuskegee Study, a study of untreated syphilis in black men without informed consent, did in fact happen, we can’t let folks like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr make things worse with his propaganda.
Once again, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr exposes that he is all about scaring people away from getting vaccinated and protected against life-threatening diseases.
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- Bobby Kennedy’s Vaccine Injury Debate
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- Bobby Kennedy’s Big Pharma Vaccine Cartel Army
- Is Google a Vaccine Company?
- Kennedy Has a Fundraiser in the Middle of the Largest and Longest Measles Outbreak in Recent New York History
- WHO – Thiomersal in vaccines
- Global Vaccination Recommendations and Thimerosal
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. hosts a trainwreck of an antivaccine forum in Harlem
- Consequences of AIDS denialism–African American Female HIV Rates
- Anti vaccine groups receive over $850,000 in pandemic bailout money
- Post vaccination mortality – another anti-vaccine myth without merit
- Andrew Wakefield and Del Bigtree: Privileged white males harming African-Americans with antivaccine propaganda
- Cranks of a feather, part 3: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the antivaccine movement team up with the Nation of Islam to attack the CDC
- Anti-Vaccine Movement, Racism And COVID-19 Collide In Colorado
- National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care
- Race, Bioethics, and Public Health Project
- Medicine Must Prove that Black Lives Matter
- Reckoning with histories of medical racism and violence in the USA
- When a doctor calls a patient a racial slur, who is hurt?
- In Focus: Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care by Confronting Racism
- Ending systemic racism in medicine
- #RevealTheGap to End Systemic Racism in Health Care
- AMA Must Work Harder to End Racism in Medicine, Delegates Say
- 5 Ways the Health-Care System Can Stop Amplifying Racism
- Racism and discrimination in health care: Providers and patients
- AMA: Racism is a threat to public health
- ANALYSIS: Why does an old, false claim about tetanus vaccine safety refuse to die?