Former science chief: ‘MMR fears coming true’

Posted By Christopher Wyatt | TLB staff writer/documentary producer


A former Government medical officer responsible for deciding whether medicines are safe has accused the Government of “utterly inexplicable complacency” over the MMR triple vaccine for children.

Dr Peter Fletcher, who was Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, said if it is proven that the jab causes autism, “the refusal by governments to evaluate the risks properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical history”.

He added that after agreeing to be an expert witness on drug-safety trials for parents’ lawyers, he had received and studied thousands of documents relating to the case which he believed the public had a right to see.

He said he has seen a “steady accumulation of evidence” from scientists worldwide that the measles, mumps and rubella jab is causing brain damage in certain children.

But he added: “There are very powerful people in positions of great authority in Britain and elsewhere who have staked their reputations and careers on the safety of MMR and they are willing to do almost anything to protect themselves.”

His warning follows reports that the Government is this week planning to announce the addition of a jab against pneumococcal meningitis for babies, probably from next April. It is also considering flu jabs for under-twos – not to protect the children, but adults they may infect.

In the late Seventies, Dr Fletcher served as Chief Scientific Officer at the DoH and Medical Assessor to the Committee on Safety of Medicines, meaning he was responsible for deciding if new vaccines were safe.

He first expressed concerns about MMR in 2001, saying safety trials before the vaccine’s introduction in Britain were inadequate.

Now he says the theoretical fears he raised appear to be becoming reality.

He said the rising tide of autism cases and growing scientific understanding of autism-related bowel disease have convinced him the MMR vaccine may be to blame.

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“Clinical and scientific data is steadily accumulating that the live measles virus in MMR can cause brain, gut and immune system damage in a subset of vulnerable children,” he said.

“There’s no one conclusive piece of scientific evidence, no ‘smoking gun’, because there very rarely is when adverse drug reactions are first suspected. When vaccine damage in very young children is involved, it is harder to prove the links.

“But it is the steady accumulation of evidence, from a number of respected universities, teaching hospitals and laboratories around the world, that matters here. There’s far too much to ignore. Yet government health authorities are, it seems, more than happy to do so.”

‘Why isn’t the Government taking this massive public health problem more seriously?’

Dr Fletcher said he found “this official complacency utterly inexplicable” in the light of an explosive worldwide increase in regressive autism and inflammatory bowel disease in children, which was first linked to the live measles virus in the MMR jab by clinical researcher Dr Andrew Wakefield in 1998.

“When scientists first raised fears of a possible link between mad cow disease and an apparently new, variant form of CJD they had detected in just 20 or 30 patients, everybody panicked and millions of cows were slaughtered,” said Dr Fletcher.

“Yet there has been a tenfold increase in autism and related forms of brain damage over the past 15 years, roughly coinciding with MMR’s introduction, and an extremely worrying increase in childhood inflammatory bowel diseases and immune disorders such as diabetes, and no one in authority will even admit it’s happening, let alone try to investigate the causes.”

He said there was “no way” the tenfold leap in autistic children could be the result of better recognition and definitional changes, as claimed by health authorities.

“It is highly likely that at least part of this increase is a vaccinerelated problem.” he said. “But whatever it is, why isn’t the Government taking this massive public health problem more seriously?”

His outspokenness will infuriate health authorities, who have spent millions of pounds shoring up confidence in MMR since Dr Wakefield’s 1998 statement.

But Dr Fletcher said the Government is undermining public confidence in vaccine safety by refusing to do in-depth clinical research to rule out fears of MMR damage to children.

He added that the risks of brain and gut damage from MMR injections seem to be much higher in children where a brother or sister has diabetes, an immune disorder.

“That is a very strong clinical signal that some children are immunologically at risk from MMR,” he said. “Why is the Government not investigating it further – diverting some of the millions of pounds spent on advertising and PR campaigns to promote MMR uptake into detailed clinical research instead?”

Now retired after a distinguished 40-year career in science and medicine in Britain, Europe and the US, Dr Fletcher said that without such research, health authorities could not possibly rule out fears about MMR.

He said: “It is entirely possible that the immune systems of a small minority simply cannot cope with the challenge of the three live viruses in the MMR jab, and the ever-increasing vaccine load in general.”

He said he had decided to speak out because of his deep concern at the lack of treatment for autistic children with bowel disease, as revealed in The Mail on Sunday two weeks ago.

He called the sudden termination of legal aid to parents of allegedly vaccine-damaged children in late 2003 “a monstrous injustice”. After agreeing to be a witness for the parents, he received thousands of documents relating to the case.

“Now, it seems, unless the parents force the Government to restore legal aid, much of this revealing evidence may never come out,” he said.

The Department of Health said: “MMR remains the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as having an outstanding safety record and there is a wealth of evidence showing children who receive the MMR vaccine are no more at risk of autism than those who don’t.” 


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3 Comments on Former science chief: ‘MMR fears coming true’

  1. in normal pediatric care the ill child is diagnosed, prescribed, recorded, for health, survival of child, family, society….immunizations fall outside of normal care, immunizations place faith in the doctor to inject a HEALTHY individual. Collusion between pharma & the US government allows this; the child arrives in perfect health and leaves damaged for life, or dies.

    In the late ’80’s early ’90’s monstrous institutions for the MR were closed for good. We study the genome, pregnancies monitored, amniocentesis, elective abortions ended the once institution bound. Autistic kids were 1 in 2-3 thousand.

    2016. Is there a reason society wants 1 in 45 children diagnosed on the spectrum? Why no authoritative investigation into the cause? Or curiosity? Why do intelligent, talented physicians continue to immunize?

    Autism doubles every 4 years. Who will stop it? Now death & maiming are winning, brave souls speaking up live in fear or die mysteriously.

    AND will pharma be asked to come up with a cure, antidote? If there’s anything left in that snake-pit they call their hearts they will. Why leave this world knowing the truth and not do anything about it.

  2. I went from the luckiest mom in the world, three beautiful boys, to sad, heart 6 y/o boy slowly lost his mind after 1 MMR. Do they understand what this does to families? Especially after the denial. “there was something wrong w/ him from the very beginning, we didn’t detect it, he was too quiet well behaved, followed directions too well, too athletic…how could we have known,” His school system said. His older brothers were unvaccinated. It was a mistake…it can never be taken back. I called Bernard Rimland. We talked for an hour. He wanted to use my son’s case, prosecute, make an example. I rejected the idea. My child was going to get better this was only temporary. He didn’t but everyone thought he would.
    His 2 older brothers are afraid to have families, afraid of society. We live with this tragedy every day. The affected child is 30, 1/2 my time is spent in prayers he’ll recover. Love never dies, they can’t take our love.

  3. To quote Chemistry Professor Boyd Haley, ” Because you are able to survive a man made toxoid is not proof of safety or efficacy” in view of those who have suffered permanent harm or death! Those who do survive can expect to have a weakened immune system and become more vulnerable to disease. In 1986 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established by Congress because the drug manufacturers threatened to stop manufacturing vaccines if they were not granted legal immunity from damages due to vaccines. It was no longer profitable for them to continue manufacturing vaccines in a free market, because of the large amount of lawsuits for injuries and deaths due to vaccines. So instead of requiring the drug companies to produce safer vaccines, Congress granted them total immunity from civil litigation due to injuries or deaths resulting from vaccines. Claims to the “Vaccine Court” were first filed in 1989. [Since then, over $3 billion in compensation has been paid out to victims of vaccine injury. Yup – vaccines are totally safe! NOT. If they’re so safe, why do we need to protect the makers of the vaccines?] (Source: CDC, Parents take greater role in childhood vaccines, MICHAEL RESCHKE
    Go to Vaccine Compensation to file a claim: The downstream harm of vaccines is enormous. The reporting system is weak and voluntary in the US and is generally acknowledged to capture between 1-10% of all adverse events, but if you give even that weak reporting data set a cursory glance you will see clearly that vaccines cause enormous harm to large numbers of people. Oh yes, did I mention the US government has paid out Billions to US families of vaccine injured or killed people. And most people never even make it to the vaccine court because of the high barriers set for entry and success in the system, which is, by the way, a US national scandal. Vaccine makers in the US are virtually totally free of any liability and are free to profit with whatever unclean and unsafe products they choose to. And they are free to profit from the downstream gain as well. Like, for example, childhood leukemia.
    1) History shows us that vaccines did NOT eradicate the diseases that plagued humanity. That is a common misconception — in actual fact, it was better sanitation and hygiene in the cities that prevented the spread of diseases. These charts, from official sources, show us that vaccines (1) were not responsible, and are not necessary, for eliminating infectious diseases, (2) are not effective, and (3) are dangerous. .
    2) Dr. Oz’s only concern about the flu vaccine appears to be that it contains thimerosal. He went on to advise pregnant women to ask for thimerosal-free vaccines. What he didn’t tell his audience is that The CDC’s own advisory committee, the ACIP, advised NO flu vaccine for pregnant women, with or without thimerosal.
    3) Class Says Merck Lied About Mumps Vaccine
    4) Whilstleblower Thompson’s Call to Congress:
    5) *There are 2 other MMR vaccine Whistleblowers
    6) CDC Epidemiologist Whistleblower Confirms New Review Showing Vaccine Autism Link:
    7) Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data.Hooker BS
    8) CDC Whistleblower Dr. Thompson on Thimerosal and Pregnant Women
    9) 100 million people were given the polio vaccine contaminated with monkey virus SV-40. The biggest cover-up in history. This was an on the air radio broadcast 1 month before the CDC cover-up was exposed:
    10) 48,000 paralyzed in India by the polio shot funded by the Gates Foundation. Bill Gates Confronted by Reporter: Bill & Melinda Gates on Trial in India:
    11) Listen to blog talk radio broadcast with Journalist Susanne Posel 10,000 DEAD from Vaccine in Pakistan: :
    12) Ebola & AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharma & US DoD
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    14) American parents awarded £600,000 in compensation after their son developed autism as a result of MMR vaccine Read more: :
    15) Measles outbreak in a vaccinated school population. Chains of transmissions and the role of vaccine failures
    16) 86 Research Papers Supporting the Vaccine-Autism Link

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