As if Merck hasn't caused enough damage to the public's health with its painkiller drug Vioxx, found to increase cardiovascular risks, more evidence questioning the company's credibility has surfaced. It turns out Merck continued to supply the infant hepatitis B vaccine, which was contaminated with thimerosal, a mercury preservative, for two years after announcing that it had eliminated the toxin from the vaccine.
It was September 1999, in the midst of concerns about the risks of mercury in childhood vaccines, when Merck stated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a preservative-free version of the vaccine. And despite Merck's news release that stated, "Now, Merck's infant vaccine line is free of all preservatives," the company still distributed the vaccine containing thimerosal until October 2001.
Fifty percent ethyl mercury
Still present in most flu shots, though eliminated from most routine childhood vaccines
Used as a sterilizing agent to prevent bacterial contamination (due to repeated insertion of needles into multidose vials of vaccine)
A Merck spokeswoman explained that the company continued to supply the preservative-containing version of the vaccine during the transition period to make sure there was enough vaccine to aid in protecting the nation's children. Regardless, both parents and doctors were severely misled; more than 4,200 parents have filed claims in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Due to the mercury present in the shots, the parents argue their children have suffered from autism or other neurological disorders. However, vaccine makers and health officials claim there is no solid evidence to prove that small doses of mercury, once widely present in children's shots, caused such harm.
Los Angeles Times March 8, 2005
I ran an interesting article about a 1991 Merck memo uncovered by the Los Angeles Times that expressed concerns babies were receiving elevated amounts of mercury--as much as 87 times higher than the maximum daily "consumption" of mercury from fish. Now, we find out Merck lied about this potent neurotoxin being present in vaccines and allowed it to be injected in millions of unsuspecting newborns There are only two words I can think of for this-- reprehensible evil.
I am highly challenged to understand how Merck can get away with this. How can any company say that a potent neurotoxin is not present in something that is mandated by law to be injected into helpless infants and then not be penalized for the crime it committed. Folks something isn't right here.
Before you decide to vaccinate your children, I strongly recommend you do them a favor and closely examine the serious risks and side effects associated with vaccines. Doing so could very well mean the difference between life and death for your child. If aid in your research you might want to consider recent reports by Drs. Donald Miller and Russell Blaylock.
If you are still not convinced of the value and safety in avoiding vaccines, you should, at the very least, avoid exposing your child to vaccines from multi-dose vials. Inform the physician or nurse that you want the single-dose vaccine container and request that you want to actually witness them removing it from the vial and would like the empty vial to take home with you as proof that your child did not receive the mercury-contaminated vaccine. This way, you will at least avoid one of the problems associated with vaccines.