Atlanta Site of Vaccine Justice Rally
Groups from throughout the nation fighting for “vaccine justice or else” will hold a town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The Town Hall will be held at the Atlanta Technical College, on Metropolitan Parkway in the auditorium of Building C. The four and a half hour town hall on vaccine justice will start at 1:30 pm.
Initially, the “vaccine justice or else” town hall was scheduled as a two day conference for February 12, and 13, with Robert Kennedy, Jr., as its headline speaker. Kennedy, a lawyer and environmental activist, could not arrange his schedule and the symposium was cancelled.
Last fall, Kennedy supported a one day protest at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He also spoke at a demonstration in Atlanta’s Grant Park the following day. The protest focused attention on state legislative bills which require the mandatory vaccination of all school age children.
The town hall meetings will be convened by the CDC Justice or Else Committee. This committee is composed of activists against mandatory vaccinations. Also, the Nation of Islam is a co-convener of this town hall discussion. These gatherings come on the heels of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement that the Zika virus is at pandemic portions.
WHO is calling for aggressive research to develop yet another vaccine to combat the effects of this virus. Additionally, there have been suggestions that a mutant strain of mosquitoes could be created that would neutralize the Zika carrying Mosquitoes. “CDC Vaccine Justice or Else Committee” does not trust the government to disclose credible information about the risks and failures of these type of vaccines.
In a press release announcing the town hall meetings, the organizing committee cited a letter dated August 27, 2014 and signed by Dr. William Thompson, a scientist employed by the CDC. Thompson’s letter suggests the CDC is covering up data that supports “an association between vaccines, African-American males, and neurodevelopmental disorders which include autism.”
The town hall organizers allege the CDC has engaged in scientific misconduct in the following areas: “deviation from the research protocol, manipulation of data to alter results, and the felonious destruction of documents that were under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request at the time.”
They cite Dr. Thompson’s letter as proof to support their contentions. The pertinent part of Dr. Thompson’s letter reads as follows:
“I regret that my co-authors [sic] and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American boys who received the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
The town hall seeks to bring awareness to a”growing number of bills being introduced in state legislatures to expand vaccine mandates and to eliminate constitutionally guaranteed religious exemptions; to codify their demand for truth, transparency and full disclosure of vaccine risks and failures; and to express their support for the call by Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) for a full congressional hearing on the matter.”
Town hall participants include, Dr. Nevorn K. Askari, M. D., Pediatrics, Marcella Piper-Terry, M. S., Vaxtruth.org, Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, and Michelle Ford, from the Vaccine Injury Awareness League (V.IAL.org).
Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist, the author of Paper puzzle and Justice in the Round. He can be contacted at haroldmichaelharvey.com.