June 26, 2023, Invoice Maher, host of the Membership Random Podcast, interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 2024 presidential candidate for the Democratic Celebration (video above).
They mentioned the Kennedy household’s political historical past, legacy media’s fierce opposition to his bid for the presidency, ideological modifications throughout the Democratic Celebration, the tragic assassination of his father mere minutes after successful California’s Democratic Major in 1968,1 and why the declare that vaccines are “secure and efficient” is fake.
Regulatory Seize Is a Risk to Public Well being
Kennedy highlights the hyperlink between regulatory seize by Huge Pharma and the shortage of vaccine security research. He factors out that in his profession as an environmental lawyer, he spent quite a lot of time suing the Environmental Safety Company over its approval of poisonous chemical compounds, so he was nicely conscious of the sorts of conflicts of curiosity current.
Thus, when he was dragged into the vaccine security difficulty, the belief that the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention had been additionally compromised by trade got here as no nice shock. As he advised me after I interviewed him again in March 2023:
“I have been an environmental lawyer and advocate for 40 years, and I noticed the impression of company seize. That is why I used to be capable of acknowledge it so simply after I noticed it within the pharmaceutical trade. All these businesses are captured. The pharmaceutical trade owns the Nationwide Institutes of Well being … CDC, FDA. The coal and oil trade and the pesticide trade personal the EPA.”
Kennedy additionally factors out the significance of the Nationwide Childhood Vaccine Harm Act (NCVIA) of 1986, which granted vaccine makers immunity from legal responsibility when kids had been injured by their vaccines.
This regulation was handed as a result of vaccine makers admitted vaccines had been unavoidably unsafe, they usually couldn’t afford to make vaccines if folks had been allowed to sue them for damages. So, the federal government created a federal vaccine court docket to adjudicate these circumstances and pay out damages.
Importantly, vaccine makers got blanket immunity “regardless of how grievous the harm, regardless of how reckless the conduct, regardless of how shoddy their manufacturing and testing processes,” Kennedy says, including, “and the explanation we gave them that legal responsibility protect is as a result of they had been capable of persuade the Reagan White Home that vaccines couldn’t be made secure. They’re going to injure sure folks.”
So, why is there even an argument about this, when vaccine makers, many years in the past, admitted vaccines couldn’t be made secure for everybody, and authorities agreed?
Vaccine Accidents Are Frequent, however Underreported
The following query is, are vaccine accidents uncommon? And in that case, how uncommon? Based on the CDC, vaccine accidents are very uncommon, affecting only one in 1 million. Nonetheless, they’ve recognized this can be a lie since 2010, when the CDC lastly studied that query. The so-called Lazarus Examine2 revealed that the real-world harm fee is 2.6%, or about 1 in 37 folks — a far cry from 1 in 1 million.
As famous by the authors of that examine, “Antagonistic occasions from medicine and vaccines are widespread, however underreported … fewer than 1% of vaccine antagonistic occasions are reported.” In addition they harassed that “Low reporting charges preclude or gradual the identification of ‘drawback’ medicine and vaccines that endanger public well being.”3
Maher tries to argue that simply because somebody experiences an issue after a vaccine, that doesn’t imply the vaccine induced that drawback. Folks have underlying circumstances and the like. Nonetheless, as famous by Kennedy, vaccine makers are imagined to design merchandise which can be secure for all folks, not simply the super-healthy minority.
In spite of everything, greater than half of the American inhabitants have continual ailments that may make them extra vulnerable to vaccine harm, so arguing that underlying well being issues are in charge for vaccine accidents is hardly a strong argument. The query is, in that case many individuals are in danger for vaccine harm, why aren’t we ensuring vaccines are as secure as they will probably get?
Vaccines Did Not Save Hundreds of thousands From Infectious Illness
Kennedy additionally rebuts Maher’s argument that vaccines have saved thousands and thousands of lives that will in any other case have been misplaced to infectious ailments. In 2000, Johns Hopkins College of Public Well being reviewed important statistics information to evaluate to what diploma vaccines and different interventions contributed to the huge lower in infectious illness mortality within the twentieth century.4
Curiously, medical interventions reminiscent of antibiotics and vaccines had been discovered to have performed a really minute function. The reason for the development in public well being was enhancements in diet and sanitation.
Kennedy additionally cites the McKinlay and McKinlay examine,5 printed in 1977, which discovered that lower than 1% of the decline in mortality from infectious illness within the U.S. within the twentieth century may very well be attributed to fashionable medical interventions, together with medicine, vaccines and surgical procedures.
Antidepressants and the Rise of Gun Violence
Maher additionally brings up Kennedy’s views on antidepressants and their potential function in mass shootings.6 Kennedy precisely factors out that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) carry a black field warning that these medicine could cause suicidal and homicidal ideation.
So, clearly, they will play a task, and this connection is one thing Kennedy believes we have to severely examine and never merely dismiss offhand as unimportant. Certainly, analysis reveals:
- 31 medicine, together with 11 antidepressants, six sedatives and three ADHD medicines, account for 78.8% of all circumstances of violence towards others reported to the FDA.7
- A 2021 evaluation of the Violence Mission database, which is funded by the U.S. Justice Division, revealed 23% of mass shooters had been on psychiatric medicine.8,9
- Based on CDC Surveillance for Violent Deaths information, 35.3% of those that dedicated suicide in 2013 examined constructive for antidepressants on the time of demise.10,11
However regardless of apparent warning indicators, the federal government is not going to examine the function of antidepressants in gun violence as a result of they don’t need the reply. And so they don’t need the reply as a result of it would pressure them to take a stand towards the drug trade. In addition they gained’t examine the function of violent video video games and the like, for a similar purpose.
What the Science Says Concerning the COVID Shot
Maher and Kennedy additionally talk about the potential dangers and advantages of the experimental COVID jab. Maher bought it, and shortly thereafter examined constructive for COVID. He suspects there’s a hyperlink. However he additionally believes the explanation his sickness was so gentle may need been as a result of he bought the jab.
I might argue that COVID was a nothingburger for the overwhelming majority of individuals, jabbed or not, however Kennedy opts as an alternative to debate what the science says in regards to the effectiveness of the photographs. He cites a Cleveland Clinic examine posted on-line in December 2022, which concluded that:12,13
- The photographs offered safety for a few months, after which effectiveness wanes precipitously, and after roughly seven months, you’re extra prone to COVID than earlier than (adverse efficacy).
- The chance of COVID-19 an infection elevated with every vaccine dose. Those that had acquired two doses had been 2.6 instances extra prone to get contaminated than the unvaccinated, and people with three or extra doses had a 3.4 instances increased threat.
- The bivalent COVID-19 booster was solely 29% efficient in stopping an infection throughout the timeframe when it was well-matched to the circulating pressure.
Whereas not mentioned on this interview, CDC information additionally reveal that by April 2022, most COVID deaths had been occurring among the many jabbed and boosted, and this regardless that numbers are artificially suppressed by solely counting folks as “vaccinated” or “boosted” in the event that they’re at the least two weeks out from their final shot. As reported by the Kaiser Household Basis (KFF):14
“In fall 2021, about 3 in 10 adults dying of COVID-19 had been vaccinated or boosted. However by January 202215 … about 4 in 10 deaths had been vaccinated or boosted. By April 2022 … information16 present that about 6 in 10 adults dying of COVID-19 had been vaccinated or boosted, and that’s remained true by way of at the least August 2022 (the newest month of knowledge).”
Who Actually Shot Robert F. Kennedy?
On the very finish of the interview, Kennedy tells the story of his father’s assassination, which befell June 5, 1968, on the Ambassador Resort, minutes after successful the first election. Whereas Sirhan Sirhan, a Jordanian man, was caught firing at Kennedy and was convicted of the homicide, the true killer was a safety guard employed for the occasion named Thane Eugene Cesar.17
Cesar was a CIA operative who labored for Lockheed and, based on Kennedy, he was a “vocal racist who hated the Kennedys” for his or her advocacy of civil rights for Blacks. Mainly, Sirhan was a distraction. His frontal assault allowed Cesar to fatally shoot RFK from behind. Cesar handed away September 2019 on the age of 77.18 Sirhan, now 79 years previous, remains to be in jail and Gov. Gavin Newsom has repeatedly denied his parole beneficial by the parole board.