The Donald Trump administration has made headlines for many of its bold stances, but are Trump and the White House really a friend of the vaccine safety movement?
His preliminary intentions of creating a vaccine safety commission with Robert Kennedy Jr., one applauded by the movement, have not yet come to fruition. But now, a plan to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars in order vaccinate kids around the world just may.
The foundation in question is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance with a stated goal of ensuring that “vaccines reach all the world’s children.” But in light of recent questions surrounding the safety of vaccines, many are wondering exactly what this partnership will bring.
New White House Budget Strongly Questioned
As pointed out in a new post from the website Farm Wars, the 2018 White House budget provides immense financial support for vaccine programs, despite the unanswered safety questions that remain, as raised by Trump himself.
From a March 2014 tweet, Trump mused: “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, and doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!”
It’s clear that Trump has serious concerns about the safety of vaccines, and yet his administration’s proposed 2018 ‘America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again‘ budget blueprint provides serious financial support for vaccinating kids worldwide using U.S. tax dollars.
The aforementioned Gavi organization is in line to receive major funding from the U.S. in order to “vaccinate hundreds of millions of children in low-resource countries and save millions of lives.”
The pledge that is being fulfilled will total $1 billion to Gavi, whose sponsors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the OPEC Fund for International Development and several other huge corporate interests.
The Gates Foundation spent $750 million to create the foundation in 1999 with the stated goal of vaccinating kids against the rotavirus vaccine. The Gates Foundation is also “a key Gavi partner in vaccine market shaping,” the Foundation states.
Proponents of vaccines in third world countries say the shots help prevent diseases in malnutritioned children. Others, however, question their safety and necessity in light of mounting evidence of vaccine injury concerns (over $3 billion has been paid out to vaccine injury victims by the government since a 1986 law that made it illegal to sue manufacturers in the U.S. for injury damages).
Considering that people in the U.S. are given faulty and/or unsafe vaccines resulting in injuries, skeptics wonder about the quality and potential side effects of those given to outside countries.
The Gates Foundation’s methods have also been questioned. In India for example, Merck and the Gates Foundation have been the subject of an investigation by the Indian Parliament during which it was concluded that the “safety and rights of children were highly compromised and violated” during the testing phase.
Seven deaths were also reported; investigations showed they weren’t directly connected to the vaccines.
However, questions remain in regards to this highly under-reported series of incidents and similar ones around the world, especially considering that catastrophic injuries relating to HPV vaccines and even deaths that followed HPV vaccinations have been reported previously in various other countries including the U.S. and UK.
In addition to the questions about vaccine spending, this Farm Wars article also notes that the budget includes what may be more support for the oil, gas and similar energy industries at the expense of our natural landscape.
For more information, check out the full budget by clicking on this link. You can search phrases such as “vaccines” and “energy” to learn more within the text.