MB Comment: The Guardian (a left-leaning UK news outlet) recently ran this opinion piece by Henry Miller and Gilbert Ross. Although it’s not disclosed in the Guardian article (blatant omission), Gilbert Ross M.D. turns out to be the Medical/Executive director of The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). Here is what Wikipedia says about Dr. Ross: ‘As of July 2010, ACSH’s “Medical/Executive Director” is Gilbert Ross, M.D. Just prior to joining the ACSH staff in 1998, Ross served more than a year in prison and had his medical license revoked over his role in a Medicare fraud scheme. His medical license was not reinstated until 2004.’
Here is what a 2005 Mother Jones article (Paging Dr. Ross) had to say about ACSH: ‘When American corporations come up against inconvenient science, say, a study showing that mercury in fish can damage a developing fetus, or that a blockbuster drug has nasty side effects, they call in the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). Industry-funded ACSH is the most aggressive debunker of pesky research reports emanating from government and academia. Its medical/executive director’s calm, soothing voice can be heard on television and radio, quelling public fears about the latest bad news about health and the environment.’
The Guardian article co-authored by Dr. Ross calls for non-vaccinating parents to be charged with child abuse if their child gets sick, for health care workers who refuse to be vaccinated to have their employment terminated, for philosophical exemptions to be completely eliminated, for religious exemptions to be revoked and for doctors to decline to treat families that refuse vaccination.
The pharmaceutical industry has 145 new vaccines in development and intends to make them mandatory. They are apparently using front groups such as the ACSH to plant repressive anti-choice vaccine stories in compliant media outlets such as the Guardian, which didn’t even bother to disclose the author’s conflicts of interest. Welcome to the 21st century vaccine renaissance. Wake up people, your medical freedom is going up in smoke as pharmaceutical companies demand total control of your body for involuntary medical procedures (a violation of the AMA policy on informed consent).