by Christina England
March 09, 2009 http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/93817
The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation meet regularly in the UK
and supposedly discuss the safety of our vaccines. The JCVI is made up from a
group of medical professionals from various walks of life and all are
volunteers. On The Department of Health website this is what is said about the
"Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is an independent expert advisory committee first set up in 1963. Its Terms of Reference are:
"To advise the Secretaries of State for Health, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on matters relating to communicable diseases, preventable and potentially preventable through immunisation."
In addition to their work on the Committee, members may be called upon by the Secretariat to give advice when matters arise on which the members' particular expertise may be of assistance to the public service. Members may also from time to time be requested to attend and contribute to the deliberations of one or other of the Panels of the JCVI.
The Chair and members of the Committee will play a critical role in ensuring the Committee's continued standing as an internationally recognised leading body in the field of immunisation. Members of JCVI will:
be committed to the continued development and improvement of this important area of public health;
bring relevant experience to the Committee;
contribute to the provision of high quality and considered advice to UK ministers of health;
be expected to make a full and considered contribution to the work of the Committee and to contribute fully to the debate and to, the decision making processes of the Committee;
provide expert guidance when an issue which falls within their particular area of expertise is under discussion;
contribute to the debate in the capacity of a well-informed health professional where the issue does not fall within their expertise;
take into account the need for and impact of vaccines, the quality of vaccines and their safety and the strategies to ensure that the greatest benefit can be obtained from the most appropriate use of vaccines;
recommend the best public health advice to Ministers;
be prepared, as requested by the Secretariat, to occasionally provide expert advice on relevant issues outside of committee meetings;
be prepared, as requested by the Secretariat, to occasionally attend and contribute to the deliberations of one or more of the Panels of the JCVI which report to the main committee;"
Note this sentence in particular
"The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is an independent expert advisory committee first set up in 1963."
Well according to a British newspaper The Daily Express our JCVI it seems are not as 'Independent' as they would like us to believe. In fact it has been revealed that several members are linked to the very drug companies that make the vaccines they are discussing. Conflicts of Interest or what? How can the public be expected to trust these so called experts when they apparently hide the side effects of vaccines such as the MMR to protect their own interests?
Not only are side effects seemingly hidden and swept under the carpet but in April of this year, rules will come into force that will mean the Health Secretary, who currently is in charge of vaccine policy, will be legally bound to accept the recommendations of the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation, effectively making what they say gospel. Is it any wonder that Professor David Salisbury from the Department of Health who is a member of the JCVI is getting a little hot under the collar and demanding that revealing documents are removed from the UK News website One Click who give the latest information and news about the adverse reactions to vaccines. He is threatening to sue One Click unless they remove two documents from their website and apologise. In true British form One Click are staying firm and have an army of supporters from around the world supporting and backing them. I looked to see what all the fuss was about. It turns out that one of the documents is part of a formal complaint about Professor David Salisbury to the General Medical Council for Fitness to Practice and Professional Conduct Matters.The other document is a paper written by Martin Walker about a child who died 10 days after an MMR. To read both documents go to the above link.
Lucy Johnston writes this is the Daily Express
"According to a secret dossier, five cases of potentially deadly brain inflammation were reported following the use of MMR in Canada before it became part of standard childhood vaccinations in Britain.
Documents from the JCVI, gained through freedom of information requests, also reveal reports that –another brand of MMR had caused "neurological complications" from the measles component of the vaccine in the US.