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The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually.
I have been around long enough to know that vaccine claims have to be checked and rechecked. And since this is a very old claim, one that I would like to be able to state (if it is true), I decided to review it.
I am fortunate to have, as one of my partners in advocacy, fellow autism parent Mark Blaxill, an Intellectual Property expert who has been employed by billion dollar corporations to manage their patents. Blaxill was the man who found out that HHS, through NIH, owns patents on all HPV vaccines, and receives a percentage of the profits for each dose of Gardasil and Cervarix administered anywhere in the world. He published the stunning revelation in a detailed three part expose entitled, A License to Kill? Part 1: How A Public-Private Partnership Made the Government Merck’s Gardasil Partner.”
When I contacted Blaxill to ask how to run a patent search, he was kind enough to do it for me. He found 57 granted US patents with the CDC listed as an assignee. You can see the search results here..
In 2003, UPI reporter Mark Benjamin wrote an in depth piece on the conflicts of interest (COI) in vaccine safety entitled, “UPI Investigates: The vaccine conflict.” We have Mr. Benjamin to thank for bringing the patents and COIs held by the members of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, including Dr. Paul Offit, to the public's attention, and for documenting the early years of Offit's increasingly absurd claims. In this article, Offit asserts that holding vaccine patents, being funded by Merck and having Merck buy and distribute, to physicians, his book extolling the virtues of vaccines, does not compromise his objectivity as a member of the committee that determines what is and is not sound vaccine practice
For a forum that so distrusts big corporations, being distrustful of this regulatory move shows how little you understand the corporate mechanisms by which most of our most effective means to control our most deadly diseases are made.
originally posted by: Boadicea
originally posted by: Bedlam
The same reason the NRL owns speech recognition patents, and the DOE owns explosives patents?
Sorry. It may seem obvious to you, but not me. Draw me a picture...
originally posted by: Agartha
a reply to: Boadicea
The CDC’s patents bring in less than 0.1% of their budget. That does not qualify as a financial partnership with anyone, including Big Pharma. CDC Financial Resources Annual Report
Also, the CDC does not licence the vaccines themselves, the NIH does.
Green Med info, Eco Watch, Kennedy, Trump, Natural News, they all twist the truth to fit their own agenda: disinformation. Once again they are publishing empty conspiracy theories with no real evidence to back it up.
They paid for the development, or some of their employees were involved in an official capacity during the development, primarily. Many, many governmental agencies, national labs and/or military branches own or co-own patents.
originally posted by: Boadicea
Here's where I'm stuck: If the government paid for the research and development, then the taxpayer paid for the research and development, and the fruits of that investment should belong to the people... it seems to me that our best interests would be served by making that research and development open to the free market, increasing competition and maximizing supply.
Except in cases where, as another poster pointed out, there is a reasonable interest in regulating/controlling the product for safety purposes... such as weapons, or viruses, etc.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: ketsuko
People claim they hate it when companies jack up the rates for products like the EpiPen...
...so just imagine if vaccine companies did that with vaccines.