The most important question we must ask ourselves is the following. Are the vaccines that we are being asked, or rather forced to administer to our children, if this law passes, safe and effective?
I suspect that everyone else here today who opposes this law is here for the same reason. No parent wants to give their child anything that is unsafe, particularly a vaccine that may have the unintended consequences of resulting in a debilitating illness, which would certainly be devastating to both the child and his or her family members.
Many of you on this committee may respect those in positions of authority in the medical community and believe in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines that are recommended. However, what you may not be aware of is the fact the Department of Defense (DOD) went to great lengths to hide scientific evidence that led one of the military doctors to not only refuse to inject himself with the anthrax vaccine but he refused to administer the vaccine to our troops on the basis of medical scientific fact. What makes this story compelling and highly relevant to this hearing is that the U.S. military punished this officer by a court martial, and the judge overseeing his court martial precluded him from presenting any evidence to the jury about the medical scientific facts regarding the safety and efficacy concerns of the anthrax vaccine. So, when I read the language in section 3 (b) it is very disheartening to say the least. In fact, this makes me question who actually wrote this section of the bill, especially given what I know about the anthrax vaccination.
In 1997 the decision was made by the Department of Defense (DOD) to inoculate all 2.5 million soldiers with the anthrax vaccination in the name of “protecting our troops”. It is important to point out that a few weeks prior to the announcement of this decision Secretary of Defense William Cohen held up what appeared to be a 5 pound bag of sugar on national television warning us that if this bag were to contain anthrax, it could kill half of the people in Washington. Scaring us into action seems to be the way things get done in Washington, DC, since fear is certainly a powerful motivator. A similar tactic is being used right now by authority figures in positions of power to scare people into thinking that unvaccinated people are to blame for recent “outbreaks” of the measles, for instance. The solution that the two Democratic sponsors of this bill have come up with is to follow the advice of some unknown authority figure on health that claim it is imperative that we are all vaccinated in order to, “keep us safe.”
If the goal really is to, “keep us safe”, then why are we not debating the safety and efficacy of the vaccines the authority figures are recommending we administer to our children? Instead, what we are debating is whether or not to force residents of the state of NJ to vaccinate their children without their informed consent, without the ability to express any moral objection, philosophical objection, political objection, or even raise the possibility of objecting to the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. This is absurd in my opinion.
This brings me to the reason why I am here, which is tell members of this committee what has happened to our military soldiers and veterans in the name of “protecting our troops” by mandating that we receive the anthrax vaccination. This is very similar to “keeping us safe” by mandating that we are all vaccinated in the state of NJ.
Let’s take a closer look at the anthrax vaccination program.
The first sentence of an article entitled, The Anthrax vaccine program: An analysis of the CDC’s recommendations for vaccine use written by Dr. Meryl Nass states that the anthrax vaccine was never proven to be safe or effective. This is a very powerful statement. She goes on to discuss how the anthrax vaccine is an actual cause of Gulf war illness. This is the same conclusion that I reached after years of wondering and researching what was happening to my health, as I began to experience many of the debilitating symptoms characterized by what has become known as Gulf War Illness. These symptoms include chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain and stiffness, muscle pain and weakness, unrefreshing sleep, difficulty concentrating and remembering, and brain fog.
What are the scientific facts surrounding the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine?
The most shocking is that Gulf war illness is not some mysterious syndrome that no one knows how it came about, but rather an illness caused by an oil based adjuvant called squalene that was added to the anthrax vaccine without anyone’s awareness. This scientific fact was discovered by a world renowned virologist Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University.
Why is this important? Because “according to the GAO (General Accounting Office) scientists have expressed safety concerns regarding the use of novel adjuvant formulations in vaccines, including squalene.” What’s even more important, and also very relevant to this hearing is that a key authority figure in the medical profession working at the DOD, Peter Collis, who was in charge of vaccination efforts refused to cooperate with the GAO’S investigation into the conduct of the DOD with regards to the possibility that squalene was added to the anthrax vaccine. The GAO stated that the DOD was “stonewalling” and repeatedly denied extensive squalene testing only to finally admit it after being confronted with the evidence.
After a three year long investigation it was revealed that squalene was, in fact added to the anthrax vaccine. The GAO characterized the actions of the DOD officials as “a pattern of deception”, and that DOD officials expressed a “willingness to jump out and use everything” when discussing experimental vaccines that contained adjuvants that were not approved by the FDA. This report was initiated by Congressman Jack Metcalf in the year 2000. The report concluded that the anthrax vaccination program be halted. More importantly, “it further states that an aggressive investigation must be undertaken to determine the source of the squalene, and the potential health consequences to those who have been vaccinated, both during and after the Gulf War”.
Although these recommendations may sound like good news. This advice was not taken, and no aggressive investigation or actions were taken either. How do I know this? Because the corporation behind the anthrax vaccination, Emergent biosolutions, who literally took over the state of Michigan’s Public Health Service in a sealed auction courtesy of the corrupt Governor of the state of Michigan at the time, proceeded to extract over $1 billion dollars in pure profit as he defrauded our federal government, wasted taxpayer money, and most importantly betrayed countless men and women in uniform, many of whom now suffer as I do from this debilitating Gulf war illness. To make matters worse, Emergent biosolutions continues to make vaccines!
I sincerely hope that the sponsors of this bill are not relying upon this company for any of the vaccines that our children will be forced to receive if this bill passes. In fact, I believe that the people residing in the state of NJ have a right to know who is behind the language of this bill. What medical authorities are being relied upon, and which specific companies are supplying the vaccines that we may be required to force our children to take. The reason this is important is because scientists have recently discovered that the adjuvants being added to vaccines are actually causing numerous autoimmune conditions.
In fact, a new syndrome referred to as ASIA, which stands for autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) details how the adjuvant squalene is implicated in Gulf War illness, as Dr. Garry’s research already confirmed, aluminum hydroxide (Alum) is implicated in post vaccination phenomena associated with rheumatic diseases that include vasculitis, systemic lupus, inflammatory myopathy (IM) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as well as neurological syndromes such as multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis (TM) and others, and silicone with siliconosis associated with systemic sclerosis. All of these conditions are a result of the adjuvants being added to the vaccines.
The main question then, becomes, how can we trust the manufacturers of vaccines like the CEO of Emergent biosolutions? Especially when considering the fact that an unprecedented 13 congressional hearings exploring the issues of the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine culminated in the decision to halt the mandatory program due to blatant abuses of power, and yet this CEO continued to reap enormous contracts with the federal government during and even years after the recommendation was made to halt the program, as investigators were encouraged to find the source of the squalene.
What happened with the anthrax vaccination in the military sounds strikingly similar to what is taking place here today in the state of NJ. We are being scared and forced into submission. The fact that we are not allowed to object to the safety and efficacy of the vaccines we will be forced to give our children is literally outrageous! It is important for me to share that the fact that I asked for this information prior to receiving the anthrax vaccination. I was assured that it was safe and effective. I trusted the doctor, who was in a position of authority. The unfortunate consequence of this trust is that I must now suffer for the rest of my life. If this vaccine was optional I certainly would not have taken it due to the some of the same objections that Section 3 of this bill seeks to take away from us.
The sad, but ugly truth is that we cannot be confident that the people in positions of power in the medical community, or CEO’s that manufacture these vaccines have our best interests in mind. What we can be certain about is that there is rampant corruption taking place in our government that also appears to apply to vaccinations as the anthrax story can attest. The adjuvant squalene which we now know is causing Gulf war illness was never approved by the FDA for use in the anthrax vaccine, but yet it was somehow extensively studied and mysteriously found its way into the anthrax vaccine without anyone becoming the wiser. So, how can we be certain that other novel adjuvants like squalene will not find their way into the vaccines we will be forced to give to our children if this law passes. The short answer is that we can’t. The more disturbing answer is that this may already be happening without our awareness in other vaccines, which only increases the risk to families throughout the state of NJ.
Thank you for this opportunity to express my concerns, and I sincerely hope that the people of this committee can make the right choice by allowing families to make their own choices when it comes to the health and safety of their family members, which I have no doubt is the most important choices they will ever make.
As many of you who follow this story may know by now, I am the disabled veteran, who called in and spoke to the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy live on the AskGovMurphy show on December 19th, 2019. Click on the link to listen to our conversation. Just in case the link is broken, or gets removed, I typed the conversation below. Please note, the first question on this issue can be found approximately 10 minutes into the show. My question came on around minute 21. This will save you all some time, since the clip is 56 minutes long.
Me: “My specific question is also with regards to Senate Bill S2173. I do understand your position is based on science and fact, which is precisely why I am calling because I actually have scientific information that I would like you to consider. So, when I hear that there is no science or facts on the side of opposition to vaccinations that’s just simply not true. I happen to be a disabled veteran suffering from Gulf War Illness that was due to the anthrax vaccination that contains an oil based adjuvant called squalene. Adjuvants themselves have been linked to something called autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), and this is responsible for a lot of autoimmune diseases. I myself, like I said am a disabled veteran because of this, and I think this is definitely pertinent, relevant information that is published in scientific peer reviewed journals, and I would implore you to at least be willing to listen to. I‘m actually in the process of sending this to Senator Sweeney’s office, and I would love to send them to you as well.”
Governor Murhpy: “Okay, Joe, listen, very fair. First of all before I talk about your specific offer, thank you for your service to our country. God Bless you for that. Separately, we take input from all sides on every issue including this one. So, we are more than happy to connect with you, in fact, our whole cabinet as usual is listening tonight, and I would love to ask our Commissioner of the Department of Health Judy Persichilli, or one of her designees to reach out to you. We will try to get back to you by tomorrow and try to get that information from you. Again, thank you for your service and thank you for offering to give us the information.”
The question is did this happen? Were they “more than happy to connect with me”?
Sadly, NO! I had to call the Governor’s office myself 4 days later on December 23, 2019, to find out why I haven’t received a phone call from Judy Persichilli, as promised by the Governor. To their credit, she did call me back later that same day. Judy and I spoke at great length on the phone that day.
What was most surprising to me during our conversation is that she admitted to me that she was not aware of the ASIA syndrome research I mentioned. This should be utterly shocking to every parent in this state. This is supposed to be the Commission of Health, who is tasked with public health safety. How can she not be familiar with this research?
I proceeded to tell her my story, and the connection that exists between dangerous adjuvants like squalene and other autoimmune conditions caused by adjuvants, such as aluminum. Her response to this was to claim that information she read on this briefly prior to our call did not convince her of this connection. I then asked her which specific peer reviewed scientific information she was referring to, and that it is very important that she is not reading information provided by, or funded by the pharmaceutical industry. She agreed to send me the information that informed her opinion, which I was happy to hear. When I asked her if she could send me this information. Her response was, “I don’t do that. I have people that do that for me”
So, did she send me this information? Sadly, NO! Take a look at the email I sent Judy Persichilli after our phone conversation. I also asked her if she could pass along a message to the Governor for me asking if he would please call me back. This never happened either, since I am still waiting for that phone call…
Please note, Judy delegated the responsibility of sending me the peer reviewed science that informed her opinion to her Communications director, Donna, who I mention in the email below.
It was nice speaking with you earlier today. I was certainly glad to hear that you were not familiar with the Autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) that I discussed on the air with Governor Murphy.
This makes the peer reviewed scientific information that I have even more urgent!
The discovery of this research is what motivated me to call the AskGovMurphy show, and why it is imperative that this information is well read, understood and considered prior to a vote being casted on S2173.
I forgot to mention that I attempted to alert WHYY of this issue this morning when they were discussing concerns over the potential passage of S2173. To my surprise, I was informed that I would NOT be put on the air, and instead was simply thanked for tuning in. This issue needs to be treated with a greater sense of urgency, instead of brushed aside and ignored.
This is also why I also asked you if it would be possible to speak with the governor on this issue directly, especially considering that all signs indicate that Senator Sweeney is determined to re-introduce Senate bill 2173 in January. If this happens, and S2173 passes, then the Governor will be the only person who can stop what will certainly amount to a true cause for concern regarding public health for many residents in the state of New Jersey in the near future. With this being said, it is imperative that he also read this information prior to making a decision if this bill happens to proceed further.
I look forward to reading the articles that you were able to research on the ASIA syndrome that you mentioned reading prior to our conversation. I spoke with Donna, who informed me that she will try to get these articles to me by today. Thank you for this. However, it is now 5:36 and I have not received them as of yet.
It is also important to point, as I mentioned during our conversation that there are plenty of other articles in addition to the articles that I suspect you may have read that shed an enormous light on the role adjuvants play in autoimmune illnesses.
Below is the email I sent to Amanda with some of the information pertaining to ASIA syndrome. Amanda informed me that she would disseminate this research to the members of the health committee, as well as Senator Sweeney himself.
Thanks again for your time today!
I really appreciate it. Please let me know how well this information is received, and when I can expect to speak with the Governor.
Below is the message I forwarded to Judy Persichilli from Sweeney’s aid, Amanda. Note, Amanda did actually reach out to me, which was actually surprising to me, as I mentioned to her on the phone. We also spoke at great length, and she seemed to be familiar with research, so I sent her 14 peer reviewed articles that were part of this attachment. She assured me that this information would be given to Senator Sweeney and the members of the health committee.
It was a pleasure speaking with you earlier. (Please see the attached documents as per our conversation). As I mentioned, my illness led me to discover peer reviewed evidence suggesting the anthrax vaccination causes Gulf War Illness (GWI). Specifically, the oil-based adjuvant squalene that the anthrax vaccine contained. This stunning realization then led me to further research if any other vaccines may cause autoimmune illnesses similar to GWI. Unfortunately, this turns out to be the case, as can be seen in the evidence attached. For me this issue is not about “passion”, it’s about the safety and health of my children.
Thanks again for contacting me. I really appreciate it!
Please let me know how well this information is received.
So, what happened? Did I hear back from Amanda? Did I hear back from Donna? Did I hear back from the Governor? I’m guessing you probably know the answer to that already.
Sadly NO! I sent plenty of emails, but haven’t hear back from anyone!
WHY NOT? Why are the people in power in NJ breaking promises made live on the air, on the phone, and in email to a disabled veteran who was vaccine injured!!
This gives new meaning to the frame ‘science and facts’ We give them the science and they ignore the facts!
P.S. I’m hoping that if enough people bring this to the attention of the Governor, Judy Persichilli, Donna, Senator Sweeney, Senator Joseph Vitale, Senator Loretta Weinberg (the sponsors of the bill) and members of the Health Committee that I may just get the response I have been promised.