Dear Rachel,

Thank you for your interest in our non-profit’s work. Unsurprisingly, based on your story on Dartmouth-trained pediatrician Dr. Paul Thomas last year, your news coverage of our recent billboard campaign to promote informed vaccination consent had a strong bias against the majority of Americans now questioning vaccines. It’s remarkable how many times you managed to regurgitate the slur “anti-vaxxer” although top scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) said at their recent meeting that it’s time to retire the hostile term as frontline practitioners are now questioning vaccine safety due to the lack of science.

The term is also inaccurate. Many of the 35,000 children we help represent were vaccinated and suffered debilitating vaccine injuries including: seizures, tics, asthma, juvenile arthritis, juvenile diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, neuropsychiatric disorders, brain damage, sensory abnormalities, and paralysis.

It is clear that you did not reach out to have a scientific discussion on vaccines. I doubt you asked your medical expert, a board member of pharmaceutically-funded Boost, why he didn’t know that the statistic on the billboard is from a Health and Human Services’s 2016 Neiss-Cades survey published in JAMA that reported an astonishing 19.5% of children under five who are admitted to emergency rooms for drug reactions are suffering vaccine injuries. It’s disturbing that as a pediatrician and the medical director of Children’s Health Alliance, a private pediatric practice in partnership with convicted felon Merck, Dr. Rosenbloom was unaware of this pertinent information. Is he aware that Merck is currently in court for childhood vaccine fraud and malpractice charges? Is he aware of the recent FOIA exposure showing that more than half or a significant percent of all participants in each of the eight trials for the MMR vaccine developed gastrointestinal symptoms and upper respiratory infections?

Rather, it appears you were more interested in how much our rapidly growing medical freedom community paid for these billboards. Can we assume that you asked St. Charles hospital how much they paid for their billboard campaign across Central Oregon to promote liability-free childhood vaccinations despite recent winning lawsuits against the National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services, and a settled lawsuit against the FDA for their failure to conduct the necessary vaccine safety science? Did you discuss how much Dr. Rosenbloom gets paid and who pays him? Probably not, because what is really important to you and Dr. Rosenbloom, in the face of pharmaceutical companies spending hundreds of millions of dollars every year to lobby politicians, bribe doctors, and fund associations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, is how much a grassroots non-profit organization spent on a handful of billboards that are attempting to alert people to their right to informed vaccination consent.

Dr. Rosenbloom clearly doesn’t want parents informed, which is a major reason why many are trusting the conventional medical establishment less and less. Instead of censorship and name-calling, it’s time to put down the “anti-vaxxer” slingshot and work toward cultivating trust.

Oregonians for Medical Freedom promotes informed consent by empowering parents with the vaccine inserts and scientific literature. Ultimately, many parents who read the science realize that some doctors like Dr. Rosenbloom are not being forthright about the serious side effects or the inability of most of today’s vaccines to prevent the spread of their targeted infection. Fortunately, more doctors, nurses, and scientists are speaking up on the failed whooping cough vaccine that has been shown to make children more likely to spread the infection by asymptomatic transmission and more susceptible to pertussis by one of the world’s premier vaccinologists:

“Because of linked-epitope suppression, all children who were primed by DTaP vaccines will be more susceptible to pertussis throughout their lifetimes, and there is no easy way to decrease this increased lifetime susceptibility.”

Yet Dr. Rosenbloom mistakenly assumes that anyone questioning the five DTaPs and Tdap booster by age 18 is an “anti-vaxxer” and a climate-change denialist. The truth is that  Democrats and Republicans are uniting over the right to protect informed vaccination consent. Vaccine injury doesn’t discriminate. According to the CDC, the majority of Americans utilize medical choice by selectively vaccinating themselves or their children. Healthcare workers across the country are working to protect their informed vaccination consent rights and the American Medical Association’s code of ethics allows AMA members both religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination for themselves.

For any journalist who finds refuge in conventional medical opinion, we must simply remind them that conventional medical doctors said OxyContin and Vioxx were safe, and pediatricians like Dr. Rosenbloom said baby powder and Paxil were safe for children. They ended up being tragically mistaken. As journalists, instead of asking medical expert opinion, we should read every single study and winning lawsuit. How are we winning lawsuits against government health agencies unless we are on to the truth? Think about that.

Dr. Heidi Larson, MA PhD and Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project stated at the recent WHO meeting:

“There’s a lot of safety science that’s needed, and without the good science we can’t have good communication…In medical school you’re lucky if you have a half day on vaccines, never mind keeping up-to-date with all this.

In closing, we’d like to say that we recognize that Dr. Rosenbloom likely believes in what he is doing. We all want healthy kids and he believes that he is saving children’s lives by attacking anyone (including WHO scientists and frontline healthcare professionals) who holds the position that there are serious safety and legal issues of the childhood vaccination program.

Parents only want what is best for their children. We’ve gone from 12.8% childhood chronic illness in the 1980s to now 54% of our children have at least one of 20 chronic illnesses. Since the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 that removed financial liability from the pharmaceutical companies for vaccine injury, the childhood vaccination schedule has tripled from 24 doses to 73 liability-free doses including unlicensed vaccines now recommended to pregnant women. We’re experiencing a massive public health fail in this country like nothing we have ever seen before in history. Lifelong chronic illness is a far greater concern for many families than short term childhood infections.

While discussing scientific integrity and medical expert opinion, we suggest that Dr. Rosenbloom spend ten minutes with the Institute of Medicine’s vaccine safety reports that located science to support a causal relationship between childhood vaccinations and meningitis, febrile seizures, measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE), pneumonia, and other serious vaccine injuries. In your piece, Dr. Rosenbloom stated his fears regarding both measles complications and meningitis. It sounds like we share similar concerns.

Best of luck going forward and please do not hesitate to reach out for more science on the serious safety and legal issues of the current childhood vaccination program.

Oregonians for Medical Freedom