Metcalf interviews mandated-immunization opponent
- Michael Belkin was a financial forecaster and statistician
uninvolved in medical policy -- that is, until his infant daughter died
after receiving a hepatitis B vaccine. Since then, Belkin has devoted
to battling mandated immunizations and the powerful forces
- Belkin has testified before Congress in opposition to
hepatitis B vaccinations. WorldNetDaily writer and talk show host
Metcalf recently interviewed Belkin about his work in combating
- Question: How did you first
get involved in the issue of mandated
hepatitis B vaccines?
- Answer: I learned about it
the hard way. My daughter died about 15 hours after getting the second
hepatitis B shot at the age of five weeks. I did an investigation and the
first thing I found out was that hepatitis B is a disease of basically
intravenous drug users and promiscuous homosexuals and heterosexuals. It
is a blood-transmitted, sexually-transmitted disease. And they are giving
it to babies.
- Q: Children are not at risk
are required to get this shot?
- A: Yes. And therein lies
a huge story. The way that vaccines are licensed and regulated and
in this country is a major scandal. Under the Freedom of
I got the adverse reaction report from the FDA. It
turned out that as of
two years ago, there were 25,000 adverse
reactions reported to the FDA,
including 440 deaths. The median onset
was one day. I'm trained in statistics.
I'm a graduate of U.C. Berkeley
and am a former strategist at Solomon Brothers.
I work with data -- I
work with statistics. I provide econometric and financial
forecasts for some of the largest financial institutions in the
- When I saw this data and started going through this,
over I found the same thing that happened to my daughter. In the
of the night, she became extremely agitated -- having tremors and
making funny sounds -- and then she just went out like a light. That was
it. She couldn't be resuscitated.
- They found a swollen brain in
the autopsy report. My
wife's brother is a doctor in the UK studying
neurology and we talked to
him right away. He said, "Swollen brain
-- that's a vaccine!"
- Q: How often is this
- A: This obscure panel under
Centers for Disease Control decided in 1991 that they were going to
give the hepatitis B vaccine to everybody.
- If you get an acute case of
hepatitis B, you may end
up in the hospital, but you will survive. In
90-95 percent of the cases,
you get permanent immunity just like you
would with the flu or anything
else. In 5 percent of the cases, you
will wind up with liver problems,
probably decades later.
- Q: So what are they trying
to do with this vaccine?
- A: They are trying to eliminate
some rare form of liver problems
that comes from risky behavior by giving
this vaccine to
- Q: Perhaps it's the cynic
in me, but
this sounds like a classic case of the drug companies pimping
- A: Absolutely. In the United
you have to get a product licensed by the FDA. You do a phase-one,
phase-two and phase-three trial. Then, if they like the results, you get
it licensed. The next step is to go to the Centers for Disease Control.
In the case of vaccines, they have this particular panel called the ACIP
[Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices]. I've sat through their
meetings and know pretty much what goes on there. Basically, they
whatever the drug companies put in front of them.
- But this committee
comes up with language saying, such
and such a person should get this
vaccine at such and such a date. Then
the drug company lobbyists take
that recommendation from the ACIP and they
go around to all the state
legislatures and state health departments saying,
"Did you see
what the CDC says to do?" And the American Academy
of course, jumps in. There are huge donations flowing back
between all these people. It's a huge conflict of interest.
- Q: How many states mandate
this? In California, at least for now,
you still have the opportunity to
say, "No, I don't want that
- A: It's a state-by-state
There are philosophical exemptions, medical exemptions and religious
exemptions, depending on the state you live in.
- Q: We just told our doctor
no, and he shrugged it off as no big
- A: You can still get investigated
state social services departments. For instance, if you don't vaccinate
your child, they will exclude him from school. You really have to know
what you're doing. You have to know the law, and you have to come back
at them and use the law in your favor. You might have to get a lawyer if
you want to send your kid to public school these days.
- What you're up against is
basically the drug companies
and the Centers for Disease Control. It's
for the profit of Smith-Cline
-- that's who makes this vaccine. They
are using the government as their
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