President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
We, the undersigned physicians, scientists, and organizations, write to express our strong support for an independent Vaccine Safety Commission comprised of stakeholders from the public health, scientific, and consumer advocacy communities. Given that the rates of chronic childhood conditions, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, have increased dramatically, it is imperative that we convene an unbiased commission to study vaccine safety and establish whether or not our expanding vaccination schedule is contributing to the significant rise of serious health problems in the United States.
An independent Vaccine Safety Commission is necessary due to allegations of scientific misconduct from within the government agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is responsible for vaccine recommendations. CDC scientist William Thompson, Ph.D., stated: “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information” related to specific risks of the MMR vaccine. Furthermore, a dozen anonymous CDC scientists recently formed an organization, Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research (SPIDER), which contends that while most of the scientists at CDC operate with the utmost integrity and ethics, “some staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right,” and that circumventing the mission and the Congressional intent for the agency “is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.”
We are convinced that the science on vaccine safety is not settled. In fact, science, which is a process of inquiry rather than demonstration, is never settled. It is very likely that the causes of neurodevelopmental and neuroimmune disorders are numerous and synergistic. It is biologically plausible that vaccines or vaccine ingredients are among contributing factors. There is an emerging body of peer-reviewed biomedical research relevant to vaccine safety concerns, suggesting: a) deleterious effects of immune activation on prenatal and neonatal brain development, which is when some vaccines are administered; b) neurotoxic and neuroinflammatory potential of aluminum adjuvant-containing vaccines; and c) risks of acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy, neonatal development, as well as post-vaccination. This body of research provides a strong rationale for re-examining the safety of prenatal and childhood vaccination recommendations and adjunct medications in relation to long-term outcomes in children’s health. We have attached an addendum with some of the studies representing each of these important areas of research.
Mr. President, we welcome an independent Vaccine Safety Commission that will collect and review all of the available scientific evidence, recommend further vaccine safety studies, and help shape public health policy that prioritizes the health of the American people.
Sincerely, Paul Thomas, MD, FAAP, ABIHM Adrienne Carmack, MD Aimee Stotz, DO Alan Ross, MD Alex Zaphiris, MD Alisa Roberts, DO Alon Gitig, MD Alvin H. Moss, MD Andrea Young, DO Andrew David Shiller, MD Andrew M. Goldman, DO Andrew Wakefield, MD Anette K. S. Mnabhi, DO Ann M. Sousa, DO Anna Lups, MD Anthony Capobianco, DO Anthony Phan, MD Arash Jacob, DO Ashok Patel, MD Barbara Mitchell, MD Beth McDougal, MD Bose Ravenel, MD Branko Furst, MD Brian S. Hooker, PhD Brittany Lyons, DO Bryon Tarbet, PhD Cammy Benton, MD Carmen Hering, MD Carol Squyers, MD Caroline Schier, MD Carolyn Brooks, MD Catherine Fehrmann, MD Cathie Lippman, MD Chantelle Baldwin, DO Charles Beck, DO Charles W. Barnes, MD Christina Steele, DO Christopher Brown, DO Cilla Whatcott, PhD Cindy Schneider, MD Cynthia Nevison, PhD Dana Cohen, MD Daniel Lopez, DO Daniela Drake, MD David A. Zarou, DO David Brownstein, MD David Gershan, MD David Shoup, DO Dawn Brown, DO Dawn C. Cieplensky, DO Deborah Gordon, MD Deborah Z. Bain, MD Debra Gambrell, MD Diane Culik, MD Diane Hennacy Powell, MD Winsloh Olsin, PhD Donald V Hankinson, DO Donna C. Ruiz, MD Douglas J. Mackenzie, MD Douglas J. Roger, MD Dwight L McKee, MD Edmond Sarraf, MD Edward F. Fogarty, MD Eliott Blackman, DO Elisa Song, MD Ellen Meyers, MD Ellie Griffin, DO Emmy Lawrason-Kobobel, DO Francesca Manfredi, DO Francis W. Ruscetti, PhD Frank A. Shallenberger, MD Frank Matalone, DO Gabrielle LeCompte, MD Gary G. Kohls, MD Gary Gibbs, DO Gary S. Goldman, PhD George Guess, MD Greg Yesensky, DO Gretchen Sibley, DO Gurpreet Mundi, MD Heather Sharkey, DO Hieu Nguyen, DO Holly Payne, DO Hyla Cass, MD Irene Sebastian, MD, PhD Jacey Goddard, DO Jack Tips, PhD Jackson Friedman, DO Jakob Jaggy, MD James E. Gaydos, DO James H. Silverblatt, MD James Lyons-Weiler, PhD James M. Kirsh, DO Jams F. Holland, MD Jan Lei Iwata, DO Jane Orient, MD Janet Levatin, MD Jeanene Caccopola, DO Jennifer Margulis PhD Jessica Hutchins, MD Jimmie Holland, MD Joan Phyllis Fox, PhD Joan Razi, MD John Barthelow Classen, MD John H. Juhl, DO John Takacs, DO John V. Chang, DO Jorge L. Moreno, DO Jose Camacho, DO Josh Krembs, DO Judith Pinborough Zimmerman PhD Judy A Mikovits, PhD K. Paul Stoller, MD Karen Kan, MD Karen L. Roberts, DO Karin Cseak, DO Karl Robinson, MD Kat Toups, MD Katherine Erlich, MD Katherine Gill, DO Katherine Wassung, PhD Katrine Bengaard, DO Kelly Brogan, MD Kelly Sutton, MD Ken Stoller, MD Kenneth Lossing, DO Kim Sing Lo, DO Kimberly Josey, MD Kirsten Mackey, DO Kristen K. McCarthy, DO Kurt N. Woeller, DO Larry Malerba, DO Laura Buehning, MD Lawrence B Palevsky, MD Lee Wolfer, MD Leigh Forbush, DO Leyna Bautista, MD Linda Baker, MD Lindy Woodard, MD Lisa Pacheco, DO M. Chad Chamberlain, DO Magdolna Saringer, MD Margaret Gennaro, MD Marianne Herr-Paul, DO Marianne T. Longacre, MD Mark Lindstrom, DO Mary Anne Haskell, DO Mary L Davenport, MD Mary Olson, DO Mary Yee, DO Melanie Gisler, DO Melvin Robert Friedman, MD Meredith L. Lowry, DO Meredith McBride, MD Meryl Nass, MD Michael Carlston, MD Michael P Burruano, DO Michael Seffinger, DO Michael T Breneman, MD Michael W. Elice, MD Michelle Veneziano, DO Mikhail Volokitin, MD, DO Millicent Channell, DO Mitchell A. Fleisher, MD Molly Perkins Hauck, PhD Myrto Ashe, MD Nancy L Campbell, MD Natalie Olmi, PhD Nevorn Askari, MD Nicholas DiMartino, DO Nicholas J. Nossaman, MD Nicole Pena, DO Patricia Murray, DO Paul Capobianco, DO Paul F. Barratt, MD Pejman Katiraei, DO Penelope Gay Sheely, MD Philip D. Ranheim, MD Philip Incao, MD Professor Mahin Khatami, PhD Quentin R. McMullen, MD Quoc Vo, DO Rachael L. Ross, MD, PhD Rachel West, DO Rajiv L.Yadava, DO Randy Naidoo, MD RD Boardman, PhD Rebecca Malamed, MD Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO Ricardo R. Bartelme, MD Rich Stagliano, MD Richard C. Deth, PhD Richard Hiltner, MD Richard Moskowitz, MD Robert M. Davidson, MD, PhD Robert M. Trafeli, DO Robert Rowen, MD Ron Kennedy, MD Ronald D. Rosen, MD Roy Opsahl, MD Runa Basu, DO Russell Carlisle, DO Sam Eggertsen, MD Sandy Rerider, MD Sarah Forsythe, MD Scott Guidry, MD Scott Woody, DO Shanti M. Perkins, MD Sharon McDonough-Means, MD Sherri Tenpenny, DO Stacia Kenet, MD Stefan Hagopian, DO Stephanie Collins, DO Stephanie Daniel, DO Stephanie Seneff, PhD Stephen Kisiel, DO Stephen T. Schultz, PhD Steven Rayle, MD Stuart J. Fischbein, MD Sunil Bhat, DO Sunja Schweig, MD Susan McCreadie, MD Susanne Saltzman, MD Suzanne Humphries, MD T. Reid Kavieff, DO Teresa Su, MD Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD Theresa Cyr, DO Therese Trolan, MD Thomas Carmine Van Deven, DO Tiffany Baer, MD Timothy Dooley, MD Timothy Kuss, PhD Timothy T Schultz, DO Tina Kimmel, PhD Tommy Redwood, MD Toni Bark, MD Travis L. Herring, MD Tudor Marinescu, MD, PhD Victoria Chang, DO Vijaya Pratha, MD William Cairney, PhD William Foley, DO William Kracht, DO William Reichel, MD William Thomas Redwood, MD Woodrow C. Monte, PhD Yoshi Rahm, DO Yusuf Erksine, DO
Organizations: Age of Autism Alliance for Human Research Protection Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Autism Action Network Autism Is Medical Children's Medical Safety Research Institute Focus For Health Generation Rescue Health Choice Health Freedom Action Connecticut Health Freedom Idaho Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice Mississippi Health Care Professionals for Informed Consent Moms Across America National Vaccine Information Center Oregonians for Medical Freedom People Advocating Vaccine Education, Inc. The Canary Party The Weston A. Price Foundation The Westreich Foundation Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice/Voices for Choice Virginia Autism Project Virginians for Medical Freedom West Virginians for Health Freedom World Mercury Project