We start off with an interesting press conference held by actor Robert De Niro and Kennedy Jr just this morning where they announced their World Mercury Project $100,000 challenge and their open letter to the public where they explain everything in details. The open letter can be found below.
Well, this will be an easy task since there is a plethora of scientific studies which point to the damaging effects of mercury to our health. Moreover, there’s a testimony in Congress which clearly states that thimerosal, the mercury-laden preservative used in vaccines has never been tested if it’s safe or not, but it has been used for decades in vaccines based on the CDC reassurance that it’s completely safe.
In addition to this toxic substance never being tested, the CDC also evaded the completion of an autism study which compared results from vaccinated and non-vaccinated children. If this wasn’t suspicious enough, what more can we say.
I believe it was about time for something like this to happen. Maybe this reward will encourage people to do something and prove what we’ve all known for years, that mercury shouldn’t find its place in the human body and brain. Too many children have been suffering on account of this neurotoxin and it’s about time to put an end to it.
Here’s the open letter to the public by De Niro and Kennedy Jr.:
On the occasion of our announcement of the World Mercury Project’s $100K challenge, we want to address America’s reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors and news division producers.
We especially want to reach out to those of you who have made a point of assuring the public about the safety of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal. It’s our hope that this challenge will elevate this important debate beyond name calling and prompt a genuine examination of the relevant science. The American public is entitled to an honest, probing and vigorous discussion about this critical public health issue—a debate based on facts, not rooted in fear, or on blind faith in regulators and the pharmaceutical industry.
We are both pro-vaccine. We need to say this at the outset to contravene the reflexive public relations ploy of labeling every vaccine safety advocate “anti-vaccine.” As the British Medical Journal pointed out last week, that epithet is a derogatory attack designed to marginalize vaccine safety advocates and derail reasoned debate:
“It stigmatizes the mere act of even asking an open question about what is known and unknown about the safety of vaccines.”
Both of us had all of our children vaccinated and we support policies that promote vaccine coverage. We want vaccines that are as safe as possible, robust transparent science and vigorous oversight by independent regulators who are free from corrupting conflicts-of-interest.
Despite the cascade of recent science confirming that thimerosal is a potent neurotoxin that damages children’s brains, the American media has fiercely defended the orthodoxy that mercury-based vaccines are safe. We believe that even a meager effort at homework will expose that contention as unsupported by science. In just the past month, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) review confirmed thimerosal’s profound neurotoxicity and a Yale University study connected vaccines to neurological illnesses including OCD, anorexia and tics.