Dr. Joseph Mercola has been a voice for holistic medicine for the past 25 years. He is the founder of mercola.com, one of the most visited natural health sites in the world. He is also the author of more than a dozen wellness books.
In this episode, Dr. Mercola discusses how the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations reshaped the face of American medicine with their Flexner Report in 1910, which cracked down on the ability of physicians to practice holistic medicine.
Dr. Mercola attributes this transition away from holistic medicine in favor of the more lucrative pharmaceutical industry to the increase in metabolic diseases found in the general population.
FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccines for Infants and Young Children Is ‘Egregious’: Dr. Mercola
The various national public health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have capitulated and surrendered to pharmaceutical companies, said Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Mercola, a practicing physician of over 25 years, has been educating the public about healthy, disease-free lifestyle choices based on natural medicine since 1997 through his website, mercola.com.
In an Aug. 3 interview for EpochTV’s “Facts Matter” program, Mercola discussed the FDA’s June 15 decision to approve COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children, saying it has a shocking resemblance to what happens in totalitarian societies.
“It’s probably one of the most egregious and outrageous decisions ever reached in American medicine,” he said. “It’s just shades of Nazi Germany with what they’re doing.”
Infant Vaccines Scientifically Unjustifiable
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), a 21-member panel with the responsibility to “review and evaluate data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines,” unanimously voted to recommend COVID-19 shots for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
During the voting process, Dr. Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatric infectious disease division at Tufts University School of Medicine, voted to approve the authorization. But he urged that there be clear messaging to parents about the very low risk of infection or hospitalization their infant and preschool aged children will have from COVID-19.
“I think that has to be communicated clearly to parents so they can participate in the decision of vaccinating a child in this age group,” he said.
Meissner said the number of deaths among preschool age children over the course of the pandemic were about 440, and spread out over the course of two years, those numbers show that children are more likely to be struck by lightening than to die from COVID-19, he said.
“We’re talking about a very rare event,” said Meissner.
“There was no justification to it [the approval for infant vaccines],” said Mercola “There’s no risk. Plus, there’s no benefit,” Mercola said of the vaccines for children.