Drug testing; ignorance or deceit?…Safety trials for mercury in vaccines based on questionable science with dying patients

The mercury compound Thiomersal is used to stop the growth of unwanted bacteria in vaccines and was developed by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in the 1920s. Until the 1990’s many orthodox doctors and scientists trusted their assertion that thiomersal was safe, their declaration was however based on intentionally misleading experiments:

Dr. Mark A. Sircus Ac., OMD International Medical Veritas Association:

…Documents from the archives of Eli Lilly and Co., the original manufacturer of thimerosal, clearly demonstrates that the mercury-based vaccine preservative, implicated in a number of recent lawsuits as causing neurological injury to infants, was known as early as April 1930 to be dangerous.

In its apparent eagerness to promote and market the product, in September 1930, Eli Lilly secretly sponsored a “human toxicity” study on patients already known to be dying of meningococcal meningitis. Andrew Waters of the Dallas-based law firm of Waters & Kraus stated that, “Lilly then cited this study repeatedly for decades as proof that thimerosal was of low toxicity and harmless to humans. They never revealed to the scientific community or the public the highly questionable nature of the original research.

The tests were conducted in 1929 by a young researcher named K.C. Smithburn who injected 22 human subjects (who were already dying) with a 1 percent solution and then pronounced that all the patients were reported “without ill effect.

That they all died was never mentioned. “It’s apparent that Eli Lilly didn’t want to do the study themselves because it’s apparent that there were enormous ethical problems with injecting people — even people dying of meningitis — with mercury,” Waters said. “What Smithburn did was wrong, because he agreed to do the study for Eli Lilly, and not only did he agree to do it, but he agreed to give them results that he knew were flawed.

There simply are no words that can be used to describe what Eli Lilly and Co., and then other pharmaceutical companies perpetuated through decades of use of a highly toxic compound like thimerosal. And there is no ethical explanation for current and former American administrations that have either tried or succeeded in providing protection to Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits for damages done to children from the use of their products

The safety of thiomersal was based on an experiment using dying patients with damaged and inflamed nervous systems; the experiment found that no harmful effect, nor indeed any change, could be noted when injecting thiomersal in these meningitis patients, because …they already had severely damaged immune and nervous systems and… were dying anyway.

It was like taking a bale of straw already ablaze with flames and throwing on a lighted match, the lighted match did nothing… it was of course burning anyway. According to Dr. Boyd E. Haley,Chairman of Chemistry Department, Kentucky University:

Any competent biochemist would look at the structure of thiomersal and identify it as a potent enzyme inhibitor. What is surprising is that the appropriate animal and laboratory testing was not done on the vaccines containing thiomersal (and aluminum) before the government embarked on a mandated vaccine program that exposed infants to the levels of thiomersal that occurred.

Part of the existing problem we are told therefore resides in the lack of clinical studies carried out on thiomersal; however we have to acknowledge that much of the trouble also rests in the inability to acknowledge existing safety data for mercury toxicity. There has been upper safety limits set to limit excessive mercury exposure to individuals; it is banned from antibiotic preparations, fungicides, paints, cosmetics, and more recently dental amalgam in some countries, yet large doses are allowed in many of our vaccines.