Dr. Paul Offit, staunch vaccine defender/promoter, who has made a lot of money from vaccine development (rotovirus, etc.) and who also happens to be the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and who was on the ACIP* committee when ACIP* voted to add his vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule, (conflict of interest anyone??!), writes a New York Times opinion piece warning that in a ‘desperate political move’ Trump could try to release a covid19 vaccine in October as a surprise, without the vaccine being testing for safety and efficacy. In a hilarious lie, he says:
*ACIP decides which vaccines are safe enough to be mandated for all children (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).
Locked away inside a single page on the CDC website, the ACIP is described as:
“15 experts in fields associated with immunization who have been selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. The Committee develops written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults in the civilian population; recommendations include age for vaccine administration number of doses and dosing interval, and precautions and contraindications. The ACIP is the only entity in the federal government that makes such recommendations. [emphasis added].”