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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one piece of the Rockefeller Foundation public health empire.
In 1904 Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Institute had founded the major laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, the Eugenics Record Office on wealthy Long Island, outside New York City, where millions of index cards on the bloodlines of ordinary Americans were gathered, to plan the possible removal of entire bloodlines deemed inferior.
The land for the institute was donated by railroad magnate, E. H. Harriman, a firm supporter of eugenics. This was eugenics, American elite style. Naturally, if the ideal was tall, blond, blue-eyed Nordic types, that meant dark-skinned Asians, Indians, Blacks, Hispanics and others, including the sick and retarded, were deemed inferior to the eugenics goal of “best of breed.”
One of the largest and most significant financial contributors for various eugenics projects soon became the Rockefeller Foundation. It poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into various eugenics and population projects, from the American Eugenics Society to Cold Spring Harbor, to the American Breeder's Association.
May 14, 1913*, New York Governor William Sulzer approved the charter for the foundation. That year, Rockefeller Foundation was endowed with installments totaling approximately $250 million dollars. RF's International Health Division expanded the work of the Sanitary Commission worldwide and established a pattern for modern public health services. The Rockefeller Foundation built and endowed the world's first School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and spent another 25 million on institutions in the U.S. and 21 other countries.
Changing the Way US Deaths Are Reported
On March 24th, 2020, the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) (an inter-governmental data sharing system), under the direction of the CDC, issued ‘COVID-19 Alert No. 2’ to all physicians, medical examiners and coroners as guidelines for making significant changes as to how cause of death was to be reported on death certificates exclusively for COVID-19. There was no justifiable reason for the CDC to implement these changes to a system that had served perfectly well for the previous 17 years.
The data was further compromised by the CDC’s adoption of the April 15, 2020 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ position paper, which defined the criteria for COVID cases, specifically without safeguards in place to ensure the same person could not be counted multiple times.
- violate the Paperwork Reduction Act (1980)
- violate the Administrative Procedures Act (1946)
- bypassed the oversight of the Office of Management and Budget
- failed to provide 60 days for public comment, as per their legal obligation
- were made without official notification in the Federal Register
- impacts on the statistical aggregation
- and irreparably and permanently compromised data quality.
As a piece of corroborating evidence, on August 23, 2020, the CDC reported 32,582 total fatalities for New York state. The New York State Department of Health reports 25,282 for the same day. This is an inflated discrepancy by the CDC of 7,300 fatalities that they cannot justify, and another example of how the data they are publishing is compromised.
For the previous 17 years, pre-existing/comorbid conditions were reported in Part I, not Part II, of death certificates. By reporting in Part II rather than Part I, the role of comorbidities as cause of death has been deemphasized.
Below is an analysis of the mortality figures resulting from the reporting protocol that was changed specifically for Covid, and the mortality figure that results from applying the previous protocol that had been used for the past 17 years, right up until March 2020. The old protocol shows 6% of the deaths shown by the new protocol.
History of Pharmaceutical Interests
In the early half of the 20th century, petrochemical giants organized a coup on the medical research facilities, hospitals and universities. The Rockefeller family sponsored research and donated sums to universities and medical schools which had drug based research.
They further extended this policy to foreign universities and medical schools where research was drug based through their “International Education Board”. Establishments and research which were were not drug based were refused funding and soon dissolved in favor of the lucrative pharmaceutical industry.
In 1939 a “Drug Trust” alliance was formed by the Rockefeller empire and the German chemical company IG Farben (Bayer). After World War Two, IG Farben was dismantled but later emerged as separate corporations within the alliance. Well known companies included General Mills, Kellogg, Nestle, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Procter and Gamble, Roche and Hoechst (Sanofi-Aventis).
The Rockefeller empire, in tandem with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), owns over half of the pharmaceutical interests in the United States. It is the largest drug manufacturing combine in the world. Since WWII, the pharmaceutical industry has steadily netted increasing profits to become the world's second largest manufacturing industry; ,  after the arms industry.2)
CDC Tuskegee History
in their own words
In 1932, the Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in hopes of justifying treatment programs for blacks. It was called the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.”
The study involved 600 black men – 399 with syphilis, 201 who did not have the disease. The study was conducted without the benefit of patients' informed consent. Researchers told the men they were being treated for “bad blood,” a local term used to describe several ailments, including syphilis, anemia, and fatigue. In truth, they did not receive the proper treatment needed to cure their illness. In exchange for taking part in the study, the men received free medical exams, free meals, and burial insurance. Although originally projected to last 6 months, the study actually went on for 40 years.
What Went Wrong?
In July 1972, an Associated Press story about the Tuskegee Study caused a public outcry that led the Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs to appoint an Ad Hoc Advisory Panel to review the study. The panel had nine members from the fields of medicine, law, religion, labor, education, health administration, and public affairs.3)
CDC History Timeline
1895 Booker T. Washington at the Atlanta Cotton Exposition, outlines his dream for black economic development and gains support of northern philanthropists, including Julius Rosenwald (President of Sears, Roebuck and Company).
1900 Tuskegee educational experiment gains widespread support. Rosenwald Fund provides monies to develop schools, factories, businesses, and agriculture.
1915 Booker T. Washington dies; Robert Motin continues work.
1926 Health is seen as inhibiting development and major health initiative is started. Syphilis is seen as major health problem. Prevalence of 35 percent observed in reproductive age population.
1929 Aggressive treatment approach initiated with mercury and bismuth. Cure rate is less than 30 percent; treatment requires months and side effects are toxic, sometimes fatal.
1929 “Wall Street Crash”–economic depression begins.
1931 Rosenwald Fund cuts support to development projects. Clark and Vondelehr decide to follow men left untreated due to lack of funds in order to show need for treatment program.
1932 Follow-up effort organized into study of 399 men with syphilis and 201 without. The men would be given periodic physical assessments and told they were being treated. Motin agrees to support study if “ Tuskegee gets its full share of the credit” and black professionals are involved (Dr. Dibble and Nurse Rivers are assigned to study).
1934 First papers suggest health effects of untreated syphilis.
1936 Major paper published. Study criticized because it is not known if men are being treated. Local physicians asked to assist and asked not to treat men. It was also decided to follow the men until death.
1940 Efforts made to hinder men from getting treatment ordered under the military draft effort.
1945 Penicillin accepted as treatment of choice for syphilis.
1947 USPHS establishes “Rapid Treatment Centers” to treat syphilis; men in study are not treated, but syphilis declines.
1962 Beginning in 1947, 127 black medical students are rotated through unit doing the study.
1968 Concern raised about ethics of study by Peter Buxtun and others.
1972 First news articles condemn studies.
1972 Tuskegee Syphilis Study ends.
1973 Congress holds hearings and a class-action lawsuit is filed on behalf of the study participants.
1974 A $10 million out-of-court settlement is reached and the U.S. government promised to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants. The Tuskegee Health Benefit Program (THBP) was established to provide these services.
1975 Wives, widows and offspring were added to the program.
1995 The program was expanded to include health as well as medical benefits.
1997 On May 16th President Clinton apologizes on behalf of the Nation.
CDC Modified: 08/09/20074)
Human Medical Experiments Timeline
The records of the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States span the years 1941-1975, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1956-1975. The ad hoc commission, created by President Gerald R. Ford via Executive Order 11828 on 4 January 1975, and known as the Rockefeller Commission after its chair, Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, was charged with determining whether the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted domestic surveillance and other activities. Its final report on 6 June 1975 found that the CIA had conducted unlawful acts within the United States that included infiltrating dissident groups, opening private mail, testing behavior-inducing drugs on unknowing citizens, and subjecting foreign defectors to physical abuse and prolonged confinement
U.S. Commission on CIA Activities within the United States Records A Finding Aid to the Collection in the Library of Congress SANITIZED COPY - Manuscript Division, Library of Congress 5)
NSArchive CIA Family Jewels released 20076)
History Of Secret Experimentation On United States Citizens7)
1931 Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, infects human subjects with cancer cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.
1932 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins. 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. They all subsequently die from syphilis, their families never told that they could have been treated.
1935 The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from Pellagra over a span of two decades, the U.S. Public Health Service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occured within poverty-striken black populations.
1940 Four hundred prisoners in Chicago are infected with Malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.
1942 Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs rather than serve on active duty.
1943 In response to Japan's full-scale germ warfare program, the U.S. begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.
1944 U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing. Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and lewisite.
1945 Operation Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA *recruit Nazi scientists* and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top secret government projects in the United States.
1945 Program F is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride, it is found, causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system but much of the information is squelched in the name of national security because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale production of atomic bombs.
*1946* Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word “experiments” to “investigations” or “observations” whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the nation's veteran's hospitals.
*1947* Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Comission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.
*1947* The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with and without their knowledge.
1950 Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.
1950 In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Franciso. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.
1951 Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.
1953 U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.
1953 Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens of thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii.
1953 CIA initiates Project MKULTRA. This is an eleven year research program designed to produce and test drugs and biological agents that would be used for mind control and behavior modification. Six of the subprojects involved testing the agents on unwitting human beings.
1955 The CIA, in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents, releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.
1955 Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continue until 1958.
1956 U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, Ga and Avon Park, Fl. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.
1958 LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.
1960 The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of the european population is code named Project THIRD CHANCE testing of the Asian population is code named Project DERBY HAT.
1965 CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.
1965 Prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer, which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all along.
1966 CIA initiates Project MKOFTEN, a program to test the toxicological effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.
1966 U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when army scientists drop light bulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.
1968 CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.
1969 Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.
1970 Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The project, under the supervision of the CIA, is carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret biological weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce *AIDS-like retroviruses*.
1970 United States intensifies its development of ethnic weapons (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.
1975 The virus section of Fort Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare Research is *renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities* and placed under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy, purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named HTLV Human T-cell Leukemia Virus.
1977 Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
1978 Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC, begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.
1985 According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.
1986 According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all structural elements, except for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.
1986 A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines. CRISPR
1987 Department of Defense admits that, despite a treaty banning research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 facilities and universities around the nation.
1990 More than 1500 six-month old black and hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an “experimental” measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was experimental.
1994 With a technique called “gene tracking,” Dr. Garth Nicolson MD at Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX discovers that many returning Desert Storm veterans are infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma incognitus, a microbe commonly used in the production of biological weapons. Incorporated into its molecular structure is 40 percent of the HIV protein coat, indicating that it had been man-made.
1994 Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.
1995 U.S. Government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists who had performed human medical experiments salaries and immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare research.
1995 Dr. Garth Nicolson, uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca Raton, Fl and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections.
1996 Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.
In July 2001, the CDC published “Interim Planning Guidance for State Public Health Officials”.8) The document came less than a month after the Dark Winter Bioterrorism Exercise performed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense, Center for Strategic and International Studies, ANSER, & Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.9)
Public Health Measures
At the time, the agency was planning on the use of quarantine, mandatory administration of medications and vaccines, and interstate movement. The agency acknowledged and discussed the legal barriers to overcome in order to successfully implement those protocols.
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Inventing the AIDS (Dr. Peter Duesberg) EIS- The “Medical CIA”
By the start of the Korean War, Langmuir had talked public health officials and Congress into giving the CDC contingent powers to deal with potential emergencies. He shut down the malaria project, freeing millions of dollars to create a special new division of the CDC.
In July of 1951 he assembled the first class of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), composed of twenty three young medical or public health graduates. After six weeks of intensive epidemiological training, these EIS officers were assigned for two years to hospitals or state and local health departments around the country.
Upon completing their field experience, EIS alumni were free to pursue any career they desired, on the assumption that their loyalties would remain with the CDC and that they would permanently act as its eyes and ears. The focus of this elite unit was on activism rather than research and was expressed in its symbol-a shoe sole worn through with a hole. According to British epidemiologist Gordon Stewart, a former CDC consultant, the EIS was nicknamed the “medical CIA.”
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Home Page | CDC10)
EIS alumni have gone on to become CDC directors; leading CDC scientists; acting surgeons general; WHO assistant directors-general, regional directors, and country directors; public health and medical school faculty and deans; city health commissioners; and state epidemiologists. Many others take on leadership roles in industry, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, and the news media.
More than 95% recent EIS graduates continue in public-health related positions. More than 40% of current CDC executive leaders are EIS alumni. Four of the last 11 CDC Directors are EIS alumni.11)
Erin Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH (CDR, USPHS), EIS Class of 2009, was recently featured in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s “After the Game” series highlighting former NCAA athletes. Sauber-Schatz, who was a diver for Texas A&M, mentions how lessons learned as a student athlete—discipline, perseverance, and more—helped prepare her for leadership roles at CDC.
Sauber-Schatz currently serves as lead of the Community Interventions & Critical Populations Task Force in CDC’s COVID-19 response. In her “day job” outside of the response, she leads the Transportation Safety Team in the Division of Injury Prevention at CDC’s Injury Center.
She began her CDC career as an EIS officer working at the Florida Department of Health (2009-2011) with a focus in maternal and child health. She has been on special assignment/deployed for several public health emergencies including the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the 2014 Ebola Epidemic, the Opioid Epidemic, and the COVID-19 pandemic.12)
Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH, EIS Class of 2016, and current medical officer in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, has won the Emerging Leader award in the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal
“Dr. Krishnasamy’s work embodies CDC’s mission of saving lives and protecting people from public health threats,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield M.D. “This recognition is well deserved, and it symbolizes his commitment to addressing our Nation’s most pressing public health issues with determination and innovation.”
When Schuchat tapped Krishnasamy to take on the opioid project, he had just finished a fellowship with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, a disease detective group that goes through a two-year intense applied epidemiology training experience. He had worked mostly in foodborne disease and had no experience regarding opioids but very quickly learned and distilled an extensive amount of scientific information. From there, Krishnasamy created a comprehensive, easily digestible 16-hour online training course to help responders increase their understanding of the opioid crisis.
Since its launch in 2019, more than 1,000 CDC staff and Public Health Service officers have completed the online training. Recently, several of the trained staff, along with Krishnasamy, have contributed to CDC’s e-cigarette associated lung injury activities and the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Krishnasamy’s most lauded achievement—bringing together public health officials and law enforcement on the opioid crisis —was as much grounded in interpersonal and communication skills as it was in medicine.13)
Cynthia Ogden, EIS ’94 Changing Paths During the Pandemic As the analysis branch chief for CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and former EIS officer, Cynthia Ogden saw an opportunity and quickly leveraged her network to expand access to COVID-19 testing sites. In March 2020, as COVID-19 quickly became an agency priority, NHANES halted routine activities which left their fully equipped mobile laboratories unused. Ogden tapped into a broad network of fellow EIS graduates, many of whom hold positions in public health offices across the country. Her timely outreach helped identify areas in need and allocate NHANES’ mobile exam trailers for COVID-19 testing.
Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS), EIS Class of 1994 and current director of CDC’s Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases NCIRD, is a winner of the 2019 Service to America Medal. The award recognizes Jernigan’s leadership in coordinating response efforts for dozens of disease crises, including Ebola, SARS and West Nile virus, while also greatly improving the nation’s ability to identify, prepare for and respond to inevitable flu pandemics. Learn more about Jernigan’s leadership, service, and contributions on his CDC Spokesperson Portfolio web page 14) and the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal15)
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Jernigan’s approach to difficult public health challenges was honed by the 2003 outbreak of viral respiratory illness SARS in Taiwan. He said this taught him “how one responds to a significant problem by breaking down the problem into bits that you can accomplish and seeing that through.”
Also influential was an assignment early in his career to work with companies developing standards for electronic health records. *He figured out how to incorporate public health into those standards and enable electronic systems at a laboratory in one state to communicate seamlessly with a public health entity in another state and with the CDC.*
“Those are longer range, tedious things that have a big impact,” Jernigan said. “If you want to do public health, you have to do things that are crisis driven and things that aren’t, so that when you have a crisis it’s not a problem.”
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“Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick, and that it's not just in the clinical trials but it's also in real-world data,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Rachel Maddow on Monday, March 29. Walensky was describing the results of a new CDC study of vaccinated Americans, which found that they not only did not suffer from COVID-19, but also did not carry the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it – and, by extension, are very unlikely to spread it to other people.
It's good news, of course. But as the study was ongoing, we saw months of public befuddlement over the CDC's insistence that people should wear masks and social distance even after being vaccinated. Many experts argue that messaging contributed to vaccine hesitancy by making people think the vaccines were less effective 22)