Dear Bob Wright:
Thank you for speaking out against vaccine safety on the Today Show this morning. Thank you for sharing the existence of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that pays out $100,000,000 each year for the damage done to Americans by vaccines. I am sure that for a lot of mothers watching Matt Lauer this morning, coffee in hand, there was a “What the hell is this man talking about?” moment, followed by googling vaccine safety. For many, the light bulb went off this morning, and because of your warning, it’s not going to be blue. For creating that moment today, thank you.
That said, I and many parents I know, feel like what you shared on the Today Show was not even one-half of one percent of what you owe America. It is not what you owe the unstoppable mothers– like those at The Thinking Moms Revolution— who stood together and said that vaccines caused their children’s autism. It is not even close to what you owe the devastated parents who have spoken out on Hear This Well. It does not touch what you owe your own daughter, Katie, when the largest autism organization in the world– that you founded for your grandson– turned its back on demanding vaccine safety and research in autism. You turned your back on them, and you did it for government money.
120,000 children are diagnosed with autism each year. I am not one to say that there is only one path to autism and that it must be vaccines, or the MMR, or mercury, or hepatitis b, or conjugate vaccines. I am sure that there are a handful of roads to autism, including pesticides, antibiotics, and acetaminophen, but the highway to autism is the CDC vaccination schedule and you have known this all along. In the time that you’ve been at the helm of the biggest, loudest, strongest, and wealthiest autism organization in the world, you had the chance to save 1,000,000 of our children. And that’s just in America.
But you did not. You– the incredible success story of steering NBC to such unfathomable revenue– backed off and kept quiet. You threw one million of our children to the wolves. You caved to the pressure from the Autism Speaks underwriter who was the chairman of the CDC Foundation board, withdrew the demands for vaccine research, and instead diverted millions of dollars to useless genetic research. The fact that such a strong man was forced into silence is a testament to the vise grip that pharmaceutical companies have on this country, corporations, politics, and the media.
I’m not mad at you, Bob, but that’s only because I don’t have an autistic child and I haven’t been in this fight for truth long enough to have felt burned by you. But I know a lot of parents who are waiting to see what you say next because you owe them much, much more. Don’t let them down, Bob. Throw us a Hail Mary before your and your wife’s time on Earth is up. You owe us. You owe the children.