You’ll no doubt remember what happened when Dr. Daniel Neides, of the Cleveland Clinic, suggested we make vaccines safe and toxic free. Almost as soon as he hit “post” on his article there was an enormous amount of uproar. (The article itself would mysteriously disappear for a time but is now back up and you can read it here.)

After that, the once wise and trusted Cleveland Clinic let everyone know that Dr. Neides would have to be reprimanded, somehow:

“Cleveland Clinic is fully committed to evidence-based medicine. Harmful myths and untruths about vaccinations have been scientifically debunked in rigorous ways. We completely support vaccinations to protect people, especially children who are particularly vulnerable. Our physician published his statement without authorization from Cleveland Clinic. His views do not reflect the position of Cleveland Clinic and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”

However, we do not believe, and we are not alone, that an educated doctor should be punished for his opinion and medically educated suggestion. If you are able, please sign this petition, requesting the Cleveland Clinic president/CEO and board of directors:

* drop its stated plans to discipline this doctor for writing this article.

* and instead support a free and unrestricted discussion of the topics of the dangers of toxicity and the need for vaccines to be as safe as they can be in the future.

From the petition:

“It is reasonable to be concerned about toxicity issues and to take appropriate measures to protect one’s self and one’s children from toxic harm – including by asking scientists to investigate toxic threats more proactively.

However, large pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines are protected by law from being sued by consumers for vaccine injuries. As a society, we need to be certain that these companies are making safe vaccines.

A few facts about vaccines:

1. Vaccines are acknowledged to include toxic substances in the preservatives and adjuvants.

2. Vaccines are injected directly into the body.

3. Virtually everyone in contemporary society is vaccinated.

4. The most frequent recipients of vaccines (babies, children and the elderly) also are the most vulnerable segments of our population, in both their physiological propensity for harm and their inability to protect themselves from having harm done to them.

Pharmaceutical companies make large profits from selling vaccines, with almost zero liability. This creates a dangerous space for conflict of interest.

How can we make sure that companies focus on making those vaccines as safe as they can be?

One way is to encourage open and forthright discussions in the public domain about the current risks of vaccines and whether it is possible that those risks can be reduced.”

Sign now and let your voice be heard.