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This here is a court document by two former virologists (the science dealing with the study of viruses and the diseases caused by them) of Merck (read their mission statement as I feel that is very important to note).

They are suing Merck, according to this document, based on the following:

1.  This case is about Merck’s efforts for more than a decade to defraud the United States through Merck’s ongoing scheme to sell the government a mumps vaccine that is mislabeled, misbranded. adulterated and falsely certified as having an efficacy rate that is significantly higher than it actually is.

2. Specifically, inan effort to maintain its exclusive license to sell the vaccine and its monopoly of the U.S. market for mumps vaccine, Merck has fraudulently represented and continues to falsely represent in its labeling and elsewhere that its mumps vaccine has an efficacy rate of 95 percent or higher.  This is the efficacy rate on which Merck’s original government  approval for the vaccine was based more than forty years ago.  In truth, Merck knows and has taken affirmative steps  to conceal – such as by using improper testing techniques, falsifying test data in a clinical trial, and violating multiple duties of government disclosure — that the efficacy rate of Merck’s mumps vaccine is, and has been since at least 1999. significantly lower than this 95 percent rate.

You can read the rest for yourself, but there are a few very important factors:  1) An Efficacy Rate is the capacity to produce an effect  2) Merck’s annual revenues exceed $20 billion a year 3) Merck provides vaccinations for 12 of the 17 diseases  that CDC (American governing agency) recommends a vaccination for 4) Millions of children have been provided this vaccine in the United States and throughout many other countries as part of the MMR.

So what exactly is it that makes me go hmmmmm?  Two virologists who previously worked for this company, have made a choice to go against a $20 billion a year company.  As long as situations like this keep coming to the forefront, I shall always be skeptical as to what we are injecting into our children during a vital time of their growth.

In the past several years, corporate greed has made me a cynic.  I don’t have the same passion, compassion, enthusiasm as I once did for companies.  Everyone is looking for efficiencies, productivity, and for the high-up individuals they have to make themselves look good.  Sometimes in order to look good, individuals need to do something bad ….. or at least that is what keeps coming out of these white-collar crimes.

So with neither an opinion here nor an opinion there because I do not know all the facts….I’ll sit and watch and read and go hmmmmm!

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