Truth Be Told

Catherine J. Frompovich, Contributor
Activist Post

There’s an old adage or admonition that contends, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” What does that mean either metaphorically speaking or as perceived words of wisdom? As we consider how to relate with those words of warning either as a measuring stick or a code of ethics, we ought to look no further than the medical sciences, pharmacology, and vaccinology, in particular.

Sadly, the prevailing concept in the minds of government healthcare agencies is that the medical genre is infallible in its self-generated science, research, statistics, demographics, and advertisements. The flip side of that almost century-old dogma is that such a myopic scientific credo apparently is leading to or creating a Malthusian-like health crisis. In other words, a tipping point or crisis that devastates not only human health globally, but also the very industries that are paving the road to hell with health mandates and ever-present fraudulent science, which federal health agencies cannot rein in, but should.

Here’s an excellent example: 21 medical studies claiming benefits of Vioxx and Celebrex were fabricated by former chief of acute pain, Dr. Scott S. Rueben, at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ironically, the studies were published in medical journals between 1996 and 2008. Other pain drugs involved included Bextra and Lyrica.

The New York Times Business section online October 17, 2008 stated, “Pfizer to Settle Claims Over Bextra and Celebrex.” [1] Pfizer paid $894 million to settle claims regarding Bextra, which was withdrawn from the market, as well as Celebrex, which still is available.

Even cancer research is not exempt from fraud. Ten years of promising studies at the prestigious Mayo Clinic were abandoned due to fraud. [2] So why all the fraud? Perhaps the answer lies in what Richard Horton, The Lancet editor, had to say, “A single paper in Lancet and you get your chair and you get your money. It’s your passport to success.”

To expose fraudulent medical research further, there’s nothing that beats Heidi Stevenson’s article “FDA System Approves Human Testing for Nonexistent Product and Company” published at Gaia Health. [3]

Stevenson tells of hilarious sting operations set up to document scientific fraud that caught even the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plus other medical players thereby revealing “an utter lack of concern for the quality, safety, and efficacy of drugs and medical products by the agencies tasked with overseeing them.” That is the most egregious of all—the lack of concern by the very agencies tasked with overseeing quality, safety, and efficacy of drugs and medical products. However, there is another equally important criterion that should be included, but is not. It is the apparent lack of authenticity of statistical information disseminated by government health agencies, especially the U.S. CDC and FDA, in view of the propensity for scientific fraud.

One fraud case that comes to mind is the swindle of over a million dollars from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Danish researcher Poul Thorsen, who was engaged to disprove any links between vaccines and autism. Interestingly and with a touch of irony, Thorsen may have had inside help in getting fraudulent invoices signed by a laboratory section chief at the CDC. In 2011, Thorsen was indicted on the following charges: wire fraud, money laundering, and defrauding research institutions of grant money. [4] One has to wonder why Thorsen ‘cut bait’ so to speak, rather than prove that autism is not caused by vaccines, as that research ought to have been key in establishing a scientific premise for Big Pharma’s vaccines.

However, nothing can compare with the apparently deceptive practices of disseminating information about vaccines and vaccinations curing and/or preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Historically, nothing is less factual—and probably more deceitful—than information parents are bombarded with regarding childhood diseases, as the following information confirms.

Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough & Measles
Deaths of Children Under 15 years of age / England and Wales

There was a 90% decline between 1850 and 1940 when mass inoculations first began, starting with diphtheria. Pertussis (whooping cough) inoculations began in early 1950s. Measles mass inoculations began in the late 1960s. No vaccine was available for scarlet fever.

Deaths were plunging yearly from a little over 5,000 per one million children in the 1860s to 1,000 deaths per million children in 1940, even before the first mass inoculation program began in England and Wales.

It seems that these diseases were disappearing on their own as sanitation and better food and nutrition became available. [5]

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Mean Annual Death Rate of Children under 15 years of age / England and Wales

From 1868 to 1953, the death rate dropped by 98.5% before the introduction of the pertussis vaccine in 1953.

The death rate per one million children was at a high of just under 1500 in the mid 1860s to a low of under 50 per one million children the year the pertussis vaccine was introduced, 1953. [6]

Mean Annual Death Rate of Children under 15 years of age / England and Wales

Between 1855 and the mid 1960s, there was a virtual 100% decline in deaths from measles [1,100 deaths per one million children to virtually none]. The measles vaccine was not introduced until the mid 1960s. [7]

Mean Annual Death Rate / England and Wales

Smallpox, the ‘poster child’ of the vaccine industry has a checkered past insofar as the disease actually was on a natural decline when mandatory vaccination laws were introduced in the mid 1860s. As a result, smallpox skyrocketed 275%, which caused citizens to revolt and mandatory vaccination for smallpox was repealed.

By 1908 there were virtually no smallpox deaths. [8]

Infant Mortality Rates
Deaths Under 1 Year per 1,000 Live Births / Australia

Mass vaccinations against childhood infectious diseases were introduced around 1935.

From 1881 to 1935 infectious disease deaths had declined from about 127 per 1,000 live births to 40 deaths per 1,000 live births the year vaccinations were introduced. That was a decline of over 65% without any vaccines. [9]

Declining Death Rates Attributable to Infectious Diseases of Infancy & Childhood
Rates per 10,000 Population / United States of America

Tuberculosis (TB) decreased from about 195 deaths per 10,000 in 1900 to fewer than 5 per 10,000 in 1960. Note: There is no vaccine against TB in the USA.

Typhoid Fever decreased from about 35 deaths per 10,000 in 1900 to virtually none by the mid 1950s. [10]

Decennial Death Rates from Respiratory Tuberculosis
Deaths per 100,000 Population 1855 to 1965 / England

Deaths decreased from about 275 per 100,000 in 1855 to 110 in 1916 during World War I, to around 50 in 1935, to around 40 in 1945 when World War II ended and antibiotics were first introduced, to about 20 in 1953 when the BCG (Tuberculosis vaccine) was introduced.

There was a precipitous drop in deaths before antibiotics were introduced, which probably can be attributed to better hygiene and nutrition or food sources, and the end of World War II with better living conditions. [11]

Diphtheria Cases in Nigeria
Morbidity Rate 1973 to 1982

In 1973 there were about 125 cases of diphtheria. Between 1976 and 1977, diphtheria skyrocketed to approximately 1050 cases. In 1979 the diphtheria vaccine (EPI) was introduced and there was a decline. Between 1980 and 1982, diphtheria cases increased [almost thirty fold] to 900, taking into consideration that the EPI vaccination was implemented. [12]

Poliomyelitis [Polio] in Dominican Republic
Morbidity rates per 100,000 Inhabitants 1978 to 1989

Morbidity rates seemed to ping pong between 1978 and 1983 from approximately 3.1 per 100,000 in 1978 to 0.2 [1979] to 2.7 [1980] to 1.3 [1981] to 1.2 [1982] to 0.1 in 1983. The EPI vaccine was introduced in 1983 and there had been a virtual zero level. [13]

Measles in the Dominican Republic
Morbidity rates per 100,000 Inhabitants 1978 to 1989

Measles cases in 1978 totaled 113.1; 169.5 in 1979; 179.1 in 1980; 50.2 in 1981; 68 in 1982; 49.8 in 1983; 72.8 in 1984; 68.8 in 1985; 7.5 1986, the year EPI measles vaccine was introduced; 7.13 in 1987; 10 in 1988; and 18 in 1989—doubling since the introduction of the measles vaccine. [14]

Pertussis in Dominican Republic
Morbidity rates per 100,000 Inhabitants 1978 to 1989 

Pertussis (whooping cough) cases in 1978 totaled 19.5. In 1981, 3.8. In 1983, 5. In 1985, 2.50. The EPI pertussis vaccine was introduced during mid 1985. In 1988 the pertussis rate was 1. However, in 1989 it jumped to 4. [15]


The above information confirms three specifics regarding vaccine propaganda: (1) Infectious diseases were declining naturally on their own long before the introduction of vaccines to ‘eliminate’ those diseases.

(2) The very diseases for which populations were vaccinated against experienced increased morbidity rates after vaccination programs started.

(3) Herd immunity, touted as the reason for vaccination programs, may be a medical and pharmacological anomaly, especially in view of increased morbidity rates after vaccination programs were initiated.

There is only one scientific way to settle the dispute regarding vaccines and their ability to ‘immunize’ and that’s a retrospective mega study of non-vaccinated populations relative to vaccinated populations. Those demographics are lacking, have not been studied to my knowledge, but need to be surveyed soon in view of the following:

In 2009 …. An estimated 8% of children aged 3-17 had a learning disability, and an estimated 9% of children had ADHD. [16]

Apparently something is affecting young children’s central nervous system. Autism now affects one in 88 children in the USA. Cancer is the #1 cause of disease related death in children. In the 1 to 4 year age range, cancer causes close to 30% of deaths. For children ages 5 to 14, a little over 50% of deaths. In the 15 to 24 year age range, cancer causes about 43% of deaths. [17]

Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 13,400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. [17]

It seems there may be health trade offs resulting from mandated vaccination programs. Chronic illnesses and/or terminal diseases are settling in, in lieu of normal infectious childhood diseases that over time evolved to provide life-long immunity to children. Coincidentally, those diseases were on a natural decline—probably due to sanitation and nutrition improvements—until recently when the push to implement herd immunity kicked in.

Upticks in whooping cough and measles are occurring in fully vaccinated children. That’s something that has to be dealt with rationally and scientifically, and not blamed on non-vaccinated children. What that phenomenon most likely indicates is that herd immunity is not a valid concept, otherwise vaccinated children should not be contracting the very diseases for which they are vaccinated.

But there may be an even more sinister consequence lurking in vaccinology science, e.g., the inadvertent biological effects of multiple neurotoxins and other toxic materials used in the manufacture of vaccines. No studies have been performed to prove/disprove: 1) biochemical interactions, 2) carcinogenicity, or 3) teratogenicity [capability of producing fetal malformation 18]. The above-cited childhood cancer statistics certainly point to a need for such scientific investigation.

In May of 2009, Diana Zuckerman, PhD, wrote “Early Puberty in Girls” wherein she said,

Ten years ago, shocking new guidelines for pediatricians advised that girls who start to develop breasts and pubic hair at age six or seven are not necessarily “abnormal.” In fact, by age eight, 48 percent of African American girls and 15 percent of white girls are showing clear signs of puberty. 

The guidelines were published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and were based on several studies. [19]

According to 2012 data from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Setting Network,

Pediatricians recorded the earliest stage of puberty as occurring in non-Hispanic white boys at age 10.14 years; in non-Hispanic African-American boy at age 9.14 years, and in Hispanic boys at age 10.4. [20]

There now is definite confirmation that biochemical and physiological changes are occurring in children at much younger ages than before. Those changes occur from either environmental or other impacting factors such as chemicals, some of which are known to mimic hormones called endocrine disrupters. Such chemicals can be found in food, water, and daily environments. They are ubiquitous. However, what is not known is the chemical interactions between numerous chemicals, including those that are injected as vaccines into infants at birth and at 2, 4, 6 months of age and thereafter.

Since the push to vaccinate infants at earlier ages and more frequently with many-valent vaccines, one can only wonder what role vaccine chemicals play in early stages of puberty, childhood cancers, autism, and attention deficit syndromes since Big Pharma, the U.S. CDC and FDA, and Congress apparently are not concerned that truth be told.


[5] Data presented at the British Association for the Advancement of Sciences (Presidential Address), in The Dangers of Immunization, The Humanitarian Society, Quakertown Penn., USA, 1979; source cited: Porter 1971 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[6] McKeown, T., The Role of Medicine–Dream, Mirage, or Nemesis?, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1979, p. 103 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[7] McKeown, T., The Role of Medicine–Dream, Mirage, or Nemesis?, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1979, p. 105 and data from Waltzkin, H., “…Analysis of the Health Care Systems of Advanced Capitalist Societies,” in The Relevance of Social Science for Medicine, edited by Eisenberg, L., and Kleinman, A., 1980; source cited: Kass, 1971 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[8] Based on McKeown, T., The Role of Medicine–Dream, Mirage, or Nemesis?, Princeton University Press, 1979, p. 104 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[9] Based on Taylor, R., Medicine Out of Control, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1979, Figure 1.1, p. 9 and text p. 8; source cited; Australian Bureau of Census and Statistics, Demography Bulletins, Canberra, Australia & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[10] The Dangers of Immunization; source cited: Dingle, J., Scientific American, 1973 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[11] Based on Taylor, R., Medicine Out of Control. Figure 1.2, p. 11; source cited: Crofton, J. and Douglas, A., “Epidemiology and Prevention of Pulmonary Tuberculosis,” in Respiratory Diseases, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK, 1969; and data from McKeown, T., The Role of Medicine, (Basil Blackwell edition) p. 92 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[12] Based on Taylor, R., Medicine Out of Control, Figure 1.3, p. 12; sources cited: Glover, J., “Incidence of Rheumatic Diseases,” Lancet, 1:499, 1930; and WHO, Geneva, “Annual Epidemiological and Vital Statistics 1950-196 I,” World Health Annual Statistical Reports (causes of death) 1962-1975 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[13] Epidemiology data for years 1978-1987 taken from UNICEF Evaluation Publication No. 6, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 27, 1988; and data for years 1988 and 1989, obtained in personal communication from the Pan American Health Organization, EPI Unit, August 21, 1990 & SKETCH OF: RAYMOND OBOMSAWIN
[14] Ibid
[15] Ibid

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies.

Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

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