How the CDC Uses Fear to Increase Demand for Flu Vaccines

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that tens of thousands of people die annually from the flu, but what the public isn’t told is that these numbers come from controversial models that may greatly overestimate, which happens to align with the CDC’s stated aim of using fear marketing to increase demand for flu vaccines.

HighWire: The Brave Ones Video and Transcript

Transcript of Video Regarding Kennedy/Hazlehurst DOJ Petition Del Bigtree: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you are out there in the world, I’m here in the Big Apple for one of the biggest shows The High Wire has ever put together. Jenny McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are joining JB Handley to support […]

Request for Office of Inspector General to Investigate Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

View/Download PDF Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Suite 4706 Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Date: September 20, 2018 To: Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice cc: Chairman Chuck Grassley and members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary cc: Chairman Bob Goodlatte and members of […]

Request for Congressional Investigation Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee 2138 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.D. 20515 Date: September 20, 2018 To: Chairman Bob Goodlatte and members of the House Committee on the Judiciary cc: Chairman Chuck Grassley and members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary cc: Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the […]

Request for Senate Investigation of Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-6275 Date: September 20, 2018 To: Chairman Chuck Grassley and members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary cc: Chairman Bob Goodlatte and members of the House Committee on the Judiciary cc: Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the […]

Children’s Health Defense Will Tackle the “Avalanche of Unprecedented Health Epidemics” in Children

By the Children’s Health Defense Team There is no greater crisis facing our world today than the chronic disease epidemic that has sabotaged the health of our children.  To date, CHD’s advocacy work has focused primarily on the toxic effects of mercury – one of the most neurotoxic substances on Earth – and the epidemic […]


Toxins surround us in many forms, but those found in vaccines are of increasing concern among parents, and rightfully so. As the Children’s Health Defense continues to advocate for transparency and sound science in our nation’s vaccine program, it’s important to note that mercury, still found in some flu shots and other vaccines, isn’t the only substance standing in the way of a safer vaccination schedule. Other dangerous substances abound in the vaccines that our government agencies continue to insist are safe. No one challenges parents for researching the safest car seats, cribs, or infant carriers for their children. The same should hold true when parents want to be fully informed about what makes up the vaccines intended for their children.

Vaccines and the Liberal Mind

Instead of demanding blue-ribbon safety science and encouraging honest, open and responsible debate on the science, too many online outlets are silencing critics and shutting down discussion on this key public health and civil rights issue. By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense Slate recently published an investigative report detailing how pharmaceutical giant, […]

The Ongoing Thimerosal Travesty Needs to End

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.   Children’s Health Defense Team Note: The lessons learned from the ongoing saga of thimerosal are significant to all who care about vaccine safety, want justice for the injured, and to prevent future harm. The government has said they corrected the thimerosal issue and want us to believe the case […]

Part 4-The Special Ed Epidemic: Uncovering the Answers

By Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP for Focus for Health, Children’s Health Defense Partner In this four-part series, Children’s Health Defense’s partner, Focus for Health (FFH), examined the special education epidemic, its crippling effects on the US economy, as well as housing and employment issues for individuals with disabilities once they age out of school. […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Other FAQs Mercury Myths Media Claims Herd Immunity Questions Media Should Be Asking CHD’s Vaccine Safety Project Mercury is Not Safe in Any Form: Debunking the Myths About Thimerosal “Safety Media Vaccine Safety Claims vs. Facts We’re living in an age where parents increasingly report that their typically developing children declined cognitively and physically after […]

The New York Times vs. the Science on the Flu Shot

A recent New York Times article urging readers to follow the CDC’s flu shot recommendation provides a useful case study of how the mainstream media manufacture consent for public vaccine policy by systematically deceiving the public about hihat the science says.

Contributing Writers

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn 300 […]

Childhood Cancers, Autism and Environmental Toxins

By the Children’s Health Defense Team The incidence of childhood cancers has been steadily rising for several decades, to such an extent that cancers in young people now have their very own day in the limelight: International Childhood Cancer Day (February 15). For American children ages one through 14, cancer is the top disease-related cause […]

The Vaccine Program: Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption—Part 6 of 7.

“A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth”– Albert Einstein By Vera Sharav   Note from the Children’s Health Defense Team:  Following is Part Six in Vera Sharav’s seven-part exposé of the complex and widespread corruption that exists in the vaccination program, the deceptive practices by officials of “authoritative” international public health […]

The Vaccine Program: Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption. Part 1 of 7.

Vaccine Safety Assessments & Vaccine Science Falsified to Support Vaccination Policy by Vera Sharav   Note from the CHD Team:  Following is Part One in a seven-part series of Vera Sharav’s in-depth exposé of the complex and widespread corruption that exists in the vaccination program. Her investigation has uncovered decades-long fraudulent activity that has permeated the vaccine industry. […]

Vaccine Safety Project Transcript

Hi, I’m Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and I’m the Chairman of the Children’s Health Defense and I made this video primer because in a dozen states across America today, state legislatures and governors are considering passing vaccine mandates and the facts in this video are facts that every political leader who’s trying to decide whether to vote for or against those mandates ought to understand.

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Countering False Vaccine Safety Claims

Vaccines can and do cause injuries, including autism   By The Children’s Health Defense Team We’re living in an age where parents increasingly report that their typically developing children declined cognitively and physically after receiving vaccines. Despite the sound science supporting these parent claims, government agencies and mainstream media continue issuing the now shopworn mantra […]

 FDA’s ‘CBER’: Asleep at the Switch Again – An Ongoing Saga 

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Executive Director Background: Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail obtained through FOIA, that, “… the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA could have been done years ago and on an ongoing […]

Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy and Childhood: What You Need to Know

By The Children’s Health Defense Team   Download and print our flu vaccine brochure. Share with your family, friends, doctors and community leaders. (Download our flu vaccine brochure in greyscale.) Visit our flu vaccine web page. It’s full of flu facts to help you make informed decisions about your family’s healthcare.     You want to […]

Entries for the Challenge and Our Responses

The criteria for submitting an entry into the $100,000 challenge was to send an English translation of the proffered study, a $50 processing fee, a letter explaining why the study qualifies for the reward, and the name and address to which the $100,000 check should be directed. The submissions were initially reviewed by staff to […]

Lyn Redwood RN, MSN

My son weighed in at close to 9 lbs. He was a happy baby who ate and slept well, smiled, cooed, walked and talked all by one year.  Shortly after his first birthday he experienced multiple infections, lost speech, eye contact, developed a very limited diet and suffered intermittent bouts of bloody diarrhea. He had […]

Peer-reviewed Science

The peer reviewed science is accumulating. So far, the CHD has collected more than 80 studies linking mercury to autism, over 240 studies confirming mercury from any source is a health hazard, and almost 200 studies specifically showing the dangers of thimerosal. And we are just getting started! All of the papers are peer-reviewed science in prestigious journals to […]

On the Crime of Heresy Against the Vaccine Religion

By Jeremy Hammond To question public vaccine policy is to commit the crime of heresy against the vaccine religion, as illustrated by how any dissent is met by its defenders. There is something wrong when you are not allowed to question public vaccine policy without automatically being labeled as “anti-science”, a believer in “pseudoscience”, or even […]

Pitting Parents Against Parents

The Escalating Efforts to Silence Vaccine Safety Debate By Alison Fujito It’s one thing to recommend something you believe in. It’s quite another to demand that everyone else believe in it as well.  Add hostility, politics, lobbyists, and an industry with a long history of dishonesty, and the result is the antithesis of the founding […]

Why I’m Not “Anti-Vaccine”–And Why We Should All Want to Study Vaccine Safety

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense On January 10th, following a month of quiet negotiations with his transition team, Donald Trump asked me to chair a commission to investigate vaccine safety.  A predictable firestorm of protest greeted the announcement.  Hundreds of media outlets denounced me as “anti-vaccine” – or worse – and condemned […]


The press conference can also be viewed through Facebook Live Press Conference Transcript Good morning everybody, I’m Sharyl Attkisson. In just a moment Bobby Kennedy will lead the news conference and afterwards I’ll moderate a short segment of question and answer. But first we have a brief excerpt, about three to four minutes long, with […]

An Open Letter to American Journalists from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Robert De Niro – February 15, 2017

On the occasion of our announcement of the Children’s Health Defense’s $100K challenge, we want to address America’s reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors and news division producers. We especially want to reach out to those of you who have made a point of assuring the public about the safety of the mercury-based […]

Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children. Analyzing five years’ worth of private health insurance data on children ages […]

Flu Shots During Pregnancy & Autism: Cause for Concern

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN A Nov. 19 study, of 45,231 women, published in JAMA Pediatrics, identified a heightened risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the children of mothers who received a flu shot during their first trimester of pregnancy. The study, Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination […]