Former CDC director to speak at OSU

2013-03-15T11:30:00Z Former CDC director to speak at OSUCorvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
March 15, 2013 11:30 am  • 

A former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to speak at Oregon State University next month on building public-private partnerships to improve health care while lowering costs.

Dr. Julie Gerberding, the first woman to direct the CDC, is to present “Becoming the Healthiest Nation” at 7 p.m. April 3 at a free, public event in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St.

Gerberding is now president of the vaccine division of the pharmaceutical company Merck. During her tenure as CDC director from 2002 to 2009, the federal agency expanded its efforts in disaster preparedness, bioterrorism response, preventing pandemics and addressing emerging global health threats.

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  1. Scott Burress
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    Scott Burress - March 18, 2013 7:31 am
    Anne Dachel lives in Wisconsin. I found the following on this website (about her attacking Bill Moyers).

    “Notice how Dachel doesn’t start out her argument with science. Instead, she tries to cast doubt on the safety of vaccines by casting doubt on the trustworthiness of the government, medical organizations, and pharmaceutical companies. It’s very much an ad hominem argument.”

    Note: Maybe Dr. Gerberding works for a company that makes vaccines because she truly believes that vaccines are a good thing.
  2. amdachel
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    amdachel - March 15, 2013 3:08 pm
    Dr. Gerberding is the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is the place where hundreds of individuals have conflict of interest waivers because they're also financially tied to the drug industry. Is this the partnership that she thinks will improve healthcare?

    It seems that Gerberding sees no problem with close ties between the regulatory agencies and industry. She has a long history of denying that the ever-expanding vaccination schedule is linked to the exponential increase in autism and right after leaving the CDC, she become head of the vaccine division at Merck.

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism
  3. amdachel
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    amdachel - March 15, 2013 3:03 pm
    In 2008 CBS News ran the story, How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?

    When it comes to medical safety issues, it isn't just about the science. Is this the partnership that Dr. Gerberding is promoting?

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism
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