The actress, a new mom in 2007, had heard concerns from friends about vaccines and sought advice from her sister's husband, a physician. In this one minute video interview, she explained how she came to her conclusion to embrace vaccines: (embedded below, it's a must see.)
"...there are a lot of misconceptions about the dangers of vaccinations and in particular the associations with autism, um, and I found it to just be really sad. So much of the energy is bring redirected, um, to the association between vaccinations and autism, and it's taking away, um, the money, and research..."
Peet's brother in law introduced her to Dr. Paul Offit, "Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases Director, Vaccine Education Center" at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Cookie Magazine reported Peet's impression of the Offit:
"Once we had spoken, I was shocked at the amount of misinformation floating around, particularly in Hollywood," including the unproven link between certain vaccines and autism; the safety of preservatives like mercury-based thimerosal; and the fear that the relatively high number of shots kids receive today can overwhelm young immune systems."
Actress Jenny McCarthy, holds the opposite views and is on the board of Generation Rescue, described as "an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism". "We are pro–safe vaccine..I used to be [Peet] before I had a kid with autism", she said. McCarthy, a high profile spokesperson, has been featured in TIME Magazine debating the issue is amost always brought up when the topic arises.
After Peet's remarks caused a public uproar, she apologized for referring to parents as "parasites", but in the same breath referred to anti-vaccine proponants as "fringe medical groups" and "fringe scientists". She said that the growth of the anti- vaccine movement "bodes for a dangerous future", and insisted "vast reductions in immunization will lead to a resurgence of deadly viruses. This is as indisputable as global warming." She insisted that there's no 'massive cover-up', and that autism and vaccines are not linked.
Offit is on the board of directors of "Every Child By Two", a rabid pro-vaccine establishment group founded by Jimmy Carter's wife. Actress Peet is now doing public service announcements for them.
ECBT spouts that Rosalynn Carter and Former Senator Dale Bumper's wife Betty "have been working on immunizations since their husbands were governors in the early 70's". They "highlight the need for continued vigilance to ensure that the 12,000 babies born every day receive life saving vaccines in a timely manner." ECBT works in conjunction with the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" and advocates "electronic immunization registries" to be 'implemented throughout our country'.
They want to track all children's vaccine records to ensure compliance, and link federal WIC recipients into the vaccine-tracking database.
ECBT arrogantly claims that Bumpers and Carter "have been credited with the passage of laws mandating vaccination at school entry, which now exist in every state", (which is not true, since parents can demand a waiver and opt-out.) ECBT continues, "As a result of these laws, the United States has a 95% plus immunization rate for school enrollees".
It gets worse. Dale Bumpers is a former Arksanas governor and U.S. Senator who returned to the Senate after his retirement to plead "but you cannot convict him" during Bill Clinton's impeachment hearings. The Bumpers have their own "Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center" at the National Institutes of Health, set up by Clinton. [Council members ]
Peet married screenwriter David Benioff on September 30, 2006 and gave birth to her daughter less than five months later. On Dec. 10, 09 she announced they are expecting their second child.
Wikipedia reports "Born David Friedman in New York City, he changed his name to David Benioff, his mother's maiden name. He is the youngest of three, with 2 sisters, Suzy Cohen, and Caroline Levy...Benioff's father, Stephen Friedman, is the former head of Goldman Sachs".
The Federal Reserve Bank website notes on Friedman's bio that he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and "is chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and of the Intelligence Oversight Board. From December 2002 to December 2004, he served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and director of the National Economic Council."
Its' website states "The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), with its component Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), is an independent element within the Executive Office of the President.
Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors....Throughout its fifty-plus year history, the PIAB has had immense and long-lasting impact on the structure, management, and operations of US intelligence".
WhoRunsGov.com reports Friedman has "close ties" with Robert Rubin, Henry Paulson, & Timothy Geithner: "President George W. Bush’s director of the National Economic Council resigned as the chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York when his ties to Goldman Sachs raised ethical questions about his role in the 2008 Wall Street bailout. ...During the 2008 credit crisis, Friedman governed the Fed branch with the closest ties to Wall Street. He had a hand in shaping the government's response to the 2008 financial collapse, including the $700 billion bailout plan, and a $10 billion capital injection to help Goldman Sachs stay afloat."
Bob Chapman of the International Forecaster wrote in the Secrets of the Federal Reserve about the "kind of relationship makes government a tool of major financial interests and it breeds corruption, as we just witnessed in the case of Stephen Friedman, formerly of Goldman Sachs, and until he resigned last week, for having purchased some Goldman Sachs stock, was Chairman of the NY federal Reserve, the position Mr. Geithner had held before him. This raises the fundamental question of appointment and corruption."
Friedman is also a member of the "Quill and Dagger Society" at Cornell University, which is compared to Yales' occult group Skull and Bones and considered the "Highest NonScholastic Honor" by The New York Times in 1929.
In the January 2009 New York Times article Book Is Rallying Resistance to the Antivaccine Crusade, it becomes apparent where Peet picked up her habit of denigrating terms to try and marginalize vaccine truth advocates. Peet's mentor Offit used the exact same words she parroted in her faux apology: "they use fringe scientists and celebrities". Peet adds "there’s a lot of anticorporate fervor, anti-pharmaceutical company fervor.” One pro-establishment neurologist blames reporters for “creating a conspiracy where there was none.” The article goes on to toss out all the canards:" Many doctors now argue that reporters should treat the antivaccine lobby with the same indifference they do Holocaust deniers, AIDS deniers and those claiming to have proof that NASA faked the Moon landings".
Arthur Allen, pro-vaccine author wraps it up, saying “There are still people who believe fluoride is dangerous, who think jet contrails cause cancer".