Merck Purchases Former "Public Servant" Dr. Julie Gerberding of CDC and Makes Her Vaccine President - Big Pharma Wins Again

What a surprise! The American government policy of public servants in positions of power using their office to further the profit motives of private corporations has now spread like a virus (that started in the Pentagon decades ago) to the Center For Disease Control (CDC). How so, you ask? It's pretty simple. Let's recall that CDC fanned the demons of Swine Flu even after it became obvious it was no more pandemic or dangerous than the average common cold. Matter of fact, it was the mildest pandemic on record in the past century, right? So dear Julie Gerberding, director of CDC under Bush, pushed Big Pharma vaccines on millions of terrified Americans, earned billions in government and consumer bucks for Big Pharma, and now her reward is here. 

Her employer Merck realized that a mover-shaker like Julie Gerberding knows the ropes, has great one-phone-call connections inside the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), and just as importantly, the image of concern necessary to convince millions more Americans in the future to become unreasonably terrified of sore throats, enough perhaps to once again wrench hundreds of thousands of scared children out of school, close down offices, and panic everyone, including politicians, into investing more and more billions every year in Merck vaccines.

You might even say that CDC functions effectively as the primary marketing department for Big Pharma. And remember, the corporate government complex has learned well that if you keep America afraid all the time you can damn well do whatever you want while they're vibrating with distraction.

Is all this so unusual? No. If you are CDC or FDA employee and you wish to triple your salary, you become a sales person for Big Pharma. I'll bet Julie Gerberding is making five times or more than what she earned at CDC. Write her and ask her, will you?

I wonder what animal will be next to market flu vaccines for Merck and Julie Gerberding. We've seen birds, swine, flesh-eating bateria, so what is left? Crocodile flu? Gerbel flu? Pelican paralysis disease?

Regardless, as an intelligent commenter noted in the Reuters article on Julie Gerberding of Merck:

Will the truth hurt the new mistress of Merck? I doubt it. I'm sure she is using all the classic inner defenses and denials to excuse herself.
Gerberding was a good friend to Merck. It bears asking, however, with all the cases implicating Merck in fraudulent activity, how is it that Gerberding now feels comfortable joining the Merck team? The losers in this revolving-door practice are Americans who still trust their health to a 6th-grade concept of democracy and accountability.
It hurts. I need a vaccine against the pain of the truth.

And now we have Dr. Julie Gerberding cleverly reading her telerprompter and pitching Swine Flu vaccine while "concerned Americans" (paid actors) ask her questions as if they really care. It's all so carefully orchestrated and non-invasive that I want to just hug her and buy her a drink.

Oh, and PLEASE NOTE that towards the end she tells you not to run to the doctor's office, just take it easy. It's so serious that you can avoid the doc, but you definitely need a vaccine anyway. Huh?


  1. My favorite part of this video is how she mentions that she is a former CDC chief, but forgets to mention that she was employed at the time by Edelman, PhARMA's PR firm.

    But its not about money for Julie, it just about people. She's a people person.

  2. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Big Pharma Julie!

    Liz, are you just now catching on to the revolving door at CDC and FDA?

    Seriously, thanks for this. I'm sure Dr. Julie Gerberding will not think twice before cashing her next paycheck.

  3. Thanks Ginger. Dr. Julie Gerberding would never think twice about whatever she does. She's just so peppy about it, and I'm sure she is surrounded on a daily basis by lots of sycophants kissing her Big Pharma butt and telling her how wonderful she is!

  4. Anonymous4:11 PM

    It was extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

    Julia Benedict

  5. Anonymous10:59 PM

    There is more to the Merck-Gerberding story than the CDC. She was the lover of the chief of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, a married ID doc who was a big Merck speaker/consultant in the 80s. He fast tracked her through an ID fellowship (He was on the committee for such things nationally) although she was never accepted into the training program in San Francisco and made sure she got the first tenure track medical position for a woman through similar underhanded shenanigans.

  6. How can you say this particular H1N1 flu strain will become a pandemic before it happens? It was a dud. It never happened. This was just fear porn and just to sell more vaccines.

  7. How can you declare something a pandemic before it happens? H1N1 was never a pandemic. It was a dud. This campaign to vaccinate against this alleged dangerous virus, one that was not naturally and spontaneously occurring, was fear porn and just a way to sell vaccines, make money, and further impair the immune systems of the recipients.