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Anna C. Dragsbaek’s Smoke and Mirrors

Anna C. Dragsbaek is an attorney, and is the President and CEO of The Immunization Partnership (TIP). TIP is a Texas-based organization that uses a wide range of educational and legislative strategies in order to eliminate vaccine choice and conceal the complete lack of gold standard safety studies.

Anna has made it clear in a recent TribTalk article that she is not capable of being an expert or even remotely correct if she attempts to do her own research. She has made it clear that she has such blind trust in the medical community that she lobbies for them. She wants every Texan to be forced to comply with their advice. She works with lobbyists, such as Frontier Strategies and Jason Sabo, to make sure our lawmakers vote their way in the State Senate and House. She strongly implies that we cannot research for ourselves. She implies that we can never know more than the medical community. She implies that the medical community cannot be wrong. She implies that parents, on full alert to help their injured child recover, are wrong for thinking it was vaccine injury, and that they just didn’t notice their child was born with it. She argues that we, along with our friend, Nico LaHood, lack evidence. Stop a minute and read that again. She said we can’t see with our own eyes what’s in front of us. Angry yet?

Now let us focus on the medical experts. There is not a Vaccine 101 class in medical school. In my personal research and inquiry, I have found no such thing. What doctors are told is that “vaccines are good and necessary” and a “non-vaccinated person is dangerous and a public health risk.” They are then taught how to write the script for it and administer them. They are HIGHLY pressured by the pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers to comply 100% with the current vaccine schedule. If they don’t, they may lose their medical license as is the case with Dr. Bob Sears. Dr. Sears is a man who has done his research and advocates for personalized and often delayed vaccine schedules (along with so many other doctors that actually care about the individual needs of their diverse patients), and yet he is still being made an example of in California.

Here is what I know about Anna: At TIP’s 2016 Immunization Stakeholders Meeting, Anna taught a roomful of doctors half-truths during the two hour meeting. I was appalled at the medical professionals there, who were supposed to be focused on my personal healthcare needs, but instead they cheerfully planned to force me into a medical decision I knew was not right for me or my family. Another sickening thing? While they plotted and schemed, they also accrued Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

I witnessed this myself but you can see multiple examples of this in another TribTalk article. She writes,

“It’s important to remember that there are real consequences to skipping vaccinations. Measles, once nearly eradicated in the United States, is on the rise. Cases of the mumps are popping up at one university after another. All of these issues could have been prevented if fewer people opted out of vaccines for non-medical reasons.”

What I observed the doctors and medical staff doing was blindly taking the information that Anna offered, and ridiculing those of us who dare to question them. It was sickening, really. Any respect I had for those in the room went into the shredder. Again and again, the number of children in the county who have exemptions were compared to the number of cases of various diseases reported. The data that was missing, however, was how many cases of those diseases were found in the fully vaccinated or in adults whose vaccine-induced immunity had worn off. The information was presented as if the exempted children were the only ones who contracted the diseases.

Not one soul asked how many of the people with measles, mumps, or pertussis were fully vaccinated. Not one. They were not interested in data that offered a full perspective. They WERE interested in keeping up the pressure to have every person up to date on their vaccines. They WERE interested in refusing to treat you if you weren’t up to date on the current CDC vaccination schedule. There WAS a strongly-welcomed suggestion that insurance providers should charge people more if they weren’t up to date! It was as if light bulbs went off across the room at the mere suggestion of tying insurance coverage with your vaccination status. It was suggested that penalties and even lawsuits should be pursued if there was an outbreak around the non-vaccinated! That’s right, folks. They wanna track you and make you pay dearly for it. Never mind that they didn’t bother to ask more questions.

Don’t forget, these were all stakeholders. They ALL make lots of money when they vaccinate every patient. Anna is not a doctor but she certainly has heavy financial ties to her job. Here is TIP’s annual report for 2014:


With nearly 300 vaccines in development, Anna and all the stakeholders have a lot to lose.

Anna admits she is not an expert, yet she is providing information based on half-truths to doctors who indiscriminately take her word for it. They then turn around, lobby for vaccine mandates which line their pockets further, all while MOCKING the parents who have witnessed vaccine injury with their own eyes. She twists words and blows toxic smoke in a hall of mirrors, showing people only what she wants them to see. And for those “medical experts,” it was all fun and games.

I encourage each and every one of you to call and set up meetings with your state representative and senator today. They must be provided the full story, not the half-truths that Anna is now famous for.

8 thoughts on “Anna C. Dragsbaek’s Smoke and Mirrors”

  1. Please provide citations for the following quotes:
    What doctors are told is that “vaccines are good and necessary” and a “non-vaccinated person is dangerous and a public health risk.”

    Please provide your support for the following statement from a peer reviewed source:

    Not one soul asked how many of the people with measles, mumps, or pertussis were fully vaccinated. Not one. They were not interested in data that offered a full perspective.

    Given the number of times you use the word “imply” or some derivation thereof, what you are really implying is that Anna’s article never actually stated any of the following:

    She strongly implies that we cannot research for ourselves. She implies that we can never know more than the medical community. She implies that the medical community cannot be wrong. She implies that parents, on full alert to help their injured child recover, are wrong for thinking it was vaccine injury, and that they just didn’t notice their child was born with it.

    If you are going to argue against the greater weight of the overwhelming evidence developed by a rigorous and independent scientific community all of which was also reviewed by numerous courts across the country and all of which concluded no link between vaccines and autism, please provide some measure of intellectual rigor to your statements or wait until you have some evidence before attacking a long time public health advocate.

    And in the spirit of transparency, I am Anna Dragsbaek’s proud brother. And we have two vaxx max kids who are healthy and doing just fine thank you.

    1. Bless your heart Murray. I bet your kids eat bread and they are fine and healthy too. Same with eggs and peanuts?
      My son would not be just fine, he would be very sick. It is dangerous to give him those foods.
      Surely you can see that not all kids are the same. What is fine for one kid, is dangerous for another.
      I’m speaking as a parent. One parent to another. Surely you can see that our kids are not the same and every food of medical intervention is not appropriate for every kid. Right?
      Surely we can also both agree that vaccines aren’t food. They contain many concerning ingredients. Next time you are at the doctors office, ask if you can read the insert 🙂

    2. I would have to disagree with your statement regarding “rigorous and independent” scientific study/community. The majority of research cited by the media are studies conducted by the CDC or pharmaceutical industry which are not independent studies. Regarding rigorous, the vast majority of vaccine “safety” studies performed by the pharmaceutical industry are NOT the scientific gold standard studies of double blinded, placebo controlled studies. The “placebo” used in multiple vaccine safety studies are either another vaccine or an aluminum adjuvant.
      Here is an independent study:

      Additionally, I have attended medical continuing education classes for 24 years. I attended a TIP continuing education seminar several months ago and found it odd that the presenters claimed no conflict of interest yet didn’t give their credentials. When I looked up the bio of one of the presenters, (not your sister) I found out that she had been a sales representative for MERCK for 8 years and a vaccine specialist for MERCK from 2006-2008, achieving the top 10% nationally in vaccine sales. Hmmm.

      When someone in the audience brought up concerns about the HPV vaccine causing adverse reactions such as syncopal episodes, your sister’s response was, “You have to be careful of what you read in VAERS. Teenagers pass out, it’s just what they do.” I almost fell out of my chair at that response. Healthy teenagers DO NOT have syncopal episodes. It not “just what they do.”

  2. Thank you for filling in the gaps. Interesting how they always present just enough data to push their agenda without addressing the whole issue. Insane to me how the doctors are not even thinking critically during these presentations.

  3. Provide a source to what? Chelsea was there. She witnessed what went on in that meeting firsthand.

    I am very happy that your kids are doing well, I truly am. I have many friends who have kids that are not doing well after vaccines, and my heart goes out to them. Does yours?

    I do not believe vaccines have been tested as rigorously as you believe though. I’m going to quote a doctor here – this spoke to me, and that’s why I have it saved: “How can anything be safe if you’ve got a corporate system where they can’t be held liable if anything goes wrong with their product, and the product is mandated on everybody no matter what quality level it’s coming out at. It seems to me we’re taking away competition. We’re taking away every single stop gap that would be in place to make sure that these vaccines are being made as safe as possible is being taken away. You’re taken away liability, the loss of funds should you put out a bad product. And then you’re taking away consumer choice so the consumer can say I’ve just read enough about your vaccines, I’m not taking it – well, if we take that away, what incentive does the pharmaceutical industry have to put any more money into evolving these products?”

    I’m sure Anna is trying to do the right thing as far as she sees it. She is very wrong to want to be rid of exemptions though. For the small amount of kids who are exempt in Texas (I believe the number is less than 1%, and that includes kids who have some vaccines or most vaccines, as well as medical exemptions), this should really be a non-issue. The state has struck a balance between the very small amount of people who do want to opt out and the people who do not.

  4. Talk to a parent whose perfectly healthy child died, after receiving vaccines. All of the science in the world and the best they can come up with is SIDS? And once you realize that SIDS is the trash can medical term for VIDS, Vaccine Induced Death Syndrome, you question science at every turn. You cannot ask me to trust the “science” behind vaccines and then expect me to blindly accept the same science which cannot explain to me the death of my child with nothing better than SIDS. No, not gonna happen! Whe the medical community accepts responsibility for all of the death and destrction, perhaps I might consider your science. Until then, I keep my choice to decide what goes into my body or that of my child!

  5. Mr. Coffey,

    With all due respect to your sister, lacking a medical degree, her stated standards dictate that she is either qualified to relay MEDICAL concerns about personal belief exemptions to a room full of physicians, or she is not, she can’t be both.

    If she is qualified, than so to is the parent who exhibits EXPERT and exact, individualized care and concern for their child.

    If she is not qualified than she needs to find someone who is.

  6. A public health advocate should be aware that pharmaceutical products are not one-size-fits-all solutions, but this is what is being touted by advocates (and yes, the majority of the medical community) such as Dragsbaek. As someone who advocates for a particular pharmaceutical drug, and who has personal experience in dealing with health professionals who do not understand the autonomy of their patients, I come with the desire to help protect the patient’s right to be heard, and to choose to use any pharmaceutical product. Would we really believe that we should not have the right to deny a product that has made us ill, made other family member’s ill, or made other community members ill? If the statin drug that your doctor prescribed was causing the stated contraindications with you personally, wouldn’t you want the right to ask for another drug, or to try another treatment? I had to physically move my child to another state in order to avoid a treatment (which was very expensive and carried several black-box warnings) for which, a doctor was advocating, and to try a treatment that we felt was worth that try. My child is in remission today, because we did so. Do you feel that we should have been prevented from seeking, and finding a less dangerous pharmaceutical product? My child was failing under the treatments being prescribed by the former doctor, and she was citing “peer reviewed” evidence as to her reasoning behind not even trying the product that we were presenting. To strengthen my resolve, several patients that I know (personally) have not only reacted poorly, but have dealt with the contradindicated illness directly produced by the pharmaceutical product for which the original physician was pushing. In fact, I’ve found many other patients who have had the same experiences within private forums. Vaccines also carry risks, and those risks are reported by parents and adult patients alike. Texans for Vaccine Choice is advocating for the right to choose the pharmaceutical product, “vaccine.” I certainly cannot support anyone who believes that we should be able to remove that right.

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