A Childhood Vaccine for Obesity?There are a lot of weird vaccines being developed and we’ve mentioned a few of them. But the vaccine most deserving of our first TVR Golden Fleece award is the one for obesity—the so-called “Flab Jab.” So exactly what is the leading experimental obesity vaccine candidate designed to do? It injects a modified form of the peptide protein molecule somatostatin that “suppresses growth hormones that boost metabolism and cause weight loss.” An obesity vaccine is the perfect example of the absurd direction in which the vaccine industry is going because there is no oversight on or breaks applied to scientists and public health officials driving the runaway vaccine train. With nearly one billion dollars appropriated by Congress to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) in charge of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just how much of that money is going to fund research and development of ill conceived vaccines that are not really vaccines at all? We are pleased to present the first TVR Golden Fleece award to the obesity vaccine. What a numbskull idea.