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From ScienceMag.com:

Federal officials are pulling the plug on an ambitious plan hatched 14 years ago to follow the health of 100,000 U.S. children from before birth to age 21. The National Children’s Study (NCS), which has struggled to get off the ground and has already cost more than $1.2 billion, has too many flaws to be carried out in a tight budget environment, advisers today told National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins. He announced he is dismantling the study immediately. At the same time, the advisers endorsed the aims of the study and urged NIH to fund related research. NIH now plans to figure out a way to do that by redirecting some of NCS’s $165 million in funding for 2015, Collins said today at a meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD)....  Read the full article NIH Cancels Massive Children's Health Study.

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In June 2011 I recorded in my letter to NIH director Francis Collins data that 54% of US children are chronically sick and 17% have a developmental disability.

An Open Letter to National Institutes of Health's Dr. Francis Collins: 54% of American Children Suffer from Chronic Health Problems

Dear Dr Collins,

I am writing to you about the health catastrophe currently engulfing US children, but not only US children. Just five years ago you gave testimony to Congress as director of the Human Genome Research Institute (HERE ):

‘But genes alone do not tell the whole story. Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons. Therefore, GEI [Genes and Environment Initiative] will also invest in innovative new technologies/sensors to measure environmental toxins, dietary intake and physical activity, and using new tools of genomics, proteomics, and understanding metabolism rates to determine an individual's biological response to those influences.’

The calamity that we face today is that in 5 years barely a single child has been saved from environmental harm by any government initiative, and new studies report that no less than 54% of US children suffer from the chronic diseases (HERE ) and from the CDC itself that 1 in 6 has a developmental disability (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/05/19/peds.2010-2989.abstract ), all of which you indicated  all that time ago are due to environmental changes.  These new studies come in the same week as one which shows that in an investigation of pregnant Canadian women 93% tested positive for the presence a GM insecticide Cry1Ab (HERE ). It comes as the pharmaceutical industry and its scientists plot to further exploit vaccination mandates and their newly established prosecution immunity ever more widely (HERE ), with US children already expected to receive over one hundred vaccines in combination by the time they become adult (HERE ) – and without any studies which investigate their cumulative impact on a child’s immune system (HERE ), even if they were individually adequately tested (which they are not HERE ). I do not know when it was scientifically established that it was safe to modify a child’s immune system in this way, even before we consider all the adjuvants and excipients that are a concomitant exposure of the programme: substances which enter a child’s body through their muscles and blood stream, and not through their digestive tract. It comes with the Food and Drug Administration displaying ever greater pusillanimity over the toxic substances to which adults and children are daily exposed.

Bearing in mind that in 2006 you held a brief for gene research I cannot help thinking that your request to Congress for funding was nevertheless putting the cart before the horse. The real imperative can only be to stop the great industrial experiment on our children by reducing and eliminating toxic exposures whether through food or pharmaceuticals. Investigating which random gene combinations might indicate greater susceptibility to those toxic harms will be barely productive in the face of what is becoming a slow but inexorable genocide of children, many of whom will not outlive their parents, not have children of their own, and be further prey to the pharmaceutical industry (HERE), at the same time as placing an ever more impossible social, medical and financial burden on the shrinking pool of the fit and able.

In 2006 you at least spoke plain about the general causes of the chronic sickness phenomenon. The new reports are far more evasive, and years have been wasted. Immense resources and effort have been put by government agencies and industrial lobby groups into denouncing and abusing people who are simply stating the obvious: that it cannot go on any longer. It is long passed time that the public dance of lies, misinformation and evasion came to an end. I believe you know truth and it is time to speak out so that your nation and the world finally hears.

John Stone

UK Editor, Age of Autism

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Benedetta

Twyla:
You post it another 20 million times - with my blessings.

Twyla

"According to Healy, when she began researching autism and vaccines she found credible published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that support the idea of an association. That seemed to counter what many of her colleagues had been saying for years. She dug a little deeper and was surprised to find that the government has not embarked upon some of the most basic research that could help answer the question of a link.

"The more she dug, she says, the more she came to believe the government and medical establishment were intentionally avoiding the question because they were afraid of the answer."
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-open-question-on-vaccines-and-autism/

"But public health officials have been saying they know, they've been implying to the public there's enough evidence and they know it's not causal," Attkisson said.

"I think you can't say that," Healy said. "You can't say that." Healy goes on to say public health officials have intentionally avoided researching whether subsets of children are "susceptible" to vaccine side effects - afraid the answer will scare the public.

"You're saying that public health officials have turned their back on a viable area of research largely because they're afraid of what might be found?" Attkisson asked.

Healy said: "There is a completely expressed concern that they don't want to pursue a hypothesis because that hypothesis could be damaging to the public health community at large by scaring people. "First of all," Healy said, "I think the public's smarter than that. The public values vaccines. But more importantly, I don't think you should ever turn your back on any scientific hypothesis because you're afraid of what it might show."
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/leading-dr-vaccines-autism-worth-study/

With apologies to those who have seen me post these links twenty million times….

jen

Yes, Linda1, re. Industry studies being buried and ripping off the tax payer- I won't hold my breath for mainstream media like Forbes magazine or Tribune etc to report on this.

HeidiN

I no way believe this study was cancelled for any other reason than they found things they don't want to publicize. My proof is that they would at least share what they got so far if it wasn't so damming to them.

Anne J.

@ Ginger
...So who funds the foundation that supports NIH? From their 2011 tax filing:

Merck - $15,051,035.00
Pfizer - $53,800,710.00
Eli Lilly - $9,452,484.00
Novartis - $11,435,208.00
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – a staggering $278,541,858.00

Wow! I knew the contributions were probably high, but it was shocking to see those numbers you posted (thank you for posting)! Anyone who believes NIH or the CDC will EVER do a proper study of vaccinated vs unvaccinated children is fooling themselves. The only "research results" we'll ever hear from them will have been fixed ahead of time to say whatever they want. These people have sold their souls. The truth will have to come from somewhere else (and I don't think that day is so far off, as more and more people, including medical professionals, completely distrust the CDC and NIH because of their vaccine lies).
These are true crimes against humanity that are being committed against the most innocent among us, and our President and Congressmen just look the other way. And what ever happened to Issa and the Vaccine Oversight Hearings? The silence is truly deafening!

Ginger Taylor

So here's the thing. Just as CDC has the CDC Foundation, a private non-profit supports its work, NIH has Foundation for the National Instituties of Health.

"Foundation for the National Institutes Of Health Established by the United States Congress to support the mission of the NIH—improving health through scientific discovery in the search for cures—the Foundation for NIH is a leader in identifying and addressing complex scientific and health issues. The foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that raises private-sector funds for a broad portfolio of unique programs that complement and enhance NIH priorities and activities.

Mission Statement: To support the NIH in its mission to improve health, by forming and facilitating public-private partnerships for biomedical research, education and training."
http://www.fnih.org/sites/all/files/documents/Business_Case.pdf

Francis Collins, head of NIH, is a non voting member of their board.

So who funds the foundation that supports NIH? From their 2011 tax filing:

Merck - $15,051,035.00
Pfizer - $53,800,710.00
Eli Lilly - $9,452,484.00
Novartis - $11,435,208.00
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – a staggering $278,541,858.00

http://www.fnih.org/sites/all/files/documents/FNIH%202011%20990%20Signed%20Inspection.pdf

So I have to ask... With these vaccine interests, funding them to the tune of 386 million dollars per year, is it any surprise that the National Child Study did not include data on the overall health outcomes of vaccinated children?

I think it is also fair to ask... since the study was designed to look at the impact of chemicals on childrens' health, did the data being collected present a picture that might be harmful to the bottom line of these pharmaceutical interests, did that have have any impact on the decision to pull the plug and will the raw data collected be open for us to view and process?

Barry

I guess inflation really does effect everything, including the cost of fraudulent research.

And $1.2 billion is no longer enough to pay for all those academic prostitutes.

Linda1

Negative industry studies are buried all the time. Here we have a government (ie taxpayer) funded study that bilked the public for almost 15 years and now decides that they can't do the study? The public should demand to see exactly what they did do AND we should get our money back.

Imagine a contractor being hired to build a skyscraper for $1.2 billion (or a city full of skyscrapers) and then decide 15 years later, after spending the money, that they can't do the job. What would that be called? Do they get to walk away with the money?

Zoey O'Toole

Ted, absolutely. Who else thinks that there's probably a hell of a smoking gun buried somewhere in that $1.2 billion dollars? This seems a perfect avenue for Freedom of Information Act requests... Let's start with the data.

Jeannette Bishop

"Flaws" in the research haven't stopped the NIH, CDC, et al so far, unless "flaws" perhaps means the study data (which belongs to the public not bureaucrats) was showing problems resulting from some of the corporatocracy's most "recommended" products. And if this was a 1.2 billion dollar fishing expedition, am I supposed to feel relieved that they failed to find something to fixate on for some time to further stall the truth becoming widely known?

Lynda

Where are the hackers when we need them. I honestly believe at some point they may be our only hope.

flahute

It was probably clear 14 yrs ago to any objective individual, particularly those with children suffering from iatrogenically or environmental exposure-related chronic ilness(s), that big Genomics could not have salvaged this Hindenburg of a health initiative.

Since it also seems clear from the recent CDC mess they wrote the genetic basis for autism script then, these characters (and handlers) subsequently sought in every conceivable way, including media suppression of divergent views/data, to reinforce that myth.

What I suspect they didn't plan on was AofA, Brian Hooker, Wakefield, Sherri Tenpenny, Hear This Well, Thompson, etc to stay in the game and force their noses into this stinking rotten mess. Forget CIA torture, CDC and NIH et al should face equal human rights abuse charges.

Ted

Anyone else suspect that they are not eager to find the environmental cause of the current catastrophe?

Theresa Cedillo

Thank you John

Twyla

The data must have clearly indicated a link between over-vaccination and a multitude of immune and neuro conditions. So better to waste 1.2 billion dollars than to allow the study to continue and release results.

Benedetta

Has 1.2 billion already been spent?
Is it gone?


david m burd

John, The time and efforts (and expense, I'm sure) you spend for us all is heroic, thank you.

Since $1.2 Billion was spent for the NCS since year 2000, and $165 Million scheduled for 2015 is now being redirected, this means about $100 Million has been spent every year (if actual expenditures started 2002 or so).

Also, there are 5,000 kids (from birth presumably) have been tracked by NCS's Vanguard Pilot Study the last unknown number of years; with NIH saying these records have been turned over to other entities (at this time).

Having spent $1.2 Billion for NCS, for only 5,000 infants/kids enrolled, is a perfect example of obscene waste of our taxpayer dollars. There is a lot of stinking fish in their so-called presented facts.

Including NIH has the arrogance and gall to pretend they cannot actually analyze the medical facts/status of these 5,000 kids they admit to having enrolled and tracked. Gee, let's see, is it possible these kids' immunization records have revealed extreme differences between those vaxed and unvaxed? Gee, would those noble honest people at NIH ever suppress such? Hiding information that indicts the horrible toxicity of their sainted Immunization Schedule?

Anne J.

I'm sure the results, so far, were not what they wanted to see. So, true to form, they had to figure out a way to suppress results not favorable to industry. The Verstratten study took several years to "massage" enough to sufficiently decrease the signal enough to be able to report a "neutral study". This study was too large/complicated to do that, so it would be much easier to just cancel it, for reasons claimed.
I, for one, would very much like to see the results gathered up to this point analyzed for effects of toxic exposures. I'm sure it would be very interesting for the general public to see what triggers regression in normally developing toddlers (and how often that occurs). I'm very sure there is enough data already gathered to draw at least some general conclusions or see clear patterns emerging. I suspect that's the real reason for stopping this research. We have some very sick individuals running these "public health programs". It's no wonder our children have such poor health and high mortality rates.

Betty Bona

Linda1,
They couldn't find a Poul Thorsen who they could pay to fudge the data they knew they would get in a way that the public would buy, so they just canceled the whole study. If you can't fudge it, cancel it. Yeah, that's the ticket.

John Stone

Linda

Quite right - it takes a lot of doing.

CMO

It may well be but I have also heard from a couple of credible sources that the program was truly in administrative chaos, which is something Francis Collins ought to be accountable for.

BoB Moffitt

"It is long passed time that the public dance of lies, misinformation and evasion came to an end. I believe you know truth and it is time to speak out so that your nation and the world finally hears."

Thank God the children of the United States have elected someone like NY Senator Gillibrand .. who just yesterday issued a very "public" dire warning to parents regaring the "toxic substances that are rountinely found in toys children will receive for Christmas .. including mercury and formaldehyde .. in toys the child may put in it's mouth.

Way to go Senator .. toxins found in toys are far more dangerous than those very same toxins "recommended and approved" by public health agencies .. such as .. formaldehyde and mercury .. that are found in vaccines injected directly into our children.

We live in a sick world .. and .. squandering over a billion dollars on a critical study due to incompetence .. (what else to call it?) .. is par for the course when those most responsible for the poor health of our children avoid .. once again .. being held accountable for it.

AND THE BAND PLAYS ON ........

cmo

The 1.2 Billion dollar study was not producing the pre-determined conclusions they wanted for corporate marketing issues so it had to be cancelled.

Thank goodness the Autism research work of the indicted Dr. Poul Thorsen still stands.

Linda1

Where did they spend the $1.2 BILLION on this study that they never did?

How many Poul Thorsen's are there?

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