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Hep CNOTE: Thank you to Vaccinations News and Dr. Y for allowing us to excerpt this post. Read more at Vaccination News

By F. Edward Yazbak MD

On December 13, 2001, I published “Autism 2001: The Silent Epidemic”.

It was the third yearly investigation I had published and to my knowledge, the first time anyone had ever described Autism as a “Silent Epidemic.”

It is with sadness and trepidation that I use again, some 14 + years later, the same term to describe the latest significant and possibly inadvertently created iatrogenic epidemic.

The May 2016 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care was a Special Issue totally devoted to Hepatitis C Viral Infections.

Featured were:

  • Four Clinical Reports
  • Two Commentaries
  • One Editorial
  • Four Policy Statements

http://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2016/2016-5-vol22-SP

According to M. Caffrey who reviewed the publication on May 4, 2016, the CDC has reported that:

  • Some 20,000 individuals died from hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and complications in 2014, more than in any other prior year
  • Because of poor reporting, it is likely that the death toll from the HCV infections was actually higher
  • Estimated cases of HCV disease doubled between 2010 and 2014
  • HCV infections - related complications had become the top cause of death among all 60 listed infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis.

http://www.ajmc.com/focus-of-the-week/0516/deaths-from-hepatitis-c-virus-hit-all-time-high-cdc-reports

It is likely that most of us in the United States were bombarded with more reports about two cases of Ebola, a couple of hundred cases of measles and Zero case of Zika microcephaly in the last 3 years than about the thousands of cases of Hepatitis C that, for reasons unknown, seemed to receive as much attention from the media as the autism disaster we have been battling for years.  

Nationwide, discussion of HCV disease has been mostly focused on new therapies, their availability and their exorbitant run-away prices but not on what really caused the spectacular increase in the number of patients with the disease. The focus of this presentation is the discussion of what may have suddenly caused this second “Silent Epidemic.”          

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We are presently being repeatedly warned about shingles and how 1 out 3 individuals will suffer from that painful disease. The message from Merck is that if you had chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in your body for years before it shows up as a very ugly and painful rash. This is usually followed by a gentle admonition to see your doctor or your pharmacist to discuss the available vaccine.

The TV commercial does not mention that shingles was previously less common because after recovering from chickenpox, individuals who were constantly re-exposed to the disease in the community received frequent and substantial boosting of their own good and strong cellular mediated Varicella – Zoster Virus (VZV) immunity, thus preventing shingles except rarely in older individuals.

In the past, pediatricians were convinced and told parents that chickenpox provided “lifetime immunity”. What many did not realize was that the life-long immunity was not only the result of the acute illness but also of the constant boosting of that immunity through recurrent exposures.

This all changed when VARIVAX ®, a chickenpox vaccine was developed, approved in 1995 and administered to every child in the United States, quickly preventing chickenpox nationwide and in all likelihood contributing to the increased shingles incidence in spectacular fashion. That in turn created a need for a shingles vaccine and ZOSTAVAX®, a concentrated chickenpox vaccine, was promptly developed. The vaccine was licensed in May 2006 and vigorously marketed. The vaccine’s overall efficacy in preventing shingles has been ~ 51%. https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zostavax/zostavax_pi2.pdf

For a more comprehensive review of the subject, please see: http://www.vaccinationnews.org/20110113ChickenpoxVaccineYazbakFE

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Benedetta

Thanks Ed I appreciate you clearing it up.

Ed Yazbak


Dear Benedetta,

Be totally reassured.

Like your daughter, I received the series of Hepatitis B vaccine as mandated by the neonatal hospital where I worked and neither your daughter nor I are at any risk of catching Hepatitis C because we have NO lifestyle exposure to Hepatitis C and we glove and scrub when we professionally deal with the least suspicious case.
So again Do Not Worry.

I was simply reporting that after extensive Hepatitis B vaccination campaigns in China and the US, cases of hepatitis B decreased BUT it was observed that cases of Hepatitis C started to increase among high risk populations.

Please note that I only stated that this development needed to be further investigated.

Benedetta

Ed.
I feel like I have missed something on this article.

So help me out, Please?

Is it just about a real epidemic as opposed to a made up Ebola or Zika?

In your article it says that even though Hep B vaccine was suppose to reduce liver cancer - it basically -in the end increased? Did I read that right?

Was the number of people getting Hep B went down in the mid 80s before the vaccine because of education -on safe sex and don't share needles? And once the vaccine for Hep B came along - no more money went toward warnings about Hep C ,or free - clean needles; thus we have a Hep C epidemic?

And was it perhaps Hep C that is really the more scary virus to later cause liver cance all along?

My daughter would be first in line to get a Hep C - not that she uses drugs, or sex - but as a nurse - she needs to get out of the business. The series of three Hep B about done her in - Now I have to worry about liver cancer.

Ed Yazbak

Thank you all for your comments and your kind words

Dear Mr. Burd

Thank you for mentioning my good friend Nick Regush

FYI: As mentioned in my report, my original article was published on June 21, 2006 and titled “The Hepatitis B vaccine: What Went Wrong?

Believe it or not, it was the last report I published, most gratefully, in Red Flags Daily.

For those who did not know RFD, it was a wonderful scientific web site and publication created by Nicholas Regush, a distinguished medical and scientific writer himself.

Nick’s death from a heart attack was a very tough blow to many.

On October 29, 2004, ABC News eulogized its former star scientific and fearless reporter stating: “Nicholas Regush, an Emmy-nominated journalist who for six years produced medical features for ABC News' World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, has died.
Regush, 58, died in his hometown of Montreal on Oct. 14, two weeks after suffering a severe heart attack.
In his popular column for ABCNEWS.com called "Second Opinion," he provided provocative assessments of the stories behind medical and science news. The author of many books and magazine articles, Regush was also an award-winning investigative journalist who worked for "The Montreal Gazette" for 12 years until he joined ABC News, producing for shows such as Day One, Nightline, and later, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
In 2002, Regush returned to Montreal to concentrate on his book projects and his Internet site Red Flags, a popular health Web site.
Regush is survived by his wife, Barbara Lewis.” [End of Quote] http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=209938

I can only imagine the reports Nick would have filed had he been alive to see the atrocious attacks on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the circus over a few cases of measles in California orchestrated to wipe out the freedom of parents to make choices, a whole population cleverly excluded from an official CDC vaccine-autism study and a couple of million dollars of research money simply gone, magically.

Taking over Nick’s duties at Red Flags for a while and giving up her own career, Ms. Lewis kept up the tradition and the publication of remarkable reports by British, Canadian and US authors. When she decided that her own singing career still meant a lot to her, Ms. Lewis closed down Red Flags and kindly transferred many of its contents including my own publications from September 2003 to June 2006 to “Vaccination News.” I am obviously equally grateful to Vaccination News Publisher Sandy Gottstein for her most kind hospitality since then.


Benedetta

President Obama is behind the 8 ball on Hep C at least 8 years.

Benedetta

When I was in the second grade, in one of the readers was a poem.

For the lack of a nail the shoe was lost
For the lack of the shoe a horse was lost.
For the lack of a horse the rider was lost.


When you have vaccines messing up the endocrine system, mental health is lost, and that is comorbid with drug addition and that is connected to Hep C.

is it not amazing!

david m burd

To All, The HepC "incidence" and "prevalence" have been a fabrication/collaboration of our two insidious Disease Partners: The CDC and Pharma, telling us the number of 20,000 annual deaths as accurately cited as "iatrogenic" by Dr. Yazbak.

BUT, there are other factors that tell the tale.

As abundantly documented by the late Medical Reporter Nick Regush and by Medical Writer Jon Rappoport, Hep C is an invention of the Pharma Industry in concert with the CDC that loves and promotes any and all fabrications of serious "disease" (aka Zika virus causing microcephaly).

Bottom line: What is not discussed by Dr. Yazbak (a hero in my estimation) is who is "infected" with Hep C.

The facts are that virtually ALL those afflicted with so-called Hep C are male homosexuals and injection-drug abusers, and as documented by Rappoport, they get $80,000+ treatment drugs for each months' long treatments. Since most are also "HIV+", this gigantic expenditure is paid for my U.S. taxpayers at it is Hiv/Aids related. Yet another couple $Billion a year idiotically spent for those test to "Hiv+".

Yes, it's truly another iatrogenic "disease" -- fabricated by Pharma and the CDC -- and more $Billions into Pharma coffers.

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you, Dr. Yazbak. Public health employees, please start beating your swords into plowshares (non-GMO), seriously!

Tim Lundeen

In addition to regular Vitamin C, liposomal Vitamin C should be very effective treating shingles. The people I've talked with who use IV Vitamin C also use liposomal encapsulation, because it allows blood levels to stay high while not on an IV.

liposomal preparations also provide phospholipids needed by the immune system.

Ed Yazbak

Benedetta,

Check this coincidence

Just announced:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/18/presidential-proclamation-national-hepatitis-testing-day-2016

Betty Bona

Does anyone know when they started testing the blood supply for Hepatitis C?

Benedetta

My daughter when she worked as a psych nurse told me that Hep C was just rampant among her patients.

She worked with teenagers and smaller children that do have psych problems and in most cases secondary to their mental illness; drug addiction all in together.

She transported many of her patients to the bigger hospitals for be tested and treated. It bothers her when a down and out teenager has an additional burden to carry.

Shingles was pretty common in her patients too, by the way. Young kids getting shingles.

Ed Yazbak

Thank you John for providing this very important information.

Many parents were concerned when a new vaccine was added to "the list" 25 years ago.

Their concern seems to have been well justified.

John Stone

Good morning Ed,

Some corroborative evidence - so far we have avoided infant Hep B vaccination in the UK, although the present head of our Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, Prof Pollard, has been campaigning for it and experimenting with a hexavalent Hep B containing vaccine for Sanofi Pasteur. It may be remarked in this context that while the UK death rate from Hep C has almost quadrupled since 1996 from 98 to 424 in 2013 this is largely contained in a sub-population of drug-users who are probably much vaccinated against Hep B anyway. The bottom line is that our mortality from Hep C is not remotely comparable. To map 424 onto the US population (x5) gives a grand total of 2,120, a small fraction of the US figure, and lending a very different meaning to the phrase "a vaccine avoidable disease". May all our health agencies, (the CDC, ACIP, JCVI, PHE) take note.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/448710/NEW_FINAL_HCV_2015_IN_THE_UK_REPORT_28072015_v2.pdf

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