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BuzzFeed on Trump's Kennedy Appointment Features Age of Autism and JB Handley

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NOTE:  BuzzFeed interviewed both Dan Olmsted, Editor, and JB Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue (and AOA)  for this article. 

Trump’s potential appointment was strongly welcomed on Wednesday by many in the activist community who believe that excessive vaccination is spurring an “epidemic” of autism and other chronic diseases among children. US autism rates have been rising since the late 1990s, and now 1 in 45 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, though the CDC has attributed this to changes in diagnoses and surveys. Thimerosal was discontinued as a preservative in children’s vaccines in 1999, though it is now widely considered safe by the medical community.

Many activists feel that Kennedy could spearhead a sea change in how decisions about vaccines are made in the US.

“I’m pretty tapped in to the autism community, and I never got more emails in a shorter period of time than yesterday afternoon — this is electrifying,” Dan Olmsted, editor of a blog called Age of Autism, which saw a nearly twofold increase in website traffic after yesterday’s news, told BuzzFeed News. “Now you’ve got the president-elect talking to the most high-profile vaccine safety challenger in the country. It’s just a whole different universe.”

Kennedy suggested yesterday in an interview with Science that the main focus of a vaccine safety commission would be on the CDC, which he said “is the locus of most of the most serious problems with the vaccine program.”

The focus on the CDC is being heralded as a victory by some in the anti-vaccine community, as well.

“My hope is that this commission cracks open the data that exists at CDC and tells the American people the truth,” J.B. Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy’s autism organization, told BuzzFeed News. “We are mobilized, energized, and extremely hopeful based on the appointment of Bobby Kennedy. In my personal opinion [Trump] picked the best possible person to head the commission.”  Read more here.

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Anna K

money to fight in court as much as it is to educate the public about the dangers of vaccines thru social media Facebook ads, and other channels such also require money. I'm starting an e-commerce business to see if I can raise significant funds to do this. I think that vaccines need to be abolished altogether and state laws for schools etc should not be present. And alternative healing methods for the minor childhood illnesses should be put in place. Doctors need to attend revamped education seminars which include vitamin A B C and D protocols. And to do all of this at need to come up with some simple graphs by scientists addressing the fact that these illnesses are being eradicated not as a result of vaccines. People need to be reeducated about their beliefs. And that's tough to do.

david m burd

Other than a few sentences about RFK, Jr the BuzzFeed piece trumpets repetitively the CDC party line how completely safe are all the vaccines, and how wrong are such as Andrew Wakefield.

A naive reader will come away thinking the massive immunization for babies and children is the greatest thing ever ---- and zero risk. That's what Trump, Kennedy, and all of AoA's allies are up against: The battle against the entrenched Criminal Cabal must not flag - Go Trump!

Greg
That continuous whirring sound .. 24 - 7 .. emanating from within the hallowed halls of CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia ... is the sound of shredding machines working furiously to prevent ANY "cracks opening in the data that exists at CDC".

Bob, I am thinking things already came to a head and it was too late for that. This leads me to ask a few related questions. First, is the current CDC Director resigning on his own accord or was he asked to? Second, why would Trump consider forming a committee on vaccine safety when he can essentially appoint a new Director for the CDC to hand such matters?

Martha Moyer

I understand there is a big concern about vaccinations and autism and I do hope there is interest in the political scene about looking into it further. But, another thing bothers me: There is no mention about adults with autism and need for more services.

Hans Litten

http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com

Only free for the next week

Benedetta

Hans;

LOL, I did not read the article, but the title says it all. "Keep calm and blame the Russians".

Elizabeth Hart

I took the opportunity to make carefully considered and fully referenced comments on vaccination generally, and specifically HPV vaccination, on the Science Q&A Robert Kennedy Jr. article: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/exclusive-qa-robert-f-kennedy-jr-meeting-trump-proposed-vaccine-commission

My comments on HPV vaccination also included quotes from my recent correspondence with Professor Diane Harper re her paper on HPV vaccination published in The Lancet in 2004.

It appears there has been a co-ordinated attack to 'flag' my comments on HPV vaccination and have them removed. At the current time, my comments on HPV vaccination appear to have been hidden from public view. The message I am receiving via my Disqus account now is "Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Science", while previously they were visible.

I've been accused of 'spamming' by people who are intent on disrupting legitimate discussion on vaccination. This is the means they use to censor discussion.

My comments on controversial HPV vaccination included:

- the lack of evidence supporting multiple HPV vaccine doses;
- the unnaturally high titres induced by HPV vaccines;
- fear-mongering about the risks of papillomavirus;
- the lack of independent and objective evaluation of HPV vaccination, which has been fast-tracked around the world; and
- the lack of 'informed consent' before HPV vaccination.

I've also left my comments on the Intercept article by Robert Mackey "Trump Asks Anti-Vaccine Activist Robert Kennedy Jr. to Lead Panel on Vaccine Safety": https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/trump-names-anti-vaccine-activist-robert-kennedy-jr-lead-panel-vaccine-safety/

At this time my comments are still up on the Intercept website.

Hans Litten

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-12/uk-labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn-accused-collaborating-russia-wanting-peace

Is this how they plan to stop Trump ? and RFK ? And William Thompson ? & us ?

Bob Moffit

“My hope is that this commission cracks open the data that exists at CDC and tells the American people the truth,” J.B. Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy’s autism organization, told BuzzFeed News."

That continuous whirring sound .. 24 - 7 .. emanating from within the hallowed halls of CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia ... is the sound of shredding machines working furiously to prevent ANY "cracks opening in the data that exists at CDC".

I suspect Kennedy's suggestion yesterday in an interview with Science that .. "the main focus of a vaccine safety commission would be on the CDC" sent shivers of absolute TERROR within the CDC.

DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

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