The Advisory Committee On Childhood Vaccines Votes NO To Tics As Vaccine Injury

Best of Dan Olmsted: Weekly Wrap January 21, 2017

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaNote: About a year has passed since our dear Dan Olmsted, leader of the Rebel Alliance, died.  Feels to me as crushing as when Dumbledore died in the Harry Potter stories. Just an unfathomable blow.

Below is the last Weekly Wrap he wrote. Much has happened in the last 52 weeks - plenty of it pretty darn rotten. We've made precious little progress in vaccine safety within the government. Not sure that's shocking. Many a President has entered the office with agenda points that are quickly replaced by the status quo.  Dan gives a nod to many in our community - and we each carry on within the Alliance in our way. Thanks for your support. Always. Kim

By Dan Olmsted

Bernard Rimland, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Andy Wakefield and now Donald Trump -- yes he does!  -- represent a kind of mainstream thread of vaccine safety advocacy. The first three put themselves forward and paid a price – Rimland went from the father of “autism isn’t caused by parenting” to being considered a fringe quack kook multivitamins cure autism kind of guy. Bobby went from respected environmental Riverkeeper Kennedy scion who beat GE and got the Hudson cleaned up to mercury-thimerosal-obsessed. 

Donald Trump was inaugurated as president Friday, saying what Bernie said. And if ever a paragraph break was called for (pick your reason) this is it.

Dr. Rimland
Dr. Bernie Rimland conspiracy theorist fringe quack kook. And Andy, well, Andy didn’t even pass go – he was considered a fraudulent finge quack kook from just about Day 1.

Covering autism through the prism of an environmental illness, with vaccine safety a paramount issue, I do have more familiarity with these four folks than I might otherwise. Bernie was an indifferent dresser with a messy beard (me too) who, at least in my memory, thundered with the truth. My Kennedy Albanysingle favorite quote in my decade on this beat is his statement that “The autism epidemic is real, and excessive vaccinations are the cause.” This is brilliantly simple, stark and bold. First you have to stipulate that autism has increased exponentially (it has – that’s the subject of Mark Blaxill and my book out later this year). Then you have to be both narrow enough – pointing not just to some vague chemical or environmental exposure – and broad enough – pointing not just to one vaccine, or one ingredient – to survive the onslaught of denial and rebuke and phony science you can expect the minute you say such a thing. (“Excessive vaccinations” even leaves room for mercury as the prime cause, because if they hadn’t Andy Long Beachadded all those vaccines with mercury, kids wouldn’t have gotten enough of it to cause an epidemic – bad as it is at any dose The MMR also fits -- three live viruses in one, and now a fourth in the MMRV; talk about excessive!)

Lately I’ve been thinking of Bernie, as a new president who says much the same thing takes the oath of office; protecting our kids might be described as Job One. Now that he is one day in office I certainly hope that he will take on the issue and bring Bernie’s claim front and center. I think our collective minds were pretty much blown when he summoned Bobby to the Tower and sent him down with some sort of message, garbled or tentative as it may have been, that he intends to tackle vaccines and autism and that people like Bobby are going to play a major role.

What’s more, before the election Trump met with Andy and some kindred spirits who are editors and sponsors of this blog and listened attentively.

These are huge developments that have been a bit overwhelmed – perhaps by presidential-elect design – by the whole shakeup going on in the transfer of power. More than trial balloons, less that full-fledged policy initiatives, they have made the CDC quake in its cesspool, if that’s possible, and the usual talking heads like Offit and Schaffner turn purple with rage (makes me think of Dylan: “The man standing next to me, his head was exploding. Well, I was praying the pieces wouldn't fall on me.”) The mainstream media is both outraged and, one senses, outgunned at the moment. Who cares about the mainstream media anyway? The best story we got out of the Kennedy meeting was from BuzzFeed, which interviewed both me (I?) and J.B. Handley and, except for repeating the antivax canard (which I told them not to in writing) treated the event as news, not as a crime scene. While I was on the phone with them going through security at National Airport, Nature magazine was on the other line. Quite a moment for a humble blogger.

Everyone comes to this issue from a different perspective, although of course for most it’s witnessing or understanding the fact that vaccine damage is much more frequent and much more serious than the “experts” will admit. For Bobby it was understanding the damage of environmental mercury and hearing from enough autism moms to intuit the connection. For Andy it was a call from the mother of two autistic children in England. He tried to interrupt and refer her on to the neurodevelopmental department, but then she started talking about strange GI issues they had, and, thank God, he stopped to listen.

For Bernie it was the recognition that he and his wife were not bad enough parents to have caused their son Mark’s nonstop screaming as an infant and his subsequent odd behaviors. That opened into an insight that autism was not genetic but environmental, and that led into vaccines.

We’ve had committees and commissions before – Mark Blaxill served on one and, with Barbara Loe Fisher, valiantly dissented from its blue ribbon inanity. (See the excellent “From Safety Last to Children First.”)

So however they – and we – got here, the moment is ripe, and Bernie’s dictum ought to be our guiding principle, one we can unite behind. I hope that before long the president will be sitting at a table with Bobby and Andy and many more people, including Mark and Barbara, who have fought long and hard to bring this issue to the fore. And I hope they leave an empty chair for Bernie and that, at least occasionally, everyone looks in its direction and remembers that there is much more common in our cause than anything we might occasionally fight over – that the autism epidemic is real, and excessive vaccinations are the cause.

Rebel Alliance, unite!


Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.


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Angus Files

Mr Kennedy in August 2017..explains the hissy fits from Pharma around the world..hear the silence?no!not really!

B: I’ve spoken with the White House about other issues relating to vaccine safety and I’ve had a number of follow up meetings.

H: Can I ask you who you met with?

B: Well I’ve met with high level officials in the White House and they’ve arranged meetings for me with HHS and White House officials and various agency officials including [NIH Director] Francis Collins and [NIH Principle Deputy Director] Lawrence Tabek, Tony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Infectious Disease, Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Developmental Health Sciences, and Dr. Diana Bianchi, the head of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Development.

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John Stone


I fear that is true.


bob moffit


"Certainly an interesting development - which of course we already reported - but do we have chapter and verse on Trump being behind it"

Does it really matter if Trump gets any credit for "being behind it"?

Personally, I don't care who was "behind it" .. now that "it" has been established.

Using history as my guide .. I have justified reasons for believing .. had Trump NOT been elected .. the HHS would NOT be establishing a new Conscience and Religious Freedom (CRF) Division within its Office for Civil Rights.

Angus Files

Trump`s getting blamed for it John,

Medical tyranny over moral beliefs-a first since Orwells 1984 I think ..

“We think the Trump administration should set an example in enforcing the multiple conscience laws that have been passed since the 1970s to prevent the government from punishing people who have objections to participating in abortions,” said David Christensen, vice president of government affairs at the Family Research Council.

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Jenny Allan

The following link is to the Bolen Report .. regarding HHS establishing a new Conscience and Religious Freedom (CRF) Division within its Office for Civil Rights,


It hardly matters whether or not President Trump has instigated this important civil rights clause. It was added during his term of office and will at last provide a proper legal base in the US for persons to challenge forced or mandatory medical procedures, including vaccines.

John Stone


Certainly an interesting development - which of course we already reported - but do we have chapter and verse on Trump being behind it?

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you for carry on Age of Autism. I heard a rumor today (about 52:30 in) ...

... that Age of Autism is listed as one of the top "anti-vaccine" influences on Facebook (I think in this publication, but I'm only accessing the abstract):

Angus Files

If vaccines are as safe as Schiff asserts why the need to monitor adverse events that he claims do not occur?

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False scientists

I still have hope. Even Roger Stone is onto the vaccine coverup and Adam Schiff's move pandering to big pharma where he's tried to say no ones ever been paid out for vaccine damage!

Angus Files

Sound words from Dan all of them ,every time, as always thank you Dan.

it seems the Vaccines Committee has stalled just now but then Trump always said he isn`t going to announce to his enemies when,how and where he is going to attack them- so I hope were still mobile with that op and its just a matter of time before he springs into action.

Whatever we do and achieve you can bet that Pharma are doubling down on all of our small gains all of the time.

Shadow Banning-I seen a few weeks back and until then never officially knew that it had been going on since 2006.

"Tachy goes to Coventry",[3] as in the British expression "to send someone to Coventry", meaning to ignore them and pretend they don't exist.

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bob moffit

God bless Dan for his untiring .. dedicated commitment .. our AoA community.

"I hope that before long the president will be sitting at a table with Bobby and Andy and many more people, including Mark and Barbara, who have fought long and hard to bring this issue to the fore."

Although extremely disappointed that President Trump has yet to be "sitting at a table with Bobby, Andy, Mark and Barbara" .. I remain none-the-less optimistic .. that 2018 may be that year where our ISSUE finally becomes THE PRIORITY MOST WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

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