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The Global Vaccine Crisis of 2018: Why Andrew Wakefield is Back in the News

image from www.rescuepost.comBy John Stone

"Perhaps the most fundamental point is that having established this uninterrupted global pipeline for the industry’s products to the world’s children they have failed to ensure manufacturing standards even according to their own criteria."

An experienced pharma watcher has said to me repeatedly in the past few days: "There is something going on". He is not looking directly at pharma he is watching the prolonged and hostile media coverage of the friendship of Andrew Wakefield and Elle Macpherson as revealed to the public by the Daily Mail: something which to most people - except those who might know them personally - might be of only momentary interest, if any: but also the source of a great swirling mist of unprincipled junk journalism which has now be going on for a week. I was drawn into this maelstrom  myself last week by a Daily Telegraph feature writer, Rosa Silverman, who wanted to interview me about this non-issue (certainly not a public one) and the "anti-vaccine movement in the US". Rosa quoted me a number of times, which I barely expected (that was the one thing which surprised me). Nevertheless, having thought about the article  "Whatever happened to Andrew Wakefield: the curious rehabilitation of the doctor behind the MMR scare" (18 July)" for a day I felt obliged to complain about both the stereo-typing and failure to address the information  I had passed to her (my letters to her and the Telegraph with information I emailed her are published below).

But the big question is “Why?”. The answer is surely with all bathetic baying and shrieking from the press about nothing in particular that the global vaccine government complex could not be in more trouble. What would happen if anyone outside our sphere started to put together the stories we have seen in recent days? Perhaps the most fundamental point is that having established this uninterrupted global pipeline for the industry’s products to the world’s children they have failed to ensure manufacturing standards even according to their own criteria. So, now we have had  in a matter of  days the China scandal, we have RFKjnr’s revelation that the HHS has shirked its responsibility to inspect and report on vaccine safety every two years for the last three decades, and we have the Italian CORVELVA group saying that 5 out 7 schedule vaccines  they had independently inspected failed to meet biological standards.

Also running are stories about MMR in Samoa and  oral polio vaccine in Kenya. We have the long running saga of Gatti and Montanari in Italy.  Even before you get to the issue of whether the products could be considered safe by design, we have the great unlikelihood in many parts of the world, or possibly any part of the world, that they are routinely manufactured and delivered correctly. And rather than admit that the products are faulty the powers that be just prefer that they go on being injected into everybody’s children without saying anything, because the only important thing for them is that everyone goes on believing in the infallibility of the program.

 I do not mention in this context other important stories like Dengvaxia in the Philippines , Christopher Exley's revelations about aluminium in autistic brains or Gayle DeLong’s about HPV vaccines and infertility - things beginning to impinge on the reputation of the vaccine complex.

The point at this juncture is that the global industry is in monumental trouble, acting in such a way as to strain the faith of  persons normally much less sceptical of the aims of the program than the traditional readers of this column, and it needs to create a distraction - and what we have from at least the  British media in Orwellian terms is this pathetic chant of “Four legs good, two legs bad”. They are attempting to drum out the very possibility of thought: all anyone needs to know now is that Andrew Wakefield - who once dared to question the vaccine project in some way - was/is a very bad man. But I would point out another possibility that most onlookers will be completely perplexed: they will just be saying like my pharma watcher as they get daily more fed up with the feeble-mindedness and illogical antics of the mainstream media: “There is something going on”.

You bet there is!

Complaint letter to the Telegraph: Case: 17796369 - Re: Daily Telegraph feature on anti-vaccination movement (anyone wishing to  support write to telegraphenquiries@telegraph.co.uk)

Dear Sirs,

 
I wish to make a formal complaint against Rosa Silverman's article "Whatever happened to Andrew Wakefield: the curious rehabilitation of the doctor behind the MMR scare" (18 July). I wrote to her four days ago (below) making some of my concerns known and she has failed to reply. As will be seen from previous emails I had taken every trouble to point out the solid basis of the concerns of vaccine critics, the systematic misreporting of the Wakefield affair and although she quoted me extensively she made no attempt to report on the foundations of people's concerns rather than simply disparaging them as people. I note that in our interview (which took place on a pleasant and respectful basis) RS posed the intelligent question whether opposition to vaccines in the US was ideological or more commonly because the sceptics were parents whose children had been injured (then characterised as anti-vaccine), and I confirmed that I believed the latter (and coming from all over the political spectrum): but in the article everyone is reduced to a conspiracy believing post-Trump phenomenon. 
 
The reality at the present time is that the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Database has reported more than 650,000 events since 1990 and being a passive reporting database this is likely no more than 1% of cases, many of which may include irreparable harm. Additionally, in the last few days Robert F KennedyJnr has wrung an admission from the HHS that they failed to honour their obligation under the National Childhoood Vaccine Injury Act to report on the safety of vaccines every two years: in fact going back to 1986 they never did at all. In the UK and Europe further questions arise over the alertness and independence of bodies like the MHRA and the EMA which are largely funded by the industry. These are people's real concerns, not Andrew Wakefield's private life, which should have remained private. 
 
The continued scapegoating of Wakefield in the British media is not only deplorable, it looks as if it is a deliberate attempt to distract from the real issues, and we seem to have returned to the realms of Orwell's 5 minutes hate. I do wish RS had not gone off into this reprehensible territory as many other journalists who should know better have done in recent days. It is terrifying the extent to which mainstream journalism has abandoned the objective reporting of complex reality, and turned on many responsible communities across the world wide web, who are actually often well-informed and trying to do their best for their fellow citizens. What instead we have is FAKE NEWS, a story in itself without public significance being outrageously blown up,  and a distraction from the real reasons why all those American people (and may others around the globe) are distressed and angry.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
John Stone (UK and European Editor, Age of Autism)
 
Dear Rosa,
 
On reflection I decided that your article - which was very prejudicial - should not go without comment. After all I had gone to a lot of trouble to document the justified concerns of vaccine critics in the US or anywhere else. At the top of the list I would point to agency capture, so the public not only have to pay for the products they have to receive them often compulsorily (whatever happened to informed consent?): more and more of them every year. And, of course, if something goes wrong people are subject to bullying, opprobrium and denial (not least from media sources: intimidating citizens is a very effective way of influencing data). 
 
I also documented the catastrophic rise in autism (now minimally 4.7% in Belfast schools for example, nearly 300 new cases per year per borough in SW London)). Autism goes on rising year after year everywhere - if it is ever reported, it is a resource problem, not like the iceberg floating towards us for which there is no official explanation available. In many cases I have had to calculate the rates from other data because public bodies are shirking the issue. Meanwhile, the mainstream media just seems to cover up for failed government policies, instead of investigating them and calling them to account. The press has completely abandoned its historic role. I sent you a recent compilation of 150 Pubmed listed articles which implicate vaccines in the rise of autism: doctors and academics are laying their careers on the line to  publish publicly unpalatable facts but the mainstream media is silent, even denies this is happening.
 
Rather than all the allegedly bad people of Trump's America this is the sort of thing that real journalism should be about (it is what we used to call  sleaze). The de-restriction of pharmaceutical advertising in the USA is not something I dreamt up (and an issue which would concern Trump not at all) it means that the increasing beleaguered mainstream media is all too likely to represent only the interests of its advertisers. In the UK there are other means of corporate and government influence, not least PR agencies like SenseAboutScience and Science Media Centre. In particular, I wonder why David Robert Grimes, a physicist from SAS, is so often quoted on these issues? Not being a medical doctor he has no professional responsibility for what he says. On the other hand, as a responsible parent advocate I have to master the detail, make absolutely sure I know what I am talking about.
 
I posed the question whether Wakefield had had fair treatment, and produced chapter and verse on why he did not - which you seem to have completely ignored. The central  issue of the Legal Aid Board protocol at the GMC which Sir John Mitting dismissed was laid collectively against all three doctors, and was simple wrong. It was historically wrong, and Mitting's findings were unappealed, though very inconvenient to the official narrative. To write a proper article about Wakefield you need to address this, and you manifestly have not: re-cycling shibboleths and appeals to authority I am afraid fail the standard.One thing which will absolutely ensure the unsafety of health programmes, will be the public and professional hounding of anybody and everybody who criticises them.
 
John Stone

Below are links and material I provided by email, which were acknowledged.

https://www.ageofautism.com/2018/07/gingers-list-of-ignored-research-showing-how-vaccines-cause-autism-tops-150-papers.html

https://ahrp.org/laffaire-wakefield-shades-of-dreyfus-bmjs-descent-into-tabloid-science/

Re: Autism spectrum disorder: advances in diagnosis and evaluation

I have read this review with interest but disquiet [1]. There is perhaps little point in talking about a global prevalence of autism, which Zwaigenbaum and Penner place according to literature at between 1 and 1.5% if autism is rising dynamically in many parts of the world including the United Kingdom - as I have been recently detailing in the columns of BMJ on-line [2]. For instance, recent data from Northern Ireland showed an overall prevalence in schools there of 2.9%, having risen from 1.2% nine years ago, but there are also big disparities between economic classes and town and country, while in Belfast the rate was 4.7% [3,4]. Unfortunately, as Zwaigenbaum and Penner point out diagnosis is characteristically delayed so the true rates are likely much higher.

The rate that be can be established for England from education figures may be at the top end of official estimates at 1.5% but is rising steeply year on year - the rate of Pervasive Development Disorder (the widest possible category of Autistic Spectrum Disorders) for those born between 1984 and 1988 in the United Kingdom was recorded in official data as being 0.2% in 1999. The present figure from Scottish schools data is around 2.2%. However, dramatic reports appear from around the country [2], notably a report from S.W. London where five London boroughs geared to already diagnosing 750 cases a year were confronting almost double that number a year ago . Extrapolated across the capital that might be 10,000 cases a year, which would possibly be in the 10% region [5]. I have argued that still without any officially accepted explanation for this phenomenon - and certainly Zwaigenbaum and Penner provide none - we are on the brink of population catastrophe. They state:

"Lifetime societal costs related to services and lost productivity by patients and their parents average $1.4m (£1.0m; €1.1m) to $2.4m in the United States and £0.9-£1.5m per child in the United Kingdom, depending on comorbid intellectual disability. When the prevalence of ASD is factored in, the annual estimated societal costs of ASD are $236bn in the US and $47.5bn in the UK."

However, most autism parents know from experience that these are very modest or even delusorily low estimates. Even in 2001 Järbrink and Knapp estimated an average lifetime cost per case in the UK as £2.4m (perhaps £3.8m in today's money) though they thought the overall prevalence was 5 in 10,000, which it perhaps still was in the adult population [6].

We come back in the end to the reality that when it comes to what could be driving these changes to our society the authors neither acknowledge the problem, or have any explanation of it. I fear they may be fiddling as Rome burns.

[1] Zwaigenbaum L, Penner M, 'Autism spectrum disorder: advances in diagnosis and evaluation', BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1674 (Published 21 May 2018)
[2] Responses to Viner RM, 'NHS must prioritise health of children and young people', https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1116/rapid-responses
[3] John Stone, 'Re: NHS must prioritise health of children and young people - 1 in 21 children in Belfast now have an autism diagnosis' 13 May 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1116/rr-6
[4] Information Analysis Directorate 'The Prevalence of Autism (including Asperger Syndrome) in School Age Children in Northern Ireland 2018', published 10 May 2018, https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/asd...
[5] John Stone, 'Re: NHS must prioritise health of children and young people - what about autism?' , 19 March 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1116/rr
[6] Järbrink K, Knapp M, 'The economic impact of autism in Britain', Autism. 2001 Mar;5(1):7-22.

measles data:

https://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3429/rr-7

https://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/02/response-peter-fleggs-use-data

https://www.europereloaded.com/measles-outbreaks-or-a-philsophy-of-deception/

Please note my two submissions of evidence to the DCMS Committee inquiry into fake news:

https://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/fake-news/written/73097.html

https://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/fake-news/written/76219.html

and H&SC Committee on anti-microbial resistance (published last week):

https://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/health-and-social-care-committee/antimicrobial-resistance/written/86156.pdf

 John Stone is UK and European Editor of Age of Autism

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Linda1

Greg,

"Whether, however, there is a grand collusion, a concerted effort to reign in journalists the world over, and have them abide by an airtight, beatdown script of antivaxxers, I am not too sure."

WHO

sabelmouse

somebody on facebook linked me this dating story as prove that wakefield did a vaccine study, and that vaccines don't cause autism, lol!

Benedetta

Are we living in the 1950s? Hmmm Perhaps those pharma whores in their present job of today have had too much of their own product (vaccines), and now lack imagination? Perhaps the Big pharma guys have had it so easy using fear and making legendary stories out of inventors of life saving vaccine for so long, that they really lost the knack of telling a really good lie and half truth ?
This is laughable really!

Soooo, are Big Pharma now thinking that since all vaccines things are heating up (30 years over due as far as I see it) , that they will just drag out that, that, that old and very tired story about Dr. Wakefield and make it new by discrediting him again. Hmmmm; and the only thing they got right now is he and his wife has split, and he is dating a super model Wow, now that is a zinger in this modern society. HA!


In this culture are they kidding? Even the latest popular movie superhero Thor is dumped by his girlfriend Jane-- it is a mutually dumping.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUXOOP-msHQ


Angus Files

Annie totally right I agree also and Pan is a jerk.Great post Wendy enjoyed that walk down memory lane thanks for the links 2007 was the date.

Pharma For Prison

MMR RIP

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you, Mr. Stone. Since posting that, I find the page and video link are now working for me, also.

John Stone

Hi Jeannette,

I can access it but I am making an enquiry.

John

Jeannette Bishop

I should add I don't sign in to Facebook so maybe there's better access for those who do?

Jeannette Bishop

This may be at best a tangent, but World Mercury Project emails link to a video by RFK Jr that I haven't been able to view yesterday or today. The Facebook page for just that video post is completely inactive for me. No links or buttons work (except maybe translation links).

https://www.facebook.com/WorldMercuryProject/videos/2141454749435268/

"Anyone who tells you vaccines are eliminated as a culprit in the childhood epidemics now affecting 54% of our children is not telling you the truth.
Help Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and World Mercury Project demand vaccine safety policies that start with good science and a clean regulatory process. Sign up to help at worldmercuryproject.org/childrenshealth (Please share too because FB is not allowing us to boost this post!)"

When I bring up the World Mercury Project page ( https://www.facebook.com/WorldMercuryProject/ ) the video is near the top of the thread but again won't play (and a lot of the rest of the page seems inactive, some links fluxuate in being active).

Maybe my computer/software is too archaic to keep up, but other facebook pages seem fine right now. Has anyone else experienced this?

Greg

John said....

"Oviously, you should not expect the traditional “serious” newspapers, and allegedly serious journalists, to be following the Daily Mail. Basically, what these supposedly serious journalists are suggesting en masse is that Andrew Wakefield should be socially ostracised."

Indeed John, but is there serious journalism anymore, or has it been entirely replaced by lazy, but extremely cost-effective pack journalism? Nevermind the Wakefield news, let's reflect and what ensued when Melanie opted to don her 'I don't care' jacket. How was it that within hours the entire media was reportong the news, blasting Melanie for this misdeed? Was it a matter of the anti-Trump, leftist media colluding, lying in wait to pounce on any of the Trumps missteps, or was it a matter of oportunist journalusm feasting on the fish of the day as it presented itself?

Linda and John, I am sure there are secret meetings by the usual suspects as they plot on the best ways to keep a lid on the 'antivaxx' movement. As I mentioned, I consider the efforts of Gorski, Skeptical Raptors, and opinion pieces in newspapers written by ghost writers as products of such secret dealings. Whether, however, there is a grand collusion, a concerted effort to reign in journalists the world over, and have them abide by an airtight, beatdown script of antivaxxers, I am not too sure.

Linda1

Greg,
It's hard to know exactly what is going on, but the thought occurred that individual journalists are doing what they can to insert as much opposition to the lie as they can get away with. Hence, the Vaxxed trailer posted by The Daily Mail. All these journalists could not be happy with being professionally bound and gagged and all of them could not be so ignorant as to believe the official script.

John Stone

Greg

As I mentioned in my letter to Rosa Silverman control of British media science reporting is a carrot and stick affair carried out by government/industry affiliated PR organisations Science Media Centre and Sense About Science (SMC have their office inside the Wellcome Institute in the Euston Road). Obviously, you should not expect the traditional “serious” newspapers, and allegedly serious journalists, to be following the Daily Mail. Basically, what these supposedly serious journalists are suggesting en masse is that Andrew Wakefield should be socially ostracised, but also making the most immense and gratuitous stink. There is something going on.

Greg

But I have noticed in some of the articles that there is far more information offered than one would think Pharma would like. One article embedded the Vaxxed trailer. Why do that? That is not the way to smear Dr. Wakefield. Makes me think the frenzy is more driven by media outlet need to grab readership using a celebrity story.


Indeed Linda, there is a fair amount of sloppiness to the cover-up.  And that's why we have to move away from seeing it as some deft collusion, involving secret backdoor meetings, as they strategize and then issue secret press releases to the media as to the exact script they should follow.  It's a lot more clandestine than that. 


More likely,  pharma who heavily advertise in these newspapers, have their reps reach out to the newspaper execs, and ask for the 'favour' that the newspapers don't humour the antivaccine movement, and when they do report on vaccine and autism to remind everyone that Wakefield is a discredited fraudster.  From there on, 'obedient' journalists have a fair amount of latitude as to how they frame the story, and what details they provide.  Some of those details that we are seeing are actual blunders that don't serve their cause, but, nevertheless, get repeated over and over again as pack-journalism ensues.  

It's quite an unfocused operation, lacking any stealth orchestration. If crafty strategizing is involved, it's more likely coming from the bloggers such as Gorski and Skeptical Raptor.  No doubt they're reading the newspaper stories, and shaking their heads at the incompetence, feeling they could do a much better job.

Jenny Allan

The following is a transcript of the Mail report revealing a number of UK Government papers hidden for 20 years. ( no links I have a screen shot). The report in the Herald was edited to remove the important fact that the UK Government health personnel were warned about the dangers before the implementation of this vaccine.

"Scottish Daily Mail
21st May 2010
NHS bosses were warned about fears over certain strains of MMR vaccines three years before they were banned.
Concerns were raised in 1989 over links between two strains of the vaccine –used to protect against measles, mumps and rubella but the vaccines were not axed until 1992.
A memo between Scottish Office Health Officials promises to look into possible links. Weeks later, in a letter to Department of Health mandarin Roy Cunningham, an official reveals ‘Colleagues have had feedback from health boards expressing concern about reactions to the MMR vaccine."

Jenny Allan

Of some considerable interest are the comments below the FOI link on the Urabe mumps containing MMR vaccines, including a complaint from from Sir David Salisbury, which was responded to by the FOIA:-
https://www.foiacentre.com/news-MMR-comment.html
Extract:-
"I note that you have implied that Urabe-based MMR vaccines could cause death from mumps meningitis/encephalitis. I am not aware of any deaths that were shown to have been caused by the Urabe mumps virus in the MMR vaccines used in this country between 1988 and 2002.
Please could you provide details that support your statement, or please remove this misleading information."
Dr David Salisbury, director of immunisation, department of health, London 08.03.07

From the FOIA Response:-
"FOIA Centre reply
Our report in fact said: “It [Urabe MMR] was blamed for the deaths of several children after being withdrawn by the department of health in 1992.”
In a discussion with Dr David Salisbury, he clar-ified that his objection was that, irrespective of whether Urabe MMR had been blamed for causing deaths, he does not accept that any such deaths have in fact resulted from Urabe MMR or any other MMR.
We referred him to the judgement, of March 13, 2003 of the Osaka district court in Japan, which ruled that the death of two children (among numerous other serious conditions) were caused by Urabe MMR.
He said in response that Japan had a different Urabe MMR from the two Urabe MMR vaccines that were used in the UK. "

The deaths of Glasgow baby Matthew Ryan, as reported in the Herald, and English baby George Fisher both occurred shortly after the administration of the MMR vaccine. Their parents firmly blamed the vaccine. The inquest into little George's death was packed with UK government health and pharma representatives. Needless to say, both baby deaths were deemed not to have been caused by the vaccines.


annie

Mr Files,
I guess in a circular way I agree. The press that is so aghast that Trump wants to revoke security clearances should be just as aghast with itself as it maligns (in its opinion) with California parents seeking medical exemptions. Either way I don't see any group making a killing. Pan is so oblivious to the fact that calling for the revocation of medical licenses infers that the science is quite unsettled.

Jenny Allan

Reading the 2007 Telegraph article linked by Wendy Stephen, I was impressed by the then high standard of journalism. Rosa Silverman's article demonstrates how much standards have slipped in the once very well respected Telegraph.

Jenny Allan

Wendy Stephen -Thanks for the info. The UK Government often buries inconvenient papers, usually for 20 years, after which Newspapers and media outlets can report on them. The rules are different for FOI requests, but it would seem the problems with Pluserix and Immravax were very well known to medical insiders, but were hushed up by the UK Government, which can issue suppression orders to newspapers.

The Scottish Herald published the story on 21st May 2010. I think the link has been archived:-
"Side-effect concerns about MMR vaccine date back to its introduction"
Rebecca McQuillan
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/side-effect-concerns-about-mmr-vaccine-date-back-to-its-introduction-1.1029370

Extract:-"Concerns about the adverse side-effects of the MMR vaccine have dogged it ever since it was introduced, according to the newly released files.
The MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) triple vaccine was introduced in the UK in 1988 for children aged 12 to 18 months.
Shortly after its introduction, the vaccine was implicated in the death of Glasgow baby Ryan Mason. Labour MP Michael Martin wrote to the then Scottish minister for education and health, Michael Forsyth, explaining that Ryan died aged six months, 10 days after receiving the vaccine. Before then, he did not need medical treatment.
Mr Forsyth said the death of just one child in Scotland merited “the closest investigation possible”.
Later that month, with the post-mortem investigation not complete, officials advised the minister that the baby’s death was probably not vaccine-related. They added: “Nevertheless, it is wise to avoid a categorical reassurance” until all evidence had been collated. Subsequently, the full evidence was reviewed and it was judged there was no link.
However, that was not the end of the questions about MMR side-effects.
In a letter sent the UK department of health in October 1989, a Scottish Office official noted: “My medical colleagues here have had some feedback from those responsible in health boards for immunisation expressing concerns about reactions to the MMR vaccine.
“These reactions are almost always relatively mild and include pyrexia, some swelling of the parotid gland and a fleeting rash.
“It is reported to us that a few mothers are having second thoughts about having their children immunised.”

The Scottish edition of the Daily Mail also had a small report on the same day. Any suggestion of this MMR vaccine causing harm to children was refuted.

In his book, Callous Disregard, Dr Andrew Wakefield devotes a chapter to the history of Pluserix. A whistleblower reported problems in Canada, which Dr Wakefield attempted to bring to the attention of JCVI members, but to no avail. The vaccine was introduced into the UK child vaccine schedule regardless. We will never know how many child deaths and injuries it caused. Some victims got some belated compensation after the scandal came to light, including JABS founder Jackie Fletcher's son Robert, but the awards were derisory.

Extracts from Callous Disregard:-
"The vaccine proved to be unsafe for UK children, just as it had for other children around the world"
" The gulf between my perception of MMR vaccine safety and that of Salisbury, the head of the UK's immunisation programme, is exemplified in one of the concluding paragraphs of his statement to the GMC's lawyers. " It is hard to quantify how much the DH has expended financially to deal with this (public concern over vaccine safety), Huge resources have been spent in communication initiatives entirely for the purpose of restoring public and professional confidence for a vaccine with an exemplary safety record."
This statement by Sir David Salisbury will have been a big factor in the General Medical Council's guilty verdicts on Dr Wakefield and his clinician colleagues.

It was all lies!! Remember this statement was made to the GMC lawyers sometime around 2007, the start of the 3 year GMC inquisition. In other words 19 years after the introduction of the Urabe mumps MMR vaccine in 1988 and 16 years after it was banned. Dr Wakefield named his book 'Callous Disregard' after the GMC's criticism of his obtaining control blood samples (with permission) from a few children. A nurse took the samples. Bear in mind in the UK it is perfectly legal to painfully circumcise baby boys for non medical reasons and pierce a baby's ears.

The JVCI members are all guilty of far more 'Callous Disregard' for those child MMR vaccine victims.













Wendy Stephen

The JCVI, ARVI and the MMR Working Party Minutes were initially released in the UK in March 2007 to the FOIA Centre who had been contracted by a UK litigant parent to obtain them. Coverage of this is to be found on the FOIA Centre website where there were 13 comments recorded in response to the article.

https://www.foiacentre.com/news-MMR-070305_2.html

On 5th March 2007 an article by Mark Watts appeared in The Telegraph regarding the release of the documents and the information in them.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1544592/Vaccine-officials-knew-about-MMR-risks.html

The documents were heavily redacted and were the subject of an appeal (by the FOIA Centre) to have the redaction removed. They were then re released (with the redaction removed) and uploaded on to the JCVI website on the 5th June 2009, where they remain today.

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123173003/https://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/DH_095169">https://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/DH_095169">https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123173003/https://www.dh.gov.uk/ab/DH_095169

I’m not sure why the notion persists that the contents of the documents weren't covered by the press until 2010 when a number covered the story as far back as 2007.

Hans Litten

Posted by: david m burd | July 25, 2018 at 08:45 AM

I say "every vaccine harms, every time" --- the old ones were every bit as criminal.

Vaccination is a complete war of blind roulette maiming all who play the game.

So even you two aren't in the very most tip-top shape. haha
Joking of course


david m burd

John, thanks for your priceless tireless reporting. Some particular text stands out:

"The reality at the present time is that the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Database has reported more than 650,000 events since 1990 and being a passive reporting database this is likely no more than 1% of cases, many of which may include irreparable harm. Additionally, in the last few days Robert F KennedyJnr has wrung an admission from the HHS that they failed to honour their obligation under the National Childhoood Vaccine Injury Act to report on the safety of vaccines every two years: in fact going back to 1986 they never did at all."

Corroborating testimony has indeed said 1% is most likely (and not a familiar higher 10% estimate).

Thus, if 1% is truly accurate, the total actual reactions since 1990 comes to 65 Million, and here in the US in year 2018 the vast numbers of our younger age groups so afflicted with chronic disabilities bears this out.

I've said it before but it's always worth repeating: My generation (along with Bob Moffitt) was the healthiest in history born and raised through the 1940s having "maybe" the Diphtheria Toxoid, and with some few of us beginning to get the DAP shot in 1949, AFTER we all had actually had all the childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, chicken pox, and had been tetanus-exposed and thus naturally immune, so the new vaccines were not only completely useless, but extremely dangerous to boot - and still are.

Hans Litten

‘Women will die’ if anti-vax film shown

RESPECTED scientist Ian Frazer fears women will die if a film rejecting the science behind his celebrated cervical cancer vaccine is aired in Australia.
[Source: www.couriermail.com.au]


"Sacrificial Virgins" presumably

Jenny Allan

@ Patricia "The joyous image occurred to me of Brian Deer foaming at the mouth at the prospect of being forcefully gagged by his own news barons, to say nothing of the cruel cut to his meagre income."

Don't worry Patricia, for a long time Brian Deer has been given only limited space in Murdoch's Times, and I believe this is the first time his rant has been behind a paywall. In the UK, The Times has a very limited readership. It's certainly not something associated with most young parents.

A few years ago Deer wrote an appalling Sunday Times piece, based on a very rare published transcript of a UK family court case, where a local authority wished to wrest parental control away from the mother of a teenage boy placed in care. The boy had special needs, possibly autistic. To read the transcript you might have thought the mother, accused of Munchhausen's Syndrome by Proxy, was on trial, with two paid psychiatrists, one from an institution for the criminally insane, providing evidence as to the mother's mental state.

None of this had anything directly to do with Dr Wakefield, but the mother was convinced her son had suffered brain damage following administration of the MMR vaccine as a child. Since the vaccine was Merioux's Immravax, one of the first MMR vaccines with the mumps Urabe component, the mother could well be right. This vaccine, and the Smith Kline Beecham version Pluserix, caused aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. Both MMR vaccines were banned in the UK three years after introduction in 1988. It is my understanding several of the Lancet 12 children were also administered the dangerous Urabe Mumps containing MMR vaccine, but our UK Government, in its wisdom, buried all the papers for 20 years. This came out in a limited number of UK news outlets in 2010, too late to include it as evidence for the defence of the 3 doctors.

The mother, presumably read about Dr Wakefield's Royal Free research in the press and media. She persuaded her GP to refer her son for assessment at the then Special Clinic at the Royal Free Hospital, led by renowned paediatric gastroenterologist Professor John Walker-Smith. The other clinician, dragged into the GMC 3 year 'trial' , Professor Simon Murch, worked alongside Professor Walker-Smith, but unlike the other two, was permitted to keep his licence to practise medicine, being 'junior' to the lead consultant. All three were found 'guilty'.

In the event, the boy was deemed by the Royal Free clinicians NOT to have the 'syndrome' as described in the 1998 Lancet paper. The same team assessed my autistic grandson, who WAS diagnosed with the 'syndrome', one of around another 50 or so children so diagnosed. My daughter never saw Dr Wakefield during my grandson's assessment and treatments, and why should she have? Dr Wakefield was a research scientist based in his laboratories, with no clinical access to these children.

Dissatisfied with the Royal Free assessment, the mother, still convinced her son was vaccine damaged, used social media to research various alternative therapies, including special diets and other expensive treatments at private clinics. There was no evidence presented to the court that any of these therapies were illegal or caused any harm, physically or emotionally to the lad, but the Local Authority's contention was the mother was unhinged and obsessive and preventing the boy from
participating in 'normal' activities. Again there was no evidence of this. The boy was not 'normal' in any case, but the mother took him swimming and spent a lot of time taking him on outings etc. Of course the Local Authority won the case, with a virtual character assassination of the mother, who was labelled with 'munchhausen by proxy' and threatened by the judge with withdrawal of her future access to her son. I cannot for the life of me see how that could be in anyone's best interests, particularly that of the boy, who plainly loved his mother.

Deer, of course, made a complete meal of this transcript. He was NOT present in the court, but claimed to know the mother, stating she was a well known anti-vaccine activist. This was probably a lie, aimed to smear a number of other mothers of similar age with vaccine damaged children. Deer said the mother was 'mad'. It was all Dr Wakefield's fault for firing up these mothers who just wanted something to blame for their childrens' disabilities. His latest Sunday Times rant begins with much of the same.

I complained to the Judge, stating much of Deer's article had exceeded the information within the transcript, possibly enabling members of the public to identify the family. This was clear 'contempt of court', certainly punishable by at least a fine, for both Deer and the Times. Alas, the Times was merely admonished for being irresponsible. There have been no more Family Court public transcripts since.

I think the best way to fight all the misinformation about Dr Wakefield, is to keep reiterating the truth. If the mainstream press and media are going to be nothing more than corporate propaganda outlets, then they will ultimately be the authors of their own demise. As it is Murdoch's Times and The Guardian both lose £millions annually. The Guardian is kept afloat by a mysterious 'trust'. They have taken to begging for 'donations' for access online. We can only surmise about the funding for Murdoch's Times, but we can guess where the funding comes from.

Morag

A comprehensive "Nose to Tail " scoping exercise, with stethoscope, Microscope, and Dr W..akefield's Endoscopic toolkit .
What a failure of basic institutional standards for vaccine safety
Failure of basic health and safety risk assessments .
Failure of "Plan of Action" from failure of assessments
Failure of "Vaccine implementation " from failure of assessments .
Failure of review "What damn review " that could have, and should have, been completed , but has not been done at all , indicating criminal negligence of failure to act.
Someone famous said a while ago ,"We must be able to discern The Swine so we don't cast our Scottish river pearls before them .The Swine don't give two dollops of goat poop for our precious pearls .ie nearest and dearest ain folk's health and or well -being .
www.gov.Uk
HPV Vaccine to be given to boys in England
"Pearls before Swine" dosn't have a look in . Health and safety risk assessments selling "A pig in a poke" and look at the cosequences !

Patricia

A PS....on reflection to my suggestion of a voluntary inhouse mainstream press ban on reporting anything on Wakefield.....since it has become so counter productive
The joyous image occurred to me of Brian Deer foaming at the mouth at the prospect of being forcefully gagged by his own news barons, to say nothing of the cruel cut to his meagre income.
What makes such a prospect even more enjoyable would be the wholesale frustration of a free and unrestrained press, once able to defame their prey without blame or the fear of lawsuit, prevented from throwing the proverbial sh**e to the fans, whenever they were having a bad news day at the office.
Of course It aint never goin to happen folks. So they are being ‘hoisted by their own petard’ so to speak. Damned if they do publish, damned if they don’t.
The source of Andy’s greatest strength lies in his vulnerability. Who could have foreseen this.

John Stone

Thank you everybody for your thoughtful contributions.

Patricia

That analysis would support an alternative line of thought which is that it is not AW they are really worried about, which is what I suppose I was suggesting. On the other hand (to paraphrase Sir Walter Scott) deception leaves a tangled web, the contradictions are going to manifest themselves at every turn.

Patricia

After doing my daily news surf of the net on AW and seeing more of the same but with Elle attached, in ever more alluring and sexy photos, it occurred to me yet again that this is a fine example of what is termed overkill. This continuous and fruitless frenzy of destruction by the mainstream media has now become a disease of its own making. My next logical thought is how can such powerful forces for evil and corruption display such a profound lack of intelligence. If you want to bury someone, if you want to annihilate them, then the obvious course of action surely is to deny them the oxygen of publicity. The solution is in their own hands and Yet they carry on and on doing quite the opposite. Curiouser and curiouser......maybe we should keep quiet about the error of their ways.

Angus Files

Annie I go on You Tube to get the real,headlines from the UK and America.
I cant see why top former intelligence heads now converted to talking heads on breakfast TV should be disclosing national security secrets and still have security clearances.
The main stream news reporters are missing the biggest story ever and that`s not reporting the vaccine carnage.

Pharma For Prison

MMR RIP

annie

As always thank you so much Mr Stone for this excellent piece! Not sure how familiar the global AoA community is with daily American headlines but one of today's biggies is Trump's flirtation with the idea of revoking the security clearances of those whom he feels are politically opposed. What's striking is how similar the rhetoric from Sarah Huckabee Sanders is to Pan's with regard to threatening the licences of California doctors. The word "monetize" their clearance keeps getting repeated. Perhaps the best way to get the anti-Trump crowd to look at the science is to point out how much they resemble their enemy.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article215404630.html

Cherry Misra

I think Greg is on the right track. Any person who gets interested in Dr. Wakefield, is likely to see one of his excellent interviews or speeches and realize what a principled person he is. Worst of all, from the point of Big Pharma- is the possibility that they might see some of the Vaxxed bus tour stories. With so many stories swirling around the topic of va ccines, it then becomes unsustainable to continue crying wolf every time a vaccine reference briefly emerges. Horrors- At long last some people might have to start answering questions and taking part in real debates.
One more point- Perhaps I missed it- Was there no reaction to Chelsea Clinton's bizarre statement that the person she hates most in the world is Dr. Wakefield ? So many questions come to mind- Is she really that dumb? or gullible enough to make a statement on a topic that she was not familiar with? Once again, she was calling attention to Dr. Wakefield, and people have a tendency to go to youtube for information.
When will we see the tipping point, friends- the point at which more people realize that mandating vaccines is not in their interest ?

Jenny Allan

Rosa Silverman's Telegraph article, in common with Brian Deer's recent Sunday Times rant, is behind a paywall. This ensures most people won't be reading it.

bob moffit

@ Linda 1

"'Thousands of years before Alinsky was born, the human power struggle employed "rule no. 12".

Agreed. In the "old days" before Alinsky put it in a book .. the "human power struggle" resorted to the King killing the messenger who was the bearer of bad news. Kill the messenger .. kill the message.


Jeannette Bishop

Thank you for compiling these recent revelations and developments, as well as documenting the useful-information-and-investigation black hole that is the corporate media.

I have suspicions about divide-and-conquer intentions in this most recent "reporting," too, but I haven't been able to read more than a line or two, so that's not based on "current information." (Is that unwise or just as well?)

michael

Thank you John for your superb writing and analysis. Thank you and "science is pure" for making me use my brain and keeping me literate. Must re-read Orwell.

Tim Bolen

The anti-Andy article was "Desperation Media. Every day, in every way, the Planet Earth "Anti-Vaxxer" movement grows.

The worm has turned...

We are inexorable...

LAUGH at their ineptitude.

Linda1

Thousands of years before Alinsky was born, the human power struggle employed "rule no. 12". In fact, in their own way, the other great apes use the same tactics and most of them can't even read.

The new flames of the ongoing war against Dr. Wakefield is only because the more influence he has, the harder it is for them to continue their scam. His traveling in Elle McPherson's circles is a problem for them.

But I have noticed in some of the articles that there is far more information offered than one would think Pharma would like. One article embedded the Vaxxed trailer. Why do that? That is not the way to smear Dr. Wakefield. Makes me think the frenzy is more driven by media outlet need to grab readership using a celebrity story.

I just hope that none of this press negatively affects Dr. Wakefield, family and friends.


Greg

John, great post, but I have to disagree that their recent amping up the pilloring of Andy in reaction to him dating Machpherson is mainly motivated by wanting to distract from the vaccine scandals. I think they're sincerely upset about the relationship.

With more and more celebrity public spurning vaccines, the vaccine pushers are well aware that this is a big deal. They know that the followers of such celebrities are likely to take notice. Truth is, the gullible public's faith in vaccine is so strong that 'mundane' facts and scandals are unlikely to shake it. It takes another more powerful faith to accomplish that, and that is celebrity worship. Average-Joe or Joanne are likely not to give two figs that MMR killed two kids in Samoa -- and if they even heard the news! If you're one of the millions of followers of The Body, however, you might start to pay attention that she is dating Andy -- not to mention open your eyes to the vaccine news.

John Stone

Hans

A general comment about how the government industrial complex just sell the people that put their faith in them to the knackers.

Hans Litten

Posted by: John Stone | July 24, 2018 at 08:10 AM


I hope you don't mean what I think you might mean. ??

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hpv-vaccination-teenage-boys-uk-introduced-girls-cervical-cancer-risk-a8461376.html

Comments section is raging here !!! Get boxing !

susan welch

Great article, John. Thanks for drawing all the recent vaccine injury/contamination publicity together.

I had realised that there was much adverse publicity regarding vaccine injury/vaccine safety (or lack of it) cropping up over the last couple of weeks and it is so useful to have it all in one place.

The PR firms must be in overdrive at the moment.

Benedetta

Rules for radicals; Going after Dr. Wakefield.
Hmmmm, the PR of pharma has gone after Dr. Wakefield and as a individual they did do all they could to beat him up.
However; their products are also beating a great many of the population up too.

Which in the end (I hope soon? I am saying this after three long decades) in the scale of life, the shear numbers of individuals hurt will bang that scale down hard! I sure hope we open up the prison and release healed drug addicts and put tons of pharma and parasitic government agents back in their place.

John Stone

Science is pure

And I am afraid Old Boxer is going to glue factory.

Science is pure.  People are corrupt.

'Snowball has been here.'

John Stone

Patricia

I wonder whether they even held the story back so they could launch it when they needed it?

bob moffit

@ Patricia

" …… But we draw similar conclusions from this flurry of hate AW articles that Elle McPherson’s presence in his life has inevitably drawn....gold dust for the tabloids....a Super model . A doctor, a scientist. But they cannot totally destroy him. Why not? He is open to complete destruction. He is unprotected by law. They can publish whatever garbage they fancy that week. They can insult his family, his friends, his dog if he has one, they can mock, debase, deride,.....And yet, he proves not only to live a life, but he slowly begins to make a success of that life. He defeats them. And they still don’t understand why...…"

What you describe as "gold dust for the tabloids" .. the media's by any means necessary destruction of Dr Wakefield .. is work of Sol Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" on steroids … consider:

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

@ John

" …. And rather than admit that the products are faulty the powers that be just prefer that they go on being injected into everybody’s children without saying anything, because the only important thing for them is that everyone goes on believing in the infallibility of the program."

As I often remind myself .. the media deliberately not "SAYING ANYTHING" .. is actually the media exercising their greatest power .. their power to IGNORE that which they do not want the public to know.


Angus Files

The truth always will stand tall whilst the lies perish.

Thanks John superb.

Pharma For Prison

MMR RIP

Hans Litten

Posted by: Patricia | July 24, 2018 at 05:13 AM

Powerful & true :

"a criminal act of hitherto unimaginable proportion is being perpetrated by a global conglomerate upon the populations of this planet "

Patricia

John you have probably seen my comments on the Ian Birrell gutter journalism piece in the Mail, on your fb page. But we draw similar conclusions from this flurry of hate AW articles that Elle McPherson’s presence in his life has inevitably drawn....gold dust for the tabloids....a Super model yeay!! Yes, somethins goin on John and you have succinctly named them all. An impressive haul you have netted above, well done! This whole tragic affaire de Wakefield lasts and lasts for one simple reason....well maybe its not quite so simple.....a criminal act of hitherto unimaginable proportion is being perpetrated by a global conglomerate upon the populations of this planet and one man raised the alarm. A doctor, a scientist. But they cannot totally destroy him. Why not? He is open to complete destruction. He is unprotected by law. They can publish whatever garbage they fancy that week. They can insult his family, his friends, his dog if he has one, they can mock, debase, deride,.....And yet, he proves not only to live a life, but he slowly begins to make a success of that life. He defeats them. And they still don’t understand why......

Jenny Allan

Thank you John and yes I noted your comments below the appalling Mail on Sunday's article entitled:-

"March of the MMR charlatan: How the British doctor struck off for falsely linking autism to a measles jab is exploiting US celebrity to export his dangerous ideas to Europe"

• Doctor Andrew Wakefield was shamed for falsely linking autism to the MMR jab
• He is now famous across Europe and the US and is dating Elle Macpherson
• The measles disease has returned across Europe and Wakefield is being blamed
By IAN BIRRELL FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY 22-07-18

No link - look it up for yourselves. This is the kind of gutter journalism we associate with the Murdoch press. I am so disappointed with the Mail, one of the few newspapers which makes a profit so should not be 'blackmailed' by advertisers, who need their large readership.

I was heartened by the comment thread, which definitely reflected an overall readers' distaste for this kind of journalism. There were two or three obvious trolls, peddling the usual lies, but they were in the minority. The article may have omitted the salient fact that High Court Judge lord Justice Mitting not only restored Professor Walker-Smith's medical licence, but heavily criticised the GMC's 'inadequate and superficial' examining of the evidence, supplied conveniently by Brian Deer. Birrell just stated Professor W-S was struck off. Not so much 'economical with the truth' but quite deliberately designed to mislead readers. Of course, Dr Wakefield, who was employed by the Royal Free purely as a researcher, and whose contract precluded any clinical contact with patients, was plainly no danger to child patients. If he was suspected of research fraud, then this should have been dealt with by the appropriate UK department dealing with research complaints.

Brian Deer has inevitably 'got in on the act' in a Sunday Times article. The single paragraph provided before the pay wall kicked in claimed adoring 'groupie' women and mothers were the source of Dr Wakefield's so called 'wealth', as if he were a pop or football star. Most mothers of severely vaccine damaged children are impoverished, unable to work and often having to resort to claiming benefits. Whatever the MMR scandal has done, it has NOT enriched Dr Wakefield. Quite the opposite. Prior to this, he and his wife were successful medical professionals for many years. They both now have successful careers in the US.

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