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Citizen Josh Mazer Alerts Maryland Legislators, School Board & PTA Members to HPV Vaccine Review

GardasilA thousand thanks to Josh Mazer for sharing his campaign to alert Maryland decision makers about the dangers of HPV vaccination. They ought to know already since they are pushing the HPV vaccine, but they do not since their info comes from Pharma and Public Health lobbyists.  The action alert to Governor Hogan is here.

Please click to the site to read more: Maryland Department of Health Marketing HPV Vaccine to 11 & 12 Year Olds In State School Classrooms.  No Parental Consent or Knowledge.


Dear Maryland State Legislator, School Board Member, and PTA Member:

The prestigious Cochrane Review has announced today through BMJ 
BMJ HPV Vaccine Safety Aug 9 2018  that they will be initiating an immediate and “urgent” review of the safety claims made about the HPV vaccine.

From: Mazer, Josh
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:09 AM
To: 'Howard M. Haft -MDH-'
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Subject: RE: Flint, Michigan Comes to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dear Dr. Haft:

Thank you for your prompt and courteous response. I appreciate the copy of the latest effort 
Revised School Letter  by your office to enlist state school personnel as de facto sales reps for Merck’s HPV vaccine. The current letter contains the same glaring, ethically indefensible lapses as the original letter- with the exception that you are including my recommended reference to HPV being an STD . The letter does not provide in any measure facts needed to create the moral and ethical imperative of informed medical consent. If you are not willing to publicly announce that our state schools and school personnel are being co-opted in this manner, the public policy is wrong and should be terminated post haste. Are you ready to make a public announcement that our schools are being used to target a captive audience of trusting 11 and 12 year olds for sales of a pharma product?

You write: “I believe you were not correct in your assertion that the State receives $96 million in funding from pharma to promote HPV vaccine. You seem to be pointing to the VFC funding which is provided to the State from the Federal government through the CDC.”

I did not say “receives.” I said received over 5 years.

Dr. Pete Doshi Peter Doshi, PhD, is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and associate editor at The BMJ (formerly, British Medical Journal). Here is his 2017 analysis out of BMJ describing how CDC and pharma funded front groups lobby state legislatures by washing pharma money through ostensible “non profits” such as VFC:

“Education or lobbying?

Officially, the CDC is neutral on vaccine mandates, and the agency steers clear of directly influencing state law, telling The BMJ: “CDC’s policy is to not take positions on state-specific legislation.

But the CDC gives money to non-profits that actively work in this void. Presumably, these activities are funded from non-CDCsources, as US federal law prohibits the use of CDC award money for lobbying, a prohibition that “includes grass roots lobbying efforts by award recipients that are directed at inducing members of the public to contact their elected representatives to urge support of, or opposition to, proposed or pending legislation,” according to CDC policy.”

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New York Times Print Headline About Vaccine Science Radically Different from Online Version

74FF8E52-4DB7-459B-88CB-AFC2976503A0 NYR paper headline

Not much to say here. The print version of the New York Times had a strong headline for the op-ed by Melinda Wenner Moyer. It had a very different implication than the online version on the same op-ed.

The Censorship of Vaccine Science is nothing like Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage. Nothing. Not even a wee bit. Science censorship is a serious topic. Anti-vaccine activists as science hostage takers is nonsense.  Are we putting out studies at break neck speed? No. Are the few studies that get funding and show a negative side to vaccination retracted, squelched, derided and fodder to ruin careers?  Yes.

Thanks to J W Tobin for the photograph.

Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial

Breaking newsA San Francisco jury returned a verdict today in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

Dewayne “Lee” Johnson filed the lawsuit (case no. CGC-16-550128) against St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. on Jan. 28, 2016, alleging exposure to the Roundup herbicide he sprayed while working as a groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

On June 18, 2018, his case was assigned to Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos for the Superior Court of San Francisco, California. Johnson’s case was the first of its kind to proceed to trial due to his terminal diagnosis.

After eight weeks of trial proceedings, the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.



Monsanto was found liable in a lawsuit and ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer.

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British Medical Journal Fails On “First Do No Harm” Over HPV Vaccines

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comby  John Stone

"If the contents of either of the papers became widely known it would surely have sounded the global death knell for the products and also called twelve years of government policy into question. When balancing the welfare of British children against the interests of industry and state it seems in the end the children barely weighed."

Serious ethical questions arise over the role of British Medical Journal and the promotion of Human Papillomavirus vaccines. Back in May BMJ published a news report of the Cochrane Review of HPV vaccines by former London Times journalist Nigel Hawkes “HPV vaccines are effective and safe and work best in young women, review finds”. It has come to light in the blog of Prof David Healy (author Pharmageddon and Let Them Eat Prozac ) that the BMJ knew the reasons for this confidence were at best extremely controversial, and that the journal itself had turned down an earlier paper by members of Nordic Cochrane (including leading scientists Peter Gøtzsche and Tom Jefferson) highlighting major flaws in the science surrounding the products. Healy states:

“ Some months back, the Nordic Cochrane Center, one of the centres in the Cochrane Collaboration, sent a review of studies done on the HPV vaccine to the BMJ.  Much to their surprise, BMJ turned down this article which contained all studies done on HPV and a serious attempt to flag up the limitations of the trials and accordingly the limitations of what we could confidently say.”

This paper is still unpublished but two weeks ago BMJ Evidenced Based Medicine published a second paper by the Nordic Cochrane group, Lars Jørgensen, Peter Gøtzsche and Tom Jefferson attacking the foundations of the Cochrane Review, as reported on Age of Autism last week and now available in full from Prof Healy’s site. Despite the BMJ Group publication the main journal chose not to publicise this extraordinarily newsworthy event. (It might be said that news is not what it was and this is one of the most blatant suppressions of  the news in modern medicine - the "Fake" comes in not reporting.)

While there is no doubt that the BMJ Group is commercially conflicted, not only accepting advertising from all the manufacturers – GSK, Merck and Sanofi - but also being in historic partnership with Merck, perhaps the real reasons are even more disturbing and relate BMJ’s peculiar relationship as the journal of the British Medical Association (the doctors’ trade union) with the British medical profession. If the contents of either of the papers became widely known it would surely have sounded the global death knell for the products and also called twelve years of government policy into question. When balancing the welfare of British children against the interests of industry and state it seems in the end the children barely weighed.

Last week the present writer tried to challenge a senior BMA member - Dr Peter English, Chair of its Public Health Medicines Committee - in the on-line columns of BMJ:

“As a “Public Health Physician” Peter English seems to express a breath-taking disdain for the public, while also apparently eliding any critical view of vaccines at all with being “anti-science”… I wonder what he thinks the public, particularly prospective vaccinees and their families, should be allowed to know about the recent paper by Jørgensen regarding the inadequacies in the trialing of HPV vaccines?”.

Naturally, it was not published.

 PostScript: In a 2008 letter to BMJ regarding HPV vaccine, co-signed by Prof Keith Neal, Peter English discloses:

"Competing interests: Between them the authors have given occasional lectures for, received expenses for professional conferences from, and participated in advisory boards for various pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, and others."


John Stone is UK and European editor of Age of Autism



First They Came For Alex Jones

38614699_10156185675993387_1836393733617090560_oby Ginger Taylor

For those of you who have not caught up with the news, after a court hearing yesterday, InfoWars/Alex Jones has been banned from YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spottily for violating policies on "hate speech."

Yes the man gets on my nerves. too.  His vaccine information is not always the most accurate, he is much too shouty, and some of the good info he does have to offer gets lost in chaos.  I kind of think of him as a dog that barks at everything.  Occasionally he is right and at those times it is good to be paying attention, but who can stand all that barking for very long.  However... him being thrown down the memory hole marks the beginning in earnest of a so called "conservative purge" which is now cascading... and it looks to be working down a list that we and our groups are on.  (I mean, they are calling it a "Conservative Purge" but I think it is more of a "Those Getting Mouthy With The Globalists Purge."  Which right now is mostly the right, but there are plenty of disaffected and not snowed people on the left too.")

So even you, my high born limousine liberal friends and Bernie socialist loved ones... if you are advocating on vaccine safety issues, you and your groups may be on the list. Because ultimately, "hate speech" is in the eye of the beholder... or the pockebook of The Man.  I was repeatedly told that I was engaging in "hate speech" last week when I posted this bunny meme on twitter.  Bunny

The Democrats are even circulating a memo on how to regulate speech on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, the chief aim of which is "Combating disinformation." (Seems to line up nicely with Senator Pan's next project which is totally not fascist at all, and in no way reminds anyone of 1984.)

Scoop: 20 ways Democrats could crack down on Big Tech

There is a suspicion that this purge  will increase over the next few months in order to influence the election in November. Facebook's previous algorithm changes this year dropped traffic to conservative outlets by 97%. Again NINETY SEVEN PERCENT. They do not want conservative messages to flow... and again... Silicon Valley considers the "anti-vaxxers" worse than republicans.  There have already been several large vaccine facebook groups deleted.

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Italian Senate Repeals Vaccine Mandates

The Italian people have spoken (voted in politicians who promised to end the mandates) and they said, "ciao!" to vaccine mandates. Note how parents and citizens who protested mandatory vaccination are called "anti-establishment." Pay careful attention to the last line as well, a frightening quote in any free nation: "Davide Faraone, of the Democractic party, said the measures left Italy as “a kind of Wild West in which the health of children will be left completely to the family”.

From Financial Times this morning - please go to their site to read the full article, this is just an excerpt in keeping with their sharing guidelines.

Italy Senate overturns mandatory vaccination law Anti-establishment coalition sceptical of inoculations despite rise in measles cases

Italy’s upper house of parliament has voted through legislation from the ruling anti-establishment government to remove the legal obligation to vaccinate schoolchildren. A law compelling children to have 10 vaccinations in order to enrol at state schools came into effect in March, after a surge in the number of measles cases. But the Five Star Movement and the League, which formed a ruling coalition two months ago, pledged to scrap the vaccination obligation during the run-up to elections in March, courting the so-called “anti-vax” vote.

The new legislation puts Italy out of step with other European countries such as France and Germany, which have been bolstering vaccine regulation. Critics say the government is eroding faith in science and nine Italian regional administrations that oppose the repeal have said they intend to appeal to the constitutional court or bring in their own laws to reinstate compulsory vaccines.  Go to Financial Times here to read more.

Vaccines as Alternatives to Antibiotics for Food Producing Animals. Part 1: Challenges and Needs

Note: This article from the journal Veterinary Research Giant-chicken provides a rare glimpse (pardon the meat pun) into what vaccine discussions can look like when the target recipients aren't children.  Would love to hear David Kirby's take on this, since his book Animal Factory took on the topic of factor farms. Thanks to our John Stone for sharing this article and culling these key quotes:

“Modified live vaccines against this viral disease have various drawbacks, including severe side-effects and the potential for undetected, subclinical infections in vaccinated animals that may result in viral shedding and can also lead to recombination between field and vaccine strains."

“the pathogen may be evolving quickly and the vaccine may not be updated to confer protection against current strains [e.g., infectious bronchitis virus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)”

“Eliciting protective immune responses in young animals tends to be particularly challenging because the immune system is still developing, and because maternal antibodies can interfere with the development of protective immunity. Vaccination against diseases that require protective immunity in young animals can therefore be particularly challenging “

Veterinary Research 2018 49:64

  • Received: 20 October 2017
  • Accepted: 22 December 2017
  • Published: 31 July

ABSTRACT: Vaccines and other alternative products can help minimize the need for antibiotics by preventing and controlling infectious diseases in animal populations, and are central to the future success of animal agriculture. To assess scientific advancements related to alternatives to antibiotics and provide actionable strategies to support their development, the United States Department of Agriculture, with support from the World Organisation for Animal Health, organized the second International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics.

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“If Your Newborn Baby Could Talk”

Gianna thought bubbleBy Laura Hayes

What if your baby could talk?  Here are some things I think they would surely say:

  • Please don’t poke me with sharp needles! Those hurt! You wouldn’t let anyone pinch or hit me, so why are you letting someone in a white coat pierce my skin, multiple times, in a very painful way? I am trusting you to protect me and not let others hurt me.

  • Please don’t trust others over your own common sense and God-given maternal and paternal instincts. I am yours. No one knows me like you know me. No one will protect me like you will. No one loves me like you do. You are, and will continue to be, the one responsible for me.

  • Please don’t ever leave me unattended at a hospital or in a doctor’s office. I need your eyes on me at all times…to ensure that your directives are being followed to a tee, to prevent procedures and treatments from being implemented on me to which you have not consented and/or to which you have made clear that you do not want for me, to ward off mistakes, and to protect me at every turn.

  • Please don’t think that someone wearing a white coat is smarter than you are. Turns out that they can be some of the most inexcusably uninformed, pompous, close-minded, resistant to truth, and unethically coercive people around! I am not kidding you! I want you to take responsibility for me and my health. Please do not delegate your responsibility to some self-appointed “expert” who was taught using a curriculum designed by those who make their money (we are talking trillions) when others become chronically ill and permanently disabled.

  • Please don’t let me be injected with things you wouldn’t even consider feeding me! They won’t have an escape route, and they will be left inside me where they will hurt and harm me both now and in the future.

  • Please don’t ever permit me to be injected with metals of any sort! We know that lead is bad for children, but guess what? Mercury and aluminum are far worse, and are in the syringes that doctors are sticking into babies and children. Mercury and aluminum cause severe damage inside the body, to all parts and to all systems, and this damage will hurt and haunt me for the rest of my life! As if those two metals weren’t health-destroying enough, there are others in vaccines: lead, stainless steel, tungsten, a gold-zinc aggregate, platinum, silver, bismuth, iron, and chromium. One flu vaccine for children tested as having 11 metals and aggregates of metals, which are similar to those prevalent in cases of leukemia. Please don’t let the pediatrician cause me to develop cancer!

  • Please don’t mess around with my immune system, it’s the only one I have…and it has to last me a lifetime! Things that mess with and harm my immune system include nearly every ingredient in vaccines. Again, I am not kidding! Please tell me which one of these ingredients will induce good health in me: mercury, aluminum, lead, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (which enables other ingredients to enter my brain and cells), MSG, phenol, anti-freeze, human fetal tissue material from aborted babies, viruses cultured in the body parts of various animals including African green monkeys, chickens, and dogs, viruses from other humans, viruses from animals, retroviruses that are just beginning to be understood of both human and animal origin, nanoparticles of many different metals that are not listed on the ingredients lists, dangerous bacteria, glass shards, food proteins that don’t belong anywhere other than in my stomach, glyphosate (designed to kill things), insect parts and viruses, DNA from other humans and from animals, squalene (I hear it caused Gulf War Syndrome in our soldiers), and who knows what else, Mom and Dad, because all ingredients are not required to be listed under the guise of “trade secrets”, and there is little to no oversight of the vaccine manufacturing process!

  • Please don’t permit anything to be injected into me that you are not willing to inject into yourself.

  • Please don’t permit anything to be injected into me that the nurses and doctors administering it, those approving and recommending it, the legislators mandating it, and the manufacturers making it have not injected into themselves, their children, and their grandchildren, without your own eyes witnessing it. If they aren’t willing to personally demonstrate for you how “safe” it is (which should be required to mean won’t cause harm) and personally demonstrate their trust in it, then please don’t trust in it, either! (Ask yourself when the last time was that you saw any state legislator rolling up their shirt sleeves and dropping their drawers to show those whom they supposedly represent how safe the scores of vaccines that they just mandated for babies, children, and teens are? If they are virtually harmless, as claimed and constantly touted, then they should be willing to get the whole lot of them at once, publicly.)

  • Please don’t “go along to get along”. I know at some point I will hear you ask me, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you, too?” I put a similar question forth to you, “If everyone else chooses to permit the poisoning and harming of their baby, would you follow suit just to fit in?” Please be strong and stand firmly, saying boldly and with conviction, “I will not permit you, or anyone, to inject poisons, toxins, and heinous ingredients into my baby…ever!”

  • Please learn why it is important for me to be breastfed for at least one year, hopefully longer, with Mom eating a nutrient-dense, non-toxic diet. If Mom is unable to breastfeed me, please source breastmilk from another healthy, lactating mom who is willing to share.

  • Please learn why it is important for me to contract certain infections naturally, during childhood.

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Joan Shenton of Sacrificial Virgins HPV Vaccine Film Application for Australia Visa Held Up for Controversial Views

Sacrificial Virgins"Must meet the character requirements...." Australian government. "Any risk they may pose..."  Journalist denied VISA to  Australia for "controversial views."  A movie about HPV vaccine.

You can watch a video on Facebook here

The day before the Sacrificial Virgins tour is due to start! Updates on Joan Shenton's visa application and new scientific information on HPV vaccine's association with an INCREASE in both cases of and deaths from cervical cancer.

From the Sacrificial Virgins website:

A new documentary written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss How young girls are being seriously damaged by the vaccine with the highest reported adverse reactions of any existing vaccine

The Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) is a treatment in widespread use but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many health authorities are refusing to acknowledge there is a problem and the medical community is continuing to offer the vaccine.

Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the vaccine is often given to girls before they become sexually active – exposes increasing evidence of serious neurological damage following the HPV injections. It calls for the vaccine to be withdrawn in the hope that this will help to halt another global tragedy.

Depriving Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Petitioners the Opportunity of Seeking Legal Counsel

The Vaccine Court Wayne RohdeBy Wayne Rohde

How does the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) and the Federal Court of Claims deprive petitioners, who are seeking compensation for their injuries, the opportunity to seek and retain legal counsel? Very cleverly. But it takes some understanding of how legal representation in the program has evolved and more importantly, how fees are paid.

Federal Court of Claims & 6th Amendment

The NVICP was established in 1986 and the legal proceedings are to be conducted within the Federal Court of Claims jurisdiction, located in Washington D.C. The Federal Court of Claims is the only federal court system that allows a person to sue the federal government.

Your right for legal counsel to represent you lies within the 6th Amendment.  However, the right to legal representation is a matter for criminal proceedings not civil matters.

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” [i]

The Assistance of Counsel Clause includes, as relevant here, five distinct rights: the right to counsel of choice, the right to appointed counsel, the right to conflict-free counsel, the effective assistance of counsel, and the right to represent oneself pro se.[ii]

Attorney fee compensation

Congress authorized the payment of fees and costs to compensate attorneys that represented petitioners. Under the Vaccine Act, a special master who has awarded a petitioner “compensation” on a vaccine related claim “shall also award as part of such compensation an amount to cover . . . reasonable attorneys’ fees.” [iii]

So who pays for the petitioner’s attorneys and medical experts? The Vaccine Injury Trust Fund.

In the beginning, the fees and costs were capped at $30,000.00.  The caveat is that the petitioner’s pain & suffering was included with that total. Can you imagine the consternation of a petitioner who suffered greatly from an injury and the special master awards only $5,000.00 in P&S because the attorney submitted a bill for $ 25,000.00 in fees and costs for legal representation in the NVICP?

Both the petitioner and their attorney suffered here. 

Congressional action

Congress quickly addressed this issue and split fees and expenses from pain and suffering. And a cap of $250,000.00 was added to the P&S. Somehow that does not provide comfort to the hundreds of petitioners who sought compensation from the NVICP in the early years.

After addressing the issue of P&S damages, Congress went silent on addressing three big remaining issues regarding attorney fees.

One, what to do about cases that drag on for several years, some as long as 15 years. Should attorneys who constantly work on behalf of their clients wait until the case has been decided before getting reimbursed for many of the costs incurred including expensive medical experts?

Second, what to do with petitions that were filed correctly, in good faith and have a reasonable basis only to be dismissed because of statute of limitations that was determined after petition filing. Hundreds of attorney fee applications from autism petitions were held in suspension because our government, the Sec’y of HHS and DOJ contended that they attorneys should not be compensated because the petition was dismissed due to statute of limitations.

Third, was it the intent of Congress not to address the issue of how to pay for attorney fees and medical expert costs when the petitioner is denied compensation?

Interim Fees

The answer to the first question of paying interim fees was determined not by Congress, but rather by the courts. In Avera v HHS,[iv] the Court granted special masters to use their discretion in awarding fees and costs on an interim basis. Most of the time, the length of time before interim fees will be considered in three years. However, if the petitioner or his attorney can show financial hardship, special masters will consider for shorter periods of time.

By allowing interim fees, this cleared up a secondary problem facing petitioners. Medical experts would not have to wait four years, eight years, or even 15 years before getting paid. Many experts were saying no to the petitioners before Avera.

Cloer v Kathleen Sebelius

In answering the second question, The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the petitioner’s attorney and against the wishes of our government in Cloer v Kathleen Sebelius[v]. This was a very big win for the petitioners. If the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Sec’ of HHS, another high hurdle would have been placed in front of future petitioners since statute of limitations was merely a subjective finding at best with autism petitions, not clearly defined by statute.

Good Faith and a Reasonable Basis

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We Welcome Gwyneth Paltrow to the Paul Offit Is Afraid of You Club!

RM offitHere he goes again. Paul Offit's latest article in Salon goes after Gywneth Paltrow for what he calls "celebrity science." Celebrities have brains. The ability to think. Those who've been in the movie industry for decades are probably crafty thinkers who can make good decisions for themselves, and thus their longevity.  Can celebs have ideas that are way off the beaten path. Sure. Didn't Daryl Hannah live in a tree for a while or some such thing?  Offit is attacking Paltrow for her support of a unique form of feminine hygiene personal care. I'll leave it at that. It's not my steaming cup of oolong - and probably not yours either, my lady readers. Offit's real goal is to dredge up our friends - Jenny McCarthy, Rob Schneider, Jim Carrey, Kristin Cavallari and anyone with a platform who questions vaccine safety. Gywneth is just a vehicle for him to show his allegiance to the vaccine industry that he loves so dearly.    He refers to this time as our "post-truth era.." WHAT?   Would he say that about the ME TOO movement that also claims Gwyneth for her stated harassment by Harvey Weinstein? Imagine if Salon wrote a scathing piece denying ALL the Me Too claims.  THAT.

Oh, and speaking of celebs and science:

Oops, that's a slip and fall.


Gwyneth's Mom...

SALON (please make sure you read that as "Saaaallllll-ooohhhhhn").

Six times celebrities pushed dangerously bad science

This is America: When celebrity culture merges with science denialism, you get public health crises

In our post-truth era, scientific illiteracy has morphed into science denialism. Today, people simply declare their own truths. As a consequence, science is losing its platform as a source of truth. Meanwhile, a pervasive celebrity culture — in which celebrities are considered trusted “experts” solely because of their fame — has poisoned the idea of what constitutes expertise.

Nowhere is the merger of these two trends more evident than in our embrace of “celebrity science,” which, because it often involves issues of health, might not only be misleading but harmful. Some celebrities actually do have science backgrounds; Mayim Bialik, who has a PhD in neuroscience, springs to mind. Unfortunately, many celebrities have waded into debates within fields in which they have neither expertise nor training, perhaps unintentionally injecting doubt into scientific certainty and often even harming public health efforts. Here are a few of the worst celebrity offenders.

Anti-vaccine crusaders Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, Kristin Cavallari and Rob Schneider: The anti-vaccine crowd frequently falls back on the claim that vaccines cause autism, despite more than two dozen studies clearly showing that vaccination does not increase the incidence of autism. Nor did it make a whit of biological sense that vaccines would. Read more here.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on the Jeannie Keltner Show

KvmrOn Wednesday, August 1st Dr. Sherri Tenpenny will be on the Jeannie Keltner program on KVMR California.  Keltner is one of the few media hosts in California, land of SB277, to allow a frank discussion of health and vaccine status, safety and laws. The Undernews, at noon on the 1st and 5th Wednesdays, continues her focus on the important and fascinating info that rarely surfaces in the commercial media with interviews from activists, writers and citizen experts.

12:00noon PACIFIC daylight time (3:00pm East coast.)

Click here to listen

Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, is the founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, a clinic first established in Strongsville, Ohio in 1996 under the name of OsteoMed II. Her goal is to provide the best of integrative medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Tenpenny is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and received her training as an osteopathic medical doctor at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Tenpenny is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has undertaken many advanced courses in alternative medicine, including acupuncture and complex homeopathy.

Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, she and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tenpenny moved to Strongsville, Ohio, expanding her practice to include traditional, complementary and preventive medicine.

Dr. Tenpenny is board certified in three medical specialties. She was boarded in Emergency Medicine from 1995 to 2006. She chose to not re-certify in Emergency Medicine – a time consuming and expensive undertaking – because she never plans to work again within Emergency Medicine. She has been board certified in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM) since 1995 and became board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2012 (ABIHM).

Breaking News: Attack By Nordic Cochrane Calls Cochrane Review Of HPV Vaccines Into Question But Has Wider Implications

image from upload.wikimedia.orgby John Stone

An astonishing attack by three members of the Nordic Cochrane group in BMJ Evidenced Based Medicine on the recent Cochrane review of HPV vaccines, Arbyn et al Prophylactactic vaccination against human papillomaviruses to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors  calls not only the integrity and competence of the review into question, but poses by implication the most serious questions about how the products themselves were designed, trialed, licensed and marketed. The authors of the present of review of the review have been associated with a series of complaints against the European Medicines Agency concerning the vaccines and their safety. The Arbyn paper concludes:

There is high-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26. The effect is higher for lesions associated with HPV16/18 than for lesions irrespective of HPV type. The effect is greater in those who are negative for hrHPV or HPV16/18 DNA at enrolment than those unselected for HPV DNA status. There is moderate-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines reduce CIN2+ in older women who are HPV16/18 negative, but not when they are unselected by HPV DNA status.

We did not find an increased risk of serious adverse effects. Although the number of deaths is low overall, there were more deaths among women older than 25 years who received the vaccine. The deaths reported in the studies have been judged not to be related to the vaccine. Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes after HPV vaccination cannot be excluded, although the risk of miscarriage and termination are similar between trial arms. Long-term of follow-up is needed to monitor the impact on cervical cancer, occurrence of rare harms and pregnancy outcomes.

The key findings new paper by Jørgensen, Gøtzsche and Jefferson are:

-The Cochrane human papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine review missed nearly half of the eligible
-The review was influenced by reporting bias
and biased trial designs.
-Authors of Cochrane reviews should make
every effort to identify all trials and the trials’

They found that the authors had included in the review only 26 of 46 eligible trials and state for this reason alone the conclusion "'that the risk of reporting bias may be small' was inappropriate" and they warn that none of the trials included were anyway for the new product Gardasil 9 which many countries are switching to. They further castigate the Cochrane review for using misleading language, referring to trials against placebo when all those included in the review were against "active comparators: adjuvants (aluminium hydroxide (Al[OH]3) or amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulfate [AAHS]) or hepatitis vaccines". They identify this as a bias in the original design of the trials masking the harm of the vaccines, and they note that women were excluded from trials if they had received adjuvants before or a history of immunological or nervous disorders. They say that this lowered the validity of trials and suggested that the manufacturers were concerned about the harms of the product in these groups, although no packet warnings are included.

They further complain that Arbyn failed to mention cases of cervical cancer in the trial groups but also that the relationship CIN2 lesions and cancer was uncertain since they regressed spontaneously in women under 30 who were mostly the subjects of the trial. They also say that the review misreported trials. In the so called PATRICIA trial where Cochrane reported 701 vs 699 from the trial publication, and 835 vs 829 in its "Clinical" entry the Nordic Cochrane group found 1046 vs 982. Some trials recorded no adverse events at all and had very short follow up periods. While the original review could detect no pattern to the greater risk of death in the vaccinate vs comparator groups (51 vs 39) the Nordic Cochrane point out:

A death may be coded in a way that does not raise suspicion that the vaccine caused it; for example,a ‘traumatic head injury’ or ‘drowning’ could have been caused by a ‘syncope’, which is a recognised harm.

A meta-analysis which sought determine funding bias was flawed because the one trial which was deemed to be not funded by manufacturers was in fact funded by GSK by a circuitous route, and they failed to mention a report by the WHO Uppsala Monitoring Centre which found:

that found serious harms following HPV vaccination overlapping with two syndromes: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Instead they had relied on assurances from the European Medicines Agency handed down from the manufacturers. They note that in contravention of Cochrane guidelines 14 of the authors on the original protocol for the review had significant conflicts, as did three of the four authors of the final paper. While the main thrust of the paper is that Cochrane - to which the authors are affiliated -  needs to clean up its act, we all may wonder at how the governments of the world have allowed pharmaceutical companies to subject young women to these ill-tested and dangerous products for the last dozen years, and even at how the pre-marketing trials in the format described were ever allowed. We shudder over the fact that in the last week the recommendation for Gardasil 9 has extended to boys and young men in the United Kingdom, and that in France the vaccine is about to be made compulsory. We know we cannot trust the pharmaceutical industry but how can we ever trust our governments?

John Stone is UK and European Editor of Age of Autism




Are The Murdochs Dictating Vaccination Policy in Australia, in the Best Interests of GlaxoSmithKline

Murdoch and company
By Elizabeth Hart

Is Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’s News Corp media group dictating Australia’s vaccination policy? 

The Murdoch media group’s relentless No Jab, No Play campaign was adopted by the Australian government, becoming the coercive No Jab, No Pay law in January 2016.

But the Murdoch media group now known as News Corp did not properly disclose its conflict of interest in this matter, i.e. its association with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, which is involved in vaccine research and development projects funded by vaccine manufacturers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Novartis and Sanofi Pasteur.

How useful for GlaxoSmithKline and co to have the Murdoch media group campaign for a coercive law which seeks to make the community compliant to an ever-increasing amount of lucrative vaccine products via Australia's taxpayer-funded vaccination schedule.

The former chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, Terry Nolan, is now associated with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and working on industry-funded projects.  Terry Nolan is also a member of the World Health Organisation's SAGE group, and thereby influential on international vaccination policy.  There's a lot more to this web of influence that needs to be explored...

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by News Corp and Foxtel.  Lachlan Murdoch's wife Sarah Murdoch is a Director and Ambassador for the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.  Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was one of the original founders of this institute. 

I've challenged both Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch on this matter, see email thread below:

24 July 2018

Open email to:

Mr Malcolm Turnbull, 

Prime Minister of Australia

Mr Turnbull, it appears the media group associated with the Murdoch family, now known as News Corp, may have influenced the Federal Government's coercive No Jab, No Pay law via its protracted No Jab, No Play media campaign in its tabloid newspapers such as the Daily TelegraphHerald SunCourier Mail, and The Advertiser etc.

This is especially significant considering the Murdoch media group has a conflict of interest in this matter, i.e. its association with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, which is involved in vaccine research and development projects funded by vaccine manufacturers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Novartis and Sanofi Pasteur.  

Particularly bearing in mind this conflict of interest, it is an extremely serious matter that the Murdoch media group may have influenced the implementation of a coercive law which seeks to make the community compliant to an ever-increasing amount of lucrative vaccine products via the taxpayer-funded National Immunisation Program Schedule.  

I also suggest the failure to properly disclose this conflict of interest contravene's News Corp's own Editorial Code of Conduct and Standards of Business Conduct, as outlined in my email to Mr Rupert Murdoch and Mr Lachlan Murdoch, see below.

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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

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.

Re: Autism spectrum disorder: advances in diagnosis and evaluation

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22 Women Share $4 Billion Johnson & Johnson Penalty. Thousands of Autism Mothers Told to Take a Powder.


And the product is still on the shelves. Did you ever get a true informed consent WARNING that the vaccines you were giving your children had ANY threat of danger? I did not. I have my signed in hospital birth dose Hep B consent form for my now 22 year old who just stared a DAY PROGRAM for the severely autistic. Had I known it contained mercury - I would NEVER and I repeat NEVER have allowed it. My settlement? 4 billion tears. Kim

NYT: Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

A jury in a Missouri circuit court awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, who had accused the company of failing to warn them about cancer risks associated with its baby and body powders.

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Johnson’s Baby Powder, said it was “deeply disappointed” in the verdict and planned to appeal. The company is facing more than 9,000 plaintiffs in cases involving body powders with talc, according to a regulatory document filed this spring.

After a six-week trial, the jury in St. Louis deliberated over the compensatory damages for eight hours but decided on the punitive damages in roughly 45 minutes, said Mark Lanier, a lawyer for the women.

Best Of: The Storming of the Bastille

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July 14 is France's Bastille Day. This day can serve as a reminder around the world of the power of women. Mothers. Wives. Sisters. Daughters. Together, we can change the world. Where we see wrongs against our precious children, we rise up, we revolt, we knit names into the blankets of our rage.  Our current political process reflects a similar dissatisfaction bubbling up as the middle class as been trounced.  It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. With apologies to Mr. Dickens.

The Women’s March on Versailles was a prime example of the effect that women could have on a revolution in a hands on way, as opposed to being just nurses to the wounded. It was a defining moment of the French Revolution that made an almost immediate shift in the balance of power, bringing the privileged to their knees and favoring the country’s common people. Read more:


Del Bigtree High Wire Features Blaxill, Handley, Kennedy and Hooker

High Wire Del MarkYou simply must listen to or watch this episode of The High Wire with Del Bigtree featuring Mark Blaxill, JB Handley, Robert Kennedy Jr  and Dr. Brian Hooker. The damn has a crack. And while American children become sicker and less able to accomplish neurotypical development, the pharma/govt cabal is jamming as many fingers into the dike e as possible. The truth, like water, wears away even rock. Thank you to everyone who fights for our kids' health. Our adult kids. Our teens. Our toddlers and babies. And the unborn. This epidemic can not continue unabated without responsibility and yes - reparations.

From Mark Blaxill:

CA autism data has been consistent for years, goes back a long time and has gone from basically zero to over 1%. Generally speaking the CA cases have excluded mild and high functioning diagnoses. 

  1. There’s no evidence that CA is unusual. Other states have higher numbers. Including Asperger cases some have much higher rates. 
  2. As we know, the major inflection point is around 1990. But the earlier, lower rates began kicking up around 1980 and then the high rates accelerated again around 2007.

One fascinating observation is that as of yesterday, California Autism Prevalence Trends from 1931 to 2014 and Comparison to National ASD Data from IDEA and ADDM has had 25,000 downloads of the article since last week.

JB Handley has written a fantastic new book that debuts this Fall from Chelsea Green Publishing titled How to End the Autism Epidemic.  We ask you to buy a pre-order copy to support JB's tireless work for our children. Thanks. 


Written Evidence on Vaccination from John Stone on Data.Parliament.UK

ParliamentBelow is a published "written evidence" from AofA's John Stone at

Data.parliament (DDP) is a platform that enables us to share our data both within and outside of Parliament. The aim of data.parliament is to ensure that our data is both accessible and useable. Most of the data is already public, but this project is about ensuring that it is exposed in a better and richer way. It’s a big project, and the service will continue to develop and grow after the platform has launched.  In time, we hope that all published Parliamentary information will be available on DDP.

Written evidence from John Stone (Age of Autism)

[1] Vaccines are mentioned as one strategy against antimicrobial resistance (1) and this submission seeks to caution against the idea of substituting one kind of over-medication with another (Age of Autism is an on-line newspaper concerned with the publicly unaccounted adverse effects of vaccination).

[2] In the United Kingdom, an infant already receives by 12 months on the routine schedule (2):-

DTaP, Polio, HiB, HepB+Rotavirus+13 Strain Pneumococcal+MenB (8 weeks)

DTaP, Polio, HiB, HepB+Rotavirus (12 weeks)

DTaP, Polio, HiB,HepB+13 Strain Preumococcal+MenB (16 weeks)

13 Strain Pneumococcal+MMR+HiB, MenC

[3] In 2011 Miller and Goldman reported (3):

“The infant mortality rate (IMR) is one of the most important indicators of the socio-economic well-being and public health conditions of a country. The US childhood immunization schedule specifies 26 vaccine doses for infants aged less than 1 year—the most in the world—yet 33 nations have lower IMRs. Using linear regression, the immunization schedules of these 34 nations were examined and a correlation coefficient of r = 0.70 (p < 0.0001) was found between IMRs and the number of vaccine doses routinely given to infants. Nations were also grouped into five different vaccine dose ranges: 12–14, 15–17, 18–20, 21–23, and 24–26. The mean IMRs of all nations within each group were then calculated. Linear regression analysis of unweighted mean IMRs showed a high statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates, with r = 0.992 (p = 0.0009). Using the Tukey-Kramer test, statistically significant differences in mean IMRs were found between nations giving 12–14 vaccine doses and those giving 21–23, and 24–26 doses. A closer inspection of correlations between vaccine doses, biochemical or synergistic toxicity, and IMRs is essential.”

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Pruitt Buries Source of Formaldehyde in Story About EPA Burying Study on Formaldehyde and Pediatric Cancer

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Burying the formaldehyde study is part of an effort by Pruitt and aides to undermine EPA's research program, current and former officials tell POLITICO.

The Trump administration is suppressing an Environmental Protection Agency report that warns that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor in the course of daily life to put them at risk of developing leukemia and other ailments, a current and a former agency official told POLITICO.

The warnings are contained in a draft health assessment EPA scientists completed just before Donald Trump became president, according to the officials. They saidtop advisers to departing Administrator Scott Pruitt are delaying its release as part of a campaign to undermine the agency’s independent research into the health risks of toxic chemicals....

Formaldehyde is one of the most commonly used chemicals in the country. Americans are exposed to it through wood composites in cabinets and furniture, as well as air pollution from major refineries. [AND ALMOST EVERY VACCINE ON THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SCHEDULE MANDATED BY THE CDC.] The new assessment would give greater weight to warnings about the chemical's risks and could lead to stricter regulations from the EPA or class-action lawsuits targeting its manufacturers, as frequently occurs after these types of studies are released.

Read more here.

Politico skipped the fact that American infants are dosed with formaldehyde at almost every pediatrician visit.  Here are the ingredients in each vaccine.  Photo source, CDC here.


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Photoshopping Disease to Perfection: Who Wore it Better?

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(With thanks to Europe Reloaded and Dr Mike Williams Measles Outbreaks or a Philosophy of Deception.)

Who wore it better? A recent UK article intended to spread fear about  measles used what seems to be a photoshopped image of a baby. Well put me in the media zoo.....   And 1-2-3 all my spots are off of me. With apologies to author Robert Lopshire. 

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Darla Shine New White House Staffer's Wife Attacked for Telling Truth

Action alertNote: Thank you to John Gilmore of Autism Action Network for this alert.  Darlia Shine is getting Wakefielded. McCarthy'd.  Mustn't speak ill of vaccines!!! Ever!

The wife of Bill Shine, the new White House deputy chief of staff for communications, has come under scrutiny for racially charged remarks and unfounded medical theories posted to her Twitter account, according to a report by the website Mediaite.

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Corporate media denies autism epidemic and vaccine safety issues      

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Darla Shine, the wife of Bill Shine, the recently appointed White House deputy chief of staff for communication, is under attack by the corporate media for her tweets expressing concern for the exponential growth rate of autism, especially among African-American boys, vaccine safety, and violent side effects of prescription psychoactive drugs, among other issues.

Verizon's Huffington Post, Jeff Bezos's Washington Post, and Mediaite, owned by Abrams Media which is headed by Disney/ABC News Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams, have all published attack articles on Shine in the past few days accusing her of racism, islamophobia, transphobia, sexism, promoting de-bunked medical theories, promoting sexual harassment, in short, every accusation they can drum up hoping something will stick in an effort to discredit her. Other outlets in the corporate media echo chamber are picking up the accusations.

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WHO's New Guidelines Put Children's Health At Risk

Indian infantNew Delhi
Jacob Puliyel MD MRCP M Phil

6 July 2018.

 Two leading pediatricians  in India have urged the   World Health Organization (WHO)  to urgently revise its manual on classification of "Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI)," warning that the new guidelines put children's life at risk.

This needs to be done "urgently in the interest of child safety,"  doctors Jacob Puliyel at St Stephen's Hospital in Delhi, and Pathik Naik of  Children Hospital in Surat, say in a report published in the prestigious journal ‘F1000Research’

Under  WHO's revised   manual on AEFI,  only those adverse  reactions observed during  clinical trials of a vaccine,    should be  classified as   vaccine related.     All new serious adverse reactions including deaths  seen during post-marketing of the vaccine   should be considered  as ‘coincidental'  or ‘unclassifiable’, and the vaccine should not be blamed.

The WHO has also changed the  definition of  "causal association," the authors say. Under the revised guidelines,  if there is an alternate explanation for the adverse event, or another factor is involved, causative association with vaccine should not be made.   "In other words,  if after vaccination,  a child with an underlying congenital heart disease  develops    cardiac failure, it would not be considered causally related to the vaccine."

The revised classification by WHO  "is a major step backward for patient safety,"

the authors say.  "This could embolden vaccine manufacturers to be more reckless with regard to adverse reactions," they warn.

Puliyel and Naik note that the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has documented many deaths in children with pre-existing heart disease after they were administered the pentavalent vaccine (combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hib, and hepatitis-B vaccine).    "Under  WHO's  new definition of causal association, these deaths would not be acknowledged as related to  vaccination." 

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Hasta la Pasta Italia Accepts Parental Proof of Vaccination Status

Hasta la pastaNote: My Gianna is prone to saying that phrase and it always makes me laugh. "Hasta la pasta!"  However, nothing has been funny on the way to the forum, so to speak, in Italy as the government attempted to crack down on parents' vaccine choices with heavy fines and punishment. Lo and behold, the protests have forced a change.   We have not been so fortunate here in the USA, especially California, where Senator Richard Pan and surely the new owner of the LA Times, a wealthy pharma/medical/vaccine tycoon have robbed children of the right to attend school based 0n vaccination status.


Proof of Children’s Vaccinations? Italy Will Now Take Parents’ Word for It

ROME — Italian parents will no longer have to provide state-run schools with a doctor’s note to show that their children have been vaccinated, the country’s new populist government announced on Thursday — a move that raised alarm among experts who fear that compliance with vaccines will drop.

The new rule, announced at a news conference by Giulia Grillo, Italy’s health minister and a prominent member of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, requires only the assurance of parents that their children are immunized to enroll in school this September.

The government said its aim was to simplify enrollment procedures and enable school participation for all, including children whose parents do not have their paperwork in order yet.

“We want to spur school inclusion and simplify rules for parents,” Ms. Grillo said.

But critics of the move say the Italian government is eroding faith in science and public norms. Read more here.

In Baby Teeth, Links Between Chemical Exposure in Pregnancy and Autism

Copper zincThis headline in the New York Times seems to indicate that chemical exposure during pregnancy can lead to autism. There are myriad chemicals going into Moms to Be these days - a far cry from when I had my girls and was not allowed even a cup of coffee, let alone anti-depressants and aluminum and mercury laden vaccinations. And yet, look below at the paragraph that veers sharply away from "external exposure" (code! code! code! code!) as the headline would imply.  Also note the sentence that tells Moms this is not about anything "she did." I don't see this as a move away from refrigerator theory so much as a way to convince Mom her intake of chemicals had nothing to do with her child's autism. Share your thoughts.

New York Times

By Dr. Perri Klass

In Baby Teeth, Links Between Chemical Exposure in Pregnancy and Autism

If you are a parent worrying through pregnancy, or maybe trying to make sense of your child’s neurodevelopmental problems, you aren’t always glad to see another story about a new study looking at possible environmental risk factors. From pesticides in the food to phthalates in the plastics to pollutant particles in the air, so many different exposures have been linked to problems in the developing fetal brain that parents can sometimes feel both bewildered and, inevitably, at fault for failing or having failed to take all possible precautions.

That’s a great pity, because the accumulating research is of tremendous value, particularly to families struggling with an autism diagnosis. But there’s an unfortunate tendency to treat each new study as a single explanatory solution to what is in fact a tremendously complicated and multifactorial issue.

....The record in teeth may show associations with autism but does not mean that the mother did something to cause the condition, experts say.

....Curtin, an assistant professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai who was first author on the study, said that in children with autism, regulation of zinc and copper metabolism shows differences beginning early in the course of fetal development. The point of the study was not to look at whether a child had been externally exposed to these metals, but rather at the internal metabolic rhythms of nutrients and possible toxins, at “what are the dynamics of zinc and copper metabolism, and how are those dysregulated in disease.”

I did a cursory search for mercury and zinc/copper and found a study from 2009  linking learning disabilities with low nutrient levels in conjunction with environmental mercury.   Mercury exposure, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disruptions may affect learning in children

There is evidence to suggest that the body's ability to maintain neuronal plasticity when essential dietary nutrients are lacking can be additionally impaired by exposure to environmental mercury. This article provides a review of such evidence and a model of how this toxic effect of mercury may occur (Figure (Figure11).

Jackboots Back Across Europe: Closing Down The World Wide Web

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 By John Stone

Largely unreported in the mainstream media the European Parliament this week, under the guidance of the European Commission, are effectively moving to shut down the web using an extension of copyright law. While it is disguised as a protection of intellectual property if it eventuates clauses 11 and 13 will be a devastating blow to intellectual freedom, preventing the use of web links on sites, and shutting them down if they are used. The web as a tool of freedom from oligarchies and corporate behemoths will be completely crippled. European readers should complain urgently to their representatives at the Parliament before it is too late through this website:


I wrote individually to British members:

Dear ___,

I am writing ahead of the plenary session on 4 July to protest articles 11 and 13 of the EU's Copyright Reform Proposal. I am all in favour of artists receiving fair remuneration but these clauses are clearly intended to restrict sharing public interest data, making many sites that have always operated with due respect and caution for other people's rights virtually inoperable.

I fear MEPs are asleep or they are working on behalf of dark forces. They should remember that they were not elected by behemoth corporations, but ordinary citizens. 


John Stone

Celebrations were inevitably short lived over the exoneration of Prof Henri Joyeux, the popular medic who had dared to criticize France's sacred vaccination program on a principled and informed basis. The judicial decision was immediately appealed by France's 'Order of Physicians'. Now we find that  six bodies "the Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Agriculture of France, the National Academy of Dental Surgery, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Pharmacy and the Veterinary Academy of France" have chimed in to censure Prof Joyeux:

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Dr. Bob Sears on CA Medical Probation: In His Own Words

Dr-Bob-SearsNote: We support Dr. Bob Sears' commitment to treating patients as individuals and his willingness not to compromise his medical ethics. California is a political bellwether state. Their draconian vaccine policies are shocking. Healthy children banned from school. And good doctors barred from practicing.  Below the LA Times report is Dr. Sears' on words on his public Facebook page. For those who want to hear the story from the horse's mouth, not the jackasses at the LA Times, long known for castigating the vaccine safety community. He wrote a letter - and madness ensued.  By the way, the Times new owner is "Soon-Shiong, 65, has lived in Los Angeles for 38 years and is one of its richest residents, with a fortune estimated at $7.6 billion by Forbes. He holds a small ownership stake in the Lakers, runs a cluster of healthcare companies, operates a cutting-edge biotech laboratory in Culver City and, last year, rescued six small California hospitals. He has pioneered medical treatments and performed scientific experiments for NASA’s Space Shuttle program." So how to you think medicine will be treated at the paper?  Objectively?  Dr. Richard Pan is behind the vaccine laws in California. Dr. Soon Shiong will report his work.


LA Times report: California doctor critical of vaccines is punished for exempting 2-year-old boy from all childhood immunizations

In a decision that could signal how California’s fierce vaccine debates will play out in the coming years, the Medical Board of California has ordered 35 months’ probation for Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician well-known for being sympathetic to parents opposed to vaccines.

In 2016, the board threatened to revoke Sears’ medical license for wrongly writing a doctor’s note for a 2-year-old boy that exempted him from all childhood vaccinations. This week, the medical board settled on a lesser punishment.  Read more here.

Patients, friends, and colleagues:

I want to update all of you on the status of the California medical board case against me which began in 2015. For those who don’t know, the board has been investigating me for writing a court opinion letter for a child who had an adverse reaction to vaccines. Recently, instead of proceeding to a trial, the board has offered me a settlement of 35 months probation, and I have accepted. I am at peace with this outcome. Probation means that I will choose a pediatric colleague in the area who will periodically review some of my charts to verify I am, as always, practicing within the standard of care. I will also have to take some extra continuing medical education classes and an ethics course. 

Why accept a settlement when I’ve done nothing wrong? The challenge with medical board cases is that even if I win on all aspects of a case, the medical board can still exercise its authority and put me on probation anyway. I win, or lose, a trial before a judge, then the medical board decides the punishment based on how they see the facts. Since it was likely that I’d get probation anyway, I accepted the offer. 

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A Victory For Intellectual Freedom And Truth: National Body Exonerates French Vaccine Critic Prof Henri Joyeux

image from www.naturaforce.comBy John Stone

In a blow to the medical absolutism  of the government of President Macron France’s governing medical body "the National Disciplinary Chamber" have overturned  a decision by the Disciplinary Chamber Languedoc-Roussillon to expel Prof Joyeux from medical practice. The original finding had denounced him for his criticisms of vaccination and being the initiator of an online petition against the use of GSK's vaccine Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent which includes a Hepatitis B component - also recently been introduced in the United Kingdom -  despite the fact that infants are rarely at risk from Hep B. Hep B vaccination had previously been excluded from the French infant schedule after having been found to be associated with multiple-sclerosis. The petition, which was widely relayed on social networks and still online, has been signed by more than 1.1 million people.

Dr. Joyeux, who is well known on French TV, criticised the presence in Infanrix Hexa of "aluminum and formaldehyde" as two "dangerous or very dangerous substances”. The President of the National Council of the Order of Physicians, Patrick Bouet  had previously censured Joyeux for  "dangerous talk", and for "statements not supported by scientific evidence which undermine the profession". The National Disciplinary Chamber, on the other hand, found that Joyeux's views belonged within the context of an existing and legitimate scientific debate.

In 2017 Prof Joyeux gave a presentation with Nobel prize winner Prof Luc Montagnier. On that occasion Montagnier stated:" We risk poisoning little by little all the population which succeeds us, the children, the babies" and Joyeux remarked: "We are entering into a kind of vaccine dictatorship". 


Prof Joyeux: The national disciplinary chamber cancels his expulsion on appeal



Article 1: "The decision of the Disciplinary Chamber of first instance of Languedoc-Roussillon of the Order of Doctors, dated July 8, 2016, imposing the sanction of the cancellation of the order of the order to Prof Joyeux, is canceled" .

Article 2: "The complaint filed by the National Council of the Order of Physicians against Prof Joyeux is rejected".

This is the decision that has just been rendered the decision that has just made the National Disciplinary Chamber after the hearing of Prof Henri Joyeux on May 24 to which the Order criticized two petitions on the dangers of vaccination, one against mandatory vaccination against HPV recommended by the High Council for Public Health (HCSP), the other for the return to market of trivalent vaccine DTP.

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Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to Retire

Kent legalJustice Anthony Kennedy, a longtime member of the Supreme Court and frequent swing vote, announced Wednesday that he will retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to fill his seat.

The opportunity will allow Trump to make a major, lasting mark on the nation's highest court by putting in place a second justice, after his choice to elevate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last year following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Read more here.

From CBS NEws February 22, 2011. Justice Kennedy Ruled in favor of Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth and against the Bruesewitz family.

The Supreme Court today gave vaccine manufacturers greater protection from lawsuits by parents who say vaccinations harmed their children, ruling that Congress had blocked those types of claims against drug makers.

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said Congress had effectively shut the courthouse door to these lawsuits in 1986, when it created a special vaccine court designed to compensate victims of vaccine injuries.

Top Italian Scientist Assaulted and Threatened Over Vaccines: A Letter from Stefano Montanari

image from blogger.cq24.itAge of Autism publishes a letter from scientist Stefano Montanari, pictured with his wife Antonietta Gatti, have become caught at the center of a storm about vaccine safety over their undisputed discovery of microscopic and nano-particles in the routine vaccine supply. With the new Italian health minister, Giulia Grillo of 5 Star Movement, trying to renege on an election commitment to reverse mandate legislation for 10 vaccines, Northern League leader, Matteo Salvini - who has praised Montanari and Gatti - is coming under pressure from political forces and news media to back down. Meanwhile, no one will report the violence against Montanari. He writes out of desperation in a "letter to the US":

No Italian newspaper has spared a line to report what happened on the evening of 9 June in Rome. Maybe it's all within the most perfect normality.

I have been giving public lectures on scientific topics for many years, mainly, at least in the latest two decades, concerning the results of the research I carry out with my wife, Dr. Antonietta Gatti.

16 years ago, using an electron-microscopy method based on two European research projects, we began to analyze vaccines and, to date, we have examined 35 different types of those drugs, 10 of which are now mandatory in Italy. The results are well-known: all the samples were found to be polluted by micro- and nanoparticles, none of them compatible with the human organism.

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Given the huge amount of money involved in vaccines, everything was tried to stop us: from preventing the continuation of a research on acute myeloid leukemia that had produced results that can prove very useful both for diagnosis and therapy, to the seizure of our electron microscope to that of our computers. All illegal, to be sure, but who cares?

Despite the many criticisms received, I agreed to give a lecture at the headquarters of a far-right party called Casa Pound. The name is in honor of the American fascist poet [Ezra Pound]. Let me be clear: I have never cared about the political, religious, sexual or any other kind of opinion and preference expressed by the people I talk to. I speak of science and medicine, and all the rest is neither of my competence nor of my interest. So, for me there was nothing anomalous to address an audience of fascists.

After completing the conference in spite of an unusually poor organization, I came out of the hall greeted by several people who wanted to shake my hand and, some of them, show me their children injured by vaccination. Once out on the street, a dozen people were waiting for me for the same reason. In short, everything in the most absolute normality.

While I was cordially talking with these people, suddenly, for no apparent reason, a gentleman came up behind me shouting "Don’t dare raise your voice!" I turned my head and, in a fraction of a second, unexpectedly, he hit me with a violent punch between my ear and my cheekbone. For a moment I lost my senses and I was supported by those around me, while the character was moving away, crossing my wife who, meanwhile, was coming out on the sidewalk. To her, that gentleman shouted a death threat.

Neither my wife nor I let ourselves be intimidated but we can read the writing on the wall.

After years of persecution, after clumsy and continuous attempts to attack our scientific credibility without putting any scientific arguments against our own, after having deprived us of the indispensable tools for our work, after the illegal seizure of our computers containing the data of our research, here is the physical attack. Undoubtedly something rough but certainly understandable by anyone.

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Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible Part IV


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We’ve looked at media reports on SCARLET FEVER in the UK, the use of the nasal influenza vaccine in those locations, and research that shows there are biological mechanisms that could connect the two.  What may need to happen is laboratory research to look specifically at these connections in an honest and scientific manner.

In the United States, there are some considerations to this situation:

Firstly, the CDC does not track SCARLET FEVER:

Image found here  and our thanks.

Scarlet IV

Secondly, the use of FluMist was stopped for two years but is set to resume in Fall, 2018.

ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season, June 22, 2016

CDC panel again advises against FluMist (2017-2018), Wed June 21, 2017

ACIP: LAIV OK to Use During 2018-19 Flu Season, February 26, 2018 03:59 pm

Thirdly, FluMist will NOT be the first and only choice but an option, and it was NEVER administered in schools as it is in the UK.

AAP: Give children IIV flu shot; use LAIV as last resort,  May 21, 2018 : The Academy recommends pediatricians give children inactivated influenza vaccine in the upcoming season and use live attenuated vaccine only as a last resort….Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4, FluMist), which is given by intranasal spray to healthy patients ages 2 through 49 years, was a popular option for those reluctant to get a shot. While it performed relatively well against influenza B strains, there was modest effectiveness against A/H3N2 strains and no overall effectiveness against A/H1N1 strains. LAIV4 has not been recommended by the AAP and CDC for the past two influenza seasons.

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Hans Asperger: Not the Good Doctor A Review of Edith Sheffer, Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger's childrenBNote: Thank you to Jonathan Rose for permission to reprint this book review. Find the original at History News Network.

By Jonathan Rose

Edith Sheffer, Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna.  W. W. Norton, 317 pp., $27.95 hardcover.

​Outside of a few endnotes, this book never mentions Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes.  That’s remarkable, because for all practical purposes, Asperger’s Children is a through point-by-point demolition of Silberman’s saintly portrait of Hans Asperger, based on honest research by a real historian.  Edith Sheffer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at Berkeley.  She has an autistic son, she has studied a vast array of diagnostic records and case histories in psychiatric archives, and she has produced what is by far the best early history of the autism pandemic.  And while she is unfailingly polite about it, she recognizes when people are talking nonsense about autism.  She says at the outset that her aim “is not to indict any particular individual” or neurodiversity as a concept.  But in effect Asperger’s Children is a devastating indictment.

​Sheffer recognizes that autism is something new: as her subtitle suggests, it originated less than a century ago.  She does not attempt to concoct a fanciful “history” of the disorder stretching back into the mists of prehistory.  Though she believes that soaring autism rates may be partly attributable to better diagnosis or changing definitions, she does not deny that there is also “an objective increase in symptoms.”  (For a robust historical demonstration that autism is a very real, recent, and devastating epidemic, see Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill,Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future [2017].  I read a draft of this book and sent comments to the authors.) 

Asperger’s Children doesn’t address the causes of autism, but the scientific research clearly indicates that it is a combination of a genetic predisposition and an environmental insult.  In other words, we are poisoning a subset of our children, and we can stop poisoning them if we identify and remove the environmental triggers.  In that sense autism is in the same category as lead poisoning in Flint or fetal alcohol syndrome on Indian reservations.

​Late in life Asperger claimed that he had worked to protect handicapped children whom the Nazis wanted to exterminate, and Silberman accepted that unquestioningly.  But everything Sheffer and other researchers have found in the archives tells a very different and terrible story.  Asperger was in fact a Holocaust perpetrator who signed death warrants for dozens of mentally handicapped children.  Though he never actually joined the Nazi Party, he was a member of several Nazi-affiliated and ultra-right organizations, and he enthusiastically promoted Nazi eugenic policies.  

Sheffer’s story begins in the 1920s, when the Nazi Party was a tiny Bavarian fringe group. Vienna was then governed by Socialists who created an impressive system of social welfare, including free clinics and school medical examinations.  However, a key part of their program was eugenics, an idea embraced at the time by the Left as well as the radical Right.  Julius Tandler, Vienna’s chief of public welfare, talked openly of compulsory sterilization of “the inferior” and the “extermination” of “life unworthy of life”. That was exactly the vocabulary that Asperger and the Nazis would adopt.  Tandlerwas a Jewish socialist whose programs had dramatically improved the health of Vienna’s working classes, and perhaps that success blinded him to the dangers in what he was proposing.  His medical services established a regime of surveillance and control over patients which the Nazis later used to carry out their own version of eugenics.  

In 1930 Franz Hamburger was appointed head of the University of Vienna’s Children’s Hospital.  Well before the Nazis had seized power in Germany and Austria, Hamburger was an ultra-reactionary who pushed Jews and liberals off the faculty and replaced them with doctors appointed more for their far-right politics than professional competence.  He gave young Doctor Asperger his first job and swiftly promoted him: after all, someone had to replace all those blacklisted Jews, and in 1934 Asperger joined an organization dedicated to firing still more Jewish doctors. To the end of his life Asperger worshipped Hamburger, even after his mentor had been thoroughly discredited.  At the Children’s Hospital Asperger worked closely with Erwin Jekelius, an outright Nazi who later supervised the killing of mentally handicapped children.  (Everyone at the hospital agreed that Jekelius had a wonderful bedside manner.)

At a young age Asperger became head of the hospital’s clinic for Heilpädagogik, which translates as “Curative Education” or what we would now call “holistic psychiatry”.  He had published nothing in that field: Sheffer concludes that he was “somewhat of a nonentity”. But in this brilliant department, doctors and nurses were talking about a newpsychiatric condition – autism – and they were publishing pioneering case studies.  Staff physician Georg Frankl explained that autistic children “do not sense the [social] atmosphere, and so cannot adapt,” because they have a “poor understanding of the emotional content of the spoken word”.  Frankl argued that this condition was not pathological, “rather just a dysfunction”, though he acknowledged that more severely affected children were “autistically locked.”  Anni Weiss, a psychologist at the same clinic, described an autistic boy as awkward, bullied, and vulnerably naïve. He “cannot grasp what is happening around him with any fine shade of feeling….What others perform naturally in the social machinery—perceiving, understanding, and then acting—does not function in him as it ought to.”  And she noted that some of these children had narrow but unusual talents: “calendar experts, jugglers of figures, artists of mnemonics.” 

So if anyone “discovered” autism, it was Frankl and Weiss who produced very early and strikingly perceptive descriptions of the condition.  We can’t explain why a mediocrity like Asperger was promoted over them, except to note that they were both Jewish, and Asperger had astutely allied himself to a powerful patron.  Antisemitism forced Frankl and Weiss to emigrate to the United States, where they married.  Frankl’s escape was assisted by none other than Leo Kanner, who in 1943 published his famous article “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact.”  Steve Silberman constructed a far-fetched theory that Kanner had appropriated Asperger’s work without acknowledgement, but Sheffer shows that Kanner actually drew on Frankl and Weiss and generously cited them.  Asperger also owed a great debt to Frankl, Weiss, and others in his clinic, and he never acknowledged them.  Yet Sheffer notes that Asperger’s approach to autism, though highly derivative, was in one respect distinctive: his “diagnosis would be steeped in the principles of Nazi child psychiatry.” 

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New Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Little Efficacy Against Diarrhea

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Letter to the Editor
New pentavalent rotavirus vaccine shows little efficacy against diarrhea
Lalit Kumar
Jacob Puliyel
Department of Pediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi 110054, India
⁎Corresponding author.

Keywords: Rotarix; Bovine human-reassortant pentavalent vaccine; Serum Institute of India

Rotavirus vaccine is recommended as a means of reducing diarrheal morbidity and deaths in developing countries [1]. The original efficacy studies with the presently licensed vaccines were done in the USA and Europe. Efficacy against severe rotavirus infection was around 90% (95% confidence interval (CI) : 85.·1‒–94.·1) and against all-cause severe gastroenteritis it was about 50% (CI: 39.·8‒–57.·8) [2]. Efficacy was less in Africa and Asia. In Africa it was 61% (CI: 44.0‒0–73.2) 2) against severe rotavirus diarrhoea and 30% (CI: 15.0‒–42.6) against all-cause severe diarrhoea [3].
The journal Vaccine has now published the results of a Phase-III randomized-control-trial, of a newly developed pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (BRV-PV). Vaccine efficacy against rotavirus diarrhoea ,(39.5% efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (SRVGE) in the per protocol analysis) is emphasized in the report. However, the incidence of ‘all-cause severe gastroenteritis’ was not reduced by vaccination – vaccine efficacy was reported as 4.6% (95% CI: -−5.1‒ to 13.4) [4].

From the standpoint of the scientific record, additionally highlighting the clinically relevant aspect of their findings - namely efficacy against all-cause diarrheal morbidity, would enable decision makers to make choices about the vaccine, considering costs and benefits.

The same vaccine was studied in Niger. An efficacy of 66.7% against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis was reported in the per protocol population [5]. However severe gastroenteritis due to any etiology was not significantly lower among the vaccinated (difference in rate 1.97 cases per 100 person years confidence interval [CI](CI: –- 1.,28 to –5.22) [6]. The authors did post-hoc analysis of efficacy against ‘very severe diarrhoea’ (which they defined as Vesikari score of 15 or more) and reported a difference in rate of 3.08 per 100 person years (CI: 1.79 to –4.36) among the vaccinated. As efficacy against ‘very severe diarrhea’ has not been studied previously, comparable data for other rotavirus vaccines is not available.


[1] Rotavirus vaccines. WHO position paper -January 2013. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 2013;88(5):49–64.
[2] T. Vesikari, A. Karvonen, R. Prymula, V. Schuster, J.C. Tejedor, R. Cohen, et al., Efficacy of human rotavirus vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first 2 years of life in European infants: randomised, double-blind T controlled study, Lancet 370, 2007, 1757–1763.
[3] S.A. Madhi, N.A. Cunliffe, D. Steele, D. Witte, M. Kirsten, C. Louw, et al., Effect of human rotavirus vaccine on severe diarrhea in African infants, N Engl J Med 362 (4), 2010 Jan 28, 289–298.
[4] P.S. Kulkarni, S. Desai, T. Tewari, A. Kawade, N. Goyal, B.S. Garg, et al., Flores J; SII BRV-PV author group. A randomized Phase III clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a bovine-human reassortantpentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Indian infants, Vaccine 35, 2017, 6228–6237.
[5] S. Isanaka, O. Guindo, C. Langendorf, A. Matar Seck, B.D. Plikaytis, N. Sayinzoga-Makombe, et al., Efficacy of a low-cost, heat-stable oral rotavirus vaccine in Niger, N Engl J Med 376, 2017, 1121–1130.
[6] J. Kaur and J. Puliyel, Heat-stable oral rotavirus vaccine, N Engl J M

Summer Dreams

Summer dreamsNote: This story is beautiful. Our kids are smart and deserve the benefit of the doubt at all times. Enjoy!


The crowd was surprised when Sef Scott stepped up to the podium during his high school graduation ceremony last week. Because the teen has autism and social communication disorder, he rarely speaks. Congratulations to Sef Scott.

So when he then proceeded to give a powerful speech about “doing the unexpected,” the students and spectators were in awe.

Sef says that he was inspired to give the speech by his brother, who is a brain tumor survivor and public speaker for charities. For weeks, Sef worked with family members to perfect every sentence of the commencement address so he could surprise his peers. Read more at The Good News Network.

Why IQ Levels are Falling

Rotten apple for teacherNote: If this article doesn't scare the pants off you and the bejimminies out of you, you're made of cold, hard stone. IQ levels and basic skills are dropping in children since the 1990s.  Think of the toxicity of childhood today. Fetuses are exposed to mercury and other toxins in utero via flu and DPT vaccinations. Every product made for infants is plastic. Gone are wood and glass. Foods are chemical poopstorms. Fruits and veggies are covered in Monsanto pesticides. WiFi is ubiquitous.  Water is loaded with lead, medication residue and antibiotics from factory farms. Really, what chance to children have? Certainly not that of their grandparents. The article mentions technology as a possible cause. Yes, let's blame Apple for the fall. Just like the garden of Eden.


The IQ levels of young people have been steadily falling for the past few decades, according to new research.

The decline is believed to have begun following the generation born in 1975, and indicates that the slow rise in intelligence observed over much of the 20th century has come to an end, says The Times.

Average IQs had risen by roughly three percentage points every decade since the Second World War, in a poorly understood trend known as the Flynn effect.

However, the new study, by Norwegian researchers, found that men’s IQs are measurably lower today than the scores of their fathers at the same age. Ole Rogeberg and Bernt Bratsberg, of the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Oslo, analysed the scores from a standardised IQ test taken by more than 730,000 Norwegian men who reported for national service between 1970 and 2009.  Read more here.

Vaccine Exemption called "Social Movement."

Cama County
NOTE:  Check out the phrase in this article below calling vaccination choice a social movement.  Do you agree? Camas County's population is 93% Caucasian with a relatively low median income of around $43,000 per year and primarily with a high school degree, not college. We associate vaccine choice with affluence and education, as is displayed in California. Seems to differ in Idaho. 


Ant-Vaccine Hotspots on Rise

More than a quarter of kindergarteners in Camas County, Idaho, lack at least some vaccinations because their parents have opted for nonmedical exemptions, researchers said Tuesday.

Idaho has eight of the top 10 counties in the country with nonmedical vaccine exemptions, the reports finds. The other two are in Wisconsin and Utah.+

These counties are among the pockets of vaccine resistance that Dr. Peter Hotez and colleagues found when looking at rates of vaccine refusals around the country. They found an increase in nonmedical vaccine exemptions in 12 out of 18 states that allow them.

“A social movement of public health vaccine opposition has been growing in the United States in recent years; subsequently, measles outbreaks have also increased,” Hotez and colleagues wrote in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Medicine.  Read more.

Greatest Threat to Kids

Perfect pediatricianAnne Dachel has been culling stories about the absurd state of pediatric healthcare and schooling.  This story caught our eye.  If you had to think of what the main health threats are to children in 2018 what would be on your list?  School shootings or violence would place high. Bullying by peers. Suicide. The AAP has gone from an organization representing doctors in charge of pediatric medical care, to some sort of bizarre sociological Big Brother. They are touting "Adverse childhood events," (trauama) as the leading unaddressed threat to our children. Look at this definition of traumatic events from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies:

Traumatic events that occur in childhood are called “abuse” events when children are threatened or harmed by those charged with their care or who are in a position of power or authority over them.

In short, parents are harming their kids. Abuse has always been with us, and is never taken lightly.  But the number one unaddressed threat? What's the goal here - to embed medical doctors and public health officials into our homes?  Very strange.   We wrote about the CDC's term in a post CDC Puts Forth "ACE" Adverse Childhood Experiences As Cause of Toxic Stress. It's CDC's job to look at health within the nation. Somehow ACE as an answer feels similar to what we see in autism. Examine everything except the obvious problem. Blame anything that isn't related to a partner and profitable industry like pharmaceutical. Leave medications and vaccinations out of the equation.

June 7, 2018, WXOW-TV, La Crosse, WI:  Learning about childhood trauma

It's being called the single greatest unaddressed public health threat by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

It's not one specific thing but rather a group of problems called adverse childhood experiences, otherwise known as childhood trauma.

Local community members are getting together to recognize that trauma and find ways to help both children and adults cope.

On Thursday, a screening of the documentary Resilience was shown to help understand the role the community plays in creating a more trauma-informed society.

Curt Teff is Director of Community Services for the School District of La Crosse. He said, "I think that the biggest thing to know is that we do have childhood trauma within our community, and we really see it as a public health risk. We know that certain early childhood trauma effects development in early years but what we are learning through the science of trauma is that it affects people through their lifetime."

From Apgar to ADOS

Yesterday, the Google doodle was an homage to Dr. Virginia Apgar who created the scores used to this day to test a newborn's health in the moments after birth. 

From During the 1930s and '40s, Dr. Virginia Apgar noticed a troubling trend involving newborns.

While the infant mortality rate in the US had declined, the rate of infant deaths within the first 24 hours after birth remained constant. As an obstetric anesthesiologist, Apgar was able to identify physical characteristics that could distinguish healthy newborns from those in trouble.

Apgar's observations led to the development in 1952 of the Apgar score, a quick and convenient method for immediately evaluating how well the newborn weathered the birthing process, especially the effects of obstetric anesthesia.

To honor Apgar's contribution to neonatology -- the medical care of newborn infants -- Google dedicated its Doodle Thursday to the doctor on her 109th birthday.

But how far have we come for US babies? Sure, we can test their health with the Apgar. But we remain at the bottom of the pack for first day mortality. From a 2013 National Geographic story

In the United States, babies are 50 percent more likely to die on the same day they were born than in all of the other industrialized countries combined, according to the report. Each year, nearly 11,300 babies die on the day they were born in the United States, making American babies twice as likely to die in their first 24 hours as European Union babies.

My girls scored  high on their Apgars. I'll bet yours did too. 



Think Out Loud Asks About Parental Vaccine Opt Out: Comments Ensue

Think Out Loud on Facebook
Thanks to JB Handley for pointing us to a Facebook page called "Think out Loud" which asked  the question shown above. Comments are very Think out loud logointeresting and for the most part respectful.  Scroll down to June 1st.

People don't have any memory of what the diseases do to children because it is no longer common. If parents understood impact of the diseases, maybe they could come to grips with the vaccinations. We can't assume any longer that people remember what the diseases did!

My comment: I remember the Brady Bunch episode about measles. I remember Arthur Has the Chicken Pox. I remember Sinatra singing, "I've had the measles and the mumps, everything happens to me." In America, with treatment and care, these were survivable illnesses that caused discomfort, and made Mom do a lot of work. Moms can not stay home for a quarantine any longer. We work. Except when our kids ARE vaccine injured, and it does happen whether we care to think about that or not, we often end up dropping out of the work force altogether to take care of our kids. Ironic.

We need to be able to think out loud. Speak out. Tell our stories. Not just among ourselves, all over social media, everywhere. Cautionary tales are uncomfortable and make people squirm. But they are necessary. New parents should know the facts and reality of vaccination so that they can make informed decisions. No product is perfect. No one wants a child to contract a harmful disease.

We need to keep the dialog open.  That's what we do every day at Age of Autism.  We always appreciate your readership and support.




Best of AoA: From Berkovitz To Bruesewitz: The Death Of Vaccine Justice In The United States

image from secure.gravatar.comBy F Edward Yazbak

With acknowledgments and thanks to Vaccination News AoA returns to Dr Yazbak's assessment of the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Bruesewitz v Wyeth (Pfizer) in 2011, which effectively placed vaccine manufacturers beyond any kind of litigation, contrasting it with the case of Berkovitz 23 years before. One of the most chilling aspects of this story, seven year's on, is how the US media based its report on press releases from Pfizer.

The Difference: Bruesewitz v Berkovitz by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Different US Supreme Courts 
Different Press and Public Opinions 

The United States Supreme Court recent decision in Bruesewitz V. Wyeth did not only affect a family. It affected thousands, who after unsuccessfully pursuing a claim through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, will no longer be able to hold a vaccine manufacturer accountable for injuries believed to be due to an FDA-approved vaccine. By its majority decision, the court indicated that such secondary lawsuits would be countering the intent of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 and risking the proliferation of tort-based cases the Act was created to prevent.

On February 22, 2011, the Associated Press announced:

“Parents Lose High Court Appeal in Vaccine Case”

The article started with a harsh paragraph

“The Supreme Court closed the courthouse door Tuesday to parents who want to sue drug makers over claims that their children developed autism and other serious health problems from vaccines. The ruling was a stinging defeat for families dissatisfied with how they fared before a special no-fault vaccine court.”

On the same day, the New York Times published a Pfizer Inc press release titled “U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Bruesewitz V. Wyeth A Win For Public Health” under “Business Day Markets”: 

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2011-- Today, in a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in favor of Pfizer’s subsidiary Wyeth, in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth. The Third Circuit determined that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act prevents civil suits against manufacturers of FDA-approved childhood vaccines based on a claim that a particular vaccine should have been designed differently.

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Polish Citizens Protest Mandatory Vaccination

Polish protest iconNote: An observation: Both Italy and Poland have experienced being under the thumb of an oppressive government.  America has been "free" since 1776, and yet, we are far more complacent about the government telling us how to live our lives.  The Italians and Poles are raising holy heck over mandatory vaccines and draconian penalties. Maybe those who remember history are not willing to repeat it?

Mam taką nadzieję.


Thousands of people in Warsaw protest against compulsory vaccinations

Thousands of people in Warsaw took part in a protest against compulsory vaccination for children. The demonstration was organised within the framework of the International Day Against Vaccinations. In Poland, the anti-vaccine movement grows stronger and there are more and more supporters of non-vaccinations for youngsters. Health authorities are concerned that such campaigns are having a serious negative impact on public health. It comes as the number of measles cases quadrupled in Europe in 2017, with 35 fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.

Money Makes the World Go Around: Merck HPV Vaccine Creates Chinese Billionaire

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Congratulations girls! You were actually BORN in China, not aborted because you weren't a boy. And now? You get to be vaccinated with Merck's Gardasil!  Boy, that Merck is a friendly company. First, RotaTeq made Paul Offit Rich, then Dr. Julie Gerberding, former CDC head slid over to Merck to become Executive President of the Vaccine Division, you can be certain there's a fat salary and bonuses and now Communist Chinese citizen-businessmen are billionaires. As for the girls' fate with this vaccine? Tough fortune, Cookie.


From Bloomberg business: HPV Vaccine Seller in China Propels Owners Up Billionaires List

China’s approval for a vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer has propelled two shareholders of the pharmaceutical company marketing the Merck & Co. product up the billionaires’ rankings.

Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products Co.’s more than 60 percent rally this year, spurred by the permission to sell Gardasil 9 in partnership with Merck, has pushed Chairman Jiang Rensheng, 64, up the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His net worth is estimated at $4.6 billion as of Wednesday and is based on his family’s 60 percent stake, which includes that of Vice General Manager Jiang Lingfeng, his son.

Apart from vaulting the senior Jiang to become the 41st richest in China, and 415 in the world, the jump in the shares has also helped another shareholder: former Vice Chairman Wu Guanjiang. His net worth is estimated at $1.5 billion and is based on the 13.4 percent stake held by him and his wife as of Wednesday, according to regulatory filings. Zhifei didn’t respond to calls and an email seeking comment on Jiang’s and Wu’s wealth and holdings in the company.  Read more here.


New Italian Government Set To Repeal Vaccine Mandates

image from www.rescuepost.comby John Stone

After months of negotiations Italian have finally managed to form a government based on the Five Star Movement and the Northern League both of whom were opposed to vaccine mandates piloted by Beatrice Lorenzin and the previous center left government -  the new Health Minister, Giulia Grillo, is "In favor of vaccines, but against Lorenzin's law". Protests in Italy against mandatory vaccination are set to take place in Italy in two days time (June 3) at at least five venues as part of the International Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination.

As we have seen in recent months elements within the vaccine lobby have indicated a willingness to back off pushing for  mandates and compulsion, trying to trade this in against allowing a serious public discussion about the safety of its products: that of course is the last thing they want. We rather imagine, though, at Age of Autism that the Italian public will have learned rather a lot about the lobby after five years of Lorenzin's machinations. It will also be interesting to see how Grillo, who has a medical degree, deals with the parliamentary commission report on the deaths and illnesses of Italian military personnel. Will this continue to be swept under the rug?

John Stone is British and European editor of Age of Autism.

Throat Cancer Foundation Sues United Kingdom National Health Service To End HPV “Vaccine Apartheid”

image from Eileen Iorio

The Daily Mail recently reported that its long running campaign to end the HPV “vaccine apartheid” may succeed, since the Throat Cancer Foundation filed a High Court case in the UK against the National Health Service (NHS) under the 2010 Equality Act, seeking to add boys to the national HPV vaccine program.

 The Throat Cancer Foundation is a small charity and not a “top cancer charity” as the Daily Mail article claims. In 2017 the charity reported a modest income of £36,418, with expenses of £34,402. The HPV vaccine Gardasil, is not approved or indicated for throat cancer but this seems irrelevant to the campaign.

A few months ago, I wrote an article exposing the enormous conflict the Scottish charity has with regard to its campaign “Jabs For The Boys.” Professor Ian Frazer (pictured), Gardasil’s inventor and a native of Scotland, served on the charity’s clinical and scientific advisory board. Professor Frazer, who is based in Australia, earns royalties on every vaccine sold in the developed world. He has since stepped down from his role at the charity.

 Professor Margaret Stanley, who is a consultant for Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, remains on the charity’s advisory board. Professor Stanley is a virologist at the University of Cambridge and was a consultant on a special committee for the JCVI in 2008, when GSK’s HPV vaccine Cervarix was approved for the national school-based program. The UK switched to Gardasil in 2012. Professor Stanley has also worked as a consultant for GSK and has been very involved in promoting both vaccines via speaking engagements and publishing articles. Her presence on the advisory board of the Throat Cancer Foundation indicates high-level industry support and influence.

 Only a handful of countries have a national HPV vaccine program for boys. In the US, uptake for boys is around 27% for the first dose and much less for the complete series. In the UK the vaccine is currently given to almost 90% of girls, and a similar high uptake rate would be expected for boys.

 The JCVI will meet again on June 6th to re-examine the issue of adding boys to the HPV vaccine schedule. With a high court case looming over the heads of the NHS, will this influence their decision? Could filing this case be a lobbying tactic by the Throat Cancer Foundation, and by extension Gardasil’s manufacturer, to influence vaccine policy? A positive outcome from the JCVI will directly benefit former board member Professor Frazer and could indirectly benefit Professor Stanley due to her ties to industry.

 It appears that this conflict of interest is of no consequence but perhaps the Throat Cancer Foundation should disclose all influences by the vaccine’s manufacturer to the British public, before any high court case proceeds, and before a single boy is vaccinated following their campaign.


Eileen Iorio is co-author of the upcoming book, “The HPV Vaccine On Trial, Weighing The Evidence” published by Skyhorse Publishing. 

Jacob Puliyel Questions the WHO, the Serum Institute of India and The Gates Foundation Over the Covert Use of the Talwar Vaccine in Kenya

image from ahrp.orgAge of Autism has twice covered the Oller report which documented the use of a tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a birth control component hCG which was being used in Kenya. While this has been ruthlessly denied by the Kenyan government and across the world's media, there is no doubt that this happened, or that the vaccine was manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Current moves to revive the use of the vaccine in India have come under the scrutiny of Dr Jacob Puliyel, Department of Paediatrics, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi in India's Sunday Guardian Live. The new version of the vaccine being trialed in India will be conjugated with E Coli not tetanus but the issues remain the same. The concept of the vaccine is that the hCG which is present in relatively small quantities only becomes active as a birth control agent when combined with a foreign protein, hence the WHO and UNICEF claim that the quantity of hCG is insufficient to cause problems with pregnancy is deliberately misleading - tetanus and E Coli are used to adjuvant the hCG as an active ingredient, and that is part of the design of the product.

Ethical questions surround vaccine to reduce fertility

by Jacob Puliyel

The prestigious journal Nature Medicine, in its February issue reported that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to do a clinical trial of a tetanus toxoid vaccine (TT) laced with a pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). It is to be studied on 120 women in India.

This “vaccine” against pregnancy was developed by Dr G.P. Talwar in 1972. The idea is to produce antibodies to the pregnancy hormone, such that the women would not be able to carry a normal pregnancy. Women who were pregnant would abort and those not pregnant would be rendered infertile. The report is indeed disturbing. A few months earlier an article entitled “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World” was published by Oller and colleagues in the Open Access Library Journal.

The Oller report described young women in Kenya who were vaccinated with this “Talwar vaccine” on the pretext of preventing maternal and neonatal (baby) tetanus. Many of the samples of the tetanus vaccine that tested positive for hCG was sourced from the Serum Institute of India.

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Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part II

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In Part I, we took a look at increased numbers of scarlet fever cases in the UK, dating back to 2013, when the numbers started to increase and coincidentally, when the free, nasal flu shot was first being given out to children at doctors' offices but also at schools.  Now, let's look at the reported news and any connections.

The vintage image above is from this website and our thanks .

The Evidence

1- Live attenuated influenza vaccine administered intranasally (licensed for 2–17 years of age, inclusive, in the UK) (available mainly in the UK)... the live attenuated vaccine is quadrivalent.  

2- Has your child had the FREE flu vaccine?   In 2016, 50% of people at risk of flu were vaccinated across Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and Dorset, compared to only 46% in 2015. This year's campaign aims to continue to increase uptake of the flu vaccination, with a minimum uptake target of 55%......For healthy children aged 2-8 years, the flu vaccine is given in the form of a nasal spray, administered by a health professional. Scarlet Fever Cases Rising On The Isle Of Wight :  That’s according to the Isle of Wight Council’s Public Health Department, which says GPs across the Island have noticed an increase in the number of reports of the infection.

3- Manchester Evening News, October 3, 2017 : More pupils than ever to get flu vaccine in school as health drive is extended -Despite what the name suggests, the children's form of the vaccination is a nasal spray rather than a jab and is given as the country gears up for winter.  For the first time, children in Reception class will be offered the spray in school rather than at their GP practice and the programme has also been extended to take in older children in Year 4.  All primary school children in the years between will also be covered, while two and three year olds will be given it by their doctor.  Each year the vaccination programme adds another year group to ensure wider coverage.  

Manchester Evening News, January 12, 2018 :   Number of scarlet fever cases has DOUBLED.  There have been more than 100 cases of scarlet fever reported in Greater Manchester in the past six weeks, almost double the number in the same period last year...The number of reports is much higher than in the same period in the previous five years.

4- NHS Kent Communty Health -Flu vaccination programme update -- The KCHFT Immunisation Service delivered the nasal flu vaccination programme to all  schools in Kent, Medway and East Sussex between October and December last year. We also held more than 30 clinics to make sure we vaccinated as many children as possible.Kent Live, 31 JAN 2018 - The scarlet fever hot spots in Kent have been revealed as the number of cases trebles in just one year  : The number of reported incidents has also gone up week on week...Medway has seen the highest number of reports over the four week period to January 28, with 17, up from 11 in the same weeks in 2017.

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AAP Ohio Representative Gloats Over Sugar, HFCS, Dye, GMO Orange End of School Food Gift

AAP Ohio OrangeBy KimRossi

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Melissa Wervey Arnold is the Chief Executive Officer for the Ohio Chapter of the AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics. She recently posted on the open, public part of her Facebook  page  a photo of a gift basket she made for end of school year, not an AAP gift per se - "orange you glad..." was the theme. Clever, as we all remember the old knock knock joke from childhood. However, every bit of food and drink in the basket was completely contrary to the goal of children's or anyone's health.  An Oompa Loompa would have run away screaming.  There wasn't an orange or a Halo to be found. No carrots. Nothing remotely healthy, at least in the photo. 

The AAP is the organization that represents the physicians responsible for pediatric health and health care. Had Arnold added, "I know it's not the healthiest basket ever, but it's all for fun and we at AAP recommend kids eat these foods sparingly and partake of fruits and veggies," the irony would have been less drastic. From the AAP Ohio site: The number of obese children in the United States as more than tripled since the 1970’s. The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program combines more than 10 years of proven, successful nutrition and obesity-prevention education into a program aimed at making Ohio children healthier. The Ohio AAP’s obesity-prevention work began in 2007, with Ounce of Prevention, and continued in 2012 with the Pound of Cure Learning Collaborative.

This orange food basket is akin to the head of the American Cancer Society sending out cartons of cigarettes as a gift.  Here's a slew of science that links food dyes and pediatric behavioral problems.

Chronic Illness and Developmental Vulnerability at School Entry

CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of the number or type of conditions, chronic illness in young children is a risk factor for reduced school readiness. These effects were seen for health conditions not traditionally considered detrimental to school readiness, such as chronic otitis media. Thus, the implications of a broader range of chronic health conditions in early childhood on school readiness need to be considered.

AAP Statement on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) welcomes the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today. For the first time, the guidelines recommend limiting the consumption of added sugars to less than 10 percent of calories per day, and continue to recommend more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins, and less sodium and saturated fat, all of which support a healthy eating pattern for families.

Many in the autism community noticed and commented all over Facebook. Our own Anne Dachel has catalogued thousands of stories of the radical decline of teachability of children and the impact on schools.  Garbage in, garbage out. Food choices matter. However,  Melissa and her friends pooh poohed the cacophony of "Who would feed this to anyone?" and even mocked the NUTRITIONAL topic as the realm of "crazy antivaxxers."  So wrong. So very wrong.  In fact, it's bananas.  Kim

Melissa Arnold Page

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part I

Scarlet-fever-quarantineThis is an investigation of published research and news reports.   Patterns seem to be emerging and it is important that they not be ignored.  

There has been a situation occurring in the UK for successive years.  Scarlet Fever -- a Victorian era disease, has been making a comeback in a big way .  Since 2013, cases have increased each year.  Now, the reports and articles have stopped as Spring arrived.  The cases seem to have diminished or ceased in the same pattern for the past 6 years.  Cases begin to happen in the Fall in each of those years and then like wildfire, stretch into each area of the UK, and not in any other European countries.  

Consider this:  The UK and the Netherlands have well-developed guidelines that are regularly updated and consequently have good vaccine coverage rates while in many other European countries guidelines are less clear and vaccination rates are declining. Another fact to add to this UK connection to scarlet fever.  This too - the live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccine [LAIV] [nasal spray], which is mainly used in the UK…

This pattern of escalating scarlet fever cases could be related to the nasal flu shot and where it is being administered.  When Winter ends, the cases of scarlet fever seem to vanish only to start up with even more momentum the following Fall, as more children are added into the vaccination schedule at the local schools.  Scarlet fever is caused by a toxin released by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyrogenes), the same bacterial organism that causes strep throat.

Here was the first of many alarms sent out in the news-

Press release - Scarlet fever cases increase across England

Published 21 March 2014

Public Health England (PHE) has reported significant increases in scarlet fever notifications across England, with a total of 3,548 new cases since the season began in September 2013, compared to an average of 1,420 cases reported for the same period in the previous 10 years. The last season to have this level of scarlet fever activity was 1989 to 1990 when 4,042 notifications were received.

Scarlett fever

(Internet Archive Book Images) Found online here

Here is some information to help understand more about Scarlet Fever:

 ♦ Scarlet fever is less common now than in the past, but outbreaks still occur.

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