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ACTION ALERT: Demand Healthcare Reform that Includes Medical & Therapeutic Autism Treatments

Include autismFrom our friends at Autism Action Network.     CLICK HERE to take action!

Right now Washington is battling over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Some sort of change is inevitable and we think that families affected by autism need to try and influence the outcome. The House may vote later today on a healthcare reform bill but the debate will continue in the Senate. We believe that following are the minimum goals that any national healthcare law must achieve to be acceptable to the autism community. The House

Please click on the Take Action link to send a message to your member of the House and US Senators asking for these policy goals. And of course you can always modify the message to reflect your desires and experience.

  • Pre-existing conditions must be covered, which is part of current law,
  • People with autism and development disabilities must be covered either through affordable private insurance or Medicaid,
  • Allow children to remain on parents' policies until 26, which is part of current law,

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I'd Rather Have A Child With Autism Than A Dead One: The Latest Science

Autism is not a giftObjectives. To examine epidemiological patterns of injury fatalities in individuals with a diagnosis of autism.

Methods. We identified individuals with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014 by screening causes of death in the multiple cause-of-death data files in the National Vital Statistics System based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, code F84.0. We used the general US population as the reference to calculate proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).

Results. During the study period, 1367 deaths (1043 males and 324 females) in individuals with autism were recorded in the United States. The mean age at death for individuals with autism was 36.2 years (SD = 20.9 years), compared with 72.0 years (SD = 19.2 years) for the general population. Of the deaths in individuals with autism, 381 (27.9%) were attributed to injury (PMR = 2.93; 95% CI = 2.64, 3.24), with suffocation (n = 90; PMR = 31.93; 95% CI = 25.69, 39.24) being the leading cause of injury mortality, followed by asphyxiation (n = 78; PMR = 13.50; 95% CI = 10.68, 16.85) and drowning (n = 74; PMR = 39.89; 95% CI = 31.34, 50.06).

Conclusions. Individuals with autism appear to be at substantially heightened risk for death from injury. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print March 21, 2017: e1–e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696)

Read More: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696

By Ashlyn Washington

Tuesday, the American Journal of Public Health published a study showing children with autism are 40 times more likely to die from injury than their typically developing peers. The average life expectancy for those with autism is just 36 years, a shocking contrast to the typical life expectancy of 72 years for the general public [1].

These grim statistics are no surprise for millions of parents who struggle to keep their children with autism safe each day. Those not personally impacted by autism tend to entirely ignore the fact that autism is associated with risks. Parents of children with autism, especially those who stop vaccinating following regression, are often barraged with comments that dismiss the dangers their children face.

-I’d rather have a child with autism than a dead one!

-I’d rather my child have autism than the measles!

-You don’t have the right to put my child at risk by refusing to vaccinate yours!

These statements are usually paired with a haughty mention that unlike the autism parent, the commenter is actually pro-science. If we actually look at the science, we see that Tylenol has killed 500 times more people in the United States over the past decade than measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and wild polio combined [2, 3]. We average one measles death per decade in the United States despite poor vaccination compliance among American adults. Greater than 100 million Americans aren’t up to date on their tetanus vaccine, yet only one in three million of them will be infected with tetanus this year [4]. Fewer than two of the 100 million Americans not up to date on their diphtheria vaccine can expect to be infected in an average year. [5] Meanwhile, 3.5 million Americans are living with autism. Assuming their trajectory is similar to those in the American Journal of Public Health study, nearly one million of them will die prematurely due to injury.

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Robert Kennedy Jr on The Jenny McCarthy Show

WMPNOTE: Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons is hosting a fundraiser for Robert Kennedy's organization, World Mercury Project on April 18th in New York City. The original date was snowed out in our wacky blizzard last week here in the Northeast.  All proceeds to go staffing (great people we know and trust) and the work to get mercury OUT of Americans' lives.  Tickets are a bit dear by most of our standards, we realize, at $250.  Just like AofA - small donations add up quickly and mean as much, if you care to donate.

Jenny and her husband Donnie Wahlberg are planning to attend (schedules permitting) and Mr. De Niro may also attend. We have some powerful people working on behalf of our kids. Let's thank them in any way possible - even with a kind comment. Below is an interview -  let's face it, neither Robert nor Jenny need the incredible grief that comes with this fight - but they never quit on us, do they?  Hope to see you at the event - for information email Kirsten Kim at Kkim@skyhorsepublishing.com. The event is April 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm at Tony's home on the Upper West Side. 

And you'll find me co-hosting with Jenny next month.

KIM


Autism, Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Anesthesia: A Deadly Dental Combination

DentistMost of us in the biomed autism community know that our kids often can not process anesthesia like children who do not have autism.  Our kids need accommodations everywhere. Autism is a new breed of disability. Routine cleanings often require extensive behavioral training and even full sedation. Fillings? Hospital day admission.  From this I know.  My three daughters with autism have been blessed with strong teeth and a Mother whose Dad was a dentist.  They drink only water. No sugary juices or sodas. They eat no sticky snacks. "They" (I and their Dad) brush with a special three sided brush twice a day.  We've had only one cavity between them. They are 22, 20 and 16. But that cavity required a hospital day procedure admission with a full surgical team. Imagine the cost? Covered by Medicaid (for now) but still - most 12 year olds would have sat in the dental chair and gutted it out. My daughter would have had the drill through her skull... And we see a GREAT practice that uses PECS for autism and has fully welcomed the autistic. 

Below this FOX article about the death of a youngster, is a reprint of an article in Autism File Magazine by Sym Rankin, RN and autism parent about autism and anesthesia. An important article to read and share.  Autism Speaks has a dental toolkit, unfortunately it tells the dentist nothing about the differences that could make a visit a tragedy.

Mykel was given "an extra dose" of Ketamine according to this article below. HE WAS FOUR.  Read this article about Ketamine:  Oral Ketamine for the Management of Combative Autistic Adult.

To the Editor:- Anesthetic management of uncooperative patients often is difficult, particularly when they are violent or incapable of understanding instruction. These patients may be impaired because of mental or neurologic disease. One such situation is autism. Although use of oral Ketamine as a premedication is well described in children, its use in the management of violent or uncooperative adults is not. I report these two cases because of the unique situation these autistic patients presented for an anesthetic.

Kim

Our condolences to the Curry family on Mykel's death.   From Fox News:

A Washington family is seeking answers after their 4-year-old son died Friday during a seemingly routine dental procedure that reportedly involved a shot of anesthesia. Mykel Peterson, who was a patient at Must Love Kids dental practice in Vancouver, was on the autism spectrum and had trouble keeping his mouth open during appointments, KGW8 reported. 

“He wouldn’t keep his mouth open so they can actually see what’s going on,” Thmeka Curry, Mykel’s  mother, told the news outlet. 

The dental practice specializes in treating children with developmental issues and uses a board-certified anesthesiologist. Mykel reportedly was given a shot of Ketamine, a common anesthesia drug, so that he would be sedated while the dentist checked to see if he needed a filling or crown, KGW8 reported. 

“The dentist was telling me everything she did with his teeth, and she was going to check to see if he was awake yet,” Curry told KGW8. 

Curry told KATU that the anesthesiologist said Mykel was given an extra dose to ensure he did not wake during the procedure.   Read more here.

Anesthesia and the Autistic Child

By Sym C. Rankin, RN, CRNA

Sym C. Rankin, RN, CRNA, is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana and the Charity Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia (New Orleans). As a practicing anesthetist for over 25 years, she has witnessed an alarming increase in chronic and autoimmune diseases. Those observations became less academic and more personal after her son was diagnosed with autism. Her son’s journey of recovery led to Sym’s realization that mainstream medicine is far more interested in merely treating symptoms than in asking the difficult questions of why those symptoms exist. She recently joined the practice at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Illinois, and hopes that she can help other families on the same journey.

This article represents my educated observations as an experienced nurse anesthetist who also happens to be the mother of a child on the road to recovery from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I am also a practitioner taking care of autistic children, so I look at these issues from a different perspective than my peers. The following observations suggest a need to heed issues that might have an impact on the delivery of anesthesia in individual cases, and also suggest a need for rigorous study of the potential problems autistic individuals might have when undergoing anesthesia.

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Tell This Grieving Dad Vaccine Injury Isn't Real

Father's loveNOTE: I'm so grateful to Ted Kuntz for sharing this letter to his son (who was vaccine injured) and who passed away last month.   Ted has been a valued contributor to Age of Autism.   We will not stand as the scapegoat of America, we are not the lowest of the low in some sick pecking order of healthcare. We will not allow our loved ones to be ridiculed and diminished.  We too are a "minority group" worthy of respect and change.

Here is Joshua's obituary from last month.  

KUNTZ, Joshua Anthony July 25, 1984 - February 16, 2017 Joshua Kuntz was a gentle soul that touched many hearts during his thirty-two years. In his soft and quiet way he engaged people with the sparkle in his eyes, his radiant smile, and his invitation to hold hands. Josh lived with significant challenges due to an uncontrolled seizure disorder that began with his vaccine shot at five months of age. In spite of his health challenges and physical limitations, Josh enriched the lives of many with his courageous way of being in the world. Josh deeply loved his mother, Cathy Anthony; his father, Ted Kuntz; and his sister Lani (Virgil) Belo. He was warmly embraced by his extended family of Darlene Fletcher, Natalie Cahill, Nicole Mullin, Grant Fletcher, and their families. During the last four years Josh lived with a beautiful life share family - Parker and Naomi Henderson, Jayla, Parker Jr., Koby, Daysha, Tyra and Cheryn, all who loved him as their own. Ted Kuntz is a member of the Kuntz family of Kitchener. His loss is shared by his family - Kathy and Rick Pope, Jean and Tom Gutoski, Tom and Pam Kuntz, Dan and Christine Kuntz, Jim and Jo-Ann Kuntz, Caroline Getman, and their families. Dolores and Larry Finnegan, now deceased, were wonderful grandparents to Josh. A Celebration of Josh will be held in Burnaby, BC in April. Donations in honour of Joshua can be made to: Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network Society- www.plan.ca Vaccine Choice Canada - vaccinechoicecanada.org

Ted, we are so very sorry.  KIM

In Memory of Joshua Anthony Kuntz

July 25, 1984 – February 16, 2017

Dear Josh,

Thank you for blessing my life with your presence. You were such a gift to me. You touched my heart deeply with your simple acts of love - holding hands, your smile, and the eagerness in your voice when you saw me.

I miss you already.

I know there is joy for you in being released from the constraints and limitation of that body. I know your spirit is soaring and that you are once again reunited with 'all that is'. Nevertheless, my heart aches knowing I will not see you again in this life, hold your hand, or lie next to you.

You made me a better person and a better father. It wasn't always easy, was it! I was angry, afraid, resentful, even in despair at times. It was hard for me to accept your disabilities, your suffering with the ongoing seizures, and the loss of the life you didn't get to live.

Yet, in many ways, you lived an even more remarkable life.

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Have You Been Denied Academic Freedom On Vaccine Safety Research?

NOTE: We received this request from AofA contributor Professor Gayle DeLong.  Thank you.

I am writing a paper on threats to and violations of academic freedom in the field of vaccine safety research.  I need information about specific cases in any academic discipline.  You can contact me (in confidence) at gayle.delong@baruch.cuny.edu.

Prof. Gayle DeLong
Department of International Business and Finance
Baruch College CUNY        
New York, NY 10010


The Big Gamble

Las-Vegas-TV-Show-22“ If the public were ever to lose confidence in vaccination, it would mark the beginning of the end of the medical establishment as we know it today.” Robert Mendelsohn

By Ted Kuntz

The vaccine industry, including the government agencies mandated with the responsibility for vaccine oversight, are gambling. They are gambling that the best way to preserve public confidence in the vaccine program is to deny and disavow any claims of the role of vaccines in causing the serious adverse events that are witnessed following vaccination.

Rather than acknowledge and investigate every act of injury or harm as occurs in most other industries, most notably the airline safety industry and the food safe industry, the vaccine industry has adopted the mantra of “safe and effective” and “vaccines do not cause autism”. Their official position is “the science is settled” and “no further research is needed”.

"Any possible doubts, whether or not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist." ~ Federal Register. Vol 49, No 107 June 1, 1984

When the number of mandated vaccines and the number of reported adverse events was low, this strategy held a high likelihood of success. The number of injuries was not significant enough to capture the attention of the mass consciousness.

But as the number of mandated vaccines has grown from a handful to more than 69 doses by the age of eighteen, and as the number of children injured or killed by vaccines has reached epidemic proportions (1 in 6 has a chronic neurological or immunological condition), the house of cards which forms the basis of the vaccine paradigm is faltering. With each vaccine added to the recommended vaccine schedule, the complexity of drug interactions and the mounting toxic load increases the certainty of a collapse.

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Free Lecture at NYU Law: Autism, Genetics, Environment and the Law

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We're running a "best of"post from James Lyons-Weiler in advance of tomorrow night's free lecture at NYU. We encourage locals to attend if possible.  Thursday, 3/9, NYU Law, Vanderbilt Hall Room 201, 40 Washington Square, NYC.

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We are pleased to excerpt this post from James Lyons-Weiler, author The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism (Skyhorse Publishing).  Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research (World Scientific, 2016) and Ebola: An Evolving Story (World Scientific, 2015).   You can read his full post at his site: James Lyons Weiler, PhD

We invite you to visit IPAK and read about the CDC Accountability Project. "The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge is a not-for-profit organization* which exists to perform scientific research in the public interest. We use the principles and practices of scientific research to help individual researchers, research teams, consortia, and companies push their project through roadblocks, or map their way around them via evidence-based alternatives."

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WHILE RETURNING from the United Nations building where I heard NYU Professor Mary Holland (School of Law) nail the issues of constitutional and international law on the right to informed consent to the floor, to a standing ovation. To my delight, I received an email from Mary, which read, in part:

“I  started reading your Ebola book last night.  Wow, you have evolved a lot in your thinking on vaccines in a VERY short period, based on your definition of ‘antivaxxers’ at bottom of 206, top of 207.  Have you written up how your views evolved so quickly?  It might be a helpful roadmap towards turning others around.  Was this all in connection with the autism book, or did your views changing precede that book?”

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Pediatricians Promoting Impossible Things

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By Candace Edwards

A child perfectly healthy child with no issues eats nuts, swells up, can't breathe....everyone says the child must have had a reaction to the nuts. Testing shows they have a nut allergy. Everyone agrees it's the nuts and to not give the child any more nuts.

A perfectly healthy child with no issues uses a new cream, skin breaks out and it red and hurts....everyone says the child must be allergic to the cream. Parents decide to not use that cream again.

A perfectly healthy child with no issues drinks milk, they develop hives and start vomiting.....everyone says it must be the milk. Testing shows the child is allergic to dairy. Everyone agrees the child cannot tolerate milk and for the child's sake, will avoid dairy in their diet.

A perfectly healthy child with no issues receives their vaccines, they run a high fever, seize and subsequently lose eye contact, language, their stools are liquid and burn the skin.....everyone says it can't possibly be the vaccines. Testing shows the child is heavy metal toxic, has severe gut dysfunction and is subsequently diagnosed with autism. Everyone still says it's not the vaccines. Parent is expected to continue vaccinating.

Welcome to today's logic.

Candice Edwards was born and raised in the United Kingdom, eventually making the USA her home in 2005. In 2001, she graduated with honors from London College of Music and Media, with a B.A in Advertising and Marketing. Candice subsequently worked with several Fortune 500 companies including, Google, AOL/Yahoo and Staples. Candice resides in Massachusetts with her fiancé Jason and are the proud parents of a 2 year old little boy called Oliver. Their journey began when Oliver was a few months old after they witnessed their child regress after vaccination. Testing showed heavy metal toxicity, specifically aluminum. Oliver was diagnosed with Autism on Halloween in 2016. Candice has made it her mission to be educated, and help to educate others in making informed choices when it comes to vaccination. She runs the Facebook Group PURE Parenting, was part of the team who brought VAXXED to Massachusetts and is the Co-Chairman of the Massachusetts Coalition for Vaccine Choice.


Interactions between the Microbiota, Immune and Nervous Systems in Health and Disease

MicrobiomeYes, more on gut to brain -- MICROBIOME (GUT) -- with again a focus on MICROGLIA (BRAIN) -- I wrote about that seemingly unconnected connection two years ago based on studies unrelated to Autism.  Those connections are becoming more evident:

Interactions between the microbiota, immune and nervous systems in health and disease

The diverse collection of microorganisms that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract, collectively called the gut microbiota, profoundly influences many aspects of host physiology, including nutrient metabolism, resistance to infection and immune system development. Studies investigating the gut–brain axis demonstrate a critical role for the gut microbiota in orchestrating brain development and behavior, and the immune system is emerging as an important regulator of these interactions. Intestinal microbes modulate the maturation and function of tissue-resident immune cells in the CNS. Microbes also influence the activation of peripheral immune cells, which regulate responses to neuroinflammation, brain injury, autoimmunity and neurogenesis. Accordingly, both the gut microbiota and immune system are implicated in the etiopathogenesis or manifestation of neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, such as autism spectrum disorder, depression and Alzheimer's disease. In this review, we discuss the role of CNS-resident and peripheral immune pathways in microbiota–gut–brain communication during health and neurological disease.


Petition: Act To End Autism Epidemic & Implement Comprehensive Vaccine Safety Policy Reforms

Six Simple Steps

Let’s end the autism epidemic and rein in America’s exploding vaccine schedule. Please sign and share the White House Petition on autism and vaccines today! When we reach 100,000 signatures, we will get a response from an administration we hope will respond favorably to our call to action.

Petition to Take Action to End the Autism Epidemic and Implement Comprehensive Reforms of Vaccine Safety Policies

We cannot make America great with so many disabled autistic children, so we must urgently face the autism epidemic, admit its reality and confront its stunning rise.  In addition, we must rein in America’s exploding vaccine schedule. Crucial to any reform in both autism and vaccine policy is an initiative to shine light on corruption and “drain the swamp” of unaccountable bureaucrats.

We ask you to take six actions:

  1. Declare autism a national emergency.
  2. Convene a Presidential Commission on Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity.
  3. Depose the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson.
  4. Conduct a study comparing total health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.
  5. Create a National Vaccine Safety Board.
  6. Repeal and Replace the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

Lightning Rod: The Study, The Findings, Pharma or Me?

Courage sit DownBy James Grundvig

There has been a lot of excitement and anger in the wake of my article on the leaked pilot Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Study (“Study”), by Dr. Anthony Mawson.

To publish or not to publish was indeed the question I thought about and reflected on for eight days after the Study had been first made available via a public url that self-destructed in six hours on Valentine’s Day.

After confirming the Study with its author—he replied to my email in two hours that morning—and the rejecting journal Frontiers, I had the article ready to go on Thursday, February 16, 2017. But I waited another week as I thought good and hard about publishing someone else’s work, which has been trying to get through the censors of Big Pharma to make it to the public, finally, and tell the findings that should be a clarion call for the U.S. federal government to take decisive action in this worsening Autism Epidemic.

First Heard About the Study

The first time I even knew or became aware of the Study was during a pre-recorded radio interview in early December 2016. The radio host for Lost Arts Radio had reached out to me via Skyhorse Publishing to do an interview on my book Master Manipulator, which then increased in scope after Richard Sacks and I had phone conversation. It was during that two-and-a-half-hour interview on his Fireside Chat program that he, not me or the other two guests, brought up the Study, mentioning it was both old and had yet to get publish for obvious reasons when one finally reads its findings.

Even after his mentioning of the Study, I didn’t go search the Internet, ask around for it. A week earlier, I interviewed an expert on doing a 30-year anniversary article on the flaws, foibles, and failures of Vaccine Court (that article will come out in March). That expert said that because the CDC had never sponsored and conducted such a Study—it spent money on the Danish rogue scientist Poul Thorsen instead—Vaccine Court, where there is no discovery process, jury trial, or typical tort law aspects, the government gutted the intent of the court, further immunizing and protecting the vaccine manufacturers and not our children.

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Petition to Ban Google's Blatant Suppression of Free Speech

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Algorithms appear to have agendas and are managing what we read in social media and online.   This petition below was created by an "RW" and is on the White House public petition page.  AofA is also affected by Google.

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Google, which controls 67.5% of internet searches in the United States is attempting to silence any voice that doesn't coincide with their political views. This incidentally targets some of the biggest voices in alternative media, such as NaturalNews.com and Infowars.com.

This week Google wiped 140,000 Naturalnews.com articles from its database, prohibiting individuals from viewing the sites webpages if searched. Google sent no prior warning. Natural News has stated that they follow all Google terms of service rules and that they do not condone or endorse any techniques that may manipulate Natural News in the search engines.

This censorship of the Independent Media is a blatant attack on the first amendment rights of users.

Please sign and share this petition.


First Peer-Reviewed Study of Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated Children (Censored by an International Scientific Journal) Now Public

Breaking newsBy Kevin Barry

Today, a groundbreaking new study of the overall health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children has been released to the public for the first time. The critically important new pilot study has been posted on line.

The paper was leaked to journalist and author James Grundvig, who published an article describing aspects of the study on Medium on February 22, 2017.  Grundvig describes how the paper was leaked to him (and others?), and he describes how he authenticated it with the study’s author and with the journal which censored it.

I will list a few of the many reasons why this paper is critically important at this time.

1. The #RFKcommission.

This study provides numerous clues for potential future research. It may help serve as a blueprint for the RFK Commission in the United States and for other countries.

  1. President Trump

    President Trump is the first President to show any interest at all in vaccine safety. This study reaffirms that President Trump’s concerns about vaccine safety are legitimate, and may help him stand firm in forming the #RFKcommission.

    3. Existing vaccine rights are under attack in 30 states.

    Vaccine exemption attacks and vaccine mandate increases in 30 state capitals in 2017.
    Parent advocates nationwide can add the findings of this study to their arsenal when protecting their and their children’s existing rights from the trillion dollar Pharmaceutical industry in state capitals.

    4. Informed consent

    The international bioethics standard for preventative medical is informed consent. Comparing total health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations are an important piece of information to weigh when considering consent.
  1. Censorship or self-censorship?

    Is submitting papers dealing with vaccine safety to the “peer review” process of scientific journals, after years of rejection, a form of self-censorship?

    The paper released today was scheduled to be published in November 2016. Had it been published in the journal it would have been “peer reviewed”.

    Speaking for the 7,484,325,473 billion people on the planet who were NOT peer reviewers of this paper, it’s absurd that this paper is legitimate if the 3 reviewers bosses don’t get spooked, and not legitimate if they do get spooked. I hope the 3 peer reviewers - Amit, Kelly and Linda - would agree that their bosses shouldn’t block important information from the other 7 billion of us.

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I’ve read numerous beautiful tributes to brilliant, wonderful and fearless Dan Olmsted on Age of Autism over the past month. I’m not nearly as talented a writer as those who have honored Dan on these pages. I didn’t know how I could help honor him … until now. Dan tried for more than a decade to get a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study done, and he pioneered the concept with his series on the Amish.

Please help guide us Dan, and thank you for your dedication to all of our children.
First Freedoms LogoFirst Study of Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated Children - Censored by an International Scientific Journal - Now Public Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports, was censored by the journal Frontiers in Public Health.

Key Study Findings

Background: The long-term health outcomes of the routine vaccination program remain unknown. Studies have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine to address this question.

Specific Aims: To compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes, and to determine whether an association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), if any, remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors.

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The American Conservative: Why The De Niro Kennedy Mercury Challenge Matters

The American ConservativeNote: This article in American Conservative offers a concise summary of the vaccine injury topic the mainstream media avoids at all costs. Feel free to comment at their site and share.  You'll notice that our own Mark Blaxill and Jennifer Larson are featured along with Dr. Gary Kampothecras and Dr. Andrew Wakefield.  Thanks to everyone in the community who puts their reputation on the line and gives so much of their time.

A presidential commission led by Robert Kennedy Jr. could raise uncomfortable questions about the incentives driving vaccination recommendations.

Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro convened a news conference on Wednesday at the National Press Club to announce a $100,000 cash reward for anyone who identifies a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that the mercury in vaccines is safe. Though the challenge was perhaps something of a stunt, the significance of the appearance was underscored by Kennedy’s confirming that President Trump may ask him to lead a commission on autism. The consequences of such a commission could extend beyond the narrow vaccine/autism debate. More significantly, the commission could expose the incentives driving vaccination policy, which, in the current political climate, could move mainstream opinion against vaccines and also bolster doubts about the integrity of the health-care system.

Since at least 2007, Trump has suggested that the recent “epidemic” of autism might be related to current immunization practices. He is not categorically against immunization—in fact, he is “totally in favor of vaccines,” as he says—but he suggests that the rate and quantity of injections given to infants, per the recommended immunization schedule, may contribute to incidents of autism. In Trump’s words, “massive combined inoculations” and “simultaneous vaccinations” may be producing a wave of “doctor-inflicted autism.”

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Laura Hayes: Parental Perspective on Improving Health & Reducing Costs

Special_ReportBy Laura Hayes

A parent’s perspective on how to improve the health of Americans, reduce the amount we spend on healthcare, and keep viable our citizenry and nation

Dear President Trump, Presidential Staff, and Presidential Advisors,

Vaccines are now the leading cause of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and premature deaths among infants, toddlers, young children, and virtually all age groups in the U.S.  Vaccine injury is real and it isn’t rare. It also isn’t reported by doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. Rather, it is callously and summarily dismissed and vehemently denied. Therefore, the needed statistics to prove the above statements don’t exist, and that is purposeful. There are many vaccine profiteers who will not allow the truth to surface, lest propaganda-driven public confidence in vaccines be threatened, lest billions in vaccine profits be threatened, and lest trillions in compensation to the vaccine-injured and their families, and to the families of the vaccine-killed, be threatened.

Parents are constantly told by doctors and nurses that their children’s vaccine-induced injuries and deaths are merely “coincidences”, that the vaccines were in no way responsible. Due to this continued denial of what is often blatant and indisputable evidence, including eye witness accounts of immediate and/or temporally-related adverse reactions to one or more vaccines, and due to the denial of scientific facts regarding how and why vaccine injuries and fatalities occur, vaccines are now the leading cause of coincidences in the world.

How different things would be at this point in time if doctors and nurses had acknowledged, admitted, and reported the myriad vaccine-induced injuries and deaths which happened in patients under their care, and which are witnessed virtually non-stop in pediatricians’ offices, emergency rooms, NICUs, and pediatric wards of hospitals. Imagine if these medical professionals had refused to continue administering vaccines due to the harm they were causing, which they were personally witnessing, versus turning a blind and callous eye to it.

Instead of acting ethically and with integrity, by admitting and reporting vaccine-induced injuries and fatalities, and by honoring their oath to “first, do no harm”, which would preclude vaccinating, doctors and nurses have forged on in their ignorance and arrogance, and sometimes in their corruption. They have chosen to focus on the perks, profits, and repeat customers brought by the endless recommendations for vaccinations, and by the subsequent and seemingly-endless fallout from them.

Vaccine injuries are bankrupting families, school districts, and our country.  With 54% of America’s children suffering from a chronic illness, developmental disability, or both, we must ask who will be fit enough to serve in our military to defend our country, fit enough to work full time, fit enough to bear and raise children, and fit enough to stop this vaccine insanity and the other environmental poisonings of our population.

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Kennedy And De Niro Offer $100K Challenge to Press


A Letter From Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Robert De Niro to American Journalists



On the occasion of our announcement of the World Mercury Project's $100K challenge, we want to address America's reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors and news division producers.

We especially want to reach out to those of you who have made a point of assuring the public about the safety of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal. It's our hope that this challenge will elevate this important debate beyond name calling and prompt a genuine examination of the relevant science. The American public is entitled to an honest, probing and vigorous discussion about this critical public health issue—a debate based on facts, not rooted in fear, or on blind faith in regulators and the pharmaceutical industry.

We are both pro-vaccine. We need to say this at the outset to contravene the reflexive public relations ploy of labeling every vaccine safety advocate "anti-vaccine." As the British Medical Journal pointed out last week, that epithet is a derogatory attack designed to marginalize vaccine safety advocates and derail reasoned debate:

"It stigmatizes the mere act of even asking an open question about what is known and unknown about the safety of vaccines."

Both of us had all of our children vaccinated and we support policies that promote vaccine coverage. We want vaccines that are as safe as possible, robust transparent science and vigorous oversight by independent regulators who are free from corrupting conflicts-of-interest. Read the full $100K challenge letter from Robert Kennedy and Robert De Niro at EcoWatch here.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro To Hold Feb.15 Press Conference at The National Press Club

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WHAT:  The event will focus on the announcement of a unique challenge with substantial cash award to the American people and media. Kennedy also will address questions about President Trump’s vaccine safety commission. Kennedy and De Niro will be joined by the Hon. Nicholas "Nico" LaHood of San Antonio, TX. Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS Evening News investigative correspondent and current host of the weekly Sunday news program, Full Measure, will moderate the conference.

WHERE:  The National Press Club, Washington, DC. The event also will be livestreamed on the World Mercury Project’s Facebook page and at its website beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHEN:  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The events starts at 9:25 a.m. ET with an excerpt from a movie. The conference, including Q & A period, is from 10-11 a.m.

WHY:  De Niro supports the mission of the World Mercury Project, a non-profit organization in which Kennedy serves as Chairman. The WMP envisions a world where mercury is no longer a threat to the health of our planet and people.

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Groundbreaking Yale Study Links Vaccines and Numerous Brain Disorders In Children

LinkedNOTE:  Surely you've already seen this on ABC News, and Morning Joe and Fox and Friends, right?  Wait, it's Valentine's Day, not April Fools.  From Yale that bastion of anti-vaccine woo.  K

From David Wolfe's site:

Groundbreaking Yale Study Links Vaccines and Numerous Brain Disorders In Children

groundbreaking new study has found a significant correlation between flu vaccines and a variety of mental disorders.

Conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State and Yale University, the study sought to determine “whether antecedent vaccinations are associated with increased incidence of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), anorexia nervosa (AN), anxiety disorder, chronic tic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder in a national sample of privately insured children.”

The results were striking: children who’d received the Flu vaccine within the last year “were also associated with incident diagnoses of AN, OCD, and an anxiety disorder.”

For those who’ve done their research on the topic, none of this is surprising. The notion that autism, in some cases, may be triggered by vaccinations is nothing new, and even the current President has echoed such views:

However, for the so-called “skeptics”, a Yale University-sponsored study suggesting a link between vaccines and cognitive disorders may help persuade more of the public to our side....  Read more here.





Rolf Hazlehurst Sues CDC to Allow MMR Science Whistleblower to Testify in Case of Autistic Son

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Sharyl Attkisson reports:

The father of an autistic child has filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in his son’s medical malpractice case. Rolf Hazlehurst is attempting to force CDC to let a vaccine whistleblower scientist, Dr. William Thompson, testify in the case of 17-year old Yates Hazlehurst. Dr. Thompson, a senior scientist at CDC has told Congress that he and his CDC colleagues manipulated data and destroyed evidence to downplay a link their study discovered between autism and vaccines in African American boys. CDC had earlier blocked Dr. Thompson from testifying.


Why There Needs to be a Vaccine Safety Commission

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Note: Thank you to Lou Conte for this summary of the mainstream response to the Presidential Commission on Vaccine Safety. Footnotes are at the end of the post.

By Lou Conte

It has been remarkable to watch the media hand-wringing over the potential Presidential Commission on Vaccine Safety. Mainstream scientists are coming out of the woodwork claiming that the sky will fall if President Trump appoints Robert F. Kennedy to chair a commission that examines vaccine safety and scientific integrity.

The litany goes something like this:

Vaccines are just great and the America adores them.

Just questioning vaccine safety is dangerous.

If the public lost faith in vaccines and stopped taking them, thousands would die.

Robert F. Kennedy is dangerous because he believes that thimerosal, the mercury based vaccine preservative still in many vaccines, is toxic when the scientific consensus is that thimerosal is perfectly safe.

Robert F. Kennedy, like President Trump, has questioned vaccine safety and is therefore anti-science and anti-vaccine.

Bull spit.

No government program is or ever should be above or beyond public inspection. The vaccine program has not been examined in serious detail for over ten years. In 2012, a Congressional hearing on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was derailed by pro-pharmaceutical industry funded not-for-profit organizations who used the same fear-driven messages being used now to oppose the presidential commission.

Oversight of the vaccine program is particularly critical because it requires children (and sometimes others) to risk their health to theoretically improve the health of the community. In other words, we are mandating human beings to place their rights – and parents to surrender their children’s rights – in the name of public health.

Public health implies public involvement, public scrutiny and public discourse. Requiring people to submit to a government mandated drug program is an extraordinary concept that ought to require complete openness, transparency and public participation – not exclusion.

And let’s be clear here, this Commission should not simply focus on vaccines. It needs to drag Vaccinology - the branch of medicine concerned with the development of vaccines - onto the examination table.

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Physicians for Informed Consent Announces Inaugural Meeting & Luncheon

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Los Angeles, Calif. — Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), the newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination, has announced open registration for its Inaugural Meeting & Luncheon. The meeting will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, in Southern California. Doctors, scientists, attorneys, and educators will join dedicated parents and distinguished groups in the community for the organization’s first conference.

“A growing number of physicians, scientists, attorneys, and other community leaders are uniting for one purpose: to end mandatory vaccination laws and promote and preserve the right to informed consent for any medical procedure, including vaccination,” said Dr. Shira Miller, PIC president and founder. “We are pleased to announce our Inaugural Meeting & Luncheon, which will provide a much-needed platform for education on infectious disease, the immune system and informed consent.”

The event includes a full day packed with invaluable, solution-oriented, educational and networking opportunities. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., PIC doctor members and their staff are invited to attend two panel discussions. The first session includes a panel of pediatricians specialized in “How to Evaluate Patients for Vaccine Adverse Events.”

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), jointly operated by the FDA and CDC, requires by law that doctors report vaccine adverse reactions. However, because VAERS is a passive surveillance program and there’s no penalty for failure to report adverse reactions, it is estimated that less than 10 percent of injuries are ever reported. In addition, over $3.2 billion has been awarded to victims for catastrophic vaccine injuries, through the government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Despite the latter, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 continues to shield vaccine manufacturers and physicians from any liability for injuries and deaths caused by vaccines, so the frequency of vaccine injuries isn’t generally appreciated or publicized. Thus, learning how to evaluate patients for vaccine adverse events is imperative.

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The Case Against California Senate Bill (SB) 18

Child catcherNOTE:  Thank you to an AofA reader for preparing this document to explain California's newest attempt to usurp parental rights.   SB18 was introduced by Pedia-tician [sic] Senator Richard Pan, whose SB277 removed vaccine choice rights and has kept thousands of California children from attending school.

Part 1

Recently Del Bigtree reported in a Facebook video that he and others concerned about California SB18  met with "Common Sense Kids Action" after the Sacramento protest rally,  at the organization's invitation, to discuss the bill.  Del explained that members of Common Sense Kids Action are the authors of SB18 and that "Pan is the registered author as the politician behind it".  Other groups in attendance expressing concern about the bill included  "A Voice For Choice" "The National Association of Parents" and Parental Rights.org.  California Senator and pediatrician Richard Pan was not in attendance.

 The bill reads as follows:

SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that all children and youth, regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or ability, have inherent rights that entitle them to protection, special care, and assistance, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The right to parents, guardians, or caregivers who act in their best interest.

(2) The right to form healthy attachments with adults responsible for their care and well-being.

(3) The right to live in a safe and healthy environment.

(4) The right to social and emotional well-being.

(5) The right to opportunities to attain optimal cognitive, physical, and social development.

(6) The right to appropriate, quality education and life skills leading to self-sufficiency in adulthood.

(7) The right to appropriate, quality health care.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California created by Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80 (Res. Ch. 101, Stats. 2009), to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.

SEC. 2.

 It is the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact appropriate legislation to accomplish all of the following:

(a)  Develop and put forth research-based policy solutions that will ensure the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.

(b) Determine the amount of revenue and resources necessary to ensure that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.

(c) Identify and obtain the revenue and resources necessary to ensure that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state

The Authors

Who is "Common Sense Kids Action"?  The website states:

Common Sense Kids Action fights on behalf of families everywhere -- in our home state of California, in our nation's capital, and in states across the country, where we franchise winning ideas and legislative efforts that help all kids thrive.

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Revolution for Truth March 31, Washington DC

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Visit Revolution4Truth.org for details on this event where Robert Kennedy, Jr, Barbara Loe Fisher, Brian Hooker and Dr. Paul Thomas will be speaking at the Capital rally. March Against Monsanto has already begun to promote the event and we are excited that we have new allies for our cause.

From the Revolution4Truth website:

Over two hundred forty years ago, mounting frustration over “a long train of abuses” resulted in a gathering of representatives of the American Colonies. This set in motion an unprecedented chain of events, beginning with the expression of the details which impelled them to declare their right to separate from the bonds of tyranny, and culminating in the drafting of a Constitution, establishing a new government founded on the principle that all men are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Attack Vaxxed's Polly Tommey? We Don't Think So.

Retro stupidNote: Take a moment to imagine stupid things. Ridiculous things. Channel Alice and imagine six impossible things before breakfast. Now, imagine the idiocy of attacking Polly Tommey - autism Mum and advocacy powerhouse - because (insert "dah dah daaaaah" music here) she has strong links to Andrew Wakefield. Have you imagined your stupid things? I'm imagining running barefoot across a floor full of Legos. And now? I am imagining baking cookies and removing them from the oven without a mitt.  Wait!  Here is another stupid thing...  injecting neurotoxins into healthy babies! And finally, taking a crumpety-crap on POLLY TOMMEY.   The Times UK thinks otherwise.  See below. Kim

Autism charity chief at forefront of ‘dangerous’ anti-vaccine campaign

The founder of a British autism charity is an anti-vaccine campaigner with strong links to the discredited former doctor Andrew Wakefield, The Times has learnt.

Polly Tommey, who believes that the MMR vaccine caused her son’s autism, founded the US and UK branches of the Autism Trust and produced a highly controversial film directed by Mr Wakefield alleging a link between vaccines and the condition.

Scientists and campaigners expressed concern yesterday that Ms Tommey’s role in the charity was in conflict with her views about vaccines. Jon Spiers, chief executive of the charity Autistica, called the film highly  irresponsible.

The Autism Trust works with children who have the condition and Ms Tommey said that a crucial part of her work is “recording stories from families who are vaccine injured”. “I’m very passionate that vaccines cause massive injuries and I’m not afraid to say that,” she said.

Ms Tommey is also the producer of Vaxxed. The film is directed by Mr Wakefield, who was struck off the medical register for fraudulent research claiming vaccines were linked to autism. The film claims that the US government is covering up data proving the connection. At a screening of the film in the summer, Ms Tommey told the audience that all vaccines were unsafe.

“Stay away from these paediatricians, they are dangerous. Sorry paediatricians, but you are,” she said. “There clearly is no safe vaccine. I can tell you we will never trust again, we will never stick in another needle. You can say it’s a safe vaccine — we will never believe you.”

Mr Spiers said that there was no evidence for this view. “Numerous research studies in enormous numbers of people have found that the MMR vaccination saves lives and does not cause autism. It is highly irresponsible to spread fear through films like Vaxxed. Campaigning against vaccinations does absolutely nothing to give autistic people and their families the support, empathy and hope they urgently need.”

David Robert Grimes, a postdoctoral research associate at Oxford University, agreed. “It is highly concerning that someone so prominently involved in an autism charity would harbour such widely debunked and frankly dangerous views,” he said.

In 1998 Mr Wakefield claimed in the journal The Lancet that there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Although the paper was discredited, it resulted in a drop in vaccine uptake. Studies have since shown that it does not cause autism.

He moved to the US, where he retains a following among parts of the autism community. He is believed to have met Donald Trump, and is due to speak next week at the European parliament.

A spokeswoman for the Charity Commission told The Times: “The commission will assess the issues you have put to us regarding the Autism Trust Limited to determine what, if any, regulatory role there might be for us.”

Ms Tommey said that neither she nor her charity were willing to be silent on this. “It’s my charity, I set it up, I’m all for the truth,” she said. “I’m a huge believer that vaccines cause injury and death.”


Levi Quackenboss on World Health Org's "How to Deal with Vaccine Deniers" Primer

SpankThanks to Levi Quackenboss for another kickass post. Read the full post here.

Hello, is this thing on?

I’ve been on something of a little brain break. Yes, I got your 1,000 messages telling me to write about RFK Jr. and Trump, but I don’t have any more information about that situation than all of you, and the only interview I’ve seen about it is here.

I was scrolling through my buddy Forrest’s Facebook page (if you don’t follow him, you’re missing out) last night and came across his post about the 44-page World Health Organization’s best practice guide “How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public.”

I didn’t get past the first page before I needed to look up the authors of this masterpiece and read up on Erfurt University’s Mr. Philipp Schmid. Nothing says esteemed professor like Mr. Schmid from Erfurt, right? Surely he must be 70 years old; an expert in his field. I bet he has 16 grandchildren and we can trust him to tell us what’s best for our kids.

But no, it turns out that Mr. Schmid is a research assistant. Like, at his university. And he wrote the 44-page vaccine pusher e-book for the WHO when he was… an intern at their regional office.

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What medical doctor wants the Doogie Howser of pro-vax messaging to advise them on their professional conduct? I don’t care that he’s the president of the debate club at Erfurt.

I can’t even say that sentence out loud without laughing.

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Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: “Families are Under No Obligation to Put Their Children at Risk By Participating in the Corrupt Current US National Immunization Program”

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NOTE: Congratulations and thank you to Ginger Taylor for her tireless work!

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The Johns Hopkins Journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, has published their issue entitled, "Narrative Symposium: To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories."

The journal description of this edition: "This narrative symposium, "To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories", is comprised of personal stories from 12 parents on their decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children. They offer a first-hand look at the debated issues of vaccination. As the narrative symposium editors said, "The goal of this symposium is to aid in a more constructive conversation between pro-vaccination/anti-vaccination groups."

Included in the narratives is a letter from Health Choice Executive Leadership Team member, Ginger Taylor.  Her letter is reprinted here with permission from Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.

Families are under no obligation to put their children at risk by participating in the corrupt current US National Immunization Program

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, vol. 6 no. 3, 2016, pp. 181-185. Project MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/646617.

My name is Ginger Taylor, and I hold an MS in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. I am the mother of a 14–year–old vaccine injured child with an autism diagnosis, and our family no longer participates in the vastly corrupt and broken US National Immunization Program. Because of my experiences, I have become a state and national leader on vaccine safety and vaccine choice issues, co–founding The Canary Party, and The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

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Unity for All?

Post Inauguration, the memes have been flying on social media. This one dedicated to unity caught my eye. I edited it a bit at the bottom. What do you think? Please share far and wide. Let's see the response.  Thanks. K

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Examining RFK Jr.'s claim that the CDC “Owns over 20 vaccine patents.”

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NOTE: Thanks to Ginger Taylor for writing this informative piece, published on GreenMedInfo. Read the full post here.

Mr. Kennedy is in very safe territory by reporting that the CDC has over 20 patents that create vast, undisclosed conflicts of interests in vaccine safety.

This past week, President-Elect Trump invited Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss Mr. Kennedy leading a vaccine safety commission.  The mainstream media coverage of the meeting was widespread and furious. 

The vaccine industry and its media lap dogs do not want their corruption exposed in any official forum, and they have pointed their fury at Mr. Trump and Mr. Kennedy. 

We have seen a great deal of media on Kennedy and his vaccine safety and corruption claims in the last week.  The nice thing about that is this - because he has been in the mercury fight for so long, and started investigating the claims of moms of vaccine injured children more than a decade ago, his coverage has returned  the spotlight to the corruption that was uncovered in the early days of the realization that the vaccine program was hurting our kids.

One of these old pieces of information that has made its way back into the discussion because of Mr. Kennedy's media attention is the claim that, “The CDC owns over 20 vaccines patents.”

My vaccine safety and corruption research began shortly after my son was vaccine injured in 2003, and I have heard this claim circulated since I began advocacy in this arena, but I have never seen any evidence for this claim.

In 2003, UPI reporter Mark Benjamin wrote an in depth piece on the conflicts of interest (COI) in vaccine safety entitled, “UPI Investigates: The vaccine conflict.”  We have Mr. Benjamin to thank for bringing the patents and COIs held by the members of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, including Dr. Paul Offit, to the public's attention, and for documenting the early years of Offit's increasingly absurd claims.  In this article, Offit asserts that holding vaccine patents, being funded by Merck and having Merck buy and distribute, to physicians, his book extolling the virtues of vaccines, does not compromise his objectivity as a member of the committee that determines what is and is not sound vaccine practice:

Read the full post by Ginger Taylor here.


Win a Copy of Cooking With Leo by Erica Daniels from Skyhorse Publishing

Cooking with leoContest time! Congratulations to Erica Daniels on the publication of her new cookbook, "Cooking with Leo," I was please to write the foreword for this terrific book. Leave a comment to enter the contest.

Purchase Cooking With Leo at your favorite retailer here!

Cooking with Leo is a mother's love letter to and inspired by her son. This heartfelt cookbook also tells the story of a mother desperate to heal and to connect with her severely autistic son. A story of a mother finally connecting with her hard to reach child through the most vital everyday activity--cooking.
 
For many years, Erica Daniels had been out to find a successful dietary intervention for her eleven-year-old son Leo, who suffers from significant food allergies, gastrointestinal disease and autism. Through trial and error in her own kitchen, she finally hit her gastronomic stride of preparing nourishing meals for her entire family without gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, additives, or GMOS--with Leo by her side.

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Lawrence Solomon: How Vaccine Safety Turned into one of Trump’s First Presidential Priorities

FpFrom Lawrence Solomon at FinancialPost.com.

With repealing Obamacare, building a wall, cutting corporate taxes and keeping jobs at home all high on Donald Trump’s agenda, the announcement Tuesday that he asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to consider chairing a commission into vaccine safety and scientific integrity took many by surprise.

It shouldn’t have. Vaccines and his belief that they can cause autism are personal to Trump, who held multiple meetings with vaccine skeptics in the late stages of the presidential campaign and into the packed transition period prior to assuming the presidency. Moreover, although vaccine skeptics are often associated with far-left Birkenstock elites, many Republicans — including top Republicans close to Trump — have expressed doubts about the uncritical acceptance of vaccines.

Aside from a small minority, neither Trump nor any of the so-called vaccine skeptics are ideologically opposed to all vaccines, or even consider themselves anti-vaccine in any way. They’re more likely to think vaccines are over-hyped and overused, and want them to be used in ways they consider more judicious and more consistent with personal freedom.

Dr. Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon who is Trump’s choice to be the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, represents a common conservative viewpoint on vaccines. As he told Jake Tapper in a nationally televised debate for the Republican nomination for president,  “Vaccines are very important — certain ones, ones that would prevent death or crippling.  There are others — there’s a multitude of vaccines that probably don’t fit into that category, and there should be some discretion in those cases. But you know, a lot of this is pushed by big government.”

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

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

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

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

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

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Vaccination Is Not A Medical Issue

SCI---politics_0By Ted Kuntz

After years of battling for the right to informed consent with regard to vaccination I’ve come to a realization. Vaccinations are not a medical issue. Rather, vaccination is a political issue disguised as a medical issue.

If vaccinations were truly a medical issue, there would be more concern with whether vaccines were actually safe; whether vaccines actually prevented the targeted illnesses or not; and whether the health of those receiving the vaccines was better than those who did not.

The virtual absence of interest in vaccine safety and effectiveness research is a strong indication that the intention of vaccination is not about improved medical health at all. The unwillingness of governments and health authorities to conduct genuine research to establish whether vaccinated individuals have better overall health than unvaccinated individuals is strong evidence that improved health is not the goal.

What is becoming increasingly clear is that vaccinations are serving a political agenda. They are the battleground for the domination and submission of citizens to a national or international power. It is about subservience. It is about compliance. It is about undermining free will, free choice, and the security of the person.

This agenda becomes evident when we witness the amount of financial and other resources dedicated to tracking compliance, rather than tracking safety and effectiveness.

Our health units are not monitoring whether vaccinated children are healthier than unvaccinated children. They actually show no interest in this data. Instead they invest millions of dollars into tracking and enforcing compliance, and punishing those who do not comply.

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Texas Roundup Showdown: Cotton Versus Wine Growers

Monsanto_roundup_all_usThank you to Laura Hayes for sharing these stories.  Pesticides rear their poisonous heads again. Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill have written about the insidious interaction of pesticides and mercury and viruses as part of the autism and polio epidemics. Pesticides were the focus of the mysterious illnesses in upstate NY high school females a few years ago.  Monsanto Roundup is the focus of this Texas brawl: cotton versus wine grapes.  And in a hideous tragedy in Amarillo, four children were killed when someone mixed water with a  dangerous pesticide, creating a poisonous gas.

From The Texas Tribune


Competing against millions of acres of cotton, winegrowers fear federal approval of new herbicides to be used on genetically modified cotton seeds will wipe out the wine industry in the Texas High Plains. 

As Paul Bonarrigo watched his grapevines dwindle, he was confident that heavy-duty herbicides, probably sprayed on crops by a nearby farmer, were drifting into his vineyards. For the past two years, his 44 acres in Hale County — once sprawling vineyards providing fruit for Bonarrigo's Messina Hof Winery — have not produced any grapes as they wither from chemical damage.

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Imagine Losing Your Job Over a Flu Shot

Justice not blindAs part of the pharmocracy that has become America, flu vaccines - with a full 25 mcg of poisonous mercury - have become blackmail in keeping one's job in some professions.  Can you imagine that? In the United States of America, if you do not accept the risk of a flu shot, you could LOSE YOUR JOB. The flu shot is known to be a miserable failure year after year, crafted on the previous years' strain, no risk for pharma if it fails, or maims or kills.  You're a nurse You love your job. You could lose your job if you do not take a flu shot. Well, in Erie, Pennsylvania, score one for medical freedom. Nurses who were fired for not taking the shot are getting their jobs back. Let's hope the intense pharma control of the last several years is coming to a close.

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Saint Vincent Hospital has agreed to rehire six former employees it fired after they refused to get flu shots in late 2013 and early 2014 due to their religious beliefs.

The Erie hospital also will provide about $300,000 in back pay and compensatory damages to the employees as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of the workers by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in September. A consent decree that ended the case and detailed the settlement terms was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Erie.

The commission had claimed Saint Vincent violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it fired the six workers, who refused to be vaccinated after the hospital implemented a mandatory flu vaccination policy for all employees. The hospital granted medical exemptions to 14 other workers.

"The consent decree filed this week between the EEOC and Saint Vincent Hospital does not constitute any admission of violations by Saint Vincent or a finding on the merits of the case," Dan Laurent, a spokesman for Allegheny Health Network, Saint Vincent's parent organization, said in an email. "Although we have vigorously and respectfully disagreed with the EEOC's position and characterization of how employee claims outlined in this lawsuit were handled by the hospital, we have reached a resolution of the matter in the interest of avoiding the expense, delay and burden of further litigation on all parties."

As part of the consent decree, Saint Vincent must pay the following employees back pay and compensatory damages:  READ MORE

http://www.goerie.com/news/20161221/erie-hospital-to-pay-rehire-ex-workers-who-refused-flu-shots


A Sister’s Sacrifice

Suyser sisterBy Dara Berger

I stood there looking up at the cheerful holiday decorations trying hard to fight back the tears that were about to come streaming down my face.  For a minute I actually thought I was going to lose the battle.  When you have a child with autism you can get pretty used to dealing with some of the most uncomfortable and unpleasant situations but this one was even beyond what one should have to handle.  I understood the severity of the situation the moment I picked up the phone and heard the directors voice on the other line.  There were no pleasantries exchanged.  It was right to the awful point that my son had bitten someone again and I needed to come pick him up right away.  I told her I would be there in 5-10 minutes and she was appreciative of my immediate action.  So many thoughts raced through my mind as I whisked myself out of the house and feverishly trudged the three block walk to my son's school.  One thought I had was “were they going to kick him out today?” I couldn’t tell.  It felt like everything was going in slow motion, but somehow I finally arrived up at his school.

The director came out and explained in detail that he had bitten a therapist in the face but luckily it did not break the skin this time.  Then he proceeded to kick his teacher and hit someone else who tried to intervene.  It was impossible to figure out what might have triggered his horrible behavior nor did anyone seem to care to.  Next they explained how they wanted him to stay home the next day, since there was a field trip that would produce a lot of change that he might not be able to handle.  I just nodded with agreement and walked over to look at the cheerful holiday decorations on the bulletin board.  All I could do is scream in my head how unfair this all is and why does someone need to suffer like this.  It was just all too much in that moment and for minute I thought I was going to fall apart right then and there.  And somehow by the grace of god I didn’t.  Instead I took what felt like a hundred deep breaths, closed my eyes and bit my lip hoping the feeling would just pass.  And it did just like that. I was able to wait for them to bring my prisoner son to me which felt like an eternity.  I took him home and thought “how can we keep doing this?”  "Why can’t he just go to f*&$ing school like his sister?”  “Why does each day have to be this hard?”  I am a really strong person and this I thought “is too much for me.”

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Vaccines: What is there to be "Pro" About? Laura Hayes to Weston A. Price Foundation Conference

Laura HayesBy Laura Hayes

Dear AoA Readers,

I recently had the privilege and pleasure of attending and speaking at Weston A. Price Foundation's 17th Annual Wise Traditions Conference in Alabama (Nov. 10th-14th, 2016).  

Topics covered at this year's conference ran the gamut from Characteristics of Healthy Diets, to Teaming with Nature for Chemical-Free Yards and Nutrient-Dense Vegetables, to Our Seniors: Dumping Ground for Drugs?, to Mercury Amalgam Detoxification, to Restoring the Family Farm, to...an all-day Vaccination Track with 4 speakers! 

In addition to amazing, information-packed lectures about health and nutrition...and we are not talking about the FDA/CDC/AAP/AMA's means of achieving health (!), or the FDA/USDA's recommendations for nutrition (!)...there were numerous exhibitors selling everything from kombucha to supplements to alpaca blankets. And the food was incredible...all WAPF-style...at a hotel, no less!  Numerous farmers and companies donated organic, nutrient-dense foods, which WAPF members helped hotel chefs and kitchen staff to prepare the WAPF way.  Let me just say, we ate well!  

I spoke on Sunday morning from 9:00-10:20 am. The title of my presentation was Vaccines: What Is Weston A PriceThere to Be 'Pro' About? Thanks to WAPF filming it, and to Josh Coleman for making a YouTube link for me, I am now able to share my presentation with others. 

Below are the video link for and the transcript of my presentation.  My hope is that for anyone who watches and/or reads my presentation, it will be the end of vaccinations for them and their children. For any doctors, nurses, or pharmacists who watch and/or read my presentation, I hope it will mark the end of their recommending and/or administering vaccines ever again. For any legislators who watch and/or read my presentation, I hope it will be the impetus which compels them to initiate legislation to ban vaccine mandates in their states, or at the federal level, and to initiate legislation for an immediate moratorium on all vaccinations for all people since not one should ever have been approved or marketed.

I hope you will share my presentation with others. You might just save a child, and his/her family, from a lifetime of suffering and premature death.

Laura Hayes

Mother of Vaccine-Injured Children

On a mission to end the Vaccine Holocaust

WAPF Conference, 11-13-16

Good morning, my name is Laura Hayes, I am from N CA, and I want to thank you all for making the choice to come to the Vaccination track this morning! The title of my talk is “Vaccines: What Is There to Be ‘Pro’ About?”, of which you will receive a copy after my presentation. I am excited for the opportunity to talk to you about the dangers, inefficacies, and lack of need for vaccines; about the corruption that underlies them from manufacture to mandate, and beyond; and about the urgent need to put an immediate end to this vaccine insanity that has swept our nation resulting in an unprecedented loss of our most basic fundamental human right…the right to determine that which we allow, or don’t allow, into our own bodies, and those of our children.

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Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare

AF RFKNOTE: AofA'ers, if you aren't subscribing to Autism File magazine, treat  yourself this holiday season. Subscribe here. Below is an excerpt and link to this article - an interview with Robert Kennedy, who continues to be a champion for children's health.  Thank you to Rita Shreffler for this insightful interview. Please share.

Read the article here.

Environmental and humanitarian legend RFK, Jr., mainstream media, and the very corrupt CDC

Interview by Autism File executive editor, Rita Shreffler

For over three decades, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been one of the world’s leading environmental advocates. He is the founder and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, the umbrella group for 300 local waterkeeper organizations, in 34 countries, that track down and sue polluters. Under his leadership, Waterkeeper has grown to become the world’s largest clean water advocacy organization.

Around 2005, parents of vaccine-injured children started encountering Mr. Kennedy’s speeches and writings about the toxic mercury-based preservative thimerosal. They embraced new hope that this environmental champion would finally expose the truth about vaccine injury and win justice for injured children.  Kennedy is known for his fierce and relentless brand of environmental activism and his advocacy for transparent government and rigorous science. He is now applying his tenacious energies and sophisticated strategies to exposing the fraud and corruption within the CDC and the pharmaceutical industry. Last month, he launched his new non-profit, the World Mercury Project, with vaccine safety advocates Lyn Redwood and Laura Bono, legends themselves among parents of vaccine-injured children. Autism File executive editor Rita Shreffler spoke with Mr. Kennedy about CDC corruption, pharmaceutical industry greed, media malpractice, and his vision for the World Mercury Project.


Seven Major Flaws in Zerbo et al. (2016): Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Zerbo Study FlawsBy James Lyons-Weiler, Bernadette Pajer and Zoey O'Toole

Summary: We describe seven major flaws in the study by Zerbo et al.,. (2016). We conclude that these design and analysis flaws make the recent study of vaccination during pregnancy irrelevant for those most at risk, and even if the results were valid (which they are not), they would only be relevant for the mother/fetus pairs in the general population who are least likely to see autism develop as result of vaccination during pregnancy.

A recent study of 196,929 children born between 2000 and 2010 was conducted to determine whether an association exists between influenza infection and/or vaccination during pregnancy and subsequent ASD diagnosis in the child. Our review of the study found serious design and analysis flaws.

In the initial analysis, the data showed vaccination increased autism risk.

According to the authors,

 "The unadjusted proportion of ASD was slightly higher throughout follow-up among children of women who received influenza vaccinations during pregnancy compared with children of unvaccinated women."

After initially finding an association, they analyzed the data and ultimately dismissed the result as likely due to chance.

Here are the flaws we identified in the study:

  • Use of Bonferroni Correction for Multiple Hypothesis Testing

The Bonferroni correction is universally recognized as too conservative. It works as follows: If you test one hypothesis, the normal type I error risk is usually 0.05 – that's called alpha. At alpha = 0.05, it is expected that you will fail to reject a true null hypothesis by chance only 5/100 times. The Bonferroni correction works by dividing that risk among all of the hypotheses, so if you test two hypotheses, you can only accept a risk of 0.025, or 2.5% risk, for each. For three hypotheses, it's 0.05/3, and so on. This study applied Bonferroni to the main hypothesis considering multiple supposed “confounders” -- variables that might (emphasis might) explain a spurious correlation. A statistically significant but unwanted positive association is easy to hide by adding several additional proposed confounders, and treating them as independent “hypotheses”, when they are not, to justify invoking correction of the type 1 error risk for multiple comparisons. One can make a statistically significant finding vanish in a sea of statistical shamwizardy (Lyons-Weiler, 2016).

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California's SB-18 Seeks To Further Erode Parental Rights: Richard Acts For Pharma Yet Again

Trust us!Dr. Richard Pan, the pediatician (not a typo) behind SB277, the CA bill that removed vaccination exemptions from thousands of California families is at it again.  Why would a state, in the United States of America, have to enact legislation to ensure what the Constitution already protects - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  Read this closely. Who decides what "acting in a child's best interest" means? Or what is "appropriate" healthcare?  The state?  ###

SB-18 - An act relating to children and youth

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 18, as introduced, Pan. Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California.
Existing law provides for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts, including, but not limited to, child welfare services, foster care, health care, nutrition, homeless assistance, and education.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80 (Res. Ch. 101, Stats. 2009) declares the Legislature’s support of a Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California that resolves to invest in all children and youth in order to achieve specified goals to create an optimal environment for their healthy development.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact legislation for the purpose of ensuring that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.
Digest Key Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

Bill Text

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC

Master ManipulatorNote: We're pleased to share this post from Dr. Mercola's site - about an important book from Skyhorse Publishing.  CDC has lied to the American public, allowed fraud, and turned a blind eye to embezzlement.   James Grundvig's book is especially relevant as we approach a new Presidential administration - who will President-elect Trump choose to head up the CDC?

The post at Mercola is rich with information and an interview transcript.  Please order your copy of Master Manipulator today and leave a review at Amazon and elsewhere, like Goodreads.  Reviews drive sales. Sales drive detractors crazy.  ;)

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By Dr. Mercola

Statistics don't lie, but statisticians certainly can. In his book, "Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC," investigative journalist James Grundvig exposes what really goes on at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In it, he reveals how the agency has engaged in massive fraud, misinformation and manipulation of vaccine information. What made Grundvig write such a book?

"A couple of reasons," he says. "One is I have an autistic son who's 16 years old now. He's one of the 5,000 cases kicked out of vaccine court [for] thimerosal poisoning.

Number two, I'm first generation Norwegian-American. Poul Thorsen, the main manipulator — but not the only one — is of Danish descent. I was introduced to an alliance [that asked me] to track down Thorsen over in Denmark, a culture and country I know very well."

Danish Scientist Charged in Vaccine Research Scam

Thorsen is a major player and an essential character in this real-life drama. In 2011, he was charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. A federal grand jury alleged Thorsen stole over $1 million from autism research funding between February 2004 and June 2008.

He stole the money while serving as the principal investigator for a program studying the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines. At the time, The Copenhagen Post reported that:1

"... [Thorsen] submitted over a dozen false invoices from the CDC for research expenses to Aarhus University … instructing them to transfer the funds to a CDC account, which was in fact his personal account ...

Thorsen's research on autism is widely known in academic circles, where he was until this week a highly respected figure. A paper of his on the subject, which is known as 'The Danish Study,' is quoted extensively to refute the autism vaccine connection."

As of 2014, Thorsen was permanently expelled from Denmark's university hospital system. Thorsen has been a fugitive for the past five years. Yet his whereabouts are no secret. As noted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in a 2015 Forbes article:2

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An Open Letter to the Medical Students Who Attended the NYU “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” Lecture

OPEN mindBy Lou Conte

Dear Future Medical Practitioners:

It occurred to me that I should write this letter to you because you were the intended target of the “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” lecture at New York University on November 21, 2016.

It is remarkable that this lecture was necessary. Obviously, those who felt the need to talk to you about confronting those who question vaccines felt the need to get you in line because they have observed what many of us who question vaccines have:

The pharmaceutical industry, just like the other segments of corporate America, is losing the future. Increasingly, people across the country, particularly young people, are thinking for themselves and questioning the status quo.

Even with all of the power, money and influence Pharma exerts over the main stream media, people simply don’t believe the propaganda anymore and are asking tough questions. Trust in the main stream media is almost as low as the trust in government.

Buried in the post-mortem of the last election is the fact that young people recognize that those currently in power have messed up, placed profits before people, protected corporate interests over human interests and inflicted grave harm upon the future of the nation.

The fact that grave harm has also been inflicted on hundreds of thousands of children through mandatory vaccination is not beyond the observation of today’s young people. They have grown up with autism all around them. They will eventually ask why this happened. Particularly when they are asked to foot the bill to care for a generation lost to autism.

Lectures from Paul Offit, Dorit Reiss and Richard Pan won’t stop them from figuring out what caused the autism epidemic.

The unspoken truth about what has caused the autism epidemic is another example of what Sarah Kendzior described as “the invisible hand that feels like a death grip” in her June 2016 Foreign Policy commentary, Why Young Americans are Giving Up on Capitalism.

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

WMPNOTE:  If you're in the Metro NY area, please join us in New York city on Monday night, December 5th to celebrate the launch of the World Mercury Project with Robert Kennedy, Jr.    Tickets are just $30 or $50 for VIP seating and a signed book.  Go to EventBrite to learn more and purchase your ticket. I'll see you there! (Kim) About the event:

After decades of successfully trumpeting major environmental causes, Robert Kennedy Jr. has recently turned his attention to mercury, and its impact on human health. With major medical organizations like the Endocrine Society now recognizing toxicity as causing disease in human beings, The World Mercury Project is a timely contribution to our collective well-being.

Mr. Kennedy's project is as important as it is controversial, with his focus shifting to a tenuous source of mercury in adults and humans: the modern vaccine schedule. We hope you will join us for this illuminating conversation.

Interviewing Mr. Kennedy is Evolution of Medicine founder James Maskell

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

Two new studies by international teams, including Egyptian scientists, have validated the link between autism and mercury.

In an article published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease, a team of nine scientists from leading Egyptian universities and medical schools confirmed the causal role of mercury in the onset of autism.

The scientists determined the extent of mercury poisoning in children by measuring urinary excretion of organic compounds called porphyrins, which act as biomarkers for mercury toxicity. The researchers also measured blood levels of mercury and lead. The researchers found a strong relationship between mercury toxicity and the presence of autism and a direct correlation between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autism symptoms.

The scientists studied 100 children; 40 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 40 healthy individuals and 20 healthy siblings of ASD children. The results showed that the children with ASD had significantly higher mercury levels than healthy children and healthy siblings. Children with the highest mercury levels had the most severe autism symptoms.

At least six American studies have linked autism presence or severity to mercury exposure as determined by measuring urinary porphyrins. The first study, completed by Heyer et al. in 2012 (Autism Res 5:84) showed a correlation between the presence of autism and specific urinary porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity. This affirmed an earlier study by Kern et al. (2011, Pediatr Int 53:147) where specific porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity were significantly higher in ASD children as compared to non-autistic controls. Woods et al. (2010, Environ Health Perspect 118:1450) also saw disordered porphyrin metabolism in autistic kids which was not observed in non-autistic control children. This again suggested increased mercury toxicity associated with autism and autism spectrum disorder.

Read more at World Mercury Project here.


Robert Kennedy Jr Speaks Out Against PharMercury In Children: World Mercury Project

WMP
How is it that so many can not understand that mercury is poison in all forms?  Even when it makes money?  Thank you to Robert Kennedy, Jr. and our very good friends Lyn Redwood, Heidi Roger, Katie Weisman, Chris Pierce and Laura Bono, the fierce WMP team dedicated to pediatric health. Over anything else.  We need to end the autism epidemic from every direction.  Visit World Mercury Project today and consider a donation, please.



Laura Hayes Asks NYU President About Controversial Anti-Medical Rights Lecture

Laura HayesBy Laura Hayes

I have contacted NYU regarding the lecture last week at its Langone Medical Center

Last week, on Monday, Nov. 21st, I called the Office of the President at NYU to express that I was both disappointed and disturbed by a lecture being presented at NYU, specifically, the lecture by Paul Offit, Richard Pan, and Dorit Reiss titled "Confronting Vaccine Resistance: Strategies for Success".  I spoke to the woman who answered the phone in President Andrew Hamilton's office, Kyle, for 10-15 minutes.  She was polite and professional, and heard me out, which I greatly appreciated.  I gave her my contact information in hopes that Mr. Hamilton, or someone in his office, would call me back to discuss my concerns further.  I did not hear back from anyone.

Today, I called again, and spoke to Kyle for the second time.  Again, she was polite and professional, and heard me out.  I inquired as to whether or not NYU was going to host another lecture to counter and correct the information that was presented at NYU last week.  She did not know, as the President's office had not been in contact with the Director of Langone Medical Center.  She ended up giving me the number for Langone, and told me I could email Mr. Hamilton, as he was presently out of town.  I followed through on both counts.

I called Langone Medical Center, and first spoke with a woman in the Office of Communications.  She transferred me to the Director of Media Relations, Mr. James Devitt.  I told Mr. Devitt my concerns about NYU hosting the lecture and speakers that it did last week, and asked whether a subsequent lecture would be offered to counter and correct what was shared with NYU's medical staff and students.  He did not know anything about the lecture to which I was referring, so he took down my name and number, and said he would check into it and get back to me.  

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2 For 1 Autism Book Deal from Skyhorse Publishing!

Skyhorse black friday
From our friends at Skyhorse Publishing.   Offer expires at Midnight!

Now through Black Friday, Nov. 25, we’re offering a FREE copy of Sarah Bridges’s Bad Reaction, a moving account of a mother raising her autistic son, with the purchase of Dr. James Lyons-Weiler’s The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, a timely and thorough volume offering practical suggestions that can help to guide families and doctors moving forward.

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Happy Holidays from Skyhorse Publishing!

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