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Petition Asking Amazon to Ban Skyhorse Publishing Autism Book an Affront to American Ideals

How to Prevent Autism-RGB for webNOTE: We are not linking the petition demanding that a new book from Skyhorse Publishing never see the light because we refuse to assist these selfish"neurodiversity" community members who think that only their autism (such as it may even be) or their opinion matters.  KIM

"I believe that censorship is an insult to true democracy. America needs debate rather than dogma, now more than ever. Whether it's about health or politics, what we need isn't answers to our burning questions. We need the full range of information so that we can weigh the facts, the building blocks of ideas, and then make our own decisions”.  Tony Lyons, Publisher, Skyhorse Publishing

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By Dara Berger

Recently a group of people have started a petition on change.org asking Amazon to pull my book and refuse to sell it.  I find this interesting considering nobody has read it yet, except my publisher and a few people that were offered to review it.  How to Prevent Autism will be released July 4th but is available for pre-order.

Why should anyone be able to decide what another person reads, watches or listens to?  Books have become one of the last areas of written material besides blogs that are not censored, which is why they need to be protected.  Books are an extension of freedom of speech.  You can be offended by what someone says or writes but they still have the right to say it.  You can choose not to read a book or purchase it.  Readers must be able to decide for themselves what information is important for them to learn about.  

Amazon banning my book would be the equivalent of modern day book burning.  What would come next after that?  I truly hope we never have to find out.

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Caption Contest: Lesions! Buttocks! Autism! MMR! What??

Lipkin Hornig Caption ThisHonestly, I think this contest would have made Dan Olmsted howl. Adriana Gamondes came up with the graphic and we need YOU to provide the thought bubble caption in our comments. The winner receives a case of Desitin and a pack of rubber gloves.  Lipkin and Hornig are "autism/vaccine" scientists. The lesions may be on the brain, not just the buttocks....  I'll put my entry in the comments too. KIM

From the NY Post:

A Columbia University scientist claims her boss — and former lover — repeatedly dropped his drawers and demanded she diagnose a lesion on his butt.

Associate Professor Mady Hornig says her boss at the university’s Mailman School of Public Health also demanded co-credit for her work; kicked her under the table at meetings to keep her from speaking; presented her work as his own, and kept her from getting tenure, Hornig claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

In 2014, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin, head of the Center for Infection & Immunity, called Hornig into his office and “demanded that she look at lesions on his buttocks,” Hornig alleges. He did so again a year later, Hornig charges.

Hornig is suing the school, claiming Lipkin has ruined her reputation.


Coastal Children's Clinic Mocks Dead Children with Immunized & I Survived! T-Shirts

Immunized and I survived
How low can you go? Coastal Children's Clinic - still trying to get a bead on where they are - the name is as common as an autism diagnosis - printed this revolting T-shirt that outright mocks anyone whose child was killed or injured by a vaccine. 

I went to take a peek at VAERS and guess what - and in a keystroke of irony, their site is considered unsecured. HHS hasn't figured out how to vaccinate their URL I guess.   I mocked up a version of our own T-shirt below. The full court press to shame, ridicule and harm children and their families vis a vis vaccine choice continues.   Kim

VAERS unsecure

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Autism, Vaccination and Immigrants - Yet another Clear Correlation An Update

MinnesotaBy Edward Yazbak MD

A recent measles outbreak has recently been reported in Minnesota.

According to the MN State Department of Health, there have been 51 confirmed measles cases (48 children and 3 adults) as of May 10, 2017.

Forty seven cases were unvaccinated, one case had 1 dose of MMR vaccine and two cases had 2 doses of MMR. The vaccination status of one case was unknown.

There was no mention of hospitalization or death.

Forty six cases were Somali Minnesotan.

The previous measles outbreak was in 2011 when 26 cases were reported.

Wolff and Madlon-Kay discussed that 2011 measles outbreak in their publication titled “Childhood vaccine beliefs reported by Somali and non-Somali parents”.

They reported that: “Somali parents were more likely than non-Somali parents to have refused the MMR vaccine for their child (odds ratio, 4.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-18.0). Most of them refused vaccines because they had heard of adverse effects associated with the vaccine or personally knew someone who suffered an adverse effect. Somali parents were significantly more likely to believe that autism is caused by vaccines (35% vs. 8% of non-Somali parents). Somalis were also more likely to be uncomfortable with administering multiple vaccines at one visit (odds ratio, 4.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-11.9) and more likely to believe that children receive too many vaccines.”

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Dr. Lyons-Weiler Invites Boston Herald to Retract Editorial as Hate Speech

ECA JamesNote: Thank you to Dr. James Lyons-Weiler for calling out the Boston Herald's despicable editorial calling for violence against those who elect for medical freedom and vaccine choice.  Find his books on Amazon here.

Rachell Cohen,

You don’t know me. You should. In fact, every newspaper should know about me from my book. By all rights (I’m told) it should be a New York Times best-seller. But your Pharma masters won’t let you publish anything negative about vaccines.  They OWN you, the same way they OWN both sides of the aisle in Congress.

Now that we’re on such good terms, let me tell you what I think of your Editorial. It’s hate speech. It, like all bigotry, is based on pure arrogance mixed with ignorance.  And I invite your boss to retract your Editorial. And I invite you to do your homework.  Get to know some of these crazed, insane, hapless parents.   I did.

Well after I vaccinated both of my sons.

Neither of whom have vaccine-induced encephalopathy-mediated autism.

Do you know why I stand with the parents who call for warnings against the current vaccine schedule, and by those who call for spreading them out, and for those who call for safer vaccines without neurotoxins like mercury, and aluminum?

Because I’ve read the REST of the science.  Not the garbage studies that CDC put up as “definitive”.  I read over 2,000 studies on autism.  Including all  the studies ignored by the CDC that found positive association between vaccines and autism. And you know what?

The parents are right.

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Sweden Votes Down Mandatory Vaccination

Swedish celebrationNOTE: Well say Adjo! to Sweden. Surely they are about to descend into a hellish pit of death and disease.... Skoal!

Sweden's Parliament just rejected 7 motions that would have promoted forced vaccinations. The Swedish Parliament decided forced vaccination policies are contrary to their citizens' constitutional rights. May every other country in the world follow their lead. Here is a rough translation of the article. Our Swedish speaking readers can find the original here:

Riksdagen röstade Nej till alla vaccinmotioner

Today, the Riksdag decided on the Social Committee's report 2016/17: SoU7, which contained a number of measures for public health. What prompted a large proportion of the population to monitor this particular case was that it contained several motions that would pave the way for both more vaccinations and forced vaccination. This was something that involved many, not just those who have opted for vaccine but also people who are vaccinated but who absolutely do not want to see any compulsion.

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Free E Book From Autism Action Network and Skyhorse Publishing!

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A free email book give-away from Autism Action Network and Skyhorse Publishing!

Click here and use code vaccine-injuries to dedeem your free book today!

Vaccine Injuries: Actual Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines by Tony Lyons and Louis Conte

Pediatricians, politicians and the media tell you that vaccines are safe and effective. However, they rarely tell you about the side effects and very real damage vaccines can cause.

In Vaccine Injuries: Actual Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines, Tony Lyons and Louis Conte take the reader through vaccine injury cases where the United States government has compensated the victims, often children.

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Why is HHS Celebrating What is Often a Severely Debilitating Diagnosis?

Blue vomitWhere's the HHS post celebrating Americans with cancer, like Steve Jobs.  Yeah, he died and all, probably had a lot of pain and suffering too, but surely his battle with cancer was the impetus for his iSuccess!   If we think for one moment that the old US Government, and perhaps this new one too, have any desire or drive to solve the rate of autism, we're  morons. Every one of us.   Celebrate people with autism like my girls? Of course.  Celebrate their disability? Never.   HHS says they want to remove obstacles - let them start with repealing the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986. You can hold your breath until you are blue in the face.  The tone is so condescending it's laughable.  KIM

Good riddance to April.

From The Health and Human Services of the US of America:

By Anne Dachel

This article, published by Health and Human Services and written by the new HHS Secretary, Dr. Tom Price, is about the "joys" of autism, and what got my immediate attention was the fact that he DIDN'T KNOW THE TRUE INCREASE IN AUTISM.

Price: "In recent years, as the number of children diagnosed with autism has steadily increased – more than doubling from about 1 in 150 children in 2000 to 1 in 68 in 2012."

This is a list of the official increases in the autism rate. One in 150 didn't come along until 2007. It's a lot more than "doubling" from one in 500, the actual rate in 2000. Furthermore, the one in 68 was announced in 2014, not 2012.

1995 1:500

2001 1:250

2004 1:166

2007 1:150

2009 1:110

2012 1:88

2014 1:68

How could the new HHS secretary be so off on the numbers about such a widespread condition? The truth is, when it comes to autism, NO ONE REALLY CARES. It's all pretend.

Notice the references to children, kids, and young adults with autism, all the while pretending that we're talking about "Americans with autism." So why isn't Price addressing the needs of 40, 50 and 60 year old autistic people in group homes or adult day care? How about the two percent of the elderly that are supposed to also have autism?

What are "the barriers between children with autism and their doctors"? Huh? I thought DOCTORS were responsible for all the autism everywhere with all their "better diagnosing."  Are they still confused about autism? Tom Price seems to be.

Price's goal for those with autism is "to enhance heir quality of life and maximize their health and social outcomes."

Notice there's no mention of finding the cause or preventing autism. According to Price, autism is part of life and we just need to accept it. Nothing is wrong if it's your child. It's just the way things are.

Regressive autism? Normal kids losing skills, getting sick, getting diagnosed with autism. Mums the words. We don't want to discuss it. Price says nothing about it.

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Shatner Discovers Orac and "The Trouble With Troll-bles"

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That might be the bestest, goofiest headline I have EVER written and the most enjoyable. First, I love William Shatner, and not just from his Star Trek and TJ Hooker days.  He's been on Howard Stern many times and he and George Takei have a sort of rivalry/on-going argument going on between them and well - HE'S WILLIAM SHATNER!  So imagine my great joy when our Nancy Hokkanen sent me this link to VAXTER   Just look how fast anyone with critical thinking skills can dissect a pharma/vax troll like a man who actually named himself after a sci-fi character (set your irony phasers to stun, kids!) The one. The only. Only the lonely rhymes almost with baloney.... Dr. David Gorrrrrsssskkkki "Orac!" Not to be confused with Carnac -- HEY OH! Vaxxter - GREAT job. Kim

From VAXXTER:

William Shatner’s most famous Star Trek character often found himself in surrounded science-fiction beings and landscapes, but last week, Shatner was calling out a “science” shill in Dr. David H. Gorski. Dr. Gorski is a famous breast cancer surgeon who shills for pharma, with particular emphasis on the vaccine industry. His blog, “Respectful Insolence,” commonly calls out the antivaccine movement in distasteful ways. William-Shatner-vaccines

Recent topics on the blog include laughing at the recent science showing that dogs could be autistic and suffer vaccine injuries and “what makes a physician an anti-vaxxer?” The blog has two parts for the latter.

However, Shatner decided to take to Twitter and put on display another blog, TruthWiki.org, which exposes Dr. Gorski as a fraud and a shill for pharma.  Read more Shatner Shames the Sham at VAXXTER.   There are more photos too.


Colorado SB17-250 Would Have Clarified Vaccine Exemption Policy

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Thank you to Pam Long for her article in the Colorado Statesman about vaccine exemption legislation.

Long: SB17-250 would have clarified vaccine exemption policy for Colorado schools, parents

The vaccine wars opened up again in Colorado April 13, 2017, with the hearing of Senate Bill 17-250 in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Since 2011, there has been an annual attempt to “strengthen” vaccine exemption policy in Colorado, an expression for making it more difficult for parents to exercise their lawful rights to exempt their child from any or all vaccines recommended for school registration.[1]

But this year, with SB17-250, there was a change in direction on this issue. This bill aimed to clarify an existing statute (C.R.S. 25-4-903) that has been in place since 1978. The law states that all that is required for a parent to exercise a lawful vaccine exemption for their child to attend school is to submit a statement of exemption to the school. In 2016, CDPHE attempted to “strengthen” vaccine exemption policy by creating an official state exemption form to be submitted online to the state tracking database known as the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). This form required an unprecedented amount of personally identifying information (PII), including the student’s address. Many lawmakers found this data collection too intrusive, and HB16-1164, a bill to transfer these additional immunization exemption duties to CDPHE, died in the House. Nonetheless, CDPHE implemented the form in June 2016 without legislative authority, claiming that administrative powers gave them the authority to make substantive changes to longstanding statute, such as changing a written document to an online form for inclusion in a state database, and changing the collection agency from the local school to a state agency.

Lawyers from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice (CCVC) protested the lack of rule making process necessary to implement the form. The form requires an exempting parent to agree with a statement saying they are putting their child at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. They argue that this “compelled speech” is not balanced with any citations of the risks of contraindications and adverse reactions from vaccines. Parents argue that CDPHE is interfering with the doctor-patient relationship that is best suited to make vaccine decisions for each child’s unique health history, and the form language equates to confession of child abuse. Parents emphasize that schools operate under local control, and CDPHE has no authority in statute to collect PII from students.

Lawmakers are caught in the tension of the need to protect parental rights to make decisions for their children, and also the requirement to protect the public health. Public health advocates claim that vaccine exemptions put the herd at risk for potential outbreaks. Colorado public health authorities use mathematical models to project hypothetical costs of potential outbreaks. And parents worry about the cumulative effect of the current 70-dose vaccine schedule[2], with 6,150 mcg of IQ-lowering aluminum adjuvants.[3] So what does real data show for outcomes for children on the current schedule? There are zero research studies at the U.S. National Library of Medicine database on the cumulative effects of 70 vaccine doses and cognitive abilities.

The tables below compare 15 schools in Colorado who have the highest vaccine exemption rates and 15 schools who have a zero exemption rate, and their corresponding reading proficiency scores. The data show that the schools with the highest vaccine exemption rates average an 85 percent reading proficiency and schools with zero vaccine exemptions average a 47 percent reading proficiency. 

READ MORE HERE.

Pam Long is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a former Army Medical Service Corps Officer where she worked in emergency medical treatment in peacekeeping task forces and commanded a medevac headquarters company. She holds a board certification in behavioral psychology. She currently consults with health advocacy groups at the local and state level.


Joshua Coleman Photo Bombs March for Science And Richard Pan

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California Senator and SB277 vaccine exemption removal law author Richard Pan shows up to the March For Science in Washington D.C. on Earth Day for a photo op. Joshua Coleman shows up as well. Camera by Joshua Coleman with editing by Oliva Mikos.  Joshua also taped Dr. Pan running from Del Bigtree.  Josh's son Otto was severely disabled by his infant vaccinations.


CDC Kaiser Permanente Measles Experiment: An Anniversary to Remember But Not Worth Celebrating

Pearl HarborBy Wayne Rohde

Can I ask you the following three questions?

  1. Who are the targeted participants for US clinical trials of vaccines?

  2. Why does our government test vaccines that are 10 to 500 times the potency of licensed vaccines on US citizens?

  3. Why does our government conduct clandestine trials on unsuspecting participants regarding vaccine trials?

This spring will mark the 27th anniversary of one of the cruelest and most deceptive acts the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has ever conducted. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Health System and Los Angeles County Public Health Service, an experimental measles vaccine was given to approximately 1,500 inner city minority children in Los Angeles County. Most of these children were six months of age. The planning for this inoculation program started in 1989 with the vaccination campaign commencing June 1990. This program came to a halt in October 1991. 

The Experiment

The measles vaccine, Edmonston-Zagreb (E-Z) high-titers, was administered mainly to African-American children in an attempt to curb the measles outbreak in LA County. The parents were not told that the measles vaccine was experimental, and it was not approved for use in the US. 

These children from LA County were the guinea pigs, the living test tubes of the research world. Yet the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) were telling the parents the vaccine was being used in other countries. What was not explained was the fact of the vaccine used in Los Angeles was not the lower titers used in other countries but rather a super charged high-titers E-Z vaccine. And it was experimental.[i] 

The E-Z measles vaccine was first used by UNICEF and other health organizations beginning in the late 1980’s, despite warnings of mortality increases in developing countries.[ii]

Non Discloser

The consent forms given to the parents to sign did NOT disclose that the vaccine was experimental. The brochure that was included with the consent form stated “this vaccine has been shown to be effective in younger children”.[iii] The CDC director, Dr. David Satcher, stated in a LA Times interview, regarding not informing the parents of the experimental status, that “a mistake had been made. Things sometimes fall in the cracks.”[iv] And the parents will be unable to receive monetary compensation. More on this later.

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World Mercury Project Features Impassioned Plea by Robert Kennedy

WMPNote: The event was held in New York City on Tuesday night.

By James Grundvig

Last night I had the privilege of attending Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s World Mercury Project fundraiser. If ever there was a champion to fight the “orthodoxy” that mercury is safe for tots, fetuses, newborns, and children, Bobby Kennedy Jr. is it.

His impassioned speech discussed how he got involved in the vaccine-autism divide more than a decade years ago, sitting in the backseat of a car with Lyn Redwood and the “Moms,” and he reminded all of those who attended the event last night the Moms had “bigger balls” than all the dark forces on the other side.

He covered some amazing territory and compared the censorship of the vaccine debate to the “sex crimes” of the Catholic priests; that the outing and breaking of that orthodoxy didn’t happen overnight; and that all of those in attendance and all of us on the right side of this societal fissure must plough on, continue to fight, arm our children that, just in case, we don’t win that the next generation does shatter the lie that has been planted and perpetuated by the “fascists” and propped up by the mainstream media that it, too, will one day collapse just as a sandcastle erodes and washes out over time.  Read more here.


A Message To Cosmo's Jinny Suh Who Shames Parents of Vaccine Injured Children

MatchOops, we had her last name incorrect. We fixed it. Her name is Suh, (like duh) not SHUH, although the similarity to shshshshsh is amusing. KIM

NOTE: Big thanks to Trudy for this post. Hey Cosmo, stick to promoting multiple orgasms, not multiple vaccines. You're way out of your league - as Trudy shows below. Kim

By Trudy Snyder

In response to your article in Cosmo Vaccinations: Anti Vaxxers are Selfish on April 11, 2017, Jinny Suh, according to dictionary.com, the definition for selfish is devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.  So, Jinny, I'm going to ask you a favor.  Can you please set your children on fire so mine can stay warm?  I'm going to need you to do that because it's the right thing to do.  It's what the other children in society need from your children.  It's what everyone expects of you, and you better do it or you risk being SELFISH.  I'm going to need you to put your singular parental instincts aside and do it for the betterment of the community.  Your child's heat will save others from freezing to death, so I'm going to ask you sacrifice your child so that others may live. 

What's that old saying?  Kill one and save a thousand?  But it matters not to you as long as that one is not yours?  Is this how it works in your world?  Because I can tell you that it was never my intention to sacrifice my child for your or anyone else's self-absorbed entitlement.  That somehow, my child, who is clinically diagnosed as VACCINE INJURED was put on this earth so that he could "take the fall" for you and your children so that you could feel safe in your imaginary immunity bubble or to be your fail-safe.  So, what am I supposed to do?  Keep his VACCINE INJURY a secret and say it was something else that caused his 14 different medical diagnoses or his developmental delays after everyone around us saw that he was born happy, healthy and meeting milestones? 

You see, when others hear about what happened to my son after "routine well-baby" visits, it makes them pause and think about the dreams and wants they have for their own children.  I'm pretty damn sure that none of them are thinking, "Well, Jinny Suh thinks I'm being selfish because I'm not setting my child on fire for her and her family so I'm going to go ahead and buy some matches."  What's selfish Jinny, is you. 

If you feel vaccinating your children is the right thing to do, then do it.  I won't tell you not to but know that your CHOICE could endanger the life of MY child.  Vaccinate your own children until they are green in the gills for all I care, but you don't get to lay a guilt trip on others for making choices that are right for their family and not yours.  You also don't get to play the moral police when you're not the one that cares for the child that is injured by the vaccine you EXPECTED someone else to do for you.  You don't get to tell another parent they are being selfish because you feel slighted or that their decision isn't for your benefit but for THEIR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. 

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Fewer Than a Third of Autistic Teens Can Drive

From Science World Report.   Striking statistic for some, not so surprising for Age of Autism readers. Only as few as... means fewer than 33% of teens with autism have a drivers license. A license means independence. It's a hug step toward leaving the nest. It's an assurance you can find a job in a wide radius from home (assuming you have access to a car.) A license in America is a GIVEN. Not for autism.   So, Sesame Street...




In the United States, teens 16 years old and over could drive a car. However, teens with autism could not hit the open road as much. A new research revealed that only about one-third of autistic children can get their own driver's license.

Allison Curry, a senior scientist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said that despite the pros of driving for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about the rates of actually obtaining the said license. In her study, however, she found that although a substantial number of children with ASD do get a license, only as few as 1 in 3 of teens with ASD but no intellectual disability do so.

WebMD noted that teens on the autism spectrum do not always pursue a driver's license. Nonetheless, this increased mobility and independence can also contribute to their long-term opportunities, including post-high school education, employment or even social involvement. Still, while not all of them get their licenses, most do by the age of 21. There is a 90 percent of those who apply do get their license to drive. Although it seems late, they are only delayed by about nine months, which is not too bad.

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My Annual Co-Hosting Blast with Jenny McCarthy on Sirius Satellite Radio!

Jenny Kim tongueBy Kim Stagliano

April brings showers, Mayflowers, May flowers and a chance for me to get OUT of the house and into the Sirius XM satellite radio studio in Manhattan to co-host the Jenny McCarthy show. I'll be on this Tuesday, April 11. Channel 109, Sirius Starz, from 10 - noon.

Each year, Jenny kindly invites me to put on my highest heels (yes, I know it's radio) and talk about the latest in autism news and to kibitz with her fabulous guests. I love going into the studio in Midtown. I've met Lynda Carter, Lorraine Bracco, Salt N Pepa and had a chance to speak with some of my Howard Stern show favs. (Gaaaaary?) Just sitting in the lobby is an experience as celebs of all sorts pass by. 

You can get a trial subscription FREE here! Here's last year's post after I appeared.


DSFHeaderLast Tuesday I had a blast co-hosting Dirty, Sexy, Funny, Jenny McCarthy's radio show on Sirius STARS channel 109.  

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Here are the  intro (16:58) and closing (2:00)  segment which includes a conversation we had about VaXxed, autism, vaccines and the reality of having a child(ren) on the spectrum.  

Thanks so much to Jenny for the invitation and opportunity to put on high heels!   Please share with friends and family.  The information is easy to digest and helps the "layperson" understand why VaXxed is so important.  My goal was to tell an audience waiting to hear about a Kardashian tell all book about the vaccine MMR Dr. William Thompson VaXxed Dr. Wakefield censorship topic in as few words as possible.   Capisci? The segment is 15 minutes and includes Jenny's fabulously funny show intro, banter and more.  

Remember the name of the show is Dirty, Sexy, Funny, so don't go getting your panties in a bunch in the comments - OK???  

 Here you go:


And the quick closing:


Autism, PTSD and Community Support

Woman-can-i-helpNOTE: We accept submissions year round at Age of Autism. In April, we especially welcome new voices to share their autism stories.  Send me your submission to KimStagliano@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in the subject for review.  Write from your heart and gut and readers will respond.  Thanks.

By Candice Edwards

I remember vividly a conversation I had with my friend exactly this time last year. This isn't verbatim, but its pretty darn close.

Me: I don’t know what to do. I just feel like things are falling apart, I feel like I am failing at everything *crying*

Friend: Aww hun, whats wrong?

Me: I just feel like I don’t exist, he won’t look at me, literally its like I’m invisible. He doesn’t want to be touched, anything I try to do with him he shuts me out, literally turns away from me. Sometimes he gets very violent with me and I don’t know how to handle it. I am feeling so lost because that connection we are meant to have isn't there, it was there, but its gone.

Friend: Wow…I’m lost of words, how long has this been going on?

Me: When I think about it, its been gradual since Ollie was born but 4 months was when things really changed, but its getting worse. I just feel like something else is going on, I can feel it in my gut.
Friend: He doesn’t show you any affection? He doesn’t look at you at all? and this has been going on for months?

Me: Yes

Friend: Why didn’t you tell me sooner?

Me: Because I thought I was crazy, that this was just normal and things would get better
Friend: You need to listen to me. We all need to feel loved, acknowledged and important.You can’t stay in a relationship like that hun, you might want to think about leaving him especially before Oliver gets older. No one deserves to be treated like that, whats the point if he acts like you don’t exist? After a while it becomes abuse, you don’t serve that! Do you think its another woman?

Me: I’m not talking about Jay, I’m talking about my son!

My friends face dropped.

This conversation made me think long and hard. This relationship is completely different than all others. This life I grew inside of me was not something I could or would ever walk away from, and for that reason it was that much more intense. When marriages get tough, they can end. You don’t like your job? You can change it…but you have a child that won’t connect with you and your fighting to connect with them….what do you do? You look for help.

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Estate Planning and Autism

Piggy bankNOTE: We're often approached by sites to link to their content. And usually we say, "No thanks," as the content isn't in keeping with our mission and we're not here to make other people money. However, this request looked like it might be valuable to our readers, so we're sharing, despite its commercial provenance.   Ageing and finances are a topic of angst for most everyone - but with a kiddo on the spectrum? Oy. We're often far poorer than we would have been had we not had to pay the autism penalty, and many of us are just plain broke.  But there are families with money (God bless you) and managing it for our kids is important.

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As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after they’re gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves.

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The Greatest Health Debate of the 21st Century? Truth About Vaccines Series Starts 4/12

Ttav-banner-ad-160X600-prelaunch-1NOTE:  Age of Autism is pleased to share with our readers the pre-launch of "The Truth About Vaccines," a video seminar series that begins on April 12.   TTAV features in depth interviews with some of the most trusted medical health experts in America many of whom are close"FOO" you might say "(Friends of Ours) many of whom are MDs, some of whom are nationally known health advocates. This is breath of fresh air as we enter the April silly season of hulla-blue. 

From Ty Bollinger of TTAV:

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The greatest health debate of the 21st century?

You need to see this…

Vaccines for kids (The conversation we MUST have…)

Sick kids / Healthy kids - You Decide

We’re about to witness the greatest health debate of the 21st century, and you’re definitely going to want to have a front row seat for this.

It’s a topic that lights a fire under smart people on both sides of the issue.

Some say they’re mandatory, and some say they’re dangerous.

Tensions are rising from both camps, and our children are the ones caught in the middle.

The topic?

Vaccines.

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of whether you think vaccines are helpful or harmful… the reality is that it’s become one of THE hot-button issues of our time.

People are truly passionate about their positions, and that… my friends is a HUGE part of the problem.

When emotion interferes with facts, the truth gets lost in the shuffle.

But there’s a new face leading the fight into the fray to try and separate fact from fiction and find the middle ground, where we can have an honest conversation about this…

Continue reading "The Greatest Health Debate of the 21st Century? Truth About Vaccines Series Starts 4/12" »


Join The Revolution For Truth This Friday in Washington DC

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Thank you to Autism Action Network for this alert:

From our friends at Revolution for Truth:

OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK IN AMERICA

On Friday, March 31, 2017, concerned individuals from across America will join with health care professionals in Washington D.C. to defend parental rights and civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech and conscience. We are uniting to call out the corporatized mainstream media for manufacturing “fake news” that distorts the truth about environmental toxins, unsafe food and vaccine risks, which endangers our right to know and freedom to choose how we protect our health.

We are Taking a Stand for Truth and Freedom in Washington D.C.

To protest the corporatized mainstream media’s biased coverage and demonization of anyone who advocates for safer vaccines or defends the legal right to make informed, voluntary vaccine choices.

To protest the exploitation of the people by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries that have poisoned our environment and compromised our health for profit.

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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.

Continue reading "Lightning Rod: The Study, The Findings, Pharma or Me?" »


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

RFK photo 2WHO:  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro

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

Breaking newsParent of autistic teen sues CDC to allow vaccine whistleblower testimony  Sharyl

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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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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