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New Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Little Efficacy Against Diarrhea

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

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

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

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

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

References

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


Summer Dreams

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

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

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

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


Why IQ Levels are Falling

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

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

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

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

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




Vaccine Exemption called "Social Movement."

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

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Ant-Vaccine Hotspots on Rise

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

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

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

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


Greatest Threat to Kids

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


From Apgar to ADOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kim

 


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

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

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

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


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

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

Kim

 

 


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

image from secure.gravatar.comBy F Edward Yazbak

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

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

Different US Supreme Courts 
Different Press and Public Opinions 

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

On February 22, 2011, the Associated Press announced:

“Parents Lose High Court Appeal in Vaccine Case”

The article started with a harsh paragraph

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

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

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

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


Polish Citizens Protest Mandatory Vaccination

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

Mam taką nadzieję.

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Thousands of people in Warsaw protest against compulsory vaccinations

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 


New Italian Government Set To Repeal Vaccine Mandates

image from www.rescuepost.comby John Stone

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

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

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


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

image from www.google.co.ukBy Eileen Iorio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

Ethical questions surround vaccine to reduce fertility

by Jacob Puliyel

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

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

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

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


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

Scarlet 2
In Part I, we took a look at increased numbers of scarlet fever cases in the UK, dating back to 2013, when the numbers started to increase and coincidentally, when the free, nasal flu shot was first being given out to children at doctors' offices but also at schools.  Now, let's look at the reported news and any connections.

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

The Evidence

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

2- Has your child had the FREE flu vaccine?   In 2016, 50% of people at risk of flu were vaccinated across Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and Dorset, compared to only 46% in 2015. This year's campaign aims to continue to increase uptake of the flu vaccination, with a minimum uptake target of 55%......For healthy children aged 2-8 years, the flu vaccine is given in the form of a nasal spray, administered by a health professional. Scarlet Fever Cases Rising On The Isle Of Wight https://iwradio.co.uk/2018/02/08/scarlet-fever-cases-rising-isle-wight/ :  That’s according to the Isle of Wight Council’s Public Health Department, which says GPs across the Island have noticed an increase in the number of reports of the infection.

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

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

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

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


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

AAP Ohio OrangeBy KimRossi

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

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

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

Chronic Illness and Developmental Vulnerability at School Entry

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

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

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

Melissa Arnold Page


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

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

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

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

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

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

Press release - Scarlet fever cases increase across England

Published 21 March 2014

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

Scarlett fever

(Internet Archive Book Images) Found online here

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

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

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1,250 Deaths in Trials Considered Acceptable by Indian Drugs Controller General

image from safemedicinesindia.inFrom webindia123:

Drugs Controller to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy

Hyderabad | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
 

The Drugs Controller General of India plans to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy and a manual for regulatory requirements for commercialization of new drug and on how to conduct clinical trials in India, it was announced on Saturday.

 S. Eswara Reddy, Drugs Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation said that since pneumococcal is one of the major priority vaccines, they would first come out a policy to facilitate introducing indigenously-produced vaccine.

Speaking at a symposium on 'research and development of vaccines: issues, challenges and opportunities' organized by PC2 Scientific Services, a strategic and technical consulting company in association with Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) and CR RAO AIMSCS at University of Hyderabad, he listed out the steps being taken by his organisation to promote innovation through transparent system and regulatory changes.

Reddy said they were also in process of making new regulations for conducting clinical trials and new drugs. "We will fix time lines. 30 days will be maximum timeline for giving response to their applications. If response is not received within 30 days, the application will be deemed approved," he said.

He also proposed to conduct symposiums across India and invite research institutions to know their regulatory challenges. The regulator will reach out to research and innovation centres by disseminating information about the regulatory requirements for commercialization of their products.

Reddy underlined the need to communicate to media the facts about the deaths due to clinical trials. He told the gathering that media gives a wrong projection about the number of deaths.

He said media reports that during last 7-8 years, 25,000 patients died during clinical trials in India while the fact is that only 5 percent of these deaths are actually due to clinical trials. "For example, during clinical trials related to cancer, patients who are already in terminal stage die. The death of such patients is not due to clinical trials," he said...(continue reading)


"Prehistoric Autism Neurodiversity"

Scribbles I just completed the paperwork to send my gorgeous almost 22 year old to  day program for the severely disabled. She can watch Wonder Pets for 24 hours straight. I can't even begin to tackle this argument for "prehistoric" autism, a diagnosis that did not exist in any lexicon before the 1930s with a shred of respect.  Draw your own conclusions.  Kim

Prehistoric autism helped produce much of the world's earliest great art, study says

Harsh Ice Age conditions may have favoured the selection of genes which allowed some humans to focus on tasks in great detail for long periods, scientists believe.

Much of the world’s earliest great art is likely to have been created by gifted early humans on the autism spectrum, new research by British scientists suggests.

Archaeologists working in conjunction with autism experts have concluded that humans were able to produce the first realistic art some 33,000 years ago because ice age conditions drove the selection of particular combinations of genes.

Harsh conditions favoured the natural selection of genes which predisposed some humans to develop abilities to focus on tasks in great detail for long periods; to perceive their environments in three-dimensional terms in an enhanced way; to develop greater image retention abilities; and to develop greater aptitudes to identify and analyse patterns of geography and movement. Read more here.


Study Says Parents Fail to Notice Regression 98% of the Time

Oblivious momNote: Like you, we find this rather hard to believe.

Many children eventually diagnosed with autism lose social skills between 18 months and 3 years of age. But few parents notice this trend, according to data from a large Norwegian study.++

Researchers presented the unpublished results yesterday at the 2018 International Society for Autism Research annual meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Parents notice regression in only 2 percent of the children who lost social skills, according to the study.

Regression can be characterized by either a sharp or gradual loss of language, social and other skills. Many more children with autism regress than researchers originally thought, says Alexandra Havdahl, a research fellow at Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, who presented the findings.  Read more art Spectrum News here.


If You Knew a Train Was Coming, Would You Get Off The Tracks?

Ounce of preventionNote: This post is from the TACA blog.   If you could halt the processes that result in an autism diagnosis, would that be considered preventive medicine? A cure?

By Gita Gupta

What if you could detect #autism risk at birth?

What if autism could be detected as early as birth, using biomarkers –  rather than at age 2-5 years, using behavioral characteristics? That’s what Dr. Naviaux’s new study aims to find out, using data from the newborn screening program. (You may recall Dr. Naviaux’s groundbreaking work on Suramin in autism – see earlier blog post here.)

The newborn screening (NBS) program started over 50 years ago to screen for a disorder called Phenylketonuria (PKU.)  PKU can cause irreversible brain damage if it is left untreated. However –  if detected early, before symptoms occur in the first few months of life, and treated with a modified diet, brain damage is prevented, even though they still express the abnormal gene.  The goal of the newborn screening program is to identify babies with disorders like PKU early, so that treatment can be started right away. These days, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened for various genetic, endocrine, infectious and metabolic disorders, using a few drops of blood from the newborn’s heel.

What if we could do something similar for autism? Could some cases of autism really be prevented by catching the chemical risk signs by a blood test at birth, and treating before the first symptoms occur? Would you change your child’s environment? Monitor medical conditions differently?

Read on to learn more about Dr. Naviaux’s study.

Dr. Naviaux’s Newborn Screening Autism Risk Study

In most cases, autism is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. If autism risk could be identified at birth, we may have a better shot at preventing the consequences of environmental stress before behavioral symptoms become visible.  Dr. Naviaux’s new study looks at data from the newborn screening program for patterns of metabolic dysregulation that indicate autism risk.

Dr. Naviaux’s study has three phases. In the first phase, it will look at newborn screening data from California’s NBS program. All babies born in California are screened for over 80 disorders using a few spots of blood from pricking the heel.  About 60 different measurements are done on the blood spots, looking for metabolites, the substances necessary for metabolism. These metabolites include acylcarnitine, amino acids, etc. Mitochondrial dysfunction is correlated with about 50 metabolites on this test.  READ MORE HERE.


Gates Foundation Buys Cochrane Collaboration Group

StrawNote: From The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP.) AHRP  is a national network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to minimizing the risks associated with such endeavors and to ensuring that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected.

This may be the last straw in dissolving the illusion of scientific integrity in reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration group.

With a $1.15 million “donation” – chicken feed for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – they have purchased the Cochrane seal of “science-based reviews”. The medical literature has been corrupted at its core.

Medicine is and has been for a long time, the domain of Big Pharma, and Big Government with the acquiescence of the medical academic institutions.

For those of you who are under the illusion that the purpose of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and its financial “donations” is about philanthropy and the good of society, please, examine some of the empirical evidence that I have gathered documenting the contrary at:
Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption: Vaccine Safety Ratings & Vaccine Science Falsified

The insidious influence of the Gates agenda is in evidence. For example, the just released purported “systemic review” of the HPV vaccine by the Cochrane:
Prophylactic Vaccination Against Human Papillomaviruses to Prevent Cervical Cancer and its Precursors
by Marc Arbyn, Lan Xu, Cindy Simoens and Perre PL Martin-Hirsch

The authors claim “We judged most included trials to be at low risk of bias” – is an oxymoronic statement, inasmuch as they concede that “all but one [study was] funded by vaccine manufacturers”.

ALL industry funded studies are designed to protect the company’s financial investment. That is THE overriding primary bias. In vaccine clinical trials in particular, there is a built-in bias; namely, the comparator arm.

The so-called “placebo-controlled” comparative vaccine studies do not use a genuine placebo. They include an adjuvant such as aluminum or mercury in the so-called “placebo” comparators both of which generate serious adverse effects. They use these adjuvants precisely in order to mask the serious risks posed by vaccines.

Next, the repeated claim that the HPV vaccine “prevents cervical cancer… There is high-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26.” These are knowingly false statements.

The Cochrane reviewers acknowledge that the “Studies were not large enough or of sufficient duration to evaluate cervical cancer outcomes.” Cervical cancer doesn’t show up until many, many years later in women in their 50s. In fact, the study did not last long enough to ascertain whether it prevents cancer or any other disease.

The authors’ claim “We did not find an increased risk of serious adverse effects. Although the number of deaths is low overall, there were more deaths among women older than 25 years who received the vaccine. The deaths reported in the studies have been judged not to be related to the vaccine.”

The Cochrane Collaboration is indeed collaborating with its financial sponsors/ donators. Its “systematic review” of the MMR, aluminum and the HPV are a mockery of its claim to the source of “Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health.”

Independent scientists who reject the financially profitable medical dogma have been reduced to publishing under pseudonyms for fear of reprisal!

Read more at AHRP here.


Study: Increased Rates of Cervical Cancer in Sweden Linked to Increase in HPV Vaccinations

HPV-test-alone-OK-cervical-cancer-screening-1440x810(Please see addendum)

Study: Increased Rates of Cervical Cancer in Sweden Linked to Increase in HPV Vaccinations

 

By Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A new study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics examined cervical cancer rates among women in Sweden and discovered a link between increased cervical cancer rates among women aged 20-49 during a two-year period between 2014 and 2015, corresponding to increased HPV vaccination rates in this population group, years earlier, when mass HPV vaccinations started in Sweden.

Women above the age of 50, during this two-year period, saw no significant cervical cancer increase and were likely too old to have been vaccinated with the HPV vaccine.

Since the study casts doubt on the efficacy of the HPV vaccine, and, in fact, links the vaccine to increased cancer rates, it is highly unlikely you will read about this in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, where nothing negative about the blockbuster HPV Gardasil vaccine is allowed.

The study was conducted by Lars Andersson, PhD, from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden.

Dr. Andersson states that:

…when the Swedish media discussed the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer, the health authorities were unable to explain the increase.

So Dr. Andersson discussed the possibility that mass HPV vaccination rates actually could be the cause of increased rates of cervical cancer:

HPV vaccination could play a role in the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. About 25% of cervical cancers have a rapid onset of about three years including progression from normal cells to cancer.

Therefore, an increase may be seen within a short period of time.

Gardasil was approved in Sweden in 2006. In 2010, the vaccination of a substantial number of girls started. In 2010, about 80% of the 12-year-old girls were vaccinated.

Combined with 59% of the 13–18-year-old girls vaccinated through the catch-up programme in the same period, one can say that most girls were vaccinated.

Thus, the oldest girls in the programme were 23 years old in 2015; and this is well within the younger age group shown in Fig. 1.

Dr. Andersson points out that even the FDA’s own analysis of Gardasil in 2006 showed a higher risk of “premalignant cell changes” from the vaccine in certain groups that had already been exposed to some HPV strains:

Read more here.

Addendum

Controversy has arisen around the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics article because the author had submitted under a false name to escape professional persecution. After consideration the the journal's editors decided not to retract the article and made the following statement:-

On May 8, the KI informed us that its department of physiology and pharmacology did not have any person of this name and requested us to remove the name of the institution. So, on the same day a correction was carried out and the name of KI was removed and duly intimated to KI.

Since then, we have investigated and learned the identity of the author. The author has said that he used a pseudonym because he believed the use of his real name would have invited personal repercussions from those opposed to any questioning of vaccines.

This deception of the journal’s editors is unacceptable. The author could have asked the editors for confidentiality, giving the reasons. Editors may choose to publish articles without revealing the true name of the author, if it is determined that the circumstances justify it.

However, we considered the matter and decided to keep the article on the site as the issues raised by it are important and discussion on it is in the public interest. The author’s true name is withheld at his request.

 

 


Does this Individualism-hierarchy Worldview Make My Yeti Look Fat?

Kim  Dryer bonnetNote: The headline isn't as kooky as this report below. Thanks Nancy H for sending it us to share.   This study says that the push to "educate" us into believing vaccines are as magical as fairy dust, as safe as a mother's hug and as necessary as air via "intervention programs" is a failure.  Well, lah de dah. Imagine that. Bullying fails. We believe what we see with our own two eyes. The study says that we tend to believe "conspiracy theories."  You can't color me and most of my colleagues with this broad "conspiracy nut" brush.    The more injured kids, teens and adults, the more the bubble is bursting on the Vaccines Are God industry.   Do I like this? Not really. It would be very nice if vaccines could safely protect from disease with ZERO harm. So would finding the Giant Pink Sea Snail with Dr. Dolittle.  For the record:

I believe the earth is a sphere. I believe we landed on the moon. I believe that 26 beautiful children and adults were slaughtered 15 miles up the street from me in Sandy Hook, CT. I believe that Mike Nesmith's mother created White Out. OK?  KR

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The 'Attitude Roots' Underlying Antivaccination Beliefs

"Many intervention programs work from a deficit model of science communication, presuming that vaccination skeptics lack the ability to access or understand evidence," as explained in a new study published in Health Psychology.3 "However, interventions focusing on evidence and the debunking of vaccine-related myths have proven to be either nonproductive or counterproductive."

Emerging evidence suggests that targeting the underlying bases, the "attitude roots," of these beliefs may prove more effective than information-based strategies.4,5 To that end, the current authors aimed to determine links between antivaccination attitudes and 4 specific attitude roots:

  • Willingness to endorse conspiratorial beliefs
  • Disgust sensitivity toward blood and needles
  • Reactance (in response to perceived threats to one's autonomy or freedom)
  • Individualism-hierarchy worldviews (in contrast to communitarianism/egalitarianism)

The researchers used a data collection company to survey 5323 people (49.9% women) in 24 countries, using various scales to assess these measures.

Analyses revealed that the strongest antivaccination attitudes were found among participants with higher levels of conspiratorial beliefs (correlation coefficient [r], 0.334; P <.001), reactance (r, 0.235; P <.001), and disgust sensitivity (r, 0.201; P <.001). Although individualistic/hierarchical worldview was also associated with stronger antivaccination beliefs, the effect size was small (r, 0.186, P <.001). In addition, education and sex were not significantly linked to vaccination attitudes, whereas younger participants and more conservative participants had stronger antivaccination attitudes.

From a motivated reasoning perspective, the "goal of science communication is to align with people's underlying fears, ideologies and identities, thus reducing people's motivation to reject the science," the authors wrote. "If the motivation to reject the science is reduced, then people should become more willing to embrace the evidence on its merits."

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Real Autism Awareness - The Great Poisoning

Poison appleBy Louis Conte

Autism Awareness Month ended with yet another CDC late Friday afternoon press release announcing yet another rise in the rate of autism.

If you have bad news at the CDC, release it on a Friday afternoon and get out of town.

The new autism rate is 1 in 59 children born in 2006, 1 in 36 for children between the ages of 3 and 17.

This year’s announcement again claimed that greater awareness of the disorder by diagnosticians is causing the “apparent increase”. The 2018 spin is that the data is reflecting new cases from minority communities who had been previously undercounted, underserved and not previously represented.

But the truth is that the increase in autism blew through any artifact of data collection years ago. The implications are that the increase is real, awful, unbelievably expensive in dollars and catastrophic in human cost.

Schools are reporting increases in autism that require never ending budget busting costs for special education. Waiting lists for state funded services for people with autism are years long. Resources are drying up. Children with autism are growing into adults with autism and have adult needs. Families strain to support them. Parents won’t live forever.

People with autism suffer. Many deal with seizures, chronic pain and social isolation. How many times do we read about people with autism drowning, wandering away or being assaulted and abused.

If you are affected by autism, America has not been made great again.

Autism should not be celebrated with pretty blue lights as Autism Speaks suggests.

The better color is red.

Autism should be acknowledged with all the alarm of a blaring red ambulance light because that is a more accurate color for the reality of autism.

Autism is not simply an “urgent health care concern.” It is a national emergency. There are 200,000 adults with autism. At the current rate, there will be 5 million in twenty-five years.

The cost of the service infrastructure that will soon need to deal with millions of adults who need housing, food, social services and other needs will be crippling. Which is why, from a national perspective, the autism catastrophe needs to be addressed. Finding what is causing the increase in autism is no longer really a choice. It is imperative and that means having the courage to say what is really going on here.

The Myth is Crumbling

Usually, if the media covers autism, we are told that autism is a genetic disorder. Millions of research dollars have been spent searching for “autism genes.” All that has been found are genes that might predispose someone to autism.

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15 Deliberately Wasted Years - Revisiting "Autism in the United States: a Perspective"

image from vaccinechoicecanada.comBy F Edward Yazbak

Following the release by the Centers for Disease Control figures for autism in schools Age of Autism returns with the permission of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons to an article Ed Yazbak  wrote in 2003. Last week the CDC published a rate of 1 in 59, which has suspiciously only been updated to 2014 and which contrasts with figure of 1 in 36 for 2016 published in a different survey last December, while a figure of 1 in 45 had already published for 2014. Back in 2003 Yazbak reporting against the steeply rising trend of that time excoriated the CDC for specious arguments, negligence and unaccountability. Nothing has changed except today the scale of the problem has become many times worse. Otherwise, the excuses and obfuscations remain the same. We might ask if there were problems of measuring the data then, why are they if anything even more inept and vague now?

 

Autism in the United States: a Perspective

F. Edward Yazbak,M.D., F.A.A.P.

ABSTRACT 

Once rare, autism has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The increase cannot be attributed to changes in diagnostic criteria, which have actually become more restrictive. Already a heavy burden on educational facilities, the increasing number of patients afflicted with this serious disability will have an enormous effect on the economy as the affected children reach adulthood. Studies of all possible causes of the epidemic are urgently needed. To date, studies of a potential relationship to childhood vaccines have been limited and flawed. 
 
The important historical observation about autism is that it was unknown in ancient cultures, or even in medieval times, and that it just “appeared” some 60 years ago. 
 
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
 
Leo Kanner, while at Johns Hopkins, was first to describe autism in 1943. His article described 11 children who had an apparently rare syndrome of “extreme autistic aloneness.” Because these children’s symptoms started early, Kanner’s Syndrome was also known as “infantile autism.” In 1944, HansAsperger also described a group of children with similar symptoms who were “highly recognizable.” In the same year, Bruno Bettelheim theorized that children developed autism because their “refrigerator mothers” raised them in a non-stimulating environment, with resulting damage to their social, language and general development. Bettelheim’s credentials were questionable, and his theory has been discredited. 
 
Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., founder of the Autism Society of America and founding president of the Autism Research Institute (ARI), has thoroughly analyzed the ARI database of more than 30,000 entries and reported two clear trends: 
 
First, the incidence of autism has increased remarkably, becoming “an explosion” in recent years and second, a distinct shift in the time of onset of autistic symptoms has become evident. “Late onset autism (starting in the second year) was almost unheard of in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s; today such cases outnumber early onset cases five to one.” 
 
Parents in increasing numbers are reporting similar stories. A child, most often a boy who is developmentally, socially, and verbally on par for his age, suddenly stops acquiring new words Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact and skills in the second year of life and then regresses, losing speech, cognitive abilities, and social dexterity. Children in this group are said to have regressive autism. Further, overwhelmed parents may drift apart, and siblings’ stress may be manifested as behavior problems. 
 
Suggesting that a sudden and exponential increase in autistic disorders is not real, and results only from better diagnosis, amounts to denial. Similarly, though some affected children have Fragile-X Syndrome or a family history of autism, it does not seem reasonable to insist that the present autism outbreak is solely caused by hereditary factors. Genetic disorders have never presented as epidemics, and investing the scant available resources solely in genetic research diverts them from the scientific exploration of more plausible environmental etiological factors.
 

 

 

 


Dog Gone It! Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism!

DogDoctorCartoonNote: This article below was in the New York Times, the paper of record for vaccine injury denial (come on, WaPo, you slacker.) The article was in many newspapers, as the PR machine chose to lift its leg yet again on Dr. Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy in an effort to protect the vax industry.  Since autism is a defined set of behaviors, why couldn't an animal fall into the autism category? A dog could stop making eye contact, not response to its name, spin, have repetitive movements and stop socializing, just like a human. The major difference would be in terms of actual speaking with words.

Dogs get many of human diseases and conditions. WebMD discusses dog depression.  The American Veterinarian Medical Association said in a statement: "While adverse reactions can occur, they are extremely rare, and the benefits far outweigh the risks. Vaccination is the primary reason why deadly diseases like rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and panleukopenia have become much less common in U.S. pets. Pet owners should talk with their veterinarians about any concerns they have regarding vaccines, and to determine the best vaccination plan for each individual pet."  Our children don't get the option of a best plan for their own individual needs. As early as 1966, Vets were asking if dogs could be autistic.

From PetMD: ...Studies like this one indicate that autism could very well occur in dogs. But, it’s important to acknowledge that until more research is done, reaching a definitive diagnosis in an individual dog is anything but straightforward. Our understanding of typical and atypical canine behavior is simply too limited. Also, a number of other difficult-to-diagnose canine conditions (e.g., anxiety disorders and pain) can cause clinical signs similar to those associated with autism. Therefore, in all but a few exceptional cases, like the Bull Terriers mentioned above, the best veterinarians and owners can do for now is to say a dog might have autism.

For a dog to be tentatively diagnosed with autism, he or she should exhibit atypical repetitive behaviors and some degree of impaired social interaction with dogs and/or people. Also, a veterinarian must first rule out other conditions that might be responsible for the observed clinical signs.

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LONDON — The anti-vaccine movement has come for the pets.

A spreading fear of pet vaccines’ side effects has prompted the British Veterinary Association to issue a startling statement this week: Dogs cannot develop autism.

The implicit message was that dog owners should keep vaccinating their pets against diseases like distemper and canine hepatitis because any concerns that the animals would develop autism after the injections were unfounded.

The warning has a long tail. It grew out of an anti-vaccine theory that rippled across the United States and Europe as networks known as “anti-vaxxers” claimed that childhood vaccinations could cause autism. The belief, promoted by some celebrities like the television personality Jenny McCarthy, who says her son has autism, spurred many parents to begin boycotting traditional vaccines.

Read more here.

 

 


Breaking News: 1 in 59 children Born in 2006 have Autism, 1 in 36 between the ages of 3 and 17. What’s going on?

Health Choice Square Breaking news

On April 27, 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2014 report of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.1 The report declares that the autism rate for 8-year-old children born in 2006 was 1 in 59, by 15% from the rate of 1 in 68 described in the 2012 ADDM report2 and an increase of 20% for the sites (6 out of 11) that participated in the 2012 survey.

The authors declared their new findings, “provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities.” Despite the fact that autism rates have risen from 1 in 149 in their initial 2000 ADDM report3 and from 1 in 10,000 in the earliest American studies,4 the new report only grudgingly acknowledges (on page 15 of 23) that “with prevalence of ASD reaching nearly 3% in some communities and representing an increase of 150% since 2000, ASD is an urgent public health concern.” Oddly, as it has become obvious that America has a raging autism epidemic, the CDC’s main goal in reporting autism rates is to suppress public concern over what is now a clear national emergency.

Notably, these new rates are significantly lower than those reported last November by another branch of the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). In that study, the CDC reported a 2016 autism rate of 1 in 36 in American children aged 3-17 years old, and 1 in 28 boys.5

When the NCHS study was released, no major news outlets reported on what was a new record high rate for autism.6

Inexplicably, in the face of these extraordinarily high and [increasing] rates, the CDC’s official position on the autism epidemic has not changed. “More people than ever before are being diagnosed with ASD. It is unclear how much of this increase is due to a broader definition of ASD and better efforts in diagnosis. However, a true increase in the number of people with an ASD cannot be ruled out.”7

It is impossible to understate the seriousness of the autism epidemic. It has enormous implications for our country.

  • Something new and terrible is happening to a generation of American children.
  • Autism has largely been a problem of American children, imposing an overwhelming burden on American schools for the last three decades
  • There are less than 200,000 adults with autism today. At the current rate of growth, we will see an adult autistic population of 5 million in 25 years
  • If the epidemic doesn’t stop, a tsunami of disabled adults will soon overwhelm the infrastructure available to serve them
  • Today, most individuals with autism live with their parents. As this disabled population enters adulthood, their parents will die leaving them no natural caregiver.
  • We are not remotely prepared for the burden of this new population

References

  1. Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network Surveillance Year 2014 Principal Investigators. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children aged eight years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2014. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2018;Apr 27;67(6):1-23..
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6503a1.htm

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Big League Politics BREAKING: CDC Reports 20 Percent Autism Increase In Children

Big League PoliticsFrom Big League Politics: Read the full story here.

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finalized the numbers in its autism prevalence report.

The report states that 1 in 59 children in the United States have autism (as of 2006 survey), which is a massive increase. The previous CDC report, released in 2012, stated that 1 in 68 children suffer from the disorder.

The new report states that 1 in 36 children between the ages of 3 and 17 suffer from autism.

CDC also reports a 20 percent increase in the rate of autistic children at the test sites that participated in the previous 2012 report.

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The report has been delayed for weeks due to in-fighting at the agency over the numbers. READ ABOUT THAT IN-FIGHTING HERE.

Big League Politics received primary source documents from a CDC insider, who provided the following summary of the new CDC report:

“On April 27, 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2014 report of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The report declares that the autism rate for 8-year-old children born in 2006 was 1 in 59, by 15% from the rate of 1 in 68 described in the 2012 ADDM report2 and an increase of 20% for the sites (6 out of 11) that participated in the 2012 survey.

The authors declared their new findings, “provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities.”

Despite the fact that autism rates have risen from 1 in 149 in their initial 2000 ADDM report and from 1 in 10,000 in the earliest American studies, the new report only grudgingly acknowledges (on page 15 of 23) that “with prevalence of ASD reaching nearly 3% in some communities and representing an increase of 150% since 2000, ASD is an urgent public health concern.” Oddly, as it has become obvious that America has a raging autism epidemic, the CDC’s main goal in reporting autism rates is to suppress public concern over what is now a clear national emergency.  Read more here.


The World Stealth Organization, the Gates Foundation and the Tetanus Vaccine Spiked with a Birth Control Drug in Kenya

image from www.rescuepost.com'The days when health officials could issue advice, based on the very best medical and scientific data, and expect populations to comply, may be fading.' Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, Report to the 126th Executive Board, 2010.

Age of Autism publishes the abstract of the recent paper by Oller et al reviewing the evidence that the WHO spiked tetanus vaccines in Kenya with a birth control drug it developed, HCG. Predictably the controversy was laid at the door of  "anti-vaxxers"  but it is apparent that this has nothing to do with original context: the Catholic church is not "anti-vaccine" and it seems highly implausible that the testing laboratory signed its own death warrant by detecting something which was not there. The problem would seem to lie with the untrustworthy behavior of  the World Health Organization, its not so hidden agendas, the Gates Foundation and the Kenyan government.

HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World

John W. Oller, Christopher A Shaw, Lucija Tomljenovic, Stephen K. Karanja, Wahome Ngare, Felicia M. Clement, Jamie Ryan Pillette

ABSTRACT

In 1993, WHO announced a “birth-control vaccine” for “family planning”. Published research shows that by 1976 WHO researchers had conjugated tetanus toxoid (TT) with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) producing a “birth-control” vaccine. Conjugating TT with hCG causes pregnancy hormones to be attacked by the immune system. Expected results are abortions in females already pregnant and/or infertility in recipients not yet impregnated. Repeated inoculations prolong infertility. Currently WHO researchers are working on more potent anti-fertility vaccines using recombinant DNA. WHO publications show a long-range purpose to reduce population growth in unstable “less developed countries”. By November 1993 Catholic publications appeared saying an abortifacient vaccine was being used as a tetanus prophylactic. In November 2014, the Catholic Church asserted that such a program was underway in Kenya. Three independent Nairobi accredited biochemistry laboratories tested samples from vials of the WHO tetanus vaccine being used in March 2014 and found hCG where none should be present. In October 2014, 6 additional vials were obtained by Catholic doctors and were tested in 6 accredited laboratories. Again, hCG was found in half the samples. Subsequently, Nairobi’s AgriQ Quest laboratory, in two sets of analyses, again found hCG in the same vaccine vials that tested positive earlier but found no hCG in 52 samples alleged by the WHO to be vials of the vaccine used in the Kenya campaign 40 with the same identifying batch numbers as the vials that tested positive for hCG. Given that hCG was found in at least half the WHO vaccine samples known by the doctors involved in administering the vaccines to have been used in Kenya, our opinion is that the Kenya “anti-tetanus” campaign was reasonably called into question by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association as a front for population growth reduction. 
 
 
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Ozymandias: Population Meltdown in Scotland as Additional Support Needs Rise by 600% in a Decade

image from en.wikipedia.orgby John Stone

I have been looking at Scotland’s 2017 special educational needs data, published last month amid zero publicity – these days we do not even have to “bury the bad news”. It just gets published on a government website somewhere and almost no one notices...except me and Anne Dachel. On 26 March 2018 I wrote to the British Medical Journal (and they published):

The (British) government must face up to the autism pandemic, and so must the RCPCH

It is perturbing not to get a response from Prof Viner and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, after my Rapid Response last week [1]. Since I wrote I have tracked down the figures for Scottish schools for 2017 (the disability numbers were published earlier this month, though not reported in the media). The number of children with an autism diagnosis in Scottish schools rose by 11.5% in one year. Between September 2016 and 2017 one year in the fifteen year rolling cohort departed, another arrived, and the total number of children with diagnosed autism increased by 1,550: the incidence of autism in Scottish schools went up from 1 child in 51 (684,415/13,423) to 1 child in 46 (688, 959/14,973) [1,2]. But the rate among younger children will be far higher. In 2005 the Department of Health gave a figure of 1 child in 100 [1].

At what point does this catastrophic phenomenon even get to be acknowledged? People talk about pandemics of infectious disease, but what do they think this is?

[1] John Stone, 'NHS must prioritise health of children and young people -what about autism?', 19 March 2018 http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1116/rr

[2] Tables 1.1 and 1.8 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/dspupcensus

Naturally, no one answered. A friend posed me the question whether there could be substitution involved? Well it does not look like this is the main explanation. Here is the data (table 1.5)  for pupils with additional support needs comparing 2017 with 2007:

2007 Primary School  4.4% (16, 478)

2017 Primary School 23.5% (94,125)

2007 Secondary         4.3%  (13, 355)

2017 Secondary         29.3% (82,712)

Averaged out this is a present rate of 26.6% for pupils with additional support needs: a rise of 534% for primary education, and 681% for secondary education in ten years. Since this is a table presumably the criteria should be consistent. And though the autism figures are catastrophic and getting worse they exist in a new sea of other additional support needs. Also, some terrible fate is overwhelming pupils in secondary education.

When I wrote about the last set of figures in Scotland my articles were taken off Google News, probably after the intervention of Scottish government, or some pharmaceutical PR agency in London like Science Media Centre or Sense About Science. And very soon after Age of Autism was taken off Google News altogether. But the bottom line is that this is the real news: this is the Scottish government’s own data – nothing to do with me – and they cower in silence.

I met a traveller from an antique land,

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

John Stone is UK and European editor of Age of Autism


Our Brave New World: Pharma's Political Straw Men, Lies and Censorship

image from buzznews.it by John Stone

We are reaching a critical point (and historic moment) which resembles in some ways both WMD and the banking crisis of 2008: the burden of scientific evidence and personal testimony weighs heavily against the industry (everyone has been lied to and the products have been over-sold) and what we are seeing is a pre-emptive strike to stop people talking – to stop them  at all cost. The evidence is that the industry and governments are afraid of exposure and are going for broke. This was the message of the industry spokeswoman Heidi Larson on 1 January 2018 in her column ‘Let Freedom Ring’. It was a very odd kind of freedom – Larson who works closely with the World Health Organization and Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as Merck and GSK – seemed to be trying to trade vaccine compulsion (distancing herself and the Vaccine Confidence Project from moves around the world towards draconian mandates) for silence on vaccine safety.

“The growing challenge in the vaccine landscape is that it is no longer isolated individuals who are thinking twice or refusing vaccination, but that there are growing groups of people who are not only expressing their individual right to question and to choose, but are increasingly connected with others and demanding the right to choose as part of a larger movement.  These movements are about principles of freedom and rights, not about specific vaccines, or specific safety concerns.”

Larson is not wrong about rights but she is about people not having “specific safety concerns”: only a few months before she had declared on a Johnson and Johnson website:

 “Yes, there are potential risks—there will always be potential risks with any medical treatment. And we don’t talk enough about that.” 

Anybody might reasonably be worried about safety of something over which they are being threatened with censorship. And, of course, now there are many people writing and speaking on the web, who want to talk about the risks both from personal experience and published science who are not poorly informed, malicious or engaging in irresponsible talk. Of course, there are clickbait sites that put out deliberately false information but it does not seem likely that they are the ones that industry or government are really scared about.

When the European Parliament balances the bald assertion that vaccines are “safe” with condemning “ the spread of unreliable, misleading and unscientific information on vaccination aggravated by media controversies” and calling “on Member States and the Commission to take effective steps against the spread of such misinformation and to further develop awareness and information campaigns, especially for parents…” they are themselves being misleading, naive or worse – and they are trying to forestall public examination of what the industry and surrogate government bureaucracies are doing, and suppress the ever growing body of evidence that vaccines are not safe. They are declaring falsehoods, engaging in innuendo and calling for socially repressive measures. This sadly is all too likely to dovetail with French President Macron’s proposed legislation on Fake News, following on his extension vaccine mandates.

Simultaneously, we have the alarming spectacle of Senator Pan who having notoriously piloted the notorious SB277 school vaccine mandates bill through the Californian legislature has now filed SB1424 to censor social media with the appointment of state “fact checkers” to decide which facts are true.

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

 (a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

 (b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

 (1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

 (2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

 (3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

 (4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

 (c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Not surprisingly there is already a fine article about this by John Rappoport. The bill does not of course specify vaccine related stories but obviously we can see where this going – of course it is altogether terrifying to envisage the scale and cost of this new bureaucracy, not to mention its potential for arbitrariness, incompetence and vindictiveness: perhaps above all to stop people talking about their own experiences. Is this so mad, grandiose, so Un-American that even California’s legislature might back off? In this brave new world no one could be confident.

These are not of course random events. Our new rulers are the pharmaceutical industry hiding behind men of straw.

John Stone is UK and European Editor of Age of Autism


Nothing To See Here

image from www.rescuepost.comBy Anne Dachel

Numbers mean nothing. Cost is meaningless. NO MATTER HOW BAD THINGS GET IN SCHOOLS, THERE WILL NEVER BE A REAL PROBLEM. Behavior is out-of-control. Special education is exploding at the seams. Mental health concerns are a more critical topic than academics in our schools. STILL, everything is fine. Experts are working on it. We’ll survive this.

Here are around 70 stories from the last two weeks. They’re from all over—the U.S., Canada, and Britain. They’re about schools adding sensory rooms so kids can calm down and make it through the school day, about more and more schools spending vast sums on mental health services, about schools in Britain so overwhelmed that there aren’t enough places for all the disabled students, and about increasing incidents of out-of-control kids in the elementary schools attacking teachers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has their own study from 1998 to show that the changes in kids’ health and behavior are the result of bad parents who expose them to trauma at home. This is what teachers are being taught everywhere. I’m sure it will work. The press is already reporting on it as dogma. Schools need to take over and counter what parents are doing. Teachers have learned to ask, “What happened to this student” and not, “Why did the student do this?” Every mom and dad whose child has behavior issues should hang their heads in shame.

 

March 25, 2018, (UK) Maidenhead Advertiser: New Dorney school creates safe learning space for children in care

The head of a new school for young people in care says it aims to put each child at the centre of everything it does.

Stephen Rodgers is head of education at the Eton Dorney Residential School, which has room to house six young people and 18 day spaces for 10 to 18-year-olds.

Inside, Natalie showed off the sensory room, which is used if a child is anxious and is a place to reassure them.

These children can be in the care system for a number of reasons including learning and behavioural difficulties,” said Natalie.

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My Letter to the 73 British Members of European Parliament on "Vaccine Hesitancy"

image from www.eu-patient.euby John Stone

Two weeks ago AoA published an unsigned letter to  European Parliamentarians about a proposed resolution on "vaccine hesitancy" to Members of the European Parliament which could lead to the extension of vaccine mandates across the Union and a clamp down on free speech. The resolution in its present form asserts vaccines to be "safe" without any qualification. I have now sent my own letter individually to all of the 73 British member of the Parliament. A final vote on this could happen as early as the beginning next week - so we are close to the last opportunity to lobby the Parliament. European citizens can find the details of their representatives here.

 

Dear ____,

I am writing to all British members of the European Parliament with the deepest concern about the proposed “vaccine hesitancy” resolution. The Parliament is poised to further protect an industry from scrutiny which in itself urgently requires investigation. In its present form it will not lead to confidence.

The resolution comes before the Parliament amid mounting evidence of vaccine harm in published scientific literature. For too long politicians around the globe have depended on bureaucracies to wage war against infectious diseases without taking adequate steps to ensure the independence of the advice, and contenting themselves with bland assurances that everything they collectively sanction is safe and effective. By now infants are met not long after birth with a barrage of vaccines for diseases which in many cases are either not so dangerous or not so common, without any wider evidence that this is a safe thing to do - meanwhile each of the products have acknowledged risks and side-effects in the small print, even before we consider the problems of cumulative exposure, bad synergies, contamination in manufacture, toxic excipients etc. The bureaucracies choose whatever “facts” suit them, and they have created a pipeline for their products to be administered to children at public expense.

Absurdly, the EP Health Committee have complained about the relative expense of vaccinating children compared with the beginning of the millennium without considering all the expensive new products governments have willingly added to the schedule in the interim - nor the expense of all the new products the industry connected bureaucracy are likely to sanction in future. In the UK the director of Oxford Vaccine Group which develops vaccines is also chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which recommends them to the schedule.

The invidiousness of the process was recently demonstrated in successive complaints by Nordic Cochrane against the European Medical Agency, first to the agency itself and then to European Ombudsman over its handling of reports about HPV vaccines. The complaints involved conflicts of interest, exclusion of contrary expert evidence, bias in selection of data, lack of evidence for the safety of aluminium adjuvants (which are contained in the majority of other vaccines as well). The fact that both the EMA and the EO rejected these representations out of hand does nothing to enhance the reputation or trustworthiness of those institutions, or of the programme. By now there is a large bibliography on the harmfulness of aluminium in scientific literature but our governments march on regardless.  Most disturbingly we now have the Italian parliamentary commission into military deaths written by senior scientists declaring the risk of multiple vaccines. There is nothing open and shut about vaccine safety.

All this might count for little if our child population in the UK (where we have a long schedule and high compliance) was bursting with good health, but actually we are drowning in disability and chronic disease, particularly neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. While this escapes the main news (or is hidden in stories about lack of provision) the official schools data shows the problem to be completely out of control (not to mention completely unexplained). A BBC news report from SW London last year hinted at 300 new cases of autism per borough per year. Last year the number of diagnosed autism cases in Scottish schools leapt by 11.5% from 1 in 51 to 1 in 46 (but for younger children the rate will be much higher). In Northern Ireland the level was already reported at 1 in 40 in December 2016. Everywhere the trend is dynamically upwards. These are cases which will cost multiple millions each over a lifetime. Having scapegoated Dr Wakefield the Department of Health prefers to say nothing, but the situation is already catastrophic in population terms, and the costs increasingly unsustainable.

It is always possible to highlight this or that statistic which shows an infectious disease to be on the rise, nor is the death of any single child to be taken lightly, but we are getting into dangerous waters if we place the programme on a pedestal, unable to discuss its dangers while deliberately suppressing evidence of harm by waging hate campaigns against the people who report it. This is not privileging science, it is privileging the bureaucracy and pharmaceutical industry over ordinary citizens. Inevitably, such moves must lead to distortions of policy and harm to the community. Nor is it a proper way to conduct policy in a democratic, open society.

Sincerely,

John Stone (UK and European Editor, AgeofAutism.com)


The Changing Face of Vaccinology

WMPNote: From World Mercury Project

Vaccines are “immunogenic formulations” intended to protect vaccinated individuals by inducing production of antibodies and cell-mediated immune responses to combat infectious (and sometimes noninfectious) conditions. Historians trace the roots of modern vaccinology—the science of vaccine development—to the dicey practices of smallpox inoculation and variolation that began in the 1700s. About a century later, in 1885, Pasteur developed and administered a rabies vaccine to humans. Although these and other early vaccines produced mixed real-world results and generated warnings of potentially serious postvaccinal complications, mass vaccination nonetheless took off without a backward glance.

Even from the beginning, vaccination’s most avid proponents acknowledged the complex challenge of generating vaccine-mediated protection. The annoying persistence of vaccine failure prompted vaccine scientists to experiment continually with new vaccine technologies and move beyond the “three I’s” originated during Pasteur’s era (“isolating infectious agents, cultivating and inactivating them…and injecting the obtained product”). Twenty-first-century vaccine developers now draw on cutting-edge fields and techniques such as genetic and protein engineering, immune profiling, synthetic biology, combinatorial chemistry and bioinformatics. Their end goal is to “circumvent” a number of befuddling obstacles, including “hypervariable viruses,” pathogens that require repeat immunization, heterogeneous individual- and population-level vaccine outcomes—and declining public confidence in vaccine safety—to ensure seamless expansion of the modern vaccine “armamentarium.”

Read more here.


Do as I say, Not as I Do

Do as i sayOr listen to what I am saying and do not pay attention to what happened to me

By Wayne Rohde and Louis Conte

In a recent decision in the Vaccine Court, more formally known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), a Special Master (administrator to oversee proceedings) granted the petitioner’s (injured party filing a claim for compensation) motion to redact not only the petitioner’s name for proceedings going forward but also the entitlement ruling (decision the petitioner is eligible for compensation, process to move into damages phase) handed down in the fall of 2017.

Redaction of personal information is very difficult to obtain in the NVICP. Typically, the Department of Justice attorneys who represent the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the NVICP oppose motions to redact personal information. Special Masters rarely allow petitioners to do so.

Keep in mind that the NVICP exists because Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986. The Act essentially ended civil liability for vaccine manufacturers and medical professionals who administer vaccines.

In other words, an American citizen cannot sue a vaccine manufacturer. If someone claims to have been injured by a vaccine or a family member who died from a vaccine, they have to sue the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), a Presidential Cabinet member, in the Federal Court of Claims.

What makes this specific redaction decision so interesting is the identity of the petitioner and her line of work.

In the motion for redaction, the petitioner stated that she holds a position with an organization which engages in public health advocacy related to vaccination. The petitioner expressed concern that public knowledge of her vaccine injury claim would negatively impact her credibility and professional relationships.

It seems that the Special Master and the Department of Justice attorneys agreed with the petitioner: Disclosing that you have suffered a vaccine injury – even one that you have been compensated for – can damage your professional career.

The Special Master ordered that the petitioner’s name be stricken from publicly available documents and replaced with initials.

In this case, the vaccine injury alleged a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). According to HHS statistics, SIRVA is the most common vaccine injury claim brought in the NVICP over the past 3 years, followed closely by Guillain-Bare’ Syndrome (GBS). We have written extensively about SIRVA in the NVICP, here, and here.

We will extend this medical professional the privacy the NVICP afforded her other than to note the petitioner practices medicine in the field of infectious disease.

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CDC Delays Release of New Autism Report As Internal Battles Rage

Breaking newsBy Patrick Howley, Big League Politics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is delaying the release of its highly-anticipated new autism report, Big League Politics has exclusively learned.

The CDC “autism prevalence report” was set to come out Friday, but has now been pushed back as people within the agency battle among themselves. The report MIGHT now come out in late April or May, but there are no assurances of that.

The previous two CDC reports have stated that 1 in 68 children in the United States suffer from autism, but independent reports place the figure at 1 in 36.

The new delayed report is now expected to change the criteria for judging what constitutes autism. The numbers currently rely on so-called DSM IV codes for determining mental health disorders. The new report is set to switch to using updated DSM V codes, according to insiders. Read more here.


Once Bitten Twice Shy: "Parents less likely to vaccinate autistic kids, siblings"

Once bittenOnce Bitten, Twice Shy is [neuro]typically (see what I did there?) SOUND advice.  Child touches a hot stove and learns not to do so again. It's not a surprise to most of us that parents who saw their children harmed by vaccination would hesitate to continue or even outright eschew further vaccination for the child harmed or his/her siblings.  Kaiser Permanente even studied this basic tenet of human evolution and put out a pretty press release. 

Autism can be Permanente too. Thrice shy....  One of the co-authors is CDCs Dr. Frank DeStefano.

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Children with autism and their younger siblings are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than the general population, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

"In this large and comprehensive study, we found that after children received an autism diagnosis, the rates of vaccination were significantly lower when compared with children of the same age who did not have an autism diagnosis," said lead author Ousseny Zerbo, PhD, postdoctoral fellow with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

The retrospective matched cohort study, "Vaccination Patterns in Children After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and in Their Younger Siblings," included more than 3,700 children with autism spectrum disorders diagnosed by 5 years of age, and nearly 500,000 children without ASD born between Jan. 1, 1995 and Sept. 30, 2010; and their respective younger siblings, born between Jan. 1, 1997 and Sept. 30, 2014.

The researchers reviewed whether the children received vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The data were drawn from six sites participating in the CDC's Vaccine Safety Datalink: Kaiser Permanente locations in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, and Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.

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What Lies behind the Gun

Pill gunBy Dara Berger

I have been seeing pictures all over Facebook these past couple days of friends who I went to high school or grew up with who are marching for gun control.  While I agree that there is no sane reason that any citizen should own an assault rifle, I still don't think eliminating guns will take care of these school shootings.  We have to look at what is going on behind the school shootings if we are ever going to get a handle on this growing problem.  I believe the same things that are causing school shootings are also causing mental illness in our children across the board as well as epidemics of chronic illness including autism and pediatric cancer.  

As a country, we have allowed some big bad companies to infiltrate and take over our government infrastructure.  And in turn, they have done some heinous things to our environment that have slowly been eroding the health of every single person on this planet.  In essence, the US has become a runaway freight train.  So in order for us to truly fix the things that are affecting our young we are going to have to take care of things at the larger level.  The kids that commit these horrific travesties are obviously sick, their can be little doubt about that. So we have to ask ourselves why is this happening so often now when we didn’t hear so much about it 30 years ago.  Well, the answer lies in the same things that I point the finger to in my book How to Prevent Autism that are causing the autism epidemic.  

In order to understand what they are we have to think back about all the things that are here now that we didn't have 30 years ago.  

For one, there was no Wi-Fi coming at us from every single direction.  We know this radiation is not great for us, but really think about the impact it is having on a growing child's brain.  Studies have shown that speaking on a cell phone can raise your risk of cancer.  And then you have to acknowledge all the screen time, which many believe is shaping the way our children's brains interact with the world.  People continue to have less and less face-to-face interaction.  Important conversations and arguments are being worked out through text rather than a phone call where you can hear someone's tone and inflection.  Then to make matters worse we have 5G coming to all of us very soon. And if you don’t know anything about it yet, just know one thing - it's awfully scary.  The new 5G technology is so powerful that it's able to go through cement.  So what that means is it will affect every cell in our bodies every moment of the day and if your sensitive to EMF like me; it’s a total nightmare.  Right now I live in an apartment building with cement walls, ceilings and floors, so I am able to shield myself from my neighbors Wi-Fi.  This will not be the case with 5G.  There will be nowhere to run!  For this reason, many people are speaking out now before the technology becomes widespread.  It makes the sanest person want to run and live off the grid.

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Letter on Vaccination to Members of the European Parliament with Damning Official Report on the Deaths and Illnesses of Italian Military Personnel

image from ilglobo.com.auToday Age of Autism reproduces a letter to be circulated to members of the European Parliament in advance of a resolution about “vaccine hesitancy” aimed at creating a false emergency and putting pressure on member states to maximise vaccine uptake. John Stone made a response on behalf of AoA to the European Commission at the beginning of the year in regard to this initiative, which argued that it was an egregious attempt to hi-jack policy on behalf of a greedy and rapacious industry. It was one of hundreds of negative responses to the consultation, with almost none favourable. The reality is that though popular opinion can no doubt be manipulated the drive for this comes from the institutions and their industrial cronies: the cry is not coming from below. Although the resolution proposes no specific actions it is evidently intended to support anti-democratic, inegalitarian and illiberal measures in member states, disregarding for example the major political upheavals in Italy with mass demonstrations, and a collapse in the vote of the responsible parties, much reported in AoA in recent months. Moreover, it looks as if much of this came through the agency of the Obama administration in the US.

Notable are clauses 3 and 12:

3. Points out that Vaccines are safe according to the WHO, as a licensed vaccine is rigorously tested across multiple phases of trials before its use is approved, and regularly reassessed once it is on the market...12. Condemns the spread of unreliable, misleading and unscientific information on vaccination aggravated by media controversies; calls on Member States and the Commission to take effective steps against the spread of such misinformation and to further develop awareness and information campaigns, especially for parents, including the creation of a European platform aimed at increasing vaccination coverage...

Particularly absurd is the appeal to authority, as if the World Health Organization is inherently trustworthy, free of conflicts etc., meanwhile by inference suggesting that contrary information is necessarily unreliable – a view which the document tackles head on, making available for the first time the utterly damning report of the  “Parliamentary commission of inquiry into case of deaths and severe illnesses affecting Italian military personnel assigned to military missions abroad...” a document officially published amid an international mainstream media blackout earlier this year

An obvious interpretation of all this is that we have institutions which while behaving in an ultra-aggressive manner, are terrified at ever being held to account, and are moving in pre-emptive way.

EUROPEAN CITIZENS: PLEASE WRITE TO NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FORWARDING THIS LETTER:-

 To our members of the European Institutions

Please consider this recent information before voting the resolution on ‘vaccine hesitancy and drop in vaccination rates in Europe’ as proposed by the Commission on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament (2017/2951. For Mid-March 2018)

(Scroll down for full text of resolution)

- On Feb. 7th 2018, an Italian Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry has issued a report that finds higher risks of death and illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and hypersensitivity associated to the administration of combined vaccines (1). A copy of this report has been addressed to the European Parliament.

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Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial

FOOD-AS-MEDICINENote: Food has always been the starting point of health since "an apple a day," and all that. Many of us have found some relief from the symptoms of autism via dietary changes. Some have had life altering successes for their kids. Still others, nothing.  I read the local Mom lists on Facebook and am shocked at how many women suffer from migraines. And then ask where is the best take out XYZ food in the next breath. Below is a study may help you talk to your child's doctor about dietary interventions, or perhaps quell your Mother-In-Law's stink eye at the Passover table.

Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial

Abstract:

This study involved a randomized, controlled, single-blind 12-month treatment study of a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention. Participants were 67 children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 3–58 years from Arizona and 50 non-sibling neurotypical controls of similar age and gender. Treatment began with a special vitamin/mineral supplement, and additional treatments were added sequentially, including essential fatty acids, Epsom salt baths, carnitine, digestive enzymes, and a healthy gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (HGCSF) diet. There was a significant improvement in nonverbal intellectual ability in the treatment group compared to the non-treatment group (+6.7 ± 11 IQ points vs. −0.6 ± 11 IQ points, p = 0.009) based on a blinded clinical assessment. Based on semi-blinded assessment, the treatment group, compared to the non-treatment group, had significantly greater improvement in autism symptoms and developmental age. The treatment group had significantly greater increases in EPA, DHA, carnitine, and vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, and Coenzyme Q10. The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD. Parents reported that the vitamin/mineral supplements, essential fatty acids, and HGCSF diet were the most beneficial.

Conclusions:

The study results suggest that the comprehensive nutrition/diet protocol was safe and effective. The nutritional supplements and healthy diet improved nutritional status, and hence presumably increased the brains ability to function and learn. This is supported by the increase in non-verbal IQ, and the substantial 18-month increase in developmental ability in communication, daily living skills, and social skills. Modest improvements in CARS-2 and SAS-Pro suggest some reduction in autism symptoms, consistent with parent reports of improvements on the PDD-BI, ATEC, and SRS. Parent reports also suggest improvements in aberrant behaviors (ABC—Irritability, Lethargy/Social Withdrawal, Stereotypy, and Hyperactivity), sensory processing (SSP), and GI symptoms (6-GSI, PGI-2, ATEC), and Overall (PGI-2). There was not a significant effect on handgrip strength. The treatment efficacy seemed to be similar for both genders and all ages, probably because nutritional requirements are similar for both genders and all ages (after normalizing for caloric intake).

The three unusual case reports, in which three very different long-term problems were greatly improved, shows the power of comprehensive nutritional interventions in addressing complex, puzzling medical conditions which may involve one or more nutritional deficiencies.
There were many significant increases in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and carnitine, and an improvement in homocysteine. The vitamin/mineral supplement and essential fatty acids appeared to have the most clinical benefit, although other treatments appeared to have some benefit for some individuals. So, this comprehensive treatment approach is recommended as a promising therapy for children and adults with ASD, with an emphasis on the vitamin/mineral supplement and essential fatty acids as probably being the most helpful.
The data also suggests some possible improvements could be made to the treatment combination. Specifically, it appears that l-carnitine may be better absorbed than acetyl-l-carnitine. Also, although many vitamins were well-absorbed, larger doses and/or more bioavailable forms of the other vitamins are needed to have a significant effect on blood levels, and larger doses/absorption may in some cases result in greater therapeutic benefit. So, it seems likely that the current treatment protocol could be further improved by making these changes.
 
 

Tell President Trump That You Want Vaccination Choice Included in the Proposed Rule Protecting Statuatory Conscience Rights in Health Care

Ignore_your_rights_and_theyll_go_away_bumper_sticker-p128826149292922003trl0_400Note:  Below is an excerpt from the Federal Register on President Trump's Proposed Rule Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations  of Authority. You have an opportunity to comment on the need to include conscience rights for vaccination choice. The vaccine pipeline is chock full of new opportunities to compel Americans to uptake a product through shaming, job loss and denial of a free an appropriate education - a product that carries known risk of injury and/or death and yet whose manufacturers bear no liability. Like guns, vaccines have been designated by SCOTUS as "unavoidably unsafe."   This simply means that by their very design and nature, they can harm you with use. Obvious in the case of guns. And obvious to most of us here at AofA when it comes to vaccines as well.

Even if you currently choose some, few or every vaccine available for yourself and/or your children, if you would like the have the OPTION of saying "NO" to a vaccine in the future, you should consider leaving a comment as a vote for your personal medical rights.

Please click this link and leave your comment on the site. And then copy and paste it to our comments, if  you'd like to share it with us.  Thank you.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/26/2018-01226/protecting-statutory-conscience-rights-in-health-care-delegations-of-authority#open-comment

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A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 01/26/2018

SUMMARY:

In the regulation of health care, the United States has a long history of providing conscience-based protections for individuals and entities with objections to certain activities based on religious belief and moral convictions. Multiple such statutory protections apply to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS, or the Department) and the programs or activities it funds or administers. The Department proposes to revise regulations previously promulgated to ensure that persons or entities are not subjected to certain practices or policies that violate conscience, coerce, or discriminate, in violation of such Federal laws. Through this rulemaking, the Department proposes to grant overall responsibility to its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for ensuring that the Department, its components, HHS programs and activities, and those who participate in HHS programs or activities comply with Federal laws protecting the rights of conscience and prohibiting associated discriminatory policies and practices in such programs and activities. In addition to conducting outreach and providing technical assistance, OCR will have the authority to initiate compliance reviews, conduct investigations, supervise and coordinate compliance by the Department and its components, and use enforcement tools otherwise available in civil rights law to address violations and resolve complaints. In order to ensure that recipients of Federal financial assistance and other Department funds comply with their legal obligations, the Department will require certain recipients to maintain records; cooperate with OCR's investigations, reviews, or other enforcement actions; submit written assurances and certifications of compliance to the Department; and provide notice to individuals and entities about their conscience and associated anti-discrimination rights, as applicable.

With this proposed regulation, the Department seeks to more effectively and comprehensively enforce Federal health care conscience and associated anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the Department proposes to grant its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) overall responsibility for ensuring that the Department, its components, HHS programs and activities, and those who participate in HHS programs or activities comply with these Federal laws. In addition to conducting outreach and providing technical assistance, OCR will have the authority to initiate compliance reviews, conduct investigations, supervise and coordinate compliance by the Department and its component(s), and use enforcement tools comparable to those available under other civil rights laws to more effectively address violations and resolve complaints. In order to ensure that recipients of Department funds comply with their legal obligations, as it does with other civil rights laws within its purview, the Department will require certain funding recipients to maintain records; cooperate with OCR's investigations, reviews, or enforcement actions; submit written assurances and certifications of compliance to the Department; and provide notice to individuals and entities about conscience and associated anti-discrimination rights (as applicable).


One Child at a Time

Dara and familyBy Dara Berger

Every morning I pick up my smartphone and scroll through the posts on Facebook even though I am starting to really loathe the social media app for it’s censorship of non-mainstream thoughts and ideas.  I spend approximately five minutes twice a day to find out about all the things in the autism community that will never see the light of day in any media publication.  It’s how I find out about new products or treatments, vaccine bills that have been defeated and sadly when a child goes missing or dies.  Lately I cannot go on Facebook for those ten minutes without seeing at least four babies or children who have either died or are being hospitalized from a vaccine reaction.  Many times I repost some of these as a warning to other non suspecting parents.  Why do I continue to do this?  Like many parents in the autism community I can’t stand what has happened to my son and cannot bear the thought of it happening to another family, especially someone else’s child.  So I take the time to tell my story to anyone who will listen.  Many days I wonder if I should even continue bothering.  Many days I wonder if I am actually making a difference.  I can tolerate the hate messages on twitter or the name calling on Facebook.  I have developed a pretty think skin, because it’s not personal.  These haters and pharma trolls they don’t even know me.  

But today for a few short minutes I feel like I may have made a difference.

About a week ago, my husband and I attended a funeral of a friend who’s mother passed away.  I had to leave right after the service to get home for my kids and wasn’t able to attend the burial.  Well later that evening my husband called to urgently ask if I would speak to his friends daughter-in-law who was scheduled for an elective C-section in a couple days.  He wanted me to speak with her about all the things she should do to try to negate the possible health implications that a C-section can cause. He knew that I had just painfully spent the last four weeks researching for an article I was writing on the issues of having an elective C-section. So I immediately told him “of course I am willing to speak with  her”.  Minutes later my husband introduced us by text and I proceeded to outline some of the issues of having a C-section and shared a few simple things she can do that will be helpful.  I also offered to talk with her on the phone that weekend and we did end up scheduling a time to speak last Sunday.  During that phone call, I explained how the baby isn’t able to receive the appropriate bacteria from her that will help them (she is pregnant with twin girls) build a strong microbiome.  My suggestions were to breastfeed if possible, add in a probiotic and consider transferring some of her vaginal secretions at or immediately following the cesarean procedure.  Otherwise the baby will pick up just the bacteria from its parents skin or the instruments in the delivery room, which is not the right type of bacteria that helps build a healthy immune system. She took it all in without making me feel like I was an alien from Mars.

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California's Senator Richard Pan Publicly Denies Any Increase in Autism

Pan Dem IckEpidemic? Pandemic? Not according to this Pan-Democrat in California, Richard Pan.  Thanks to Laura for this update. Thanks to readers for the photo suggestions...  ;) Kim

By Laura Hayes

6-minute video summary of recent hearing in CA  (have a listen before reading)

Link to download hearing in its entirety.

At this point in time, one would have to be living under a rock, severely intellectually challenged, or frighteningly indebted to Pharma to deny that we are in the midst of an autism epidemic.  CA Senator Richard Pan, a public figure, is not living under a rock, which leaves the remaining two possibilities.

On Feb. 28, 2018, a Joint Hearing for Special Education Finance in CA was held.  Partners in SB277 crime, Senators Richard Pan and Ben Allen, were both in attendance. 

In the midst of plentiful, pleading, and powerful testimony from many involved in CA’s public school system with regard to the dramatic and alarming increase in autism up and down the state for the past 10-15 years, corroborated by Ryan Andersen of the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Senator Pan interjected to clarify that they are all wrong. He clarified that there is no increase in autism, not in CA, nor elsewhere. 

To repeat, to take such a preposterous stance when the autism epidemic is self-evident at this point in time (with even the incompetent and corrupt CDC reporting that 1 in 36 American children has autism), one would have to be living under a rock, severely intellectually challenged, or frighteningly indebted to Pharma. Pan’s insistence that autism rates have always been 1 in 36 defies the research coming from the institution at which he used to teach, UC Davis. A 2009 study by researchers at UCD’s MIND Institute found that the humongous increase in the incidence of autism is real, is not due to how autism is diagnosed or counted, and shows no sign of abating. This study was published in the January 2009 issue of Epidemiology.

Pan dug himself further into his hole of lies as he referenced “a growing body of research showing that the increase in autism rates is due to difference in diagnosis and changes in the DSM.”  The only research from this “growing body” that he could then cite was a laughable and completely unscientific 2009 study from England which Dr. Carol Stott and John Stone ripped apart from start to finish, summarized here

For his coup d’etat, both of imbecility and offensiveness, Pan basically accused school districts of over identifying special education students in an effort to secure more funding, which is moronic because school districts statewide, nationwide, and worldwide are drowning in the costs of special education. Identifying special education students means having to provide services for them, services that are costly. In reality, school districts have a financial disincentive to identify special education students. Despite that fact, Pan stated, in his native tongue of gibberish, “One of the things that seems to come up a lot…we heard it from the LAO presentation, we also in some of the other policy…they keep saying that, “Well, what we are worried about is that we actually pay for the need…we’re gonna incentivize more people, more kids, moving into special ed, and also they’re less likely to be mainstreamed.” This was immediately scoffed at, countered, and corrected by the next 2 women who testified.

If Pan truly believes that school districts, in cahoots with parents and licensed professionals, are purposefully misdiagnosing students as needing special education services when in fact they don’t, with the express purpose of the school district enriching itself at the expense of the child, who might then be placed into a segregated classroom and subjected to unneeded therapies,THAT IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE. As such, his first and top priority should be to start an immediate investigation into the abuse of these children.

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Major Health Freedom Victory! 4 Vaccine Bills Defeated in FL

Florida signThank you to GreenMedInfo for this blogpost.  The Sunshine State is a bit brighter today while the Golden State keeps taking Gold from Pharma as it restricts vaccination choice.  Interesting how different two iconic vacation states can be within America.

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By Sayer Ji

After a deluge of vaccine bills threatening to strip health freedom flooded the FL legislature earlier this year, the concerted efforts of grassroots activists and independent media emerged victorious with all 4 bills now officially withdrawn and defeated.

I am excited to announce a major victory for health freedom today, proving Margaret Mead's saying that you should, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.” 

Two identical bills submitted to the Florida Senate and the House of Representatives in January mandating HPV vaccines for school children have been defeated. Two other bills released the same month which would have forced those who opt out of vaccines for their children to be entered into a centralized database which would track their whereabouts (and make possible State-mandated “home visits” to coerce or force vaccine compliance), have also been withdrawn from the Florida Senate and House. All four bills were permanently withdrawn on 3/10/2018.

Grassroots Activism: Alive and Well

It was the The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) that first alerted a small but growing group of activists and health freedom loving citizens in Florida to the impending threat. Floridians for Medical Freedom lead the charge by organizing representation at the state capital.

You can read more about the history of these bills in our previous reports here:

    Urgent Action Required: Stop Forced HPV Vaccines for Florida's KidsACTION ALERT: Oppose Unconstitutional State

    Forced Vaccine Tracking of Your Family - OPPOSE SB 1680 and HB 1045 (FL)

With the help and courageous efforts of independent media organizations and leading activists, including GreenMedInfo., NaturalNews, Kelly Brogan, MD, Robert Scott Bell, Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, and others too many to name, national attention was cast on these bills, including research that was published in the American Journal of Public Health showing that Merck has been manipulating the legislative process via lobbying and other methods to mandate the use of their products.

Battle Won; Epic Battle Just Beginning

Read more here.