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Dachel Media Update: Vax Rules

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

April 27, 2015, KSDK St Louis MO: Unvaccinated kids: How many go to your child's school?

April 27, 2015, Triangle Business Journal: Duke University scores $9.75 million to tackle big data

April 27, 2015, Aspen (CO) Public Radio: Day care centers, schools get ready for new vaccine rules

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Dachel Media Update: Study Appears Just In Time

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Whenever the controversy over vaccine safety makes the news, which has happened with the bill to end exemptions in CA, THERE IS ALWAYS A NEW STUDY THAT MIRACULOUSLY APPEARS.  It's always conclusive.  There is no doubt.  Vaccines do not cause autism. 

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Dachel Media Update: California Vax Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

LA Times: CA Vaccine Mandate Bill SB277 Passes

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Dachel Media Update: California Vaccine Exemption Restrictions

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

It seems that members of the press are all in agreement on the issue of vaccine exemption elimination in California.  Vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives, everyone should get them.  The terms you people like to use regarding those in opposition are "anti-vaccine" and "anti-vaxxers." 

April 20, 2015, The Los Angeles Times published 3 letters to the editors in a column entitled Readers react-- California caves to vaccination deniers and all of them were in support of taking away a parent's right to exempt their child from vaccinations. It's hard to imagine that there were no letters from people opposed to the vaccine bill.

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Dachel Media Update: The Neurologist is a Person In Your Neighborhood - Elmo Hawks Vaccines

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Elmo from Sesame Street?

Who's next to be used to promote vaccines as safe and effective?

Flo

Flo the Progressive Insurance lady?

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Aware But Not Accurate

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

 April 16, 2015, CBS News: The most promising areas of autism research 

April 16, 2015, CNN: Robert Kennedy Jr.'s strange remarks on autism

April 16, 2015, WBUR Boston: Stark Realities Of Autistic Adulthood

April 15, 2015, NPR: Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

April 15, 2015, Miami Local 10: Autism now fastest growing developmental disorder in US

April 15, 2015, Los Angeles KABC-TV: Thousands expected at Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Rose Bowl 

April 15, 2015, ABC 6 Philadelphia: Dealing with expected wave of young adults with autism

April 15, 2015, Fox News: Father's sperm may point to child's autism risk, study finds

April 14, 2015, USA Today: Gestational diabetes increases autism risk

April 14, 2015, USA Today: Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

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Dachel Media Update: "Stop the Broadcast! I Want To Get Offit!"

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Recently Dr. Paul Offit was scheduled to be on the Mike Gallagher radio show on Conservative Talk 9.45 in New York discussing vaccine exemption rights with Dr. Toni Bark.  Many in the autism community were surprised at this news since Offit has consistently refused to openly debate anyone who challenges his blanket endorsement of vaccines for all children and his efforts to remove a parent’s right to a religious or philosophical exemption.

Back February, Dr. Offit was on Democracy Now talking about vaccines. Legal scholar Mary Holland was also on the show, but Offit wouldn’t appear in a format of open dialogue wit Mary. 

This was their conversation:

AMY GOODMAN: I mean, to be fair, we wanted to have both of you on together to have a conversation, because there are many in this country, and a growing movement of parents, who are deeply concerned. But you wanted to have this conversation separately, Mary Holland and you separately. So, it’s important to, I think, have this kind of dialogue on all of these issues. Dr. Offit, on this issue of vaccines now being- DR. PAUL OFFIT: I’ll tell you-can I just address that?

AMY GOODMAN: Yes, sure.

DR. OFFIT: Can I address that for one second? I think that it is not important to have a debate about the science with someone who clearly doesn’t know the science. I’m sorry, Ms. Holland misrepresented the science again and again and again. I don’t think that in any way helps your viewer. I don’t think it’s fair to have a debate where two sides are presented, when only one side is really supported by the science. I think-I’d like to think we’re beyond that.

According to Offit, it’s totally unacceptable for the media to give any coverage to those who won’t endorse every vaccine the government recommends. 

Here’s Offit’s reaction to Gallagher’s plan for a conversation with Dr. Bark: 

Liz, I was specifically told we would not debate vaccine safety issues and I wasn’t told who the other guest would be.

When I found out, I called the producer this morning.   He told me that it was important to present both sides of the vaccine debate.

I ashed him if he thought there were two sides to the issue of whether vaccines caused autism or contained harmful toxins.

He said it was up to the listener to figure out, after hearing both sides.

So I told him I was out and he should be ashamed of himself for unnecessarily scaring parents.  He told me that Mike Gallagher always stays in the middle of issues.  I asked him where Gallagher stood on issues like the existence of gravity.   Was he in the middle of that one?  Painful.

Dr. Bark challenged Offit on her Facebook page:

Hey Paul Offit, Lookee here, Gravity debated by real scientists, not afraid of straying from dogma.

Is gravity not actually a force? Forcing theory to meet experiments

 
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Anne Dachel Book CoverAnne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of  The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.

Love Is Not Enough: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope

JennyLexhed_blue_400By Anne Dachel Love Is Not Enough

Jenny Lexhed plans for a wonderful marriage and perfect children.  The future is boundless and she is in control of it all.  What she isn’t bargaining for is a son with autism and years of struggle and pain. Love Is Not Enough: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope is a step back into what so many of us have experienced:  Autism happens, we’re left on our own to make a life for our children and the obstacles can’t even be imagined.

This wonderfully written book is as much about Jenny herself as about her son Lucas, who’s severely autistic.  Events unfold in present tense and we experience everything as she describes it.  Jenny Lexhed is a mother with a mission to make her child well and she exhausts herself pursuing her goal.  The cost to herself, her husband and her family is enormous.  In the midst of her ordeal, Jenny writes, “I exist in a vacuum.  I put all my energy into finding a method that can help my child to develop.  . . . What will we do now, when I no longer believe in this method? When I realized that Lucas was autistic and understood his difficulties, the ground disappeared from beneath my feet and I fell into a deep hole. . . .but now I’ve lost my foothold once again and fallen into the abyss.  I’m groping in the dark. There’s no light anywhere.  How will we find a new path?” 

Still Jenny can’t quit.

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Dachel Media Update: Vaccine Crackdowns

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

April 13, 2015, ABC News: School District Kicks Out 143 Kids for Not Being Vaccinated 

April 13, 2015, Washington Post: What one of the anti-vaccination movement's least favorite doctors discovered about Jesus

April 13, 2015, Discover Magazine: The Robert Kennedy Jr. Anti-Vaccine Tour - Collide-a-Scape

April 13, 2015, NY Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: New York parents who oppose vaccines for kids may be required to seek proof they were warned by doctor

April 9, 2015, Augusta (GA) Chronicle: Vaccine bill frightening

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RFK Jr. Speaks Out on Vaccine Mandates & Safety at New Jersey State Capital in Trenton

CourageBy Anne Dachel

Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been very vocal across the U.S. opposing bills to end exemptions.  Below is a transcript from Kennedy's press conference in Trenton, New Jersey.  He focused on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It was a scathing report about the ethics of the agency in charge of vaccine safety. 

The second half of his 45 minute talk was a chance for reporters to question Kennedy about his claims.  Incredibly, during the question and answer session not a single reporter asked about the scandalous charges Kennedy made about top U.S. health officials.   Most of them asked about exemptions and herd immunity.  It was like they weren't even in the room. 

When members of the press so willingly close their eyes to charges of fraud and the damage done to a generation of children, they become part of the corruption.  

I contacted Mr. Kennedy to get his thoughts on what went on during the New Jersey press conference, here was his response.

Dachel: "You made some very serious charges against the agency that runs the vaccine program and assures us that their vaccines are safe, yet members of the media had no follow-up questions about anything you said about the CDC.  What, in your opinion, will it take to get the press to finally start covering this controversy in an honest and thorough manner?

Kennedy: "The trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry is now the largest advertiser on television ,radio and newspaper pages, spending from $3 billion to $5.4 billion annually over  the past decade. Pharmaceutical companies target network news divisions for their advertising buys partially for message control and partially for the demographic; TV news audiences tend to be older affluent pharmaceutical customers .A network news division president told me two weeks ago he would fire a newscaster or program host whose reporting or programming choice lost his station an advertising pharmaceutical company.

Of course, it's easy for bean counting network executives to sell this censorship to reporters and on-air employees by parroting  the industry/government mantra that allowing debate on vaccine safety will inflame the "anti-vac" movement and kill babies these factors account ,to some extent ,for the impenetrable Kafkaesque suppression. Journalists are reporting what the government tells them to think instead of doing basic reportorial investigation. The gatekeepers enforce this orthodoxy by avoiding science and facts and instead focus on vilifying and crucifying the heretics.

In 2005 , Dan Shulman wrote a scathing and somewhat bewildered critique of the airtight censorship among media organs of any debate over vaccine safety or CDC corruption. He said that many reporters considered covering this issue to be a potentially "career ending" hazard. Today that censorship extends not just to the mainstream media but also to the so-called "alternate media" like Salon, Slate, Huff Post and Mother Jones. There is simply no national forum for this debate. We have been forced from the public square."

 RFK Jr. Speaks at New Jersey State Capital in Trenton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3LVtEMjwCQ

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Dachel Media Update: RKF Jr Speaks Out

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April 6, 2015 Fox 13, Salt Lake City

'Pediatricians don't read the science;' Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says autism linked to mercury in vaccines

Video interview: Kennedy: "Five of my six children got 22 vaccines.  Beginning in 1989, that's the thimerosal generation--that 's the vaccine generation, and it's the sickest generation in the history of this country."

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Dachel Media Update: California SB277 Faces Crucial Test

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This story, California vaccine exemption restriction bill SB277 faces crucial first test on Wednesday, that originated from the San Jose Mercury News is circulating  on a number of news sites in California. 

Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children.

Now it's California's turn to try. . . .

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What did "Blue" Do for You? Or Autism?

Broken blue light bulbBy Anne Dachel

I received an email from Autism Speaks telling me all about the exciting things coming up for World Autism Awareness Day.  (See the letter on the bottom from the President of Autism Speaks.)
I was sort of upset by the tone of the email and I decided to reply.
Here's my open letter to Liz Feld, President, Autism Speaks
 
Liz,
 
Thank you for the email about "the biggest day of the year at Autism Speaks."  
 
I know April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  What I have a hard time understanding is why you're obsessed with lighting thousands of monuments around the world up in blue.  What exactly does that do to help any child with autism?

It may make people feel good, but do blue lights and blue shirts give us answers about autism?  
 
It seems we're actually celebrating a health care disaster.  Autism overwhelmingly affects children.  Everyone knows that.  The rate is always based on studies of CHILDREN, never adults.  Why isn't Autism Speaks looking for the one in 68 adults with autism?  Why does Autism Speaks continue to promote autism as a genetic disorder?  Why does Katie Wright, the daughter of Autism Speaks's founders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, blame vaccines for her son's autism, yet Autism Speaks vouches for the safety of the vaccination schedule?  

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Dachel Media Update: As Rates Soar, Some Medical Providers Clueless

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

April 1, 2015, Chicago Parent Magazine: A day in the life of parents of children with autism By Jerry Davich

Mar 31, 2015, San Francisco Chronicle: Kaiser to search for causes of autism in large-scale study

Mar 31, 2015, Hospitals and Healthcare Networks: As Autism Soars, Some Providers Remain Clueless

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Dachel Media Update: RFK Continues to Speak at Trace Amounts Showings

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Mar 30, 2015, Sacramento Bee: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to attend film screening in Sacramento

Mar 29, 2015, SharylAttkisson.com: Who’s pulling the media’s puppet strings?

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Dachel Media Update: Here Comes the Blue Wave of "Awareness"

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Mar 29, 2015, Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times Leader: April's focus is on Autism awareness

Mar 29, 2015, Deseret News (UT): School for kids with autism helps inside and outside the classroom

Mar 28, 2015, Desoto Times Tribune (Hernando MS): Light it up!  Hernando students again kick off awareness 

Mar 28, 2015, Lansing (MI) State Journal: David Meador: The autism crisis and Michigan

Mar 27, 2015, CDC Press Release: Announcement: Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day 

Mar 26, 2015, Gaston (NC) Gazette: No vaccinations, no school?

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Dachel Media Update: CDC's Role in NACCHO Group

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Mar 25, 2015, Fenton MI Tri-County Times: The other side of the vaccine controversy

Mar 8, 2015, GreenMedInfo.com: The CDC's Role in Undoing Vaccine Exemptions: the NACCHO Front Group

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Dachel Media Update: Don't Mess With Texas Vaccine Exemption Rights

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Mar 25, 2015, NJ Star-Ledger: The latest Kennedy scandal: Railing about vaccines | Editorial

Mar 25, 2015, KVUE Austin TX: Bill would require schools to disclose vaccination waivers

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AofA Q&A Interview with Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson

Dr. Jack WolfsonBy Anne Dachel

There is nothing more encouraging for parents of vaccinate injured children than when members of the medical community have the courage to step forward out and voice their concerns about vaccines.  

It's easy to understand why so few are willing to do this.  On any given day one can find a news article that specifically blames Dr. Andrew Wakefield for the vaccine-autism controversy.   

March 17, 2015, Popular Science published an article entitled, Measles And The Power of Understanding.

 It was an opinion piece by the editor of Popular Science, Cliff Ransom.  Ransom believes that all the science is in and there's no need for him investigate what the "anti-vaxxers" are all about, and of course, Wakefield is to blame for much of the problem.

"On one side, there are those who believe a discredited and de-licensed doctor, Andrew Wakefield, as well as various celebrity anti-vaxxers."

"There is no documented connection between vaccines and the anti-vaxxers' central concern, autism."

This is really "dead end science."  Ransom could not care less about why our children are so sick and disabled.  He and all those like him in the media have long marched to the tired tune, "Vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives," so it's far too late for any of them to suddenly start honestly and thoroughly covering that subject.

It's so much easier just to accuse Andrew Wakefield in a sentence or two, declare all vaccines to be safe, and urge that every child should be fully vaccinated.  

There is a reason the press keeps Wakefield's name constantly in the news and that is to send a clear warning to anyone in the medical/scientific community:

THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DARE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST VACCINES.  WE WILL DESTROY YOUR REPUTATION AND YOUR LIVIHOOD.  

Incredibly, despite the repercussion, I know lots of doctors and scientists who have serious concerns about vaccine side effects and I've written a number of stories about them.  These experts aren't treated like Dr. Wakefield.  Instead of being attacked, they're simply ignored.    

Over the last few weeks one outspoken doctor did generate a very hostile response from the national press that quite surprised me.  Phoenix  physician Jack Wolfson was in the spotlight because he doesn't believe in vaccination and he isn't afraid to say so. 

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Dachel Media Update: Dr. Sheri Tenpenny on Vaccine Mandates for Adults

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Mar 22, 2015, Healthy 2020 with Dr Sherri Tenpenny for #b1less NEWS #CDCwhistleblower

Listen to this 12 minute audio tape by Dr. Tenpenny.   It puts the media hype over the measles outbreak and the bills in state legislatures to end exemptions into whole new perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBdH2VQwxfM

 

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Anne Dachel Book CoverAnne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of  The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.

Dachel Media Update: Interview With Robert F. Kennedy on WGN Chicago

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

RFK Jr's excellent 12 minute interview on WGN radio Chicago.  Damning commentary on the corruption in Atlanta.

Mar 19, 2015, WGN Radio: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supports vaccinations . as long as they contain no harmful additives

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is in Chicago to attend the premiere of the documentary "Trace Amounts." He talks to Bob and Marianne about mercury in vaccines, the need for reform at the CDC, his family history in Chicago and more.

RFK headshotAudio: Kennedy called for safe vaccines and the removal of mercury and aluminum.  He talked about the research on his book, Thimerosal, Let the Science SpeakWith the help of 12 research scientists, "we came up with about over 500 studies and 1,400 references that connect mercury in vaccines to a grim inventory of brain injuries, ADD, ADHD, speech delay, language delay, autism, ASD.  That all became epidemic in this country with the generation that became vaccinated in 1989.  1989 is the gateway year when we started seeing all of these injuries.  The autism rates went from one in 10,000 to one in 65. . . . According to CDC, one out of every three American children has some kind of neurodevelopmental disorder.  Of course they deny that it's coming from vaccines, but if you look at the science, it's very clear that it is.  We need to get the mercury out of the vaccines.  . . . The vaccine that has the biggest dose is the flu vaccine which is now being given to pregnant mothers, and it's the last thing that you'd want to put into a pregnant woman. 

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Dachel Media Update: More Vaccine Exemption Crackdown Bills

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March 19, 2015, Winston-Salem (NC) Journal: Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill

March 19, 2015, ABC 20, Springfield, IL: Robert Kennedy, Jr Talks To Senate On Vaccines

March 16, 2015, Washington Times: RFK Jr. leads charge against state bills limiting vaccine exemptions

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Dachel Media Update: Oregon Peds Not Listening to Patients' Parents Re Vaccination Choice

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March 17, 2015, Portland Business Journal: Pediatricians disappointed over demise of Oregon's get-tough vaccine bill

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward's decision to drop her proposed legislation scrapping the "personal belief" exemption for children's vaccinations has prompted disappointment among some Oregon pediatricians.

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Book Review: The Big Autism Cover Up by Anne Dachel

Anne Dachel Book CoverEach day, across the globe, people are bombarded with statistics and quotes about the etiology of autism, and each day, tireless advocate Anne Dachel tracks and disseminates this information. Her blogs are extremely popular in our community, and her ability to examine the minutae of media content is beyond compare.

Dachel recently released her book, The Big Autism Cover-Up, in which she invites the reader on a journey into the deep pits of propaganda, leaving no stone unturned in uncovering the hypocrisy and ignorance which surrounds most mainstream media reports on vaccine safety and the link to autism.

Organized by major events in the world of the vaccine-autism connection, she painstakingly details the media’s response to each, arguing that this has deliberately shaped how the public views public health issues as well as what they perceive to be the causes behind the astronomical rise in autism rates. 

Read the full review at Thinking Moms' Revolution.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr in Mothering Magazine

RFK Thimerosal BookBy Anne Dachel

Feb 23, 2015, Robert Kennedy, Jr had an article published by Robert F Kennedy Jr 3Mothering.com.   Kennedy focused on corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the failure of the media to honestly cover the most heated controversy in pediatric medicine: the link between vaccines and autism.

Members of the media eagerly tell us about all the official studies supposedly proving vaccines are safe.  But that's THEIR SCIENCE, with carefully manipulated findings that neatly cover up the damage that's being done to America's children.

Here Kennedy described what's really been going on at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I would say this article answers the questions: WHAT did they know, WHEN did they know it, and WHAT did they do to cover it up.  And Kennedy is absolutely right to cite the media's role in this health care disaster:

Despite the evidence, mainstream journalists refuse to report the myriad problems at CDC's vaccine program. Instead media outlets and journalists, almost without exception, dutifully parrot CDC's assurances that all is well and censure vaccine safety advocates who urge the removal of Thimerosal from vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry spent $3.8 billion in direct marketing to TV, radio, newspapers and other direct marketing outlets in 2013 and an astonishing $5.4 billion in 2005. Some vaccine safety advocates have questioned whether that cash pipeline accounts, in part, for the mainstream media's blackout affecting discussions of Thimerosal safety.

What Kennedy reveals about oversight at the CDC can't be explained away.  How long can the government continue to lie to the American people?

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Dachel Media Update: Boy with Autism Beaten

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Feb 24, 2015, Fox 13 Salt Lake City: Boy with autism beaten at Missouri middle school

Feb 24, 2015, Fox 4 Kansas City MO: Excelsior Springs woman left with permanent brain injuries after vaccinations

Feb 24, 2015, Oregon Statesman Journal: Vaccine researcher Wakefield to testify in Oregon

Feb 24, 2015, Newsweek: Toddler Dies From Measles in Berlin's Worst Outbreak in a Decade

Feb 23, 2015, CBS San Francisco: Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To Pass

Feb 5, 2015, Huffington: These States Don't Require Vaccinations For Home-School Students

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Speaks Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Demand for Autism Speaks!

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Feb 23, 2015, CNN: Autism Speaks Turns 10

VIDEO:

Michaela Pereira:  "Autism Speaks is marking its 10th anniversary this month, raising over $525,000,000 for autism research since its launch, and giving an important voice to the families of autistic children.  Amid the measles outbreak that now tops 150 cases in the U.S., the organization is taking a stand on vaccinations."

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Vax Vax Vax Ad Infinitem

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Feb 22, 2015, VaccineLiberationArmy.com Infowars interview with Dr. Tenpenny: "We are heading towards Medical Tyranny"

Feb 22, 2015, GreenMedInfo.com: 200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate

Feb 22, 2015, CBS News: Anti-vaccine moms speak out amid fierce backlash

Feb 21, 2015, PBS Southern CA: Vaccines: Whose Rights?

Feb 17, 2015, Bangor (ME) Daily News: Maine agrees to pay former CDC manager $142,000 to settle whistleblower suit

Feb 13, 2015, ABC 7 Chicago: I-Team: Pets over vaccinated?

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Dachel Media Update: Dr. Brownstein Responds to Critics

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Feb 18, 2015, HealthImpactNews.com:  Arizona Cardiologist Responds to Critics Regarding Measles and Vaccines

Feb 17, 2015, NewsMax: Questions Remain About MMR Vaccine

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Dachel Media Update: OT Increases in NY Schools as Motor Skills Are Destroyed in Kids

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Feb 17, 2015, Yahoo.com: Parents of Vaccine-Injured Children Speak Out: 'The Guilt Is Huge'

Feb 17, 2015, NY Times: Occupational Therapy Increases Sharply In New York's Schools

Feb 9, 2015, News coverage of vaccine controversies drives down support for vaccines

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Dachel Media Update: Media Furiously Selling Vaccination

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.Unseen forces behind the media seem to be using the recent measles cases for their own agenda, and it's pretty easy to see what that agenda is.

**Contagious disease is now a national crisis. 

(Ask no questions about all the developmentally disabled children everywhere or the ones who are chronically ill with a host of health conditions like diabetes, seizures, asthma, allergies, and bowel disease.)

**Vaccines have no serious side effects. 

(Alleged injuries are only coincidental, not causal.  All parents should want to protect their children from getting sick.) 

**Every child should be vaccinated. 

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Dachel Media Udate: Time Magazine Call to "Out" Parents of Disabled Children Chilling

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I was quite concerned about the article from TIME Magazine on Feb 11, 2015.  The writer, Joe Matthew, called for the outing of parents who don't vaccinate in the piece, Unvaccinated Families' Addresses Should Be Made Public.

"The names and addresses of parents who won't vaccinate their children should made available on the Internet through a public registry

"Shouldn't we know where they live?"

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Dachel Media Update: "Outing" Unvaxed Children?

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Feb 11, 2015, TIME Magazine: Unvaccinated Families' Addresses Should Be Made Public

Feb 11, 2015, WI State Journal: Push for measles vaccine is about money -- Michael Wagnitz

Feb 10, 2015, CBS News: Doctor blames discredited autism-vaccine link research for measles outbreak

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Dachel Media Update: Dan Olmsted on CBS San Francicso

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Feb 5, 2015, CBS San Francisco: Presenting 'Both Sides' Of Vaccine Debate Gets Tricky During KCBS Interview With 'Age Of Autism' Author

After weeks of listening to people revile the parents who don't get their kids vaccinated, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the people who question the childhood vaccination program why they think the way they do.

So we put one of them on the air for an interview. Dan Olmsted edits the website "Age of Autism" and believes vaccines are a significant part of what he calls the "autism epidemic."

It may have come as a shock to those who assume these folks foam at the mouth, but Olmsted speaks in a calm voice and doesn't rant or rave. He DOES, however, toss off lines that, well, aren't quite true.

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NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher on Vaccine Debate

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Feb 6, 2015, J.D. Hayworth on America's Forum (NewsMax) Vaccine Debate featuring Barbara Loe Fisher

Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, ended up taking over the discussion.  She raised so many important questions and the two men with her could only ask, What if parents get scared and don't vaccinate?

Barbara Loe Fisher: "Vaccines are the only pharmaceutical products that the government recommends and mandates and completely indemnifies.  In 1986 Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, gave partial liability protection to vaccine companies who were threatening to go out of the business, leaving this country with no vaccines if they weren't given protection from vaccine injury lawsuits.  The pediatricians also got liability protection.  In 2011, the Supreme Court said, 'Vaccines are unavoidably unsafe, and therefore there shall be no product liability lawsuits against manufacturers, even if we could provide evidence that the vaccine could be made safer.'

"This means that the ethical principal of informed consent to medical risk taking must apply to vaccines.  We cannot be living in a country where government dictates that we use a pharmaceutical product  that can cause harm and we cannot hold anybody accountable who makes and profits from the vaccine, who regulates the vaccine, who votes to mandate the vaccine and gives the vaccine accountable in a civil court of law in front of a jury of our peers."

NewsMax co-host Ellis Henican countered by making the claim that vaccines save lives.

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Dachel Media Update: Open Letter To Bill Maher–Real Time

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Feb 6, 2015 (HBO): Vaccine discussion with Bill Maher  (My letter follows)

While saying he’s not anti-vaccine, Bill Maher criticized the attitude of the media over the past week.

Bill Maher: “It reminded me of the Iraq War, the first weeks: Don’t ask any questions.  I was wondering if that bothered anybody else, and I was wondering what you think we should do about this problem of parents who may not want to do it, vs the public good.”

Marianne Williamson (Author of Year of Miracles): “It bothered me because the implication was if you had any skepticism whatsoever, you were anti-science.  . . . And I think there’s a difference between having skepticism about science and skepticism about the pharmaceutical industry. 

(Applause)

“Even though my child was vaccinated, I think there is a public health issue that overrides individual liberty here, even though I don’t want the government as a rule telling me what I can do and what I can’t do.  . . .

“At the same time I think the government has earned our distrust; I think the pharmaceuticals have, and I think that there have been a lot of things—this is the problem when institutions lose their moral authority. 

“We know that the government has suppressed information and withheld information.  We know that the medical establishment has suppressed information and withheld information, so that at this point, even when they something that we should listen to, people have a skepticism.  And that’s the real problem.  . . . The answer. . . is for them to get their act together so that they are more trustworthy again.”

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Dachel Media Update: NBC News' Measles The Press

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Sunday Feb 8, I looked at several news shows to see how the controversy over the measles outbreak and exempting parents was being covered.  Everywhere I looked, it was the same: Vaccines are the greatest medical achievement in history, they don't cause autism, the one study linking the two was debunked as a fraud, and every child should be vaccinated.  The only real issue seemed to be, who should mandate vaccines, the states or the federal government?  

Meet the Press coverage of the issue is a good example of the spin.  They had two segments on it.

Freedom vs Safety: The Government and Vaccines

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Media Heats Up on Vaccine Debate

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Things have never been this heated in the media.  The press is on a rampage.  There have been literally thousands of stories published about the 100 cases of measles linked to an unvaccinated person at Disneyland.  Measles is being described as a life-threatening disease that was eliminated in America, but now is being reintroduced by all these parents who exempt their children from vaccines.

The media have not been kind.  Parents are being called "selfish" and "irresponsible."  They've been misled into believing vaccines cause autism by the like of actress Jenny McCarthy and a British doctor who lost his license to practice medicine. News reports are adamant: There is no link between vaccines and autism.  Dr. Manny Alvarez at Fox News is so convinced that children should be vaccinated that he called on President Obama to eliminate any exemption other than a medical one.

(Forbes reporters Peter Lipson and Dan Diamond want to crack down on dissenters.  Diamond  said that non-vaxxing parents should be sued if their children spread disease and Lipson called for doctors who don't vaccinate to lose their medical licenses.)

The measles outbreak is clearly being used to try and silence anyone who thinks vaccines are dangerous/linked to autism and to end parental choice when it comes to vaccination.

In the black and white world of the media, there is no controversy here.  Vaccines are safe.  Everyone should get them.  Vaccinated kids have immunity.  Unvaccinated people spread diseases.

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Debate Heats Up

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The vaccination debate heats up

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"There are other doctors who have been doing this.  They're cowards.  This comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics, putting pressure on these pediatricians, This goes back several years now.  I've witnessed this.  Many pediatricians have been doing this where they get the pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP will only endorse pediatricians that fully vaccinate--fully vaccinate every kid  that they have coming into their practice.  . . .

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CNN Covers Measles Vaccine Debate with Mary Holland and Alex Berezow

By Anne Dachel

Mary Holland, Research Scholar at NYU Law and Alex Berezow, PhD appeard on CNN with Alisyn Camerota to discuss the measles outbreak.



As long as the media is adamant that vaccines carry no real risks and every child needs to be vaccinated to prevent death and disease, the cover-up will continue.

The lies are everywhere.  In the face of all the propaganda, Mary Holland's appearance on CNN was a voice for us all.

Forbes contributor Alex Berezow advocated for FORCED VACCINATION.  It was very scary to hear him talk. 

Berezow cited the movie Erin Brockovich and said that Brockovich's claim that hexavalent chromium was dangerous had been debunked by population (epidemiological) research.  (And of course this kind of science is often used to deny damage because the results are so easily flawed and manipulated.  They're the science that shows vaccines carry no serious side effects.)

Anyone who's seen that movie witnessed how the industry tried every lie and underhanded maneuver to cover up the damage being done.  By defending a toxic chemical compound, Berezow appeared to be an industry shill and not an authentic journalist.

By the way, here's what the CDC says about Hexavalent Chromium.  Someone should tell Alex Berezow.

NIOSH considers all Cr(VI) compounds to be occupational carcinogens. Cr(VI) is a well-established carcinogen associated with lung, nasal, and sinus cancer. Some of the industries in which the largest numbers of workers are exposed to high concentrations of airborne Cr(VI) compounds include electroplating, welding, and chromate painting. A hierarchy of controls, including elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and the use of personal protective equipment, should be followed to control workplace exposures. Dermal exposure to Cr(VI) should also be prevented to reduce the risk of skin irritation, corrosion, ulcers, sensitization, and allergic contact dermatitis.

Alex Berezow of RealClearScience believes parents who don't vaccinate their children should be put in jail. NYU Research Scholar Mary Holland reminds him that the vaccine can kill, so parents and their medical providers are the best people to make vaccine decisions for children.

On the video Forbes reporter Alex Berezow proposes that jail for non-vaxxing parents should only be used when nothing else works.  "And as a last resort, in extreme cases, put someone in jail for 24 hours while they vaccinate their kids.  I certainly wouldn't support prison for people though."

Mary Holland: "It is important to remember that as a legal matter, all vaccines are considered 'unavoidably unsafe.'  In other words, all vaccines, like the illnesses that they're intended to prevent carry inherent risks.  People are injured by vaccines.  More than 3,800 people have been compensated by the federal government for vaccine injury, including death.  So brain damage and death are common side effects of the vaccine, just as they are of the illness."

Mary made the case for informed consent and parental choice.  She cited the death associated with the measles vaccine. 

Berezow focused on the deaths from measles and dismissed the risks.  "The numbers are very, very, very, very small.  ...In 1980, before we started mass vaccination, 2.6 million people globally died from measles.  To this day, 400 people throughout

die everyday from the measles. Measles kills one in 1,000 children who get it.  One in twenty who get it, will come down with pneumonia--which is a very very serious infection and can be lethal in and of itself.  So you have to compare the risk getting

measles to the risk of vaccinating against measles.  I was checking the CDC statistics.  They said there is no is no reliable data on the MMR vaccine because deaths are so infrequent.  The most serious side effects from the MMR vaccine are seizures--which happen in a one in 3,000 vaccines, and allergic reactions, which happen about one in a million.  The CDC itself said there were no deaths from the MMR vaccine."

Mary's response: "Alex is not talking about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which is a federally funded program to deal with vaccine injuries.  The pharmaceutical industry and doctors have almost no liability, and for that reason we created this.  In that program, we've had 57 allegations of death and over 350. . . compensated cases for vaccine injury from MMR."

CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota asked why parents should be allowed to make this decision, considering they're not the experts, and not vaccinating could lead to more death from measles and other diseases. 

Mary pointed out that the number of parents opting out is very small. 

Berezow: "As Ms Holland well knows, just because you can get a win in a courtroom, doesn't mean that it's scientifically valid.  Everyone remembers the movie Erin Brockovich, in which the hexavalent chromium supposedly caused cancer in a small California community, and the company that was supposedly guilty, ended up settling out of court of $330,000,000.  Well, a subsequent epidemiological investigation totally debunked the case that Erin--"

After a question from Camerota in vaccine injury, Berezow said, "You can become injured by a vaccine, but these are rare compared to the injures caused by the diseases--"

Mary: "That may be, but who's in the best position to decide?  . . . Doctors and parents have to make those calls."


Anne Dachel Book CoverAnne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of  The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.

Dachel Media Update: President Tells Us To Get Vaxxed, Christie Suggests Choice is Option

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You can't imagine how insane the news is right now.  If you search for "autism" stories, you'll find hundreds and hundreds of news sites all over the country telling you that the current 100+ cases of measles are the result of non-vaxxing parents who believe the discredited theory of a link between autism and the MMR vaccine.  AND THERE IS NO LINK.

I've never seen it like this and I'm sure anyone looking at the news on TV or picking up a newspaper has seen the hysteria over measles currently.  I can't begin to total up the reports.  The messages are the same everywhere: Vaccines are safe, everyone should vaccinate, there is no link to autism, and non-vaccinating parents threaten us all.

NBC Today Show:

President Obama on measles: 'You should get your kids .
 

Obama was asked about the "requirement" for the measles (MMR) vaccine.  He told parents not to worry.  There is no reason not to vaccinate.  He said parents need to vaccinate their children.  "It's good for them."

Reuters: Obama tells parents to get kids vaccinated to stem measles

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Dachel Media Update: Salem Witch Trials Are Back

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Jan 28, 2015, WHDT TV: USA TODAY: Jail Time for "Anti-Vax" Parents

Jan 28, 2015, Los Angeles Times:  The Disneyland measles crisis: how to make negligent parents pay

Jan 28, 2015, USA Today: Jail 'anti-vax' parents

Jan 27, 2015, Greenmedinfo.com: Measles Transmitted By The Vaccinated, Gov. Researchers Confirm

Jan 27, 2015, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Sack cartoon: Vaccinations

Jan 23, 2015, AZCentral.com/NBC 12: Valley doctor: Don't vaccinate your kids

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Industry Agrees "Vax Choice Parents Stupid"

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Jan 28, 2015  Vaccination Needs Better Advocates, Paul Offit Tells Newsmax TV

NewsMax's Ed Berliner joined Dr. Paul Offit in attacking non-vaccinating parents in this interview:

Berliner: "To this day, there is absolutely no evidence to prove any such connection [between vaccines and autism]."

NewsMax showed us a clip of Jenny McCarthy.  Berliner said she's "recanted" her claims about her son's vaccine injury.

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Dachel Media Update: "Vax Clamantis in Deserto"

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Jan 24, 2015, NPR: By Dimming Its Lights, Museum Opens Doors For Kids With Autism

Jan 22, 2015, Wall Street Journal: School Officials Working to Stem Spread of Measles--Unvaccinated Students Being Sent Home From Schools Where Measles Identified

Jan 16, 2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: MISFIRING SHOT

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Is Fox News Promoting Mandated Medicine (Vaccination)?

Fox SeigelManaging Editor's Note:  Forget deflated footballs for a moment, measles

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Hedda Get Better, a doll from 1960. She had measles.

is this month's Ebola. Now even Fox News, one of the only news outlets to allow even a bit of conversation about vaccine injury, is seeming to endorse.... forced medicine by blaming vaccine exemptions for the outbreaks. We'll have more on measles over the next week.  Are these wild strain cases or vaccine strain cases of measles? What is the health status of the patients.  We know that this year's flu vaccine has been ineffective and that a small child died of the same strain in the flu shot she received. There are serious questions that warrant answers. Now, back to the PSI on a football. Thanks to Anne for her vigilant attention to these topics.

By Anne Dachel

It seems Fox News has now forgotten all their past coverage by Alisyn Camerota on the link between vaccines and autism.  Camerota reported on Hannah Poling and the 83 cases of vaccine induced autism compensated by the federal government.  Now she's gone from Fox and they're on the attack.  Non-vaccinating parents don't have a right to have their children out in public or in public schools. Fox News medical consultants Dr. Manny Alvarez and Dr. Marc Siegel deny that vaccines carry any serious side effects.  Vaccine injury isn't even a part of the discussion.  All that is talked about is that parents don't have a right to put everyone else at risk by not vaccinating their children.  This is worse than not putting a child in a car safety seat.  When it comes to vaccines, exempting parents are putting everyone else in danger as well.

Fox News wants the federal government to step in.  This is very frightening. If Fox News is talking like this, you can bet that CNN, the New York Times and everyone else in the mainstream news will be joining them.

Jan 22, 2015, Measles outbreak fuels vaccine debate

Anchor: "Getting the measles shot if the only way to prevent yourself from becoming sick, but some parents have been opting out, which means their children have not been vaccinated."

Dr. Marc Siegel:  "Let me be clear on this: I see no vaccine debate whatsoever.  Period.  This is the greatest vaccine that's ever been created in the history of vaccines. We stamped out measles in the United States in 2000.  It was incredible because measles is the most contagious virus known to mankind.  . .  It's so much more contagious than the flu.  . . .  This is a million times more contagious than ebola."

Siegel was asked what his message to parents who are following "celebrities who have jumped on the anti-vaccination bandwagon."

Siegel"  "Celebrity medicine?  Your celebrities did not go to medical school.  . . . In California, there are 13,000 parents who are taking a personal belief exemption, allowing their kids to go to school without that second MMR vaccine. . . .

I think these parents are putting children at risk in schools.  I think schools should consider not allowing these kids in.  . . .Why should my child be at risk because your child isn't vaccinated?"

Siegel went on to say that 10 percent of adults who think they're immune because they were vaccinated, aren't. 

Siegel: "The vaccine can wear off."  Siegel went on to recommend that if anyone is travelling to Disneyland, they should get a booster.

Both Siegel and the Fox anchor agreed that not vaccinating is "irresponsible."

Jan 21, 2015, Pockets of unvaccinated children putting public at risk?

Fox News video coverage on "epidemic" of measles linked to Disneyland.

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Dachel Media Update: Measles In the Media

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There are almost 800 stories about the dangers represented by unvaccinated currently on Google News.  A doctor in the NY Times calls non-vaccinating parents "pretty dumb."

These articles don't concede that vaccines have serious side effects.  The only problem is convincing non-vaccinating parents.  Five employees at Disneyland came down with measles.  Two were vaccinated.  The other three have an unknown vaccination status.  Shouldn't we find out if all five had been vaccinated?  

 In all the stories out there on measles and exempting parents is the word AUTISM---that curious, mysterious, inconsequential disorder we CELEBRATE every April.

Even those who are Jewish and Christians are selectively covered.

Will we soon be at a time when we have to have proof of vaccination to go out in public?

Jan 21, 2015, Christian Times: Measles Outbreak 2015 News: Measles Makes Comeback As Outbreak Spreads ...

"It's pretty ubiquitous now throughout the county," said Dr. Eric Handler, Orange County's public health officer and a pediatrician. "Clearly, we have an unprotected population that needs to be immunized to halt the spread of the disease."

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Dachel Media Update: Measles as Reason to Attack Healthcare Choice

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Hundreds of news sites across the country are covering a study published in the journal Pediatrics.  This research shows significant numbers of "under-immunized" and un-vaccinated "clusters" in California.  It seems the timing is perfect.  How convenient that this study was just waiting in the wings.  We're currently seeing massive coverage of a measles outbreak being tied to the unvaccinated at Disneyland.  The message is clear: The unvaccinated are lurking everywhere and they have the potential to harm us all.

Why isn't this same information being used for a vaccinated/unvaccinated study? 

Wouldn't this be a perfect opportunity to see what the health differences are in these groups?  Are the under-immunized and unvaccinated also plagued with the same chronic health conditions and disorders that fully vaccinated children are?

No one seems interested in finding out.

Here are some examples of the coverage.

Science Daily

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Aussie Media Provides Copious Publicity for Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

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Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a Cleveland osteopathic physician, has been making some big international waves in the media lately.  She was invited to speak about her position on vaccination in several places in Australia this March.  The audiences would have been small and afterwards she was planning to quietly exit the country.  Incredibly, Dr. Tenpenny's visit has become something of a national crisis in Australia with calls for the Prime Minister to deny her a visa.  Endless articles in Britain and Australia have labeled her "anti-vaccination," controversial and dangerous.

Although the American media has ignored this, a quick search of Google News shows that lots of outlets are very focused on Dr. Tenpenny.  Here's what one of them has to say.

Jan 7, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

Vaccine row about to boil over

Social media is lighting up with discussion over vaccinations after a controversial report on ABC's 7.30 along with a campaign to stop anti-vaccine campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny from entering Australia.

Jan 8, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

She's an extremist, a danger to children and she's coming to a community hall near you. The question facing Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is, should she be allowed?

. . .Many people want Tenpenny barred from Australia, as was misogynist pick-up artist Julien Blanc. Tenpenny's message, playing as it does to parental fears, will almost certainly harm Australian children, so it is easy to argue that she's not of good character.

Jan 8, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

Pressure has also been mounting on Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to revoke Dr Tenpenny's visa on the grounds that "her beliefs are a very real threat to society", according to one of several petitions started by pro-vaccination groups.

A spokesman for the minister would not rule out revoking Dr Tenpenny's visa.

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Attacks

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Jan 18, 2015, Clarion (MS) Ledger: Bill supporters dispute Health Dept. on vaccines

Jan 18, 2015, (UK) Daily Mail:  Victoria set to ban unvaccinated children from attending childcare

Jan 18, 2015, Mercola.com: The Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of

Jan 17, 2015, Calgary Sun (Canada): Rise of autism rates in children a growing challenge for Alberta, By Dave Dormer

Jan 16, 2015, FaceBook.com Dr. Bob's Daily: Just How Deadly is Measles?

Jan 15, 2015, UT San Diego: Autism test to be sold this year

Jan 15, 2015, Bloomberg.com: The California Measles Outbreak and the Least-Happy Debate on Earth

Jan 14, 2015, WTNH Hartford, CT: CT Autism Report: A Personal Perspective

Jan 14, 2015, CBS Minnesota: Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate, By Shawn Thomas

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Dachel Media Update:

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Jan 12, 2015, FOX 13 (Salt Lake City) New BYU study shows childhood autism often goes undetected by doctors

'With the number of children who have autism growing, early detection is key.'

'Early detection'?  Why isn't finding the cause ever key?

This is an outrageous insult to parents and actually to doctors.

BACK SIX YEARS AGO...I wrote the story, AAP Autism Toolkit: "Insert Sound of Crickets Chirping." 

 (Actually Kim Stagliano came up with the clever title.)

The President of the AAP, Dr. David Tayloe, recently released a letter to doctors entitled, Autism: opportunities for pediatric leadership, partnershipIn the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of neurological disorders among our children, this is the best response from the organization that claims to be focused on the health of our children.  In his letter, Tayloe advises doctors to use the "Autism toolkit" provided on this link. This amounts to a pathetic joke in the face of the struggle faced by countless thousands of parents.

Actually eight years ago, the AAP was telling their doctors what signs of autism they should look for.  

I'm confused.  The current autism rate of one in every 68 children, one in every 42 boys, is the result of "better diagnosing-that's what the press constantly tells us.

BUT NOW, we're being told that doctors still don't know what they're doing.  What are parents to think?  When is the medical community going to know anything for sure about autism?

New BYU study shows childhood autism often goes undetected by doctors

Video:"Utah has the second highest rate of autism in the nation and today a study from BYU was released showing a large majority of doctorsare failing to catch autism in young children early enough."

Reporter:"A trip to a pediatrician may not be enough to spot autism in a child.  Researchers are pointing to the amount of time doctors spend with children as the reason

Terisa Gabrielsen (lead researcher): "If a pediatrician is looking at a child for just a brief amount of time, they're not going to have enough information to make a good decision about whether they should refer a child for autism."

 

..Gabrielsen:'With the number of children who have autism growing, early detection is key."

FROM THE STORY:

The study, entitled Identifying Autism in a Brief Observation, finds that many medical professionals are missing signs of autism in child patients because time frames for clinical observation are too short to detect the disorder. The researchers found that in a 10-minute screening, autistic children displayed "typical" behavior 89 percent of the time, and medical specialists failed to detect autism cases 39 percent of the time.

BYU Assistant Professor Terisa Gabrielsen, along with her colleagues, concluded that earlier intervention could potentially change outcomes.

They suggested parents should be more proactive and involved in the autism screening process.

It would be nice if FOX 13 would tell us that the autism rate for Utah, as of 2012, is actually one in every 47 children in that state, one in every 32 boys.


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