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Dachel Media Update: #HearThisWell

Online_news(Note due to Internet issues at our printing plant (ahem) the media update looks a bit different today. Please don't ask. 3 kids with autism. No Wifi. Need I say more?  K)

By Anne Dachel

Sept 18, 2014, KHC-NEWS TV: Social Media and Moms with autistic children share a chilling message "#Hear-this-Well" what's it mean?

The "Movement", like a flutter of a butterfly's wings across an ocean triggering a hurricane, started simply enough.
The senior medical correspondent on CNN, Elizabeth Cohen focused her gaze into the camera and in the voice of medical authority stated: "vaccines are safe, autism is -not- a side effect of vaccines, or to say it another way- because some people don't hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism".

The words are familiar enough, repeated frequently by; pediatricians, media, medical journals and by the Centers for Disease Control. The butterflies morphed into hawks chasing prey.
The Cohen soundbite came from an earlier report in 2014, but CNN aired it again as part of its brief coverage of a CDC research doctor (more of a rebuttal/retraction, but that's another story), from the man the moms call the CDC whistle blower. The statement:

"On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Centers for Disease Control Senior Scientist Dr. Bill Thompson issued a statement through his [Thompson] attorney's website addressing his regret that he and his CDC co-authors omitted "statistically significant information" in a 2004 study on the subject of whether the MMR vaccine was causing autism in children".

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Dachel Media Update: Selling Vaccines Like Soap

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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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 16, 2014, Harvard Gazette: Panelists see communications gap on vaccines

Sept 10, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter: Los Angeles Vaccination Rates 2014

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Life With Autism in Pictures Tells Story Media Ignores

Brandon Guppy
By Anne Dachel

Like most everyone out there, I get a lot of information from my Facebook page.  So many articles and videos that I would never be able to search out for myself, instantly appear there.  I really appreciate what my 4,100+ "friends" post to me. 

I recently found this: Life with Autism in Pictures: The lion who had no courage.

The photo really needs no words.  It's a mother with her disabled son.  The young man in diapers is the side of autism we never see in feel good stories during  April, Celebrate Autism Month.  The photo made me think of Michelangelo's Pieta, the Virgin Mary grieving as she holds the body of her crucified son, Jesus.   Or maybe one of the Mary Cassatt paintings of a mother and child.  The image of this maternal bond is universal.  It's also heartbreaking when it involves someone who was left like this because of the vaccines he received as baby.

The young man is Brandon Guppy, age 20, shown with his mother, Michelle.  Michelle has the blog, Life with Autism in Pictures,

where she writes about her son.  More importantly, she shows us photos of what his life is like.

Michelle: 

"On my 'Life with Autism' blog, it is my hope that the words you read are inspirational in some way. But on this blog --- I wanted it to be different. I wanted the pictures to be more powerful than the words. Here will be some of our most powerful pictures in our 'Life with Autism' - with only a few words to explain..."

Monday, Sept 8, 2014, Michelle posted, "The lion who had no courage" that reads like a journal account.  She specifically addressed members of the media, admonishing them to cover this issue honestly and thoroughly.

"Doing away with vanity & dignity tonight.

"I'm sure Brandon would forgive me if perhaps it would make one member of the mainstream media try and help him... I doubt they'll ever see this, much like I doubt today's seizures would be the last.  But, one can hope.... 

"He's had seizures yet again today...and finally at 8 pm he tried to get up.  He's been on the gymnastics mat on the floor of his bedroom right where he landed from the first seizure in falling out of bed this morning. Most parents have the luxury of waking up to the sound of an alarm.  I frequently wake up to the sound of choking, some body part banging against the wall, or a loud thud as he hits the floor.  I met him in the hallway and by the look in his eyes I knew we better go back in his room and not dare try and go downstairs.  It's hard to describe seeing your child like that...."

Michelle criticized the media for failing to report on the CDC whistleblower scandal.

...When Todd got upstairs from hearing him have a seizure, I asked him to take this picture.  I want the media to see who it is they are silencing by refusing to report on the CDC Whistleblower story.  I want them to see just how "vaccines save lives" actually plays out in real life.  I want them to see what the trade off of acute recoverable illnesses for chronic lifelong debilitating illnesses looks like.  And as much as they try to ignore it, that trade off does have a face.  And there are thousands of them.  I want them to see this and be brave enough to look me in the eye and ask me which I would rather my son have had - a miserable two week ugly rash in measles that would provide a lifetime of immunity and a stronger immune system for having survived it; or a lifetime of illness and seizures and a weakened immune system.  And I want them to show that answer to the world.

I want them to see who they have forsaken as an accomplice to their preservation of Pharma's fairytale illusions of health, herd immunity, and the greater good.

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Dachel Media Update: Crisis at Home. At School.

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Sept 14, 2014, Q13 Fox: Mother accused of using lethal drug cocktail to murder son with autism

Sept 4, 2014, CBC News British Columbia: Former teacher quit over special needs stress

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Dachel Media Update: Robert Kennedy on Dr. Oz

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Dr. Mark Hyman, collaborators on the book, Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak, were on the Dr. Oz Show on Sept 11, 2014 in a seven and a half minute segment discussing the use of mercury in the annual flu shot. 


Dr. Oz: "In the medical spotlight today, what's sure to be a controversial new book about your flu shot.  Today's guests are asking a highly charged and controversial question; Why does the U.S. government allow a toxin to be added to one of your most common medicines?  The toxin is mercury.  It's found in thimeorsal.  The medicine: your flu shot.  Two world class leaders have come together to write a book that will change the way you think about your annual flu shot.  Robert Kennedy, Jr and Dr. Mark Hyman are joining me."

Kennedy made it clear right away that both he and Dr. Hyman are "fiercely pro-vaccine."  Both men announced that their children were all vaccinated.  Nothing about the segment could be called anti-vaccine. 

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When Fiction is Fact: Autism War and #CDCWhistleblower

The Autism War_revised coverBy Anne Dachel

What do you do after spending  two and a half years investigating the federal government's shadowy Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, having discovered that health officials, who adamantly deny that vaccines cause autism, had been quietly compensating children for vaccine induced brain damage with autism?

This is the question that faced Louis Conte.  He and a number of others looked into the claims of vaccine injury that had been recognized by the U.S. government, but never publicized.  These investigators reviewed 196 compensated claims and uncovered the fact that 83 of them involved autism.  Louis and the rest of the investigators went public with their findings in a paper called Unanswered Questions.  They also called on Congress to hold hearings.  There was some brief press coverage, but for the most part the media wasn't willing to admit the official claim of no link was directly contradicted by the government's own actions.  Louis wanted to make all this public, but he also needed to respect the privacy of the 83 families.  His solution: write a novel about what he found out.  His brainchild is the book, The Autism War.

Louis has had several opportunities to talk about it, including two times in July.  The videos were only recently made available online.

On July 10, 2014, Pleasantville (NY) Community Television presented the broadcast, Louis Conte's "The Autism War."   Here Louis said that the controversy over vaccines and autism "is really the central issue within this book."

Louis went on to talk about what led him to write The Autism War, namely the fact that two of his fourteen year old triplet boys have autism.  He also described his 30 years working in law enforcement. 

Louis noted that it was the announcement of the case of Child Doe 77, the young Georgia girl who became autistic due to vaccination in 2008 that really started him on the journey to write this book.  He explained that children like this suffer an encephalopathy, or brain injury when they are vaccinated.  This brain injury results in the behaviors we call autism.  In this girl's case, the federal government (specifically medical experts at Health and Human Services) recognized that her injuries--including her autism--were caused by her vaccines. Louis explained what vaccine injured victims are up against when they take on the government.  Then he talked his unique investigation into cases of vaccine injuries that included autism, resulting in the Unanswered Questions paper published by the Pace University Law Review.  That paper described the uncovering of 83 cases where the government compensated children who became autistic as a result of being vaccinated. 

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Dachel Media Update: News Max Lax on Vax?

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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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

On Sept 10, 2014, I found an incredible article from NewsMax.com with the title, Did CDC Hide Autism's Link to Vaccines? by Nick Tate.  It was  real live investigative journalism.  Tate talked to Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Brian Hooker about the whistleblower story.  There were actual quotes from them.  Dr, William Thompson was cited.  

Thompson: 'I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article [suggesting] that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.'

Hooker: "Individuals receiving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age were 3.4 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis versus those individuals who received the MMR vaccine after 36 months of age. 

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Calling Out NOVA Calling the Shots

NovaNote, there was a lively Twitter campaign last night to educate using the hastag #VaccinesNOVA.   The pro-vaccine injury organizations used "#NothingHappened to imply that vax injury does not exist. How callous.  Did you know that no va in Spanish tranlsates to, "it does not go'?

By Anne Dachel

I watched the hour long documentary, Calling the Shots, on PBS.  My first reaction was, why?  Why was this so hyped?  There was nothing new here.  The first half of the show was all about the history of vaccines and outbreaks of diseases that were called, "vaccine preventable." 

Vaccines were extolled.  We heard about smallpox, whooping cough, cowpox, polio, and measles.  NOVA was out to convince us that vaccines are our only defense against communicable disease.  Prevention is dependent on a 95 percent vaccination rate for "herd immunity."

One little boy who developed seizures following vaccinations was featured, but he was found to have Dravet Syndrome.  They explained that this is a genetic disorder.  Vaccines were only the trigger.  We were told that a fever or sleep deprivation could have done the same thing.  Vaccines didn't cause the seizures.  The boy "was going to get the condition anyway."

There were comforting comments like, "Vaccines can appear to cause harm."  We were told that reactions were limited to fever, swelling at the injection site and "one time seizure events." 

There were photos from the 1950s showing children with polio in wheelchairs.  Measles and other diseases were talked about.  Autism, the diagnosis of one in every 68 children in America, one in every 42 boys, was mentioned in passing.

The message was that having autism has nothing to do with being vaccinated.

Autism activist Alison Singer was shown with her daughter, Jodie, who has autism.  Singer is convinced that getting vaccinated and the appearance of signs of autism are just coincidence. 

The audience was given the strong message: vaccines don't cause autism.   Incredibly, the claim was made that "study after study, whether vaccinated or not...the rates of autism were the same."

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Dachel Media Update: PBS: Pharmaceutical Broadcast Services

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Sept 10, 2014, Orlando Sentinel: U.S. Rep. Bill Posey looking at immunization-autism

Sept 10, 2014, SharylAttkisson.com: Questions Surrounding Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study

Sept 9, 2014, Medical Daily: PBS Documentary On Vaccinations Hopes To Unravel The Truth For Americans

Sept 9, 2014, Pittsburgh Post Gazette: NOVA documentary tackles debate over vaccines

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AtlantaBlackStar.com Reports on #CDCwhistleblower MMR Fraud in African American Tots

Vaccines moneyCDC Scientist Reportedly Claims Vaccine Linked to Autism in Black Babies
September 8, 2014

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A senior scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims the federal agency has been hiding results from a test of experimental measles vaccines that increased the likelihood of Black children getting autism, according to reports.

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations and whether or not they are linked to autism.

While the CDC assured the public that there was nothing to worry about with the vaccination, senior scientist Dr. William Thompson claims the CDC has been lying for years, according to The Examiner.
Dr. Brian Hooker was doing research for the Focus Autism Foundation and requested some information via the Freedom of Information Act about a 2004 study that claimed MMR vaccinations were perfectly safe.

According to Thompson, those results were false.

The Examiner reported that Thompson, who has been with the CDC for more than a decade, admitted to Hooker that he and several other authors behind the study manipulated and hid data that proved Black babies were more than three times more likely to develop regressive autism if they were given the vaccine before the age of 3.

For more than 10 years, parents of Black children may have been uninformed and unaware that giving their baby the vaccine could drastically increase the likelihood that they could develop autism. According to Age of Autism, "That one lie is responsible for at least 250,000 cases of autism in African-American male children and that number is a gross underestimate of the true extent of the damage."

Thompson's statements come after Congress already has started to suspect something was awry with the CDC's investigation.

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Dachel Media Update: Human Fetal DNA

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 8, 2014, ChristianNewsWire.com: New Study in Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Correlates Autism Disorder Increase and Human Fetal DNA, Retroviral Agents in Vaccines

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A new study published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology reveals a significant correlation between autism disorder (AD) and MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) and Hepatitis-A vaccines.

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Dr. Kelly Brogan: CDC You're Fired

This [whistleblower] news, and the unfolding of it have penetrated me to the core of my womanhood. It has driven me to question the judgment behind bringing children into a society that seeks to destroy itself. But it has also lionized me to band together with like-minded parents to change the tide. It is happening, and the establishment feels it.  There is a revolution afoot and it may just be darkest before the dawn. Kelly Brogan, MD

                                                                                                                          

Dr. Kelly BroganBy Anne Dachel

Doctors need to listen to those in their profession who question vaccine safety claims.  There are dissenters.  Not every physician buys into the illogical principle of pediatric medicine that says that an untested, ever-expanding vaccine schedule is safe for every child in America.  Whenever I run across a doctor willing to go public with an anti-establishment view of vaccines, I can't wait to write about it.

I give you, Kelly Brogan, MD, New York, NY.  On August 25, 2014, Dr. Brogan posted the article, CDC: You're Fired. Autism Cover-up Exposed, on her blog.

The very title went to the heart of the scandal unfolding over the charge of manipulation of the CDC's MMR study results.

Brogan began her piece with one word: Fraud.

What followed was a sentence that was electric for me since I have spent the last ten years moderating how the media (doesn't) cover autism.  Brogan wrote: As citizens of this capitalist nation, we cannot rely on corporate-sponsored news media for the truth.

Corporate-sponsored news.  That's what we're getting.  The media in America writes at the behest of powerful corporations.  These people pay for the networks and newspapers through their ad dollars.  Is it any wonder that members of the press have looked the other way with each jaw-dropping increase in the autism rate and every pharma-funded study showing no link between vaccines and autism?  They've been the facilitators for officials determined to make the autism epidemic a normal and acceptable part of childhood along with covering up all evidence of vaccine damage.

Alison MacNeil (the Thinking Moms' Revolution) recently referred to someone at CNN telling us vaccines don't cause autism as a stenographer.  What else do you call a news person who doesn't bother to investigate a story, but rather reports what they've been told (and what all the other networks are saying)?

Since we're all thinking/literate adults here, I'll just tell you her commentary on Brian Hooker and William Thompson (and Poul Thorsen, Julie Gerberding) does not mince words.  She is especially critical of the MMR vaccine. 

A veritable body-bomb, the MMR contains recombinant human albumin, fetal bovine serum, and chick embryo fibroblasts, and the potential for interspecies activation of unknown retroviruses, molecular mimicry, and reactivation of the virulence of the infectious virus itself – a completely unstudied and medically unacknowledged risk.

The damage that results from this vaccine is called, Measles-Induced Neuroautistic Encephalopathy--a term coined by Dr. Brogan.  It's brain injury--not an alternate way of seeing the world or whatever rosy picture is painted for us each April for "Autism Awareness Month."

Brogan wrote that parents are taking back the truth.  

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Dachel Media Update: Breitbart Sounds #CDCwhistleblower Alarm, MSM Silent

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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 their OurKidsASD brand.

Sept 7, 2014, UK Sunday Times: 'Autism-lite' is blamed for diagnoses rise

Sept 6, 2014, LA Times: Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Sept 6, 2014, Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch: Major review of vaccine safety offers good news

Sept 5, 2014, NaturalNews.com: Moms of autistic, vaccine-damaged children mount wave of online protest against CDC research fraud

Sept 1, 2014, Breitbart.com:  Did the Government Cover Up an Autism/Vaccine Connection?

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Dachel Media Update: C- (no vaccine injury) Span on Vaccines

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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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 4, 2014, C-Span: Briefing Vaccines Vaccination Issues

Paul Offit and a group of pro-vaccine advocates take the stage and discuss how to convince parents that there's nothing to worry about when they vaccinate their children.

For those of us who know what's happening with the CDC whistleblower scandal, this whole thing is nothing short of bizarre.  I can't imagine people who could possibly sound more out of touch with what's happening in the real world.

There is no acknowledgement that there are reasons to be worried about vaccine side effects. The speakers are only those promoting vaccines and the PBS documentary, Vaccines--Calling the shots. It's condescending.  It's horribly insulting to parents of vaccine injured children.  If you think your child was fine until he or she was vaccinated, it was only a coincidence.  The point is clearly made.

Anyone who wants to modify the vaccine schedule is ridiculed.

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Dachel Media Update: Do You Hear a Faint Whistle?

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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 their OurKidsASD brand.

Sept 3,2014, Sonoran News: Whistleblower reveals CDC cover-up linking MMR vaccine to autism

Sept 2, 2014, Los Angeles Times: Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

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Dachel Media Update: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 2, 2014, WHDT TV: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

We told you recently about a new whistleblower inside the CDC, Doctor William Thompson. Thompson says he stayed quiet for over 10 years after finding a link between vaccines in young black children and autism. Thompson also says the CDC knew about this link, and purposely manipulated the evidence to remove "Black Babies without birth certificates" from the study. The initial report showed a 340 percent increase in autism among black boys under 36 months old.

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Dr. Bob Sears on #CDCwhistleblower

Dr. Bob SearsBy Anne Dachel

It's time to add the views of well-known family pediatrician, Dr. Bob Sears, to the CDC whistleblower scandal discussion.

Age of Autism has covered Dr. Sears in the past. 

In 2010, Dr. Sears talked about his alternative vaccination schedule.

In 2010 I wrote the piece, Dr. Bob Sears's The Autism Book Brings Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention To Light, for Age of Autism.  It was a review of his book on autism.  It contained some startling information.

I found more commentary on this question in the section, Preventing Autism.   (And when was the last time a doctor wrote on this topic?)  Sears starts off telling us, "Prevention is very important for any family that has a child with autism." (p. 328)  He then lists his recommendations for parents expecting another child which includes a section titled, "Avoid Mercury."  He cautions pregnant women about mercury fillings, fish consumption, and mercury in the flu shot.  "If you get a flu shot, make sure you get one without mercury, or at least get one that has only trace amounts of mercury." (p. 331)

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Dachel Media Update: The MMR Vaccine Whistle Only The Injured Can Hear

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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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 1, 2014, Miami Healthy Living--Examiner: CDC denies autistic children a voice, parents demand they be heard

Sept 1, 2014, GreaterGoodMovie.org: CDC Whistleblower Update

Sept 1, 2014, The Olympian (WA):  Letter: Vaccines are the best buy in America's public health

Aug 30, 2014, InfoWars.com: Mainstream Media Buries CDC Scientist's Confession About Vaccines & Autism

Aug 30, 2014, Newsday: Were you lied to about vaccines and autism

Aug 30, 2014, Tulsa World: Dear Pharmacist: Were you lied to about connection between vaccine, autism?

Aug 29, 2014, WHDT TV: Boyd Haley on the whistleblower

Aug 29, 2014, TIME: Journal Retracts Paper that Questioned CDC Autism Study

Aug 29. 2014, NaturalNews.com: Truth about CDC vaccine fraud revealed by Jon Rappoport

Aug 29, 2014, WDTV Bridgeport WV: Vaccines and Autism: a Link?

Aug 25, 2014, Examiner San Diego: Autism caused by MMR vaccine: CDC cover-up exposed by CDC whistleblower

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Dachel Media Update: Silence of the Man....

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

The mainstream media has ignored the whistleblower story all week.  These are the people who for years have steadfastly defended the CDC's claim of no link between vaccines and autism, so it's understandable that they're not about to change their message now.  I'm sure they were waiting for some way to discredit Brian Hooker's study before they covered the story.  Now they have it.  The journal which had published the Hooker's findings has now removed it from their site.   Viola, it's time for press to cover it now.

Aug 28, 2014, Fox Salt Lake: Journal questions validity of study linking autism and vaccines

Dr. Frank DeStefano, lead author of the 2004 study, said he and his colleagues stand by their findings. DeStefano said all the study authors, including Thompson, agreed on the analysis and interpretation before the study was submitted for publication 10 years ago. However, he said he plans to review his notes and will decide whether to run another analysis on the data.

Aug 28, 2014, Fox 13, Seattle: Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study 

The CDC study authors found no link between the age children were given their first MMR vaccination and autism diagnoses. Nor did they find a statistically significant increased risk for a particular racial group.

Aug 27, 2014, CNN:  Autism and vaccine study results questioned

A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed "because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses CDC Vaccine Fraud

Whistleblower-protectionBy Anne Dachel

Members of the media don't seem to care that many in the autism community consider them to be mere stooges of health officials who themselves have a vast web of ties to the pharmaceutical industry.  But there is now an incredible INDEPENDENT newsman out there.  Gary Franchi, executive producer at WHDT TV was recently covered on Age of Autism because of his outstanding work reporting the revelation of a CDC whistleblower. 

Here is his most recent interview: Dr. Andrew Wakefield breaks silence on CDC Whistleblower.

This is Dr. Wakefield at his best. In addition, Franchi coined a phrase that will resonate: "VACCINE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN."

Wakefield explained the meaning of what the whistleblower has revealed and he made some riveting comments:

Wakefield: "How can that be put to the test in a scientific context?  Because there are so many ingredients that are potentially toxic in vaccines, there are so many vaccines that are given so frequently to these children.

Wakefield: "The truth is we will never know how in one particular child, this constellation of exposures produced the end result." 

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KHOU Houston Features Karen Kain's Book: Vaccine Injured Child Who Died

Karen Lorrin 15KHOU TV Great Day Houston: Karen Kain and A Unique Life Fully Lived 

Aug 24, 2014, Karen Kain, a tireless advocate for the disabled and an activist about vaccine injury, appeared on the TV show, Great Day Houston. 

Karen's book, "A Unique Life Fully Lived" is a tribute to her vaccine injured daughter, all the more poignant in light of the CDC's whistleblower.

CDC Whistleblower Story: Danke to Franchi

Whistleblower-protectionBy Anne Dachel

On Aug 20, 2014, just after the announcement of a whistleblower from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaking out about that agency's cover-up of an MMR study linking the vaccine to autism, Gary Franchi talked about it on his independent TV station, WHDT Miami/Boston.   For those of us who routinely follow how the mainstream media covers the controversial link between vaccines and autism, this was riveting. 

Franchi began his commentary saying, "There's a new whistleblower on the autism forefront and Dr. Brian Hooker from the Focus Autism Foundation says he has a source inside the CDC."

In his two and a half minute presentation Franchi described how Hooker had used the Freedom of Information Act to ask the CDC for information concerning a certain autism-vaccine study they'd conducted, and while doing this, an insider at the agency "reached out to him" about what he knew about the falsification of the results. 

Franchi made stunning statements like these:

"The CDC is purposely hiding important information about autism, particularly how vaccines affect young black boys at a much higher rate than others. ...

"It appears the CDC was purposely blocking black kids from the study to boost their numbers....

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Dachel Media Update: CDC MMR SOS

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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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Aug 25, WHDT TV:  CDCWhistleblower New Details Emerge

Aug 25, 2014, KellyBroganMD.com: CDC: You're Fired. Autism Coverup Exposed.

Aug 25, 2014, NoMoreFakeNews.com: CDC whistleblower, watch out; here come the mothers « Jon Rappoport's Blog

Aug 25, 2014, LivingWhole.org: CDC Whistleblower Comes Out and They All Play Dead

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Dachel Media Update: The Brain Game

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

Here's the latest autism study just out on major news sites.  It involves overproduction of synapses in the brain.

Okay, What's a synapse and how does a kid with autism get too many of them?  How does this explain an epidemic of ASD among our children?  How does it explain sudden regressive autism in toddlers accompanied by bowel disease?

This kind of research announcement is routine in the scientific world because it fosters a number of things officials want us to believe:

Autism is a mysterious disorder that scientists are diligently trying to figure out.

No one is alarmed about autism, just curious.

There is no urgency.

Notice the finding only "provides clues" and "the research may shed light on the roots of autism." 

My favorite headline was Newsday's: Autism may be brain disorder.  Seriously?

New York Times: Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop

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Autistic, Adult, Alone: When Mom or Dad Dies

Wake up callBy Anne Dachel

Internationally governments and doctors have looked on as autism consumed a generation of children.  No one in authority has ever expressed alarm.  There's never been a demand for answers.  Officials readily admit that there's nothing they know for sure about autism and nothing they can really do about it.  Meanwhile, a generation of disabled children is entering adulthood with nowhere to go. 

This adult woman with autism is 43.  Her circumstances are dire.  This may be happening in Canada, but it'll be the same here.  All those who've assured us for years that an epidemic of developmentally disabled children is normal and acceptable need to tell us what we're going to do.

Aug 12, 2014, Ottowa Citizen.

Jennifer is 43. Her mother, Cecile, was her main caregiver until she died in April, struck by an aneurysm at age 79, and dying on Easter Sunday. Her father, Arnold, is 90, a retired school caretaker, but so gnarled with arthritis and heart disease, he can barely get from his bed to his recliner.

"I feel helpless," he said.

This has left the bulk of the care to Caroline, 60, her sister, who lives in the white house with the big wood stove, about five kilometres from Eganville, on 140 acres of hay and tough sledding....

A report by a study group last fall said there are 12,000 people with developmental disabilities waiting for supportive housing.

The consequences for families can be crushing, the report said. Chiefly, there is burnout. The report called for enough funding so that any parent over 80 could be assured of placement of their disabled adult child within six to 12 months.

A committee of MPPs also called for an end to service wait-lists, which can stretch years, and pointed to housing as an urgent need....

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 goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.

Dachel Media Update: Seattle Young Adults with Autism

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Aug 20, 2014, King5 TV Seattle: Seattle Children's changes lives of young adults with autism

Aug 20, 2014, Discover Magazine: Robert Kennedy Jr. and Mark Hyman to Appear on Dr. Oz Show - Collide-a-Scape

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Schools in Demand

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Aug 19, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune: New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors

Aug 19, 2014, Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune: Autism: Then and now

Aug 18, 2014, Medscape.com: Protect the Next Generation: Recommend the HPV Vaccine

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Dachel Media Update: More Disabled Kids, Nothing To See, Move Along

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This week, a number of stories simultaneously acknowledged that yes, our children are more disabled than ever, autism is only one part of the issue, but it's probably just better awareness and nothing to worry about. 

Here's how the mainstream media reported on a 10 year study of 200,000 children that doesn't explain why any of this is happening.  The findings showed a 21 percent increase in developmental disabilities, without mentioning that in the past decade, autism has increased 78 percent. 

It's another increase that no one can explain rationally.  I think it's clear that the purpose of this study was to acknowledge the overall increase in disabilities while attributing it all to better recognition.  This is just a sampling of the news out there.  We are now so indoctrinated to accept problems in our children's ability to speak, to learn and to behave, that no one even thinks to ask where they're all coming from and what it all means.  And if the world's top health officials don't see a problem, everything must be all right.

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Not on Rise???

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Aug 18, 2014, MDLinx.com: No rise in autism in 20 years

Aug 17, 2014, Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch: Disabilities in [U.S.] kids rise; not physical problems

Aug 17, 2014, Augusta Chronicle: Know shot options

Aug 16, 2014, Sonoma County Press (CA) Democrat: For mentally ill students, school can add stressors

Aug 16, 2014, San Francisco Chronicle: Unscrambling autism laws

Aug 13, 2014, NY Post: Flu Shot Is Most Dangerous Vaccine in US: Report

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Dachel Media Update: Back To School Back to Slamming Vaccine Safety Choices

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Aug 14, 2014, CBS 2 Cedar Rapids, IA: Johnson Co. Seeing Rise in Vaccine Exemption

Aug 13, 2014, Forbes: Anti-Vaxx And Ebola Superstition Endanger Public

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Sharyl Attkisson on the ABCs of Journalism

SharylBy Anne Dachel

Sharyl Attkisson is amazing.  The Emmy-winning investigative journalist who left CBS News after 20 years has been very outspoken about malfeasance in the media.  Attkisson  has appeared on several network news shows, including CNN and Fox.  She was on ABC's This Week on Aug 10, where, in a 46 second segment, she said some pretty incredible things that ABC should take to heart.

Attkisson speculated on how the Nixon controversy would have been handled in a world filled with today's television and social media obsessions.

SHARYL ATTKISSON: I think that we've gone backwards since that time when we really felt empowered as journalists. And I like to think as what would happen today during a Nixon type scandal, Nixon would basically refuse to turn over tapes to congress, his aides would refuse to testify to congress or would take the fifth or would lie to congress with fair amount of impunity. Woodward and Bernstein will be controversialized on social media by special and political interests.

MARTHA RADDATZ: Well, this is all very depressing--

ATTKISSON: -- Facebook accounts. And then at the end, Nixon would go on a popular late night comedy show during which time he would humorously refer to his attackers as people that were political witch hunters who believe in Area 51 type conspiracies.

RADDATZ: Well, I am going to just hope that people like you will keep pounding investigative journalists and get something done.

Hello, ABC?  Were you guys listening?  As a network, ABC has overwhelmingly failed to do more than be a mouthpiece for those defending the vaccine makers.  They've also failed to honestly report on what autism is doing to our children. 

ABC has blamed bad genes...

2008 Genes and Autism

2009 Autism's Possible Genetic Link   "A major part of the answer is genetics."  Dr.Geraldine Dawson in interviewed.

2012 Autism Linked to Family Inherited Gene Mutations Particularly From Dad

Autism and Induced Labor

Older Dads and Autism

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Dachel Media Update: HPV Vaccine Death Report Fox Milwaukee

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Fox 6 Milwaukee WI: The HPV vaccine, causing deaths? Why getting compensation in these cases isn't easy

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Dachel Media Update: Slamming Celebs

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Aug 11, 2014, Washington Post: Rosie O'Donnell, Jenny McCarthy and the dangers of vaccine deniers and 9/11 truthers

Aug 10, 2014, Philly.com: Unscrambling autism laws

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Dachel Media Update: HPV Vaccine And Sudden Death in 12 Year Old

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Aug 10, 2014, New York Daily News: Wisconsin mom: 'Did HPV vaccine kill my 12-year-old daughter?'

Aug 9, 2014, Kennewick (WA) Tri-City Herald: Growing number of autistic students causing concerns at Mid-Columbia schools

Aug 8, 2014, Danbury (CT) News Times: For autistic adults, a long waiting list for state help

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Dachel Media Update: Thinking Moms on The Autism War

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Aug 8, 2014, Union of Concerned Scientists: New Vaccine Misinformation Book Gets the Science Wrong - The Equation

Aug 7, 2014, Discover Magazine: Why Vaccine and GMO Denial Should be Treated Equally

Aug 6, 2014, Thinking Moms' Revolution: The Autism War: Fiction or True Crime?

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Massachusetts Bill To Add Supports For Autism

WolfNote: We're so complacent in America. We  re-active, not pro-active. We hide our heads in the sand until the wolf is through the door and lying in our beds. We kick out the wolf and then wonder where all that fur came from on the floor. I remembe when gasoline skyrocketed a few years ago; the SUVs looked garishly unpatriotic on 95, Pruises were everywhere. Gas prices stabilized and the suburban Mommies who needed a pillow to see over the steering wheel were back in the H2s, motoring to Pilates. It's the same with autism. We're barely starting to support families who area in crisis mode pretty much from diagnosis day - and this Mass bill is pretty good. But as Anne cries out daily, "WHERE IS THE REAL CONCERN OVER THE EVER GROWING TIDE OF AUTISM?" It's enough to make me want to howl. KS

By Anne Dachel

It seems that when we talk about autism it's never a crisis on the federal level.  THERE, it's just a mysterious disorder that many officials think has been unrecognized until recent decades.  The feds aren't upset that there's no known cause or cure for something affecting almost two percent of U.S. children.  This piece gives us that chilling reality about autism on the state level.  The rates for autism as said here to have skyrocketed and that these kids need services.  Currently Medicaid doesn't cover help for these children.  A representative from MA ARC calls autism "a public health crisis," something we would never hear from a CDC official.  No word on whether the governor of Massachusetts will sign the bill.  Maybe Patrick is thinking about the cost increases rather than the needs of disabled children.  If he doesn't sign, he's postponing the inevitable.  Regardless, theses children aren't going away and they're going to cost and cost and cost the state for the rest of their lives.

Aug 4, 2014 WBUR Boston, Governor Reviewing Mass. Bill That Would Expand Autism Supports

Many parents of children on the autism spectrum are celebrating passage of a bill that is among dozens already on Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk.

The bill would create a tax-free savings account for autism and disability care; would require Medicaid coverage for autism behavioral treatment; and would give thousands of residents with autism access to state disability services. Currently only those whose IQ is under 70 qualify.

Barbara L’Italien, with the advocacy group ARC of Massachusetts, has seen autism rates skyrocket since her son was diagnosed in 1990.

“It is a public health crisis,” she says. “It is something we need to wrap our arms around and be proactive about, and I think this legislation really attempts to do that.”

The costs of expanding Medicaid and disability services is not clear.

A spokeswoman says Patrick is reviewing the bill.

Comment:

Why is autism called "a public health crisis," yet there's no assurances from the governor that he'll sign this bill?  One in every 68 U.S. children now has an autism diagnosis.  That's one in every 42 among boys alone. 

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Dachel Media Update: Mass Hope to Expand Autism Supports

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Aug 4, 2014, NPR Boston: Governor Reviewing Mass. Bill That Would Expand Autism Supports

July 30, 2014, WRAL, Raleigh, NC: Autism bill unlikely to pass this summer

July 28, 2014, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH): Robert F. Kennedy Jr. promotes a dangerous and unscientific position on thimerosal

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Dachel Media Update: Gupta. Ebola

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Aug 4, 2014 The Daily Beast: Sanjay Gupta, on the Ebola Front Lines

Gupta has faced criticism, most notably over his backing of Gardasil, a vaccine for HPV. Critics questioned his backing of the drug, as it was made by Merck, then a sponsor of a show he presented called Accent Health. 

"One part of the criticism was people saying vaccines caused autism," Gupta says. "I looked at the scientific evidence as anyone should and concluded they didn't. Would I get my children vaccinated? I did."

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Dachel Media Update: RFK Jr on CNN: Thimerosal "Not Policy, but Politics"

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RJK Jr: 'Not policy, but politics'

July 30, 2014

On July 30, CNN host Don Lemon interviewed environmental attorney Robert Kennedy Jr. about current political events and his new book, Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak, from Skyhorse Publishing.

Unlike recent articles in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Forbes and TIME, this coverage focused on what the book is actually about and Kennedy was allowed to explain the topic.

Lemon: "Why did you write this book?  It's been controversial."

Kennedy: "I wrote the book because, as you say, this is a controversial--it's almost a radioactive--issue.  People on both sides have dug in their heels. The debate about it has devolved into name-calling--it's not been a productive debate. So what I did, I got a group of scientists together and I said, 'Let's go scour--and I raised a couple of hundred thousand dollars--let's scour the scientific literature and find every article that's ever been written on thimerosal safety.' 

"Thimerosal is a mercury-based vaccine preservative that was eliminated in pediatric vaccines because it was dangerous. In 2003, it was taken out, but unfortunately--of American vaccines, we're still giving it to people all over the world--unfortunately, it was the same year CDC recommended it for the flu vaccine. . . .  And for the first time, pregnant women are getting very, very large doses of this neurotoxin--doses that are equivalent to what they were getting before the ban on pediatric vaccines. . .  It's an unnecessary preservative. The science is very clear.  We found over 500 peer-reviewed publications, 1400 references in this book, that show this is a known, recognized neurotoxin for which there are many, many alternatives.  It should not be in our vaccines.

Lemon thanked Kennedy and promised, "We will have you back to talk about it."

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Dachel Media Update: In Which CNN Runs Out of Tape...

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We had hoped to share the video of Robert F. Kennedy who appeared last evening on CNN Tonight, however, it appears that CNN ran out of tape...   during the final segment in which Kennedy spoke about flu shots, mercury and Thimerosal as a preservative.

July 29, 2014, WXOW, La Crosse, WI: Add immunization to your back-to-school checklist

July 25, 2014, The Thinking Moms' Revolution: What Are MRC-5 and WI-38? And Why Are They in Vaccines?

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Dachel Media Update: Pediatric Union Continues to Promote Vaccine Sales over Safety

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August 1, 2014, AAP News: Report: Serious adverse events from vaccines 'extremely rare'

July 29, 2014, New York Times: When the Caregivers Need Healing

July 28, 2014, Autism Speaks: More than Prenatal Genetics: The Search for Autism's Origins By Martha Herbert

July 28, 2014, My Fox Houston: Texas Failing Special Needs Students says U.S. Dept of Education

July 28, 2014, Public News Service:  Building Acceptance of Autism in Ohio

July 28, 2014, Salon.com: Newest anti-vaxx trend causes babies' brains to bleed

July 25, 2014, National Post (Canada): Autism's numbers game: Prevalence rates under microscope in fight for resources, support services

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Dachel Media Update: Why No Programs for Adults With Autism? (Supply and Demand, Perhaps?)

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July 26, 2014, Washington Post: Coping with adult children's autism, parents may face 'least bad' decisions

...This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures showing 1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder, a term that captures the wide range of ways autism affects children. That was a 30 percent jump from two years earlier and more than double the rates from six years before that.

And over the next 10 years, 500,000 children with autism will become adults, according to Lisa Goring, a top official at the advocacy group Autism Speaks. "There are not enough services. It's a real problem for families."...

COMMENT: 

I don't see why this is a problem.  Why can't autistic young adults go where autistic adults have always gone?

For years, every time the autism rate took another gigantic leap ahead, major news outlets like the Washington Post expressed no concern. They were satisfied to quote officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who assured us that, no matter what the increase, it was just "better diagnosing" of a condition that's always been around.

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Dachel Media Update: Back To School Vaccine Safety Push is ON

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July 25, Salt Lake City, Deseret News: It's safe to vaccinate kids — studies find autism risks are linked to genetics instead

July 24, 2014, Washington Times: EDITORIAL: More Kennedy snake-oil medicine

July 24, 2014, WFMZ, Allentown, PA: Life Lessons Detecting autism earlier

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More Fringe Than Rug: Time Attacks Robert Kennedy's Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak

Thimerosal RFKNote: Anyone, from political activists, to celebs to "Real" Housewives to actual housewives who question vaccine ingredients and/or safety is shunted into the "anti-vaccine fringe category."  In 2014 there's more "fringe" (those who study and learn and report) than rug, as Americans question vaccine safety like any other product, thus the desperate push to denigrate, disassemble and deny by pharMedia.

By Anne Dachel

July 21, Jeffrey Kluger--TIME:
RFK Jr. Joins the Anti-Vaccine Fringe  "Most fundamentally, Kennedy does not get chemistry. Thimerosal is an ethylmercury product. Mercury in general may be a neurotoxin, but it's in its methylmercury form that it does its damage-and only in particular concentrations. The quantity of ethylmercury that was once in vaccines was so small that it was actually within acceptable limits for the more toxic, methyl form-but it wasn't even in that methyl form to begin with."

TIME actually went further than the others in slamming Kennedy's thesis with Kluger's defense of methlymercury, along with the ethymercury used in vaccines.  He wasn't afraid to say thimerosal is mercury. He just doesn't see a problem with it.

I would like to ask all the reporters writing on this subject, not just Kluger, Sanders, Salzberg, and Helmuth, do you know anything about the history of thimerosal?

The truth is, officials don't want to research just how dangerous thimerosal is when injected into children and mothers-to-be.  Ten years ago, on June 4, 2004, acting director of the FDA, William Egan,  was called to testify before the House Committee on Government Reform about thimerosal. 

U.S. Rep. Dan Burton: "Mr. Egan, has thimerosal ever been tested by our health agencies?"

William Egan: "Its been only those early tests that you know of that were done by Lilly."

Burton: "That was done in 1929....

"And lets just follow up on that. In 1929, they tested this on 27 people that were dying of meningitis . And all of those people died of meningitis. And so they said, there was no correlation between their deaths, and the mercury in the vaccines. That is the only test that has ever been done on Thimerosal, that I know of. Can you think of any other?"

Egan: "No, in people, no. Except for accidental exposures over the."

Burton: "So we have mercury that has been put into people's bodies in the form of this preservative ,and has been since the thirties, and it has never been tested by our health agencies. And yet, you folks come here , and you testify that there is no 'conclusive evidence,' conclusive evidence, and the IOM says 'they favor,' - get this - they don't say they are sure, they say they favor rejection of a causal relationship between mercury and autism and other neurological disorders. Mr. Egan, can you tell me right now that that amount of mercury injected into a baby will not hurt it?"

Egan: "It's.. You know, it's, it's , it's impossible to make those categorical statements that one hundred percent .."

That is the inescapable truth about the safety of thimerosal. 

It's hard to understand reporters who are so willing to risk their reputations by ardently defending the use of toxic mercury in vaccines when the science simply isn't there.  Mercury has been used in vaccines for eighty-five years without ever being tested by the government for its toxic effects.   Steven Salzberg's may cite "study after study" as proof that thimerosal is safe, but the truth is these studies are merely easily flawed and manipulated population studies--the weakest kind of science.  The fact that our health officials keep doing them and yet they never settle the question, should tell reporters something.

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Nova's Not So New Approach to Vaccination

PBS biasBy Anne Dachel

Vaccines-Calling the Shots

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. Airing September 10, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago-whooping cough, measles, mumps-are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. NOVA's "Vaccines - Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

"Risks of opting out"?  Will we also hear about the risks of "opting in" or will PBS just pretend that vaccines carry no side effects?

Will the producers at PBS include a clip from their series, Autism Now, from 2011?    Veteran newscaster Robert MacNeil interviewed autism expert, Dr. David Amaral from the MIND Institute at UC-Davis about the link between vaccines and autism.  While  Amaral didn't think vaccines are the only cause of autism, he said this about a child who might have a predisposition or be ill at the time of vaccination,

 "Vaccinations for those children actually may be the environmental factor that tipped them over the edge of autism. And I think it is incredibly important, still, to try and figure out what, if any, vulnerabilities, in a small subset of children, might make them at risk for having certain vaccinations."

That was a pretty amazing comment.  It certainly means that parents who worry about vaccine side effects have good reason for their concern. 

You can see the PBS interview with David Amaral on YouTube.  (PBS no longer has the video available.)   9:12


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 goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.

Dachel Media Update: New York Times: "A lax culture" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Try to imagine the New York Times criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for anything, especially anything involving infectious diseases.  I wouldn't have thought it was possible--until I saw their story, After Lapses, C.D.C. Admits a Lax Culture at Labs, on July 13, 2014.

This involved a stunning public admission by the agency head, Dr. Thomas Frieden, that mishandlings at the CDC had potentially exposed employees to some of the most deadly infectious agents on the planet, including anthrax and avian flu virus.

The Times story was by Richard Fauseet and Donald G. McNeil, Jr., and McNeil's name was one I immediately recognized because of his past reporting on the vaccine/autism controversy

In 2010, McNeil wrote the piece, Thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, does not cause autism, about rulings from the Federal Court of Claims affecting 5,000 pending cases where parents sought compensation for vaccine injuries that involved autism.

In that story, McNeil called on Dr. Paul Offit and several moms from the autism community for their reactions.  (And like almost all member of the mainstream media, he failed to cite a single expert who could challenge the court's ruling that it is safe to inject mercury into human beings.)

McNeil had done the same thing in another Times story in 2009 called, U.S. court says vaccine not to blame for autism. Here he pitted the American Academy of Pediatrics against parents who claim that vaccines caused their children's autism, seemingly unaware that hundreds of independent studies by well credentialed experts raise serious concerns about side effects from our ever-expanding vaccination schedule. 

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Dachel Media Update: Mom Jeans... Or Something Like That

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July 21, 2014, Slate.com: Autism Linked to Common Genes--Environmental causes and specific mutations aren't as much to blame.

July 20, 2014, WebMD: Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

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Dachel Media Update: Cost of Child Vs. Child with Autism

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July 21, 2014, Examiner.com: Largest study to date shows majority of autism is genetic

July 21, 2014, LA Times: Student filmmakers find themselves drawn into the vaccine/autism fray

July 20, 2014, Forbes: Robert Kennedy's Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Activism

July 20, 2014, US News: Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

July 20, 2014, USA Today: Iowa puts $5 million into autism program

July 20, 2014, Wall Street Journal: Can You Really Afford a New Child?

July 19, 2014, Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, CA: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

July 17, 2014, ScienceBlogs.com: Andrew Wakefield is still at it blaming vaccines for autism

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Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Drs. Martha Herbert and Mark Hyman Debuts August 4

Thimerosal RFKBy Anne Dachel

Many of us in the autism community have been eagerly awaiting the release of Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s new book, THIMEROSAL: LET THE SCIENCE SPEAK:

I am hopeful about the book--hopeful that there can be an honest look into the use of one of the deadliest ingredients possible in vaccines, namely mercury.  (And seriously, the tired claim that it was removed from most children's vaccines over a decade ago, except for SOME flu shots, doesn't settle anything.  It's still in unconscionable levels in the flu vaccine and this vaccine is recommended for pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy.  Imagine the impact of an adult dose of 25 mcg of mercury on the brain of a developing fetus.  AND A POINT THAT IS NEVER EXPLORED: The vaccine makers still sell vaccines to Third World Countries loaded with high levels of toxic thimeorsal.  We may be protecting the children of the U.S., but the poorest of the poor in the world have no choice for their kids--they get mercury.)

Of course it also matters how the media reacts to Kennedy's book.  If reporters present this as one man's baseless opinion in the face of an army of experts, it'll be easy to discount his work as simply "anti-vaccine."

(Most of the time, the press tackles this subject as if there were no debate.  Whoever contends the vaccines have serious side effects has to be wrong.)

If it's honestly covered with due consideration given to "THE SCIENCE" that Kennedy cites, then this book could lead a real improvement in health care for children.

I have my own problems with how willing members of the press are when it comes to challenging the medical establishment.   It's so much easier and safer to just go to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or ask a top expert in the mainstream medical community for their opinion on the safety of injecting mercury into humans.  According to officials, all the science is in: studies show no link to things like autism and other neuro-developmental disorders. 

I have yet to see a reporter ask anyone from the CDC how they can justify allowing mercury in vaccines when the only test on thimerosal was done eighty-five years ago by the vaccine maker, Eli Lilly.  That ridiculous study was conducted on a couple dozen patients who all died from meningitis by the end of the research.  STILL--Eli Lilly said it was safe and after the creation of the FDA, its use was grandfathered in.

And please, those population studies, done decades after the fact where the results could easily be flawed or manipulated, don't count.  News people love to cite the "no link" studies, but I've yet to see a single one of them ask, "Who funded the study?" or "Were there any conflicts on the part of the researchers?" 

In 2006, David Kirby's book, Evidence of Harm--Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic,  was published.

In 2011, Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill  gave us The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Manmade Epidemic.

Both of these books were filled with the experts and the science on mercury in vaccines; they didn't have just the opinions of these three writers.  I marveled at the fact that reporters don't ever seem to read the books that are out there.  If they actually did, they would have a lot to ask health officials about. 

Of course the one really important question that never comes up is a simple one: "Who will be held responsible if it's clearly shown that an unchecked, unsafe vaccine schedule is behind the explosion in brain disorders in our children?"   And even though it's not openly talked about, it's always there in the minds of those defending the safety of vaccines.

So what can we expect from reporters writing about Kennedy's new book?

The first mention of Thimerosal--Let the Science Speak that I've seen so far was on July 16 in the Washington Post: Robert Kennedy Jr.'s belief in autism-vaccine connection, and its political peril by Keith Kloor.

First of all, that's a rather disingenuous title.  Kennedy's subject is the use of MERCURY in vaccines.  To reduce that to simply a "vaccine connection" leaves out the essence of the book. If a reader just looks at the title, it's pretty clear where this article is headed.  We're told it's Kennedy's belief--there's no mention of all the scientists backing what he says. And incredibly, Kloor writes about what this means "politically," not morally or socially.  

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Dachel Media Update: Amalgam Fillings (Pssst, that's Mercury)

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 their OurKidsASD brand. 

July 17, 2014,  KTAR TV, Phoenix:Gilbert gets new school for students with autism

July 16, 2014, KING5, Seattle: Metal fillings in your teeth could make you sick

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