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This is Not Medicine. This is Barbarism.

Doctor skullBy Anne Dachel

This is not medicine. This is barbarism.

‘Killing Five Kids for Every One You Save’

Dr. Toni Bark, Revolution for Truth, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017

Dr. Bark began her talk by explaining to her audience what led her to be involved in the vaccine controversy.

“… In the eighties, we did not vaccinate women who were about to be pregnant. We would ask them. Today they’re recommending vaccines for pregnant women, without any safety studies.

“We didn’t vaccinate preemies; we adjusted their age. We didn’t give a day one of life vaccine. If a kid was sick, had a fever or was fussy, we wouldn’t vaccinate them. We only gave 14 shots up to the age of like 16. It was much different than today’s milieu, still kids were injured.

We were using the old DPT, which as we know now—How many of you read about Peter Aaby’s recent publication?—that for every one child we save from D, P, or T we kill five with the DPT. 

He’s been studying it in Guinea Bissau in parts of Africa. He worked for the WHO for decades. He’s been studying this for decades. He’s at a University in Europe, but basically in Guinea Bissau. He and several other researchers studies this for years, tracked it over thousands and thousands of kids, and said that for every one child from D, P, or T, five die from other infections because their immunity is so altered from that shot.

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Dachel Wake Up: Robert Kennedy Jr Interview with Tucker Carlson

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Tucker Carlson interviewed Robert Kennedy Jr on Tucker Carlson Tonight.  Fox News Video Clip Here.  You can thank him at comments@foxnewsinsider.com.

He introduced the “taboo” topic saying that experts “insist that vaccines are generally safe; that there is no link between vaccines and autism.” He added that there are skeptics.

Robert Kennedy, Jr. began by stating, “I’ve read the science, and the science is very clear—what you have to understand is that the vaccine regime changed dramatically around 1989. The reason it changed is that Congress, drowning in pharmaceutical industry money, did something they’ve never done for any other industry, they gave blanket legal immunity to all the vaccine companies so that no matter how sloppy the line protocol, or how absent the quality control, no matter how toxic the ingredient, or egregious the injury to your child, you cannot sue them.

“So there no depositions, there’s no discovery, there’s no class action suit. All of a sudden vaccines became enormously profitable.

“In ’87 it was implemented and then there were a gold rush by the pharmaceutical industry to add new vaccines to the schedule.

“I got three vaccines; I was fully compliant. I’m 63 years old.

“My children got 69 doses of 16 vaccines to be compliant. And a lot of these vaccines aren’t even for casually communicable diseases, like hepatitis B which comes unprotected sex or sharing needles.

“Why do we give that to a child the first day of their life?

“And it was loaded with mercury.”

Carlson restated Kennedy’s statement. “And we do give that to children.”

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Paul Offit: Proselytizes as Pope of the Church of Immaculate Vaccination

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Note: Many years ago, we ran a photo that has zero religious intent and featured many in the pro-vaccine injury community. We were instantly branded Anti-Semitic. Here, Paul Offit, himself Jewish, purports to tell those of us who are Christian what Jesus wants us to do.  Tell the Pope to look out, Offit may be after his job.  Holy Moses.... And thank you, Anne for this post.

By Anne Dachel

What Would Jesus Do?  He’d vaccinate every child, according to Paul Offit

Recently Paul Offit was on the attack against Vice President Mike Pence over his actions on the HPV vaccine back when he was governor of Indiana. Every teenager in Indiana was expected to get the vaccine, according to Offit.  “…the HPV vaccine… was recommended for all adolescents.”

(Seriously, how can someone tell EVERY adolescent to get a pharmaceutical product, without any consideration of risk factors?)

April 15, 2017, The Daily Beast: Why Didn't Pence Do the Christian Thing?

By Dr. Paul Offit.

The VP’s extreme-conservative policies on the HPV vaccine needlessly risked Indiana children’s lives. What he did unto them—among others—is something Christ himself rejected above all.

In July 2016, Mike Pence rallied cheering crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland declaring, “I am a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican—in that order.” One year earlier, however, as governor of Indiana, Pence’s radical conservative values trumped his Christian values.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. at DC Rally

WMPIf you'd like to meet Robert and support his work at World Mercury Project, you're invited to a fund raising reception on 4/18 in New York City at the home of Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons.  Here's the reality of what happens when a person of stature, an actor, actress, nationally known advocate starts to talk about vaccines...  life changes.   Retribution starts.  And so, we need to support Mr. Kennedy as best we can. With a kind comment for most of us who can't afford to attend a fund raiser. With a ticket for those who can.  I'll see you there - I'll be in the kitchen scrubbing pots.  (Kidding.)  KIM  Click here to learn more.

By Anne Dachel

I want everyone to listen to what Robert Kennedy, Jr. had to say in Washington D.C. on March 31st at the Revolution for Truth Rally.

Please share.

I transcribed his talk so you could not only listen, but also read the points he made and have them for future reference because there so much incredible information included in his 35 minute speech.

We are all familiar with Bobby Kennedy’s position on the use of mercury in vaccines. We’re also used to him promoting vaccines, claiming that he has had all six of his children vaccinated.

Kennedy qualifies that position in this talk.

Yes, Kennedy’s pro-vaccine, but he makes it clear that he’s PRO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINES, and we don’t have that today.

Keep in mind that I’ve spent fifteen years, as just a mom in Wisconsin, monitoring how the press covers autism, and autism and vaccines. Kennedy goes after not only the criminal cover-up by health officials but also the complete and utter failure of news outlets to do their job. This nightmare could never have happened nor could it have gone on for so long without the blanket cooperation of every major newspaper and network in America.

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Dr. Brian Hooker At the Revolution for Truth March 31 Rally

Brian HookerNote: Thank you to Anne Dachel for transcribing this talk, and to Joshua Coleman for the video.

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Dr. Brian Hooker, the man who was contacted by CDC whistleblower William Thompson, spoke at the Revolution for Truth Rally in Washington D.C. on March 31, 2017, along with over a dozen leading autism activists.

Brian’s speech was only about ten minutes in length, but his words were dynamite. Just like Del Bigtree did in his talk,  Brian told his audience that when he goes to Congress, they know about CDC scientist William Thompson’s charge that his agency ordered him to destroy evidence showing a vaccine-autism link in the MMR vaccine. This issue is only going to get more heated because the people who represent us know that the government is involved in vaccine safety fraud. It’s their job to look into this.

Brian also went into detail about Poul Thorsen and Diana Schendel’s roles in fleecing the taxpayers out of millions of dollars in order to manufacture bogus research on what’s causing autism.

(And for all the details on just how Thorsen and Schendel pulled this off, read the fascinating book, Vaccine Whistleblower, by Kevin Barry.)

Dr. Brian Hooker,  Revolution for Truth Rally, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017

Brian began by talking about his 19 year old son’s vaccine injury, his dedication to his recovery and the toll it takes on every affected family. He was very positive.

Brian: “…And yet, we’re winning. …You get the word out there. When I go up to Capitol Hill and I ask people, and I start to explain the story about Bill Thompson, they’re like, ‘Oh no, no, no. We already know about Bill Thompson.’

“You’re doing your job! You are absolutely, absolutely doing your job, and please, please, please keep up the good work. …”

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Dachel Wake Up: April Showers

Dachel Morning Wake UoApril 6, 2017, Fox12 (Sherman, TX): Neblett Elementary student's journey with Autism, By Anthony Miller

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- Nathan Adams is a seven-year-old child who attends Neblett Elementary school in Sherman, Texas.

He's a lovable child who plays and even explores like every child, but at a young age, his parents knew there was something different about him when he wasn't responding to his name at one year old.

Just before he turned three, he was diagnosed with autism.

"It gave us some closure to it," said Nathan's father, Jeff Adams. "It gave us kind of a path forward, but at the same time, it was difficult."

"Kind of a relief at that point to know which direction to go," said Nathan's mother, Desiree Adams.

This three and a half minute news report on April, Autism Awareness Month is a chilling example of just hw much we have, as a nation, surrendered to autism.

News anchor: “This month is Autism Awareness Month, as the disorder affects one in every 68 children.”

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Del Bigtree Speaking at National Press Club on Vaccine Policy

VaxxedBy Anne Dachel

Thanks to Josh Coleman, I am getting the individual talks by the speakers at the National Press Club presentation in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 2017, and I'm going to transcribe them all.

These will all be published on Age of Autism. Please note that the paltry mention that this event received from the media didn't include actual quotations by the speakers, but Age of Autism will have them all. This event was ignored by news outlets that refuse to honestly cover this controversy, but the truth will get out, and the mainstream press will become even more irrelevant.

Del is impassioned. He is emphatic: WE ARE WINNING! It was inspiring to listen to him and feel his dedication to protecting children from dangerous vaccines. Del speaks about the lack of vaccine science to support our claims, and he's right, BUT ALSO THEY HAVE NO REAL PROOF. Population studies are not scientifici proof.

THE MISSING PIECE OF SCIENCE IS AN OFFICIAL COMPARISON STUDY OF FULLY VACCINATED/NEVER VACCINATED KIDS. Unless and until such research is done, the question is open. There is no proof that vaccines are safe, unless we look at children who were never vaccinated. AND NO OFFICIAL WANTS TO SEE THIS STUDY DONE. We all need to ask why.

Notice what Del said about the obligation of a doctor to know what ingredients are in the vaccines they're injecting into our children.

He's absolutely right. And doctors don't know. They simpy trust. They parrot the claims of the pharmaceutical reps in their waiting rooms.

This brought to mind the story from a friend of mine. This is a man who became very well-educated on vaccine safety concerns on his own, and when he went to his physician and asked him if he knew what was vaccines, he received this stunning response from the doctor:

"I DON'T KNOW, AND I DON'T WANT TO KNOW." That pretty much says it all. (My friend no longer has this person as his doctor.)

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March 31, 2017, Revolution for Truth—Del Bigtree

‘Vaxxed’ producer, Del Bigtree was introduced as the “Emmy Award winning producer from the daytime talk show, The Doctors.”

Del: “Tomorrow is April 1st, which means we opened ‘Vaxxed’ exactly one year ago tomorrow. And what a year I’m having! There’s really nothing left to say after some of the greatest minds in this movement were speaking to you all day. I could really say ditto and walk off the stage.

“I want to talk about what this year has been, what has got us here, and what has happened right now in all of our lives.

“First of all, I have got to give a shout-out to my partners in this film Andy Wakefield, Polly Tommey, and Brian Borrows. The simple fact of the matter, we are not here, in this moment, without these powerful, dedicated people that I had the opportunity to spend a year with while making ‘Vaxxed.’

“Andy, wherever you are—I think you’re in Germany right now—we all owe you such a debt of gratitude.”

Del described an encounter with a reporter described by Robert Kennedy, Jr. as “doing a hit piece on Andy.” 

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White House Lights Up Blue: 4 Days and A Few Dollars Short

Blue sand timerNOTE: There is a softer side to this story by Anne Dachel. Our wonderful contributor Katie Wright lost her Mom Suzanne to cancer last year.  Bob Wright asked President Trump to honor World Autism Day in her memory. And we are certainly behind that.  According to Katie, her Mom tried IN VAIN many times to get Mrs. Obama to acknowledge the autism epidemic and to act. She never did.  So, thank you to President Trump for his work so far. But know that this press  announcement seems in part to have been left over from the last administration....  It straddles the worlds of neurodiversity and tougher talk.  We won't punish progress, but I need to see real progress. Kim

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2017
 
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
A PROCLAMATION

On World Autism Awareness Day, we highlight the importance of addressing the causes and improving the treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  We also recognize the importance of identifying ASDs early in a child's life and of understanding the obstacles faced by people living on the autism spectrum.  Together, we celebrate the many ways individuals with ASDs enhance our daily lives and make priceless contributions to our schools, workplaces, and communities. 


 
Autism spectrum disorders affect an estimated one out of every 68 children in America.  Individuals and families living with autism come from diverse backgrounds.  These families face enormous challenges in assisting their loved ones over the course of their lifetimes.  As those with ASDs reach early adulthood, families are often faced with even greater obstacles than during childhood, including planning for the successful transition into adulthood and independent life.  
 
We are hopeful that our Nation's efforts will result in significant advancements related to autism diagnosis and treatments in the months and years ahead.  Ongoing efforts to scan the human genome carry significant potential to better manage the disorder and, ultimately, find a cure.  My Administration will continue to work with the Congress to implement the 21st Century Cures Act and help to clear the way for breakthroughs in medical science.  Together, we will turn scientific discoveries into real solutions for people with complex health issues like autism.  
 
Cutting edge therapies and lifelong treatments can impose enormous burdens and expenses on the families of people with autism spectrum disorders.  I applaud the efforts by Members of Congress to enact tax-free savings vehicles for families of people with disabilities and ASDs.  I also encourage the ongoing public-private efforts to develop new technologies to prevent wandering and keep individuals with ASDs safe.  
 
For generations, men and women living on the autism spectrum have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions. 

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Um....... ^^^




Yet the world still has a great deal to learn about ASDs.  We must continue our research to improve early identification and intervention, strengthen our comprehension of the disorder, and open opportunities for every member of our society to live independently and live the American Dream.  My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism. 

Kim Girls 2015
Yes, we need a cure!




NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, April 2, 2017, as World Autism Awareness Day.  I invite all Americans to Light it Up Blue, which Melania and I will do at the White House.  I call upon all Americans to  learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by those with autism spectrum disorders, and to do what they can to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. 
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Dachel Wake Up: Newsweek Covers DC Vaccine Event

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

This is far better than most Newsweek coverage of vaccine safety in the past.  They actually mentioned William Thompson by name and said that research may have been altered. 

Sadly, Jessica Wapner and Newsweek fail to tell us ANYTHING about what actually went on at the National Press Club meeting.  If there were fifteen speakers, including Robert Kennedy, Jr., shouldn’t we hear something that they had to say?

(The video did nothing to add to the story.)

Shouldn’t Newsweek have covered the event, not just the rally outside?

The one statement that said volumes was this: “The stated purpose of the event is to protest the biased media coverage, exploitation by the pharmaceutical industry…”

That charge of “biased media coverage” would of course include Newsweek and all the other mainstream news outlets who’ve never honestly and thoroughly covered this controversy.

Vaccine skeptics rally in D.C. today at a protest headlined by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

By Jessica Wapner

Vaccine fears are on display today in Washington, D.C. A group called Revolution for Truth is leading an anti-vaccine event that includes a rally outside the National Press Club and talks by at least 15 speakers. The day will culminate with a speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an outspoken opponent to vaccines and founder of the World Mercury Project. The stated purpose of the event is to protest the biased media coverage, exploitation by the pharmaceutical industry and government protection that, the group says, perpetuate the use of what it says are dangerous inoculations.

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Sesame Street's Julia Arrives For April

SesameStr_20YearsAndCountinNOTE:   It's interesting how many media outlets have picked up the Sesame Street story just in time for April. Surely the launch of a cute Muppet with autism weeks before Autism Awareness month begins was carefully planned. Many of us struggle with the celebratory tone of the month.  At AofA we look at the month as a chance to commemorate the very real struggles people with autism of all ages face, along with their families. I hope the program will educate parents at least a bit.  Me? I'm 22 years, and still counting.... Kim

By Anne Dachel

Time to “normalize autism”………. the message is everywhere.

I’ve written a lot lately about Julia, the new character on Sesame Street who’s getting a lot of media attention because she has autism. She’s cute, friendly, and shows us the milder side of autism. Julia is part of a bigger issue here. It’s the push now to NORMALIZE AUTISM.

At the same time Robert Kennedy, Jr. is out warning us about the dangers of injecting mercury into babies and pregnant women, and the movie “Vaxxed” is crisscrossing the county educating viewers about the government’s cover-up of research findings of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, the mainstream media is telling us just the opposite. We’re supposed to believe that having a child on the autism spectrum is just something that happens. Doctors can’t explain why; it’s just the way some people are. If we can all just accept AUTISM as a fact of life, we could move on from the blame game and stop talking about vaccines.

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Dachel Wake Up: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally

Rev Truth DCBy Anne Dachel

Below is media coverage of the March on Friday:

By Gary Greenberg, NewsMax

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally

 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the keynote address March 31 at the Revolution for Truth rally in Washington, D.C., organized by the Vaccination Injury Awareness League to call for more transparency in the research and government approval process of an ever-expanding schedule of vaccines.

Kennedy has said that he is “pro-vaccine,” but he believes more research should be done to investigate potential health risks and is critical of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s handling of the issue. …

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Shaking The Blind Faith in Merck Shingles Vaccine

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By Anne Dachel

I recently wrote about the news of a suit against Merck over damage from the shingles vaccine.  There are claims of serious side effects, including death associated with this vaccine.

The Zostavax vaccine is recommended for every adult “fifty years of age and older” in the Merck TV ad, yet the CDC says people 60 years of age or older should get shingles vaccine.”

On the CDC website it also states that the shingles vaccine is safe. “No serious problems have been identified with shingles vaccine.”

Despite the CDC’s claim that the shingles vaccine carries no real risks, the FDA wrote to Merck in February 2016 telling them to add, Eye Disorders: necrotizing retinitis (patients on immunosuppressive therapy)’ to their product information.'

KP Stoller, a physician in San Francisco and author of the book, Incurable Me (Skyhorse 2016), is a strong critic of the current vaccine program because of its lack of safety science and oversight.

  1. Dr. Stoller, what concerns do you have about the way this vaccine is being sold to the public, especially with regard to what Merck says about it in their product information sheet?
  2. A. There is ZERO credible safety data on "vaccines" [defined as (adjuvants etc. + antigen)] where no saline vs. vaccine comparisons have been done. Vaccines are not tested for safety against a saline placebo, they are tested against a solution that contains all the adjuvants, metals, DNA, and other toxins etc. but just minus the infectious disease antigen itself - in this case the varicella virus. So, the safety data and adverse event data Merck cites in their package insert does not have a lot of meaning.

It would be the same as if Monsanto tested RoundUp for safety and compared it not to water but to RoundUp sans Glyphosate (the reported active ingredient). Even without Glyphosate, RoundUp is very toxic... one of the ingredients is 10,000 times more toxic than Glyphosate itself. Would comparing those two substances RoundUp with Glyphosate vs RoundUp without Glyphosate be a fair comparison for safety purposes?

Yet that is exactly what the vaccine manufacturers are allowed to pass off as an adequate safety comparison. RoundUp without Glyphosate isn't anymore a placebo than the varicella vaccine without the varicella.

  1. What is the connection between the live virus chicken pox vaccine, now universally recommended for every child, and shingles in the adult population, which Merck claims will affect one in three adults in their lifetime.?
  2. It has been two decades since the USA implemented Universal Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination. And we now know a whole lot more information about what this program has caused because what happened when children are no longer circulating wild Chicken pox virus (varicella or VZV) in the population is that adults who once had VZV as children but were unable to eradicate the virus completely from their bodies are no longer exposed to the wild virus and their own immunity drops.

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March Madness Leads into April Sadness: The Muppetization of Autism

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By Anne Dachel

Winnipeg Free Press and Sesame Street are soft-selling us autism.

April, National Autism Awareness Month has turned from creating awareness of the autism epidemic to promoting autism as a neurological difference to be accepted and accommodated. This March 22 article about the new Sesame Street autistic character from the Winnipeg Free Press does just that. The video clip shows Julia (who has autism) singing with Sesame Street's "fairy in training," Abby Cadabby, "Everything's A-Okay..." Reporter Jen Zoratti doesn't tell us that two percent of our children now have this disorder, but she does mention that she has a brother with Asperger's.

And that is the message for April, and it's diabolically deceptive because it doesn't just advocate for compassion for the disabled, it's telling us that autism is only a neurological difference. Since Julia is a character with features of autism that don't severely impact her life (she flaps her hands and is sensitive to noise), it doesn't seem like such a bad thing. Julia interacts with others and seems pretty typical.

Winnipeg Free Press: Muppet with autism is just the latest in a long list of progressive Sesame Street characters

The newest member of the Sesame Street gang is already poised to be an icon —and she hasn’t even been on TV yet. 

Julia, a four-year-old with bright red hair and big green eyes, is the first Muppet to have autism. She’ll make her official debut on April 11, but social media is already buzzing about her thanks to a 60 Minutes special that aired on Sunday. Through Julia and her interactions with other characters, Sesame Street aims to promote understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity.

In the first episode, the characters will get to know Julia. Sometimes she doesn’t make eye contact or answer a question right away, and sometimes she flaps her arms. She doesn’t like loud noises, and she might repeat herself.

When Big Bird introduces himself to Julia, she ignores him and keeps colouring. Later, he learns not to take it personally, she just does things a little differently. "In a Julia sort of way."...

But many kids will see themselves in her, and they will see her being treated with kindness, acceptance and compassion. They will see that it’s OK for Julia to do things in a Julia sort of way. ...

It’s not just children who could benefit from such an education. There are adults out there who use the word "Asperger’s" when they mean "awkward." There are adults out there who believe vaccines cause autism, and that autism is a fate worse than death. There are adults who bully and isolate neurodivergent people at work. 

Sesame Street and Julia won’t singlehandedly raise a more accepting and empathetic generation.

But they will change lives. 

Notice that people who claim there's a link between vaccines and autism are included in the same paragraph with those who bully and discriminate against those with autism.

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Dachel Wake Up: Two Stories from the San Francisco Chronicle: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr./Vaccines

Dachel Morning Wake UoTwo Stories from the San Francisco Chronicle: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr./Vaccines

March 22, 2017, Keep perspective on Trump pick of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for vaccine safety panel 

By Leah Durant

“President Trump recently selected Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic who believes that shots may cause autism, to chair a panel on the safety of vaccines.

“The appointment has provoked howls of outrage from public health officials, who correctly point out that medical experts have repeatedly debunked any link between vaccines and autism. Unfortunately, in their zeal to defend the benefits of vaccines, these advocates have pushed a narrative that vaccines are without risk. ...

“Established in 1986, the vaccine program is one of the rare federal initiatives that promotes economic growth and protects consumers. It does so by granting vaccine makers and doctors immunity from lawsuits. That immunity gives drug companies full confidence to fund continued research and development of new vaccines, and gives doctors and nurses full confidence to administer them.

“Instead of seeking compensation from drugmakers, vaccine-injured patients can file a claim with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The program has awarded 5,269 victims more than $3.5 billion to date out of 17, 935 petitions filed.”

In the first story, D.C. attorney Leah Durant defends vaccines (there’s no link to autism) but also warns that vaccines are not without risk.  She handles injury lawsuits in the NVICP. She makes it sound like this program is a success.

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From Sunny Day to Blue Day: Sesame Street Debuts Female Muppet with Autism

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Mia's Desk at age 21


NOTE:  I've been a Sesame Street fan since I watched the first episode in 1969. My children adored the program until it left PBS to move to HBO for first run episodes. We don't have HBO and it was time to say goodbye when the Surgeon General teamed up with Elmo to promote vaccinations.  Preschoolers pick their noses, not their friends.  I can promise the parents who think that Sesame Street will make a long term difference that it will not - and I'm sorry to say that. By middle school the gap is a chasm, by high school it's a canyon and after high school, it's another continent. At least for those with moderate to severe autism like my own girls. Boys are affected 4:1 over girls, so I don't understand the female muppet. I do know that Sesame Street has struggled to have female characters - Abby Cadabby was supposed to add to Zoe and Rosita. I hope Julia does indeed help start a conversation, although I'm afraid it will go like this, "Gee, that doesn't look anything like what Chase at school has, Mom...."   Kim

By Anne Dachel

Julia is a Sesame Street character with autism. Big Bird and the other characters on the show are learning how to understand her. Julia is meant to teach children how to get along with someone with the disorder. Julia is proof that autism will never be a crisis for this country. Somehow we're going to have adjust to a significant population that has recognizable symptoms and special needs. From the tone of the discussion on 60 Minutes, we understand that having a child with autism is now normal and acceptable. (The Pfizer ad on this video is a not-to-subtle reminder that pharmaceutical is a controlling influence over what 60 Minutes will cover.)  View video here.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/julia-sesame-street-new-muppet-autism/ 

Christine Ferraro: I think the big discussion right at the start was, “How do we do this? How do we talk about autism?”

Christine Ferraro has been a writer at Sesame Street for 25 years, during which time the frequency of autism diagnoses has multiplied. 

Lesley Stahl: The chances of a little kid two, three, four years old having some kind of a relationship with another kid with autism is pretty high.

Christine Ferraro: Exactly. Especially once they hit school age, because they’ll be in their classrooms.

Abby: Julia, you’re so creative!

Julia: [laughs and flaps]

But how to portray autism?

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Dachel Wake Up: PA Letter To Editor NO on Mandatory Vaccines

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

March 19, 2017, PennLive.com: The Top 5 Letters to the Editor of the week

Pa. Senate should vote no on mandatory vaccines

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 217 requires mandatory vaccines for your school children. No exception. When I was a youth, just a handful of vaccinations were typical. Current CDC recommendations are 40 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6 and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. The vaccine market is estimated to have ballooned to a $24 billion dollar industry with total legal immunity from being sued. What a deal.

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Dachel Wake Up: Lawyers Hanging Out Their Shingles for Shingles Vax Lawsuits

Dachel Morning Wake UoNOTE: Merck, accustomed to causing injury to babies via MMR, then teens via Gardasil, has set its sights on the elderly population! 

By Anne Dachel

March 14, 2017, Zostavax patients sue Merck, claiming shingles shot caused injuries and death

Merck & Co. could have a growing Zostavax problem on its hands. After several plaintiffs filed lawsuits claiming the drugmaker’s shingles vaccine caused serious injury and death, attorneys say more cases are on the way.

Plaintiffs have sued in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania alleging that Merck’s Zostavax—used to prevent shingles, the painful complication of varicella infection—caused serious side effects, including death.

“I think Merck has failed terribly … to warn about the very serious side effects and the failure of the vaccine to do what they claim it does,” attorney Marc Bern told FiercePharma.

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Dr. Oz Talks about Robert Kennedy Jr. and the $100,000 Challenge

Dr OzNOTE: If YOU would like to speak to Robert Kennedy, Jr. about the $100,00 challenge, you're invited to an event in NYC on April 18th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Perhaps Dr. Oz will attend?

This is a fund raiser for World Mercury Project, which is sponsoring the challenge.  We know the price is dear for most of us - but perhaps a family member would help you buy a ticket  as an Easter or Passover or Autism Action month treat?  I know of one close friend whose brother - an AofA supporter - bought her a ticket. (Thanks, Nick Z!)  The event is at Tony Lyons' (Skyhorse Publishing's chief) home in New York City.

For details and to buy a ticket email Kirsten Kim Kkim@skyhorsepublishing.com

By Anne Dachel

On March 13, 2017, the Idaho Statesman published, Does your child’s doctor check on these important issues? by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, MD.

Dr. Oz’s well-known name immediately caught my eye.

The article was about what your doctor should be covering at your “well-child checkup.”  Roizen and Oz included suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

So what should doctors be doing at these visits?

The AAP advises: “It should cover everything from how much you read to your child, the risk of lead paint contamination in your home, hearing, dental care, physical and cognitive development to potential familial health problems such as elevated LDL (lousy) cholesterol.”

Roizen and Oz added more things doctors should talk to parents about:  pool safety, laundry pods, guns, obesity, and vaccines.

This was included at the end of the piece.

To do: Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro promised $100,000 if you prove vaccines are safe. We spent a month reviewing every study on vaccine safety and interviewing 150 experts on all sides of the issue. Our conclusion: Vaccines aren’t perfectly safe, but the chance of significant disease-preventing benefit is more than 40,000 times the risk. That’s a pretty impressive degree of safety. That research is out there for everyone to look at and is summarized in our book “YOU: Raising a Child.” If you win the prize, please make a donation jointly in our and your names to the American Academy of Pediatrics!

This article bothered me for a lot of reasons. First of all, why was there no specific advice that parents and doctors look for the warning signs of AUTISM, something which affects one in every 68 children, one in every 42 boys?

Roizen and Oz purported to have spent a month “reviewing every study on vaccine safety.” Not only that, they also talked to “150 experts on all sides of the issue.”

Seriously?

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Dachel Wake Up: Julia Belluz Is CDC's Company Gal!

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Here’s a story warning us that funding for our vaccine programs is being threatened by the Republicans.

Julia Belluz’s name is a familiar one regarding this issue. I looked through her reporting over the last couple of years and I was struck by how unwilling she is to challenge anything an official says about vaccine safety. Her articles are rife with statements meant to shut down the debate:

Large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries have failed to establish a link between the MMR vaccine and the mental developmental disorder.

“…many other studies have since discredited the idea.”

“In another of the most thorough studies to date, nearly half a million kids who got the vaccine were compared with some 100,000 who didn't, and there were no differences in the autism rates between the two groups.

Belluz is one of the most prolific pro-vaccine journalists out there. (See more stories below.)

None of her articles honestly investigate the arguments on both sides of the debate. In her mind, there is no debate. She blindly relies on official denials as the final word, just like everyone else in the mainstream media.

It’s hard to understand the complete obeisance paid to health officials holding a study as proof of no link. No one ever bothers to look into the research we’re all supposed to trust. What if it was done by the vaccine makers? What if it’s merely an easily flawed population study? What if the researcher is on pharma’s payroll? What if there are a dozen studies that challenge the findings?

The reporters who willingly accept whatever a CDC official has to say about vaccine safety would never do the same thing with anyone else in government. There is expected to be skepticism when elected officials tell us things, but strangely, that isn’t the case when this issue is vaccines. Somehow we’re to believe that federal employees at the CDC only tell the truth.

In many of her articles on vaccines, Belluz went after Andrew Wakefield and his MMR study. I wonder how she would report the story of William Thompson and his claim of CDC cover up of a vaccine/autism link.

Notice the taxpayer money going to the CDC that is talked about in this article. This place is pharma's dream. I seriously wonder if vaccines cost the industry anything. I’d love to know much money is channeled into vaccine promotion through federal and state funding.

March 7, 2017, Vox.com: The Republican health insurance plan slashes funding for vaccines and public health

Julia Belluz

The American Health Care Act makes a number of changes to the Affordable Care Act that’ll likely disadvantage poorer and sicker Americans, and result in fewer people covered. But the plan also includes a subtler and very significant move for American health: the elimination of the largest fund for disease prevention in the federal budget, along with 12 percent of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2019.

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Dachel Wake Up: Google Snooze

Dachel Morning Wake UoHere's what's out on Google News. Notice that when "autism/vaccines" comes up, autism is nothing more than a passing reference.

Next month we'll again be told that having two percent of kids with autism is normal and acceptable. Parents just have to learn to live with it.

Everything's safe: GMOs, vaccines, and everything else corporate America throws at us. Anyone who disputes this...like Andrew "fraudulent 1998 study" Wakefield and Robert "vaccine skeptic" Kennedy, Jr. ... is not to be trusted because no one is allowed to question the science on anything.

OS News: Inside the internet's war on science

By Thom Holwerda

 Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who says he's in touch with Trump about a "vaccine safety commission" recently announced a $100,000 "challenge" to prove their safety.

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Debunk Translated: To Convince Public Otherwise

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NOTE: When you read the word "debunk" you know you've stumbled across an article about vaccines and autism. 

By Anne Dachel

I've long said this about Andy Wakefield: THE MEDIA ENDLESSLY TALKS ABOUT HIM.......AND NO ONE WILL TALK TO HIM.

Andy has told me a number of times that no one in the media will interview him.

They have a carefully scripted way of presenting this. Robert Kennedy, Jr. is to be handled the same way Wakefield is, that is as a dangerous purveyor of fraudulent claims about vaccines. There is no need to listen to a word they have to say.

 This is phony journalism. Since when do reporters NOT WANT TO TALK TO THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN ANY CONTROVERSY?

WHY DON'T WE HEAR DIRECTLY FROM ROBERT KENNEDY? WHY DOESN'T ANYONE TALK TO ANDREW WAKEFIELD?

WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID THEY MIGHT SAY?

Here at the Pacific Standard, the message is: Robert Kennedy  is totally off the mark. His views aren't even worthy of consideration. They're dismissed as "myths" and "folklore."

So why doesn't David Perry confront Kennedy with his charges against him? Why doesn't he talk to Kennedy so he can quote him first-hand? What does he think a reporter's job is all about?

Instead Perry interviews an English professor who compares the link between vaccines and autism to folklore.

Of course, Perry starts out denying ANY increase in autism.  "... there is no autism epidemic, or that the increase, as recently explained by NOS Magazine, is due to changes in how we diagnose the condition." Kennedy's $100,000 challenge as phony.

(And my personal challenge to Perry: If there's been no real increase in autism, please show me the 40, 60, and 80 year olds who look and act like our kids on the spectrum.)

March 6, 2017, Pacific Standard: How to Debunk Myths About Autism

An interview with Andrea Kitta about anti-vaccination, fake news, and the academic discipline that’s seen it all before.

By David Perry

Beyond the White House, alarmism over vaccines has wealthy and powerful proponents. It used to be Jenny McCarthy leading the Hollywood antivax league, but now Robert de Niro has taken the spotlight. He and Kennedy recently offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove vaccine safety to their satisfaction (which will never happen). No matter how many studies prove otherwise, and like so many other issues for which there is scientific consensus (global warming, evolution, etc.), anti-vaccine hysteria feels impervious to facts.

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Dachel Wake Up: Media Notices Sorry State of Health

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Recent medical news is getting lots of attention across the mainstream media. It seems that more young adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer. While the numbers remain small, there is an increase that has the attention of scientists. News reports use words like “very shocking,” “alarming,” and “startling” describe the situation.

Experts are baffled by the findings. Explanations include “obesity,” “poor diet,” and“lack of exercise.” Rather than advocating for an immediate focus on finding the cause, doctors are merely calling for earlier screening, perhaps in people in their forties.

(My favorite response was the doctor at NPR who thinks it’s just better screening that’s responsible.)

Feb. 28, 2017, CBS New York: Health Experts Alarmed By Spike In Colon, Rectal Cancer Rates   

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Former Oklahoma Epidemiologist Speaks Out Against Vaccine Mandates

JenniwhiteBy Anne Dachel

Jenni White is an epidemiologist, the numbers just don't make sense to her. She supports her position with facts. As she explains them, her concerns sound valid. The problem is, no one in the media is ever taken seriously if they have even an inkling of doubt about ANY ASPECT OF THE CURRENT VACCINE PROGRAM. She doesn't see a link between vaccines and autism, but she does challenge lots of claims about vaccines.

Of course there can be no consideration of the things she discusses. IF one thing is looked at with serious concern, the floodgate would burst, and they all known it.

Feb 27, 2017, The Federalist: How Vaccine Mandates Put Vulnerable People's Health And Lives At Risk

By Jenni White

Although I was conditioned to accept the Polio, MMR, and DPT vaccines, these  additions had always frustrated me. From 1997 to 1999, I was employed as an epidemiologist with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. During that time, the state was becoming convinced of the need to require Varicella and Hep A vaccinations for children.

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Debating the Wakefield Study: Solomon vs. Zaretsky

DebateBy Anne Dachel

On Jan 31, 2017 National Post journalist Lawrence Solomon and Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Ari Zaretsky met at a Toronto coffee shop to discuss the 1998 Lancet study linking the MMR vaccine to autism and bowel disease in children. Below is a Youtube video of the event. Their conversation is transcribed.

Dr. Zaretsky is to be commended for participating. It is unheard of for a member of medical profession to do this. It’s also a personal issue for him because he has a twenty year old son with severe autism.

Debating the Wakefield study: Solomon vs. Zaretsky

The Youtube is entitled, The Wakefield Vaccine Scandal,” and it’s about an hour and forty minutes.

Here’s a partial transcript of what was said:

Dr. Zaretsky explained that while he’s not really involved in the vaccine controversy, “I responded to this because of Larry’s article in the National Post and felt that I needed to take a stand as a physician.”

Solomon was introduced as a journalist for The National Post in Canada and editor of a website called Vaccine Fact Check, “which provides information about vaccines.” 

Moderator David Cayley described the controversy over Andrew Wakefield as “a scandal, whatever view you take of it probably.”

David Cayley: “Wakefield was one of thirteen authors of a paper that was published in The Lancet in 1998 that investigated, but did not claim to have proved—in fact explicably said it had not proved—a link between autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, and also bowel disease, which they also investigated.

“This article was described by the editor of The Lancet later as having been the starting pistol for this whole discussion, which has now probably involved millions on autism and vaccines.

“Twelve years after it was published, in 2010, The Lancet withdrew the article…

“Since the controversy started there have been numerous studies done on the subject, none of which have really claimed to show a decisive link between vaccines and autism, but the discussion has continued. And we’re going to continue it here. …”

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Follow Up: Toronto

Toronto-officeBy Anne Dachel

On Jan 31, 2017 National Post journalist Lawrence Solomon and Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Ari Zaretsky met at a Toronto coffee shop to discuss the 1998 Lancet study linking the MMR vaccine to autism and bowel disease in children.

What was said in Toronto:

Reporter Lawrence Solomon presented his side by pointing out that Dr. Wakefield’s article was published in the Lancet in1998 and drew immediate criticism, but it wasn’t until twelve years later that it was finally retracted. Following the ruling against Wakefield and his thirteen co-authors, one of them, noted pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. John Walker-Smith, appealed the decision and was fully exonerated.  The General Medical Council decision against the authors of the Lancet study was repudiated by the British High Court.

Solomon: “This was a total victory for Walker-Smith and a total victory for the study. It was a total repudiation for the regulator.”

Solomon said that “the media has a blackout on stories that question vaccines,” and he’s been unable to write on the subject anymore. He went on to name experts who also questioned vaccine safety, including the late Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. and the late Dr. Walter Spitzer Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at McGill University and Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

He compared the treatment of Walker-Smith to the treatment of Andrew Wakefield by the British government. He said that Wakefield was made “a sacrificial lamb” by the General Medical Council as a warning to any other doctor who might be thinking of researching this. What’s been ignored in all this controversy is the fact that the Lancet study didn’t find that vaccines cause autism. The authors simply called for more research.

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HuffPo Blogger Sally Beck Shut Down

CensorshipBy Anne Dachel

British journalist Sally Beck wrote a well-researched article on the story of vaccine fraud and cover-up at the CDC as revealed in the movie "Vaxxed." It was published on UK Huffington. Within an hour it was removed. I wrote about it on Feb 22  HuffPo Allows Vaccine Related Posts Then "Poof!" They're Gone and Kim included a copy that was made before it was removed.

There was a second story, also removed from Huffington:

The MMR vaccine: why it’s sensible to worry about the way it has been regulated, by Jerome Burns and Sally Beck.

Both articles raised serious concerns about the science that we're constantly told proves vaccines are safe.

What is really frightening here is the blatant censorship by even alternative news sites like Huffington. The public is getting only one side of this debate, the pro-pharma side.

Any reporter who really looks into this, has got to have concerns that we're not being told the truth by officials. Sadly, there are few like Burns and Beck. The ones who do try to present both sides, quickly come under attack. This is what I found for background on Sally Beck:

Journalist and author Sally Beck writes human interest and health features for national newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of six books, all biography. Her most recent, Ferguson’s Gang, The Remarkable Tale of the National Trust Gangsters, is the story of an eccentric group of women operating in the 1930s, who help the Trust save England’s disappearing heritage. Her career began at CentreSpread features agency where she was a celebrity interviewer. She then joined The Sun newspaper and the Sunday Mirror covering all things celebrity, interviewing subjects as diverse as Imelda Marcos and Goldie Hawn. As a freelance writer, she changed her focus to human interest, real life and health. She has written for most of our national newspapers and magazines, but is always looking for more.

I contacted Beck about her stories and this was part of her response:

"Thanks for getting in touch. It looks as though the post has been taken down and also that my blogspot has been closed. I don’t have a message from the moderators but I can no longer access my account."

And the message to every other reporter couldn’t clearer: You will only be allowed to promote vaccines as safe and effective, or we will shut you down. This is just as true in the U.S. as in the U.K.

Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.


The Time is Now for a Vaccinated/Unvaccinated Study

Do it nowNOTE: A Vax/Unvax study is finally available. Dan Olmsted would be proud today, don't you think?  Thanks to everyone for their continued work on the front lines of the Rebel Alliance. We published this study today, please share the results and the review by Kevin Barry: First Study of Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated Children - Censored by an International Scientific Journal - Now Public Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports, was censored by the journal Frontiers in Public Health.

By Anne Dachel

It’s clear that certain people are very frightened at the prospect of a federal commission to look into vaccine safety and scientific integrity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Stories on Google News warn us that this unwarranted inquiry could cause parents not to vaccinate. They assure the public that the science is settled; there is no reason to look further. President Trump’s choice to head this commission, environmental attorney Robert Kennedy, Jr., has been repeatedly attacked as an “anti-vaxxer.” Similarly, Trump’s pick to head Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, is said to belong to a fringe medical group that supports parental choice when it comes to vaccination.

Here are some of the arguments in the press.

NPR: Despite The Facts, Trump Once Again Embraces Vaccine Skeptics

Domenico Montanaro:

“Kennedy has been a prominent voice in the anti-vaccine community, raising questions for years about a possible (disproven) link between a preservative in some vaccines and autism.”

Montanaro cited the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine. He called the pro-vaccine science “overwhelming,” and dismissed Trump as someone who has “peddled numerous conspiracies.”

CBS News said the claim of a link between vaccines and autism had been “repeatedly debunked and discredited.”

The New York Times published a piece by Dr. Peter Hotez who wrote, “I’m worried that our nation’s health will soon be threatened because we have not stood up to the pseudoscience and fake conspiracy claims of this movement.”

Dr. Saad Omer from Emory University was in the Washington Post warning readers that Trump “might be willing to discard science and medical research on vaccination in favor of debunked myths.”  Omer said he feared that politicizing vaccines would lead to parents not vaccinating and a loss of herd immunity.

 Michael Hiltzik at the Los Angeles Times said, “The Trump team effectively reiterated the discredited claim of a link between autism and vaccination.” For backup Hiltzik quoted vaccine developer, Dr. Paul Offit, without of course mentioning his ties to Merck, and Offit forecast the possibility of “a costly crisis in public health” if we continue to listen to the viewpoints of those of don’t accept the “extensively documented scientific studies.”

My point here is that there wasn’t a mainstream news source that didn’t immediately denounce the idea of a presidential commission looking into vaccine safety.  Everyone was on the same page. There wasn’t any hint that this might be a worthwhile project.

There are actually several issues here. First of all, the press, due to their absolute failure to ever honestly and thoroughly investigate vaccine safety concerns over the past two decades, has just as much at stake in this as U.S. health officials. No reporter at the New York Times or the Washington Post has EVER challenged what a spokesperson from the AAP or CDC has said about vaccines (with the exception of former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson back when she was at CBS.) In reality, reporters have been nothing more than industry mouthpieces. They’ve done what they’ve been told and have always defended vaccines as safe and effective, no matter what concerns were raised..

IT HASN’T WORKED

YEARS of endless coverage by major networks and newspapers where health officials and doctors from top institutions were cited attesting to the safety of vaccines while either ignoring or dismissing an epidemic of neurologically disabled children hasn’t convinced us. The controversy couldn’t be more heated than it is today.

WHAT’S THE ANSWER?

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HuffPo Allows Vaccine Related Posts Then "Poof!" They're Gone

VAXXED HUFFPOT DELETEBy Anne Dachel

Feb 21, 2017

I watched censorship happen right before my eyes on Huffington Post on Tuesday morning. I was looking over the news and saw two stories that had just been published on Google. I looked at the first one, "VAXXED, should we watch this movie?"  by Sally Beck, who was described as a  “national newspaper journalist.”

Beck wrote:

The controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe, came to London last week, screened in secret at Regents University. Finally, an opportunity for us to find out whether any of the claims it makes hold merit.  

Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health. The film looks at whether his claims - that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism - are true. …

Beck named names, including Dr. Stephanie Seneff at MIT who predicts catastrophic increases in autism in the near future.  She also listed EVERYONE involved with the CDC vaccine study cover-up with William Thompson, people like Julie Gerberding, Frank De Stefano, Melinda Wharton, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop.

I sincerely wish I'd copied it because it suddenly disappeared off the site and was replace by this announcement: “This post from The Huffington Post Contributor Platform is no longer available on our site.” 

Huffpo removed


Fortunately, several folks did snag a version before it disappeared and here is the full verbiage plus screen shots.

(Dear HuffPo. I seem to have two accounts, one in the US and one in the UK. I’m a British writer. Can I amalgamate my accounts?) I really want this published in the uk edition.

By SALLY BECK

The controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe, came to London last week, screened in secret at Regents University. Finally, an opportunity for us to find out whether any of the claims it makes hold merit.

Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health. The film looks at whether his claims - that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism - are true.

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World Mercury Project $100,000 Challenge

National Press Club Press conference February 2017.

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Robert Kennedy, Jr.: “…Tony Muhammad came because he saw autism exploding in his community. It is the black neighborhoods that are getting the thimerosal vaccines. It appears to be that African Americans are much more susceptible to vaccine injury than other Americans. It’s the poor clinics in the urban neighbors who are getting these shots. If you’re living in a suburban neighborhood, people who are questioning your doctors and saying I don’t want that. But if you’re living in a poor clinic, they’re going to take the cheapest vaccines, which have thimerosal vaccines, and your ability to stand up to your doctor, the power to stand up to him doesn’t exist. So you take them, and those kids end up being grievously injured.

“And Bob De Niro who came here because of censorship, again like Del, because he tried to play a movie that he saw and there was an uproar.  And ultimately, he made the decision that it’s too much, it’s going to disrupt the festival, shut it down.

“This censorship is not good for America. It’s not good for democracy. It’s not good for the public health. …”

Nico LaHood: “…For my family, I tell people, we became an unintended experiment. As Bobby told you, I’m the proud daddy of four children… And our first two children were vaccinated per the schedule. …Our first child, at the six months old, after the sixth month vaccination, she broke out in hives, tremendous hives. It’s an autoimmune disease. What’s that? ‘She’s allergic to your wife’s breast milk.’ How ridiculous does that sound? …

“We didn’t know to question, so we went forward with the schedule.

“Our second child, Michael, was born. Vaccinated. From the first day, all children are vaccinated, all the way through the schedule. We saw some signs, but around the sixteenth month vaccines, which is the MMR…We lost our son. That’s a fact. …He went to stimming, he went to losing eye contact, he quit responding to his name, and he went blank. …

“…We traced it back objectively, not subjectively, …to the vaccines. …”

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An Open Letter to Daniel Summers, MD

Dr Daniel SummersNote:  Thanks to Anne for this open letter to Massachusetts Pediatrician Dr. Daniel Summers.  We need to ask doctors by name how they can justify vaccine injury without batting an eye.

By Anne Dachel

Dear Dr. Summers,

I read your Feb 17th article in the Washington Post entitled, The evidence for vaccine safety is abundant. That will be $100,000, please.

In your strong criticism of Robert Kennnedy, Jr. and Robert De Niro, you were adamant that all the science is in on vaccine safety. You wrote, “Kennedy offered $100,000 to anyone who could turn up a study showing that it is safe to administer vaccines to children and pregnant women, with a specific call out to concerns about mercury.”

You cited “lots of studies that support the safety of vaccines,” both ones with mercury and the MMR vaccine.  You referenced research from Denmark,“where the CDC doesn’t have a lot of pull.”

In addition you said that “thimerosal isn’t even used anymore.”

In support of your position you cited the 350 health organizations who “recently reaffirmed the safety of vaccines and highlighted more than 40 of the most respected studies in an open letter to President Trump.”

As far as autism is concerned, you asserted that signs of autism can be found early in infancy “well before children receive more vaccines.” 

“Other studies have found that alterations in brain cell development related to autism may occur before birth.”

Finally you dismissed Robert Kennedy’s plea that people show him the science that proves it’s safe to inject mercury into babies and pregnant mothers as

“disingenuous.”

Dr. Summers, let me say first of all, your argument that studies show no link is what Kennedy’s offer was all about.

You are relying on research with vast ties to the vaccine makers.

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Robert Kennedy on the Science: Quotes from Press Conference

RFK photo 2By Anne Dachel

This is what was said by RFK Jr at the National Press Club on Feb 15, 2017. He was specific about lack of any credible science supporting the use of mercury in vaccines. (This is totally different from what news sources are saying about this press conference.)

Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the Science

RFK, Jr.: “I read the science and I read it intensively, and I was immediately struck by the huge gulf between what the CDC and journalists were saying that science said and what the science actually said. And what I heard from journalists time and again, and it’s repeated like mantra, that the link between mercury—mercury is safe, that the science proves it’s safe, that the link between mercury in vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders is non-existent.

“I want to show you the studies that CDC and journalists have said for years, don’t exist. These are 240 studies that show that—and they’re the best university scientists, by government scientists, by hospital scientists all over the world, that say that mercury is neurotoxic, that it’s causing damage to our children. [When you give it to laboratory animals] they develop autism-like symptoms or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

“These studies show that mercury is linked to the cascade of pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders that began hitting Americans in 1989. The children who born in 1989 were the sickest generation of children in the history of our country.

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Kennedy on the Media: Quotes from Press Conference

RFK 100K
By Anne Dachel

At his press conference, Robert Kennedy Jr offered a $100K challenge to members of the media:

“We know journalists don’t want to look into the science, so we are going to offer a one hundred thousand dollar reward—It’s called the 100K Challenge—to any journalist or anybody else who can point to a single existing study that says it’s safe to inject mercury into little babies or pregnant women at the levels we are currently injecting them in the flu vaccine. …

“[CDC] says that the methyl mercury in fish is more persistent in the body and more toxic than the ethyl mercury in vaccines. …

“CDC’s own scientists last month published a massive data review and literature review that proved that claim to be a hoax. Where CDC is now acknowledging through its own scientists that the ethyl mercury in vaccines may be fifty times as toxic to the brain as the methyl mercury in fish and twice as persistent in the body.

“Yet that study…got zero coverage in the mainstream press. Democracy requires checks and balances. One of the first things that journalists learn when they go to journalism school is that people in power lie. People in authority lie and it’s the job of journalists to check them. You can’t just take their word on stuff. …

“The pharmaceutical industry has paid eight billion dollars out in recent years for pharmaceutical drugs, for lying, for doing off-label marketing, for doing adulteration, for doing all kinds of bad things with their pharmaceuticals.

“What makes you think they wouldn’t do the same thing with vaccines?

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Vaccine Safety House of Cards

House of Cards fallenBy Anne Dachel

First of all, something that will get absolutely no recognition in the mainstream media is this announcement by RFK in EcoWatch.com: Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children.

Analyzing five years' worth of private health insurance data on children ages 6-15, these scientists found that young people vaccinated in the previous three to 12 months were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain neuropsychiatric disorders than their non-vaccinated counterparts.

This new study, which raises important questions about whether over-vaccination may be triggering immune and neurological damage in a subset of vulnerable children (something parents of children with autism have been saying for years), was published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, Jan. 19.

More than 95,000 children in the database that were analyzed had one of seven neuropsychiatric disorders: anorexia nervosa, anxiety disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorder. …

However, children who had been vaccinated were 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed with anorexia and 25 percent more likely to be diagnosed with OCD than their non-vaccinated counterparts. Vaccinated children were also more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and with tics compared to the controls….

I agree with these researchers that the correlation between anorexia, OCD, tic disorder, anxiety disorder and vaccinations warrants further scrutiny. This study suggests that the seemingly inexplicable increase we have seen in brain disorders among young children may not be so mysterious after all.

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WGBH Boston's 02134 Sends Mish Michaels Out the Door

Mish MichaelsNote: I grew up watching WGBH, Boston's Channel 2, public television. Sesame Street in 1969. Thalassa Cruso's Making Things Grow with my Mom. Maggie Lettvin in the blue leotard leading a TV exercise class before Jane Fonda felt any heat at all, let alone "the burn."  And Zoom in the 1970s.  Remember this? "Send a SASE to Zoom! Box 3-5-0, Boston Mass OH TWO ONE THREE FOUR! Send it to Zoom!"  WGBH told reportert Mish Michaels to "zoom" to another job over her sensible reporting on vaccinations.

By Anne Dachel

THE CASE OF MISH MICHAELS

The message to members of the media couldn’t be stronger: You may not dissent. All vaccines are safe for all children.  

The unfolding story of meteorologist Mish Michaels and how she lost her job at WGBH in Boston is a case in point.  Michaels was hired as a science reporter, but when her past statements about vaccine safety concerns came to light, she was fired.

Feb 9, 2017, MN Public RadioScience reporter loses job over questionable grasp of science   (AND MY BOOK IS QUOTED HERE in the MPR STORY.)

Mish Michaels, a former Boston TV weatherperson (she referred to herself as the “station scientist”), has lost her job with the PBS affiliate in the city because she doesn’t believe in vaccinations, the Boston Globe reports.

“The decision was made that [Michaels] is not a good fit for ‘Greater Boston’ and she won’t be working there,” Jim Braude, host of WGBH’s “Greater Boston” tells the Globe. She was to report science stories for his program.

In 2011, she testified before the Massachusetts Legislature in favor of a bill to add parental choice to the list of reasons why some Massachusetts kids don’t have to be immunized as a requirement for attending school…

Feb 9, 2017, Boston Globe: After losing job, Mish Michaels says her personal beliefs were ‘positioned inaccurately’

Michaels wrote. “Unfortunately, my personal beliefs as a private citizen have been positioned inaccurately. I have never claimed that I don’t believe in vaccines. I am pro-safe and effective vaccines and pro scientific discovery. As a journalist, I strive to ask hard questions. Scientific consensus does not equal complacency. It is a challenge to scientists to verify the science or push it forward.”

Feb 9, 2017, Boston Globe: Mish Michaels loses WGBH science job — because she doesn’t believe in vaccines

Damage control at WBGH TV

It looked like censorship at WBGH Boston, so the next day a seemingly professional and informed panel aired their views.

FEB 10, 2017, WBGH TV Boston: Beat the Press

Listen to these five reporters discussing why WBGH TV had a perfect right to fire Mish Michaels for not toeing the line on vaccine safety.

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Dachel Interview: Dr. Paul Thomas

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By Anne Dachel

It is my pleasure to introduce Age of Autism readers to Dr. Paul Thomas from Portland, Oregon.   As I’ve talked with Dr. Thomas and read about him, I can’t help but be hopeful for the future. I have Vaccine Friendly Plansome amazing information in this article, so I invite you all to watch the Skype videos where he explains his views on vaccines safety and what has to change, and to share this with others.

I first heard about Dr. Thomas when I looked into a new medical organization called Physiciansfor Informed Consent, PIC.  Just when it seems that our doctors universally back the CDC’s ever-expanding vaccine schedule for every child in America, suddenly, we have a determined, courageous group of medical providers who say parents have rights over health choices for their children.

On their website their position is clear: “PIC is the first physician organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination.” Doctors, several hundred doctors, are organized in their opposition to medical tyranny.

I was able to interview Paul Thomas about vaccines, their link to autism, and what he’s learned with his Vaccine Friendly Plan.

Q: I asked Dr. Thomas if we’re doing anything to protect children who may be susceptible to a vaccine reaction?

A: “The answer is an absolute resounding yes, [there are vulnerable kids out there]. We now know family histories and certain genetic risk factors that make you less able to deal with toxins, for example. If you have a strong family history of autoimmune issues, you’re going to be more vulnerable to aluminum-containing vaccines,

“Aluminum, the adjuvant in most vaccines, is the largest and most powerful trigger of autoimmunity. There’s an entire book about it called, Vaccines and Autoimmunity, edited by Schoenfeld.   There are hundreds of articles pointing to this issue. That’s just a small piece.

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Dr. Paul Thomas Responds to AAP's Dr. Fernando Stein's Vaccine Safety Article

Dr. Paul THomasBy Anne Dachel

On January 10, 2017, an article by the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fernando Stein, MD, and Vice President, Karen Remley, MD, entitled, American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines, was published on their website.

It was the AAP’s response to the news that incoming President Donald Trump was going to have a panel investigate vaccine safety and scientific integrity. The AAP’s reaction was as expected: 

Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”

Stein and Remley were, of course, referring to “a robust body of medical literature,” and “extensive scientific evidence.” The AAP conceded nothing. According to their leadership, the science is in. There is no need to look further. The health of America’s children is just fine.

Dr. Paul Thomas, an Oregon pediatrician who belongs to the AAP, and is a founding member of PIC, Physicians for Informed Consent,  wasn’t impressed by the AAP’s response. He wrote to Fernando Stein, laying things on the line.

Dr Stein,

Welcome to the most difficult year ever for pediatricians who are unable to see past the ov...er simplified messages "vaccines are safe" "vaccines are effective" etc.

I hope you will be that leader with deep integrity and willingness to look at all the data and perhaps you can save the AAP.

The multi-dose flu shot has too much mercury to be safe for pregnant women or young children.
The aluminum content in many of the aluminum containing vaccines exceeds FDA parenteral safety guidelines when injected to newborns and young infants.

We don't have any large long term studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated populations and looking at all health issues.

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Experts Respond to Dr. David Amaral (MIND Institute)

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NOTE:  I'd like to thank Dr. Amaral for responding to Anne Dachel last week.  We're going to move the ball forward (Superbowl analogy) by conversation.  He did not have to make that effort and I am asking readers to respond to him with courtesy and manners.  Even if  you're really pissed.  Thanks. KIM

By Anne Dachel

Recently I wrote about David Amaral, Director of Autism Research at UC Davis MIND Institute.  Amaral had been quoted in a Spectrum.News.org article    where he said he was “worried” about President Trump’s plans to look into vaccine safety and autism research. The piece was a call for the status quo to continue, after all, we already have the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (of which Amaral is a member) which advises HHS on autism.

In my story, Autism Scientist Worried About a Vaccine Safety Panel,  I reminded readers that six years ago, Amaral was covered on PBS admitting this about vaccines and autism, “It’s not to say, however, that there is a small subset of children who may be particularly vulnerable to vaccines.

“And in their case, having the vaccines, or particular vaccines, particularly in certain kinds of situations — if the child was ill, if the child had a precondition. Like a mitochondrial defect. 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.”

I wanted to know what happened to Amaral to make him now more worried about someone looking into the vaccine safety than about which kids are there are susceptible to a vaccine reaction.

Dr. Amaral posted this comment on my story:

Dear Anne,

The beauty of science is that you are taken where the evidence leads you. The MacNeil interview was carried out early in 2011 and at that time I thought that there was some chance that postnatal factors might lead to some cases of autism - particularly in children that had a genetic or other medical predisposing condition. But, our own research has argued against this view. Later in 2011, we published a paper about brain changes in children with and without regression (Nordahl et al 2011). We found that it was the children with evidence of regression that generally had enlarged brains. We also found that head enlargement started at 4-6 months of life - long before the behavioral regression.

Nordahl, C.W., et al., (2011) Brain enlargement is associated with regression in preschool-age boys with autism spectrum disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(50): p. 20195-200.

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Pew Research Poll on Vaccines At Odds With Reality for Many Families

I-wake-up-screaming-tBy Anne Dachel

I'm sure this Pew Research poll will be talked about EVERYWHERE in the mainstream news.

COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE: The focus is on the MMR vaccine. (Could this be because of Dr. Wakefield's work?) The ordinary reader may not have concerns about mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, aborted fetal cells and a dramatically increased vaccine schedule. Let's just pretend that parents only worry about the MMR.

Second, notice the references (in almost every story I looked at) showing that "wealthier Americans with a knowledge of science" were MORE likely to support the mandate for the MMR vaccine. (This may be carefully constructed to possibly to counter the reports that parents who were highly educated in the most affluent neighborhoods were the most likely to question vaccines.)

I've watched things like this for years. With the promise of a federal panel to look into how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does business, it's time to flood Google News with reports of public trust and support for the current vaccine schedule.

There are a lot of people out there who are terrified of an investigation into our vaccine program. (Example: I recently wrote about David Amaral at MIND Institute-UC Davis who says he's worried about anyone looking into vaccine safety. Incredibly, there is absolutely no worry from Amaral about two percent of our children with autism.)

Notice these stories telling us there's nothing to look at.

Feb 2, 2017, Opposing Views: Poll: Trump's Vaccine Views At Odds With Americans'

The Pew Research poll, conducted before the November 2016 election and released on Feb. 2, found that 82 percent of Americans believe that parents of public school students should be required to vaccinate their children for measles, mumps and rubella. While 66 percent said that there is a low risk of side effects from the popular vaccine, a full 88 percent said that the benefits still outweigh any possible risks. Meanwhile, 73 percent said that the shot offers serious preventative health benefits.

Many vaccine opponents have raised concerns about secondary ingredients in the shots that children receive, such as the preservative thimerosal, which skeptics say may cause autism. According to the Center for Disease Control, no vaccine ingredients, including thimerosal, have been shown to have any connection to the disability, although the ingredient has nonetheless largely been reduced or eliminated from most formulas since its safety came under review in 2001....

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Autism Scientist Worried About a Vaccine Safety Panel

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By Anne Dachel

This is a disgusting bit of news. So David Amaral is worried about a vaccine safety commission? He as a lot of nerve! Every time I see this man's name in print, it makes me angry. Who can forget his comments in an interview with Robert MacNeil on PBS in 2011? Back then he asserted that for some kids, vaccines are the trigger for autism.

So what has the MIND Institute done to address this question? Nothing. And how many more children have been injured by vaccines in the last six years since that interview? Thousands. (I posted two comments on this story, shortly afterwards they were removed.)

How dare this reporter claim that the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee is already looking into autism. This group hasn't done a thing to address autism. They are a complete failure. IACC was created in 2006 with the Combating Autism Act. Eleven years ago, the autism rate was one in every 166 children. Today it's one in 68 (or one in 45) depending on which official finding you want to believe.

(My original comments are at the bottom of this piece.)

Feb 1, 2017, SpectrumNews.Org: New administration stirs angst, activism among autism scientists

By Daisy Yuhas

Jonathan Sebat, director of  the Beyster Institute for Psychiatric Genomics at the University of California…

Sebat says he fears that the administration’s hostility toward facts in autism, climate change and other fields will hinder research. “Politics seems to be eclipsing science,” he says.

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Groundhog Day Might Be Ending for Autism

Groundhog YrFrom 2003 to January 19, 2017 - so little had changed for autism. AofA readers know the drill. "No cause. But we know it's not vaccines. No cure. Why would you want a cure for such a gifty diagnosis?"  Yadda yadda yadda ad NAUseam. Maybe 2017 is the year the groundhog turns into a tiger. Let's hope so.

Here's a BEST OF post from 2012.

By Anne Dachel

In Nov 2003 the New York Times published an interesting article titled, Government Mapping Out A Strategy to Fight Autism by Jane Gross. HERE

It was about a government plan to deal with autism. It had a lot of familiar details: autism is on the rise, we need to find the cause, and early intervention is best.

Gross reported, “Nobody knows the cause of the surge, although epidemiologists suspect it is largely a result of refined diagnosis and public awareness. That does not change the dimensions of a problem that strains schools, medical services and families. Nor does it affect forecasts of growing caseloads for decades to come.”

Not bad coverage for something from almost a decade ago. We would expect that after millions of dollars of research and all the efforts of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee created by Congress to deal with autism there would be definite answers and we’d have great success stories about programs for affected children and the progress being made. Sadly, it’s not happening.

WNDU-TV in South Bend, IN just published a story about autism on Jan 3, 2012 called, Doctors working on ways to better diagnose children with autism. HERE

WNDU announced, “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism twice before age 2. However, only between 5 and 7 percent of pediatricians perform a formal screening.

“The average age of diagnosis for a child with autism is about 5 and a half, and experts say that’s way too late.”

In addition they reported, “The number of children diagnosed with autism appears to be rising. It’s not clear whether this is due to better detection and reporting of autism, a real increase in the number of cases, or both.”

What the South Bend story reveals is that we are basically where we were at in 2003 when it comes to autism. Autism is still a medical mystery that doctors and health officials scratch their heads over. There is still no alarm over autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics didn’t call autism a crisis in 2003 and they still don’t call it one today.

Back in 2003 it seemed like a real effort was going to be made and I might have been a little hopeful. The Times told us, “Propelled by the skyrocketing number of diagnoses of the perplexing brain disorder autism in children, federal officials have for the first time mapped out a long-term, interagency plan to deal with the problem.

“The plan includes objectives like the development of teaching methods that will allow 90 percent of autistic children to speak; the identification of genetic and nongenetic causes of the condition; and adequate services for all afflicted children in the next 7 to 10 years.”

The Times also included Dr. Fred R. Volkmar from Yale who has long blamed bad genes and credited doctors for the explosion in autism. Volkmar is still in the news regularly trying to convince us that there’s been no real increase in autism.

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Media Coverage and Vaccine Science

FrustratedBy Anne Dachel

Members of the press, please DON’T tell us about “THE SCIENCE ON VACCINES SAFETY”—There isn’t any!

As someone who’s waded through daily news stories on autism and on the controversial link to vaccines for well over ten years, let me tell you, nothing ever changes when the media reports on this. The tired mantra, “studies show no link,” or some version thereof, is always present, as if OFFICIAL STUDIES HAVE SETTLED THE DEBATE.

Members of the media retreat to the guys in the white coats waving the latest research to cover up their own failure as journalists. No mainstream reporter ever deviates from the standard storyline when they’re covering vaccines. There can never be even a hint that parents have something to worry about.

One only has to think back to George Stephanopoulos on ABC interviewing Dr. Andrew Wakefield in 2011. Stephanopoulos said that he’d read Wakefield’s book, Callous Disregard, yet he couldn’t cite a single statement that was in the book. All he did was repeat the claims from Brian Deer’s book.

Probably the worst example of media fraud on this issue was on CNN when Anderson Cooper talked to Wakefield, also in 2011. Cooper refused to address Wakefield as “Dr. Wakefield.” Instead he merely said, “Sir.” When Wakefield tried to defend himself against the charges Cooper was making by holding up a copy of his book, Cooper immediately cut him off saying, “I’m not here to let you pitch your book, I’m here to have you answer questions.” He went on to call Wakefield a liar: “But sir, if you’re lying, then you book is a lie. If your study is a lie, your book is a lie.” Every time Wakefield tried to present his side, Cooper cut him off.

Reporters love to bring up Wakefield’s name in their stories, blaming him for parents not vaccinating because of his fraudulent study; no one interviews him these days. No one wants his side in the news.

Corruption of the press is on my mind lately because of rather blunt comments from President Trump.

Recently Trump was interviewed by Fox News reporter Sean Hannity and the discussion was about the media.

Donald Trump:

“They’re very dishonest people. The media is very dishonest, I’ve been saying, I say it openly. …I get stories that are so false and so dishonest… It’s fake news, it’s fake. They make things up…. They’re the liars.”

Please understand that my life is so centered on what’s happening to the health of our children that I don’t have a lot of time to explode political questions, but as far as the press is concerned, Trump is absolutely right! (And this is not an endorsement of his economic, foreign, or domestic policies.)

After years and years of watching news coverage and reading endless stories, posting thousands of comments, and writing hundreds of articles, I know full well that the press is corrupt. They write what they’re told. They set up the phony scenario: cite the studies, interview pro-vaccine experts, slam vaccine skeptical parents, trivialize autism.

All I had to do was look at the last couple weeks to prove my point. There were dozens of stories to choose from, and I picked five.

Jan 26, USA Today

John J. Pitney, Jr.: Trump’s fake science could be lethal

Trump’s science denial is especially troubling when it comes to autism. For years, he has propounded a discredited theory about the origins of the condition. In 2007, he said: ‘When I was growing up, autism wasn't really a factor. And now all of a sudden, it's an epidemic. Everybody has their theory, and my theory is the shots. They're getting these massive injections at one time. I think it's the vaccinations.’

“Study after study has disproved any connection between vaccines and autism. Scientists are still studying the roots of autism, and many possibilities remain, but vaccinations are the one purported cause that they have definitively ruled out.”

Jan 26, Washington Post

Joel Achenbach: The nation’s top scientists can’t get through to Trump — and they’re alarmed

Leaders of several of the nation's top science organizations say they've been shunned by the Trump administration and are alarmed by signs that the administration will muzzle government researchers and reject the scientific evidence that informs such critical issues as vaccine safety and climate change….

Earlier this month Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., after which Kennedy, an ardent promoter of the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism, said Trump asked him to chair a presidential commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. The Trump transition team quickly said no decision has been made about such a commission. But Trump has also promoted the discredited vaccine-autism link.

Jan 26, Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik: Trump is at war with science and knowledge, and that should terrify you “He also has given credence to a decisively debunked link between childhood vaccines and autism, …”

“ A White House panel that questions vaccine safety and attacks immunization standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control—a possibility raised last week in meetings with incoming president Donald Trump—could actually lead to increased disease outbreaks. Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who suggests inoculations are linked to autism, met last week with Trump to discuss a panel to examine what Kennedy called ‘vaccine safety and scientific integrity.’ Although the autism–vaccine claim has been studied and debunked, the president-elect has also suggested a connection. His team later hedged about the panel, saying that nothing had been decided. (Kennedy’s office declined an interview request.) Nevertheless, public health experts and autism advocates are deeply worried that an effort with presidential backing could undermine public confidence in vaccines and trigger epidemics of all-but-eradicated diseases.

“‘We have dozens of studies examining autism and vaccines, and they don’t show a link,’ says Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation, a nonprofit that supports autism research.

Jan 16, Chicago Tribune

Laurie Garrett: Donald Trump and the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists

“Things are getting down and dirty now. And millions of lives are at stake. I cannot possibly state strongly enough how dangerous it is that President-elect Donald Trump has embraced the notion that vaccination is the cause of autism.

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a celebrated vaccine skeptic, met with Trump on Jan. 10. Speaking to reporters outside Trump Tower in Manhattan after the meeting, Kennedy said he will chair a commission ‘on vaccine safety and scientific integrity’ at Trump’s request, because, ‘we ought to be debating the science.’…

Kennedy has long held the position that vaccines are dangerous, and that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine administered to American children is a likely cause of autism. Like any good conspiracy theorist, Trump has long questioned the wisdom of vaccines. On Oct. 22, 2012, he tweeted that vaccines constitute “doctor-inflicted autism.”…

“…Kennedy claims the mercury is still used as a preservative and causes brain damage. But the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Food and Drug Administration removed thimerosal, the preservative in question, from vaccines and it has not been used in MMR since 1999. “

Jan 16, Sacramento Bee

Karin Klein:How scientific fraud about vaccines sows seeds of long-lived doubt

“I talked vaccines with Robert Kennedy Jr. a couple of years ago, when the Legislature was considering Senate Bill 277, which made vaccines mandatory for almost all school-age children. Kennedy was putting on rallies in Sacramento and showing his anti-vaccine movie; I’d been told by a mutual friend that he could explain the real scientific concerns.

“Not really, as it turned out. Instead of bringing up previously unexamined concerns about the safety of vaccines, Kennedy homed in on one of the most ancient. He wanted to talk about what he contends is the link between autism and thimerosal, the preservative that used to be added to many routine childhood vaccinations.

“Let’s ignore for a moment the mountains of high-quality studies that have discredited the autism-vaccine shibboleth and focus instead on the words ‘used to.’ Thimerosal was removed or reduced to trace amounts in children’s vaccines some 15 years ago. It’s still present in multi-dose flu vaccines, but getting a single-dose shot is easy enough….

“Trump already has an entire agency – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – that studies and studies and studies vaccine safety. Vaccines undergo regulatory safety regulations so tight, they make the approval of regular prescription drugs look like a waltz in the free market.”

 

Notice that these stories attack Robert Kennedy without showing any interest in why scientific integrity is in question at the CDC.

 

 John Pitney, Joel Achenbach, Michael Hiltzik, Laurie Garrett, and Karin Klein don’t really cover the issue. Their stories simply defend the safety of vaccines, no questions asked. They’re going after Kennedy the same way the press demonizes Andrew Wakefield.

Pitney cited“study after study” without, I’m sure, ever having looked at a single one or asked about the role of the vaccine industry in the research.

Achenbach reported that “several of the nation’s top science organizations…are alarmed” over Kennedy’s commission on vaccine safety. What Achenbach will never do is investigate the money ties between those organizations and the pharmaceutical industry.

Hiltzik warned that if Kennedy’s panel looks into the CDC’s immunization standards, it could “undermine public confidence in vaccines and trigger epidemics…” According to Hiltzik the science is in, and we dare not even look into the issue.

Laurie Garrett at the Chicago Tribune is the most glaring example of the incompetence of the press. She has no idea of the real issues here and makes the absurd claim that mercury “has not been used in the MMR since 1999,” when it was never in the MMR in the first place!

Klein defended injecting mercury into children as safe, and relied on the authority of the CDC that “studies and studies and studies vaccine safety,” seemingly unconcerned that the agency that approves, recommends, and vigorously promotes vaccines is also in charge of vaccine safety.

She said she’d talked about this issue with Kennedy a couple of years ago, but it seems she wasn’t really listening. In his scathing attacks on the CDC, he has long made it clear that their main interest is profit for the vaccine makers, not the health and safety of our children. The money ties between this agency and the companies they regulate are vast. Klein is willing to close her eyes to the fact that in Kennedy’s words, the CDC “is a vaccine company” because they hold the patents on over 20 vaccines.

No reporter will ever discuss the power and influence the pharmaceutical industry has over our health officials (and the media for that matter). Pharma long ago bought the regulators and the press.

ANY HONEST COVERAGE would open the door to the possibility that through total oversight failure and corruption, we are now looking at the systematic poisoning of a generation of children through the mandated vaccine program.

The only real defense experts, officials and reporters have is “the studies”—they are often referenced as conclusive proof that disproves any link between vaccines and autism. No one ever looks into the easily flawed and easily manipulated findings of the endless population studies.

NOTE TO THE PRESS: The public isn’t buying it. We know the science was rigged and the findings were fixed. We have a whistleblower from inside the CDC, Dr. William Thompson, and he says his agency lied. They destroyed data that showed a link between the MMR and autism.

Parents also know about research of Dr. Poul Thorsen in Denmark. He’s currently under indictment by the U.S. government for 22 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. He is alleged to have stolen more than $1 million from a CDC grant to Denmark. His study on thimerosal and autism was the science used by the 2004 Institute of Medicine panel to dismiss a connection between vaccines and autism.

Parents have heard all about how medical experts from HHS conceded the claim of vaccine-induced autism in the case of Hannah Poling back in 2008, as well as more than 80 injury claims that included autism and were compensated by the federal Vaccine Court.

They know about the conflicts of interest waivers that are rampant at the CDC because those regulating vaccines are also getting money from the vaccine makers.

You either haven’t educated yourselves on all the slimy facts involved in the vaccine safety debate, or you know and you willingly cover them up.

Either way, after two decade of failing to honestly report on a subject so vital to the our children’s health, NO ONE IS LISTENING TO YOU.

Dr. James Lyons Weiler reports on fake news and censorship in Fake Science: When is Medical “Science” Not Science?

 

Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.


Dachel Wake Up: San Diego Jewish World Questions for Tom Price

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Jan 17, 2017, San Diego Jewish World: 6 questions for Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s nominee to lead HHS

By Sheila Kaplan

It's called a "courtesy hearing," but Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of health and human services, can expect some of his Senate interrogators to get a little rough.

Price, an orthopedic surgeon and six-term GOP congressman from Georgia, will appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to answer questions on Wednesday. It's a courtesy hearing because a separate panel, the Senate Finance Committee, will actually vote on his nomination….

Do you share the president-elect's concerns about the safety of US vaccines?

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Interview with Author James Lyons-Weiler, PhD on Commoditization of American Health

James Lyons WeilerBy Anne Dachel

Back in December, KARE11 TV in Minneapolis aired the story, UMN needs participants for landmark autism study.

This report was on a major national study that will examine the genetics of autism. The video featured a dad who said, “We’re going through your baby book. Okay, here’s your milestones. At this age you should be doing this, at this age you should be doing this—Elliot was delayed on language quite a bit at first.”

Reporter: “Both Elliot, 16, and his 10 year old sister Ada were diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Their family’s DNA samples will be compiled on a registry with tens of thousands of others as part of a landmark study called SPARK.”

Dr. Suma Jacob: “It is a study that is mostly focused on the genetics of autism. One of the things we learned is we need tens of thousands, we need large, large numbers of participants to make sense of genetic risks or causal contributions to autism.

“Genetic autism is highly heritable so there are genetic traits, but there are hundreds and hundreds of genes related. Figuring that that piece out is one of the goals.”

Elliot and Ada’s mother: “We hope that by participating, it not only helps our children, but everyone’s kiddos and adults.”

Reporter: “SPARKS hopes to collect information from 50,000 people with autism and their families, speeding up research and ultimately helping to improve the lives of families impacted by autism.”

With phrases like “genetic autism,” “genetics of autism,” and “highly heritable” a viewer could easily conclude that autism is a genetic condition kids are born with. Nothing was said here about regressive autism, where normally developing healthy kids lose learned skills, often including speech, and start to show the signs of autism. Nor was there anything about the massive increase in the diagnosis among our children and the lack of a comparable rate among adults. It seems experts are eager to focus on the genetic component of autism while saying nothing about the environment and autism.

I turned to a leading genetics expert, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler for his reaction to the KARE11 story.

Dr. Lyons-Weiler is also the author of The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism (Skyhorse Publishing).

In March 2016, I interviewed him about his work.

Here are his answers recorded on Skype.

Q: Can we study the genetics of autism without looking at interaction with the environment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alCMYKu1zqY 

A:  

“So we have this increase in autism that is exponential, that can’t be explained by genetics alone. There is a specific genetic component to autism in some families. There’s a risk in some families, but that’s just a risk. …If you think about genetic risk in the proper format, the community is discussing it backwards. They want to say the environment’s the trigger, and they want to say that the genetics are a cause, and that autism is genetic.

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7 Minutes on CDC

Seven rowBy Anne Dachel

When you listen to Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s seven minute talk on practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you quickly realize that our  children are being sacrificed on the high altar of corporate greed.

What are Wall Street analysts doing at ACIP meetings? Why are members of this committee allowed to profit from the vaccines that they approve? How can such egregious corruption be allowed to continue?

This is the agency that the media allows to have the last word on vaccine safety. This is the place that produces the studies that supposedly disproved a link between THEIR vaccines and autism. In truth, these are health officials who literally have oversight over themselves.

View the video on Facebook here.

The CDC is a very troubled agency, and it’s not just me saying that. There have been four separate, intensive federal investigations by the United States Congress—a three year investigation, 2001, 2002, 2003, by the United States Senate, Tom Coburn’s committee, by the Inspector General of HHS in 2008, by the Office Integrity in 2014. All of them have painted the CDC as a cesspool of corruption, of an agency that has become an absolute subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry, and that has become a sock puppet, a spokesperson, a shill for the industry.

CDC is not an independent agency. It is a vaccine company. CDC owns over twenty vaccine patents. It sells about $4.6 billion of vaccines every year. And its primary metric for success in all the departments in the agency are vaccine sales. The groups, for example the Immunization Safety Office, where the scientists who are supposed to be looking at efficacy and safety in vaccines, they are no longer a public service…agency. They are subsumed in that metric: We have to sell as many of these things as possible. And so they do things to their science to make sure that nothing interferes—no information—interferes with sales.

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Dachel Wake Up: Senators Reject Trump's Vaccine Panel

Dachel Morning Wake UoJanuary 18, 2017, StatNews.com: Senators on key panel reject Trump's skepticism about vaccine

Most members of a key Senate committee are rejecting President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism about the safety of vaccines, which suggests Trump could face significant backlash in Congress if he seeks to advance the anti-vaccine movement from the Oval Office.

In the week following Trump’s controversial meeting with vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr.1, STAT contacted all 23 members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and asked whether they shared Trump’s concerns about vaccine safety. The committee oversees public health, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and held a hearing2 last February on the re-emergence of diseases that can be prevented by vaccines.

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Dachel Wake Up: Press, Propaganda and Progress

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

At the beginning of my book, The Big Autism, How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public, I included these two quotes:

“If you want to sell a lie, get the press to sell it for you.”—Argo, 2012

“The two most misguided notions held in America: Our government wouldn’t really do that to us; if they did, they would tell us about it on TV.”—Anonymous

Tuesday I went to Google News as usual and saw that the propaganda is rampant. The media is in a real quandary. They don’t want to have to cover the vaccine safety controversy saying the same old thing over and over. The press has been parroting the official denials for the last two decades, and it just hasn’t worked. They quote experts with impressive credentials from big name universities and medical centers, but the issue never goes away.

Some mainstream editor somewhere must be at least a little suspicious that there’s more to the story. Maybe one or two have even thought about investigating the “science” and the industry conflicts, but none of that would ever be allowed in print or on the air. No, there can never be even a hint that there’s a reason to worry about vaccinating children.

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Media Sets Out To Shame President Elect's Vaccine Safety Panel

ShameThis is fascinating because it's really a replay of what the media did with Kennedy's book BEFORE it was published.

Pharma's minions in the press have to discredit President-elect Trump's Vaccine Safety panel BEFORE they ever get started. They have to line up EVERYONE in the medical community against the idea of a panel on vaccine safety. They have to tie Kennedy and Trump to Wakefield, the doctor who was found guilty of fraud. These people are "anti-vaccine" and dangerous. They believe in a wild conspiracy theory.

They also have to warn us about how all the science is in, and anyone who raises questions will cause parents not to vaccinate and children will die. Anti-vaxxers are responsible for disease outbreaks.

 STORY AFTER STORY AFTER STORY ARE DOING EXACTLY THAT ON GOOGLE NEWS. Newsday is especially sloppy here since twice they claim that Kennedy's focus is on the MMR and mercury.

This kind of coverage will only  work on people who don't understand the scope of this issue and how much fraud and corruption is out there. I actually think the crimes perpetrated on our children are so vast and involve so many different players that if I didn't know better, I'd say we're all crazy. As one news editor told me years ago, "You're talking about a conspiracy involving the medical community, the government and the vaccine makers. There is just too much oversight for that to ever happen."

Someone should explain how come every major media outlet in the country has the exact same spin on Trump's appointment.

Donald Trump and the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists

(THE TITLE TELLS US KENNEDY IS BOTH ANTI-VACCINE AND A BELIEVER IN CONSPIRACIES.)

By Laurie Garrett,

(SAY THAT CHILDREN COULD DIE.)

Things are getting down and dirty now. And millions of lives are at stake. I cannot possibly state strongly enough how dangerous it is that President-elect Donald Trump has embraced the notion that vaccination is the cause of autism.

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Dachel Morning Wake Up: Vaxalot vs Camelot

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Jan 15, 2017, St. Louis Post Dispatch (editorial board): Trump is flirting with disaster with choice to head vaccines panel

Asking Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a panel on the safety and scientific integrity of vaccines is akin to naming climate change deniers Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Ryan Zinke to top the Interior Department and Rick Perry to command the Department of Energy.

Kennedy has been writing and speaking for more than a decade about supposed links between vaccines and autism. He has also toured the nation testifying against state vaccine mandates.

The theory has been widely discredited by reputable scientific studies…

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Science Magazine Interview with Robert Kennedy

Kennedy AlbanyBy Anne Dachel

This is a follow-up interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr. yesterday after the announcement that he would head a vaccines safety panel for President Trump.  Notice that Kennedy emphasizes the importance of safe vaccines. Already there has been massive criticism of Kennedy's appointment everywhere in the media because the press doesn't want us to consider that vaccines may not be safe for all children, it seems. All the science is in. (Repeat after me.)

IF...as we are constantly told, vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives, then officials and medical groups should show us the independent science and the double blind studies done on each and every vaccine to prove it.

Of course I have not seen one hint in any mainstream story about Trump's appointment of Kennedy of the numerous claims of corruption and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The media is desperately trying to convince the American people that there's nothing for this vaccine panel to look at, after all, "studies show no link."  

Jan 10, 2017, Science Magazine: Exclusive Q&A: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Trump's proposed vaccine commission

By Meredith Wadman

Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an outspoken vaccine critic, said today that he was asked by President-elect Donald Trump to chair a “vaccine safety and scientific integrity” commission. (A Trump spokesperson, however, later said that "no decisions have been made at this time" about such a commission.) Kennedy espouses discredited links between vaccines and neurological disorders, including autism. He has also been harshly critical of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends the childhood vaccine schedule. Scientists and others have fiercely disputed Kennedy’s claims.

ScienceInsider caught up with Kennedy by telephone in an airport flight lounge shortly after he met with Trump in New York City. He made it clear that CDC’s vaccine scientists and practices will be a major focus of the commission’s work. Excerpts from our interview, which have been edited for brevity and clarity, appear below.

Q: What happened in the meeting?

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Tara Haelle: Vaccine True Believer

Pick-your-poison-sampleBy Anne Dachel

Seriously, I don't think there's a chemical on the market that Tara Haelle is worried about. Her comment about DEMANDING  A FLU SHOT WITH MERCURY WHILE PREGNANT was the best example of a real true believer I’ve seen.

In her story in 2013 Haelle said that she consulted with Dr. Paul Offit on the safety of the flu shot while pregnant and he told her to go ahead a and get one. She described how both her pharmacist and her doctor’s nurse urged her to get an Hg-free flu shot while she was pregnant, but she insisted on one with mercury.

Jan 7, 2017, Forbes: Cleveland Clinic Doctor Goes Full Anti-Vaccine

By Tara Haelle

...Neides is correct that thimerosal is the preservative used in these multi-dose vials -- but he refers to it as mercury, then asking, “Why would any of us want to be injected with mercury if it can potentially cause harm?” Except, “mercury” is an element that can come as a component in different molecules. The mercury found in certain fish, such as shark, tuna and king mackerel, is inorganic methylmercury, a known neurotoxin that accumulates in the body and can cause harm if too much is consumed. (Though, it’s worth noting that long-term studies from the Seychelles suggest a very high consumption of fish is needed to cause harm.)

Thimerosal, however, breaks down into 49% ethylmercury, larger molecules which exit the body within a week or two and do not cause harm, even when received in multiple vaccines. Before scientists fully understood the safety of thimerosal, it was removed as a standard ingredient in childhood vaccines in 2000. Today, its safety is well-established, and thimerosal-containing vaccines continue to be used in countries that cannot afford single-dose vaccines.

Exactly how safe is a flu shot with thimerosal? So safe that I demanded my local pharmacy give me one while I was pregnant. I wouldn’t dream of getting any substance injected into myself while pregnant that I wasn’t certain was safe for me and my developing fetus (now a healthy 2-year-old).

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