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Dachel Media Update: "Vax Clemantis in Deserto"

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

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

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

Jan 16, 2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: MISFIRING SHOT

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Is Fox News Promoting Mandated Medicine (Vaccination)?

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

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

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

By Anne Dachel

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

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

Jan 22, 2015, Measles outbreak fuels vaccine debate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dachel Media Update: Measles In the Media

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

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

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

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

Even those who are Jewish and Christians are selectively covered.

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

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

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

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Dachel Media Update: Measles as Reason to Attack Healthcare Choice

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

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

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

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

No one seems interested in finding out.

Here are some examples of the coverage.

Science Daily

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Aussie Media Provides Copious Publicity for Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

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

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

Jan 7, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

Vaccine row about to boil over

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

Jan 8, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

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

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

Jan 8, 2015, Sydney Morning Sun

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

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

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Dachel Media Update: Vax Attacks

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dachel Media Update:

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New BYU study shows childhood autism often goes undetected by doctors

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

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

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

 

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

FROM THE STORY:

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

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

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

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


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Dr. Toni Bark on the Illogical NYC Flu Shot Mandate for Preschoolers

Flu panicBy Anne Dachel

It seems the flu is the hot topic these days.  There are countless news stories about how serious this year's outbreak is (something which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "an epidemic"), additionally there is coverage about flu shot mandates for health care workers in a lot of places.  The hype several weeks ago about the lack of effectiveness of the current vaccine seems to have abated.

Dec 23, 2014, St. Cloud (MN) Times: CentraCare requires flu vaccine for workers, volunteers

With a mission comes a mandate: CentraCare Health is emphasizing patient safety by requiring all its employees to get a flu vaccine or wear a mask where patients may be present.

Dec 26, 2014, KPBS TV, San Diego: San Diego Health Care Workers Required To Get Flu Shot Or Wear Mask

This flu season San Diego County health care providers have to either get a flu shot or wear a mask while working, according to an order issued by Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer.

Dec 26, 2014, WHDH Boston: Some nurses could be fire for not getting flu shot

Nurses are required to get the flu shot at some hospitals and those who refuse may face termination.

It's estimated that roughly half of all Americans get the flu shot and Nurse Marek Piszczatowski says it's a good idea.

"I don't have any problem with vaccinations, I had them as a child," he said.

Jan 9, 215, Tacoma (WA) News Tribune:Flu shot a no-brainer for health care workers

Among those requiring the shot are the respected Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland and Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center, which has had a mandatory policy since 2005.

Now Tacoma's MultiCare Health System is making flu vaccinations mandatory - with a few exceptions - and has gotten pushback from the union representing about 1,500 nurses. Fortunately, the attempt to fight MultiCare's policy in court was unsuccessful. A Superior Court judge declined to issue a restraining order that would prevent MultiCare from terminating workers who refuse to be vaccinated.

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Dachel Media Update:

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

 Anyone looking closely at autism news coverage quickly notices a number of messages that the public is now quite used to seeing:

Autism is on the rise.

Autism's cause is a mystery, but the link to vaccines has been repeatedly debunked.

Autism is a disorder that overwhelmingly affects children, yet many people claim that it's not a new disorder--it's always been around like this; we just called it something else.

The U.S. is doing a number of things to accommodate all these affected children--from training teachers how to deal with autistic students and doctors how to diagnosis the disorder, to making movies and visits to Santa at the mall "autism friendly."

Every April there is a worldwide month-long acknowledgement of autism when we turn on blue lights and call for "autism awareness."

The subtle but persistent message is always there: Despite knowing nothing for sure about the disorder, no one is really worried.  No U.S. health official has ever gone on the record calling autism a crisis.  "Serious public health concern" is the strongest language anyone from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ever used when they announce yet another jaw-dropping increase in the rate.

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Dachel Media Update: American Doctor Harassed in Australia

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

Jan 5, 2015, UK Daily Mail: Controversial anti-vaccination advocate discusses her views

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Dachel Media Update: Man Killed Because of Autistic Behavior

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

San Antonio TX, KEYE TV: Autistic Man Killed After Entering South Austin Home Identified

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Dachel Media Update: Forbes New Name Tired Old Reporting

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

Jan 5, 2015, Forbes: Majority Of Autism Increase Due To Diagnostic Changes, Finds New Study

Jan 5, 2015, NewsWire.net: US Not Prepared for 'Autism Tsunami', Experts Say

Jan 5, 2015,  National Geographic: Closed Doors Don't Work for Modern Publications, Says Nat Geo Editor Susan Goldberg

Jan 5, 2015, Autism Daily Newscast: Jenny McCarthy plans to take legal action over irresponsible and inaccurate report

Dec 30, 2014, MLive.com: Flu hits Kalamazoo adults, kids -- even doctors and nurses -- hard

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Dachel Media Update: Intervention for Autistic Inmate

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Jan 4, 2015, UK Daily Mail: Outrage over high-profile American doctor heading to Australia to encourage parents NOT to vaccinate their children 

Jan 4, 2015, CTV (Richmond, VA) News: Mental health advocates push for intervention in case of autistic Virginia inmate

Jan 4, 2015, Parsippany (NJ) Daily Record: Sisters face autism, 10 years later By William Westhoven

Jan 2, 2015, WBEZ (Chicago Public Media): What happens to people with autism when they age out of school?

Jan 1, 2015, Stats.org: The CDC Conspiracy

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Measles Update

SharylBy Anne Dachel

Now it seems that CBS, like most of the mainstream media, will continue to cover up the truth about vaccines.  I spent quite a while this afternoon preparing the comments below. CBS News was once a great defender of the truth, back when Sharyl Attkisson was there. I tried to remind them of that fact. Sadly, I was not allowed to post my comments on CBS.

Measles warning in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning the public about potential exposure to a case of measles in the Philadelphia area. As CBS Philly reported, a person believed to have the measles may have exposed others to the illness at two locations: a CVS pharmacy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 28, and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia on Dec. 29. .A resurgence in cases of measles sickened hundreds of people across the U.S. in recent months. Outbreaks in Southern California, Ohio, and New York were among the worst in decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said many cases could be traced back to people avoiding the vaccine for "philosophical" reasons, or because they had heard claims - which have since been discredited - linking vaccines and autism.

 The following are the comments I tried to post on CBS.  I was not even allowed to sign in, regardless of the email I used or the social media site.  Other comments are up on the stories--decidely PRO-VACCINE.

COMMENTS:

Why does the media fail to give us the full story on both vaccine efficacy and on safety concerns?

CBS News: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said many cases could be traced back to people avoiding the vaccine for "philosophical" reasons, or because they had heard claims - which have since been discredited - linking vaccines and autism."

"Discredited"? 

Does anyone at CBS News ever check their archives? The public has had over 10 years of vaccines and autism coverage from Sharyl Attkisson at CBS.  Her exemplary investigative reporting made it clear that there are serious concerns about the validity of vaccine safety claims.

CBS News, Sept 2010, Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

CBS News, Oct 2009, Controversy Over Vaccine Research

CBS News, Aug 2008, Eye To Eye: Vaccines & Autism

CBS News, July 2008, How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?

CBS News, March 2008, Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent?

CBS News, June 2004, Mercury Link To Autism?

Why is CBS allowing the CDC to say that there is no link between their vaccines and autism? This is the agency that aproves, recommends and vigorously promotes vaccines. It should also matter to CBS that hundreds of individuals at the agency have conflict of interest waivers because of their direct financial ties to the vaccine industry.  The last head of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, a long time denier of any link, is now head of the vaccine division at Merck.  The claim of the link between vaccines and autism has been discredited by a number of official studies-all shown to be connected to the vaccine makers.

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Dr. Toni Bark & Flu Shot Efficacy, Logic

Dr Toni BarkBy Anne Dachel

Toni Bark, MD is a knowledgeable and outspoken expert when it comes to vaccine efficacy and safety.   

I've interviewed her before.

Dachel Interview: Dr. Toni Bark on Autism - AGE OF AUTISM 

AofA Q&A: Dr. Toni Bark Illinois MD on Pediatric Health and ...

And after seeing lots of reporting on the flu vaccine recently, I again talked with Dr. Bark. 

Here are examples of what press coverage has been like:

In October, reporter, Sharyl Attkisson had her own concerns about the flu vaccine. Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All

An important and definitive "mainstream" government study done nearly a decade ago got little attention because the science came down on the wrong side. It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives. In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially.

NewsMax, Nov 3, 2014, Flu-Shot Coverup? CDC Accused of Ignoring Data Showing Vaccine Doesn't Work

Dr. David Brownstein, editor of the newsletter Dr. David Brownstein's Natural Way to Health.  "There are no good studies showing that the flu vaccine is effective for seniors." . . .

"When you take apart and break down a recent study that the government uses to promote the flu vaccine to senior citizens, you'll find that 217 elderly people had to take the high-dose flu vaccine to prevent a single case of flu.  Also, every single person was exposed to possible adverse effects," said Dr. Brownstein. 

"In addition, most flu vaccines contain mercury and formaldehyde," says Dr. Brownstein. "Both are poisons and should never be injected into any human being.

"The government has been hiding the truth about flu vaccines from us for years," he said. "I'm glad a respected reporter like Sharyl Attkisson is speaking out."

What?  The flu vaccine that is heavily promoted for seniors and is not really effective and it may even be dangerous?

What Dr. Brownstein was talking about on NewsMax in November, the rest of the media picked up on a month later. 

NewsMax, Dec 16, 2014, Why This Season's Flu Shot Won't Work

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that this year's flu shot doesn't match the major strain that's causing the majority of cases spreading across America. A mutated version of the influenza A (H3N2) component that's contained in this year's flu shot is the most common strain that's currently circulating. But since the strain has changed since this season's vaccine was formulated, that means that the flu shot you may have gotten a month ago will do even less than usual to keep you from getting flu.

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Dachel Media Update: Phew

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

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Please join us in thanking Anne Dachel for her tireless perusal of the media for her  Media Updates.  

Dec 30, 2014, Fox News: US researchers identify gene network linked to autism

Dec 30, 2014, Gaylord (MI) Herald Times: Opinion Another View: The real public health threat

Dec 30, 2014, CentralMaine.com: Maine bill aims to make it harder for parents not to vaccinate children

Dec 30, 2014, Chicago Tribune: Naperville doctor disciplined in controversial autism case

Dec 29, 2014, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Autistic children can pose barrier to housing

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Dachel Media Update: Adult Tasered

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Dec 27, 2014, Salt Lake City Deseret News: 15 things to expect if you're expecting a baby in 2015

Dec 26, 2014, WYFF Greenville (SC): Greenville family files complaint after autistic adult son is shocked with taser, arrested

Dec 26, 2014, KFDA Amarillo (TX): Preeclampsia during pregnancy could raise autism risk

Dec 24, 2014, WPTV West Palm Beach (FL): Impact 5: leading experts answer your questions about autism

Dec 24, 2014, WBSN Columbus (OH): Parents take greater role in childhood vaccines

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14 Days of Skyhorse Publishing: The Big Autism Cover Up by Anne Dachel


12 days of Skyhorse
We owe a debt of gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York. His committment to books about autism is..... well - why don't we let him tell you himself.  (Thank you to The Thinking Moms' Revolution for the video.)




We will feature one Skyhorse book each day for the next 12 days. Consider it a literary Advent Calendar or a Menorah with twelve lights... or more.

The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public

Autism now affects two percent of U.S. children. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child. Yet neither mainstream doctors nor government officials can tell the American public what is behind the staggering rise in diagnoses.

The Big Autism Cover-Up explores how news outlets downplay the impact of autism while backing the official denial of any link between the disorder and vaccines. Despite never honestly and thoroughly investigating the link, mainstream news sources continue to challenge those who question the safety of vaccines and the mounting evidence that an unchecked, unsafe vaccination schedule is behind the exponential increase in autism.

Anne Dachel has spent the last ten years monitoring how the press covers autism. She’s seen the media promote the unrelenting message from health officials that autism hasn’t really increased, that it is simply a matter of better diagnosing of a disorder that’s always been around. Meanwhile, autism remains a perpetual mystery and scientists continue to guess at the genetic and environmental triggers.

Officially there is no known cause or cure for autism. There’s nothing a new mother can do to prevent a baby that was born healthy and is developing normally from regressing into autism by the age of two. Despite this, officials rarely express concern and adamantly refuse to call autism a crisis. The Big Autism Cover-Up exposes this controversy in searing detail.

Dachel Media Update: Autism and Pollution - Again

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Dec 18, 2014, Huffington (Reuters Story) Mom's Exposure To Air Pollution In Pregnancy Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism, Study Says

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday.

The greater the exposure to fine particulates emitted by fires, vehicles, and industrial smokestacks the greater the risk, found the study, published online in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Earlier research also found an autism-pollution connection, including a 2010 study that found the risk of autism doubled if a mother, during her third trimester, lived near a freeway, a proxy for exposure to particulates. But this is the first to examine the link across the United States, and "provides additional support" to a possible link, said Heather Volk of the University of Southern California Children's Hospital, who led earlier studies.


U.S. diagnoses of autism soared to one in 68 children in 2010 (the most recent data) from one in 150 in 2000, government scientists reported in March. Experts are divided on how much of the increase reflects greater awareness and how much truly greater incidence.

Attention everyone: We're tried of hearing that old moms, fat moms, drinking moms, moms on anti-depressants, moms who don't get enough folic acid, smoking moms, moms who marry old dads, moms who live too close to freeways--all these moms are responsible for the epidemic of neurologically disabled children.  IT'S ALWAYS THE MOMS!  How could this possibly explain why autism is now a worldwide disaster? 

(See the SLIDES on this Huffington story: "Facts about autism #6": Research Shows That There Is No Link Between The Onset Of Autism And Vaccinations)

Seriously, who's going to believe this latest announcement?  Worldwide autism---the nightmare of disabled children everywhere is because of air pollution? 

Harvard's name on this may be intended to impress us, but that's not likely to happen anymore.

The slides show us HAPPY, ENGAGED, TYPICAL-LOOKING KIDS. This is supposed to be autism!  It's easy to believe that kids like this have always been around.  Reuters shows us a little babies and says that the signs of autism can be seen in infants (meaning that babies are born with autism). 

This is deceit.  If this report had actually shown us AUTISM as it affects many thousands of kids, it wouldn't be easy to dismiss this as just better diagnosing.

WHY are we getting old claims about the cause of autism rehashed as NEW SCIENCE?  Pollution--the "environmental cause" has been around awhile.

We're had years of blaming everything in the environment tied to the mother for autism---MORE EVIDENCE THAT THEY'LL LOOK AT ANYTHING OTHER THAN VACCINES! 

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Dachel Media Update: ABC 7: Alex Spourdalakis' Story

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ABC7 Chicago, IL

Incredible coverage.  It should outrage everyone.  Lots of people, so far not implicated, should be made to answer for what happened to this teen.

In an Eyewitness News exclusive report, newly-obtained interviews reveal the pain, frustration and fear facing a family as they cared for a suburban boy with a severe form of autism. The videos capture the final months of the child's life before his mother and godmother are accused of murdering him more than a year ago.

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Anne Dachel to Discuss The Big Autism Cover-Up from Skyhorse Publishing on Autism with Dr. Andy

Anne Dachel Book CoverNoon Central Time today!  Tune into:

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Autism with Dr. Andy features Anne Dachel discussing her new book, The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public. 

Dec 18, 2014  12 Noon Central.     Anne Dachel, the author of The Big Autism Cover-Up, Skyhorse Press, is the guest this week on Autism with Dr. Andy, HealthyLife.net radio. Anne has written extensively on vaccines and their role in the etiology of autism.  She is well known throughout the United States for her interest and activism in addressing what has become an educational and health challenge of  epidemic proportions.

Anne's  book explores how news outlets downplay the impact of autism while backing the official denial of any link between the disorder and vaccines. Don't miss this controversial interview with a woman who provides shocking and eye opening information that has been kept secret from the American public. Anne's interview will be available after Thursday, December, 18th at 12 Noon, Central, and will be archived for about three months. Her show can be downloaded for future listening.

To find the show, Google HealthyLife.net. On the right hand side of the show profile you will see, in the blue box,  Radio Show Guide. Next,  click on All Radio Hosts and scroll down to Thursday, 10 AM Pacific, and you will see the show. Go to Archives and click on 12/18/14, Anne Dachel.

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Dachel Media Update: Boston Massacre? Targeting Patient Centered Pediatricians

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Dec 15, 2014, Boston Globe: On the Front Lines of the Vaccine Debate, Pediatricians Play Both Sides

While many physicians in Massachusetts refuse to treat families who won't vaccinate their children, some doctors don't even offer vaccines, despite the mandate for public school students.

And then, there are those in between. . .

It's time to introduce you to the "vaccine-friendly" physician .  . . .

What is the Boston Globe doing?  Outing the MDs who don't follow the schedule? 

In the world of the Boston Globe there is no Hannah Poling or 83 cases of vaccine-induced autism compensated by the federal government.    IN FACT, ...There is no focus on AUTISM in this story AT ALL.  Seth Mnookin is mentioned in passing, but autism is carefully avoided.

(Remember AUTISM---the raging epidemic affecting 2 percent of U.S. children that no doctor can reasonably explain or prevent?)

We're not told here that both the doctor and the vaccine maker are exempt from liability for vaccine damage.  There's no mention here of just how bad side effects can be. 

It all boils down to the fact that PARENTS ARE SCARED.  While health officials seem unaware of the simple fact that we have the most vaccinated kids on the planet and some of the sickest, parents see what's happening.  Over the last 30 years  more and more children become chronically ill and disabled.   No one can tell us why.  Nothing is being done, but parents are slowly recognizing that they need to take charge of their kids' health.  They're seeking out doctors who will accommodate them.  Pediatricians who rigidly stand by the recommended schedule and even threaten to "fire patients" who won't comply, may find themselves with empty waiting rooms. 

patients with special needs.

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Dachel Media Update: Why Some Parents Do Not Vaccinate

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Dec 11, 2014, MLive.com: Why some Michigan parents choose not to vaccinate their children

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Dachel Media Update: More Blame on Mom

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Dec 9, 2014, CBS News: Preeclampsia during pregnancy raises autism risk by Jessica Firger

Dec 9, 2014, The Federalist: How Big Government Has Exacerbated The Controversy Over Vaccines|

Dec 8, 2014, ABC News: Whooping Cough Back With a Vengeance in California

Dec 8, 2014, Logan (UT) Herald Journal: Utah Department of Health urges immunization

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Dachel Media Update: From Seclusion Rooms to "Calming" Rooms

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Designing a world for autism..."calming rooms"

Take a quick look at Google News stories on "autism" during the last 24 hours, and you'll find ones like this:

USA Today: Kids with autism head to BWI for a 'flight' to ease

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Dachel Media Update: Peds Respecting Parental Choice

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Dec 3, 2014, Pasadena, CA 89.3 KPCC: Doctors bend vaccination schedule for shot-wary parents

People tend to think there are two camps in the fight over vaccinations: Those who are pro-vaccines, and those who are opposed to them.

But there's a large group of parents in the middle: They want to vaccinate their children, but on a schedule different from the one recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In some cases their doctors are accommodating them, just to ensure that the children will eventually get all of the required immunizations.  

Santa Monica pediatrician Dr. Marcy Hardart says about one out of every five families she sees asks to delay the vaccination schedule.

"'It seems like it's too much too soon,'" Hardart says parents tell her.  "'Can't we start later?'" she says they ask. "'Do we have to do all of them at once? Can we spread them out?'"

It's a predicament for pediatricians like Hardart. They fully support the CDC's recommended vaccination schedule (which is also backed by the American Academies of Pediatrics and Family Physicians). But because they want to see kids fully vaccinated, more and more doctors are complying with families' requests, and bending the recommended vaccination schedule. . . .

The CDC schedule recommends babies receive six vaccinations when they're two months old.

But Brentwood pediatrician Dr. Samina Taha says the vast majority of the families she sees don't want their children to get that many shots at one time. . . .

While the typical pediatrician may not recognize anything is wrong with the explosion in children who can't learn, can't behave and can't communicate like typical kids (along with the ones with diabetes, seizure disorder, bowel disease, asthma and allergies) parents are scared.  We have the most vaccinated kids on the planet and some of the sickest and most disabled.  Doctors simply close their eyes to the reality that countless kids start out perfectly healthy and then fall apart. 

The article doesn't say, but I suspect that the parents who are the most concerned about schedule are the ones with the most education and the ones who've taken the time to investigate this issue for themselves.  It's a simple fact that so much information is available online.  There are sites like the National Vaccine Information Center.

Try Googling "vaccines side effects."  Look at what comes up: Mercola, Generation Rescue, and a PBS interview with Dr. Bob Sears!

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff: Senior MIT Research Scientist, on Vaccine Safety.

Stephanie-seneffBy Anne Dachel

For those who would think that all we need to do is remove the mercury or separate the MMR into three vaccines, senior MIT researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff makes it clear that the vaccine issue is much more complicated than thimerosal and live viruses. 

I first learned about Dr. Seneff last summer when I read the story, Warning: Half of all Children Will Have Autism by 2025 

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, research scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), made a dire prediction earlier this month during an event sponsored by the Groton Wellness organization. She said, "At today's rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic."

Seneff was leading a presentation that showed a strong correlation between the increased use of Roundup starting in the early 1990's and the rising number of autism diagnoses over the past three decades. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 children were diagnosed with autism. The current rate is 1 in 68, and it shows no sign of slowing down.

We are now quite used to the stunning increases in the autism rate, announced every couple of years, usually just before the media reporting frenzy during April, Autism Awareness Month, when we annually light the world up in blue and pretend that a debilitating disorder when no known cause or cure is something to celebrate.  Each and every increase is accompanied by some official solemnly assuring us that they're not sure if THIS INCREASE really means more children have autism.  No one ever questions the numbers or the willingness of everyone--the medical community, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and mainstream news outlets--to leave autism as some curious puzzle we just can't figure out yet.  There is never a demand for answers.  Never any alarm. 

When I read Dr. Seneff's prediction, I was stunned.  How much worse could things get?  This was certainly something that officials and doctors couldn't ignore. 

Incredibly Seneff's autism forecast didn't make the network news nor was there a New York Times headline: MIT Professor Warns 50 Percent of Children With Autism by 2025. 

There were autism websites that reported on the announcement, along with a story in Psychology Today called,  Autism Apocalypse by 2025?--What would happen if the prediction by MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff came true?  

This piece was by Amy S.F. Lutz who seemed to understand that this was, in her words, "a truly terrifying forecast."  Lutz noted that Seneff's background is electrical engineering and computer science, not medicine.  According to Lutz, the fact that Seneff is "still actively arguing that vaccines cause autism, a theory that has been repeatedly discredited through multiple studies published in peer reviewed journals" also lessened her credibility.  

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Dachel Media Update: Crime and Autism/Asperger's

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Dec 4, 2014, NewsMax:Flu Shot May Not Be Very Effective This Season: CDC

Dec 3, 2014, Fox News: Autism research: 4 things we learned in 2014

Dec 3, 2014, MainlineMediaNews.com: Report: More Pennsylvania kids with autism getting caught up in the criminal justice system

Dec 3, 2014, Wall Street Journal: The Measles Outbreak Coming Near You  

Dec 3, 2014, AutismDailyNewscast.com: Dr. Paul A. Offit Helps Doctors Educate Parents on Vaccine Safety

Dec 2, 2014, Mercola.com: Vaccine Court Cases: Attorneys Win, Families Suffer

Nov 25, 2014, My Fox Twin Cities: Nurse questions integrity of U of M drug researchers

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Dachel Media Update: MRI Might Be Able to Diagnose Autism

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Dec 2, 2014, TIME: MRI Brain Scans Can Predict Autism With 97% Accuracy
 

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Dachel Media Update: Vaccine Scandals on RIse

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Nov 30, 2014, HealthImpactNews: Studies Prove Without Doubt That Unvaccinated Children Are Far Healthier Than Their Vaccinated Peers

Nov 28, 2014, HealthImpactNews: Vaccine Scandals and Criminal Cases Increase in 2014

Nov 28, 2014, GreenMedInfo: Why We May Need Viruses More Than Vaccines

Nov 28, 2014, Washington Post: Parents don't cause autism in their kids, and we need to stop blaming them for it

Nov 26, 2014, CBS Boston: Local Entrepreneur-Scientist Develops Google Glass Program For Kids With Autism
Nov 26, 2014, Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune: 'Vaccine court' keeps claimants waiting

Nov 25, 2014, WoodTV  Grand Rapids--Holland--Kalamazoo (MI): Offering hope to adults with autism

Nov 12, 2014, News Channel 12 Jackson MS: What's Working: The Autism Resource Center

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Pharma Whistleblower Dr. John Virapen Speaks Out

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Listen to this seven minute video about the ethics of the drug industry: Big Pharma Exec Turned Whistleblower, Dr. John Rengen Virapen 


October 1, 2014

Dr. John Rengen Virapen, former Eli Lilly & Co. executive, who decided to quit and speak out about Big Pharma's method of profiting from chronic illness, after 35 years of being in the business, saying, "My hands are as dirty as theirs," as he admits bribing Swedish officials to approve of Prozac.

On the video: "The press works also with the pharma industry just like the government does.  The pharma companies use the media to implant this dirty work on you.  Don't take for granted  what your doctor is telling you because the doctors these days, they don't know much about medicine and they don't care much about the patients.  They think about how much they can get paid.  This is how the pharma industry reigns, stays in power, they buy the doctors. They pick them up when they're in medical school. . .  I know because when I was a salesman, the pharma company used to tell me, 'Never talk side effects.' . . . I also know they hide the dangerous side effects because I was in charge of a clinical study. . ."

Virapen wrote a book: Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider

"I bribed a Swedish professor to enhance the registration of Prozac in Sweden." -John Virapen Pharmaceutical companies want to keep people sick.

They want to make others think that they are sick. And they do this for one reason: money. Did you know: * Pharmaceutical companies invest more than 35,000 Euro (over $50,000) per physician each year to get them to prescribe their products? *

Cover says he was the general manager of Eli Lilly Sweden.


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Dachel Media Update: Mississippi Last in Vaccine Choice

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Nov 25, 2014, Jackson (MS) Free Press: Mississippi Last In Vaccine Choice    

While local sports enthusiasts rave that Mississippi is No. 1 in something other than obesity and teen pregnancy, the state has slid into first place in more than football in recent months. Mississippi has the highest rate of vaccinations.

But vaccination-rights activists like MaryJo Perry, co-director of Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights, claim this is not necessarily something to brag about.

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Pope Francis Addresses Autism

Pope FOn Nov 22, 2014, Washington Post reporter Michelle Boorstein had the story, Pope turns to help the autistic at next Vatican conference.

It was about the autism conference held at the Vatican Nov 20-22. 

Boorstein wrote, "Experts from 57 countries updated one another on such issues as genetic research, pain management and government policies toward people with autism."

The current rate of one in every 68 children in the U.S. was noted in the story. There were calls for inclusion and awareness of autism.

Readers were told, "The church's role is also sensitive. So much research goes into preventive medical discoveries, which could lead to a genetic marker for autism that could then lead to more abortions - similar to what has happened with Down syndrome." 

Boorstein seemed to be telling people that the only way to PREVENT autism is by finding the genetic markers and aborting a baby who could potentially end up with autism.  She mentioned that Bob and Suzanne Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, are Catholic, and she brought up the controversy over vaccines and autism: 

"The Wrights said they hope the church will see autism as an issue because it challenges and divides many families. They said they themselves have had a dispute with their daughter - the mother of their autistic grandson - over the role of vaccines."

Boorstein had this to say on the topic of vaccines and autism, "Organizing any conference on autism - which affects one in every 68 children, according to Autism Speaks - is challenging because of the range of opposing views on such issues as the role of vaccines in autism spectrum disorder. The conference didn't touch on vaccines but includes a presentation on other potential environmental impacts."

It seemed that the elephant in the room, as usual when the subject of autism is brought up, was the link to vaccines.  Participants were willing to talk about genetics and the possibility of "environmental impacts," but not vaccines.

Also on Nov 22, a story on the conference was released from the official Vatican News Network titled, Francis: overcome the isolation that burdens the autistic and their families

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Dachel Media Update: Vatican Attention, Police Training

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Nov 23, 2014, Wall Street Journal: An Easy Money Saver: the Flu Shot

Nov 22, 2014, SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle): Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Nov 22, 2014, Portland (ME) Press Herald: Vatican holds its first conference on autism

Nov 21 US News: Feds Vow to Publicize Vaccine Injury Help Program

Nov 20, 2014, Huffington: 'Little Things Matter' Exposes Big Threat To Children's Brains

Nov 20, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah police roll out autism database to better handle special needs 

Nov 20, 2014, NewsMax: Some Flu Shot Formulations Contain Brain-Destroying Toxin: Top Doctor

Nov 19, 2014, Dothan (AL) Eagle: Rise in autism increases need for speech and behavioral therapy

Nov 18, 2014, WJCL Savannah, GA: Vaccines and autism

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Age of Autism Age of Authors

Vaccines 2.0Managing Editors Note:  I've heard of some very popular boy band called "One Direction." I couldn't  hum a single bar of their music. No idea what they look like. But I like their name because it reminds me of the Age of Autism team. We move in ONE DIRECTION. Forward. While many around us dwell in negatives, in the past, in what's "wrong" with our community and pontificate on and write some seriously nasty gaaaaah-bage as my Mom would say in Boston, our team has been "busy, busy, busy" writing books.  Actual books that can never be rescinded, removed or retracted. Old school. BOOKS. The volume of volumes is dare I say? Voluminous!  (Humor me, it's the end of a long weekend.....) 

Special congrats to our Editor Dan Olmsted and Editor at Large Mark Blaxill on the February debut of Vaccines 2.0: The Careful Parents' Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family. 

We hope that you will buy one or two, perhaps more, of these books. Yes, money is tight. But I can promise you that each and every book will help you as you work with your  loved ones with autism, as you discuss the needs of our community with medical providers and politicians and will give you hope that we will all move in ONE DIRECTION. Forward. Like a train.

Vaccines 2.0: by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted The Careful Parent's Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family


Plague by Kent Heckenlively and Dr. Judy Mikovits - One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases

The Big Autism Cover Up by Anne Dachel -  How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public

Vaccine Injuries by Louis Conte and Tony Lyons - Reveals the truth behind the controversial issue of vaccine-related injuries.

The Autism War - a Novel by Louis Conte - Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent but rarely acknowledged connection between childhood vaccines and autism. His quest to uncover the truth forces him to risk all he holds dear while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past.

The Vaccine Court by Wayne Rohde - The Dark Truth of America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Finding Lina by Helena Hjalmarsson - A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope

Saving Ben: by Dan Burns A Father's Story of Autism

The Thinking Moms'  Revolution - Autism beyond the Spectrum: Inspiring True Stories from Parents Fighting to Rescue Their Children

 Compiled by Helen Conroy, Helen Conroy, Lisa Joyce Goes
Foreword by Robert W. Sears
Compiled by Lisa Joyce Goes
Foreword by Robert W. Sears
 
All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa by Kim Stagliano

Callous Disregard  by Dr. Andrew Wakefield - Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy

Dachel Media Update: Pope Francis and Seinfelds Mea Culpa

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Nov 19, 2014, Washington Post: Pope's call to help the vulnerable turns to the autistic at Vatican conference

Nov 19, 2014, TheWrap.com: Jerry Seinfeld Flip-Flops on Autism Remarks

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Dachel Media Update: A Letter to Pope Francis

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Nov 18, 2014, ABC news had the story, Pope to Meet With Autistic Kids to End Stigma. 

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Dachel Media Update: Cape Cod Cough, Rates Soaring in NOLA

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Nov 17, 2014, ABC News: AP IMPACT: 'Vaccine Court' Keeps Claimants Waiting

Nov 17, 2014, WWL Radio New Orleans: Rates of Autism Soaring

Nov 14, 2014, CBS Boston: 15 Falmouth High Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

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Dachel Media Update: SC and PA Hobbled by Autism Costs

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Nov 16, 2014, Charleston (SC) Post and Courier: S.C. Medicaid needs $30 million more for autism services next year

Nov 16, 2014, Inquisitr: Dear Parents: Please, Please Do Your Own Research On Vaccines

Nov 13, 2014 CentralPA.com: Pa Autism Figures Triple

Nov 11, 2014 Washington Post: Kenya's Catholic bishops: Tetanus vaccine is birth control in disguise

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Dachel Media Update: Seinfeld

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Nov. 12, 2014, Washington Post: For some parents of autistic children, Jerry Seinfeld's self-diagnosis was 'a slap in the face' By Peter Holley

When Kim Stagliano saw an "NBC Nightly News" clip of Jerry Seinfeld saying he's on the autism spectrum, the first thing she did was get angry.

Some might label her reaction a "rage spiral," but Stagliano, whose three teenage girls have autism, is not about to apologize. Like many parents of autistic children, Stagliano - the managing editor of the Age of Autism, which covers autism news - said she's grown tired of people, particularly those in the public spotlight, making autistic symptoms sound fashionable.

Adding to the insult, she said, is that the man who aligned himself with the autistic community made his livelihood by humorously dissecting the social nuances of the human condition, a painfully ironic twist for a disorder marked by sufferers' inability to read social cues and communicate effectively.

Congratulations to the Washington Post for having the courage to step away from the "Jerry Seinfeld is raising autism awareness" message on 600 other news sites.  Yes, there is the other side of autism.

I posted my story about Brandon Guppy. 

Thank you, Kim.  People are learning what it's really about.

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The Vaccine Court Wayne Rohde -—The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The Vaccine Court Wayne RohdeThe Vaccine Court—The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

By Anne Dachel

Parents and other advocates, long abandoned by the medical community, health officials and the media, have discovered for themselves the corruption and cover-up that exists in government oversight agencies and programs.  In recent years we’ve learned about the existence of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and an obscure part of the federal court system that has come to be known as Vaccine Court, where parties injured by vaccines have to plead their cases before an unorthodox forum known as the “special masters.”  This program exists because the U.S. government indemnified both the manufacturers of vaccines and individuals who administer them.  Both groups have no liability if someone is injured by a vaccine.

Wayne Rohde recently finished writing the book, The Vaccine Court, an in-depth look at the vaccine injury justice system.  I talked to Wayne about his book and in a series of six short videos, Wayne explains how vaccine injury claims are handled and reveals why we all need to be concerned.

What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?  1: 24

 

 “The compensation program was established in 1986 [and] signed into law by President Reagan It was a program established to allow families who want to seek compensation for vaccine-related injuries or death.  It’s an exclusive remedy, for the most part, for those who have been injured or who have died. The program started as a no-fault program back in 1988. It’s changed now to the point where it’s very difficult for families to migrate through the program. You can file for injuries regarding pain and suffering, physical injuries, disease, disorders that resulted from these vaccines. When it first was started, it was focused [on] the six to seven childhood vaccines, and over the years, it’s almost every vaccine for the adults have been included. That’s kind of where the growing concern is, that this is going to an adult program and excluding children, for the most part.”

Why do we have to have a special federal court that deals only with claims of vaccine damage? What happens if someone is injured by a vaccine? 2:59

Wayne explained that because of side effects associated with the DPT vaccine in the late ‘70s and early 80s, Congress was concerned that vaccine makers would simply stop making vaccines because of the law suits they were facing.  Wayne said, “One of the purposes of the program was to insure the vaccine supply of the DTP vaccine.  So Congress established a program to basically indemnify the vaccine manufacturer, but also those who administer the vaccines which is the doctors and other medical practitioners into a program where you would file a petition, seek damages, and the damages would be paid out of a special injury trust fund that was established.”

Wayne described his experience interviewing almost three hundred families that had filed claims of vaccine injuries.  He said that when someone is injured by a vaccine, “it’s almost exclusively that the doctors and the medical practitioners run away from that question.  They refuse to provide the necessary information, therefore the families are up to researching themselves.” 

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Holiday Book List from A "ho ho ho ho" of A

Never-enough-booksKent Heckenlively, Anne Dachel , Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde have been as busy as Santa's elves in 2014 writing and editing their books. It's no easy feat to publish a book. A special thank you to Tony Lyons of Skyhorse Publishing who took a risk on a kooky woman (Kim here) with three daughters with autism and published her pink book. And who from there built the very best, most informative and innfluential catalog of titles about autism.   Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted have another book coming out as well. Stay tuned.

Whether you've been naughty or nice, hang a stocking, spin a dreidel or celebrate Festivus (since we have Seinfeld on our minds), we can all welcome the New Year with a stack of books. 

Plague by Kent Heckenlively - One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases

The Big Autism Cover Up by Anne Dachel -  How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public

The Autism War - a Novel by Louis Conte - Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent but rarely acknowledged connection between childhood vaccines and autism. His quest to uncover the truth forces him to risk all he holds dear while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past.

The Vaccine Court by Wayne Rohde - The Dark Truth of America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Finding Lina by Helena Hjalmarsson - A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope

The Thinking Moms'  Revolution - Autism beyond the Spectrum: Inspiring True Stories from Parents Fighting to Rescue Their Children

 Compiled by Helen Conroy, Helen Conroy, Lisa Joyce Goes
Foreword by Robert W. Sears
Compiled by Lisa Joyce Goes
Foreword by Robert W. Sears
 
All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa by Kim Stagliano

Callous Disregard  by Dr. Andrew Wakefield - Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy

Dachel Media Update: Jenny and Jerry

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Over a span of two days, Salon has given us two contradictory views on autism.  First of all, on Nov 8, the Elena Conis story was a glaringly one-sided defense of vaccines giving us all the corruption, collusion and cover-up we've grown to expect whenever anyone says, "Studies show no link."  Conis wrote a whole book about the argument supporting her claim.  The archenemy is Jenny McCarthy who has spread fear and false claims about a link between vaccines and autism.

Nov 8, 2014, Jenny McCarthy's new war on science: Vaccines, autism and the media's shame

Of course, the piece leaves out anything that would indicate that autism is an epidemic of recent unknown origin that more and more independent research ties to the ever-expanding vaccination schedule.  The message was clear: autism isn't really a pressing problem and vaccines can't hurt us.

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Dachel Media Update: Earth Needs More Autism Schools

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Nov 10, 2014, SILive: Students in special education now at 24 percent on Staten Island, outpacing other boroughs

Nov 9, 2014, Autism Daily Newscast: California in need of Special Education teachers

Nov 9, 2014, Williamsburg Yorktown (VA) Daily: New Horizons Breaks Ground on School for Students with Autism, Emotional Disabilities

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Dachel Media Update: Nancy Grace On Flu Shot Injury and Vaccine Court

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Nov 5, 2014, (VIDEO) Headline News: Nancy Grace Learns On Air That Families Cannot Sue Pharma For Vaccine Injury or Death

Even though Nancy Grace is a lawyer, not even she knew that Congress had removed the rights of Americans to sue for vaccine injury and death. Because of this, even though, as Rebecca Estepp points out, that the government has ruled in hundreds of cases that the flu shot can cause the ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis) that Marysue Grivna suffered, doctors like Amy Edwards can still go on TV and claim... gosh... we just don't know if and how flu shots and ADEM. We think it is just a coincidence.

As usual, Becky Estepp is outstanding in her comments about the vaccine injury suffered by a 10 year old Florida girl, Marysue Grivna.

Transcript:

Dr. Amy Edwards, Infectious disease specialist, said ADEM is rare and can occur after measles, having the flu, or a variety of infections.  "We don't yet know what the exact trigger is."

Nancy Grace asked if can occur after vaccinations. 

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Anne Dachel's Book Debut: The Big Autism Cover-Up, How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public

Anne Dachel Book CoverPlease join us in congratulating Anne Dachel on her book debut!  (We'll have a contest soon.)

From Anne:

I'm happy to announce my book, The Big Autism Cover-Up, How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public, from Skyhorse Publishing.  This book is the product of ten years of monitoring how the press covers autism, especially the controversial link with vaccines. 

It's a book I never thought I'd have to write.  I couldn't have imagined a decade ago that members of the media wouldn't at some point wake up to what's happening to our children and honestly and thoroughly report on it.  Sadly, that hasn't happened.

I have watched the rate of autism soar to horrific levels and observed how the news industry covers it.  In 2004, it was one in every 166 children.  Then it became one in 150, then one in 110, one in 88, and today, one in every 68 children, one in every 42 boys.  Each time the numbers took another gigantic leap forward, health officials were right there in the news saying that they weren't sure if the new statistic meant there were actually more children with autism---it might just be more better diagnosing of a condition that has always been around. 

The press reports on autism like it's a medical curiosity we have all the time in the world to figure out.  Millions of dollars are poured into dead-end studies that link autism to genetics or actions on the part of the parents, all faithfully covered in the news.

Autism is not recognized or addressed as the disaster it truly is because the media allows health officials to control what the public is told. It's that simple. This is especially true when it comes to reporting on the controversial link with vaccinations. The press is more than happy to give the last word to the agency that runs the vaccine program and that is filled with individuals with direct financial ties to the vaccine industry. 

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Dachel Media Update: Mom Charged with Murdering Autistic Son

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand.

LA Times Oregon mom suspected of throwing autistic boy off bridge is charged

Note:  Anne had today off.  She wanted to share this story with our readers, Kim wrote the intro.  And NO we do not condone murder for the commenter who asked.  We can try to understand from whence it comes. We must.

This is an unthinkable act. Or is it? (Of course it is, but we fear we will see more.) We have seen other parents snap and murder their children with autism. We'd better figure out supports, respite, treatment, and family care or we will see many more reports like this. Especially in an aging population.  We'd better stop portraying autism as "just a difference" for all. For some? Perhaps. For others? No. May the poor child rest in peace.

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

Dachel Media Update: Flu Shots

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Nov 4, 2014, CBS News: What's behind the dramatic rise in autism cases? By Steven Reinberg

Nov 4, 2014, The Daily Beast: Sharyl Attkisson, The CBS Reporter Who Roared By Lloyd Grove

Nov 3, 2014, Yahoo News UK: Autism's Rise: Researchers Look at Why Cases Are Increasing

Nov 3, 2014, News Max: Flu-Shot Coverup? CDC Accused of Ignoring Data Showing Vaccine Doesn't Work

Nov 1, 2014, San Diego Protest: Nurses Against Mandatory FLU Vaccines (NAMV)

 

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Dachel Media Update: Whatever Happened to Mother Jones?

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Nov 3, 2014, Mother Jones: Whatever Happened to Sharyl Attkisson?

Nov 2, 2014, KVUE Austin TX: Building a house for people with Autism

Nov 1, 2014, Newport News (VA) Daily Press: Addressing Autism education By Dr. Frank P. Engel

Oct 31, 2014, Miami Herald: When science and Dr. Jonas Salk conquered polio

Oct 31, 2014, Los Angeles Times: Doctors learn to push back, gently, against anti-vaccination movement

Oct 31, 2014, Money Life (from (India) Doctors appeal for mercury-free vaccines

Oct 30, 2014, Financial Post: Lawrence Solomon: Free the pharmaceutical market

Oct 29, 2014, Fox News: The Ebola vaccine: Are we there yet?

Oct 30, 2014, WTSP Tampa FL: Daughter paralyzed because of flu shot

Oct 5, 2014, The UK Guardian: Is the government wrong about giving children the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Sept 9, 2014, Science Daily: Economic study confirms growth in autism

 

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AofA Q&A: Dr. Toni Bark Illinois MD on Pediatric Health and Vaccination Status

Dr Toni BarkBy Anne Dachel

This Skype interview is our opportunity to hear from a physician who doesn't vaccinate her patients.  Listen to her describe the health of the children she sees.

Evanston, IL physician Toni Bark has been an MD since 1986. Back then, she was "quite upset" when she saw a child that was unvaccinated.  Of course she hadn't really been taught anything about the vaccine schedule or side effects.  She had merely been told that kids have to be vaccinated.  In the early 90's, Dr. Bark went back to school and studied "classical homeopathy."  Since then, she sees medicine and especially vaccines, in a whole new light.

Dr. Bark has seen the damage that vaccines can cause because a number of the families she has in her practice come to her because their first child suffered a vaccine reaction and they didn't want to vaccinate their other children. 

"What I notice is that children who come to me from other practices where they've been fully vaccinated often are--well they are the kids in my practice with asthma, panic disorder, OCD, pandas, autism, Asperger's.  My kids who've never been vaccinated in my practice, I don't see those issues.  I don't have one child who was not vaccinated who also has asthma, food allergies, or Asperger's or autism, or Crohn's or ulcerative colitis-none of these chronic, either chronic inflammatory or chronic autoimmune diseases..  I don't have that in my population that never was vaccinated-or even that was probably vaccinated very delayed and selectively. But often those kids are in families where the first child was vaccinated fully and there was a vaccine reaction, so the parents decided not to. 

"I can only make comments about my own patient population.  I can say in my patient population, the kids with chronic illness are the kids who were vaccinated.  And the kids that weren't vaccinated, I don't have any of those children on medications.  None of them have chronic illness. I can't think of one that has any kind of chronic illness. Not one.

"I hear very similar stories.  I have to believe the parents when-in twenty years, I've probably had a few hundred families come to me and tell me a very similar story.  Which is, their first child received vaccinations, whether it was at birth or whether it was two months in, or whether it was six months in-at some point they received a round of vaccinations where they had high pitched screaming, fever, arching the back, and they were never the same. ."

Dr. Bark noted that some parents even had videos showing the obvious behavior changes before and after vaccinations. 

"I don't understand how people can say that's not true or it's coincidental when there are so many parents with the same story.  And these are not parents who are anti-vaccine. These are parents who didn't even question the schedule or anything. They just let the doctors give the kids the vaccines on schedule."

Dr. Bark recounted how back when she was a resident in the emergency room, parents would bring in their children with febrile seizures and arching backs, and "they had been in the vaccine clinic that day or the day before." 

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