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Dara Berger: Author, How to Prevent Autism from Skyhorse Publishing on Imus In the Morning

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August 7, 2017, Don Imus interview with Dana Berger

Don: “So what do you do to make a living?”

Dara: “What do I do to make a living? I’m an author right now and a documentary film maker, and I’m a mom to my two kids.”

Don: “Ms Berger has written, How to Prevent Autism; Expert Advice from Medical Professionals. And one of the women in here, a Maureen McDonnell, I believe, was a nurse out at our ranch in New Mexico one summer, in fact, several summers.”

Dara: “She’s fabulous. …”

Don: “Before we talk about how to prevent autism, what do you think causes autism?”

Dara: “People have been studying this for years, integrative physicians and scientists, and what they’ve come up with is, it’s a total load theory.

“So basically, you have a child that’s born maybe not with the best micro biome, which is your good and bad bacteria that helps you build a healthy immune system, and then, of course, we all know that we’re living in a much more toxic world, so you start layering these contributors one after the other. Maybe it’s store bought formula with all kinds of chemicals and preservatives, GMO foods, and then we start seeing these soft signs, is what we call them.

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Experienced Florida Pediatrician Offers True Informed Vaccine Consent

Doctor angelThank you to the Vaxxed team for this video.

By Anne Dachel

March 31, 2017, FL Pediatrician: ‘Kids Are Sicker Than Ever’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgmjie_GcUE

Dr. Cornelia Franz, a Florida pediatrician http://www.thefranzcenter.com/team/anne-j-downing/   with over 30 years experience, talked to Polly Tommey about the state of our children’s health. Hers is an extremely rare and courageous position in the medical community. While she does vaccinate patients, it’s on a very limited scale and based on what parents want for their children. While many might be critical of a doctor who gives any vaccines, Dr. Franz provides parents with an option that is almost non-existent anywhere else, and in her practice, there is real informed consent.

“I started out the same as everybody else: ‘You need your vaccines.’ When I started practice everybody only got two at a time. I actually began to see problems with it even early on because when I started practice, we used the original DTP. So kids on monitors, I noticed that they had increased alarms after vaccines. …

“As time went on, in the late 80s, they started to increase the number of vaccines, and I had a problem with that because giving just two at a time was hard enough, but now they wanted to give 4, 5, 6 at a time. I made the decision at that time that our practice would only give two at a time. So it was never more than two at a time.

“As more time went on, I started seeing truly vaccine injured kids.  I started seeing a lot of autistic children, and their parents all said the same thing. They said: My child was fine till they got this shot and then within a week, we lost him. …They quit having eye contact, they lost language. And I heard that so often, and so then I started doing research. And the more I started researching, the more I found that the ingredients were also toxic.

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This Vaccine Will Kill A Number of Children

AG child afraidBy Anne Dachel

Very strong words from Andrew Wakefield: "This vaccine will kill a number of children"

Here's another part of my talk with Andy. He doesn't mince words about what they know and who's culpable. Notice that the issue isn't vaccines and autism. It's about covering up deadly side effects from vaccination.

Q: Currently there is pressure on the Italian and French governments and in other places as well to mandate vaccines in those countries. Why don’t these governments recognize the possibility that a one-size-fits-every-child vaccine schedule puts large numbers of children at risk for neurological damage?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ9UlR_z2Yo&t=3s

Andy: “…Where have all the young men gone? The film title I’d come up with is, No Country for Young Men, ...but of course, where is a country for young anymore in the western world? We just talked about Italy and France and Germany and Poland and the mandatory vaccination laws that they are trying to pass now in Italy.”

Andy went on to explain how the vaccine proponents in Italy tried to pass mandated vaccines as “an emergency measure, so it would go through the Senate, and wouldn’t have to go back through the Parliament. …They have now sent the bill back to the Parliament to be voted on. …”

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Special Education As a Result of Vaccine Inury

Your SPED rightsNOTE:  As we approach back to school, a new book from Skyhorse is hitting the stores and we hope you'll get a copy. Called Your Special Education Rights: What Your School District Isn't Telling You by Julie Swanson and Jen Laviano, an advocate/attorney team in Connecticut, the book helps parents and those across the table maximize efforts to best serve the students.  Don't go to your next IEP meeting without reading it!

Below, Anne Dachel interviews Dr. Andrew Wakefield on the inevitable and growing fallout of vaccine injury... children who need special education. And who will become adults who need far more than what is available in an average career.

By Anne Dachel

More from my talk with Dr. Wakefield

Andy, do you see this expansion of special education as directly related to the ever-increasing vaccine schedule? >

“…Given our experience of the last 25 years of development disorders of a much broader range, until proven otherwise, absolutely. …I believe that not only from a practical standpoint: what can we do about it, how can we investigate it, rule in or rule out that vaccines are causing this, but also based on my sincere belief, based upon my experience with autism, that vaccines can most certainly can do this kind of damage to a developing brain leading to the massive problem that we have now.”

How long can we sustain our current levels of prosperity and growth with more and more of our children disabled?   (Wakefield 3)

Andy explained that providing more money and services for disabled students doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. He mentioned that he observed at this son’s graduation from the University of Colorado in Boulder because the valedictorians were all three, girls.

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Special Ed Should Be Renamed "Regular Ed"

Autistic_kidsNote: As summer draws to a close next month, Anne is focusing on Special Education and the toll it's taking on districts.

By Anne Dachel

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been researching the explosion in special education needs EVERYWHERE.

The percentage of kids receiving services for learning disorders is staggering. I can’t figure out why there is no alarm or even questions being asked.

Sioux Falls, SD: 15 percent of children are sped.

Baltimore, MD: 15 percent of children are sped.

Spokane, WA: 15 percent of children are sped.

Oakland, ME: 16.6 percent of children are sped.

Brooklyn, NY: 19 percent of children are sped.

Reading, PA: 19 percent of children are sped.

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When Schools Become Health Clinics To Meet Special Ed Demands

School budgetBy Anne Dachel

How long can people keep pretending that nothing is wrong with the health of our children? 

Every day I find more stories of the end of childhood as we know it.

Here are some recent examples.

July 25, 2017, UK Daily Mirror: Inside the school for children excluded at SEVEN - including boy who nearly broke teacher's back 

…He is one of a growing number of young children who have been permanently excluded from primary schools because of their bad and often violent behaviour, left feeling isolated, unwanted and alone. …

Figures released by the Department of Education this month show that the number of children being excluded has risen every year for the last three. In 2015-16 around 35 children a day were expelled from schools in England, and a total of 1,185 children were excluded from primary school.

Of these 475 were under seven and 50 were four.

In this article, five of the six children talked about were boys. ADHD and autism were also mentioned.

Meanwhile, our schools are havens for the disabled.

July 25, 2017, The Conversation (Cambridge, MA): Helping your students with disabilities prepare for the future

A wide range of disabilities on college campuses

According to a 2016 report by the United States Department of Education, approximately 11 percent of all undergraduates report having a disability – up from 6 percent almost two decades prior. Since nearly two-thirds of all students who received special education services in high school did not self-disclose their disability to a college, the actual number of students with disabilities on campuses is likely much higher.

Most of these students have what are often called “nonvisible” disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and, increasingly, mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression.

Students with autism spectrum disorders are also more often attending college than a decade ago. And on some campuses, programs are emerging for students with intellectual disabilities.

Now some people might think of this as more inclusion of those previously excluded. Or, like myself, some may just figure that as more and more kids are found to have behavioral or learning problems, a number of them are likely to show up in college. 

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What Happens To A Nation if You Shave a Few IQ Points off Its Children?

Dunce girlBy Anne Dachel

I talked to Andy Wakefield recently on Skype. I recorded his answers to seven questions regarding what’s happening to schools both here and in the UK.

I wanted to share this one because the topic is so current: the explosion in autism/sped in schools everywhere.

What Andy talked about was chilling, mostly because it wasn't opinion or theory, it's the state of things in education today. When I started looking into how kids are doing in school, I never thought I'd uncover the massive impact special needs students are having. (Finding a school district in the U.S. where 20-25 percent of students are sped is not an isolated phenomenon anymore.)

(And of course it's going beyond school, just as the story I wrote recently about the disappearance of men in the workforce.) 

Andy talked about the subtle impact of neurotoxins on children, a steady lessening of intelligence. So if we continue to "dumb down the children of a country," what will the world look like in 5, 10 or 20 more years? When are we going to wake up?

Here was my question: Do you feel that we’ve focused too narrowly on a link between vaccines and autism while ignoring other damaging effects of vaccination?

Andy:

“…The answer lies in the way in which medicine naturally takes place, the way in which diseases present to doctors. Medicine gives you the sharp end first.”

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Frog in a Pot: Special Education in Great Britain

Autistic_kidsNOTE: Special Education woes have been in the news lately - especially in the UK.  Costs are soaring and the number of students needing special education is continuing to rise unabated.  Seems no one is brave enough to ask why this increase - why are children unable to learn by traditional methods?  Is there really a "broadening" of diagnostic criteria? Even so, if the children were able to learn, even misdiagnosed, wouldn't they simply learn and then place out of special education?

By Anne Dachel

*(It should be noted that in stories from the UK on the sped/autism increase/cost, I'm seeing the caveat telling readers that  there has been over-diagnosing going on.  AND numerous stories are covering the explosion in "permanent exclusions," AKA "kicking 'em out for good" for the sake of the other kids. PLUS a new provision in the school rules just announced means that schools don't have to recognize a medical diagnosis of autism, therefore it's up to the school to determine if a child is disabled. Expelling students and taking away diagnoses--that ought to cut down the numbers. Unfortunately it'll do nothing to address the problem.)

What will it take before SOMEONE IN BRITAIN SEES SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE DECLINE OF STUDENTS AND THE EXPLOSION IN AUTISM? Will the British refuse to do anything until their schools are bankrupt and every family has at least one disabled child? Is Britain going to vaccinate itself back into the Stone Age?

It's scary to see the denial. Instead of addressing this as a crisis of epic proportion, folks in the UK are simply learning to live with autism.

July 23, 2017, UK Sunday Times: Shops to fall silent for ‘autism hour’

The most ambitious project ever attempted to help people with autism will be launched this autumn, when shops and services across the UK will take steps to create a better environment for people with the condition and increase understanding.

The event, called Autism Hour, has been organised by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Businesses have pledged to turn down music and other background noise, such as non-essential announcements, for 60 minutes during the week commencing October 2, as well as dimming the lights, to help create a calmer and less overwhelming environment. Staff will also be supplied with information about autism.

July 23, 2017, UK Sunday Times: Dramatic rise in autism diagnoses hits taxpayers via summer tutors

 Providing extra education for autistic children during the summer school holidays cost the state €12.6m last year.

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The Fight is on in Ireland

Violet march shamrockThe Fight is on in Ireland

Autism/special ed numbers are exploding in Irish schools. Costs are enormous. Officials are scrambling for answers, but what they’re telling us is the same old, same old.

Good luck with that.

Reporter Carl O’Brien, in a truly hard-to-swallow piece, gives us lots of reasons for all the sped/autistic kids filling desks in Irish schools. After decades of neglect (since the beginning of Ireland, I guess), the government is finally doing something about disabled children.

July 22, 2017, Irish Times (Dublin): Why is the cost of special education soaring? Analysis: State is playing catch-up in education policy after years of neglect

 

Even though other countries had been providing this type of education for decades, the absence of any meaningful government policy meant thousands of vulnerable children were, in effect, left on a scrapheap.

Much has changed in recent decades. A series of landmark court cases taken by parents such as Marie O’Donoghue and Kathy Sinnott have helped prompt large-scale investment and rights-based legislation.

In the period since 2004, spending on special needs education has grown by 260 per cent. There are approximately 47,000 students in receipt of resource teaching (5.2 per cent of the school population) and an estimated 32,500 in receipt of care by special needs assistants (3.6 per cent of school population). This has increased from 3.5 per cent and 2.7 per cent respectively in 2011.

Oh, so it wasn’t until 2004 that Ireland did anything about tens of thousands of disabled children.

So where were all these kids until 13 years ago?  O’Brien tells us that they were in institutions or kept at home. (This is a claim very commonly made in the U.S. also.) And he notes that the population of Ireland is increasing, so naturally there would be more sped students.

That last explanation could hardly explain why 25 percent of Irish schoolchildren are considered special ed currently or why sped spending has increased 260 percent in the same thirteen years, but it works for O’Brien. He reminds readers that they’re not alone, since both the UK and Holland have 26 percent of children with special needs. (Ireland is just keeping up with the neighbors.)

O’Brien saves the best explanation for last: OVER-DIAGNOSING.

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Britex Special Ed Style As British Students with "Mental Illness" Expelled in Droves

Brit flag By Anne Dachel

Vaccine injury is more than just autism, and if these stories aren't the result of our out-of-control-vaccinate-every-child-over-and-over vaccine schedule, please tell me what's going on here. I'm going to be writing a lot more on the issue. What we're seeing is the disabling of a generation of children until special education becomes regular ed. The "special needs" exception will be the student WHO DOESN'T REQUIRE an IEP, a classroom aide, and a modified curriculum. It'll be rare to have a student who can sit quietly, focus, and actually learn on his or her own. That day is coming because a number of schools report that 25 plus percent of their students are in special education. How long will this be sustainable?

Stunning reports have just come out from the UK about the large number of special needs students who end up suspended or expelled from public schools there, or as the BBC headline put it, “Half of children expelled from schools ‘mentally ill.’” Arguably this is more evidence that when children are injected with more and more neurotoxic vaccines, these results are predictable.

Numbers are increasing. Things are getting worse. So how do educators explain this? What are they planning to do to address what’s happening?

July 20, 2017, BBC:  Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Half of pupils expelled from England's schools have a mental health issue, according to analysis of official data.

The Institute of Public Policy Research suggests if excluded students with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

This figure compares with one in 50 pupils in the wider population who have a mental health condition.

The government said it would be publishing plans to improve mental health services later in the year. …

The research comes as the number of fixed term and permanent exclusions is rising.

Figures just published show that last year, some 6,685 pupils were excluded permanently from state primary, secondary and special schools.

Some 35 pupils were excluded every day in 2015-16 - five more daily than in the previous year…

Here, the rate of permanent exclusions has increased from 0.15% in 2014-15 to 0.17% in 2015-16 - equivalent to 17 pupils per 10,000.

Overall, there were 346,000 permanent and fixed-term exclusions handed out to pupils at state-funded schools in 2014-15 - the highest number since 2009….

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Where Have all the Young Men Gone? Long Time Passing.

No-workers-ahead-300x300By Anne Dachel

I came across several discussions on the shortage of male workers in America, and I found headlines like: “Millions of Men Missing from the Labor Force,” (Fox News).

Naturally we should all be asking why men are missing from the workforce and not women.

The reports suggest several causes for this labor shortage: lack of job training, criminal background checks, living on welfare, videogames, "gender phobia" according to the National Review, because we are failing to "valorize male work." Articles in the Atlantic and the Seattle Times mention that the high number of men who are unemployed was due to disability.

Even President Obama issued a statement on the decline of the male labor force when he was in office. (June 2016, The Long-Term Decline in Prime-Age Male Labor Force Participation, Office of the President of the United States) https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/20160620_cea_primeage_male_lfp.pdf

June 22, 2017, Bloomberg.com: The World’s Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse
The big problem today is too few workers, not too many. Maine is so short of help that the governor conditionally commuted sentences of 17 state prisoners in May, in part so that they could take jobs. Michael Feroli, the chief U.S. economist of JPMorgan Chase & Co., headlined a research note, “The labor market’s getting tighter than a rusted lug nut.”

Dimon points to the “staggering” decline in labor force participation by men of prime working age, 25 to 54. “There’s something wrong,” he said in a conference call with reporters on June 6.

June 14, 2017, Napa Valley (CA) Register: Due to labor shortage, female workers are a growing presence in Napa vineyards

Over the past few years scenes like this have become increasingly common, defining the transformation of a vineyard workforce, plagued by labor shortage and fewer male workers, that has coped by taking on women workers at an unprecedented rate, not only at Renteria, but across Napa and throughout the entire state.

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Dachel Wake Up: Special Ed Numbers Exploding

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

July 6, 2017, ExitEvent.com: UNC Autism Experts’ Startup Frees Teachers to Help Special Ed Students Succeed

In the U.S., 13 percent of children participate in IEPs as designated special education students.

That figure will likely increase given the rising number of school-age kids being diagnosed with disabilities.

In the last 10 years, the number of students with diagnoses on the autism spectrum spiked 165 percent. This time span also saw a 51 percent increase in the amount of students with other physical and mental health conditions such as epilepsy, mobility impairment, ADHD and bipolar disorder. These categories account for the bulk of the new students that receive IEPs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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Newsweek and "Hidden Evidence" at CDC

CDC-Director-Brenda-FitzgeraldBy Anne Dachel

July 7, 2017, Newsweek: New CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Inheriting Vaccine Skeptics, Drug Abuse and Antibiotic Resistance

By Jessica Wapner

Vaccine skepticism, the position that immunizations could be tied to autism and other problems and that health officials have either hidden evidence or not conducted rigorous enough investigations, has been emboldened under the Trump administration. Numerous studies have uncovered no link between vaccines and autism or any other chronic condition. Despite that data, many individuals have remained doubtful of the safety of vaccines, many of which prevent otherwise fatal diseases. Trump has publicly questioned the safety of vaccines, and earlier this year he met with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has called vaccine research into question. ...

The CDC is the federal agency charged with protecting the health of Americans and also monitoring health threats abroad. The agency oversees current and emerging infectious diseases, immunizations, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, birth defects, injury prevention and control, environmental health concerns and chronic diseases, among many other areas. The CDC received $891 million in federal funding in 2016 that included more than $300 million for vaccine programs. The last CDC director, Tom Frieden, resigned in January and Anne Schuchat, who first joined the CDC in 1998, has been serving as deputy director since then. 

There is a universal blackout by the press of any coverage involving the scandals at the CDC. That's why we never hear about the shoddy, pharma-funded studies, the William Thompson story of scientific fraud, or the criminal charges against Poul Thorsen. Notice the dismissive statement about "hidden evidence."

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Dachel Wake Up: Sped Directors Have No Job Worries

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Tracy Christensen is a director of special education in North Dakota, but she's like everyone everywhere when it comes to the explosion in special needs kids. She's dealing with more and more disabled kids, but she's not alarmed. And why should she be? No official anywhere is in the least concerned about the explosion in disabled kids in every school district in America.

Read Christensen's explanation for all the sped kids. She's got all the talking points down...greater awareness, better communication, early recognition............and the numbers keep going up and up.

And of course the reporter doesn't ask pertinent questions. 

No one is ever worried or demands to know what's happening. BUT, the cost are rising big time. These kids are costing individual school districts in the millions.

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Montana: Oro Y Plata But Not For Vaxxed The Movie

MT-State-Seal2Note: The state motto of Montana is "Gold and Silver." Anne Dachel writes about the removal of a fair report on Vaxxed coming to Billings, Montana. Billings' population is about the same as the number of people in cars in a ten mile stretch of 95 here in Connecticut. A blip in the census.  Seems the consensus is the same across the nation though - shut down thought, debate and Lord forbid, personal decision making. Big Sky Country meets Big Pharma for oro y plata.

Censorship in Billings, MT

By Anne Dachel

First of all, I was thrilled on July 4th to see amazingly GOOD COVERAGE about “Vaxxed” on KTVQ in Billings, MT.

“Vaxxed” is coming to Billings, a city of about 100,000.

July 4, 2017, KRVQ TV Billings: Some parents advise watching film on CDC and vaccines

A group of parents concerned about studies on vaccines encourage viewing a film next weekend in Billings.

"Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe" will be shown on Sunday.

The group said the film focuses on a Centers for Disease Control study that showed a link between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

The parents said Dr. William Thompson and 13 others from the CDC came out and said the agency ignored the report.

The CDC website does not mention a connection between the vaccine and autism and states that severe problems are very rare.

One of the parents, who is also a nurse, said the group wants an investigation.

"First and foremost, I want to say this is not an anti-vaccine movie,” said Lori Gilbert Lee.

“It is far from it. It is more a documentary on the CDC and some fraudulent things that had gone on. They found that if the MMR is given after three years of age, the autism rate went way down. Why did they not recommend that we change the schedule?" she said.

KTVQ didn’t call “Vaxxed” an “anti-vaccine film.”

I posted several comments thanking KTVQ for this honest cover of the movie. I urged parents to see it and to realize “the science” from the CDC is not to be trusted.

I shared this with thousands on my Facebook and others did too.

SUDDENLY---The KTVQ story disappeared and was replaced with this:

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Dachel Wake Up: WaPo Pushes Autism Genetics in New Video

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

This two minute video on the WaPo site says it all.

June 29, 2017  The genetics of autism, explained 

The secret to understanding autism lies largely in our DNA. Here's what you need to know about genetics and autism.


In case you doubt that our mainstream news is owned and operated by industry, watch this short video that leaves no room for doubt. The Post is out to convince as that autism is mostly a genetic condition.

"The environment" gets a fleeting mention, but then we're told about twin studies and "...that makes autism one of the most genetic conditions of the brain. The environment may also play a role in autism, but research evidence clearly indicates that genetics is the larger contributor."

Just like the refrigerator moms in the 1950s, today's parents are responsible for the genetic mistakes that cause their children to be autistic.

So it won't ever matter what the rate is, how many healthy children are struck down by autism as toddlers, THE PRESS DOESN'T CARE. They're only going to lie. They now have as much at stake in covering up the truth as the medical/health care communities. So can you trust anything from WaPo?

Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.


John Oliver's Vulgar Treatment of Vaccine Injured and Their Families

Mocking and berating vaccine injured

By Anne Dachel.

Lighthearted and vulgar as ever, John Oliver talked about lifesaving vaccines, goofy non-vaxxing parents and outbreaks of disease, e.g. measles and the Somalis in Minneapolis in a 27 minute tirade on not vaccinating children.

http://www.sciencealert.com/john-oliver-s-new-video-calling-out-opportunistic-quacks-behind-anti-vaxxers-is-a-must-see

We were told measles causes blindness, deafness and even death.

Oliver said he has looked at “why these fears [about vaccines] persist.”

He cited Andrew Wakefield and refused to call him “doctor and compared him to Lance Armstrong, a Tour de France cyclist who was banned from professional racing because of drug use.

Using profanity to drive home his point, Oliver slammed a list of people who dare to raise concerns about vaccines, including Robert Kennedy, Jr., Alex Jones, Rob Schneider, Dan Burton, Dr. Bob Sears, and Donald Trump. (Somehow Jenny McCarthy was omitted.)

Oliver was especially annoyed with people who say they’re “not anti-vaccine, but…”

“It’s what comes after the ‘but’ that we need to look at tonight.”

Oliver focused on Kennedy’s concern over thimerosal use in vaccines. He lectured the audience on the official science showing thimerosal is not the kind of mercury we find in fish, while citing the endless studies from Pediatrics and JAMA, two journals (and two organizations) paid for by the vaccine industry.  He added that thimerosal was never a problem, it was only removed as a precaution.

Oliver referred to former Congressman Dan Burton, who has an autistic grandson as “a donkey-f*****” repeatedly for his efforts to investigate vaccine safety when he was in Congress.

Oliver said, “Some will say that the real problem is that scientists have been paid by pharma companies to hide the problems with vaccines,” but he promptly added that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to vaccines. “On those rare occasions when there have been problems with vaccines, they’ve been pulled and fast.”

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Schools: We're Drowning in Special Needs Students

Crowded class
Photo credit: ceds.org/school

By Anne Dachel

I've read dozens of stories about what's happening to special education in recent days. I wrote this piece about the heated reaction to an Australian lawmaker who said that inclusion of severely autistic children in regular ed classes is taking a huge toll on teachers.

 While health officials, doctors, and of course the media have spent the last two decades telling us our children are fine, all we have to do is keep on vaccinating them and shine those blue lights every April. These same three groups have scoffed at the idea that vaccines are damaging kids and pretended that more and more disabled students in our schools is better recognition. It's much more than just the rate of autism, something that no one is really concerned about, no matter what statistics are out there--it's also the flood of kids who can't speak, can't learn normally, and can't behave in a classroom. We've made up endless labels for them without any questions being asked.

This story from California tells it all. So how long have we got as a country? How bad does the situation have to get before this is a crisis? REGARDLESS of the controversy over the cause, we have to admit there is something going on.

June 24, 2017, Bakersfield.com: The price of special education: As autism rates surge among children, so does the cost to educate them

An unexplained increase in autistic and emotionally disturbed students is driving up special education enrollments — a huge problem for school districts that aren't getting any additional state and federal funds to cover the ballooning costs.

All they can do is dive into their reserves.

In 2013, the Kern High School District had 3,173 students with Individualized Education Programs. It's projected to serve almost 1,000 more next year. The Bakersfield City School District saw 64 new autistic students last year, bringing the total number of its special ed students north of 3,100 — a 4 percent increase over the prior year.

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Australia Returns to Penal Colony Roots: For Kids with Autism

Child catcherFrom the "Make them, break them and forsake them" files...  We'll be seeing this in America soon. Districts collapsing under the costs and training required to service the autism population. Adult programs wholly unprepared for the behaviors of autism. Employers unsure of how to manage Asperger's and HFA in the workforce. The world will NOT bend like a blade of grass to autism.

By Anne Dachel

There is an important story from Australia about how Senator Pauline Hanson spoke out in Parliament calling for the removal of some children with autism from regular education classrooms. All the major papers in Australia and Britain have the story. The BBC also mentioned that "in March, Ms Hanson made comments advocating the discredited theory which links vaccines with autism. She later apologised only for suggesting that parents subject their children to a non-existent test for vaccine allergies."

Hanson said she'd been approached by parents and teachers about the problem of having teachers' attention focused on the needs of autistic students in the classroom; she pointed to falling educational standards in Australian schools.

"I think that we have more autistic children, and yet we are not providing the special classrooms or the schools for these autistic children. ...We have to consider the impact that is having on other children in that classroom.  ....Other kids in other countries who are going ahead leaps and bounds ahead of us, and unless we keep up a decent educational standard in this country, we will keep going further backwards and backwards.  ...."

Hanson came under immediate attack for her "segregationist" remarks. Seen the stories below.

This is more evidence that worldwide, autism will never be seen as a problem, no matter what the cost or how bad the numbers Years of April Autism Awareness blue lights have taught us that we just need to accept autism as part of the human condition. We should accommodate those affected and pretend that it's always been like this. 

And keep in mind that, much like the U.S., autism isn't seen as a problem in Australia. Look at the SBS.com piece from March 2017 entitled, "Why a 42 per cent increase in autism diagnoses is no cause for alarm."

Here's coverage from the last two days. Not one news source said a word about the dramatic increase in the number of affected kids in Australia's schools.

Also see my two attachments about stories from the last two months, SPECIAL ED COSTS and  Special ed stories  on the dramatic increase in special education students and cost in America. Not one news source asked why we have more and more of these students in this country. More evidence of how we've quietly surrendered to the loss of healthy children. No one dares to suggest that something is wrong.

June 23, Australia, The Western Advocate: Children with autism are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson 

Senator Hanson told the Senate on Wednesday that she was supporting the federal government's Gonski 2.0 school funding plan because she feared education standards were plummeting, citing poor maths results and the Safe Schools program.

But it was comments she made about students with autism that has enraged the disability sector and ignited Twitter. …

"We can't afford to hold our kids back: we have the rest of the world and other kids in other countries who are going ahead [in] leaps and bounds ahead of us," Senator Hanson said.

June 22, 2017, BBC News: Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

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Dachel Wake Up: NIH On Indoctrinating Children to Vaccination

Dachel Morning Wake UoNOTE:  NIH wants to tamp down "vaccine hesitancy" because Americans should simply not questions the total safety and efficacy of their magic. That is all.

By Anne Dachel

May, 2017, NIH: Teaching children about immunization in a digital age

We believe that public health efforts to address issues of vaccine hesitancy should increase their focus on childhood education. An opportunity exists to create positive, accurate vaccine attitudes through fun and interactive approaches early in life. Leveraging digital technologies may provide a way to deliver these messages to children in a way that complements immune system and immunization education in school curricula. We recommend that public health officials explore and identify the most effective ways to deliver positive digital messages to children in hopes of “inoculating” the next generation against vaccine hesitancy.

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Autism Industry Booming in North Carolina

Economics101NOTE: Supply and demand. Supply and demand. Supply and demand.

By Anne Dachel

June 16, 2017, Winston-Salem (NC) Journal: ABC of NC to break ground on $6.5 million expansion autism treatment facility

The Triad’s only comprehensive provider of autism services is expanding to meet the increasing needs of autistic children and their families.

ABC of NC will break ground June 28 on a new 26,000-square-foot Autism Clinic on its campus at 905 Friedberg Church Road. ...

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a group of complex disorders of brain development and is marked by difficulties in social interactions, repetitive behaviors, and issues with verbal and nonverbal communication, according to ABC of NC. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 58 North Carolina children born today will receive a diagnosis of autism. ...

It was only a matter of time before ABC of NC was going to have to grow. Casey Raymer, the organization’s director of development, said the center moved from Old Vineyard Road to Friedberg Church Road in 2015 with an eye toward expansion.

“Over the past several years, we’ve really seen an explosion in need for autism services,” Raymer said.

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Dachel Wake Up: Fly The Autistic Skies

Dachel Morning Wake UoJune 13, 2017, New York Times: At Airports, Making Travel Easier for Autistic Passengers, by Shivani Vora

For Gearoid Mannion and his wife, Michelle, who live in County Clare, Ireland, air travel with their two autistic sons, Conor, 9, and Darragh, 7, is usually nothing short of a nightmare. The noise level, crowds and announcements at airports overwhelm the boys, and waiting in security and boarding lines is a concept that they don’t understand, Mr. Mannion said. “They get red in the face and start running around and crying and screaming or run toward the exit, because they want to go back home,” he said.

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Dachel Wake Up: CHOP Brain Scans for Autism

Dachel Morning Wake UoJune 11, 2017, Philly Voice: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism

By Michael Tanenbaum

With a shift in diagnostic criteria raising the number of American children placed on the autism spectrum—and with families and professionals adjusting their approach to conceptualizing the disorder—researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia believe there may be promise in conducting brain scans to enable earlier detection of the condition.

The multi-site Infant Brain Imaging Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks to determine the predictive ability of functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) as a means of identifying brain activity patterns in six-month-old children who may be at risk to develop autism by two years of age. ...

Current estimates say autism affects roughly 1 out 68 children in the United States, a rate that has climbed partly because fewer children are diagnosed with an intellectual disability. ...

With fcMRI, the research team scanned the brains of 59 high-risk six-month-olds—younger siblings of kids with autism—while they slept under natural conditions. Machine learning technology designed to parse through neuroimaging results was then used to make predictions about the children who would or would not develop autism. ...

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MIT's Dr. Stephanie Seneff on Autism Explosion Vs. Media Coverage

Stephanie-seneffBy Anne Dachel

A person does not have to search far in order to be reassured by leading experts that the flood of  children with all sorts of learning problems and developmental issues are nothing to worry about.

For years   prominent news outlets and journals have downplayed the numbers, quoting experts for backup.  Here are examples from over the last six years, including one from the BMJ just last month.

CNN, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ‘Doctors are getting better at diagnosing autism… How much of that increase is a result of better tracking and how much of it is a result of an actual increase, we still don't know.’

U.S. News, Dr. Nancy Murphy, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Children with Disabilities: “The increases in these conditions may signify a greater awareness on the part of parents, teachers and health care professionals to identify children with disabilities and get them help.

“ ‘That could mean that kids that might have been dismissed as simply being "slow" or disobedient in the past may now be getting some extra help to realize their potential,’…”

New York Times,
Dr. Stephen Blumberg, senior scientist, National Center for Health Statistics: ‘Our findings suggest that the increase in prevalence is due to improved recognition of autism spectrum disorders, as opposed to children with newly developed risks for them.’

Wall Street Journal, “The number of children diagnosed with autism has surged around the globe in the past two decades. But new research in Europe and the U.S. suggests much of the increase occurred on paper.”

Scientific American: “Many individuals diagnosed with autism may, in the past, have been misdiagnosed with other conditions, such as intellectual disability: As diagnoses of autism have risen, those of intellectual disability have decreased.”

British Medical Journal: “This study highlights the complexities involved in understanding changes in the reported prevalence of ASD that are likely to be multifactorial. It has provided evidence in Australia of changes in diagnostic preferences and a broadening of the spectrum and that differences in service requirements can influence prevalence estimates.”

Medpage Today: “The investigators offered some possible factors for the general increase in ADHD and autism prevalence such as: Advances in behavioral disorder classification, Efficacy of clinical and behavioral treatments for ADHD, Increase in services for children with developmental disabilities, Improvement in clinical, parental, and societal recognition of disorders.”

So while no health official can explain why so many children today have autism, no one is calling it a crisis.  

By Anne Dachel

Back in April of this year USA Today published the story, Why are autism cases exploding, and what can be done? by Jerry Carino.

It was an interesting piece, unlike the vast majority of mainstream news reports that leave autism as a mystery or dismiss the numbers as merely“better diagnosing” of a condition that’s always been around.

Carino wrote: The statistics grab you by the collar.

In the early 1990s, the national diagnosis rate for autism was 1 in 10,000 children. In 2012 it was 1 in 68. In 2017 it’s 1 in 45.

That rate is even lower in New Jersey, at 1 in 41.

“When you look at those numbers, that’s [not] only a crisis, but it’s a significant issue for our society right now,” said Bret Vaks, executive director of Autism Family Services of New Jersey. ‘I’m not even certain most people are aware how significant it is’.”

Carino is off on the numbers. In 2012 it was 1 in 88. In 2014 it was one in 68 and again in 2016.

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Dachel Wake Up: Australia: Wealthy, Healthy and Unvaccinated

  Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

June 8, 2017, The Age (Australia): Melbourne vaccination data: immunisation rates not improving in wealthy inner-city suburbs 

Craig Butt, Rania Spooner

Four of the wealthiest, healthiest suburbs of Melbourne have the worst child vaccination rates in the state, in part because of parents' complacency about the risks from infectious diseases.

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Dr. Francis Collins Touts Genomics at SMU Commencement

Not this shitBy Anne Dachel

May 20, 2017, Southern Methodist University commencement speaker, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health:  Francis Collins and his Mea Culpa

Dr. Collins talked about the possibilities of human genome research and his directorship at the National Institutes of Health.

The future of medicine is bright, especially in genomics. Collins said he is hopeful that neuroscience will understand problems like autism.

Collins was contrite about a graduate student working under him who falsified data.  Collins took responsibility.

Finally Collins talked about his journey to God. He ended the talk playing on his guitar.

For all his  words about building character and taking responsibility, he hasn't applied that to how health officials address autism, and he'll be remembered, just like Julie Gerberding, Thomas Frieden, Coleen Boyle, and Kathleen Sebelius, for doing nothing in the face of the escalating health care nightmare called autism. 

For a scientist to be in the midst of a circumstance where you’re responsible for something that was not true, and not true just because you misinterpreted the data, but because you made it up, is about the lowest point that one can have.

For Collins, who over ten years ago admitted that autism is linked to the environment, history's judgment of his inaction will be harsh, I have no doubt.

For all his noble sounding words, Collins has never seen autism as a major concern, despite the fact that in 2006, when he testified in a congressional hearing, he made it clear that autism’s cause was environmental.  

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Former CNN Anchor Talks About Vaccine Reporting

Kathleen KennedyBy Anne Dachel

Seven years ago, I wrote, What Would Woodward Do? An Autism Analogy.

It was a story about how a real journalist like Bob Woodward covers a story.

Woodward had made a video saying that a good reporter has to be thorough.

 "...checking a dozen or even a half a dozen people for a day story.  ...

"The second track is documents..."

'Get your ass out of the chair and get over there.'

In other words, check things FIRST HAND, verify your sources, talk to people on both sides of an issue. And when has any network or print reporter ever covered the vaccine controversy in a thorough and unbiased manner (with the exception of former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson and Alisyn Camerota when she was at Fox)?

In the story below, former CNN anchor KATHLEEN KENNEDY talked about how the vaccine controversy is covered. (And I love it when they say "former" because network executives can't  quash what this journalist has to say.)

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Dachel Wake Up: Israeli Researchers Share Autism Insights

Dachel Morning Wake UoMay 29, 2017, Jewish News of Northern Cal: Israeli researchers share insights into possible causes of autism

For Ilan Dinstein, describing the search for causes of autism as a needle in a haystack doesn’t do it justice. More on point, he says, is to call it “a few needles and a very big haystack.”

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Dachel Wake Up: Imams Promoting Vaccines During Ramadan

Dachel Morning Wake UoMay 26, 2017, Washington Post: Imams in U.S. take on the anti-vaccine movement during Ramadan

By Lena Sun

Minnesota health officials are working closely with faith leaders in an unprecedented effort to spread the message that parents should get their children vaccinated and keep them home if they show symptoms of the disease. It’s the first time that imams in the United States have taken such an active role in a public health crisis, health officials and Somali Americans said.

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Vaxxed At Cannes

VaxxedMAY 22, 2017, UK TIMES: Anti-vaccine film Vaxxed will be given Cannes screening

By Oliver Moody, Science Correspondent

A documentary in which the disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefield alleges that a link between vaccines and autism has been covered up by the US government is to be shown at the Cannes film festival this week.
 

First of all, any news outlet the describes 'Vaxxed' as "anti-vaccine" is either out to discredit it, OR ELSE the source has NEVER SEEN THE FILM.

In truth, 'Vaxxed' is a frightening documentary about corruption at the highest levels of U.S. health care.

This is DESPICABLE REPORTING. The Times should be ashamed. There is NOT ONE WORD about the story in 'Vaxxed.' This is a hit piece on ANDREW WAKEFIELD.

There is such fear that the public will see 'Vaxxed' and understand the full extent of the corruption and cover-up involving U.S. health officials who assure us constantly that every vaccine is safe for every child.

Oliver Moody is a reporter who has made up his mind (or was told what to write) WITHOUT EVER INVESTIGATING THIS STORY. I'm sure he has NEVER SEEN 'VAXXED.'

How does this man call himself a reputable journalist? This is a witch-hunt. And as more and more people wake up to what the press is doing, they will share the blame with all the health officials for the damage damage done to children around the world.


Dachel Wake Up: Columbia Autism Scientists in Butt Ugly Lawsuit

Dachel Morning Wake UoNote: You can read the legal filing here.  Hornig v. Lipkin

May 20, 2017, New York Post: Columbia professor says boss made her inspect his butt

A Columbia University scientist claims her boss — and former lover — repeatedly dropped his drawers and demanded she diagnose a lesion on his butt.

Associate Professor Mady Hornig says her boss at the university’s Mailman School of Public Health also demanded co-credit for her work; kicked her under the table at meetings to keep her from speaking; presented her work as his own, and kept her from getting tenure, Hornig claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

In 2014, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin, head of the Center for Infection & Immunity, called Hornig into his office and “demanded that she look at lesions on his buttocks,” Hornig alleges. He did so again a year later, Hornig charges.

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Trump, The Doctor and the Vaccine Scandal Part 2 "I Don't Talk To Fake News"

File a reportBy Anne Dachel

Part Two

Cathy Newman's two part series on vaccines was really a witch hunt. This was not investigative reporting; Wakefield was demonized, autism as a devastating condition is never addressed—in fact, Newman made Dr. Krigsman, who works with victims of vaccine-related bowel disease, look like a child abuser.

Newman even made an attempt to publicly embarrass Wakefield in Berlin at a showing of ‘Vaxxed.’ It’s all in this report.

May 8, 2017, Dispatches: Trump, the Doctor & the Vaccine Scandal [Part 2]

“…And another Trump scientific myth endangers the health of America’s children. He believes combined or multiple vaccines cause autism. Last year he met disgraced British scientist, Andrew Wakefield, who left Britain after his work linking the MMR jab with autism was debunked.  But with Trump’s support, he’s riding high again and seducing audiences with scare stories.”

Clip of Wakefield: “Safe, effective vaccines against serious infectious disease, laudable. Do any vaccines on the market today meet those criteria? No, they don’t.”

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Trump, The Doctor, Vaccine Scandal and Media Bias on Both Sides of the Pond

File a reportBy Anne Dachel

One thing I’ve never heard ANY JOURNALIST say to either Robert Kennedy, Jr. or Andrew Wakefield: “I read your book, and I wanted to have you clarify …? What did you mean when you wrote…?”  That goes for Kennedy’s Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak and Wakefield’s Callous Disregard. --- In 2011, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos told Wakefield he’d read Callous Disregard, but he couldn’t cite a single thing he’d written in it.  What does this tell us about the motives of the media? What does this tell us about the disgraceful profession journalism has become?

 

British reporter Cathy Newman pretended that she only wants to protect children from the anti-vaccine/anti-science movement in a two part series called, Trump, the Doctor & the Vaccine Scandal shown on British television Channel 4 on May 8, 2017.

The promo from Channel 4  made it clear that this was not objective journalism. Portraying Donald Trump as a dangerous fanatic who “is questioning the way children are vaccinated,” and describing Andrew Wakefield as “a disgraced British doctor” let us know just where this was going.

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A Decade of HPV Vaccine Horror Stories from the Press

Vioxx now gardasilBy Anne Dachel

These stories are from the U.S., Britain, and Japan. So where were the crusading journalists who looked into the suffering and death connected to this supposedly lifesaving vaccine?

Many people wrote about HPV vaccine injuries but the last word went to officials and doctors who labeled such things as mere coincidence. In the top story here, the mother of one victim said doctors who acknowledged vaccine-induced damage, “won’t put that in writing.”

April 3, 2017, UK Schoolgirl claims she was left PARALYSED by cervical cancer HPV vaccine - Mirror Online

Despite health chiefs insisting the HPV Gardasil jab is safe, these teens reveal why they wish they had never had it

Ruby Shallom thought nothing of having her third shot of the HPV Gardasil vaccine at school in September 2014.

All her other Year 8 friends were having it and she’d already had the first two doses of the jab to protect her from the human papillomavirus which causes cervical cancer.

But while she and a few of her friends had felt a bit dizzy and had mild stomach pain after the first injections, she genuinely believed there was nothing to worry about. However, Ruby is now paralysed from the neck down and only able to use her left hand. She believes the final dose lies behind her current state.

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Dachel Wake Up: Nothing Minor About Autism in S. Carolina

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

May 12, 2017, SpectrumNews.com: Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state

By Jessica Wright 

A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children. Researchers presented the unpublished findings today at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco, California.

The study screened children born in 2004, the same birth year analyzed in the most recent prevalence estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For South Carolina, that estimate, released in 2014, reported a prevalence of 1 in 81 children1. The average prevalence for the United State is 1 in 68..” ...

The new work is modeled after a similar prevalence study in South Korea that found an autism rate of 2.65 percent, more than twice the U.S. rate at that time.. ...

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2017 Measles Hysteria

Measles 2017
Note: Minnesota seems to be going the way of California. Measles madness hits the otherwise logical midwest.  The Boston Herald called vaccination choice a "hanging offense." Seems the blue states are seeing red when it comes to medical choice. Very unsettling.

By Anne Dachel

Except for the New American, these are just scripted, emotional stories blaming measles in Minnesota on the FALSE claims of a link between vaccines and autism and the antivaxxers who promote it.  Newpapers are like department stores, airlines and banks: there are only a handful left in the country and they share the same basics.

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Dallas Morning News Editorial: Bogus Quotes

Dallas Morning NewsBy Anne Dachel

Wakefield is labeled a “menace” and a lot worse. The editorial cited the bogus “quote” that Wakefield never gave to the Washington Post, ‘I don’t feel responsible at all.’

This is a vitriolic and personal attack. They try to convince the reader that Wakefield is a bad man. We don’t need to talk about his research. The issue is not autism. From Dallas Morning News:

Discredited doctor who falsely linked vaccines to autism is now Texas' toxic export

Goodness knows, Texas has its share of crosses to bear, not a few of them situated in our state Capitol.

This reference is not to our Legislature (this time), but to another — and perhaps farther-reaching — menace: our planet's No. 1 vaccination denier.

Discredited ex-physician Andrew Wakefield, the British researcher who falsely linked routine immunizations to autism, lives in Austin now. And he is as keen to spread his anti-science, potentially dangerous gospel as ever. He may be Texas' most toxic export.

A case in point: Wakefield — who is no longer a doctor, having been booted from the profession in his home country — met repeatedly with immigrant families in a Minnesota Somali community, where legitimate concern over autism diagnoses had taken root.

That community is now ground zero for the state's worst measles outbreak in three decades. More than 40 people — nearly all of them children — have been infected with the disease, which was previously, thanks to vaccines, eradicated in the U.S.  Read the rest here.


Dachel Wake Up: From The Pot Calling the Kettle Black Files

Dachel Morning Wake UoMay 8, 2017, New York Daily News editorial: The wages of fearmongering

...The true culprit is a growing, unfounded fear of vaccines, now with mongers in the highest places.

A mostly conquered disease is spreading in Minnesota’s largest city because an abysmally low 40% of Somali-American kindergarteners there have gotten their necessary shots.

That four-in-ten figure is way, way down from nine-in-ten in 2004, driven by lies about a connection between vaccines and autism....

For that, blame not only local leaders, but the likes of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose anti-vaccine megaphone has gotten amplified thanks to a certain President.

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Deliberate Ignorance: Minnesota Measles' Spotty Reporting is Contagious

TwistedBy Anne Dachel

The biggest news sources in America twist Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s words.

There are currently lots of stories out on the outbreak of measles in Minnesota. It’s all tied to the Somalis in the Twin Cities and their fears over the MMR vaccine and autism.  

The six news reports from major outlets that I cited below each dismissed any vaccine-autism link out-of-hand with trite phrases like “a discredited theory.” Regression after vaccination was tossed aside as mere coincidence, and no one even mentioned the horrific rate of autism, one in 32, among these Somali children.

I’m sure that no reporter has ever looked into the science they constantly reference that has supposedly answered the question: Do vaccines cause autism? 

Emily Sohn at NPR is convinced that “abundant scientific evidence” disproves the claim of a link.

Lena Sun at the Washington Post cited Andrew Wakefield as the “founder of the modern anti-vaccines movement,” saying, “He maintained that he bears no fault for what is happening within the [Somali] community. ‘I don’t feel responsible at all,’ he said.”

Christopher Mele at the New York Times also cited the quote from Dr. Wakefield as coming from the Washington Post in his coverage.

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Sheila Ealey Speaks Out Against Vaccine Injury

Sheila EaleyBy Anne Dachel

Sheila Lewis Ealey is an autism mom, an advocate, and is featured in ‘Vaxxed.’

We’ve interviewed Sheila about her role in ‘Vaxxed’  for Age of Autism.

June 14, 2016 - On Vaxxed The Movie

Sept. 15, 2014 - On autism and how it happened to her son

Sheila was also in D.C. on March 31, 2017. Her message was clear: She vaccinated. Her son was severely damaged. She is now anti-vaccine.

Who could blame her? Not only was her vaccine injury case among the 5,000 omnibus claims of vaccine-induced autism that were thrown out of Vaccine Court, but as an African American mother with an autistic son, she has a personal connection to the fraud at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed by William Thompson.

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Places Everybody! Miss Frizzle Goes Pharma.

1229-ralphie-magic-school-bus-pbs-4By Anne Dachel

Either they're merely parroting the denials without any real understanding of the issue, or they're trying to debunk the MMR and the thimerosal link to autism in one show.

Regardless, it seems Ms Frizzle is frazzled. This is about the MMR vaccine and somehow the claim that mercury is in it comes out. 

No worry, Ms Frizzle assures us: "Decades ago vaccines contained a non-toxic variant of mercury; today they don't contain mercury of any kind." 

Later she says, "There's zero evidence that vaccine cause autism or mental disorders of any kind. Do people actually think that?

Jenny McCarthy and Chris Christie are also part of the parody. Chris Christie: "I don't believe in vaccines." 

That is a libelous statement. Major networks and print news outlets have covered Governor Christie supporting vaccines while asking for “a measure of choice.” 

CNN

MSNBC

Washington Post

No one is ever held responsible for honesty when this subject is vaccines. Wild accusations are common. (See the story from Stowe VT Today where Del Bigtree was accused of wanting to shoot people who don’t support him. Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been labeled “anti-vaccine” for years just for questioning the use of toxic mercury in vaccines.)

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Why is HHS Celebrating What is Often a Severely Debilitating Diagnosis?

Blue vomitWhere's the HHS post celebrating Americans with cancer, like Steve Jobs.  Yeah, he died and all, probably had a lot of pain and suffering too, but surely his battle with cancer was the impetus for his iSuccess!   If we think for one moment that the old US Government, and perhaps this new one too, have any desire or drive to solve the rate of autism, we're  morons. Every one of us.   Celebrate people with autism like my girls? Of course.  Celebrate their disability? Never.   HHS says they want to remove obstacles - let them start with repealing the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986. You can hold your breath until you are blue in the face.  The tone is so condescending it's laughable.  KIM

Good riddance to April.

From The Health and Human Services of the US of America:

By Anne Dachel

This article, published by Health and Human Services and written by the new HHS Secretary, Dr. Tom Price, is about the "joys" of autism, and what got my immediate attention was the fact that he DIDN'T KNOW THE TRUE INCREASE IN AUTISM.

Price: "In recent years, as the number of children diagnosed with autism has steadily increased – more than doubling from about 1 in 150 children in 2000 to 1 in 68 in 2012."

This is a list of the official increases in the autism rate. One in 150 didn't come along until 2007. It's a lot more than "doubling" from one in 500, the actual rate in 2000. Furthermore, the one in 68 was announced in 2014, not 2012.

1995 1:500

2001 1:250

2004 1:166

2007 1:150

2009 1:110

2012 1:88

2014 1:68

How could the new HHS secretary be so off on the numbers about such a widespread condition? The truth is, when it comes to autism, NO ONE REALLY CARES. It's all pretend.

Notice the references to children, kids, and young adults with autism, all the while pretending that we're talking about "Americans with autism." So why isn't Price addressing the needs of 40, 50 and 60 year old autistic people in group homes or adult day care? How about the two percent of the elderly that are supposed to also have autism?

What are "the barriers between children with autism and their doctors"? Huh? I thought DOCTORS were responsible for all the autism everywhere with all their "better diagnosing."  Are they still confused about autism? Tom Price seems to be.

Price's goal for those with autism is "to enhance heir quality of life and maximize their health and social outcomes."

Notice there's no mention of finding the cause or preventing autism. According to Price, autism is part of life and we just need to accept it. Nothing is wrong if it's your child. It's just the way things are.

Regressive autism? Normal kids losing skills, getting sick, getting diagnosed with autism. Mums the words. We don't want to discuss it. Price says nothing about it.

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Bryant University Newspaper Attacks Robert Kennedy Jr.

Half TruthUpdate: Thanks to commenter Kim for letting us know the article is no longer live on the site.

By Anne Dachel:

Bryant Archway is the student newspaper of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

I noticed that the "mission" of Bryant University is to inspire students to "become innovative leaders...attuned to the needs of industry and society." Well, this article clearly aligns them with INDUSTRY...the drug industry.

It's clear, when reading A STUDENT NEWSPAPER, that the future of journalism is bleak and so is the future of everything else. Reporter Harrison Garrett is majoring in Applied Economics with a double minor in Political Science and Finance. He is also the Student Government Treasurer and the Chair of the Ways and Means Commission. Somewhere along the line he didn't learn to RESEARCH THE SOURCE in his story.

Garrett is either extremely naïve (and can't image that CDC/WHO et al. have anything other than the interests of our children in mind when they vouch for the safety of vaccines), or else he's fine with lots of agencies and organizations with extensive money ties to the vaccine industry.

ANYTIME a news story on Robert Kennedy, Jr. and vaccines is published WITHOUT THE WORD MERCURY, it's a fraud. Garrett doesn't know what he's talking about OR ELSE ...he's trying to cover up Kennedy's real argument. Regardless, this is junk journalism.

You'll notice that NO ONE attacking Robert Kennedy EVER claims that they've actually read his book, Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak. What are they teaching at Bryant anyway? Write what you're told, check nothing.

April 28, 2017, Bryant Archway: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is no champion of science Bryant oops

By Harrison Garrett

Last month, Bryant University welcomed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak about issues ranging from capitalism to climate change. Advocates for environmental preservation, including Mr. Kennedy himself, are generally seen as the pro-science coalition. They tend to be the ones who support their position with mainstream scientific findings. The opposition? They’re often seen as dismissive of this same science. Like most environmental activists, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is fond of citing this mainstream climate science in order to establish a consensus about the threat of climate change. And yes, there is a consensus that the planet is warming, and that human activity is contributing to it. 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this.

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Dachel Wake Up: Stowe Today's Weird Take on Autism Summit

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Stowe Today:
"Del Bigtree has threatened to shoot people who disagree with him"

I can't imagine a more bizarre piece. The speakers scheduled for this event are courageous professionals, willing to speak out on a very controversial issue. Instead of including information on their views, Stowe Today portrays them as reactionary and violent.

April 27, 2017, Stowe (VT) Today: Summit at school concerns citizens

By Kayla Collier

A controversial autism summit scheduled for next month at Stowe High School is acting as a shot in the arm for school officials, who might rewrite their school-use policies.

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Dachel Wake Up: Reiss Vs Attkisson

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

Dorit Reiss vs Sharyl Attkisson

Reiss attacks Kennedy over Fox News interview---AND I'M "NOT ALLOWED TO COMMENT"

April 23, 2017, Daily Kos: Robert F Kennedy Jr and vaccines – why real journalists don't interview him

By Dorit Reiss

On 20 April 2017, Kennedy had an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News that centered on Kennedy’s views on vaccines. The interview with Mr. Carlson lived up to Mr. Kennedy’s previous dismal standards of accuracy on vaccines. His claims ranged from simply untrue to subtly misleading, all clearly designed to create fear and doubt about vaccines. Mr. Carlson did not have the knowledge to counter them, and being misled by his interviewee is exactly what other journalists avoid by not letting Mr. Kennedy repeat his past and provide misinformation about vaccines. ...

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314 Revolving Door: Pharma "Scientists" Running for Office. "Wyeth Not?"

Joe-isuzu-2-thumbBy Anne Dachel

Imagine more and more scientists and doctors elected to state and national office. Imagine lots more vaccine industry shills like Dr. Richard Pan in California promoting bills like SB277 that removed parental choice when it comes to vaccinating children.

Now there’s a political action committee designed to do just that. It’s called 314 Action and it’s getting the word out that scientists plan to take over politics. 314 Action is especially eager to promote vaccines and denounce people like Robert Kennedy, Jr. for their questions about vaccine safety.

Never underestimate the power of corporate interests, under the guise of promoting science, to expand their power and control.

314 Action wants to get thousands more scientists into politics (4,000) to be exact).

"We are members of the STEM Community, grassroots supporters and political activists committed to bring innovation to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, aggressively advocate for real solutions to Climate Change and elect more STEM trained candidates to public office." 

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Open letter to Shaughnessy Naughton, Founder of 314 Action and Congressional Candidate Molly Sheehan:

Note from editorBy Anne Dachel

Dear Shaughnessy and Molly,

I’ve been reading about 314 Action and your goal of putting more scientists into political office. The coverage 314 Action has reached from the mainstream media has been extremely supportive. Two issues repeatedly talked about in connection with the PAC (political action committee) are global warming and vaccines.

My interest is in your position on vaccines. According to everything I’ve read, 314 Action is telling us we shouldn’t look into “the repeatedly proven safety of vaccines.”

Shaughnessy, you called Robert Kennedy, Jr. an “anti-vaccine propagandist.”

I would like to ask you if you’ve read the book he edited on his position, Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak.

With your focus on promoting scientific truth, you should be interested in the research that is compiled in this book. Your dismissal of Kennedy’s views as “anti-vaccine” is completely false since at every opportunity, he describes himself as “pro-vaccine,” having had all of his children fully vaccinated.

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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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