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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

Health_insurance_myths_300By Anne Dachel

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.


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

Dachel Media Update: 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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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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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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Dachel Media Update: Wow! Autism Has More Genes Than Levi Strauss!

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Below is a sampling of the BIG STORY on autism.  Check out the headlines.  NPR and Newsweek come right out and say genes cause autism.  Others use the terms "contributing," "linked" and "risks."

Mind you, just three years ago California researchers were saying that based on studies of twins, it was clear environment was the main link to the development of autism.

Study finds environment more important to predicting autism risk than genetics.

According to a recent study by researchers at the UC-San Francisco and Stanford on autism in twins, environmental factors are more predictive of autism risk than genetic factors. The study found that environmental factors make up 62 percent of the risk of autism while genetics, originally thought to have been 90 percent, make up 38 percent.

Now with the theory of the strange, mutating genes that are not inherited, we're back to genetics.  CNN does note that there are environmental triggers and the age of the dad is a factor. 

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Dachel Media Update: MSNBC Salking over "Anti-Vaxxers"

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Oct 28, 2014, MSNBC: On Jonas Salk's birthday, some perspective on health scares

Oct 26, 2014, SharylAttkisson.com: Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All

Oct 17, 2014, RealFarmacy.com: Johns Hopkins Scientist Reveals Shocking Report on Flu Vaccines

 

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Sharyl Attkisson - Stonewalled

StonewalledBy Anne Dachel

Sharyl's book is being advertised in a number of places on the Internet and hopefully she'll get lots of interviews about it.  (Despite the fact that she's criticizing the very people she'll be talking to.)

For me, it's great timing for my book, The Big Autism Cover Up--How and Why the Media is  Lying to the American Public.   While I will quickly concede that Sharyl Attkisson is a real life reporter and I'm not, and that she's got way more experience and insight into this whole thing than I do, her book supports what many of us in the autism community have been saying for years: the coverage of autism, especially the vaccine controversy, can best be described as corruption, collusion and cover-up. 

Several months ago I wrote this article about Sharyl and the coverage she's given to our issues.

And just so everyone clearly understands this, I have it on good authority that her stories on the vaccine controversy are talked about in her book.

Recently, Sharyl made this promotional video about Stonewalled. 

I'm Sharyl Attkisson, I'm an investigative journalist, I've been in the business for over 30 years.  The book is called Stonewalled.  It's coming out from Harper Collins and it's a look at the increasing attempts by special interests and corporations to manipulate the images that the public sees in the news and in the rest of the media. 

I've never seen a tougher clampdown on freedom of the press and I think it's important that someone stand and say these things and speak out about them. 

There are many great reporters and great stories out there, but I think the public needs to learn to watch the news much like you do a TV commercial. 

You need to start thinking, why is that story airing?  Who pushed it? What special interest might be behind it and am I getting the full story? 

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Dachel Media Update: Teacher Shortages, Post High School

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Oct 28, 2014, Health Impact News: Flu Vaccine is the most Dangerous Vaccine in the U. S. based on Settled Cases for Injuries

Oct 28, 2014, Left Brain Right Brain: Emily Willingham: winner of the 2014 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science

Oct 27, 2014, Cal State Fullerton: Vaccines should be federally mandated

Oct 27, 2014, San Jose Mercury News: Autism surge creates special education teacher shortages

Oct 27, 2014, KTAR, Scottsdale, AZ: People with autism and other invisible disabilities face barriers to finding work

Oct 27, 2014, Medical Express: Autism After High School

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Dachel Media Update: "We're Losing Our Boys"

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Oct 27, 2014, Health Impact News: Merck's Former Doctor Predicts that Gardasil will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time

Oct 27, 2014, Health Impact News: The Vaccine Autism Cover-up: How One Doctor's Career was Destroyed for Telling the Truth

Oct 26, 2014, Tampa Bay Times: Schools have looming crisis, foundation says: We're losing our boys

Oct 26, 2014, Concord (NH) Monitor: Editorial: Dangerous message on city buses

Oct 25, 2014, TheTownTalk.com: Dr. Roach: Do vaccines cause autism?

Oct 24, 2014, Philly.com: Chester Springs autistic woman gets a house of her own

Oct 24, 2014, Huffington Update: Jenny McCarthy Claims She's 'Not Anti-Vaccine' ... Again 

Oct 24, 2014, TwinCities.com: To Your Good Health: Keep counting calories By Keith Roach, M.D.

Oct 24, 2014, Huffington Post: Jenny McCarthy Claims She's 'Not Anti-Vaccine' ... Again 

Oct 18, 2014, Boston Globe: Vote all you want. The secret government won't change

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Lloyd Grove and Daily Beast Take Misogynistic Turn at Bat Against Vaccine Informed Consent

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There is definitely a pattern in the press.  It's important that there are periodic stories out with the message that while non-experts say that vaccines cause autism, all the science is against them.  Here is the Daily Beast.  (And there are other stories out there today with the same message.)

Daily Beast: Jenny McCarthy says she's "not anti-vaccine."  (Well, of course she's not anti-vaccine. She vaccinated her son.  Her claim is that because of his vaccines, her son developed autism.) 

Lloyd Grove at the Daily Beast has a lot of subtle messages here. McCarthy claims that "autism is somehow caused by an over-use of vaccines." 

"Somehow"?  We have no idea why it could happen, but SOMEHOW she claims the cause is vaccines.  No one else thinks this bizarre thought.

Grove cites Michael Specter who calls McCarthy's views "dangerous,"  and says they've led to "sickness and death."

Wow...that's bad stuff from a "Playboy Playmate-turned-MTV host ..."   Clearly she couldn't know what she's talking about.  In fact, Grove calls her "the nation's most prominent purveyor of anti-vaxxer ideology."

Okay...we get it.  Only ridiculous former Playboy Bunnies believe there's anything wrong with vaccines.  It's incredible, but parents actually believe them--especially well-educated ones. 

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Dachel Media Update: Flu Boo! More Shots for You!

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Oct 23, 2014, NJ.com: Give it a shot: Flu vaccines are more accessible then ever despite some concerns

Oct 22, 2014, Business World (Indian): Call to End the Use of Mercury in Vaccines

Oct 21, 2014, KING5 Seattle: Meeting the needs of adult with autism

Oct 20, 2014, Interlochen Public Radio: Lack of autism specialists creating long wait times for children

Oct 6, 2014, Wall Street Journal:  Preschools Consider Requiring Flu Shots

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The Vaccine Injury Movement

Vaccine-injury-shotsBy Anne Dachel

Oct 10, 2014, AofA Contributing Editor and Thinking Moms' Revolution's  Lisa Joyce Goes was interviewed by Ronan Farrow on MSNBC.  The title of the report was Debunking the anti-vaccine movement.

Farrow didn't hide the fact that he's a strong supporter of vaccines.  On MSNBC he cited the World Health Organization saying that vaccines save two to three million lives a year around the world.  In his view, vaccines only do good and there is no truth to the claim that they're also causing neurological damage in children. 

Farrow's coverage implied that only PARENTS link vaccines to autism and other damage in children. That's absolutely false and a real newsman would know that.  If he wanted to cover this issue legitimately, he'd have talked to any the host of independent doctors and scientists whose work does support a link.  In his brand of news reporting, they simply don't exist.  He eagerly gives the last word to health officials promoting their studies. "The Centers for Disease Control reviewed existing literature and 'there is not a causal relationship between certain vaccine types and autism.' 

"Some parents aren't convinced and they continue to stay away from vaccines for their kids."  

Enter autism mom Lisa Goes 

Farrow asked Lisa about what happened to her son when he was vaccinated.. 

Lisa: "We noticed physical ailments, illnesses. Right after his six month vaccinations, he became incredibly ill, had a 104 degree temperature, he developed all over body eczema, he developed a bowel condition that unfortunately led to over twenty diarrhea-filled diapers a day.  So our journey began with physical illness and ultimately manifested in behavioral issues."

Farrow responded by ignoring everything Lisa had just said and instead quoted Dr. Peter Hotez, "By the time a baby is born, autism has happened.  That's the major reason we wouldn't expect a vaccine to cause major changes in the brain leading to autism."  The message was clear, what happened to Lisa's son and thousands of other children just like him was just a coincidence.

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Dachel Media Update: Lawrence Solomon A Voice of Ebola Reason

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Oct 21, 2014, Huffington Post: Don't Rush To Hand Out the Ebola Vaccine By Lawrence Solomon

An Ebola vaccine that protected us from this killer disease would be a godsend. But rushing a vaccine to widespread use, history has shown, could be tragic, not only by infecting the healthy but also by delaying the development of safe and effective vaccines.

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Dachel Media Update: Atlantis (Oops, Atlantic) Writes Another Mythical Story about "Anti-Vaxxers"

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Oct 20, 2014, The Atlantic: The Psychology of Anti-Vaxers: How Story Trumps Science

Oct 20, 2014, MSN.com: NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues

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Dachel Media Update: Cape Cod Housing, Early Intervention

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Oct 20, 2014, Cape Cod News: Autism housing explored in Dennis

Oct 20, 2014, IPWatchdog.com: The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development

Oct 18, 2014, Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter: More parents opting out of vaccinating their children

Oct 18, 2014, Boston Globe: Autistic children thrill at performance of The Lion King - Style, By Bella English

Oct 18, 2014, Daytona Beach News-Journal: Early intervention and autism (Editorial)

Oct 16, 2014, Financial Post (Canada): Crippling medical research

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Dachel Media Update: Bought: The Movie

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 Oct 17, 2014, Extinction Protocol: Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warns

Oct 14, 2014, WWGF News: The Making Of Bought The Movie (Part 1)

Oct 14, 2014, National Geographic: Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics

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Dachel Media Update: Watching A Movie Makes You "Anti-Vaccine?"

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Oct 14, 2014, Trumbull Times, Shelton, CT: Anti-vaccine candidate? Cook-Littman slams GOP attack

Oct 13, 2014, CNN: Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong by Elizabeth Cohen

Oct 13, 2014, Aluminium could be poisoning our brains and causing Alzheimer's, professor claims 

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Dr. Manny Alvarez Calls for Dr. Thomas Frieden's Resignation

Manny alvarezBy Anne Dachel

Oct 13, 2014, Fox News medical expert Dr. Manny Alvarez went on the offensive against the leadership shown by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in handling the Ebola threat.  He called for the resignation of CDC head, Dr. Thomas Frieden.

Right now, I'm not as afraid of Ebola as I am of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The agency held a press conference Monday to provide an update on the transmission of Ebola to a nurse that cared for Thomas Eric Duncan.

After listening to this update, I have to say, I am more convinced than ever that CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden is not the right person for the job. And I say this because this latest press conference consisted of him telling a room of reporters what anyone who has ever dealt with Ebola in the past should have known.

While Alvarez seems to be a crusader for truth and action in the case of Ebola, he's a completely different person when the subject is autism. 

Alvarez joined Fox News in 2005 when the autism rate was one in every 166 kids, which means he's been around for the steady stream of increases:

2007: 1 in 150

2009: 1 in 110

2012: 1 in 88

2014: 1 in 68

Each and every time the agency announced a new rate, there was always a spokesperson from the CDC adding that officials weren't sure if the increase really meant more kids have the disorder or if just represented better diagnosing.  Every single time.  

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Dachel Media Update: Vaccines and Celebrating Awareness

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Oct 13, 2014, Vermont Public Radio: Spencer Rendahl: Vaccine Choices

Oct 12, 2014, New York Times: Fear of Vaccines Goes Viral

Oct 11, 2014, TIME: How Words Can Kill in the Vaccine Fight

Oct 11, 2014, SharylAttkisson.com: Polio-like Illness Claims Sixth Life in U.S.

Oct 11, 2014, The Buffalo News: Top fears about vaccines, and how to rest easier

Oct 10, 2014, WRAL Raleigh, NC: Thousands celebrate autism awareness in downtown Raleigh

Oct 9, 2025, Financial Post: Lawrence Solomon: We’re more vulnerable to diseases

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Dachel Media Update: Cynthia McKinney on Autism & Ferguson Missouri

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Oct 13, 2014, San Francisco Bay View: Cynthia McKinney on autism and Ferguson

(Radio interview--14 minutes)

While people were righteously rebelling in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, against police terrorism, a Center for Disease Control whistleblower confirmed something that has been on the lips of conscious ghetto dwellers for decades. International peace activist Cynthia McKinney speaks on the U.S. government spreading autism through vaccinations in the Black community, on Ferguson and much more...

So this is something new that our community is having to cope with, and it's reminiscent of Listeneugenics because they knew that whatever the formula was that they were using was going to have an adverse effect on Black babies - Black male babies in particular is what they studied. But there was this adverse reaction, and they did nothing; they remained silent. It's outrageous....

I have not read of any response of the national Black Caucus, but I could not imagine that the Congressional Black Caucus would remain silent on this. They’ve been veritably silent on many issues, especially what was going on in Gaza. There’s been a lot of discussion about why members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Black officials in general were so silent on Gaza, but I cannot imagine silence on something like this. And the most activist members of Congress that I’ve read about who are on this – forcing the CDC to turn over papers – are Republicans actually.

McKinney is a former six term U.S. Rep from Atlanta, GA (of all places!).  I hope the African American community demands answers.  It is outrageous.

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Dachel Media Update: Debunk = Hoodwink Talk

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Oct 9, 2014  MSNBC:  The truth about vaccines & autism |

The truth about vaccines & autism

We debunk the myths and bring you the facts about the heated debate over what vaccines have to do with autism with Autism Speaks Senior Vice President, Dr. Paul Wang.

MSNBC's Ronan Farrow: "There's zero evidence of such a link.  The Centers for Disease Control, reviewing existing literature, concluded there is not a causal relationship between certain vaccine types and autism.

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Huffington Post Lawrence Solomon: More Parents in CA Opting Out of Vaccination

Intelligent womenReaders, chime in in our comments - what is your education level, are you (or perhaps we should ask were you) affluent?  Me? I went to a top New England prep school, Tufts University (Dr. Paul Offit's alma mater) was graduated from Boston College cum laude.  My education gave me critical thinking skills and the ability to do research. And there you have it. My Dad was a dentist/orthodontist, my sister, a Tufts grad went into political administration and my brother is an architect.  We have no autism or Asperger's in our family.  Nor does my husband who is also a private school and Jesuit college graduate.  And we used to be sort of affluent. KS

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October 8, 2014, Huffington Post: More Parents in California Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Kids By Lawrence Solomon

... The parents who are balking at having their children vaccinated are overwhelmingly well educated and affluent. For example, in the San Francisco Bay area's prosperous Marin County (median family income $90,000), the opt-out rate is three to four times that of less-well-off neighboring Bay counties. The individual California schools logging the highest op-out rates cater to liberal communities within Los Angeles County: The City School in Lake Balboa (88 per cent opt-outs) and Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach (87 per cent opt-outs). Opt-out rates are especially high in private schools....

State-wide, the average opt-out rate remains low -- despite the doubling, it barely exceeds 3 per cent. But public health officials are worried because the parents creating the opt-out trend tend to be opinion-leaders, raising the possibility that the doubling trend will snowball and threaten the full-vaccination goals of the public health officials. In other states, too, the parents leading the anti-vaccination trend are formidable: According to a survey in Pediatrics, unvaccinated children have a mother who is at least 30 years old, has at least one college degree and whose household has an annual income of at least $75,000. ...

Lawrence Solomon, a columnist with the National Post, was formerly a columnist with the Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine. He cites a fact that the media doesn't want to investigate, namely that the BETTER EDUCATED PARENTS ARE, THE LESS LIKELY THEY ARE TO VACCINATE THEIR CHILDREN.  These are people who've gone beyond the the claims of doctors and health officials who tell us constantly that vaccines are safe and lifesaving.  These affluent, educated parents have looked into the arguments on both sides and they're not convinced that they should simply line their kids up for any and all vaccines.  The media would have us believe that only easily swayed, uninformed parents opt out of vaccinations.  Clearly that's not true. 

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Dachel Media Update: Experimental Ebola Vaccine, MIT Hypothesis

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Oct 7, 2014, MIT News: Autism as a disorder of prediction 

Oct 3, 2014, Examiner.com: First healthy volunteers injected with experimental GMO Ebola vaccine

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