Scottish Mental Health Services In Collapse Because Of Rise In Autism And ADHD

Scottish collapseBy John Stone

Scotland’s mental health services for young people are beyond breaking point from the flood of autistic and ADHD children. The Scottish daily newspaper, The Herald, reports that nearly 7,000 young people were denied help from mental health services in 2015. Correspondent, Helen McArdle, writes:

Neil Findlay, convener of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee called for an investigation after 6,931 referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were rejected in 2015.

Evidence to the committee suggested that a surge in diagnoses for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was putting pressure on services…

This is a figure of extraordinary magnitude in a country with a population of just 5.3 million at the census in 2011 – the number of children in Scottish schools in 2015 was just 680,000. In a single  year above 1 in 100 children out of the entire school population had had an unsuccessful referrral to mental health services.  This would be equivalent to more than 400 thousand children mapped on to the US population. Those are only the ones who did not get treated.

McArdle’s article does not report just how much autism has risen in Scotland in the last two decades. In 1998, the first year in which the Scottish Executive published on the numbers of  autism cases in Scottish schools there were just 820 pupils (1 in 925) with a diagnosis and this had risen to 11,722 in 2015. By September 2016 the figure had risen yet again to 13,423  (1 in 51), a factor of more than 18 in just 18 years. The figures, however, will be incomplete because there are often delays in diagnosis, and indeed many children will presumably still be awaiting a diagnosis out of  the 6,931 who had been turned away by the service in 2015. Also, given that this is a rolling 15 year cohort the rate will likely be much higher than 1 in 51 among younger children as the overall rate was a mere 1 in 129 in 2009.

The reality is that since Andrew Wakefield reported on the possibility that autism could in some cases

Loch ness
Honorary member of the "hidden horde""

be caused by the MMR vaccine in 1998, and the scandal over other infant vaccines containing a mercury excipient (Thimerosal), which blew up in the USA the following year, government agencies across the world have been in denial about the rise in autism, fudging figures and inventing hidden hoards of adults. But it is no use citing missing adults when our children cannot now be diagnosed fast enough, and demands on the system are unprecedented. This report shows that the system in one small country - part of the United Kingdom - is now in complete and utter breakdown, and the masquerade cannot go on much longer.

Citizens in Scotland and across the globe have been betrayed by industry captured agencies, pusillanimous politicians together with the bought out, intimidated mainstream media. It is already too late but the nettle must be grasped.

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Post Script: Baron-Cohen's Cambridgeshire survey published in 2009 provided a figure that for every three cases identified there were likely two which had not. If anything it looks now as if the speed of diagnosis has slowed down but if we followed that figure for 2016 the Scottish schools figure that would be 1 in 30.5. Also, if there are 4 boys to 1 girl  that would yield a rate of  about 1 in 31.5. That combined would yield a figure of 1 in 19 for boys. But, of course, the rate would be still higher among younger children.

John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism.


Ho Ho Help. Autism and Sensitive Santa

Santas listBy Anne Dachel

I often think back to when, at age six, my son John (now 30) was first diagnosed with AUTISM.

John had definite issues involving speech and social interaction. Back in 1992, there was no one locally here in Chippewa Falls, WI to diagnose his condition. The school district actually got a psychologist from Minneapolis (90 miles away) to figure out what was wrong with him.

I will never forget when my husband and I were told John had autism. The psychologist who diagnosed him said that she had no idea how John’s life would turn out because AUTISM WAS SO RARE.

I still remember her saying, “I don’t know if he’ll ever hold down a job or live independently.” (That was a pretty harsh prediction for a six year old with, we were told, a condition that only  affected one or two other children in our town. We were told that only one in 5,000 or 10,000 children had autism.)

Times changed.

Of course I tried to find out as much as I could about autism.  The movie Rain Man was the recommended source back then.  Throughout the 1990s I kept hearing more and more about autism. It seemed they were finding a lot more kids with autism than they previously thought were out there.

I continued to think that we’d get answers. Why was my son like this? Why didn’t he have speech as a toddler? Why couldn’t he interact with his peers?

If more and more kids really have autism, certainly expects would be able to tell us.

That didn’t happen.

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A Sister’s Sacrifice

Suyser sisterBy Dara Berger

I stood there looking up at the cheerful holiday decorations trying hard to fight back the tears that were about to come streaming down my face.  For a minute I actually thought I was going to lose the battle.  When you have a child with autism you can get pretty used to dealing with some of the most uncomfortable and unpleasant situations but this one was even beyond what one should have to handle.  I understood the severity of the situation the moment I picked up the phone and heard the directors voice on the other line.  There were no pleasantries exchanged.  It was right to the awful point that my son had bitten someone again and I needed to come pick him up right away.  I told her I would be there in 5-10 minutes and she was appreciative of my immediate action.  So many thoughts raced through my mind as I whisked myself out of the house and feverishly trudged the three block walk to my son's school.  One thought I had was “were they going to kick him out today?” I couldn’t tell.  It felt like everything was going in slow motion, but somehow I finally arrived up at his school.

The director came out and explained in detail that he had bitten a therapist in the face but luckily it did not break the skin this time.  Then he proceeded to kick his teacher and hit someone else who tried to intervene.  It was impossible to figure out what might have triggered his horrible behavior nor did anyone seem to care to.  Next they explained how they wanted him to stay home the next day, since there was a field trip that would produce a lot of change that he might not be able to handle.  I just nodded with agreement and walked over to look at the cheerful holiday decorations on the bulletin board.  All I could do is scream in my head how unfair this all is and why does someone need to suffer like this.  It was just all too much in that moment and for minute I thought I was going to fall apart right then and there.  And somehow by the grace of god I didn’t.  Instead I took what felt like a hundred deep breaths, closed my eyes and bit my lip hoping the feeling would just pass.  And it did just like that. I was able to wait for them to bring my prisoner son to me which felt like an eternity.  I took him home and thought “how can we keep doing this?”  "Why can’t he just go to f*&$ing school like his sister?”  “Why does each day have to be this hard?”  I am a really strong person and this I thought “is too much for me.”

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VaxXed Stories: Lily in Florida "Who Will Take Care of Them When We're Gone"

Sadness walk in treesBy Anne Dachel

Lily's mother is about the ages of my young adult daughters. My heart goes out to her.

We are all left with the questions:

How can these things be happening? How can doctors witness these horrific vaccine reactions and dismiss them as coincidence? How can so many disabled children be acceptable to medical officials? How can children can be destroyed like this? How can they and we just move on? ...

I can't imagine how Polly can hear about innocent victims, now almost 3,000 names on the Vaxxed bus, over and over and over, everywhere in the country, and not lose her mind.

Every federal and state legislator should have to watch Vaxxed story videos.

This what an out-of-control, indemnified vaccine program has done to our country...to our children.

No one is answerable for any of damage, and so it continues.

VaxXed Stories: Lily in Florida - YouTube

 Lily's mother asks, "Who's going to take care of her one day when we're gone? It's so stressful to think about."

Polly Tommey: "...This is an example of vaccines destroy lives, not just Lily's life and her mother's life and everyone around. Lily should have a future like every other child deserves. Instead, this is what a vaccine has done. ..."

Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.


How To End The Autism Epidemic: Expert Interviews by JB Handley

JB Podcast
We invite you to download and listen to this on-going series of podcasts by JB Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue and vaccine safety, autism prevention advocate.  You can also follow the How To End The Autism Epidemic Facebook page for daily updates and, well, many of you know JB... much more.

Currently there are interviews with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Katie Wright, Mary Holland, JD,  David Kirby and a special podcast with Jenny McCarthy and Kent Heckenlively.

Listen. Learn. Share. And be on the lookout for much more.

JB Handley Interviews Autism Experts on SoundCloud


The 12 Days of VaXmas...

Sad christmasEnjoy this Best Of which we are now titling, "The 12 Days of VaxMas" - in the spirit of the season.  After all the vaccine injury denialists will always want to keep the Vax in VaXmas....

By Christina England

On the first day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Children Dying Needlessly

On the second day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the third day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the fourth day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Four DPT’s,

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the fifth day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Five MMR’s.

Four DPT’s,

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs,

And children dying needlessly

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Autism’s What If

Jamesons
By  Cathy Jameson

Each night before the kids’ bedtime, we gather in Ronan’s room to say family prayers.  We go around individually with our own prayer requests.  The kids have had the same general prayer request for years:  for Ronan to be able to communicate.  Over time, that simple request has evolved.  They now have more specific intentions:  for Ronan to get his words back, for him to use his words, for him to be able to verbally communicate, and for him to have a meaningful verbal conversation with us.  Since Ronan had speech at one point in his life, we remain hopeful that it will one day return. 

Bedtime should be quiet time but it actually turns into the best time for the kids to communicate with their non-verbal brother.  Before the whole family has pig-piled into Ronan’s room to start prayers, he gets some one-on-one time with a sibling.  Sometimes it’s Fiona who joins him.  Other times it’s Willem.  Lots of times it’s his silly little sisters.  No matter who has a few quiet minutes before we gather at the end the day, I always hear one of the sibs ask Ronan to say something. 

Hey, Rone.  Can you say shapes?  Try it.  S-h-a-p-e-s…

I’ll sing the song but you say the word that’s missing. Ready?  I’m bringing home a baby bumble---

I found one of your favorite pages!  Say it with me, “And our fish said ‘No, no’…make that Cat go away...tell that Cat in the Hat you do not want to play…”

When he hears his favorite words being said, sung and signed by the siblings, Ronan’s eyes light up.  His interactions improve.  His verbal output attempts increase.  Squeals are squealed, and hope is restored. 

Using words or phrases from his favorite books, movies, or songs, instead of winding down for the day, everyone gets a little jacked up.  Despite how exhausted I am and how much I’d like their day to end so I can catch up on whatever I need to do, I never stop their activity.  Ronan feeds on the kids’ positive energy and communicates more in the ten minutes prior to bedtime than he’s done all day. 

When they finally do slow down for the day, the other kids gush all over that brother of theirs.  That isn’t the only time they show him any attention or affection, but it’s the time of the day that they give him all of their attention all at once.  My typical kids are active.  They love to play, run around, play, swing, play, do arts and crafts, and play.  It’s rare to see them quietly sitting still.  Ronan, on the other hand, is a couch potato.  He’d rather play Wii.  He’d rather watch YouTube videos.  He’d rather play a game on his iPad.  Trying to interact with him while he’s engaged in his preferred activities doesn’t work out so well.  We do curb screen time to make sure Ronan gets regular play time opportunities, but his underdeveloped social skills prevent him from wanting to join in on the playtime my other kids crave.  I know it’s hard for the siblings when Ronan ignores their requests to join them, but they don’t stop asking him to play.  The other night at the end of prayer time, though, I could tell that one of the siblings was getting a little frustrated.  The frustration was not toward Ronan but with why it’s sometimes hard for him to do things that she, the younger sister, can do so easily. 

Waiting until the other kids had skipped off to bed, Izzy crawled under the covers with Ronan.  I’m going to snuggle here with you, Ronan,” she said as she cozied up next to her brother.  Laying quietly next to Ronan under his favorite blankie, I could tell that she had something on her mind. 

“Mommy?” Izzy started. 

“Yes, sweetie?” I replied.

“Mommy, what if Ronan hadn’t ever gotten the flu shot?” Izzy asked.

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This Lost Art Radio Fireside Chat Featuring Three Autism/Vaccine Authors Will Have Heat!

This Sunday Radio Broadcast of three fathers of autistic teenage sons, anti-toxins and Skyhorsepublishing304anti-corruption advocates, and Skyhorse Publishing authors on the Autism-Vaccine axis, Kevin Barry, Louis Conte, and James Grundvig in a Holiday Fireside Chat on Lost Arts Radio.

Date:   18 December 2016

Time: 9 pm EST, 6 pm West Coast Time

Live Broadcast:    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lostartsradio

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Call in by phone:      657-383-1002.

Archive Playback:   will be posted next week      

Books from the Authors:

Kevin Barry, Esq.

Author: Vaccine Whistleblower

Louis Conte 

Author: Vaccine Injuries

James Grundvig

Author: Master Manipulator

 


Virtual Vaccine Safety Debate

CautionThank you to Richard Milner of Public Affairs Media for creating a virtual debate between PhD chemist and mercury expert Dr. Boyd Haley and infectious disease vaccine promoter Dr. Paul Offit. We know that many of our readers are "old timers" (raising hand here) but not all by any stretch.   We wish this topic had been laid to rest - alas - we need to keep informing the public that there is still mercury in vaccines and that vaccines have yet to be proven safe.   Please visit Public Affairs Media to learn more.

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Unsettled: The Vaccine Controversy, The Movie; a film by Richard P. Milner, Public Affairs Media, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. This virtual debate presents two opposing views of the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The film is a pilot for a larger project to educate the public about the vaccine controversy. 


Vaccines: What is there to be "Pro" About? Laura Hayes to Weston A. Price Foundation Conference

Laura HayesBy Laura Hayes

Dear AoA Readers,

I recently had the privilege and pleasure of attending and speaking at Weston A. Price Foundation's 17th Annual Wise Traditions Conference in Alabama (Nov. 10th-14th, 2016).  

Topics covered at this year's conference ran the gamut from Characteristics of Healthy Diets, to Teaming with Nature for Chemical-Free Yards and Nutrient-Dense Vegetables, to Our Seniors: Dumping Ground for Drugs?, to Mercury Amalgam Detoxification, to Restoring the Family Farm, to...an all-day Vaccination Track with 4 speakers! 

In addition to amazing, information-packed lectures about health and nutrition...and we are not talking about the FDA/CDC/AAP/AMA's means of achieving health (!), or the FDA/USDA's recommendations for nutrition (!)...there were numerous exhibitors selling everything from kombucha to supplements to alpaca blankets. And the food was incredible...all WAPF-style...at a hotel, no less!  Numerous farmers and companies donated organic, nutrient-dense foods, which WAPF members helped hotel chefs and kitchen staff to prepare the WAPF way.  Let me just say, we ate well!  

I spoke on Sunday morning from 9:00-10:20 am. The title of my presentation was Vaccines: What Is Weston A PriceThere to Be 'Pro' About? Thanks to WAPF filming it, and to Josh Coleman for making a YouTube link for me, I am now able to share my presentation with others. 

Below are the video link for and the transcript of my presentation.  My hope is that for anyone who watches and/or reads my presentation, it will be the end of vaccinations for them and their children. For any doctors, nurses, or pharmacists who watch and/or read my presentation, I hope it will mark the end of their recommending and/or administering vaccines ever again. For any legislators who watch and/or read my presentation, I hope it will be the impetus which compels them to initiate legislation to ban vaccine mandates in their states, or at the federal level, and to initiate legislation for an immediate moratorium on all vaccinations for all people since not one should ever have been approved or marketed.

I hope you will share my presentation with others. You might just save a child, and his/her family, from a lifetime of suffering and premature death.

Laura Hayes

Mother of Vaccine-Injured Children

On a mission to end the Vaccine Holocaust

WAPF Conference, 11-13-16

Good morning, my name is Laura Hayes, I am from N CA, and I want to thank you all for making the choice to come to the Vaccination track this morning! The title of my talk is “Vaccines: What Is There to Be ‘Pro’ About?”, of which you will receive a copy after my presentation. I am excited for the opportunity to talk to you about the dangers, inefficacies, and lack of need for vaccines; about the corruption that underlies them from manufacture to mandate, and beyond; and about the urgent need to put an immediate end to this vaccine insanity that has swept our nation resulting in an unprecedented loss of our most basic fundamental human right…the right to determine that which we allow, or don’t allow, into our own bodies, and those of our children.

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Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare

AF RFKNOTE: AofA'ers, if you aren't subscribing to Autism File magazine, treat  yourself this holiday season. Subscribe here. Below is an excerpt and link to this article - an interview with Robert Kennedy, who continues to be a champion for children's health.  Thank you to Rita Shreffler for this insightful interview. Please share.

Read the article here.

Environmental and humanitarian legend RFK, Jr., mainstream media, and the very corrupt CDC

Interview by Autism File executive editor, Rita Shreffler

For over three decades, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been one of the world’s leading environmental advocates. He is the founder and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, the umbrella group for 300 local waterkeeper organizations, in 34 countries, that track down and sue polluters. Under his leadership, Waterkeeper has grown to become the world’s largest clean water advocacy organization.

Around 2005, parents of vaccine-injured children started encountering Mr. Kennedy’s speeches and writings about the toxic mercury-based preservative thimerosal. They embraced new hope that this environmental champion would finally expose the truth about vaccine injury and win justice for injured children.  Kennedy is known for his fierce and relentless brand of environmental activism and his advocacy for transparent government and rigorous science. He is now applying his tenacious energies and sophisticated strategies to exposing the fraud and corruption within the CDC and the pharmaceutical industry. Last month, he launched his new non-profit, the World Mercury Project, with vaccine safety advocates Lyn Redwood and Laura Bono, legends themselves among parents of vaccine-injured children. Autism File executive editor Rita Shreffler spoke with Mr. Kennedy about CDC corruption, pharmaceutical industry greed, media malpractice, and his vision for the World Mercury Project.


Low-dose Thimerosal in Pediatric Vaccines: Adverse Effects in Perspective.

Science post imageFrom PubMed:

Environmental Research Magazine

Vaccines are prophylactics used as the first line of intervention to prevent, control and eradicate infectious diseases. Young children (before the age of six months) are the demographic group most exposed to recommended/mandatory vaccines preserved with Thimerosal and its metabolite ethylmercury (EtHg). Particularly in the less-developed countries, newborns, neonates, and young children are exposed to EtHg because it is still in several of their pediatric vaccines and mothers are often immunized with Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) during pregnancy. While the immunogenic component of the product has undergone more rigorous testing, Thimerosal, known to have neurotoxic effects even at low doses, has not been scrutinized for the limit of tolerance alone or in combination with adjuvant-Al during immaturity or developmental periods (pregnant women, newborns, infants, and young children). Scientific evidence has shown the potential hazards of Thimerosal in experiments that modeled vaccine-EtHg concentrations. Observational population studies have revealed uncertainties related to neurological effects. However, consistently, they showed a link of EtHg with risk of certain neurodevelopment disorders, such as tic disorder, while clearly revealing the benefits of removing Thimerosal from children's vaccines (associated with immunological reactions) in developed countries. So far, only rich countries have benefited from withdrawing the risk of exposing young children to EtHg. Regarding Thimerosal administered to the very young, we have sufficient studies that characterize a state of uncertainty: the collective evidence strongly suggests that Thimerosal exposure is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. It is claimed that the continued use of Thimerosal in the less-developed countries is due to the cost to change to another preservative, such as 2-phenoxyethanol. However, the estimated cost increase per child in the first year of life is lower than estimated lifetime cost of caring for a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, such tic disorder. The evidence indicates that Thimerosal-free vaccine options should be made available in developing countries.


HPV (Gardasil) Injury Scandals Worldwide, Why is U.S. media Silent? Parents beware.

Raking in the moneyThanks to JB Handley for allowing us to excerpt this important post. If you have friends whose kids are nearing age 11, make sure they read up on Gardasil and Cevarix vaccines.

By JB Handley

PORTLAND, Oregon — I have no financial reason to write this article. I’m just a dad. My son was injured by a vaccine, so I’ve spent more than ten years becoming an expert on a topic I never planned to know much about. My only audience for this article is other parents.

The HPV vaccine (of which Gardasil is one brand name) is being aggressively pushed on teenage girls and boys here in the U.S. In fact, there are many state legislators who are trying to make HPV Vaccines mandatory for children to attend school, a push that was recently successful in Rhode Island:

RI requires all 7th grade students to be vaccinated for HPV

“Despite a challenge from opponents earlier this year, it’s mandatory in the state of Rhode Island for all incoming seventh grade students to receive the HPV vaccine.”

Meanwhile, most Americans are in the dark that a brushfire is burning in countries all over the world, including Japan (where HPV vaccine uptake rates are down to 1%), Denmark (near 10%), Colombia (near 5%), Ireland, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, France, Canada, and India where the startling rate of vaccine injury and questionable risk-benefit is fueling repeated national controversies.

Why does Gardasil matter so much in the U.S.? Here’s an article from Bloomberg Business from 2 months ago that might give you a clue:

Merck Beats Estimates as Sales of Gardasil Vaccine Surge

“Merck & Co.’s third-quarter profit topped analysts’ estimates, helped by better-than-expected sales of the vaccine Gardasil…”

Read JB's full post here.


UK Daily Mail: Furious Couple Claim Son Started Seizing Day after Meningitis Jab"

Baby Bobby
Mercury Press

NOTE:  Pay attention to the baby's health issues in addition to seizure  - "stomach problems and allergies."  Sound familiar?  Many of us have battled the horror of seizures in our children - many still do - and it's a hell like no other.   From the UK Daily Mail:

A furious couple claim their son began suffering up to 14 violent fits a day after having a new meningitis jab – and have shared shocking footage of his seizures.

Luke Maguire, 26, and Louise McKever, 22, say they have made more than 55 hospital visits since their 10-month-old son Bobby's immunisations this summer.

The Bexsero Meningitis B vaccination has been given to all babies in the UK since September 2015, but seizures are known to be an uncommon side effect.

But the first-time parents, from Ashington, Northumberland, say it has also left their son suffering from stomach problems, night terrors and allergies.

Since releasing a clip of their son suffering from a fit to social media, it has notched up more than 1.8 million views and 27,500 shares.


How Many Alex Spourdalakis Cases Will There Be Before We Medically Treat Autism?

Alex SIn June of 2013, the realization that Alex Spourdalakis had been killed was all over the news .  Because I have a daughter with severe Autism, the details hit home.  Add in that Alex and his mother lived a mere 7 blocks away from me, something I never knew until it was all over the news, saddened and angered me beyond words. They lived on a busy street above a plumbing company, in the next town over.   I went to the Memorial service as I needed to gather with others mourning the tragedy of all that had happened.  Who could not feel something when the news went viral? -- ANGER< SADNESS< BLAME<DISGUST<.....

Now local news is sharing that Dorothy, Mom and Jolanta, Godmother are coming out of Cook County Jail, having served time for what is being called Involuntary Manslaughter.  More feelings will emerge -  -- ANGER< SADNESS< BLAME<DISGUST<.....

http://abc7chicago.com/news/mother-godmother-plead-guilty-to-involuntary-manslaughter-of-severely-autistic-teen/1646761/

BUT, at the core of all of this is that we keep seeing this theme around the world in increasing MURDER/SUICIDE cases ----  the severe cases of AUTISM need proper MEDICAL care  ---

To see this GI suffering (MICROBIOME) continue with these severe cases of AUTISM helps not one person.  So yes, everyone will have feelings about this court decision BUT the focus on MEDICALLY HELPING these children and young adults should be THE goal .  What do you feel and think?  Please leave a comment and let us know.

Teresa Conrick is Contributing Editor to Age of Autism.


18 Year Old With Autism Restrained - Died

Under_The_Bus_Sign-300NOTE: The moment I read this story I said, "This young man was restrained and choked out."  Now, we don't know that this is the case.  However, 18 year olds with autism are as strong as oxen, and can make even Mom and Dad ballistic when in a rage or fear-based outburst. So how are school personnel, or bus personnel to react?  Often with a heavy, deadly hand. Our bus staff does not have PMT training -  that's how to defend and safely restrain.

I teach self-defense. I am a black belt in two martial arts. I know how to block and put someone into a submission. Most do not. Most who work with your kids DO NOT.  Let the story unfold.  Pray for the family. Pray for the staff. And pray for a CURE to be a top priority of this administration. We need it. Cure by death doesn't work.  KIM

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From NBC San Diego - read the full article here.

An 18-year-old autistic student died Friday while on his way home from school.

San Bernardino resident Anthony Corona died after losing consciousness when school employees "restrained" him following an "altercation," according to the San Bernardino Police Department.

Corona, who attended Bright Futures Academy, a Riverside school serving special-needs students, got into an altercation with another student and school employees on the bus, police said.

The employees and the bus driver, who had exited the freeway to assist the employees, restrained Corona, who at "one point" lost consciousness, according to police.

School employees performed CPR and called for "emergency medical aid." Corona was taken to St. Bernadine's Hospital, where he later died. 

The school issued a statement expressing its "deepest sympathy" to Corona's family, but said signs indicate its employees followed guidelines.


Seven Major Flaws in Zerbo et al. (2016): Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Zerbo Study FlawsBy James Lyons-Weiler, Bernadette Pajer and Zoey O'Toole

Summary: We describe seven major flaws in the study by Zerbo et al.,. (2016). We conclude that these design and analysis flaws make the recent study of vaccination during pregnancy irrelevant for those most at risk, and even if the results were valid (which they are not), they would only be relevant for the mother/fetus pairs in the general population who are least likely to see autism develop as result of vaccination during pregnancy.

A recent study of 196,929 children born between 2000 and 2010 was conducted to determine whether an association exists between influenza infection and/or vaccination during pregnancy and subsequent ASD diagnosis in the child. Our review of the study found serious design and analysis flaws.

In the initial analysis, the data showed vaccination increased autism risk.

According to the authors,

 "The unadjusted proportion of ASD was slightly higher throughout follow-up among children of women who received influenza vaccinations during pregnancy compared with children of unvaccinated women."

After initially finding an association, they analyzed the data and ultimately dismissed the result as likely due to chance.

Here are the flaws we identified in the study:

  • Use of Bonferroni Correction for Multiple Hypothesis Testing

The Bonferroni correction is universally recognized as too conservative. It works as follows: If you test one hypothesis, the normal type I error risk is usually 0.05 – that's called alpha. At alpha = 0.05, it is expected that you will fail to reject a true null hypothesis by chance only 5/100 times. The Bonferroni correction works by dividing that risk among all of the hypotheses, so if you test two hypotheses, you can only accept a risk of 0.025, or 2.5% risk, for each. For three hypotheses, it's 0.05/3, and so on. This study applied Bonferroni to the main hypothesis considering multiple supposed “confounders” -- variables that might (emphasis might) explain a spurious correlation. A statistically significant but unwanted positive association is easy to hide by adding several additional proposed confounders, and treating them as independent “hypotheses”, when they are not, to justify invoking correction of the type 1 error risk for multiple comparisons. One can make a statistically significant finding vanish in a sea of statistical shamwizardy (Lyons-Weiler, 2016).

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TACA's Honey Rinicella on NBC Philadelphia Discussing Vaccine Injury

TACA 160NBC Philadelphia (home of Dr. Paul Offit and Children's of Philadelphia) ran this interview with TACA powerhouse, Honey Rinicella.  If you aren't familiar with TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) by all means check out their national site and look for a local chapter in your area. They offer instant and immediate assistance for families facing the challenges of autism.  Please share widely.


On This Day With Autism

On This DayBy Cathy Jameson

I am really loving Facebook’s On This Day feature.  When I click on it, I get to see posts I’ve shared from previous years.  Since I’ve been on FB for almost ten years now, I have gotten to see tons of memories!  I clearly remember some of them – birthdays, major milestones, and favorite photos of the kids.  Every now and then, I see something that I don’t recall sharing.  Like this status and link that I posted three years ago last week:

Ronan's choice of songs tonight.  Little dude's music is amazing.

I don’t know how he did it, but he found that song.  He played it on his iPad and left it where I could hear it.  I was floored. 

I Will Always – by The Cranberries

And now it's all the same to me

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Andrew Pollard Named in Le Monde over HPV vaccine Cover up at the European Medicines Agency

By PollardJohn Stone

A report in the leading French newspaper Le Monde (followed by other news outlets) names Prof Andrew Pollard as a controversial figure in the activities of the European Medicines Agency (to the EMA). Echoing reports in AoA during the last year (and evidence presented by Angus Files and myself  to the Scottish Parliament) that Prof Pollard chaired a British government committee which recommended for infant use Bexsero Men B vaccine of which he himself was the lead developer, Le Monde cites a complaint from the Nordic Cochrane Centre which has now been brought forward for further consideration by the European Ombudsman. Stephane Foucart, writes:

The complainants also questioned why the agency dismissed some experts from deliberations due to conflicts of interest, while the chairman of one of the EMA panels, Andrew Pollard from Oxford) has been maintained. The latter has, in particular, conducted four studies financed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) or Sanofi, between 2010 and 2014. Moreover, according to our information, its declaration of interests at the EMA omits to mention certain financial support from manufacturers of some welknown vaccines at his institution. There was response to the enquiries of Le Monde over these interests.

The complaint  followed: “reports to the Danish health authorities [of] several dozen cases of girls who have been vaccinated against HPV and who, in the following months [developed] disorders, grouped under various names: "chronic fatigue syndrome", "complex regional pain syndrome", "postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome" ...”

A key issue is that EMA failed to conduct its own searches but and simply requested that pharmaceutical companies GSK and Sanofi Pasteur MSD (who market Gardasil in Europe) consult their own databases. Anne Chailleu, president of Formindep, which campaigns in France for the independent training doctors explained to Foucart:  "Pharmaceutical companies are obliged to record in their databases reports of side effects of their medicines…But the same disorder is sometimes indexed in several ways, so how to query a database is important: depending on the keywords searched, the results can be very different. "

Peter Gøtzsche, the lead author of the Nordic Cochrane Centre complaint had obtained a confidential EMA report which contrary to its public line that there was “unanimity among experts” admitted that some experts were “very critical of certain arguments”. Secrecy was also an issue.

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Safety Concerns and Hidden Agenda Behind HPV vaccines: Another Generation of Drug-dependent Society?

Science post imageSafety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?

ABSTRACT:

Analyses of data and hidden agenda behind repeated failed outcomes of cancer research and therapy, status of American health, safety concerns for HPV vaccines and future research considerations are summarized in this commentary. A closer look at cancer science reveals that highly power structure (system) in medical establishment vs. anti-system and chaos in cancer research (‘medical/scientific ponzi schemes’) is potent recipe for failed therapeutics that kills patients but generates huge corporate profit. American health status ranks last among other developed nations despite the highest amount that USA invests in healthcare. This is a wake-up call to make sure that the evil part of human being does not prevent the health services that the public deserves. Otherwise, ‘it does not matter how many resources you have, if you don’t know, or don’t want to know, how to use them, they will never be enough’. Answer to cancer and improved public health is possible only by switching the current corruptive and abusive culture of ‘who you know’ to a culture of ‘what you know’. Policy makers and professionals in decision making roles are urged to return to common sense and logics that our Forefathers used to serve the public.

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California's SB-18 Seeks To Further Erode Parental Rights: Richard Acts For Pharma Yet Again

Trust us!Dr. Richard Pan, the pediatician (not a typo) behind SB277, the CA bill that removed vaccination exemptions from thousands of California families is at it again.  Why would a state, in the United States of America, have to enact legislation to ensure what the Constitution already protects - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  Read this closely. Who decides what "acting in a child's best interest" means? Or what is "appropriate" healthcare?  The state?  ###

SB-18 - An act relating to children and youth

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 18, as introduced, Pan. Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California.
Existing law provides for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts, including, but not limited to, child welfare services, foster care, health care, nutrition, homeless assistance, and education.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80 (Res. Ch. 101, Stats. 2009) declares the Legislature’s support of a Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California that resolves to invest in all children and youth in order to achieve specified goals to create an optimal environment for their healthy development.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact legislation for the purpose of ensuring that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.
Digest Key Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

Bill Text

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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For Families Trying to Make HPV Vaccine Decisions: Suzannne Humphries MD

Kim Vaxxed2016 has been the "Year of Vaxxed." Del Bigtree, Polly Tommey, Andy Wakefield and the entire VAXXED army, parents, advocates, warriors from coast to coast, have made vaccine safety and injury a topic of daily discussion. The videos sent out alone are like an encyclopedia Britannica of knowledge to help make smart, INFORMED vaccine choices.

Many of us with children vaccine injured into autism will never, ever allow another vaccine near our children or ourselves. Others aren't so far along the curve - and they're lucky, frankly.  It's damn hard to believe that your doctor whom you trusted with your child's life could knowingly or (maybe worse) unknowingly introduce a dangerous medical intervention that could rob your child of his/her rightful life - or even actual life. 

Please visit the VAXXED site regularly - send friends to the site. Witness parent after parent telling you from their hearts and souls and their very guts - how important it is to learn about vaccines.

Gardasil is a stark case in point - and here's a video to share. KIM






National Autism Association Asks You To Participate in Study on Autism & Wandering Danger

DeadlycombinationNOTE: We can always count on National Autism Association to step in regarding wandering and safety.   How many of you have experienced that bone chilling moment when you realize your child is not where he or she is supposed to be - and a door is open. Or a gate left ajar.  Especially when near the deadly combination of wandering and water. In the current climate of normalizing autism, difficult topics like death by wandering are often overlooked.  Please consider participating in this study. Thank you.  KIM

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Wandering by children with ASD and other developmental disorders is a significant safety concern.  It is estimated that more than 250,000 children with disabilities wander away from adult supervision each year.   Few researchers have looked at this major issue, and there has been little focus on prevention measures and the impact that wandering concerns have on families.  

Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York is conducting a major national study about wandering, and we very much want you to participate.

It takes just a few minutes to complete the anonymous, online questionnaire.  If enough families complete our questionnaire:

  • We will have the most representative study done to date - giving voice to as many families as possible
  • We can help guide families like yours about what prevention strategies seem to be most effective
  • We can document the impact that wandering has on families in terms of activities and household stress

Please click HERE to complete the survey.  

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Holiday Small #B1Less Vaccines Education Miracles

Teachable-momentsBy Tim Welsh

I went to local car repair shop to get a flat tire fixed and get replacement tires. I asked the young receptionist if she had any children. She related she had three. Oh wow, I said I bet that's a handful. How old are they? She gave me the ages. I said Do you get overwhelmed but the number of vaccines they push? She said yes and the two year old was due.

I covered the Great Grandma got two shots Fully Vaccinated Grandma got Seven fully Vaccinated, you probably got about 7 and your son can expect to get 59 doses before school and 300+ in development. I told her the 3 second version of Tanner's regression after vaccines. Just then my spare tire was on, my phone rang her phone rang, paid bill and my phone rang again. I did not get to finish the moment.

I drove all the way home and realized I did not have my phone cover. I was sure I left it on the waiting room table in all the commotion. I drove back and looked around, it was not there.

I said to the receptionist, Did you see my phone cover. she said no. I said I guess I am supposed to finish my story. Think S.H.O.T.S Single Better Heavier Better Older Better Never with Tylenol Never when Sick. She grabbed a note book asked me to repeat and explain each. She took notes and told me Thank You Tim.

Today I may have saved a child. It is a feeling better than Coffee. Try it and Tell me your #B1Less Small miracle so I can share and save more babies. 

Tim Welsh is Contributing Editor to Age of Autism.  He is active on Social Media as @TannersDad.


CDC: Denying Harmful Human Vaccine Consequences?

DeniedstampBy Teresa Conrick

The newest research on AUTISM shows that we are getting closer and closer to the true factors that affect so many children.  It's time to say so long to genetics and psychiatry as THE answers to what has been happening to a generation of children. This quote from the CDC -- More people than ever before are being diagnosed with ASD   -- is only partially true.  Yes, "more" and more but not people, as that is misleading, but CHILDREN, and that is ----- devastating.  My daughter, Megan, is one of them.  Her diagnosis of Autism came about after vaccinations.  Seizures and an autoimmune diagnosis were to follow. Immune dysfunction, OCD and tics continue to haunt her and SO many other children who have AUTISM, PANDAS and PANS. A future name to capture the significant immune horrors and behaviors of these children and young adults should be -- AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS .  Research is looking at how this could be happening:  One way the microbiome could contribute to this process is via molecular mimicry of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections), which sometimes co-occurs with autism. It was proposed that the presence of certain bacteria can lead to the formation of antibodies reactive with the basal ganglia of the brain resulting in behavioral abnormalities.112 

There are doctors treating the immune issues of Autism and noting up to 50% of their cases are children with this co-occurrence of PANDAS and PANS. Over the years, I have written about this topic, Many parents report their child exhibiting the first signs of PANDAS and PANS after vaccines , so as a refresher, here are updated definitions:

Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) is a clinical diagnosis given to children who have a dramatic – sometimes overnight – onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms including obsessions/compulsions or food restriction. They are often diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or an eating disorder, but the sudden onset of symptoms separates PANS from these other disorders. In addition, they may have symptoms of depression, irritability, anxiety, and have difficulty with schoolwork. The cause of PANS is unknown in most cases but is thought to be triggered by infections, metabolic disturbances, and other inflammatory reactions.

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Join Julie Obradovic and Jennifer Margulis, PhD To Learn About Vaccination Choices

An Unfortunate CoincidenceNOTE:  Meet our Contributing Editor Julie Obradovic at this event. Vaccination decisions are not something any of us takes lightly - any longer... Some of us will never vaccinate again.  All of us deserve ample information with which to make informed choices for our own families.

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Confused about vaccines? Wondering about the connection between vaccines and autism? Worried about keeping your children as healthy as possible?

Join award-winning writer and Fulbright grantee Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., author of Your Baby, Your Way and co-author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years and Age of Autism contributing editor Julie Obradovic, author of An Unfortunate Coincidence, in an interactive multimedia talk about vaccine safety, medical freedom, and how to make the healthiest choices for your kids. 

Julie Obradovic and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D. will be speaking and signing Vaccine Friendly Plan books On Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Daily Projects, 124 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Book Nook & Java Shop and Best Cellars Wine Bar in Montague, Michigan 8744 Ferry Street Montague, Michigan 49437 (231) 894-5333 

On Sunday, December 11, 2016 Kalamazoo, Michigan at the First Congregational Church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (NOTE TIME AND VENUE CHANGE). **These events are free and open to the public.**


Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC

Master ManipulatorNote: We're pleased to share this post from Dr. Mercola's site - about an important book from Skyhorse Publishing.  CDC has lied to the American public, allowed fraud, and turned a blind eye to embezzlement.   James Grundvig's book is especially relevant as we approach a new Presidential administration - who will President-elect Trump choose to head up the CDC?

The post at Mercola is rich with information and an interview transcript.  Please order your copy of Master Manipulator today and leave a review at Amazon and elsewhere, like Goodreads.  Reviews drive sales. Sales drive detractors crazy.  ;)

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By Dr. Mercola

Statistics don't lie, but statisticians certainly can. In his book, "Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC," investigative journalist James Grundvig exposes what really goes on at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In it, he reveals how the agency has engaged in massive fraud, misinformation and manipulation of vaccine information. What made Grundvig write such a book?

"A couple of reasons," he says. "One is I have an autistic son who's 16 years old now. He's one of the 5,000 cases kicked out of vaccine court [for] thimerosal poisoning.

Number two, I'm first generation Norwegian-American. Poul Thorsen, the main manipulator — but not the only one — is of Danish descent. I was introduced to an alliance [that asked me] to track down Thorsen over in Denmark, a culture and country I know very well."

Danish Scientist Charged in Vaccine Research Scam

Thorsen is a major player and an essential character in this real-life drama. In 2011, he was charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. A federal grand jury alleged Thorsen stole over $1 million from autism research funding between February 2004 and June 2008.

He stole the money while serving as the principal investigator for a program studying the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines. At the time, The Copenhagen Post reported that:1

"... [Thorsen] submitted over a dozen false invoices from the CDC for research expenses to Aarhus University … instructing them to transfer the funds to a CDC account, which was in fact his personal account ...

Thorsen's research on autism is widely known in academic circles, where he was until this week a highly respected figure. A paper of his on the subject, which is known as 'The Danish Study,' is quoted extensively to refute the autism vaccine connection."

As of 2014, Thorsen was permanently expelled from Denmark's university hospital system. Thorsen has been a fugitive for the past five years. Yet his whereabouts are no secret. As noted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in a 2015 Forbes article:2

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The Price is Right?

Tom priceBy Anne Dachel

WOW...Imagine finding out that Tom Price, the incoming HHS Secretary IS A REAL LIFE DOCTOR....not a party hack.

Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's HHS Secretary was the former governor of Kansas.

I wrote about her...2010

...and 2012

More coverage on AoA:

2010 Secretary Asks To Censor autism Debate

2012 Laying Blame for Autism Inaction

Imagine an HHS Secretary who DOESN'T tell the press to bury coverage of those who question vaccines like Sebelius did.

That's what's ahead with a Trump administration, and plenty of people are worried.... Price is a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.

New York Magazine had this to say...

Dec 1, 2016, New York MagazineTom Price Belongs to a Really Scary Medical Organization 

If you believe that, in a country as big and messy as the United States, the government has a significant role to play in keeping people healthy and regulating medicine, there are plenty of reasons to be worried about Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of Health and Human Services....

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Autism, It Changed Everything

ChangesBy Cathy Jameson

My son doesn’t have the kind of autism that’s featured as a ‘feel good’ story at the end of a nightly news segment.  He has is the regressive non-verbal kind.  Completely dependent, Ronan requires constant monitoring and specialized care.  That’s because the type of autism he has came with seizures and a host of medical issues.  Those medical issues have contributed to developmental and cognitive delays.  He’s in a good place now, but I don’t know if his health will bounce back to what it was before he got sick. 

Ronan’s healthier baby days are long gone, but the hope I have for this child of mine has not diminished.  With all of the setbacks he and I’ve had over the years, and there have been quite a few, you’d think that hope would be the last thing I hold onto.  Who holds onto that for as long as I have?  I’ve faced more traumatic moments in Ronan’s short 13 years of life than I ever expected to as a parent.  From 911 calls, to emergency room runs, to battling doctors, and to unfortunate moments of panic due to Ronan’s wandering, being the parent of a child with severe autism hasn’t been easy.  But with help from devoted family and friends, as well as with a lot of faith and a never-quit attitude, I keep going. 

Consciously putting one foot in front of the other – even though on some days it would be easier to give up, I walk this autism parenting path hoping and praying that I was doing the right thing for my son.  I haven’t always made the best decisions for Ronan in the past and am reminded of that every day.  But if I dwell on that too long, we both suffer.  So instead, I keep my chin up and focus on what I can do right now. 

I’ve done a lot for my child as have many other parents with children like him.  It sometimes may not feel like enough has been done to stop the autism epidemic, but together, we’ve moved mountains.  Late last week, I was reminded of something our community did four years ago.  Do you remember it?  It was kind of a big deal.  On the morning of November 29th, we got Congress to talk about autism.  Not only that, they talked about autism and vaccines.  They even dared to link the two together.  They talked about that link all day long and aired their conversation for others to hear it, too.  

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Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Over the Top and Under Their Skin

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

Dear Readers: I’m kind of amazed to announce that you didn’t just meet our November matching fund drive goal, you doubled it. Anonymous Reader put up $5,000 if contributors could match it, and with 60-plus separate donations large and smaller, the total kept rising to just over double that amount.

This is our third year for the matching drive, and we’ve topped it each time. This was really a blowout and we thank you so much. And thanks to Anonymous Donor for not just putting up the match but supporting AOA every day.

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I had to laugh this week when Josh Mazer sent an e-mail titled Congratulations! I am not above enjoying praise so I opened it with anticipation. “Hi Dan,” Josh wrote. “You made the Honor Roll. You must be doing something right.”

And what honor roll might that be? What collection of widely respected, even if controversial, worthies have we joined?

Oh. “The Worst Web Sites for Science 2016.”

“The Internet is full of misleading, incorrect, or even blatantly fake information,” Real Clear Science reported. “While optimistic futurists once hailed the Internet as an egalitarian source of knowledge – information for all – it has instead proven to be an equally powerful source of misinformation. The following websites are some of the worst contributors to this disconcerting trend.”

Drum roll, please. We are the third worst website for science on the whole darn web of world-wide wackiness! We actually beat Alex Jones’ InfoWars, number four, and lost out only to Mercola, number 2, and Natural News, number 1. To adapt the Miss America language, if at any time during the coming year Mercola or Natural News are unable to perform their duties, we will be the Number 1 worst science website. That is quite a burden to contemplate.

Here is the full citation, which I hope will be arriving soon in the mail, hand-lettered and suitable for laminating at FedEx Kinkos:

Age of Autism, "The Daily Newspaper of the Autism Epidemic," says it best themselves: "the autism epidemic is real, and excessive vaccinations are the cause." Rates of autism absolutely have increased, and the causes are up for debate, but the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence indicates that vaccines do not play a role. (A shift in diagnosis likely accounts for much of the rise.) Evidence does not factor into Age of Autism's reporting, however. Either ignorantly or willfully, they misconstrue science and mislead their readers into believing that vaccines are dangerous.

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“Either ignorantly or willfully” – I love that concept. Either we are too stupid to know any better, or we know better but are too despicable to tell the truth. I don’t like my choices there, so I’m going to say we do know the truth, and we tell it.

A further point of pride – We are a lot smaller operation and Web presence than some of our fellow anti-science travelers. We are causing more trouble per post, per pound, per comment and contribution, than any other anti-science site out there.

And for that, dear readers, you have only yourselves to thank!

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Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.


An Open Letter to the Medical Students Who Attended the NYU “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” Lecture

OPEN mindBy Lou Conte

Dear Future Medical Practitioners:

It occurred to me that I should write this letter to you because you were the intended target of the “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” lecture at New York University on November 21, 2016.

It is remarkable that this lecture was necessary. Obviously, those who felt the need to talk to you about confronting those who question vaccines felt the need to get you in line because they have observed what many of us who question vaccines have:

The pharmaceutical industry, just like the other segments of corporate America, is losing the future. Increasingly, people across the country, particularly young people, are thinking for themselves and questioning the status quo.

Even with all of the power, money and influence Pharma exerts over the main stream media, people simply don’t believe the propaganda anymore and are asking tough questions. Trust in the main stream media is almost as low as the trust in government.

Buried in the post-mortem of the last election is the fact that young people recognize that those currently in power have messed up, placed profits before people, protected corporate interests over human interests and inflicted grave harm upon the future of the nation.

The fact that grave harm has also been inflicted on hundreds of thousands of children through mandatory vaccination is not beyond the observation of today’s young people. They have grown up with autism all around them. They will eventually ask why this happened. Particularly when they are asked to foot the bill to care for a generation lost to autism.

Lectures from Paul Offit, Dorit Reiss and Richard Pan won’t stop them from figuring out what caused the autism epidemic.

The unspoken truth about what has caused the autism epidemic is another example of what Sarah Kendzior described as “the invisible hand that feels like a death grip” in her June 2016 Foreign Policy commentary, Why Young Americans are Giving Up on Capitalism.

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

WMPNOTE:  If you're in the Metro NY area, please join us in New York city on Monday night, December 5th to celebrate the launch of the World Mercury Project with Robert Kennedy, Jr.    Tickets are just $30 or $50 for VIP seating and a signed book.  Go to EventBrite to learn more and purchase your ticket. I'll see you there! (Kim) About the event:

After decades of successfully trumpeting major environmental causes, Robert Kennedy Jr. has recently turned his attention to mercury, and its impact on human health. With major medical organizations like the Endocrine Society now recognizing toxicity as causing disease in human beings, The World Mercury Project is a timely contribution to our collective well-being.

Mr. Kennedy's project is as important as it is controversial, with his focus shifting to a tenuous source of mercury in adults and humans: the modern vaccine schedule. We hope you will join us for this illuminating conversation.

Interviewing Mr. Kennedy is Evolution of Medicine founder James Maskell

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New Study Confirms That Mercury Is Linked to Autism

Two new studies by international teams, including Egyptian scientists, have validated the link between autism and mercury.

In an article published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease, a team of nine scientists from leading Egyptian universities and medical schools confirmed the causal role of mercury in the onset of autism.

The scientists determined the extent of mercury poisoning in children by measuring urinary excretion of organic compounds called porphyrins, which act as biomarkers for mercury toxicity. The researchers also measured blood levels of mercury and lead. The researchers found a strong relationship between mercury toxicity and the presence of autism and a direct correlation between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autism symptoms.

The scientists studied 100 children; 40 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 40 healthy individuals and 20 healthy siblings of ASD children. The results showed that the children with ASD had significantly higher mercury levels than healthy children and healthy siblings. Children with the highest mercury levels had the most severe autism symptoms.

At least six American studies have linked autism presence or severity to mercury exposure as determined by measuring urinary porphyrins. The first study, completed by Heyer et al. in 2012 (Autism Res 5:84) showed a correlation between the presence of autism and specific urinary porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity. This affirmed an earlier study by Kern et al. (2011, Pediatr Int 53:147) where specific porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity were significantly higher in ASD children as compared to non-autistic controls. Woods et al. (2010, Environ Health Perspect 118:1450) also saw disordered porphyrin metabolism in autistic kids which was not observed in non-autistic control children. This again suggested increased mercury toxicity associated with autism and autism spectrum disorder.

Read more at World Mercury Project here.


"Thank God For Disneyland [Measles Outbreak] Says "Health" Speaker at NYU Vaccine Event

Measles bannerNOTE:  As AofA readers know, the measles outbreak at Disneyland was the spark that lit the fuse that had been laid out for California's SB277 vaccine exemption removal bill.  We've been writing about  the "Confronting Vaccine Resistance" event held at NYU before Thanksgiving.  Anne Dachel has a quote from the event - "Thank God for Disneyland."  What about the worry about sick kids? The scourge of measles? The deaths! The doom! Thank God?  Wow.... Such concern for kids.

By Anne Dachel

Dr. Suzanne Humphries attended a meeting on promoting vaccines at NYU in New York City on November 21, 2016.  The speakers for this conference were California State Senator Richard Pan, Dr. Paul Offit and law professor Dorit Reiss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuwUUqg74r8&feature=youtu.be

The title of the conference was “Confronting Vaccine Resistance,” and the audience consisted of medical students and other in the medical profession.

The video starts with NYU law professor Mary Holland and Suzanne Humphries, MD on their way into the talk.  Mary said she wanted to ask the panel how their perspective squares with informed consent.

After the three hour conference, Suzanne discussed what was said at the talk with Polly Tommey on the Vaxxed Bus. (Suzanne’s remarks are transcribed below.)

During the 45 minute interview, Suzanne described how pro-industry forces see parents who question vaccines, and it's clear that medical students are being schooled to ridicule, intimidate and threaten those parents who are concerned about safety. Doctors and future doctors attending this session couldn't possibly miss the thinly veiled message that anyone in the medical profession who doesn't support every vaccine 100 percent will be dealt with severely. Dr. Bob Sears was a focus of the pro-industry panel as well as Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

Sears was held up as an example of bad medical practices, in other words: this is what happens to dissenting professionals. Andy was the fraud, and to convince the audience, they lied about what was in the Lancet article.

I felt I needed to transcribe exactly what Suzanne said to Polly because there is so much important information here. We can all be grateful that Suzanne had the opportunity to be there and hear this firsthand.

It's clear that med students are being indoctrinated to believe that it’s their duty as doctors to vaccinate every child. Even giving a medical exemption will be scrutinized. If these industry spokespeople get their way, there won’t be any need for laws to remove exemptions—doctors simply won’t give any.

It isn’t enough that Wal-Mart offers shoppers vaccines for flu, pneumonia, shingles, meningitis, hepatitis, and even HPV, the audience was told that even dentists should be vaccinating their patients!

These medical students were told that there is no such thing as a serious vaccine reaction, and informed consent is not needed when it comes to giving vaccines. Above all, they heard that there is no need to investigate the claims of anyone talking about side effects.

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Robert Kennedy Jr Speaks Out Against PharMercury In Children: World Mercury Project

WMP
How is it that so many can not understand that mercury is poison in all forms?  Even when it makes money?  Thank you to Robert Kennedy, Jr. and our very good friends Lyn Redwood, Heidi Roger, Katie Weisman, Chris Pierce and Laura Bono, the fierce WMP team dedicated to pediatric health. Over anything else.  We need to end the autism epidemic from every direction.  Visit World Mercury Project today and consider a donation, please.



Laura Hayes Asks NYU President About Controversial Anti-Medical Rights Lecture

Laura HayesBy Laura Hayes

I have contacted NYU regarding the lecture last week at its Langone Medical Center

Last week, on Monday, Nov. 21st, I called the Office of the President at NYU to express that I was both disappointed and disturbed by a lecture being presented at NYU, specifically, the lecture by Paul Offit, Richard Pan, and Dorit Reiss titled "Confronting Vaccine Resistance: Strategies for Success".  I spoke to the woman who answered the phone in President Andrew Hamilton's office, Kyle, for 10-15 minutes.  She was polite and professional, and heard me out, which I greatly appreciated.  I gave her my contact information in hopes that Mr. Hamilton, or someone in his office, would call me back to discuss my concerns further.  I did not hear back from anyone.

Today, I called again, and spoke to Kyle for the second time.  Again, she was polite and professional, and heard me out.  I inquired as to whether or not NYU was going to host another lecture to counter and correct the information that was presented at NYU last week.  She did not know, as the President's office had not been in contact with the Director of Langone Medical Center.  She ended up giving me the number for Langone, and told me I could email Mr. Hamilton, as he was presently out of town.  I followed through on both counts.

I called Langone Medical Center, and first spoke with a woman in the Office of Communications.  She transferred me to the Director of Media Relations, Mr. James Devitt.  I told Mr. Devitt my concerns about NYU hosting the lecture and speakers that it did last week, and asked whether a subsequent lecture would be offered to counter and correct what was shared with NYU's medical staff and students.  He did not know anything about the lecture to which I was referring, so he took down my name and number, and said he would check into it and get back to me.  

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Dachel Wake Up: Drain The CDC Swamp!

Dachel Morning Wake UoBy Anne Dachel

The controversy over the safety of vaccines couldn’t be more heated than it is right now.  The stories of hideous vaccine injuries suffered by Americans everywhere as shown by the Vaxxed Team have created a movement. Pressure is increasing on Congress to call the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, to testify about research fraud and cover-up.

(As Andrew Wakefield told me in a recent interview“I think that there is a point beyond which, for example, [U.S. Senator]Jason Chaffetz, it becomes politically very, very dangerous for him NOT to proceed with a hearing because it then looks like he’s an accessory to the fraud. He been two years saying ‘We’re investigating, we’re investigating.’ Now it’s got to happen. It’s got to happen, otherwise he becomes part of the problem. …We’re in a very strong position; we just have to keep that moving forward.) 

This recent article by Robert Kennedy, Jr. reveals just how bad things have gotten down in Atlanta.  (Notice that the article from The Hill, the congressional news source that Kennedy cites, is about the influence of Coca-Cola over the CDC. It’s almost laughable compared to web of pharma control that permeates everywhere in that agency. )

Nov 21, 2016, EcoWatch.com: CDC Scientists Expose Agency Corruption

By Robert Kennedy, Jr.

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Fear and Smear: The "Vaccine Resistance" Playbook

Otto and joshuaBy Anne Dachel Offit_blog

Below is the Facebook response from Paul Offit to what happened at NYU yesterday last week before the Confronting Vaccine Resistance seminar.  Read about the Offitburst at AofA here.

Of course, it's all about him. So much for understanding "vaccine hesitancy," which was the theme of the symposium where he was speaking.

Paul Offit
 

ConfrontLet me explain what happened yesterday. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss sent me an email stating that the VAXXED crowd would be protesting before the symposium in front of NYU-Langone. So I took the early morning train (6:30 am) from Philly so that I could get to NYU before they gathered. I don't like having to walk through crowds like this for obvious reasons (I had to do this once at the CDC and it wasn't fun.) I entered the main building where I was met by a security guard. I told him that I was one of the speakers and he directed me to go to the cafeteria for breakfast where "I would be safe."

After sitting near the window for about 15 minutes (not imagining this would ever be a problem) I noticed Polly Tommey filming me from the street and another woman gesturing for me to look at their VAXXED truck. It was unnerving. I felt ambushed. At the same time that I noticed this, a man claiming to be "the cameraman for VAXXED" came up behind me and asked me to come in to the VAXXED truck to be interviewed. He had what looked like a camera which was around his neck but now I know that he was actually recording me. I asked him if he was recording me and he said that he wasn't. I declined his request politely several times but he persisted.

Frankly the guy was a little frightening (now I know that this was Josh Coleman, who has a criminal past). So I cursed at him. Not terribly proud of this, but I'm human. I also can't stand the way that the "VAXXED team" denigrates children with autism and scares parents away from vaccines. Frankly, I think their "quest" is a dangerous one.

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Dachel Wake Up: Merck Hopes to "Scare Up" Adult Vaccination Rates

  Dachel Morning Wake UoNov 21, 2016Doctor skull

Merck isn’t the only drugmaker to turn to scare tactics lately—and vaccine makers in particular have jumped on board with the strategy. It’s hard to forget the GlaxoSmithKline grandmother—who morphs into a wolf while cradling her infant grandchild—to convey the threat of spreading whooping cough without knowing it. More recently, a Pfizer Trumenba spot portrayed a mother in the hospital with a meningitis B-stricken son.

Companies may be hoping their new ads can scare up the low vaccination rate among adults, who aren’t bound by a mandatory immunization schedule

TV networks and doctors promote vaccines universally FOR ALL. This is the insanity of the mindset that vaccines are all good.

Nov 25, 2016, Fox News: Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for US seniors

 

Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot. ...

"Vaccination of appropriate adults may help to prevent or attenuate herpes zoster," Zhang said by email, adding that the CDC recommends it for all adults over 60....

"Herpes zoster is a disease that a vaccine may help to prevent, yet the vaccination rate remains low," Zhang said. "It is imperative that people talk with their physician or pharmacist to determine if they are eligible for vaccination against herpes zoster."

Step aside kids, pharma has adults in their sights. Check out the recommended schedule. .

If it makes sense to mandate a childhood schedule, why not the adults?

Nov 25, 2016, UK Jewish News: Ask Dr Ellie Cannon!

Q  Should I vaccinate my child against chickenpox? I know it isn’t standard, but many people seem to be doing it.

Dr. Ellie Cannon:

...But whether you opt into paying for the vaccine yourself is another matter. My one concern is that with the vaccination, the immunity can wear off as children go into adulthood: and adult chickenpox or, even worse, chickenpox when pregnant, can be very severe, so an adult booster would be a good idea.

Last month Dr. Cannon recommended the flu vaccine for pregnant women because ..."The safety record is proven to be good." (P.S. ---Also get a whooping cough shot if you're pregnant.)

Oct 14, 2016, Jewish Times:

As far as having a vaccination when pregnant: the safety record is proven to be good. The flu vaccine is not a “live” vaccine: that means she is not being injected with active virus but rather parts of the virus to trick her immune system into making protective antibodies.

So if she comes into contact with flu, her body will be prepared to fight it before she becomes ill. Vaccination in pregnancy is not just limited to flu: she will also have been offered a whooping cough vaccination while pregnant.

This is hugely important to protect her newborn from the current rise we are seeing in this infection: I would totally recommend she has that one too!

If Dr. Cannon actually looked at a flu vaccine package insert,  or if she searched online and scrolled down far enough, she read that there have been "no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women."

On Sept 30, 2016, Jewish News Dr. Cannon was asked if a college student should get the meningitis vaccine, and her answer:  "Yes,


Vaccines: It’s Up to You

Risk Demands Choice Age of Autism Vaccine MandatesBy Cathy Jameson

A few weeks ago, I shared part of an online conversation I had about vaccines.  Initially, I was hesitant to reply but after rereading a callous response made by a woman I’d never met, I needed say something.  Demanding that everyone should be vaccinated no matter what, I thought I might offer this person a bit caution in making such broad and ignorant demands. 

I challenged her.  In reply, she challenged me. 

Several hours one evening, we went back and forth with a mostly polite verbal vaccine volley.  She regurgitated typical propaganda while I went deeper sharing some actual vaccine experience.  I could’ve walked away at any point of the conversation.  I own nothing to this person, but with how condescending this gal was, I wasn’t ready to let her have the last word.  I’m glad I didn’t.  The next day, other parents who’d been reading the thread chimed in.  Some were as knowledgeable as I am about vaccine injury and offered their input.  As that weekend wrapped up so did the conversation.

Thinking the convo was completely over, I woke up a few days later to a notification showing that things had picked back up.  The lady who made the callous remark came back trying to give us vaccine hesitant parents a what for.  She was adamant in that there should be some sort of punishment, like a fine, for anyone who willingly declined vaccines. 

Oh, boy. 

I got ready for Round 2.

I had stuck to basic vaccine facts in the original replies, but decided to share more personal information that day.  I let her know that both my boys were vaccine injured.  That happened after both my boys received the recommended vaccines.  One on my boys received the full series while the other did not.  The one who got all the shots didn’t fare well at all.  As a result of his vaccines, he’s got seizures, a severe speech delay, and regressive autism.  I shared that what killed me most is that those shots did nothing for him.  None of them gave him any immunity for the diseases the vaccines would supposedly prevent.  I added that for her to come in again guns-a-blazing demanding that all people be fully vaccinated is absolutely ludicrous.  And downright rude. 

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(Horror) Stories from the Vaxxed Team

Scary-truth_495x150By Anne Dachel

Almost thirty years ago now, my husband and I were in Europe visiting his sister who lived in Holland at the time. (Our first child, John, who would later descend into autism, was a healthy one year old back in America with relatives.)

I clearly remember one time sitting in a train car in Switzerland talking to a German woman. She was fluent in English and very friendly. At one point she said she was sure that all Americans think the Germans who lived during the time of Hitler hated the Jews and everyone was a Nazi. I told her I understood the severe economic conditions that gave rise to fascism in Germany and that people didn't support Hitler because he promised to create a Holocaust of the Jews.

The lady went on to tell me about the wonderful things the Nazis did for Germany in the midst of the depression and the aftermath of World War I when she was growing up. As far as the Jewish situation, she empathically said, "We just didn't know what was happening."

I never have forgotten that conversation. Here was someone who was a little child in the 1930s and the Nazi provided her with summer camps and lots of fun activities. Granted, she didn't know back then what was really going on, but she knew all about mass slaughter in Hitler's death camps when we were speaking in the 1980s. Still, there were no expressions of remorse or horror at the outrages of genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime, just the often repeated, we didn't know.

Autism and the connection to vaccinations wasn't even remotely in the picture back then, but they are very much on my mind today and everyday. This leads to me think about the future. Why? Because the truth has to come out, or we have no future. And when we wake up to the reality of the holocaust created on the high altar of corporate greed, what will be the response of those in positions to have known what was happening?

What about the doctors and nurses who witnessed horrible vaccine reactions? What about the researchers hired to design studies to cover up any hint of vaccine damage? How will they explain what they did?

I ask this because I just spent hours watching individual stories cataloged by Polly Tommey and the "Vaxxed" team

As Vaxxed continues to be shown around the U.S., voices are finally being heard. The vaccine injured, a segment of the population that has long been dismissed as an acceptable price to pay for disease prevention and otherwise silenced by intimidation, are speaking out. Victims themselves are talking, parents are talking about what happened to their children following vaccination, and doctors are talking about how they were misled to believe that vaccines could never be harmful.

There are no words to describe what we're being told here. 

My thanks to Polly and the others for doing this. I can't imagine what it's like to hear these stories day after day.

Here’s a small sample of what the Vaxxed team has uncovered.

(Missouri) Pediatrician:

“I’m a pediatrician for 36 years. I’ve been in private practice for 26 years. I feel that every parent has a constitutional right of making that decision. They want to wait, they should be able to wait. …

“When we’re studying medicine, we are clueless of what’s in those vaccines. We are not taught what’s in those vaccines. We’re just taught what the schedule is like.

“…Unless we go at it on our own, and we decide to start looking at those inserts and really start looking at what they document as side effects, to really start listening to our parents, let them be the ones guiding us, letting us know what happened with the last set of vaccines. That’s what we should be paying attention to.”

This doctor went on to say that he was expected to do and say whatever the CDC and the AAP told them. “If we do not do that, then we’re considered outcasts.”

He went on to say that he was not surprised by William Thompson’s claim of fraud and cover-up at the CDC. “Personally I think there is just too much money involved …” This doctor’s own grandchildren are unvaccinated and minimally vaccinated. As far as how parents are treated, he said, “That’s what we do with our population, we scare them enough that they will do whatever we want them to do.”

 (New Mexico)   “Well, Ethan was my first born, and I was young, I was 22, so I did everything they told me to do because I was naïve and trusting.

“The first reaction…was when he was four months old and he abruptly stopped nursing, and he kept throwing his head back and arching his back and screaming. It was right after his four month vaccines, and I thought it was something that I was doing wrong.... The second one was after his twelve month vaccines. He lost eye contact, stereotypical playing with the wheels and watching wheels roll back and forth constantly. …Like an idiot I want back for his fifteen month vaccines, and he completely stopped talking. It was after for some reason, the light bulb went off, and I stopped vaccinating him….”

(Iowa) 

“My name is Robert Meyer, and this is Joshua Meyer, he’s twenty. …He contracted RSV and a rota virus when he was about fourteen months old. Prior to that he’d be pretty healthy, and he’d get a vaccine…and then he’d get an ear infection and go on oral antibiotics. So that was the cycle he was on prior to his fourteen month episode. He’d been dehydrated in the hospital and had an IV….and my wife at the time took him to a second doctor and got a second opinion, and that’s when they vaccinated him for eight diseases at once, MMR, DTP, oral polio and the HepB, I believe.

“My wife said he was like standing in the hallway screaming that night, probably from the inflammation of his brain, swelling and things of that nature.

“So then he stopped talking, he regressed. He had words prior to that. We thought he was deaf. …It took a few months before the official diagnosis actually came in.”

(Iowa)

“As a baby, he was always moving along, meeting his milestones. That first year we  took Dallas in for the regular checkups, the regular vaccines, hadn’t really noticed anything, but then at the time he’d had the chicken pox vaccine, about a day later, he spiked a tremendous fever—about 104, 104.5, was vomiting a white foamy, cottage cheesy almost type of something. …”

“At that point we hadn’t seen any reactions outwardly, but then when we went back, we started questioning things after the chicken pox vaccine, went back,  collected all of his medical records from the doctor’s office. Each time it was noted that we’d called to report a fever or something.”

“[After the chicken pox vaccine] I called the doctor, I said something—he’s not well, he’s sick to his stomach, and even scarier than that, he forgot how to crawl. We could put him on the floor and see him thinking about how to put one hand in front of the other to crawl.

“[The doctor] basically just said, ‘I’m sure it’s not a problem, don’t worry about it. He should have another chicken pox, but we’ll just skip it.’

“After that he was fully vaccinated, flu shot included, for a few more years. It wasn’t until he was seven that we actually—and that was after his diagnosis—that we put all the information together, that we realized we were causing him harm.”

(North Carolina)

“Joey just turned twenty. …”

“They have to know some of these vaccines are doing this to these kids, don’t they?

Joey’s parents described how the whole family has been impacted by their severely disabled son.

“He would be up three, four days straight, pacing, non-stop pacing. … No doctor would say. They actually said they had no clue what was wrong with him.”

His parents talked about how he’d briefly been in a grouphome where he was left in a dark room. In another group home they refused to follow a special diet.

Joey’s mom related how his medical records showed continuous infections and medical problems from infancy onward.

“He never talked.”

“I just went along … at two months, he got his second hepatitis B shot; his first one the day he was born, but I didn’t think anything of it. I just remember before he turned a year old, he had repeat ear infections, and they said, one more ear infection, and we’ll have to put tubes.”

“At fifteen months, it was the MMR…I must have called back the next day because they said that I reported that he was crying non-stop, he was high-pitch screaming, he had a fever. At that age, I didn’t put anything together. I didn’t know anything at that time. Then I remember seeing the study with Andrew Wakefield, but I still didn’t make a connection.”

“He would be covered in blood from hurting himself. …He’d rip his skin. You can see the scars on his hands. He’d rip the skin off his hands.”

Polly Tommey then talked about GI doctors who were afraid to treat these children for their bowel problems because then they would be “Wakefielded.”

(Tennessee)

“I’m actually a physician with a vaccine injured child….I’m a psychiatrist, but I do a little bit of everything….

“I never questioned any of it. I feel so foolish. I have incredible guilt. The guilt I have just because I’m a doctor, I should know. I tell that to people when I prescribe. … I never questioned any of his vaccines, in fact I was always very pro-vaccine. …He was of course vaccinated on time for everything. Around four months we went in for his routine vaccinations. He had DTap that day. That’s what we feel like—but we don’t really know which one it was. Within three hours, we took him home , and he went—sort of had a change in his consciousness . He was very tired and not rousable. …around six that night, Stephen said, ‘He’s just really tired, and I’m just letting him sleep because he seems so tired.’ …He started screaming uncontrollably, turned bright red. He had several, I guess they were seizures. I never saw anything like it.

“We were calling the pediatrician, the on call doctor was like, ‘Oh, a 105 degree fever, just give him Ibuprofen, keep him home.’ They were trying everything they could to keep us from taking him in to the hospital, and we were like, no, I don’t care what they tell us, I’m taking him to the ER. He’s not calming down, he’s screaming, he’s fighting us. …

“[At the hospital], they treated us like we were crazy. We said it was the vaccines, and we felt very strongly that it was a vaccine injury, and what could they do for us. And they said, no, vaccines wouldn’t do this. …”

Tests were done and the parents were told the CT scan of his head showed no problem, but a year later, after reviewing his records, his mother discovered that it actually showed brain swelling.

The hospital gave the parents Tamiflu and sent them home.

“It wasn’t until I got his records later that I was so profoundly disgusted and depressed at how people could lie to the family of an infant. …

“So now Anders is four. He has said almost three words. He has no words. He is autistic, he goes into rages, he attacks frequently.”

“He bangs his head into the wall, he bites himself.”

“He hurts himself all the time.”

“He gets upset really easy.”

“I can’t tell you how much I wish I had done something different. I wish I had done more. The guilt that I have as a mother, as a physician who should know better—I’ll never forgive myself.”

(Iowa)

“I was given the flu shot when I was pregnant with him, and it put me in the emergency room. I was almost on a ventilator. …Severe allergic reaction to it. One of the internal medicine doctors came in and asked me why I accepted the shot, and I said I didn’t want it, they just stuck it in my arm. He said you could really hurt your baby.

“He was born and he was doing real well, developing well, talking and walking, and then when he got his MMR shots when he was like thirteen months, he got real sick and ended up in the hospital. They’d given him like a bunch of antibiotics, …then he just stopped walking, stopped talking, just regressed backwards. We eventually got him talking again at the age of four. … “

After this child got away from his family and jumped into the Mississippi River, the mother was investigated by CPS.

(Minnesota)

Dr. Sarah Bridges:

“I am Sarah Bridges, I am mom to four kids, one who is vaccine-injured. ..

“I was in the PhD program in neuropsychology, working at the med school, as mainstream as you get. …We had Porter and he was totally healthy, ahead of his milestones, doing great. …Went into his four month well baby check, and he received eight vaccines. …Ten hours later, after the shots, we are awoken with the worse high-pitched scream I have ever heard, go down to his room, and I pick him up and I find him soaking hot and unconscious—head just flopping to the side. …

“We initially called the nurse’s line, just not knowing what to do and said, knowing that he’d been healthy in the morning, and said, ‘Is this something about the vaccines?’ and she said, ‘They often run a little fever.’

“I said, ‘He’s totally unresponsive.’

“She said, “Get to the hospital right now, the doctor’s going to meet you.’

“[At the hospital], he’s still unconscious and then goes into a grand mal seizure that lasts two hours. So this is the beginning. Doctors are calling doctors. Our pediatrician came in at three in the morning.

“He seizing and seizing, and they’re trying to give him Valium and different things. Nothing is working. And this is a four month old baby. Finally a neurologist who was called in said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll get him to stop seizing, he just might stop breathing. …

“The ER doctor that night turned to me and said, ‘He’s had a severe pertussis reaction.’ He told me about the vaccine program, which I’ve since learned, nobody has that experience. I didn’t know it existed, and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t sue people.’

“‘No it’s not suing doctors, you need to report this. I’m reporting this to the CDC.’ And he did as well.

“That was the beginning of our whole story. Dr. Bridges son went on to describe how Porter continued to deteriorate with multiple hospitalization for seizures.

Sarah noted that while the ER doctor was sure Porter had a vaccine reaction, his pediatrician said, ‘Absolutely not, vaccines are totally safe. …They never cause problems.’

A fellow researcher at the University of Minnesota who knew the history of the pertussis vaccine disagreed. He said, ‘Sarah, they’re covering their ass. …There’s long history with this vaccine, you need to go to the med school library.’

“I go there and it was just shocking to learn that in Japan, in Europe—this is not a new issue… So we started the process and filed a claim in the vaccine program. Just a few months later—and I was so happy to hear it was swift justice, it would just take six months, that’s what we were told.”

“And it turned out to be eight years, rather than six months, and though that time, Porter continued to be in a similar fashion…”

“We split up. The family totally broke up under the pressure. Eight years of this,…We went through a couple of years where Porter would be up much of each night. I knew the firemen by name …because they arrive first when you call 911.

“What happened was, despite the meds, Porter would have what’s called status seizures that can go on indefinitely. …

“His behavioral issue got worse and worse also because the medications for the seizures. It was just out of control, family life went down the tubes….The whole focus of the family became centered on Porter.”

Sarah described the grueling process involved in having a case in vaccine court.   Most chilling of all was her comment that despite it being fifteen years since Porter was injured, “nobody has ever reached out to us once to follow up. Wouldn’t you think having done original research, wow, you have this group of people we’ve all agreed were brain damaged, maybe there is something we should be studying about these kids?”

(Nebraska)

Savannah Schneider received the Gardasil vaccine when she was in the seventh grade.

“I went in for my seventh grade physical. …They gave me my shots in my left thigh and the last one hurt really bad. It felt like they were injecting fire in my leg. I started getting these purple dots around the injection site, and I felt extremely sick for the rest of the day. The doctor told us it’s normal for that to happen. It’s just because you’re getting shots in general…”

“She received a DTap, and she received a couple of other boosters. I’m not sure which ones off-hand. … They were the typical seventh grade required shots. I had asked the nurses and the doctor to administer only the required shots. …”

Savannah’s mother specifically told them NOT to give her daughter the Gardasil vaccine because she wanted to do more research.

“Three nurses came into the room. They seemed like they were in a huge hurry. Two nurses were prepping her, and one nurse turned around and handed me a piece of paper, but only after her skin had been prepped on her legs for the vaccines. All three nurses were sitting there staring at me, and they said, ‘Oh you need to sign that before we can do this.’

“And I said, ‘This is only for the required vaccines for her seventh grade shots, right?’

“And they said, ‘Yes.’ And so I signed it because I didn’t feel I had enough time to read the fine print…’

“The next thing I know, one of the nurses turns around and says, ‘She’s going to have to come back in two months for her next Gardasil vaccine.’

 Savannah's mother expressed her shock that her daughter had been given the very vaccine she had so no to.

"But I was thinking, well what are the odds? What are the odds of her getting an adverse reaction to this vaccine, you know since it's one in a million.

"She had a headache, she felt weak, she almost fainted. The blood rushed out of her face. I basically had to help carry her back to our truck. ...

By the next day there was hemorrhaging in her leg. "She had a fever and within two days she had pneumonia. She kept getting sick, kept getting sick.

“Over the next eight weeks, she came down with pneumonia, bronchitis, two ear infections, a sinus infection, a throat infection, and constant thrush. Her immune system was compromised.

“After that eight week period, I took her to a neurologist because she started having times when she would just blank out, stare off into space, and she was unresponsive. She wouldn’t respond to her name. We’d be walking, and she would literally walk into a wall. And it scared me because it’s not her….”

Savannah’s mother discovered that her daughter’s symptoms were identical to what many other girls had suffered as a result of the Gardasil vaccine.

Savannah began to have migraines, and “she was sleeping anywhere from twelve to twenty-one hours a day for two months. She had a constant fever for five weeks of 102 to 103degrees. And the seizures, after a few months, went from small seizures to grand mal seizures.…

“She’s been hospitalized nine times in twenty-six months. …for extreme pain that is uncontrollable.”

“Absolutely everywhere. My joints, my spine, my head especially, and in some muscles. And it’s just uncontrollable.”

“And the pain has been so bad that there have been nights where she has woken up and told me, ‘Mom, I am so sorry, but I’m dying.’…

 “We’ve met so many wonderful people through Facebook that have been through the same injuries, and it has helped me to stay sane because we know we’re not alone. But we want to get the word out there, that this vaccine is not safe. It injures way more than the CDC says it does. We saw injuries immediately, but they progressively got worse over several months.”

Savannah was referred to the Mayo Clinic by her doctors.  There they said that “she might have had some sort of underlying issue that the Gardasil could have triggered.”

Before the Gardasil,“she was one hundred percent healthy. She had zero problems. …She’s on so many medications [now]. We try to do natural therapies now to try and build her immune system naturally in hopes to get her off the pharmaceutical drugs.”

Savannah explained that her “stomach is paralyzed.”

“For the past year, she has had symptoms of stomach pain, pain in her ovary and uterus area.”

Savannah has been left with severe digestive problems, including being malnourished. She lost thirty pounds “because her stomach wasn’t absorbing basically anything.” She now has a feeding tube.

“I can’t walk without assistance. I either have to have a cane or have her help me. My pain is never below a six. …It never goes away. I don’t have as much energy as I used to.”

Next viewers were shown before and after photos of Savannah.

Polly Tommey: “Savannah, we’re so sorry this happened to you. There just are no words.”        

What I simply can’t get over is that these injuries were seen by doctors—lots of doctors and lots of nurses. How could they not start to research vaccines for themselves?  How could they not collectively start to ask questions and demand that the insane, one-size-fits-all, ever-expanding vaccine schedule be stopped immediately until we have real answers?

Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.


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Goodbye Antibiotics In Meat - Hello Vaccines! Or How The Human Microbiome Meets Animal PHARM

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Who can resist the image of succulent turkey in the oven for Thanksgiving? Maybe you like beef or chicken?  Whatever is on your menu, be aware that changes to our food supply are coming. As we learn more about the immune system and the increasing diseases of the industrial world - Autism, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, etc., - it's important to see how the exposures from MAN appear to be at the epicenter.

By January of 2017, the use of antibiotics in our food is changing in a major way.  Here is the strong message and Executive Order from President Obama:

Developed in response to Executive Order 13676: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria—issued by President Barack Obama on September 18, 2014—the National Action Plan outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and addressing the policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Although its primary purpose is to guide activities by the U.S. Government, the National Action Plan is also designed to guide action by public health, healthcare, and veterinary partners in a common effort to address urgent and serious drug-resistant threats that affect people in the U.S. and around the world.

And specifically: 

Goal 4 activities will also advance the discovery and development of other tools to combat resistance, including vaccines, alternatives to (or improved uses of) antibiotics in food animals, and non-traditional therapeutics to improve human health, including products that preserve or restore beneficial bacteria that live in human gastrointestinal tracts...

  1. Anyone who knows me or reads what I research and report on knows that what President Obama is saying here - "that preserve or restore beneficial bacteria that live in human gastrointestinal tracts" - THE MICROBIOME - is exactly my focus in Autism and so many other increasing diseases.

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A Black Friday for Those Who Deny the Autism Epidemic - The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler, PhD

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By Lou Conte

Every now and then a book emerges that alters the landscape of scientific, political and societal dialogue.  The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism is that kind of book, from Skyhorse Publishing.

Like Rachel Carson’s seminal on the impact of pesticides on the environment, Silent Spring, Lyons-Weiler’s work will be controversial, and may well anger some of his colleagues in the scientific hegemony. This book directly confronts well-entrenched viewpoints on causality that clings with fervent faith that there is no autism epidemic, and that autism is a genetic disorder.

Lyons-Weiler confronts these topics with over 1,000 studies that scientists have published but which those in position to sway public health policy have, until now, failed, or simply chosen, to not acknowledge.

The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism delves deeply and comprehensively into the full body of past and current research. The work reflects an unbiased perspective on the various molecular mechanisms at work in autism, and it reveals how genetic predispositions and environmental factors can combine and interact to produce the diagnoses of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  An often-denied wealth of studies showing association of autism with vaccines is also reviewed.

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In Which Dr. Paul Offit Declines Vaxxed Invitation for Interview at NYU Sponsored Event

NOTE:   This is Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia having a bite to eat before he presented at Confronting Vaccine Resistance, a seminar at NYU.   There was a demonstration at the event, and the Vaxxed bus was there.  

Mark Blaxill of Age of Autism (and others) have written copiously about Dr. Offit. Below is the last Angry doctorinstallment of his series "Voting Himself rich," to give you a primer on Dr. Offit.

Offit Cashes In: Closing the Books on the Vaccine Profits of a Merck-Made Millionaire
By Mark Blaxill

“Cash in: To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one’s account.”

Paul Offit would like the world to see him as a champion of children’s health and a disinterested observer of controversial issues in autism and vaccine safety. In the view of many in the autism community, he is the worst kind of partisan: a Merck-made millionaire, a determined propagandist for expanding the medical industry’s vaccine profit pool and an active opponent of the need to stop the autism epidemic in its tracks. I will confess my own bias up front: like many autism parents, I hope and trust that history will bestow the fullest possible measure of shame on Offit, a man who so richly deserves it.

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Today in NYC Parents of Sick Children to Gather at the "Confronting Vaccine Resistance" Featuring Pan, Offit, Reiss

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From our friends at Autism Action Network.  Today in New York City there is a seminar on how Dorit Pfizerprofessionals can confront vaccine resistance - pharmaspeak for how to deny vaccine exemption rights to Americans.  The presenters include Dorit Reiss, a California law school teacher who spends 25 hours a day attacking parents of vaccine injured children as a media pitbull, Dr. Richard Pan, the pediatician (not a typo, read it slowly) from California behind SB277, which removed vaccine exemption rights for millions of schoolchildren. He ran from Vaxxed's Del Bigtree when he himself was "confronted.  And Dr. Paul Offit, the Philly doctor who doesn't see or treat kids with autism, but has written numerous books defending vaccine injury as necessary for the greater good.

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Please plan on attending a demonstration against an event entitled "Confronting Vaccine Resistance" which will be coming to the New York University Langone Medical Center this Monday, November 21, 2016.  Please meet at 11 am  at 550 First Avenue in Manhattan to greet the speakers and attendees. The meeting is closed to the public but will feature three of America's leading proponents of forced vaccination: Paul Offit, California State Senator Richard Pan and anti-vaccination rights Internet troll Dorit Reiss.  

FB PanJoining the Demonstration will be leading health advocate Gary Null, and VAXXED producers Polly Tommey and Del Bigtree. Bring friends, families and cameras. And bring a poster with a picutre of any vaccine-injured loved one, along with their name, the date they were injured and the vaccine(s) that injured them printed on the poster. 

Similar to 27 other states the vaccine industry unsuccessfully attempted to repeal religious exemption rights in New York this year. We fully expect them to be back in the next legislative session to try again. We believe that this event is related to a renewed effort in New York and other northeastern states to repeal exemption rights. 

Speakers include:

State Senator Richard Pan, Pan is the sponsor of California's Senate Bill SB 277, which eliminated Offit_blogpersonal belief exemptions from vaccine mandates in California.

Dorit Reiss, despite not having a law license in any state Reiss is a faculty member at the University of California's Hastings Law School. Her production of scholarly work is limited to promoting forced vaccination. She is also noted for a prodigious output of comments online, sometimes hundreds of comments in a single day, all focused on promoting the vaccine industry and forced vaccination.

Paul Offit, vaccine developer and proponent of seizing children and vaccinating them against parent's wishes, censoring media that includes information critical of any aspect of the vaccine industry, and revoking the license of any physician whose practice or opinions vary in anyway from those currently promoted by the vaccine industry.

A panel will include:

  • Art Caplan, Director of Bioethics (sic) at the NYU Langone Medical Center,

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