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Cathy Jameson

A Note of Thanks

Thank you enough
By  Cathy Jameson

I couldn’t find the right words last week.  Today, I feel like I’ve found my voice again. 

In reflecting on a few things that had me feeling so down in the dumps earlier, a few people came to mind:  the pro-vaccine crowd, the CDC, the mainstream media and some doctors and their medical staff.  When those folks crossed my mind, I let them and their negativity invade my thoughts.  I wouldn’t be here without them though, so I thought it time to say thank you to those folks.  Yes.  A thank you.  I want to express my gratitude for their contributions, especially their latest ones.


To the Pro-Vaccine Crowd who continues to add insult to injury (vaccine injury, that is), thank you!  Really.  I want to thank you for every new Vaccines Are Safe blog, article, interview, FB comment and social media message you share.  Why?  Well, for some new parents, and for those parents who are on the fence about vaccines, your words spark a question.  They’re asking, “Are vaccines really all that safe?”  That questions leads to a search.  That search turns into a discovery.  That discovery reveals a story—a story of a child with an unfortunate vaccine injury.  As they read that story, a seed is planted—a seed of doubt.  Why doubt?  Because you, the pro-vaccine crowd, say the exact opposite, and quite brusquely I might add, of what the vaccine injury story is stating.  It’s no wonder that new parents are thinking that maybe vaccines aren’t safe! 

It’s through that revelation and that seed of doubt that parents begin to search for further info, info which you, the pro-vaccine crowd, consistently neglects to mention in your pieces.  Parents want that information.  Where must they turn then to find that info?  To other parents, of course! 

P.S. That’s where I come in. 

Here’s why.  When I write, it’s with honesty and it’s peppered with all sorts of undeniable facts.  When you write, as a pharma-influenced blogger, writer or newscaster, it’s heartless and glorifies an entity that’s using humans for profit.  It’s only right that people hear both sides of a vaccine story—yours, which confuses them, and mine, which is told through the eyes of a former vaccinator who now provides round-the-clock care to a child who was severely affected by vaccines. 

Obviously, our stories and motives differ greatly.  My story is told with heart and includes an extra-large dose of vaccine-injury reality.  Your input portray vaccines as safe all the time for everyone no matter what.  Even though you forget to mention everything there is about vaccines, like that pesky vaccine injury, I don’t mind filling that in the blanks in my writing when you forgot to mention it in yours. 

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Why?

Why-1By Dan Olmsted

Watergate has been on my mind lately. For one thing, Nixon resigned 40 years ago in August.  When I started full time journalism a few week later, in October 1974, Woodward and Bernstein were my huge, daunting inspiration. (Another Watergate link – I turned 20 on the day of the break-in.)

There’s a moment in the movie of All the President’s Men, during a news meeting at the Washington Post, where one editor is skeptical of the paper’s Watergate reporting. Ben Bradlee asks him to stay behind and explain his concerns.

“It’s not just that we’re using unnamed sources that bothers me, or that everything we print the White House denies, or that almost no other papers are reprinting our stuff.

“Look, there are over 2,000 reporters in this town. Are there five on Watergate? Where did the Washington Post suddenly get the monopoly on wisdom? … Why would the Republicans do it? I don’t believe the story. Doesn’t make sense.” Why? Why? Why?

When it comes to vaccines and autism, people very much like that guy have been expressing disbelief about a vaccine-autism link for a very long time now. The skeptical mainstream media is sitting around letting the "Why?" stop them cold. Why in God’s name would anyone who cares about public health ever conceal a link between vaccines and autism.  They don’t believe it. Doesn’t make sense. Besides, if it were true, why wasn’t some important publication covering it, not just borderline characters like us? Why? Why? Why?

Another version of this skepticism goes like this: “So you’re telling me there’s a giant conspiracy by doctors to hurt children with vaccines and hide the truth.” Uh, no, that’s what you think it would take to cause the calamity at hand. 

Actually, it’s always been clear that a handful of well-placed people could (and did) skew the epidemiology and restrict the research to the point that a link might never emerge, or at least not until they were safely retired, rehired, deceased, or had eradicated measles and gotten a Nobel Prize or at least an HHS Secretary's Citation and a nice bonus. 

That narrative has been unfolding since SafeMinds discovered the early generations of Verstraeten’s thimerosal study and the Simpsonwood transcripts. It picked up momentum from the Unanswered Questions study linking vaccine injury awards and autism; from multiple other streams of effort and evidence; and first and last and always from parents who want the powers that be to hear this well: Vaccines cause autism.

Now that William Thompson – unnamed source no more -- has come forward, it is possible to see the actual fingerprints of the perpetrators on the evidence. A bunch of bureaucrats, many of them cozy with drug companies as employers or partners, tamped down the associations to the point that business as usual could continue.

It does feel like a business decision, doesn’t it – the business of vaccination, the medical industry, cannot be crossed. It must not be seen to shudder or quake.

But, again, why? Motivation can’t be known, and in a larger sense it doesn’t matter. Whether to fulfill professional goals, rise in the ranks, protect friends or previous mistakes – really, who cares. The doctors running the Tuskegee experiment actually thought they were doing God’s work. One of the leaders was a black nurse who made sure the men showed up when they were supposed to. She picked them up in her car. She loved them. She wouldn’t hurt a flea.

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Vaccine Safety

Capital Gazette Letter To The Editor RE Vaccinations

Capital gazetteThank you to longtime reader Josh Mazer for this letter to the editor at The Capital Gazette.  Please share from the Gazette website and comment there


The Sunday Capital article (Sept. 14) "Nearly 1,000 students lack proof of vaccinations" contains misleading and inaccurate statements. Please allow me to correct the record. Vaccines are not "required" to attend school, nor are they safe and "effective."

Title 10 of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene allows opt outs of vaccination for medical contraindications, religious exemptions and proof of immunity by positive blood test. This was not mentioned in the article.

The article says, "vaccinations are the best way to prevent disease." Not always. Attenuated pertussis vaccine can spread the disease via vaccine-mediated facilitation. Unvaccinated children are less likely to develop B. parapertussis infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report over 95 percent of recent U.S. pertussis cases occurred in populations that are fully (four or more DTaP shots) vaccinated; the same is true of measles outbreaks.

This month U.S. District Judge Darnell C. Jones II ruled that two whistleblower lawsuits filed by former Merck virologists will proceed. The judge heard evidence that Merck systematically lies and falsifies research to grossly overstate the effectiveness of mumps vaccine.

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Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

When Things Fall Apart

MirrorBy Kent Heckenlively

This article is addressed to those members of the Centers for Disease Control or other branches of our government's research programs who have knowledge of the vaccine-autism connection.

It's time to cross the line and come over to the side of the angels.  With the defection of CDC scientist, William Thompson, and his reported cache of 100,000 documents relating to the health effects of vaccines, your time is growing short.  Thompson has also handed this information over to Congressman William Posey and I would assume, many others.  It's clear to me that blood is in the water.  I mean, this guy has already retained a whistleblower attorney, for God's sake!  Turning documents over to a Congressman and retaining a lawyer, hmm, I wonder what comes next?

It's only a matter of time before the predators arrive, and who knows what they will do to you?  Don't you want to be one of those supporting Thompson's story, rather than those who are facing the angry wrath of congessional investigators, as well as the national news reporters who have finally woken up and are taking their job seriously, as well as the lawyers who will inevitably jump into this issue?

If you don't have it handy, the phone number for Congressman Posey's Washington, D. C. office is (202) 225-3671.  I'm sure there will be somebody who will take down your information as well as any documents you want to provide to them.

Maybe this will all come as a relief to some of you.  It can't be good for your health to hold such information inside of you, knowing how much you are harming this current generation of children.  I don't care what justifications you gave yourself over the years, what lies others told you, but that time is over.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: #HearThisWell

Online_news(Note due to Internet issues at our printing plant (ahem) the media update looks a bit different today. Please don't ask. 3 kids with autism. No Wifi. Need I say more?  K)

By Anne Dachel

Sept 18, 2014, KHC-NEWS TV: Social Media and Moms with autistic children share a chilling message "#Hear-this-Well" what's it mean?

The "Movement", like a flutter of a butterfly's wings across an ocean triggering a hurricane, started simply enough.
The senior medical correspondent on CNN, Elizabeth Cohen focused her gaze into the camera and in the voice of medical authority stated: "vaccines are safe, autism is -not- a side effect of vaccines, or to say it another way- because some people don't hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism".

The words are familiar enough, repeated frequently by; pediatricians, media, medical journals and by the Centers for Disease Control. The butterflies morphed into hawks chasing prey.
The Cohen soundbite came from an earlier report in 2014, but CNN aired it again as part of its brief coverage of a CDC research doctor (more of a rebuttal/retraction, but that's another story), from the man the moms call the CDC whistle blower. The statement:

"On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Centers for Disease Control Senior Scientist Dr. Bill Thompson issued a statement through his [Thompson] attorney's website addressing his regret that he and his CDC co-authors omitted "statistically significant information" in a 2004 study on the subject of whether the MMR vaccine was causing autism in children".

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CDC Whistleblower, Jim Thompson, Vaccine Safety

Manifest Injustice – the End Result of Scientific Fraud

The endBy Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

William W. Thompson, CDC Scientist

The revelations of CDC scientist William Thompson are stunning. Thompson has admitted that he and the other co-authors of a 2004 study removed data that showed a 340% increase in African-American children who received the MMR vaccine. This conduct violated the study’s original design and was clearly done to bury the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

If the staff at the CDC’s Division of Vaccine Safety altered data in this study to conceal connections between autism and vaccine injury, one must question the integrity of all the research that the CDC has produced and sponsored. A pattern of altering data in vaccine safety studies to maintain the government’s policy that “vaccines don’t cause autism” is now becoming obvious to anyone who objectively looks past the press releases describing government sponsored research. Many have pointed to a similar pattern of data manipulation in the Verstraaten study. Papers submitted by Price et al feature flawed designs that renders them virtually useless.

The research of Poul Thorsen’s Denmark team also featured questionable use of data. Poul Thorsen (see below) continues to be a wanted man - a fugitive from justice – indicted in 2011 for stealing over 1 million dollars from the CDC[1].

OIG Fugitive: Poul Thorsen

I work as an administrator in a criminal justice agency and I’ve managed federal grants. I find it remarkable that Thorsen could have spent federal money the way he did – purchasing a home, a motor cycle and expensive cars. The federal employees I’ve worked with have always been responsible professionals, active partners who stayed involved in the way the grant money was utilized. I couldn’t image deceiving federal grant administrators the way Thorsen did. No one at the CDC noticed what was going on?

What went on with the CDC’s supervision of Thorsen doesn’t add up. Could he really have committed so much grant fraud without someone inside CDC noticing?

Where did Poul Thorsen come from? Who brought him into the CDC?

From: Yeargin-Alisopp, Marshalyn -
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 2:36 PM
To: Cordero, Jose
Cc: Schende~, Diana; Murphy, Catherine; Boyle, Coleen; Decoufle, Pierre; Thorsen, Poul; Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn; Sinks, Tom
Subject: Proposal for study of MMR vaccine and autism in Denmark

Jose, As we discussed on Friday, we have become aware through Poul Thorsen of an exciting opportunity to study the role of MMR vaccine and autism using several registries/existing studies and the repository of biologic specimens and laboratory capabilities in Denmark. Attached below is a proposal for such a study. Poul will be leaving on Thursday to travel to Denmark where he will be meeting with the PIs for the proposed study on June 6th. We would like to be able to have Poul say whether it is likely that CDC(NIP) can fund the study, if NIP is interested. The proposed budget is included; there may be additional sources of funding (in addition to NIP) but we are not certain at this time. Unfortunately, the DD Branch does not have much (if any) $$ to fund the study, but we do have the expertise that we have developed due to the autism surveillance in Atlanta and the MMR/autism case-control study. I will be out of the office tomorrow, but you may contact Diana or Poul if you have questions. Thank you so much for considering this proposal.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Selling Vaccines Like Soap

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 16, 2014, Harvard Gazette: Panelists see communications gap on vaccines

Sept 10, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter: Los Angeles Vaccination Rates 2014

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CDC Whistleblower, Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

CDC Whistleblower Calls on Congress to Intervene in Autism-Vaccine Research

A new video from the Autism Media Channel has audio of CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson calling on Congress to step in because the CDC is afraid to do the right research and tell the truth: "I have a boss who is asking me to lie". A Must-Hear!

Click HERE to view the video. 

Anne Dachel, Nightmares, Vaccine Safety

Life With Autism in Pictures Tells Story Media Ignores

Brandon Guppy
By Anne Dachel

Like most everyone out there, I get a lot of information from my Facebook page.  So many articles and videos that I would never be able to search out for myself, instantly appear there.  I really appreciate what my 4,100+ "friends" post to me. 

I recently found this: Life with Autism in Pictures: The lion who had no courage.

The photo really needs no words.  It's a mother with her disabled son.  The young man in diapers is the side of autism we never see in feel good stories during  April, Celebrate Autism Month.  The photo made me think of Michelangelo's Pieta, the Virgin Mary grieving as she holds the body of her crucified son, Jesus.   Or maybe one of the Mary Cassatt paintings of a mother and child.  The image of this maternal bond is universal.  It's also heartbreaking when it involves someone who was left like this because of the vaccines he received as baby.

The young man is Brandon Guppy, age 20, shown with his mother, Michelle.  Michelle has the blog, Life with Autism in Pictures,

where she writes about her son.  More importantly, she shows us photos of what his life is like.


"On my 'Life with Autism' blog, it is my hope that the words you read are inspirational in some way. But on this blog --- I wanted it to be different. I wanted the pictures to be more powerful than the words. Here will be some of our most powerful pictures in our 'Life with Autism' - with only a few words to explain..."

Monday, Sept 8, 2014, Michelle posted, "The lion who had no courage" that reads like a journal account.  She specifically addressed members of the media, admonishing them to cover this issue honestly and thoroughly.

"Doing away with vanity & dignity tonight.

"I'm sure Brandon would forgive me if perhaps it would make one member of the mainstream media try and help him... I doubt they'll ever see this, much like I doubt today's seizures would be the last.  But, one can hope.... 

"He's had seizures yet again today...and finally at 8 pm he tried to get up.  He's been on the gymnastics mat on the floor of his bedroom right where he landed from the first seizure in falling out of bed this morning. Most parents have the luxury of waking up to the sound of an alarm.  I frequently wake up to the sound of choking, some body part banging against the wall, or a loud thud as he hits the floor.  I met him in the hallway and by the look in his eyes I knew we better go back in his room and not dare try and go downstairs.  It's hard to describe seeing your child like that...."

Michelle criticized the media for failing to report on the CDC whistleblower scandal.

...When Todd got upstairs from hearing him have a seizure, I asked him to take this picture.  I want the media to see who it is they are silencing by refusing to report on the CDC Whistleblower story.  I want them to see just how "vaccines save lives" actually plays out in real life.  I want them to see what the trade off of acute recoverable illnesses for chronic lifelong debilitating illnesses looks like.  And as much as they try to ignore it, that trade off does have a face.  And there are thousands of them.  I want them to see this and be brave enough to look me in the eye and ask me which I would rather my son have had - a miserable two week ugly rash in measles that would provide a lifetime of immunity and a stronger immune system for having survived it; or a lifetime of illness and seizures and a weakened immune system.  And I want them to show that answer to the world.

I want them to see who they have forsaken as an accomplice to their preservation of Pharma's fairytale illusions of health, herd immunity, and the greater good.

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Jim Thompson

Age of Autism Welcomes Jim Thompson as Contributing Editor

WelcomePlease join us in welcoming Jim Thompson to our roster of Contributing Editors.  Jim has provided great content for us for several years.  Jim is our first autism Grandfather.   You'll find his posts under the Contributors pull down menu and below.

TaylorJim Thompson is a registered professional engineer.  His first granddaughter (pictured) was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, verbal apraxia, motor disorder, and sensory integration disorder. Her loving memory has influenced his family’s decision to help protect children from vaccine injuries.

Mercury, Simpsonwood 2000, and an Elementary Cover-up.9.8.2014

CDC--More Evidence of a Mercury Cover-up.2.12.14

The CDC Buys and Distributes Heavy Metal Mercury Preserved Flu Vaccines for Children.8.28.2013

A Proposed Laboratory Neuron Toxicity Test Model for Thimerosal.June.25.2013

Industry “Scumbag” Scientist and Mercury Shill.May.16.2013

Vaccines and Absence of Evidence of Safety.March.23.2010

Q & A - How About a Half Cup of Mercury Hazardous Waste?.December.26.2009

Newspeak Version of Safe (or) efaS s'tI yrroW t'noD.May.3.2009

The fable of “Over 2,000 Pregnant Women”.April.25.2009



Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Crisis at Home. At School.

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 14, 2014, Q13 Fox: Mother accused of using lethal drug cocktail to murder son with autism

Sept 4, 2014, CBC News British Columbia: Former teacher quit over special needs stress

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Natalie Palumbo

Hear Us Well – My Response to Elizabeth Cohen of CNN

Natalie Aug 15By Natalie Palumbo

I’m 20, a sophomore Motion Designer at Ringling College of Art and Design, and the only sibling to an older brother with low-verbal autism. I had been following the controversy surrounding vaccines, the CDC Whistleblower, and Elizabeth Cohen of CNN’s subsequent ‘vaccines don’t cause autism’ comments. Cohen emphasized that, “Some people don’t hear this well,” which insulted many parents that observed regression in their children following vaccination.

This prompted a video movement of parents telling their stories of vaccination injury with the hashtags: #HearThisWell and #CDCWhistleblower. Seeing so many people tearfully share their stories compelled me to speak my piece about this issue. I had always tried to keep my focus on my sibling experience and leave the vaccine debate to others. After what happened to my older brother, I face my future fearfully and on my guard. Here is Anthony’s and my story. Hear us well.

Current Affairs

The Proctor & Gamble Selling Techniques of Vaccines

Athens Cafe

Below is the info for a seminar to basically teach doctors, nurses and other "communicators" how to SELL you vaccines. How to scare you, convince you, cajole you into rolling up your sleeve, your kids' sleeves.  Do YOU have HALitosis?  Are you "FRESH" every day, ladies?  Guys, is that GRAY HAIR keeping you out of the dating scene?   Will YOU be ready when she gives you "the nod?"  RING AROUND THE COLLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topic:                      Immunize This! the Challenges of Vaccine Communications
Date:                        Tuesday, September 16th @ 7:00 pm
Location:                Hendershot’s Coffee

Dr. Glen Nowak, Professor and Director of UGA Center for Health and Risk Communication and former director of media relations at the CDC gives a talk on vaccines!

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Robert Kennedy on Dr. Oz

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Dr. Mark Hyman, collaborators on the book, Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak, were on the Dr. Oz Show on Sept 11, 2014 in a seven and a half minute segment discussing the use of mercury in the annual flu shot. 

Dr. Oz: "In the medical spotlight today, what's sure to be a controversial new book about your flu shot.  Today's guests are asking a highly charged and controversial question; Why does the U.S. government allow a toxin to be added to one of your most common medicines?  The toxin is mercury.  It's found in thimeorsal.  The medicine: your flu shot.  Two world class leaders have come together to write a book that will change the way you think about your annual flu shot.  Robert Kennedy, Jr and Dr. Mark Hyman are joining me."

Kennedy made it clear right away that both he and Dr. Hyman are "fiercely pro-vaccine."  Both men announced that their children were all vaccinated.  Nothing about the segment could be called anti-vaccine. 

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Current Affairs, Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Vaccine Safety

How Autism Happens: A Conversation With Sheila Ealey

How Autism Happens graphicBy Dan Olmsted

Editor’s Note: This is the second story (the first was How Autism Happens: A Conversation with Kathryn Wolcott) in which parents tell how they watched their child develop autism – and Sheila Ealey has quite a story to tell. She lives in New Orleans, but, married to a military man, has moved around the country. She set up a school for special needs kids in New Orleans, in part to help her autistic son, Temple, but the day it was to open, Hurricane Katrina swept in. She relocated to Houston with thousands of others but is now back in New Orleans; the school, the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, is thriving. I met Sheila at an autism conference in 2006, introduced by our mutual friend Brooke Potthast. With the news about the higher risk of autism in black males, and the CDC effort to hide it I remembered our conversation and Brooke helped me get in touch. The conversation starts with her son, Temple, and his twin, Lucinda, at a military hospital in Maryland for their one-year shots along with their older sister. If you want to participate, e-mail me at

Sheila: It was August 2,  2000 – my birthday – and Temple and Lucinda were almost 13 months 

Twins at Birth old. Leielani is only 15 months older. Lucinda can manage to get herself out of the triple stroller, she did not want the injection, and she was fighting tooth and nail not to have it. I looked down for just a moment -- the nurse had all the vaccinations lined up. She had the HIB, the DTaP and the MMR for each child. When I looked up after taking her twin sister up, she had given Temple both of the MMRs along with the DTaP and the HIB. The next morning, he was not responsive anymore. It took me until he was 18 months to get a finished diagnosis of autism for him.

Dan:          When you say, “he was not responsive anymore,” how do you mean?

Sheila:       He didn’t have language yet by that point, but he was walking. He walked exactly on his birthday July 12 of that year, and he was walking well. After the shot he stopped walking, he started crawling, he started banging his head against the wall, the floor, anything he could. He stopped imitating with his father, he was making no eye contact, and he didn’t want you to touch him or hold him.

Dan:          That happened within a day?

Sheila:       He cried so -- he cried, cried, cried the entire night. I called the doctors back because I caught the mistake right away, and the doctor who was on duty at that time said, “I’m going to call Merck and find out what to do.” But in the meantime the fever went up extraordinarily high. He said, “Give him Tylenol.” Which is what I did. The next morning when I went to his crib he wasn’t standing, rocking on his crib, calling for me, “Ma, ma, ma” to come get him. Nothing. Nothing. He was lying there looking in the ceiling. He looked gone. My baby was gone.

Dan:          His sister didn’t have any of these problems?

Sheila:       I refused to give her the vaccination, so she didn’t get it. We left. She is fine. She is learning three languages. She is doing extraordinarily well. Now it seemed that she did have a few issues from the vaccinations before, at 5 months. She had reflux, but outside of that she is absolutely fine. She doesn’t have any issues. But this child, Temple, was hit so hard. Language has not come back in. Before the shot, he wasn’t speaking in sentences -- he was just a year old -- but he would say “Mama,” stuff like that.

Temple as a babyAfter this happened I started taking him to developmental specialists and they kept saying, “He is a boy. Sometimes boys are a little slower.” And I said, “Okay.” I came home, I decided to pack my bags and to move back to New Orleans because I had a pediatrician I had been dealing with for years for my older daughter. I asked her, “What is this? I have never seen this before,” because I didn’t know about autism. She said, “Sheila, I think your child has autism.” I said, “What? What is that?” The minute I took him to see a neurologist that she told me to take him to, he told me, “I’m sorry this child is so autistic, he has to have chronic autism.” When I asked him what that was he told me, “He had to be born with it.” I said, “I’m not sure -- this baby was just perfect and now … there was nothing wrong before.”

Let me tell you what else happened to me, Dan. After I went to Autism One, I was still living in Houston because we had lost everything to Katrina, but I had his records with me where the doctor had said that he had gotten a double dose of the MMR, and that they should call Merck, and Merck said he doesn’t need to be vaccinated for the MMR anymore.

We came home to New Orleans and we left those records locked up in the apartment. Someone went into our apartment and stole his records. They didn’t take anything but his record.

Dan:          Oh Lord.

Sheila: Temple's records were stolen from our apartment. My partner in the school is a lawyer who worked at the time for [a new Orleans law firm]. When she returned in October of '05, by spring of '06 they fired her because they were representing Merck against me. Thanks to Congress, my case was thrown out. I also filed with the vaccine injury program and they dismissed my case because they said I needed a doctor who could without a doubt state that Temple was damaged due to the double dose of the MMR. 

Dan: What do you think about this new report about the black males and the high risk and all that -- what does that make you think?

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Anne Dachel

When Fiction is Fact: Autism War and #CDCWhistleblower

The Autism War_revised coverBy Anne Dachel

What do you do after spending  two and a half years investigating the federal government's shadowy Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, having discovered that health officials, who adamantly deny that vaccines cause autism, had been quietly compensating children for vaccine induced brain damage with autism?

This is the question that faced Louis Conte.  He and a number of others looked into the claims of vaccine injury that had been recognized by the U.S. government, but never publicized.  These investigators reviewed 196 compensated claims and uncovered the fact that 83 of them involved autism.  Louis and the rest of the investigators went public with their findings in a paper called Unanswered Questions.  They also called on Congress to hold hearings.  There was some brief press coverage, but for the most part the media wasn't willing to admit the official claim of no link was directly contradicted by the government's own actions.  Louis wanted to make all this public, but he also needed to respect the privacy of the 83 families.  His solution: write a novel about what he found out.  His brainchild is the book, The Autism War.

Louis has had several opportunities to talk about it, including two times in July.  The videos were only recently made available online.

On July 10, 2014, Pleasantville (NY) Community Television presented the broadcast, Louis Conte's "The Autism War."   Here Louis said that the controversy over vaccines and autism "is really the central issue within this book."

Louis went on to talk about what led him to write The Autism War, namely the fact that two of his fourteen year old triplet boys have autism.  He also described his 30 years working in law enforcement. 

Louis noted that it was the announcement of the case of Child Doe 77, the young Georgia girl who became autistic due to vaccination in 2008 that really started him on the journey to write this book.  He explained that children like this suffer an encephalopathy, or brain injury when they are vaccinated.  This brain injury results in the behaviors we call autism.  In this girl's case, the federal government (specifically medical experts at Health and Human Services) recognized that her injuries--including her autism--were caused by her vaccines. Louis explained what vaccine injured victims are up against when they take on the government.  Then he talked his unique investigation into cases of vaccine injuries that included autism, resulting in the Unanswered Questions paper published by the Pace University Law Review.  That paper described the uncovering of 83 cases where the government compensated children who became autistic as a result of being vaccinated. 

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Cathy Jameson

At a Loss for Words

Empty bubbleBy  Cathy Jameson

Many times when I sit down to type I know exactly what I want to write.  But there are days like today that leave me feeling like I have no idea what to write.  It isn’t because I’ve run out of things to say.  Sharing stories about Ronan’s gains and offering my two cents about the autism-vaccine connection is important.  I’d like to continue to share my thoughts, but not today.  Today, I’m at a loss for words.  I’m at a loss at what else needs to be said.  Everything that needs to be said has been said already. 

Here, and on other alternative media channels we’ve talked about vaccines.  We’ve talked about autism.  We’ve talked about too many too soon.  We’ve talked about Vaccine Court, corruption, shady practices and about twisted politicians.  We’ve listed fact after fact after fact and told story after story after story.  Even though we’ve said a lot already, those facts and those stories don’t seem to be enough. 

I know it’s not up to just me to inform or to encourage others to educate themselves.  But with what I’ve learned through my son’s vaccine injury, sharing what I can about that vaccine injury and about autism has become second nature.  I can’t help but share.  I tell the good, the bad and the very, very ugly.  Sometimes it hurts to share what I do, but people usually appreciate my honesty.  Some people prefer to see and hear only happy autism stories though.  Magazines and television channels prefer to share only happy autism stories.  I’m glad those stories exist.  I live for happy stories and to be able to share Ronan’s happy stories.  But there is a flip side of autism.  It includes vaccine injury. 

Vaccine injury has been around for quite some time, but it’s still being ignored.  It’s being ignored despite its growing presence.  Something else that’s being ignored is the general public’s real concerns about vaccines.  Those concerns are being dismissed by providers and are being downplayed by the government.  The public isn’t being given all of the answers.  They are being bullied and belittled instead.  They aren’t being told about vaccine choice and vaccine exemptions.  They aren’t being told that vaccine manufacturers are not held liable for vaccine injury.  To scoff at vaccine injury is dangerous.  To minimize it while ridiculing people who asking important questions about it is disrespectful. 

We were ignored again this week.  Another major broadcasting station aired a pro-vaccine piece midweek.  In the midst of the CDC whistleblower news that hasn’t been rated as Breaking News yet, the public was fed more propaganda.  I’m not surprised.  While turning their attention away from the truth, this station choose to instill fibs and fear at a fever pitch. 

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Vaccine Safety

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Dr. Bill’s Alternate Vaccine Schedule

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted 11 commandment

As we all know, the current CDC vaccination schedule is sanctified holy writ. Only one-name nitwits like Doctor Oz and Doctor Bob dare to challenge it, and they are promptly pounced on by Doctors of Orthodoxy like Offit and Orac.

But now we have a new voice on the scene – Dr. William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower who so far, and I emphasize so far, has opined on the MMR and the flu shot for fetus-bearing women, and hasn’t much liked what he’s seen.

MMR at one year? Well no, certainly not for black males, who Thompson says showed a high risk of developing autism if the vaccine was given before 36 months.

Flu shots for pregnant women? God no! “I can say confidently I do think thimerosal causes tics. So I don’t know why they still give it to pregnant women. Like, that’s the last person I would give mercury to. Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics. You start a campaign and make it your mantra.

“Do you think a pregnant mother would want to take a vaccine that they knew caused tics? Absolutely not. I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics. I can say, tics are four times more prevalent in kids with autism. There is biological plausibility right now to say that thimerosal causes autism-like features.”

So we’ve got an alternate vaccine schedule going right here – no MMR before three – not for nobody – and no flu shots (since most contain mercury and you shouldn’t believe otherwise when it’s coming toward you or your child).

Now whether the flu shot for pregnant women is actually on the childhood vaccine schedule is a matter of some serious chicanery. The CDC and AAP said in 1999 that childhood  vaccines should be mercury-free as soon as possible. But they refused to express a preference for mercury-free flu shots for pregnant women and infants, even as they increased the recommended coverage to all pregnant women and to all human beings six months or older, forever. (The CDC also now recommends a Dtap shot for all pregnant women, as well.)

Given these statements by "Dr. Bill," isn’t there some kind of imperative for the CDC and medical organizations to immediately suspend flu shots in pregnancy, and postpone the MMR shot to 36 months (the risk for all kids was elevated; it was astronomical for black males).

Thompson issued a statement through his lawyer with the usual blather about the value of vaccines: "I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race."

Well, yeah, you did. You said no woman carrying a fetus should get a mercury containing flu shot. You said the public should know that black males who get the MMR shot under 36 months have a higher risk of autism.

If I were an activist, I could imagine standing outside of Walgreen’s – on the corner of flu shots and lifelong disability, yuk yuk – with pamphlets saying, “No flu shots for you! CDC whistleblower says they cause autism!” The pamphlet can parse the details. And “MMR before Age 3 = Autism for Life – CDC Whistleblower.” Again, details can come underneath.

Because that's what we're really talking about here -- vaccine injury happening daily when Dr. Bill's alternate immunization schedule could be a good, and immediate, start at avoiding it.


He who waffles is toast: Speaking of docs, Dr. Jay Gordon offered a comment on our site this week: “I'm not sure about the whistleblower issue but I always look back to this as one of the more interesting commentaries about vaccine combinations.  Like (Dr.) Bob, I give vaccines but have never given them according to the recommended schedule and support parents' right to choose when, how and if they vaccinate their children.”

Followed by: “I have spent 35 years educating myself, making my own decisions, encouraging parents to make theirs. And I have always distrusted the CDC. This incident reminds me of the line in ‘Casablanca’ – ‘Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!’ A scientist participated in a study and was complicit in its omission of valuable data. He was then secretly taped by someone whose views and agenda are very well known. (Mine are, too) How valuable a piece is this in our puzzle and our struggle to bring sanity to vaccination policies and attitudes? In my opinion, the value is limited. Best, Jay”

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John Stone

The Official Stamp of the CDC: IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

Thought crimeBy John Stone

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.” 1984, George Orwell

This does not need a lengthy article. It is only to remark about the way science is conducted in the future of 2014. One study (DeStefano 2004) remains un-retracted, not subject to any significant review by the journal in which it appeared though results have been declared a fraud by one of its co-authors. Another study criticising it (Hooker 2014 ) is withdrawn by it journal without any coherent reasons being offered. Meanwhile, the pretence that countless thousands have not been brain injured by government mandated products goes on. The whole thing is controlled and manipulated by an unaccountable bureaucracy, as cold-blooded and ruthless as anything George Orwell imagined, ostensibly for the greater good, but far more likely for its own preservation and that of its pharmaceutical industry sponsors.

On page two of Orwell’s novel Winston Smith glimpses the slogans on the side of the Ministry of Truth




In this saga we have had a lot of “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”: Orwell neglected to include “SICKNESS IS HEALTH” though he well understood the way bureaucracies distort data. Having lived through a decade in which diagnosing more cases of autism is always pronounced to be a triumph of contemporary enlightenment we can only draw our own conclusions.

The recent Hooker/Focus Autism Press Release can be viewed here  . Sharyl Attkisson has just written about the lamentable situation at PEDIATRICS in regard to the DeStefano study.

Added September 13, 2014. Dr Hooker and Focus Autism have provided this further analysis.

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

CDC Epidemiologist Whistleblower Confirms New Review Showing Vaccine Autism Link

Whistleblower-protectionAdmits agency’s data manipulation and concealment of research findings on initial 2004 MMR vaccine study that found a strong, statistical association between the timing of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys.

Watchung, NJ – In response to the August 25, 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaration defending the validity of the 2004 DeStefano et al. study, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker responded and outlines inconsistencies in the agency’s research practices and position.

Central to Hooker’s response is “the irrefutable fact that valid information about race – for the entire study sample of 2,448 children – was available and accessible in school records.”

The CDC maintains that birth certificates, which were available for only a smaller portion of the children in the study, were necessary to extract race and other information. However, in the original data Hooker attained from the CDC through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), race information was directly obtainable through school records, which were available for all children in the study.

In addition, Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist since 1998, also released a statement on August 27, 2014 that supports Dr. Hooker’s assertion that the CDC withheld important data that significantly altered the study’s outcome.

According to Dr. Thompson’s statement, “Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected.” Thompson’s conversations with Hooker confirmed that it was only after the CDC study coauthors observed results indicating a statistical association between MMR timing and autism among African-Americans boys, that they introduced the Georgia birth certificate criterion as a requirement for participation in the study. This had the effect of reducing the sample size by 41% and eliminating the statistical significance of the finding, which Hooker calls “a direct deviation from the agreed upon final study protocol – a serious violation.”

Hooker and Thompson both concluded that the study’s original data revealed a strong, statistical association between the timing of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys.

“Ten years ago (February 2, 2004), Dr. Thompson expressed concerns about the [MMR] study’s findings in an urgent letter to CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding”, said Dr. Hooker. [Thompson] wrote: ‘I will have to present several problematic results relating to statistical associations between the receipt of the MMR vaccine and autism.’ Referring to the upcoming Institute of Medicine (IOM) meeting on immunizations and autism.”

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Current Affairs

Coy Barefoot Interviews Mark Blaxill on #CDCwhistleblower MMR Data Fraud

Coy logoGUEST: Mark Blaxill, co-founder of the Age of Autism news site and co-author with Dan Olmsted of the book by the same name.

TOPIC: Mark reacts to the news of a CDC scientist who has admitted cooking data to conceal evidence of a possible relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism.

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Click here to listen.

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: News Max Lax on Vax?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

On Sept 10, 2014, I found an incredible article from with the title, Did CDC Hide Autism's Link to Vaccines? by Nick Tate.  It was  real live investigative journalism.  Tate talked to Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Brian Hooker about the whistleblower story.  There were actual quotes from them.  Dr, William Thompson was cited.  

Thompson: 'I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article [suggesting] that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.'

Hooker: "Individuals receiving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age were 3.4 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis versus those individuals who received the MMR vaccine after 36 months of age. 

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Anne Dachel

Calling Out NOVA Calling the Shots

NovaNote, there was a lively Twitter campaign last night to educate using the hastag #VaccinesNOVA.   The pro-vaccine injury organizations used "#NothingHappened to imply that vax injury does not exist. How callous.  Did you know that no va in Spanish tranlsates to, "it does not go'?

By Anne Dachel

I watched the hour long documentary, Calling the Shots, on PBS.  My first reaction was, why?  Why was this so hyped?  There was nothing new here.  The first half of the show was all about the history of vaccines and outbreaks of diseases that were called, "vaccine preventable." 

Vaccines were extolled.  We heard about smallpox, whooping cough, cowpox, polio, and measles.  NOVA was out to convince us that vaccines are our only defense against communicable disease.  Prevention is dependent on a 95 percent vaccination rate for "herd immunity."

One little boy who developed seizures following vaccinations was featured, but he was found to have Dravet Syndrome.  They explained that this is a genetic disorder.  Vaccines were only the trigger.  We were told that a fever or sleep deprivation could have done the same thing.  Vaccines didn't cause the seizures.  The boy "was going to get the condition anyway."

There were comforting comments like, "Vaccines can appear to cause harm."  We were told that reactions were limited to fever, swelling at the injection site and "one time seizure events." 

There were photos from the 1950s showing children with polio in wheelchairs.  Measles and other diseases were talked about.  Autism, the diagnosis of one in every 68 children in America, one in every 42 boys, was mentioned in passing.

The message was that having autism has nothing to do with being vaccinated.

Autism activist Alison Singer was shown with her daughter, Jodie, who has autism.  Singer is convinced that getting vaccinated and the appearance of signs of autism are just coincidence. 

The audience was given the strong message: vaccines don't cause autism.   Incredibly, the claim was made that "study after study, whether vaccinated or not...the rates of autism were the same."

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Sharyl Attkisson: Questions Surrounding Pediatrics Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study

SharylNote: From Sharyl Attkisson's site.

Did the medical journal Pediatrics stand by a questioned vaccine-autism study without interviewing the coauthor who confessed to and exposed alleged scientific misconduct?

If so, that would deviate from what should be standard procedure in such an investigation, according to internationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Michael Carome.

“If the evidence seems substantial, the journal should contact all co-authors, present them with the allegations and supporting evidence, and ask them to respond,” says Carome, a research ethics expert who heads the Health Research Group at the watchdog group Public Citizen...  Read the full article at

Current Affairs

Outline Of Significant Developments In The Recent Revelations On Vaccine Safety Research Corruption

Health Choice SquareFrom Here is a summation of the events of the #CDCwhistleblower story as it began in Autism.

8/8/14 – Dr. Brian Hooker publishes an article in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration entitled Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data. The paper concludes that a second look at the data used in the 2002 CDC MMR/autism study Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan atlanta, finds that there is a significant association between giving the MMR vaccine to black males under the age of 3 and the development of autism. This association was not reported in the initial CDC study.

8/18/14 – A video is released on the internet with audio purported to be discussions between Dr. Brian Hooker and CDC senior research scientist and one of the original MMR paper's authors, Dr. William Thompson. The video claims that Thompson told Hooker in phone conversations that the research team found the association between vaccines and autism, and then changed the parameters of the study to get rid of the association, so they would not have to report it to the public. In the audio Thompson expresses great shame and remorse for “lying” and for going along with what the “higher-ups wanted.”

The autism and vaccine injury communities were outraged at the disclosure, and discussions on the matter began to flood the blogesphere and appear on social media under #CDCwhistleblower. More quotes by Thompson are released on the internet.

A sample of the Thompson quotes:

"Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It’s all there… This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem."

"We’ve missed ten years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re afraid to look for things that might be associated.”

8/25/14 – CDC releases a statement on their web site confirming that the study parameters were changed and that there were two sets of children studied. One was all the children initially recruited for the study, the other was a subset of children who had Georgia birth certificates. The statement also confirmed that a higher association was found between MMR and autism in children given the vaccine before the age of 3.

8/27/14 – Dr. William Thompson releases a statement through his whistleblower attorneys confirming the claims made about him and about the paper. He expresses regret that he and his colleagues omitted statistically significant data on vaccine/autism risk, he confirms that it was he on the audio speaking to Dr. Hooker on the phone, and he states that he is providing information to Congressman Bill Posey and will continue to cooperate with Congress on the matter.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: PBS: Pharmaceutical Broadcast Services

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Sept 10, 2014, Orlando Sentinel: U.S. Rep. Bill Posey looking at immunization-autism

Sept 10, 2014, Questions Surrounding Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study

Sept 9, 2014, Medical Daily: PBS Documentary On Vaccinations Hopes To Unravel The Truth For Americans

Sept 9, 2014, Pittsburgh Post Gazette: NOVA documentary tackles debate over vaccines

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Katie Wright

Katie Wright: IACC Public Members Disappoint

Idil AbdullBy Katie Wright Robison IACC

I was happy when I first heard Ms. Idil Abdul was appointed to IACC.  Abdul is an ASD mom who represents an under served community and brought much needed diversity to the committee. Initially, Idil was a real fighter, working hard to make change and give voice to all in her community. Over time, however, Idil has been active largely only on the wandering issue and cultural inclusion in autism research. Idil often focuses on the need for greater sensitivity training of researchers and better inclusion of the culturally under represented. Those are indeed very important and worthwhile issues. Yet, sadly, when rare opportunities for here and now prevention DO arise, instead of taking action, Idil demurs from controversy.

Skin lightening creams are commonly used by Africans and the Somalis who recently arrived in this country. Skin lightening creams contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin. They are extremely unsafe. These lotions are officially banned in the USA for a reason. The FDA’s minimal safety standards are incredibly low, so to be totally banned = really dangerous.

Mercury causes brain damage. Imagine rubbing mercury all over one’s face. I bet Somalis are unaware of these dangers. I sincerely doubt there are warning signs on these illegal skin lightening product containers. Even a few IACC members were astonished to see the content of these creams and learn they were readily available over the Internet. Idil acknowledged that these very dangerous creams were widely used but, “did not want to get into trouble by talking about it.” Idil, you are there to help your community, not to be liked or avoid controversy. Do the right thing and address this. Speak out Idil and say, “I am going to start a public conversation about the dangers of skin lightening cream NOW.” Don’t looking to the govt to answer every problem, take this opportunity to spearhead critical change.

Rarely do such clear-cut opportunities to prevent autism prevent themselves!

When 12 year old sisters of severely affected ASD boys share their heart with the IACC committee and share their deepest and more painful concerns, the response of an IACC member should never be: “you are wrong and you are looking for something to blame.”

Shame on John Robsion and Idil Abdul. How dare they tell the courageous girls they are “looking for something to blame,” or as Idil said, “well you hear something enough you start to believe it, even if it is not true.”  What a condescending comment. The job of public members is to be respectful of the public – not lecture 12-year-old girls that they are dumb and don’t get it. If John and Idil have nothing constructive to add how about being quiet for a change and allow someone who has something to contribute to speak.

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Anne Dachel, Vaccine Safety Reports on #CDCwhistleblower MMR Fraud in African American Tots

Vaccines moneyCDC Scientist Reportedly Claims Vaccine Linked to Autism in Black Babies
September 8, 2014
A senior scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims the federal agency has been hiding results from a test of experimental measles vaccines that increased the likelihood of Black children getting autism, according to reports.

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations and whether or not they are linked to autism.

While the CDC assured the public that there was nothing to worry about with the vaccination, senior scientist Dr. William Thompson claims the CDC has been lying for years, according to The Examiner.
Dr. Brian Hooker was doing research for the Focus Autism Foundation and requested some information via the Freedom of Information Act about a 2004 study that claimed MMR vaccinations were perfectly safe.

According to Thompson, those results were false.

The Examiner reported that Thompson, who has been with the CDC for more than a decade, admitted to Hooker that he and several other authors behind the study manipulated and hid data that proved Black babies were more than three times more likely to develop regressive autism if they were given the vaccine before the age of 3.

For more than 10 years, parents of Black children may have been uninformed and unaware that giving their baby the vaccine could drastically increase the likelihood that they could develop autism. According to Age of Autism, "That one lie is responsible for at least 250,000 cases of autism in African-American male children and that number is a gross underestimate of the true extent of the damage."

Thompson's statements come after Congress already has started to suspect something was awry with the CDC's investigation.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Human Fetal DNA

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 8, 2014, New Study in Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Correlates Autism Disorder Increase and Human Fetal DNA, Retroviral Agents in Vaccines

A new study published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology reveals a significant correlation between autism disorder (AD) and MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) and Hepatitis-A vaccines.

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Anne Dachel

Dr. Kelly Brogan: CDC You're Fired

This [whistleblower] news, and the unfolding of it have penetrated me to the core of my womanhood. It has driven me to question the judgment behind bringing children into a society that seeks to destroy itself. But it has also lionized me to band together with like-minded parents to change the tide. It is happening, and the establishment feels it.  There is a revolution afoot and it may just be darkest before the dawn. Kelly Brogan, MD


Dr. Kelly BroganBy Anne Dachel

Doctors need to listen to those in their profession who question vaccine safety claims.  There are dissenters.  Not every physician buys into the illogical principle of pediatric medicine that says that an untested, ever-expanding vaccine schedule is safe for every child in America.  Whenever I run across a doctor willing to go public with an anti-establishment view of vaccines, I can't wait to write about it.

I give you, Kelly Brogan, MD, New York, NY.  On August 25, 2014, Dr. Brogan posted the article, CDC: You're Fired. Autism Cover-up Exposed, on her blog.

The very title went to the heart of the scandal unfolding over the charge of manipulation of the CDC's MMR study results.

Brogan began her piece with one word: Fraud.

What followed was a sentence that was electric for me since I have spent the last ten years moderating how the media (doesn't) cover autism.  Brogan wrote: As citizens of this capitalist nation, we cannot rely on corporate-sponsored news media for the truth.

Corporate-sponsored news.  That's what we're getting.  The media in America writes at the behest of powerful corporations.  These people pay for the networks and newspapers through their ad dollars.  Is it any wonder that members of the press have looked the other way with each jaw-dropping increase in the autism rate and every pharma-funded study showing no link between vaccines and autism?  They've been the facilitators for officials determined to make the autism epidemic a normal and acceptable part of childhood along with covering up all evidence of vaccine damage.

Alison MacNeil (the Thinking Moms' Revolution) recently referred to someone at CNN telling us vaccines don't cause autism as a stenographer.  What else do you call a news person who doesn't bother to investigate a story, but rather reports what they've been told (and what all the other networks are saying)?

Since we're all thinking/literate adults here, I'll just tell you her commentary on Brian Hooker and William Thompson (and Poul Thorsen, Julie Gerberding) does not mince words.  She is especially critical of the MMR vaccine. 

A veritable body-bomb, the MMR contains recombinant human albumin, fetal bovine serum, and chick embryo fibroblasts, and the potential for interspecies activation of unknown retroviruses, molecular mimicry, and reactivation of the virulence of the infectious virus itself – a completely unstudied and medically unacknowledged risk.

The damage that results from this vaccine is called, Measles-Induced Neuroautistic Encephalopathy--a term coined by Dr. Brogan.  It's brain injury--not an alternate way of seeing the world or whatever rosy picture is painted for us each April for "Autism Awareness Month."

Brogan wrote that parents are taking back the truth.  

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Current Affairs

Letters from the Autism Homefront to Aid Congressman Posey

Bill PoseyWe have an action alert that you can use to send a letter to Congressman Action alert Bill Posey, describing your child's vaccine injury "in a nutshell."  Below the alert is Teresa Conrick's letter.  If you use the Action Alert system you have character limits (hey, sounds a lot like CDC employees, doesn't it?) if your letter is longer, you can send an email directly to John Gilmore. 

From Autism Action Network

Help Rep. Bill Posey get an investigation of CDC cover-up
He has asked for our stories of vaccine injury  
Representative Bill Posey has asked for our help in his solitary fight to get a full investigation by Congress, with CDC officials testifying under oath, into the allegations revealed by senior CDC scientist William Thompson of the CDC covering-up data that showed a clear causal relationship between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

Rep. Posey has asked us to send him our stories of vaccine injury, especially if you or a family member was injured by the MMR. He wants copies of our stories to share with his colleagues and to persuade them that they must investigate.

Please click on this Take Action link and write your story of 250 words or less in the space provided and it will be sent to Rep. Posey, your member of the House of Representatives, and the two Senators who represent your state.

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Olmsted in 2006 on Autism, Vaccines and Dr. Wakefield

2006Editor's Note: I wrote this in 2006, which just shows that any idiot who was paying attention should have known a long time ago that the MMR is strongly linked to the autism epidemic. The filmmaker father I refer to whose daughter regressed immediately after the MMR is Erik Nanstiel, who recently described it powerfully in his own Hear This Well video. If you want to take an autism rate of 1 in 68 for around 4 million babies born every year in the United States, the damage done in the decade since the bogus 2004 CDC MMR study:  588,000 cases of autism. -- Dan Olmsted

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist who first raised the prospect of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism, is being pursued by British medical authorities.

According to the BBC: "The Independent newspaper reports that the General Medical Council will accuse Mr. Andrew Wakefield of carrying out 'inadequately founded' research. Vaccination rates fell sharply after Dr Wakefield questioned the safety of MMR, raising fears of a measles epidemic. His initial Lancet paper has since been disowned by the journal."

Let's put aside the issues surrounding the Lancet paper and concerns about a measles epidemic and go straight to the heart of the matter: Does the MMR cause autism? In other words, is Wakefield right?

After looking into the topic for more than a year, I'm very concerned that he may be -- that, especially in children whose immune systems have been rendered susceptible by any number of possible exposures, the combined live-virus vaccine has its fingerprints all over numerous cases of regressive autism.

Read more:

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Breitbart Sounds #CDCwhistleblower Alarm, MSM Silent

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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Sept 7, 2014, UK Sunday Times: 'Autism-lite' is blamed for diagnoses rise

Sept 6, 2014, LA Times: Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Sept 6, 2014, Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch: Major review of vaccine safety offers good news

Sept 5, 2014, Moms of autistic, vaccine-damaged children mount wave of online protest against CDC research fraud

Sept 1, 2014,  Did the Government Cover Up an Autism/Vaccine Connection?

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Ben Swann Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?


Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.”  Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

As we have reported, a statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism. Below is an excerpt from Thompson’s statement.


While Thompson goes on to explain that he believes that vaccines have saved and continue to save lives, he clearly admits that the CDC did in fact intentionally omit data that demonstrated a connection between an increased risk of autism in African American males who were giving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age.... Read the full post at

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Merck's Mumps Fraud Gets Closer to a Jury


By Dan Olmsted

In order to be approved and stay on the market, a drug needs to be both safe and effective. That's not asking so much, is it, given the billions that drug makers rake in every year, especially from the monopolistic, government-indemnified vaccine program?

But based on that scorecard, the MMR vaccine is now batting 0 for 2 and looking more forlorn than the Red Sox in September. Senior Scientist William Thompson from the CDC stepped forward last month to call BS on a major CDC study exonerating the mumps, measles, rubella shot as having any connection to autism.

Now a U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss a case brought by two Merck scientist-whistleblowers who allege Merck -- the only manufacturer of the MMR in the U.S. -- committed wholesale fraud to hide the truth that the mumps component no longer works as promised. That, they allege, is a crime against the U.S. government -- and ultimately taxpayers like you and me -- which spends hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the vaccine each year.

No wonder the judge let the case proceed (along with parts of a second, related class action suit): The evidence is strong, including a one-page internal Merck memo that outlined exactly what researchers were supposed to do to get the desired result, no matter the real data. Next up: demands by the whistleblowers for "discovery" of other internal Merck documents and data.

Stay tuned: If this gets to a jury -- and the whistleblowers give no indication they can be bought off for a measly few million bucks -- there could be hell to pay. Or at least a few billion. Strike 3! 

Here's the judge's ruling.

Here's a CNN iReport on it: Merck's Motion to Dismiss Denied in Mumps Whistleblower Suits



Current Affairs, Jim Thompson, Vaccine Safety

Mercury, Simpsonwood 2000, and an Elementary Cover-up


By Jim Thompson

We teach mathematical graphs to children in our middle schools.  For example, look at this 2001 article “Living Graphs.”

“In this article, we discuss some ideas and techniques for teaching and learning this language and for giving life to graphs in middle school classrooms.  In algebra, students typically construct graphs of functions represented by symbolic formulas.”  See Living Graphs.

Now back in 1999, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were also working on graphs related to real life activities.  These graphs represented associations between brain injuries in children receiving vaccines with Thimerosal, a mercury based vaccine preservative, and the amount of mercury they received.  These graphs were presented at a CDC meeting in June of 2000 at the Simpsonwood Methodist retreat and conference center in Norcross, Georgia (Simpsonwood 2000).  These graphs, and their different versions before and after Simpsonwood 2000, are described in great detail in the book “Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.(2014). 

But well before Simpsonwood 2000, scientists already knew that mercury in its various forms is extremely toxic.  For example, in 1939 a paper was published showing that mercuric chloride at a level of 8 parts per billion kills a certain species of fish.   Considering that one part per billion is roughly equivalent to one sugar cube in a swimming pool--then Thimerosal preserved vaccines at 50 thousand parts per billion mercury concentration can hardly be declared safe.

So back to Simpsonwood 2000, Tom Verstraeten of the CDC modeled an association between neurologic developmental disorders and exposure to the mercury based Thimerosal. 

“For the overall category of neurologic developmental disorders …That's an increase of 0.7% for each additional microgram of ethyl mercury. For an example, if we would go from zero to 50 micrograms of ethyl mercury, we would have to multiple these estimate by 50, so that would give us an additional increase of about 35%, which is pretty close to the point estimate for this category.”  

See Simpsonwood transcript at  pp. 41-42.

Now here is where we can use the same algebra taught to our middle school students.  It gives us a straight line graph based on Verstraeten’s equation.  The equation is:  an association of relative risk of neurological developmental disorders equals 0.007 times the micrograms of mercury received in vaccinations.  The equation is simple (y = 0.007 times x).

Now before that Simpsonwood 2000 meeting Tom Verstraeten saw a problem with the math.  The multiplier was originally much greater than 0.007!  Before Simpsonwood 2000 Tom Verstraeten wrote to his co-workers in an email titled "It just won’t go away,” “As you'll see some of the RRs [relative risks] increase over the categories and I haven't yet found an alternative explanation ...”  

So this takes us to an elementary cover-up by the CDC.  As Robert F. Kennedy Jr shows us in his book, the CDC scientists changed the way their graph looked by compressing the vertical part of the graph.  They did this by graphing a straight line on a logarithm vertical scale.   This makes a steep slope on a straight line graph of increasing association of brain injury with mercury exposure look almost like a line with no slope, or flat line, which does not show an increase of risk with exposure.  See pages 135 and 136 of “Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak.” This elementary cover-up, along with removing children from the original database to make the risk multiplier smaller, show us that (1) mercury in vaccines is unsafe, (2) the CDC cannot be trusted to oversee vaccine safety.

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Thank you to Dr. Bob Sears for Sticking Your Neck Out For Children

Dr. Bob SearsManaging Editor's Note: Dr. Bob Sears has been an advocate for all children The vaccine book and a friend to the autism community for many years.  Whenever a mom-to-be asks me about how to study up on vaccines, I recommend Sears' The Vaccine Book (great baby shower gift, sure beats needing that Diaper Genie for 15 years) as a good introduction to vaccine issues including informed consent and choice.  The LA Times, Dr. Paul Offit's West Coast friend, castigates Sears in this article below for daring to educate parents and step outside of the Church of Immaculate Vaccination. 

Read the full article and comment at the LA Times.   Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines.

She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book.

"I'm vegan," she said, and in her circle, word of Sears "sort of traveled through the grapevine."

That same day, Karissa and Richard Sandoval of Corona showed up at the pediatrician's office with 2-month-old twins Andrew and William.

"You don't find too many alternative-friendly doctors where we live," Karissa said.

In the seven years since "The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child" was published, it has sold more than 250,000 copies and Sears has become a celebrity among parents who see danger in immunization.

While the vast majority of physicians are troubled by the anti-vaccination movement, Sears, 45, lends a sympathetic ear. About half his patients forgo vaccines altogether. To others, he offers "Dr. Bob's" alternative and selective vaccination schedules, which delay or eliminate certain immunizations.

At a conference this year in Rancho Mirage, Sears told a roomful of pregnant women, new mothers and healthcare professionals that vaccines work well and are responsible for the nation's low disease rate, something parents who don't want to immunize can take advantage of.

"I do think the disease danger is low enough where I think you can safely raise an unvaccinated child in today's society," he said. "It may not be good for the public health. But … for your individual child, I think it is a safe enough choice...."

Cathy Jameson

Vaccines, Autism and More Media Madness

Rainbow - GalleryPlayerBy Cathy Jameson

Laugh till you cry.  Cry because it hurts.  Push through the pain.  Rise up, and try again.

My head is spinning.  The last two weeks have been pretty intense.  A CDC whistleblower stepped forward and revealed jaw-dropping news.  I’m trying to grasp everything that is being reported and wondering what’s going to happen next. 

As usual, the reporting of this breaking news isn’t from mainstream media.  Their reports, when they decide to respond, lack truth.  They lack basic facts and lack accurate information.  The reporters themselves are also anything but helpful.  They lack integrity and continue to be uneducated vaccine mouthpieces unable to show basic skills like compassion.  In the few news reports and articles that have popped up since Dr. William Thompson went public with alarming information about a CDC study, mainstream sources have ignored evidence and instead targeted parents as the bad guy.  Not only have they criticized parents, they’ve also lobbed condescending remarks at them.  This tactic and behavior is abhorrent. 

I don’t know if I’ll ever understand why some groups and some people in the media resort to such madness.  I do my best to not getting riled up when I see another inaccurate report or ignorant reporter respond.  I turn away from anything mainstream and go listen to some of music.  For now, mentally running away from the madness is the easiest way to deal with it.  It’s either that or cry myself into a deep, deep sleep. 

In learning what I have, that a CDC scientist has come forward with damning information about data manipulation, the emotional gamut I’ve experienced has done a number on me.

At first I wanted to laugh.  Really. 

And why not?  We parents have we’ve been verbally insulted for so long.  To finally have someone admit what we’ve suspected, no, known, was a relief.  But the laughing was short lived. Fraud, lies and our destroying childhoods are no laughing matter.  So, I laughed…until I cried. 

 As more of the CDC whistleblower story is revealed, I continue to cry. 

I appreciate this revelation and the confirmation that yes, vaccines do cause autism, but it won’t change Ronan’s future.  It won’t make his autism go away.  His autism was an unwelcomed side effect from vaccines, ones that I believed in.  I think the hardest thing to grasp is that even though the news we’re hearing is good (Finally! Truth! Justice! Vindication!), it is just so devastatingly awful.  What hurts the most is that the ramifications of the fraud Thompson is claiming to have happened has influenced so many people, including me. 

I believed in what scientists like Thompson were publishing.  I relied on their science, those vaccines and in the CDC’s unwavering stance that those vaccines were good for my child.  I heard their message, and I trusted it. 

In trusting someone else and in putting faith in something else, I betrayed my mother’s intuition.  It was there.  It nagged me.  It told me to slow down, back away, think things through, mama.  But I told that nagging feeling to shush.  Surely my doctor, my nurse and my government knew more than I. 


How wrong I was.   

One after the other after the other, vaccines didn’t help Ronan.  They never gave him any immunity.  They didn’t make him healthier either.  With each and every one, vaccines did more irreparable harm than good. 

Vaccines created a toxic toll for my son.  He lost skills.  He lost language.  He lost the chance to live like a typical kid.  Ronan’s development hit rock bottom.  So, while even though Dr. Thompson’s information is important and must absolutely be investigated, it doesn’t make me hopeful.  It won’t make Ronan’s voice come back.  It will not bring his typical health back either.  Yes, it’s a dream come true to hear that we were right and they were not, but saying that will not erase the nightmares we as a family have already lived. 

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Vaccine Safety

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: The Screen Shot Gambit

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

There’s a certain bleak satisfaction in watching the fortress of vaccine injury denial start to crumble, evidenced by wilder and wilder theories designed to patch together the remnants of “the science is settled … study after study” argument, now that the science is unsettled and study after study starts to look like lie after lie.

On C-SPAN, at the National Press Club, on PBS and the major networks and print outlets, they are still running off the old karma, but the new paradigm is about to catch up with them. I hope they enjoy these last late summer days in the bully pulpit ridiculing anyone who notices the reality about to crash down on them.

Over at Respectful Insolence, “Orac” is obsessing over whether CDC whistleblower William Thompson actually sent Andy Wakefield (and his wife, Carmel) apologetic texts. Never mind what Thompson said in his own statement, or was captured on audio by Brian Hooker. No, the screen grab must be a fake!

“But something about that text exchange, more specifically the image of that text exchange, bothered me. It even bothered some antivaccinationists, because I saw complaints about it. Why is it a photo of an iPhone? Doesn’t Andy even know how to take a screen shot on his iPhone?”

It goes on from there. “Notice how in Andy’s screenshot, the word “Back” appears by the arrow in the upper left hand corner. Notice how, in mine, the word “Messages” appears in the upper left hand corner. That’s what had been bugging me when I first looked at the screenshot and it didn’t look quite right to me! I had finally put my finger on it!”

In the comments section, Orac’s thesis doesn’t hold up very well – even Brian Deer doubts it! This causes Orac to add an editor’s note allowing the possibility of error and adding: “Unlike AoA and other antivaccine groups, if I am wrong about something, I will admit it and discuss what might have led me to an incorrect conclusion.”

Wow. Even an occasion for admitting error becomes an opportunity for pointing out our supposed failings! I did send Andy a text before we ran our article about Thompson’s comments, here:

Carmel Andy Text

Now, exactly why my last text about being a fraud not going through is unknown to me. Maybe Orac interfered with it or God Herself decided that since Andy really is a fraud, no transmission casting doubt on it will be allowed. Or maybe because I was driving around in Illinois and the especially high corn this year interfered.

Andy Wakefield may not know how to take a screen shot of his iPhone. The last time I saw him with one, it had been run over in the parking lot where he dropped it before we went in for dinner, and, while the screen was good and cracked, he kept using it. And my last text to Andy may simply have failed to transmit.

One way or another, though, the message is starting to get through: Andy is not the fraud here. He is not the one who is killing babies, in Bill Gates’ memorable formulation of the issue.


Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.

Current Affairs, Kim Stagliano, Nightmares

Bay Village Teens Channel Stephen King Horror: Abuse Student with Autism

By Kim Stagliano

With horror and a sickening flashback to a Stephen King novel (and film by the same name) I watched the Bay Village Ohio teens play a terrible "prank" on a student with autism, using the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as their "medium." (See below.)

As the epidemic of children with autism grows older, I fear they are in more danger than ever. Toddlers are naturally protected by most all mothers, not just their own.   The "it takes a village" method of child rearing, one could say. Which of us would not run to the aid of almost any child under the age 12, 13, even 16? Ah, but as our children turn into adults, that coccoon of safety becomes eroded. Cute faces have pimples. Chubbie tummies change into burgeoning figures. 

I'm in the position of having three teen daughters with autism. You want to talk about paralyzing fear for them?  Pour a cup of coffee and we'll chat - for six months.   Already one of my girls has been criminally abused (school bus, 2010.) And yet, like parents of typicals, we have to find a way to let our kids grow up and move forward.  We fight our own instincts to protect our vulnerable children, and force ourselves to "let them go" a bit and learn about the world.  But for the love of all that is holy, NOT this way.

Bay Village, Ohio has an opportunity to set an example for ALL villages.  As of this writing, police are considering arresting the teens.

House of Cards 200 pixelsKim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her new novel,  House of Cards; A All I Can Handle 50 pixel Kat Cavicchio romantic suspense is available from Amazon in all e-formats now. Her memoir, All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book.

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: C- (no vaccine injury) Span on Vaccines

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 4, 2014, C-Span: Briefing Vaccines Vaccination Issues

Paul Offit and a group of pro-vaccine advocates take the stage and discuss how to convince parents that there's nothing to worry about when they vaccinate their children.

For those of us who know what's happening with the CDC whistleblower scandal, this whole thing is nothing short of bizarre.  I can't imagine people who could possibly sound more out of touch with what's happening in the real world.

There is no acknowledgement that there are reasons to be worried about vaccine side effects. The speakers are only those promoting vaccines and the PBS documentary, Vaccines--Calling the shots. It's condescending.  It's horribly insulting to parents of vaccine injured children.  If you think your child was fine until he or she was vaccinated, it was only a coincidence.  The point is clearly made.

Anyone who wants to modify the vaccine schedule is ridiculed.

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Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

The Insanely Good Soul of Dr. Andrew Wakefield

GoodBy Kent Heckenlively

It's said that moral challenges bring out the worst and the best in people.

It's difficult to find a situation more appalling than the news revealed by CDC whistleblower, William Thompson that for more than a decade the CDC has concealed information that lowering the age at which African-American males received the MMR shot resulted in a 340% increase in autism.  It's a state of affairs which turns my stomach, even though it is confirmation of what many of us have believed for years.  These researchers may have a doctorate in science, but they lack even a high school diploma in courage.

And yet on the other side of the ledger is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who has been the most visible public face of our cause.  Wakefield has said on many occasions that this controversy has cost him his job, his career, and his country.  He has not broken under the strain and we are forever grateful to him.

Then comes the news as reported in The Truth Barrier of two text message from William Thompson.  The first was to Dr. Wakefield's wife, Carmel, and read, "I do believe your husbands career was unjustly damaged and this study would have supported his scientific opinion.  Hopefully I can help repair it."

The next was actually a series of text messages between Thompson and Dr. Wakefield.  Dr. Wakefield begins the exchange by asking, "Is this press release real?"

Thompson replies, "Yes!"

Wakefield writes back, "Thank you.  This was the right and honorable thing to do.  Andy."

Thompson says, "I agree.  I apologize again for the price you have paid for my dishonesty."

Wakefield writes, "I forgive you completely and without any bitterness."

Thompson responds, "I know you mean it and I am grateful to know you more personally."

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

CDC Scientist Admits Cover-up of MMR/autism Causation Demand a Full Investigation by Congress

Action alertFrom our friends at Autism Action Network.  Click HERE to send the EASY TO Whistleblower-protection USE, QUICK alert to your Representative and Senators.

Now that senior CDC scientist William Thompson has issued a public statement admitting that he and his colleagues at the CDC falsified at least one study to cover-up a powerful association between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism in African American males, it is time for a complete investigation by Congress into how the CDC has manipulated this and other studies to arrive at pre-conceived outcomes.
Please click on the Take Action link above to send an email to your member of the House of Representative and the two US Senators from your state asking them to make a public statement in support of hearings.

In a statement published on August 27 Thompson said the following:

“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I have worked since 1998.

I regret my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Do You Hear a Faint Whistle?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 3,2014, Sonoran News: Whistleblower reveals CDC cover-up linking MMR vaccine to autism

Sept 2, 2014, Los Angeles Times: Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

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Cathy Jameson

Back-to-School Shots - You Have Exemptions

Abandoned-vehicles-old-abandoned-school-busBy Cathy Jameson

Ronan started school this week.  He was severely affected by vaccines.  He’s non-verbal, completely dependent on others and has autism.  Because of other medical issues that stemmed from the vaccine injury, Ronan’s on a modified school day only able to attend school for a few hours a day and only a few days a week.  Before this school year started, I dropped off some paperwork to the school:  Ronan’s health care plan, his seizure plan and his vaccine exemption form.  Until I’m assured that vaccines truly are safe and effective, that vaccine exemption form will accompany him each year until he graduates. 

Back-to-school letters from school administration typically include a cheerful welcome.  An announcement or two about what to expect on the first day back and a kind request to drop off school supplies including any remaining forms might be added in the letter too.  Ronan’s school recently sent out a back-to-school announcement.  Included was a memo about ‘back-to-school’ shots with a message that made it sound like he had to get them or he wouldn’t be allowed to attend school.  I appreciate the gentle reminder to wrap up our summer fun, but I do not care to be told incomplete and inaccurate information.  I especially don’t like it when that sort of information is demanded as the tone of the messages I received most certainly was a demand.

With the opportunity schools have with the large population they serve, instead of properly educating parents that vaccines are optional, I find that they’ve misinterpreted laws, altered wording and have been allowed to make absurd vaccine demands without any reprimand.  I find these vaccine demands both troubling and fascinating.  Troubling because some people would never think to question a school policy and fascinating because literature parents are given elsewhere about vaccines state otherwise:   


Why are dictator-like demands being handed down to parents?  To say get-vaccines-or-your-child-can’t-come-to-school is untrue.  And honestly, it’s dangerous.  Fortunately, for those who cannot or do not want to get vaccines, due to contraindications to medical conditions or because of religious belief for example, opting out of vaccines is possible.  (Opting out is actually a terrible term to use because, for the majority in the US, vaccines on the CDC’s schedule are merely recommended.  But, for lack of a better term, school admin, school nurses and medical providers will, or should be, familiar with what opting out means.)

In 48 states, up to three types of vaccine exemptions exist.  Check this map from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) to see how to opt out of ‘school shots’. 


It’s a shame that parents feel the vaccine heat from schools.  Instead of focusing on administering first aid when it’s necessary, school nurses have been allowed to become school shot Nazis. 

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Minority Report: A Covert CDC Program Inoculated Black Babies with Deadly, Experimental Measles Vaccines

Vax af amBy Neil Z. Miller

A Senior Scientist with the CDC, Dr. William Thompson, recently admitted that he and his co-authors intentionally omitted statistically significant information from their 2004 study that was published in the journal Pediatrics. The excluded data showed that "African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism."(1,2) Dr. Brian Hooker, an independent scientist, re-analyzed the original CDC data and published his results confirming that "African American boys receiving their first MMR vaccine before 36 months of age are 3.4 times more likely to develop autism" when compared to African-American boys who receive MMR after 36 months of age.(3)

For more than 10 years, the CDC buried scientific evidence that young Black boys who receive the MMR vaccine have a significantly increased risk of developing autism. The CDC kept this crucial information confidential. The CDC refused to warn the public. The parents of Black babies were not provided with informed consent and their human rights were violated.

Concerned parents are now wondering whether this callous and potentially criminal behavior by the CDC is a one-time fluke or part of a larger pattern. Actually, the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) have a history of violating the human rights of Black families by unethically experimenting on their babies with dangerous measles vaccines.

A CDC and WHO Catastrophe

In developing countries where children are malnourished and health care is inadequate, measles fatality rates between 5 and 10 percent are possible.(4-6) However, infants up to five months old are usually protected by maternal antibodies that they received during birth.(7-9) Standard measles vaccines do not work in babies under nine months of age.(10) Thus, authorities reasoned that if an effective vaccine could be developed for this vulnerable period -- from 5 to 9 months of age -- the measles death rate could be lowered.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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

Sept 2, 2014, WHDT TV: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

We told you recently about a new whistleblower inside the CDC, Doctor William Thompson. Thompson says he stayed quiet for over 10 years after finding a link between vaccines in young black children and autism. Thompson also says the CDC knew about this link, and purposely manipulated the evidence to remove "Black Babies without birth certificates" from the study. The initial report showed a 340 percent increase in autism among black boys under 36 months old.

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SafeMinds Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Vaccine-Autism Science Manipulation at HHS

Fraud puzzl;eFraud investigation is warranted, says SafeMinds.

Atlanta, GA — For over a decade SafeMinds has claimed that the CDC manipulated data to show no link between vaccines and autism. But at least for one study, the rumors were put an end.

In a statement, William Thompson, Ph.D. acknowledged that he and his co-authors “omitted statistically significant information” linking the MMR vaccine to an increased risk of autism in a 2004 study. An independent reanalysis of the same data suggests that African American males have a 340% increased risk of autism if they received the vaccine prior to 36 months of age. Thompson also admitted to a cover-up of the increased risk, stating, “Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” says Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Vice President of SafeMinds. “We have found problems with every result generated by the CDC claiming no autism-vaccine link.  Sadly, their studies were utilized by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to deny restitution to over 5000 families whose children developed autism after vaccines.”

In 2004, CDC researcher Thomas Verstraeten published a study examining the mercury preservative thimerosal that had similar protocol manipulations. The first run of the raw data obtained by SafeMinds showed that children were 7.6 to 11.4 times more likely to have autism if they had high exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines compared to no exposure. Four alterations of the data occurred until the final publication showed no statistically significant findings.

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Maine Voices: Breakdown in Accountability at Heart of Decline in Vaccinations

MaineGinger Taylor wrote this editorial for the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.  Maine Voices: Breakdown in accountability at heart of decline in vaccinations

Opposition to the current U.S. vaccination program is based on its failures, denial and bad law and policy.

By Ginger Taylor

BRUNSWICK — I was interviewed for an Aug. 9 front-page article by Joe Lawlor, titled “More Maine families are skipping or delaying childhood vaccines.” What was published was a complete misrepresentation of the interview I gave him.

As I told Mr. Lawlor, I’m neither anti-vaccine nor opposed to vaccination, and I vaccinated my children. My opposition is to the current U.S. vaccine program, which has become corrupted by bad law and policy, the failure to disclose known risks to families, the failure to pre-screen children who are showing symptoms that they are at risk for vaccine reactions and the denial of vaccine injury cases – rather than the proper recognition, diagnoses and treatment of vaccine-injured children.

about the author

Ginger Taylor of Brunswick is the media director and a co-author and contributing editor of the book “Vaccine Epidemic.” Author of the blog, she served on the 2009 Maine CDC Autism Conference steering committee.

In 1986, Congress gave liability protection to all vaccine interests – pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, doctors, nurses, etc. – so no one in this country can sue for vaccine injuries or deaths. As a result of this disregard of Americans’ Seventh Amendment rights, a vaccine injury case hasn’t been brought before a jury in almost 30 years, there is no longer accountability in vaccine safety and the vaccine program has fallen into massive corruption.

The effectiveness of vaccines is overstated, safety claims made are overstated and parents no longer get accurate risk information. Instead, vaccine consumers are offered a single sheet of information in the doctor’s office that leaves out almost all of the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert, on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Injury Table and the disorders that HHS has concluded can be caused by a given vaccine.

Doctors are not trained on federal guidelines for vaccine injury, nor are they required to know the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert. Therefore, few physicians know how to recognize adverse reactions in their patients. As a result, such cases are usually ignored or misdiagnosed and are rarely properly medically assessed, and patients can become victims of medical neglect for a lifetime.

Further, the vaccine schedule has tripled since 1986, so a child born today will receive more doses of vaccine by the time he’s 6 months old than I did by the time I went to college. There is almost no long-term safety testing of vaccines, and no safety testing of the overloaded schedule as a whole.

This breakdown in the U.S. vaccine program’s accountability to consumers is at the heart of the country’s decline in vaccinations, because when parents take the time to look into physicians’ safety claims, they find they’re being given incorrect and biased information.

Case in point: The claim that the vaccine-autism controversy began as the result of one debunked study is utter misinformation. In fact, more than 80 research papers demonstrate the associations between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism.

When Mr. Lawlor asked me why I believed my son was vaccine-injured, I directed him to the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Table and walked him through the symptoms of pertussis-vaccine-induced “encephalopathy,” the medical term for brain damage, which my son exhibited following his 18-month shots:

n Decreased or absent response to environment (responds, if at all, only to loud voice or painful stimuli).

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