NY, NJ govs (one Dem, one GOP) clamp down on Ebola quaratine for returning health care workers, slam ever-changing CDC guidelines. That's because politicians are accountable to the people, unlike arrogant CDC.
Here's an idea -- if you've been treating Ebola patients in Africa and come back to NYC, lay low for 21 days. Don't doctors and public health officials have what non-experts like us consider common sense?
New report says 26 percent of Americans admit to being Internet trolls. I feel like I've met 25 percent of them! Or, as Dorit would say, "Please cite evidence for 25 percent figure. Study was not peer-reviewed."
Don't look now but the massive horrible awful Ebola epidemic in America is probably over. But Enterovirus 68 is just getting started.
Time to quite worrying about chickenpox vaccine coverage in Marin County and get with it re Ebola, if you ask me. And Dr. Nancy, go home and stay home!
Mediaite: "A well-placed source tells me MSNBC will be announcing major programming changes sometime in the next month, including the cancellation of Ronan Farrow‘s afternoon program, Ronan Farrow Daily."
"'Ronan Farrow Daily,'" the network's heavily promoted new afternoon show, which stars a 26-year-old Rhodes scholar with a high-profile Hollywood lineage, has been largely a dud." -- NYT, 10.13.14
"Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?" Best documentary award at Oktoberfest Film Festival, NY. Yea!! Showing in Dallas on Oct 16th, just prior to GR conference. Please come! Our camera gal Francesca, there in NY to receive the award.
Dr. Gupta on CNN Thursday morning on Enterovirus 68: "In some ways it's a much bigger threat than Ebola, as much as we've been talking about this" one case in the United States.
From CBS: "Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country." See our earlier reporting: The Age of Polio, and "Doctors May Have Missed Pesticide Clue in California's 'Polio-Like' Cluster":
By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill
One of the California children with “polio-like” symptoms ate raspberries right before she got sick, her mother said Wednesday -- but that didn't seem to set off any alarm bells about pesticide residue from the medical experts investigating the baffling outbreak.
“She was wheezing, then she had lunch with raspberries and then we went to [the] pediatrician's office where they said she sounded like asthma,” Jessica Tomei said in an email, describing the symptoms her daughter, Sofia Jarvis, experienced in November 2012.
“On the way home she threw up. The next day we were in the hospital. 5 days later her arm was paralyzed. I kept mentioning the raspberries but botulism was ruled out.”
Doctors and public health officials have focused on microbes in their hunt for the cause of the cluster, which so far comprises five children in the San Francisco Bay area and a reported 20 more throughout the state. The five cases occurred between August 2012 and July 2013. Officials said a rare enterovirus – a stomach bug – was detected in two of the cases.
But given Jessica Tomei’s account, pesticide residue seems to us like a prime suspect. “Fruit is notoriously difficult to grow organically and without pesticides,” Jeff Moyer, farm director at the Rodale Institute, an organic research institution, is quoted as saying on the institute’s Web site. According to the institute, “Because most fruits have soft skins, the pesticides that are used to kill those bugs (and the molds and fungi that also love fruit) get into the flesh and into your mouth, and no amount of peeling or washing can remove them.”
We reported Wednesday morning that Sofia’s parents, Jessica Tomei and Jeff Jarvis, are professional winemakers, but her mother was dubious of a chemical connection via that route. On Wednesday, she mentioned the raspberries as a likelier source of pesticide.
“She had raspberries the morning of her illness -- they ruled out botulism. If what you are saying is true, perhaps the raspberries played a part. I believe more chemicals are used in that type of agriculture vs. vineyard. Interesting thoughts.”
In our 2011 series, The Age of Polio – How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic, we proposed that beginning in the late 1800s, the poliovirus – for millennia a harmless enterovirus – was rendered dangerous by its interaction with the new agricultural pesticide lead arsenate. Our theory: the pesticide caused damage that allowed the virus to penetrate the nervous system and reach the spinal cord, where it caused the paralysis called poliomyelitis.
A comment from Cherry Sperlin Misra: Circa year 2000 I was running my nursery school in New Delhi and seeing an occasional case of autism (after about 1995) I then got a copy of the new vaccine schedule that was coming in - used by the private pediatricians- not the government (The gov't still used fewer vaccines in their clinics) I saw that the new schedule had about 9 vaccines by age 9 months and all or most had mercury in them.
So I thought to myself- "If this theory that mercury is causing autism is correct, then , in about 3 years I will begin to see more autism in my school." Then I thought a little more "No, you probably wont notice a change, because even if autism increases by 100%, that could mean one case per year (rather than one every second year), but statistically it wont work out like that- It could be three years of no autistic child and then three in one year- so it really could take quite a few years for there to be clarity on the increase.
In fact, the effect of the mercury was so dramatic, that we soon saw many autistic and near-autistic kids every year. Obviously, they really had to cook the books to cover up the obvious. Well, most people arent running a nursery school and have little science background, so it was easy to pull the wool over their eyes.
Notice too, the huge campaign to label everything as "genetic" , which I think was more in line with what people had observed in their lifetimes. I recall growing up with a neighbour child having Down's syndrome. That was just how he was; he was born that way ; and no one gave it any thought. I think that autism fit easily into that mental slot.
Texas judges reject Andy's appeal, won't allow his defamation suit against Brian Deer and the BMJ to go forward. Sad, but not terribly surprising. Court also orders him to pay all costs. Nasty.
Comment from David Foster on CDC's William Thompson: "So much for all the claims that there is no concrete claim of malfeasance by the CDC. 'I have a boss who is asking me to lie.' Any questions?"
Obama to Atlanta to announce Ebola initiative in West Africa? How about Obama to Atlanta to clean house and begin to uncover the truth about the autism epidemic weakining our national security right here at home?
This observation by Truth Is Hard To Come By strikes me as highly original and probably true: I think the study on the sleeping pill link to Alzheimer's is interesting and alarming, but another explanation of what it indicates seems possible/probable to me. A big problem I had prior to getting my MANY amalgam fillings out and detoxing per the Andy Cutler approach was inability to sleep. Post detox, I fall asleep way earlier than I used to (like 9 or 10 instead of 1 or 2 am); I began staying asleep all night (rarely did before) and now I wake up early. Night owl insomniac to pretty peaceful sleeper and now a morning person. What the heck? In all the years that I couldn't sleep, I never took sleeping pills because I have just never liked to take pills or drugs of any sort for any reason. But I would guess that lots of people suffering the same problem would quickly resort to whatever the advertisements or their doctor suggested. I think Boyd Haley's observations regarding mercury and Alzheimers fit in with this picture all too well. --Mercury toxic people (--poisoned by amalgam fillings, vaccines, eating too much toxic fish, exposure to broken fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, or gauges; living in homes painted with mercury-laden water-based latex paint, coal fired power plant emissions, and/or a multitude of other exposures) --a likely consequence: inability to sleep well --take sleeping pills --develop Alzheimer's. That middle step may not be a significant part of the equation, imo. It seems highly likely to me that about half or more of senior US citizens are mercury toxic due to accumulated mercury from multiple sources and poor diets that really don't support the body's natural detox systems. (Coincidentally, It appears that roughly 50% of the population has either the APOE4 variation (20%) or an MTHFR variation (30%) making them more vulnerable to mercury and/or less able to excrete it. Hmm.) So far at least I haven't developed Alzheimer's. Time will tell. Hoping the amalgam removal and detox (and now also avoiding flu shots and other known sources of mercury) will save me from my father's fate. His illness started at about the age I am now. To my knowledge, he never took sleeping pills but he did always have a hard time sleeping. His hair test indicated mercury toxicity by Cutler's counting rules. Of course my experience is purely anecdotal and therefore should be totally disregarded.
... So recent that Joan Rivers, born June 1933, was three months older than Case 1 -- Donald T., in the first medical journal report of autism.
Enterovirus 68: Let's remember this virus was mentioned in connection with the cases of sudden paralysis in California children last year, which we speculated might involve a co-factor such as pesticide exposure, like the polio epidemics ... It appears to affect those with asthma the worst. And why do so many kids have asthma? Postponing the DTaP shot by a couple of months lowers the risk of asthma. Just for instance. But they'd rather talk vaccines against Enterovirus 68.
Latest: Whistleblower suit against Merck for faking data sailed through to discovery phase. Judge rejected Merck motion to dismiss; threw out parts of related suit not brought by whistleblowers.
Comment from "Lisa": Oh my God! Are you guys listening to the interview? This guy DeStafano says "um" and "you know" more than the teens working at the local Dairy Queen. He sounds so incredibly inarticulate, and also incredibly GUILTY.
William Thompson: "I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information [that] suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months were at increased risk for autism. ... protocol was not followed." That's HUGE.
"Flu Shot Kids" -- AOA 02.14.08: L"A pediatrician who treats a large number of kids with autism tells me she has started to detect a new pattern. Most of the very youngest children are what she calls 'flu shot kids.' Their mothers got mercury-containing flu shots when they were in utero. The kids got the shots right on schedule starting at 6 months.
"She emphasized this was only an impression, not a study or even a survey. But this is someone who has been very astute about the autism epidemic since the early days – she first began noticing something amiss with the kids in her practice starting in the mid 1990s. They were just plain sicker. Too many allergies, too much asthma, too many with juvenile diabetes. Too many with autism.
"Too many, too sick. So I think what she says about the flu shot bears repeating and watching."
"If history remembers no other journalist who fought back against the spurious claims about vaccines, it will remember Brian Deer." -- Columbia Journalism Review, "Sticking With the Truth," May 1, 2013
This is nice and clear: "What the CDC did, in essence, was recreate the original study design after it was discovered that the original one showed adverse effects associated with MMR."
"This is not just a health crisis, it's a journalistic crisis. Journalists have to stop taking the word of a captive agency with a vested interest in thimerosal, and instead look at the science." -- RFK Jr.
On a long drive, I heard NPR promote a program being co-reported with Kaiser Health News. Since when is an HMO a reporting partner for a supposedly independent news outlet?
Jen Forsyth on HuffPost: "It was never my intention in life to become a vaccine advocate. I have to do enough just advocating for my kids, as two of three are on varying degrees of the autism spectrum."
Awesome comment by Anita Donnnelly on Laura Hayes' awesome article: "Once you get it, once you get that your toddler went catatonic because of vaccines you are shocked and profoundly sad.
"Once you get that it didn't have to happen, that it was totally preventable, you add to the tragedy the knowledge that you and your child and all children have been brutally betrayed and violently poisoned. For money or for pride. By tragic hubris, or by cynical profit. But it didn't have to happen. And your child's suffering is for nothing. Your child's suffering did not keep some other child from getting chicken pox because they could have been protected without the participation of vulnerable children that they KNOW how to detect (see Dr Jill James' research on glutatione) . No, your child's vaccine did no good to any child. And it prevented your child from getting full use of his destined life or her destined brain.
"Once all the little pieces click into place, it's like discovering a mate has been unfaithful, or a loved one has cancer, or that you are going to have to file for bankruptcy after all.
"It is something you simply cannot 'unknow'. And it hurts like hell to admit what has happened, how we've been lied to, and that our own lack of wanting to know hurt our infant.
"It is a betrayal beyond belief.
"We will get through it, and overcome it, with each other and truth speakers like Laura Hayes.
"AWESOME powerful story!"
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? CDC/NIH leave smallpox vials laying around, expose workers to anthrax, freak out about the flu in China, then import Ebola via Americans who tragically came down with it. Something wrong with this picture.
Start of NY Times Mag piece on autism recovery: "At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress..." You don't say!
"But if we had scientific method we would be meticulously following up the adverse consequences: instead we have an aggressive culture of assertion and denial in which the reality is that products are inevitably neither as effective or as safe as their official profile: they couldn't possibly be (and the studies themselves are a pack of lies). Thimerosal is interesting because mercury is a deadly toxin (the quantities in a single shot 250 times the hazard level for toxic waste) and they just went on adding more. IT'S THE CULTURE. We have this arrangement whereby vaccines are mandated, and manufacturers have effectively no liability. We have the US national rubbish dump of cases reported to VAERS (nearly half a million by now despite passive reporting). And they go on adding more products as if there is no limit (hence Offit's preposterous and terrifying 10,000 vaccine theory). If anything the system in the UK is even more slippery. All the systems by which the products could be properly monitored have been short-circuited. Parents are ignored, insulted, bullied, concerned scientist are harassed and isolated, and this could not be more prejudicial to good science or product safety. It's the culture: it is bad science and toxic politics together with an increasingly chronically sick and neurologically impaired population. Of course, with this blanket bombardment of multiple products the picture is extremely confused (and that incidentally is how the scientific bureaucrats would prefer to leave it) but it is all a reckless and irresponsible experiment."
Gotta love the first negative comment on "Thimerosal" book on Amazon: "Kennedy is a anti-vaccine ideology who ignores all the legitimate scientific studies." Say no more!
From Jenny Allen: I don't have personal experience about other countries, but in Scotland where I live, peanut, egg and other child allergies are profoundly changing procedures and protocols in schools and nurseries. Baking and eating the baked items, used to be a wonderful learning and social experience, but this is no longer permitted. Most manufactured common ingredients now have disclaimers 'may contain nut residues'. Worse- parents can bring in a birthday cake to enable their child to blow out the candles, but not one crumb of the cake can be eaten by children on school premises. This applies regardless of whether the cake is home baked or bought in a shop. These days every scool and nursery class can expect one or two children with ASD, and several with assorted allergies including peanut. Asthma and diabetes are now common. Classroom cupboards now typically contain several inhalers and packets of biscuits for the diabetic children. Teachers also require special training to cope with these cases. They are simply NOT coping with the ever rising numbers. All that is happening is more and more 'bans' on what is brought into schools, but unless children are subjected to the kind of security checks carried out at airports, sharing their smuggled treats, can have disastrous consequences. Allergies can manifest in simple rashes, or at the other end of the scale, anaphylactic shock. Yes-teachers are now being trained to administer emergency adrenalin. Where will it all end? For vaccine manufacturers to bleat 'non proven' is disgraceful, particularly since they are permitted to list several vaccine ingredients under a single generic title. Whatever happened to the caveat of erring on the side of safety? Peanut allergies are amongst the most dangerous and if there is even the smallest suspicion that peanut oil is present in those 'any vegetable oil' adjuvant ingredients, then it should be removed immediately. There are plenty of other alternatives.
"It's hard to understand reporters who are so willing to risk their reputations by ardently defending the use of toxic mercury in vaccines when the science simply isn't there." -- Anne Dachel
As people attack RFK Jr.'s new book and say a link between ethylmercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and autism has been disproven, tell them this: the second child ever diagnosed with autism (1943) had a father who was experimenting with ethylmercury dust when he was born. What do they say about that and about Case 7, whose pediatrician mother pushed the first thimerosal-laced vaccines? Seriously, what do they say? That RFK Jr. is nuts?
“These events revealed totally unacceptable behavior,” CDC Director Frieden says of anthrax, flu, smallpox incidents. “They should never have happened. I’m upset, I’m angry, I’ve lost sleep over this, and I’m working on it until the issue is resolved.”
Sent this out on Facebook and wanted to share here, about the growing reports linking pesticide exposure and autism: pesticides are a critical clue, perhaps THE critical clue, to the manmade, environmental nature of the rise of autism and, by clear implication, the central role of vaccines. it is exciting to see new research homing in on pesticides, and there is the potential for a breakthrough, i think.
the first pesticides that contained ethyl mercury triggered the first three cases of autism reported by Leo Kanner in 1943, as mark blaxill and i showed in our book. this also implicates vaccines, of course, which were first produced with thimerosal at the same time. anything that implicates pesticides today strengthens our thesis, and hopefully the connection we outlined will gain more attention. it really is the smoking gun for ethyl mercury as the trigger for the rise of autism. please help spread the word -- if we could get some mainstream attention for this early connection to pesticides with ethyl mercury, in the context of new research implicating pesticides, it could be significant. feel free to share this with news sources and anyone else.
our ten minute video spells it out. ask people to watch it before they repeat the empty claim that a link between vaccines and autism has been "discredited" even as millions of babies around the world get mercury-containing shots every year.