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The US Government Believes That Flu Shots In Babies Are Safe, But Flu Shots On The Ground Is Terrorism.

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By Ginger Taylor

Shelley Hendrix, formerly of Autism Speaks, and currently with Unlocking Autism, shares her story of asking for a permit to protest vaccine safety in front of the Department of Health and Human Services building, by squirting a mercury containing flu shot on the ground.


Win a Copy of Vaccines A Reappraisal By Dr. Richard Moskowitz, MD

Vaccines Richard Moskowitz“This book is a masterpiece and a must-read for anyone with concerns about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.”

—Stephanie Seneff, PhD, senior research scientist, MIT

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Richard Moskowitz, MD, is a family physician who received his BA from Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa, his MD from New York University, and a US Steel Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Colorado. He has been in private practice since 1967. After studying herbs, Japanese acupuncture, and other holistic modalities, he has specialized in homeopathic medicine since 1974, and has written four previous books and over a hundred articles on homeopathy, midwifery, natural healing, and the philosophy of medicine. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

An experienced family doctor reexamines the risks and benefits of vaccines and our public health policy.

Dr. Richard Moskowitz, a Harvard-educated family doctor with more than forty-five years of clinical experience treating children, examines vaccines and our current policy regarding them. His book Vaccines (Skyhorse Publishing hardcover; September 19, 2017; $27.99) offers an ensemble of observed facts, clinical and basic science research, news reports from the media, and actual cases from his practice, Dr. Moskowitz provides an overview of the subject in a respectful and thoughtfully reasoned manner.

He shows how vaccines, by their very nature, have a major downside that has largely been ignored and is built into their design, and explores how it is reckless to continue mandating them until their dangers are taken seriously, understood in a broader context, and assessed in a more careful and systematic fashion.

He also presents evidence that the risks of vaccination are compounded by the concerted efforts of pharmaceutical companies, the CDC, and the doctors who speak for them to keep them hidden. Writing with a sense of urgency, Dr. Moskowitz advocates for making vaccines optional, while the country seems to be moving in the opposite direction. He believes that parents should be able to exercise their moral and legal right to choose which treatments are appropriate for their children, and which diseases, if any, to vaccinate their children against. Above all, he hopes to promote a healthy debate and to encourage more of the rigorous scientific work that still needs to be done.




As The Pharma Money Turns: World Mercury Project Looks at CDC Thorsen Schendel Love Affair

By the World Mercury Project Team

The Love Birds:

Poul Thorsen, CDC Grantee, Autism Author and Researcher

Diana Schendel, CDC Epidemiologist, Research Health Scientist, CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (and supervisor to Poul Thorsen)

World Mercury Project (WMP) has reported that Centers for Disease Conrol (CDC) autism research scientist turned whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, disclosed fraud in CDC autism research. Since Thompson’s disclosures, even more CDC whistleblowers beyond the subject of autism have come forward describing ongoing research fraud and misuse of funds at CDC.

Now WMP wants to call your attention to a more recently uncovered scandal: the love notes between Poul Thorsen and Diana Schendel, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

As World Mercury Project (WMP) discussed in our criminal conduct report of Poul Thorsen, Thorsen had an inappropriate relationship with his CDC supervisor, Diana Schendel beginning in 2002. These love notes are an important piece of the autism/vaccine link story. It is highly inappropriate for a CDC supervisor to be intimately involved with a grantee. When CDC managers learned of Schendel’s relationship with Thorsen, the disciplinary response from her supervisor, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D., was equivalent to a hand slap.

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Pertussis Vax Speak: "Inability To Prevent Infections" aka FAILURE

Pertussis-vaccine-failureNote: Aye yi yi. Boston U School of Public Health has published the article below citing the resurgence of  Whooping Cough (pertussis) a result of the vaccine's "inability to prevent infection."

Why are you late to work, Mr. Jones? "My car had an inability to move forward."
Why is your homework late, Johnny? "My computer had an inability to turn on."
Why are you dead, Mrs. Magillicuddy? "My heart had an inability to keep pumping blood."

FAIL.

FAIL.

FAIL.

Say it out loud IF YOU DARE. THE VACCINE FAILS! IT DOESN'T WORK! SO STOP SELLING AND TAKING IT!

The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, School of Public Health researchers argue in a new journal article.

The article, published in F1000 Research, points to the differences in mucosal immunity between whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines and the newer acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines, first introduced in the 1990s, as playing a pivotal role in the resurgence of the disease.

“This disease is back because we didn’t really understand how our immune defenses against whooping cough worked, and did not understand how the vaccines needed to work to prevent it,” said Christopher J. Gill, associate professor of global health and lead author of the article. “Instead we layered assumptions upon assumptions, and now find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of admitting that we may made some crucial errors. This is definitely not where we thought we’d be in 2017.”

Up until the 1950s, there were millions of cases of whooping cough around the globe each year, with numerous fatal cases in infants. The introduction of whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines led to a 99 percent reduction in cases. Later, as wP vaccines raised concerns of possible rare neurologic adverse events, aP vaccines were licensed and used in a number of countries starting in the early 1990s. Since then, cases of whooping cough have risen sharply. In 2014, there were more than 32,000 cases reported in the US.

“The resurgence of pertussis in the US to its highest levels since the 1940s emphasizes the need for answers to these questions,” the authors wrote.

The researchers examined mathematical models of pertussis transmission, data derived from the aP and wP vaccines responses in animals, and recent insight into the immunology of pertussis and pertussis vaccines. They found that, contrary to existing assumptions, although both vaccines blocked symptomatic disease, wP vaccines blocked also infections in animals while aP vaccines did not. Other differences included wP vaccines’ ability to induce a stronger herd immunity and robust TH17 responses, which confer mucosal immunity, while aP vaccines only induced TH2 responses.

Read more here.


The One Where Brian Deer Throws A Hissy Fit

Male Temper TantrumBy Ginger Taylor

I am realizing that I need to narrow that down.

The One Where Brian Deer Throws A Hissy Fit Threatening Miranda Baily For Saying That He Declined To Participate In Her Film, By Sending Her A Letter Wherein He References The Emails He Sent To Her Declining To Participate In Her Film.

These emails do not at all suggest or even hint that Deer is paranoid, unwell or of unsound mind in any way.

A small taste:

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Debut Day For Vaccines: A Reappraisal by Dr. Richard Moskowitz from Skyhorse Publishing

Vaccines Richard MoskowitzCongratulations to Dr. Moskowitz on the debut of his new book Vaccine Reappraisal from Skyhorse Publishing at #1 in Vaccinations. Mary Holland wrote the foreword.   Order your hardcover or Kindle edition today and don't forget to leave a review at Amazon. Thank you.

From Amazon: Drawing on fifty years of experience caring for children and adults, Dr. Moskowitz examines vaccines and our current policy regarding them. Weaving together a tapestry of observed facts, clinical and basic science research, news reports from the media, and actual cases from his own practice, he offers a systematic review of the subject as a whole.

He provides scientific evidence for his clinical impression that the vaccination process, by its very nature, imposes substantial risks of disease, injury, and death that have been persistently denied and covered up by manufacturers, the CDC, and the coterie of doctors who speak for it.

With the aim of acknowledging these risks, taking them seriously, understanding them more holistically, and ultimately assessing them on a deeper level, he proposes a nationwide debate based on objective scientific research, including what we already know and what still needs to be investigated in the future.

He argues that with no serious public health emergency to justify them, requiring vaccines of everyone deprives us all of genuinely informed consent, and prevents parents from making health-care decisions for our children, basic human rights that we still profess to hold dear.

For the present, given the legitimate controversy surrounding the mandates, he proposes that most vaccines simply be made optional and that further research into their risks and benefits be conducted by an independent agency in the public interest, untainted by industry funding, CDC sponsorship, and the quasi-religious sanctimony that is widely invoked on their behalf.


Rep Dana Criswell on The Opioid Epidemic and Childhood Vaccinations

CriswellBelow is an article from Representative Dana Criswell of Mississippi.   Opioid addiction and death and vaccine injury do not care what side of the aisle you sit on, or what flag you wave or what flag you burn or whether your state is red or blue.   I love that Representative Criswell represents OLIVE BRANCH, MS district. We need an olive branch of peace to brush away the hatred and vitriole shown toward those who express concerns about vaccine safety.  Mississippi has only the medical exemption for vaccination. The state does not have a Religious or Philosophical exemption.

The Opioid Epidemic and Childhood Vaccinations

Today we are experiencing a crisis in the U.S. and especially in Mississippi. Deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers are increasing each year by a factor of 10. The number one killer of people under the age of 50 is opioid overdose. More people die from drug overdose than they do from gun violence or car wrecks.

Here are some facts about the opioid epidemic:

  • Prescription drug overdoses account for nearly 60% of all drug overdose deaths. Of those deaths, 73% came from opioids.
  • Mississippi doctors are a leading prescriber of opioid painkillers with the equivalent of approximately 70 opioid pills for every man, woman, and child in 2016.
  • The number of painkiller prescriptions in Mississippi makes us the fifth highest per capita in the nation, with 1.07 prescriptions per person.
  • In the state of Mississippi, there were 563 reported drug overdose deaths from 2013-2016 (MS Bureau of Narcotics). Of these, 481 deaths were related to opioid abuse

One of the most disturbing facts is the role pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and doctors played in this epidemic. Those we trusted to tell us the truth, to care for our well being and to protect us, have betrayed us. In the book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones outlines how pharmaceutical companies, medical professionals and government health agencies contributed to this crisis.

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Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

Miscarriage painNOTE: We're pleased to see this dose of vaccine reality in the mainstream media. If there is an indication that flu shots plus swine flu may cause miscarriage, the ACOG (OB union) should immediately issue a harsh warning and moratorium on vaccinating pregnant women. Certainly the risk is far worse than the sickness.  When there is an illness that is "vaccine preventable" the media goes into overdrive to make sure Americans get their dose - shouldn't the inverse be true when the result could be fetal death?

From ABC News. Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

By Mike Stobbe

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a doctor's group, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to warn them the study is coming out and help them prepare for a potential wave of worry from expectant moms, CDC officials said.

"I want the CDC and researchers to continue to investigate this," said Dr. Laura Riley, a Boston-based obstetrician who leads a committee on maternal immunization. "But as an advocate for pregnant women, what I hope doesn't happen is that people panic and stop getting vaccinated."

Past studies have found flu vaccines are safe during pregnancy, though there's been little research on impact of flu vaccinations given in the first three months of pregnancy.


CDC Issues a Gag Order on CDC Employees

Gag_Order_WideBy Ginger Taylor

Axios has obtained an internal message from the CDC's public affairs officer, Jeffrey Lancashire, dated August 31, to all CDC employees.  His directive to them was to stop talking to the media, “even for a simple data-related question.”

CDC cracks down on communications with reporters

The memo reads:

"Effective immediately and until further notice, any and all correspondence with any member of the news media, regardless of the nature of the inquiry, must be cleared through CDC's Atlanta Communications Office. This correspondence includes everything from formal interview requests to the most basic of data requests."

Axios tried to contact Mr. Lancashire to find out more about the policy; however, he has not responded.

Why is even basic data being treated like state secrets?

It's almost like the CDC has something to hide.

UPDATE:

BREAKING:

THIS JUST IN:

CDC HAS RELEASED A VIDEO EXPLAINING TO THE PUBLIC WHY THEIR NEW STANCE IS NECESSARY:

 


Bergen West Pediatrics Charges $20 If You Decline a Vaccine They Want To Sell You

Vax charge berger West Peds

UPDATE: We've heard that this  practice is denying the letter. It makes zero point zero sense that anyone would create a fake letter and post it to social media.  The photo is at an angle as if snapped from the side with a cell phone.  They are welcome to chime in to clarify if they so choose.

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Pardon the Trump'ism, but I think we can say safely to this practice, "You're FIRED!"

Imaging charging $20 to a family because they say "no" to a vaccine? Bergen West Pediatric Center is doing just that. How much money do they lose when they don't sell the vaccines that Merck and Insurance companies demand? The rationale is nonsense. Records are already pulled and ready. Verify vaccine? What does that mean? They have the lineup ready for each visit. Voila. Verified. Put them away.  Assess the patient? Isn't that the point of the visit ANYWAY? Patient needs clearly do not come first. There are reasons whereby a parent says "no" to a vaccine including that day's health status, bona fide exemption rights and that basic America tenet called FREEDOM.

From their website, "we are currently accepting new patients."  Indeed.

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Report Alleges Cover up of Infant Deaths Post Vaccination

InfanrixTwo doctors in New Delhi have exposed an attempt by a multinational drug manufacturer to conceal sudden deaths in infants following the administration of its vaccine.  

Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician at the St. Stephen's hospital and C. Sathyamala, an epidemiologist, have reported their finding in the peer reviewed  Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.   

The vaccine in question, "Infanrix hexa," -- that combines diphtheria, tetanus,  pertussis, hepatitis B,   polio   and   influenza type B vaccines -- is manufactured by  GlaxoSmithKline   (GSK) and was introduced in Europe in October 2000. 

Puliyel and Sathyamala discovered the cover-up by analyzing data in the   Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSUR) about the vaccine that its manufacturer GSK  is required to regularly provide  to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 

These confidential   safety reports on this vaccine were received by Puliyel from Italian Dr. Loretta Bolgan who obtained them from EMA under the   Freedom of Information Act – the Italian version of the Right to Information Act in India.  

On analysis, the doctors   found that the latest 19th safety report on 'Infanrix hexa' vaccine submitted by GSK   (2015)    has deleted deaths that were reported previously by the manufacturer in its 16th report (2012). They, however, note that it is not clear from the report how these deaths were deleted. 

The authors Puliyel and Sathyamala note that ten years after the publication of a Center for Disease Control paper examining a relationship between MMR and autism, one of the authors William Thompson admitted that he and his co-authors had omitted statistically significant information - that African American males given the MMR vaccine before the age of 36 months, were at increased risk of autism. After the Thompson and his colleagues found evidence of this increased risk, they deleted data of children without Georgia birth certificates (and so disqualified a disproportionate number of black children) and they presented their data saying there was no increased risk of autism.   It is not clear whether the authors of the PSUR 19 performed some similar retroactive disqualification of children documented to have died in the PSUR 16. 

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Doctors Assumptions: Humiston, Boonstra, and Savoy Train Physicians on How To Fail

by Ginger Taylor

Webinar

On Friday, August 25th, a webinar was held, sponsored by Pfizer, called "Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents".

"With parents consuming so much conflicting health information about their babies and children, providing an effective vaccination recommendation can be harder than ever. Fortunately, there are strategies for discussing immunization with parents that can help them feel comfortable protecting their babies and children with on time immunization.

During this session, pediatrician Dr. Sharon Humiston will moderate a panel with pediatrician Dr. Nathan Boonstra and family physician Dr. Margot Savoy, who will share their top tips for having positive and productive vaccine conversations with parents. Join us on Friday, August 25 at 12 p.m. Eastern to gain insights and tips that you can begin implementing in your practice immediately."

I listened in to see if they were going to recommend anything egregious to the physicians. Surprisingly, it was not horrible. Well it was pretty much the arrogant garbage we already know and experience. Be the expert, be aggressive, blah, blah, blah. To their credit, they did stop short of recommending the full on bulldozing of parents, they didn't recommend dismissing non vaccinating parents from practices, and they did (for a split second) admit they had biases.

To one of the women's discredit (I could not be sure of who was talking at the time) she expressed her strong umbrage at being told by parents that they were declining vaccines because they had, "done their research on the internet," then burst out laughing at the incredulous and outrageous nature of such a statement.  (Ahem... ma'am... you do realize you are teaching on the internet right now, yes???) #Irony

Actually the presentation was pretty weak. They don't really have a solution to getting parents refusals. Because, of course, they have not correctly diagnosed the reasons that they are refusing. And when you have the wrong dx, the tx ain't gonna work.

So there was not a lot of me loosing my mind listening to them, just a bit of eye rolling. And a bit of compassion, actually.

THEY ARE SO LOST. They are wandering around lost in the woods, pretending to know where they are going, that they are experts on the terrain, and teaching other lost doctors how to find their way out... of they woods they are lost in.  (But to be fair, they are being paid by Pfizer to wander around lost in the woods, so perhaps they are happy there.)

So I wrote to them. I coulda sent a buncha stuff, but this is what I thought might be the most helpful to them. Tried to back them up at least to the right starting point. I figure maybe if I can convince them to get to the trail head, they might be able to see where they have gone wrong from that vantage point, and perhaps move in the right direction.

No answer as of yet. I will update if they do. But they won't. They never do. Because they don't have to.




Subject: Impact of liability protection on physician trust
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:11:09 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor <ginger@mainevaxchoice.org>
To: niamwebinars@porternovelli.com


Dr. Humiston, Dr. Boonstra, and Dr. Savoy,

I am the mother of a vaccine injured child, and no longer participate in the National Immunization Program.  I listened to your webinar today.

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High-Risk HPV Type Replacement Follows HPV Vaccination

WMPNOTE: Thanks to our friends at World Mercury Project for this excerpt. Please bookmark their site.

By James Lyons-Weiler

The number of studies that show that partial immunization via available HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines is not only insufficient at reducing overall HPV infection rates; the vaccines actually cause rarer, more lethal types of HPV to sweep in and the net effect could be devastating increases in HPV-related cancers.

Here I review the biomedical research studies that show that type replacement is real, and that vaccination against the more common types may be, sadly and ironically, expected to cause INCREASES in HPV-related cancer.

The first study is Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) own study, in which they show no net change in HPV infection rate (considering all types) after HPV vaccines were introduced into medical practice:

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Markowitz LE et al., 2016 Prevalence of HPV After Introduction of the Vaccination Program in the United States. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb 22. pii: peds.2015-1968.

That study concluded that type replacement did not occur because their univariate analysis of individual types showed no individual type with a significant increase.  However, because the vaccines do clear the vaccine-targeted types, the lack of change in overall infection rate shows that type replacement must be occurring.

The second study is by Fisher et al. (2016), which specifically found that high-risk HPV types replaced the vaccine-targeted types.  They wrote “the percentage of non-vaccine HR-HPV types was higher than expected, considering that eight HPV types formerly classified as ‘low-risk’ or ‘probably high-risk’ are in fact HR-HPV types.”

Fischer et al 2016: Shift in prevalence of HPV types in cervical cytology specimens in the era of HPV vaccination. Oncol Lett. 12(1):601-610.

A third study is that by Guo et al., (2015) that also clearly found evidence of type replacement occurring as a result of HPV vaccination:


Not Published In The British Medical Journal: 'Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics'

British-Medical-Journal_0By Jackie Fletcher
 
In the controversy over compulsory vaccination this letter by Jackie Fletcher, director of JABS, remains unpublished. Given the British mainstream media's craven failure to report any of the issues over the vaccine lobby's moves to make vaccination compulsory in the UK, the BMJ must be given some credit for allowing comments in their Rapid Responses, but they do not allow all. In 2010 her son Robert's vaccine injury was finally acknowledged, after a  legal appeal. It should be noted further in response to the outrageous, conscienceless lies of the Italian Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, that according to official sources - and irrespective of any alleged influence of Andrew Wakefield - only three people have died in the United Kingdom from contracting measles since 1992 (out of about 13m deaths all told). Even the official record admits that the main cause for the last of these deaths was medical negligence.
 
Lies, damned lies, and statistics
 
Further to Dr Anand's earlier post about accurate information I would like to add that Public Health (PH) spokespersons, even after almost 28 years of the MMR controversy, still refer to MMR vaccines as 'perfectly safe'.

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Offit And His Critics: Part Six

 

Offit_blogNOTE: We're bringing you this series, re-crafted for 2017,  by Richard P. Milner of Public Affairs Media. Dr. Paul Offit has led the charge against any and all in our community, doctors, scientists, parents, educators, film makers, who question vaccine safety.  

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

OFFIT:
  Or maybe we’re just very influenced by what I think are these fringe scientists, frankly, who are perfectly willing to stand up and say, well, I think vaccines cause autism anyway.  Even though these data show this and make sort of vague allusions to the fact that people are in the pocket of the pharmaceutical industry, which clearly isn’t true.  So I don’t understand it.

HALEY:  The last I looked, my research showing autistic infants did not effectively excrete mercury as compared to normals has held up quite well and has been reproduced by others.  The oxidative stress with low glutathione levels observed by many others in autistics tells us why they cannot excrete mercury effectively.  The urinary Porphyrin profile shows most autistics to have mercury toxicity---and I could go on and on.  All of we “fringe” scientists have published scientific data that we present, not the fabricated epidemiology that Offit is wed to.

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Bill Nemitz and the Portland Press Herald’s disregard for reality poses a threat for all of us

Bill MenitzBy Ginger Taylor

The Portland Press Herald has been an Offit Outlet since 2014 when their "health" writer wrote his first hit piece on vaccine injury families, then three weeks later shared the stage with Paul Offit at the National Press Club as an example of what a great vaccine writer looks like.  Again, he wrote ONE ARTICLE on vaccination.

Their propaganda campaign continues with a new op ed by a popular Maine writer, speaking arrogantly and from a place of profound ignorance about the vaccine program, who opens his article with, "A small but growing number of parents think inoculations carry risks, but the biggest risk for their kids – and the rest of us – is not getting vaccinated at all."

For the record, it's a growing number of parents, four federal agencies, The US Congress, The US Court of Federal Claims, The Supreme Court of the United States of America, and all vaccine makers, that think vaccines carry risk... the last of which lists hundreds of those risks on the package inserts, after agreeing with all listed above that all FDA approved vaccines are, "Unavoidably Unsafe."  

In this piece, Nemitz says parents are "self-centered" for believing all three branches of the US Government, and product manufactures because... and I am not kidding... when the writer was young there was a place called Polio Pond, where people were afraid of getting polio, even though no one ever contracted polio there.  This in an article where he exclaims that, "Anti-vaccine movement’s disregard for reality poses a threat for all of us."  (Also... MEASLES! PERTUSSIS! WAKEFIELD! SCIENCE!  Did you know that you don't wanna vaccinate, "Because a crusading quack made claims 20 years ago that have never, not once, been backed up by real science?"  Perhaps some day a piece of science will show vaccines are associated with autism.)

Mr Nemitz diversions from reality in this op ed are many.  I started writing a piece to combat all the fiction and fantasy here, but I gave up at eight pages and just sent him this email.   No response.  

Also for the record, Nemitz reports that, "Here in Maine, the first measles case in 20 years was reported last month in Farmington – a female who contracted the virus during overseas travel."  The case was reported internationally as a dangerous measles outbreak, caused by "anti-vaxxers", as if the black death had come to Maine.  In fact, no outbreak occurred, no transmission took place, and from what I understand, no Mainer has actually had the measles.  

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Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Serum instituteAnother Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust: Rotavirus vaccine that increases diarrhea instead of reducing it

By Jacob Puliyel MD

Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it.

The vaccine was field tested in Niger in Western Africa. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The authors report that vaccine efficacy was 66.7% against severe rotavirus diarrhea. What was not highlighted was that diarrhea caused by other agents increased significantly and the vaccinated children had more diarrhea than those not vaccinated.

The New England Journal of Medicine has this week published a letter in response to the original article which shows that there was a significantly higher rate of gastroenteritis and diarrhea in the vaccinated group compared to those given the placebo - an inert dummy vaccine. The NEJM letter points out that this vaccine could aggravate the problem it is meant to solve in resource-poor countries. An anti-diarrhea vaccine that increases the incidence of diarrhea is unlikely to find a market.

This is not the first rotavirus vaccine that is under a cloud for not being upfront with trial data.   

Adverse Effects with Rotavac (Bharat Biotech India)

Another vaccine Rotavac, manufactured by Bharat Biotech was recently in the news for not disclosing adverse events in a vaccine trial. This vaccine was tested in 3 centers in India. It appears there was a significant increase in the incidence of intussusceptions – a potentially life threatening complication where the intestine telescopes into itself and can become gangrenous - at the Vellore center. This data from Vellore has not been published in spite of repeated requests for it from various quarters including from the Indian Prime Minister’s office.  

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Offit and Critics - Part Five

Offit_blogNOTE: We're bringing you this series, re-crafted for 2017,  by Richard P. Milner of Public Affairs Media. Dr. Paul Offit has led the charge against any and all in our community, doctors, scientists, parents, educators, film makers, who question vaccine safety.  

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

By Richard Milner

OFFIT AND HIS CRITICS – PART FIVE

MILNER:  Let’s go to the same point that Burbacher said.  That it just clears the blood.  It goes to the organs.  Is that new information or is that disputed information?

OFFIT:  No.  What Burbacher found is that it is possible for mercury, either as ethyl mercury or methyl mercury, to exist in the brain as essentially inorganic mercury, that the ethyl or methyl mercury molecule gets cleaved off.  Is that toxic?  Is that dangerous?  There’s no evidence that that’s true.  

HALEY:  Here Offit is totally wrong, it has long been known that ionic mercury (Hg2+) is the most toxic form of mercury and the build up of this element in the brain is a toxic event.  This Offit knows nothing about mercury toxicity.

OFFIT:  His study in experimental monkeys showed something that is interesting but has, to my knowledge, no correlate in harm.  I mean, it’s certainly, it’s certainly known that organic mercury in the form of methyl mercury can be harmful [33] or logarithmically higher quantities of ethyl mercury than one is getting vaccines is harmful, but the important thing is the proof is in the pudding.  If it was harmful, then it should be shown in a study to be harmful.

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We Know this Product Harms You - Take it Anyway.

HPVSanevaz chartCan you imagine another product in the United States of America where doctors would know that it hurts people - and not just a handful of people-  teens and young adults females - and yet they continue to bludgeon and shame patients into taking the product?  They lie. The doctor below calls Gardasil one of the safest vaccines. VAERS adverse reporting data says otherwise.  Check for yourself at the SANEVAX.org site that tracks HPV vaccine injuries and deaths.   Harming babies who can not tell their parents the agony they feel is one thing - the injuries remain somewhat "hidden." But girls and boys into their teens and 20s can speak freely about their life changes - and they are doing so. It's a sad day when bright kids who made it out of childhood vaccines intact fall prey to teen vaccines.  Adults are next - just wait and see. KAR

The HPV vaccine, commonly given to girls and boys as early as 9 years old, has caused controversy because some people have experienced side effects.

The vaccine aims to prevent human papillomavirus, which can lead to genital warts and cervical cancer.

 
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One mother said after her daughter had the vaccine, it caused side effects so dire that it not only affected her health, but it changed her life.

"It was easy to be her mother. She was an excellent student, straight As. She's a musician. She plays guitar," Tracie Moorman said about her daughter, Maddie Moorman.

After Maddie Moorman received the vaccine, she had debilitating migraine headaches, nausea, insomnia and difficulties processing information, something she calls "brain chaos."

"Everything is just kind of foggy. I'm always in a little bit of a muggy state where my head hurts," Maddie Moorman said.

"I've lost track of how many days of school that she's missed since all of this started," said Tracie Moorman.

She said her daughter is now home-schooled in the afternoons, unable to physically or mentally handle a full day of classes. She said she's also developed several food allergies, too.

"There are 20 foods that I cannot eat," Maddie Moorman said. "Soy, meat, wheat, dairy, nuts. That alone eliminates a lot of food."

She said she has to take 13 supplements every day just to get through the day.

Tracie Moorman said she blames the changes on the HPV vaccine.

"I think that whatever it is in the vaccine that has caused the body to go into chaos has to be eliminated, one way or the other," she said.

Dr. Christopher Harrison has researched the HPV vaccine and said he strongly recommends it to his patients. He said the vaccine's ability to prevent cervical cancer outweighs any reported side effects.

"It's hard for me to see the risk is anywhere close to the benefits we're going to get out of this. It's actually one of the safest vaccines that's ever been produced," he said.  Read more here.



Response to AMA’s Status Quo Vaccine Policy, Trumping Safety

No harmThe American Medical Association does not want a vaccine safety commission (as promised by President Trump during the election.) They are quite content with their industry based system of checks and imbalances.  Read the full letter at the end of this post. Here is the response from James Grundvig and several doctors, listed as signatories at the end of this letter.

At the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago, the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) adopted policies aimed at protecting children’s health by addressing vaccine policy, the rising incidence of myopia, lead poisoning and ocular burns from liquid laundry packets.

It remains clear that the use of vaccines benefits public and individual health. Yet the authors of a resolution on the topic said that “physicians remain concerned the current federal administration may attempt to establish new vaccine policy based on unfounded and unscientific facts.”

Response to AMA’s Status Quo Vaccine Policy, Trumping Safety

23 June 2017

Since 1996, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has led a concerted effort on
driver safety. Its excellent results reduced highway fatalities by 50 percent, per 100,000
licensed drivers, from 23.21 down to 15.26 in 2014.1

Over the same period, autism cases per 100,000 have skyrocketed from 2.1 to 25.8 cases,
or from 1 in 500 (1995) to 1 in 68 babies born in 2014, more than a seven-old increase. 2
If those statistics aren’t damning enough, for the first time since 1993, U.S. “life expectancy”
has declined3 and a HHS-sponsored study in 2011 reported that nearly 43% of US children
(32 million) had at least 1 of 20 chronic health conditions, increasing to 54.1% when
overweight, obesity, or being at risk for developmental delays are included.4 Of course, we
are supposed to believe that the dramatic spike in childhood illness and cases of autism has
nothing to do with tripling of the number of vaccines on the CDC’s Childhood Immunization
Schedule between 1996 and 2017.5,6 It should be obvious that such a powerful correlation
should be examined. But it is not being investigated.

How can the FHWA get safety so right, but the three federal agencies tasked with the
safeguarding the health of U.S. citizens—the CDC, the NIH, and FDA—get safety so wrong?
That begs the question, where is the American Medical Association (AMA) demanding more
research to determine why our children are suffering through an autism epidemic?
One answer: Big Pharma-funded professional organizations, like the AMA and the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), have gone to great lengths to ensure that vaccine
safety remain in the hands of policymakers; they have systematically blocked efforts of
investigations by independent scientists.

Deep Flaws within the Three Agencies

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Is “Delitigation” Associated with a Change in Product Safety? The Case of Vaccines

Kent legalNOTE: Congratulations to AofA friend Gayle DeLong of Baruch College on the publication of:

Is “Delitigation” Associated with a Change in Product Safety? The Case of Vaccines

ABSTRACT" This study investigates whether the threat of litigation induces firms to provide safer products in a regulated industry. I analyze whether removing litigation risk or “delitigation” of product liability is associated with a change in the safety of vaccines. Using U.S. nationwide and state-level data, I find that vaccines that were licensed after legislation that preempted most product liability lawsuits are associated with a significantly higher incidence of adverse events than were vaccines that were licensed under a previous regime that permitted consumers to sue. Oaxaca decomposition suggests that the difference is due to the policy change. The results suggest that product safety deteriorates when consumers are no longer able to sue manufacturers.

EXCERPT:

1 Introduction

Deregulation
is an important area of study for scholars of industrial organ ization.
Research into the lifting of regulations offers insights into the interaction among
regulatory agencies, rms and consumers. These insights, posits Joskow (2005), can
inform decision makers on the implications of specic policies and lead to improved
social welfare. Although a rich literature exists concerning the effects of
deregulation, very little analysis exists concerning an idea that is gaining currency:
the lifting of product liability litigation. ‘Delitigation,’ like deregulation, could
greatly inuence the quality, prices, and safety of goods that rms sell.
The origins of delitigation stem from the debate among economists concerning
whether regulatio n and litigation are substitutes or complements. Some scholars
argue that product liability lawsuits are an unnecessary expense to regulated rms.
As long as regulatory standards for safety are binding, argue Philipson et al. (2011),
removing the threat of product liability allows rms to provide their products more
cheaply with no change in safety. However, Shavell (1984a, b) views regulation and
litigation as essential mechanisms that promote safety in different ways. Ex ante
regulation protects against foreseeable safety issues, while ex post litigation can
force rms to remedy unfor eseeable side effects.

The competing paradigms above suggest very different empirical outcomes with
regard to delitigation. If a regulator enforces a soci ally optimal level of care, then
safety levels would not change after delitigation. Alternatively, if regulation
provides a minimum standard of care and litigation forces rms to correct
unforeseen problems with their products, then delitigation would be associated with
deteriorating product safety.

This study shows that vaccine safety deteriorates after consumers are not able to
sue vaccine manufacturers. The ratios of reported adverse events (AEs)
1 to vaccine recipient or AEs to vaccine dose are greater on average for the vaccines that the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed after legislation that preempted
product safety lawsuits than before the legislation. Oaxaca decomposition of state-
level data conrm s the result that the vaccines that the FDA licensed after the
legislation are associated with more AEs: both serious and non-serious.
The decrease in safety may be partially due to the expanded array of vaccines that
the legislation allowed. Pharmaceutical companies developed some vaccines that
they otherwise would not have developed had consumer s retained the right to sue.
The risks from newer vaccines may outweigh the benets: The likelihood of
reporting a serious side effect from a vaccine reaction is greater than of suffering a
serious complication from the disease in the 5 years before the FDA licensed the
vaccine.

 

Review: Vaccination Policy and the UK Government The Untold Truth

England bookBy Jennifer Horne-Roberts

Christina England and Lucija Tomljenovic's Book ‘Vaccination Policy and the UK Government: The Untold Truth’.

This Book is a must read for anyone interested to know the truth about vaccine injury and how the UK Government have pursued the ‘Herd Immunity’ vaccine program despite the devastating consequences for so many children.

It includes the minutes of the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation showing how for example in 1989 they licensed continuation of the use of MMR  Pluserix,  although already  banned  as dangerous in Canada, and knowing that it would badly injury many children. This was in order to maintain confidence in the Vaccine programme.

One of the victims of Pluserix was our beloved son Harry Horne-Roberts whose tragic story has featured on the AofA website.

The Book in question tells of Ms England’s adoption of two SN boys and her struggle within the legal system which adversely affects the families of many such children.

Ms Tomljenovic gives an excellent appraisal of UK policy on Vaccines.

Now some 10,000 new cases of autism occur annually in UK in London alone. No one in authority questions why.

This book gives a masterly and detailed account of the causes of the ongoing tragedy.

As Counsel for Claimants in the UK and in the US MMR/Autism litigation who has followed the  tragic consequences of Government policy for three decades, I thoroughly recommend this Book.

www.horne-roberts.co.uk

 


AAP: Contrariwise on Vaccine Contraindications

Drink Me Adriana Gamondes
Credit: A. Gamondes


NOTE:  Can you make heads or tails of this missive on the AAP website about vaccine risks?   Thanks to our Nancy Hokkanen for sharing the info.   In short, AAP says, "Inject me," without regard for consequences.  Tweedledumb and dumber.

"Vaccination should not be delayed because of the presence of mild upper respiratory tract illness, gastroenteritis, otitis media or other mild illness with or without fever."

"Conditions that may occur following DTaP vaccine, such as temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, collapse or shock-like state, persistent crying, or convulsions with or without fever are not contraindications or precautions to administration of Tdap to an adolescent or adult."

"Vaccinations usually should be deferred when a precaution is present, unless the provider determines the benefit of protection from the vaccine outweighs the risk for an adverse reaction."

From the AAP site:

Understanding Vaccine Contraindications, Precautions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a contraindication as a condition in an intended vaccinee that increases the risk for a serious adverse reaction. A vaccine should not be administered when a contraindication is present.

A precaution indicates that a more severe reaction to the vaccine may occur than would have otherwise been expected, although the risk is less than that associated with a contraindication. Also, a condition classified as a precaution may compromise the vaccine’s ability to produce immunity. Vaccinations usually should be deferred when a precaution is present, unless the provider determines the benefit of protection from the vaccine outweighs the risk for an adverse reaction.

Which of the following are correct?

a) The majority of contraindications and precautions are temporary, so the vaccine generally can be administered later.

b) A severe acute illness is defined as a temperature greater than 39 degrees Celsius.

c) A history of thrombocytopenia is not a precaution for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine administration.

d) Persistent, inconsolable crying lasting more than three hours within 48 hours after administration of a previous diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) or diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and pertussis (DTP) vaccine is a contraindication to tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) administration.

e) Spina bifida or bladder exstrophy is a precaution for rotavirus vaccine administration.

f) Both live-virus and inactivated vaccines may be administered to a mother who is breastfeeding without concern for the safety of the infant or mother.

Answer: a, e and f are correct

Measles vaccine is associated with a mild decrease in platelet count within a few days after the vaccine is administered. Rare cases of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) have been associated with administration of a measles-containing vaccine. One Vaccine Safety Datalink review reported an attributable risk of one case of ITP per 40,000 doses of MMR.

People with a history of ITP may be at increased risk for developing clinically significant thrombocytopenia after MMR vaccination. The decision to vaccinate such a child with MMR depends on the benefits of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella and the risks for recurrence or exacerbation of thrombocytopenia after vaccination. The benefits of immunization usually are greater than the potential risks, and administration of MMR vaccine is justified because of the even greater risk for thrombocytopenia after measles or rubella disease.

The presence of a moderate or severe acute illness with or without a fever is a precaution to administration of all vaccines. This precaution avoids causing diagnostic confusion between manifestations of the underlying illness and possible adverse effects of vaccination or superimposing adverse effects of the vaccine on the underlying illness. No specific temperature defines a child with a severe acute illness. People with moderate or severe acute illness should be vaccinated as soon as the illness has resolved.

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"You Can Never Really Say MMR Doesn't Cause Autism," Dr. Paul Offit

SplainingThanks to AofA's Nancy Hokkanen for this summation:

"You can never really say 'MMR doesn’t cause autism,' but frankly when you get in front of the media, you better get used to saying it. Because otherwise people hear a door being left open, when a door shouldn't be left open."

- Paul Offit, vaccine developer

"You can't prove that Coca-Cola doesn't cause autism, either... You're in a debate [chuckle] and, you know, you gotta fight unfair."

-  Arthur Caplan, bioethicist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lnA9W2YgeE&t=0s

YouTube video published on May 16, 2016 (Comments disabled)

The National Meningitis Association (www.nmaus.org) hosted a panel discussion, Achieving Childhood Vaccine Success in the U.S., before its 2016 “Give Kids a Shot” Gala on May 9, 2016. The panel addressed a range of issues including parents who opt out of childhood vaccine requirements, physicians who stray from the recommended vaccine schedule, and the role of the media in creating or removing barriers to vaccine success.

The panelists included

  • Arthur Caplan, PhD., Professor of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Carol Baker, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Paul Offit, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD., Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law
  • William Schaffner, M.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Alison Singer, President of Autism Science Foundation
  • Paul Lee, M.D., Director of the International Adoption Program and Pediatric Travel Center at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York (moderator)


Rachelle Cohen Wants You Dead, But You Are Not To Respond In Kind

HungBy Ginger Taylor

Last week in the Boston Herald, Rachelle Cohen wrote about the presentation on vaccine information by Mark Blaxill and the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota given to the Minneapolis Somali community, errantly reporting that they had given false information to those in attendance, and expressing her opinion that they should be killed for holding the event.

These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.” - Editorial: Preying on parents’ fear, Boston Herald editorial staff Monday, May 08, 2017

Health Choice Massachusetts, of which Boston resident Mark Blaxill is a member, formally reached out to Ms. Cohen and requested a meeting, so that the upsetting and incorrect column could be addressed properly.

Ms. Cohen declined the invitation. Her reasoning? That she had received angry and harassing messages from the public for calling for the deaths of vaccine injury parents, and that it was Health Choice MA's fault.

Because they had scheduled a protest rally.

Protesting her calling for the murder of their members.

Specifically for one of their members who was the individual addressing the Somali families at the event in question.

So it was THEIR fault that people were angry with her for calling for the lynching of people whose loved ones, or who themselves, had been harmed by vaccines.

Not her fault for openly advocating for the violent, humiliating and torturous deaths of US citizens for the crime of talking about corruption.

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Autism, Vaccination and Immigrants - Yet another Clear Correlation An Update

MinnesotaBy Edward Yazbak MD

A recent measles outbreak has recently been reported in Minnesota.

According to the MN State Department of Health, there have been 51 confirmed measles cases (48 children and 3 adults) as of May 10, 2017.

Forty seven cases were unvaccinated, one case had 1 dose of MMR vaccine and two cases had 2 doses of MMR. The vaccination status of one case was unknown.

There was no mention of hospitalization or death.

Forty six cases were Somali Minnesotan.

The previous measles outbreak was in 2011 when 26 cases were reported.

Wolff and Madlon-Kay discussed that 2011 measles outbreak in their publication titled “Childhood vaccine beliefs reported by Somali and non-Somali parents”.

They reported that: “Somali parents were more likely than non-Somali parents to have refused the MMR vaccine for their child (odds ratio, 4.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-18.0). Most of them refused vaccines because they had heard of adverse effects associated with the vaccine or personally knew someone who suffered an adverse effect. Somali parents were significantly more likely to believe that autism is caused by vaccines (35% vs. 8% of non-Somali parents). Somalis were also more likely to be uncomfortable with administering multiple vaccines at one visit (odds ratio, 4.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-11.9) and more likely to believe that children receive too many vaccines.”

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Pro Vax Manifesto

Barnum"I have never fully understood how stupid and absurd the vaccine industry's arguments defending the current vaccine program actually were until Brett Wilcox put them all together on one page.  I can't believe how badly this country is being scammed.  It is not just horrifically criminal that they are getting away with this, it is monumentally embarrassing that anyone in the US believes them.  What suckers we have been." - Ginger Taylor



Reprinted from Running The Country

by Brett Wilcox

I’ve been studying vaccines for a few years now. During that time several pro-vaxxers have done their best to convince me of the error of my ways. Many grow frustrated with me and inform me that I’m simple minded and stupid. It’s true that I wasn’t the quickest kid in the class. It’s taken me a long time to grasp what they’re saying, but I think I’ve finally got it. If you’re a pro-vaxxer, please let me know if I accurately represented your position. Thanks for your patience!

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Pro Vax Manifesto

* All disease is bad.
* All vaccines are good.
* The science is settled, all vaccines work.
* All vaccines are equally effective.
* All vaccines are equally safe.

* Vaccines are tested for safety more than any other pharmaceutical product.
* Vaccine safety studies are long term studies, meaning they last for more than four days.
* Experimental vaccines intended for babies are first tested on babies.
* Experimental vaccines that will eventually be given to unhealthy children are first tested on unhealthy children.
* Vaccine safety studies always include inert placebos.
* The entire vaccine schedule has been studied for safety.

* The theory and the practice of vaccination are identical.
* Vaccine Information Sheets contain the same information as Vaccine Package Inserts.
* Vaccination equals immunization, yet the public should still fear and ostracize the unvaccinated.
* Vaccines work, but only if everyone else is vaccinated because, of course, my medicine makes your medicine more effective.
* Everyone should be forced to vaccinate to protect the vaccinated from getting the diseases for which they were vaccinated.

* Vaccines have never caused ADHD, tics, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, learning disabilities, cancer, diabetes, eczema, paralysis, autism, or any other injury.
* It’s just a coincidence when babies get sick, diseased, regress, or die following vaccination.
* Vaccination is the leading cause of coincidences.

* There is nothing in vaccines that could hurt a baby or anyone else. That’s why vaccine manufacturers and doctors can’t be sued for vaccine injury or death.
* If vaccines injure a baby, it’s the baby’s fault for having bad genes. Vaccines just identify the defect.
* Vaccines are composed of neurotoxins, human fetal DNA, animal tissue, adjuvants, allergens, antigens, and contaminants. Buildings are evacuated and hazmat teams are called when the contents of a vaccine spill on the floor. That’s why the same ingredients are safe when repeatedly injected into pregnant women, infants, toddlers, teens, the aged, and virtually everyone in between.
* The toxic ingredients in vaccines make sick people healthy and healthy people healthier.

* Injecting toxins is no different than ingesting toxins.
* Because one vaccine is safe, two, four, eight vaccines etc. are equally safe.
* Vaccines are better than vitamins, the more you get, the healthier you are.
* Studies show that vaccine injuries and deaths increase as the number of vaccines increase. That’s why babies can safely receive thousands of vaccines at once.

* High-pitched screams, fevers, lethargy, being zoned out, sleeping for days, diarrhea, and seizures are normal vaccine reactions.
* Normal reactions are not vaccine injury.

* The US vaccine schedule is the only schedule in the world.
* There are no alternative schedules.
* Alternative schedules are untested and dangerous.

* Until recently, 100% of people failed to notice behaviors and traits associated with autism that have always existed in 2% of the population. Some of these behaviors and traits include head banging, spinning, hand flapping, poop smearing, delayed speech, speech regression, inability to speak, speaking in an abnormal tone of voice, repeating words and phrases over and over again, yelling, crying, or laughing for no apparent reason, obsessive attachment to unusual objects, gastrointestinal problems, explosive diarrhea, extreme sensitivity to light, sound and touch, indifference to temperature or pain, difficulty understanding other people’s feelings, reactions, or facial expressions, resistance to being touched, failure to bond or emotionally connect with parents, siblings, and others, wandering, and lack of fear of water sometimes resulting in drowning.
* Autism is normal.
* Autism is a gift.
* Autism should be celebrated.
* Parents who don’t celebrate their kids’ autism are selfish crybabies.
* Autism is an evolutionary response to the computer age.
* No vaccine has ever caused autism.
* Only one now debunked paper written solely by one now disgraced doctor has ever linked vaccines to autism.
* That man is a fraud and he’s personally responsible for killing millions of babies just like Hitler.

* Media outlets can be trusted because they always report the truth about vaccines.
* Media outlets are not influenced by corporate sponsors or government censorship.
* Media should shame and mock parents of vaccine-injured children, especially the moms.
* Media should libel and misquote doctors and scientists who address vaccine safety issues.
* Media should not give fair and equal airtime to parents of vaccine-injured children.
* Media sponsored hate speech is bad … unless it’s targeting parents of vaccine-injured children.
* Media should slam movies such as Vaxxed without ever watching them.

* The pharmaceutical industry does not influence medical school curriculum.
* Doctors are taught everything there is to know about vaccination:

      1. disease is bad
      2. vaccines are good
      3. the vaccine schedule
      4. vaccine administration and
      5. strategies to coerce vaccine hesitant parents and others to vaccinate.

* Listen to your doctor … unless your doctor warns you about the dangers of vaccination.
* The ethical principle of informed consent which was established after World War II to prevent further medical experimentation on uninformed and unwilling subjects does not apply to vaccination.
* When doctors coerce and threaten parents to vaccinate their kids, they are not violating medical ethics.
* Medical providers should chart adverse events from medications, but they should deny vaccine-induced adverse events because vaccines are safe and effective.
* Doctors who address vaccine safety concerns should lose their medical licenses.

* The HPV vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer.
* Teen aged girls who fake injury—including paralysis, full body tics, and debilitating pain resulting in being confined to their homes and beds—after getting the HPV vaccine should see a shrink for psychological problems.
* Exposure to chickenpox and measles in childhood provides no health benefits later in life.
* Getting chickenpox is very bad and very scary.
* Getting measles is very, very bad and very, very scary because measles is one of the most lethal diseases on Earth and probably in the whole universe. That’s why parents used to take their kids to measles and chickenpox parties.

* Vaccines don’t contain human fetal DNA.
* Only two babies have been aborted for vaccine research.

* Vaccines used to contain mercury, but that doesn’t matter because it was the good kind.
* Vaccines don’t contain mercury anymore, but that doesn’t matter because it was the good kind.
* Vaccines now banned in developed countries because they contained mercury are still being used in developing countries, but that doesn’t matter because it’s the good kind.
* The amount of mercury in some “preservative- or thimerosal-free” vaccines exceeds the EPA safety limit and must be disposed of as hazardous waste. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s the good kind of hazardous waste.

* Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and is proven to play a significant role in promoting neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and autism. That’s why it’s safe to inject newborns with aluminum in excess of EPA safety limits.
* Aluminum is essential for optimal brain functioning and development.

* There is no valid reason for religious people to object to vaccination because God has no problem with injecting healthy babies time and time again with a variety of cell-killing and brain-damaging concoctions.

* People get Hepatitis B from dirty needles and sexual activity. That’s why Hep B negative mothers should consent to have their 1 day old infants injected with the Hep B vaccine.

* Pus from cowpox eradicated smallpox.
* 10% of the Earth’s population received smallpox vaccines. That’s why nearly everyone needs to be vaccinated to eradicate a disease.
* Not getting the chickenpox vaccine will kill millions of people from smallpox.
* Not getting the measles vaccine will put millions of kids in iron lungs.
* Environmental toxins and tonsillectomies had nothing to do with America’s polio epidemic and polio disease reclassification had nothing to do with reversing the epidemic.
* The polio vaccine used in India is not causing paralysis in 30,000 children per year.

* Sanitation, clean drinking water, and good food are responsible for the reduction of diseases for which there are currently no vaccines. However, once a vaccine is developed for any of those diseases, the previous statement will no longer be valid.

* Immunocompromised people should not be vaccinated with live virus vaccines … unless they live in developing countries.
* The oral polio vaccine should never be given to HIV positive people … unless they live in Africa.
* Being sick is no reason not to get vaccinated.

* It would be unethical to conduct a prospective vaxxed vs. unvaxxed study because withholding vaccines from children would kill them.
* It would be impossible to conduct a retroprospective vaxxed vs. unvaxxed study because all the unvaxxed kids have already died from vaccine preventable diseases.

* Vaccines have never been tested for safety with pregnant women and their fetuses. That’s why it’s safe to inject them in pregnant women.
* Pregnant women should avoid alcohol, antibiotics, Thalidomide, and other pharmaceutical products, but should receive all vaccines offered them at any stage of their pregnancies.
* Babies are born vaccine deficient.
* Premature infants need the protection from vaccines even more than full term infants.
* Even though the pertussis vaccine does not prevent the transmission of pertussis and is known to result in asymptomatic carriers of the disease, vaccinating family members is the best way to protect newborns from whooping cough.

*Drug companies make drugs for profit, but they make vaccines out of the goodness of their hearts.
* Anti-vaxxers enrich themselves writing and selling anti-vaccine propaganda.

* The industry has never lied about vaccine safety, efficacy, or necessity.
* The industry has never faked vaccine research.
* The industry would never divide vaccine lots to spread out and hide vaccine injury and death.
* The industry would never test vaccines on orphans, disabled people, or people of color.
* Merck lied about Vioxx, but it would never lie about its vaccines.
* Merck supervisors did not order its scientists to fake the efficacy of the mumps vaccine.

* The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation didn’t get booted out of India for conducting cloaked vaccine trials on Indian girls resulting in thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths.
* The Gates Foundation isn’t preparing to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of African babies with an experimental malaria vaccine known to have negative efficacy, meaning that vaccinated babies get malaria at a higher rate than vaccine free babies.

* The CDC’s primary interest is the health and safety of American children.
* The CDC can be trusted to regulate vaccine safety issues because it owns over 50 vaccine patents and profits from vaccine sales.
* CDC employees have no conflicts of interest.
* When the CDC reports that the flu vaccine is 40% effective, that means that the vaccine prevents the flu in four out of ten people.
* CDC employees have never consorted with industry or the medical establishment to hide the relationship between mercury-containing Thimerosal and autism.
* CDC employees have never consorted with industry or the medical establishment to hide the relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism.
* CDC employees have never trashed data linking the MMR vaccine to autism.
* There is no CDC whistleblower.

* There is no such thing as a Vaccine Court because there’s no such thing as vaccine injury.
* The Vaccine Court has not paid out more than $3.5 billion for vaccine injury and death.

* Congress is not influenced by donations from Big Pharma.
* Congress has never ignored vaccine safety issues.
* Congress has never been complicit in hiding vaccine safety issues from the public.

* Scientific journals can be trusted.
* The papers in scientific journals can be trusted.
* The drug industry does not ghostwrite pro-vax papers for scientists to sign.
* Scientists who address vaccine safety issues should be censured or fired.

* The anti-vax movement is a recent phenomenon.
* Anti-vaxxers get their information from a Playboy bunny.
* Anti-vaxxers get their information from the Internet and everybody knows you can’t trust anything on the Internet, except for the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the pharmaceutical industry.
* The AAP has no conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry.

* All unvaccinated people are dangerous vectors of disease.
* All vaccinated kids with HIV, Hep B, chicken pox, measles, influenza, whooping cough, etc., should be allowed in school.
* All children recently vaccinated with live virus vaccines should be allowed in school.
* All unvaxxed kids are by definition sick and dangerous disease vectors.
* All unvaxxed kids should be banned from school, because they’re especially dangerous on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm.
* All anti-vaxxers are anti-science.
* All anti-vaxxers are baby killers.
* All anti-vaxxers should lose custody of their children.
* All anti-vaxxers should be quarantined, jailed, or hung.
* When someone dies of a disease, unvaccinated people should be charged, tried, and convicted of murder.

* Pro-vaxxers are logical, pro-science, and open-minded.
* Pro-vaxxers tolerate differing points of view and are all around caring, compassionate people.

Brett Wilcox and his son ran across the USA in 2014 promoting a GMO Free USA and world. Brett has greatly enriched himself by writing and selling the following books: We’re Monsanto: Feeding the World, Lie After Lie, Books I and II, and Jabbed: How the Vaccine Industry, Medical Establishment and Government Stick It to You and Your Family. Brett blogs at RunningTheCountry.com.


STATEMENT FROM THE VACCINE SAFETY COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA

Boston lynch
At the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota, we recognize the benefits of vaccines. We also recognize that vaccines carry risk. Parents deserve the right to free, prior and informed consent, which by definition includes the right to review the benefits and the risks of any medical procedure. To deny the right of informed consent violates the very foundation of our healthcare system.

With the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, Congress recognized that vaccines carry risk and because they are “unavoidably unsafe” the 1986 act exempted vaccine manufacturers and doctors from liability for vaccine injury. Almost $4 billion in injury compensation has been paid to vaccine-injured patients since the passage of this law. To suggest that vaccines are "perfectly safe" while concurrently protecting the vaccine industry from litigation after injuries is insulting to parents, and should be embarrassing to health care professionals, many of whom do not even know this law exists. We can't have it both ways - pass a law that declares vaccines unsafe, protect the industry from litigation, and expect parents to blindly follow vaccine recommendations without the chance to ask reasonable questions and make choices that are protected by law.

On multiple occasions in recent years, our group was contacted by Somali families concerned about official bullying.  These families invited us to speak to in their community to their neighbors and friends about their rights under the law in the state of Minnesota. 

The discussion of vaccines has become emotional, but like most contentious issues, it is best addressed with civility, evidence and an open discussion between well-meaning citizens.  During times of modest disease outbreaks, it is crucial to defend important rights, especially in face of those who would trample over these rights for “the greater good”.   

We are also disturbed at the tone the discussions of recent events in Minnesota have taken. A major metropolitan newspaper quite literally called for members of our organization to be put to death for responding to and supporting our Somali friends.  Responsible voices within leading media organizations need to exercise better leadership and call off the lynch mob.


The Escalating Efforts to Silence Vaccine Safety Debate

WMPThank you to our friends at World Mercury Project for this share.

By Alison Fujito

It’s one thing to recommend something you believe in. It’s quite another to demand that everyone else believe in it as well.  Add hostility, politics, lobbyists, and an industry with a long history of dishonesty, and the result is the antithesis of the founding principles of this country.

Last month, Cosmopolitan posted a very disturbing opinion piece by a lobbyist for vaccine mandates, attorney Jinny Suh. Ms. Suh is the creator and leader of the activist group “Immunize Texas” which she terms a “grass-roots community group.” It’s actually a branch of “Immunize USA,” which is funded by vaccine companies GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, and vaccine inventor and industry spokesman Paul Offit, among others.

The article is liberally sprinkled with pejoratives and thinly-veiled accusations directed towards those who don’t agree with the author. The end result leaves a strong impression encouraging fear, repression, and hatred against anyone wanting to maintain the right to determine which invasive medical procedures they are willing to have performed on their children, and when.

Empathy or hostility?

Ms. Suh begins the article with several paragraphs telling us how she is an incredibly supportive and sympathetic person.  And maybe she is.

One would expect that a sympathetic parent whose children were lucky enough NOT to suffer adverse vaccine reactions, would lobby for research on causes, prevention, and treatment of such harm. After all, over 10,000 claims are filed every year with the adversarial, problematic “Vaccine Court.”

Nobler efforts to help children might include fundraising for families of children who suffered truly catastrophic reactions, requiring lifelong 24/7 care not covered by insurance, especially for those who were unaware that the government compensation system even exists until well after the short three-year statute of limitations. In fact, there are many such families in Ms. Suh’s home state.

Instead, the remainder of the article reads as an attack on those who criticize or even question vaccine safety, starting with her incongruous announcement that “it’s time to stop acting like not vaccinating is a parenting decision.”

Let’s remember the facts here:

  • Vaccination is an invasive medical procedure.
  • Medical procedures may be declined by the patient.
  • Medical procedures on infants and children ARE PARENTING DECISIONS.

Media mantra
Dismissing all who would disagree with her, Ms. Suh ignores 73,454 reports of serious reactions associated with vaccines from 1989 through April of this year, and 6,469 reported deaths in the same time period. She insists that vaccines—all vaccines— are safe and effective, and basically demands that everyone who has not already had an “approved” medical reaction agree to fully vaccinate their children. Links to three articles, none of which prove safety or efficacy, are provided in an effort to justify such a drastic demand.

As responsible parents, we cannot ignore legitimate reports of vaccine-associated systemic harm and submit unquestioningly to such demands because of three erroneous articles.  One can easily find three articles claiming safety and efficacy of various medications in pill form, but that wouldn’t support a claim that “pills are safe and effective,” and it wouldn’t necessarily prove safety and efficacy of those particular pills. Vioxx and thalidomide are only two of many examples of FDA-approved medications that turned out to be deadly. Vaccines, classified as “biologicals” rather than “drugs” aren’t held to the strict standards of science and tightly-controlled clinical trials that Vioxx was before it received—and maintained—approval from both the government and our medical system.

The author links to a CNN news report with video, which wrongly claims that “thimerosal does not cause any difficulty.” This is blatantly false: thimerosal is strongly associated with phonic and motor tics, which are neurological disorders, as well as problems with attention and executive functioning. In other words, thimerosal causes difficulties.

CNN here also claims in error that only “trace amounts” of thimerosal are in influenza vaccines. Again, this is untrue: approximately 30% of flu vaccines today still contain 25 micrograms of thimerosal in each dose; the CDC’s chart shows that only FDA-licensed influenza vaccine recommended for children under the age of three is FluZone Quadrivalent, which contains a 12.5 mcg/dose of thimerosal. Not only is that NOT a trace amount, but it’s being given to the population most susceptible to harm from thimerosal. CNN got both of these important facts completely wrong.

In contrast, back before the vaccine manufacturers were permitted to advertise on, and, for all practical purposes, own and control commercial TV, there was this special news report in 1979 on the government cover-up of harm from swine flu shots, as well as this one, in 1982, “DPT: Russian Roulette.”

There is a well-documented history of cover-up of harm from vaccines in this country; this is in no way refuted by CNN’s misinformed (at best) claims of safety.

Ms. Suh also links an article from the WHO, which recklessly recommends vaccinating everyone who comes into contact with an infant for pertussis, ignoring the fact that those vaccinated for pertussis are still able to colonize and transmit pertussis to infants, even if they have no symptoms. The article also credits vaccines for reductions in death and disease in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America without acknowledging that adequate nutrition, clean water, improved sanitation, and modern medical care would have had the same effect.

The third effort to convince us of the supposed safety of vaccines is a disturbingly vitriolic article by the controversial Brian Deer, who, amidst accusations of his own questionable ethics, falsely claimed that Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s study misrepresented the medical status of the children involved—falsely, because those children’s parents have gone on record  rebutting and criticizing Deer, and supporting Wakefield.

Moreover, Deer’s article purports to address only one vaccine, MMR, out of the 54 vaccines recommended for US children from the day of birth to age 18. So it completely fails to address safety concerns regarding the other 53 vaccines, the poor quality of design and reporting of safety outcomes, the absence of any testing for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, or impairment of fertility (stated on every package insert!), and the possibility of unanticipated synergistic reactions.

An argument that rests on mistaken assumptions, on false claims, and that ignores or denies valid concerns, is not only unconvincing; it calls the entire pro-vaccine-mandate position into question.

Not one of these examples proves safety or efficacy of vaccines, nor do they rule out a vaccine-autism link, nor do they rule out a link between vaccines and the myriad serious health issues that have been suggested by literally hundreds of studies.

“This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.”

-From The Nuremberg Code, 1947

Attacking parental rights
It’s extremely disturbing that, with strong evidence of serious health risks from vaccines, anyone would insist with such authority that parents unquestioningly accept the conclusions presented here.

Read more here.


VAERS, MMR and Megan

File a reportBy Teresa Conrick

Many people do not know that if you have a bad reaction to a vaccine -- an ADVERSE reaction -- there is a place to contact: VAERS

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.

But because many parents are not told about this, they don't report the reaction as they are often told, many times by their doctor, that it is a NORMAL reaction to the vaccine. PLEASE, please know that more often than not, it is NOT NORMAL.  My daughter reacted to her infant vaccines, up crying all night, onslaught of ear infections, nosebleeds, fevers, abrupt shyness and appearing deaf at times...but it was the MMR vaccine given at 18 months that caused a cascade of medical issues and behavioral symptoms that caused REGRESSION of health, speech and an AUTISM diagnosis by age 2 and 1/2.   SEIZURES and an AUTOIMMUNE diagnosis would then insidiously develop in her teens.  I would not wish this horrible experience on my worst enemy.  Pain, suffering, and loss of speech STILL at age 23.  I wrote this three years ago to capture both the science and the devastation so many  of our children have encountered: MMR photo TC

Vaccines. The idea of them seems so good.  Inject a recipe of chemicals into human beings and animals, and they are then protected from microbial-causing diseases. The reality though for many families is something went wrong, either immediately after vaccination - seizures, death, or from that point forward, profound changes in health and development - REGRESSION.

My daughter, Megan, had subtle, regressive episodes after each vaccination but devastatingly so after her MMR vaccine. Immediately, Megan began with a fever for days, then a full body rash starting on the 10th day, diarrhea, constipation, then undigested food in her stool, then Giardia and Blastocystis Hominis infections, gluten and casein intolerance developed, nonstop ear infections (otitis media), concurrent Candida infections, Clostridium infections, Streptococcus infections, seizures when puberty hit and most recently, an autoimmune diagnosis. An autism diagnosis was placed on her before age three, based on the behaviors -- that in hindsight -- most likely manifested from all of these infections and a dysfunctional immune system. This has been the pattern and research is pointing to the microbiome as quite possibly, the epicenter of autism....

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Offit and His Critics: Part 3

Offit_blogNOTE: We're bringing you this series, re-crafted for 2017,  by Richard P. Milner of Public Affairs Media. Dr. Paul Offit has led the charge against any and all in our community, doctors, scientists, parents, educators, film makers, who question vaccine safety.

By Richard P. Milner

OFFIT:  I think vaccines are very safe.  You know, ultimately use the sort of dichotomy of safe/unsafe.  I think more fairly one should say “very safe”.  Because vaccines, like anything that induces an effect in the body, can induce a side effect.  And certainly vaccines do have side effects.  But I think one can argue that their benefits clearly outweigh the risks, and unfortunately the risks are often misunderstood by the public where the public thinks that vac—some in the public thinks that vaccines can weaken or overwhelm the immune system or cause autism or other chronic diseases when that’s clearly not true.

HUMPHRIES:  How would anyone know if it is really true since no single ingredient let alone the entire vaccine schedule has been tested for long term or chronic illness. We have NO fully vaccinated vs. never vaccinated study.  And Offit doesn’t want one. He comes up with all sorts of reasons, “it is unethical.” “it is not necessary because vaccines are safe.”  But we have a group of never vaccinated children in USA and even some partially vaccinated children and a researcher who has IRB approval to do the study. The stopping block: no funds. Who will fund it? 

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CDC Kaiser Permanente Measles Experiment: An Anniversary to Remember But Not Worth Celebrating

Pearl HarborBy Wayne Rohde

Can I ask you the following three questions?

  1. Who are the targeted participants for US clinical trials of vaccines?

  2. Why does our government test vaccines that are 10 to 500 times the potency of licensed vaccines on US citizens?

  3. Why does our government conduct clandestine trials on unsuspecting participants regarding vaccine trials?

This spring will mark the 27th anniversary of one of the cruelest and most deceptive acts the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has ever conducted. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Health System and Los Angeles County Public Health Service, an experimental measles vaccine was given to approximately 1,500 inner city minority children in Los Angeles County. Most of these children were six months of age. The planning for this inoculation program started in 1989 with the vaccination campaign commencing June 1990. This program came to a halt in October 1991. 

The Experiment

The measles vaccine, Edmonston-Zagreb (E-Z) high-titers, was administered mainly to African-American children in an attempt to curb the measles outbreak in LA County. The parents were not told that the measles vaccine was experimental, and it was not approved for use in the US. 

These children from LA County were the guinea pigs, the living test tubes of the research world. Yet the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) were telling the parents the vaccine was being used in other countries. What was not explained was the fact of the vaccine used in Los Angeles was not the lower titers used in other countries but rather a super charged high-titers E-Z vaccine. And it was experimental.[i] 

The E-Z measles vaccine was first used by UNICEF and other health organizations beginning in the late 1980’s, despite warnings of mortality increases in developing countries.[ii]

Non Discloser

The consent forms given to the parents to sign did NOT disclose that the vaccine was experimental. The brochure that was included with the consent form stated “this vaccine has been shown to be effective in younger children”.[iii] The CDC director, Dr. David Satcher, stated in a LA Times interview, regarding not informing the parents of the experimental status, that “a mistake had been made. Things sometimes fall in the cracks.”[iv] And the parents will be unable to receive monetary compensation. More on this later.

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FDA’s Vaccine Safety Lie: Why Buildings Have Stricter Quality Controls than Pediatric Vaccine Trials

Safety first buildingNOTE: Thank you to Skyhorse author James Grundvig for the link to his important post about vaccine safety.  If you don't know James, he's the guy who found the ex-CDC current US fugitive Poul Thorsen and wrote about it in his book Master Manipulator.  Unless you are Mother Teresa (wink wink),  you do NOT want one James Grundvig sniffing around your life.

By James Grundvig

Imagine President Donald Trump, in his past life as a real estate developer, learning that his new building had its structure compromised — the concrete didn’t meet design strength. Wanting to get to the bottom of the issue, he would direct his team to investigate the problem and report back to him. The findings, however, would shock him.

The contractor followed the “guidance” of the design team, but not the minimal code set by the city or the concrete industry. Trump would learn such guidance gave the contractor leeway to follow his whims on the design criteria of the specifications. That would cost Trump’s project time and money in remediation, and lawsuits would fly out the door.

But since no construction project in North America gives the contractor only “guidance” on what codes to follow — they must follow all that apply — then it’s truly stunning to learn this is what the FDA has been directing vaccine manufacturers to do for decades: Follow agency guidance, not a strict code, minimal requirements, specifications or regulations when it comes to the design and execution of vaccine safety studies.

Vaccine manufacturers are free as a bird. They can virtually do what they want. But how can that be?

It’s all in the FDA’s Biologics Division, in the words that gives “Guidance” for the different vaccine clinical trials, such as, “Guidance for Industry: For the Evaluation of Combination Vaccines for Preventable Diseases: Production, Testing and Clinical Studies.” Or how about, “Guidance for Industry: Clinical Considerations for Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines.”

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Offit and His Critics: Part 2

Offit_blogNOTE: We're bringing you this series, re-crafted for 2017,  by Richard P. Milner of Public Affairs Media during Autism Action Month. Dr. Paul Offit has led the charge against any and all in our community, doctors, scientists, parents, educators, film makers, who question vaccine safety.

By Richard P. Milner

TENPENNY:  Dr. Offit really should read the medical literature of all who contract the illness after the injection. Cases of measles, chickenpox, smallpox and probably others have been documented after vaccination. In addition, the antibodies induced by vaccination are not the same as antibodies that appear as the result of a natural infection. For example, it has been documented that the measles antibodies in breast milk do not have the same protective effect as antibodies from moms who (actually) had the measles infection.

The exception to this is the HiB vaccine; that is a cell wall antigen vaccine and has a very different mechanism of action as the other vaccines. That vaccine DID decrease the incidence of H. flu meningitis, H flu otitis and overall H flu disease. However, the trade off was not benign. We had an escalation of strep disease after the introduction of that vaccine.

Hence? We developed Prevnar, the vaccine for strep. We are now creating vacuums in the Strep “family” and more resistant, more virulent strep bugs are coming forth. In addition, with wiping out H Flu (gram negative) and Strep species (gram positive), now BIG BAD DEADLY BUGS are coming around including N. meningitides and MRSA staph infections. The CDC admits,   

“As a result of the widespread use of the HiB vaccine to control H.influenzae type b infections, Nisseria meningitidis has become the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children and young adults.”

MMWR. Control of Meningococcal Disease
May 27, 2005 / 54(RR07);1-21

OFFIT:  It’s certainly true, actually, that I you look at diseases like Whooping Cough or even to a lesser extent Diphtheria, you started to see some decline as we got, you know, more san—better sanitation, better hygiene in our country.  But you didn’t start to see a dramatic decline and virtual elimination of those diseases until we introduced vaccines.

HUMPHRIES:  He is correct here with measles, chicken pox, mumps but he totally ignores the price paid and that the only reason we are not seeing big surges in adults yet is because the adults that had true immunity have not yet all died off. Once that happens and we only have vaccine immunity we will see problems which is why we are already seeing new recommendations for adults to get pertussis and MMR vaccines.  And chicken pox will be the same.

HALEY:  I would like to see the data he has to support this as I don’t think he is correct.  There were major drops in these illnesses before introduction of the appropriate vaccine and the introduction of the appropriate vaccine did not appear to cause, as he says ‘a dramatic decline’.

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Robert Kennedy Discusses Shingles Vaccine Dangers

ZostavaxThis video was on NBC, Channel King 5 in Washington. It's about the dangers of Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine.

It's not just about vaccines and autism.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Explains Potential Dangers of the Zostavax Shingles Vaccine

Robert Kennedy: "Zostavax is a vaccine that is sold to prevent shingles, but may actually cause shingles--the very disease that it's supposed to prevent.

"Worst of all, Zostavax may cause brain injury, paralysis, even death.

"When a drug company fails to warn the public against the dangers that its product might cause, it needs to be held accountable--not just for the person that's injured, but for all of us."


2017 Pediatric Vaccine Schedule Demands Copious Homework: The Truth About Vaccines Video Series Launches Just in Time

Ttav-banner-ad-160X600-prelaunch-1We hope you will sign up to watch this free video series about vaccination choice, safety, decisions that affect not just pregnant women and parents of infants and toddlers, but adults too, as new vaccines come down the pike at breakneck speed.  Called, The Truth About Vaccines, it features doctors and experts talking about vaccine safety issues, from both sides of the debate.  Parents spend more time thinking about nursery color than vaccine choices.  We know that difficult questions about vaccines are on both sides of this HUGE debate.  Find out the pros and the cons…and get the knowledge to make your own informed decision. Watch the Truth About Vaccines trailer now:

ACIP Releases Pediatric Vaccine Schedule

Clinical Context

On the basis of current recommendations for use of Food and Drug Administration-licensed vaccines, childhood and adolescent immunization schedules are revised annually. The updated recommendations for 2017 have been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Adolescence is a dynamic period during which effective preventive interventions can foster safe behaviors and the development of healthy lifestyle choices. Timely vaccination is a cornerstone of preventive adolescent health care and should be reviewed at every visit and updated as needed, yet barriers to completing adolescent immunizations persist.

Synopsis and Perspective

This year's updated schedule for child and adolescent immunizations has several key recommended changes, among them a reduction in the number of doses for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for some children.

The 2017 schedule, approved by the ACIP of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was published online on the CDC website and in Pediatrics. The updated schedule was also approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Dr. Brian Hooker At the Revolution for Truth March 31 Rally

Brian HookerNote: Thank you to Anne Dachel for transcribing this talk, and to Joshua Coleman for the video.

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Dr. Brian Hooker, the man who was contacted by CDC whistleblower William Thompson, spoke at the Revolution for Truth Rally in Washington D.C. on March 31, 2017, along with over a dozen leading autism activists.

Brian’s speech was only about ten minutes in length, but his words were dynamite. Just like Del Bigtree did in his talk,  Brian told his audience that when he goes to Congress, they know about CDC scientist William Thompson’s charge that his agency ordered him to destroy evidence showing a vaccine-autism link in the MMR vaccine. This issue is only going to get more heated because the people who represent us know that the government is involved in vaccine safety fraud. It’s their job to look into this.

Brian also went into detail about Poul Thorsen and Diana Schendel’s roles in fleecing the taxpayers out of millions of dollars in order to manufacture bogus research on what’s causing autism.

(And for all the details on just how Thorsen and Schendel pulled this off, read the fascinating book, Vaccine Whistleblower, by Kevin Barry.)

Dr. Brian Hooker,  Revolution for Truth Rally, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017

Brian began by talking about his 19 year old son’s vaccine injury, his dedication to his recovery and the toll it takes on every affected family. He was very positive.

Brian: “…And yet, we’re winning. …You get the word out there. When I go up to Capitol Hill and I ask people, and I start to explain the story about Bill Thompson, they’re like, ‘Oh no, no, no. We already know about Bill Thompson.’

“You’re doing your job! You are absolutely, absolutely doing your job, and please, please, please keep up the good work. …”

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Sneak Peak: The Truth About Vaccines Series

Free ticketHere’s a sneak peek of The Truth About Vaccines, coming out on April 12th…

Go here to watch the teaser preview

This preview goes deeper on the exact topics they’ll be diving into with the new series.

Ty Bollinger and his team have an amazing 7 days queued up, and we're so excited to share it… on so many levels.

For one, this topic is heating up in the halls of Congress right now, with vaccine safety concerns once again surging, particularly for young children and seniors.

And two, this thing is going to be chock full of helpful information on this topic that we know will make a difference for you and your family.

Regardless of your position on vaccines, we encourage you to register to watch this series.  It’s not about being “pro” or “anti” -- it’s about getting the facts (and the full story that’s not being told), and understanding what all your options are.

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The Greatest Health Debate of the 21st Century? Truth About Vaccines Series Starts 4/12

Ttav-banner-ad-160X600-prelaunch-1NOTE:  Age of Autism is pleased to share with our readers the pre-launch of "The Truth About Vaccines," a video seminar series that begins on April 12.   TTAV features in depth interviews with some of the most trusted medical health experts in America many of whom are close"FOO" you might say "(Friends of Ours) many of whom are MDs, some of whom are nationally known health advocates. This is breath of fresh air as we enter the April silly season of hulla-blue. 

From Ty Bollinger of TTAV:

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The greatest health debate of the 21st century?

You need to see this…

Vaccines for kids (The conversation we MUST have…)

Sick kids / Healthy kids - You Decide

We’re about to witness the greatest health debate of the 21st century, and you’re definitely going to want to have a front row seat for this.

It’s a topic that lights a fire under smart people on both sides of the issue.

Some say they’re mandatory, and some say they’re dangerous.

Tensions are rising from both camps, and our children are the ones caught in the middle.

The topic?

Vaccines.

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of whether you think vaccines are helpful or harmful… the reality is that it’s become one of THE hot-button issues of our time.

People are truly passionate about their positions, and that… my friends is a HUGE part of the problem.

When emotion interferes with facts, the truth gets lost in the shuffle.

But there’s a new face leading the fight into the fray to try and separate fact from fiction and find the middle ground, where we can have an honest conversation about this…

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Laura Hayes: The Vaccine Myth An Issue of Trust

Radio micOn Sunday, February 12th our good friend Laura Hayes was part of an hour-long radio interview with Shawn Siegel on the topic of vaccinations.   Fast forward to minute 14 to hear Laura and the interview. Special thanks to Joshua Coleman for creating the YouTube link.  Check out Josh's channel for a plethora of videos from the VaXxed bus and much more.


Petition: Act To End Autism Epidemic & Implement Comprehensive Vaccine Safety Policy Reforms

Six Simple Steps

Let’s end the autism epidemic and rein in America’s exploding vaccine schedule. Please sign and share the White House Petition on autism and vaccines today! When we reach 100,000 signatures, we will get a response from an administration we hope will respond favorably to our call to action.

Petition to Take Action to End the Autism Epidemic and Implement Comprehensive Reforms of Vaccine Safety Policies

We cannot make America great with so many disabled autistic children, so we must urgently face the autism epidemic, admit its reality and confront its stunning rise.  In addition, we must rein in America’s exploding vaccine schedule. Crucial to any reform in both autism and vaccine policy is an initiative to shine light on corruption and “drain the swamp” of unaccountable bureaucrats.

We ask you to take six actions:

  1. Declare autism a national emergency.
  2. Convene a Presidential Commission on Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity.
  3. Depose the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson.
  4. Conduct a study comparing total health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.
  5. Create a National Vaccine Safety Board.
  6. Repeal and Replace the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

First Peer-Reviewed Study of Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated Children (Censored by an International Scientific Journal) Now Public

Breaking newsBy Kevin Barry

Today, a groundbreaking new study of the overall health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children has been released to the public for the first time. The critically important new pilot study has been posted on line.

The paper was leaked to journalist and author James Grundvig, who published an article describing aspects of the study on Medium on February 22, 2017.  Grundvig describes how the paper was leaked to him (and others?), and he describes how he authenticated it with the study’s author and with the journal which censored it.

I will list a few of the many reasons why this paper is critically important at this time.

1. The #RFKcommission.

This study provides numerous clues for potential future research. It may help serve as a blueprint for the RFK Commission in the United States and for other countries.

  1. President Trump

    President Trump is the first President to show any interest at all in vaccine safety. This study reaffirms that President Trump’s concerns about vaccine safety are legitimate, and may help him stand firm in forming the #RFKcommission.

    3. Existing vaccine rights are under attack in 30 states.

    Vaccine exemption attacks and vaccine mandate increases in 30 state capitals in 2017.
    Parent advocates nationwide can add the findings of this study to their arsenal when protecting their and their children’s existing rights from the trillion dollar Pharmaceutical industry in state capitals.

    4. Informed consent

    The international bioethics standard for preventative medical is informed consent. Comparing total health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations are an important piece of information to weigh when considering consent.
  1. Censorship or self-censorship?

    Is submitting papers dealing with vaccine safety to the “peer review” process of scientific journals, after years of rejection, a form of self-censorship?

    The paper released today was scheduled to be published in November 2016. Had it been published in the journal it would have been “peer reviewed”.

    Speaking for the 7,484,325,473 billion people on the planet who were NOT peer reviewers of this paper, it’s absurd that this paper is legitimate if the 3 reviewers bosses don’t get spooked, and not legitimate if they do get spooked. I hope the 3 peer reviewers - Amit, Kelly and Linda - would agree that their bosses shouldn’t block important information from the other 7 billion of us.

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I’ve read numerous beautiful tributes to brilliant, wonderful and fearless Dan Olmsted on Age of Autism over the past month. I’m not nearly as talented a writer as those who have honored Dan on these pages. I didn’t know how I could help honor him … until now. Dan tried for more than a decade to get a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study done, and he pioneered the concept with his series on the Amish.

Please help guide us Dan, and thank you for your dedication to all of our children.
First Freedoms LogoFirst Study of Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated Children - Censored by an International Scientific Journal - Now Public Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports, was censored by the journal Frontiers in Public Health.

Key Study Findings

Background: The long-term health outcomes of the routine vaccination program remain unknown. Studies have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine to address this question.

Specific Aims: To compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes, and to determine whether an association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), if any, remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors.

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Groundbreaking Yale Study Links Vaccines and Numerous Brain Disorders In Children

LinkedNOTE:  Surely you've already seen this on ABC News, and Morning Joe and Fox and Friends, right?  Wait, it's Valentine's Day, not April Fools.  From Yale that bastion of anti-vaccine woo.  K

From David Wolfe's site:

Groundbreaking Yale Study Links Vaccines and Numerous Brain Disorders In Children

groundbreaking new study has found a significant correlation between flu vaccines and a variety of mental disorders.

Conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State and Yale University, the study sought to determine “whether antecedent vaccinations are associated with increased incidence of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), anorexia nervosa (AN), anxiety disorder, chronic tic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder in a national sample of privately insured children.”

The results were striking: children who’d received the Flu vaccine within the last year “were also associated with incident diagnoses of AN, OCD, and an anxiety disorder.”

For those who’ve done their research on the topic, none of this is surprising. The notion that autism, in some cases, may be triggered by vaccinations is nothing new, and even the current President has echoed such views:

However, for the so-called “skeptics”, a Yale University-sponsored study suggesting a link between vaccines and cognitive disorders may help persuade more of the public to our side....  Read more here.





Medical Board Water Boards Vax Injured Child

WaterboardNOTE:  You might think that headline is all wet. But think about it as you read this intense post by Ginger Taylor. She decided to take her pediatrician to the medical board for failure to evaluate him for vaccine injury. She lost. Chandler lost. We lost.  Again and again we're subjected to a Niagara Falls of denial, lies, cover up, push back and refusals by the medical community tasked with OUR VERY CHILDREN'S FATES.  We're drowning in vaccine injury. Water boarded.  There is NO Geneva Convention for us. For our kids. Take the poison. Drink from the "be a good Mommy
 bottle" without any idea what's inside or what will happen. Shut up. Roll up your kids' sleeves. Choke.

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I Brought My Doctor Before the State Medical Board For Failure to Investigate a Vaccine Injury
Ginger Taylor, MS


Two weeks ago, in my letter to the Johns Hopkins Journal, Narratives in Bioethics, I made public the fact that I had taken Chandler's pediatrician before the state medical board for failing to evaluate him for a vaccine injury. It was a journey that started two years ago, and I am just now wrapping up.

Here is both the short version of the story, and the very long version for the true die hards.

This is the question I before the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine:

What is the duty of a physician to his patient when a parent reports a suspected vaccine injury?

Their answer...

The doctor has no duty to the patient.

Well that is their implied answer. What they really did was just make up an excuse to close the complaint and not answer the question at all. But in their refusal to answer the complaint that a physician had failed in their duty to investigate a vaccine injury claim, they establish the standard of care.

The standard of care for reported vaccine injury is... medical negligence. (also blame the mother, but that is just SOP with autism moms now isn't it.)

Thus again proving my assertion, Mainstream Medicine does not take vaccine safety seriously.

That is the short story. Here is the long version.


Lost Arts Radio Presents James Grundvig, Lou Conte and Kevin Barry on VaxXed

Great interview by Richard Sacks with three men you likely know, all of whom are Skyhorse Publishing authors. From the Lost Arts Radio YouTube channel description of the program:

What do James Grundvig, investigative journalist and author of the CDC expose' "Master Manipulator", Kevin Barry, author of "Vaccine Whistleblower", former federal attorney and president of the personal freedom website http://www.firstfreedoms.org, and Lou Conte, author of the novel "The Autism War" and co-author of "Vaccine Injuries", have in common? Unfortunately the answer is autistic, vaccine damaged sons, though they also share other concerns in common about the future of our country and the world. Recently, as you are not supposed to know, the movie VAXXED (http://www.vaxxedthemovie.com) has broken through concerted efforts at censoring its message, and has been waking up millions of Americans and others to the fact that a formerly trusted government agency, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, lied over a period of at least ten years, to keep hidden the truth that vaccines cause autism. Even today, the coverup continues. And of course, the question that arises simultaneously is, what else is CDC hiding? And what about other government agencies we trusted to tell the truth? Clearly CDC works for the vaccine and drug companies, not for the American people.

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EcoWatch: Early Pregnancy Flu Shots: New Research Hints of Autism Link

Vax PregnantHere we are on Christmas Eve. Imagine of Mary had been given "modern" medicine. Would the tidings have been of great joy?

From EcoWatch, by Robert Kennedy Jr and Lyn Redwood

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A Nov. 19 study, of 45,231 women, published in JAMA Pediatrics, identified a heightened risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the children of mothers who received a flu shot during their first trimester of pregnancy. The study, Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder, was authored by Ousseny Zerbo and his colleagues affiliated with the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente.



While the researchers found no increased risk when the mother received flu shots in the second or third trimester, the data demonstrated a 20 percent higher risk of an autism spectrum disorder among children of mothers receiving the flu vaccine during the first trimester. That risk was statistically significant. (The P value, .01, indicates a 99 percent likelihood that the result isn't due to chance.)

However, after completing this analysis, the authors made a series of adjustments that have drawn criticism from other scientists. Most controversial was their questionable decision to apply a statistical device called the "Bonferroni Correction" to their data. Statisticians use the Bonferroni Correction in very specific circumstances—where they seek to reduce the chance for false positives in calculations involving multiple comparisons. The impact of the Bonferroni Correction is nearly always conservative; it dampens signals in data sets. In doing so it creates the risk of missing true associations. When applied to the first trimester flu vaccine dataset, the Bonferroni Correction reduced the significance of the association from 99 percent to 90 percent. Despite the fact that the adjusted result was still considered marginally statistically significant, the authors then made a second dodgy judgment, by declaring that, "this association could be due to chance."

These sweeping decisions allowed the authors to arrive at the questionable conclusion that, "There was a suggestion of increased ASD risk among children whose mothers received influenza vaccinations early in pregnancy (first trimester), although the association was insignificant after statistical correction for multiple comparisons." The researchers summed up with an acknowledgement of the uncertainty of their conclusion: "We believe that additional studies are warranted to further evaluate any potential associations between first-trimester maternal influenza vaccination and autism."

National media outlets universally missed that nuance. Journalists widely reported the study as a decisive exoneration of flu shots. NPR declared: Flu Shots Don't Increase Autism Risk In Pregnancy. Fox News‎ celebrated: Flu—or flu vaccine—in pregnancy not tied to autism in kids. The Scientist‎ headlined: Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy, while the New York Daily News assured: No link between flu or flu vaccine in pregnancy and autism: study.

As the mainstream media celebrated, public health advocates and scholars cried "foul." Dr. James Lyons-Weiler, PhD, the CEO and director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, and data manager of more than 100 biomedical research studies, told me that the author's "incorrect" and "unorthodox" application of the Bonferroni Correction in this circumstance risked the appearance that they were using improper methodologies to, "make an unwanted but statistically significant finding vanish in a sea of statistical wizardry."

Read more at EcoWatch here.


The 12 Days of VaXmas...

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

By Christina England

On the first day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Children Dying Needlessly

On the second day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the third day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the fourth day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Four DPT’s,

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs

And children dying needlessly

On the fifth day of Christmas big pharma gave to me

Five MMR’s.

Four DPT’s,

Three HPV’s,

Two compulsory jabs,

And children dying needlessly

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

Baby Bobby
Mercury Press

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

According to the authors,

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

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

Here are the flaws we identified in the study:

  • Use of Bonferroni Correction for Multiple Hypothesis Testing

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

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