Controlled Human Infection Method: ‘Unethical’ clinical trials of vaccines pose threat to human lives

TuskegeeIn the USA, we might call this "The Tuskegee method."  As I watched Vaxxed II last week, it was the Gardasil stories that affected me the strongest. The fact that the placebo in testing was not by even the lowest scientific standards a placebo haunts me. As for CHIM - controlled human infection method, it's astounding how easily those in medicine can pencil in the ethics line under the guise of science for the greater good.  We have featured Dr. Puliyel's writing many times. We thank him for his diligent, surely lonely, work.

‘Unethical’ clinical trials of vaccines pose threat to human lives

By Dr. Jacob Puliyel, Pediatrican
Published 11/11/19 in Sunday Guardian Live, an Indian e-paper

Primum non nocere—“first, do no harm”—is a basic tenet of medical ethics. That is about to change in India. “Controlled Human Infection Method” (CHIM) studies are planned to be introduced here. Humans are to be deliberately infected with diseases to test the efficiency of experimental vaccines. It will provide a shortcut to vaccine licencing and reduce costs to manufacturers.

At Hotel Taj Palace, from 19 -21 November, under the rubric of the “World Conference on access to medicinal products”, the ICMR and the DBT plan to introduce CHIM studies. According to the Economic Times, even vaccine manufacturers are advising caution before allowing such a radical departure from standard practice.

The Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), under the DBT, is spearheading the efforts under the banner of a mysterious “India Volunteer Infection Research Consortium”. Dr Y.K. Gupta, principal advisor, THSTI, has said that “initially, such studies should only be allowed in high-quality academic institutions… Similarly, at least initially, only healthy, educated adults should be included in a CHIM study”. The promoters are clear that such concessions are needed only initially.

So, the “initial” studies are to be done on drug-responsive malaria, typhoid and flu (which is self-limiting). It is claimed that CHIM volunteers are to be infected with a weakened strain of the pathogen. However according to biologics development consultant Dr K.B. Walker “a safe, well characterised strain will lose some semblance to the real “challenge” organism and so weaken the relevance of CHIM in informing further clinical development”. This defeats the main objective of doing such studies. Read more at Sunday Guardian Live.

 


A Tale of Two Sides Broaches The Vaccination Debate Among Families

A Tale of Two SidesThank you to Dr. Bob Sears, a California pediatrician who has helped so many autism families over the years. He's also an author of several books, and part of the famous "SEARS" family of MDs. His latest book is a work for fiction under a nom de plume - and we can't recommend it enough!  A Tale of Two Sides by John Phillip Ryan is available at Amazon (don't forget to choose Age of Autism as your SMILE charity!) and at the John Phillip Ryan website.  He spoke at the VIE event in DC last week. Check out the video below. Like others, Dr. Sears has weathered significant career damage for daring to talk about vaccination problems. He's a rare man and we are grateful to him for his work.

Compliant parents are one of the things Julianna loves most about her job. Thankfully, most patients listen to her. After all, she is a nurse who helps them deliver their most precious gifts in life: babies. Yet even the most well intentioned parents sometimes push back, especially when it comes to vaccinating their children.

Paulina and Reuben Gonzalez want to do the right thing for their infant son. As they wrestle with the decision whether to vaccinate him for hepatitis B and, eventually, 15 other diseases, they seek advice from their doctor and others. The very mention of infectious disease strikes fear into the heart of every parent, so they want to make the right choice. There are those in the medical profession who believe vaccines are so critical they should be mandatory, and others who acknowledge that vaccines have risks that must be considered.

As the Gonzalez’s and dozens of other families, doctors, nurses, reporters, and politicians come together in an open, honest, and sometimes heated dialogue to explore the truths at the root of their beliefs, their lives provide a fascinating perspective on one of the most polarizing issues of our time.

 


70 Below

Heart-and-brainBy Cathy Jameson

70 below.

No, we're not talking about the weather today.

My child has autism.  It’s the non-verbal regressive form of autism.  If he remains as cognitively delayed as he is, he’ll need life-long care.  We’re ready to provide that.  Thankfully, other groups exist to provide the kind of care he may need.

Local agencies advertise that will work with families like mine.  They can help us to get the sort of support children like my son could need as he ages.  With how much support we anticipate Ronan might require, tapping into local and state service is a godsend.  But the process to secure those services?  It’s lengthy and daunting.  I know this.  But nothing could prepare me for the emotions that came over me as I started the process. 

I shared the process several years ago with family members which is recounted in the post below.

Ronan board 

I played phone tag a few weeks ago with a representative from an agency who said she can assist me.  Responsible for screening incoming clients who may need long-term special needs services, I hated to miss her return phone call.  In our area, the wait list for services isn’t just a mile long; it’s years long.  According to other parents, it’s at least 5 years long.  So, when the representative and I were finally able to connect a few days later, I made sure to be prepared.  

I plugged Ronan in to his favorite activity - the Wii.  It would surely keep him occupied while I was on the phone.

I had my list of questions ready.  There were many.

I had documents close by to reference.  The stack was at least 2” high.

I had my calendar open.  I was ready to cancel everything from here to next December to make sure Ronan got an appointment.

We started the phone call with pleasantries and then got down to business.  I explained why I’d called her office earlier.  I have a son…he has autism…he has several medical issues as well…I understand he may qualify for services…I believe that there’s a wait list…can you tell me what I need to do to get him on that list?

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The Science is Settled! And Pluto is a Planet.... Again.

PlanetsOh how I laughed at a Facebook post on Ginger Taylor's page yesterday.  Back in August, NASA  Chief Jim Bridenstein declared that Pluto is a planet indeed, despite its intergalactic demotion in 2005.   My quip response was:

Poor Pluto... it's like planetary ASD in the DSM V.

I thought that was rather clever of me. Until I read Jill Zammit's comment:

How? I thought the science was settled?

And Jill wins the Internet!

One of the lines that vaccine injury apologists LOVE to throw around is: "THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED." Please read that in James Earl Jones' booming voice for proper resonance.

Sure. Vaccine science is settled. Like millions of American bellies after overindulging on Thanksgiving. Settled.

Find a showing of VAXXED II THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH and learn for yourself how settled is the science. The movie is completely unsettling. Especially the segments on Gardasil and SIDS, which bring in huge communities unrelated to us crazy anti-vaxxers seeking to blame something, anything for our kids autism.

Me? I don't need the head of NASA to tell me Pluto is a planet. I already know it. STEVE told me. And my kids have loved this song long after they left the Nick Jr age bracket. That's their autism. Just as real as Pluto.  I'll bet many of you can sing it with  me.  "Well the sun's a hot staaaarrrr....."





Mark Blaxill at VIE Event & His Series Gardasil A License To Kill

VIE BlaxillBy Kim Rossi

Our own Mark Blaxill was one of the speakers are yesterday's VIE event in Washington, DC. Allow me a stroll down  memory lane, if you will. In the Spring of 2006, my daughters were 10, 9 and 5 years old, and I was just beginning to write, blog and run a popular Yahoo group (RIP) called BioMedHeads. We'd left our home in Ohio and moved into my childhood home in Massachusetts with my Mom and Dad, having no where else to go. A scrubbed version of this story is in my memoir.

I attended an autism event in Waltham, Massachusetts that 0833D948-E04D-4B32-8435-F515D8DB6D3D included a luncheon, where I sat next to a deep voiced, sharp coiffed autism father named Mark Blaxill.
We shared stories about our vaccine injured daughters and made a connection. I think he knew about my writing and I certainly knew who he was, as a leader in the autism vaccine nightmare community.

Fast forward a year. I had launched Rescue Post for JB Handley and was approached by none other than Dan Olmsted (THE Dan Olmsted from UPI!!!) and Mark Blaxill about joining forces to create a site called The Age of Autism, named after Dan's columns and a book Dan and Mark were writing about the genesis of autism. (Photo credit L Barli on FB) 

I won't go into all the ways Mark Blaxill has helped my career and family over the years. But I will tell you that there is no finer man to help us change the course of history and save childhood. And it's not the just speaking voice. LOL. Dramatic? Yes. Controversial? Some readers will think so. I do not.

Last night I watched VAXXED II, The People's Story. This movie should be required viewing for every single state and Federal politician in the United States, even if the only segment they watch is about Gardasil. The boys and girls, teens, young adults who have been maimed by Merck Gardasil and able to talk about it  is a shocking testament to the avarice and true mission of our vaccine program. Hint, health is not at the top, middle or bottom of the list. 

In 2010, almost a decade ago, Mark Blaxill wrote a scathing series here at Age of Autism that should have been front page news of every single newspaper in the USA. It was not. It's called "Gardasil: A License to Kill," and it chronicles the early days of this vaccine, when it was for women 16 to about mid twenties and promoted to stop cervical cancer. Now? States are pushing this farcical shot series for boys (under the guise of preventing cancer in their some day partners) and girls as young as KINDERGARTEN. Some states are eyeing it as part of the school mandates.  NY bill would require HPV vaccine for children to enter school, daycare  Here is the three part series below.

Gardasil: A License to Kill By Mark Blaxill
 
Part 1:  How A Public-Private Partnership Made the Government Merck’s Gardasil Partner

“Perhaps no other recent product on the market demonstrates successful health care technology transfer better than the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, produced by Merck & Co. and approved by the FDA in June 2006,” proclaimed a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) newsletter. In a February 23, 2007 article entitled “From Lab to Market: The HPV Vaccine”, the NIH Record celebrated the pivotal role of government researchers in developing Merck’s Gardasil product. “Based largely on technology developed at NIH,” the newsletter reported, “the vaccine works to prevent four types of the sexually transmitted HPV that together cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer and 90 percent of genital warts (HERE).
 
The occasion motivating this celebratory article was the “Philip S. Chen, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Innovation and Technology Transfer” given by Douglas T. Lowy, one of the NIH scientists involved in developing the HPV vaccine. In the ceremony pictured above, Lowy is receiving an honorary poster from the head of NIH at the time, Elias Zerhouni, who took advantage of the occasion to shower praise on his team’s work, one he viewed as a model for future efforts. “It’s a ‘heroic’ story about the effort to fight cervical cancer, the second most deadly cancer for women worldwide, said NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni,” in the NIH Record’s account. “He noted that he has talked about the vaccine’s creation to Congress and with the President on his recent visit to NIH. How researchers took the technology ‘from the lab to the marketplace is a journey we can learn from,’ Zerhouni said.”
 
While Zerhouni was bragging to anyone in Washington D.C. who would listen about the NIH team’s role in this historic accomplishment, the vaccine's developers were actively spreading the news of their achievement in scientific circles. It’s hard to blame them, because at the time Lowy and his colleague John T. Schiller, leaders of the team that had invented the technology for the “virus-like particles” (or VLPs) that made Gardasil possible, were in some pretty heady company. In 2008, Harald zur Hausen, the scientist who discovered the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer during the 1980s, received one half of the Nobel Prize in Medicine; the two researchers at the Pasteur Institute who had discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had to share the other half.

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Hail The Vaxocracy!

CalipharmaNote: Thank you to Laura Hayes for sending out this letter from California chiropractor Dr. Darrel Crain. It's a perfect read today, the day of the VIE event in Washington, DC. All hail theVaxocracy! Or face the consequences..... The letter is printed below.

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They Shoot Children Don’t They?

Welcome to the state of Calipharmia, formerly known as California. The Vaxocratic Party, formerly the democrats, have ushered in a new form of government here best described as a Vaxocracy.

Under the laws of the new vaxocracy, free speech is protected. Well, almost. Every topic imaginable can be freely debated and openly discussed. Except vaccines. Vaccines are totally off limits. Period. Are questions allowed? Nope. Concerns? Forget about it.

Virtually all children, without exception, must get every shot on the government list. Not to worry though, this is all free choice. Parents can decide their kids will get the shots, and their kids can go to school. Or, parents can decide their kids are better off without the shots. No problem, no school.

Any parent who disagrees or feels uncertain about their child getting every shot on the CDC vaccine schedule is an “at-risk” parent suffering “vaccine hesitancy” according to vaxocratic doctrine, which protocol requires that these parents be called out and publicly humiliated.

If you have children in your home not fully vaccinated, Child Protective Services may soon be ringing your doorbell. And CPS may call the police. When the police arrive, they may take your child and hand her over to CPS to be placed in foster care. What could possibly go wrong?

If you are a medical doctor who has helped parents exempt their child from mandatory shots to avoid vaccine-induced illness, your career is pretty much finished. Investigation, chastisement, debasement, and punishment are in your immediate future. Also, your medical license is on the line.

But a medical license appears to be irrelevant now. By vaxocratic decree, medical decision-making for children now resides in the hands of government desk-jockeys. The vaxocrats have ruled that state functionaries are much more qualified than parents and family doctors to decide what is best for each child. Pencil-pushers working for the state now have the authority to just say no to medical exemptions they don’t like. Which is every medical exemption that ever crosses their desk.

Bureaucrats have been steeped in proper vaxocratic doctrine, which is as easy as one, two, three:

First, no vaccine has ever harmed a flea. (Not that vaccines are actually tested on fleas for safety. But then again, no vaccine is ever safety tested at all, for children or otherwise.)

Second, vaccine-induced catastrophic illness only exists in the wild imaginations of parents, who are obviously confused and delusional from reading vaccine misinformation and disinformation on the Internet. In other words, they have been reading actual information unacceptable to vaxocratic logic.

Third, experts agree, everything is fine. Don’t worry, be happy.

Rest assured these conclusions are supremely trustworthy, because they are the result of years of honest and careful consideration by the vaccine industry on how to effectively spread a perfectly uncritical belief in the holiness of vaccines. It is hard enough to convince a healthy person to accept a medical intervention known to cause severe illness and death, but much worse once they realize vaccines are wholly unnecessary, horribly neurotoxic, and responsible for many ruined lives and much pointless suffering.

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Children’s Health Advocates Will Gather to Demand Truth and Justice for the Vaccine-Injured

VIE DCGovernment’s gift to Pharma of liability-free vaccines puts children’s health at risk states Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Washington, DC – Thousands of advocates for children’s health will gather Thursday at the Vaccine Injury Epidemic (VIE) Event on the National Mall to mark the 33rd anniversary of National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The rally on Nov. 14th will spotlight the devastating impact NCVIA has had upon the state of children’s health. While children continue to be injured by vaccines daily, vaccine makers cannot be held accountable, thereby eliminating incentive for vaccine safety.

In his remarks, RFK, Jr. will address the ramifications of NCVIA and honor those whose lives have been impacted by vaccine injury and death. “It’s time to call out Congress, the CDC, and drug companies for allowing industry profits to trump children’s health,” said Kennedy. “There is no crisis more urgent than the epidemics of chronic health conditions among our nation’s children.”

Following NCVIA’s passage creating the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the childhood vaccine market sparked a gold rush for Pharma as more vaccines for routine childhood illnesses were developed. Coterminous with the burgeoning vaccine schedule, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12% to 54%. As vaccine industry profits grew to $50 billion annually, so did diagnoses of asthma, autism, ADHD, allergies, anxiety, depression, diabetes, obsessive-compulsive disorder and auto-immune diseases.  Here are the facts:

  • An HHS-funded study found only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported.
  • Despite NVICP’s high burden of proof and two out of three claims dismissed, over $4.2 billion has been paid for claims of vaccine injury or death.
  • The vaccine-injured find NVICP to be a years-long, litigious program with no jury, discovery and precedent. While medical bills mount, the injured are up against DOJ lawyers and HHS “Special Masters” that act as judges.
  • The Department of Justice and the NVICP are accused of fraud and obstruction of justice in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding.
  • The Institute of Medicine reports that the vaccine schedule as recommended has never been studied for long-term health effects despite independent research suggesting that unvaccinated children are healthier.
  • Modern medicine acknowledges that not everyone responds the same to vaccination and the “one size fits all” vaccine policy is not science based.

Children’s Health Defense’s created these six steps to vaccine safety. RFK, Jr. interviews are available upon request.

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Are You Vaxcurious?

VaxcuriousNew word! Vaxcurious.  There are other versions of "-curious" that are en vogue today, so why not a version devoted to an important topic like vaccination?

A person who is vaxcurious is one who asks, or WANTS to ask questions about vaccination. Most AofA readers are way past being vaxcurious - we have solidly formed opinions based in fact, science and personal experience. But much of America does not. And we need to let them know that they have the right to ask questions. 

Vaxcurious. Hashtag it. Share it. It will encourage conversation in a way that cuts "anti-vax" and it's pejorative connotation off at the knees.


ABC News Forgets What It Means to Be a Kennedy in the United States

ABC News against RFK
I was scrolling through Twitter yesterday morning and came across this Tweet from ABC News disparaging Robert Kennedy Jr for his work regarding vaccination.  Here is the link to the story on ABC Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minority becomes growing concern at NYC forum. Take a look at the hubris in the sentences below. The tone is dismissive in the extreme. You can hear the writers' (public relations that is) eyeballs rolling around their heads as if speaking to and about morons. It's classic pharma spin within a "news" organization that used to be a standard of excellence:

Like climate change, vaccine science is settled. By all conceivable logic, a medicine that prevents disease outright, rather than treating symptoms, should be universally embraced. Nonetheless, a handful of anti-vaccine leaders, who mistakenly believe that vaccines cause autism, continue to fight a ground war of disinformation, spreading propaganda to skittish new moms and dads and encouraging parents of children with autism to blame their children’s diagnoses on vaccines.

This is the event from which Al Sharpton bailed, by the way, instead of acting on behalf young African American children. I responded to their Tweet, as you can see in the image below.    Then I did a quick search for the day Robert's father was assassinated and found this video.  He was killed in California - the bellwether state for vaccination mandates in 2019. How is it the nation's news and political leaders, within the Democratic party particularly, the Kennedys' party, now openly scorn and ridicule Robert for his work on behalf of all of us? It's a disgrace. And it's dangerous too. I think this openly invites sanctioned violence. Make a person a threat and all bets are off.  "...a growing concern..."

May God protect Robert Kennedy Jr..

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Treating Anthrax Vaccines Like Thanksgiving Leftovers

AnthraxMost of us the Saturday after Thanksgiving here in the USA: "I really don't feel like having a turkey sandwich, but hey, it's in the fridge and I'd hate to waste it."  There is no threat of a bioterror attack in the Midwest at this current time. If you had to choose the cities in America where a threat might occur, St. Louis, Missouri wouldn't make the top 20.  Who submitted the grant applications and why?  Do the first responders have the right to full informed consent and to refuse this vaccination?

St. Louis Emergency Personnel Get Anthrax Vaccine In Federal Test St. Louis Emergency Personnel Get Anthrax Vaccine In Federal Test

From this article:

Emergency responders in St. Louis are among the first to receive the anthrax vaccine as part of a federal program to inoculate local personnel.

Health officials from Washington University and local health departments have begun giving the vaccine to first responders who volunteer as part of a federal program testing the distribution of the shots to emergency personnel

Anthrax is a disease contracted when a person consumes or inhales deadly spores of anthrax bacteria. When modified to a powdered form in a lab, anthrax can be distributed through the air by terrorists.

Emergency responders such as firefighters, emergency room workers and police are especially are at risk of contracting the illness in the event of a bioterrorism attack....

....There is no imminent threat of anthrax bioterrorism in St. Louis, House said. The Department of Homeland Security chose St. Louis and the other city, Oxford, Mississippi, because they submitted strong grant applications.

But it is important to inoculate first responders before the vaccines expire, Zink said.

Anthrax vaccines have a shelf life of only a few years. After that, they are discarded. The program is a way to use the vaccines in the stockpile and mitigate a potential threat.

 


The Vaccine Injury Event Is This Week in Washington DC

VIE DC
ONE DAY • TO STAND TOGETHER UNITED AS ONE VOICE • TO SHOW THAT VACCINE INJURY IS NOT RARE • TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE EPIDEMIC OUR COUNTRY IS FACING • TO HONOR AND REMEMBER THOSE ADVERSELY AFFECTED • TO CONNECT WITH FELLOW WARRIORS

TheVieEvent.com

Watch the Video Here

We are not going away.
Many of our vaccine injured children are now adults.
The Federal and State government does not control your body.
Events like VIE are critical.
Sites like Age of Autism are critical.

WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY.


Gardasil Sidelines Young Man's Tennis Career

GardasilNote: It's with no pleasure that we share this story written by a Dad who realized that his son had been injured by the Gardasil vaccine. We welcome him to the Vax Injury "club" without joy. No one wants to watch their precious child fall ill after a vaccination. I've said for many years now, Gardasil is the vaccine that will tip the scales forcing Americans recognize vaccine injury as a common threat. Babies scream and cry. But teens and young adults speak. They explain their feelings, their pain, they lose out on being able to participate in life, they don't just lie in crib or on a paper covered table where the doctor pooh poohs Mom and Dad's concerns.  

We wish his son Quentin well.  Please take a look at the comments, in agreement. Gabler is learning the worst way possible, as we did. Please be respectful if you comment about his point of view or his son. Thank you.

The HPV Vaccination can cause very serious Side Effects!

By Wolfgang Gabler

I'm writing this post as the dad of a young 12 year old tennis player. My son, Quentin, was ranked Top 5 in Florida and was doing pretty well.

In April, May and June of 2019 he played good tennis, but was certainly not winning all the time. It’s also healthier for young tennis players, if they do not win more than 60 to 70% of their matches.

Quentin was normally practicing twice a day. Two hours with his coach and most of the time another 2 to 3 hours with other tennis players. Once a week he was doing match play in a very good group with some other very good kids from Florida, often several other Florida Top 10 players.

One evening in April while participating in the above mentioned match play, Quentin was complaining about his legs getting weak and heavy. I did not take this seriously, because he already played 4.5 hours when it happened. So I told him, that it’s okay to be exhausted after so much tennis. He actually didn’t want to go home anyway.

In the next two months he was complaining about the same symptoms maybe 4 more times. He was also visibly growing. So I thought, nothing to be concerned about.

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People Live in the Kind of Society they Build

The Jesse TreeNote: Cathy has the weekend off with her beautiful family. One sentence from this post she wrote in 2016 caught my eye. And felt like a punch to my stomach. "People live in the society they build." What have we built here in the USA. A culture that protects everyone except the vaccine injured. A country where the government gleefully denies basic constitutional rights in favor of industry. A nation that exalts celebrities and pretends to care about victims. A population unable to stick to a story for more than a screen shot - the result is the major stories that impact us Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself are quickly forgotten and buried. We live in the society we built. Lord help us. XOX  Kim

By Cathy Jameson

Every evening for the last two weeks, I’ve read a page from a book called The Jesse Tree.  Bought years ago when I was still teaching, the book rests on a shelf in my living room for most of the year.  Filled with hope and thoughtful reflections, I look forward to using it with my own children starting the first week of Advent.  The book is very simple and helps us remember the reason for the season.  Read aloud right before we eat dinner, the kids learn something from it.  Most days, I do, too. 

The book I have encourages conversations about Jesus, about His lineage, and about how we’re called to serve others in His name.  The messages are quick and concise, and the symbols that accompany each story are meaningful as well.  The very first symbol is a family tree.  The tree’s branches are empty on day 1, but the excitement of which story and which symbol will be next keeps my kids interested.  Ronan isn’t as in tune as his siblings are, and he offers no input when I ask the kids about what they think the next story will be, but he sits and listens to the chatter around the table each night. 

One message that popped off the page at me on Tuesday evening had me going back to meditate on the passage and the short prayer that accompanied that day’s devotion.  The reading was from Exodus, the reflection was about Moses and the people of Israel, and the symbol was the Ten Commandments.  But it was something else that the author stated that caught my attention: “People live in the kind of society they build.” 

How true. 

As a child, the society that I envisioned I’d be living in as an adult is much different than the one I am living now.  Plus, never did I ever think I’d be part of two societies–one where my typical kids hang out and one where my child with special needs hangs out.  Sure, we crossover, but many times Ronan will stay in his own world while his siblings frolic and thrive in another.  As a family, we try to bridge the two societies as much as we can.  Ronan joins the siblings at their sporting events.  They join him for some of his therapy sessions.  They share some time together which we all find inspiring.  Some things shouldn’t be shared, though, like when Ronan becomes aggressive and attempts to pull his sisters’ hair.  We work through those terrible times always praying that positive encounters will be right around the corner. 

As a child of the 70s, I knew nothing about autism.  As a teen in the 80s, I still hadn’t heard of the disorder.  As a teacher in the late 90s, I had yet to see a student who struggled like so many children do today.  By the 90s, I’d finally heard of autism, but it wasn’t until the next decade did my son’s autism introduce me to a society where I have become a long-term resident.   

Thinking about who’s helped me find my way in a place where I had no direction and that I had desire to be, I recalled past conversations with other newbie parents.  I remembered other parents, the veterans of the community, and their words of wisdom.  I also thought about the groups and companies that helped me learn how to help Ronan.  Honored to serve others, each person I’d encountered had become a beacon for me.  Their acts of kindness were forever etched in my heart, and each one is still very much cherished by me. 

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Ron Paul on the Slippery Slope of Mandated Vaccination

Ron Paul TweetNo matter your stance on vaccination, every American should be stopping to consider the ramifications of any forced medical procedure or medication in this nation. The fact the your government can hold your job, schooling or hard earned benefits hostage of lack of a commercial product with  risk, questionable efficacy and zero corporate liability which combats a tiny percentage of infectious disease that pales when compared to the litany of medical ills that ravage our population is contrary to our nation's very DNA. 

We commemorate Veteran's Day on Monday, 11/11. Is this what our  men and women have fought for and lost their lives for throughout our nation's history - for the Federal and State governments to tell us what we must do to our actual bodies to participate in society?

Why are there no mandates surrounding obesity and heart disease? No forced statins. No school bans on students whose A1c has them on track for a lifetime of diabetes. Even cigarettes are still legal in the USA when they are known to cause cancer and other lung disease. Chronic diseases affect and INFECT families. Medical bankruptcy is a huge threat to the herd. Families go broke. They never recover. Children drop out of college. Retirement becomes a never ending string of low paying jobs. And yet we're panicked over measles?

Ron Paul, love him or hate him, we won't ever suggest how you should vote, brings up the truth of our time. 

Where there is risk, there must be choice. Our flag means something precious.


OPINION: HPV vaccine incentive payments need to stop.

Vioxx now gardasilBy Joshua Mazer posted as an opinion piece in Eye On Annapolis.net. Thank you, Josh.

OPINION: HPV vaccine incentive payments need to stop.

The Maryland Prevention and Health Promotion Agency (PHPA) has received millions — $123 million just between 2012–2017 — as part of an effort to require public schools to force children to get the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. Those funds came in the form of grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC maintains a nonprofit foundation that gets enormous amounts of money from Big Pharma — including Merck, the company that produces Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. At the very least, Maryland’s acceptance of those funds has the appearance of impropriety.

Controversial, Liability Free Vaccine

The vaccine being pushed today is too controversial to be trusted as the public-health solution for HPV. While the medical literature is full of claims and counterclaims about the health effects of Gardasil 1 2, 3, 4, 5, the drug was directly blamed for the death of Maryland student Christina Tarsell. Despite initial denials by state and federal health bureaucrats that the vaccine was to blame, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims concluded in 2017 that a preponderance of evidence indeed indicated her death resulted from the drug.

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Dorit Reiss Shows Immune System Ignorance While Promoting Vaccination

Dorit on Immune system
Oh dear, this is the kind of Tweet that if WE made this claim on Social Media, we'd be pilloried as not understanding science. And rightly so. On what planet is a strong immune system bad?  And why does pharma and the CDC and Dick Pan allow this law professor to be the mouthpiece for vaccination? The immune system kicks in to FIGHT infection by generating heat known as fever. I learned that at my mother's kitchen table while sipping once, sipping twice sipping chicken soup with rice with a warm forehead and a dolly at my side. But don't take my word for it, I’m just a dumb woman without any letters after my  name. Here, you can trust Scientific AmericanThe presence of a fever is usually related to stimulation of the body's immune response. Fever can support the immune system's attempt to gain advantage over infectious agents, such as viruses and bacteria, and it makes the body less favorable as a host for replicating viruses and bacteria, which are temperature sensitive.

From WebMDDespite its marvels, the immune system does break down from time to time, says Polsky. “There are diseases that we have no control over, but lifestyle aspects are very, very important,” he tells WebMD.

Not eating healthily, being sedentary, not getting enough sleep, and being under chronic stress can all contribute to a weak immune system. When your immune system is depleted, bacteria, viruses, or toxins can overwhelm the body. The result? You get sick.

A diet rich in antioxidant vitamins, on the other hand, can boost resistance to infection. Think about eating in color: dark green, red, yellow, and orange fruits and veggies are packed with antioxidants. Try berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, apples, red grapes, kale, onions, spinach, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Other immune-boosting foods include fresh garlic, which may have antiviral and antibiotic properties, and old-fashioned chicken soup. Studies show that, if you do come down with a cold or the flu, a bowl of steaming chicken soup can ease inflammation and help you get well faster.

Dorit so loves vaccinations that she thinks they are better than the human immune system. Yikes, what hubris. She is Israeli - perhaps she meant the "Jewish Flu Shot" (chicken soup.) Only if it comes in a syringe labeled Pfizer.



The Discord of Europe's Vaccine "Harmonisation"

Vaxxed my Mum
Translation: "Women can not be trusted to make the right choice for their children."


Mama Mia....  Take a look at this Tweet and article by Vytenis Andriukaitis (whose name sounds like a disease for which there is no vaccine).  He is a high priest in the church of the immaculate vaccination. A zealot who is in lockstep with others like Dorit Reiss, vaccinate early, often and at all costs. Even the cost of the patients' lives.    The Tweet is obnoxious enough.  Silly Mummies, leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. The article is obsequious in its tone.

VaccinesToday.Eu (PU...)

‘In an exclusive interview, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner responsible for health, calls for harmonised national vaccine schedules – and explains why he will be an immunisation champion forever’

‘Vaccination is part of my life,’ says the Commissioner. ‘For me, it’s absolutely crucial to fight for vaccines, and to explain that vaccination is a safe and cost-effective way to protect people’s lives.’

A doctor and former health minister in Lithuania, Andriukaitis will bow out of European politics when the current European Commission mandate ends. But that doesn’t mean he will retire from vaccine advocacy:

‘I have been a vaccine advocate all my life. As a medical doctor I vaccinated myself to protect my patients; as a Minister for Health I was a vocal advocate for vaccines; in the Commission I vaccinated myself and put it on Twitter to show that we are practising what we preaching. I will continue being an advocate until the end of my days.’


"Standing Orders" Is The Term for Covert Vaccination without Consent

Standing orders
US Citizens, whether fully pro vaccination or those who choose to select individual vaccines or none at all, need to understand that there is a workaround in place to make sure adults are agreeing to vaccination even when they don't know it.  The nurse will make you feel like you MUST have a vaccine because your d0ctor ordered it.Look at the info below - they make you think that adults are dying from "vaccine preventable" diseases in droves over children. And people are buying this!###

STANDING ORDERS

https://www.standingorders.org/physician/

Standing orders streamline the delivery of adult immunizations by simplifying the process of identifying and vaccinating appropriate patients in your practice. By putting in place a routine, standardized process, such as a standing order, you empower your staff to assess and vaccinate patients according to current CDC recommendations, while you maintain overall control of the process.

Using standing orders (1) improves efficiency in delivering adult immunizations, and (2) increases overall adult immunization coverage rates, leading to improved patient health.

The Need For Standing Orders

Immunization rates for adults in the United States are unacceptably low: Influenza (49%), Tdap (17%), Zoster (24%).

As a result, more morbidity and mortality are associated with adult vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) than with pediatric VPDs, where stronger immunization efforts exist.

In a busy adult practice covering a broad range of services, delivery of adult immunizations can become an overlooked preventive intervention, despite the fact that full insurance coverage for patients up to 65 years of age is available under the Affordable Care Act.

Medical practices can help remedy this situation by implementing standing orders. These key practice components have been demonstrated to:

Streamline assessment of the need for and the administration of vaccines
Improve vaccine coverage rates in the practice
Improve patient care

Despite the endorsement of the use of standing orders by multiple major medical and public health organizations, these simple tools are not being implemented in many adult practices, leading to multiple missed opportunities to vaccinate patients and to prevent unnecessary disease and death.

 


Forbes VaxShames Bill Maher with Jenny McCarthy Treatment

False tunnelNote: Oh how quickly the busy pharmedia bees have been buzzing about in a frenzy after Bill Maher made a NEW RULE and allowed a conversation (that was rather tame overall) about autism, vaccines, and safety on Real Time last Friday night. There mere mention of "maybe it's true.... we don't know for sure.... Pharma has made some egregious errors....." causes meltdowns we only WISH we could witness in editorial rooms across the country.  And the phone lines to politicians were burning, I'm sure. Forbes, never one to turn down an opportunity to VaxShame a woman or man, jumped in with both feet.

Bill Maher, I've seen you in person. I adored Howard Stern on your program a few weeks ago. I am a fan. STAY STRONG. Do not let them tar and feather you because you voiced dissent. Fight back. Please.

The writer - a Nina Shapiro -  is like Paul Offit. An MD who wrote a book to "dispel myths."  Ha ha - as if we haven't heard that often enough. Sure, when a medical disaster that's as plain as the nose on your face enters the conversation, shut it down by calling it a "myth" that needs to be debunked or dispelled.  From her bio:

I wrote a book dispelling health myths called HYPE: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice-- How to Tell What's Real and What's Not, to stop our heads from spinning from overwhelming rapid-fire health information.I'm the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I've been in academic medicine for over two decades, setting the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions. As someone who's had their feet firmly planted in both clinical and academic work, I help patients and families make decisions every day about their health. Living in times filled with suspicion, I find myself dispelling a lot of myths in response to swarms of information triggering fear or unnecessarily pushing us to change our habits overnight.

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From Phorbes.com

On the November 1, 2019 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he had a conversation with pediatrician Jay Gordon, MD, known for providing troves of high-profile families with personal belief exemptions and medical exemptions to postpone or forego vaccinations for their children. As the tony pockets of Los Angeles county have seen some of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation, coupled with increasingly frequent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and flu, many have raised concerns about the validity of such exemptions.

Bill Maher, known for having his share of skepticism of health care recommendations and physicians (”the people in the white coats,” as he refers to them with a pejorative tone), brings up the point that vaccines may play a role in causing autism. Within hours, the Twitterverse, physicians, and mainstream media outlets dug in their heels on this seemingly endless debate. The idea that it should even be a debate is, well, debatable.

Check out minutes 6:30 to 20:00 to hear the discussion of vaccines and autism, if you must.

The host and guest had a mutually supportive banter about how we must not trust pharmaceutical companies, most physicians, and certainly not the laws in place to protect our children. Mr. Maher even made a jab at dentists, who “put mercury in my teeth.” The notion that mercury-containing fillings from nearly six decades ago can cause neurologic disorders in grown adults has led to countless baby boomers getting their fillings removed and replaced. No study, nor any mainstream dental association, recommends removal of mercury fillings purely for the sake of reducing mercury toxicity. Even if you have up to 15 mercury fillings, the amount of mercury vapor is too low to cause any damage. And if, indeed, you do have 15 fillings, did you ever brush as a kid?  Read more HERE.


Thank You To A Caring Mom On FB : PANS Is NOT Pediatric

Pandas T shirtBy Teresa Conrick

For those who have been following my daughter’s journey from vaccination to increased bacterial and viral illnesses, then AUTISM to Seizures, then a PANS diagnosis (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) to her recent diagnosis of Nonfamilial Hypogammaglobulinemia, please check out this story I need to share.  Its origin is a FB post I came upon from a group that I visit.  The author gave me permission to post as she truly wants other parents to know about her family’s plight, so no other family will live this horrific experience. There are almost 15,000 members of this group and we are all parents of PANS/PANDAS kids.  The reality is that PANS is NOT a rare diagnosis and it is NOT JUST PEDIATRIC.  It also seems that the cute PANDAS label has not helped in the urgency of this disorder -- as the researchers and doctors at a recent conference were stressing this change to PANS/PANDAS --  “Now referred to as autoimmune encephalitis” 

The diagnosis can start at a young age but there seem to be more and more parents with older children as well.  Add in that many children with an autism diagnosis may have had PANS,  that was not diagnosed early or they developed it as time went by, as most have immune issues that can worsen.   The reality too is that there is no one treatment, medication, or cure that universally helps each patient in the same way. Things can change though and as more parents became vocal, the research grows and shows that this is a heart - breaking disorder. It can be acute, chronic, and life-threatening.  More treatments can be found and made for this population that continues to multiply.

This brings me to where many are now, a child, teen or young adult, who is very ill, with a body that is not working properly as immunological, neurological, and behavioral symptoms take over.  We are talking vocal tics, body tics, motor and sensory abnormalities, enuresis  obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, depression, irritability, aggression, emotional lability, auditory or visual hallucinations, as well as violent imagery, and suicidal or homicidal ideation, regression of skills, severe restriction of eating, and severe oppositional behaviors. Using the word PEDIATRIC is not helpful.

Here then is the post from a mother who took the time to read and answer 107 comments and with genuine care about other families.  This is what I am so grateful for -- the parents who want to help other families:

Hi,

I would like to share a horror story of our 18 year old Pandas son when he went away to college. I hope this will help another parent from going through what we did. .. my son had a melt down at school and was spinning around , had tics and starting hallucinating. He never had done this behavior before. This came two months after receiving the required meningitis vaccine. He was never diagnosed with anything except PDD when he was a toddler through 10th grade. He never should have gone into the ER that day at school ... he thought they were going to help him and instead they took our rights away as parents because he was 18 and locked him in a mental institution for 3 months and held him down and injected him with all different antipsychotic meds .......... ( might I add they didn’t work ) ... he was so sick , pale , thin and broken , eyes were yellow ... we had to fight to get a power of attorney for health care for him to get him out. He got out with severe PTSD . We were able to get him in with a wellness Dr in our area who diagnosed him with Pandas , a severe food allergy to peanuts and gluten. He also had Mono/ Epstein Barr . With the grace of god he is now being treated appropriately. The conventional doctors out there are not open to the Pandas diagnosis and are not willing to find the root cause of illness. They want to bandage them with psych meds... some side effects of those can exacerbate a pandas symptoms so beware . Why I posted this is because make sure when your pans / panda kid turns 18 you have them sign a medical power of attorney just to protect yourselves . I hope this helps others because our journey the last 2 years has been a nightmare. My son had to drop out of school for now but is being treated with antibiotics, diet control , prednisone and supplements. I am very grateful we found the right drs to diagnose and treat the right illness. Love and prayers are sent to all parents who are going through this with their own kids. ♥️ Please get your medical power of attorneys signed ASAP. My faith keeps me strong and my Pandas kid has taught me resilience on this journey together.

Thank you, “Caring Mom” for reminding all the families that our kids may never be entirely out of the woods as far as their immune systems go and being able to help in their treatment into adulthood may be very necessary.  Let’s look at some other factors in that posting:

  • Her son had a PDD diagnosis in his younger years but eventually went off to college, which was great but what happened also showed that his immune system continues to be fragile.

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The Sadness

2DEACC75-A0C7-4E81-BF5A-9915ABCFD575  Note: She woke up trying to explain to me. She added elements from the scene. “Apple. Rabbit. Bottle. Hat. Oscar.”

This was what I Tweeted last night. 

Almost 25. Sobbing. She wants “Oscar bunny apple hat” Something from 50 years of Sesame Street episodes. This is autism..

My daughter went to bed so frustrated. I was so sad.  I can usually figure out what screenshot she wants from the Internet. Not last night. 

This. Is. Autism. 

57257142-B417-4032-91E4-B9204654166BShe like to carry small slips of paper. I have a system where I can print teeny from my phone. We cut and tape. She carries. That’s an example. Upside down. Like our lives. 

This. Is. Autism.

Kim


An Interview with Executive Producer Polly Tommey as Vaxxed II The People's Truth Debuts This Week

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: Final part of our series. Vaxxed II debuts THIS Week! Join us in congratulating and thanking Polly and her team, and all of the professionals and parents who had the courage to participate.  XOX

Vaxxed From Cover up to Catastrophe launched a firestorm when, in 2016, it was abruptly removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro's event in New York.  As angry as so many of us were at the time, the cowardice and dismissal provided an efficient fuel that fired the campaign, and continues to do so.  From the Vaxxed II site: 

In 2016, a media firestorm erupted when Tribeca Film Festival abruptly censored its documentary selection, VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE, amid pressure from pro-pharmaceutical interests.

In response to media silence on CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, who admitted to fraud on a pivotal vaccine safety study, VAXXED catapulted to notoriety and became a worldwide trending topic, opening to sold out theater audiences nationwide.

Stunned by the immense volume of parents lining up outside the theaters with vaccine injury stories to share, VAXXED producer Polly Tommey began to livestream worldwide reaching millions, and a community that had once been silenced were empowered to rise up.

In VAXXED II: THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parent’s mind, “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
 
Many Age of Autism readers have seen the bus, which is a rolling memorial to vaccine injured children.  Some are included in the interviews, including me, Kim Rossi.) Perhaps your child's name is on the bus. Vaxxed II the People's Truth continues the stories from families and includes many medical professionals, who risk everything when they talk about vaccination policy and injury.  Anne Dachel interviewed Executive Producer Polly Tommey. The series will run here on Age of Autism.  The transcript follows each video clip.

Q: Parents with thriving, healthy, high achieving UNVACCINATED children tell their stories on Vaxxed II. What do you see these stories doing to the vaccine debate?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtDoqYaZwCU

Polly: Make no mistake that the other side, without a doubt, do not want the public, the people, the parents to hear the stories of the unvaccinated. They want us to talk about the MMR, autism, Andrew Wakefield. They want that to go down the same path every single time because they can attack us. But you cannot attack the generations and generations of the health of the unvaccinated.

Vaxxed II doesn’t even begin to cover the health of the unvaccinated. We uncovered so much. We uncovered generations and generations standing there saying, “We’ve never had any cancer in our family.” “We’ve never had rheumatoid arthritis in our family.” “We’ve never had diabetes.” “We’ve never had any of these things that you see that are just common elderly conditions.”

They don’t have them in their families. And as we went deeper and deeper into the world of the unvaccinated, I could see, the team could see, this is why they don’t do the vaxxed/unvaxxed study. This is why they’re trying to censor us and stop us, and they’re petrified of these people speaking out. Because when the world knows about the health of the unvaccinated, game over. They’re done.

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What’s Allowed in the US Media: Scrutiny of Baby Food Safety Versus Vaccine Safety

Fda approvedNote: Senator Schumer might as be Amy Schumer when it comes to vaccine safety. If the juxtaposition of allowable media and political outrage weren't so infuriating, it would be laughable.

By Anne Dachel

Forbes…listen to yourself!

On Oct 21st Forbes Magazine published this piece about the news that toxic heavy metals were found in almost all commercial baby food.

Forbes: 95% Of Baby Food Had Toxic Heavy Metals, Senator Schumer Calls For Action, by health expert Bruce Y. Lee.

Bruce Y. Lee was more than a little critical of the oversight failure on the part of the FDA. He quoted U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer who was equally infuriated:

The FDA must investigate the new report detailing the presence of toxic metals in a wide variety of baby foods.

We need new regulations to force the industry to address exposures and alleviate concerns for the health of our youngest Americans.

(One has to wonder how the FDA can “investigate” this since they were the people that okayed all these products in the first place.)

Lee continued giving us the facts:

According to the report, 95% of baby food containers tested had “toxic heavy metals.” Oh, baby, baby, that does not sound good.

The testing involved checking 168 containers of 61 brands of 13 different types of baby food for four types of heavy metals. Arsenic was in 73% of the baby foods tested, cadmium in 75%, mercury in 32%, and lead in a whopping 94%. In fact, 26% of baby foods tested had all four of these metals, and 40% had three of them.  

“Something needs to be done…”

Lee expressed a certain amount of outrage about what we’re doing to children. 

These weren’t bullets and batteries that were being tested. Rather they were things that go into the mouths of little Johnny, …

Why are these heavy metals even in baby foods? …Some of the metals can be from the environment, which would be more evidence that something needs to be done about better controlling pollution.  … 

Lee was adamant that toxic metal exposure can harm children. He even suggested that exposure can be related to neurological conditions, including autism.

The bottom line is that heavy metal and babies should not mix. Musically, head banging is not good at that age. Chemically, exposure could lead to brain and body problems. It isn’t even clear what levels of such heavy metals in food may be safe, especially since exposure can accumulate over time from other sources such as the environment. How might exposure to these metals be related to rising rates of conditions such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? How well is our food supply being monitored for contaminants? There is a lot of unfinished business when it comes to the safety of our food supply. …

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Trusting Science

Broken-Trust-725187By Cathy Jameson

Last week a young boy asked me if I liked Science.  I really don’t like it.  It was my least favorite subject throughout elementary school and high school.  Full of wonder, and incredibly smart, this kid thinks the exact opposite – he loves Science!  I didn’t want to squash his enthusiasm, so I took a second before I made a reply.  Something else made me pause, too. 

I was busy right before he approached me, but that’s not why the question caught me off guard.  The Science he loves is the same Science that made broken promises to me.  It didn’t just lie to me, it took everything from me.  That happened post-vaccination.  Science told me that childhood vaccines were 100% safe for my son and that his health would benefit from them.  Now non-verbal with seizures and regressive autism, my child is unable to function like this boy can.  I could tell this kid that at one point even though I didn’t like Science I trusted it, but then I’d have to explain why.  Not wanting to go into that intimate detail with a child I don’t know very well, I continued to think of a simple answer for his simple question. 

As much as I still wanted to say to him, “Nope.  Science stinks,” I kept that to myself and replied, “You know what, bud?  As a kid, I did not like Science at all.  But as an adult, I appreciate it.” 

That’s the truth. 

I do appreciate Science.  

But I’ll never be able to fully trust it. 

Satisfied with my answer, the boy immediately asked me a Science-related question.  It wasn’t complex or about vaccines, a topic I know well, but it was a question that I could not answer.  Stumped, I promised that as soon as I had time to do some reading I’d find some information for him.  He told me he, too, wanted to continue to find the answer on his own.  So we made a game of it – whoever could answer the question first wins.  There wouldn’t be a prize, just satisfaction that we’d learn something and wouldn’t be puzzled any longer.

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The Video Facebook Wants to Hide: Dr. Jay Gordon on Real Time with Bill Maher

HPC Meme Censorship Up to Us to ShareAccording to our Anne Dachel, when she went to post this video on Facebook, she was blocked from doing so with a content warning. The information in this post is a mix of true and false statements or it could simply be incomplete. In some cases, the information is misleading.

Thank you to Bill Maher. Go to the 6:15 mark. Share far and wide. The hell with Zuckerberg, his pediatrician wife and Facebook.

 


The American Vaccination Program Why Is This Legal?

Kent legalNote: Today is the 1 year anniversary of Laura Hayes' presentation. Worth reading as the environment has grown worse and worse over the last year.

Dear AoA Readers,

I wanted to share the video link and transcript for the vaccine-related presentation I gave in Utah this past Friday titled, "Why Is This Legal?"

A big shout out to symposium organizer, Kristen Chevrier. She and her Your Health Freedom team planned an informative 2-day event featuring a wonderful and well-spoken array of speakers, for whom video links will soon be available at Your Health Freedom.

As always, I am hoping my presentation will open eyes and ears to the terrible truth about vaccines.

Please share...together, we might just save a child and their family from a lifetime of needless suffering.

Thank you,

Laura Hayes

“Why Is This Legal?” by Laura Hayes, delivered on 11-2-18 in Utah

This evening, I am going to be speaking to you about vaccines, specifically, their inexcusable lack of safety, the toxic and hazardous ingredients contained in them that have no business being injected into any human, and the catastrophic results we continue to witness due to their use. In the time I have, I will only be able to scratch the surface of the harm that vaccines cause, both to the individual recipient, and to subsequent generations, if the recipient is still able to reproduce. I won’t have time to delve into the lack of efficacy or necessity for vaccines, but suffice it to say that their failure rate is high, their “efficacy” is based on measures which are unproven and unreliable, and injecting poisons, toxins, neurotoxins, carcinogens, immune- and nervous-system destroyers, endocrine disruptors, ingredients that have never been clinically approved, and unknown ingredients that are not required to be disclosed, is in no way health-inducing or protective, for any one, at any age. As I like to say, one does not need to be a PhD in biology or chemistry, or an MD, or even academically astute to understand that the practice of vaccination is not founded on any valid science. Common sense, basic science, and parental instincts are more than enough to discern the truth about vaccines. Now, let’s launch into the topic of vaccine safety, an oxymoron if ever there was one.

Not too long ago, in a vaccine-related forum to which I belong, someone proposed that we launch a meme campaign titled, “Why Is This Legal?”. It was in response to yet another teenager becoming paralyzed after receiving Merck's Gardasil vaccine. I find why is this legal to be a compelling question to ask with regard to vaccines, our nation’s vaccine program, and vaccine mandates.

My hope today is to stimulate thinking, questioning, researching, and analyzing, resulting in drawing your own conclusions versus relying on those of the self-proclaimed “experts”.

With regard to the question why is this legal, we are going to cover a number of pertinent questions specific to vaccines:

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The ID2020 Alliance: The Global Totalitarian Project Hiding Behind The Vaccine Drive

GHSA
By John Stone

These days history happens by stealth: the big shifts in power are often only incidentally reported in our mainstream news-media and can be hard to detect even by experienced watchers. Until a year ago almost no one had heard of the Global Health Security Agenda, although the project started in 2014 under the Obama administration and has already destabilised nations: something which is neither conjecture or “conspiracy theory” but easily established from public documents [1, 2] . Late last year I highlighted a column in electronic BMJ by J Stephen Morrison “senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and director of its Global Health Policy Center" [3]:

“The term "smart power" was new to me when I encountered it recently in a British Medical Journal blog as part of the new-speak vocabulary of J Stephen Morrison 'senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and director of its Global Health Policy Center".  Morrison's article is interesting both because it discloses explicitly how 9/11 was made an opportunity  to draw health into the global security agenda of the United States while failing to understand how such a move might result in the shattering of "consensus" and the post war "Western post-war liberal order": "smart power" even if it is smart is not "liberal" and will not lead to consensus. But it also spells out that the global vaccine program has become a covert instrument of US power. If Morrison by any chance laments the passing of the centre-left government in Italy, then perhaps the White House putting Italy and its health minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, in charge of global vaccine strategy was an error. 

“Morrison thinks it is a paradox but it is scarcely so if a government is seen to pursue coercive health measures over its citizens at the behest of a foreign power - even those who favor vaccination could be concerned at the state's new found powers over their bodies (which might also be indefinitely extended). If that was not so smart a political move perhaps the technology is not so smart either - as I remarked  to Steven Salzberg a few years ago: "The unwelcome news is that the “cruise missiles and drone helicopters” of the war on disease often hit the wrong target, and the more cruise missiles and drone helicopters you unleash the greater the risk".

“Frankly, no one knows what they are going to be injected with next. Smart bombs become too easily the agents of international chaos and mistrust: just so the smart bombs of the war on disease, both for what they can do to your body and what they can do to the political landscape, including destabilizing friendly governments. “Smart power” is also duplicitous: Italy is just the surrogate of the US. Why could the citizens of the world not have it directly from the mouth of Obama saying in effect ‘your bodies are not your own and we inject into them what we like?’.”

But the heat was turned up again at the beginning of 2019 when the World Health Organization declared “the vaccine hesitant” to be a threat to world health [2], and the Global health terror over measles was launched despite inadequate evidence either for the spread, or the casualties[1,4-6]. Also, of course, pinned to the tails of the largely artificial measles scare, was the demand for compliance with a host of other products to combat other diseases. Implausibly, health officials continue to stick to the baseless proposition that a two-month old infant can benefit from unlimited barrage of biological products without risk of harm, and never seem to have heard of the concept of “over-medication” [7].

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Does Vaxogynist Autumn Dayss Have Sleepless Nights Over her Mocking Sick Children?

Autumn Dayss
Cafe Mom ran a post about about women, #MeToo sisters who should be supporting one another, women who probably promote breastfeeding and are pro-choice are creating Vaxist or Vaxogynist memes that mock, disregard and bully in the old fashioned not snowflake sense of the words children who are vaccine injured. In a tiny bright moment, when I went to Facebook to seek the photo - it had a content shield over it. I am very happy about that. It deserve to have a warning. It's disgusting.

On what planet does dressing up as a Mom with whom you disagree become en vogue? Do stay at homes dress as working Moms to mock them? Do nursing Moms dress with babies drinking poison from a filthy bottle to stick a finger in the eye of formula moms?  Do pro-choice women dress as patients with  bloody coat hangers dangling out of their netherparts for fun?  Ha Ha Halloween!

WHY IS IT OK TO PORTRAY OUR KIDS AS DEAD?  Many ARE dead. They wander. They drown. They choke and gasp and seize to death.

When I was in third grade, I wore an adorable costume A0A27131-0C2A-4971-B62A-26F2A9FFED12 for Halloween - I was an Indian! That's what I called it. Today, we no longer use the term Indian, that's called progress. And a child wearing my get up might not be allowed in school parties. Even trick or treating might lead to raised eyebrows. Did I mean harm? Of course not. Was I mocking the Wampanoag tribe that was in my area? Of course not. Still. It would be seen as offensive today, and it was probably offensive to those with Native blood even back in the 1970s. So we no longer dress this way.

But it's not only OK, it's comedic fodder to make fun of vaccine choice, vaccine injury (they don't believe it exists) and families. Dead child! Skelebaby!!!

Here's a clip of the article. Feel free to pop over to CAfe Mom to comment. I've written for them in the past. I like a lot of their columns, even though standard parenting was never my life - because of vaccine injury.

And my name is Kim. Not Karen.

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Woman Dresses Up as 'Anti-Vax Mom' for Halloween & People Have Strong Feelings

The image is, in a word, shocking. But then again, it's meant to be.

Many people left comments saying Dayss' attempt at humor went too far -- even if the message is important.

"Disgusting and heartless," wrote one commenter. "It’s NEVER okay to joke about anyone losing a child."

"This is just ugly," wrote another.

One woman called the costume "vile," adding, "Way to go putting your complete lack of class on display for the world. Your mama must be so proud."

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Mama Says Vaccines Cause Autism Halloween Costume by Carzylla

DE8E8888-A30B-4B76-9580-160FE87B1100By Kim Rossi

Well, at least she broke the "I finally get to dress like a trashy, sexy woman" tradition for Halloween.... Instead, she dressed like a vicious bigot.

Welcome to social media in 2019. Where grown women can make fun of vaccine injured children and their families by dressing up as a "baby" with measles. I don't even know if this is carzylla herself in the photo. She shared it, so it's public. Complete with a proud American beer brand in one hand. I'm sure Coors will be calling any day to sign this lovely lass for an endorsement. Never. My guess? She's in the medical field.

MMR has injured many of our children. MMR has been at the center of the autism/vaccine debate for decades. MMR has been reworked, its data fudged, its elements changed, its very existence sued by its very manufacturers own scientists.  Measles has been the TrojanHorse used to ram through laws denying exemptions , banning healthy kids from school and just you watch - much more is coming.

So I say to carzylla, whoever and where ever she is - How do you feel making fun of children, parents and families who have been through the kind of hell you could never imagine unless you lived it. Live it. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Like we do.
Here's a photo of a vaccine injured adult riddled with seizures and autism and PANDAS that I hope will make her laugh and smile and golly jiminy biminy boop maybe even pee her Depends.Brandon Guppy

Not amusing enough for you, you nasty woman? Try this one for a double giggle. Brothers (2 of 5 siblings with autism) and their diaper supply.

Diapers Anthony Karen Credit
Credit Anthony Karen

Still not tickled pink? We invite you to read an AofA story we posted years ago about Josh Edwards, in the UK. Take a look at his body. Yuck it up, babe!  I Am Josh. A Boy After His MMR.

It’s January 1994; I’m 13 months old. Off to the
doctor for my MMR! Tonight I have a high fever.
I don’t feel so well in the morning, with severe
diarrhea leaking through my clothes and onto
my bedding. My stool is bright yellow, runny,
and then like oxtail soup. Can you imagine?
This went on for 5 days, and then I stopped “going” so
much . . . Mum says “constipated.” I used to poop
every day before the MMR, sometimes twice a day.
I’m so sorry, Mum, I don’t know what is
happening. I am miserable and upset.

I’m sorry that I scream and cry and nobody can figure out why.
Please don’t pick me up, please don’t cuddle me - I can’t stand it!
I don’t like being touched anymore.

I am Josh. I am obsessed with light switches,
climbing on chairs and tables to get to them,
turning the light on and off. It is the same with door
handles and opening and closing doors. I engage
in repetitive behavior. I hate eye contact and ignore
the cameras that I used to “ham it up” for.

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NY Legislation: Will They Lock Up the Unvaccinated?

Salem witch huntNote: We are careening toward a dystopian nightmare where the only demographic in the United States that can be bullied, hated, discriminated against, left behind and maybe even imprisoned will be the un- or under-vaccinated.  We protect every letter in the alphabet, no matter how small the group, how temporary the craze, except UV. It's vaxism. Pure and simple. This week is Halloween, I'm from Boston, Massachusetts, not far from Salem, where women were murdered because they were non-compliant. Witches. Have we really come that far?

The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.
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By Dani Lasher, Vaxxter Contributor

New York is at it again. The legislature introduced Senate Bill A99 in January 2019; it is an active bill, still in committee. The bill was introduced as “An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the removal of cases, contacts, and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health.” If passed into law, the bill would allow the government to detain and quarantine individuals deemed to be a threat to state and local health, which begs the question: Who determines an actual threat? And who really are the actual threats?

Rockland County officials banned unvaccinated individuals from entering public spaces over the summer and issued a follow-up emergency order to mandate the MMR vaccine for specific Brooklyn zip codes. The state seems intent on segregating the unvaccinated from the vaccinated.

The CDC defines an outbreak as three or more confirmed measles cases in a given catchment area of 100,000 people. At least two of the cases must be laboratory-confirmed, with a positive IgM antibody, showing the infection is acute in nature. Under SB A99, the unvaccinated could be detained and quarantined during an outbreak even if they are not infected. Westchester County in New York State passed a similar bill in September 2019, that allows authorities to use these methods against local citizens with no outbreak or case of infection identified.

A Lack of Transparency

Here is a section from the SB A99 bill:

“Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or a suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the Governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the Governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or group of persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the Governor or his or her delegee to comply with subdivision five of this section.”
 
The bill references severe morbidity, but the evidence may not support that concern, judging from this year’s measles outbreaks. From September 30, 2018, through August, 2019, 1,114 New Yorkers contracted measles across a population of 19,542,209, which equates to a 0.01% prevalence rate. The outbreaks were concentrated in specific areas:

Read more at VAXXTER.


Video Interview with Executive Producer Polly Tommey on Vaxxed II The People's Truth

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: PART THREE of a series

Vaxxed From Cover up to Catastrophe launched a firestorm when, in 2016, it was abruptly removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro's event in New York.  As angry as so many of us were at the time, the cowardice and dismissal provided an efficient fuel that fired the campaign, and continues to do so.  From the Vaxxed II site: 

In 2016, a media firestorm erupted when Tribeca Film Festival abruptly censored its documentary selection, VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE, amid pressure from pro-pharmaceutical interests.

In response to media silence on CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, who admitted to fraud on a pivotal vaccine safety study, VAXXED catapulted to notoriety and became a worldwide trending topic, opening to sold out theater audiences nationwide.

Stunned by the immense volume of parents lining up outside the theaters with vaccine injury stories to share, VAXXED producer Polly Tommey began to livestream worldwide reaching millions, and a community that had once been silenced were empowered to rise up.

In VAXXED II: THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parent’s mind, “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
 
Many Age of Autism readers have seen the bus, which is a rolling memorial to vaccine injured children.  Some are included in the interviews, including me, Kim Rossi.) Perhaps your child's name is on the bus. Vaxxed II the People's Truth continues the stories from families and includes many medical professionals, who risk everything when they talk about vaccination policy and injury.  Anne Dachel interviewed Executive Producer Polly Tommey. The series will run here on Age of Autism.  The transcript follows each video clip.



By Anne Dachel

Q:   The stories about the HPV vaccine Gardasil were especially shocking. What did you learn about the damage from this vaccine?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0i653grpCs

Polly: Gardasil, Gardasil, Gardasil. Everywhere that we went on the bus was Gardasil injury. It got to the point where we could open the bus door and see the line of people and spot how many Gardasil injuries were walking towards us. You could see the Gardasil girls, the Gardasil boys as they came towards you.

This vaccine has caused untold injury and death, and I don’t think we are at even the beginning of the extent of the damage that this vaccine has caused. It’s got to go. …I think when people watch Vaxxed II there is no one in their right mind that is going to give this vaccine to anybody—themselves, their children, anybody—when they’ve seen what we’ve seen on the roads of America. It is everywhere.

Anyone who’s had the Gardasil vaccine is injured in some way: girls’ ovaries shutting down, the paralysis, the death, ongoing injury and no recovery from these injuries.

Q: The movie charges that forces are telling us to “hate the unvaccinated… hate children.” Why are the unvaccinated the enemy if vaccines offer protection? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVNCS2PNiCs

 

Polly: So in the movie Vaxxed Del Bigtree talks about the hatred for the unvaccinated child. It’s a very, very good point. I’m 53 years old. When I was a child, I was taken to parties to catch measles, and it was considered a mild childhood illness. I remember having measles and really not feeling that ill but just enjoying the week off school. Then 20 years later, I then go to have children, and we’re told that measles is not very nice, so why don’t you give your child the MMR? And they’ll never, ever, ever get measles again.

Sure. Give your child the MMR—brain damage, another story.

Then by the time I get to my third child, actually you need two of the MMR for extra protection.

Can you see how it’s changing?

To say that an unvaccinated child is a hateful person you need to stay away. We see it on social media.  “Stay away from my child. I don’t want to catch your disgusting unvaccinated diseases.”

Of all the unvaccinated children that we saw on the roads of America, I can tell you that none of them were sick, they were extremely strong, they were clever, top of their class. And if they did get sick, they got over it very quickly—unlike the vaccinated. So to blame an unvaccinated child for spreading measles, for example, when they don’t have measles, and to believe that, is really, really, really unintelligent.

Think people. Think about what they’re saying. I really don’t know what else to add to that, Anne, other that it’s the most stupid, stupid, statement ever to blame the unvaccinated who don’t have the illnesses on spreading the illnesses. It makes no sense.
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Update on Merck Mumps Whistleblower Case

by Bob Snee

Kenneth Frazier Merck
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

Latest update on the filings in the Merck Whistleblower lawsuit claiming fraud in connection with the mumps portion of the MMR vaccine.

After nearly 10 years of stalling and delaying tactics, the case has finally proceeded to the point where the merits of the claim are about to be decided.

Both sides think there are no disputed issues of fact and that they are entitled to judgment in their favor, having filed motions for summary judgment on October 25th. If there are no material fact issues, there is nothing for a jury to decide and a judge can rule that based on the admitted and undisputed facts as well as the law, a party should win (or lose) its lawsuit.

The whistleblowers have filed a motion for judgment against Merck, and Merck has filed three motions claiming it is entitled to summary judgment. The first motion filed my Merck is attacking the whistleblower’s theory of their claim based on an efficacy-based theory of falsity. The second motion is only against one of the whistleblower’s, Stephen Krahling, and the third motion, claims that all of the whistleblower’s claims are barred by the statute of limitations (whether or not the claims are true and valid).

Each side will have an opportunity to try to defeat the other’s motions for summary judgment by submitting Declarations and legal memorandum that either creates a disputed issue of fact, which would then need to be decided by a jury, or by showing that even if all the facts are true, the law does not support the position of the party making the summary judgment motion.

The contents of the documents in connection with these motions are being filed under seal, so other than the name of each document being filed, we don’t have an opportunity at this time to know what either side is saying regarding the facts that aren’t is dispute, or how the law applies to those facts.


After the motions are fully briefed by both sides and oral argument is likely scheduled, there are three possible outcomes. Either the case could be decided in favor of the whistleblowers, the case could be decided in favor of Merck, or there could be disputed issues of fact which would require the case to go to a jury trial to decide the facts.

The following are the titles of the 4 documents containing the Motions for Summary Judgment:

RELATORS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST MERCK filed by STEPHEN A. KRAHLING, JOAN A. WLOCHOWSKI

First MOTION for Summary Judgment on Relators' Claims Based on an Efficacy-Based Theory of Falsity filed by MERCK & CO.'

Second MOTION for Summary Judgment Against Relator Krahling filed by MERCK & CO

MERCK'S THIRD DISPOSITIVE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON TIME-BARRED CLAIMS AND DAMAGES


Commentary: As predicted, animal protein containing biologics induce de novo autoimmune disorders

Immune systemBy Vinu Arumugham 

AoA is grateful to Vinu Arumugham who has written an analysis of an article in MedPageToday by Diana Swift ("expert critique" Melinda Engevik): "Biologics Tied to New-Onset IBD and Other Autoimmune Events - Though mechanism is unclear patients need monitoring for de novo disorders". He writes:

They quote: "We don't really understand the mechanism behind this yet, and the effect might apply to agents other than etanercept," Korzenik told the Reading Room

It is absolutely ridiculous for people to claim that the mechanism is “unclear” or not understood. I predicted that animal protein containing biologics would induce de novo autoimmune disorders (1)⁠. Most biologics are produced using Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. All biologics thus contain residual CHO host cell proteins. We have described the exact immunological mechanism involved in the induction of autoimmunity by immunization with homologous xenogeneic antigens (2)⁠. Bailey-Kellog et al. developed CHOPPI specifically because induction of autoimmunity by residual host cell proteins is a known problem (3)⁠.

Autoimmune disorders induced by biologics represent the second wave of iatrogenic diseases.

The first wave of iatrogenic diseases are of course all the autoimmune disorders induced by animal protein containing vaccines (1,4–9)⁠. The biologics that are now prescribed to “treat” these vaccine induced disorders are creating their own disaster, exactly as predicted.

For laypersons:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-an-autoimmune-disease-189661

Says: “You may be wondering how an autoimmune reaction can occur. The autoimmune reaction may be triggered: ... If a foreign substance that is similar to a normal body substance enters the body.

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Facebook Censorship Means Sites Like Age of Autism Are More Important Than Ever

Banned-books2-censorship-quoteBelow is Del Bigtree's report on the questioning of Mark Zuckerberg by Rep. Bill Posey (R) of Florida. Zuckerberg is clear that the goal is to stop conversation, debate, education and opinion on vaccination. There will be a default position on Facebook that vaccines are always safe and effective for every single human on the planet. Injury will be ignored and denied. Death will be ignored and denied. The utter destruction of pediatric wellness will be ignored and denied. It's not a coincidence that Zuckerberg's wife is a young pediatrician whose maiden name rhymes with Pan, as in Richard Pan.

Both Zuckerberg and his wife are unable and/or unwillingly to process the concept of vaccine injury. Of freedom to choose a medical procedure. Of the right to say "NO." America is moving toward the equivalent of rape by vaccination, and I do not say that to be glib. When the government demands you inject yourself and your children with a product for which the consumer/patient bears 100% of the risk while there is NO LIABILITY to either the manufacturer or the doctor, nurse, random CVS tech who administers it as it generates profit that would make Croesius blush, I think it's fair to call that assault with a chemical weapon.

As social media lurches toward full censorship and the pushing of agendas many of us can not fathom, Age of Autism and other sites by brave people like Del Bigtree, Robert Kennedy Jr and others become safe haven for American freedom.  Read us. Share our posts. Donate to us. We are NOT going away. Dan would never allow it. Nor will I. Kim

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From The High Wire with Del Bigtree.

Florida Congressman Bill Posey grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg at a recent House Financial Services hearing.

Posey stated, “I support vaccinations of children and adults, but I also support open and frank communication about the risks of vaccination,” Posey told Zuckerberg. “You testified that you believe in giving people a voice. Is Facebook able to assure us it will support users’ fair and open discussions and communications about the risks as well as the benefits of vaccinations?

Zuckerberg said anti-vaccination users on Facebook have the same rights to expression as others, and their views aren’t censored. However, he said, they aren’t publicized, either.

If someone wants to post anti-vaccinationtent or they want to join a group where people are discussing that, we don’t stop them from doing that,” said Zuckerberg. “But […] we don’t go out of our way to make sure our group recommendation systems show people or encourage people to join those groups. We discourage that.

Read the full report at The High Wire here.




Action Matters

ActionBy Cathy Jameson

“Facebook has been systemically found on scene and at the scene of the crime.” Congressman Meeks (D-NY) to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

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Pointing out Facebook’s attempts at causing division, their admittance of destructive politics and having a hand in broadcasting misinformation were part of Mr. Meeks’ final words before he yielded his time at a hearing this week. Titled An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sector, the only witness at the hearing was Mark Zuckerberg. Testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee, it wouldn’t be the only time that day that Zuckerberg would be reminded that Facebook’s actions speak louder than words.

After Mr. Meeks yielded, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) was recognized. Major media outlets, like The Hill, picked up the days’ events, including when Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) grilled the Facebook founder. Posey,  who’s been vocal on the subject before, used part of his allotted time (fast forward to 1:04:76)  to ask Zuckerberg about Facebook’s latest policies.

Posey began by sharing that he, too, uses Facebook for both work and personal communication. He recognized that Facebook has many benefits as well as many great challenges. Without wasting any more time, he quickly reminded Zuckerberg of a letter he sent earlier this year in response to discovering that Facebook would support censoring and restricting free speech rights. He specifically added that users who shared information about vaccination risk were being targeted. A supporter of vaccinations, Posey stated that he also supports open and frank communication. With regard to vaccinations, he said that that communication should include full informed consent. After offering the latest stats of the US government paying out $4 billion in compensation to those who’ve been injured by liability-free vaccines, Posey got more to the point.

“You testified that you believe in giving people a voice,” Posey said to Zuckerberg. Then began the questioning.

“Is Facebook able to assure us that it will support users’ fair and open discussions and communications related to risks, as well as the benefits, of vaccinations?” Thanking the congressman for the question, Zuckerberg began his reply by claiming that, “We do care deeply about giving people a voice and freedom of expression.” Citing that those were some of the founding values of his company, he then hesitated and offered this.

“…we hear consistently from our community that people want us to stop the spread of misinformation…” Zuckerberg continued and disclosed a strategy that Facebook now employs, which is to focus on misinformation that “has the potential to lead to physical harm or imminent harm.” Zuckerberg went on and stated that health advice, or misleading health advice, was part of that strategy.

Before his time was up, Rep. Posey had a follow-up question to Zuckerberg’s response, “Are you 100% confident that vaccines pose no injury to any person on this planet?”  

Citing the “scientific consensus”, Zuckerberg’s reply was, “It is important that people get their vaccines.”

Reminding him of his platform’s promise, of being able to give people a voice, Posey pointedly asked Zuckerberg, “Shouldn’t somebody have the opportunity to express an opinion different from yours?” Reiterating the need for people to be able to have the information necessary to make an informed choice, Posey waited for Zuckerberg’s reply.

“Congressman, I do. And that’s why we don’t stop people from posting on their page something that’s wrong. Or if someone wants to post vaccine…anti-vaccination content…or if they want to join a group where people are discussing that content, we don’t prevent them from doing that. What we do is we don’t go out of our way to make our group recommendation systems try to show people or encourage people to join those groups. We discourage that.”

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A Tale of Two Sides: A New Novel about the Vaccine Debate

A tale of two sidesNote: It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.  2019 is a dark time for medical and religious choice. We live in a nation where courts allow a parent to change a young child's gender often with serious, chemically induced hormonal alterations, yet that same mother or father can not say no to a mandated vaccine.  We are Through the Looking Glass straight into 1984.  Please hop over to Amazon to buy a copy or two or three of this new novel, that takes the vaccine wars into a sensational work of fiction. If only it were fiction and not the reality facing families.

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Buy A Tale of Two Sides here.

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From Amazon:

Compliant parents are what Julianna loves most about her job. Thankfully, most patients listen to her. After all, she is a nurse. Yet even the most well-intentioned parents can push back, especially when it comes to vaccinating their children. Paulina and Reuben Gonzalez wrestle with the decision whether to vaccinate their new baby for hepatitis B and, eventually, fifteen other diseases. The very mention of infectious disease strikes fear into the heart of every parent, so they want to make the right choice. There are those in the medical profession who believe vaccines are so critical they should be mandatory, and others who acknowledge that vaccines have risks that must be considered. As the Gonzalez’s and dozens of other families, doctors, nurses, reporters, and politicians come together in an open, honest, and sometimes heated dialogue to explore the truths at the root of their beliefs, their lives provide a fascinating perspective on one of the most polarizing issues of our time.


From AHRP: Vaccine Experiment Atrocity In India: Human Infection Model

AhrpIt appears that vaccine manufacturers are ever more impatient to reap high profits from new vaccines — especially since they have entered into “public-private” partnerships with governments. Increasingly, government officials oblige this greed-infected industry with laws mandating new vaccines. And public health authorities around the globe have become marketing auxiliaries for vaccine manufacturers.

A report in the Economic Times of India, confirms that the Indian health ministry is working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Department of Biotechnology, and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) as they embark on a medical atrocity – that is, to conduct clinical trials in which human beings are deliberately infected with deadly diseases in order to test the efficacy of experimental vaccines. The India Infection Research Consortium has named these experiments: “controlled human infection model (CHIM)”

This “controlled human infection model” is no different than the medical atrocities committed by the medical establishment under the Nazi regime....(continue reading on AHRP)

Also new editorial today in the Hindu Business Line “‘CHIM’ vaccine testing is no shot in the arm for India”: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/pulse/chim-method-of-vaccine-testing-is-no-shot-in-the-arm-for-india/article29805631.ece


Video Interview with Vaxxed II Executive Producer Polly Tommey

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: PART Two of a Three Part Interview Series

Vaxxed From Cover up to Catastrophe launched a firestorm when, in 2016, it was abruptly removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro's event in New York.  As angry as so many of us were at the time, the cowardice and dismissal provided an efficient fuel that fired the campaign, and continues to do so.  From the Vaxxed II site: 

In 2016, a media firestorm erupted when Tribeca Film Festival abruptly censored its documentary selection, VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE, amid pressure from pro-pharmaceutical interests.

In response to media silence on CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, who admitted to fraud on a pivotal vaccine safety study, VAXXED catapulted to notoriety and became a worldwide trending topic, opening to sold out theater audiences nationwide.

Stunned by the immense volume of parents lining up outside the theaters with vaccine injury stories to share, VAXXED producer Polly Tommey began to livestream worldwide reaching millions, and a community that had once been silenced were empowered to rise up.

In VAXXED II: THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parent’s mind, “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
 
Many Age of Autism readers have seen the bus, which is a rolling memorial to vaccine injured children.  Some are included in the interviews, including me, Kim Rossi.) Perhaps your child's name is on the bus. Vaxxed II the People's Truth continues the stories from families and includes many medical professionals, who risk everything when they talk about vaccination policy and injury.  Anne Dachel interviewed Executive Producer Polly Tommey. The series will run here on Age of Autism.  The transcript follows each video clip.



By Anne Dachel

You remarked that you were surprised at the number of medical experts that came on the bus to tell their stories. What do you see changing among doctors? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCo1DiTgDig

Polly: It was incredible to see the medical profession coming to the bus and talking openly about what they know about vaccination. And really, it took a couple to come on the bus, and then they started to all come onto the bus. Safety in numbers.

These doctors are brave to do this because we know what happens to doctors who speak out against vaccines. So it was incredible to hear—first of all, who knew? We’re told, “Do you have a medical degree? Do you have a medical degree, Anne? Do you have a medical degree, Polly? Well you can’t speak on this subject.”

But what the bus found out—again the medical profession coming to the bus on the roads of America—is that they have absolutely no training in vaccines while they’re training to be a doctor.  Not one of them had any training. And we interviewed hundreds of doctors and nurses—people with the highest, top qualifications in the medical profession. Nobody has had any training other than vaccines are safe and effective. The same thing that we hear from the media is the same thing they hear in the medical profession. Why are we bowing down to the white coat gods with our most precious possessions to vaccinate them when they’ve had no training?

And you, if you do your research on the insert of that vaccine, will have more training than the doctor that you’re talking to. That was to me was the most amazing thing that happened from the medical profession.

People wake up. They’ve had no training. They do not know what they’re talking about when it comes to vaccines as say they.

Q: There were numerous stories of regression, many immediate, following vaccination. What kind of support/explanation from doctors do parents get when healthy children suddenly stop making eye contact and talking, start having seizures, develop high fevers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C2Rw8uTmmw

 

Polly: Vaxxed II is one and a half hours long, so they can’t put everything in, but one of the things I think could last an hour and a half on its own, is all the parents when they talk about what happened when their child was injured, or someone they love was injured, and they went back to the doctor and they said, my child just had the Gardasil or the DTaP or whatever vaccine it is. It had a seizure…it died, whatever.

“It’s not the vaccines.”

All of them. They put their hands up: “It’s not the vaccine.”

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Development of a National Vaccine Strategy in the Works

F3BE7A15-24E8-4E22-A351-FF9B8803FA31This should be a platform discussion for 2020 candidates, including the sitting President.

AGENCY:

Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice.


SUMMARY:

The development of a National Vaccine Plan (NVP) was mandated by Congress as a mechanism for the Director of the National Vaccine Program (as delegated by the Assistant Secretary for Health) to communicate priorities for achieving the Program's responsibilities of ensuring adequate supply of and access to vaccines and ensuring the effective and optimal use of vaccines. The most recent NVP, released in 2010, provided a comprehensive 10-year national strategy for enhancing all aspects of the plan, including vaccine research and development, supply, financing, distribution, and safety; informed decision-making by consumers and health care providers; vaccine-preventable disease surveillance; vaccine effectiveness and use monitoring; and global cooperation (http://www.hhs.gov/ nvpo/ vacc_ plan/ index.html). To help inform the development of the National Vaccine Plan 2020, HHS is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). The RFI will solicit specific information regarding the priorities, goals, and objectives in the next iteration of the NVP, remaining gaps, and stakeholder perspectives for the 2020-2025 timeframe.

DATES:

To be considered, comments must be received electronically at the email address provided below, no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on October 24, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Responses must be submitted electronically, and should be addressed to NVP.RFI@hhs.gov.Mailed paper submissions and submissions received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

With U.S. vaccination rates above 90% for many childhood vaccines, most individuals have not witnessed firsthand the devastating illnesses against which vaccines offer protection, such as polio or diphtheria. According to a recent study, routine childhood immunizations among U.S. children born in 2009 will prevent 20 million cases of disease and 42,000 premature deaths, with a net savings of $13.5 billion in direct costs

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and $68.8 billion in total societal costs.[1] In contrast, adult vaccination coverage rates have remained persistently low, with only modest gains for certain populations in the past few years.[2] As a result, the standards for adult immunization practice were updated in 2014 to promote integration of vaccines into routine clinical care for adults.[3]

Despite the widespread availability of effective vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) remain a significant public health challenge. In particular, rates of non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccines are increasing,[4] and there have been recent measles outbreaks in the U.S.[5] and globally, due to growing vaccine hesitancy and coverage levels below the threshold needed for herd immunity. With an estimated cost of $20,000 per case of measles to the public sector in 2016,[6] the economic consequences of this and other VPDs, as well as the health consequences, are significant. Furthermore, few adults in any age group are fully vaccinated as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Large disparities in vaccine coverage by race/ethnicity persist, with African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans lagging behind whites in nearly all vaccination coverage rates.[7] VPDs such as pertussis and hepatitis B continue to take a heavy toll on public health,[8] with 18,975 cases of pertussis and 3,409 (22,000 estimated) cases of hepatitis B infections reported in the United States in 2017.[9 10] In light of these challenges, strengthening the vaccine and immunization enterprise is a priority for HHS.

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RFK Jr Kicked out of Church: Vaccine Censorship Rolls on

Something wicked this way comesNote: Thank you to James Grundvig for this in depth report on the travesty in Harlem, New York over the weekend at a church in Harlem. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr was mistreated so badly that had this been ANY other celebrity or dignitary or politician in Harlem, let alone a KENNEDY, this would have been the top news story on every cable and network news channel. But the topic of vaccination has been scoured from the news unless it's to say that we need more more more more and that those who are not fully vaccinated are a dangerous threat to the nation. We are under attack. Our right to take care of our children is in jeopardy. Those of us who have vaccine injured children are facing the choice of school or expulsion because of the removal of the religious and medical exemptions. If not today, as in New York and California, tomorrow.

Something wicked this way comes. Remember, come November.

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From VAXXTER.COM.

James Grundvig, Investigative Reporter

The war to silence vaccine injuries came to a head on a leafy autumn Saturday in a Harlem church overlooking the Hudson River. I witnessed the display first hand when I attended the three-hour event, “The Harlem Children’s Health Forum” on October 19, 2019. The event had been set up weeks before with Reverend Al Sharpton scheduled as one of the keynote speakers. But the firebrand reverend, the enforcer of rights for the African-American community, abruptly dropped out of the forum two days before putting the event and its location in doubt.

The forum’s host and producer, Curtis Cost, author of the 2010 book “Vaccines Are Dangerous,” continued to negotiate with the church on Friday, narrowing its scope from a four-and-a-half-hour event down to three hours.

Clearly, Big Pharma and its proxies moved swiftly to subvert and prevent the forum from taking place. No doubt, chasing Sharpton away from defending his own community was no small victory for Big Pharma and the bought politicians of New York City.

One of their proxies, Dr. Peter Hotez, has refused to debate RFK Jr. but has never refused to take millions in research money from the vaccine manufacturers, launched into a Twitter war with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s non-profit Children Health Defense the week before the scheduled event. Hotez attacked the event and its location—Harlem, New York—in the most obscene way.

Professor Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, tweeted

And debate what? It’s like debating whether or not smoking causes cancer. Or whether seat belts are safe. There’s nothing to debate. There’s only #Science vs a band of miscreants who monetize the internet, sell fake books, phony autism cures, or those just desperate for relevancy

Has also said in a separate tweet: “I don’t engage in ‘calling people names’, but I’ve asked you halt the predatory targeting of vulnerable populations, Somali Immigrants (sic) in 2017, Orthodox Jews in 2019, and now African-Americans in 2020 (sic). So far: 71 hospitalized, 18 in the ICU. Just please stop.”

Let’s take a look at how Professor Hotez defines a “vulnerable population.”

The Somali Vulnerable Population

Without adding context to his “predatory targeting” race-baiting screed, Hotez failed to support his vaccine Molotov cocktail with facts. No matter. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., addressed the issue in a 2017 article, “Somali Parents’ Rational Concerns About Vaccine Safety.”

In the detailed scientific referenced article, RFK Jr. wrote:

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An Interview with Polly Tommey about Vaxxed II The People's Truth

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: Vaxxed From Cover up to Catastrophe launched a firestorm when, in 2016, it was abruptly removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro's event in New York.  As angry as so many of us were at the time, the cowardice and dismissal provided an efficient fuel that fired the campaign, and continues to do so.  From the Vaxxed II site: 

In 2016, a media firestorm erupted when Tribeca Film Festival abruptly censored its documentary selection, VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE, amid pressure from pro-pharmaceutical interests.

In response to media silence on CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, who admitted to fraud on a pivotal vaccine safety study, VAXXED catapulted to notoriety and became a worldwide trending topic, opening to sold out theater audiences nationwide.

Stunned by the immense volume of parents lining up outside the theaters with vaccine injury stories to share, VAXXED producer Polly Tommey began to livestream worldwide reaching millions, and a community that had once been silenced were empowered to rise up.

In VAXXED II: THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parent’s mind, “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
 
Many Age of Autism readers have seen the bus, which is a rolling memorial to vaccine injured children.  Some are included in the interviews, including me, Kim Rossi.) Perhaps your child's name is on the bus. Vaxxed II the People's Truth continues the stories from families and includes many medical professionals, who risk everything when they talk about vaccination policy and injury.  Anne Dachel interviewed Executive Producer Polly Tommey. The series will run here on Age of Autism.  The transcript follows each video clip.



By Anne Dachel

Q: What did the original showing of Vaxxed around the country do for parents?


Polly: When Vaxxed come out, and parents started to hear, thanks to censorship, thanks to the explosion on social media, …this was about a whistleblower at the CDC, and there were parents in there talking about how their children regressed. Every parent that’s lived through that, which is countless as we know, suddenly BREATH, breath of relief that we’re not crazy. This is true. We’ve been slam-dunked so much that the original Vaxxed was literally the massive boost that these parents needed to get out there, have the courage to say, “You spoke out, so I’m going to speak out.”

And as that happened, the army of parents started to come out. So Vaxxed definitely was instrumental in giving parents the courage to go back out there and tell their stories and warn the other that parents, which is what they’re actually doing more than anything else.

Q: What was the Vaxxed bus tour around the U.S. like?




Polly: We realized that travelling by plane to all the events and trying to speak to parents was not going to work. We were missing too many stories. So we got a Vaxxed bus, and we got out on the road in an RV, and we spoke to the parents.

What we saw, none of us were prepared for. None of us knew the extent of vaccine injury. We knew there was a problem with the MMR. We knew there was a problem with autism. We knew there was a possible problem with a few others, but nothing prepared us for what I described as a war zone out here in America. It was like a blood bath of death and injury. It was literally like walking out onto a battlefield.

And this America. This isn’t a Third World country. This is America where …all I’m seeing on the streets talking to the people—and these are really well-educated people—talking to these people who believed in and had faith in our medical profession, and there in their houses coming to the bus, nothing but death, destruction, paralysis, injury beyond belief here in America.

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Robert Kennedy Jr Silenced at Harlem Vaccine Forum Event

18133E80-8C69-4E0D-84E7-EC32E0DAB3EENote: Thanks to The Fed Up Democrat for a fantastic summary of the Harlem Vaccine Forum event on Saturday.  Al Sharpton, no stranger to controversy or confrontation, begged off at the last minute. That's a shame. African American toddlers are in the thick of the vaccine debate. CDC Whistleblower William Thompson has stated in no uncertain terms that the CDC fudged, altered, massaged, changed data signals that implicated autism and the timing of the MMR vaccine specifically in black toddlers. How many families are facing autism today because of the CDC's lies and corruption? And why doesn't Al Sharpton, or any prominent Black leaders in America care?

There were reports that workers at the Church where the event was held actually assaulted Robert Kennedy Jr as he left the event which was unceremoniously shut down.  See the Kim 10 20screen shot from Facebook.

Here's an excerpt of the report of the Fed Up Democrat (great name, any of us who have been or even voted for Democrats are sickened to see the lockstep votes against religious and even medical vaccine exemptions that are closely following party lines, with almost 100% of democrats voting to remove your rights.

TheFedUpDemocrat Blog

Health Freedom in Harlem - The Fed Up Democrat

"The Harlem Vaccine Forum was nothing if it wasn’t controversial. From Al Sharpton almost ending the event before it ever happened, to RFK Jr. having his mic cutoff and police called on him. 24 hours after the event it appears there is no mainstream news coverage of the event at all – not even to slam it. They couldn’t stop it, so now they ignore it.

After attending the event it is clear to me why there were so many attempts to stop it from happening: it was the broad range of diversity that came together in one place. This is the most dangerous aspect of the forum; Black, White, Brown, urban, suburban, old, young all represented in the same space for the same reason – Health Freedom! When I say “dangerous,” I mean dangerous to the political establishment in Albany, NY, people such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Brad Hoylman, and Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz.

When Health Freedom Activist Sheila Ealey spoke she reminded everyone that Black folk have never been given a fair chance in America, still till this day. As I sat with White mothers (many who were in tears ) whose children have been kicked out of public school, it was painfully clear to me none of us at that forum had a fair chance now. I felt as though I heard Sheila gently welcome us White folk to the club. This was the most powerful take-away from The Harlem Vaccine Forum for me: our strength will come as we unify and rise-up, and The Powers That Be (TPTB) know this and are afraid of it. It may be the only thing they are afraid of. – Fed Up Dem

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October 20, 2019 — The Harlem Vaccine Forum was phenomenal!

As GPS directed me to the event I cracked a smile as signs took me over the RFK bridge. When I arrived I saw the amazing Sheila Ealey who was selling Mary Holland’s book VACCINE EPIDEMIC. I have seen Sheila speak other times, including in Albany during our NYAVR Lobby day. I introduced myself. When I told her I have a blog called The Fed Up Democrat she said “I love your stuff!” and gave me a big high five! (That was pretty cool). The event was as diverse as New York City – Black, White, Brown, old, young and children everywhere. The sound of children playing, crying, talking was almost a constant filling the air before and during the event.

Curtis Cost who wrote the book “Vaccines Are Dangerous” was the master of ceremonies for the event, and did an outstanding job. “They tried to stop us but we are here anyway,” said Cost to crowd cheers and applauds.

The first speaker was Mary Holland, who Cost just gushed love and admiration for. He said it was like the two of them were married because they spoke everyday on the phone for months planning the event. Cost thanked Children’s Health Defense (CHD) profusely for “putting their money where their mouth is.” The event would not have happened without CHD. Holland is the full-time General Council for CHD, and she was just as gracious with her thanks to Cost when she got to the microphone.

“This is a make or break Civil Rights Movement for the 20th Century,” said Holland.

Holland detailed exactly what the problems are in New York right now, specifically how we lost the Religious Exemption to Vaccination for students which New York had for over 55 years. Holland outlined the current litigation CHD has fighting mandatory vaccination. Her most memorable moment was when she discussed the legacy of the great Frederick Douglas, the 19th Century African American abolitionist and civil rights leader. Something very few know is that Douglas was staunchly opposed to mandatory vaccination. He noted that many people who were vaccinated for small pox still died of small pox, so what was the point of the vaccination! It is important for the Health Freedom Movement to remember we are in good company: many brilliant historic figures were staunchly against mandatory vaccination, including Gandhi...

October 19, 2019 — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s microphone was cut-off about 10 minutes into his speech at the Riverside Church in Harlem, NY. 

...The event was outstanding with over 500 people in attendance with standing room only. When RFK was cutoff Mary Holland came and spoke to Curtis Cost who was running the event. I heard her say it will cost $2500 for the extra time (the event had gone overtime at that point) and RFK said he would pay for it.

However that didn’t solve the problem. Eventually another employee of the church came and got on the mic and told everyone the event was being closed down because it was over capacity.  Read more at the Fed Up Democrat blog.


Into The Depths

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By Raising a child with as many medical issues as my son has is no easy task.  That’s why we celebrate each and every little gain as they happen. Those are some of my favorite days.  Other days, like one we had last week when we hit a medical setback, I’m reminded of how this all started.  I’m not fond of those memoriesnor of the emotions that creep in when they resurface. 

My youngest was helping me clear the dinner table when she heard Ronan attempt to say something.  Attempting to speak again, I deciphered what it was that he wanted and then went back to cleaning up.  I glanced over at my daughter.  She was smiling. 

“Mommy, I wonder what Ronan’s voice will sound like when he talks.”

A favorite memory instantly came to my mind.  Chunky and with beautiful tan skin, Ronan was engaged.  He was displaying perfect eye contact.  He was sociable, happy and chatty.  Hisspeech hadn’t yet vanished in this memory of mine. I remembered hearing meaningful verbalizations and knew that new functional words were forming.  At this time in his life, Ronan’s eyes were full of wonder and were stunning.  His sweet voice captivated many whom he came in contact. 

I miss that husky voice of his.  I miss those bright brown eyes too. 

After cleaning up, I watched baby videos and looked through digital photos on the computer with my younger kids.  A special request of theirs, they love to see their tiny little selves on the computer screen.  They love it even more when I have time to sit down with them during this activity.  Mom!  Look at how small I was!  Oh, Mommy. I remember that toy!  Tell me the story again that goes with this picture.  I love hearing it.  It’s always a treat to hear my children giggle and reminisce about the “old days”.  Midway through that afternoon’s slide show, the image I had of Ronan and the sound of that husky voice flashed across the screen.  I smiled.  Then I ached.  I wasn’t prepared for what would come next.  I don’t mean what event that I had videotaped next in the home movie; I mean the onslaught of raw emotions that went through me. 

I told myself to stop watching the videos, because I knew that the more I watched, the more I’d wished I hadn’t started. 

Ronan was developing.  Until he wasn’t.

Ronan was talking.  Until he couldn’t.

Ronan was interactive.  Until he cared more about pushing one button over and over again on one toy than he did about us.  I didn’t see my cute, happy child in those images.  One photo after another, I could only see delays, lack of development and then no development whatsoever.  

How did I miss it? 

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Autism Community: "One Day We’ll Die and What We’re Doing About It" (Sugey One)

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So, yes, for many of us, with some luck we’re going to get really old, our kids that require almost 24/7 caretaking will be ok, and we’ll outlive them by a day or two. Or, maybe not. Either way, we’re going to need help, and we have a partial solution we’re building for ourselves that many of you, my readers, might be interested to know more about. Jump to the end if you want to find out how to connect directly. You may know my wife and I from our 2014 Oscar qualified film The United States of Autism, which has now played in over 75 countries, and many thousands every year still stream it around the world. We donated a large portion of every local screening proceeds from the showings, we battled congressman and senators in Q&A’s, and we donated copies to many libraries around America, all on almost no budget. But despite all that impact, we came to understand in our own personal life, if we want our son to live the most comfortable life by aging in place, how are we going to accomplish this as we become older and may need help ourselves? So, we sat down and listed out all the things we would need help with as we age.

The Real Problems We Face

Know where he is day or night (help with wandering). Check. Daily living reminders Rosie (executive function) for getting dressed, toiletries, medicine, eating, sleeping. Check. Complete privacy so no one at Amazon, Facebook, Comcast, Google, or anywhere else can hack in and see what goes on in my home. Check. Then, it got really complex. Preparing food. Cleaning the house. Talking to him when he’s upset or he injured himself and we’re not around. Adjusting water temperatures and faucets, making sure the ovens don’t burn down the house, even closing the refrigerator. All these things are something Rosie from the Jetsons would do. Which gave us an idea. We at Sugey decided to start building a Home Artificial Intelligence called The Sugey One, and do this ourselves if the market wouldn't listen.

How it Works (and Help You Sleep Better)

The camera systems are placed at the exits of your house first, maybe one in the individuals's bedroom as well and anywhere else you'd like to track (kitchen, playroom), and are able to recognize people during day or pitch black night and track them around the home. The Sugey One camera sensors also have voice activation and speakers! These allow us to notify someone if a person wanders out of the home who is not supposed to, either by text or by telling the person in the house via speakers . It will also track simple behaviors like eating and sleeping intially. So, in summary, you’ll have a few private cameras placed around the home that will help you mitigate wandering (maybe help you sleep better), and help keep track of daily living tasks and store information for any future records (like times people wake up so you can tell if people may be sick or depressed). You have to start small when building artificial intelligence hardware. Large companies spend millions of dollars, and we, well, we don’t. However, we’ve made tremendous progress (blowing the pants off of the big companies I might add) focusing on these two areas, wandering and daily living. We find these are the top two concerns and we focus heavily on it in the present, while planning ahead for all the potential unique things people will need in the future. Lastly, the collected data is managed privately, and we have a unique hardware setup to make sure all the camera images are private as well.

The Gotcha

The biggest gotcha is that when we pitch investors on what we’re doing, often they come back to us with two problems.

  1. The market is too small
  2. You don’t have the backing

That’s right, shockingly I know, people telling us there’s no money for autism support.

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