Nutmeg State of Connecticut Sets Sights on Religious Exemption

CT MaoI live in Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. We are one of the original colonies. We , like this nation, were founded on freedom. Rhode Island, our small neighbor to the east, was founded on religious freedom specifically. Currently, we have two vaccine exemptions, religious and medical. The legislature is now seeking to remove the right to refuse a vaccine based on religious beliefs. 

I've lived in Connecticut for more than a dozen years. I had no idea what is the state motto. We all know New Hampshire's, "Live Free or Die" motto. And my home state of Massachusetts' motto is "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." What has happened to our liberty? We now live under not the sword of a King, but the syringes and pills of a government/industry kingdom.  Back to the motto of Connecticut: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains. The State website has a derivation of the motto below, from the Bible perhaps. Ah yes, religion.  Take a look:
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The motto "Qui Transtulit Sustinet," (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains), has been associated with the various versions of the seal from the creation of the Saybrook Colony Seal. While the origin of the motto is uncertain, the late Charles J. Hoadly, a former State Librarian, suggested in an article entitled "The Public Seal of Connecticut," which appeared in the 1889 edition of the Connecticut State Register and Manual, that we look to the 80th Psalm as a possible source. "Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it." 

I assume the heathens were the early settlers, the Englishmen and women who fled the King and not the Native Americans who were slaughtered once "we" of European descent arrived.

So much religion is entwined with our nation's history.  And here our state is trying to remove my religious right to make medical decisions for our children.  Visit Health Choice CT to stay abreast of the demise our rights here in the nutty Nutmeg state where we might have to change our motto to "Vox clamantis in deserto." 

KIM


The New Pain Free American Childhood Comfort Promise If You Ignore that Chronic Illness Epidemic

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Paddle at Kim's Pediatrician Office in the 60s - 80s.


Thanks to JR for sending me this article below from the New York Times. 

American parents now clamor for pain free childhood for their kids. I see it on our town Mom lists on Facebook. "Seeking a ballet class for my 4 year old. Not competitive. Not too hard. I just want her to have fun." Or this one: "My son needs a blood draw and I'm terrified to take him. Which QUEST lab has the BEST blood draw that won't hurt?" Another constant in my Karate classes: "This hurts! I can't do it!" from children as young as 4 when we are doing the most basic stretches, like sitting and reaching for your toes. We  gently tell them, "Stretching pulls on your muscles to you can kick and punch better and it's supposed to feel a little bit like a hurt. But it's stretching hurt, not boo boo hurt. There's a difference."

Is there a difference?  Welcome to the world of "The Comfort Promise."  Stop laughing.  Welcome to the world of "Lawnmower parenting." What's that? Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having to face adversity, struggle, or failure. Instead of preparing children for challenges, they mow obstacles down so kids won’t experience them in the first place.

We're training children to expect no discomfort at all in life. And then we wonder why so many teens are on anti-anxiety drugs to cope with life. 

The revolting irony is that American children are sicker and worse off than previous generations, ravaged by chronic disease. 
How is it a leap in medicine to ask a doctor to be kind and gentle with a "Comfort Promise?  I remember my shots at Dr. G's office in Attleboro, Massachusetts. There weren't many back in my day. He said hello. Wrapped his arm around me with a mock hug and jabbed my arm. Then I got a lollipop.  He wasn't cruel. He wasn't mushy. See the photo at the top of this post? He had almost the same paddle hanging right above the door that went into the patient rooms from the waiting room. THAT's what we looked at when not reading Highlights magazine.  Imagine that subtle message in any office today. Yet I left the visits healthy and well. And today, kids leave the pediatrician changed forever.  But we can take "comfort" that they may never have chicken pox.

Taking the Pain Out of Children's Shots: If you ask every single child in the United States, what are you most afraid of going to the pediatrician, the answer is needle pokes,” said Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, the medical director of pain medicine and palliative care at Children’s Minnesota.

The pain and fear around childhood vaccinations, he said, contributes to the development of needle phobias, which can make people reluctant to get flu shots and other potentially lifesaving vaccines. Thus, pediatric pain specialists hope that reducing or eliminating the pain associated with needles can potentially reduce what we now call vaccine hesitancy, encouraging parents to get those annual flu shots for themselves and their children, and generally taking away some of the fear that can get in the way of ideal health care.

“We now have noticed that since we started doing this, it’s a life changing event, kids are less and less likely to be needle phobic,” Dr. Friedrichsdorf said. “We are trying to prove it’s lifesaving.” Through an initiative called the Comfort Promise at Children’s Minnesota, the entire hospital has committed to reducing or eliminating needle pain, along with other types of pain.

So how do you eliminate, or at least substantially reduce, the pain of vaccination or blood draws? Parents should make sure that their children’s pediatrician or hospital always offers the four elements of the Comfort Promise, Dr. Friedrichsdorf said.  Read more here.




Amazon Smile Magazine Subscription Bonanza Benefits Autism Age!

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Hello, friends! Remember magazines? The Timbertoes? Goofus and Gallant? Glamour "Don'ts?" How about that two staple centerfold?

Amazon Smile is offering a HUGE promotion for magazine subscriptions to benefit non-profits, like Age of Autism now through January 31.

I'd rather read a magazine in my own home rather than ANY doctor's office. Please designate Age of Autism as your Amazon Smile beneficiary today. Thank you!  Oh, and be sure to read the terms and conditions copy below very, very fast.  KIM

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The Wage of Spin: The Death of Leading UK Cancer Expert Martin Gore, 67, From a Yellow Fever Vaccination Provides the Press With Yet Another Opportunity to Misreport Vaccine Risks

The Wage of Spin Adriana Gamondes
By Adriana Gamondes

As reported by the BBC and other news agencies worldwide, Professor Martin Gore, 67, one of the UK’s leading cancer scientists, died within hours of receiving a yellow fever vaccination.  Many within Gore’s professional field paid tribute to their colleague and issued an outpouring of support and condolences.

Professor Martin Gore
Dr. Martin Gore

The BBC report distinguished itself from other media reports by including a list of contraindications to the vaccine such as egg allergy. But like every other news source, BBC coverage was quick to authoritatively spin-doctor risks from the vaccine:

Prof Peter Openshaw, past president of the British Society for Immunology, said the overall risk of serious side-effects from the vaccination remains very low, at about one in every 100,000 of vaccine recipients.

However, he added: "It seems that people aged over 60 have a three to four-fold increased risk of experiencing these serious effects compared with younger people. However, this estimate is based on very few reported adverse events.

"This risk has to be balanced against the risk of contracting yellow fever if you are travelling to an infected area - a nasty disease with a high mortality rate."

He said the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was the UK body charged with looking into adverse side-effects reported from vaccines.

"They will undoubtedly conduct a proper analysis of this case to ensure it was caused by the vaccine rather than an incidental unconnected cause, such as sepsis."

The Lancet has reported a few more deaths from the yellow fever vaccine around the world, though curiously all among children and none in the over-60 category:

Two deaths were recorded by a team from a specialist World Health Organization centre in Brazil.

In the first case, a five-year-old girl suffered fever, headache and vomiting three days after being given the vaccine. She died after a five day illness.

The second patient – a 22-year-old woman – developed a sore throat and fever, accompanied by headache, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting four days after vaccination.

She then developed symptoms including jaundice and renal failure, and died after six days of illness.

The cases were similar to a third fatality reported by the South Western Area Pathology Service in Sydney, Australia.

The Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust publicly announced that Dr. Gore’s death resulted definitively from the vaccination though the precise nature of the adverse event has not been made clear. Dr. Gore reportedly died of total organ failure which could suggest that the live vaccine-strain yellow fever virus reverted to fully infectious, hemorrhagic form—a rare effect known as vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease.

Was Gore fully assessed of risk/benefit ratio before he took the shot? It’s unlikely since no one understands precisely why an estimated .05% of people who receive the yellow fever vaccine develop viscerotropic disease. What’s more, statistics for disease incidence are impossible to gather since the vast majority of wild yellow fever infections are mild and go unreported.  Furthermore, as award-winning BBC journalist Malcolm Brabant discovered in 2011, risks are played down in the extreme.

In 2013, Malcolm Brabant went public with his experience following a yellow fever vaccination which he received two years prior. The vaccine and certificate proving Brabant had received it were required for him travel to Cote D’Ivoire on assignment. Brabant reports that after receiving the dose, he was plunged into a suicidal psychosis consistent with symptoms of vaccine-associated neurotropic disease which is roughly 26 times more common than the more deadly viscerotropic disease.

According to Brabant, Sanofi-Pasteur, the maker of the Stamaril yellow fever vaccine, took years to respond to Brabant’s attempts to get answers.  In contradiction to all of Brabant’s physicians who insisted the vaccine caused his harrowing descent into madness,  Sanofi finally issued a carefully worded statement claiming Brabant went mad on his own, concluding essentially the “correlation does not equal causation.”

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A Reminder that Life with Autism Is Rarely Like the Sparkly TV Portrayal

WeepHi, friends. I saw this news report on Facebook yesterday.   Police: Mother Strangled, Abused 6-Year-Old Son With Autism After He Defecated In Pants Child abuse is nothing new.  Parents of typical children beat them, harm them even kill them out of anger for childhood "sins" like wetting or soiling their pants.  The comments on Facebook were appropriately and perhaps especially harsh toward this Mom, whose comments seemed anything but remorseful, according to the report. Many call for harming the Mom. "Just give me 5 minutes with her!" I get it. Child abuse in any form is anathema to the majority of us.

The boy in this story is just six years old. How will Mom cope when he is 16? 26? The stresses are too much for some parents to bear.    Many just don't have the support systems, pressure relief valves, money, respite, training, or simple parental patience, which for autism is about 1000X what's needed for a typical child. That said, wealthy parents with the world at their fingertips have murdered their autistic sons and daughters as the exhaustion, despair and frustration of parenting a child on the spectrum strikes every socioeconomic group.

I have 64 cumulative years of autism parenting under my belt. I still struggle with temper and patience when the chaos takes over. One of my children was not BM trained until almost 12 years of age.  Another used to play in toilet water to satisfy a perseveration, even when the toilet had not been flushed. I coined the term, "crapisode." That awful mess made my head explode every time. My first reaction was never sympathy. My second reaction was never to harm.  Sometimes I just shut the bathroom door with her in it and walked away to catch my breath. That's me. Or was me 12 years ago. Today I have many more support systems than I did a decade ago, despite choosing to divorce.  Like most of you readers, even with support, as the sole caretaker, I get tired.

I hope this Mom gets help. For herself first. So that she can begin to parent her son in an appropriate way.

Love,

Kim

 


70 Mumbai Schools Continue to refuse Measles Rubella Vaccine

Bhopal_india_childLooks like they celebrate Ground Hog Day in India. Same spin on the vaccine Groundhog day clocksafety/injury story across the world: ...While the state has registered several cases of adverse effects, most were not found to have any direct connection with the vaccineAd nauseam

MUMBAI: Around 70 schools in the city continue to refuse the measles rubella vaccination even as the campaign comes to close in a fortnight. BMC officials said that in the last 45 days since the programme kicked off in Mumbai, along with the rest of the state, only 50% of the targeted children could be vaccinated. Read more at Times of India.



 


Fascinating Acceptance Experiment at English Restaurant Staffed By Dementia Sufferers

Meme Your JobI'm not even sure how to respond to this article.  I'm encouraged and heartened and horrified all at the same time. Substitute autism for dementia and I wonder how our loved ones would be received? This staff was comprised of adults with dementia who had had excellent careers and proven intelligence. The same can not be said for people with autism like my three daughters. Passersby often assume they are fully intellectually disabled. They are not. They assume they can not understand what they hear. They can.  My girls at 24, 22 and 18 have never had a career. Would the public be as patient. I fear not. Read the full article and share your thoughts. Could we do this with autism -staff a typical business for a day, week, month and see the response here in hurry up impatient America?  KIM

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Would YOU eat at a restaurant where all the staff have dementia? Our Mail on Sunday reporter tried it out...

Tapping my pin number into the terminal to pay for lunch, I notice my waitress Sue hovering. Quick as a flash, she says: ‘I’ll turn away but you don’t have to worry. I won’t remember the number anyway.’

Moments earlier, she had carefully entered the cost of my meal, totalling £23, into the machine, and bravely confessed she had forgotten how to add up – a devastating admission for a 62-year-old former sales rep who was once used to working with numbers.

Welcome to The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, staffed entirely by dementia sufferers. The pop-up venue – a former Bristol fire station – was open for five weeks in December under the watchful eye of award-winning chef Josh Eggleton.  Read more here.



Expired Vaccines in China News

NOTE:  This article appears to have been translated from Chinese and has some issues, including to a reference to a leprosy vaccine in an article about polio vaccine. At any rate, teh vaccination program appears to be in chaos. Do you have the lot number and date of every vaccine given to your child? Does CVS or Walgreen or Kroger give out full information to patients who get retail vaccinations? Doubtful.

Expired parking meterOutdated vaccines involving children in Jiangsu Province are still increasing and hospitals involved are in long-term chaos.

From jqknews.com

On the afternoon of January 10, many parents came to check and register in the Licheng Preventive and Protection Center of Jinhu County. Pictures provided by respondents

After the exposure of the outdated polio vaccine incident in Jinhu County, Jiangsu Province, local parents began to check themselves. At 7 p.m. on January 12, a reporter from China Newsweek saw that although it was Saturday night, there were still staff responsible for reception. Many parents reported to reporters that according to the vaccination books at home and the records printed at the county CDC, the suspected expired vaccine is not only a kind of polio vaccine, but also involves more than 145 children announced officially, and the number of statistics is still increasing.

After the outdated polio vaccine was given to children in Jinhu County on Jan. 7, the news was frequently forwarded in the local Wechat group. At first, Tian Hua (alias) didnt care, until three days later, when he looked at the vaccination book of his two-year-old daughter, he found that among the four vaccines that the children were vaccinated with, in 2017, the vaccination time and the doctors signature were only written, but the vaccination location, the type of vaccine, the manufacturer and so on were blank. The remaining three needles can be found in the production batch number without expiration.

In order to find out whether this leprosy vaccine without batch number is expired, Tian Hua has repeatedly visited Licheng Preventive and Protection Institute, County Health Planning Commission and County CDC for inquiries, and the answers are Registration first, there will be notification. On the evening of Jan. 10, at the Licheng Defense and Protection Center, he saw eight staff members at the scene to make statistics. Statistics are divided into two cases, one is based on the information on the vaccination book to confirm expiration, the other is unable to find the batch number, each statistical table can record 17 peoples information. According to Tian Hua, one form was full in less than 10 minutes. Within five hours of his stay, the filling of the form never stopped.... Read more here.


Corvelva Releases "Vaccinegate" Analysis of Gardasil 9, Turns Out To Be Gardasil 7, With 338 Contaminants...

by Ginger Taylor MS

... 10 of which are toxic chemicals, and  264 of which are unknown.

Screenshot (2242)Google translation:
"We arrive with this analysis to the fourth vaccine analyzed with this method, which aims to determine the chemical-protein composition of the analyzed vials.

On this occasion we focused on a vaccine that is not mandatory in Italy, the one against the papilloma virus, but that has done much to discuss in the recent past for the numerous reports of suspected adverse reactions received over time. The anti-Hpv vaccines have made much debate, even outside Italy; hence the decision to dedicate our attention also to this product.

ATTENTION: Gardasil 9 is an anti-Hpv vaccine that should contain 9 antigens as a leaflet, for 9 different subtypes of the Hpv virus (subtype 6 -11 - 16 - 18 - 31 - 33 - 45 - 52 - 58). However, all the antigens that are declared are not detected, but only 7 out of 9.

With reference to the methodology, the technical complaints and criticisms made in the last few weeks, we have responded (link report https://goo.gl/WfRBJB) with the final report of the analyzes. We suggest the reading and the diffusion of this document, together with the rest, because the explanations are rather detailed and precise.

In this sample of Gardasil 9 were found, as for the previous vaccines analyzed:

Chemical contamination from the manufacturing process or cross-contamination with other production lines
Chemical toxins

ANTIGENI: as anticipated, Gardasil 9 is an anti-Hpv vaccine that should contain, from package insert, 9 antigens, for 9 different subtypes of the Hpv virus (subtype 6 -11 - 16 - 18 - 31 - 33 - 45 - 52 - 58 ). Of these, they were NOT detected:

L1 Type 11 Protein of Human Papillomavirus (one of the subtypes that are most commonly associated with cervical lesions)
L1 Type 58 Human Papillomavirus (one of the subtypes that is most frequently associated with cervical cancer)

These two subtypes were not detected with the method in use (unlike the remaining 7).

Also in this case, therefore, we are faced with a product that does not seem to contain what it should contain. That is, of 9 antigens, only 7 were detected.
This opens up an important question about product compliance. A question that is not up to us to resolve, and that as always we turn to those in charge.

In addition, 338 signals of chemical contaminants were detected, of which 22% known. This data is also in continuity with the previous ones.
Among these signals were also identified 10 chemical toxins, probably from the process of processing antigens or other production processes present at the site of production of the vaccine.

In conclusion, also Gardasil9 - as well as the hexavalents Hexyon and Infanrix hexa as well as the quadrivalent Priorix Tetra - according to the method we commissioned, leaves enormous doubts on both efficacy and safety."

The full report in Italian: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mEkosZVnZMGH7lD-U1LP83gFqDQhs2pH/view



Vaccine Compensation Program Hearings Cancelled Six Years Ago Reverberate Today

NvicpOn Sunday, January 6, 2019, Sharyl Attkisson devoted her program Full Measure to the Vaccine Debate. During Attkisson's interview with Rolf Hazlehurst, he spoke of  2013 hearings that had been scheduled to analyze and review the controversial, and broken (or some  might sight purposefully design flawed) National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) - and then abruptly cancelled. Attkisson's report attributed the cancellation to likely pressure from the pharmaceutical industry and showed interviews supporting that point with current and former members of Congress who are concerned about the NVICP.

We wrote about the "delayed" hearings back in November of 2013, OGR Chairman Issa "Delays" Hearings on Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Affected Families Stunned.OGR Chairman Issa "Delays" Hearings on Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Affected Families Stunned.

We're now some 6 years behind on a review of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. SIX YEARS. In that time, chronic illness and maladaptive behaviors are crushing school districts from coast to coast and families are reeling under the burden of caring for sick children who, if injured by any other product in the United States, would have been justly compensated.

From the Canary Party YouTube Channel: On November 7th, 2013, members of the vaccine injury community held a briefing for congressional staffers to present many of the problems in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in preparation for hearings in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Professor Mary Holland, Head of Graduate Legal Studies at NYU, and Rolf Hazelhurst Father in one of the test cases In the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, and Assistant District Attorney General, State of Tennessee, present the case against the VICP and call for reform.



The hearings did not take place. Below is a letter sent in 2014 from Canary Party's Mark Blaxill and Jennifer Larson to then Oversight and government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa. Issa did not seek reelection last year. 

Chairman Darrell Issa
Oversight and Government Reform Committee
2157 Rayburn Building
Washington DC

Dear Chairman Issa,

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss recent developments with your staffers. On behalf of the many dedicated advocates who have been working so hard on the VICP hearing, we must express our great disappointment over your decision to defer hearings into the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

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VAXXED II: The People’s Truth

Vaxxed bus sideBy Cathy Jameson

After scrolling through some posts and photos on a social media webpage, I went back to read a few of the comments I’d skipped over.  I thought that one post, which was about vaccine choice and why it’s important, would surely spark a conversation.  The person who’d shared the post offered some personal information with the photo and why they advocate for it now—years ago, their child was negatively affected by a liability-free vaccine.  Most of the comments that had been left were sympathetic.  Some were in support of vaccine choice, but one person’s remarks made me pause:    

“I don’t think you really mean that the shot caused your child’s problems, do you?  Because that doesn’t happen…does it?” 

I believe the commenter was not a troll and was genuinely asking for clarification.  Maybe they had never experienced a reaction post-vaccination before.  Maybe they hadn’t taken time to look beyond what many doctors and what our government says about vaccines (that they are “always and only safe and effective”).  Maybe they didn’t have children yet and didn’t know that the US vaccine program recommends more liability-free vaccines now than ever in the history of the vaccine program.  No matter what their vaccine status or stance was, the response they left needed an answer. 

“…that doesn’t happen…does it?”

Yes.  It really does. 

Need some proof?     

Look no further. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASRRv_MZp2w

After the first Vaxxed movie was released, families offered to go on camera and share their stories.  Polly Tommey and the Vaxxed crew offered to record those stories.  Thousands of stories told by thousands of families from all across the United States and abroad shared eerily similar reports.  The running theme?  Their child was developing.  Then they received liability-free vaccines.  Then they got sick.  Vaxxed II endeavors to share those stories.

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You’ll hear from people living with a tic disorder, doctors who are uncovering potential causes of tic disorders, coaches and experts who can help you live with confidence, in addition to other specialists who are finding ways to completely manage and perhaps, even heal tic disorders.

The series goes live on Wednesday, January 16th, so sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Wednesday, January 16: Sheila Rogers Demare
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Tuesday, January 22: Billie Smith
Wednesday, January 23: Sam Farmer
Thursday, January 24: Ramona Jennex
Friday, January 25: Tamara Lechner
Saturday, January 26: Kathy Giordano
Sunday, January 27: Dr. Alice Lee
Monday, January 28: Anke Zimmermann
Tuesday, January 29: Amy Johnson, PhD
Wednesday, January 30: Janet Rumsey
Thursday, January 31: Dr. Paul Sandor
Friday, February 1: Dr. Victoria Dunckley
Saturday, February 2: Mark Blaxill
Sunday, February 3: Elisabeth Van Every
Monday, February 4: Ricki Light
Tuesday, February 5: Dr. Jan Rowe and Dr. Heather Simpson


Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Used Forced Vaccination Laws to Justify Forced Sterilization Laws

by Ginger Taylor, MS

"The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes."

- Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, Buck v. Bell, 1927

In the horrifying 1927 case, Buck V. Bell, the Supreme Court ruled, in an 8 to 1 decision, that it was constitutional for Virginia to perform forced sterilization on its citizens.

OWHWikipedia:
"Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927),is a decision of the United States Supreme Court, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in which the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, "for the protection and health of the state" did not violate the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court has never expressly overturned Buck v. Bell."

This, many of us have heard of, as it is our children that the states would be targeting if this policy of Nazi eugenics was being carried out today as it was in the 20th century, both in Nazy Germany and the US during the "Progressive Era," which was embracing the idea of creating a superior society.  

The case of Buck v. Bell was the atrocious matter in which Dr. Albert Sidney Pridd (and his successor, Dr. John Hendren Bell) Superintendent of The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, decided that one of his patients, an 18 year old rape-victim with a sixth grade education, should not be able to give birth again. Her mother was also "feebleminded" you see, and the good doctors believed society should be rid of their kind.

Again with the Wikipedia (yes I know I being lazy by quoting the Wiki but I have to get back to my kids homework):

"The concept of eugenics had been put forward in 1883 by Francis Galton, who also coined the name. The trend first became popular in the United States, and found proponents in Europe by the start of the 20th century; 42 of the 58 research papers presented at the First International Congress of Eugenics held in London in 1912, were from American scientists. Indiana passed the first eugenic sterilization statute (1907), but it was legally flawed. To remedy this situation, Harry Laughlin of the Eugenics Record Office (ERO) at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, designed a model eugenic law that was reviewed by legal experts. In 1924 the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted a statute authorizing the compulsory sterilization of the intellectually disabled for the purpose of eugenics. This 1924 statute was closely based on Laughlin's model. Looking to determine if the new law would pass a legal challenge, on September 10, 1924 Dr. Albert Sidney Priddy, superintendent of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, filed a petition to his Board of Directors to sterilize Carrie Buck, an 18-year-old patient at his institution who he claimed had a mental age of 9. Priddy maintained that Buck represented a genetic threat to society."

But even those who know about poor Carrie Buck may not know that the mandatory vaccine laws were the justification for this decision.  They used our old friend Jacobson, the Massachusetts minister who refused to pay a five dollar fee imposed by the state on those rejecting the smallpox vaccine during a deadly outbreak in 1905, and took it all the way to the Supreme Court.

The venerated Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the decision upholding the Virginia law that ended a woman's right to be a mother, by saying it was no different than vaccination:

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San Diego Man Diagnosed with Severe Autism As Tot Defies Prognosis, Passes Bar Exam

Dream jobThis is why we have a "dreams" category! Below is a story from California that made me grin from ear to ear. How many of us were told to institutionalize our children when they were diagnosed as toddlers? I'm guessing a lot. Warrior Autism Moms (and Dads) never give up and below is a story of how one Mom shunned the dire future described for her son, who just passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt.   Is this story "commonplace?" Not by a long shot. So many of us are exhausted and damn near broke from trying to recover, cure, call it what you will - IMPROVE our kids' lot in life by removing the barriers set in place due to autism.  I would say most of us haven't caught the brass ring. But I sure celebrate ANY family who has the kind of success in this story. Even better? Erik wants to work in special education law. What on earth could be more formidable than an attorney who has sat in a SPED classroom himself? And he's already making a difference in group home conditions. Congratulations to this young man. We look forward to watching his career. And to his Mom... we're happy for you.

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From  NBC San Diego, California.

When I found out, I really did pass my keyboard got wet with tears of joy,” Erik said. 

The road to becoming a lawyer wasn’t an easy one. Erik was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. When he was 5, doctors told his parents his autism was so severe, he’d have to be institutionalized the rest of his life.

Sandi Weber, Erik’s mother, refused to put her son in a home.

“You have to grieve the loss of the perfect child. What you thought you were going to have, is not going to be the same,” she said.

When Erik was first diagnosed there wasn’t a lot of information about autism, so Sandi had to improvise. She started videotaping her son’s behavior and playing it back for him as a teaching tool because Erik responded better to visual learning.

To help Erik understand facial recognition, she and Erik campaigned door to door for Councilwoman Marti Emerald. Sandi said having Erik see people’s reaction to cold visits helped him understand first impressions.

“Suddenly with his non-verbal face and big eyes, he realized I got him,” she said.

She also enrolled Erik in Special Olympics. The organization gave him confidence, friends and strength as he attended college at Point Loma Nazarene University and got into the Cal Western School of Law.

Now Erik plans to practice special education law.

“I got into it because I wanted to help other people with special needs, other people like me,” said Erik.

He’s already written a paper about group homes that house special needs people.

“Two thirds of them in Southern California are below standards on how they treat the residents in group homes," he said. "The oversight is not there.”

His paper has been shown to two assembly members and one state senator. He’s hoping his paper will encourage a change in the system.   Read more and view video here.


Dr. Bob Sears Interviews How to End The Autism Epidemic Author JB Handley

Vaccine conversationWe invite you to bookmark and visit The Vaccine Conversation podcast with Melissa and Dr. Bob Sears. Below is an interview with JB Handley.   Visit the link at The Vaccine Conversation here, or listen below.  Napkin headwear optional, but highly recommended.  Thank you.

Today we introduce JB Handley and his new book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, and explore how the mainstream medical community has spent the last two decades refusing to acknowledge that autism is on the rise. JB shares how autism has affected his own family and how it turned him into a "reluctant activist." Together we discuss the media and medical machine behind our nation's vaccine program as they aim to maintain the narrative on this issue.

 

 


Institutional Confirmation Bias and the United Kingdom Department of Health: Letter to Dame Sally Davies

image from pbs.twimg.comBy John Stone

Below is the text of my recent letter to Dame Sally Davies (pictured), Chief Medical Officer since 2010 to the British government. Davies has now replied twice to my original challenge to substantiate her comment on the BBC regarding the MMR: ""It's a safe vaccination - we know that". My original reply was published last November. It is evident that if she had a strong reply to make she ought to have made it the first time around, and the second reply was only an amplification of the first, to which I have in turn responded in more comprehensive detail. I believe it demonstrates how a government department had come to justify its choices made originally on weak evidence, and how as the decades went by the resulting decisions got worse and more desperate: and as the problems got more drastic the denial - even if believed - got more implausible.

It is interesting and likely significant that when I asked about MMR safety it was Davies who brought up the issue of autism (which I had not mentioned). This mirrors the situation two decades ago when I tried to raise the subject with the department of the rising autism numbers and they brought up Andrew Wakefield (though I had mentioned neither Wakefield or vaccines). The message is that they make the connection as a reflex, the safety of MMR and the claimed stability of the autism figures are inextricably entwined and in both instances the department are making a “leap of faith”.

My title refers to “the Department of Health", but to clarify at the beginning of this period when the original decisions were being made it was part of the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS), and since January last year it has been called the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), but for the three decades during which most of this happened it was the DoH or DH.

Dear Dame Sally,

Re: MMR Safety and Autism Numbers

Thank you for your further courteous reply (20 December), however I must point to a host of anomalies (apologies for the length and detail of my reply). The MMR programme was introduced to the UK in 1988 but the earliest of the autism safety studies included in the Cochrane review 2005 [1] was published only 11 years after this (and apparently based on illegally obtained children’s records, which cannot be cross checked [2]), while the first listed in the review by Luke Taylor (2014), which you cited, comes from 14 years after the introduction of the products [3]. Indeed, in 1988 the DH recklessly favoured SKB’s Pluserix MMR vaccine although it was already withdrawn in Canada [4] and contrary to your first letter it never made an attempt to withdraw the product until the decision was made to do so unilaterally by the manufacturers in 1992 [5].

The safety of the products had not been established at the time of introduction (quite the reverse as the main one in use was known to be hazardous), and the featured studies only began when, following the intervention of Andrew Wakefield, health officials came under pressure to justify the policy. The picture became further complicated in 1999 when the problem of mercury in other vaccine products, previously unacknowledged, came to light in the US. The problem of the Cochrane paper of 2005 is that the bland reassurance it gave regarding MMR and autism is in stark contrast to the cool to scathing comments about the six autism related studies it reviewed (three of which overlap with the Luke Taylor review of 2014 which you previously gave as your evidence for MMR safety and MMR not causing autism) [6]. The manifest contradiction in the review should in itself raise red flags.

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The Yellow Vests and Vaccine Freedom

Highly infoGilets jaunesrmative long discussion in English between Senta Depuydt of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance and Roman Light, a prominent voice in France's Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement.

International mainstream media reports have explained the phenomenon as a protest against gas prices, and stressed the fringe violence but the movement poses a more far reaching political  challenge to the French state. It addresses the degree to which government has been hi-jacked by corporate interests to the point that it no longer even matters which party you vote for.

The Gilets Jaunes are expressly not a political party but they advocate the constitutional development of 'Referendum Initiated by Citizens', which would lock politicians into doing what the public want rather than what global interests want supported by a non-independent mainstream media - it is very much about taking back autonomy and liberty as the state tries to take it away - though perhaps the fear would be that the powerful interest could manipulate the referendums as well.

Although the Gilets Jaunes may not be united on the vaccine issue it certainly falls within their remit, and as Depuydt points out it is perhaps the biggest threat to individual liberty yet. Light talks about  how the state bureaucracy now wants to take all choices out of citizens' hands, as if they are incapable of making their own decisions. It is also interesting to learn that the movement is extending beyond France's borders.

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From the We Can Never Die Files: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth

WeepBy Kim Rossi

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Police in Arizona are investigating a possible sex abuse case after a hospitalized woman in a vegetative state gave birth.

The alleged victim has been a patient at the Hacienda HealthCare facility for at least a decade after a near-drowning incident left her in a vegetative state, an anonymous source told KPHO-TV.

The woman gave birth to a boy on Dec. 29.  Read more here.

Did no one notice her growing belly during the last nine months? Was she never cleaned or cared for or given medical attention?

This is why we can never die. Or rest. "Possible" sex abuse case. My posterior. My girls are perfect victims for a predator or simply for a crime of convenience. A horny guy see a chance to get off with a real live female. Even if she is in a vegetative state. Or has autism.




Golden Globes Flu Shot Shtick: I Thought We Were NOT Supposed to Listen to Actors About Vaccines?

Golden Globes flu shot
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Last night at the Golden Globe awards, fake flu shots were administered to attendees amid a blatant prejudice toward and hatred of medical (vaccination) choice.   "If you're an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we'll skip you..."  Insert syringe full of mirth here! In California, where the Golden Globes took place, (Beverly Hills that is, swimming pools and movie stars) parental vaccination choice was decimated by SB277. I wonder how  many of those celebrities' children are up to date on their vaccinations. Or the celebs themselves. Imagine if Sandro Oh had walked about popping "candy" opioid painkillers into guests mouths. Ha ha! What epidemic, this is just a bit of fun!  They'd have been better off running around with scalpels and Botox to please that crowd.

Perhaps the attendees should read about Lisa Marks Smith, whose flu vaccine injury nearly cost her her life - although it did pay out of tidy sum through vaccine court. Not so nice work, if you can get it. Our Dan Olmsted wrote about her case back in 2010.

If vaccines are such life saving medical miracles as touted by public health and the media, they'd deserve more respect than to be low rent comedic fodder at an awards show. The reality is that vaccines carry very real side affects, risk and even the possibility of death, which makes them an even more bizarre skit idea.

Hollywood has a mandate - make the flu shot as friendly as Uncle Miltie. In fact, they are as friendly as Bill Cosby tending bar.

Put a napkin over your heads in shame, writers. Last night made us sick.

KIM

“Normally at this point of the show, the host would do something fun and spontaneous to show how we are all just ordinary people, like ordering pizza for everyone,” host Andy Samberg said around halfway through the awards ceremony.

“But since we already get food at the globes we thought we would mix it up and try something new,” co-host Sandra Oh continued. “So roll up your sleeves, Hollywood, because you are all getting flu shots! You know you wore a sleeveless gown for a reason!”

A crew of actors dressed as doctors and wielding syringes marched into the crowd as Samberg and Oh chanted “Shots!”

One of our doctors accosted Willem Dafoe, who smiled awkwardly.

“And look, if you’re an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we’ll skip you!” Samberg joked.   Read more at MediaIte.com


Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson: Vaccines and Autism Was Top Goverment Expert was Silenced?

SharylYesterday, Sharyl Attkisson aired a critically important piece of journalism that will go unnoticed or be buried by mainstream media.  Please join us in thanking her and her guests Robert Kennedy, Jr., Rolf Hazelhurst and Beth Clay.

You can read the full article excerpted below at  the Full Measure website.
Visit her YouTube channel for replays as well.
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Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

Yates Hazlehurst was born February 11, 2000. Everything was normal, according to his medical records, until he suffered a severe reaction to vaccinations. Rolf Hazlehurst is Yates’ dad.

Rolf Hazlehurst: And at first, I didn't believe it. I did not think that, I did not believe that vaccines could cause autism. I didn't believe it.

But there's a hard reality for Yates. The trademark brain disease, pain and inability to communicate that’s common with severe autism.

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When Push Comes to Shove

Pharm errorBy Cathy Jameson

Before we headed south to celebrate Christmas with my family, I created a mental checklist.  Most of the items I had on that list had something to do with Ronan and the things he’d need for our week away.  The top priority was to make sure his seizure medication was filled.  We had a disastrous experience getting his meds filled a year ago right before we took a road trip north.  I did everything right for that other trip – making sure the script was correct, calling and ordering his meds on time, and clearing an entire day to pick them up when the pharmacist said they’d be ready.  Despite that, the medication was not ordered, not ready, and not available.  The thought of having to repeat every awful moment of tracking down what happened and figuring out who didn’t do their job correctly like I had to last January but me on edge.  So, for our Christmas trip, I prepped a bit earlier. 

It didn’t help. 

Pharmacist: Mrs. Jameson, there’s a problem with the order.

Me:  Problem?  It’s the same prescription.  Same strength, same dosage, same everything just like every single month that we order this. 

Pharmacist: Yeah. Sorry.

Silence.

More silence.

Me: Sooooo, are you going to do anything about it or do I have to?

Pharmacist: Oh, we can work on it for you if you’d like.

IF I’D LIKE?! 

I was fuming.  I’m not the pharmacist, I’m not the doctor, and I’m not the insurance company.  That means I’m not the one who, with one quick click of a button, can make things go through.  Of course I wanted them to work on it!

Me: Well, since he is still having seizures and since he still needs that medicine, yes, please do something about it. 

Pharmacist: Oh, okay.

Me: How soon can you work on it?  We have a trip planned and that medicine was promised to us before we’d leave town.

Pharmacist: Well, I guess I can work on it now?

More fuming.  I could’ve ripped her a new one right there on phone.  But I needed that medication sooner than later and for everything to be correct, so I kept my emotions in check.  I’d save a tongue lashing for later once the order was done and in my hands.  Before I replied, I attempted to compose myself. 

Me: You guess?  Or, you will?   

Silence.

Pharmacist: I can do it right now, Mrs. Jameson.  I just need to push it through.  We’ll send a text when the meds are ready.

Me: Good.  I’ll be waiting.

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"An Educated Consumer is Our Worst Customer"

Too smartBack in the day here in the Northeast, there was an off-price clothing chain called Syms. The owner was Sy Syms, and he introduced himself in all of his TV ads, which ended with "At Syms, an educated consumer is our best customer."  Well, an educated consumer is the vaccine industry's worst customer, as evidenced by a global drop in vax uptake.   The article below features vaccine profiteer and fellow autism parent Dr. Peter Hotez, whose rampant promotion of vaccination includes a memoir that is quite to the point, "Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism."   Any information about vaccine dangers, side effects or the people injured is considered "propanda." By whom and for what end?

Propaganda is defined as follows: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

Side effects, errors, product problems, exist in all medicines, surgeries, vaccines. Talking about side effects is hardly biased, it's informative. Exactly what "political cause" would we be promoting by telling readers or viewers that vaccines can and do Harm The "Guardianship for our kids forever until we die" party?  Some party.

Every group is allowed to "wake up" in this MeToo era except for those struck down by vaccines. The bias belongs to the industries, public relations attack dogs and the mass media. In fact, it is discrimination and harassment.  "Propagandist film...." sounds like something out of the McCarthy era.  I am proud yet bereft that my girls' names are on the VAXXED bus. Look for Vaxxed II soon.  KIM

Below is the article.


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Vaccine coverage continued to decline in parts of the developed world last year, resulting in 60,000 measles cases in Europe — the most this century — and a record number of pediatric flu deaths in the U.S. In several Western U.S. counties, up to 30% of children have not received their full vaccine schedule — a trend that's been worsening since 2009.

The big picture: This drop-off in vaccinations owes primarily to parental exemptions for non-medical reasons, typically because of false beliefs that vaccines cause autism or illness. There are signs the anti-vaccine movement's misinformation campaigns will strengthen in 2019, leading to further declines in vaccine coverage and possibly more outbreaks of infectious disease.

  • Released in 2016, the propagandist film "Vaxxed" accused the CDC of covering up evidence that vaccines cause autism and propelled the anti-vaccine movement. A sequel is slated for 2019.
  • Political action committees in the U.S., Italy and elsewhere are ramping up populist rhetoric about parental freedoms to enact legislation making it easier to obtain vaccine exemptions.
  • Launched in the fall of 2018, Children’s Health Defense has emerged as an influential new anti-vaccine organization. It focuses on American children, but its reach could extend abroad.
  • Social media continues to amplify misinformation from hundreds of anti-vaccine websites.

Where it stands: The response to the anti-vaccine lobby by U.S. and European government agencies has been modest, leaving much of the defense of vaccines to academics. This situation will have to change if outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue or increase.  Read more if you care to here.


Autism and Special Education in Israel

Orit stollerBy Anne Dachel

Dr. Orit Stoller, a pediatric neurologist with ALUT, the Israeli Society for Children and Adults with Autism

No matter what kinds of increases are happening, nothing will be done to address them. I’m convinced of it. Stories about more and more special education students, more diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, mental problems should be getting everyone’s attention, but the old bromides about better diagnosing/greater awareness show no signs of going away.

One of the first Loss of Brain Trust website stories of the new year is a chilling example of how education is changing around the world.

On Jan 3, 2018, (Israel) Haaetz published the story, Israel Sees 12 Fold Increase in Autistic Children in Special Ed Since 2000, by Shira Kadari-Ovadia.

'Israel’s increase is exceptional': In 2000 there were 894 autistic children in special education, in 2018 the number has grown to 11,145 …

The number of autistic children in special education has grown more than 12-fold in less than two decades, from 894 in 2000 to 11,145 in 2018, a new report said.

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IACC Meeting January 16, 2019: Express Your Disappointment and Real Needs

Bang-head-hereThere is a full committee IACC meeting on January 16. Many of us watch these meetings come and go with a disconnected apathy because for so many years, nothing has been done at the Federal level to help people with autism. Our children with autism. Many of whom are now adults with autism who have even LESS to assist them than when they were in school. The future is bleak, friends. Unless we demand change, progress. Admissions of an epidemic that will shatter families, collapse social programs and lead to the death of our loved one at the hands of subpar caregivers, by wandering, drowning and crime against them because of their gentle, naive, autistic, trusting ways.  We need guarantees that Supplemental Social Security and SSDI will be there for this growing population. We need a return to group  housing of multiple residents with proper safety and care and training of all staff - like Memory Care housing.  A good portion of our more affected children will never be able to live in community housing or a group home because of their behaviors. They are at RISK of assault by poorly paid caregivers. They are virtually guaranteed expulsion due to behaviors. They face restraint, seclusion, violence, rape. IACC has failed at every step of the way. Speak up. Get pissed. Submit your comments by Friday - see below. Listen via conference case - also below.

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The purpose of the IACC meeting is to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities. The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible by webcast and conference call. Close captioning is provided; for other disabilities accommodations see below.

Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the Committee must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 4, 2019 with their request to present oral comments at the meeting, and a written/electronic copy of the oral presentation/statement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

A limited number of slots for oral comments are available, and in order to ensure that as many different individuals are able to present throughout the year as possible, any given individual only will be permitted to present oral comments once per calendar year (2019). Only one representative of an organization will be allowed to present oral comments in any given meeting; other representatives of the same group may provide written comments. If the oral comment session is full, individuals who could not be accommodated are welcome to provide written comments instead. Comments to be read or presented in the meeting will be assigned a 3-5 minute time slot depending on the number of comments, but a longer version may be submitted in writing for the record. Commenters going beyond their allotted time in the meeting may be asked to conclude immediately in order to allow other comments and presentations to proceed on schedule.

Any interested person may submit written public comments to the IACC prior to the meeting by e-mailing the comments to IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov or by submitting comments at the link: https://iacc.hhs.gov/meetings/public-comments/submit/index.jsp by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The comments should include the name, address, telephone number, and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. NIMH anticipates written public comments received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, will be presented to the Committee prior to the meeting for the Committee’s consideration. Any written comments received after the 5:00 p.m. ET, January 8, 2019 deadline through January 16, 2019, will be provided to the Committee either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies. All written public comments and oral public comment statements received by the deadlines for both oral and written public comments will be provided to the IACC for their consideration and will become part of the public record. Attachments of copyrighted publications are not permitted, but web links or citations for any copyrighted works cited may be provided.

Individuals may also submit public comments to the IACC via a Live Feedback Form accessible from the webcast page on the day of the meeting from 9:00 AM ET to 11:00 AM ET. No pre-registration required. The link will be accessible on the NIH Videocast website and instructions are available on the IACC website: https://iacc.hhs.gov/meetings/iacc-meetings/2019/full-committee-meeting/january16/live-feedback.shtml. This format is best suited for brief questions and comments for the committee. Submissions will be provided to the IACC and will become a part of the public record.

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Happy New Year to Sanofi Merck from the FDA

ApprovedNOTE: Seems the swamp is full to flooding in Pharmaland. Vaxelis, a 6 in 1 vaccine, is now approved.

By Teresa Conrick

It was a Friday, four days before Christmas, when the FDA sent out an approval letter   to Sanofi about their VAXELIS, a SIX-in-ONE vaccine.  It is the brainchild of a joint-partnership between Sanofi and Merck. The letter was totally ignored until the day after Christmas when Sanofi sent out a press release .That is probably the most obscure day to post a news item with the hope it will be buried, just like the wrapping paper and yucky fruit cakes in the piles of garbage across the USA. VAXELIS is the first vaccine with multiple (6!) vaccinations wrapped up in one product. The targeted USA commercial supply will be for infants, from 6 weeks up to their 5th birthday.  

This news is slowly being pushed, first by the lap dogs like Forbes .  You would think they were talking about popsicles for a sunny, summer day instead of a heavy duty,  injectable recipe of viral, bacterial, and chemical pharmaceuticals.  Adverse reactions were only really recorded for five to maybe thirty days  and there is a tortuous court process if any serious reactions do occur and forget about this even being listed in the famous “TABLE as it is so new.

Here are some highlights you may not get from any of the press releases coming out.  You can peruse the www and find additional info:

                                                                   General Facts

The European Medicines Agency - 17 December 2015, EMA/CHMP/72003/2016 --  Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) -- Assessment report  -- Vaxelis, which was originally approved in the EU --

  • Vaxelis or PR5I is a hexavalent paediatric combination vaccine for primary and booster immunization of infants and toddlers above the age of 6 weeks.
  •  Vaxelis is referred to as PR5I throughout the report.
  •  It is designed to provide active immunization against diseases caused by Corynebacterium diphtheria, Clostridium tetani, Bordetella pertussis, poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B virus.
  • PR5I is a combination vaccine containing components of vaccines currently licensed in the US, the EU, and other countries. It contains the same DTaP as PENTACEL (US) and PEDIACEL (EU) and therefore 5 acellular pertussis components (PT, FHA, pertactin, fimbriae types 2 and 3) in combination with IPV (from Vero cells), polyribosylribitol phosphate (PRP, a Hib antigen) conjugated to outer membrane protein complex of Neisseria meningitidis to form PRP-OMPC, and recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • Excipients (Aluminium phosphate and aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulfate used as adjuvants
  • Merck Aluminum Adjuvant (AAHS) is a proprietary aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate formulation that is both physically and functionally distinct from traditional aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide adjuvants.
  • VAXELIS is to be administered as a 3-dose series at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. The first dose may be given as early as 6 weeks of age. Three doses of VAXELIS constitute a primary immunization course against diphtheria, tetanus, H. influenzae type b invasive disease and poliomyelitis
  • A 3-dose series of VAXELIS does not constitute a primary immunization series against pertussis; an additional dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is needed to complete the primary series.
  •  raw materials including of animal- human origin…..a substance of human hair origin…. poultry feathers…. a soy source for routine manufacture….below, you will also see bovine serum albumin listed.  This can include both milk or beef extracts, so more allergen concerns, as well as asthma
  • BSA is used as a component of many vaccines [16,17], such as MMR, MMRV, Varicella, and Zoster
  • Cow’s milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies,,,,, majority of patients with persistent milk allergy are also allergic to bovine serum albumin [21].....These patients have a greatly increased risk of developing rhinoconjunctivitis or asthma due to animal epithelia.

                                                                  Safety Concerns

Chicken and soy are allergens for many children.  Receiving them at 6 weeks of age in an injected vaccination may be Russian Roulette.  Could they induce lifetime allergies and/or cause life threatening reactions?  There is no data regarding this medical phenomenon on the package insert but it should be known:

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Happy New Year! Let's Get to Work as Autism Ages.

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Happy 2019 from all of us at Age of Autism!

We're entering our 12th year of reporting "embedded" in the autism world. Many of our kids will be aging out into adult services this year, or soon thereafter. The special needs programming world was built decades ago for people with myriad physical and intellectual disabilities, (IDs, the term has replaced mental retardation.)  But not for people with autism.

Soon, we are launching a second Autism Age platform called AutismAges.org.   Autism Age is the name of our non profit. Age of Autism is our blog, Autism Ages will become our social community.  We're building it on a bulletin/topic board platform that's designed to let users on any device log in, review and create topics.  Autism Ages will be YOUR meeting place to ask questions, share information and learn as we all go - about life from the teen years forward.  

This will NOT replace Age of Autism - we'll remain dedicated to Dan Olmsted's mission. 

I want to extend a special invitation to young adults and adults with autism themselves to join us. We have Miss Jennifer Rose, author, college student, woman with autism, helping to build this safe space to ask questions and share knowledge relevant to growing up and into adulthood on the spectrum.

Autism Ages will be about where we are going, not how we got here. Capisci? I invite you to send us an email at AutismAges@gmail.com. We'll send you info on how to join this groundbreaking new family. La nostra famiglia. 

XOX

Kim


It's the Last Day! 2018 is Down the Drain!

Welcome-New-Year-2019-SMS-Messages-752x440By Kim Rossi

Hello friends, and Happy New Year. I haven't written too much about my daughters since my Memoir All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa debuted 8 years ago. They have grown into young women, adults over the age of 18. Can you imagine that? 

My middle daughter Gianna is the most talkative of the three. She helps sort and make sense of her world via the calendar. Each Friday is "the last day!" -- of the week.  Each 30th or 31st is "the last day!" -- of the month. And today, December 31st is the greatest of all last days to her.

In 2005, when we moved as an intact family from Ohio to Massachusetts to live with my parents after a long stint of unemployment, my Dad and Gianna formed a special bond. It was difficult to move into my childhood bedroom with a husband. Strange.  I felt as if I was in an MTV "real weird world" special.  The upside was that the kids got to really know their grandparents and my folks, who always were able to willing to meet the girls were they are - not where they wished they were - loved having us there.

One of my Dad's silly lessons with Gianna has stuck. They would look at the calendar together and my Dad would say, "Where did Tuesday go, Gianna?" She would laugh. And he'd turn his thumb to the ground and say, "Down the drain!" And then they would laugh together. He did this for a reason. Gianna was afraid of the bathtub drain. And the shower drain. So by making her beloved calendar go "down the drain," my Dad helped ease that fear for her. I'm not sure he even knew he was providing a form of therapy for her. He did so by instinct. That's love.

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Vaccingate: Two Articles from Il Tempo

Corvelva vaccingateBelow are two articles translated into English from Il Tempo regarding vaccine purity and reliability in manufacturing.  Please refer to our article last week CORVELVA VACCINEGATE: GSK's Infanrix Hexa Exposed.

It is an interesting development that Dr Bolgan, a graduate of Harvard Medical School has associated herself with project. Meanwhile, Drs Montanari and Gatti make the important point that without hands-on, independent regulation - which is patently absent - there is no basis for trust in the products. It would be problematic enough if they were what was said on the packet, but if they are they are not the we are into another territory altogether.

About Corvelva: The CORVELVA association - Veneto Regional Coordination for the Freedom of Vaccinations - was founded in 1993 and its principle is the free choice of vaccinations. In recent years Corvelva has actively managed the vaccination objection regarding the scholastic aspect, the Juvenile Court and sanctions obtaining excellent results. These three areas, thanks to constant and continuous work, have been overcome by reaching the regional law that determines the suspension of the compulsory vaccination for all those born from 1 January 2008. Since then the Association's activity has focused on assisting those who have been injured due to mandatory and non-mandatory vaccines and on research related to the issue of vaccine damage. Today, there is a new battle for the right of therapeutic choice. We continue our work of supporting families in every aspect of freedom of choice and care.

From IlTempo.it:
The pharmacologist versus Aifa: "The vaccine investigation is correct". The validated methods required for a certifying body that deals with the release of batches

by Loretta Bolgan (pharmacologist and vaccine expert)
 
"I have to underline one important thing once and for all: Corvelva is not doing a batch release check and has not required the use of validated methods for batch analysis, as manufacturers, accredited laboratories and the ISS have to do. What you are conducting is a simple investigation that is done in the initial phase of the development of a vaccine, ie screening". Loretta Bolgan, pharmacologist expert in vaccines responds to Aifa, the Medicines Agency that, after the shocking revelations of IL Tempo on vaccines (where there is no rubella antigen in the product which should eradicate it, and there are human DNA and herbicides in the other) [READ THE ARTICLE] claimed that the "incriminated" lots were all in place after testing them [READ THE ARTICLE]. 
 
Dr. Bolgan, a graduate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, reports to the Medicines Agency, which - after reporting the two lots indicted on the market - has replied that it has tested them. Bolgan obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, is currently scientific consultant lg 210, ONB and Corvelva for the analysis of vaccines. She was also a consultant in the last parliamentary committee of inquiry on the military.

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Taking It to the Streets

Taking It to the Streets

By Cathy Jameson

I was traveling with my family for the Christmas holidays when a sign on the highway took me by surprise.  An electronic reader board in South Carolina flashed a message:

973 TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS IN 2018

It was sobering to see their statistics.  With how many people were on the road that day, I prayed that we would get to our destination safely.  We did and enjoyed each other’s company with very grateful hearts. 

When we made our way back home a week later, another electronic message greeted us as we crossed into Georgia.  Similar, but with a greater number of fatalities posted, I was immediately more aware of how many cars were zooming past ours. 

1430 VEHICLE DEATHS/142 MOTORCYCLE DEATHS THIS YEAR

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*older photo found on google images

While thinking about how miles we traveled (over 1,000) and how many hours we were on the road (over 20), I am happy we made it home with no incidents.  I hoped that others were able to do that as well. 

After getting home and catching up on some news, including stories on some of the social media pages that I follow, I saw that Nick Catone recently shared a post on his Facebook page about billboard signs that have gone up in memory of his son, Nicholas.  The idea of sharing his son’s story got me thinking about those electronic highway signs we saw last week about traffic fatalities.  Imagine if we could generate road signs warning parents to do just a little bit more reading than the might do regarding vaccines.  Back when I was a younger mom, I didn’t think to read much at all about vaccines.  I knew what my doctor told me, and that was it.  I thought that was enough.  I can tell you now, as the parent of a vaccine-injured child, that the information I was given was not enough. 

I didn’t know that, per the CDC, all vaccines come with risk.

I didn’t know that vaccines, like all pharmaceutical products, could be recalled.

I didn’t know that those who manufacture and administer vaccines have more legal protection should something go wrong than I, the consumer, has.

I didn’t know that when a vaccine injury occurs, I have no recourse to do much about it.

I didn’t know.  I just didn’t know.

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"Liability Free Vaccines"

By Ginger Taylor, MS

Vaccine refusalIt is a phrase that I first read in a comment by “cmo” here on Age of Autism in 2010, and we should have been using it this whole time.

We have all heard it from our peers (and our elders) when we say that we are not vaccinating any more because the vaccine program is corrupt and high risk.

“But I was vaccinated and I am fine.”

Then we attempt to launch into a 30 minute educational session on the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, Hannah Poling, Poul Thorson, William Thompson, Thomas Verstraeten, Julie Gerberding, HHS's failure to do their legally mandated vaccine safety research for 32 years, and no this is not really about Andrew Wakefield.

In an attempt to stop having to tell my story over and over again, I even managed to get a Johns Hopkins bioethics journal to print my very wordy reason for “No,” so that I could just hand it to people rather than explaining over and over and over.

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: “Families are Under No Obligation to Put Their Children at Risk By Participating in the Corrupt Current US National Immunization Program”

I ended my piece with this statement:

“The controversy surrounding vaccinations will never be resolved until the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act is repealed, and until families 7th amendment rights to have their complaints heard in civil court, under established legal procedure and ruled on by a jury, is restored.

Until there is a way to force public health officials, vaccine industry representatives and medical professionals to testify under oath, and under penalty of perjury, to either defend or retract their fraudulent claims, to pay for the damages done to children (including my child) for their institutionalized abuse and negligence, I will never consent to another member of my family participating in the vaccine program under any circumstances.”

I could have put it more succinctly by just saying, “we won't use liability free vaccines any more.”

After doing this for 15 years I am a bit exhausted by the whole exercise of explaining, and expounding, and reminding, so as we here in Maine start up our fight against what promises to be an “SB277” type bill coming to our legislature, I have decided there is a more simple way to make this case without a 30 minute conversation, 30 times a day.

As there has not been a simple “vaccine” administered to a child for school entry since the 80s, I am going to stop talking about “vaccines,” and talk about “liability free vaccines.”

I am going to point out that what the Maine mandatory vaccine law was written before 1985, was applicable to “vaccines,” when families had legal recourse against vaccine makers for corruption and hidden risks, and that current law should not apply to “Liability Free Vaccines.” Which is what we have now.

I am philosophically opposed to my child receiving liability free vaccines. Boom. Done.

“But you HAVE to! Do you want polio to come back?!”

No, I don't have to. If you were really afraid of polio coming back, you would replace liability to vaccine makers and fix the corruption in the vaccine program. You have not done your job to protect my children for the last 30 years. I'm out.

What I received as a child, even though in some cases they may be sold by the same company under the same brand name, was a fundamentally different product than what my children were given.  Vaccine makers were subject to liability to harm from their products. That ended the year I graduated from high school.

Justice Sotomayor and Justice Ginsburg have correctly pointed out that vaccines free from liability when they are defectively designed, give no reason for vaccine makers to improve design, to mind how they are distributed, or to even keep up with basic or emerging science:


SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 09–152
RUSSELL BRUESEWITZ, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. WYETH LLC, FKA WYETH, INC., FKA WYETH LABORATORIES, ET AL.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
[February 22, 2011]
JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE GINSBURG joins, dissenting.


Vaccine manufacturers have long been subject to a legal duty, rooted in basic principles of products liability law, to improve the designs of their vaccines in light of advances in science and technology. Until today, that duty was enforceable through a traditional state-law tort action for defective design. In holding that §22(b)(1) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act or Act), 42 U. S. C. §300aa–22(b)(1), pre-empts all design defect claims for injuries stemming from vaccines covered under the Act, the Court imposes its own bare policy preference over the considered judgment of Congress. In doing so, the Court excises 13 words from the statutory text, misconstrues the Act’s legislative history, and disturbs the careful balance Congress struck between compensating vaccine-injured children and stabilizing the childhood vaccine market. Its decision leaves a regulatory vacuum in which no one ensures that vaccine manufacturers adequately take account of scientific and technological advancements when designing or distributing their products. Because nothing in the text, structure, or legislative history of the Vaccine Act remotely suggests that Congress intended such a result, I respectfully dissent.

Legislatures are ignorant of vaccine liability protection, and think vaccination has not changed since the mid-20th century. 

“But I was vaccinated and I am fine.”

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To Hex: Vaccinate for SIX Diseases in One Syringe

Voodooo dollPoor Moms. We want to do what's best for our infants. It's our instinct to protect and raise them out of childhood.  Merck and Sanofi have a partnership for a new vaccine that covers six diseases. SIX.  Moms will think they are protecting their kids while avoiding multiple needles into the body and feel good. Until that spell wears off.  That's the voodoo that you do when you are Sanofi Merck.

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Sanofi developed the new vaccine, dubbed Vaxelis, in partnership with Merck.

Vaxelis is designed for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old and is designed to keep them from contracting diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to haemophilus influenza type B.

Sanofi and Merck are now working on the production and supply of Vaxelis aiming to make it available on the market in 2020 or later.


Read more at NBC.


Three New Papers from Vinu Arumugham

Science post imageBelow are the three recent papers from independent vaccine safety and autism researcher Vinu Arumugham et al. You can see more at ResearchGate.net.

Autism pathogenesis: Piecing it all together, from end to beginning …

Vinu ArumughamMaxim V Trushin

Increased extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (EA-CSF) have been observed in imaging studies of infant brains, who go on to develop autism. Folate deficiency can cause defects in neural development that can affect CSF production and drainage. Folate receptor alpha antibodies (FRAA) are observed in 75% of autism patients. Maternal FRAA have also been observed in the case of neural tube defects.

Folate deficiency can cause aluminum accumulation in the brain. Autistic brains have been shown to accumulate aluminum. FRAA in the child or mother can therefore explain all the observations.

Further, autism patients have a higher genetic risk for cancer but have lower cancer rates. Many cancer cells express folate receptor alpha to transport folate required for rapid growth. Once again FRAA in autism can thus explain lower rates of cancer occurrence as FRAA block FRA expressed on cancer cells, affecting folate transport.

A majority of FRAA are of the IgG4 subclass and bind with higher affinity to the bovine folate receptor than the human folate receptor. The human and bovine FR have 90% protein sequence homology.

From allergies and parasite infections we know that IgG4 is the second stage of the immune response. The first stage is IgE against FRA. The US Institute of Medicine concluded that antigens in vaccines do cause IgE mediated sensitization. Many vaccines contain cow’s milk proteins, one of which is the bovine folate receptor protein. Bovine casein and casamino acids used as growth media for vaccine manufacture are derived from cow’s milk.

The solution for vaccine-induced IgE against FRA, is to immediately remove all non-target proteins from all vaccines by using processes such as affinity chromatography.

Correlation of type 1 diabetes trends in European countries to the number of bovine insulin and GAD65 contaminated chick embryo cell culture containing vaccines in the schedule, as predicted by the autoimmunity mechanism involving immunization with homologous xenogeneic antigens and EPIT as a potential treatment

Arumugham, Vinu

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) affects millions and is a growing problem worldwide. The etiology of T1D is considered to be unknown.
Many vaccines are manufactured using bovine milk derived proteins such as bovine casein and casamino acids as growth media to grow bacteria. These vaccines contain trace quantities of all bovine milk proteins.

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China Sets Tough New Rules for Vaccine Safety But Is It Just Lipstick on a Pig

Child pigNote: Many of our readers will scoff at this article below. We're skeptical as well. Is there any such thing as a fully safe vaccine? Here in America, where manufacturers are indemnified from any lawsuits and liability, the answer is "no." There is not way a profit based company is not going to cut corners, bend rule and outright lie to sell more product when they know that they are protected and that their products are required by stringent laws. To think otherwise is folly. What's particularly ironic is that we know that many Chinese products are tainted and unsafe. How many of you will buy toothpaste at a Dollar Store? Or pet food? And yet here is China trying to make safer vaccines and pass tough punishments while America simply smiles and takes the needle.

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Shaken by a scandal over the summer, authorities move to pass new laws

A draft law that aims to impose "the strictest" regulations on vaccines to ensure their safety and quality was submitted to China's top legislature for review on Sunday. The draft vaccine management law, which was released by the State Administration for Market Regulation in November, had been approved by the State Council.

Elaborating on the draft for members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Sunday, Jiao Hong, chief of the National Medical Products Administration, said it imposes the strictest regulatory system to date on vaccines, including on research, development, production, distribution and use.

The draft was made to improve China's vaccine management system and eliminate regulatory loopholes exposed by the scandal involving Changsheng Bio-technology Co in Changchun, Jiao said.

The vaccine manufacturer, which is based in Jilin province, was found to have committed serious law violations by China's drug authorities in July and August in connection with the production of a rabies vaccine. The violations included fabricating production records and using expired ingredients.

Under the draft released on Sunday, health and drug authorities will supervise the entire production chain of vaccines. Drug authorities should also be more thorough in inspecting vaccine production sites, it says.

Manufacturers must digitally record data related to production and inspection of vaccines, and must also certify the authenticity, integrity and traceability of the data, according to the draft.

Approval procedures and inspections must cover every batch of vaccines before they enter the market. Authorized institutes must inspect and approve vaccines, and report to China's top drug authority and provincial-level drug authorities if there are any major safety or quality risks found, so that they can be dealt with immediately.

Serious violations of the law, such as producing fake or substandard vaccines, will receive harsh penalties.

According to the draft, senior executives and those involved in the violations will have all their pay confiscated and will be fined as well. They may also be banned for life from conducting business in the pharmaceutical industry.  Read more here.


VillaKey Launches Autism Friendly Vacation Rentals

Retro tiredNote: Vacations can be rarer than a Santa sighting for most of us. When we finally gather the money and courage to go away, the result can be more stress than we have at home, where we've been able to "autism proof" our lives for the most part. When I took my girls to DisneyWorld many years ago, we lost Mia on a 2200 acre resort as she slipped out of attached hotel room door while I unpacked. An autsim GRANMOM found her pushing the buttons and counting the floors in the glass elevators. Below is an article about a Miami-based company that offers the equivalent of "AutismBnB." What a fantastic idea. Homes that are already autism-friendly for a vacation. Our dear friend Wendy Fournier, President 0f the National Autism Association is quoted.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

By Gabriel Russon

Vacation rental company caters to kids with autism

Little Julie and Jason Lanza were delighted to show off their souvenirs collected from a day at the theme park.

But the truth is, vacations are sometimes difficult for their mother, Lissette Lanza.

Jason — a sweet-faced boy of 7 with floppy bowl-cut hair and an affinity for cars — has autism.

Going somewhere far from home takes him away from the comfort of his routine. He likes a plan, knowing what’s happening next. No surprises.

“Sometimes he handles it better than others,” said Lanza, a special-education teacher. “Sometimes he has a meltdown.”

But on this trip to Central Florida, Lanza expressed a sense of relief. She stayed at a vacation rental that caters to families with autism and other disabilities.

“You don’t find a lot of places that completely understand what you do when you have a child with autism,” Lanza said. “This has been a welcomed gift since you don’t have to explain anything.”

Earlier this year, Miami-based VillaKey launched an online platform that showcases homes that are more comfortable to people with autism. Many of the homes feature intentionally soothing neutral colors and allow service dogs. (myvillakey.com/autism-friendly).

“We really offer the peace of mind,” said Alice Horn, president of VillaKey, which advertises about 200 homes in Orlando.

Horn grew up with a father who had Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, and remembers how hard it was for the family to stay in hotels because noise bothered him.

Lanza appreciated that everything was washed with fragrance-free products, which wouldn’t bother Jason’s severe allergies. There was also an alarm on every door so if she looked away for a second, Jason couldn’t get distracted and sneak out. A checklist from VillaKey helped Lanza prepare her son for a day at the amusement park.

More businesses are striving to be inclusive to families dealing with autism — which affects one in every 59 people, said Wendy Fournier, president of the National Autism Association.  Read more here.


Merry Christmas Eve from Age of Autism

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Twas the night before Christmas, to our readers we say

Thank you kindly for logging on every day.

Your comments were written with keen thought and care

In hopes that we'd publish them and not put them "there."

Blaxill and Conrick with science expose

The strange world of pharma and how it all goes.

And Kim in her office (so close to the stove)

Baked up post after post and some cookies with clove.

The stories keep coming - vaccines that did shatter

We ask every day, "Will our voices soon matter?"

Parents who tell us their toddlers did crash

As doctors and media continue to bash.

The stories are true, oh this much we know

To special ed and therapy our children will go.

The pushback from pharma has become very clear

We ask you what is it that they have to fear?

They know that they made our kids so very sick

With a needle they said was "just a small prick."

They say we are looking for someone to blame

Where is their conscience, their care and their shame?

Now Offit! Now Hotez! Now Szabo and Reiss!

Snyderman chastises, "Just roll the dice!"

To the CDC schedule! You must heed our call!

Now vaccinate! Vaccinate! Vaccinate all!

As sleeves roll up and babies will cry

Some children will sicken. Some may even die.

And then in a twinkling hear this dear friends

We will not sleep until the epidemic ends.

We must work as a team seeking answers all 'round

Our goal is the same: A cure must be found.

On Twitter we hashtag and battle the bots

"Our children are aging, they are no longer tots!"

Experience has taught us to connect the dots

Autism for many was caused by those shots.

But the future's not bleak, we have many a star

NAA and dear TACA and always GR

Thank Schneider, McCarthy whose voices ring out

"Informed consent is the message we shout!"

We'll continue to work and to wage the good fight.

For the kids who are growing - we will do what is right.


Vanished with a Trace

Sleight-of-hand-magicianCathy JCathy is away with family. Here’s a “Best of” frpm a decade ago with an updated photo of handsome Ronan, who just turned 16. 

By Cathy Jameson

When I want to be a couch potato and stare bleary-eyed at something other than my computer screen I watch those 20/20 and 48 Hour television shows. I like the informative, educational and entertaining twists presented on prime time. I’ve always been an info junkie which I am pretty sure has helped me find and bring back my son injured by vaccines.  While Ronan never physically left me, his body shut down from the top of his brain that stores his intellect to his tippy toes that tell me constipated poops are on the way.

Television news in late 2007 had me so riled up though. I didn’t have the desire to watch another report about the flu season creeping up on America. The inevitable flu shot promotional parade began with media ads plastered everywhere. I couldn’t even go grocery shopping without running into a flyer luring shoppers into a flu shot frenzy.  Later, I didn’t have the heart to hear about tainted vaccines recall or the blaring Gardasil prime-time commercial spot.  Yet despite all the fanfare, the vaccine-connected autism I believed to be true never seemed part of the broadcasts. Who wants to watch the next generation succumb to mainstream media’s misinformation as my own son did?

I’ve become a scientific seeker of truth and, as The X-Files claims, the truth is out there. I want to know everything there is to know about vaccines from their toxic ingredients to their long-lasting effects. Unlike television’s reality shows, my reality involves reading, utilizing and sharing the information I’ve gathered with listening ears of family and friends.  I was drowning in the flu shot frenzy when I again became angry about what we parents have gone through with our vaccine-injured children.

This year’s flu shot is apparently ineffective for the current flu strain according to a CDC report from February 2008. What do you say to those people who diligently lined up being assured they were doing the right thing to prevent a flu epidemic?  Come on, people, how can we put up with this?  Oh, sure we’ve been promised that the 2008-09 flu shot is going to get a ‘makeover,’ but how dare the public be lead astray yet again about vaccines!

I admit that just a few years ago, before I had a clue, I was one who believed the flu vaccine hype.  I insisted my two oldest children got their jabs. Unfortunately it was that flu shot that was the final straw sending Ronan over the edge to neurological misfortune. Unbeknownst to me he was deteriorating slowly from his other childhood vaccines.  The two flu vaccines he received right before his second birthday brought him into a world I’m scrambling to bring him out of.  Ronan’s sweet, bubbly, curious personality vanished thanks to traces of thimerosal coursing through his tiny veins.

My research takes me on a roller coaster of sorrow and anxiety. I watch Ronan flounder as he also rides a non-stop roller coaster of impatience, struggling to communicate, straining to be like his siblings but unable to figure out how, eager to function like a five year old but with only two- or three-year-old skills.  He knows he is different and he doesn’t seem to like it either.

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To The Parent Who Beeped At Me in the Drop Off Line Today

Strong-womenNote: I am part of many FB special needs groups. Yesterday, I read a post that felt so raw, so real, so "this is my life too," that I asked the Mom if I could share her story here. The holidays are extra hard for many of us. It hurts like hell to buy another preschool age toy for your teen or adult child. I bought a Nick Jr. Team Umizoomi T shirt for Miss G. Special made from an ebayer because the retail T shirts are TODDLER SIZED ONLY.  I know it will thrill G, but it hurt me not be buying her a gas card from Shell instead. That said, there is always joy at the  holidays. We find it. We create it. Feel free to share your stories in our comments - or email them to me at AutismAges@gmail.com

To the author of this post, we love you. We love your daughter. We understand.

XOX  Kim


To the parent who beeped at me this morning in the drop off line.

Did you know it took me an 25 mins just to convince my child that today was going to be a fun day at school. It’s pajama day and day of movies and fun before break?

Did you know she cried all the way to school trying to feel comfortable in her new soft pjs and her socks are never just right and her sneakers are always to loose or too tight and she struggles with feeling comfortable every single day all day long and school won’t recognize it her spd because she holds inside all day while at school?

Did you know when we got to the drop off line we drove around three times because i was trying to let her calm down and hoping that administration would notice that we were driving around so they would send help and so we wouldn’t hold up the drop the off line????

Did you know that we were sitting and she was crying because wearing her jacket over a long sleeve shirt felt like her arm was squeezing off and she couldn’t get it to a bearable feeling?

Did you know that when you beeped we were there for less then a minute???

So if you’ve ever felt inpatient in the drop off line because you really need to be somewhere remember you don’t know what’s going on in the car in front of you. I would have parked but it was raining and i really wanted school to notice! I’m sorry we held up your day by a minute!

I wish i had the courage to post this on my regular page. I don’t want anyone to judge us she already goes through enough and barely has any friends as it is. I just needed to vent about it in a safe place to people who would understand or maybe to anyone feeling the same way i am who also feels alone in your daily battles with your kiddos!! Today was an especially tough day and today i feel defeated.


Misfit Dolly - Mystery Solved

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Note: No one has ever figured out the ailment of the dolly on the island of misfit toys, until now. She was a toy from the future, a doll with measles, cast out of society.

By Kim Rossi

Let's take a trip back to Christmas, 1962. A little girl named Michele had a Christmas wish for Santa. Michele wanted to play Mommy. Mommies used to take care of sick children. It was part of their job description. Sniffles and sneezes, spotty rashes and wheezes. That was childhood, after all. Get sick, build an immune system, grow up.  Michele got a wonderful new doll from Santa that year. Her name was Hedda.

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Hedda slept through the night like a dream.

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An Open Letter to Peter Hotez, Autism Dad and Vaccine Developer

Meg gradBy Teresa Conrick

Dear Dr. Hotez,

Your daughter, Rachel, is beautiful.  I can completely understand why you adore her and write about her.  I also have a daughter with an autism diagnosis that I adore.  Megan was born in 1993, similar to Rachel, but her trajectory into autism seems much different.  In 1995, Megan was diagnosed with autism but her immune system was a big part of it.  Unfortunately, we had no idea at that time as her behaviors and the label “autism,” prevented further medical investigations.  To this day, it is excruciatingly difficult to find doctors who will investigate kids and adults for immune issues if they are on the lower end of the spectrum, and the word, “AUTISM”, is seen on the paperwork.

Meg broke out in a full body rash after her MMR vaccine.  She also was given a DPT vaccine at the same time.  She lost her words. She could not eat food without suffering constipation and diarrhea. She had crazy nosebleeds. She had undigested food in her stool and we found out that she was intolerant to gluten and casein.  She had severe and long-lasting infections in her gut, like Giardia and Blastocystis Hominis, as well as Candida infections  which continue to try and make my daughter, their home .  She had chronic ear infections. She began to have behaviors, like biting herself and others. She had tics, then OCD emerged. Seizures developed in her early teens.  Aggression and psychotic-like behavior dramatically entered in her late teens. Labs were finally done that showed high antinuclear antibodies, high GAD antibodies, and high STREP antibodies. Her MMR titers continued to be 4-5 times higher than “normal” levels. Her T cells and B cells were skewed.  PANDAS and PANS   appeared on our radar. Her IgG levels were consistently and drastically low.  Researchers are actually making connections with PANDAS/PANS   and the microbiome, and also showing that the severity of autism reflects how dysfunctional the gut bacteria is .  These children and adults can be helped by immune treatments.

This case sounds very much like Megan, though her viral trigger was the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination.Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) misdiagnosed as autism spectrum disorder! This must be purchased but a brief summary is that this was a child who was 14 months old, and had a viral infection, also ear infections and other symptoms.  About three weeks later, he developed behavioral issues and then tics with other symptoms resembling asd.  Within less than two years, he was to be diagnosed with severe autism.  I can’t say more other than he was treated with IVIG at age six, and later, subsequent treatments with his symptoms then resolving. 

The autism journey for us and thousands like us, became a life of survival.

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Why Doctors (and Newspaper Columnists) Rarely Dare to Question Vaccine Safety

SPEAK TRUTHBy Ken Walker, M.D. (Syndicated as W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.)

(OMNS Dec 18 2018) Do you need excitement in your life? If so, just write a column on the rewards and risks of vaccination. Then find a safe, secure hideout. Pour yourself a drink and wait for those who want to boil you in oil. This scenario happened to me when an editor pulled my syndicated article, balanced I thought, after it was published, due to criticism. https://canadafreepress.com/article/what-you-may-not-know-about-vaccines

Some readers thought I'd been fired.

A professor of medicine in Calgary writes, "I was horrified that you would publish these remarks for unsophisticated readers." This implies newspaper readers are stupid! Another reader wrote, "Your recent piece is a threat to public health. You should be ashamed for spreading lies and fear." These are damning comments that must be challenged.

I also received an overwhelming positive response from readers. The general reaction was "Thank God a doctor has finally had the courage to speak out about this matter." A few predicted I'd be fired. Another wondered why I wasn't stoned at my front door!

WD from Toronto replied, "I cannot believe your column on vaccines was removed. What is happening in this world? Big pharma has its teeth in everything and people blindly follow. Your column simply advised people to look at both sides of the coin. We are living in a sad time."

From the Prairie Provinces: "You are one of the brave. All mothers out in the trenches are celebrating your article." Another reader in Massachusetts claimed that "Dropping the column was an attack on free speech."

MG writes, "With my first and only flu shot I developed Guillain-Barre disease and became paralyzed. I've regained the ability to walk, but have permanent nerve damage. It's so frustrating to hear that flu shots are safe as one nearly killed me. Thanks for speaking up."

From Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario: "I'm a registered nurse who worked in Toronto and never took a flu shot. Like you, I take a lot of vitamin C, and also bee pollen to increase immunity."

A doctor from Mexico says, "I wasn't taught about immunology and I was impressed and shocked to read about the dangers of vaccines in your column."

What have critics missed in denouncing this column? Investigators always counsel, "Follow the money to find the answer." This means following 3.6 billion dollars, awarded to families due to the complications of vaccines. It's a huge pay out if nothing wrong ever happened.

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CORVELVA VACCINEGATE: GSK's Infanrix Hexa Exposed

Corvelva vaccingateThe latest press release below from Italian organization that campaigns on vaccine rights,  which has just received a grant from the Italian National Order of Biologists to the fury of GSK funded scientists from Padua University.  Now read why.


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When we started these analysis, from the metagenomics to the chemical ones, we had a lot of questions and we were only looking for answers… After these first results, more questions have arisen and so did the concerns!

The quali-quantitative analysis of organic compound is of great importance in the pharmacological field, as potential safety problems arise from the new production processes of biological drugs and from the complex structural and biological characteristics of these products.

In Infanrix Hexa we found

  • chemical contamination from the manufacturing process or cross-contamination with other manufacturing lines;
  • chemical toxins;
  • bacterial peptide toxins;
  • insoluble and indigestible macromolecule that reacts to the protein assay, but cannot be recognized by any protein databases.

We have not found:

  • Protein antigens of diphtheria toxoids, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, haemophylus influenzae B, Poliomyelitis 1-2-3;
  • Formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde, phenoxyethanol, antibiotic residues indicated in the composition;

In Infanrix Hexa there are six antigens

Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis toxoids, D antigens of Poliomyelitis 1-2-3, hepatitis B proteins obtained with genetic engineering and Haemophylus polysaccharides chemically linked to tetanus toxoid as carrier. Toxoids are created by treatments with formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde that should remove toxicity keeping intact their ability to stimulate protective antibodies against original toxins.

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Cheesecake Factory Honors The Spirit of Christmas for Intellectually Disabled Young Adult

Cheesecake factoryHi, friends. I thought we could use a feel good story that is more than lip service to those of us who have children with special needs. I'm in a Facebook group for families with children with any sort of disability or diagnosis, from young to adult. We support each other, share ideas, kvetch about the vagaries of life, etc. This week, a Mom posted a great message that I will paraphrase here. The Cheesecake Factory is at the Westfield Mall in Trumbull, CT. The manager is Jamie.

The Cheesecake Factory does not take reservations. This Mom wanted to have her young adult son's birthday party there, at HIS request. When she explained to the manager that a group of about 10 special needs guests would be attending the party, and that they might have a difficult time waiting in the infamous Cheesecake Factory line, the manager instantly made an exception and booked a table for the group.

This seems like such an insignificant gesture. So what? They reserved a table. Bah humbug! You and I know this is a big deal. Each moment of kindness that helps us to help our kids feels like Christmas Day.  

Happy Holidays.  God bless us, every...one. Kim


The Emperor Has No Clothes

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“One would almost think he had nothing on, but that's what makes them so fine.

"Exactly," all the noblemen agreed, though they could see nothing, for there was nothing to see.

The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.”

Thank you Ted for helping to "connect the dots." The theme of the naked emperor is universal when the people refuse to acknowledge an ugly reality, despite what is in front of their very eyes.

By Ted Kuntz

Vaccination is not:

  • Immunization
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Evidence-based
  • Patient-centric
  • Prevention
  • Health promoting

Vaccination Policy is:

  • based on faith/blind trust
  • industry dominated
  • anti-science
  • coercive and fear based
  • corrupted by conflicts of interest
  • eroding rights and freedoms

Vaccines:

  • negatively impact brain development
  • negatively impact immune development
  • contain neurotoxic ingredients
  • contain aborted human fetal cells
  • contain animal cells and viruses
  • contain chemicals, preservatives and foreign matter
  • are not tested for their ability to cause cancer (carcinogenicity)
  • are not tested for impact on fertility
  • are not tested for their ability to damage an organism (toxicity)
  • are not tested for their ability to damage genetic information within a cell (genotoxicity)
  • are not tested for their ability to change the genetic information within an organism (mutagenicity)
  • are not tested for long term effects
  • erode true herd immunity
  • cause new strains to emerge

Doctors are not:

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60 Minutes Reports on Detained Children Given Wrong Immunizations

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In their report "The Chaos Behind Donald Trump's Detention Policy of Separation of Families at the Border", an interesting and troubling admission. As I watched the videotaped version (does anyone watch live TV any more?) I had to shake my head at the voice that said, "Sponsored by Pfizer," before the program started. But we know that media and pharma go hand in 60 minutes pfizerglove.

What recourse does an immigrant family have if their children are vaccine injured while detained?   Not only were improper doses given, one mother in the report said her son was "changed" when they were reunited after 73 days.  Is the child suffering depression or trauma from the separation and/or vaccine injury that so many of us saw as our toddlers regressed and withdrew into autism?

Three-year-old Immers, the boy with the arrest warrant, was placed by the government with a foster family in Michigan for 73 days. This was his reunion with his mother.

She's saying, "I'm your mother honey, what is wrong with my son?"

In an interview, Gladys told us, "It felt like he wasn't my son anymore. It felt like a nightmare. Like I was dead."

She says, since detention, Immers has been withdrawn and moody.

"And from that day until today," Gladys said, "It's been very difficult to deal with him."
Separated at the border, a mother and child reunite

On the dosing errors:

Dr. Scott Allen: There was an episode where children in a mass immunization program were immunized with the wrong dose, adult dose instead of child dose, because the providers at the facility weren't used to working with children and didn't recognize some very common color coding that would denote adult versus pediatric vaccines.

They'd been writing reports of poor pediatric care in federal custody for four years when they heard that thousands more children were going to be cared for by the government, some of them in tent cities.

Dr. Scott Allen: This is what caused us great concern, with the disclosures that this policy was going to be ramped up and rapidly expanded. We understood that that action would create an imminent threat to the harm and safety of children.

Problem #1: Vaccination without parental consent
Problem #2: Administering the wrong vaccines
Problem #3: "Ramping up" forced vaccine programs for these children

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Flu vaccines come in adult and pediatric formulations. Adult flu vaccines are multidose come in contain mercury. Pediatric doses are single vial, and do not. How many children may have adverse reactions and their parents do not know, and are not there to help their children?

Take a look at this blase information on incorrect dosing from Immunize.org.

Sometimes healthcare personnel inadvertently administer the wrong dose of a vaccine to a child or adult patient. This often happens with vaccines that come in both pediatric and adult formulations, such as hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines, which are available in both 0.5 mL and 1.0 mL formulations. Routinely used injectable influenza vaccines come in two dosing amounts as well, with 0.25 mL for use in children younger than age 3 years and 0.5 mL for people age 3 years and older. Below is some guidance on what to do when such dosing errors occur, and how to avoid these errors in the future.

If you administer too large a dose

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AlJazeera Series Questions WHO Infallability on Global Health

Camels 3Note:  In the past years, it has become increasingly difficult to find an American news source that does not kowtow to Pharma. More recently, the vicious focus on politics, politicians and parties has made watching or reading the news almost impossible for me, personally. I was once politically active and tuned in. I've all but tuned out today.  Yesterday, I was seeking an update on the upheaval in France and tuned into BBC. American Sunday morning TV was nothing but a nasty tennis match. Here's an interesting report from AlJazeera on the World Health Organization, that points out the Swine Flu scare and vaccine purchases that enriched global pharma companies.  JB Handley's book How to End the Autism Epidemic also delves into using what we now call "tobacco [bought] science" to promote vaccination.

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Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the WHO is now 7,000 employees strong, with six regional offices and 150 country offices around the world, and over 194 member states adhering to the regulations released by the organisation as per the United Nations system.

Whether it's the effects of smoking, the swine flu pandemic or a nuclear disaster, the WHO is the body we rely on to advise on and resolve a public health crisis. But can it be trusted? How does the WHO decide on its recommendations? And how reliable are they?

Trust in the WHO's ability to objectively address global health matters is not as strong as it may have been at its inception. And concerns regarding the organisation's finances and the influences of independent contributors have been circulating since the 1950s when, after years of inaction, the WHO's relationship with key players in the tobacco industry came to light.

"The tobacco industry founded institutes and bought scientists who would represent their position and they made sure their own names didn't appear anywhere," says former secretary of health of Switzerland, Thomas Zeltner. "So the organisations were called things that wouldn't make you suspect they were really representing the tobacco industry."

Scientists and other important figures within these institutes would often have links to both tobacco giants and the WHO, simultaneously. One example was a toxicologist who served as a consultant for the WHO in the prime of the tobacco movement, while on the payroll of an institute funded by multinational tobacco and cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris.

After the toxicologist's polyamorous relationship was revealed, however, he still remained a consultant to the WHO.

There have since been numerous instances where seemingly unnatural relationships have arisen within institutes with a vested interest in the WHO; most of which appeared to occur at the height of alleged global health threats.

One such connection was between pharmaceutical companies such as Glaxo and Novartis, the countries that had signed agreements to purchase swine flu vaccines produced by the aforementioned companies, and the WHO.

The trigger-point for the agreements was a pandemic alert issued by the WHO in 2009. Read more here.





A Thousand Steps

Journey  never stopsBy Cathy Jameson

Did I tell you?  He’s sleeping through the night. 

Oh, that’s great! 

He wakes up dry, too.

Even better! 

How are his mornings?  Do you get much done?

Well, after I prepare his foods and feed him, he gets just a little break.  Feedings can be tricky because he’s gotten picky about some foods.  After breakfast is over, it’s time for therapy.

Ahh, yes.  Feedings.  I remember those days.  I’m sure he’ll come around. 

How many hours of therapy does he need?

Actually, if he can tolerate it and won’t need to rest midday, we’re going to increase therapy hours after the new year.

That’s wonderful!  What are his latest milestones? Anything finally clicking?

He’s learning to communicate his wants better, and almost staying with an activity through to completion.  He’s showing more signs that bathroom skills may be the next big thing…

Like sitting on the toilet??

Wouldn’t that be a dream come true! 

It would.  Do you think he has the motor skills for it?

I do, but the big question is does he have the sensation for it.  You know, when he’s doing something he wants to do and is really engrossed in the activity, it’s like he can’t even tell he’s soiled his diaper. 

I’ve heard that before.  What else?  Any other self-help skills he’s close to mastering?

He’s getting there…clearing his bowl and plate from the table, tucking in the dining room chair he just sat in, helping make his bed, putting dirty laundry in the laundry room…some basic, typical skills.

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Up In Arms: The Italian Scientists Who Don't Want Their Work Scrutinized!

CorvelvaA new report in Nature News tells of the continuing row between scientists from the University of Padua and the Italian National Order of Biologists (ONB) who have donated €10,000 to CORVELVA - an organization that has campaigned for vaccine freedom since 1993 - to investigate the safety of vaccines have so far collected €50,00o towards this project. The Paduan scientists evidently do not want their work double-checked!

Earlier this year a study commissioned by CORVELVA found that five out of seven vaccines they investigated were non-compliant with manufacturing standards including three vaccines manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline: Priorix Tetra (GSK's MMR brand), Infanrix and PolioInfanrix. In October Vincenzo D'Anna of the ONB told the Corriere de Veneto that GSK had given the University of Padua €150,00o in the last three years. GSK have also been at the heart of political mistrust over vaccines and mandates  in Italy since a pharmaceutical journal reported an interview with the boss of GSK Italy, Daniele Finocchiaro:

"Recently I accompanied our global CEO, Andrew Witty, to Matteo Renzi. The premier told us clearly that he considers - and rightly so - the pharmaceutical sector as strategic for Italy. Further, he said that the pharmaceutical is precisely the future of our country ... I then met also Minister Lorenzin and other members of the government who reiterated the sensitivity of the government to those who invest, create jobs and opportunities for young people. So we started on the right foot. To find such sensitivity in Roman palaces is not to be discounted. As for us, Andrew Witty asked few things: certain rules and stability in the face of very strong investments in Omertaadvanced research and production equipment. We understood each other."

A lot of scientists are now giving "science" a bad name.

The article in Nature by Giorgia Guglielmi also reports:

"The Italian Senate’s health committee is currently debating two bills that would change the 2017 mandatory-vaccine law. One, introduced by Lega senator Paolo Arrigoni, would scrap the requirement to provide proof of vaccination. The other, introduced by Five Star Movement senator Stefano Patuanelli, calls for obligatory vaccinations only in areas where vaccination rates are low, or in cases of epidemics. If approved by the Senate’s health committee, the bills would then have to be voted on by the Senate and the House before they become law."


Actor Lou Ferrigno Injured by Pneumonia Vaccine

HulkNote: While most media is using "HULK HURT!" headlines to report on actor Lou Ferrigno's hospitalization as a result of a pneumonia vaccine injury, I decided to go with a straight forward headline, no mention of his most famous role. Why? Because vaccine injury is a real phenomenon that strikes and strikes down real people. Like the man, Lou Ferrigno, who happened to play The Hulk 30 years ago. Or my daughter Mia, who turns 24 years old today. When a child is injured, the media calls us parents morons looking to blame someone, something, anything. I am glad to see the reporting on this injury.

While fluid in the bicep is probably not life threatening, any American hospitalization costs significant time and money. And what better place to catch a disease, maybe even pneumonia.  Makes me see.... green.  (Yeah, I had to go there. ;) )

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Even the Hulk isn't invincible.

"The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno was hospitalized this week after he claimed a pneumonia vaccine was administered to him improperly.

"Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep," the 67-year-old former bodybuilder captioned a photo of himself with an IV in Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., on Wednesday. Read more here.