Grandma! What a BIG Syringe You Have!

WolfAre you prepared to let "people" into your home or your parents'  home to vaccinate?  Start memorizing this sentence; "I (my Mother, Father, Grandparent) am/is neither underserved nor vulnerable.

From STAT News:

There’s no place like home for older and high-risk people to get Covid-19 vaccines

By Thomas Lally and Marc Rothman

October 28, 2020

Staying at home has never been so vital for older Americans and those with compromised health. After nine months of the coronavirus pandemic, sheltering in place is still the most effective protection against Covid-19 for many older adults, and likely will be until an effective vaccine helps stop the pandemic.

The virus has taken an enormous toll on our nation’s older adults. They account for 16% of the U.S. population but 80% of Covid-19 deaths, somewhat higher than their share of deaths from all causes over the same period (75%).

Covid-19 has crystallized for many the challenges that homebound older adults face when it comes to access to care. At least 2 million people ages 65 and older are permanently homebound and millions more cannot easily get to a doctor’s office. While telemedicine has exploded and living room couches have become the new exam table, virtual medicine cannot deliver vaccines — a challenge that we hope will need solving sooner rather than later.

We believe that the home should be a focal point in the effort to eradicate the virus. Bringing vaccines to the home also gives providers another opportunity to visualize the management of their patients’ chronic diseases and intervene accordingly...

...Without serious planning, it could take a year for a Covid-19 vaccine to reach the majority of Americans. Social determinants of health — age, race, income, geography, education, mobility, and access to health care — will complicate the challenge of providing it to everyone effectively. News that the vaccine may require two rounds of injections may make distribution even more complex and limit the rate of adoption.

These challenges must be addressed before a vaccine arrives by putting into place strategies to gain the trust of the public and reach essential adherence rates, which is needed to bring good health to all, including vulnerable and underserved populations. To that end, the home setting should be included in vaccine distribution planning.




A Second Shutdown

FermeFrance and Germany announced additional shutdowns last night. Italy is already protesting their most recent restrictions. Here in the USA, we are waiting for both an election and a decision on whether we will remain somewhat, partially or fully open as we head into the Holiday season. The first shutdown last Spring was supposed to be a "2 weeks to flatten the curve" for hospitals. Most of us rallied like champs and stayed home. Two weeks turned into two months turned into two seasons and now who knows?  The autism community has been hard hit. Our loved ones are often ruled by structure, routine, the calendar. If we go the way of Europe and have a draconian shutdown, I fear what will happen to our friends and family. My friends and my own family.

What do you think?

From The New York Times:

Covid-19 Live Updates: France and Germany Announce New Restrictions as Cases Surge in Europe

Germany will close restaurants and bars starting Monday, while France tightens rules of its own.


Liberta! Italian Restaurateur and Customers Hold Off Police Trying to Enforce Closure

PesaroFrom Pesaro, Italy, east of Florence on the Adriatic sea, a protest against the new closure regulations.  Imagine the money spent by businesses to comply with Covid rules, and not, restaurants are being told to close their doors by 6:00pm, which is practically mid day by Italian dinnertime habits.  Thank you to Alina A for sharing the video and description below. You do not need to share the language to understand the sentiment.

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From Alina A, who shared the video and this summary:  "In the video the restaurant owner politely but firmly tells the police contingent (10 police officers!) that he is respecting all rules and regulations. The officer in command insists that the latest DPCM (decree by the president of ministers ) calls for 6.00pm closure . The restaurateur calmly states that DPCMs are unconstitutional and he won't abide by them. He has a full house of customers and they won't leave until they are finished to consume their meal.

It clearly is a tug of war. Albeit a polite one given that there is a private television broadcasting the event.
Inside we can see that ALL customers are completely in agreement with the restaurant owner and shout:" Li-ber-ta'!
The police officers cannot enter because the number of customers is to the limit of the restaurant capacity and they would break the law if they did enter :)

Liberta' in a dish of spaghetti?



"Pesaro. It is 8.30 pm on Monday 26 October, when the police raid a restaurant where a dinner with 90 guests had been organized in protest against the launch of the last dpcm which, as we know, closes all services by 6 restaurants and bars of Italy. But the owner of the club did not give up and tried to prevent the police from entering the club with all his might by locking the door, as seen in the video of Radio Pesaro. So the police were forced to enter through a back door. All this while the guests continued their last supper (so to speak), toasting and shouting: "Join us". Once the agents entered, the restaurateur first calmly told them that he did not want to interrupt his guests' dinner and then shouted again: "You can arrest me but I will never close!".


And The Tree Was.... Happy?

C621301B-DDA7-409B-88ED-F80529BE992AAre you familiar with Shel Silverstein’s classic book called “The Giving Tree”? This photo popped up in my Facebook memories yesterday.  I signed a copy of this book on Christmas, 1995 as a gift for my first born daughter.  I knew that I would give anything and everything I could to her. I did not know that autism would mean I would have to give quite so much, maybe even down to a stump.

I have seen so many social media posts from families really struggling during this COVID culture. Violence at home. Children from young to adult having dangerous behaviors as as a result of the tumultuous changes. The losses.  Suffering depression. Malaise. Loss of skills.

We try to cover many topics on AofA, but I always want to return to our heart and soul. The men and women, mothers and fathers, the children facing the unfathomable and ever changing challenges of life and autism.  So I ask you, HOW ARE YOU DOING?  For real. Not the stuff we tell our families and friends so as to keep the conversation light. What are your needs right now? How can we help each other.  Leave your comments. Use your name or not - if you need anonymity, we understand. If you are really in need, email me personally at KimRossi1111@gmail.com and I'll try to connect you with help.

Some days I am indeed ground right down to a stump with the work required to take care of every aspect of life for three beautiful ladies with autism. That said.... I AM happy. Not the happy I imagined as I held my daughter almost 26 years ago as a young wife. But happy nonetheless. I'd love to hear from you. Let me know.



Simon & Schuster Presents "Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom" by Professor Christopher Exley

Imagine-you-are-an-aluminum-atom-9781510762534_lgWe are so pleased to see that publishing giant Simon & Schuster has announced Christopher Exley's book "Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom!"  Please click here and pre-order a copy from your favorite bookseller.  If you use Amazon, consider marking Age of Autism as your SMILE charity. Thank you.

From S&S:

Join "Mr. Aluminum," a scientist who has made the study of aluminum his life's work, on a journey of discovery, reflection, and the science of aluminum.

Professor Christopher Exley is a firm believer that science is only useful when it is properly communicated. Scientific papers are difficult vehicles for the wider communication of science and thus he has always endeavored to tell the story of his scientific research as widely as possible through myriad blogs, presentations, and interviews. Through a series of easy-reading entries written for non-scientists, Exley will educate readers about his lifelong scientific passion: aluminum. In scientific circles, aluminum—in relation to human health specifically—has gone the way of the dinosaurs (though, unlike dinosaurs, there has not yet been a popular revival!). Yet aluminum is also the greatest untold story of science.

But why do we all need to know a little bit more about aluminum? Do we need a self-help guide for living in what Exley has coined "The Aluminum Age"? What is it about aluminum that makes it different? What about iron, copper, or any of the so-called "heavy metals," like mercury, cadmium, or lead? Why must we pay particular attention to aluminum? Because its bio-geochemistry, its natural history, raises two red flags immediately and simultaneously.

These two danger signals are easily missed by all of us and easily dismissed by those whose interests are conflicted by aluminum’s omnipresence in human life and consequently, are purposely blind to its danger signals. First, aluminum, in all of its myriad forms, is super abundant; it is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon) of the Earth’s crust. Second, aluminum is super reactive; it is both chemically and biologically reactive. However, these two red flags identify a paradox, as the abundant and biologically reactive aluminum has no biological function either in any organism today nor in any extinct biota from the evolutionary past. This means in practical terms that when we encounter aluminum in our everyday lives, our bodies only see aluminum as an impostor, something foreign, and something for which we have not been prepared through biochemical evolution. This in turn means that all of our encounters with aluminium are adventitious, random, and chaotic. And potentially dangerous.

Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom: Discussions With "Mr. Aluminum" examines the science of aluminum and human health and makes them understandable to all. Within the science you will find personal recollections of events, as well as opinions and reflections upon how the politics of aluminum have influenced and interfered with doing and reporting the science. It is at once both a personal recollection of Exley's life in aluminum research and a guide on the dangers of the constant exposure to aluminum we as humans face during this "Aluminum Age." It will inform, it will provide the means to question the science, and it will, if the reader is prepared to participate, answer those frequently asked questions on aluminum and human health.


Robert Kennedy Jr: A International Message for Freedom and Hope

Oct 24, 2020, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Int'l. Message for Freedom and Hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMWDCX1yMI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR24lxqtIA_YW9pl-3migGhmGOVf705Lac0zqXN0dgR2qGZFdbyY0-YkxUs

Today, October 24, 2020, there are many rallies around the world. Activists in these countries are joining in a common voice: Argentina; Bolivia; Peru; Uruguay; Italy; Germany; Poland; Belgium; Netherlands; United Kingdom; Ireland; Sweden; Denmark; France; and Austria.

Citizens of all countries are paying an enormous price for the epidemic. They have not only lost their loved ones, but their freedoms, their livelihood, their joy. Children and youth are suffering due to this crisis too. Without their friends and social activities, mental health problems in our young is at an all-time high. People around the world are demanding to be spared from the devastating consequences of the epidemic.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense, provides an inspirational message for freedom and hope to activists around the world. Join the movement. ChildrensHealthDefense.org.

VIDEO:

Hey, everybody, it’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. here and I cannot tell you how happy I am to be able to have this opportunity to thousands of citizens in 15 countries on all the continents in the world who have come together today to protest this coup d’état by Big Data, by Big Telecom, by Big Tech, by the big oil and chemical companies, and by this global public health cartel led by Bill Gates and the WHO that now amounts to two trillion dollars and wants to magnify and amplify its wealth and its power over our lives, over our liberties, that wants to subvert our democracies and wants to destroy our sovereignty and our control over our lives and our children’s health.

And I want to remind you—those of you who are not Americans—of something that every American child learns when we’re growing up in this country about our history.

During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt—who was one of the greatest presidents in American history—said to the American people, “The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself.”

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H Res 1154 Conflates Vaccine Safety with Q Anon & Conspiracy Theories

Rep. Malinowski Official PhotoH Res 1154 is sponsored by Tom Malinowski (D) from New Jersey.

Vaccine safety, as important as any safety movement, has been lumped in with Q Anon.  Q ANON. It's a pretty big leap from blood drinking half humans, alien invasions and bomb threats to vaccine safety.  But wait. Maybe there is something else in play? Perhaps Q Anon has been used as a wrapping to shut down vaccine safety. Our Mothers taught us that we are known by the company we keep. Or the company we are said to keep? Either way, this legislation is a cruelty and an insult to every single American who has been harmed by a vaccine. Including so many of our own children. And probably a huge waste of effort while Americans struggle to stay afloat during Covid. But you can decide. (Thank you to reader MW for sending the link.)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/1154/text

Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 09/25/2020)
Committees: House - Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House - 10/02/2020 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)

H. Res. 1154

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

October 2, 2020.

Whereas, throughout history, conspiracy theories that falsely blame secret cabals or marginalized groups for society’s ills have fueled prejudice, genocide, and acts of terrorism;

Whereas QAnon is a movement promoting a collection of unfounded conspiracy theories that have spread widely on the internet since 2017;

Whereas QAnon initially alleged that prominent Americans are engaged in a secret plot to control the world, while using their power to exploit children, and has expanded to embrace virtually every popular conspiracy theory of the last several decades, from questioning the truth about the September 11th terrorist attacks, to believing in alien landings, to denying the safety of vaccines;

Whereas many QAnon followers express anti-Semitic views, and the Anti-Defamation League has said that the movement’s central conspiracy theory includes anti-Semitic elements;

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Supreme Court Doe v Merck Presents Opportunity to Argue Lawfulness of Mandatory Vaccination

Doe v merck october 2020Below, from attorney Patricia Finn. Suing Merck makes David v Goliath look like child's play. They have legions of lawyers whose job it is to protect shareholders over customers, at any cost. Their pockets are endlessly deep. As the globe races toward mandatory COVID vaccination, wouldn't it be something if our children, those who were injured by their pediatric vaccines, shone a light on the legal process that even those who have shunned our plight for now decades?

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The Supreme Court petition linked HERE seeks to challenge the alleged failure of the US Government and Merck, a major vaccine drug company, to disclose the “unavoidably unsafe” nature of childhood vaccines, which allegedly injured plaintiff's son more than twenty years ago. Now grown, Baby Doe must be placed in a group home for proper care, but under New York’s draconian vaccine laws, he must be vaccinated yet again because he is unable to obtain a medical exemption. He is forced to “play roulette” with more “unavoidably unsafe” vaccines. Please help support this case and pray for our success on Baby Doe's behalf, and all others facing unwanted, mandatory vaccinations.

Dear Clients and Supporters,

On October 2, 2020, the law offices of Patricia Finn Attorney, P.C., filed the most important case we have handled in over two decades of fighting to secure your rights of medical freedom. Doe v Merck is a culmination of years of litigation, and the hard work and sacrifice of all the families we have represented in the fight for vaccine choice and safety. We now have an opportunity, for the first time in over 100 years, to argue the lawfulness of mandatory vaccinations that withhold exemptions for children, soldiers, health care workers, and many others, who are refusing forced vaccinations. And this time, we are taking the fight straight to the United States Supreme Court. We need your help. Please consider volunteering and donating if you can.

Paypal at MakeAmericasKidsHealthyAgain@gmail.com for up to $2500;

If you need further information or wish to volunteer for our new campaign “Make America’s Kids Healthy Again,” just send an email to patriciafinnattorney@gmail.com, and we will get back to you on the next step.

I cannot promise an outcome to any of our legal efforts or cases, but so far in just this last year, we have had three impressive wins in important cases bringing us closer and closer to securing your rights to bodily autonomy and personal safety. However, I can and do promise you this: I will do my best to protect your legal rights to refuse vaccinations, as I always have, for over twenty years working on this issue in federal and state courts throughout the United States. I can also promise you that without meaningful financial support we will not be able to continue the fight at the Finn Firm at the level needed to combat pharma interests. Please make a generous donation if you can, and share the good word with others. Thank you for your continued support. God Bless America!

Sincerely,

Patricia Finn
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Hey, Measles. Where’d You Go?

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Pre-Covid when we could fly, The train to JFK Airport Had travel restriction posters about MEASLES. Goodbye "Friendly Skies."


By Cathy Jameson

With COVID-19 being talked about as much as it has been these last 7 months, other illnesses got the boot from the news cycle.  You couldn’t avoid reading or hearing about the measles from early 2015 through late 2019.  Now, we hear nothing of them.  Oddly enough, the flu is getting a little less airtime, too.  Curious as to why these fell of the media radar, I went to the CDC’s website to see if I’d missed any major news about these two former headline grabbers. 

Instead of solid data like I usually see about the flu, I saw that statistics for the 2019-2020 flu season were not as complete as previous years have been.  Actual numbers were replaced with estimates.

An illness that steals headlines every year from October to April, it's almost as if flu news doesn't matter as much anymore.  When in the history of ever has that ever happened? 

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Source:  CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2019-2020.html

Never!

So, I kept reading. 

In another document, I was able to find more updated information:

During the 2019-2020 influenza season, CDC estimates that influenza was associated with 38 million illnesses, 18 million medical visits, 405,000 hospitalizations, and 22,000 deaths. Source CDC

 

I was relieved to see that the deaths associated with the flu were far less than another previous season, the 2017-2018 season.  If you recall, we were told by the media that over 80,000 people had died of the flu!  I’m not sure yet what helped reduce the death toll, but I’ll keep an eye on the data that is being reported. 

Now, for the illness that didn’t make its way into recent major US news cycles like it used to – the measles.  The last time I remember seeing a national news story about them was in January 2020. 

Back then, it had been reported that a college student in Boston had gotten sick with the measles.  Prior to that story, reports Cj hawaiiof outbreaks peppered the news more frequently and usually during state legislative seasons.  It wouldn’t come out right away, but we’d learn later that these outbreaks would often include vaccinated students or individuals.  Keeping that important fact out of the publics’ eyes was a strategy that helped fuel fear.  It also helped lawmakers pass vaccine mandates that parents’ vehemently opposed. 

Well, according to the CDC’s latest data, measles cases in the United States have dramatically dropped:   As of August 19, 2020, there have been 12 confirmed cases in 7 jurisdictions.

Looking at how many were reported just the year before, that’s the best news ever! Photo Source:  CDC.

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Naples Erupts Over Another Looming Lockdown

BastaL Italia s ‘e’ desta. Italy has awakened.

Non sai parlare italiano? Non preoccuparti. Not able to speak Italian? Don't worry.

The tone of this video from Naples will be perfectly clear.  The very word first word you hear, is the only word you need to hear - BASTA! Enough.  We know Americans can protest and even riot - we've seen plenty of it all summer. But will we have the Italian coraggio, if forced to shut down again?

Thank you to Alina A for sending the video and this report:

This video is taken on the streets of Napoli , Italy.
It is a reaction to an official communication from the governor of Campania ( the region of which Naples is the capital) , De Luca. He states that the situation is unsustainable and before it is too late he wants to lock down completely the region for 30/ 40 days. In his public statements De Luca keeps on spreading fear and says that he will request the total lockdown to be extended to the whole of Italy. The demonstration is a peaceful gathering of an enormous number of Neapolitans and people from the region of Campania , coming together saying“ Basta! Enough! We know you are lying. intensive cares units in hospitals are empty! We know it s flu season. ! We are not confused any longer! “Of course the charge of the police in riot gear transforms it all and all takes an uglier turn.


 





36 Deaths Isn't Enough to Stop Flu Vax Program in S. Korea

Note: This is becoming almost a joke. Except people are dying, which is a tragedy. How many people must die before a vaccine program is halted? Meanwhile, how many people must be shunted into social isolation with devastating result while we (not us, that's the royal we...(Wait. it's not really royal, I don't think the Queen of England is holding her breath for a vaccine either) "We" wait for a vaccine like refugees on the Titanic waiting for lifeboats.  Spoiler alert - the lifeboats are made of rotten Swiss cheese.

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Deaths rattle South Korea's seasonal flu vaccination, but authority presses ahead with free scheme

South Korea is preparing to fight two infectious diseases this winter: the novel coronavirus and the flu. But reports of deaths after flu shot vaccination may jeopardize the second effort.

 

As of Friday afternoon local time, 36 people have died in Korea after getting flu shots, including a 17-year-old high schooler, Korea Biomedical Review reported. Some district and municipal governments have put out requests to hospitals to suspend influenza vaccination, but the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) still wants the national program to move ahead, refuting a link between the vaccines and the deaths.

“The number of deaths has increased, but our team sees the low possibility that the deaths resulted from the shots,” KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong told lawmakers at a hearing on Thursday, according to Reuters. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo, for his part, promised to “thoroughly examine the entire process in which various government agencies are involved, from production to distribution.”


South Korea Officials Refuse to Suspend Flu Vaccine Program Despite 25 deaths

Flu shot halloweenNote: In case there is anyone left who thinks public health is about the public's health.

South Korea sticks to flu vaccine plan despite safety fears after 25 die

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at least 25 of those vaccinated.... Read more.


Evee Clobes Died 36 Hours After Her Well-Child Check-up

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Evee Clobes Died 36 Hours After Her Well-Child Check-up

A Minnesota mother’s heartbreaking story and battle against corruption

MINNEAPOLIS — Oct. 21, 2020 — Evee Clobes, a healthy infant in Wright County, Minnesota, died March 1st, 2019, 36 hours after she received the CDC's recommended 6 vaccines at her 6-month well-child check-up.

“I want Evee’s story to be shared everywhere, so this never happens to another family," said Catie Clobes, Evee’s mother. To spread awareness and help secure justice for Evee, Catie, has shared her story on The Highwire with Del Bigtree; Minnesota families are wearing shirts with an emblem in the shape of a superman-like "E" and have bumper stickers on their cars; yard signs have been placed around the state; and more than 11 billboards have gone up sharing her daughter's memory and her tragic story of loss and corruption. Two massive boards are currently live off I-94 that state "36 hours after vaccines, Evee died, and the medical examiner lied."

More than 2,000 American infants die of "SIDS" every year, and parents are rightly questioning why their healthy babies suddenly died. More and more medical examiners are labeling infant deaths as "undetermined" to make it look like "SIDS" deaths are down, when infant deaths are rising.

When a patient dies after a drug overdose or medical procedure, tests are performed to rule out any and all causes of death. However, that is not the case when it comes to vaccines. Coroners aren’t even allowed to list vaccines as a cause of death. No family should have to pay for a private autopsy and fight against the medical examiner to discover that a liability free pharmaceutical product caused the death of their baby.

However, this is what Evee's mother did after Dr. A. Quinn Strobl at the Midwest Medical Examiner's office refused to run any of the requested tests, and performed a negligent, lackluster autopsy on the infant.

Justice for Evee, A Mother’s Heartbreak

On February 27, 2019, Catie Clobes brought her happy and healthy 6-month-old to her well-baby checkup, where the pediatrician declared her to be in “perfect health” with no problems or concerns. After Evee was examined by her pediatrician, the nurse administered the shots according to the CDC recommended schedule – 6 doses total – Pediarix and Prevnar.

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Fake Placebo Meningitis Vaccine May Have Killed Healthy 28 Year Old Brazilian Covid Vaccine Volunteer

That's the headline Reuters should have written, instead of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue.

Candy syringe pensIf you ask anyone with middle school grasp of science what is a "placebo," they will likely say, "a sugar pill."  A placebo has always meant an inert, benign substitute for the drug being tested.  How many Earthlings understand that with this Covid vaccine, the placebo is another vaccine? And in this case, it may well have killed a healthy, altruistic 28 year young man. Our sincere condolences to his grieving family. He volunteered to help others.   And what of every parent whose child needs a meningitis vaccine for school? Are they to feel comforted?

noun
noun: placebo; plural noun: placebos

a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect.
"his Aunt Beatrice had been kept alive on sympathy and placebos for thirty years"
a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs.
a measure designed merely to calm or please someone.
"pacified by the placebos of the previous year, they claimed a moral victory"

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SAO PAULO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University had died but added that the trial would continue.Oxford confirmed the plan to keep testing, saying in a statement that after careful assessment “there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial.”

AstraZeneca declined to comment immediately.

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters the trial would have been suspended if the volunteer who died had received the COVID-19 vaccine, suggesting the person was part of the control group that was given a meningitis jab.  Read more here.


Developmental Language Disorder Formerly Known As Speech Delay

DLD ItelandBy Anne Dachel

I just saw this October 15th story from Ireland about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

I’m sorry I missed that acronym in the past. (I also missed DLD AWARENESS DAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020.)

Really it’s just one more official acronym to describe the pitiful state of childhood in the 21st century. Add it to ADD, ADHD, ASD, LD, ED, DD, OCD and lots more.

The Irish Times published a really positive story about DLD awareness entitled, Lighting up purple and yellow for Developmental language disorder. (Not to be confused with Lighting up blue for autism awareness every April.)

The Times explained what DLD is, and lots of speakers were included on a video:

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when a child’s language skills are persistently below the level expected. In DLD, language deficits occur in the absence of another condition, such as autism spectrum disorder, and children may have difficulty understanding instructions, finding the right words, using correct grammar and telling stories.

“In my day-to-day life, it’s hard, because it messes with your emotions and it can make you agitated,” says Robert. “And there are things that other people can do, like they can just start writing a story off the bat, but I have to take a couple of minutes to even think of my first paragraph.”

VIDEO: Raising Awareness of Development

Speakers:

…DLD emerges in early childhood but persists into adulthood.

People who have DLD have difficulty understanding and using language.

They may have a small vocabulary or trouble formulating a grammatical sentence.

Difficulty organizing the ideas they want to express and problems learning to read and write.

These problems with language matter. …

So DLD isn’t just a problem with language; it’s a problem with living life to its fullest.

Increasing awareness of DLD can help by motivating policymakers, funding agencies, educators and health care providers…

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Dr. Heiko Schöning on Global Covid Measures

CHD BerlinBy Anne Dachel

On August 28th, Robert Kennedy, Jr. was part of a press conference and a rally of a million people in Berlin, Germany.

Kennedy was there to launch the European chapter of Children’s Health Defense.

With him at the press conference was Dr. Heiko Schöning

On October 7th Dr. Schoning was interviewed about his international organization battling against governments of the world using coronavirus to nullify our freedoms.

In this 10 minute video Schoning explains what his group is up against and what they hope to do.

Medical doctors and lawyers allied against global malfeasance in conversation with Heiko Schöning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6eXmBTA2I

More and more medical professionals worldwide are questioning the countermeasures against the coronavirus. Several initiatives and collaborations are popping up and by bundling forces across borders people are hoping to break the one sided narrative that is being spread by officials.

One of the doctors fighting for this cause is Heiko Schöning of Ärzte für Aufklärung. He was one of the speakers at the recently held conference in the Netherlands and is battling the fallacious reporting and disproportional measures under which people are suffering. Sven spoke with him about what they have been working on for the past weeks to provide a broader public with an update on what is going on outside the mainstream media.

Interview:

Sven Hulleman: “I have the honor to sit here with Dr. Heiko Schoning.

“Heiko, we have been working very hard in the past few weeks. What have you been doing?”

Dr. Heiko Schoning: “I just played my part. I’m a medical doctor and I just played the German part in this international great alliance that developed.”

Hulleman: “You are trying to get doctors internationally aligned. That’s why we had a conference last Friday, and now today we had a similar meeting because the French and the Belgians couldn’t really make it, but they were here today.

“What do you find in general is the common ground in every country? What is going on? Why are these doctors coming together? Why are they travelling from their patients to see you and to see me, to see international lawyers?”

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A Reminder on Behalf of Pre-Verbal Loved Ones

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I prefer the term, "pre-verbal" but the sentiment is the same. Many of our children do not use their voice and words for speaking. And yet, they have as much to say as any of us. And it's probably wiser than much of the noise we hear today. So while it's not April, but we think it's important to remind readers that we have not forgotten how much advocacy is desperately needed for autism families. Yours. Mine. And Ours.



Introducing The Gates Foundation Decade of Health

Decade of Health
"If people across the UK continue to work with the rest of the world... "  Does statement imply "global healthcare" over the next ten years?

Pay attention to the sponsor list at the end including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  From the YouTube brief description: If people across the UK continue to work with the rest of the world for our health, and we continue to talk and share this vision of a healthier, stronger future, it will become our reality. Share, discuss and open the conversation. Find out more at www.decadeofhealth.com 

The YouTube account is new, just opened on October 5. View count is low. The video is worthy of the October debut, frightening. More trick than treat.  I ran a WhoIs search on the domain, with little info beyond creating the domain last Spring. Other look ups tell you where they domain was registered. Not this one. If any readers have more insight into the WhoIs info, do share in our comments.  Thank you.




Domain Name: DECADEOFHEALTH.COM
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Registrar URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
Updated Date: 2020-09-07T23:40:33Z
Creation Date: 2020-03-05T19:42:18Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2028-03-05T19:42:18Z
Registrar: NamePal.com #8027, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1633
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@web.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8003337680
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Name Server: PDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
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DNSSEC: unsigned



Heidi Larson Suggests Using The Queen as a Vaccine Pawn

Chess corona
Source: Chess.com

Note: Sometimes these headlines just write themselves. 

Express & Star UK The Queen could be called on to help boost the public’s trust in a coronavirus vaccine, a Government adviser has suggested.

Vaccine misinformation expert Professor Heidi Larson said she feared that people’s concerns about vaccine safety were not being addressed, which could result in them not taking it.

 Our John Stone has written extensively about Professor Heidi Larson:

February 2019 Is Heidi Larson Out of Her Depth?

February 2019 Heidi Larson Calls For Vaccine Criticism To Be Prosecuted As Hate Crime

December 2017 Paradoxes for Heidi Larson: The Vaccine Confidence LadyParadoxes for Heidi Larson: The Vaccine Confidence Lady

November 2016 Dr. Heidi Larson - Who Lobbied the UN Claiming that "Not all Mercury is Toxic" - attacks AoA over Trump meeting

The article below accurately, yet surely inadvertently, refers to as a "vaccine misinformation expert." Based on reports of the Royal Family being firmly in the alternative medicine camp (or palace), March, 2020 Daily Mail UK RICHARD KAY: Royals put their faith in homeopathy, alternative cures... and secrecy about their health)  it seems unlikely that Buckingham Palace would allow the Queen to become a vaccine pawn, or jester.

Express & Star UK The Queen could be called on to help boost the public’s trust in a coronavirus vaccine, a Government adviser has suggested.

Vaccine misinformation expert Professor Heidi Larson said she feared that people’s concerns about vaccine safety were not being addressed, which could result in them not taking it.

It comes as scientists warned that a working Covid-19 vaccine “might not be enough” to end the pandemic unless governments and technology firms tackle coronavirus misinformation.

A study found a ‘clear link’ between coronavirus conspiracy theories and hesitancy around future vaccines (David Cheskin/PA)

In an interview with The Times, Prof Larson, who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project, said the Queen could help build trust in the older generation.

She said: “If there’s one thing I’ve seen, and I’ve been here (in the UK) for over a decade now, it’s the trust that she (the Queen) gets.

“And she’s certainly in that older cohort, so I think that’s actually really, really smart.”

Prof Larson said the “big question” would be whether the Queen, who is aged 94, would get a vaccine.

“I think the palace is going to have to decide for themselves – do you want to risk a new vaccine on the Queen? Or do you want to keep her isolated? They’re going to have to weigh those risks,” she added...


No Is a Complete Sentence: Americans Want To be Able to Say NO To a Covid Vaccine

No-is-a-complete-sentence.-It-does-not-require-justification-or-explanationMore and more Americans do not want a COVID vaccine.

They do not trust a COVID vaccine. They do not trust the "science," or the government ramming a vaccine forward.  It seems the pandemic response has taken our 20+ years of talking about the lack of vaccine safety and finally brought it into sharp focus. Why now? Why Covid and not the autism epidemic? Fear. Covid was immediately introduced to the world as a horrible global thread that could knock on any door and kill you. Fear is always the simplest tool for compliance, diversion and re-education.  And so while we worked our behinds off to tell people about autism and vaccination,  autism was turned into a "difference" to be accepted from the highest echelons of public health, science, government agencies and media.

We owe Covid a perverse thank you that we will never get ourselves. Keep saying NO. Tell your friends and family you will say NO. Speak up. Speak out. NO is a complete sentence.  Remember the old School House Rock series that ran on Saturday mornings?  The slogan was "Knowledge is power!"

From The New York Post:
Scientists worry as more Americans say they’ll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

Tara Granger, 36, has worked as a nurse for two decades in Suffolk County, NY, and she and her two children have been vaccinated every year.

“Drugs are my life,” she says. “It’s what I learned in school.”

But she’s been questioning the promised upcoming vaccine for COVID-19, in large part because of what she’s witnessed firsthand about the financial incentives for vaccines.

“It scares me that I got so many free lunches and free dinners because I pushed the flu vaccine,” Granger says. “What am I going to get when I push a COVID vaccine?”

Granger got sick from the coronavirus earlier this summer and said she did “the opposite of what people said to do. I took my supplements and vitamins, and didn’t go to the hospital to be put on a ventilator and die. I was smart enough to say, ‘My immune system can fight this, I just have to find the right way to do it.’ ”

Her job will require her to recommend the COVID vaccine when it’s available, but Granger said she won’t personally be getting it.

“The vaccine isn’t something we need, even if it is safe,” she says. “People want an easy solution and they think this is it. But it isn’t.”

She’s not the only one with misgivings. A Pew Research poll from late September showed that about half of US adults (51 percent) wouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine if it was available today — a big drop from the 72 percent who said they’d get one back in May.


An Abundance of Caution

Enough-LOGOby Cathy Jameson

For seven months, the public has been asked to live with an abundance of caution.  That’s included quarantining, keeping socially distant, wearing a face covering, and staying home even if one is not feeling ill.  For businesses, working with an abundance of caution included more restrictions.  It meant closing their doors.  For schools, it meant shutting down campuses and going completely virtual.  At the time, and based on a virus we knew little to nothing about, some of those precautions made sense.  

Seven months later, we’ve gained more knowledge about the virus and which precautions were necessary (and which ones were not).  Daily reminders of how to continue to live with an abundance of caution are still being broadcasting on the airwaves, like the ones I heard on the radio last week: 

Stay home!

If you have to leave home, wear a mask!

When in public, stay six-feet apart!

No matter what, don’t touch your face!

Later, when one has been fast-tracked and approved, I can bank on this added message…

Get your damn vaccine!

Even though the curve has been flattened, we’re being told to live as if it hasn’t.  I’m guessing that’s why the media is keeping that COVID-19 vaccine in their news cycle.  Claiming it’ll be the next best thing to counter the coronavirus, the vaccine is getting more airtime than the flu vaccine usually does. As with that typically ineffective flu shot, and other ones manufactured here in the states, it’ll be a liability-free vaccine the public will be offered.  That liability-free label means that should something go wrong post-vaccination, pharmaceutical companies do not have to claim any responsibility for it, even if the damage done is a result of their product.  

One would hope that those making vaccines would include using an abundance of caution in the process, but they don’t have to do that.  The law protects the vaccine industry, not the people being vaccinated.  And it seems further protection has been granted for any COVID-19 vaccine, too.  Where the manufacturers can throw caution to the wind, the double protection they’ve received for their yet-to-be developed, and minimally-tested, vaccine is red flag enough for me.  I’d be a fool to opt for any of them.  

As time goes by, we’ll certainly learn more about the coronavirus and any long-term effects it may have.  That’ll hopefully include learning about the quarantine precautions we were asked to take, too.  Evidence already shows that some precautions have had detrimental effects, including an increase in mental health issues.  Based on several observations and data, some doctors and researchers have shared that it’s time to open the world up again, even without knowing all there is to know about COVID-19.  Enough is enough. 

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ProPublica Reports That Dr. Fauci Will Review CoVax Trial Data but Not Pfizer's

 

FauciWho Decides When Vaccine Studies Are Done? Internal Documents Show Fauci Plays a Key Role.
Dr. Anthony Fauci will see data from government-funded vaccine trials before the FDA does. One caveat: Pfizer’s study, which is ahead of the others, isn’t included in his purview.

by Isaac Arnsdorf, Caroline Chen and Ryan Gabrielson

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, will oversee most of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials in the U.S., but not that of the current front-runner made by Pfizer, documents obtained by ProPublica show.

According to a draft charter spelling out how most of the advanced COVID-19 vaccine trials will be monitored, Fauci is the “designated senior representative” of the U.S. government who will be part of the first look at the results. That puts Fauci in the room with the companies — including Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca — in deciding whether the vaccines are ready to seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Fauci’s role, which has not been previously reported and was confirmed for ProPublica by the National Institutes of Health, could offer some reassurance in the face of widespread concerns that President Donald Trump wants to rush through an unproven vaccine. As Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, put it at last week’s debate, “If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it.”

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Vice President Biden Entertains Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

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Credit: New York Times

Note: Dan Olmsted wrote his Age of Autism newspaper column for UPI almost 20 years ago. In my personal Age of Autism, my daughters were in the kitchen at 3:30am, so I got up a bit earlier than I'd hoped (ha ha)  and started doing my homework for this morning's Presidential Town Hall follow up post.  In my search for Coronavirus vaccine mandate results from last night, UPI popped up as a top hit.  Good morning, Dan.  

Biden urges state, local leaders to mandate COVID-19 vaccine

UPI By Danielle Haynes & Darryl Coote

Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Appearing in an ABC town hall Thursday night, Joe Biden said as president he'd lean on state and local leaders to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates once one becomes available.

The Democratic presidential nominee opened up the town hall taking President Donald Trump to task for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and offering his own answers.

...When asked whether he would mandate for all Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine once one's available, Biden said "it depends on the state and the nature of the vaccine when it comes out and how it's being distributed."

Biden acknowledged such a mandate would be difficult to enforce completely, comparing it to measles vaccines required by schools.   Read more here: Biden urges state, local leaders to mandate COVID-19 vaccine.

Vice President Biden's answer is not a clear cut " Yes" or "No." This IS politics, after all and every meal is waffles.  Keep in mind, with or without mandates, the vaccine can be used as a key to participate in many areas of society such as employment, school and even air travel. We have not had a national vaccine policy, although the idea has been trial ballooned as far back as 2015 when U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat, said Tuesday she wants a federal law mandating vaccinations for all public school students. Just last Spring, she introduced legislation to remove non-medical exemptions. On Friday, May 3, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson reintroduced the Vaccinate All Children Act to promote the immunization of public school children and prevent public health crises. The legislation would disallow states from offering non-medical exemptions for meeting school vaccine requirements.

Could Coronavirus vaccination be the needle that breaks the camel's back? Americans and global citizens are already questioning and protesting masks, social isolation and the vaccine.  The world has been exposed for the very first time, to the sausage making process previously kept safely hidden behind pharma doors. Transparency, such as it has been, has  been enough to generate hard questions about safety, production and medical freedom. As another possible manmade vaccine epidemic is headline news, it looks yet again that Dan Olmsted's work is as important today, as it was when he wrote it.

 


Dr. Meryl Nass: The testing mess, lack of reliable data on Covid-19, and a hypothesis why

COVID changeNote: Below is an excerpt from the blog of Dr. Meryl Nass:

The testing mess, lack of reliable data on Covid-19, and a hypothesis why

Within the first 10 days of January a sequence for the Chinese SARS-CoV-2 virus had been published by Edward Holmes of Australia. (He coauthored the March Nature Medicine commentary I have publicly criticized here and here.) Holmes works closely with Chinese scientists who passed the sequence to him, possibly without CCP authorization.

People were able to immediately start devising PCR tests based on this published sequence, even without a virus. 

After that, as the virus travelled to many countries, scientists around the world started isolating the virus locally. There have been many thousands of isolations from patients from many countries, and scientists have decoded the genome, i.e., sequenced the virus, which has 30,000-34,000 nucleotides, and shown which mutations are occurring when, in different parts of the world. Alina Chan helped create a website that characterizes these strain differences by location.  

The virus has been cultured in many countries, as early as January-February, including by CDC:

  1. Akst J. Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb. The Scientist. https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/australian-lab-cultures-new-coronavirus-as-infections-climb-67031
  1. CDC has grown the COVID-19 virus in cell culture, which is necessary for further studies, including for additional genetic characterization. The cell-grown virus was sent to NIH’s BEI ResourcesRepositoryfor use by the broad scientific community.

But the virus cannot be cultured in ordinary hospital labs, because SARS is a designated biological warfare ("Select") agent with pandemic potential and must (by US law) be cultured only in high containment laboratories. So culture tests are not now commercially available, but they are being performed under specified conditions.

Testing for the virus is a disaster. There are over 100 available tests (PCR, Antibody, and Rapid Antigen tests) being used within the United States, and more overseas. 

The CDC made the inexplicable decisions to restrict US testing by allowing only the test CDC had developed to be used, a test that was both unnecessarily cumbersome, and faulty, and to test only those who almost certainly were infected.  This slowed down the development of better and more accessible tests by private, university and state public health labs. CDC's ban on other tests was only lifted on February 28.  (Tom Frieden, former CDC Director, has called for an independent panel to investigate what went wrong.)

(The CDC link no longer takes you to this graph.) 

Number of specimens tested for SARS-CoV-2 by CDC labs (N=3,995) and U.S. public health laboratories*

READ MORE HERE.


Seclusion and Handcuff Restraint for North Carolina 7 Year Old with Autism

Find The HelpersUpdate: Another nightmare story was published just today about a case in Baltimore, Maryland last year: Bodycam footage shows Baltimore school cop handcuffing autistic student, 11, for 23 minutes and leaving him with a broken wrist bone after he got into a fight with another child for bullying him

Mr. Rogers told children to "find the helpers," when they needed assistance. Below, Anne Dachel wrote up a horrendous story from North Carolina, where the "helper" in this case a police officer, brutally forced a 7 year old boy with autism into submission.  Where were the teachers? The school behaviorist? The school psychologist? The paras who know the child?  Nowhere to be found it seems, in this the Age of Autism.  Our children's needs have grown exponentially while services, supports, training have withered and died on the vine. Everywhere.  The child is SEVEN years old and already in an "alternative" school. These programs are for students who used to be called "Emotionally Disturbed." He's SEVEN. About the Pressly School and its "convenient" location. La de dah.

Pressly School is Iredell-Statesville’s alternative/non-traditional school serving students grades K-12. Pressly is centrally located at 222 Knox Street in Statesville, NC, making the location convenient for the entire district.

Pressly offers small classrooms, onsite counseling through a partnership with Children’s Hope Alliance, vocational opportunities through a partnership with CATS and other services tailored to the needs of the students.

Pressly serves students who have committed board policy violations. We also serve students that:

Have dropped out of school and wish to re-enroll
Need extra mental health support
Face extraordinary life circumstances that prevent them from attending a traditional school day
Need more intense academic and behavioral support

Pressly offers a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of each student.

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By Anne Dachel

Police officer to the 7 year old boy : “…You ever been charged with a crime before? You ever been charged before? Well, you’re fixing to.  …

“Don’t make a wrong move, period. … If you my friend are not acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be very shortly. …”

Police officer to the mother: “I’m the arresting officer. He’s spitting a lot. …He kicked me, he’s been scratching, he’s beating his head against the floor, that’s why the pillow’s there. He’s combative.

“He is going to be charged with one count of assault, maybe two….”

Oct 12, 2020, NY Post: North Carolina mom sues after 7-year-old autistic son cuffed (video)

A North Carolina mom is suing after her autistic 7-year-old boy was handcuffed by a school resource officer and taunted for nearly 40 minutes for allegedly spitting, according to court papers and body camera video.

The incident unfolded on Sept. 11, 2018 at Pressly Alternative school in Statesville after the boy — identified in court papers as L.G. — was taken by his teacher and two aides to a “quiet room” to calm down.

The officer, Michael Fattaleh, “purported to have seen L.G. spit on the floor, as [he] walked past the ‘quiet room'” then telling the three staffers, “he’s mine now,” alleges a lawsuit filed Friday in North Carolina federal court by the boy’s mother.

The 38-year-old then forced the child onto the floor, cuffed and taunted him for the next 38 minutes, according to the suit and a body camera footage obtained by a local reporter through a court order, the Charlotte Observer reported.

“How in the world would anyone think it was appropriate to handcuff, pin down and taunt a 7-year-old boy with autism? It is incomprehensible,” the mom’s lawyer Alex Heroy told The Post. “His mother thought she was doing the right thing by sending him to a school where he could get extra help and attention, all for the system to fail in the worst way possible.”

Fattaleh — who knew the boy had special needs — allegedly asked the child, “ever been charged before?” and told him “If you, my friend, are not acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be shortly,” the court documents say.

The officer also said at one point as he was kneeling on the boy’s back, “have you ever heard the term babysitter? I take that term literally, my friend,” the court papers allege.

During the encounter, the 4-foot-6, 80-pound child cried for Fattaleh to let him go, saying, “Ow! My knee! My knee! It really hurts!” the suit claims.

Finally, the boy was released by a different officer when his mom, identified in court papers as A.G., arrived at the school. Fattaleh told the mother her son would be charged “with one count of assault, maybe two,” the court documents claim.

The boy — who went to the hospital with scratches and bruises — was never suspended or disciplined by the school. He returned the next day but was sent home early after becoming “extremely anxious and agitated,” the complaint says.

The mother is now homeschooling the boy, the court papers say.

The suit names Fattaleh, Statesville and the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education as defendants for negligence and other claims arguing that a special education teacher, teaching assistant and other employees “stood idly by and failed and refused to intervene, despite training and knowledge of the immense harm being done to L.G.”

The mom is suing for unspecified damages.

Fattaleh was placed on leave before eventually resigning. He did not immediately return a message left with his ex-wife.

The city and the Board of Education did not immediately return requests for comment.


A Final Post: Autism and the Long, Long, Bumpy Ride

Thank you typeNote:  Join us in wishing Teresa Conrick well as she ends her time with Age of Autism.  When Dan and Mark launched AofA 13 years ago next month, Teresa became the go-to for Dan's research.  Her dedication to her daughter Meghan has always shone in every post she wrote for us. For you. We shared the bond of raising a daughter(s) with severe autism. At one time, we were fairly rare. No more. Autism has ravaged a generation and a half. Our daughters in are in their 20s. The Age of Autism rages on, even as our small rebel alliance is now, smaller. 

I think we all feel a shift in our community. Some of it is the boot on our necks of censorship. Some is the natural progression of organizations and careers, such as we might call them. Some of it is sheer exhaustion.  Voices and messages are changing.  But who will carry the torch for the autism community that we have fought to keep in heart and minds for so many years? This group of youngsters who are now adults careening toward that day we all fear - when we leave them behind?   We have much to consider about our future and the message we must continue to share. This IS the Age of Autism, after all.

Thank you, Teresa. 

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TC kannerDear AoA Readers,

I have been on a long pause here on AoA and after much thinking and deliberation, I have decided to retire.  I started writing for AoA about twelve years ago, in fact here is my first post from February 21st, 2008: AND THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO…

I am no wimp.  I have had my share of hard days but have learned to survive, to take it on the chin.  I am no fan of the lemons into lemonade propaganda, but instead investigate those damn lemons and find out if they could help or hurt. “

And that’s what I have done for the past twelve years and longer, investigating the medical ramifications of autism.  I feel now though, that I no longer am able to report on medical, autism research as the political landscape and Covid - 19 landscape have become a frenzy of impediments. I do wish good health to everyone and their children.  Much of the medical research I have been following is on hiatus due to Covid-19.  It is disappointing and I hope that will change as the months evolve.

I also want to share some current and past thoughts.  From the past that intertwines with the present, my favorite piece here on AoA and what inspired me in many ways.  From Dan Olmsted in 2007, a hero to me and many others: 

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As many of you know, I wrote the Age of Autism column for United Press International for two years, and I became convinced by my own reporting that autism's origins are recent -- triggered by something new in the environment -- and that treatment can work. I located the very first case ever described in the medical literature, Donald T., and heard from his brother the remarkable story of Donald's recovery from severe autism when gold salts were used to treat his juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. To state the obvious: The very first case of autism recovered with biomedical treatment, but the doctors ignored it because they were so busy blaming parents. Now they don't blame parents for causing autism, they just blame them for trying to do anything about it….The Age of Autism will be wide-open and transparent in its reporting and commentary on causes and treatments; I am beholden to no individual, organization or fixed point of view. My commitment is to in-depth reporting. ...We'll follow the truth wherever it leads, and we hope you'll come along with us and, if you can manage it, donate to The Age of Autism and help us pursue this story. Fasten your seat belts – it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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Lucky Covid Vaccine Test Subjects

Good Luck with Vaccines Stat News reported this week that Johnson and Johnson has the latest CoVax contestant clinical trial participant to have a serious side effect problem. Isn't that man or woman lucky compared to our kids? No one thinks vaccines harmed our sons and daughters. No one listens to us. No one has stopped a single pediatric vaccine from distribution or further administration because of our children. Nope. In fact, data has been massaged half to death when there are adverse reactions. Simpsonwood. MMR whistleblower William Thompson.

So the CoVax test subjects are indeed fortunate to have the media report their plight. Because once the vaccines are approved? Chances are any talk of adverse reactions will disappear.

PS: We hope every trial participant comes through OK. 



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Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine study paused due to unexplained illness in participant


Toxic Politics Finally Opening Eyes to Toxic Vaccines

What the heckNote: In an election year that is already inside out and upside down, Gallup reports that confidence and acceptance of a COVID vaccine is DOWN among Democrats and UP among Republicans.  Read more here at News.Gallup

...Democrats Rethinking the Coronavirus Vaccine

The decline in Americans' readiness to be vaccinated obscures divergent trends among party groups, with Republicans showing increased willingness to be vaccinated but Democrats and independents showing decreased comfort levels.

After two months of Democrats being more likely than Republicans to say they would be vaccinated, about half of all political party groups now say they would get the vaccine. This marks a new low among Democrats and independents, while Republicans' interest in getting the vaccine has returned to the levels recorded in July, up from their low point in late August.

  • Those in U.S. willing to get an FDA-backed COVID-19 vaccine falls to 50%
  • Willingness down among Democrats and independents, up among Republicans
  • New high of 26% waiting for a vaccine before getting back to normal



Masks and Oxygen Deprivation Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson

Deep breathNote: Excerpted from the Vaccine Impact blog.

The following is a transcript of the highlights (by Henna Maria) from Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson’s recent extremely pressing video message, that was translated on-air from German into English by Claudia Stauber. Video at the end of the transcript.

by Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson and Henna Maria
Global Research

Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about masks and their effects on our brains.

“The rebreathing of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide. We know that the human brain is very sensitive to oxygen depravation. There are nerve cells for example in the hippocampus, that can’t be longer than 3 minutes without oxygen – they cannot survive. The acute warning symptoms are headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, issues in concentration, slowing down of the reaction time – reactions of the cognitive system.

However, when you have chronic oxygen depravation, all of those symptoms disappear, because you get used to it. But your efficiency will remain impaired and the undersupply of oxygen in your brain continues to progress.

We know that neurodegenerative diseases take years to decades to develop. If today you forget your phone number, the breakdown in your brain would have already started 20 or 30 years ago.

While you’re thinking, that you have gotten used to wearing your mask and rebreathing your own exhaled air, the degenerative processes in your brain are getting amplified as your oxygen deprivation continues.

The second problem is that the nerve cells in your brain are unable to divide themselves normally. So in case our governments will generously allow as to get rid of the masks and go back to breathing oxygen freely again in a few months, the lost nerve cells will no longer be regenerated. What is gone is gone.  READ MORE HERE.


Disabiity Community Letter to NYT Demands A Windshield View Not The Rear View Mirror

Rear view mirrorNote:  Below is a letter sent to the New York Times by disability community voices in response to the "cancel culture" that those with more severe behaviors and challenges (and their families) face.  We have been excluded from mainstream disability conversations forever.  A prime example, and ironic, is that we were not contacted to participate in this letter, and yet, ignoring us has not helped them make any gains with The NYT. 

That being said, the overall message is applicable to the Age of Autism Community.  We are being left in the dust, "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" without services or even a willingness to acknowledge the severity of challenges. Even with some advocates trying to shut down housing options. And Lord knows the medical industry is wholly untrained for patients with autism related issues.  Personally, I'd like to thank John Robison, a friend of mine for many years now, for standing up for the rights of people like my three daughters.

There are times when you have to bail the boat together, and then choose which side to row on after you're afloat.

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The following letter was sent to The New York Times on behalf of 75 organizations and leaders in the disability community in response to the paper’s editorial choices omitting serious issues facing those with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dozens of Disability Leaders Decry Cancel Culture at the New York Times

The following letter was sent to The New York Times on behalf of 75 organizations and leaders in the disability community in response to the paper’s editorial choices omitting serious issues facing those with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dear Editors:

July 26th marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To honor this unquestionably historic legislation, The New York Times has published over two dozen articles over the past few weeks celebrating disability. But with the exception of a brief mention in an article on caregiving, those with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities were notably absent from the Times’ coverage.

People with disabilities who win Academy and Tony awards, lobby Congress, and shape a new variant of hip-hop music absolutely deserve to be honored, as the Times did in its supplement dedicated to the ADA. But that isn’t the whole story. The whole story would include those whose profound intellectual and developmental disabilities preclude the autonomous decision-making, independent living, and competitive, minimum-wage employment that are the cornerstones of the Disability Rights movement. And it would also acknowledge that, in their zest to eliminate the specialized supports that don’t comport with this vision, advocates are doing exactly what Justice Anthony Kennedy feared would happen, when he wrote in his concurring opinion to the Olmstead decision referenced by the Times as a landmark in disability history: “It would be unreasonable, it would be a tragic event, then, were the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to be interpreted so that States had some incentive…to drive those in need of medical care and treatment out of appropriate care and into settings with too little assistance and supervision.”   

Our community’s absence from your coverage was not for lack of trying. Several prominent voices submitted responses — either to individual pieces or to the Times’ request for contributions from the public. Not one of these was published. Some excerpts:

From John Elder Robison, autistic self-advocate and Neurodiversity scholar, the College of William and Mary; Neurodiversity Advisor, Landmark College: “In her essay [“Dear Parents: Your Child with Autism is Perfect”], Ms. Ryan writes: Your child might be verbal, nonverbal, aggressive, passive, introverted or extroverted. It doesn’t matter. It troubles me greatly to see those words published in The New York Times. I have represented the autism community before the federal government for 10 years. In that role I have talked to thousands of parents and even more autistic people. My experience has shown me how diverse the autism community is. It has also shown me something else: If your child is nonverbal, passive, or aggressive, it most certainly does matter.”  Read more Dozens of Disability Leaders Decry Cancel Culture at the New York Times


Karen Kain Continues to Fight for Vaccine Safety After Her Daughter's Death

LorrinKaren Kain's daughter Lorrin was severely injured by a routine childhoo vaccination. She died at age 15. Her mother is a powerful force in the vaccine community. Or should we say, the growing vaccine safety community? Below, she speaks out about the COVID vaccine and the PREP act which removes product liability during a pandemic.

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Author: Rebecca Lindstrom
Published: 7:58 PM EDT October 8, 2020
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ATLANTA — To build confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, manufacturers have taken the highly unusual step of sharing their testing methods and pledged to keep politics out of the process. But the federal government is accused of doing the opposite, eroding public trust at a time when it’s needed most.

At issue, is how the government will handle adverse reactions or injuries associated with the vaccine. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to use the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).

It was created to cover damage caused by treatments for pandemics and security threats such as H1N1 and Ebola. In the past decade, 446 people filed claims, 39 were approved, but only 29 received compensation. That’s because HHS says the other 10 didn’t have any medical expenses to reimburse. In all, $5.7 million has been paid out to vaccine injured through the program.

CICP is considered a compensation program of last resort. It only pays the medical costs or lost wages that were not covered by any other program and it does not pay anything for pain and suffering.

“It is an administrative program controlled strictly by the secretary,” attorney Mike Milmoe explained.  Read more and see video at 11 Alive, Atlanta, Georgia.


Masquerading Behind Fear

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By Cathy Jameson

A gal named Alex shared the photo on this post on her social media page yesterday. I wanted to high five her.

Each October to April, that flu shot is pushed on the public.  Some people can opt out of that notoriously ineffective vaccine.  Others are not so fortunate.  Depending on which hospital or facility they work, medical personnel and health care workers are required to get a flu shot.  Personal beliefs are dismissed, and exemptions aren’t offered.  If, and when, medical care workers refuse the vaccine, it could cost them their job.

Nurses have seen some victories while fighting the mask mandates.  But many must wear a mask while working.  That mandate holds true for other medical staff who work directly with a patient.  Masks must stay on until April, even for the physical therapy aide, too, who’s filing paperwork in an office away from patients. 

This year, with as many people already donning masks because of COVID-19, I’m curious if those who refuse the flu shot will run into any trouble in the workplace.  They shouldn’t.  Based on mask protocols they were forced into earlier this year, already having a mask on should be on their side. 

Knowing that personal rights are not the pharmaceutical industry’s top priority, I have a bad feeling that some workers will find themselves in an unpleasant situation despite wearing a mask.  They may still have to fight to keep their job.  It’s a shame because that notoriously ineffective vaccine  that gets hawked all over the place will no doubt be a dud again this year. 

Even if it is not a dud for 2020, college students are now on the flu shot hit list.  University of California Davis welcomed their incoming coeds with mandates.  Students and staff are feeling the heat to comply with the flu shot mandates.  Officials are justifying this community-wide effort by saying that the vaccine is a “safe and effective way to prevent millions of illnesses and thousands of related medical visits every year.”  Other states, like Massachusetts and New Jersey, are gearing up to require flu vaccines for all students and at daycare centers, too.  Why, when the CDC claimed in August that “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting.  All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”  Granted, they were talking about COVID-19 in that statement, but did the CDC just contradict themselves?

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When Autism Becomes A Fatal Condition

WeepMany years ago, we wrote about Kent State University Professor Trudy Steuernagle, who was beaten to death by her son, Sky Walker. She knew that one day, his severe autism would kill her.  She did not blame him. She left a letter behind saying as much.  Kent State professor Trudy Steuernagel's fierce protection of her autistic son, Sky Walker, costs her life: Sheltering Sky.

Last month, the autism community lost Feda Almaliti and her beloved son Mu in a fire. Mu did not beat his mother to death. He refused to leave their burning home. She chose to remain with him, even to their deaths. 

Autism, like so many other critical issues this abysmal election season, has been cast aside for COVID .  Already tough times for families are far worse with closures, lack of proper school, no day programming, services and care staff unavailable and above it all - a radical change in routine which is toxic for our loved ones. 

We parents whose children remain at home are really feeling the pinch of  COVID's social isolation. There are countless families facing violent behavior, 24/7 caregiver exhaustion, financial trauma. I feel fortunate to have day programming opened my older daughters. That said, I have at least one of my daughters home with me at all times.  This means every trip to a store requires bringing her with me.  I've cancelled appointments. There is no downtime until bedtime. That sound you hear at 9:15pm is probably me breathing a sigh of relief! And I'm lucky all three of my daughters sleep. Many families do not have the luxury. Work is pecked out while surrounded by noise, music, stimming, hands grabbing me to do this or that, demands.   I have been telling friends this is like going back to the toddler years - with a few precious hours of preschool (day program) a week and a little one always in tow. I'm not complaining (much) - many have a far tougher situation and we have a darn good routine here.  I'm proud of my daughters.

Trudy and Feda's trauma is seared into my heart and soul.   Below is a post from David Royko that rings true. A call to action. A call to KEEP GOING because autism should not be fatal - to any of us.

Juggling Autism Blog: Feda Almaliti and Mu, A Severe Autism Nightmare

Father to Ben and Jake; Husband to Karen; Psychologist (so you can call me doctor if you want to though I probably won’t realize you mean me); Director of Chicago court system’s divorce mediation services; Writer/Author — mainly autism, music, children of divorce, Mom and Dad (Carol and Mike Royko); Blogger (Juggling Autism; Huffington Post); Resident of Deerfield, Illinois, and Beachwood, Ohio; Former: Drummer, Circulation Truck Helper, Radio Host, Workshop Leader, Uber driver, WFMT Production Assistant; Group Therapist; Freight Train hopper.

“Autism was becoming a fatal condition for me.”

Karen said that a dozen years ago when Ben and we were the subjects of an episode of the radio show, This American Life. It was about Ben moving out of the house into a residential placement. And she wasn’t speaking figuratively.

Severe autism is a living hell for the afflicted and those who love them. Karen had suffered a dozen years of severe sleep deprivation. Dangerous incidents were becoming more frequent with her ability to control a hulking, six-foot 12 year old decreasing by the day.

Last week, it became a fatal condition for Feda Almaliti. She was a larger-than-life, 43 year old powerhouse in the autism world, with a son suffering from severe autism. A true “Warrior Mom,” her accomplishments included co-founding the National Council on Severe Autism, and helping to reform California’s insurance laws to cover autism. In the world of autism, her brains, her sense of humor, and her personality were making her a living legend. And autism ended her life, and that of her beloved son, Mu (Muhammed).

The news reports all blame the fire for their deaths. No. It was severe autism that killed them....

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New York Rabbi Begs For President Trump To Help Jewish Community

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Rabbi Hillel Handler from New York City is someone I first got to know in 2013 when he was speaking out against the forced vaccination of Orthodox Jewish children against measles.

Rabbi Handler had done his own research and he understood the dangers of an untested, unsafe, liability-free vaccine and how our basic liberties were being threatened.

Today in 2020 the government is again threatening our rights.

Early in October the New York Times  reported that NYC mayor, Bill DeBlasio was closing schools, restaurants and non-essential businesses in neighborhoods with large numbers of Jewish residents, all this because of reported increases in COVID positive testing. Several hundred Jewish yeshivas are affected by this.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

blames the Jewish residents for the increase in positive tests, saying, ‘We had the rules. It wasn’t enforced in these areas.’ Now the schools are being closed and religious services are limited to 10 people.

Rabbi Handler was interviewed about the new restrictions on October 6 in a video entitled, New York Rabbi Begs For President Trump To Help Jewish Community

“To kill a person spiritually is worse than to kill him physically.”

Rabbi Handler gave an ominous warning about the government’s mandates limiting religious services, closing schools and forcing people to wear masks.

“What is the purpose of the mask? The purpose of the mask is to get you to comply, to scare you.

“Herman Goering of the Third Reich was asked at the Nuremberg Trial, how did you get the German people to do this terrible, horrible Holocaust?

“He said, ‘It’s easy. You just scare them. You inflict terror.’

“The mask is a tool of terror. You look around you, everyone is wearing a mask. Oh God! Our lives are in danger. We have to do whatever the governor says, whatever the mayor says.

“Your mind is frozen, you can’t think straight.

“Who is this governor who cares about us?

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"Triumph" and "Ambush" vaccines to be rolled out in the UK next month?

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A news story in the Sun newspaper suggests that coronavirus vaccines will be rolled out in the UK as early as next month: VACCINE BOOST:NHS ready to roll out covid jab from next month with tens of thousands of people being vaccinated before Christmas”. While this runs against so many apparently informed reports that vaccines may not be available until way into next year it coincides with the consultation last month to suspend licensing regulations to allow roll out this year.The report states:

“The first mass vaccination centres are planned for sites in major cities including Leeds, Hull and London...They will be supported by hundreds of mobile vaccination units dotted nationwide, while roving teams will visit care homes and vulnerable Brits.”

This corroborates an earlier BBC report:

“Mass vaccination sites and mobile facilities are being commissioned as part of as a "fairly massive exercise"...According to the document, the two vaccines are called Ambush and Triumph...Ambush needs to be stored at -70C (-94F) and kept in hospitals due to regulations set down by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority.”

”Triumph” is thought to be the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine which requires two vaccinations within 28 days and the one requiring extreme refrigeration is likely the Moderna vaccine which has novel RNA engineering which has been closely backed by Bill Gates. Neither of the products is likely to prevent the disease at a useful level as even articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post highlight.

According to the Daily Mail:

Under the proposed ranking by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the vaccines will be rolled out in the following order:

  • older adults' resident in a care home and care home workers
  • all those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • high-risk adults under 65 years of age with underlying health woes
  • moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age with underlying health woes
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
  • rest of the population (priority to be determined)

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is chaired by Andrew Pollard who is also lead developer of the Oxford vaccine. Both vaccines are already known to have unpleasant side-effects. The Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine is still under  investigation by the FDA.

 

 


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Reiner Fuellmich Crimes Against Humanity Transcript

Below is an unofficial transcript of Reiner Fuellmich's Crimes Against Humanity speech. Please excuse any errors regarding the German. Thank you to JF in the UK for sharing this with our John Stone. 

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Hello. I am Reiner Fuellmich and I have been admitted to the bar in Germany and in California for 26 years.

I have been practicing law primarily as a trial lawyer against fraudulent corporations such as Deutsche bank, formerly one of the world's largest and most respected banks, today one of the most toxic criminal organisations in the world; VW, one of the world's largest and most respected car manufacturers, today notorious for its giant diesel fraud; and Cunard and Niagara the world's largest shipping company. We're suing them in a multi-million-dollar bribery case.

I'm also one of four members of the German Corona Investigative Committee. Since July 10, 2020, this committee has been listening to a large number of international scientists and experts' testimony - to find answers to questions about the corona crisis which more and more people worldwide are asking.

All the above mentioned cases of corruption and fraud committed by the German corporations pale in comparison in view of the extent of the damage that the corona crisis has caused and continues to cause.

This corona crisis, according to all we know today, must be renamed a corona scandal; and those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages.

On a political level, everything must be done to make sure that no one will ever again be in a position of such power as to be able to defraud humanity, or to attempt to manipulate us with their corrupt agendas. And, for this reason, I will now explain to you how and where an international network of lawyers will argue this biggest tort case ever - the corona fraud scandal - which has meanwhile unfolded into probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed.

Crimes against humanity were first defined in connection with the Nuremberg trials after World War II, that is when they dealt with the main war criminals of the Third Reich. Crimes against humanity are today regulated in section 7 of the International Criminal Code.

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I saw this meme on social media yesterday.   It made me think of "Molly Brown", socialite, philanthropist and Titanic survivor whMolly Browno is said to have tried to convince her lifeboat crew to go back to the debris to look for survivors. They refused. There was a play and movie made about her called "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" that fictionalized her life.  If we were aboard the Titanic, we would have every job on the ship from Captain to cook to bottle washer. To musician. To maid. To entertainment. To navigator. To star reader. To alarm blower. To water baler. To protector. Even to martyr in the frigid waters to protect others. But we're treated as cold as icebergs....






Annus Horribilis

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It's October, and that means Halloween and horror movies.  Rather appropriate for this annus horribilis known as 2020, that's for certain. The common thread of horror movies is when the stalked teens say, "I think he's gone." And then they leave the lake house or barn or glass walled contemporary California home and - THWACK! They're dead. Can't imagine why I had these thoughts after reading that the CoVax will not be available for children right away.

Why the sudden transparency on vaccine production? I think that COVID has made vaccine safety a legit topic among Sunlight disinfectantmillions of Americans who hadn't given a thought to how a vaccine is produced, tested, approved and then monitored for safety. You know, people like most of US before vaccine injury.  Sunlight isn't just for Vitamin D.  Kim

Children will not likely see a coronavirus vaccine until late 2021: Experts

From ABCNews

While drug companies and governments around the world are in an all-out sprint to develop a coronavirus vaccine for adults, the race to identify one that is safe and effective for children lags far behind, meaning America's youngest may not be vaccinated until late next year, health experts told ABC News.

Despite recent evidence that children may play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19, experts say the delay is appropriate, because a vaccine should be tested in adults first to ensure it's safe and effective before being tested in children.

“We wouldn't start injecting five-year-olds before we knew what this vaccine did in adults,” said Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

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Tragedy in Texas as Medicine Still Has No Idea How to Administer Care to Those with Autism

Doctor turn away“We’re asking about why is Betty… she seems to be breathing really hard and rapid. They said ‘well it’s probably because she has a fever of 102.9,'” Wattenbarger explained.

Her father said no x-rays were taken and no other medical tests were done. He explained Betty was given some Motrin for her fever, and they were sent home.

The misdiagnosis ended up costing her, her life’: A Texas family’s warning for all parents

A 7 year old child name Betty died in 2019 in Texas, after an urgent care sent her home with Motrin.  She died from sepsis and pneumonia and she had the flu. We extend our condolences to her family, who surely misses Betty every single day.

Were Betty a typical child, would the doctors have sent the family to an ER immediately rather than home? The child was unable to describe her symptoms because of her autism.  The article is written as a flu season admonition to get a flu shot. But we see something different in Betty's death, not the lack of a flu vaccine, but a lack of doctor training and proper care for those with special needs.

This article comes as no surprise to most Age of Autism readers who have a loved one on the spectrum. Doctors have few tools to diagnose symptoms for those who can not communicate traditionally or reliably.  Many doctors also do not have the patience to sleuth or tease out what's really going on when our children are sick.  And they are quick to dismiss patients with behaviors.   Here are examples from my household.

1) None of my daughters ever had an in office pediatric vision or hearing test because they weren't compliant, or could not speak.  No pediatrician seemed to notice or bother.  None looked at their charts and said, "Gee, I see we haven't been able to check her vision or hearing, do you have any concerns, Mom?"

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Crimes Against Humanity In Corona Scandal: Attorney Dr. Reiner Fuellmich

Below is a video from Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, attorney licensed in Germany and the state of California. He practices as a trial lawyer against fraudulent corporations. He is one of four members of the German Corona Investigative Committee.  In this video, he explains how the anti-Corona measures were implemented, and have destroyed companies and lives worldwide. Thank you to our Anne Dachel for the transcribed excerpts below the video.

"...an international network of lawyers will argue this biggest tort case ever, the corona fraud scandal, which has meanwhile unfolded into probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed. ...

"...Do the so-called anti-corona measures such as the lockdown, mandatory facemasks, social distancing and quarantine regulations serve to protect the world population from corona, or do these measures serve only to make people panic so that they believe, without asking any questions, that their lives are in danger, so that in the end, the pharmaceutical and tech industries can generate huge profits from the sale of PCR tests, antigens and antibody tests and vaccines as well as the harvesting of our genetic fingerprints.

"...Is it true that the German government was massively lobbied, more so than any other country, by the chief protagonists of the so-called corona pandemic, ...because Germany is known as a particulary disciplined country and was therefore to become a role model for the rest of the world for its strict and of course successful adherence to the corona measures. ...

32:50 "...Oxford professor, Carl Heneghan, director for Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, writes that 'the COVID virus would never disappear if this test practice were to be continued, but would always falsely detected in much of what is tested.'

"Lockdowns...do not work. Sweden with its laissez-faire approach and Great Britain with its strict lockdown, for example, have completely comparable disease and mortality statistics. The same was found by U.S. scientists concerning the different U.S. states.

"It makes no difference to the incidence of disease whether a state implements a lockdown or not.

"With regard to the now infamous Imperial College of London's professor Neil Ferguson and his completely false computers models warning of millions of deaths, [Heneghan] says, 'No serious scientist gives any validity to Ferguson's model.' ..."


The Pope's Traditional View of Autism as a Disability Gift

Gift bad wrappingNote: Many of us here at Age of Autism are Roman Catholic. Anne's post below does not surprise me in the least. An elderly man who never married, never had children expresses sentiments that make our children out to be special gifts bestowed upon us to provide beauty to the world. Holland? Meet Shmolland. Of course our children are beautiful and precious to to us. That's rather the default position of parenthood. Yet, to the world in action? It seems our children do not really matter at all.  Families struggling before COVID are spiraling into some of the darkest times ever as schools and programs have disappeared. The Holy Father means well - surely. His message spreads kindness and some awareness. But it's just words. We need more.

By Anne Dachel

On July 8, 2013 I wrote the piece, The Pretty and the Ugly Sides of Autism, which graphically showed us how severely children could be affected by this disorder.  I included half a dozen videos that would challenge anyone who believes that autism is just another way of seeing the world. This was the reality of autism that is never presented in April when we have a month to celebrate autism by lighting up the world in blue.

For decades the medical community has taken credit for all the autism everywhere among our children, saying it’s the result of “better diagnosing” and “an expanded definition.”  The media has dutifully called for autism funding and services, and they’ve never batted an eye over the gigantic increases in the rate year after year.

Autism happens. It’s unfortunate if it’s your child. You just need to accept it. This is what we’ve all been taught.

On September 21st this was also the message from the Pope. Speaking to an audience of families with autistic children, Pope Francis focused on the pretty side of autism, calling autistic children God’s flowers.  

The minute and a half long video  showed the Pope addressing affected children and their parents. One barefoot girl wandered around in front of the Pope and another child sat staring at the ceiling. It looked like there were lots more adults in the room listening attentively and only a handful of kids on the spectrum sitting by parents. The event was to recognize an autism center in Austria.

I’m sure the media was happy to cover the Papal audience, eager to have the leader of the Catholic Church join them in making autism a normal and acceptable part of childhood.

An AP story said that the Pope thinks autistic kids are beautiful, unique flowers to God, and they quoted him saying, ‘God created the world with a great variety of flowers of all different colors. Each flower has its unique beauty. And each one of us is beautiful in the eyes of God, who loves us.’

People Magazine  described autistic children as part of “marginalized communities within the Catholic Church.”

The Washington Post and other outlets gave the event the same glowing coverage.

 Of course the real elephant in that dignified, formal chamber was the fact that autism is the real, unsustainable global pandemic that no official will recognize.

Pope Francis hosted autistic children who were at least able to make it through his brief remarks. He advised his audience to just learn to live with autism; it’s how God made these children.

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A Helping Hand After Vaccine Injury

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I popped onto Facebook late one Friday afternoon.  Having had a very busy morning, I just wanted to relax and read and catch up on what my friends were talking about for a few minutes.  I sat down next to Ronan, who was also taking a break and playing on the Wii, and scrolled through my news feed.  Since I had less than an hour before I had to jet out again, it would be a quick peek.  

I had just about had my "fix" and was about to log out when I told myself just a few more scrolls....a couple more status updates to read...and I'll be all done...  That’s when I saw a request.  It was a short post and one I couldn’t ignore.  My friend was looking for other moms for assistance.  She hadn’t shared much, but I knew right away it was no ordinary request. 

Our community added a new member.  

A young mom.  

Her child was recently vaccine injured.

Trying to do things on her own, she knew that it was time to ask others for help.  Could one of us moms help?  Please?

I could.  

Having been that new mom before, I immediately contacted my friend who posted the request.  Hey, I'm here.  What do you need?  What does the new mom need?  Is it resources?  A link?  The name of a doctor?  You name it, I'm ready to help.

As quickly as I contacted my friend, she connected me with the new mom.  

Hello, I'm Cathy, mom to a vaccine injured kiddo.  I've been at this a long time.  I'm sorry to have found you, but I'm happy to be here to help you.  Tell me what you need.  If I can't help personally, I'll do my best connect you with someone who can.  

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A Call for Kindness

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By Kim Rossi

Yesterday, the President of the United States was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital suffering from COVID infection.

I always listen to all news sources.  I was raised as a Massachusetts Independent.  I have voted for Democrats and Republicans alike. In all offices.   I  have Sirius/XM and I can switch from CNN to MSNBC to Fox news in the tap of a finger right on my phone. I'm busy all day - like a bee in a hive. I do not have the luxury of sitting down and watching TV during the day. So I listen.

Most of the reports were factual as we learned that Marine One (made by Sikorsky, just miles from my CT home) was waiting on the White House Lawn to bring the President to Walter Reed Medical Center. Some reports descended into an area I'd call snark. And I know snark.  I've seen oodles of friends on social media giddy with schadenfreude. That's OK. To a point. In the USA, we are allowed to say we love or hate, like or dislike our leaders. That's an American right.

Then I heard something that caught my ear from onE of President Trump's media detractors.   I'm paraphrasing, but she said that now that COVID has hit home, both President Trump and the First Lady, maybe he would take it more seriously.

Isn't that funny, by our Age of Autism standards? How many years have we been shouting the call to action to stem the tide of the autism epidemic.  Every cry falling on deaf media ears. Deaf Presidential ears. Stone deaf ears.

I laughed out loud and thought, "Good luck, Charlie." 

Whatever happens, let's be kind to each other.


 

 


It’s Social Isolation

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Trust us. We know from social isolation. We have PhDs in social isolation. Black belts in social isolation. Decades of social isolation. When COVID ends for the world, our loved ones with autism will still endure social isolation.  This is why we continue our mission.



Covid Vaccine Adverse Reactions Euphemised to "Discomfort"

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Imagine if you will...  your toddler wakes in the middle of the night shaking so badly that she cracks a tooth. Would you call that discomfort or call 911 for help?  Welcome to.... the CoVax Zone, where vaccine adverse reactions are pushed through like sawing off one's arm to escape a tight crevasse.  Vaccine safety is in the eye of the beholder.

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CNBC: Coronavirus vaccine trial participants report day-long exhaustion, fever and headaches — but say it’s worth it

Luke Hutchison woke up in the middle of the night with chills and a fever after taking the Covid-19 booster shot in Moderna’s vaccine trial. Another coronavirus vaccine trial participant, testing Pfizer’s candidate, similarly woke up with chills, shaking so hard he cracked a tooth after taking the second dose.

High fever, body aches, bad headaches and exhaustion are just some of the symptoms five participants in two of the leading coronavirus vaccine trials say they felt after receiving the shots.

In interviews, all five participants — three in Moderna’s study and two in Pfizer’s late-stage trials — said they think the discomfort is worth it to protect themselves against the coronavirus. Four of them asked not to be identified, but CNBC reviewed documentation that verified their participation in the trials...  Read more here.Read more here.


Medford Oregon Mail Tribune Editorial on Vaccine Kool Aid

Michael Framson editorialThank you and congratulations to AofA reader Michael Framson on his published editorial in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune newspaper. The verbiage is below.  Brave voices speaking out in even tones, without rancor, offering information and facts is what will help Americans who are starting to question vaccine safety really listen.

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The Washington Post (WAPO) editorial in the Tribune claimed that confidence in vaccines has been eroded by a “vociferous anti-vaccination movement.” Not true! Dr. Heidi Larson, PhD, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project says the biggest factor in vaccine hesitancy is vaccine safety.

She points out at the recent WHO Vaccine Safety Summit that “doctors and nurses are ‘very wobbly’ and ‘starting to question the safety of vaccines,’ and “it's a "huge problem." In fact, “doctors don't have confidence in vaccine safety to stand up to mothers asking questions.”

WAPO, it is the vaccine science or lack thereof that has eroded the public’s vaccine confidence. As Dr. Larson points out: “There is a lot of safety science needed; “they can't keep repurposing old science that isn't relevant” to the safety questions parents are asking.

Vaccination is an invasive medical procedure using imperfect products, inadequately studied manufactured by an industry notorious for its greed, fraud, deception, lies, and prolific marketing, whether they are pushing Vioxx or vaccines. The only difference between the two is that vaccine manufacturers cannot be held accountable for their injuries and deaths.

Post, stop drinking your Kool-Aid long enough to read the science. The vociferous have.

Michael Framson
Medford, OR



Elon Musk Says No CoVax for His Family

7F7024C2-58B6-4657-93D7-CA4326208E01Knucklehead definition, a stupid, bumbling, inept person. Knuckleheads, however, are what fans of The Three Stooges and the merchandise store are called. NJ Governor Phil Murphy called those who violated the lock down orders knuckleheads. It's a funny word, coined by funny men almost 100 years ago (they created comedy from 1922 - 1970!)  And the word adds a bit of levity in an otherwise very heavy world.

Tesla, Space-X founder Elon Musk says no to a CoVax. And calls Bill Gates, "a knucklehead," which is a lot nicer than the exchanges at the election debate. Quaint even. Musk is the 4th richest man in American and quite a bit younger than 65 year old Bill Gates at 49 years old. Whom do you trust to help plan YOUR future? Business Insider took a look at the "feud” between the two tech giants:
Elon Musk called Bill Gates a 'knucklehead' for criticizing his coronavirus response. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

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From The NY Post

Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’

SpaceX founder Elon Musk stirred the pot yet again after claiming that neither he nor his family would take a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was readily available.

The 49-year-old billionaire dropped the bombshell during a Monday appearance on the New York Times opinion podcast “Sway.”

“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk told host Kara Swisher about the rationale behind his decision.

During the bizarre exchange, the Tesla CEO decried the nationwide lockdown as a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” RT reports...  Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’